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In Which The Warlock Officially Announces...

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2012

Blackfall Press, LLC Announces Tabletop RPG Kickstarter: Cold Steel Wardens: Roleplaying in the Iron Age of Comics
Cover Design for Cold Steel Wardens
(Courtesy of Julia "Kit" Mowry)

[Englewood, OH] Blackfall Press, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of a Kickstarter to finance publication of their first tabletop roleplaying game, Cold Steel Wardens: Roleplaying in the Iron Age of Comics. Utilizing the new “MAFIANAP” mechanics, Cold Steel Wardens players take on the roles of masked vigilantes taking back their city from the vicious gangs, metahumans and other criminals infesting the streets. 

Cold Steel Wardens emulates the Iron Age of Comics: an era of comics writing from roughly 1979-1996 made famous by works such as Alan Moore’s Watchmen, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, Dennis O’Neil’s seminal run on The Question, and countless other masterworks. In Cold Steel Wardens, heroes not only have to contend with the scum of the streets, but also the intense moral and ethical dilemmas surrounding vigilantism, personal rights, and justice. 

“What sets Cold Steel Wardens apart is its focus,” said A.P. Klosky, president of Blackfall Press, LLC and creator of the game, “Cold Steel Wardens is built around slow-burning investigations, brutal combat, and difficult moral quandaries. It’s a game meant to challenge players just as much as their characters.” This is Klosky’s first solo foray into designing a full roleplaying game, having worked as a freelance designer and editor for Cubicle 7 Entertainment, GameWick Games, and Gun Metal Games in the past. Provided that the Kickstarter drive is successful, 

Cold Steel Wardens: Roleplaying in the Iron Age of Comics is slated for a Summer 2013 release in both PDF and print. A follow up volume—Cold Steel Wardens: Rogues’ Gallery—is already in the planning stages. 

The Kickstarter itself is available at and runs from November 30th to January 1. For more information on Blackfall Press or Cold Steel Wardens, contact A.P. Klosky at apklosky AT or visit our Facebook page at

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