The tabletop RPG weekly news show! News and chat about the latest D&D and other tabletop roleplaying games!

May 9, 2020

#99: How an RPG Gets Made

This week, Morrus and Peter talk about how a roleplaying game gets made, from the initial pitch to a publisher all the way through writing, editing, art, layout, and getting the final printed book in your hand along with tips on how to get into the industry. In the news, D&D’s Mythic Odyssey of Theros delayed, Kickstarter laid off half its staff, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar released, news on the Dungeons & Dragons movie, and more! Plus a brand new sketch featuring the origin of a classic spell name.



Mythic Odysseys of Theros Delayed

Ancient Adventures, a Greek-themed sourcebook and setting for 5e, released

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Soulbound Collector’s Edition Cover Reveal

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Soulbound Released in PDF with Print Pre-Orders Open

D&D Beyond’s Top 10 Fighter Subclasses

Roll20’s Latest Report Shows Growth Everywhere

Joe Manganiello’s D&D Game Highlighted by Variety Magazine

Pre-Order the Altered Carbon RPG

News Digest for the Week of May 8 (D&D movie news)

Kickstarter Laid Off Half Its Staff

Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News (including a brief interview with Luke Crane from Kickstarter on the state of RPG crowdfunding projects)



Torchbearer 2nd Edition

New Dungeon Craft Series – Terrain Books for D&D

NPC Portraits Decks

Dragon Fighters: Advanced Musha Shugyo RPG

Vala the Beast Heart


Kids & Dragons


Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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