Against the Shadow!
Hey gang! We just launched the Kickstarter campaign for the Against the Shadow board game. It's a blast to play and hope you give it a look!
Check it out... Read more
Today, I've launched the third Shadow of the Demon Lord Kickstarter campaign, this time for Occult Philosophy. In this sinister tome, you will find 800+ spells, dozens of... Read more
Updates and Awesomeness
It's been a bit since we've last talked. I wanted to share with you some great news about Shadow of the Demon Lord and some news about other fun... Read more
Freeport Kickstarter is a Go!
Hey everyone! The new campaign for the Shadow of the Demon Lord Freeport Companion is a go. If you love this game, please give this new and sexy expansion a... Read more
Shadow of the Demon Lord Freeport Companion
At 9:00 CST on March 1st (tomorrow), I'm pushing the launch button on the next Kickstarter campaign from Schwalb Entertainment! This time around, we're raising funds for the Shadow of... Read more
The books finally arrived from the printer! I will ship them out before I leave for Winter Fantasy if it kills me. Thanks so much for your patience!
Godless Print Delay
Of course, we blew a tire right before the finish line. After receiving proofs and a go ahead from the printer, I received a message from them stating the book... Read more
For the 152 backers expected printed Godless, good news for you! I start shipping books once I return from Seattle on 1/19. The boxes arrive tomorrow and the tape is... Read more
Hey friends! Godless PDF downloads just went out. Those, along with Chronicles, which released a week or so ago, wraps up the digital rewards. I am shipping out physical copies... Read more
As my friend Marc would say, we're just looking for a parking space. Since my last update, the total number of releases has climbed up to 108 along with three exclusives.... Read more
The End Approaches
Since releasing Shadow of the Demon Lord some 367 days ago, we've managed to get just about everything unlocked in the stretch goals with a slew of additional supplements, bringing... Read more
And here we are again with an update about where things stand with the game you helped bring to life.
Here’s where we stand with the remaining campaign... Read more
Shadow of June
It’s June! And we’re getting closer, month-by-month, to fulfilling everything from the campaign. Why Exquisite Agony just released over the weekend! Here’s what’s cooking in the Shadow of the Demon... Read more
I’m back to give you fine folks a look at where things stand in Shadow of the Demon Lord land.
Here's the updated summary of the products we've... Read more
Hello! Once again, an update for all things Shadow of the Demon Lord.
Here's the updated summary of the products we've released and the pledge level that should... Read more
Spell Cards of the Demon Lord
First, apologies for the spammy post, but I'm too excited not to share.
Spell Cards of the Demon Lord! If you play a user of magic in Shadow of the... Read more
I've been a bit quiet, but that's because I'm burning the midnight oil (or something) to get the 2016 products out the door!
First, several people have mentioned they've lost... Read more
First Quarter 2016
We got off to a great start this year, releasing Tombs of the Desolation, The Heart of Winter by Chris Sims, Oblivion’s Edge by Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and The Darkness in... Read more
Thank You for a Great First Year!
As 2015 gasps and heaves its final breaths, I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you (see above) and to give you a look at what’s ahead for... Read more
The deluxe screens are headed to Schwalb Entertainment central today! The delay in delivering your books will have been worth it when you see how absurdly awesome these screens turned... Read more
Demon Lord's Companion
I just sent out the download links for Demon Lord's Companion! Books are all out (except for the deluxe screens--they go out Monday), which means I'm really close to delivering... Read more
Shadow of the Demon Lord (pdf), In Need of Killing (exclusive adventure), Tales of the Demon Lord (pdf), Victims of the Demon Lord (pdf), Survival of the Fittest... Read more
The books have landed
Studio 2 Publishing's warehouse received 14 pallets of books this morning. They will be sending three pallets to Casa Schwalb via FexEx with arrival on Tuesday. Once they get here,... Read more
If you are expecting physical rewards (books for example) and you have moved since you filled out your Backerkit survey, send me a message through Kickstarter so I can make... Read more
Last Update for a While
Hello! This is likely to be my final update until after the books ship (more on that soon). Why? Well, I am a guest at three conventions over three weeks.... Read more
Advanced Copies Arrived
Just a quick update. The FedEx guy delivered a couple advanced copies this morning. I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Behold the Demon Lord's glory!
This. This is what... Read more
By all that’s unholy, would you just look at what we’ve done so far? The campaign wrapped in April and we managed to get the PDFs of the game out... Read more
Super Fast Update
Thing One: Physical books should land in the warehouse in late November. Hail Seitan! Shipping will start around then and continue over the next couple of weeks.
