Quote from Bedford »Jennifer Clarke Wilkes
Quote from Jennifer came to Wizards of the Coast in 1995 as the editor for Ars Magic. She later moved to editing Magic: The Gathering until 1999, when she became an RPG editor. She has been involved with many games in the company, from writing world documents and flavor text, to playtesting various TCGs and board games, to occasionally trying her hand at RPG design. In January 2013, she returned to Magic, joining the creative team.
Quote from Hunter »Jennifer was on the design team for Fate Reforged .....
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Quote from Canadian Guy of Wrath »I can't imagine making money off of D&D is easy these days
Quote from JovianHomarid »Quote from Canadian Guy of Wrath »I can't imagine making money off of D&D is easy these days
No? I though anything geeky was gold these days.
Quote from Aesnath »Yeah, 4th edition was a mess, not a good system following the success of 3 and 3.5. They were obviously trying to make the game easier to run (for DMs)and to write content for (for them), but the actual game was lackluster and occasionally boring. It was too simple for people who number-crunch and involved each class learning a laundry list of very specific powers with somewhat marginal upsides (tough for casual/new players). The flavor and art definitely felt more WoW, which turned many people off. Moreover, thanks to their open d20 initiative, another company essentially expanded and continued 3.5 (Pathfinder), which earned a large number of converts.
5th edition (which came out last year) is actually a step in the right direction. But, from the people I've talked with, a lot of the enthusiasm is sort of gone. It's unfortunate really, 5th seems good and I'd hate for there to be a world without D&D.
Quote from Spaghetti Monster »They laid off 6 people at my work last week (There are about 500 employees). They called it a "Workforce Reduction". It was an excuse to fire people IMO. They all got a decent compensation package at least.
Quote from Sam I am »Quote from Spaghetti Monster »They laid off 6 people at my work last week (There are about 500 employees). They called it a "Workforce Reduction". It was an excuse to fire people IMO. They all got a decent compensation package at least.
>Excuce to fire people
you don't say...
Quote from Caranthir »Jennifer Clarke Wilkes was one of the better recent authors of Uncharted Realms. It is sad to see her go.
Quote from BarinellosThere are known knowns and known unknowns, but there are also unknown unknowns. Things we don't know that we don't know.