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Lordlings of Yore released by A.P.P.L.E.

Seattle, Washington — November 26, 2018 — Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and Jon F. Baxley are proud to announce the immediate availability of the book for his classic game Lordlings of Yore: The Game of Knights, Knaves and Necromancers.

Lordlings of Yore was originally published in 1983 by Softlore Corporation, a company run by Jon. The newly-designed 56 page manual includes remastered art for the cover and interior.  The cover even showcases more art than the original game box, as an early production print was located and remastered.  Author Jon F. Baxley also wrote a new preface and historical perspective for this A.P.P.L.E. release.  The game is now free of copy protection and uses standard DOS 3.3.  While a free download of the game disk is available, a limited edition box and floppy reproduction will be available soon for collectors.

Availability

Lordlings of Yore: The Game of Knights, Knaves and Necromancers is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com.  A disk image is on the Apps page, and a printable Shire Map and Unit Roster are available.

Features

Limited Edition Box & Disk


The “limited edition” box and disk are just around the corner.  This will be a a full-size, professionally produced 6.5″ x 9.5″ box with lid, including disk with a full-length color label, and the Shire Map and Unit Roster papers used for gameplay.  And most importantly, author and creator Jon F. Baxley will sign your choice of paperback or hardback game manual, featured on this page.

Please complete the General Interest Form below to indicate your interest.  When we receive the final box proof from the printers, we will announce pricing and check with you again to verify your interest.  Then the pre-order process will begin for anyone interested.




Author

Jon F. Baxley is an author, freelance writer, game designer and medieval historian from San Antonio, Texas. His latest major work is a three book fantasy series entitled The Scythian Stone Saga set in Scotland in the late 900s. The series is available in print and eBook formats from Amazon and other fine retailers.  A 1969 University of Texas at Arlington graduate, Jon served with the U.S. Army, worked as a golf professional, and consulted for the United States Information Agency in the former Soviet Union. Having been a full-time writer and author for many years, Jon eventually turned his attention to fiction writing and has never looked back.  When someone asks about his writing experiences, Jon answers with, “Ask not what a publisher can do for you. Ask what you can do for your publisher.”


Producers

Brian Wiser — Apple consultant, historian and archivist.  Designer, editor, and co-producer of several books including: Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution, The WOZPAK Special Edition: Steve Wozniak’s Apple-1 & Apple II Computers, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition.  Producer/Director of the documentary film Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity, Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering webmaster.  Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game Structris, and is a co-producer/writer for CallApple.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine.

Bill Martens — Apple historian and enthusiast, Programmer, President of Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and co-producer of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine, Cyber Jack, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints, The WOZPAK Special Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition. Bill also co-produced and co-programmed the retro iOS game Structris.

Publisher

Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has been a global Apple user group since 1978, with membership peaking near 50,000 in 1985.  Offering many services, A.P.P.L.E. is also a book publisher and game developer, and has produced over a dozen new book titles since 2013 in addition to over 100 Apple software titles.

A.P.P.L.E. produced and published the The WOZPAK Special Edition – a detailed book containing Steve Wozniak’s restored handwritten notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also publish: Tome of Copy ProtectionCyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution by Mike Harvey, What’s Where in The Apple: Enhanced Edition, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition by David H. Ahl, The A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.

Press information is available at: www.callapple.org/press

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