01.25.12

Can Democracy save Dungeons & Dragons?

In a move that’s 50% crowdsourcing and 100% American, Dungeons & Dragons is turning to the players to fix its ailing orc-slaying system.

With the new edition and the call for feedback, in a “hearts and minds” campaign, Wizards of the Coast is attempting to rally players to the cause. The strategy centers on asking them what they’d like to see in a new version and giving everyday gaming groups the chance to test new rules. “We’re really lucky that we have such passionate fans,” Ms. Schuh said, “and we anticipate they’ll roll up their sleeves and help us in this effort.”

As they say at board game night, God Bless Eberron.

-Jason Johnson

[NYT]