Good day everybody, Darryl right here with this week’s gaming information! Wizards of the Coast spokesperson talks concerning the behind-the-scenes of the OGL controversy, new particulars on the Dungeons & Dragons journey Keys from the Golden Vault, replace on the upcoming Fantasy AGE 2nd Version, a brand new Crucial Position comedian e book, and extra!

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Wizards of the Coast Government Producer Kyle Brink began doing the tabletop media circuit explaining the corporate’s viewpoint of the OGL controversy. Beginning with an interview with the YouTube channel 3 Black Halflings on Monday and persevering with with Teos Abedia aka Alphastream on Wednesday, Brink offered particulars about what occurred behind the scenes with Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro through the month-long interval. In response to Brink, the impetus to alter the OGL was worry that Fb would create a “D&D Metaverse” with out their involvement and the model would turn into related to grownup content material (despite the fact that this could not be allowed below the OGL v1.0a because it doesn’t give entry to D&D branding, logos, or different logos). The royalties in OGL v1.1 have been supposed as a deterrent towards giant firms with the $750,000 mark decided as a demarcation line between business publishers and enormous firms exterior the TTRPG business trying to enter it. A lot of the 30-person Dungeons & Dragons staff have been unaware of the supposed adjustments as the corporate positioned a “wall” between inventive employees and govt selections to be able to keep away from distracting them. The explanation for the dearth of remark between the leak of the OGL v1.1 and the official announcement of OGL v1.2 that these inside the firm felt something they mentioned would make issues worse and wished to attend till they’d the up to date OGL out there earlier than making an official remark. Now that the SRD has been positioned below a Inventive Commons license, which Wizards of the Coast admits can’t be undone in any method, the corporate not sees deauthorizing the OGL v1.0a as necessary. The corporate can also be wanting into releasing different SRDs such because the v3.5 (protecting the principles for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Version) sooner or later however should first assessment the doc to make sure they aren’t unintentionally releasing materials into Inventive Commons they don’t intend to.

Brink additionally went into element concerning the firm tradition, future plans for One D&D, current inclusivity coverage adjustments, and digital tabletops/digital gaming, which you’ll find extra about within the EN World summaries linked above or within the full movies embedded within the articles.


The press push for the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons journey anthology Keys from the Golden Vault is in full swing now with extra data popping out concerning the e book. The adventurers are despatched mission briefings from a secret group referred to as the Golden Vault within the type of magical golden keys inserted right into a music field. However as an alternative of a track, the field offers a Mission Not possible type briefing on the heist to be carried out. The occasion is predicted to do their very own reconnaissance and planning earlier than executing the 13 included heists. Every journey additionally comes with a pair of full-page maps, one for the participant (which can be incomplete or have unreliable data) and one for the DM. And who’s behind this mysterious Golden Vault? A bunch of metallic dragons with the motto “Do good, irrespective of the fee”. The 208-page hardcover Keys from the Golden Vault is due for launch on February 21 with a retail worth of $49.95.


Darkish Horse Comics together with Amazon and Crucial Position introduced a brand new prequel collection The Legend of Vox Machina: Whitestone Chronicles: Ripley. The collection, written by Marieke Nijkamp (Crucial Position: Vox Machina Kith and Kin, This Is The place It Ends) with artwork from Tyler Walpole (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dresden Information), is a spin-off of the Amazon animated collection following Dr. Anna Ripley and the alternatives she makes after the de Rolo household of Whitestone is taken over by the vicious Briarwoods. A sneak preview of the primary subject is on the market now, whereas the collection will premiere in 2024.


Inexperienced Ronin posted an replace on the second version of Fantasy AGE. The weblog submit from Malcolm Sheppard talks concerning the new class system which expands from the three lessons within the first version to 4. The magic-using Mage, sneaky Rogue, and fight specialist Warrior are all coming again together with The Envoy. This new class is “a grasp of affect who rallies hearts and acts because the face” with extra particulars out there within the hyperlink. That doesn’t imply the older lessons are staying the identical as they’re all getting a tune-up with new class stunts, injury bonuses, specializations beginning at first degree, and extra refinements. The brand new version of Fantasy AGE is predicted for launch this month.


Talking of recent editions, Steve Jackson Video games has been a bit coy a few attainable fifth version of GURPS. Again on January 25 through the OGL controversy, GURPS turned a trending subject on TikTok with followers speculating a few re-creation. The official Steve Jackson Video games TikTok account replied to at least one particular person requesting a brand new version with a video stating:

“Hello Jeff, we’re completely watching. And whereas GURPStok is doing numbers, why don’t y’all reply this query for us? [insert of the prompt “What would you want to see in a new edition of GURPS?”] No purpose! Simply trigger…”

The weblog submit on the SJG web site made clear this was a hypothetical re-creation, however this previous Sunday there was one other weblog submit from none aside from CEO Phil Reed highlighting a dialogue thread on RPGnet speculating about new options. There’s nonetheless no official affirmation {that a} re-creation of the Generic Common Position Play System is below growth, however it has been virtually twenty years for the reason that final main replace with GURPS 4th Version got here out. Whether or not the corporate is solely testing the waters for curiosity or if that is an try and construct curiosity in anticipation of an announcement, we’ll have to attend and see.


One launch from Steve Jackson Video games we will verify is Calo’s Guide of Monsters for Mörk Borg. Initially self-published by Phil Reed, this assortment of monsters will now be distributed by Steve Jackson Video games, making it extra out there to a wider viewers. The 63-page e book options not solely 20 all-new monsters, but additionally instruments so as to add them to your Mörk Borg sport equivalent to a d66 desk of rumors and a brief hexcrawl journey. Print copies are presently on their method from the printer and will probably be out there for $24.95.


Free League introduced two new journey modules for the 5e-powered Ruins of Symbaroum RPG. The Journey Compendium options seven full-length adventures starting from degree 1 to eight with 13 mystical artifacts, three settlements to discover, and an introduction to the pantheon of the Younger Gods. The 224-page PDF is on the market now on DriveThruRPG for $19.99 whereas the hardcover is out there from Free League’s retailer for $38.42. The second launch is Name of the Darkish, a pair of full-length adventures going down within the Alberian barony of Sarli and town of Kurun with full-color maps and dozens of places to discover. The primary journey locations the occasion within the service of a lowborn noble in search of to show the standing of her household, whereas the second is a seek for a lacking person who has critical penalties for the connection between the peoples of the Davokar area. The 104-page PDF is on the market now on DriveThruRPG for $14.99 whereas the hardcover is out there from Free League’s webstore for $28.77.


Steamforged Video games introduced the upcoming launch of the brand new Darkish Souls monster e book The Tome of Unusual Beings. The e book incorporates 80 new monsters with 5e-compatible stat blocks and lore for every starting from fundamental enemies to punishing bosses like Ornstein and Smough, Nito, and Lord Gwyn. The announcement options previews of the Bell Gargoyle and the Smough half of Ornstein and Smough. The discharge is accompanied by Wave 3 of the miniatures that includes a number of of the monsters and managers detailed inside. The 120-page hardcover is on the market for pre-order from Steamforged for $29.95 with an anticipated launch on August 31, 2023.

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