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Not So Long Ago, At A Con Very Nearby…
Game designers often get treated like punching bags, punching bags full of answers to all of our innermost questions about our favorite games. “Why don’t you fix grapple?” “Have you ever considered ClassX?” “I really wasn’t a big fan of this thing you did, why was it so different from your other stuff?” Are all things passerby’s and interviewers bombard them with all of the time, but what about just asking your favorite game industry folks what their favorite band is, or what they eat for breakfast? Well that’s what I’m aiming to do with this short interview series from Winter Fantasy.
This year I got a chance to sit down and talk to some of my favorite people, one of them being author/game designer Rob Schwalb. For those of you who may not know of him, he’s an enigma wrapped in metal, covered in mayonnaise, stowed away in a hobo’s front pocket. He’s probably most well known throughout the gaming community for all of his work with D&D 4e and also being one of the guys behind D&D Next.
So…let’s sit down and bore into Rob’s brain in part 1 of this interview, we’ll only ask him a few questions about gaming, and we won’t even pester him about D&D Next! Tune in next week for the follow up too!
Spread Cheer and Win!
Do you know a special GM or player who deserves a +2 bonus to their stocking this year?! Some gamers are truly dedicated and we want to hear about those that have gone above and beyond in 2013! As a reward for your recognition you’ll be earning them (or yourself, scrooge!) a chance at winning a copy of the new and entirely revamped Baldur’s Gate series by Beamdog!
We know it’s been a while since we’ve had an update blog post so I think it’s about time we come up for some air and talk about the new hotness of Obsidian Portal and things to come. As you all know, on October 28th of this year we unveiled the newly reforged Obsidian Portal and have been working on further improving it ever since. We’ve gathered a lot of feedback from everyone and we’re happy to be such a big part of so many people’s gaming lives!
Greetings portallers, it’s that time of year again! The time when we come together to vote on our most prestigious award, Campaign of the Year! Below is a complete list of all the games nominated throughout the year for your judging pleasure. Just hit the voting link when you’re ready and be sure to stick around after you submit your ballot – you’ll be rewarded with some DriveThruRPG coupons for your efforts!
So, which one of these was the very best of 2011? You tell us, and remember no hitting below the belt, one vote only once per person. Good luck to all those in the running, and may the best campaign win!
Voting ends midnight, December 31st 2011