General Tabletop RPG Thread


#141

That’s arguably the entire point of Planescape.


#142

It’s more that books for those settings aren’t in 5e yet, and a lot of the old content is super not compatible with 5e. But people are hoping that adding Eberron and Ravnica means that the other popular settings will eventually get books turning the content into 5e compatible content.


#143

I have no idea anymore

DnD 6th Ed, eSport edition?


#144

Sounds like he wants that Hearthstone money, and Magic is how they’re going to get there.

“Fantasy games like Dungeons & Dragons” could include Magic, and “build into esports properties” could just be streaming RPGs.


#145

We already learned at Unplugged that the President of WotC doesn’t know jack shit about games. The CEO of Hasbro definitely doesn’t. The WotC President is a marketing exec. The Hasbro CEO is a film producer. Another Transformers movie anyone?

In any industry, the best businesses are the ones where leadership comes from the product side. Game developer in charge of the game company. Engineer in charge of the tech company. Author in charge of the book publisher. Musician in charge of the record company. Mechanic or pro driver in charge of the car company. These are companies that will put the product and the customer above all other things, for good or ill.

Look at Amazon run by engineers. Saints? Hell no. They do all kinds of evil. But all those evils are in service of the customer. They fuck over everyone else like their labor force, suppliers, etc.

When you see a marketing and finance in charge of a company, you do not want to be their customer. You might want to invest in them, as they might be financially successful, but you don’t want to buy what they’re selling.


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#147

Oh nice I follow her on Twitter, she does cool work.


#148

Planescape canonically contained every published AD&D setting. Including the ones that thought they had very different cosmologies (Dark Sun.)


#149

#150

Earthsea vibes detected.


#151

As an aside, and being somewhat of a grammar stickler, I’m curious why TORAH and ILIAD didn’t get a “THE” in front of them, but DYING EARTH did. Gilgamesh, Achilles, and Conan are all people, so a “THE” isn’t necessary. But THE Torah and THE Iliad are books. Why are they different from THE Dying Earth?

I’m sure there’s no real reason, it just bugs me.