Frog God Games, the RPG company behind The Northlands Saga, Fane of the Fallen and One Nights Stands has bought Necromancer Games.
Necromancer Games was very active during the 3e era and promised 3e (and later 4e) games with an 1e feel. Their products included the likes of Necropolis, Rappan Athuk, City of Brass, Tomb of Abysthor and The Six Spheres of Zaihhessh.
With Rappan Athuk Reloaded, Necromancers created a 1,000 print run that sold out with an RRP for $74.99. Rappan Athuk was worked on by Bill Webb, Clark Peterson, Greg Ragland and WDB Kenower. The reloaded series included the original Rappan Attack series and extra content to promise years of dungeon exploring challenges for your players.
Even though Necromancer Games has not published anything for five years – it will get to keep its name. Clark Peterson, co-founder of Necromancer Games, will stay on only in an advisory capacity.
Necromancer Games’ other co-founder is Bill Webb. Webb is the CEO of Frog God Games. In a press statement, Webb said;
“The merging of the companies made sense,”
“As primary developer of the Necromancer line of products, I created Frog God Games with the same aesthetics and design principles in mind. We are all about capturing that hard-edged Retro feel in both our Pathfinder Roleplaying Games and our Swords & Wizardry product lines.”
The plan is to reactivate some of Necromancer Games’ old titles and publish for a range of different tabletop editions.
Frog God Games, however, will also maintain a separate product line of Necromancer Games’ titles – which has included Tome of Horrors Complete to date and will expand to include Rappan Athuk.
Frog God Games is currently running a Kickstarter project for Rappan Athuk. At the time of posting, that project has 21 days to go and has smashed the hefty $25,000 request with a very impressive $112,437 total. It may well have been the Kickstarter project that proved the value of the Necromancer Games’ brand and product line.