Category Archives: Company Updates

Quarterly Company Update

McNabb Games and MGR


As many who have followed our progress may have noticed, McNabb Games has went from a simple self publishing content creator to a full fledged​ store front with publishing options available to everyone. As of February of 2017 McNabb Games has opened it’s first brick and mortar location which has lead us to undergo a few changes. To begin with I understand that having a storefront and a publishing house tied into one name brand and one site can become a bit confusing. That is why we are going to make McNabb Games focus on being our physical and digital storefront. At McNabb Games you can purchase all of our content as well as content from other creators both online and in our store. Our publishing, graphic design, and digital content creating will be done under the Label MGR or McNabbs Game Resources in an attempt to create a somewhat clear distinction between our store front and our publishing/manufacturing firm.

CreatureAWeek


Over at CreatureAWeek.com our weekly creature feature has been a fun project for us all, and has offered opportunities for local artists as well as some veterans in the hobby to showcase their abilities. Unfortunately due to the high operating costs and the time required (since it is a labor of love and generates very low revenue) will be changed to a subscription based service. The prices will be for 1 year subscriptions and will include 52 ecologies which will all be made available with stats compatible with Morgalad Fantasy RPG, Pathfinder and 5E by years end. After the fiscal year has closed we will make that years ecologies available for purchase on a creature by creature basis. That being said the best way to see new creatures as they are released is to purchase the yearly subscription which is actually half the cost as if you were to purchase the ecologies individually.

Morgalad Fantasy RPG


We realized our first fantasy RPG, Morgalad, thanks to a successfully funded Kickstarter that made it’s rounds in late 2014- early 2015. Since then we have made the starter book available for free to download via www.morgalad.com and a core rulebook available for purchase via the same site, drivethrurpg, tabletop library, Amazon, Kindle, Noble Knight, and other platforms. This year I am happy to announce the release of our first major expansion. This summer will be the release of our first in a 3 part adventure series titled, “The Scouts of Whitefall”. All three adventures will be released as separate modules in both print and PDF format, also a new expansion will be released to accompany those adventures titled “The Heroes of Lore”. Heroes of Lore will include 4 new professions, 25 more levels to expand upon the core levels, 50+ unique new abilities, and 30+ new creatures as well as the introduction of creature templates (ie half-breeds, werewolves, etc.)

Orc Office Party


In 2016 we were fortunate enough to experience our second fully funded Kickstarter project, Orc Office Party. Orc Office Party is a simple turn by turn elimination game where players attempt to slack off without being fired. We had some trouble with shipping as the month immediately following our funding prices at the USPS increased and rather than charge our backers an additional cost we had to make the decision to delay shipment and cover the costs ourselves. This was no easy task as we make very little to no profit off our crowdfunded games and make them merely for the joy of creating new games for our community. We encountered further logistics problems when current political endeavors caused conflict or changes with customs to certain countries but after much trial and error, I am proud to announce that all of our international and domestic orders have been shipped and are on the way to their respective owners.

Yet again I want to take this time to thank all of our supporters wether you have supported us through McNabb Games, through our various Kickstarter projects, or through creature a week and our other content distribution channels. Thank you for helping us grow. I hope to someday soon make this my full time job so that I can tailor our company and its many outlets to fit the needs of this amazing gaming community that has welcomed us with open arms.
Thank you ~John R.L. McNabb

Amonkhet Launch Party

Join us at our 1200 Harrison Street location for the launch party for Magic the Gatherings newest expansion, Amonkhet. April 28th from 6pm – 9pm. Make sure to register your place at the party via the following link before April 21st to make sure we have a spot available for you. Remember the more players we have the larger the prizes.
Registration link:
squareup.com/store/mcnabbgames/item/amonkhet-launch-registration

Item: Weaver’s Orb

Weaver orb

A beautiful orb adorned with brass bands with runes carved in. It hums slightly and pulses with a dull blue light. Any player that sees it is compelled to touch it. If it is touched it will grant the first wish the player thinks off. The player will have 2 minutes to decide what the wish will be. Once the wish is granted the orb disappears.
The origins of the orb are cloaked in myth. It was said a deity bestowed it to mortals as either a gift or a curse.

