Update: New KNAVES Anthology!
Hi folks, I just wanted to let you know that there is a new anthology that might tickle your fancy! KNAVES: A Blackguards Anthology is now live on Kickstarter from... Read more
New Kickstarter Alert!
Interested in more fantasy? Well, here's your chance to back a new project by author M.R. Mathias in his Royal Dragoneers world. He's building beautiful hardcovers for his books,... Read more
Seen HATH NO FURY Yet?
Our Latest Anthology Project
Not sure if you knew, but some folks consider HATH NO FURY a companion title to BLACKGUARDS, and it's already funded. Live right now on Kickstarter!... Read more
Evil is a Matter of Perspective Campaign Reminder!
If you planned to back the Evil is a Matter of Perspective Kickstarter campaign, there are only 70 hours left to do so. This is an amazing book featuring... Read more
Want More Grimdark?
Our friends over at Grimdark Magazine have a brand new Kickstarter that just opened up today entitled, Evil is a Matter of Perspective. The anthology features R. Scott Bakker, Adrian Tchaikovsky,... Read more
Blackguards Anniversary & Kickstarter Announcements
The Blackguards Campaign Turned One!
Wow. Kickstarter just notified me that it was one year ago today when Blackguards funded!
It's both cool and a little embarrassing, as we... Read more
Progress Update on Signed Page Tier & More
Getting the Band Together
I've been receiving inquiries from a few backers on what's going on with the Signed Page tier. Word from Shawn Speakman has come in, and the... Read more
Have Your Blackguards Arrived?
Greetings, humans! A very quick Blackguards update. According to the printer ALL of the packages shipped earlier this month, so if you received your copy of Blackguards and have read... Read more
BLACKGUARDS: Books are shipping!
Books Are Shipping
Greetings, me hearties. The books exist and they are shipping!Finally, huh? Some folks are even beginning to post pics on social media. Here is a batch... Read more
Updated BlackGuards eBooks!
Just a quick update regarding the Blackguards eBook distributions. We found an error in the eBook that impacted only a single story, but it messed that one up... Read more
SHIPPING UPDATE & ADD-ONS!
I've been contacted by the printer/fulfillment folks and physical copies of BLACKGUARDS will begin shipping on March 31st! The digital editions will be available for download in a similar time... Read more
BLACKGUARDS - Book Proofs (Pics)
Hey, all. Welcome to another edition of "Where's My Damn Book?" hosted by Yours Truly, Joe "Mama" Martin. Today I have something very exciting in hand and I'm very pleased... Read more
BLACKGUARDS: In Production!
That's right! Just a quickie update to let everyone know that orders have been locked down (except for the 17 folks who never filled out their surveys — check Backerkit... Read more
BLACKGUARDS IS MASSIVE
Hello, my fellow miscreants. This is a quick and dirty BLACKGUARDS update, mainly because I am excited to announce the layout is complete and the book comes in ata... Read more
BLACKGUARDS - You're a Patient Soul
We've finally begun layout on the print edition! This means we are extremely close to the book going to the printers at Thomson-Shore, and the digital rewards, of course. Because... Read more
BLACKGUARDS - The Long Awaited Results
We received 262 submissions in a very short period and my thanks goes out to each and every one of the submitters for making my decision so damn... Read more
BLACKGUARDS BACKERS - Unanswered Surveys
This is in no way aimed to point fingers at anyone but is just a reminder that the following folks have not answered their surveys. Most likely they are not... Read more
Quick Touching of the Bass
We're diligently working away on BLACKGUARDS, so don't think we've forgotten you. This weekend some of the Ragnarok crew, myself included, will be at World Fantasy Con in... Read more
BackerKit Surveys for BLACKGUARDS are on the way!
The Time Has Come
In the next 12-24 hours we will be sending an email with a special link to BackerKit surveys. It is important that when you receive the... Read more
BLACKGUARDS Stuff is Cookin'!
We still have some things to put together for the BackerKit surveys to be ready to send out. I've been getting some inquiries so I figured I would... Read more
BLACKGUARDS | Thank You + Next Steps
Hi backers! Thanks for making BLACKGUARDS a reality! Without you, this wouldn't be possible. It has pretty much blown all of our collective socks off. When we ran our first... Read more
Stretch Surprise! 1,100 Backers Just Unlocked...
...BRADLEY P. BEAULIEU! We're so stealthy, right? Brad will now be contributing a tale to BLACKGUARDS, the first in a triptych of shorts setting up his series,... Read more
It's the Final Countdown! Ba-duh buh-buh! Ba-duh buh-buh-buh!
We're heading for Venus—and still we stand tall!
You're thinking, "Oh, great, Joe. Thanks for putting that awesome megahit by the most excellent Swedish prog-rock band EUROPE in my head,... Read more
Can BLACKGUARDS Stretch to $30k??
One Last Stretchie?
We've had some really wild and crazy days where pledges have yo-yo'ed, but nevertheless here we are nearing $29,000 and, yet, no stretch goals posted. Well, I... Read more
BLACKGUARDS | All the Happenings
All The Happenings
Lots has transpired since the previous update just six days ago. We've achieved new stretch goals, adding a loop to the BLOOD COINnow so you can... Read more
OPEN SUBMISSIONS | BLACKGUARDS STRETCHED X5
You've really done it this time. The wall has been scaled, the castle raided, and the ancient library plundered to make room for more words. Words of YOUR making.
With... Read more
BLACKGUARDS Streeeetched (+ Open Submissions)
Can you believe it?
We've received $20,000+ in pledges in the first 10 days of the BLACKGUARDS campaign, achieving INTERIOR ART and both the ANTHONY RYAN and the PAUL S.... Read more
Illustrious Illustrations Illuminate BLACKGUARDS!
On the 7th day of Ragnarok
my publisher gave to me
one and-twenty drawings for a fee.
Hey, this is why I'm editing and not writing this thing, right?
Stretched... Read more
BLACKGUARDS At The Gate!
YOU FUNDED US, YOU BLOODY RASCAL. You funded us and then you stretched us good, and now we give you an audio goodie as a token of our thanks.
Ragnarok... Read more
Ragnarokkers Get BLACKGUARDS Noticed by Kickstarter Staff!
YOU GUYS AND GALS ARE AMAZING. Do you know what you did? You not only flung $9,500 around willy-nilly in the first 24 hours of this campaign, but you took... Read more