The Weekly Assembly: Murmurs From DDXP

The D&D Experience (DDXP) happened in Indiana this past weekend, and people blogged about it. We’ve got some of the links here and on the D&D Next links page in our wiki. Please let us know if we missed something juicy.

Enjoy!

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: Entry Gate Pamphlet by T.W.Wombat lets us read the marketing blurb for Greybar City that’s handed out to every visitor passing through the gate under the watchful eyes of the robotic guards.

Away

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

  • The State of the Nations by Chris Jackson presents part three of his Swords and Wizardry campaign world, Secaelia, this time discussing the conditions of everyday life within the two nations.
  • The Demi-Human Races by Chris Jackson presents part four of his Swords and Wizardry campaign world, Secaelia, describing the demi-human races and humanity’s opinions of them.
  • Wizards by Chris Jackson presents part five of his Swords and Wizardry campaign world, Secaelia, this time outlining the worst everyday threat to the residents of the two empires: Wizards.

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.

  • Busted Game Theory by Kris Hansen points out that popular games tend to be imperfectly balanced, and perhaps that explains the problems folks have with systems like D&D 4E.
  • How RPG Rules Work by Vincent over at Lumpley Games shows the interactions between fiction, players, and realspace “cues” in handy graphical form. Read all the comments for gems like, “The goal of designing rules is to change social contract.”
  • Welcome to Kepler-22B attempts to crowdsource a newly-discovered world right next door to Earth and fill it full of science fiction RPG locations and encouters. Grab your sector now!

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