The Clerics Ruby

The Clerics Ruby
500gp
A special ruby amulet that can be charged with healing energy for future use. The cleric that charges it will be able to cast onto it as many healing spells that they are allowed in a 12 hour period.
Only one caster can charge it. To activate it the player must grasp it tightly. After every healing spell is used it must be recharged in order to be used again. It can only be recharged once all other charges are exhausted.

The History of Lycanthropes


In the ancient days before the birth of the two suns, the world of Terramydia was cloaked in darkness and only lit by the tumultuous lights in the heavens which harked the movements of the Gods. In these dark times the spirits of mortals and animals alike could intertwine, lending the savagery of beasts to the intellect of mortals allowing frightened tribes to survive the overwhelming darkness. Only the bravest of warriors, the most cunning of rogues, and the wisest shamans learned to harness these powers which once revealed under the moons light would help turn the tide of battle. After the Battle of the Architects the planetary triggers of these soulscourned beings changed drastically, turning a once noble partnership into a dangerously unbalanced curse. These beings walked the earth as mere mortals for the majority of their lives, but under times of great stress or by the light of the full moon the beast took over, rampantly unleashing it savagery upon all living beings nearby until its hunger or rage had been sated. As such this once honorable survival bond between man and beast is now an unbearable curse causing any struck with it to live a halved life. Very few have learned to tame the beast within, ultimately by becoming relatively savage in their mortal form allowing them to remain somewhat conscious in their beastly form. The curse of the lycanthrope can be passed by a bite as the curse is secreted from the lycans saliva.

The 3 Realms of existence.

The Morgalad core rulebook was released in 2015 and in 2016 the new creature a week series began to add more beasts to the fold. Now we take a brief glimpse into how the universe exists within the various campaign settings and universes of Morgalad. A few notes should be made on the cosmic design of the underlying universes that these creatures operate within. There are several planes of existence within every universe.
The physical realm is the material world where humans, dwarves, elves, and other beings exist and thrive.
The Ethereal realm which is comprised of two separate realms that operate on the same cosmic mechanics. These two ethereal realms; the Kingdom of crowns and the Kingdom of thorns are the spiritual world’s wherein dwells inhabitants such as angels, demons, and deity’s.
Then there are the Demi Planes the Demi Planes are obscured remnants left over from creation that have formed into a mutated cross roads between the physical world and the spiritual. It is within demi-planes such as The Veil, where death walks collecting the souls of those who have passed-on from the physical realm and escorts them to the next realm Often times the Demi planes are tapped into by powerful magicians in an attempt to create pocket dimensions to expand upon the physical realm.
We will take a look further into the various physical, ethereal, and Demi realms of existence in further posts as I intend to make this an ongoing series.

The Kingdom of Amryn

The Kingdom of Amryn is a shinning pinnacle along the Silver Coast. Ruled over by the dwarves of Gael-Mun, the trade city of Balmyth protrudes from Black Ash Mountain and stands upon a plateau overlooking the surrounding mainlands and coast lines. A solitary road leads into Balmyth where it branches off into three separate roads surrounded by inns and bazaars for travelers seeking a restful place to live and trade under the watchful eye of the Dwarf Lord Ulfrich Brownstone. The three roads of Balmyth continue on into the mountain itself where the true kingdom of the coastal dwarves lies buzzing with ever growing production. The vast stretches of the kingdoms are found by following one of the three main pathways into the mountain. The left road leads down into the mines and forges, the right road leads up to the unexplored caverns and tunnels where adventuring parties are always exploring hidden chambers for new secret treasures within the mountain; and the main road that leads travelers and traders into the main heart of the dwarvish city of Cragmyr. Cragmyr’s Heart is the main conclave of large stone chambers, primarily containing inns, taverns, and miscellaneous shops full of wondrous dwarven artifacts. Beyond these chambers are two more roads, one leading upward to the Crystal District of the noble dwarf-lords and even higher still to the Kings Halls, and the other road which leads down to the workers houses found in the Smut District where the miners and forge-masters live and operate the forges that are so crucial to the cities security and financial stability. ​ The kingdom of Amryn is a relatively peaceful location as their fortifications have made them all but impenetrable from outside attacks. Within the City of Balmyth there are two large wells, whose waters always stay at a boiling temperature due to the ever working forges beneath the towns surface. During times of war the main gates into Balmyth are closed and all of its inhabitants are ushered into the mountain which is then sealed shut. At which time the dwarves cease all activity to all forges except for increasing production to the select few closest to the wells of Balmyth. As the forges rise in temperature the wells of Balmyth erupt like geysers filling the city with boiling water eliminating any threat that may have found its way over the walls. As for those who would dare attempt to lay siege on the town the two main stone gates, facing the ocean, are then opened releasing all of the boiling waters which sweeps any siege holds into the ocean rocks cooking them beneath its waves along the journey. While the kingdom may be safe from war; greed, and overindulgence can often be a virulent pandemic here. Small bands of thieves can sometimes be found lurking in the unexplored mines above Cragmyr’s Heart. Wicked merchants often hold secret meetings under the cloak of night in the city of Balmyth in an attempt to lure more innocent travelers into the town where they can either capture them or use them to help out number the dwarves in an effort to claim the mountain with political ploys. The mines and forges also pose an ever growing danger as cave ins and overflowing furnaces are always looming. Rumors of wicked beasts from the deep have also come to fruition as some young dwarves have been known to dig into unsafe caverns opening tunnels into the very nests of dark chthonic denizens of the planet. Amryn is a simple and lazy land on the surface but as players will soon realize once they venture beyond the plateau trade markets, Balmyth and Cragmyr can be as dangerous as they are luxurious.

