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Wizards of the Coast

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Wizards of the Coast LLC (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is an American publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes, and formerly an operator of retail stores for games. [1]

69 relations: Amazing Stories, Ars Magica, Avalon Hill, Axis & Allies, Board game, Brand licensing, Campaign setting, Collectible card game, D20 System, Dark Sun, Dotdash, Dragon (magazine), Duel Masters Trading Card Game, Dungeon (magazine), Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Game, Eberron, Editions of Dungeons & Dragons, Everway, Fantasy, Five Rings Publishing Group, Forgotten Realms, Game design, Game Manufacturers Association, GameSpy, Gen Con, Greyhawk, Hasbro, Keith Baker (game designer), Krause Publications, Legend of the Five Rings, List of science fiction themes, Magazine, Magic: The Gathering, Mark Rosewater, Mensa International, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nightfall Games, Nintendo, Open Game License, Origins Award, Origins Game Fair, Paizo Publishing, Palladium Books, Peter Adkison, Planescape, Pokémon Trading Card Game, Polyhedron (magazine), President, Renton, Washington, ..., Richard Garfield, RoboRally, Role-playing game, Seattle, Shell corporation, SLA Industries, Spelljammer, Talislanta, The Austin Chronicle, The Ave, The Beanstalk Group, The Great Dalmuti, The Pokémon Company, The Primal Order, TSR (company), United States, Washington (state), White Wolf Publishing, 30 Years of Adventure. Expand index (19 more) »

Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories is an American science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing.

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Ars Magica

Ars Magica is a role-playing game set in 'Mythic Europe' - a historically-grounded version of Europe and the Levant around AD 1200, with the added conceit that conceptions of the world prevalent in folklore and institutions of the High Middle Ages are factual reality (a situation known informally as the 'medieval paradigm').

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Avalon Hill

Avalon Hill Games Inc. is a game company that specializes in wargames and strategic board games.

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Axis & Allies

Axis & Allies is a series of World War II strategy board games.

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Board game

A board game is a tabletop game that involves counters or moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules.

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Brand licensing

Licensing means renting or leasing of an intangible asset.

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Campaign setting

A campaign setting is usually a fictional world which serves as a setting for a role-playing game or wargame campaign.

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Collectible card game

A collectible card game (CCG), also called a trading card game (TCG) or many other names, is a kind of strategy card game that was created in 1993 and consists of specially designed sets of playing cards.

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D20 System

The d20 System is a role-playing game system published in 2000 by Wizards of the Coast originally developed for the third edition of Dungeons & Dragons.

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Dark Sun

Dark Sun is an original Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting set in the fictional, post-apocalyptic desert world of Athas.

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Dotdash

Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000.

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Dragon (magazine)

Dragon is one of the two official magazines for source material for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and associated products; Dungeon is the other.

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Duel Masters Trading Card Game

The Duel Masters Trading Card Game is an out-of-print two-player or two vs.

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Dungeon (magazine)

Dungeon (originally published as Dungeon: Adventures for TSR Role-Playing Games) was one of the two official magazines targeting consumers of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and associated products; Dragon was the other.

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Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&DMead, Malcomson; ''Dungeons & Dragons'' FAQ or DnD) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

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Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Game

The Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Game is a collectible miniatures game played with pre-painted, plastic miniature figures based on characters and monsters from the Dungeons & Dragons game.

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Eberron

Eberron is a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) role-playing game, set in a period after a vast destructive war on the continent of Khorvaire.

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Editions of Dungeons & Dragons

Several different editions of the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) fantasy role-playing game have been produced since 1974.

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Everway

Everway is a fantasy role-playing game first published by Wizards of the Coast under their Alter Ego brand in the mid-1990s.

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Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.

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Five Rings Publishing Group

The Five Rings Publishing Group (FRPG) was formed as a spin-out of Alderac Entertainment Group and ISOMEDIA.

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Forgotten Realms

Forgotten Realms is a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) fantasy role-playing game.

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Game design

Game design is the art of applying design and aesthetics to create a game for entertainment or for educational, exercise, or experimental purposes.

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Game Manufacturers Association

The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is a non-profit trade association based in Columbus, Ohio, dedicated to the advancement of the non-electronic social games industry - Board/Tabletop Games, Miniatures Games, Card Games, Collectable/Tradeable Card Games, Role-Playing Games, and Live-Action Role Playing Games.

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GameSpy

GameSpy was a provider of online multiplayer and matchmaking middleware for video games.

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Gen Con

Gen Con is the largest tabletop-game convention in North America by both attendance and number of events.

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Greyhawk

Greyhawk, also known as the World of Greyhawk, is a fictional world designed as a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game.

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Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (an abbreviation of its original name, Hassenfeld Brothers) is an American multinational toy and board game company, It is the largest toy maker in the world in terms of stock market value, and third largest with revenues of approximately $5.12 billion.

