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Posted by: The_Jester on May 13, 2013 at 08:14:42 PM
This is a bit of an esoteric blog, relating to the Wizards of the Coast Community forums. If you’re a poster or lurker there and have not heard the news out of the, check out this blog post and this forum thread.
Seriously, stop reading this now, check out those links and then come back.
For those of you who never ventured into the WotC Community, Mark “Wrecan” Monack was frequent poster in the community. Prolific really. He seemingly posted daily and contributed numerous blogs. He wrote house rules and speculated on the design of the game, blogged about the past and future of the game, and for fun he penned haikus related to each week’s Rule-of-Three. The bulk of his personal rules can be found under “Unearthed Wrecan”.
Wrecan did not just...
Posted by: The_Jester on Aug 2, 2012 at 01:42:06 PM
4th Edition was sold with the digital tools. Much of the initial hype was predicated on the suite of digital offerings. The initial presentation had demos of the tools. WotC cancelled the printed copies of Dragon and Dungeon so as to tie them into their electronic offerings. The print copies of all of the Core rulebooks advertised the existence of the e-tools & magazines wrapped up in a package known as "Dungeons & Dragons Insider" or DDI. The little red DDI logo is pretty synonymous with 4th Edition, being attached to users and articles.
But DDI had troubles before it even launched. While WotC continued as if nothing was wrong, months before the launch they scrapped everything that had been done and started again. When the tools were released they were good, but two never made it out...
Posted by: The_Jester on Jul 15, 2012 at 04:22:45 PM
It's time again for the contract-mandated Doom 'n' Gloom entry for "Jester" David's blog.
5e is coming closer and closer with the first playtest done and the second due "sometime". Last I heard the second round was the end of summer, so late August or early September, meaning it might be the last playtest before the books have to get finished and out to the printers. So there's still time for WotC to royally F-up D&D Next, producing instead what more cynical people have called "D&D Last".
But just how could WotC turn such a hyped and positive experience built around a framework of crowd sourcing and open playtesting into a poor edition and commercial failure?
I'll tell you.
Not Enough Testing
Despite the mass public playtest, this might happen. While WotC is being silent regarding...
Posted by: The_Jester on May 12, 2012 at 02:28:03 PM
Setting the Bar
What would the perfect D&D website do?
When someone first hears of this strange game called "Dungeons & Dragons", which is a game without winners or losers,...
Posted by: The_Jester on Oct 15, 2011 at 01:21:49 PM
Okay, warning time: this blog will contain links to sites that are NSFW. Nothing to unfamiliar, and likely sites everyone is likely familiar with (and probably linked from the main WotC site). But I feel I should caution regardless.
Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of negative comments aimed at the Wizards Community. Mostly the forums. Sadly, most of this talk is true. I find this a little annoying as I’ve settled into this site as my place to blog, rather than setting-up my own site or trying to hitch my proverbial wagon to another blogging site, such as Critical Hits or This is my Game or Gnome Stew or RPG Musings. (Excluding my time posting on the At-Will blog, as that was a chance to scratch my crunch itch.)
Without repeating too many libelous statements,...