Avalanche Press

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Avalanche Press is an American company that publishes board wargames and has published some role-playing game supplements. They have produced The Great War at Sea and Panzer Grenadier series, as well as Red Parachutes, one of their earliest games and a detailed study of the Soviet crossing of the Dnepr River in 1943.

History[edit]

Avalanche Press was started in 1994 by Mike Bennighof and Brian Knipple. In 1996, Avalanche Press released the first game in the Great War at Sea series. Twice, the series has won the Origins Award for the best historical game of the year.[1][2] They have also received many finalist nominations for the Origins Awards.[citation needed]

Avalanche Press was one of the publishers who began producing role-playing game supplements for the d20 System.[3]:395 From 2000 to 2005, Avalanche Press produced products using the open-source d20 system.[4] The book Celtic Age won the 2002 Origins Award for Best RPG Supplement.[citation needed] Avalanche Press had the license to produce a game based on the Iron Empires comics by Christopher Moeller, and had planned to release a d20 setting book called Iron Empires Lost Histories in 2004.[5]:195 When Luke Crane contacted Moeller directly in 2005 to offer to help with the project, he learned that it was dead and that Moeller was now looking for a new RPG publisher, so Crane and Moeller were able to reach a new licensing deal.[5]:195

Avalanche Press' physical plant is located in Irondale, Alabama[6] after previously being in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Future games survey[edit]

On September 12, 2008, Avalanche Press posted a survey so that fans could vote on games that they would like to see made.[7] These games include a variation of the Great War at Sea series during the age of sail, a conflict between the United States and Canada on the Great Lakes during the 1920s, an updated version of U.S. Navy Plan Orange, a game covering the German Plan Z, a World War II air combat game, a game covering the Six-Day War as well as one based on Napoleon's campaigns.

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Supplements[edit]

  • All For One, One For All
  • Arctic Front (2002)
  • Aztecs: Empire of the Dying Sun
  • Celtic Age
  • Distant Oceans (2003)
  • Doom of Odin
  • Dreadnoughts (2004)
  • East of Suez
  • Edelweiss (2003)
  • Endless Sands
  • Great White Fleet
  • Greenland Saga
  • I, Mordred
  • Jungle Fighting (2004)
  • Little People
  • Nile Empire
  • Noble Knights
  • Noble Steeds
  • Player's Guide: Third Reich/Great Pacific War (2004)
  • Ragnarok!
  • Tank Battles (2003)
  • Twilight of Atlantis
  • Viking Age
  • Vlad, the Impaler
  • Zeppelins (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Winners Presented at Origins 1999". Archived from the original on October 31, 2007. 
  2. ^ "List of Winners Presented at Origins 2000". Archived from the original on May 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702- 58-7. 
  4. ^ "Avalanche Press Ltd.". boardgamegeek.com. 
  5. ^ a b Shannon Appelcline (2014). Designers & Dragons: The '00s. Evil Hat Productions. ISBN 978-1-61317-087-8. 
  6. ^ "About Avalanche Press". November 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Future Games". September 12, 2008. 

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