Welcome back to the Weekly Wave! Let’s see what news, updates, and announcements have risen to the surface this week!
Pokémon announces limited-time Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle event!
Over the weekend, Pokémon made an announcement that has the entire community looking forward to this coming Friday. Of course, the major event on everyone’s radar is the Tandemaus event coming up on February 13th. However, Pokémon decided to slip in another Tera Raid event that will run from February 3rd – 5th.
According to the info given so far, this latest Tera Raid Battle event features Armarouge for Scarlet players and Ceruledge for Violet players. These two pocket monsters will make more frequent appearances in their respective raids, which last for only a very limited time. It’s in that small window of time that players will be able to both fight and capture Armarouge and Ceruledge during 4 and 5-star raids.
If you didn’t have anything planned for this weekend, you sure have something going on now. The timing was just right for this event to release, especially with the Greninja 7-Star event ending on Monday and not returning for its second go-around until next weekend. There’s never a dull moment, and according to the Pokémon calendar, there won’t be one during these first few weeks of February. Keep your eyes open!
Good luck, Trainers!
Wizards of the Coast will keep Open Game License 1.0a for D&D!
Earlier this week, Wizards of the Coast announced that they would NOT be updating the Open Gaming License (OGL) 1.0a in 2023. In case you didn’t hear, WOTC announced back in November that they were going to deauthorize OGL 1.0a and replace it with OGL 1.1, which would allow them to have a tighter grasp on third-party creators.
As you can imagine, this would have had a major impact on the content and supplies that third-party creators can produce/manufacture and sell. This update created quite a stir among both third-party creators and fans, who have been urging WoTC to reconsider their plans. And that’s just what they did.
Wizards responded with the following statement that was posted on their social media channels last week: “Over the past few weeks you, the community, have made your voices heard. And we’ve listened. OGL 1.0a will remain untouched”
Now, it’s worth noting that Wizards actually did say, after this statement was released, that they would eventually do away with OGL 1.0a, but were willing to replace it with a Creative Commons License for now. We’ll see how long it takes for them to finally make that move. In the meantime, you can learn more about the D&D OGL via the official D&D Beyond site.
Congratulations to the winners of the Kai Ugly Sweater Coloring Contest!
The votes have been counted and the winners of our Kai Ugly Sweater Coloring Contest have been crowned! We would like to thank everyone who submitted both designs and votes. We appreciate your participation and for helping us to make this contest every bit as fun as we hoped it would be!
After a close competition between a brilliant collection of designs, the Inked Gaming community has spoken and chosen these three sweaters for Kai’s wardrobe:
1st Place – "Christmas in the Swamps"
2nd Place – "I'd Tap That"
3rd Place – "5 Colors of Magic"
Congratulations to you all! Great job! And Kai thanks you too. Speaking of, here’s another look at those winning designs:
As we mentioned in all the posts and reminders leading up to this, each of the three winners have earned a prize for their work, which we will be promptly sending out this week. As the 1st Prize winner, the Christmas in the Swamps designer will receive a $150 Inked Gaming gift card, a free gift, and a promotional blast. For 2nd place, I'd Tap That has earned a $100 Inked Gaming gift card, while "5 Colors of Magic" also earned a $50 gift card for 3rd place. Not bad for knitting (coloring) some ugly sweaters, huh?
Congratulations again to all of you! After seeing such a great collection of designs and votes come through for this contest, we can’t wait for our next one. Stay tuned for details on that!
That’s all for now! Stay tuned for our next edition of The Weekly Wave for more fun stories and updates!