Independence Day - Cakebread & Walton Publisher News!

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Independence Day - Cakebread & Walton Publisher News!

Post by rednblack » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:44 pm

Cakebread & Walton: Independence Day!

1st October was Independence Day at Cakebread & Walton. For the last few years, our books have been published by Cubicle 7 Entertainment, but from now on we’re going it alone. Our popular and award-winning role-playing games and settings, including Clockwork & Chivalry, Abney Park’s Airship Pirates, Renaissance Deluxe, Clockwork & Cthulhu and Dark Streets, are available as PDFs, and over the coming weeks, they’ll start to become available as print-on-demand products from DriveThruRPG. This means that some of our products which have been out of print for a while (such as the UK Games Expo Award-winning steampunk RPG, Abney Park’s Airship Pirates core rulebook) will be available again, and many of our volumes will be available in hardback for the first time.

We’ve reached an agreement with Captain Robert Brown of Abney Park to carry on producing the Airship Pirates line of games, and Cubicle 7 Entertainment have generously given us permission to continue using their Heresy Rules Engine in the game, so that it remains compatible with the Victoriana RPG. Underneath the Lamplight, the Neovictorian sourcebook for Airship Pirates, will be available in full colour for the first time, and there are further supplements in the pipeline.

Our next major release will be the Pirates & Dragons RPG core rulebook – visit a world of swashbuckling, magic and monsters using a fast-paced cinematic version of our Renaissance D100 rules. The Kickstarter for this game still has a few days to run and has more than doubled its target; there are some cool stretch goals almost in reach, and if you sign up for the Kickstarter, you’ll get free postage in the UK and US, so if you haven’t backed it yet, now’s the time! We have a whole range of products planned for this richly detailed fantasy world, so keep an eye out.

Other projects in the pipeline include a world-spanning campaign for Dark Streets, our grim 18th century Cthulhu Mythos setting, more short Renaissance adventures in our Flintlock & Steel series and possibly the next adventure in the Kingdom & Commonwealth campaign for Clockwork & Chivalry.

We’ve also got a comic Victorian murder mystery novel, The Morecambe Medium, featuring the investigating team of Augustus Mulberry and Doctor Touchstone, about to hit the virtual bookshelves!

Cakebread & Walton consists of game designers Peter Cakebread and Ken Walton, who have the privilege of working with a group of talented artists and writers from across the world. We’re a tiny independent company based in Lancaster, England and in cyberspace.

All our games will be available in the future from, and its sister site


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Re: Independence Day - Cakebread & Walton Publisher News!

Post by rulandor » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:17 pm

That is good news! I was worried about Airship Pirates, and I am glad to hear that it is going on. Probably you currently have a lot f things to think about and do, but whenever you find the time, please let us know about further plannings for Airship Pirates.

Especially wonderful is the news about POD via Drivethrough. That really seems they way to go for small businesses in the RPG industry, keeping small products on sale virtually forever.

And imagine: Underneath the Lamplight in a colour print version! I had just ordered the black and white version from C7, but as a have already admiringly perused the colour PDF, I might be persuaded to order a colour print version additionally.

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Re: Independence Day - Cakebread & Walton Publisher News!

Post by gavken » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:27 pm

Good news - and I too will want to get Under the Lamplight in colour --- my current copy is already falling apart. I'd like to second the request for news on the details of the future supplements in the line ....

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Re: Independence Day - Cakebread & Walton Publisher News!

Post by DavetheLost » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:19 am

Colour Underneath the Lamplight? I'd buy a second copy for that!

Glad to hear things are looking well for C&W.

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