Cubicle 7 and Arc Dream Publishing Announce Partnership

By on 15 September 2009

Arc Dream Publishing and Cubicle 7 Entertainment are pleased to announce a new publishing partnership. Cubicle 7 will publish the “Wild Talents” game line developed and produced by Arc Dream, beginning in January 2010 with the Second Edition of the “Wild Talents” roleplaying game. The “Wild Talents” sourcebooks “The Kerberos Club,” “This Favored Land,” and “Grim War” will follow in February, March, and April, with further releases planned throughout the year.

Arc Dream Publishing’s president and managing editor Shane Ivey said, “We’re very excited about the dynamic approach that Cubicle 7 is taking with its game lines, and we’re thrilled to be working with Angus and Dom to bring ‘Wild Talents’ to a broader audience than ever before.”

“Arc Dream, in my opinion, are one of the big up-and-coming companies. They continually come up with top quality ideas and realize them in astounding products packed full of inspirational words and artwork. They have a great creative team working with them and we’re very pleased to now be part of the process allowing their games to reach stores and fans around the world.” added Angus Abranson of Cubicle 7 Entertainment.

“Wild Talents,” written by Dennis Detwiller, Greg Stolze, Kenneth Hite, and Shane Ivey, first appeared in 2006 in a limited edition of 1,000 books, published by Arc Dream with the help of hundreds of fans of its World War II superhero roleplaying game “Godlike.” Arc Dream’s president Shane Ivey explained: “Manufacturing a full-color, hardback game book like Wild Talents would have been ruinously expensive for a modest outfit like ours, so we took the matter to the fans directly. We set up a sort of ‘pledge drive.’ Fans of the game could pledge to place a pre-order, but we would ask them to commit to the actual orders only if and when enough pledges came in to finance the book. We expected it would take a month or so to generate all the pledges we’d need. It took 36 hours. That showed us very clearly the enthusiasm among our fans for Wild Talents. We released the limited edition and immediately set to work developing the next edition of the game.”

About Arc Dream Publishing
Arc Dream Publishing is a partnership between publisher Shane Ivey and game designer Dennis Detwiller. In addition to “Wild Talents,” Arc Dream publishes the acclaimed World War II roleplaying game “Godlike” and the multiple Ennie Award-nominated “Monsters and Other Childish Things.” Arc Dream also works with Pagan Publishing to develop new sourcebooks for the Origins Award-winning “Delta Green” game setting.

About Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd
Founded in 2006 Cubicle 7 Entertainment was set up by Angus Abranson and Dominic McDowall-Thomas, two gaming entrepreneurs who wanted to create a games publisher fostering some truly iconic brands. Since then the company has published role playing games from a growing list of properties including Victoriana, SLA Industries, Starblazer Adventures (based on DC Thomson’s 80’s Starblazer comic series) and 7th Circle’s Chinese fantasy Qin. In June 2009 Cubicle 7 announced it had joined the Rebellion Group.

Victoriana is a fabulous fusion of Victorian adventure and fantasy myth, SLA Industries is a gritty futuristic urban horror fuelled by classic British punk imagery, whilst Starblazer Adventure is set firmly in the heart of classic 80’s space opera where gigantic fleets prowl the starlanes and devilish scientists operate enormous engines of destruction. The English translation of French publisher 7th Circle’s Qin propels players in to the epic fantasies and tragic events of ancient Chinese legend.

Arc Dream Publishing
arcdream.com

Cubicle 7 Entertainment
cubicle7.co.uk

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 has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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