Archive for November, 2008

OgreCave interview – Stan!

Friday, November 7th, 2008

You’ve seen his name floating around the industry for years now, at companies like TSR and Wizards of the Coast, to recent ventures like The Game Mechanics and Super Genius Games, and even in Kobold Quarterly – the man, the myth, the Stan! From Star Wars and Ravenloft to d20 Modern and Call of Cthulhu, Stan! gets around. We’ve posed a few questions to the man-of-one-name to learn of his work, his play, and whether he’s a game designer or a cartoonist at heart.

Reasons given for refusal of GenCon charity donation

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Apparently the recent decision by the Christian Children’s Fund to refuse $17,000 from a GenCon charity auction has raised enough of an uproar that an explanation is being offered (to both the Escapist and directly via email to concerned gamers). According to Cheri Dahl, VP of International Communications and Fundraising at CCF, “When GenCon contacted CCF about its auction, we were pleased to accept donations. However, we couldn’t lend our name for publication because our policies have specific criteria for endorsements.” So, the situation may have been a misunderstanding – but given the accusations religious groups have leveled at gamers and D&D in the past, this will likely be perceived as damage control after the fact.