As you have no doubt seen by now, Modiphius has acquired the rights to several NWG titles.
If you have NOT seen it, swing over here https://www.modiphius.net/blogs/news/modiphius-entertainment-acquires-five-parsecs-from-home-five-leagues-from-the-borderlands?fbclid=IwAR33ML5nN3rYQmEe6is6IqPZfs46hM2ANouQ1VzqKsAA2P5hYEBb_qlmNio and have a look.
Assorted questions that have come up yesterday in no particular order.
To save on typing, I am going to use NWG to mean Nordic Weasel Games (my company) and MP to mean Modiphius Publishing (affectionately “the overlords”).
What titles are now owned by Modiphius?
MP has purchased the rights to Five Parsecs From Home, Five Leagues From the Borderlands, Weaseltech and the “Fivecore” series of games including Five men in Normandy and Five Men at Kursk.
Titles that remain with NWG are basically whats not mentioned above, including the Squad Hammer series, Clash on the Fringe, Starport Scum, Renegade Scout, Shoot people in Space, Knyghte Pyke Sworde and a whole bunch more stuff.
Are there new games already planned?
As per the announcement two full, stand-alone Five Parsecs games are coming: Tactics and Planetfall which will help expand Parsecs into a whole crazy universe.
We have discussed a range of other books too but it is a little early to discuss those just yet though everything listed in the announcement is being discussed.
I will have further Q&A’s about Tactics and Parsecs coming soon.
Will we still get a compilation of Parsecs expansions?
Yes. Once expansion 3 is done with editing, all 3 plus an updated version of Bug Hunt will be available in hardcover.
Will you still be the writer for these game lines?
Yes. I remain the head designer and writer. I am not sure if I can go into details about legalities but we have an agreement in place that covers all of that.
One of my hopes is that down the line this will mean more writers so we can have more scenarios and the likes.
Are you now a Modiphius employee?
No. I will be working with them very closely and have helped with select projects in the past, but I will not be part of the company as such.
Will there be a community content program?
We have talked about this. Stay tuned.
What happens to Nordic Weasel Games now?
The company still remains for remaining titles as well as new products of which I have multiple planned.
Will more games follow suit beyond those named?
That could happen.
What are the benefits to me as a player?
For one glossy new editions of a number of games. Secondly it allows MP to create various merchandise, play aids and trinkets. Thirdly it means I will basically be busy at work creating and supporting a whole bunch of cool games.
What are the benefits to you as a writer?
It allows me to really just focus on writing and creating, while having access to the resources, artists and editors that MP brings to the table.
What will happen to your Patreon?
No change. Patreons will still receive previews, playtest versions, experimental rules, scenarios and so forth. I have explicit agreements for this.
Will this change anything regarding your involvement with the community?
Not at all. In fact part of my duties is explicitly to support the game lines.
Will this change anything for the Facebook communities?
Not at all. They were fan created and while the moderators take my views into account on the rare occasion I have asked about something, they run these communities without any involvement from me. This will continue to be the case as per our new agreement.