FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
18 March 2002
Contact: Mark C. MacKinnon, President
GUARDIANS OF ORDER LAUNCHES CREATOR-OWNED IMPRINT: MAGNUM OPUS
Guardians Of Order, Inc. proudly announced today the formation of Magnum
Opus, their new creator-owned role-playing game publishing imprint. The
new line, which Guardians Of Order will produce, distribute, and
administer on behalf of their creative partners, will feature core
rulebooks and game supplements developed under license for the
critically acclaimed Tri-Stat System.
Three new game companies " La Mancha Games, Phile, and Primal Utterings
" concurrently declared their intentions to produce products for the
Magnum Opus imprint. Guardians Of Order also announced that they are
currently negotiating with several other companies to publish Magnum
Opus titles in 2003.
"Magnum Opus is an important milestone for the adventure gaming
industry, and for our company," said President Mark C. MacKinnon. "The
imprint will offer publishers access to our distribution channels and
Tri-Stat System player network, while they maintain creative freedom and
control over their copyright and trademarks. We created Magnum Opus,
Latin for "great work," after carefully considering the needs of both
the independent creators and the industry consumers. This professional
creator-owned imprint is an ideal publishing alternative for many
companies, and we are thrilled to bring this innovative concept to the
Guardians Of Order also announced that Magnum Opus publishers can
license any variation of the Tri-Stat System for their products. This
includes D6 Tri-Stat, featured in the Big Eyes, Small Mouth anime RPG,
and D10 Tri-Stat, which debuts in July 2002 in the new superhero RPG,
Silver Age Sentinels. Upcoming Magnum Opus products announced today include:
Fourth Millennium (La Mancha Games) - The science fiction
techno-thriller role-playing game, created by industry veterans James
Maliszewski and Kevin Brennan. Fourth Millennium debuts in late 2002.
Swords, Hearts, and Flowers: The Art of Shoujo (Phile) - A vivid and
concise guide to incorporating Shoujo (young girl) elements into any RPG
campaign. Releasing in late 2002, this handbook features writing by
Genevieve R. Cogman and Alex Williams.
Epoch Restoration (Primal Utterings) - A heroic anime science fiction
campaign universe that unravels a saga of information overload and
genetic damnation. Epoch Restoration premieres in summer 2003.
Founded in 1997, Guardians Of Order, Inc. is a Canadian publishing
company specializing in authorized Japanese anime Ultimate Fan Guides
and cinematic role-playing games. In addition to their Origins
Award-nominated Big Eyes, Small Mouth RPG, they currently publish
licensed anime RPGs and resource books for Tenchi Muyo and El-Hazard.
In July 2002, they will debut Silver Age Sentinels: The Superhero
Role-Playing Game. Guardians Of Order is headquartered in Guelph,
Ontario. For more information, contact Guardians Of Order at
email@example.com, or visit the company's website at http://www.guardiansorder.com.