The not-at-Gen Con RPG report: D&D unlocks digital archives; Star Wars RPG debuts in beta

Not only is there a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons in the works, with public playtesting under way, but Wizards of the Coast announced Friday at Gen Con in Indianapolis that all of their back catalog of D&D products from all editions of the venerable tabletop roleplaying game will be made available digitally. This […]

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GEN CON: The next D&D campaign world is … ‘Dark Sun’

Gamers gathered at Gen Con this week in Indianapolis got a sneak peek at the next Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting. Wizards of the Coast announced Friday that it is resurrecting the post-apocalyptic fantasy world of Athas — home to giants, nomads, psionicists and evil sorcerer-kings — with the 2010 release of the Dark Sun […]

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Pathfinder RPG uses its Charisma bonus, sells out first run

Just days before the launch of their much-anticipated Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Paizo Publishing announced that the first print run had sold out, with all preordered copies on their way to stores for an Aug. 13 release. “We thought we had printed enough to last us at least until the end of this year, […]

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GEN CON ’08: When is D&D not D&D? When it’s Pathfinder

Gen Con, the annual convention of fantasy gaming companies and enthusiasts, is going on this weekend in Indianapolis. Last year’s buzz was centered around the announcement of the Fourth Edition of Dungeons & Dragons, which is now in stores and on gamers’ bookshelves and tabletops. But that event created a schism of practically religions proportions, and much of the attention this year is focused on the result: The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

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