Tabletop Roleplaying, Card, and Board Game Publisher to Publish and Distribute RPG by ENnie-Nominated Designer of The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth

Ogden, UT (February 5, 2019)—Utah-based independent tabletop game publisher Gallant Knight Games announced today that it will publish The Great American Novel, A Roleplaying Game (GAN), the second tabletop RPG by ENnie-nominated designer of The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth, Christopher Grey. The game is designed to deliver the same sort of narrative character-driven experience that is found in Great American Novels such as The Great Gatsby, Beloved, or To Kill a Mockingbird.

GAN utilizes an original system derived from several game engines including Apocalypse World by Lumpley Games, FATE by Evil Hat Productions, and Fiasco by Bully Pulpit Games, that focus on a character’s journey throughout a story, their motivations, and the conflicts that get in the way of those motivations. Designed for scenarios consistent with literary fiction, the game serves as a framework that can handle any number of settings or trappings.

“Gallant Knight is committed to bringing high-quality RPGs to the marketplace, and The Great American Novel is no exception,” said Alan Bahr, owner of Gallant Knight Games. “The narrative-driven design creates an experience at the table that is immersive, emotional, and highly satisfying. We are committed to expanding our catalog with games that create unique experiences and that work to broaden the scope of what RPGs can do.”

GAN will begin a Kickstarter campaign on February 18, 2019, to raise $5,000 for production and distribution. Interior art will be illustrated by Robert Hebert, who was ENnie nominated for his work on The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth. The project’s developmental editor Christopher Sniezak of Misdirected Mark Productions and Encoded Designs, has written and designed for Fate, Gumshoe, and Dungeons & Dragons and has worked on development for several titles including Hydro Hacker Operatives and recent successful Kickstarters Iron Edda and Streets of Avalon. The editor, Lauren McManamon, edits Gauntlet’s Codex, was the editor on The Viel: Cascade by Fraser Simons, and Good Society: A Jane Austen RPG by the Storybrewers.

“Gallant Knight is the perfect partner for this project.” said designer Christopher Grey. “Alan and Gallant Knight has an established history of incredible products, prompt Kickstarter fulfillment, broad distribution, and has earned a reputation of quality and integrity. The Great American Novel is a passion project of mine, and I am excited to have put it in such capable hands.”

Following the Kickstarter, The Great American Novel, A Roleplaying Game will be produced and distributed by fall, available in all locations where Gallant Knight Games products are sold, including its online store and Drive-Thru RPG.

About Gallant Knight Games

Gallant Knight Games is a tabletop gaming company dedicated to high-quality roleplaying games and card and board games. Alan Bahr is the lead designer and founder of Gallant Knight Games. A game designer best known for the TinyD6 line of games, along with other games such as Cold Shadows, For Coin & Blood, Planet Mercenary, Gallant Pocket Games, and many more, Alan is the owner/operator of Gallant Knight Games.

About Christopher Grey

Christopher Grey is a tabletop roleplaying game designer, publisher, author, and marketer. His work spans from fantasy and science fiction to alternative history, supernatural, and conspiracies. Christopher successfully Kickstarted and fulfilled The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth, a satirical horror Powered by the Apocalypse game which was nominated for the 2018 ENnie Awards for Game of the Year.

In addition to game design, he has published over a dozen books for both fiction and nonfiction authors under Pacific Coast Creative Publishing, as well as his novel Will Shakespeare and the Ships of Solomon. ##