Author: Amy Goodenough

The cast of Critical Role's Exandria Unlimited. Photo by Heirlume Photography.

This week: Critical Role announces a brand new campaign set in Exandria, with a new Dungeon Master taking the helm. Dungeons & Dragons hints at a number of new releases — and some are claiming to have seen previews for D&D’s own virtual tabletop.

Read More 8-14 June 2021: Critical Role’s New Show & D&D’s Own Virtual Tabletop (Maybe)

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This week brings a lot to look forward to: Wizards announces two new D&D books; we get our first look at (maybe) the D&D film set; Critical Role teases a new project; and one of the biggest media universes makes an RPG comeback. On the other hand, it’s been a big week for Kickstarters as…

Read More 1–9 June 2021: Feywild, Magic, Marvel & Pride

Art from Kentaro Miura's Berserk

We’re back after a short break with a big issue. It’s a big week for D&D as Wizards of the Coast announces another best year of sales and drops a host of new products, while rumours abound surrounding the film and TV adaptations. L’Atelier (a subsidiary of banking group, BNP Paribas) looks at the growth…

Read More 18 May–1 June 2021: D&D has another best year ever

Cover art from Evil Hat Productions' Thirsty Sword Lesbians

This week: The Last Gameboard, a digital tabletop game board, raises millions in its Seed round; Thirsty Sword Lesbians releases an open license; the Japanese educational tools that found a place in early RPGs; and a wave of big 5e Kickstarter campaigns. Follow us for regular updates: Support Us This site is Powered by Patrons…

Read More 11–17 May 2021: The Last Gameboard; Powered by Lesbians

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This week: Hasbro’s Q1 report brings big news (and bad news); Jeff Goldblum will appear in an RPG actual play; early D&D history; and we ask some questions about Kickstarter’s use — or perhaps misuse — as a pre-ordering system. Follow us for regular updates: Support Us Our backers on Patreon and Ko-fi, uh, find…

Read More 28 April–3 May 2021: Hasbro; Goldblum; Kickstarter

Kindred: The Embraced was a short-lived TV adaptation of Vampire: The Masquerade

This week big news on the media front as we learn of a World of Darkness TV universe in the early days of development. Meanwhile, the end of Q1 brings its regular reports: Roll20 on the most popular RPGs and Hasbro on the success of (among many other things) Dungeons & Dragons. Finally a number of exciting crowdfunding projects, including some solo sci-fi, some funky dice, and a miniatures game set in the Cyberpunk universe.

Read More 20–27 April 2021: World of Darkness heads back to the silver screen

Art from Free League's upcoming Ruins of Symbaroum

This week, a few articles again reflect on the pandemic, and what the future will mean for our industry — in particular, how conventions will go ahead, and how their growth in recent years could be curtailed by the last year’s events. Meanwhile, Free League releases another Kickstarter, and we look at their success in…

Read More 12–19 April 2021: Pandemic; Free League; Future

Art from Sin, an upcoming sourcebook for the Spire RPG

There are some exciting new releases & announcements this week. Kickstarter hit, Wanderhome arrives on retail. Edge Entertainment quietly (almost sub-audibly) announces the arrival of the Twilight Imperium RPG for Genesys. And Modiphius launches the anticipated Dune RPG. Meanwhile, the Dungeons & Dragons film is delayed once again.

Read More 30 March–12 April 2021: Wanderhome; Munchkin; Sin

Cover art from Critical Role's upcoming novel, Kith & Kin

This week, the release of Dungeons & Dragons’ latest adventure anthology brings controversy, with one contributor raising concerns around how his work was changed by editors. Meanwhile, Kickstarter’s head of community stands down after a controversial Kickstarter campaign. And a bumper crop of news about upcoming & new releases! Follow us for regular updates: Support…

Read More 23–30 March 2021: Candlekeep Controversy