One week of RPG news: A battle in the Gygax family of D&D's legacy, too sexy vampires and a game designer disowning their award-winning edgelord adventure.
In recent years, more D&D fans have been uncomfortable with how the 1985 published book treats its subject matter.
In Routinely Itemised this week we catch up with PaizoCon Online, find out what the D&D movie has in store and ear about "choose your own adventure" audiobooks!
Luke Gygax has a second Will that his father wrote, and it may replace the one Gail has been using to date.
It was written by Gary Gygax in 1976, back when D&D was only two years old and played in the Origins II convention.
The Resort is going to release all bookings without a cancellation fee.
This year Gary Con is facing calls for a boycott. Stacy Dellorfana, the founder of ConTessa, has led the charge.
Some of the most obvious Lord of the Rings influences are found in Dungeons & Dragons' original character races, creatures and classes: Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves and Humans were included, with monsters such as Balrogs and Ents — which are highly unique to the Lord of the Rings — also being featured in the game.
The first evening of tabletop roleplaying, as we would recognise it today, was run by Dave Arneson in 1971. The campaign setting was Blackmoor, and the game system was a modified version of Chainmail. Gary Gygax and Jeff Perren created Chainmail, both members of the Lake Geneva Tactical Studies Association, after being inspired (in part) by the game Siege of Bodenburg.…
Urg, this looks messy. Two years ago the movie producer Tom DeSanto (X-Men, Transformers and this summer’s Bumble Bee) struck a deal to ‘oversee the Gygax catalog of published and unpublished works’.…