2019 Report

Last year I didn’t write an end of the year summary, mostly because the numbers were continuing to decline and because I was pretty exhausted. I’d moved from a job that had wrung me dry to a job that required a fast ramp-up, and in 2018 Unpossible Journeys just wasn’t all that high on my priority list. However, I did resolve to give it more love in 2019. And UJ did get more love. Read more

What Explains the Market Success of Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons?

There’s been a lot of discussion in tabletop RPG circles about just how dominant Fifth Edition D&D has become. It seems to exist as something of a world unto its own, seldom crossing paths with the rest of the hobby. So a discussion about the ramifications of D&D’s current dominance is worth having. But first it’s important to understand why D&D 5e is such a juggernaut. That’s what this post will explore. Read more

The Three Factors, Revised

A few weeks ago I wrote about a three-factor system I devised for classifying tabletop RPGs. After fielding questions about the system and thinking about it further, I’ve come up with what I believe is a better version of that original concept.

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