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News Digest for August 31, 2023

Two industry surveys, two new Doctor Who sourcebooks, a return to a classic Gary Gygax adventure, and more!

Hello everyone, Darryl here with the summary of this week’s gaming news from EN World.

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EN Publishing News

For a quick summary of the week’s news, Jessica Hancock will bring you up to speed with EN Live's This Week in TTRPG every Friday.

Don’t forget, you can keep up with all the week’s gaming news in detail with Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk. Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about pay rates for writers in the RPG industry.

EN5ider #532 is a first-level mini-adventure Vampire’s Bloodlust where victims show up with the tell-tale signs of vampire attacks, but more may be going on here than it seems.

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EN World Exclusives

EN World conducted a survey of freelance writers in the tabletop gaming industry to determine the current rates for writing for an RPG.

Rob Wieland reviewed Monte Cook’s folk horror RPG based on the award-winning podcast, Old Gods of Appalachia Roleplaying Game.

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EN World Feature Columns

Michael Tresca’s next-to-newest RPG Evolution uses the example of the Italian horror film Bloody Pit of Murder to draw inspiration for your RPG games.

And Michael Tresca’s newest RPG Evolution discusses how to create a satisfying whodunit mystery in a roleplaying game.

Egg Embry is back with part two of the roundup of RPG holidays covering all the dates to remember from July to December.

Don’t miss out on the newest RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News.

Keep up with all the new print RPG releases with Charles Dunwoody’s RPG Print News.

Find the big TTRPG sales, bundles, and charity fundraisers with the Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles News.


Tabletop RPG News

Luke Gygax is bringing back the classic adventure Castle Zagyg originally created by his father, Gary Gygax, along with other publications coming in the future.

Cubicle 7 announced a pair of sourcebooks for Doctor Who: The Roleplaying Game 2nd Edition celebrating the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who.


RPG Industry News

A survey by UK-based retailer Merchoid shows more people are playing D&D and other tabletop games now than before the pandemic.

That’s all from me for this week! Don’t forget to support our Patreon to bring you more gaming news content. Until next time, may all your hits be crits! Note: Links to Amazon, Humble Store, Humble Bundle, and/or DriveThru may contain affiliate links with the proceeds going to the author of this column.

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