When I read the press release headline, I was hoping WotC had struck some kind of deal with that biker bar in the Mission District, but alas, no: D&D creator Dave Arneson’s new-ish company has announced a licensing agreement with WotC that will return Arneson’s Blackmoor campaign world to print, and possibly to PC screens if the other half of Zeitgeist’s mission statement bears fruit. Negotiations about the licensing have been going on for some time now, but it seems the core book will finally be out this fall.
Archive for April, 2004
You know, like how poor, innocent ethnic restaurants will put “the ‘best’ food in town” on their menus? I just want to point out that, thanks to a misconfigured HTML character set, the new official product page for Pirates of the Spanish Main has some amusingly placed question marks in certain browsers. They’ll probably fix it shortly, but in the meantime, they’ve crystallized many gamers’ thoughts eloquently. Anyway, the ships still look cool, the price point is still right, and the release date is still July. I have my Origins-bound fingers crossed.
His run of weekly behind-the-scenes articles on Axis & Allies 2nd Edition concluded, developer Mike Selinker starts running it down about Axis & Allies D-Day. “As you evaluate what’s different about this game, always remember the following: Axis & Allies is strategic, Axis & Allies D-Day is tactical.” Mmmm, tactics.