PRESS RELEASE: Andrews McMeel Publishing Signs Exclusive Licensing Deal to Distribute ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Content via Roll20

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Andrews McMeel Publishing Signs Exclusive Licensing Deal

to Distribute ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Content via Roll20


Kansas City, MO (May 21, 2020) —Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) has signed a licensing deal to distribute ZWEIHÄNDER RPG content via Roll20, effective May 21, 2020. Roll20’s Virtual Table Top (VTT) will be the exclusive virtual tabletop for all ZWEIHÄNDER and Powered by ZWEIHÄNDER d100 tabletop role-playing games.

In addition, AMP has released the ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Player’s Handbook in Roll20 Compendium format, playable here now. With ZWEIHÄNDER RPG, gamers are able to create grim characters, write perilous adventures, and build their own low fantasy & dark fantasy campaigns. The ZWEIHÄNDER RPG can be found on the Roll20 Marketplace here. AMP will also develop and support future ZWEIHÄNDER RPG supplements and a variety of yet-to-be published tabletop role-playing games on the Roll20 Marketplace.


“One of the key challenges modern audiences face is which virtual tabletop (VTT) to use when playing tabletop RPGs online,” said Daniel Fox, AMP’s Executive Creative Director, Games. “While other VTTs have their own unique advantages, the intuitiveness, flexibility, and user-friendly interface that Roll20 offers simply can’t be beat. The release of the ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Compendium is a perfect complement to the Roll20 Spotlight program. The future of VTT gameplay rests in Roll20’s capable hands, and I am excited for our partnership with them.”

“ZWEIHÄNDER is a great game that calls back to the classic tabletop RPG feel and crunch, while also having the design sense for a modern audience,” said Trivia Fox, Roll20 Licensing Director.

“We have watched continued growth of ZWEIHÄNDER on the Roll20 virtual tabletop and are honored to be the exclusive place to play ZWEIHÄNDER online. We look forward to continuing a partnership with both Daniel and Andrews McMeel as the ZWEIHÄNDER series grows and develops.”


Celebrated as Best Game and Product of the Year at Gen Con, ZWEIHÄNDER RPG is a dark fantasy tabletop role-playing game. Using an intuitive D100 system and modern design principles, it’s easy for Dungeons & Dragons and tabletop RPG fans to learn and play. ZWEIHÄNDER also offers enough crunch to satisfy veteran gamers, making a dynamic alternative to craft your own dark fantasy campaigns. Using its unique profession-based system, you’ll create grim & perilous characters unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

About Andrews McMeel Publishing:
Andrews McMeel Publishing is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, a global, independent and integrated media partner to creators of inspirational content, comics, and illustrated humor. It distributes creator content through global syndication; book, calendar and greeting card publishing; digital consumer experiences; and entertainment licensing.  For more information, please visit

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Author and RPG Expert Daniel D. Fox to Join

 Andrews McMeel Universal

Kansas City, MO (May 6, 2019) – Kansas City author and tabletop role-playing game (RPG) designer Daniel D. Fox will join Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) as Executive Creative Director of Games, announced by President and Publisher Kirsty Melville. In this newly-created position, Fox will work to create and acquire RPGs and related products, as well as work with new and established AMU creators to identify opportunities for extending their brands into the world of games.  He joins AMU May 6 and will report to Melville.

“With our successful track record in both print and digital puzzles and games, the world of RPGs makes sense for us as a publisher,” said Melville. “Daniel’s experience in game development and digital marketing make him a perfect fit for this role.”

“Daniel is a creative thinker with an uncanny ability to identify and develop new talent and game properties,” said AMU CEO Andy Sareyan. “We look forward to great things as he leads our expansion into the RPG category.”

“There are a growing number of RPG designers looking for the right partner to bring their games to life in the broader RPG market,” said Daniel D. Fox. “We intend to be that partner at AMU. Coupled with our publishing reach, growth of the ZWEIHÄNDER RPG catalogue, and a wealth of talented creators and associates beneath the AMU banner, we are poised for success. We intend to be agents for change in the RPG publishing world, using traditional print and digital extensions of our games to reach audiences where they are most active – at the gaming table and online.”

Fox is the creator and author of ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG, one of the best-selling fantasy tabletop role-playing games.  Featured on and having won two ENnie golds for Best Game and Product of the Year at Gen Con 2018, the self-published version has sold over 90,000 copies worldwide. Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) will publish ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG: Revised Edition in June 2019, followed by MAIN GAUCHE Grim & Perilous Supplement in September.  Prior to joining AMU, Fox was Director of Client Engagement at VMLY&R since 2017, and worked in digital strategy and marketing for much of his career.


Founded in 1970, Andrews McMeel Universal is an independent, multi-faceted, global entertainment company. Distinguished by a creator-first approach and the uncanny ability to tap into the zeitgeist of popular culture, Andrews McMeel specializes in comics, illustrated humor and inspirational content distributed across multiple platforms, with a remarkable roster of talent across syndication, book, calendar, and greeting card publishing, digital consumer experiences, and entertainment licensing, including dozens of New York Times bestselling authors and Pulitzer Prize-, Reuben Award-, and Emmy-Award-winning creators.