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1483 Online Enters Beta Testing,

DAVISON, MI (April 08, 2006) - The Guild of Blades Publishing Group, a
market leading board game publisher with its well known Empires of
History series of historical board games and other fantasy and role
playing games, announces the launch of the 1483 Online beta test. Found
at http://www.1483online.com , 1483 Online is a massive multiplayer
online (MMO) turn based strategy game of diplomacy and conquest. The
1483 Online beta test is an open beta test, so all gamers around the
world are welcome to sign up and play.

In 1483 Online 28 players assume control of one of the leading kingdoms
or empires of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia,
set against the historical backdrop of the year 1483 AD. Players must
lead their nation's military to defend their lands and seek to expand
the realm, using a combination of war, diplomacy and economic
development. 1483 Online is a new style of game focussing on turn based
play with rapid games progressing at just one turn per day and standard
free games at just one turn per week. This new form of turn based, MMO
gaming allows all players an equal footing on game play time dedicated
to a single game and lets the players communicate via the internal
communication mail system, freely and equally with other players to
conduct diplomatic relations. The game rewards alliance building and
shrewd diplomacy coupled with a solid strategic use of military units
and resources rather than simply rewarding players with more time to
dedicate to a game, or skill with a mouse.

1483 Online is an online computer game adaptation of the GUild of
Blades' popular board game, Europe 1483. First run online in late 1999
as a human moderated "Play By E-mail Game", 1483 Online quickly gathered
a small and dedicated fan base of several thousand players. Now with the
fully automated computer game and online gaming experience, the Guild of
BLades expects the highly anticipated 1483 Online game to explode onto
the MMO gaming scene. They currently have plans to expand this new style
of MMO gaming to include other Empires of History board games converted
for online play, plus will expand 1483 Online game maps to go from its
current 28 player base up to a full world adaptation of the board game
series, allowing for 84 players per game.

The Guild of Blades presently plans to maintain a completely free
downloading of the 1483 Online software and allow all players to have
access to free game play accounts that will allow players continual
access to a small number of ongoing games. The venture will be supported
by Enhanced Memberships offering more game play opportunities and
advanced features, display advertising, and the sales of products
published by the Guild of Blades Publishing Group. This mix of play
options will allow players from all over the world to play with no need
of credit cards, checks or other payment options, and allow those
players wanting more to buy affordable packages start at just $9.95

To join the beta test for 1483, visit http://www.1483online.com to
create an account.


Founded in 1996, the Guild of Blades Publishing Group began as a small
game publishing firm producing inexpensive miniatures and role playing
game systems. In 1999 the company expanded into board games, which
quickly became the mainstay of its production lines and allowed for the
rapid expansion of the company. Since that time the Guild of Blades
Publishing Group has acquired a couple other small publishers and now
operates its own production facilities in Davison, MI, in addition to
launching its new interactive division to publish 1483 Online and other
turn based MMO games. For further information on the Guild of Blades
Publishing Group visit http://www.guildofblades.com

Posted by Directory of Games on May 10.

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