Thing... Read more
I'm headed down to Dragon*Con today, but before I leave I wanted to fling some updates into the tubes.
My first two products have been released into the wild... Read more
Survival of the Fittest!
The first adventure is now live! You should be receiving your download right now. As usual, be sure to check your spam folder if you don't see it. If you... Read more
The Shadow has Fallen!
The Shadow of the Demon Lord PDF is headed your way! As I type this, DriveThruRPG is sending out coupons so you can grab your copies. Whew!
If you don't... Read more
The Shadow Falls
Or something like that. After a harrowing weekend, it's time to spew updates into the tubes of the internets. So here we go:
Shadow of the Demon Lord
Layout has... Read more
August Status Report
I'm back from Space City Comic Con and GenCon and I'm hard at work on Demon Lord (and several other projects). I know you're itching for more previews, but... Read more
I had lots and lots of fun at Gen Con this year. Lots of meetings, handshaking, exchange of filthy jokes. As today marks another year closer to becoming old and... Read more
Hi everyone! This will be the last update I make until after GenCon, so let's make it a good one.
First, the shows. I will be at Space City Comic... Read more
Art Previews and Other Updates
The sketches have begun to roll in. Here's a look of some of the scary stuff we're putting in the book.
And here's a high cultist. For the children.
Other... Read more
Victims of the Demon Lord: AKA, the Starter Guide/Kit, is now in layout.
Shadow of the Demon Lord: The rulebook is now in layout.
Tales of the Demon Lord: Editing... Read more
Editing on Shadow of the Demon Lord is finished. I do a final read-through next week and then it's off to layout. Hooray!
Starter Guide is in proofreading and should... Read more
Updates for You!
Hello! Here's what's happening with Schwalb Entertainment right now.
Shadow of the Demon Lord
Editing continues. We have a few files in already and the rest should land in my... Read more
Demon Lord Companion and Deluxe Screens
Just a couple of updates this week.
I have two chapters (2 and 5) wrapped for the Demon Lord's Companion PDF, which will also be available in a POD format.... Read more
Some Stuff for You
Jennifer and Miranda are hard at work polishing the Shadow of the Demon Lord rulebook. All is on schedule there.
Art for the book should be rolling in soon. I'll... Read more
Dice, Tokens, and Stickers Oh My
The little bits and pieces are in production having gained the final counts from Backerkit. For those of you who ordered the dice pack, I was feeling super sweet and... Read more
Backerkit & Other Fun
The lockdown date for filling out Backerkit surveys is June 1st. Filling out your survey not only gives me an accurate count for dice, screens, t-shirts, and so on,... Read more
A Quick Update
Shadow of the Demon Lord
The book has been in editing for about 3 weeks and work continues. Jennifer Clarke-Wilkes and Miranda Horner are doing a bang up job so... Read more
Shadow of the Demon Lord is now in the capable hand of the editors Jennifer Clarke Wilkes and Miranda Horner. As well, I finished the art order for the book... Read more
Well, if it went off without an issue, I would have been suspicious. We have fixed the t-shirt issue that popped up in the Backerkit survey. You should be good to... Read more
We will be sending an email with a special link to BackerKit surveys soon. It is important that when you receive the survey, you get it back to us as... Read more
The requisite sleep phase is done and work proceeds. I wanted to give you a heads up about some things that will be happening in a couple weeks. ... Read more
Shadow of the Demon Lordis not only funded but it also comes with a slew of awesome expansions, all thanks to you. The campaign is now over and production... Read more
We did it! We unlocked the last of the story packs, which gives us a ton of adventures, 33 not including the adventures in the setting expansions. Thank you all... Read more
Into the Void We Go!
We're going to shake hands with the Demon Lord after all! With the Void stretch goal receding in the rearview mirror, we are marching toward the final adventure pack, a... Read more
19 hours to go
We had an astounding day yesterday, but now we are in the final, final stretch. Next up, we have the Horrors of the Void PDF and the last Story Pack... Read more
Guns, Cars, Mutants, and Demons!
We knocked out the big stretch goal that will let you play Shadow of the Demon Lord in a world of muscle cars, cannibalistic biker gangs, and, of course, rampaging... Read more
Frozen Wastes Conquered
We knocked down The Frozen Wastes PDF last night and we're now less than $3,000 away from the World of the Demon Lord expansion. Fast cars, cannibalistic motorcycle gangs, and... Read more
The Last 60 Hours
We have less than 60 hours left and the campaign is over. We just unlocked a story by my good friend James Lowder when we reached $105k. Up next is... Read more
An Even Bigger Book
Thanks to a late night surge we blasted through the 100k stretch goal! Including the 32 pages we added from the achievements, the book will now be a 256-pages, full... Read more
The End is Near!
