Issaires Inc Established by Greg Stafford

Chaosium has begun the process of creating a new Glorantha-based corporation, tentatively called Issaries Inc. Glorantha is the popular fantasy world developed for the pastthree decades by Greg Stafford. This corporatyion shall hold the Glorantha trademark, create books and games for sale, actively license the trademark to create other income souurces.

We want to have a new Glorantha roleplaying game on the market 18 months after the company begins operations. All stockhlders will receive a free copy of the first edition, first printing of this new game.

This new corporation will be separate from Chaosium Inc., primaruly to isolate its funding so that the investors know that the money is going to Glorantha products, rather than to Chaosium projects. Nonetheless, Chasoium will be the majority shareholder, and will also be commisioned to handle many of the more mundane business apects (administration, warehousing, sales, etc), for a reasonable fee. Thus, Issaries Inc., shall be a design house whose paper game products will be licensed to Chaosium.

Our publication plans begin witha triop of reference books, followed by a roleplaying game and a regular scgedule of supplements. We have many new and exciting ideas for this. With our first release Introduction To Glorantha, you will be able to just say, "Here, read this first." As a stockholder, you will get a copy of this book before we send them to our paying customers.

Issaries Inc., shall also actively seek licensors for its trademark. A computergame is already well into development. We will also seek licensees in the traditional realms of t-shirts, posters, and minature figures. All other potential licensed products will be aggressively pursued as well, including movies, comin books, board games, action toys, and food products.

We had previously discussed working with Stratelibri, our Italian allies, to be our major financial investor. That plan has fallen through because of rapidly changing financial conditions in Italy. Although we sincerely hope that Stratelibri will be an investor, and that they may still benefit from sublicensing from us, their previously discussed involvement has not materialised. Thus this letter to you.

A new business can ordinarily anticipate two types of investors: the fan and the financial investor. WeÕre asking you, our fans., for help first. We ask that you can help us complete an Issaires Feat and create something new. You can share in the process of takling immaterial ideas and transforming them into a solid, successful, publishing company.

We at Chaosium have always tried to please our fans, and we gratefully acknowledge your loyal support. Many of you have asked how to help. Here is one concrete way.

A single share of Issaries Inc., will be only $100

This is how you can join us, knowing that you have contributed to the welfare and growth of Glorantha. YouÕll also reap further benefits thereby. Normal stockholder benefits include an invitation to the annual board meeting, the right to vote for the Board of Directors and on decisive money issues, and receipt of an aannual budget and report on sales activities. Share ownershiup in Issaries Inc., will also get you one or more free game books or games per year, depending upon your total investment.

We can't realistically rely upon professional financial investors to help us here. They want a large return on their investment, which our conservative numbers do not show. Our business plan will succeed because the expectations of our stockholders are not to collect huge dividents, but to focus on publishing Gl;oranthan products.

We know this plan can succeed because Chaosiun has done this before. Our financial estimates are realistic rather than ballooned up for special effects. We want to err towards caustion hgere.

We can not honestly begin anything until we have $50,000 on hand. We are absolutely committed to having that amount of money on hand since we can not be sure of suucess wiothout it. We hope we can find either 500 of you who will buy one share each, one person who will purchase 500 shares, or some combination thereof. We have prepared a full business prospectus for thos who are interested.

Are you interested?
If you are, please contact Greg Stafford at Chaosium Inc., to discuss this offer, and to be put on the list for more information.

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