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Post Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:31 am 
 

This caught my eye today!:  Dice Men: Games Workshop 1975 to 1985 by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson with Jamie Thomson: Unbound

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:34 am 
 

grodog wrote in new GW history book @ Unbound: funding still open:This caught my eye today!:  https://unbound.com/books/games-workshop/

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I have already pledged my money but the site, in my opinion, really needs to rethink the 'unlimited time for funding' feature

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:24 am 
 

Solid progress over the past month:  92% funded with 654 backers as of 31 July 2018:  Dice Men: Games Workshop 1975 to 1985 by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson with Jamie Thomson: Unbound

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:00 am 
 

Hi Allan i was thinking at you yesterday: i endend in an old page of the Grognardia blog (somewhere in 2008 iirc) where it was written about a work (by Joseph... I dont recall more than that) who wrote the 2 nd level of dungeons of GH castle...  Now the title of this article is "castle of the mad archmage)" and googling this title i found there is a book on drivethru with the same title...  Do you know about this book?  Is GH based?  Is this a clone/osr?
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aia wrote in new GW history book @ Unbound: funding still open:Hi Allan i was thinking at you yesterday: i endend in an old page of the Grognardia blog (somewhere in 2008 iirc) where it was written about a work (by Joseph... I dont recall more than that) who wrote the 2 nd level of dungeons of GH castle...  Now the title of this article is "castle of the mad archmage)" and googling this title i found there is a book on drivethru with the same title...  Do you know about this book?  Is GH based?  Is this a clone/osr?


Hi Axel:  Yes, CotMA is written by Joe Bloch, and you can buy it from his RPGnow store, linked from his new site @ Greyhawk Grognard -- A blog about the World of Greyhawk, tabletop RPGs, wargames, and pop culture

IIRC the current version supports his Adventures Dark & Deep RPG (an AD&D clone with additions inspired by Gygax's never-published classes from Dragon:  the mountebank, savant, etc.).  The earlier pre-publication version was free on his blog @ Greyhawk Grognard and you may be able to track down copies of the files via the Internet Archive; it was written for 1e IIRC.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:02 am 
 

Thanks Allan!  If i understand correctly it is a good product,  right? Is there any edition in a non-POD version?

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:36 am 
 

grodog wrote in new GW history book @ Unbound: funding still open:Solid progress over the past month:  92% funded with 654 backers as of 31 July 2018:  https://unbound.com/books/games-workshop/

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I'm doing my best to spread the word, hoping that more and more people will help to fund the book  :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:11 am 
 

aia wrote in new GW history book @ Unbound: funding still open:Thanks Allan!  If i understand correctly it is a good product,  right? Is there any edition in a non-POD version?


I don't think that there are any non-POD versions, but if you ping Joe I'm sure he can let you know for sure:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015675910253

Some reviews:   "castle of the mad archmage" review - Google Search

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:09 pm 
 

Looks like it's 103% funded now!:  Dice Men: Games Workshop 1975 to 1985 by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson with Jamie Thomson: Unbound

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:22 pm 
 

grodog wrote in new GW history book @ Unbound: funding still open:Looks like it's 103% funded now!:  https://unbound.com/books/games-workshop/

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Very happy to have been able to give some exposure to this project!  8)  8)  8)

  


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:16 pm 
 

Yup, I am totally in on this one too :)


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:11 pm 
 

New update @ Writing update | Unbound


Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Writing update

Hi everyone,

We started this book with a very clear idea of the story that we wanted to tell, ie how our fledgling games company was set on a road that would ultimately become the multi-national business that it is today with a market capitalisation of over £1 billion on the London Stock Exchange! We began our journey in 1975, and whilst the major events are easy to recall, the details require a lot of research and fact-checking.

Since it is so important to tell the real story of the first years of Games Workshop, we have spent much more time than planned verifying our own recollections. We also wanted to share as many photos and images as possible and we have gone to great lengths to find images from sources other than our own, and we are delighted to say that there will be over 200 photos and images which will appear in the book.

