Asmodee announces the creation of new fiction imprint, Aconyte

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Asmodee announces the creation of new fiction imprint, Aconyte

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Asmodee Entertainment are delighted to announce the creation of their own fiction imprint. Called Aconyte, it will be publishing novels based on many of Asmodee’s best game properties. Aconyte are also actively pursuing licenses for third-party tie-in fiction, with the first of these at the contract stage. Aconyte will start a monthly publication schedule from early summer 2020, producing paperbacks and ebooks for the US, UK and export trade.

Asmodee is a leading global games publisher and distributor. Among its most famous and imaginative game brands are Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Arkham Horror, and Legend of the Five Rings. More recent hits have included the innovative fantasy card game KeyForge and the co-operative zombie survival missions of Dead of Winter.

Asmodee’s Entertainment platform was formed in 2018 to focus on taking Asmodee’s wealth of intellectual properties into formats as varied as films and TV, comic books, location-based entertainment, merchandise, and novels.

Asmodee Entertainment are delighted to announce the creation of their own fiction imprint. Called Aconyte, it will be publishing novels based on many of Asmodee’s best game properties. Aconyte are also actively pursuing licenses for third-party tie-in fiction, with the first of these at the contract stage. Aconyte will start a monthly publication schedule from early summer 2020, producing paperbacks and ebooks for the US, UK and export trade.

To helm the imprint, Asmodee has appointed Marc Gascoigne, lately publisher & MD of award-winning global scifi imprint Angry Robot. He’s hired assistant editor, Lottie Llewelyn-Wells, and publishing coordinator, Nick Tyler, to join him in new offices in Nottingham.

Andy Jones, head of Asmodee Entertainment said:

“Asmodee’s stated mission is to bring the world ‘Great Games, Amazing Stories’. Aconyte is another key milestone along that path, literally creating those amazing stories and bringing further depth, intrigue, characters, and narrative to some of the best game worlds ever created.”

About Asmodee Entertainment

Asmodee Entertainment is a newly formed platform of games publisher and distributor Asmodee. Its mission is to extend Asmodee’s leading intellectual properties into TV/film, book and comics publishing, location based-entertainment, and consumer products, working in parallel with sister platforms Asmodee Boardgames and Asmodee Digital. Asmodee Entertainment will reach many new audiences and further delight existing fans through the creation of compelling story and character content set in Asmodee’s vibrant game universes. By establishing best-in-class partnerships across the full spectrum of opportunities, Asmodee Entertainment aims to create truly global intellectual properties and brands.

About Asmodee

Asmodee Group is a leading international games publisher and distributor committed to telling amazing stories through great games with over 34 million games sold in more than 50 countries. Through our portfolio of iconic game titles, including Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Dead of Winter, Splendor, KeyForge, Dobble/Spot it! and Star Wars: X-Wing, we create a dynamic transmedia experience for players across a variety of digital and physical platforms. Asmodee also creates inspiring and innovative products in partnership with leading entertainment and technology companies. Asmodee operates in Europe, North America, South America and Asia and is headquartered in Guyancourt, France. Learn more at corporate.asmodee.com.

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Anjou Valentine's Avatar
Anjou Valentine replied the topic: #296064 25 Apr 2019 12:24
This is... interesting. Has anyone sampled FFG's original fiction?
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BaronDonut replied the topic: #296066 25 Apr 2019 12:34
Oh fuck yes, there are FINALLY commercial opportunities for my Ticket to Ride fanfic to reach a bigger audience.
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DarthJoJo replied the topic: #296084 25 Apr 2019 13:32

Anjou Valentine wrote: This is... interesting. Has anyone sampled FFG's original fiction?


There have been two waves of fiction from Fantasy Flight. Maybe five or so years ago they were doing paperback novels for Arkham Horror, Android and Tannhäuser(?). Now they’re doing hardback novellas with color inserts for Arkham, L5R and Android (maybe less so now after losing Netrunner) and packaging them with alt art cards.

Quality is variable. I prefer the Arkham novels as they had big ensembles and felt more like the game. The novellas are pretty. Norman Withers’ is probably the best as he actually has an arc in it.
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panzerattack replied the topic: #296103 26 Apr 2019 03:31
Interesting that Marc Gascoigne is connected to it. He used to be heavily involved in Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy back in the day. I think he used to head Black Industries too.
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Legomancer replied the topic: #296104 26 Apr 2019 07:00
read Moby Dick instead
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RobertB replied the topic: #296105 26 Apr 2019 07:38

Legomancer wrote: read Moby Dick instead


Too long, not enough whales. Hard pass.
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Legomancer replied the topic: #296106 26 Apr 2019 08:14

RobertB wrote:

Legomancer wrote: read Moby Dick instead


Too long, not enough whales. Hard pass.



no it's good
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BaronDonut replied the topic: #296108 26 Apr 2019 09:32
"Call me Red. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me in the sea, I thought I would ride about a little and see the railed part of the United States (plus expansion maps, of course). It is a way I have of accumulating points and completing routes."
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fightcitymayor replied the topic: #296109 26 Apr 2019 09:41

BaronDonut wrote: Oh fuck yes, there are FINALLY commercial opportunities for my Ticket to Ride fanfic to reach a bigger audience.

Speaking personally, I enjoyed the hell outta your BangTrain Trilogy, as it is rare to find such rich characterization in my preferred segment of adult fanfic. I mean, having Lex Steele as the conductor of "The BBC Express" near the end of Volume 2 ("From Nashville To Raleigh") was nothing short of inspiring.