Ladies and Gentlemen,
Now that Salute is over, and we’ve had chance to discuss things with Osprey, we can keep our promise and let you know some of what the future holds.
Both we and Osprey agree that, with the publication in June of Sleeping Dragon, Rising Sun, we’ll have pretty much exhausted the potential for full-blown In Her Majesty’s Name supplements. Instead, we’ll be publishing some mini-supplements as magazine articles. The first of these – the Martian Invasion – will appear in WSS soon after the publication of Sleeping Dragon, Rising Sun. We’ll also continue to release smaller articles, company lists, game aids, etc. on IHMN blog – including those you are kind enough to send in, of course.
Although we’ve discussed various future options with Osprey, none of these have turned into contracts so we have nothing in the pipeline with them. We’ll keep talking and let you know if anything changes.
We will, however, be branching out on our own. There are several projects we’d like to have a go at and we’ve started on the first of these. It’s a Japanese medieval fantasy skirmish game based on the same core game mechanics as IHMN but adjusted to the new genre. The working title for this game is Daishō, though this may change by the time we publish, which will be some time towards the end of 2014. We’ll keep you posted!
One thing we haven’t worked out yet is the best way of publishing future projects such as Daishō. We’re looking into several possible publishing routes including pdf only, print-on-demand, running a Kickstarter or finding an alternate publisher. If you have any experience and ideas in this area we’d love to hear from you.
So, onwards and upwards, what!?!
Craig & Charles