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GUELPH, ONTARIO — Dyskami Publishing Company announced today that it has entered into a North American licensing arrangement with Toei Animation Inc. to design and distribute a line of tabletop board games based on the popular Japanese animation series, Sailor Moon Crystal. Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be producing a line of Sailor Moon Crystal board and dice games for fans of the series,” said Dyskami Publishing Company President, Mark MacKinnon. “Sailor Moon Crystal offers a dynamic range of iconic characters and rich storylines that makes it an ideal series for adaptation into tabletop games. Sailor Moon and her allies have spanned generations, capturing the hearts of both gamers and anime buffs since the early 1990s and we look forward to bringing them to the gaming table.”
Dyskami will first release Sailor Moon Crystal Dice Challenge in late summer 2017, created by renowned designer, James Ernest of Cheapass Games, based on his Origins Award-winning Button Men game. Dice Challenge is an energetic dice battle game that’s quick to play, easy to teach, and highly portable for playing at anime/gaming conventions. Dyskami will debut its next release, the tile-passing-and-bluffing game Sailor Moon Crystal Truth or Bluff, later in the year with additional games following in 2018.
About Dyskami Publishing
Dyskami Publishing Company is a Canadian tabletop gaming company headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. They are dedicated to creating products for today's busy board gamers, both casual and hardcore, who may not have as much time for their hobby as before. The company’s tagline, “It’s About Time”, reflects their vision for an evolution in board gaming design and implementation. Dyskami publishes the board games lines Warband: Against the Darkness, Upon a Fable, and Worker Placement. For additional information, contact Dyskami Publishing Company at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dyskami.ca.
About Toei Animation Inc.
Based in Los Angeles, Toei Animation Inc. manages the film distribution of Toei’s top properties, including all Dragon Ball series, Sailor Moon, One Piece, Saint Seiya, and many others to North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Toei Animation Los Angeles office further handles all categories of consumer product licensing based on its film and television brands within these territories. For more information, please visit www.toei-animation-usa.com.
©Naoko Takeuchi/PNP/KODANSHA/TOEI ANIMATION
It is with great sadness that we relay the news that our dear, dear friend and Art Director, Jeff Mackintosh, passed away last night (12:15 am on Saturday, September 24th) after his long and courageous battle with cancer. Jeff was an inspiration to everyone who knew him and a great all-around guy. We will miss him terribly.
Having the opportunity to work with Jeff again was one of the reasons we decided to found Dyskami Publishing. He handled the art direction and graphic production of Upon a Fable, Warband: Against the Darkness, and our upcoming Q2 2017 game that we haven't announced yet.
During his years working in the gaming industry with Guardians of Order, Jeff's work was received with much critical acclaim, earning him numerous industry accolades. During the 2001 Origins Awards, Jeff competed against himself when he received two nominations in the same category (Best RPG Graphic Design) for his work on Big Eyes, Small Mouth 2nd Edition and the Tench Muyo RPG. He was a gamer geek at heart and lived life with passion.
Jeff is survived by his parents, Dorothy and Ian, and his sister, Tracy.
We loved Jeff and will miss him terribly.
Below is the tribute we paid to him in Warband: Against the Darkness shortly after he announced his diagnosis in fall 2014.