Jonathan Jacobs has announced that Open Game Table: The Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs is set to debut on Monday, March 23, 2009 and will be available through Lulu, Amazon, and Indie Press Revolution at a retail price of $22.95.
Initial reports indicate that WIRED Magazine’s GeekDad blog will be doing a preview of the anthology next week, followed by a complete review on release day.
As I mentioned briefly before, Open Game Table is a collection of almost fifty posts chosen by the readers to be the best of the blogs from 2008. These posts cover such topics as play style, game play, characters & players, monsters & NPCs, encounter settings and locations, adventure design, campaign design, classes & equipment, RPG history, and tools for the GM. The anthology also features a Forward by Wolfgang Baur.
Having seen the draft of Open Game Table, I can safely say that this looks to be one of the most useful and entertaining projects in recent memory. No matter what game you play or edition you prefer, you’re bound to find something within its pages that applies to both you and your games. Expect a smattering of reviews to occur around the March 23rd release to help you decide if this book needs to be on your bookshelf. I, for one, think that does.