Indie Talks Episode 34 – Game School! Peter Bryant, James Carpio and Jay Libby


Welcome to episode 34! This one is a big one! Tonight I’m kicking off Game School on Indie Talks. Game School is a look at the gaming industry from the inside – from indie authors to seasoned industry veterans.

Tonight I have Jay Libby of Dilly Green Bean Games, James Carpio of Gygax Magazine and Chapter 13 Press and Peter ‘Blix’ Bryant of Studio187 and Tri Tac Games! We’re talking breaking into the RPG industry, getting published, play testing, editing, artwork and the over arching importance of networking an community.

With special guest appearances by Renee, Hello Kitty and a stray Ninja.  We also mention one of our favorite cons, Total Confusion! We’ll be there this February. Join us!

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Wizards of the Coast go Full Grognard – re-release original AD&D books

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons to be re-released

While common wisdom holds that you never go full grognard, Wizards of the Coast are letting convention fly to the wind and they’re re-releasing the three original Advanced Dungeons & Dragons books.

Starting April 17th, 2012, folks in the US and Canada will be able to grab themselves premium reissues of the classic RPG.

Here are some nifty things as outlined by WotC:

Key Features

• These premium versions of the original AD&D rulebooks by Gary Gygax make ideal additions to any game collector’s bookshelf or the perfect gift for the nostalgic D&D® player.
• Each book has been lovingly reprinted with the original art and content, but features an attractive new cover design commemorating this re-release of the AD&D core rules.
• Available in limited quantities for a short time only, these are sure to be collectible.
• This is a hobby channel exclusive in North America. That means that players and collectors will be looking to you to pick up their copies!

And something that I find interesting, funds from the sales of these books will go towards the Gygax Memorial Fund.  Why the limited North American release? I’m not entirely sure. Perhaps its to add to the collectability of these re-issues, or perhaps its a bit of a cost savings.

Here’s what we know about pricing:

You can take a look at the full press release right here (PDF).

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