Dungeons & Dragons app enters open beta next week

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JCab747
March 18, 2017 - 3:14pm
A bit of news from MSN.

The venerable Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game is partnering with Curse to build a next-generation web application. The platform, called D&D Beyond, was unveiled last week during PAX East in Boston. The team has announced that it will enter open beta on Monday. Sign ups are now open.

Curse got its start managing mods online for games like Minecraft. It later morphed into a kind of community-centric chat system, allowing players to find and play with each other more easily. The company was purchased by Twitch in August, bringing its voice-over IP technology and 30 million users along with it...



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JCab747
March 18, 2017 - 3:14pm
I'll bet we won't see a Star Frontiers app any time soon.
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ExileInParadise
March 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Just load up the maps and counters in maptool and call folks on skype...

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Shadow Shack
March 18, 2017 - 11:27pm
JCab747 wrote:
I'll bet we won't see a Star Frontiers app any time soon.

That's because WotC would rather sit on the copyright than make a profit by selling it to Jedion and TerlObar...and we thought Lorraine Williams was the real reason SF died.

(well, she did kill it, but it took WotC's efforts to ensure that it STAYED dead).
No, I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide. Nor do I have any qualms in stating why. Tongue out

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TerlObar
March 19, 2017 - 5:43am
Actually, I've been reading Designers and Dragons and if the history there is correct, it was actually Gary himself that killed it.  The Blumes were mis-managing the company and got TSR into a lot of debt.  When Gary came back to get the company back on its feet in '85 he killed a bunch of projects of which SF was just one in order to get the company solvent again.  He succeeded but then got ousted by Williams a couple of years later.  However, she didn't really come on the scene until 1987.  So she might have prevented it from being rejuvinated but Gary killed it.

And I really think the issue today is Hasbro, not WotC but that's just speculation on my part.
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jedion357
March 19, 2017 - 6:53am
Well, if I've been unfair in blaming Lorraine Williams in the past I don't feel bad bacause she damn sure killed TSR, draining the company of money via the Buck Rogers product line, forbade play testing and ran the company into debt that if WotC hadn't come along D&D might be in the same position as Star Frontiers.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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JCab747
March 19, 2017 - 7:05am
TerlObar wrote:
Actually, I've been reading Designers and Dragons and if the history there is correct, it was actually Gary himself that killed it.  The Blumes were mis-managing the company and got TSR into a lot of debt.  When Gary came back to get the company back on its feet in '85 he killed a bunch of projects of which SF was just one in order to get the company solvent again.  He succeeded but then got ousted by Williams a couple of years later.  However, she didn't really come on the scene until 1987.  So she might have prevented it from being rejuvinated but Gary killed it.

And I really think the issue today is Hasbro, not WotC but that's just speculation on my part.

Then let's rename the Xaxyg Nebula!
Joe Cabadas

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Shadow Shack
March 19, 2017 - 7:51am
TerlObar wrote:
Actually, I've been reading Designers and Dragons and if the history there is correct, it was actually Gary himself that killed it.  The Blumes were mis-managing the company and got TSR into a lot of debt.  When Gary came back to get the company back on its feet in '85 he killed a bunch of projects of which SF was just one in order to get the company solvent again.  He succeeded but then got ousted by Williams a couple of years later.  However, she didn't really come on the scene until 1987.  So she might have prevented it from being rejuvinated but Gary killed it.

And I really think the issue today is Hasbro, not WotC but that's just speculation on my part.

When you stop to consider that Zeb's was the attempt to breath new life into SF, it's easy to see why it got kicked to the curb...
No, I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide. Nor do I have any qualms in stating why. Tongue out

My SF website

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ExileInParadise
March 19, 2017 - 8:50am
As I sit on this site, I keep wondering why everyone says "Star Frontiers was killed" hehehe...

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JCab747
March 19, 2017 - 11:32am
ExileInParadise wrote:
As I sit on this site, I keep wondering why everyone says "Star Frontiers was killed" hehehe...

We're just fans of "Night of the Living Dead."
Joe Cabadas