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BLACKGUARDS: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues

A project in Fort Mitchell, KY by J.M. Martin

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Michael J. Sullivan, Lian Hearn, Mark Lawrence, David Dalglish, Carol Berg and many more have penned tales set in their various worlds.
Backers: 1237
Average Pledge Per Backer: $31

Funded: $38,631 of $14,500
Dates: Aug 25th -> Sep 24th (30 days)
Project By: J.M. Martin
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Latest News

Stretch Surprise! 1,100 Backers Just Unlocked...

September 23rd - via:
...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, the Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, due out from DAW Books in August, 2015!  In addition, Brad... (Read More)

It's the Final Countdown! Ba-duh buh-buh! Ba-duh buh-buh-buh!

September 21st - via:
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, you jerkface!" Hah. At Ragnarok, that's what we do. And you're... (Read More)

Can BLACKGUARDS Stretch to $30k??

September 15th - via:
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 discussed it with my co-publishing partner and we have one more stretch... (Read More)

BLACKGUARDS | All the Happenings

September 14th - via:
All The HappeningsLots has transpired since the previous update just six days ago. We've achieved new stretch goals, adding a loop to the BLOOD COIN now so you can thread it and wear it if you like. That's pretty awesome, especially if you're a... (Read More)


September 5th - via:
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 the latest stretch goal ($22,000, can you believe it?) BLACKGUARDS is now open... (Read More)

BLACKGUARDS Streeeetched (+ Open Submissions)

August 31st - via:
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. KEMP author stretch goals. That means you get elaborate illustrations to... (Read More)

Illustrious Illustrations Illuminate BLACKGUARDS!

August 31st - via:
On the 7th day of Ragnarokmy 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 Yet Again!YOU UNLOCKED YET ANOTHER LARGE COFFER! And you found DAVID ALVAREZ and ORION... (Read More)

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August 30th - via:
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‘Blackguards’ Kickstarter Funded & Stretch-Goal Reached

August 30th - via:
I’m very pleased to report that the Kickstarter for Ragnarok Publications’ ‘Blackguards’ anthology is now funded and has reached the $17,000 stretch goal, which means my Raven’s Shadow novella ‘The Lord Collector’ will now be included. (Read More)


August 28th - via:
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 Publications Presents... An excerpt from James Enge's Blackguards tale, "Thieves at the Gate," as... (Read More)

Ragnarokkers Get BLACKGUARDS Noticed by Kickstarter Staff!

August 26th - via:
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 us past $10,000 lickety-split and Ye Olde Gods of Kickstarterdom hath deigned to notice and... (Read More)

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