Richard Garfield To Consult
May 3, 2001
In an open letter addressed to 'Friends of Magic' and posted on the Wizards of the Coast website, Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering , announced that he is stepping down to concentrate on personal interests.
Rules Consolidation in RPGs Continues
April 18, 2001
Sovereign Stone , a fantasy-roleplaying world created by artist Larry Elmore and fleshed out fictionally by the best-selling novelists Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, is abandoning its current game-playing system in favor of the d20 system, which has been made available to third party creators by Wizards of the Coast.
Zine Once Had Circulation of 500,000
April 12, 2001
Magazine publisher H& S Media has cancelled its monthly 'unofficial' Pokemon magazine, Pojo's Pokemon , which was selling 500,000 copies per month, primarily via newsstand distribution, at the height of the Pocket Monsters craze.
Free Love, Libel Charges, and Collectibility Gone Mad!
March 25, 2001
Sometimes the pop culture products industry gets pretty wild and woolly, and last week was such a time, with three stories in different venues providing some diversion from our regularly scheduled programming.
Overview Plus Links to All Coverage
March 28, 2001
Las Vegas, Nevada. The GAMA (Game Manufacturer's Association) Trade Show opened big at the Orleans Hotel here on Monday, March 19 with as many badges distributed the day before the exhibits opened as were distributed during the entire show run last year.
Games Workshop Grants Exclusive on Major License
February 25, 2001
Alliance Game Distributors and Diamond Comic Distributors have announced that they will jointly have the exclusive right to distribute Game Workshop's new table-top war game based on the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Ri ngs trilogy.
WoTC OKs Use of Setting
February 20, 2001
White Wolf's small press publishing affiliate, Arthaus Inc. has acquired the rights to publish extensions of the Ravenlof t campaign setting using the new D20 Dungeons & Dragons Rules published by Wizards of the Coast.