The Weekly Assembly: Edition NEXT!

Hey, gang! Sorry for getting this out a day late this week. Unexpected holidays have a way of turning well-maintained schedules into discrete piles of goo. We’ve decided to maintain the D&DNext links on a wiki page instead of clogging the Weekly Assembly with heaps of speculation, though the MetaRoundup is overwhelmingly D&D Next-heavy. Enjoy this week’s links!

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.
  • Check out 3 Generations After the End, aka 3GATE, our system-independent post-apocalyptic setting which we’re developing this month.

Away

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

Notes From Abroad

Other interesting articles and cool links.

Wizards of the Coast went public with their announcement about the next edition of D&D last week. We’re collecting D&D Next links in our wiki. If we’ve missed any good ones that you’ve read, feel free to let us know in the comments or join us in the chat.

  • Dice Mechanics: Fate by Jeff at House Rule is an excellent analysis of the mechanics of FATE, and why they provide more intuitive randomization effects than, say, d20.
  • gameshelped.org is a new initiative to collect stories of how games helped improve your life. It’s good to focus on the positive aspects of games. Please take a look and contribute if you can.
  • Seth Godin doesn’t identify as a gamer, but his blog post outlining the TED Imperatives gives anyone in the RPG community some guidelines for defusing edition war-like-arguments before they escalate to Holy War status. Many of us skip the first 2 steps: Be Interested and Be Generous.

MetaRoundup

A roundup of roundups featuring links of interest to the tabletop RPG community.
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