I thought up an idea, which I put out on Twitter this morning: “What if RPGers had their own io9-like site?
You would have one central site, updated multiple times a day, with mostly news and rumors from around the web, with some occasional original content. You would have a post talking about D&D’s latest offerings or D&DNext rumors, alongside news of the release of the Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer’s Edition.
As Quinn Murphy pointed out, you would end up with a lot of backlash from fanboys of any game, raging against either the underrepresentation of their favorite game, or the overrepresentation of their least favorite. That’s what a Banhammer is for.
The site would have strict comment policies, in order to keep negativity low. This would be a place for people who loved games and wanted a positive discussion about them.
Now, could devote hours and hours to run this site? No. I’ve got this blog, as well as Plot Points, and fiction writing to do.
I could design the site (using WordPress stuff), and be one of the editors, but I certainly can’t be the sole guy in charge. You’d want about 10 guys willing to post things as they saw them come up, and not have any one central main dude. You’d probably want three editor-in-chiefs.
Is there anyone interested in this concept, giving it a try?