Dungeons & Dragons is still in the spotlight this week, with two mainstream media outlets focused on the venerable RPG. At the same time, the game celebrates its 45th anniversary with a very pricey accessory. There’s a host of new product announcements, including a new old/old new line from Games Workshop and a French edition…Read More 11–17 November 2019: Sapphire Anniversary, Mainstream Media
Roleplaying’s time in the spotlight continues this week! We learn that Critical Role is partnering with Amazon Prime to extend and host their cartoon based on the popular D&D livestream. Meanwhile, EN World looks at the past few years of brands creating RPG content as a marketing ploy. We see some RPG history: RPGs after…Read More 4–10 November 2019: Brand Partnerships, Sales Numbers, The Inevitability of Monopoly
Welcome to the first week of October 2019 where the biggest news of the week is a fast-food chain publishing its own RPG. The road to the mainstream was never going to be all blockbuster movies and celebrity endorsements, but we definitely didn’t see this one coming. That may be the most contentious story this…Read More 30 September–6 October 2019: Wendy’s & Critical Role; DriveThru Reconsiders; Kickstarter
The news is certainly thorny this week, containing a smorgasbord of grim news, a cornucopia of ugh. For starters, Zak Smith is back in the news. Smith has been in the spotlight numerous times over various allegations of harassment, abuse, and assault. This week, his long-time collaborators have published a book defending him, and it’s…Read More 23–29 September 2019: Ugh.
As July limps to a close, we have survived a stupendous heatwave, and Gen Con is nearly here. The Q2 reports are arriving, starting with the biggest of all: Hasbro. Dungeons & Dragons continues to grow, but the star of the show is Wizards of the Coast’s other big property: Magic: The Gathering. Hasbro intends…Read More 22–28 July 2019: Q2 Reports, Accessibility, D&D Beyond Elections
Editor’s Note and Content Warning: There have been further developments regarding last week’s accusations of abuse in the industry. As we did last week, we’re sticking that story at the bottom of the page, for the sake of anyone who needs to avoid that content. Want to get updates from us? Follow us on Facebook…Read More 18-24 February 2019: TV, History, Culture
Editor’s Note and Content Warning: We usually stick the most important story at the top of the page, but this week that story is about sexual abuse and assault. We understand that many of you might not want to be faced with this, especially after a week when the subject has dominated our social media…Read More 11-17 February 2019: #AbuseIsNotAGame, Roll20 Data Breach, IP
Publishing Onyx Path talks about how and why they run Kickstarters for their games, highlighting the challenges Kickstarter presents, including the frequent issue of shipping costs. Chaosium grants EDGE Entertainment the license to publish Call of Cthulhu and Runequest in French and Spanish. I Stream, You Stream Fantasy Flight Games launches its own streaming content (including a…Read More 28 January – 3 February 2019: Streaming, The Mountain Goats, Dragon McDragonface