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    Podcast #150: RPG Communities and History with Shannon Appelcline

    This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Shannon Appelcline to talk about managing an RPG community and researching RPG history. In the news, more Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft previews, Critical Role board game announced, new Pathfinder video game gets a release date, Gen Con badges go on...
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    D&D 5E Weirdness with Amazon and Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft

    BTW, I took a look at the preview for the "Kindle Version" and the text reads like gibberish. It's like someone had an AI write a synopsis of an American action movie then ran it through Google Translate about a dozen times.
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    D&D 5E Weirdness with Amazon and Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft

    While editing this week's podcast, I came across something weird going on with the listings for Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft on Amazon. Namely, it's not there anymore. That's the Wizards RPG Team author page sorted by publication date, which should have Van Richten's Guide at the top. It...
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    News Digest for the Week of May 14

    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! More Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft previews, our first look at Adventures in the Forgotten Realms for Magic: The Gathering, first Critical Role boardgame coming soon, Gen Con and PaizoCon Online updates, and more! Don’t forget, you...
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    Podcast #149: Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft and the Business of RPG Art with Claudio Pozas

    Did I say 2011? facepalm At least I got it right in the text version...
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    Podcast #149: Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft and the Business of RPG Art with Claudio Pozas

    This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Claudio Pozas to talk about the business side of RPG art. In the news, the Dungeons & Dragons live-action film has begun shooting, a big preview of Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, D&D Live 2021 announced, and more! Plus Our Favourite Game in All the...
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    News Digest for the Week of May 7

    It happens more often than you think. Or happened, at least. I'm not sure how it works now, but for a long time, there was a long process to get your own channel, even if it's just a cable channel. Regulatory hoops and making deals with all the different cable and satellite providers to carry...
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    News Digest for the Week of May 7

    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! Previews of Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft, new D&D Live event with G4 announced, the D&D film is now officially shooting, Awfully Cheerful Engine coming soon, and more! Don’t forget, you can get all the news every week with Morrus’...
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    Podcast #148: The Business of RPG Streaming with Little Red Dot

    This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Little Red Dot, Twitch streamer and content producer for Kobold Press to talk about the production and business side of Twitch streaming. In the news, Vampire: The Masquerade and Scion both headed to television, Jeff Goldblum on a Dungeons & Dragons...
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    Goblinization Day

    The first edition of Cyberpunk was set in 2013.
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    Goblinization Day

    Some quick fun facts about Goblinization: It did not happen all at once, it just started en masse on April 30 with new cases reported over the course of about a month before trickling off to only a handful annually. Goblinization is a days-long painful process where bones grow and rearrange...
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    News Digest for the Week of April 30

    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! World of Darkness and Scion both coming to television and film, it’s Goblinization Day in Shadowrun, a new software looks to bring tabletop RPGs to Minecraft style video games, and more! Don’t forget, you can get all the news every week...
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    Podcast #147: Shadow of Mogg with Panayiotis Lines

    This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Panayiotis Lines to talk about Shadow of Mogg – A Post Brexit RPG. In the news, a peek behind how Dungeons & Dragons is made, former BioWare developers launch tabletop RPG Kickstarter, free RPG Wicked Ones lets you play the monsters, and more! Plus Our...
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    News Digest for the Week of April 23

    Because Resolve isn't very intuitive (even by the standards of video editing software) and it's more "free" like a free-to-play game is free. Sure you can technically use it for free, but a lot of the features, effects, transitions, etc. are behind microtransaction-like paywalls.
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    News Digest for the Week of April 23

    I will say "The developer just released a major patch with new gameplay features" for a video game that's 23 years old was not something I expected I'd ever report on.
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