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Keith Baker (game designer)

Keith Baker (born July 7, 1969) is a game designer and fantasy novel author.

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Krause Publications

Krause Publications is a publisher of leisure-time and enthusiast magazines and books located in Iola, Wisconsin.

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Legend of the Five Rings

Legend of the Five Rings (often abbreviated L5R) is a fictional setting created by John Zinser, Dave Seay, Dave Williams, and John Wick and published by Alderac Entertainment Group in 1995.

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List of science fiction themes

The following is a list of articles about recurring themes in science fiction.

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Magazine

A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published (sometimes referred to as an online magazine).

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Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is a both a trading card and digital collectible card game created by Richard Garfield.

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Mark Rosewater

Mark Rosewater (born May 25, 1967) is the head designer for Magic: The Gathering, a position he has held since 2003.

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Mensa International

Mensa is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily morning broadsheet printed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Nightfall Games

Nightfall Games is a United Kingdom based role-playing game publishing company notable for publishing SLA Industries.

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Nintendo

Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.

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Open Game License

The Open Game License (OGL) is a public copyright license that may be used by tabletop role-playing game developers to grant permission to modify, copy, and redistribute some of the content designed for their games, notably game mechanics.

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Origins Award

The Origins Awards are American awards for outstanding work in the game industry.

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Origins Game Fair

Origins Game Fair is an annual gaming convention that was first held in 1975.

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Paizo Publishing

Paizo Publishing is an American publishing company in Redmond, Washington that specializes in game aids and adventures for "the world's oldest fantasy roleplaying game" (Dungeons & Dragons) and its flagship spin-off game and setting, Pathfinder.

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Palladium Books

Palladium Books is a publisher of role-playing games (RPGs) perhaps best known for its popular, expansive Rifts series (1990–present).

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Peter Adkison

Peter D. Adkison is the founder and first CEO of Wizards of the Coast (1993–2001), as well as a hobby game professional.

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Planescape

Planescape is a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, originally designed by Zeb Cook.

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Pokémon Trading Card Game

The, abbreviated to PTCG or Pokémon TCG, is a collectible card game, based on the Pokémon franchise of video games and anime, first published in October 1996 by Media Factory in Japan.

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Polyhedron (magazine)

Polyhedron (formerly Polyhedron Newszine) was a magazine targeting consumers of role-playing games, and originally the official publication of the RPGA (Role Playing Gamers Association).

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President

The president is a common title for the head of state in most republics.

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Renton, Washington

Renton is a city in King County, Washington, and an inner-ring suburb of Seattle.

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Richard Garfield

Richard Channing Garfield (born June 26, 1963) is an American mathematician, inventor, and game designer.

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RoboRally

RoboRally is a board game originally published in 1994 by Wizards of the Coast (WotC).

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Role-playing game

A role-playing game (sometimes spelled roleplaying game and abbreviated to RPG) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.

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Seattle

Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.

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Shell corporation

A shell company is a company that exists only on paper and has no office and no employees, but may have a bank account or may hold passive investments or be the registered owner of assets, such as intellectual property, or ships.

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SLA Industries

SLA Industries (pronounced "slay") is a role-playing game first published in 1993 by Nightfall Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Spelljammer

Spelljammer is a campaign setting for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd edition) role-playing game, which features a fantastic (as opposed to scientific) outer space environment.

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Talislanta

Talislanta is a fantasy role-playing game written by Stephen Michael Sechi, with significant stylistic input by artist P.D. Breeding-Black and initially released in 1987 by Bard Games.

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The Austin Chronicle

The Austin Chronicle is an alternative weekly newspaper published every Thursday in Austin, Texas, United States.

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The Ave

University Way Northeast, colloquially The Ave (no period; pronounced), is a major street and commercial district in the University District of Seattle, Washington, located near the University of Washington (UW) campus.

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The Beanstalk Group

The Beanstalk Group (Beanstalk) is a global brand extension licensing agency and consultancy headquartered in New York City, with offices in London, Miami, and Cincinnati, and affiliates in Asia, India, Latin America, and Australia.

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The Great Dalmuti

The Great Dalmuti is a card game designed by Richard Garfield, illustrated by Margaret Organ-Kean, and published in 1995 by Wizards of the Coast.

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The Pokémon Company

is a Japanese company that is responsible for brand management, marketing and licensing of the Pokémon franchise, consisting of video game software, trading card game, anime television series, films, home entertainment products, and other ventures.

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The Primal Order

The Primal Order, or "TPO", is a religion-based fantasy roleplaying game supplement".

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TSR (company)

TSR, Inc. was an American game publishing company and the publisher of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D).

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Washington (state)

Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

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White Wolf Publishing

White Wolf Publishing is an American roleplaying game and book publisher.

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30 Years of Adventure

30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons is a 2004 publisher's retrospective written by Harold Johnson, Steve Winter, Peter Adkison, Ed Stark, and Peter Archer.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizards_of_the_Coast

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