The Weekly Assembly: Futuristic Fighting Edition

Welcome to another week of gamer-flavored linky goodness! As always, if you want to promote a link or make sure we don’t miss something in The Weekly Assembly, feel free to drop by and chat.

Now on with the linkitude!

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.
  • 3GATE: Enemies by Brent Newhall presents writeups for more intelligent and crafty bad guys to grapple with across the wastelands and behind fortified city walls.

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 on Monday 09 January 2012. 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.

  • Dungeon Bastard: Edition Wars (YouTube) sums up gamer tolerance by asking two questions: “Does this game have Dungeons? Does this game have Dragons? Great, then I want to play this game!” Also, a d6000 weighs 2.8 tons and looks like a Volkswagen with acne. Best 150 seconds I’ve spent this week.
  • While I was on YouTube I saw the sci-fi short Archetype (Youtube) by Aaron Sims. Great story, but 7 minutes isn’t long enough to explore this world of combat robots and the problems inherent in producing effective models.
  • Wizards is reprinting premium editions of AD&D core books. ‘Nuff said.
  • Gamer Resolutions by Tracy Hurley covers a smattering of what gamers are working toward in the new year with some suggested sites to help keep those resolutions.
  • Ashoka The Great over at Troll In The Corner gets the creative juices flowing with an example from history of a great leader who converted to a new religion. Ashoka is the first post in the “Reality Makes the Best Fantasy” series, a series of which I hope to see much more.

MetaRoundup

A roundup of roundups featuring links of interest to the tabletop RPG community.
Please let us know about other weekly roundups in the comments!

  • Weekly D&D (now defunct) curated by Mike Shea updates every Wednesday. It looks brand new, but it already has links to some great content, including D&D Next articles, a list of recently-published articles from the Wizards site, and a link to WotC’s Map-A-Week archive.

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