Dungeons & Dragons

For your Hugo consideration: Designers & Dragons

By Chris Meadows
January 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Just a quick reminder: nominations for this year’s Hugo Awards are upon us, and if you signed up for last year’s (to get the entire Wheel of Time series that was included in the Hugo voter [...]

Designers & Dragons vol. 3 now available to Kickstarter backers

By Chris Meadows
August 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

A quick update on the Designers & Dragons Kickstarter, whose first volume I reviewed a few weeks ago. The second volume in the 4-volume series, covering the 1980s, has been available for a while [...]

Review: Designers & Dragons Vol. 1: The ‘70s

By Chris Meadows
August 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

I’ve finished reading through the first volume of the RPG history from that Kickstarter I mentioned the other day, and I have to say that I’m very impressed. In fact, I plan on nominating it for [...]

‘Slenderman’ Internet fiction blamed in pre-teen stabbing; creepypasta sites issue statements

By Chris Meadows
June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

You know, I really want to believe the best of human nature, but then I run across something like this. There’s a genre of Internet writing called “creepypasta.” It’s a subcategory of, and [...]

Jack Vance e-books showcase achievement of deceased SF/fantasy master

By libertyc
June 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

Jack Vance (1916-2013), the veteran pioneer of fantasy and science fiction, as well as a prolific master in many other genres, died just short of a century old this year, on May 26, 2013. But his [...]

Morning Links — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
January 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Is the Decline in Longform Newspaper Journalism a Good or Bad Thing? (Paid Content) New Digital Dungeons & Dragons Website Launches (Good E-Reader) A New Publishing Ecosystem Emerges (Scholarly [...]

Wizards of the Coast starts selling D&D PDFs again

By libertyc
January 23, 2013 // 2 Comments

Remember how, back in 2009, Wizards of the Coast pulled all its PDF products from on-line gaming store Paizo and announced it was ceasing PDF sales altogether? Apparently it only took about four [...]

Wizards of the Coast announces new edition of Dungeons & Dragons

By libertyc
January 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

Not specifically e-book-related, but the news has just come out that Wizards of the Coast will be publishing a 5th edition of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG. Since taking ownership of  the [...]

The ‘freemium’ model: Making money by giving the product away

By libertyc
April 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

These days digital media are causing so many shockwaves through the world of on-line content that it seems like every time we turn around there’s a story about a paywall going up here, or [...]

Paleo E-books: alt.cyberpunk.chatsubo and alt.pub.*

By libertyc
April 28, 2009 // 1 Comment

Prior columns in this series: The Superguy Mailing List The Legion of Net.Heroes & rec.arts.comics.creative The Legion of Net.Heroes might be the oldest Usenet-based shared-world fiction setting [...]

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