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    Caverns of Thracia Returns! Now live!

    There was a lawsuit around the last social media explosion where the companies licensing were damaged and these things were settled. I am not sure if Goodman Games paid something to buy some titles outright or won them as damages. In theory something went to Judges Guild (at least in the past)...
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    Caverns of Thracia Returns! Now live!

    They added a proper all the new books and none of the additional stuff, so I backed that instead of just DCC.
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    Caverns of Thracia Returns! Now live!

    The pledges for the books are terrible if you live in the USA. They rapidly go up on Amazon at a discount, they have a code for a free pdf in the book and you get free shipping. They also don’t have a clean all the new stuff 5e and DCC pledge that does not include t-shirts and dice and other things.
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    Hyperborea — Thoughts?

    It’s the main OSR system I play. It stops at AC 9 which for me means not AD&D, but is pretty much captures much of the flavour of early Gygax D&D. The Clark Ashton Smith inspired world is well done and the races are all humans and the details for them are completely fluff (there are no...
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    SmiteWorks Hires D&D Beyond Founder as Chief Development Officer of Fantasy Grounds

    I am not interested in 3D. There are a lot more features for a VTT that I care about moe than 3D
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    SmiteWorks Hires D&D Beyond Founder as Chief Development Officer of Fantasy Grounds

    I have been using FG for 8 years now and the interface is 2nd hand to me. It is a VTT interface and really good at that. Could be better but gets an unfair reputation. They did an update a few years ago that made it better. I was happy to hear the news, I personally think they need better...
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    D&D 5E Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks Would Like To Explore Kara-Tur

    There is no need to have an Asian only group of writers to work on a setting in Asia just like there is no need to for only people of European descent to work on other areas. You just need a writer or a team of writers that can write interesting material that holds together well as a game...
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    D&D 5E Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks Would Like To Explore Kara-Tur

    I have written this before, lived in Asia several times and the real cultural experts are there but their views do not often match the immigrant culture that moved to places where these books are written and published. My experience is that the mono-cultures in Asia are as good with the...
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    D&D General When did you leave D&D? Why? For what game? And what brought you back?

    I went from AD&D to Runequest because I liked the no class and gain skill when you use it system. I also liked the base setting much more. Eventually I moved to Champions because you could play just about any super hero you imagined. After a long break (2e through 4e when I was moving...
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    How Do You Feel About Published Adventures as a GM?

    I don't have time to prepare adventures myself these days. When i was younger I wrote most of what I ran. Today I run prepared adventures and fill in the blanks to keep the story cohesive. I almost exclusily run on VTT.
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    D&D (2024) Deborah Ann Woll and Matt Mercer consulted on the 2024 DMG.

    As for the announcement of the consultants, I generally avoid watching other people play D&D as entertainment but I have watched both Mercer and Woll and they both seem like excellent game masters. Mercer has contributed to several gaming books (hard to know how much he wrote himself as there is...
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    D&D (2024) Deborah Ann Woll and Matt Mercer consulted on the 2024 DMG.

    I ran into D&D while in my high school wargaming club. My cousin’s best friend’s brother was playing (0e, about 1981 but Montreal area so took a while to get there). I was in a session or two (before the older college aged players said no to high school kids in the game) and then I bought Holmes...
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    D&D (2024) Deborah Ann Woll and Matt Mercer consulted on the 2024 DMG.

    I bought the books and learned how to DM from it. Many of the DMs I knew at the time did the same.
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    General DCC RPG thread

    I played DCC, Starcrawl and Weird Frontiers at GaryCon. Nothing since then.
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    WotC WotC President Cynthia Williams Resigns

    SEC filings from 2022 when Cocks became CEO. Contracts for Section 16 officers are public. I don’t think William’s is, but I did not search every filing. She was a top 5 earner so she is in the proxy.
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    WotC WotC President Cynthia Williams Resigns

    The CEO's contract says he can quit: "1.6 At the election of the Executive without Good Reason, upon not less than fifteen (15) days’ prior written notice of termination by the Executive." The company has to give the same notice if they want to fire him without cause. To expect something...
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    WotC WotC President Cynthia Williams Resigns

    If a new job, then there will be an annoucement soon. If let go, will be a severance charge or something. Might have to wait a year for the next proxy. Otherewise, their business, not mine.
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    WotC Hasbro CEO Chris Cox talks about D&D on NPRs Here & Now. Topics include Layoffs and OGL.

    I noticed that the 2023 proxy just got filed. Unlike during the layoff time when people were looking at last year’s numbers and saying that stock grants are bonuses, the discussion on Cocks incentive pay clearly shows that he missed financial targets but scored very big on cost cutting and that...
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    WotC Hasbro CEO Chris Cox talks about D&D on NPRs Here & Now. Topics include Layoffs and OGL.

    Mostly due to it, that is hard to agree with. But Cocks himself lauded social media as a great marketing tool and they massively shot themselves in the foot with the proposed canceling of the OGL right before the movie came out which I think dampened the chance for lots of social media promotion...
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    WotC Hasbro CEO Chris Cox talks about D&D on NPRs Here & Now. Topics include Layoffs and OGL.

    I think some women had an issue with some images. Some men did as well. Generically claiming all women is pretty wide and not true. There are also plenty of men that find the chainmail bikinis between silly and and offensive. I honestly don’t think that there was immediate magic in portraying...
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