RPG superstar Monte Cook has announced that Ptolus, due for release at GenCon next week (see 'Ptolus Hobby Only'), will be his penultimate game project as he makes a transition to writing books.  He has one more (to be announced) game project planned, for a company other than his own Malhavoc Press, for release next year. 


According to the announcement posted on his Website, Cook feels that the time is right because of the release of Ptolus.  'Ptolus, in my mind, rivals 3rd edition itself as the coolest thing I've ever produced,' he said.  '...I want to go out at the top of my game..., and I feel that I have done so.  In spades.'


Cook said that he has a novel, a non-fiction book, and other projects to be named later in the pipe.  He will continue to write his comic series throughout the rest of the year (see 'Dabel Brothers Announce Ptolus Comic Book Series').


Malhavoc plans to continue to keep its books in print, forums will remain active, and Cook said he will continue to post to the Malhavoc Website.