The Internet judges “D&D Kids”

In June an uproar about an arti­cle on the Wiz­ards of the Coast home­page arose. The arti­cle was named “D&D Kids: Girls at the Table”. It was part of the series “D&D Kids” that had been pub­lished for quite some time by WotC, writ­ten by Uri Kurlianchik. The com­mu­nity demanded a removal of the arti­cle. A start­ing point if this move­ment was an arti­cle by Kynn on livejournal.com, where she ques­tioned Uri’s qual­i­fi­ca­tion to super­vise kids in gen­eral. Her state­ments where based on the arti­cle in ques­tion and state­ments from Uri on his Google Buzz feed. The out­cries began to rise across the Inter­net and let even­tu­ally to Wiz­ards remov­ing Uri’s arti­cle from the their homepage.

The fol­low­ing events have gone even fur­ther. Wiz­ards has decided to remove all “D&D Kids” arti­cles from their site. This has led to Uri mov­ing to Geek­cen­tric­ity, where he planed to re-release his old arti­cles and write new ones. He is also shift­ing focus to dndkids.com. I was sur­prised by the pretty silent removal of the arti­cle as well as the van­ish­ing of the whole series, though the state­ments in Uris arti­cle and on Google Buzz have been awk­ward. I tried to get a few answers from WotC, but have been unlucky so far. But I did get to inter­view Uri him­self to shed some light on the mat­ter. I am also in con­tact with Kynn and hope to get some infor­ma­tion from her soon.

Within the next days I’ll pub­lish the inter­view with Uri on this blog unedited. After­wards I’ll write a short sum­mary on the points made and have a closer look at them. Until then I should have also got­ten a reply from Kynn and maybe WotC has send some­thing, too. All in all this should grant a clearer view on the events, as my goal is to pro­vide an objec­tive view on the events.

No related posts.

About Jan

Jan is a passionate gm. His current favorites are D&D 4 and D&D3/Pathfinder. He muses about gamestyles, adventure design and rpg theory. He is always on the hunt for ideas and advice to get better at gaming. His German blog is "De Malspoeler" ("the insane gamer" or "the insanity pretender"), where he is haunted by a gull that is interfering with his writings. In real life he is a computer scientist from south-western Germany and likes playing volleyball.
This entry was posted in Interviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to The Internet judges “D&D Kids”

  1. Pingback: Interview with D&D Kids Author Uri Kurlianchik (1) | Teutonic Blogging

  2. Pingback: Interview with D&D Kids Author Uri Kurlianchik (2) | Teutonic Blogging

  3. Pingback: Interview with D&D Kids Author Uri Kurlianchik (3) | Teutonic Blogging

  4. Pingback: The Internet Judges D&D Kids – Wrap-Up | Teutonic Blogging

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>