Written by Matthew Feldman, Owner of Meztrailov Fantasy Games
First, we’d like to wish everyone a belated happy Easter. It isn’t Aldrick that’s updating this time, it would be me, Matt Feldman, Owner of Mez Fantasy Games. Now, we did talk about some stuff, and we realize that we have been a tad bit slow, and we’re going to be completely honest about why that is and give you all the future layout of our business and our goals. Let’s get right to it then, yeah?
First and foremost, we are not closing down. Quite the opposite actually. The issue is, in all honesty, that we are a digital publishing company that was founded on our own merit and money, and while I did all the research when founding this company, I did so with a goal in mind: To published talented, up and coming, creative authors. Aside from that I wanted to build a company that wasn’t just known for its books and its amazing authors; but I also wanted to build and develop Tabletop and Card games for everyone of all ages to enjoy. The issue that arose is this: Monetary issues within our political climate and my own medical disability have reduced my ability to fully perform the functions that my purposes as a publisher would be, as well as the fact that my secondary objective, which was to produce games as well, crossed over with my publishing of my authors. Essentially, too many hands in too many pies.
Now, what does this mean for the future of MFG? Well, first and foremost within the coming year we will be officially changing the name of the company to Mez Fantasy Publishing. That’s literally a major financial change to do, and while we did promise our authors that we would get them ISBN numbers, the cost is increasing every year. That said, as soon as we can we will be getting the ISNB numbers, despite the ones that Amazon and Kindle have presented, as well as other distributors that we work with. What it also means for the future of MFG is that currently, things are just going to be slow. Between our stretched thin small staff, and an owner whose taking care of his family and trying to raise revenue for marketing advertisements for the company’s books, this is not something that can be accomplished. We said at the beginning that we would starting making money by the tenth year and we are rapidly approaching that within the next three to four, and as such, we have seen some income from our talented hosts of authors. However, we are going to be doing more for them as the load lightens so to speak.
Are we still publishing? Absolutely. We are still publishing, and again, this is where the issue came into play: The fact is, MFG’s core three phases of Book Publishing, Comic Book Publishing, and eventually Game Development, have all sort of crossed over into one major phase, and again, it pretty much adds up to the fact that when it comes to digital comic book publishing, my knowledge on that was not at as up to date or even within the realm of my current competency and for that, I do sincerely apologize. Right now, to publish comic books, we would need an already finished product, as we do not have a Storyboard Team, a Comic Book Editing Team, nor do we have the artist and inkers to fully realize a comic book at this time. We can do novels with images within them, yes, similar to works like Stephen King’s the Dark Tower or Artist/Author Brom’s works, including the Devil’s Rose, Plucker, and more. Our ultimate goal is to be able to provide original comic books from original artists/writers, but at this time we simply can’t, so we are going to be sticking with our original modality of publishing authors in the genres that we have already established in the past.
What about our current projects? Well, we’re going to get right back into them, starting with our latest announcement: We have officially received from a new client a fantasy RPG called Medieval, based on the d20 tabletop RPG system, and we are looking for Alpha Testers. Why Alpha Testers? Well we want you to break the game of course! All Alpha testers will receive a free copy of the game’s core rule book and GM Rulebook when published. We will have more information closer to June when the official Alpha Booklet is put together.
Now some of you may have noticed that MFG has been streaming content, and the question is why? Well its simple: We’re aiming to not only help raise donations for genuinely true charitable causes and help those who truly need it, but we are also streaming and raising funding for our company as a whole. We have partners in our streams, some of which are my own family, and friends, while others are amazing gamers from around the world that we are glad to call friends.
This is not the Endgame people. This isn’t even the beginning of the end of Meztrailov Fantasy Games. Its just the beginning. What do we say to the naysayers? As Game of Thrones’ would tell us, ‘Not today’. See you all soon.
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