Musings on Wizards of the Coast, D&D and Failure, Part 2

I hate to be the type of person who complains about something without offering any viable solutions. Last week I explained that the D&D brand is not financially healthy these days, and how the Essentials line was a great example of how not to make products that appeal to new players. Here’s how I’d make a D&D that new, young players can get into.

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Did Fantasy Flight Games Acquire the Star Wars License?

The Star Wars gaming license has been floating in limbo since Wizards of the Coast dropped it earlier this year. It was purchased this week by a mystery game company that has yet to make any kind of official announcement, but educated guesswork has many game industry observers thinking Fantasy Flight Games is the big winner.

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Back in the Saddle

Hi everyone. Obviously, I’ve been AWOL from Robot Viking for a little while, for variety of medical and work related reasons way too boring to mention. Things seem to be resolved, so I’m back with a ridiculous backlog of cool stuff to write about. I’m way behind on reviews (so if you’ve sent some in over the last few weeks, apologies, we’ll get to them when we can). I’ve got a couple of fun things today and a ton of stuff for next week, including an exclusive preview for the Magic Online set, Masters Edition 4.