Author: Amy Goodenough

A new logo for a new era of Wizards of the Coast

This week, we see big news from Hasbro as a restructuring of the company throws the spotlight onto Wizards of the Coast: we predict dramatic changes in the coming months. Meanwhile a very different shake-up at Paradox Interactive sees Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 indefinitely delayed. And an RPG anthology on Kickstarter draws public…

Read More 23 February–1 March 2021: Wizards of the Coast Ascendant

Cover art from the original Ravenloft adventure module. Artist: Clyde Caldwell

Dungeons & Dragons will return to the Ravenloft setting with its next title — due to be announced in a few hours. Bridgerton star, Regé-Jean Page joins the cast of the D&D movie. Meanwhile, ZineQuest may be winding down, but there are still a heap of fascinating new projects currently crowdfunding. Support Us Nothing wakes…

Read More 16–22 February 2021: Bridgerton, Warwick, Van Richten

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This week is dominated again by crowdfunding, with the continuation of ZineQuest and the launch of Free League’s The One Ring 2e (oh, boy, do we have opinions). Meanwhile, news from Roll20 shows us the games played online in 2020 (spoiler alert: lots). And Jon Peterson looks at a game that could be the real…

Read More 9–15 February 2021: Western Gunfight; The One Ring 2; ZineQuest Continues

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ZineQuest 3 is now fully underway, and this week we have an absolutely blockbuster crowdfunding section, with over 50 Kickstarter projects making it into this issue. Crowdfunding isn’t the only place for exciting new projects: Magpie Games announces a cartoon adaptation that will excite a lot of nerds we know; and BioHazard Games brings back…

Read More 2–8 February 2021: ZineQuest 3

Art from Privateer Press's Iron Kingdoms: Requiem

January concludes with two major tabletop gaming conventions optimistic that they’ll be able to go ahead with in-person events later in the year. Meanwhile reports on the tabletop game sales from 2020 show massive growth. And with ZineQuest 3 underway we begin looking forward to another month of exciting, innovative projects on Kickstarter. Follow us…

Read More 26 January–1 February 2021: 2021 Cons Optimistic

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This week: looking back at how Kickstarter and Dungeons & Dragons fared in 2020; that Dragonlance novel is officially announced; and Pathfinder Savage Worlds launches! Follow us for updates: Support Us We get by with a little help from our supporters on Patreon and Ko-fi. Become a Patron! Industry ICO Partners releases its report on…

Read More 19–25 January: Dragonlance; Hand and Eye; Hero Points

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This week: Twitch’s replacement of the Pogchamp emote with a rolling image leads to harassment; Dungeons & Dragons’ latest adventure anthology is announced; the Scout Association adds a Dungeons & Dragons badge; and also there are some unexpected beans. Follow us for updates: Support Us This site is built on the love of our supporters…

Read More 5–18 January 2021: Pogchamp, Candlekeep, Scouts

Art from Bully Pulpit's 2020-themed playset for Fiasco

This week, we look backwards (at the industry in 2020, at Wizards’ history with race, at the rise of cosmic horror) and forwards (at the future of RPGs, and what to look forward to in 2021). Follow us for updates: 2020 was a trash fire of a year, but you folks, our readers, and especially…

Read More 29 December 2020–4 January 2021: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Has Amy used a tangential reference to Star Trek: Discovery to include an image of Michelle Yeoh that is at best tangentially relevant to the news? Yes she has. Merry Christmas. (CBS)

This week: the Dragonlance lawsuit is dismissed; Modiphius expands its license to bring new Star Trek properties to the tabletop; and GAMA changes the Origin RPG awards again. Follow us for updates: Support Us d100 runs on the support of wonderful people on Patreon and Ko-fi. Become a Patron! Industry News Margaret Weis and Tracy…

Read More 15–28 December 2020: Dragonlance Lawsuit Dismissed

Art from the recently released Cyberpunk 2077

This week: the release of the much-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 has more than a few hiccups; some news about the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie drops, and we get a look at Cyanide’s upcoming Werewolf game. Content Warning: This week’s issue contains links to articles which contain nudity & adult language. Follow us for updates: Merry…

Read More 9–14 December 2020: Unreliably Cyber and Questionably Punk