Most importantly, we are pleased to say that the bulk of the writing is now done and we are now in the final editing/revision stage. We hope to hand over the manuscript to Unbound in November for publication in due course. Apologies again for the delay. Dice Men will appear 45 years after Games Workshop was founded, and we hope the wait for the book will have been worth it.

Ian, Steve and Jamie


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:53 pm 
 

New writing update @ unbound.com/books/games-workshop/update ... ing-update:

Ian Livingstone says:
We hope to finish writing the book by February before handing it over to Unbound who will decide the date of publication. Thanks, Ian
posted 7th January 2020

Alexander Zick says:
In the August update it was said that the writing process would be almost finished (final editing process), six months later it means the writing process could be finished in February? Shouldn't sound snotty, but are there still problems that the Baker should be informed about?
posted 17th January 2020

Ian Livingstone says:
Apologies, but this book is taking longer to write than we originally planned. So much material has emerged, much of it which we had forgotten over time. We are already over 30,000 words and 250 photographs and will need to edit down the words and perhaps leave out some of the photographs. We are as keen as everybody else to see this book in print! Thank you for your patience, Ian
posted 17th January 2020


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:27 am 
 

Thanks for the visibility, Alexander.  I'm also in.  As much as I love and am dedicated to the Acaeum and all things D&D, I have had difficulty finding any kind of collecting or historical forum for GW.  Plenty of fan material, to be sure, but virtually nothing compared to what is available for TSR on history and products.  Looking forward to Steve and Ian's story.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:07 pm 
 

Looks like the book is near completion, but won't be done in time for GaryCon per the Q&A:

Allan Grohe asked:
Hello Ian and Steve---Do you think that the book might be completed and available for March 2020, in time to stock copies for GaryCon? Black Blade is starting our planning for the convention, and it would be great to have the books in time for the show, if possible .....allan

Ian Livingstone replied:
Hi Allan, the book will soon be finished but I don't believe copies will be available for retail distribution in time for GaryCon. Please keep in touch regarding updates. Ian


No response  to my Q yet about content being cut though:

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posted 23rd January 2020

Glad to hear hear the updates, Ian. These kinds of projects always take longer than planned, so patience helps.

Hopefully most of your newly-rediscovered content can still be included in the book---otherwise not much point in the delays, right? I'd much rather read a larger, more lavishly-illustrated book that was late than one that left 35% of its research on the cutting room floor but was on time.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:35 am 
 

Looking forward to receiving this book as most of early D&D items were from England.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:04 am 
 

Recent updates.  The first is from the end of the February update comments:

posted 5th April 2020 Mark R Cordell says:

Did the manuscript get delivered by the end of February? Presumably Covid19 has pushed the date back further? Thanks

posted 6th April 2020 Ian Livingstone says:

I've finished writing and the manuscript is currently awaiting a final edit. But I suspect publication will be pushed back quite a bit somewhat because of the current situation. Apologies, but there is nothing anybody can do about this.

Stay safe everybody. May you always make your saving rolls!


The second is from newest update:

Monday, 6 April 2020
Dice Men update

We've finished writing Dice Men and the manuscript is currently awaiting a final edit. But I suspect publication will be pushed back because of the current Covid-19 situation. Apologies, but there is nothing we do presently.

Stay safe. May you always make your saving throws!


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:36 pm 
 

New answer today to my Q from earlier in the month

14 June 2020: any new updates, Ian and team? .....allan

Ian Livingstone replied:
We are in final edit. Photo and images are finalised. Handing everything over to Unbound as soon as we are able. Thanks for your continued support and patience! Ian


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:55 am 
 

New update from Ian Livingstone today:

Monday, 5 October 2020
Dice Men - Update

I'm delighted to let you know that I delivered the manuscript to Unbound last month and await their publishing plans. The project just kept growing!  Thank you for your patience.


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:16 am 
 

Backed!

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