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The Future of the D&D VTT at the Creator Summit

The D&D Summit allowed attendees a clearer picture of what the Wizards of the Coast Virtual Table Top aims to offer, and the obstacles to getting there.

April 13, 2023 · 11 Comments

The Community Rises at the D&D Creator Summit

Attendees of the D&D Creator Summit rose up to discuss issues critical to our hobby. I review the issues and actionable items.

April 7, 2023 · 20 Comments

Assessing the D&D Creator Summit

What took place at the D&D Creator Summit? This overview covers the main events, with an eye towards actionable improvements for future events.

April 6, 2023 · 16 Comments

D&D Beyond Launches Community Stream with Forge of Foes

Wizards of the Coast continues to make changes in the aftermath of the OGL fiasco. This week, D&D Beyond launched a Community Stream, highlighting a third-party creator. They chose the Forge of Foes!

March 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

What Compatibility Means for One D&D

Wizards says it will ensure One D&D is compatible with 5E and its SRD. Here’s the good and bad of what it takes to be compatible.

March 20, 2023 · 2 Comments

What to Expect From the WotC D&D Creative Summit

Wizards of the Coast has invited a few people to attend a “Content Creator Summit.” What might this mean for the community, for Wizards, and for One D&D?

March 9, 2023 · 4 Comments

Enhancing Monsters with Monster Powers

Monster Powers can transform your game, and here’s how! Monster Powers come from the Forge of Foes, live on Kickstarter!

March 6, 2023 · Leave a comment

Back the Forge of Foes!

Mike Shea, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, and I have just launched the Kickstarter for the Lazy DM’s Forge of Foes! Learn about this awesome monster project!

March 1, 2023 · 2 Comments

Interview with Kyle Brink on the OGL and D&D Studio

I interview Kyle Brink to discuss the OGL, the DnD Studio, what WotC has learned, and much more.

February 8, 2023 · 3 Comments

The Key Issues for OGL 2.0

A checklist by which we can assess whether any future OGL 2.0 for Dungeons & Dragons meets the needs of creators, the hobby, and WotC.

January 15, 2023 · 6 Comments

A Vision for the D&D OGL – Part 3: WotC

Wizards of the Coast is revising the OGL for Dungeons & Dragons. What does WotC want? What should it want?

January 3, 2023 · 9 Comments

A Vision for the D&D OGL – Part 2: What We Want

Wizards of the Coast is revising the D&D OGL. The OGL has been great for Dungeons & Dragons and for creators. What do we want the OGL to be for One D&D?

January 3, 2023 · 5 Comments

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