ICE Issues License to The Guild Companion for Rolemaster and Spacemaster
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Bruce Neidlinger, CEO
Iron Crown Enterprises
112 Goodman St. Charlottesville, VA 22902
phone: 434.244.0881 fax: 434.244.2661
May 27, 2002: Iron Crown Enterprises has issued a non-exclusive
license to The Guild Companion (www.guildcompanion.com) to create new RPG
products based on ICE's popular Rolemaster and Spacemaster RPG
systems. These new products will also be fully compatible with the d20
System and be published under the Open Gaming License.
The Guild Companion will produce hybrid d20 System-Rolemaster and d20
System-Spacemaster products as electronic books available online as PDF
downloads. They have plans to create adventure, campaign, and setting
modules in the first year, and will later develop other types of
sourcebooks. The first two products planned for release as electronic
City of Archendurn - a setting module to launch the
Aernth World product line. This is a low to medium-powered fantasy setting,
suitable for realistic campaigns. In addition to detailing an entire
city, this module includes a host of key NPCs (with complete Rolemaster
and d20 System statistics) and a series of scenario hooks to get a great
campaign underway. City of Archendurn will be followed by ready-to-run
adventures and setting modules.
- The Collector - the first in a trilogy of campaign
modules set in the high-powered fantasy world of Golandra. The epic
storyline will be continued in the sequels The Rightful Heir and The
Return of the Collector. The Guild Companion intends to further support
the Golandra World product line by publishing freely available spin-off
scenarios in upcoming ezine issues.
Nicholas Caldwell, editor-in-chief of The Guild Companion, said: "We're
really excited by the opportunities made possible by this license.
Rolemaster and Spacemaster are truly excellent RPGs, which we're proud to
have supported over the past four years through our ezine. This new
license allows us to take that support to the next level by providing the
source material in terms of new worlds and settings that Rolemaster and
Spacemaster fans have been asking to have for years. By making our
products fully compatible with the d20 System as well, we'll have the
widest possible audience and give d20 players and GMs a whole new
perspective on gaming."
ABOUT IRON CROWN ENTERPRISES
Originally founded in 1980, Iron Crown Enterprises produced and sold
worldwide a variety of highly-successful original fantasy and science
fiction role playing and table-top games. In December 2001 Aurigas
Aldebaron, LLC purchased the corporate assets and licensed Mjolnir LLC
dba Iron Crown Enterprises to continue the tradition of creating highly
sought-after adventure games. ICE's current game lines includes
Rolemaster Fantasy Role Playing, Spacemaster Science Fiction RPG, Shadow
World RPG, Silent Death table-top miniatures game, and Run Out the Guns!
ABOUT THE GUILD COMPANION
The Guild Companion is an independent and free monthly online webzine
located at www.guildcompanion.com. Established in December 1998, it is
the successor to a series of short-lived and/or infrequently published
paper magazines. Its editorial and technical staff include many erstwhile
freelance authors and playtesters for ICE's product lines. Its primary
content focus is on ICE product lines as well as industry news, gaming
reviews, fiction, and d20 System articles. Over 5,000 gamers view The
Guild Companion each month.