Jon Hodgson was the creative director at Cubicle 7, providing writing and artwork for The One Ring (see “‘Adventures in Middle-earth’ Reach ‘Eaves of Mirkwood’”) and overseeing the company’s creative efforts. Hodgson left the company earlier this year.
The new company has announced its first two projects, a pair of role playing games built on the 5th Edition game engine and featuring historical themes and settings:
Hellenistika was developed in partnership with Ken Hite, whose work includes GURPS Horror, Trail of Cthulhu, Night’s Black Agents, and Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition.
Both game systems will feature new character classes and playable races, as well as modified rules to reflect the setting.
In addition to publishing its own products, Handiwork Games will act as a development studio, providing artwork, product development, and other services to other publishers. The studio’s client list already includes Monte Cook Games, Onyx Path Publishing, and Uhrwerk Verlag.