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Default Scallywag Now Available For Pre-Order!
Press Release Teaser: Save Some Gold Pieces With The Specially Discounted Pre-Order Price!   

News Release For Immediate Release

Scallywag Now Available For Pre-Order!
Save Some Gold Pieces With The Specially Discounted Pre-Order Price!

Hampstead, NC, 18 July 2007

Unless you're one of the lucky few in this world to be considered independently wealthy
every day brings a financial drain. Money for gas, money for meals, money for the wife
and the kids, not to mention the monthly obligations and periodic unpleasant financial
surprises that can crop up. So when you want to forsake the mundane world and become
the mighty hero the last thing you need is another wallet busting expense.

Saving would-be heroes everywhere their hard earned gold, Shrapnel Games is now
taking pre-orders on the upcoming Rogue-like dungeoncrawl, Scallywag: In the Lair of
the Medusa. From now until August 26th, heroes of the land can take advantage of
the special pre-order discount being offered and purchase Scallywag: In the Lair of the
Medusa for only $24.95. That's $5.00 off from its normal retail price of $29.95. Best of all,
besides enjoying the great savings, by pre-ordering you are guaranteed to be one of the
first to experience the game when it ships!

Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa is the upcoming game of randomized dungeon
exploration and monster whacking, developed by Chronic Reality and published by
Shrapnel Games. Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa will be available for Windows-
based PCs, and can be pre-ordered directly at:


Using the familiar trappings of Rogue style gameplay, Scallywag: In the Lair of the
Medusa adds its own unique spin to the world of random Monty Haulism. Players take
on the role of Rapius (farm laborer by choice, champion of all that is good and holy by
circumstance) as he descends into a labyrinth consisting of eighty levels, spread amidst
eight different worlds. During his descent Rapius will face numerous challenges, from
the environment to the dangerous denizens of the dark. And it is very, very dark...

Key to Rapius' survival is his lantern. Players can burn the lantern bright to extend
Rapius' vision range, and hopefully get the drop on unfriendly critters, but at the cost of
burning through oil (which can only be replaced by finding flasks) at a rapid pace.
Conversely, Rapius can lower his lantern until its but a mere pinprick of light, saving his
oil, and making it possible to sneak through the underground abyss. Of course, with his
vision now extending only a few feet in front of him it makes it that much easier to bump
into a baddie. So, do you keep the lantern burning hot, soft, or somewhere in between?
Do you go for the bold first strike, or strike from the shadows?

The creatures Rapius will face vary from minor annoyances to the "Oh God, I'd rather slit
my own throat with a rusty grapefruit spoon than have to face that!" variety. The things
trying to kill you all have varying strengths and weaknesses, and learning what works and
what doesn't is half the fun. The other half is of course killing them and taking their

The loot in Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa, runs the gamut of goodies, with plenty
of arms and armaments to make Rapius the ultimate killing machine, 'urrah! There are
items to be combined, and plenty of magic to be had. In addition, regardless of what you
were told as a child, eating strange things you find on the floor can be a rewarding
experience! There is a variety of magic mushrooms, brews, whiskeys, and fungus to
ingest, all with unique and startling properties. Why crawl through a dungeon when you
can "fly" through it, courtesy of your local neighborhood mystical flora?

There are many more surprises to discover in Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa, and
just when you think you've seen them all thanks to RAGe, you haven't. RAGe stands for
Random Adventure Game engine, and allows players to mod Scallywag: In the Lair of the
Medusa to their hearts' content. Practically anything and everything can be modified, the
limit is up to you! Add new monsters, items, and music with just a few file modifications
that require absolutely no programming experience. If you're not feeling that
adventurous you can simply tweak the base game. Make it longer. Shorter. Ramp the
difficulty up with more monsters, or lower it by making Rapius hardier. You're in total

Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa is in final testing and is expected to be released later
this year. For the latest news on this title, or any of our other critically-acclaimed titles,
please visit www.shrapnelgames.com. The special pre-order price of $24.95 is only
good through August 26th. Hurry, destiny (and some really tasty 'shrooms) awaits!

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