Weekly Assembly: On Lists, Interviews, and Conspiracies

It looks like the Product Announcements section is a keeper. So many RPG products out there are either being released or preparing for Kickstarters. If we’ve missed your project, feel free to let us know in a comment below or in the webchat. And now, on with the most-ever links in a Weekly Assembly post!

At Home

Articles posted here on The Gamer Assembly.

Away

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

Product Announcements

New products and special events announced this week.

  • Welcome to GM Games!: Gothridge Manor has spawned a new site to handle the commerce side of the house. Hop on over and subscribe to The Manor at the new site. Welcome to the blogosphere, Gothridge Manor Games!
  • Durance by Bully Pulpit Games at Kickstarter: Bully Pulpit is at it again, Kickstarting a low-prep Fiasco-like RPG set in a penal colony on a planet that the group creates far from civilized space. Revolves around power, control, servility, and savagery.

Notes From Abroad

Other interesting articles and cool links.

  • Long-Form Generational RPGs: Someone on RPG Geek is looking for systems that explicitly support growing old, having children, managing businesses, or playing with stables of related characters over many sessions.
  • New Series for Beginner Game Masters. at Critical Hits: Chatty DM proposes a series of articles for beginning GMs covering topics like game selection, using published modules, introverted and extroverted GMs, and seeing the game from a player’s perspective.
  • Gaming Periodicals at Rogue Warden: An overview of various gaming periodicals past and present, including Dragon, White Dwarf, Autoduel Quarterly, Adventurer’s Club, Kobold Quarterly, and many others.
  • Evasion & Armor at Untimately: Variant rules to handle evading blows and using armor to reduce damage taken for D&D Basic/Expert.
  • Wilderness Rumors at Untimately: Here’s a quick system to introduce random rumors when your party goes exploring in a sandbox game.
  • Every RPG: A handy flowchart to walk you through your next game session. Packed with complications and humor.
  • Talking To Yourselves at Critical Hits: Sometimes you need to talk to the PC you’re playing to figure out what’s not working. While it may seem like you’ve snapped, talking to yourself and allowing the character to change may get you back to playing something fun for both you and your PC.
  • Flash Creativity: A boy, watching a tabletop RPG game, wants to play. When told he can’t because he doesn’t have a character, he takes about a second to find a creative workaround.
  • Fantastic Tales Part 1 at Gamuzing: Fantastic Tales started as a Warrior, Rogue & Mage hack, but has started heading off on its own. Take a look at game design in process.

MetaRoundup

A roundup of roundups featuring links of interest to the tabletop RPG community.
Please let us know about other weekly roundups in the comments!

  • 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. Take a look at this week’s collection which includes monsters and powers for the Savage World of Athas, the Tabletop Forge Kickstarter, and having Legendary Sword Masters provide adventure hooks in your game.
  • 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 reactions to the Lara Croft trailer and how to be a feminist ally in gaming.

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