Through Aventuras en La Marca del Este I got news of the start of development of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons.
What can we think about it? Clearly in the fourth edition, with the restrictive policies taken by Wizards and Hasbro regarding licences’ use and the transformation of the game for making it, theoretically, more compatible with the likes of new generations have alienated an important part of buyers’ base (the rise of the Old School phenomenon, a return to the roots of the game, maybe have influenced in some way, because to play role-playing games you don’t need a lot of rule books that, in some cases, have demonstrated to be too complicated).
Wizards make amends and announces that players will be consulted to create an edition that will like, but it can be a bit difficult (as can be seen in this comic strip of Penny Arcade, seen in the comments of this post in Aventuras de La Marca del Este. Well, time will tell.
Fanzine Rolero inaugurates the 36th lunar cover with interesting contents:
Note: This is a translation of the press note of Fanzine Rolero (it is written in Spanish).
There are interesting news from Holocubierta publishing house because they announce the future publication of Jerusalén 1119, an historical role-playing game with its setting set in the century after the First Crusade, for more information you can check the game development blog.
Regarding Aventuras en La Marca del Este there are two interesting news, first they have announced the development of an adventures compendium for the game and second the upcoming publication of the basic manual in Argentina, a fact I’m sure that will please this country’s gamers.
For finishing I inform you that the sixth edition of RuneQuest role-playing game will be published by The Design Mechanism.
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