The Demon Lord draws close and the Kickstarter campaign is coming to an end. Saturday morning at midnight production begins! It couldn't have happened without the mad outpouring of support... Read more
No Fools Here!
We unlocked another stretch goal today, which means we have new fiction from Elizabeth Bear! Next up is a vicious three-way fight between David Noonan, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and Scott Fitzgerald... Read more
Hearing the Lamentations of the Stretch Goals!
Not only did we unlock another stretch goal, we also added our 1,000th backer! This also happens to be our 20th achievement, which means we’re adding 32 pages to the... Read more
You asked for it and now you can add it. For $12, you get a 16" by 4.5" inch screen featuring the gorgeous art from the book on the front... Read more
Let's Go to Hell!
Yep, we knocked down another one and now we march to Hell. You'll find a description of this next big bad setting expansion under the stretch goal graphic. Hitting this... Read more
Another stretch goal slain!
Next up? A three pack of adventures written by Rich Baker (Dark Sun, Gamma World, Forgotten Realms), Miranda Horner (editor extraordinaire of all good things, including 5th Edition D&D), and... Read more
Did someone say hardback?
We did it! Shadow of the Demon Lord is now a 192-page hardback book. Will it get even bigger? Yep! My achievement counters are working hard to to keep up... Read more
First Thing.We’re getting darn close to hitting 20 Achievements. Once we do, the book’s size increases by 32 pages. If the campaign ended today, you’d get a 192-page soft... Read more
Marching to 70,000
Yesterday, the campaign smashed through 60k and continues to roll toward the big stretch goal: the core rulebook becomes a hardback and gets 32 more pages!
The next reward, however,... Read more
You got 10 Achievements! Congrats! For your hard work posting pictures of beets and the like on Schwalb Entertainment, I'm adding a quick play adventure to the Starter Guide!
Thanks... Read more
Woe to you, oh earth and sea
Sometime in the quiet hours of the night, the number of backers grew to 666! To celebrate this special achievement, I'm increasing the size of the PDF game expansion to... Read more
Another one Down!
Another stretch goal falls beneath the blade! Coming up next is the third Story Pack PDF with adventures written by Monte Cook (Numenera, D&D, Ptolus), Shane Hensley (Savage Worlds), and... Read more
Another one down and another to go!
Next up is a short story by the supremely talented Erin M. Evans and we get it when funding reaches $55,000.
Also, my... Read more
Crushing the Stretch Goals and Driving them Before You!
We killed another Stretch Goal this morning! Now, backers get the Story Pack 2 PDF, which includes a stack of three, single-session adventures written by Ken Hite, Steve Kenson, and... Read more
By all that's Unholy!
We hit another stretch goal! Huzzah and hail Seitan, our wheat gluten overlord!
Thank you all! Richard is going to be delighted!
What's next? Story Pack 2 by Ken Hite,... Read more
Another stretch goal slain!
Thanks to everyone who pitched in to make the book 160 pages long!
Next up is a short story by Richard Lee Byers, a good friend and talented writer who... Read more
Super quick update for the members of the Demon Lord's Army.
As I write this, we are a mere $703 away from adding 32 pages to the core rulebook. That... Read more
The Cultists and Disciples Have Spoken!
We did it! The Tombs of the Desolation setting expansion PDF is now happening! By Nurgle's sweet secretions, we have only 5,000 more bucks to raise until the book expands... Read more
A Gift for all you Awesome People
Yesterday went better than I could have ever hoped or imagined. To show my eternal gratitude for funding this project in less than 7 hours, everyone who pledges $24 or... Read more
By All that is Almost Unholy!
First Stretch Goal Unlocked!!!
Cordell, Pramas, and Winter. A combo that is hard to beat! Thanks for the continued support!
Next up is the Tombs of the Desolation PDF. The... Read more
By the Power of Greyskull! We did it! This has been an amazing, exhilarating, and, yes, terrifying day. Thanks to you, Shadow of the Demon Lordis now going to... Read more
By Seitan's Wheat-Gluteny Excretions!
Thank you all so much for your enthusiastic support! Lots of exciting things coming up. More previews, more delicious gobbets of evil, and stretch goals. They're coming soon too.
Here's... Read more