News Archive | 8/27/2010
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August News
Bart Carroll

Friday, August 27th, 2010

We’ve updated our PAX events page, with a schedule of everything taking place on the D&D side of things. For instance: NERDprov comedy, the Totally Rad Show, and the Rev from KISW. Plus, your chance to earn VIP tickets to the Acquisitions, Inc. D&D Game, Prisoners of Slaughterfast! The D&D bus will be on its way to Seattle for the event starting 08/31—stopping for the night in Redding, CA. If you happen to see the bus en route, we would absolutely love to see a picture of it. Just send them in to dndinsider@wizards.com.

One further happening at PAX: Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, from author Ethan Gilsdorf, debuts there in paperback. To help celebrate, free copies will be given away at the show (details to follow).


Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Another day, another Gen Con seminar podcast has gone live! This time, we explore the world of Dark Sun. Panelists included Art Director Jon Schindehette—who just finished running the "Gotta Have a Hook" challenge with his artists. To see some truly amazing renditions (the original art order, I believe, called for a dwarf warrior laying into a hook horror), check out Jon’s impressive artorder.blogspot.com—and congrats to the winner of this challenge: Mathias Kollros!


Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Some more news from Gen Con—another round of seminar podcasts have been posted:

Over at Neuroglyph Games, Michael Evans details his Essentials meeting that took place with Mike Mearls and Rich Baker. Plus, Dungeon’sMaster.com wrote up the Adventure Builder’s Workshop.

Of course, if you’re looking to make it to Gen Con 2011, we’re currently running the Elminster Must Die contest—all it takes to enter is 140 well constructed characters. For more on Elminster Must Die, Ed Greenwood has been embarking on a blogging tour all this week:


Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Welcome back from the best four days of gaming! For those that missed the news, announcements, seminars and demos, we’ll be bringing everything all week—starting with the podcasts for:

Of course, we’d also point folks over to Critical-Hits.com, where Dave "The Game" Chalker posted his review of the new product seminar. Or head over to the Tome Show for their podcasts of events (oddly enough, Jeff and I use the exact same recording microphone I found out, and we traded audio files of the seminars we missed). Of course there’s a myriad roundup of Gen Con impressions from around the blogosphere, but we’ll gladly point out Stupid Ranger (since we learned the backstory behind the name firsthand) and Dungeon’s Master.com among them.

ENNIE Awards went out Saturday evening of the convention, and we’d like to congratulate all winners and nominees. Wizards of the Coast picked up gold for Best Miniature Product (D&D Minis), and silver for Best Supplement (PH3).

And, for those that didn’t get a chance to demo the Castle Ravenloft board game, we recorded the following unboxing video (in the vein of The Totally Rad Show’s unboxing):

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