Cirsova Publishing Acquires Serial Rights to All of Mongoose & Meerkat

I can now confirm that Cirsova Publishing has acquired the rights to the entire remaining Mongoose & Meerkat series!

We will begin serializing it one story per issue, beginning with Hunt of the Mine Worm in the winter issue out this December, until all 18 stories in the cycle have run.

If you JUST got into Jim Breyfogle’s Mongoose & Meerkat via our kickstarter for Pursuit Without Asking and want to keep on top of things, the next story in the sequence, The Golden Pearl, was the cover story of our spring issue.

Read The Golden Pearl in the Spring Issue!

Missed the Kickstarter? Tales of the Mongoose and Meerkat is on Amazon!

Mongoose and Meerkat Retail Edition Available for Pre-Order–Out August 3rd

Did you miss the Kickstarter? Wishing you got your hands on one of those books that people are showing off all over social media?

Well, you will still have a chance to get your hands on a copy!

The eBook and retail paperback edition are available for pre-order now and will be out August 3rd.

eBook Edition

Retail Paperback Edition

Mongoose & Meerkat Art Arrives Safe & Sound + Comic Retailer Round-table w/Michael Tierney

The original illustrations by DarkFilly for Jim Breyfogle’s Mongoose and Meerkat arrived Saturday.

On one hand, sorry for the lousy focus–my tablet is a potato. On the other hand, for those of you who haven’t read the stories, this gives you an idea of the art style without too many spoilers.

We have three days to go for this Kickstarter, and you can still get your hands on one of these original pieces of artwork.

Also last week, Cirsova author, Wild Stars creator, and LCS owner Michael Tierney appeared on a round-table discussion with, among others, notable online comic shop personality Comic Perch and renowned comic-creator Mike Baron.

They discuss the impact of the comic industry shutdown plus DC’s efforts to do an end-run around Diamond to ensure that the comic shops are getting SOME product.

Michael’s central Arkansas stores have been weathering the storm as well as could be expected; he’s managed to stay open for an entire month with no new product, but as you might imagine, it has been lean times in Little Rock.

Now would be a fantastic time to pick up a Wild Stars from him, particularly since you can get the Wild Stars 35th Anniversary Omnibus cheaper from him than from us, due to some issues with Lulu’s platform migration.

As usual, Michael has a dozen irons in the fire, including his Beyond the Farthest Star web strip and several others we can’t talk about, but we hope to have some new Wild Stars news in the near future. In the meantime, it sounds like Troll Lord Games is gearing up to start printing the Wild Stars RPG–no release date yet, but we’re guessing “soon”.

…and Almost Finished with Game Content!

I spent a pretty good chunk of the evening working on bonus content for Mongoose & Meerkat!

The result is roughly 3,000 words of gaming content, including:

  • How to drop the Battlefield of Keres into your hexcrawl map
  • Suggestions on how to run a short adventure based on Brandy & Dye
  • Scenario for Sword of the Mongoose
  • Encounters in Terzol
  • Statblocks for monsters and encounters, ranging from the Hands of the Bursa and the Terzoli Remnants to Isak Yan and his undead to  Keres’s magical anomalies
  • Much much more!

I’ll be putting the finishing touches on it soon then will be running it by Jim Breyfogle for approval.

Once he gives it the OK, it will be added to the Appendix of the hardcover.

In fact, we’ll be adding all of the bonus material to the hardcover [except for the list of backer names, of course] this week, at which point the hardcover will be officially Almost DoneTM.

Once we have a page-count, we can do the layout for the hardcover’s dust-jacket.

No promises, but this could begin fulfilling by as early as June!

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Half-Way Through the Mongoose & Meerkat Kickstarter!

6 x 9 coverWe’re half-way through our crowdfund period, and at this time, we’ve got $250 to reach our $3k stretch goal to create OSR content based on the first five Mongoose & Meerkat adventures.

We could knock this out with one art-tier backer! Back on Kickstarter today!

We appreciate all of the support we’ve been giving during this rough time. This is a huge project for us and for our creative team, who’s been amazing.

We’d love to sell some of these original pieces of Mongoose & Meerkat interior artwork, because the more of these we sell, the bigger a check we can write to our artist, DarkFilly, who has graciously offered us a split on these.

In case you missed it, we had an interview with her here at Bounding into Comics. Plus, we had an interview with Jim over at Black Gate.

If we sell all of the original art pieces and the opportunities to be written into the upcoming Mongoose & Meerkat stories, this project could easily reach over $5k, which would put Cirsova in a great position for 2021.

Back now!

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Interview with Mongoose and Meerkat Illustrator, DarkFilly

Bounding Into Comics has an interview we did with DarkFilly, our illustrator for Jim Breyfogle’s Mongoose and Meerkat Vol 1: Pursuit Without Asking.

The interview can be read here.

Be sure to check out the Mongoose and Meerkat kickstarter. We’re just $650 away from our stretch goal to create OSR content for Mongoose and Meerkat’s adventures.

Thank you to all of our backers so far!

Goal Met

Mongoose and Meerkat Author, Jim Breyfogle, on Geek Gab with Daddy Warpig and Dorrinal

Cirsova author Jim Breyfogle was on Geek Gab over the weekend, talking about the Mongoose & Meerkat project and other fun stuff.

Check it out!  And once you do, be sure to back the kickstarter today!

We’ve met our $2k goal and are well on our way to meeting our initial $3k stretch goal to create gaming content based on these adventures.

We Did It! On Day 3, Mongoose & Meerkat Hits Its Initial Goal!

Thanks to everyone who’s backed so far! We couldn’t do it without you!

[If you haven’t backed yet, you’ve still got time, but there’s no time like the present!]

DarkFilly did this promo piece to celebrate.

Goal Met

Next up, is our $3000 stretch goal.

If we hit $3k, I’ll be writing up RPG content based on the first five stories in case you’d like to try incorporating some of Mongoose & Meerkat’s adventures at your game table. This will be included in the Appendix of the Hardcover format.

These won’t be full modules, but the sort of statblocks and suggestions necessary to get you started on your own. For an example of my design philosophy on converting short adventure fiction to tabletop scenarios, check out this old review I did for Basil Wells’ Raiders of the Second Moon. https://cirsova.wordpress.com/2019/06/14/short-reviews-raiders-of-the-second-moon-by-basil-wells-as-gene-ellerman/

Black Gate Interview with Mongoose and Meerkat Author, Jim Breyfolge

6 x 9 coverBlack Gate has posted an interview we did with Mongoose and Meerkat author, Jim Breyfogle!

You can read it here!

Be sure to hit the “Notify Me on Launch” button on our Kickstarter, which goes live on Wednesday!

Also, if you haven’t already, grab a copy of the latest issue of Cirsova featuring the all new Mongoose and Meerkat adventure, The Golden Pearl! I you have, leave a review!

One last cool bit of news, I’ll be on the Bunderdome with Mark Pellegrini this wednesday, talking about Mongoose and Meerkat, Michael’s comic store and his Wild Stars, the magazine and more!

Be sure to tune in!

 

 

Review of Jim Breyfogle’s The Golden Pearl

Nathan Housley over at Castalia House has reviewed the latest Mongoose & Meerkat story from Jim Breyfogle, The Golden Pearl.

With this aquatic adventure, Mangos and Kat cement themselves as Cirsova’s answer to Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser.

You can read the whole review here.

The Golden Pearl, by Jim Breyfogle, appears in Cirsova #3, Out Now.

Catch up on all of Mangos and Kat’s adventures in Tales of the Mongoose and Meerkat Volume 1: Pursuit Without Asking, coming soon from Cirsova Publishing!

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