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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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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

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And we’re back with all the news that we missed over the past three weeks! Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything disappoints on promised changes to race; Wizards of the Coast sued again; GAMA changes the Origin Awards; and… well, you know what, there’s a lot, let’s just get started. Follow us for updates: What We’ve Been…

Read More 17 November–8 December: Tasha’s Cauldron of Not Quite Everything

Artwork by Kyllian Guillart from Mythopoeia's Earthsea RPG

Although we’re taking a break from our regular updates, we thought we’d keep you in the loop on the timely parts of our round-ups! So here’s a quick update on deals & crowdfunding projects from the last week. Follow us for updates: Support Us Support us by joining our backers on Patreon and Ko-fi. Become…

Read More 17–23 November 2020: A Mini-Roundup

Artwork from Paradox Interactive's Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2

This week: Paradox takes back the reins on the World of Darkness; controversy around Matthew Mercer’s character on Haunted West; and an ARG and LARP designer looks at how the QAnon delusion uses the same principles as a game.

Read More 10–16 November 2020: World of Darkness; Haunted West; QAnon as LARP

Teaser art from Stranger Things Season 4

Let’s be real: we’ve all been focused on politics this week, which has little crossover with RPGs (though we’re hoping for some). Things are pretty quiet on the RPG front: some Stranger Things, some RPG software, and massive support for a gloriously queer RPG Kickstarter closing this week.

Read More 3–9 November 2020: The Hellfire Club