The Battle for The Magic City’s First Comic Book Store.

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Earlier this week we announced our scheduled grand opening of McNabb Games House of Comics which went over with much more enthusiasm then we ever expected. The citizens of this town were so supportive in sharing the news.

Within 12 hours of our announcement we were informed  by the city council president as well as the public works dept. supervisor, that there were multiple violations in this activity and if we followed through with the grand opening we would be charged and arrested on site.

The alleged violations they claimed we had committed where as follows;

1. Not obtaining a occupational license for retail sales.

2. Not filed sales tax paperwork with the Washington parish sheriff’s office.

3. Did not meet fire safety codes due to no handicap accessibility.

4. Not in an area zoned for business.

So it is now time to explain why these are alleged violations.

1. We had obtained a business license weeks prior to our announcement. Owner & Operator; John McNabb, went to Facebook and even posted an image of the completed and signed occupational retail license granted to us by the City of Bogalusa.

2. Prior to obtaining said occupational license we had to file our tax paperwork with the sheriff’s Dept. We have a copy of it as well but have not released it due to personal information such as SSI and EIN numbers on the form which are sensitive.

3.Its apparent that while the city officials did not attempt to look up any of the above paperwork they also did not look at the property in question as we had a handicap ramp installed and up to code at least a week prior to announcing anything related to a grand opening.

4. And that brings us to our last rebuttal; the area we are in has been rezoned so many times in the past 50 years no two people at city Hall could collaborate exactly what the official zone code of the location was, some said business, others said A1 residential, other said A2 transitional, all making this very unclear. What is clear is that there are three businesses open and operational within 200 yards of the building we are in, and to add to that, an operating and licensed tech repair shop was open and doing business not 6 years ago in the same exact building we are in. Nevertheless we appealed to the city and applied to rezone the property we are at and paid the necessary fees to insure the transition of the zone code of the property from ??? to B2 business code.

City officials informed us that the rezoning committee would not be meeting for another month and at that time they will make a preliminary decision, this decision, wether in support or opposition, will then be open to a public forum the following month, and then brought forth before the city council.

As we await a response from legal counsel on the next steps in this matter we do have these answers to give.

At this time our grand opening has been postponed.

How can you help?

I’m glad you asked. The biggest thing you can do is any of the following,

1. Call the public officials involved and voice your support and request them to support the young people of our community by approving the rezoning request and allowing us to open at our location. Names and contact information to follow.

Bogalusa City Public Works Dept. Supervisor James Hall 985-516-0740

Bogalusa City Council Presidential Sherry Fortenberry 985-516-6178

Bogalusa City Public Works 985-732-6211

2. Help fund our legal contest to open our shop by becoming a patron at one of our online locations. All products in our store are available online and the proceeds will go to help us appeal these restrictions.

www.mcnabbgames.com

And on Amazon at

www.amazon.com/shops/McNabb_Games