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Good News Everyone!
Varric Tethras' pulp-noir novella, Hard In Hightown has been released and is now available for purchase. To celebrate please enjoy this excerpt from the text as read by the man himself:
The book is available for purchase at Darkhorse for $19.99
There is also an interview with Varric included below:
Interviewer: Thank you so much for finding the time in your busy schedule for us; it’s truly an honor! And why don’t we just jump off from there: You’re an adventurer, known for your exploits alongside both the Champion of Kirkwall and the Inquisitor — you’re a best-selling writer — and you’re the Viscount of Kirkwall, a major trade city in the Free Marches with plenty of its own problems. How do you find time for it all?
Ser Varric Tethras: It’s not finding time that’s the challenge. The real obstacle is Seneschal Bran. Adventures don’t follow schedules, and neither do… well, any of Kirkwall’s problems, to be …
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A new Dragon Age comic series will be released in October 2018.
On June 29, 2018, Dark Horse Comics announced that the creative team behind Dragon Age: Knight Errant would return for the three-part Dragon Age: Deception. Writers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, artist Fernando Heinz Furukawa, colorist Michael Atiyeh, and cover artist Sachin Teng are all returning for this new series.
The first issue will be released on October 10, 2018.
In addition, BioWare and Dark Horse have several other collaborations set to release later this year: Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown on July 31, 2018, Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne Deluxe Edition on September 18, 2018, and Dragon Age: The Calling Deluxe Edition on October 17, 2018.
I've just received following email from the Wikia/Fandom support (also available here):
Hello from FANDOM,
On May 25th, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European data protection regulation, will go into effect. Unfortunately, in order to comply with this regulation, we will remove the Monobook skin from our network as it is not possible to bring it into compliance.
We understand that this is a drastic step and is an inconvenience for you and your community but we must be in compliance with this new regulation. For more information about the GDPR, please see https://www.eugdpr.org/gdpr-faqs.html
First thing first: Given that the DA Wiki has always been one of the few that are actually optimized for Monobook, is it ready for the irreversible switch to the Oasis skin?
Secondly, I dunno about you, but the lack of transparency about how exactly Monobook isn't compliant with the GDPR (you don't see Wikipedia abandon it, after all) and the shortness of this notic…Read more >
You can now pre-oreder the deluxe editions of 'The Stolen Throne' and 'The Calling' as well as 'Dragon Age Library Edition Volume 2'.
The deluxe editions of the novels will feature brand new illustrations; foil stamped cover bound in supple faux leather; and a ribbon bookmark.
The 'Dragon Age Library Edition Volume 2' is an oversized hardcover book that collects Dragon Age: Magekiller #1-#5 and Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1-#5 and features creator commentary and behind-the-scenes material.Read more >
Hi all! This is a quick note to inform the community that based on the conversation here, we are moving away from the forums and focusing on the discussions.
Because of this, the forums are now archived.Read more >
Firstly, here is some recent BioWare news you may or may not be familiar with.
Following an unsuccessful launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda, the BioWare studio responsible for the series, BioWare Montreal, was shut down and absorbed by EA Motive. The future of Mass Effect is not clear.
Casey Hudson, the project director for Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3, has left BioWare in 2014, but returned to BioWare some six months ago to replace Aaryn Flynn as the general manager. Recently he has stated that the the production on the next Dragon Age game was completely rebooted to "add more live elements". Naturally, with it being EA, the fans assumed it means EA are adding lootboxes a'la Star Wars: Battlefront II fiasco. But, Hudson was quick to clarify (or at least he tried to) that by "live" he meant "designing a game for continued storytelling after the main story". Whether that means spin off books/comics, DLC, multiplayer - nobody knows.
But less vaguely, recently Kotaku reported that EA have pushed back t…
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Good News Everyone!
In a more bizarre twist, Varric Tethras' pulp-noir novella, Hard In Hightown is undergoing de-fictionalization and will be released as a full book.
Prolific dwarven author and heroic companion of the Dragon Age games, Varric Tethras brings us the collected edition of his breakthrough crime-noir drama, Hard in Hightown (with help from his trusted human confidante, Mary Kirby)! This volume is beautifully illustrated by Stefano Martino, Álvaro Sarraseca, Andres Ponce, and Ricardo German Ponce Torres, with a painted cover by E.M. Gist!
Twenty years of patrols have chiseled each and every stone of the Kirkwall streets into city guardsmen Donnen Brennokovic. Weary and weathered, Donnen is paired with a recruit so green he might as well have leaves growing out of his armor. When the mismatched pair discover a dead magistrate bleeding out on the flagstones, they’re caught up in a clash between a shadowy organization known only as the Executors and a secretive group of Cha…
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On October 12, 2017, Mike Laidlaw, Lead Designer of Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 and Creative Director of Dragon Age: Inquisition, announced that he was leaving BioWare after 14 years.
It's with a mix of emotions that I'm announcing my time with BioWare has ended. After 14 years and a chance to work on Jade Empire, Mass Effect and all things Dragon Age it's time for me to move on.
