Friday is here, time to roll for news! This week’s TTRPG news with StartPlaying brings some neat shoutouts and teases of what is to come. Dungeons & Dragons fans will eat this week as there’s a lot of news concerning the upcoming movie and how the brand plans to communicate going forward. So with that little tease, let’s get to it!
Wizards Of The Coast Hosting Content Creator Summit In April
WotC seems to be putting in the effort to get feedback with a D&D Content Creator Summit this April. Several well-known streamers and YouTubers made the announcement about their attendance on Twitter. The announcements started a discourse (as usual) from several consumer and creator perspectives.
Some fans questioned the integrity of the creators invited, wondering if honest feedback would be given if WotC decides to wine and dine attendees. Others wondered why writers and designers aren’t invited or getting a similar event, pointing out that influencers aren’t the only creatives in the space. A few smaller creators simply wondered when their time would come. Many content creators pushed back against the criticism, saying that they are under no restrictions to play nice with WotC and plan to be truthful in their assessment of the event.
Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel Nominated For Nebula Award
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association released the finalists for its 58th Annual Nebula Awards. Among the nominees is D&D’s Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel in the Game Writing category. The category typically focuses on video game writing, with this year’s finalists also including Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West. A big congratulations to the Radiant Citadel writing team for achieving this rare honor.
D&D Movie Stat Blocks Come With Spoilers
The hype machine for Dungeons & Dragons Honor Among Thieves is in full swing, and part of the official promotion is a set of stat blocks on D&D Beyond. The Thieves’ Gallery set is free to add to your Beyond compendium and contains stat blocks for the film’s protagonists and one villain. In true movie fashion, the stat blocks take some liberties with the traditional classes assigned to the characters. Each character also gets a short bio that gives away some crucial elements of their backstory. Explore at your own risk.
Kobold Press Is All About Deals For Its Anniversary
Kobold Press is celebrating 17 years by giving gifts to fans on social media and beyond. For the first 17 days of March, Kobold Press is offering a new sale or freebie per day. The deals seem to range from free PDF supplements to discounts on VTT versions of their most popular products. Check out the Kobold Press Twitter account to see each new deal as it drops. You can also enter to win a free Kobold Press book by joining their Discord.
And that’s it for this week! Stay safe, have fun, and get that loot!