Art from Free League's upcoming Ruins of Symbaroum

This week, a few articles again reflect on the pandemic, and what the future will mean for our industry — in particular, how conventions will go ahead, and how their growth in recent years could be curtailed by the last year’s events. Meanwhile, Free League releases another Kickstarter, and we look at their success in…

Read More 12–19 April 2021: Pandemic; Free League; Future

Art from Sin, an upcoming sourcebook for the Spire RPG

There are some exciting new releases & announcements this week. Kickstarter hit, Wanderhome arrives on retail. Edge Entertainment quietly (almost sub-audibly) announces the arrival of the Twilight Imperium RPG for Genesys. And Modiphius launches the anticipated Dune RPG. Meanwhile, the Dungeons & Dragons film is delayed once again.

Read More 30 March–12 April 2021: Wanderhome; Munchkin; Sin

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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This week: the GAMA expo brings interesting insights into the RPG industry; an ill-thought-out Asian-themed sourcebook is pulled from production; and a Warframe-inspired RPG is cancelled after harassment from fans. Follow us for regular updates: Support Us All our backers on Patreon and Ko-fi get +2 to Charisma checks. Become a Patron! Industry James Gray…

Read More 16–22 March 2021: Warframe & Witchcraft

Art from Jamila Nedjadi's upcoming game, Apocalypse Keys

This week: the Old School Revival revival; a beautiful Hellboy-inspired RPG; and a fascinating Kickstarter that blurs the line between physical and digital… Follow us for regular updates: Support Us Keep the dream alive by joining our backers on Patreon and Ko-fi. Become a Patron! RPG History Dicebreaker looks at the recent Old School Revival…

Read More 9–15 March 2021: Old School; Apocalypse; Shiny

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This week, we take a look at the impact of Brexit on the gaming industry, at some promising new products for online play, and a theologian’s view of the portrayal of witchcraft in indie RPGs. Follow us for regular updates: Support Us Nothing gets us up in the morning like our backers on Patreon and…

Read More 2–8 March 2021: Brexit, Witches, Online Gaming

A new logo for a new era of Wizards of the Coast

This week, we see big news from Hasbro as a restructuring of the company throws the spotlight onto Wizards of the Coast: we predict dramatic changes in the coming months. Meanwhile a very different shake-up at Paradox Interactive sees Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 indefinitely delayed. And an RPG anthology on Kickstarter draws public…

Read More 23 February–1 March 2021: Wizards of the Coast Ascendant

Cover art from the original Ravenloft adventure module. Artist: Clyde Caldwell

Dungeons & Dragons will return to the Ravenloft setting with its next title — due to be announced in a few hours. Bridgerton star, Regé-Jean Page joins the cast of the D&D movie. Meanwhile, ZineQuest may be winding down, but there are still a heap of fascinating new projects currently crowdfunding. Support Us Nothing wakes…

Read More 16–22 February 2021: Bridgerton, Warwick, Van Richten

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This week is dominated again by crowdfunding, with the continuation of ZineQuest and the launch of Free League’s The One Ring 2e (oh, boy, do we have opinions). Meanwhile, news from Roll20 shows us the games played online in 2020 (spoiler alert: lots). And Jon Peterson looks at a game that could be the real…

Read More 9–15 February 2021: Western Gunfight; The One Ring 2; ZineQuest Continues

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ZineQuest 3 is now fully underway, and this week we have an absolutely blockbuster crowdfunding section, with over 50 Kickstarter projects making it into this issue. Crowdfunding isn’t the only place for exciting new projects: Magpie Games announces a cartoon adaptation that will excite a lot of nerds we know; and BioHazard Games brings back…

Read More 2–8 February 2021: ZineQuest 3