Beamdog To Publish New Digital-Only CRPG Magazine

Beamdog, the company currently holding the keys to the Baldur’s Gate franchise, has recently announced that they are publishing a new digital-only magazine devoted to CRPGs called “The Familiar”.

Partnering with Dragon+ creators dialect, Beamdog plans for the new publication to focus on fan-submitted stories, industry news, and interviews with important people within the industry. Each issue wil apparently include bonuses for Beamdog’s games, such as portraits and guides for their upcoming RPGs.

The inaugural issue, which is currently available on itunes and Google Play, comes with details concerning Schael Corwin, one of the new NPCs you’ll find in Beamdog’s upcoming Siege of Dragonspear.

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Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    February 12, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I can’t wait for the first issue to have a piece that tackles transphobia in the rpg genre.

  2. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    February 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm


    I hope they attempt to tackle this EGREGIOUS subject! Boys? In OUR games? I don’t think so!

  3. alterku
    February 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    It’s odd how there’s no mention of this important information. Even just a cursory, “David Gaiter, formerly of Bioware, was recently hired at Beamdog” with a link to the article would suffice as an afterword. Sometimes, in my most paranoid moments, I think some articles on the NG site are, at best, deliberate trolls, or, at worst, sympathizing/supportive of the SJW attempts to dominate all media. I’d personally like to think nearly everyone who reads NG is aware of the harm Gaider did to Bioware/Mass Effect.

  4. alterku
    February 12, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Yep. David Gaider has brought his cancer to Beamdog; I don’t expect anything worth looking into from them.

  5. sanic
    February 12, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Wow digital magazine! With news delivered at the speed of monthly magazines and the portability of having a subjectively costly electronic device that has to charged every 8 hours! The future is now guys.

  6. King of Bros
    King of Bros
    February 12, 2016 at 7:24 pm


  7. Thanatos2k
    February 12, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Well, I mean, if there was enough content these days for such a thing….

  8. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    February 13, 2016 at 12:42 am

    I don’t have hope that a new Baldur’s Gate will be good now that that guy from Bioware has join them. I predict hamfisted politics out the wazoo.

  9. Neojames82
    February 13, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    It concerns them that they have a lot of men buy their stupid games? We need to fix that!!!!

  10. Neojames82
    February 13, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Is this going to be like the Oprah magazine where there is always going to be a picture of Baldur’s Gate art on it?

  11. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    February 14, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Yeah! They don’t need those misogynistic goober gotters!

  12. Neojames82
    February 14, 2016 at 10:52 am

    You know, even though I’m not really on either side of gamergate (though I lean towards pro) those aGG idiots that keep calling them goober gotters, I mean, grow the fuck up. You think that’s going to stop them or shame them into their side, it is not. It is just reinforcing them calling them grown ass immature; milquetoast adults, which honesty, most of them are.

  13. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    February 14, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Well yeah. What aggros did was take something about corrupt journalism and performed mental gymnastics to make it about them and only them. That’s some childish penny antic bullshit so it’s not surprised they’re all closeted milquetoast losers with no real problems so they make them up