The internet judges D&D Kids — Interlude with WotC

The first part of my series shed­ding some light on what hap­pened around the removal of the D&D Kids series from the Wiz­ards of the Coast home­page was a three part inter­view with the author Uri Kurlianchik. He has given us some insight on what his moti­va­tions were, on post­ing the Buzz mes­sages that where part of the uproar, and what D&D Kids is all about. He also blames a blog­ger, Kynn, to have delib­er­ately caused all this. I’m cur­rently in the process of try­ing to get some ques­tions answered by her. But after all the accu­sa­tions (from both sides) it’s quite dif­fi­cult to do this in an impar­tial way. But I am in con­tact with her an hope to have some more infor­ma­tion soon.

Mean­while I finally got a response from Wiz­ards of the Coast. Unfor­tu­nately it is quite short:


Thank you for con­tact­ing us. Unfor­tu­nately, we are not able to accom­mo­date your request at this time.

Wiz­ards of the Coast PR Team

Bam! That’s it. I don’t like it, but obvi­ously WotC is not inter­ested in giv­ing us more wis­dom about what hap­pened. At least I did get a reply and don’t have to wait any longer. So from what I know until now I guess it’s just like they got all the e-mails and saw all the out­rage and decided to mute this as fast and good as pos­si­ble by just remov­ing the arti­cles. I’m not sure whether there has been a thor­ough assess­ment about the actual con­tent of them. And now it’s back to nor­mal, try­ing to for­get what happened.

Related posts:

  1. The Inter­net judges “D&D Kids”

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.
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