Retroclones and Older D&D Editions
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Retroclones and Older D&D Editions There are many out there who enjoy the style and feel of older editions of D&D. While it's certainly possible to find these products on eBay and the like, you may not be aware of the concept of a retroclone. A retroclone is a game that is compatible with, and heavily based on, an unsupported game or unsupported edition of a game.

Review of Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale by WotC

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Thanks for the review! You have made my mind up to purchase the product. Overall, I have liked the D&D Essentials product line. Now if they can just produce a Geyhawk "like" box set for the...
4 hours w/ RSD: Get Some Feedback
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The bulk of this month’s column is going to talk about development choices and marketing for tabletop RPGs. There is an important part that relates to our objective of getting more fun out of the...
4 Hours w/ RSD - Let's Have a Flamewar!
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Lets Have a Flamewar! I have, from time to time, been accused of making comments designed to inflame passions and ignite debate. That may be true to some degree, but when it comes to the art of...
4 Hours w/ RSD - Take Note
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Notes for Every GM and Player A Call to Action for GMs! I have a couple of old 1st edition modules covered in badly obfuscated handwritten notes from my earliest days of playing. I can remember...

A semi-brief history of D&D and some other RPGs: 1980-1989

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Continued from: http://www.enworld.org/forum/general-rpg-discussion/275042-semi-brief-history-d-d-some-other-rpgs-1967-1979-a.html 1980 The Fantasy Trip by Jackson (of Texas) published by...
4 Hours w/ RSD: Realtime
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Realtime and the Game When we were working on 3rd Edition, one of the questions that we thought a lot about was “how long do you play the game in one sitting”. Most of us remember marathon...
4 Hours w/ RSD: Who Am I?
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Who Am I & How Did I Get Here? Greetings! It’s been a while since I’ve been an active member of the ENWorld community or actively involved with publishing tabletop RPGs so I may need to make a...
4 Hours w/RSD: Who Is Sitting At Your Table
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Who Is Sitting At Your Table? This might seem like a simple question to answer. Usually, you play with a group of friends whom you’ve come to know quite well. Even if you find yourself in a...

Off to see the Wizards: The day that WotC showed me D&D 5th Edition

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This is one of three articles covering this announcement. The other two articles are WotC Seeks Unity with a New Edition and Bet You Wish Your Workplace Looked Like WotC? It was a pretty normal...

Review of Good Little Children Never Grow Up by Sneak Attack Press

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Thanks for the review! Just want to let you know that I've fixed the cover so it now reflect the right level.
Ryan Dancey on the Goals of the Open Gaming License
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The purpose of the OGL was to act as a force for change. In that sense I think it is an unquaified success. It changed the relationship of fans to publishers - any person with an idea could...

iPhone / iPod / Android Applications for RPGs

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KMonster | a dnd 4e tool for android | kerpow.net KSheet | dnd 4e character sheet app for android | kerpow.net for driod

Who to follow on Twitter

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You can find Jon Brazer Enterprises at @JonBrazerEnt

A semi-brief history of D&D and some other RPGs: 1967-1979

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Now substantially revised. Thanks to everyone for their input. 1967 Braunstein is developed and refereed by David Wesely. A war game scenario of an assault on a European town in which each...
Mike Breault on Lorraine Williams
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Originally posted by TSR employee Mike Breault on Knights & Knaves Alehouse (link no longer exists; recovered via Wayback Machine and archived here): OK, so here goes. I'm going to add new tidbits as I have time and think of them, but here are a few to start. Keep in mind that except where I say I witnessed things or was told them by Lorraine, these are essentially rumors (but fun nonetheless).
Submitted for Your Consideration: Changes to ORIGINS Awards
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The following is a proposal I intend to submit to GAMA and the Academy for review. Following the widespread dissatisfaction with this year's ORIGINS Award process, I believe rapid, significant change is necessary to rebuild the stature and interest in the Awards that is required to make them meaningful and relevant.
David L. Arneson, Plaintiff vs. Gary Gygax, Tactical Study Rules
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David L. Arneson, Plaintiff vs. Gary Gygax, Tactical Study Rules, a partnership consisting of Gary Gygax and Brian Blume, and TSR Hobbies, INC., a corporaton, Defendants (1979).
Adventure Game Industry Market Research Summary (RPGs) V1.0
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Wizards of the Coast regularly surveys various aspects of the adventure gaming channel; distributors, retailers and consumers to better understand their preferences, concerns, and needs. That data is regularly reviewed and distributed internally to senior management. The contents of this file are excerpts from those sources; the source materials themselves are confidential internal documents and are not available to the public.

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