Tag Archives: DriveThruRPG

Weekend Update: 10/1/2022

Welcome to the Cannibal Halfling Weekend Update! Start your weekend with a chunk of RPG news from the past week. We have the week’s top sellers, industry news stories, and discussions from elsewhere online.

DriveThruRPG Top Sellers for 10/1/2022

  1. Mutants and Masterminds PDF Mega-Bundle
  2. Aliens of Charted Space Volume 3
  3. Star Trek Adventures Utopia Planitia Sourcebook
  4. Tools for Frontier Living
  5. Cyberpunk Red

Top News Stories

Kickstarter hires new CEO: After Aziz Hasan announced he was stepping down this past March, Kickstarter has hired Everette Taylor as their new CEO. Taylor spoke with Dicebreaker and attempted to clear the air around Kickstarter’s ill-fated blockchain announcement, along with what’s going on with the games division after the departure of former Games head Anya Combs for Backerkit. With both Taylor and new games head Jon Ritter-Roderick hired after the commencement of Zinequest this year, it’s still anyone’s guess as to how Kickstarter is going to approach this segment going forward.

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Weekend Update: 9/24/2022

Welcome to the Cannibal Halfling Weekend Update! Start your weekend with a chunk of RPG news from the past week. We have the week’s top sellers, industry news stories, and discussions from elsewhere online.

DriveThruRPG Top Sellers for 9/24/2022

  1. Mutants and Masterminds PDF Mega-Bundle
  2. Warhammer Age of Sigmar Soulbound: Blackened Earth
  3. Legend of the Five Rings: Writ of the Wilds
  4. Tales of the RED: Street Stories
  5. Adventures in Rokugan

Top News Stories

Brotherwise Games to release a Stormlight Archive RPG in 2024: Building on the massive success of Brandon Sanderson’s book Kickstarter and their existing efforts with games set in the Cosmere, Brotherwise Games has announced that they will be releasing a role-playing game based on the books of Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series. What’s interesting about this is that Brotherwise has no current RPG portfolio, being mostly known for their board games like Call to Adventure and Boss Monster. There has been immediate speculation as to whether the game would be 5E-based or use a custom ruleset like the extant Mistborn Adventure Game, written by Crafty Games. Johnny O’Neal of Brotherwise Games has written for Dragon Magazine in the past, but considering how little we know at this juncture, that isn’t a strong indication of anything. There is also some question as to why the project didn’t go to Crafty Games, but the reception of the Mistborn Game was certainly not glowing enough to guarantee their return.

Discussion of the Week

School D&D Club is Out of Control!: The OP’s middle school D&D club has over 50 students signed up! A great thread for running RPGs for kids and managing large RPG events and organizations.

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Weekend Update: 6/25/2022

Welcome to the Cannibal Halfling Weekend Update! Start your weekend with a chunk of RPG news from the past week. We have the week’s top sellers, industry news stories, and discussions from elsewhere online.

DriveThruRPG Top Sellers for 6/25/2022

  1. Traveller: Robot Handbook
  2. Scion Second Edition Book Three: Demigod
  3. Dwarrowdeep
  4. WFRP: Salzenmund: City of Salt and Silver
  5. WFRP: Winds of Magic

Top News Story

DriveThruRPG July 2022 Print Price Increases Canceled: In a welcome reversal of an announcement earlier this month, DriveThruRPG has cancelled an upcoming cost and price increase for print-on-demand products. Per a publisher newsletter and their Discord:

“Recently we announced a substantial increase in book printing prices, originally expected to be implemented on July 13th. We are very pleased to inform you that this increase is no longer going to happen.

As we stated a few weeks ago, our printing partner Lightning Source/Ingram had informed us of pending price increases that would affect the entire range of our print book format offerings. This change was to take place in early July.

Since that time, we have met with Lightning Source and were able to secure better pricing options from them. As a result, we are able to forego the expected 2022 price increase to publishers and creators on OneBookShelf marketplaces.

We continue to negotiate with Lightning Source and to investigate alternative book printers.”

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