Weekly Assembly: No Fear, No Writer’s Block

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!

At Home

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!

Away

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

Notes From Abroad

Other interesting articles and cool links.

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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