[Glorantha][gta-observer] Update on all things Issaries

From: <gta-observer-admin_at_rpglist.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 15:20:38 -0800


Greetings to the Tribe,

At last, we seem to have our site migrated, our email switched over, and our business more or less back to usual. Thanks to everyone for their patience.

If you emailed us in the last month or so and never received a response, please email us again, even if only to check that we got your message. Also, lunarpages.com actually has a spam filter, and we are still learning exactly how to use it. We have been checking all the filtered spam to find real messages, but with hundreds of messages coming in per day, it is just too much work to do. So, if you email us and don't get a reply, and think there is a chance your email might have been marked as spam, try emailing us with a general query, or from a different email address, again even if only to make sure we got your message.

Also, note that for the time being, www.issaries.com still goes to the old site, not the new one, as a way for us to continue to access that site easily. Once we make the final switch, we'll let you know. (Also, we have had some reports that the DNS changes may not have fully propagated throughout the internet, even after several weeks, so please let us know if you have any problems accessing the site.)

WEB SITE UPDATES
Since the site migration, our estimable webmaster Nils Weinander has had a little time to post some new material, so check out the site. Some fan-submitted character sheets are now available, as is the first article in our Narrator Advice column, some excellent words of wisdom from Brand Robins (and the crew at The Forge) on using Personality Traits in your HeroQuest game.

CONTEST EXTENSIONS
Because of the problems with email and site migration, and to ensure that everyone has a fair chance, we are extending the deadlines for the Observer Give-away and the World of Glorantha Art Contest. We will continue to accept entries for both contests until April 15th, 2004.

If you still want to enter, send an email to <contest_at_glorantha.com> as described in the January newsletter. (Only observers can enter the Observer Give-away of Masters of Luck and Death, but anyone can submit artwork for The World of Glorantha.)

PRODUCT UPDATES
Just a quick note to let everyone know that a number of factors (including the site migration, delays in text and artwork, and other things) have caused a delay to both Gathering Thunder and Under the Red Moon. We'll keep you updated once we have more exact information about the release dates.

However, the most excellent news is that the Spanish edition of HeroQuest should go to the printer sometime this week. We are very excited about this development, and wish our licensee Edge Enterprises every success with this venture.

As if that was not enough, it seems that we will soon have a Japanese licensee once again! The situation in Japan seems to be settling out, and we expect to formalize a new contract in the next few weeks.

BEST OF GLORANTHA
Best of Glorantha suffered some delays because of the migration, but we now have the results available (they should be posted to the web site any day). Congratulations to all of the winners:

BEST GLORANTHA VISUAL ART
Map of Dragon Pass, by Wesley Quadros (in Dragon Pass - Land of Thunder)

BEST HEROQUEST OR HERO WARS SCENARIO
Fish Rain, by Greg Stafford and Mark Galeotti (in HeroQuest)

BEST HEROQUEST OR HERO WARS DESCRIPTION
Crime & Punishment in the Lunar Empire, by Mark Galeotti (in Moon Rites)

BEST GLORANTHA WEBSITE
lokarnos.com

BEST GLORANTHA IN PRINT - ENGLISH HeroQuest by Issaries, Inc.

BEST HEROQUEST OR HERO WARS HOUSE RULE
Super Hero Wars, by Bruce Ferrie

BEST GLORANTHA PLAYING AID OR ARTICLE
Dragon Pass - Land of Thunder, by Issaries, Inc.

BEST GLORANTHAN FICTION
The Widow's Tale, by Penelope Love.

BEST ISSARIES INC. PUBLISHED PRODUCT
HeroQuest

BEST LICENSED PRODUCT
The Widow's Tale, by Penelope Love

BEST GLORANTHAN MINIATURE
Minaryth Purple, by Lance & Laser

SPIRIT OF GLORANTHA
Various new stories on Oliver Bernuetz' Mything Links web site

BEST OF THE BEST OF GLORANTHA 2003 (selected from the above winners) HeroQuest, published by Issaries, Inc.
Greg Sez: "HeroQuest has been selected as Best of the Best because... well, without it there would be no best, no worst or in between, there would be no contest, no currently working and living Glorantha, no community, and no Issaries. And because it is the best Gloranthan game ever made!"

SELECTED AS GLORANTHAN TREASURE
King of Sartar, by Greg Stafford.
Greg Sez: "King of Sartar was the first published Glorantha fiction. This epistelary novel is a primary source for Dragon Pass background, Orlanthi mythology, Heortling culture, and both past history and future events.

Cheers,

Stephen

Stephen Martin
<administrator_at_glorantha.com>
Issaries, Inc., publisher of HeroQuest, Roleplaying in Glorantha P.O. Box 272914 Concord, CA 94527
Phone: (925) 680-8897
See our extensive web site at <www.HeroQuest-rpg.com>

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