Future Releases *
Knight Works is currently
working on three game ideas, which are: Shadow Wars 2nd Edition, partial
redesign on Legends of Syrrith, and a Wild West themed dice based
worker placement type game called Dark Horse.
Update Nov 1st, 2011 - The files were
sent off to the printer and the game is being mass produced. We hope
to have the game here by the end of 2011. The expansion efforts for
the Dark Horse game have been delayed but we are looking forward to
start things up sometime in December.
Legends of Syrrith
This game like the second edition
for Shadow Wars is basically complete. The problem was that I just
was not happy with the overall mechanics. It made for an average dungeon
crawl but it always seemed to be missing something. I have dabbled
with some ideas and I know what it would take to finish this game
but my focus is currently on the Dark Horse board game.
Shadow Wars 2nd Ed.
Shadow Wars was my first board game
idea and is based on a role playing campaign that I used to run way
back in the early 90's. The biggest set back to this game design is
that it is a wargame. Larger companies can print ten thousand copies
of something which allows them to include plastic miniatures and artwork
from the worlds leading artists. As an independent designer there
is no way I can compete with that. I have looked at having a publisher
take over the game but it just does not seem to be worth it. The pittance
in royalties that a new game designer receives is a joke. After putting
in close to a thousand hours on this design it would simply be a slap
in the face to only receive something like a couple thousand dollars
and then give up the rights to the game. If it takes me twenty years
for this game to see a large audience than so be it. The first step
is for the Dark Horse game mentioned above to be at least a moderate