The GMS Magazine Podcast: playing another race

Recently there was a controversy when Chris Spivey got some criticism for casting Matt Mercer as a PoC for an actual play streaming of his forthcoming Haunted West RPG Some people felt a white guy should not play a PoC and that that role should have been given to someone else. We had a fair […]

Does the success of D&D help other games?

It is said that a good tide lifts all boats and thus the immense success of D&D at the moment is helping raise the profile of the industry as a whole, does helping other companies in the process. That is a very good sentiment and one that Shawn and myself wanted to explore for a […]

RPG Publishing Ep.20: How to manage freelancers

You have to know how to manage freelancers when you hire them to create content for your RPG. They are going to be the people you rely on to supply a lot of the material you need to get your book published and making sure they deliver is one hard thing to do. How you […]

Why Games Workshop is not a good business

There is no doubt that Games Workshop is a successful company. They make a lot of money, are very well known worldwide, keep a very healthy number of games shops that video game retailers would like for themselves and the popularity seems to be on the rise, despite the highly priced products in the current economic climate.

The D&D Business; Or The Impossible Art of Trying to Make Everyone Happy

One of my most admired RPG writers and players of all time is Monte Cook. Monte’s understanding of setting, intrigue, balance and the relationship with the player is pretty amazing. His ability to actually come up with new ideas that can be brought to fruition is also pretty staggering.

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