Tagged: WOTC

D&D’s 40th Anniversary Has Been A Busy One

D&D’s 40th Anniversary Has Been A Busy One

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons, and thus far it’s been far more than a note on the calendar. Often, a major milestone for an entertainment product will be marked simply by a commemorative badge on covers or new editions in stores. But with the 40th...

Another TSR Interview: Skip Williams

Another TSR Interview: Skip Williams

Random Wizard has done another good interview with a former TSR employee. This time its Skip Williams talking about his first adventure, his early days at TSR, his thoughts on 4th edition, his recent work for WotC, and what he has been up to lately. Skip Williams Interview Skip worked on a lot...

WOTC to Release Premium-Priced Collectors Edition of OD&D

WOTC to Release Premium-Priced Collectors Edition of OD&D

WOTC is going to release a premium-priced reprint of White Box OD&D (6th printing, I assume given the “White Box” reference) in late November for US$149.99. According to the blurb at WOTC, you get the three original booklets, Greyhawk, Blackmoor, Edritch Wizardy, and Gods, Demi-Gods, and Heroes, apparently with new cover art. From...

D&D 5e/Next: One Year On

D&D 5e/Next: One Year On

It’s been about a year since WOTC announced that they were working on 5e (aka D&D Next). D&D Next Originally promised as some type of modular system when everyone could play the edition/types of D&D they wanted. I was skeptic then (see D&D 5th Edition Announced, What Will It Take to Get Old...

Help a Former TSR Editor Keep Her House!

Help a Former TSR Editor Keep Her House!

A good friend of mine who long time D&D players may know from her days as an editor (and occasional designer/developer) at TSR is having a very bad year and is about to loose her house unless she gets some funds. Karen Boomgarden did a lot of editing work at TSR back in...

WOTC Delays AD&D 1e Reprints to mid-July

WOTC Delays AD&D 1e Reprints to mid-July

Judging by this page on the WOTC site, the AD&D 1e core books reprint promised for mid-April (with much hype earlier this year) have been delayed until mid-July. I have no idea why, but this continues to erode what little confidence I have in WOTC to do what they say they will do.

TSR Era D&D vs WOTC Era D&D: Differences in Acceptable Play Style

TSR Era D&D vs WOTC Era D&D: Differences in Acceptable Play Style

I’ve noticed a difference in common play style between D&D in the TSR era and D&D in the WOTC era. While it is tempting to call this another “old school”/”new school” issue, I’m not sure that it is. The difference is in the types of player behavior that groups seem to find acceptable....

Download and Play D&D4e for Free — Legally!

Download and Play D&D4e for Free — Legally!

According this a post on the RPGSite from Windjammer, there is an amazing amount of free 4e material on the WOTC web site — and not behind their paywall. Enough material to play 4e for quite a while — and without most of the limitations of their basic set. While I’m not a...

WOTC to Reprint AD&D 1e Core Books to Benefit Gygax Memorial Fund

WOTC to Reprint AD&D 1e Core Books to Benefit Gygax Memorial Fund

The big news today is that WOTC is going to do a limited printed of the original 1e player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide in April with part of the proceeds going to the Gygax Memorial Fund to help made the Gygax monument a reality. The interiors with remain unchanged, but...

Wizards Ruin Encounters in D&D!

Wizards Ruin Encounters in D&D!

If you’ve read many forums or blogs where D&D is discussed over that past 8-10 years, you have probably heard many players complaining about wizards ruining encounters with spells like sleep or fire ball that take out large numbers of the opposition. While I expect to hear GMs (especially GMs who run more...