Cakebread & Walton: Independence Day!

By on 2 October 2013
Cakebread and Walton

1st October was Independence Day at Cakebread & Walton. For the last few years, our books have been published by Cubicle 7 Entertainment, but from now on we’re going it alone. Our popular and award-winning role-playing games and settings, including Clockwork & Chivalry, Abney Park’s Airship Pirates, Renaissance Deluxe, Clockwork & Cthulhu and Dark Streets, are available as PDFs, and over the coming weeks, they’ll start to become available as print-on-demand products from DriveThruRPG. This means that some of our products which have been out of print for a while (such as the UK Games Expo Award-winning steampunk RPG, Abney Park’s Airship Pirates core rulebook) will be available again, and many of our volumes will be available in hardback for the first time.

We’ve reached an agreement with Captain Robert Brown of Abney Park to carry on producing the Airship Pirates line of games, and Cubicle 7 Entertainment have generously given us permission to continue using their Heresy Rules Engine in the game, so that it remains compatible with the Victoriana RPG. Underneath the Lamplight, the Neovictorian sourcebook for Airship Pirates, will be available in full colour for the first time, and there are further supplements in the pipeline.
Our next major release will be the Pirates & Dragons RPG core rulebook – visit a world of swashbuckling, magic and monsters using a fast-paced cinematic version of our Renaissance D100 rules. The Kickstarter for this game still has a few days to run and has more than doubled its target; there are some cool stretch goals almost in reach, and if you sign up for the Kickstarter, you’ll get free postage in the UK and US, so if you haven’t backed it yet, now’s the time! We have a whole range of products planned for this richly detailed fantasy world, so keep an eye out.

Other projects in the pipeline include a world-spanning campaign for Dark Streets, our grim 18th century Cthulhu Mythos setting, more short Renaissance adventures in our Flintlock & Steel series and possibly the next adventure in the Kingdom & Commonwealth campaign for Clockwork & Chivalry.

We’ve also got a comic Victorian murder mystery novel, The Morecambe Medium, featuring the investigating team of Augustus Mulberry and Doctor Touchstone, about to hit the virtual bookshelves!

Cakebread & Walton consists of game designers Peter Cakebread and Ken Walton, who have the privilege of working with a group of talented artists and writers from across the world. We’re a tiny independent company based in Lancaster, England and in cyberspace.

All our games will be available in the future from DriveThruRPG and its sister site RPGNow.

Check out our website at:
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…and search for us on Facebook, where you can easily distract us from working!

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He blogs at

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