Author: Amy Goodenough

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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

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This week there’s yet another RPG to TV announcement, with a show based on the Exalted RPG headed to the small screen. ICO Partners looks at games on Kickstarter in 2021. Meanwhile, controversy surrounds two figures in the industry accused of sexual harassment. Support Us This site is made possible by our supporters on Patreon…

Read More 1–6 September 2021: Exalted on TV

Cover Art from John Harper's Blades in the Dark, now being adapted into a TV series

This week, John Harper’s hit RPG, Blades in the Dark, will get a TV adaptation; Virtual Tabletop platform, Role raises a stunning seed round; and controversy surrounds The Broken Token after accusations of sexual harassment are levelled at its CEO. Support Us This site is made possible by our supporters on Patreon and Ko-fi. Become…

Read More 17–31 August 2021: Blades in the Dark on TV

Cover art from the original RuneQuest book. Artist: Luise Perenne. Perenne is the wife of the late Steve Perrin, who co-created RuneQuest.

This week, after the death of RuneQuest co-creator, Steve Perrin, his colleagues & collaborators remember his impact on the industry. Awards season hits, with the nominations for the ENnie awards and the Indie Groundbreaker Awards announced. Meanwhile, problems with international shipping continue to be highlighted, with Steve Jackson Games addressing the subject.

Read More 10–17 August 2021: Remembering Steve Perrin