Results for tag: White Wolf
Posted by: The_Jester on Apr 8, 2012 at 10:27:15 PM
You can’t judge a book by its cover. Unless you’re judging a book’s aesthetics, in which case you can totally judge a book by its cover. It’s actually recommended. It's a vital part of the packaging.
The Three Designs
I’ll start by quickly reiterating the three types of book design.
There’s Consume, Engage, and Cherish. Consume books are essentially gaming textbooks, they hold the information you need and you wants access as easily and quickly as possible. Engage books grab a hold of your mind and enflame your imagination. Cherish books are collectibles or...
Posted by: The_Jester on Sep 29, 2011 at 05:24:29 PM
More late coverage and discussion of GenCon news and rumours, specifically Mike Mearl’s GenCon talking point that WotC is going to be “supporting all of D&D”. Hey, if you wanted fresh news you’d be over on ENWorld.
This statement is being interpreted as opening up WotC’s equivalent of the Disney Vault and re-releasing old products, likely making them available as PDFs or an online equivalent. That is, if they’re not readying an action for when Print on Demand becomes even cheaper and higher quality. This is amazing and historic! Or would be if White Wolf wasn’t already selling PDFs, and announced last year they were working to make their back catalogue available for Print on Demand. (Yes, I’m a cynic who is pretty much dead on the inside.)...
Posted by: The_Jester on Mar 13, 2011 at 10:37:35 PM
This is not an old discussion. It was discussed very well by Dread Gazebo here and others wrote here and here. I myself dicussed it numerous times such as here and here and a little here. It even came-up as a topic of conversation on the DM Round Table podcast here. But I was reminded of this again recently, during a forum discussion.
To very briefly summarize the core of the conversation, one side was saying that the eventual 5e should further emulate and draw inspiration from video games while the other side was concerned about drawing too much inspiration from video games. In full disclosure, I was arguing on the latter side.
Let’s start with one clarification: I do not believe video games are a poor source of inspiration and are not to be emulated...