Hey, gang! It’s been busy for me this week as it has been for many people, but I wanted to get this week’s links out to you. The next few weeks may be a little thin link-wise between time constraints and our experimentation with generating the Weekly Assembly from a searchable database. We’ll keep you posted. But for now, the links!
Articles posted here on The Gamer Assembly.
- The Call To Assembly, Volume 2, our 2nd collection 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.
- Deadpool – Marvel Editable Datafile by Brian Liberge gives us stats for one of the most recognizable heroes in all of comics. He’s got guns, super cancer, and the ability to comment on game mechanics!
- What Are Gaming Cons Good For? by Brent Newhall shows us his reasons for why cons still attract us in this age of the always-connected Internet.
- The Creative Struggle by Brian Liberge brings yoga techniques into the creative process for RPGs. It’s not the struggle to get words on paper that kills, it’s the struggle to get out of your own way so you can write.
- Thedandmom kicked off a webcomic about hijinks at a high fantasy gym open to all called The NO FEAR Vale. We brainstormed this idea in the chat room, and now it exists, so hang on to your hats.
Other interesting articles and cool links.
- Listen to RPG Podcasts? Help podcasters learn more about the demographics by taking the RPG Podcast Listener Survey! You can also check out the results from the 2011 survey by listening to a discussion or reading the final report.
- Speaking of podcasts, I just listened to the first episode of Roll For News. It runs just under 21 minutes and has three interviews. Good stuff!
- Lyndsay at Character Generation wrote up the game she ran for her mother in My Mom Plays Pathfinder, Everybody Dies. Quote of the game: “It takes 45 seconds for the human body to bleed out so I get to ask him some questions!”
- Troll in the Corner gives us some options for your Sin-Eater this week in All Sins Must Be Eaten: 5 Geists for Your NWoD Game.
- Generating a Year of Random Fantasy Weather Using Dragon Magazine #137 makes random weather tables slightly more useful by putting them in an Excel sheet.
- Rob Donoghue posted Index Card Tactics, a first draft of a Final Fantasy Tactics/Marvel hack kind of thing. Bonus: a character sheet fits on an index card, and monsters on a sticky note.
- Here’s an interesting Spirit of the Century hack for the Planescape setting called Fatescape! FATE Meets D&D.
- The Ogre Designer’s Edition Kickstarter added a stretch goal at $700K: Do a Kickstarter to rerelease Car Wars. Only $59,500 to go in the next 3 days.
- The Content of Our Characters: “The question to ask isn’t, ‘How do we attract more women (or people of color, or queer people) to gaming?’ It’s ‘How do we stop driving them away?’” Also see a well-received follow-up post over on Google Plus.
A roundup of roundups featuring links of interest to the tabletop RPG community.
Please let us know about other weekly roundups in the comments!
- Game Knight Reviews comes out with Friday Knight News articles on Fridays. Check out this week’s Gaming Avengers Edition to see the demand for D&D Miniatures, using Picozu to touch up your images, and tips for Epic Tier D&D campaigns.
- Roving Band of Misfits publishes their Weekly Roundup column every Sunday. This week’s Wayne Foundation Charity RPG Bundle Edition gives us the fate of the character builder, what playtesting is and isn’t, and the ongoing May of the Dead Blog Carnival.
- Keith Davies maintains In My Campaign and on Mondays he publishes a collection of Links of the Week including recommended Kickstarter projects and interesting YouTube videos. Apparently this week’s collection has been delayed until Wednesday for lack of time. I know the feeling, Keith.
- Gaming As Women gathers links in their This Week in Gaming and This Week in Feminism series of articles on Sundays. Both series are collected under the News category. This Week in Gaming features a TED talk about using games to learn what history really means, the Matriarchy beta has opened, and a few articles on inclusive artwork in RPG books.