A new company has launched and it’s solely dedicated to roleplaying games and the core of what makes them so enduring, the craft of storytelling. Peter D. Adkison, former CEO of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., and owner of Gen Con, LLC, has announced the formation of his new multi-media company, Hostile Work Environment™. Through a variety of media formats, Hostile Work Environment will bring life to roleplaying games, not by publishing them, but by filming, narrating, and illustrating them online, engaging and interacting with audiences worldwide. Adkison added about the launch:
I couldn’t be more excited about Hostile Work Environment! Roleplaying games are my passion and through my new company, I’m creating ways for people to experience RPG’s that will resonate with long-time players and new audiences alike.
The first production for Hostile Work Environment will be a web series dedicated to a Dungeon & Dragon’s campaign titled The First Paladin, which is set in Adkison’s fantasy world of Chaldea.
Hostile Work Environment brings together a highly experienced team of industry professionals. Joining Adkison at Hostile Work Environment is Kim Voynar, who will serve as producer on HWE’s The First Paladin web series and website. Based in Seattle, Voynar previously produced White Knights, directed by Joe Shapiro, and produced, wrote and directed Bunker via her Catawampus! production company. Since 2004, she has been a leading voice in the world of film journalism, as managing editor and film critic at AOL’s Cinematical, and features editor and film critic for Movie City News.