Weekly Assembly: Wealth and Imbalance

Has the weather gone crazy everywhere or just in the eastern United States? This week we had snow and hail and wind and temperatures in the 50s Fahrenheit, sometimes all in the same day. For now just hold onto your hat and enjoy this week’s links.

At Home

Articles posted here on The Gamer Assembly.

  • Only 32 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 the “Fix Your RPG Problems with the RPG Doctor and Gamer Assembly” panel on Friday, April 6 at 7 pm in the Merman Theatre. Will we see you there?
  • March’s Blog Theme at The Gamer Assembly is “Gaming in the Modern Age”. Have an RPG article idea set in Information Age earth? Contact us for guest blogger opportunities!
  • Campaign Season is upon us. Sign Up for our military-themed RPG Blog Festival hosted here at The Gamer Assembly. It runs from 19-26 March 2012.
  • The Call To Assembly, Volume 1, our collection of the first 2 months of Gamer Assembly posts is now available as a free PDF at RPG Now and as a not-free printed magazine at Lulu!


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.

  • Sex, Lies, and Game Development by Elizabeth Sampat tells the story of sexist pit stops on the way to her dream job, and her discovery that “breaking into the industry” is a myth. Just make sure your “To Do” list is in the right order: do the work first, then worry about joining the industry.
  • Planning for a Kickstarter gives the inside scoop on the School Daze kickstarter with some tips for making your Kickstarter project run smoothly.
  • The Storytelling King by Chris Perkins explores seven tips for your game based on passages from Stephen King’s book about writing fiction entitled On Writing. It’s an excellent book and well worth reading. I’ve got a loaner copy if you need one.
  • Inspired by the Chris Perkins article, Character Drive D&D links to several articles on Sly Flourish covering different ways to develop your characters in D&D, both protagonists and antagonists.
  • Also from the archives, Fantastic Martial Arts – Design Journal 1 gets us thinking about martial styles and schools for your campaign, starting with an overview of Elven martial philosophy. How would a graceful Elven fighting style differ from a more stalwart Dwarven style?
  • If you’re looking for a modern horror adventure site, a post-cold-war abandoned secret base, or a post-apocalyptic underground setting, get inspired by pictures of this abandoned iron mine.


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