Clang! Neal Stephenson’s Kickstarter is still alive and swinging!

As I was flying out to the Western Martial Arts Workshop (WMAW) in Racine, Wisconsin this past weekend, many articles began whirling around the Internet about the demise of beloved sword fighting game initiative – Clang! I have been following this project closely as Neal Stephenson is a good friend of mine and a colleague…

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Pretty Sword Press

Pretty people and prettier poniards provide present-day press provender. It’s apparent that there have been from times historical, sword players that not only insisted on having functional swords – but they also demanded a blade that won’t clash with their fashionable hosiery!   My precious-s-s-s!   YORKSHIRE EVENING POST (UK) 13 January 13  Weird warfare…

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Missed & Future Opportunities Sword Press

Last week was Our 50thposting of Sword Press – which under other circumstances might qualify this One for some sort of modest ‘atta-boy’ award involving beer and an affectionate but manly pat-on-the-head.  However as I’ve learned to my sorrow, my iron-fisted, steel-hearted, way-too-fast-to-hit, workaholic Master insists that it’s all part of ‘business normal’ in getting…

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Elusive Sword Press

We seek him here, we seek him there,Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven?—Is he in hell? That demmed, elusive Pimpernel. Orczy, Baroness Emmuska. The Scarlet Pimpernel.   Tis slim pickings this week – even the Russians and Ukrainians seem to be quiet.  It must be the heat. You’ll forgive Us if We…

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International and Sword-Tech Press

‘Hi-Tech’ initiatives continue offer us interesting tools for supporting our intent to fully and authentically recreate the fighting styles and ‘feel’ of our chosen medieval or renaissance period.  Modern metallurgy guided by experienced metal-smithing has resulted in a dependable supply of consistent-quality, practice-ready, metal blades at an affordable price.  Chemical engineering yields ‘artificial blades’ and…

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International Sword Press … and Gaming?

It’s another one of those week’s where We’re all over the place – we just about circle the world with this edition … and happily so.  Cutting Class from your couch?   PC MAG (New York, New York) 11 June 12  Author Neal Stephenson Solicits Funds for Sword-Fighting Game (Chloe Albanesius) TG DAILY (Portland, Oregon) The…

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