Author: Amy Goodenough

Cover art for Dungeons & Dragons' upcoming sourcebook, Fizban's Treasury of Dragons

This week, the TSR controversy continues on its bewildering path. Meanwhile, it’s awards season, as we get the nominations for the Diana Jones & UK Games Expo Awards. Industry reports from ICv2 show continued (massive) growth in the RPG industry. And Amy loses her mind over some sponsored content. Follow us for regular updates: Support…

Read More 6–19 July 2021: The Good, The Bad, & the Baffling

Classic Call of Cthulhu | Art by Gene Day

The past two weeks have been dominated by one subject: the new TSR and all the controversies surrounding it. In this issue we’ll try to summarise everything that’s been going on. We also get a few glimpses at upcoming film & TV projects, and some classic gaming Kickstarters.

Read More 22 June–6 July 2021: The TSR Controversy

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This week Dungeons & Dragons is (still) in the spotlight: the company that created it is revived, the video games that are “core to its future”, the Satanic Panic that threatened it (but ultimately helped it thrive). Follow us for regular updates: Support Us This site is made possible by our supporters on Patreon and…

Read More 15–21 June 2021: D&D’s Past, Present & Future

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