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Love Drow? Love Copkiller? These two great tastes come together as Law & Order star Ice-T reads a tale of the Forgotten Realms'
most misunderstood of dark elves, Drizzt Do’Urden
. And it's free!
And Ice is bringing all his celebrity friends: The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories
expands upon the epic legend of the dark elf with 12 tales performed by the all-star cast of Felicia Day, Dan Harmon, Greg Grunberg, Tom Felton, Danny Pudi, Sean Astin, Melissa Rauch, Ice-T, Wil Wheaton, Al Yankovic, Michael Chiklis, and David Duchovny! And there are behind the scenes glimpses.
posted by Mezentian
on Aug 15, 2014 -
How did Pathfinder become the only table-top role-playing game ever
to outsell Dungeons & Dragons, outpacing it 2:1? What were the economics of the Open Gaming License, whereby Wizards of the Coast effectively gave away
the rules to its flagship D&D product? Why did the table-top market collapse?
This and more on Episode 73 of the Game Design Roundtable
podcast, with guest Ryan Dancey, architect of the Open Gaming License strategy at Wizards of the Coast, and former marketing exec at CCP Games (makers of EVE Online). Dancey is now the business lead on Pathfinder Online, an upcoming sandbox fantasy RPG broadly in the mold of EVE and Ultima Online.
is usually about game design, but this episode is a fascinating look into the business side of the RPG world, both online and off -- from someone who has been at the heart of the most interesting business cases in the space. The first 30 minutes are all about business history and economics. [more inside]
posted by grobstein
on Apr 2, 2014 -
Ares was a science-fiction and fantasy-oriented game magazine
that only lasted for 17 issues and two special editions in the early 1980s. Each issue included a short story, game reviews and designer's notes, plus a complete game. The magazine was first published by Simulations Publications, Inc
. (SPI), then TSR
when they acquired SPI
. TSR folded Ares
magazine, and finally killed off the line all-together. Recently, One Small Step Games has been talking about resurrecting Ares
, but until then, Archive.org can take you back to the '80s, with scans of those issues to view and download
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Dec 2, 2013 -
Remember old D&D? What, 3rd edition? Pah! Not 2nd edition AD&D either, nor 1st edition. Not even "original" Basic/Expert/Companion/Master/Immortal. I'm talking really
original D&D, based off of Chainmail wargaming rules. OD&D
! Read about it at Delta's D&D Hotspot
, which discusses the development of a game system that is almost 35 years old. [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on Mar 11, 2008 -