The Weekly Assembly: End of the Beginning Edition

We made it to the end of the year more or less intact. I think that’s worth celebrating. It’s been a crazy startup year here at The Gamer Assembly, and we feel like there’s so much more for us to do and get involved in. Keep an eye out for some of our upcoming projects: a post-apocalyptic mini-setting in January, and the Campaign Season Military Blogfest in February.

Thank you for giving the new blog on the block a look, and we’ll see you in 2012!

At Home

Articles posted here on The Gamer Assembly.

  • January’s theme at The Gamer Assembly is The Beginning of the End, in honor of the end of the Mayan calendar cycle.


Content from people involved with The Gamer Assembly posted elsewhere across the Internet.

  • Check out the entries in Got Loot – The Festive Blogfest! Everything from detailing gems, to the nature of loot, to the Antiquity Seeker character theme, to magic items made from the bones of Orcus are available for your perusal.
  • The 3 Types of Loot by T.W.Wombat saves prep time by categorizing treasure from the party’s perspective. Written for both the Got Loot Festive Blogfest and the Schrödinger’s Gun GMing series of articles.
  • Got Loot: Wichtrift by Chris Jackson presents a mid-heroic special item which causes full damage to insubstantial enemies, but passes through corporeal enemies as if they were not there. An entry for the Got Loot Blogfest.

Notes From Abroad

Other interesting articles and cool links.

  • Secret Santicore 2011 over at Giblet Blizzard offers 104 pages of OSR gaming goodness for the holidays. Download a PDF chock full of adventures, random tables, encounters, items, and much more all for the insanely low price of absolutely free.
  • Player vs. Player by Chris Perkins at Wizards of the Coast sings the praises of setting up character vs. character situations. He admits that player vs. player is “a deliberate misnomer”, but the idea of intra-party conflict for the sake of story has worked for me in the past.
  • Daniel Solis muses on Louis CK’s success with the Direct-to-Fan Window and proves that he makes a mean Venn Diagram. Really interesting insight into Daniel’s success with Happy Birthday, Robot! and Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple.


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