Additional Random Thoughts on Licensing

Posted by on Jan 15, 2011 in Comics, Licensing, Movies, RPGs | 5 Comments

Apropos of my earlier post on Steve Long’s licensed games op-ed piece: Roleplaying games are not very easy to adapt to traditional narrative forms like novels and films because the most important thing about traditional narrative forms are their protagonists and the things they want, but nearly every RPG begins with the premise that the […]

Steve Long on Licensed RPGs

Posted by on Jan 13, 2011 in Business, Design, Licensing, RPGs | 11 Comments

The Indie Press Revolution blog posted an op-ed piece by Steve Long about licensed RPGs yesterday. You should read it. Steve argues that in the last decade the tabletop roleplaying hobby as a whole has been creatively diminished by the tendency of publishers to produce licensed games rather than creating new settings for their games. […]