Author: Amy Goodenough

Cover Art from Paizo's Crown of the Kobold King

Happy New Year! everybody. We’re back with a big update of everything that happened in the industry while we were away. Support Us This site is made possible by our supporters on Patreon and Ko-fi. Become a Patron! Year in Review Games Workshop founder, Ian Livingstone, was knighted in the 2022 New Years Honours, for…

Read More 15 December 2021–10 January 2022: Happy New Year

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This week, a (controversial) new third-party license for the Cortex RPG, the influence of RPGs on video games, and a hoard of 5e projects on Kickstarter. Support Us This site is made possible by our supporters on Patreon and Ko-fi. Become a Patron! Industry Fandom releases a controversial license for creating free third-party material for…

Read More 24 November–6 December 2021: Cortex, Controversially

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It’s a big round-up this week as we return from hols to a load of news: capitalism, unions, digital tools, digital attacks… Let’s dive in! Support Us This site is made possible by our supporters on Patreon and Ko-fi. Become a Patron! Industry News Jacobin Magazine looks at the history of Dungeons & Dragons as…

Read More 2–23 November 2021: Digital Tools, Unions, & How Capitalism Kills Art

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This week, we finally get some news about the fate of Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars RPG: unsurprisingly on its way from Edge. Meanwhile, Square Enix promises a tabletop RPG based on one of the best-loved video game franchises of all time. And a new Kickstarter campaign joins the ever-growing Million Dollar Club. Support Us This…

Read More 26 October–1 November 2021: Star Wars RPG (finally) announced

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This week: Paizo has recognised United Paizo Workers, a union of its employees that represents the first of its kind in the industry. White Wolf updates us on Werewolf and announces a new edition of Hunter: The Reckoning. Support Us This site is made possible by our supporters on Patreon and Ko-fi. Become a Patron!…

Read More 12–25 October 2021: United Paizo Workers

Cover art from D&D 3.5's Player's Handbook. Settle an argument between Amy & James: is it gorgeous or hideous?

We’re back from a short break, with some very big news: D&D is getting a big revision, coming in 2024 — and we’re pretty fascinated by the way in which they are approaching it. In even bigger news: board game giant, Asmodee is reportedly for sale. And we catch up on the Kickstarters that launched while…

Read More 21 September–5 October 2021: Dungeons & Dragons’ Next “Edition”

Cover art from Heart, winner of a stunning 7 ENnie awards.

This week: Gen Con is underway, but crowd control causes some controversy. Meanwhile, stories of a toxic culture at Paizo have been making the rounds on Twitter. And with Gen Con comes awards season: we see the winners of the Diana Jones and the ENnie Awards. Support Us This site is made possible by our…

Read More 14–20 September: Gen Con; Paizo; Awards

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This week: a new RPG from the co-creator of Dragonlance; a new initiative looks to bring the magic of ZineQuest to other platforms; and a host of 5e Kickstarters. Support Us This site is made possible by our supporters on Patreon and Ko-fi. Become a Patron! New & Upcoming Dragonlance co-creator, Tracy Hickman, announces Skyraiders…

Read More 7–13 September 2021: Skyraiders and SideQuest