WOTC announced today that the Open Gaming License (OGL), under which outsiders can produce material for the D&D game, will not get published until early in 2015. Interestingly, the announcement focuses on fan-created material, with no mention of how it might apply to professional publications. Many of today’s RPG copanies, esp. Paizo, Green Ronin, Troll Lords and Privateer, trace their origins back to the release of D&D 3.0 and the original OGL.
For those of you interested in publishing their own board game, Flat Lined Games has posted chapters of their book on the topic on the website, free. You can read what they have posted here.
We will remain open regular hours through the Memorial Day weekend. Through Monday, all active and inactive military get 1 free pack of Magic boosters and 10% off your purchase of in-stock merchandise. Just show your ID. Thank you for your service.
In case you hadn’t heard, WOTC has sued Cryptozoic over Cryptozoic’s upcoming Hex TCG. WOTC alleges that Hex, not to put to fine a point on it, copies almost all of the concepts in magic, many of which WOTC has under patent. Read more here.
According to an email we received from Cryptozoic, we should see a restock in of the Adventure Time Card Game starter decks by the end of May. Cryptozoic did tell us we would likely get allocated with the first shipment, so if you want a Finn or Lady Unicorn deck, you should contact us to have one held.
WizKids sent out this email regarding the current availability of DiceMasters.
New entry on the store blog on the man behind Free RPG Day.
Free Comic Book Day runs until 9 p.m. tonight. We are out of some of the more popular titles, such as Future’s End, the Marvel offerings and Mouse Guard but have plenty remaining.
Three film students at SIUC produced the film below about the store. Enjoy!
Castle Perilous Games & Books Video
Scott stopped in at the Cape Girardeau Hastings to see how the recent purchase/merger of Hastings and NECA/WizKids had affected the stores stock and presentation. Not much.