Former Wizards of the Coast VP thinks he knows why OGL 1.1 is coming

Former VP in charge of Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast was asked why he thinks Wizard’s are doing what they are doing with the OGL 1.1.In a livestream, Ryan Dancey, one of the architects of the original…

Ongoing Legal Battle between Wizards of the Coast, and TSR LLC reaches new stage

In the wake of numerous, and more recent controversies, such as the racist and transphobic content found in the playtest version of TSR LLC’s ‘Star Frontiers: New Genesis’. Wizards of the Coast, the current publisher of Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game, owned by conglomerate Hasbro has filed a preliminary injunction against TSR LLC in an attempt to prevent the publication, and sale of this new version of a beloved TTRPG classic produced by the original TSR

Botany Comes to D&D 5e

Have you ever felt that your D&D games were lacking in fantastical plants, herbs, poisons, or even monsters? Well so did the team at Sarsen Games! They have brought the now fully funded “The Herbal Journal of Cicely Longbottom” to…

Magicians Menagerie hits Kickstarter

We love Kickstarters here at Exiled News, in fact, we adore any third party funded projects in RPG a lot. Me, I am a big fan of magic, hence my latest build on Elden Ring playing with sorcery! Talking of magic though, this is a new project that could do with your help and a boost. There’s 14 days to go and the creators are looking for £4,287 to bring it to life. They have just raised (so far) £1,611 of the goal and really could do with a boost to that amount.

Spotlight: Jonny Hodgson Illustrator

You can’t go more than a few books in the RPG industry without finding some amazing art, it’s true, these days many of the books have production values that various companies can only aspire to. I remember being blown away by the art in Cubicle 7’s previous edition of The One Ring RPG and this turned my attention to the work of Jonny Hodgson.

Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse

MP:MotM is the third and more interesting book of the three. There’s a huge buzz around D&D 5th at the moment, and honestly, when is there ever not? In that the system is due for some tweaks, changes, and a potential new but not new edition sometime in 2024…

EN World Reviews Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos

Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos is in the news again, and it’s not hard to see why. A lot of the talk around the book is hugely positive, but if you’re looking for a good eyes and hands onto the latest release coming in from the D&D WotC team, then EN World’s own Beth Rimmels has got you covered. Beth’s review is weighty and hits on all the major ups and down of the book in a clear and concise manner.

Steve Kenson’s: The Needless Queers

Steve Kenson is no stranger to Tabletop RPG design, he’s a prolific designer, and an all-round champion of inclusion, diversity, and more. Steve is one of the more prominent queer voices in the industry, and has contributed to RPGs as well as designing one of our favourites: Mutants & Masterminds Superhero RPG. A full bio can be found here from Steve’s site.

Three Roleplaying Games to Check Out

As we zero in on Friday, today is the day that I was thinking about a spotlight. What product, Kickstarter or thing could I shine a light on for Exiled News. I was having a conversation with a friend about various roleplaying games, and she suggested that I talk about three of them that I have been having fun with over the last few years.

Strixhaven: the Accessible Campus of Magic!

Wizards of the Coast is zooming back to Strixhaven soon (December the 7th to be exact) and the Magic the Gathering world of: Ravinca. Their upcoming adventure and setting book is nearly upon us!