Short list this week here in the Weekly Assembly. Between being sick and having a new system go live this weekend, plus prepping for Campaign Season, it’s been a hectic week. But there are still plenty of tasty links. Carry on!
Articles posted here on The Gamer Assembly.
- February’s theme at The Gamer Assembly is Military Matters.
- Campaign Season is upon us. Sign Up for our military-themed RPG Blog Festival hosted here at The Gamer Assembly. It runs from 20-27 February 2012.
- Only 53 Gaming Days Until PAX East! If you’ll be in Boston on Easter weekend April 6-8, you owe it to yourself to attend the best gaming con. Three-day passes have sold out, but you can still pick up day passes. We’ll be there running a panel on Saturday, April 7 at 12:30pm in the Merman Theatre. Will we see you there?
- What’s behind this Door? Tables for your RPG by Brian Liberge and others in the Gamer Assembly chat. Two tables for generating rooms on the fly.
- Campaign Season Sign-Up Page by T.W.Wombat opens the doors for RPG bloggers and blog-curious to sign up and get their gaming content promoted.
Content from people involved with The Gamer Assembly posted elsewhere across the Internet.
- Dungeon Raiders by Brent P. Newhall at The RPG Doctor is a retroclone of OD&D and first edition D&D into a unified, clean, simple system.
- RPG Circus: It’s Pony Time featuring Brian Liberge, where we interview Geoffrey McKinney, discuss why a GM may so no and a little bit about My Little Pony.
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.
- 30th Anniversary Edition of Grimtooth’s Traps on PDF at Drive Thru RPG. I’ve still got my old one, and those traps rock the house.
- More Guys With Swords gives us an actual play report and more Leverage hacking ideas from Rob Donoghue at his blog Some Space to Think.
- Roll A Strength Check: Why Tabletop Games Are Great For Women (And Everybody Else) extols the virtues of tabletop RPGs. They appeal to women because RPGs are mainly social activities that tell a story while you play. Who knew?
- Things to Love, Things to Hate is the February RPG Blog Carnival being hosted at Nevermet Press. In case you need something other than Campaign Season to write about this month.
- The Big Open Questions Method for Tightening Up Plot provides a method for doing exactly what it advertises.
- Strategy Game Meets RPG from Stargazer’s World thinks about adapting strategy games for use in RPG games. Start with a random base of operations, then expand the tabletop map depending on what the party decides to do next.
- Yeh Varily was spotted in the back of the Judges Guild supplement Village Book 1 by Jeffrey Queen. Who says Wizards can’t be badass?
- Gary Gygax Photomosaic as created by Weem out of images of D&D books really nails it. Nicely done. There aren’t many things I want a poster of any more, but I want a poster of this.
A roundup of roundups featuring links of interest to the tabletop RPG community.
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- Game Knight Reviews comes out with News From Around the Net articles on Fridays. Check out this week’s roundup to see the Story Forge Card Deck, crowdsourcing options other than Kickstarter, and making lesson plans for your games.
- Roving Band of Misfits publishes their Weekly Roundup column every Sunday. This week’s Did The Roman Empire Play D&D Edition gives us Roman-invented d20s, pink dragons, three additional pillars of D&D, and your Fourthcore Villian Name. And thanks for the link!