Breaking: Nerds Flock to the Internet!

by Art Fag City on August 17, 2007 · 4 comments Breaking!

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Half the Internet shut down today when Wizards of the Coast announced the upcoming release of their 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons RPG at GenCon. Witness the above screenshot from Wizards.com and the capture below of the D&D wikipedia entry which has been temporarily closed for editing. Apparently nerds still run the Internet.

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The last version of D&D was released 8 years ago, so clearly, this news is enough to induce the above Internet seizure. Having played Dungeons and Dragons all of three times in my life, I can’t pretend I spend much time following wizard.com announcements, but it would seem one of the nicer aspects of the game is the online component. Having pissed off a lot of gamers when they canceled their magazines Dragon and Dungeon in April 2007, they are now attempting to bring back some of that content online. Of course, like all fine American products you have to pay a monthly fee to access the new material.

Originally via: Slashdot

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jon August 17, 2007 at 5:13 pm

The third edition ruined D&D by allowing people to level their characters into mega-multi classed behemoths. Boo on WoTC!

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Jon August 17, 2007 at 1:13 pm

The third edition ruined D&D by allowing people to level their characters into mega-multi classed behemoths. Boo on WoTC!

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b. August 17, 2007 at 7:25 pm

For serious. I mean, what do you expect to happen when a company who built it’s empire on collectible trading cards (known to engender pre-teen spending sprees) takes over another 15 years its senior?

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b. August 17, 2007 at 3:25 pm

For serious. I mean, what do you expect to happen when a company who built it’s empire on collectible trading cards (known to engender pre-teen spending sprees) takes over another 15 years its senior?

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