Phenomenon, Deal, Controversy of the Year
December 29, 2002
We chose organized play as the Game Phenomenon of the Year, the Wizards of the Coast divestitures as the Game Deal of the Year,...
'We Are Committed'
December 20, 2002
The news that Wizards of the Coast would be cutting back on non-WotC RPGs in its chain of retail stores elicited the following response from Don Williams, Public Relations Manager for Wizards of the Coast, which is the first offical statement on the topic from the company.
Sword and sorcery in the tradition of Lord of the Rings
December 12, 2002
A Paid Advertisement. CPM Manga has announced the release of the fourth volume of Record of Lodoss War - Chronicles of the Heroic Knight , the hugely successful manga inspired by Dungeons and Dragons .
Via Goodman Games
November 19, 2002
EN World and Goodman Games have announced plans to publish a quarterly d20 magazine, EN World Player's Journal , beginning March 2003.
Dragon 300 Sub Copies Start Furor
September 21, 2002
A controversy has erupted over the sealed 'mature content' sections of Dragon #300, prompted by the arrival of the first subscription copies in mailboxes last week. R etailers, distributors, publishers, and creators have in turn attacked and defended its publication.
The Publisher Talks about the Sealed Sections
September 21, 2002
Dragon #300 was noteworthy not only for the milestone issue number, but also because new Dragon publisher Paizo Publishing included sealed sections of 'mature' content in the most recent issues of Dungeon and Dragon . Here Paizo president Johnny Wilson talks about the decision.
Don't Miss Teen Read Week
September 16, 2002
Retailer Mike Banks of Samurai Comics in Phoenix, Arizona has a great suggestion on outreach to libraries during the upcoming Teen Read week.
Game Has Roots in Comic Books
August 28, 2002
Louis Porter, Jr. based his role-playing game, Haven: City of Violence, on contemporary crime comics like Frank Miller's Sin City and James O'Barr's The Crow , as well as on the Hong Kong action films of John Woo.
Magic Still on Top
August 21, 2002
The robust sales patterns that have characterized the Spider-Man-influenced summer of 2002 continued to make their mark on ICv2's Top Ten List for July. Even more than usual, big ticket items tended to dominate the lists this month.
Tied in with WotC's Book of Vile Darkness
August 19, 2002
Paizo Publishing, the new publisher of Dungeon and Dragon Adventures has announced that upcoming issues will contain special sealed sections with 'edgy, mature content.'