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Snakes Not on a Plane Nov. 15, 2006
A world of darkness may be coming to the online world...

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And so it begins. . .

Welcome to another Saving Throw; today's column contains a couple of firsts. The contest gets its first reader-submitted entry this week. Thank you, UFJ, and good luck to you for your first entry. Also, my entry last week was the first entry that everyone guessed correctly, much to my surprise.

Otherwise, there is pretty interesting merger news this week as CCP and White Wolf announce plans to combine forces. Not only will this mean EVE Online-related products from White Wolf, but it looks like a World of Darkness MMORPG is in early works. You can read more below in the tabletop gaming news section.

And with that, it's time to let the column speak for itself.

Gaming Tip of the Week
"If it involves snakes, it's just probably not going to work out well."
- Nwash

Featured Hall of Fame Story

Snakes? Why did it have to be snakes? by UFJ New this week
It pays to know your snakeskins. On the other hand, it can actually be pretty funny when you don't. Well, after the fact, anyway.

This Week's New Entries

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Product Releases

 Released This Week
d20 Modern
Louis Porter Jr. Design
Nov. 9, 2006, $2.50
Steve Jackson Games
Nov. 13, 2006, $24.95
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Star Trek CCG
Decipher, Inc.
Nov. 13, 2006, $29.99
Conan Roleplaying Game
Mongoose Publishing
Nov. 14, 2006, $24.95
d20 System
Dispel Magic
Nov. 14, 2006, $2.00
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Mutants and Masterminds
Green Ronin Publishing
Nov. 14, 2006, Free Download
Mutants and Masterminds
Green Ronin Publishing
Nov. 14, 2006, $8.50
Mongoose Publishing
Nov. 14, 2006, $24.95
Exalted, Second Edition
White Wolf Publishing
Nov. 15, 2006, $24.99
Mage: The Awakening
White Wolf Publishing
Nov. 15, 2006, $29.99
World of Warcraft Roleplaying Game
White Wolf Publishing
Nov. 15, 2006, $34.99
 Expected This Week
World of Warcraft Trading Card Game
Upper Deck Entertainment
Nov. 22, 2006, $29.99

Tabletop Gaming News

 White Wolf to Merge with CCP
Source: White Wolf Publishing

CCP, the developer and publisher of the MMORPG EVE Online and White Wolf Publishing, the second largest publisher of tabletop roleplaying and collectible card games, have announced definite plans to merge. White Wolf Publishing will continue to operate under its own name as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCP. The new combined company will be producing strategy guides, collectible card games, and novels based on EVE Online in 2007, and preliminary work has been started on an online version of White Wolf's World of Darkness roleplaying setting. White Wolf will continue development of their entire line of gaming products even after the merger.

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 The Great Designer Search continues for Magic: The Gathering
Source: Wizards of the Coast

For the past couple of months, Wizards of the Coast has been in the first stage of The Great Designer Search, looking for someone to fill a paid research and development designer internship at the company's headquarters in Renton, WA. Out of over a thousand candidates, Wizards announced the final fifteen candidates selected to continue to the next phase during the live web cast at the finals at Pro Tour Kobe. This phase is being described as "something of an online 'reality show'" and will feature weekly design challenges where one or more candidates will be eliminated each week. The last three candidates will proceed to the interview stage and one will be selected to fill the position beginning in January 2007.

See all articles for Magic: The Gathering | News Archive

And so it ends. . .

That's all for this week. There may be something of a surprise coming to you next week. Until then,

Shawn "Not a fan of snakes" Bruckner

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