We discuss the cancellation of the Frame RPG by Spencer Campbell on Kickstarter after the fanbase attacks. The first release by former Blizzard execs, Warchief Gaming, is Auroboros for 5E. Also on Kickstarter to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, Acheron Books is releasing Dante’s Inferno for 5E. It will include two books, Dante’s Guide to Hell essentially the Player’s Handbook and Virgilio’s Untold Tales which functions as the GM’s Guide and Monster Manual of the setting.
Former Blizzard executives and World of Warcraft directors, Chris Metzen and Mike Gilmartin, are starting a tabletop company, based on their Orange County gaming club, called Warchief Gaming. Critical Role launches their own publishing company called Darrington Press. They have four titles scheduled for 2021 releases including RPG, boardgame, and card game titles. Should Wizards of the Coast be paying attention? Our topic for this week is Gatekeeping, its origins, and difficulties in tabletop games as well as other popular culture.
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