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Words from the Wise (Guys)

An Editorial Rant


To the thirty-sixth issue of The Guild Companion.

Other Hands and MERP

Other Hands remains in limbo. Chris Seeman has endeavoured to contact Tolkien Enterprises regarding their new policy. At the time of writing, he has yet to receive a response.

We are continuing our moratorium on MERP articles for this month as we await further developments

Second License

Last month, we reported on the success of our negotiations with Bruce Neidlinger (CEO of Phoenix / ICE), and hinted that we were discussing a second license with Bruce. We are very pleased to announce that we have now secured that second license, pending the signing of the formal agreement.

We are now working furiously behind the scenes to bring certain top-secret projects to completion. We have been listening to the needs of Rolemaster and Spacemaster fans as expressed here on our discussion boards, on the various mailing lists, and elsewhere. Very soon, your dreams will become reality.

ICE Merchant Account

In case you have not heard yet, the new ICE has a "merchant account" once more, enabling them to take orders for Rolemaster, Spacemaster, Silent Death, and Run out the Guns! products via their website ( If you are missing some books in your gaming collection, head over there rather than to an eBay auction.

Farewell (for now ...)

Time for me to disappear back into making umpteen revisions to my manuscript of GURPS Age of Napoleon. Our next issue will appear in March 2002, but until then,

Keep gaming and have fun!
Nicholas HM Caldwell
General Editor for The Guild Companion

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