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Rule-of-Three: 08/08/2011
R&D Staff

You’ve got questions—we’ve got answers! Here’s how it works—each week, our Community Manager will be scouring all available sources to find whatever questions you’re asking. We’ll pick three of them to answer, whether about the about the making of the game, the technical workings of our DDI studio, or anything else you care to know about… with some caveats.

There are certain business and legal questions we can’t answer (for business and legal reasons). And if you have a specific rules question, we’d rather point you to Customer Service, where representatives are ready and waiting to help guide you through the rules of the game. That said, our goal is provide you with as much information we can—in this and other venues.


1 We often hear the staff's preferences for their D&D games. However, I'm curious what other tabletop RPGs the D&D staff commonly play. So, what are some of the popular non-D&D RPGs among the staff?

R&D plays a fair number of RPGs beyond D&D. In the past few months, we’ve played TORG, Call of Cthulhu, The Esoterrorists, Dust Devils, and Fiasco. Since the beginning of the year, we’ve also tried out every edition of D&D since the original White Box set. Keeping track of what else is going on in the industry, and staying true to the roots of D&D and RPGs in general, is a big part of keeping the game going.


2 I heard news from GenCon that the Dungeon of Dread board game was removed from this year's product schedule. What's the story behind that?

The design of the Dungeon of Dread board game didn’t hit the level of quality we want to deliver for the line. After looking at how we put together Castle Ravenloft and Conquest of Nerath, we realized that Dungeon of Dread hadn’t been play tested, peer reviewed, and developed to our standards. We’re removing it from the schedule to ensure that we deliver only the very best board game experiences.


3 You mentioned that the D&D Adventure Tools would receive a feature update this summer. We’re now into August, and we were wondering when we could expect that scheduled update for the Adventure Tools ?

The D&D Adventure Tools update that includes the features to build and more fully adjust monsters is currently scheduled for the tail end of summer, which in this case means September.


How can I submit a question to the Rule-of-Three?

Instead of a single venue to submit questions, our Community Manager will be selecting questions from our message boards, Twitter feed, and Facebook account. You can also submit questions directly to dndinsider@wizards.com. So, if you’d like to have your question answered in the Rule-of-Three, just continue to participate in our online community—and we may select yours!

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