To go with the upcoming Way of the Tiger Kickstarter campaign, here's a message from Megara's US CEO, Richard S Hetley:
"We at Megara Entertainment are giving away a free download of nearly half of the first Way of the Tiger book. Get the Avenger demo here. (That's the small version; there's also a much larger full-quality PDF here.) It's fully-playable and is a great way for today's gamers to see why this series was a classic. There is also lovely colour art and plenty of edits and clarifications that old fans should appreciate. Among other things, there was a section missing from the 1985 publication which has now been restored, and so fans can look forward to getting killed when they fail to punch out the young magician. See? Something for everyone."Some folks on the Kickstarter page have been querying what may seem like a high price for the Megara WOTT books, but you have to remember that the campaign is to produce a deluxe collector's edition set of hardbacks with full colour throughout, printed on high-quality art stock with lots of really striking new illustrations. (I don't have shares in Megara, honest - I just think they are offering an outstanding product which, though expensive, is good value for money.)
To give a bit more background to all this: Fabled Lands Publishing has the rights in the Way of the Tiger. We are licensing those rights to Megara just for the limited edition set of hardbacks being offered in the Kickstarter campaign. After the campaign closes, Fabled Lands Publishing plans to follow up with a paperback edition of books 1-6, but those will only have black and white illustrations and there is no definite publishing schedule for them yet. "Sometime next year," is all I know at the moment, and that most likely won't be all six books at once. The paperbacks will be cheaper (probably around $9.99 each) but if you are a real WOTT aficionado you need to take advantage of the Kickstarter because it is a once-in-a-lifetime deal to get a truly beautiful set of books.
We've also been asked about digital versions. All I can say at this stage is that Fabled Lands LLP is in talks regarding a series of WOTT apps, and I'll reveal more as soon as I know it myself.
So, as Richard said, there really is something for everyone.