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    Where Are the Board Gamers?

    According to Dennis Detwiler of Delta Green fame and a video game professional for almost two decades (retiring at the VP level), it's more obnoxious than that. The real goal is to eventually sell off the video game studio and the top dogs involved feel embarrassed they make their massive...
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    Where Are the Board Gamers?

    But at some point of that philosophy loses nuance and selling paper clips = selling RPGS. It also seems that a lot of non-gamers have a chip on their shoulder against the customer. Maybe that's the same for all CEO, but I can't think that's good. Yes, micromanaging is bad, but it's evident...
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    Cubicle 7 Also Announces A New 'C7d20' System

    Thank you for your time and insight on this subject. Speaking of hyperbole, my cynicism would say your post should have imploded the Internet, such as it is these days.
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    Cubicle 7 Also Announces A New 'C7d20' System

    I am chuckling because Free League is currently beta testing a new rules light BRP/Y0 game and there is vocal gamers who are already demanding more complexity. For some, "heavier game mechanics" will never be truly well covered.
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    Pathfinder, Cthulhu, Level Up: D&D Competitors Start To Sell Out

    True. You either need a deep passion or a lot more free time. I think those of us who started when we were back in school and college forget that sometimes.
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    Pathfinder, Cthulhu, Level Up: D&D Competitors Start To Sell Out

    Quick question? Is the book entertaining or is its only value the history.
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    Pathfinder, Cthulhu, Level Up: D&D Competitors Start To Sell Out

    We've seen this once already. During the first Pax Unplugged, video gamers wanted to check out "the D&D" and lots of rpgs in the dealers hall felt like they had a level playing field for once. And a game store owner and I keep going back and forth about using D&D for a beginners table that is...
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    D&D Movie/TV There's A New Trailer For D&D: Honor Among Thieves

    And I did it only with the Player's Handbook. Part of the secret is that it was 3.0, when things were a little more loosey-goosey. (Blame 3.5 on the organized play of the time.) ... and let's just say -- just like Mutants and Masterminds did years later -- players can be surprising open to...
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    D&D Movie/TV There's A New Trailer For D&D: Honor Among Thieves

    That was my first heartbreak with 3e on the first month in. I wanted by Rogue to swing from a chandelier, the GM applied an approximate DC, which was very high for a 1st level character. I feel flat on my face. Years later, C&C and DCC - both d20 engines - found ways around that. My second...
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    Paizo News: Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous Hits One Million Copies Sold

    I just have to give Owlcat props for bringing back the name "CRPG!" I never understood why the "C" got dropped in CRPG and then people started to add "TT" as in "ttRPG" to the RPG hobby that birthed the CRPGs in the first place. It's like when I told someone I was a gamer for years but when...
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    OGL Over 1,500 Publishers Support Paizo's Upcoming Open RPG Creator's License

    Pardon, I should have said that for a very traditionally fractured industry, that number is pretty much everyone on the same page for once. Hence, the "Wow," part at the start of the sentence. Apologies if the post lacked context.
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    OGL Over 1,500 Publishers Support Paizo's Upcoming Open RPG Creator's License

    Wow, in a very fractured industry, that number is pretty much everyone.
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    OGL Gizmodo Reveals OGL v1.1's 'Term Sheet' Carrots For Selected Publishers

    I think on a certain level it's not just about making a paywall to make more money -- it's about control. The product has been on the rise for 10 year and the only time it took a nose dive when someone messed with the OGL before. It is the only way someone can assume the OGL was a poison pill...
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    OGL D&D Beyond Cancellations Changed WotCs Plans

    Can someone confirm, I thought those numbers became like at least $1 million in subs lost in a week.
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    OGL Gizmodo Reveals OGL v1.1's 'Term Sheet' Carrots For Selected Publishers

    That must of started that funky take over last year. Again, they could have just left well enough alone and provided support WotC and just kept riding that gravy train. I still think the "under monetization" is a lack of official merch.
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    A Review of Blade Runner

    The human brain is built to see patterns and connect the dots -- even if the dots may not even be there. It's why conspiracy theories are tempting. So tempting that one would rather write a whole post to share their thoughts on an alleged ulterior motive as compared to just clicking on the...
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    OGL Gizmodo Reveals OGL v1.1's 'Term Sheet' Carrots For Selected Publishers

    "Overreaction" Sounds like someone with no clue about the industry, and probably doesn't care in all honesty. I know we keep screaming "WotC" but I'm pointing the finger at Hasbro, especially as a public company where it is a sin to make the same profit as you did last year. They are the ones...
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    OGL Paizo Announces New Irrevocable Open RPG License To Replace the OGL

    LOL! At the tabletop ... Player: I seduce the dragon! GM: Suuuure. You'll need a nat 20. Player rolls a nat 20: Yes! GM: Sigh. Of course. In RL ... Arrogant Suit: I'll just swagger in here and disguise my GSL/royalty plan/OGL shut down license as a "OGL 1.1." God: Suuuure. You'll need a nat...
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    OGL Paizo Announces New Irrevocable Open RPG License To Replace the OGL

    My 2 cents. This 1.1 was a big stick to get people to the table AND see what they could get away with. It wasn't very subtle or savvy. I, for one, bless the over-reaction (and the D&DB cancellations) as it seems to be the wake up call that perhaps someone needed to switch from their "smartest...
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    OGL Paizo Announces New Irrevocable Open RPG License To Replace the OGL

    My 2 cents: Pro: We get an industry standard in an industry lacking many industry-wide standards. Con: This means there is still a chance the industry will fragment into a lots of different games. You could Pro this into, "we now have healthy competition." With competition come an inherent...
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