How Magic the Gathering Saved Dungeons & Dragons

Posted on Thu 26 March 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with dnd, gaming, magic, pathfinder, tabletop • 2 min read

Ryan C. Burch has published an interesting piece on Geek Speaker about how Wizards of the Coast used principles from Magic the Gathering to save D&D from itself. His contention is that 2E was inaccessible to most gamers, and that TSR had made management decisions that had seriously hampered …


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Ted Chiang on Writing

Posted on Sat 24 July 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with interview, magic, religion, sci fi, ted chiang, writing • 1 min read

Great interview with Ted Chiang, who happens to be a rather brilliant science fiction writer. Seriously, if you have not read his wonderful story “Exhalation”, you have missed a gem. You can also hear an audio production of that story here.

There’s lots of good stuff in this interview …


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