Category Archives: DnD Next

DM for Kids: Holiday Packing

Yay, its the summer holidays, and the kids are now off school. We’re off on holiday at the end this week, and obviously we hope the weather is going to be such that beaches and swimming are the main order of … Continue reading

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Wizards Watch: Summer lull; Storm clouds gather…

There seems to be a strange eerie calm around the RPG space right now. It’s not necessarily the sort of calm that makes you feel calm … its more the oppressive lull before the thunder booms and the lightning strikes … Continue reading

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RPG Tech Talk: The Tech Gametable

Well, last week Wizards of the Coast announced via a DDI broadcast email that they would not be moving forward with their Virtual Table product past the Beta stage. The official line is that there is not enough interest in it … Continue reading

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DM for Kids: DnD Next

Unfortunately, I just haven’t yet managed to start some DnD Next play testing with the kids, due to end-of-term school commitment, exams and work stuff. Definitely want to have a go as it does look like a ruleset well suited … Continue reading

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Wizards Watch: I’ve got my kit!!

Well, I’ve downloaded the play test materials, so I guess I’m away with DnD Next! I’m not going to make any specific comments until I’ve had a chance to read fully and play at least one session with the kids. … Continue reading

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Wizards Watch: Maps and Minis – A Fallacy

A few weeks back, a DnD Next blog came out about ToTM (Theatre of the Mind) vs Grid based combat. A follow-up came out recently. Boy have these articles stimulated some internet inches (yards…) of comment! Its clear from the … Continue reading

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Wizards Watch: A Smorgasbord

What with PAX East seminars and and a rush of blogs its been a busy time in DnD Next land. That of course launches a cascade on comment in the blogosphere! 🙂 Actually I’m beginning to think WOTC have made a bit … Continue reading

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Wizards Watch: DnD Next Round-up…

Right now, the main DnD Next activity is centred around the new ‘hub‘ that’s been created on the Wizards website. All the Legends and Lore columns are accessed here, as well as a number of blog posts by the design … Continue reading

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Wizards Watch: DnD Next

Well, the blogosphere is awash with comments about DnD Next, and some real information is starting to come out from Wizards: from the seminars held at D&D XP; the Community Site; and from some of the recent Rule-of-Three and Legends … Continue reading

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RPG Tech Talk: 5E Tech

Welcome to another (the last…) debut column: RPG Tech Talk. This is my opportunity to share my views on and discuss the marriage of two of my main interests: Roleplaying and Technology! We are lucky enough to live in an … Continue reading

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