August 21, 2008

The Word of Wizards (WoW)

If you haven't notice by now. My post are sometimes just a compilation of information from various sources gathered all in one place. So I've decided to start a regular column to update on what is new from WoTC's side of things and named it the Word of Wizards (WoW), which is something I made up by accident in a previous post.

So here's what's been up in WoTC's site since the dust have settled after GenCon.

First is the good bits.

Excerpts from the Adventurer's Vault.

Figurines of Wondrous Power

Excerpts from the Forgotten Realms Player's Guide.


RPGA has announced a new style of organised play called D&D Delve Night. Every week, participating organisers are given an encounter that is supposed to last about an hour of play. 4 encounters make up into a whole adventure. This intention of doing this appears to be something similar to Friday Night Magic. Just having players come together and have fun for a couple of hours.

It sounds interesting so far and I'm thinking of bugging my FLGS to do this (since he already has Friday Night Magic going on) or become a participating organiser myself (if time permits).

Now for the bad news.

The Gamer Dome and The Geek Life Project shared this press release on their blogs yesterday.
Wizards Announces New Organizational Alignment

Wizards of the Coast today announced new organizational alignment to focus on key growth strategies for core brands.

“As a company, we will continue to be the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer,” said Greg Leeds, President of Wizards of the Coast. “Re-aligning resources ensures we achieve this goal for our most powerful brands.”

While restructuring results in some job eliminations, Wizards of the Coast is actively recruiting to fill open positions in multiple areas of the company.

“Organizational change is always difficult on those impacted,” said Leeds. “But we will take great care in the transition, and continue to invest in the growth of the business, specifically innovation for our Magic and Dungeons & Dragons fans.”

Let's hope nothing bad happens out of this.

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