Homie and The Dude are a father and son led TTRPG team who enjoy D&D and have created their own systems within it. Fortunately, since the chaotic events from last year mercifully left the third-party 5E-compatible product market intact, they’re still able to package and sell those ideas through crowdfunding. This week they’ve introduced SKY ZEPHYRS, a world of airships where the sky is literally the limit.
One can imagine the creators of La Notte Eterna sweating bullets while watching the fallout from Wizards of the Coast’s ill-fated OGL debacle, as they prepared to offer a product whose main selling point was that it was D&D compatible. Would they have to pay extra fees? Would it be rejected on sight by angry fans? Fortunately Wizards reversed course just in time for Italian publishing house Ali Ribelli Edizioni to launch the crowdfunding campaign for their tabletop RPG. It was a success after all, breaking its funding goal in 20 minutes and, as of this writing, soared to four times that amount.
Dungeons & Dragons hasn’t been very lucky in getting Hollywood adaptions, with only a handful of productions carrying the official D&D brand in existence (if we threw in material INSPIRED by D&D, though, the list would be a long one). That is rapidly changing now that Wizards of the Coast owns D&D, Hasbro owns Wizards of the Coast, and Hasbro is hungry to get its recognizable IP churning out material.
The newest Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Starter Set from Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro showcases a tutorial-style approach mixed with a classic adventure style to bring brand-new players into the fold. The starter set features everything you need to explore your first campaign – but its emphasis on new players may leave experienced players looking for another plot hook.
Dungeons and Dragons have an All-star cast of Franchise worthy actors like Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sophia Lillis. This movie is not the first time an adaptation got made out of this Tabletop RPG franchise.
Mythroll Armory is back with another twist on the traditional D20 dice. In the past they’ve invented Die of Newt, a set of dice with lizard designs, Doodle Dice, blank dice with an included set of markers, and foldable dice you can fit into the credit card slots of a wallet. This time, their latest project puts a real emphasis on the second word in Dungeons & Dragons.
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is one of the most fondly remembered action games of the Playstation 2 era, and it was remastered in 4K last spring for a surprise release on modern consoles. We were promised a PC version was on the way as well, and it took several months, but it’s at last here and you can now find it on Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store.
Before Baldur’s Gate III is released, publisher IDW will reveal what’s been happening to its heroes in Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker. The story, which will be told over five issues, is both a prequel to Baldur’s Gate III and a sequel to Baldur’s Gate II.
Kobold Press, makers of mountains and mountains of D&D expansion material, are about to throw another one on the pile: Tome of Heroes launches its Kickstarter campaign next month. The book will contain rules for new character races and subclasses, weapon options, and powerful spells, along with new equipment, expanded magic rules, and a whole lot more. CEO Wolfgang Baur and Kobold Press editor Meagan Maricle will be revealing more about the book next week on Kobold Chats, this coming Wednesday, July 28 at 12 PM Pacific.
G4 has announced a partnership with streaming channel Peacock to present D&D Live 2021 to viewers of both channels. For those unfamiliar, D&D Live is an annual livestream of tabletop gaming where familiar humans step into fantasy roles. The event lasts just two days, but there will be a ton of dungeon crawling packed into those 48 hours, most of it done by geeky celebrities. This year’s roster includes Tiffany Haddish, Jack Black, Kevin Smith, Seth Green, several members of the WWE, and much of the cast of AP Bio including Patton Oswalt, plus much more.
As they promised, a 4K version of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance appeared on consoles last weekend — but not all of them. The game launched on time for Playstation and XBox, but the Switch version was hit with a strange delay and did not appear.