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Hero Games Scaling Back

Tweet There’s an announcement on the Hero Games web page stating at Steven S. Long (line developer) and Darren Watts (president) are leaving the company. Jason Walters (general manager) will remain the only full-time employee. It’s difficult to avoid reading a lot into such an announcement. Does this mean the end of the Hero System? Probably not for a while, anyway. Certainly there are plenty of of folks out there who will continue to play and run Hero System games. And the company has stated that there will be an attractive third-party publisher option out there for those who which to support the system. There are also indications that Long and Watts will continue to support the system as freelancers or third-party developers. If this had happened fifteen years ago, I’d declare the Hero System … Read entire article »

Filed under: General Gaming, RPG Industry BS

Yet Another Blog Post on the Mearls Column

Tweet In case this is the only RPG blog you read, go here and read Mike Mearls call for peace in the DnD edition war. There are all kinds of people giving their take on this — some are Zero-Edition players, 3.5/Pathfinder players, etc. All of the discussion has been very DnD-centric, of course. Mearls’ column is very DnD-centric, of course. Since I’m not DnD-centric, and Happy Jacks isn’t DnD-centric, and Doucheydm isn’t DnD-centric, I’m not quite sure why I care… The True Cost of the Edition War Unlike most bloggers, I can’t read Mearls’ mind, so I can only guess at his motives — and I’m guessing the edition wars have hurt WotC’s market share in the RPG market, and they are ready to play nice. How do I guess this? Here’s how: Several months … Read entire article »

Filed under: General Gaming, RPG Industry BS