Imagine, for a moment, that you have just inherited control over Dungeons & Dragons, the most popular roleplaying game in the world. At first, you might think that you've been given a dream job. But then you realize that the entire roleplaying game industry is fighting a war for market share against the unyielding competition from videogames and collectible card games, and that everyone from your CEO to your fanbase is clamoring for you to find a strategy to win the fight. And then you realize that the most recent edition of D&D, in its attempt to find a winning strategy, was accused of betraying the very D&D legacy it sought to uphold. And then you remember that not only is your immediate predecessor "pursuing new opportunities," so is your predecessor's predecessor, and his predecessor's predecessor, and that if you don't do something really spectacular, you'll probably have to start "pursuing new opportunities," too.
You've now roleplayed being Mike Mearls.
#1 Tue Sep 14, 2010 - 10:24pm
An interesting interview of Mike Mearls, about the new Red Box and D&D Essentials.