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WotC, PDFs and Piracy: The Final Word

April 16, 2009


Ron and Veronica over at The Game’s the Thing have put up their latest podcast, with guest Sean Patrick Fannon, one of the biggest names in the PDF distribution game. As far as I’m concerned, this is the final word. Sean makes it very plain that “…pirated, download copies of stuff are not lost sales.” […]

I Can Make Up Numbers Too, WotC

April 14, 2009


I thought I was done with the WotC PDF situation, but someone provided me with a link to the text of the actual interview with Greg Leeds over at ENworld. The entire interview is still available for reading if you haven’t already checked it out. My main concern is with the first two points, because […] Goes Live

April 10, 2009


James Maliszewski of Grognardia is leading the way with a mighty force to create a free, OGL megadungeon on the web. presents the Monastery of St. Gaxyg and the immense dungeon of Urheim lurking beneath. There’s already a framework for material, and contributions are welcome. The campaign-scale dungeon will include five environments: the monastery, […]

Real This Time

April 9, 2009


I learned of the verification of Dave Arneson’s passing on Wednesday, but I spent the day quite ill and wanted to make absolutely certain this time. It was good that he had a little more time with his family and spent his last moments in relative comfort, and it is also good that he is […]

Dave Makes the Save!

April 7, 2009


I thought I had waited long enough for independent confirmation, but apparently I need to make like the Dude and abide a bit more. Dave Arneson has not, in fact, passed away, and is currently in hospice care. This is one of those times I am glad to be able to say I made a […]

For Dave (Incorrect Information!)

April 7, 2009


This post was based on information which turned out to be incorrect. Mr. Arneson has not passed away. I didn’t know Dave Arneson personally, but I can see the impact he had on this hobby. Arneson is chiefly remembered as the architect of the Blackmoor campaign and “the other guy” who created Dungeons & Dragons. […]

A Wizard Did It

April 7, 2009


Like so many others, I found this in my email inbox this morning: “Wizards of the Coast has notified us that we may no longer sell or distribute their PDF products. Accordingly, after April 6 at 11:59 PM Pacific time, Wizards of the Coast PDFs will no longer be available for purchase on; after […]