Phenomenon, Deal, Controversy of the Year
December 30, 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 21, 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.
Except WotC Products and a Few Others
December 17, 2002
Sources close to the situation are confirming that Wizards of the Coast retail stores are beginning to eliminate most non-WotC RPGs from their inventory.
New Volumes Out in July
December 7, 2002
Wizards of the Coast has formally announced that it will publish revised editions of its three core D&D rulebooks in July of 2003.
In Pop Culture Stores
November 26, 2002
At the kickoff of the 2002 holiday season, we talked to distributors that sell to pop culture stores in four major categories -- toys, games, anime, and comics/graphic novels.
Via Goodman Games
November 20, 2002
EN World and Goodman Games have announced plans to publish a quarterly d20 magazine, EN World Player's Journal , beginning March 2003.
Gets Rights from WotC
November 18, 2002
White Wolf announced that its Sword & Sorcery Studios has acquired the rights to publish the Gamma World campaign setting from Wizards of the Coast.
To See Print in 03
November 6, 2002
Green Ronin Publishing has announced the signing of a purchase agreement with Wizards of the Coast for the Dragon Fist RPG, which was originally released as a download-only product in 2000.
Campaign Setting and Novels
September 18, 2002
Wizards of the Coast announced new details of its agreement with Sovereign Press of Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The Dragonlance Campaign Setting hardcover to be published by WotC next summer will be written by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin of Sovereign Press.
Attendance Up 5% in 2002
September 17, 2002
In a press release from Gen Con LLC, which is run by ex-WotC honcho Peter Adkison, the company announced new Gen Con conventions for 2003. In addition to the 'original' Gen Con, there will also be a Gen Con Europe (which replaces Gen Con UK), as well as a Gen Con So Cal.