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

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Despite the ravages of 2020, the RPG industry’s presence on Kickstarter remains strong. We take a look at the most-backed RPG projects on Kickstarter in 2020 and take a look at how the year shaped up on the crowdfunding platform: with the continued rise of the 5e Open Gaming License, the near-disappearance of Pathfinder, the…

Read More RPGs on Kickstarter in 2020: 5e Rises; Pathfinder Falls; the OSR Simmers

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Since early 2018, the United States has been in the grips of a trade war with China. A series of escalating tariff increases on imports between the two countries has hit both hard, along with the global economy. After a short truce, negotiations appear to have failed, and President Donald J. Trump has announced plans…

Read More The US-China trade war, the cost of paper, and the economics behind roleplaying games