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Encoded Designs to Publish The Streets of Avalon

Buffalo, NY – August 15, 2017 – Encoded Designs, a tabletop game publishing company, announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with Brett Bloczynski of Gaming & BS to publish The Streets of Avalon, a low fantasy city adventure setting.

“I’ve always loved the stories of Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, city based adventures where the magic was more mystical than magical, and the horrors of Howard’s Conan stories,” said Encoded Designs Lead Developer Chris Sniezak. “The Streets of Avalon hits all those sweet spots for me.”

Brett had this to say about the setting. “Avalon is a street level noir style fantasy setting where characters work to survive, keep their families and neighborhood strong, and deal with dark horrors and mysteries that seek to break them down. The stories are local in scope, but the impact of their choices shape the world.”

Encoded Designs is planning to bring the book to Kickstarter in the fall of 2017.

More information and previews for The Streets of Avalon will appear on in the near future. Until then you can listen to an actual play of the game using D&D 5th edition on Misdirected Mark Productions. The entirety of the first story arc has been completed and released for your listening pleasure.

About Encoded Designs

Encoded Designs is a publisher and game design house specializing in tabletop role-playing games and board games. The partners are able to provide writing, editing, graphic design, and art direction both in-house and for other game companies. Our process focuses on collaboration, playability, and quality. We bring decades of Game Mastering and years of RPG Industry experience together in all of our creations.

About Brett Bloczynski

Brett lives in Wisconsin with his wife, five kids, two dogs, a large supply of gaming books, and a motorcycle. He is one half of the podcast Gaming & BS. He’s been gaming for over 30 years, and is the primary GM of the Wausau Gaming Group which he organized in 1991 with 13 other members; many of whom still game with him to this day. He has also been a guest of honor for the DC Everest Game Club and became the director of the Evercon gaming convention in 2016.

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Christopher Sniezak

Since 2011, Chris has written and designed for games like Fate, Gumshoe (Dracula Dossier), Numenera (Tales from the Mechanical Bard), and D&D (Living Forgotten Realms scenarios). As a podcaster, he’s been the host, producer, and audio engineer of The Misdirected Mark Podcast, Down with D&D, and Geekin Out. In his spare time he loves listening to audiobooks and podcasts, playing board games, and watching or reading anything superhero related.


  • LarryAugust 15, 2017

    The AP was great, I’m in for the KS for sure.