Friday, April 18, 2014

2013 Global Game Industry Survey

The results from the 2013 Global Game Industry Survey conducted by Yehuda Berlinger of Purple Pawn are in and published in PDF form here!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Two Notable Gamers and Shadowfax have Died

We've recently lost two gamer podcasters.

One was Steven Tinner, a fellow well known on the EN World message boards for the last decade and more recently had a podcast called Critical Glitch.  More details can be found here.

Derek Rex is someone of whom I had lost track, having gamed with him briefly in the 80s.  Such was our hobby before the Internet that we met gamers, we all moved around, and keeping track of friends we met from time to time wasn't always easy.  It's odd that I was recently thinking about him and those days.  Then I just discovered this week that he had passed and had still been very active in the gaming scene.  More details on him can be found here.

Both of the above were roughly my age, which can be a bit disconcerting, but it does reinforce that we should make the most of our time while we can whether that means gaming, family, friends, or some mix of all of those and more.

Finally, it is worth also noting that the beautiful horse who played Shadowfax in the LotR franchise has died.  Read about it here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NTRPGCON 2014 Event Registration is Underway

If you've been waiting for the event registration to begin for the North Texas RPG Con 2014, which takes place in June, then you will no longer have to wait.  See more details here!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WotC New 1E/2E RPGNow Releases and More

Four re-issued Dungeons & Dragons titles have been added overnight to the RPGNow servers by WotC and two titles were added by Creative Mountain Games. They include I11 Needle (1e), GA2 Swamplight (2e), From the Ashes (2e), RM4: House of Strahd (2e), as well as the Toeffrun Creation Myth - An RPG Pantheon and Potent Portals (Both with ERA 3.XE stats but useful for any system from CMG).

The Creation Myth is a pantheon of deities and their origins which can be used with any Medieval Fantasy setting, utilizing it as a primary religious doctrine or for a place a GM has yet to flesh out. Potent Portals contains over one hundred portals and related items (doors, archways, trapdoors, locks, windows, shutters, curtains, etc.) enhanced with magic to offer many unique challenges in your game.

See more on the CMG offerings here and here!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Art Director Position at Monte Cook Games

There is an Art Director position available at Monte Cook Games for a talented qualified person who can live anywhere they damned well please. See more here!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Funnies - The Onion on Archaeology

The Onion had a humorous take back in 2002 on a "Archaeologist Tired Of Unearthing Unspeakable Ancient Evils." Read more here!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Jen Page, Dice Assassin

Over on the Iron GM YouTube channel is a brief video showing how Jen Page makes her move on an unsuspecting GM.  Enjoy!