Wednesday, 25 April 2012

It Doesn't Bode Well . . . . .

It's not looking good for D&D Next, Monte Cook has "jumped ship" for personal (and undisclosed) reasons - that he has "differences" with the Powers That Be over at Wizbro!

Last week I decided that I would leave my contract position with Wizards of the Coast. I am no longer working on Dungeons & Dragons, although I may provide occasional consultation in the future. My decision is one based on differences of opinion with the company. However, I want to take this time to stress that my differences were not with my fellow designers, Rob Schwalb and Bruce Cordell. I enjoyed every moment of working with them over the past year. I have faith that they'll create a fun game. I'm rooting for them.

Due to my non-disclosure agreement, as well as a desire to keep things on a professional level, I have no intention of going into further detail at this time. (Mostly, I just hate drama, and would rather talk about more interesting things.)

As for what I'll be turning to next, I hope you'll stay tuned. I plan on having an interesting announcement in that regard in the near future.

My faith in D&D Next is waning by the minute at the moment . . . . . . 


  1. This does not bode well in my book for 5th edition.
    I have a feeling that Paizo is going to be seeing real soon. All my best on an excellent blog!

  2. Thanks for the compliment my friend, yes - I'm actually getting quite stressed about D&D Next - I really REALLY want it to be something I can get behind, and want D&D to be "riding high" again (if you get me).