Stranger Things took D&D mainstream, but it’s been the OGL that’s taken D&D drama mainstream, and now we’re set for a legal tussle unless the two sides back down.
Audio EXP: #179 – OGL concerns and 2022 wins – part 3
A recap on the growing drama for D&D Open Gaming License, a look at some non-OGL RPGs and 2022’s best selling games.
Audio EXP: #178 – The best-selling RPGs of 2022 and other oddities – part 2
Which genre RPGs published this year are selling the best? We keep finish off DriveThruRPG stats and sneak into the DMsGuild for some more.
Audio EXP: #177 – Best sellers, ethics and the future of your D&D business
Which RPGs published this year are selling the best? The first four genre leagues are out, Harry Potter takes a fall and Warhammer rises. Plus, weird and quirky Christmas connections.
Audio EXP: #176 – Does Roll20 own DriveThruRPG and OneBookShelf?
Roll20 signs a new deal with Wizards of the Coast, leveraging their new DMsGuild asset, and they chat up Paizo too. Meanwhile, it’s a good time to get into Rifts, an awkward time for Pugmire and an interesting one for Warhammer 40K.
Audio EXP: #175 – Conan the Barbarian’s Batman RPG problem
Let’s linger on danger for a while, just a short bit. In RPG news, there’s a Gloomhaven RPG on the way, and that doesn’t feel dangerous, and the decision to make it card-based seems to derisk it.
Audio EXP: #174 – Could we get indie RPGs on the NHS?
A round-up of D&D and other RPG news from a week in which tabletop games are shown to be good for your mental health. And we talk about sacrifices.
Audio EXP: #173 – Money-movers worry about Hasbro’s plans
Hasbro picks up a share price chill, J-M DeFoggi writes about time jumps in RPGs to spice things up for your players, and there are some great Thanksgiving RPG bundle deals this week.
Audio EXP: #172 – A $4bn blunder for D&D’s owner?
Hasbro has put a big but non-core part of its business up for auction as TV and movie production doesn’t work out. Meanwhile, TV company AMC Networks gets into RPGs in a big way.
Audio EXP: #171 – Stats and lies
Remember that quote about lies and stats? It’s as quirky as some of the stats people use it to respond to. This factoid and others in the latest Geek Native podcast.