First of the Big Announcements….

It’ll be appearing elsewhere, but I figured I’d post it here as well:


April 22, 2009

Adamant Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Chaosium Inc. to produce supplements and adventures for the CALL OF CTHULHU roleplaying game.

“Call of Cthulhu has long been a touchstone in my personal gaming history,” said Gareth-Michael Skarka, owner and director of Adamant Entertainment. “It was one of the first games that I played, and I continue to come back to it through the years, so I’m incredibly excited to be able to add Adamant’s voice to the Call.”

Adamant will be releasing two new settings for the game: THIS SCEPTER’D ISLE, which brings the horrors of the Mythos to Elizabethan England; and SHADOWS OF THE RED HAND, a full treatment of 1920s gangland Chicago. Award-winning game designer and mythos author Ken Hite will be developing Adamant’s line of CALL OF CTHULHU products, which should be released in late 2009 and early 2010.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Admant Entertainment and Ken Hite,” added Dustin Wright of Chaosium. “CALL OF CTHULHU players can look forward to some great books in the near future. This will be a lot of fun for everyone involved.”

Adamant Entertainment is one of the recognized leaders in electronic publishing in the adventure games industry, and in 2009 is expanding their operations into print and traditional distribution. You can find out more at

Chaosium Inc. is a California based publishing company best know for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game which utilizes the Basic Roleplaying System. You can find out more at

General Updatery

  • Did the “Games Publishing and Retail for the New Media” seminar at GTS. The grand total of retailers who showed up? ONE. Full room for WotC’s Magic: The Gathering seminar… then they all clear out, and then come back after the New Media seminar was over to attend WotC’s D&D seminar. Yep, they couldn’t even be bothered to stay in their seats to learn something that might help their businesses. Well, one did. Man, am I getting tired of beating my head against that particular wall.
  • Preparing a prospectus on Far West for potential investors. Three different requests at GTS. I’m beginning to suspect that this might turn out to be bigger than I had expected. If you’re interested in investing, drop me a line.
  • Having a hard time keeping my expectations in check for the new reboot of Star Trek, now that people who have attended premieres and sneak preview screenings have started posting reviews online. I’ve been arguing for about 15 years or so that Trek needed a reboot, and from the praise being heaped upon this film, it sounds like Abrams & Co. have succeeded wildly. Two more weeks to wait….
  • A couple of large Adamant-related announcements coming. The first in about an hour or so. Stay tuned.