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WilRadcliffe18 Jun 2014 6:05 a.m. PST

A few years ago I posted on these boards seeking licensing opportunities for my series of young adult fantasy novels, Noggle Stones.

My novel, Noggle Stones, has been in print since 2003. Sequels were released in 2011 and 2013. We are also offering all three books on Amazon Kindle, and other ebook outlets.

In addition, Colonial Radio Theatre shall be producing audio dramatizations of both books starting in 2014/2015.

Noggle Stones takes place in 1899 in the American Midwest. The world of humanity is suddenly thrust together with the world of fantasy creatures, such as goblins and ogres. The mad goblin scholar, Bugbear, must unite with a human stage magician named Martin Manchester to solve the mystery as well as to face an ancient evil which has been awakened by the merging worlds.

Since I've last posted here there have been several exciting developments.

The Noggle Stones Archery line through 3Rivers Archery continues to grow. Keep in mind we started this archery line before the current "Hunger Games" inspired archery craze.

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We've also released a Noggle Stones Card Game, featuring some really outstanding artwork by George Broderick, Jr.

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And the Noggle Stones Role-Playing Game was released by Sanguine Games in 2012.

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Perhaps most exciting of all, Kevin Cleary of Pooka Entertainment is representing Noggle Stones and my other properties in Hollywood. Kevin has a great track record, having brokered deals with Disney, ABC Television, Paramount, and others. He currently has Noggle Stones in the hands of Peter Jackson (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), Mark Morgan (Twilight, Percy Jackson), and other Hollywood producers and studios.

If anyone would be interested in partnering with me to develop miniatures, figurines, games, and toys, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at wil@nogglestones.com

And feel free to stop by my website for more information about Noggle Stones… nogglestones.com

And check out some of the cool artwork by Ernie Colon, George Broderick, Jr., Theo Bain, and others… nogglestones.com/art.htm

FREE PDFs of the novels to interested parties.

Thanks for your time!


Wil Radcliffe
wil@nogglestones.com

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2014 6:36 a.m. PST

Hi Wil,

I am glad that things have moved forward with the series.

For those who have not read this series, do so. It is a fun adventure.

Matthew

WilRadcliffe18 Jun 2014 8:41 a.m. PST

Thanks, Matthew!

napthyme18 Jun 2014 10:54 a.m. PST

No idea how much demand there would be for the miniatures. Not sure if I ever heard of this series or not. Has it been published by any major publishers?

WilRadcliffe18 Jun 2014 11:08 a.m. PST

napthyme: You have heard of Noggle Stones before… you posted in my original thread back in 2009. :)

Noggle Stones was published by Dailey Swan Publishing in 2008. We sold out of the first printing by 2010. Unfortunately, Dailey Swan closed up shop before the second printing could be published.

I'm currently self-publishing the books. In addition, American Author is offering editions of the first and second books in the series, as well as through Jetbooks.com, an online ebook publisher distributed via airline internet providers.
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Plus, the Noggle Stones RPG is being published by Sanguine Games, a publisher who's been around for quite a few years. You might have heard of their popular IronClaw RPG, or Usagi Yojimbo RPG.

And there's the Noggle Stones Youth Archery line offered through 3Rivers Archery, the world's largest primitive and traditional archery supplier. Noggle Stones even has its own page in their print catalog.

I will confess, Noggle Stones is not a household name… yet. But between the various licensing deals I have, solid reviews by both readers and critics, and my deal with Pooka Entertainment, I feel there is a lot of potential for this property to take off.

And a miniatures line would fit in perfectly with the RPG.

If anyone is interested, feel free to read the first two chapters here…

nogglestones.com/excerpt.htm

You can judge for yourselves whether or not Noggle Stones has the potential to be a unique and successful miniatures line.

Cacique Caribe18 Jun 2014 12:07 p.m. PST

I always wondered where the next generation of miniature gamers (male and female) would come from, particularly now with so much in the way video games and social media apps and such to distract youngsters away from real face-to-face gaming.

If the minis were accompanied by an intro level rules system targeting something like the 8-12 year old age group, before the other distractions take hold, this might help them develop the habit of gaming with figures. Even if they eventually succumb to the lure of video games and social media sites, there's always the potential of a return to gaming with minis later in life, if they have fond memories of that earlier time.

Dan

WilRadcliffe18 Jun 2014 12:19 p.m. PST

Cacique Caribe: That is exactly the approach Sanguine took when they developed the Noggle Stones RPG. They geared it towards the young adult market, making it a game that the entire family could enjoy.

Plus, Noggle Stones has a very strong female heroine in Maga, the dragon bride. Having an 11-year-old daughter, I'm particularly aware of having strong female role models in my work.

So, hopefully any Noggle Stones miniatures line I'm able to get off the ground will continue to cater to that younger market, as well as appeal to seasoned gamers.

napthyme18 Jun 2014 12:26 p.m. PST

2009???? Gooooood Grief!!! I can't remember what I posted 5 minutes ago and now you want me to remember 5 years ago.

Yes I remember Iron Claw RPG, had some of there mini's they sold really well for me. Note to self find out what they did with the molds.

I am very backlogged ATM on getting stuff molded and released. I might be interested in say 6 months or so.

How many main Characters in the books are there and how many races that could be used to expand the line?

Winston Smith19 Jun 2014 3:47 a.m. PST

2009???? Gooooood Grief!!! I can't remember what I posted 5 minutes ago and now you want me to remember 5 years ago.

I find it intolerable that someone can….
What was I going to say?

napthyme19 Jun 2014 10:54 a.m. PST

It was supposed to be poking fun at myself that my memory is total crap.

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