• If you thought the PDF controversy was dying down, think again! Now brick-and-mortar retailers are weighing in!


  • Marcus King of Titan Games asks why, if PDF customers are benefitting from various sales at the moment, his store is not given the same discount for the actual hardcopy books.
  • Nicole Lindroos of Green Ronin Publishing explains to him that, despite being the publisher of a well-known superhero RPG, she has not - as yet - developed the power to break the laws of mathematics or veveloped the ability to sell books at less than they cost to make while still remaining in business.
  • Vic Wertz of Paizo Publishing explains to Mr. King that people do not prefer PDF versions of books, even if there's a sale (scroll down to his post, which is the 12th on that page).
  • Jane Witt of The Keep asks why she should stock books if there are discounted PDF versions available, under the belief that her store merely serves as marketing for the people who apparently come into her store, browse the books as a preview of the PDF, and then go home and buy them online. Do these people exist? If you are one, please let us know in the EN World discussion thread on the topic!
  • Spycraft 2.0 Rulebook Discount + PDF Lovers Sale
  • Interview with Dave Arneson Kobold Quarterly has released its interview with Dave Arneson to the KQ.com site. Arneson discussed his gaming style, the history of the field, and teaching with RPGs.
  • Hollow Earth Expedition to be Published in France Edition Sans-Détour, a French roleplaying game publisher, is publishing a French language edition of Exile Game Studio’s award-winning RPG, Hollow Earth Expedition.
  • Official D&D Updates:
    • Fiction: Black Crusade: Chapter 12 Diederic awoke at midnight, convinced he had heard someone whispering, "Come! Come and dance with us!" while tugging upon his leg, only to find nobody present when he opened his eyes.
    • Excerpts: Archlich In today’s final Arcane Power preview, we introduce a new epic destiny -- the archlich!
    • [sub] White Lotus Academy Arcane schools are rarely founded. Those that are, rarely last long. They gain reputation just by surviving their first year. The White Lotus Academy is remarkable, because it's been teaching students for over 143 years.
    • Primal Heroes D&D Miniatures The Primal power source was introduced last month in Player's Handbook 2. Here are three miniatures to go along with two of the classes presented in the book: a male human barbarian, male goliath barbarian, and female elf druid.
    • Excerpts: P3 Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress In today’s P3 Excerpts: Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress excerpts, we present three encounters as well as a look at the abyssal zealot.