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News in Review for Nov 1 to Nov 7 2010

It seems the Big News of this past week revolved around DDI and the changeover to a pay-as-you-go web-based online toolset.  The change to a Silverlight-driven Web-Based Character Builder was announced early in the week by Trevor Kidd on the D&D Forums, and later discussed by Bill Slavicsek in this month’s Ampersand.  Needless to say, the 4E Community was on both sides of the fence over the issue, both for and against the impending changes later this month.

Comments abounded on twitter, forums, and blogs sites regarding the DDI Subscription changes.  For instance, Dave “The Game” at wrote a commentary Character Builder: The Next Generation which went over the pros and cons of the changes to DDI.  And one of the long-time regulars from my own 4E campaigns guest-blogged on my site last Friday with a player’s perspective on the changes to Character Builder.  And with a title like Marlett’s Musings: The DDI Debacle, it is not too hard to figure out what side of the argument he was on!

In other news, this past weekend, one of my two D&D 4E campaigns tried out D&D 4E Gamma World as a playtest to assist me in preparing for the review I will be posting on EN World News this week.  Without giving too much away about their responses, let’s just say that I may have trouble getting them to give up their mutant alter-egos in favor of returning to the wilds of Faerun!  Watch for my complete Gamma World review this coming Wednesday!

So until next blog… I wish you Happy Gaming!

Blogs at Neuroglyph Games This Week:

The State of the GSL

EN World Review – Vor Rukoth by Wizards of the Coast

Marlett’s Musings: The DDI Debacle

D&D 4E News This Week:

About The Author

Michael is an Adept of a Secret Order of Dungeon Masters, and dwells in a hidden realm with his two evil cat-familiars, deep within the Vale of Wolverines, called by some "Michigan". He has been esoterically conjuring D&D Campaigns for nearly a Third of a Century, and has been known to cast ritual blogs concerning Dungeons & Dragons every few days with some regularity. Michael has freelanced for Wizards of the Coast, and writes reviews of D&D and other Role-Playing Game products on EN World News.


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