In my time at BioWare I have been lucky to work with some of the most talented and hardworking people in the industry. It's been an honor to be part of the Dragon Age team, and I have every confidence that the world we've created together is in good hands and I'm excited for the road ahead.
For the near future, I plan to spend my time reconnecting with all the amazing games and worlds that my peers have created, and I look forward to sharing those experiences with all of you on Twitch and Twitter.
To everyone who's taken the time to share feedback and experiences, your amazing cosplays and artistic cre…Read more >
A new Dragon Age comic series will be released in May 2017.
On October 3, 2016, Dark Horse Comics announced that it would expand its partnership with Bioware by creating new content in both the Dragon Age and Mass Effect series. The new Dragon Age comic series is titled Dragon Age: Knight Errant. Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir (Skinwalker, Three Strikes) write the series, while Fernando Heinz Furukawa illustrates it. Sachin Teng (Dragon Age: Magekiller) will create the covers. The first issue will go on sale on May 10, 2017.
In addition to the new comic series, Dark Horse has also announced the Dragon Age Adult Coloring Book, which will be released on February 8, 2017.
In an official announcement, BioWare informs its users that they will close their Official Forums in August 26, 2016. In addition, the forums will remain in a read-only state until October 25, 2016, then they will be taken down.
Here is the full post:
- After great consideration, we are closing down the BioWare forums, effective August 26, 2016. The Star Wars: The Old Republic forums will continue to operate; however, our public boards for Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and legacy BioWare titles will no longer be available.
- This wasn’t an easy decision.
- Our players are important to us. Your feedback, stories, and love for our games drive and inspire us.
- In the past, our forums were the only way we could speak to you directly. They allowed our developers to talk with fans, and gave our players the opportunity to talk with each other about our games. But with the rise of social media and geek culture, there have never been more ways for us to connect.
- Now we can travel around the world, meeting with …
Some news: I must sadly announce that, after 17 years, today is my last day at BioWare. I'll miss my team, and wish everyone here the best. — David Gaider (@davidgaider) David Gaider's last day as a Writer at Bioware is today.
Gaider had been with BioWare since 1999, where he worked on franchises like Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Dragon Age.
Beyond story, he wrote some of the most memorable characters in BioWare games, including HK-47, Morrigan, Fenris, Cassandra Pentaghast, Carth Onasi and Alistair.
Gaider also wrote a number of Dragon Age-based novels and comics, and was a major influence on the plot and development of the Dragon Age franchise, including developing the breakout character of Inquisition, Dorian.
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Good News Everyone!
Following the release of issue #1 in December, issue #2 hit the shelves today.
For the first time in any Dragon Age game, book, etc., we are getting our first look at the Tevinter Imperium. That alone is enough to excite hardcore fans.
Set in the capitol city of Minrathous, the Magekiller series follows Marius and Tessa - a former slave and a Navarran elite, respectively - as they found a mercenary group that specializes in hunting down and killing mages. As some may know, the Tevinter Imperium is run by a mage-controlled government, so things will probably get dicey for the protagonists before series ends.
As far as where the series fits in the overall timeline, Magekiller picks up just before the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition and issue #2 (the current one) will end with the destruction of the Conclave, the event that sets the stage for Inquisition's main arc.
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Good News Everyone!
New Dragon Age from Bioware:
Before we hang our stockings by the chimney with care and settle down for a long winter's nap, we wanted to wish everyone the happiest of holidays. It's been an incredible year, and we're thrilled to have had you on this journey with us.
This holiday season is especially exciting because our friends at Dark Horse Comics have just launched Dragon Age: Magekiller #1, written by the amazing Greg Rucka. Magekiller will give readers a first look at Minrathous, the capital city of the Tevinter Imperium. If you've been itching for more Dragon Age lore, this new adventure in Thedas ought to satisfy your craving.
"Fall of the Magister" "Scout Lace Harding" "Inqu…
To celebrate its release, we've prepared a special holiday treat for you. For a limited time only, download Dragon Age: Inquisition – Songs of the Exalted Council from a desktop computer with our sincerest thanks. This collection features five new bard songs from the Trespasser DLC:
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BioWare have unveiled the GOTY edition for Dragon Age: Inquisition. It will be released on October 6, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One! It includes all story and gameplay content released: Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent and Trespasser and more.Read more >
Agents, not since the siege of Kirkwall has Thedas seen such an aggressive display of power from the mighty Qunari. Though we don’t yet know the true motive behind their assault, make no mistake about it: the Qunari pose a serious threat, and they’re here in Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer.
Source: http://www.dragonage.com/en_US/news/the-qunari-have-arrived-in-multiplayer-mode?utm_campaign=da-social-na-ic-fb-social-na-ic-fb-new-mp-faction-prev-site-sust&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&sourceid=da-social-na-ic-fb-social-na-ic-fb-new-mp-faction-prev-site-sust&cid=43890&ts=1442345134067&sf40908783=1Read more >