Weekly Assembly: On Marvel and Duergar Blackguards with Muskets

Many great things this week for Marvel, including interviews with Cam Banks and piles of datafiles. Also some new things for D&D 4e like Blackguard Vices and what comes in a pack of thieves’ tools. Enjoy!

At Home

Articles posted here on The Gamer Assembly.

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Away

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

Product Announcements

New products and special events announced this week.

  • Ace of Aces rotary series limited edition reprint by Richard Loomis at Kickstarter: Remember the World War I aerial dogfighting game played with books that gave you what you saw from the pilot’s seat? You know, the precursor to the Lost Worlds fantasy combat books? Flying Buffalo is Kickstarting a reprint, complete with heavy-duty sewn books instead of flimsier glued books. Very cool.

Notes From Abroad

Other interesting articles and cool links.

  • 55 Small Ads at Jeffs Gameblog: A selection of the best classified ads from older issues of White Dwarf, suitable for use as bulletin board fodder in your campaign.
  • d100 Demonichaos! at Wampus Country: Need names of demons or other servants of chaos? Now you have a table of name elements to string together however you choose.
  • Power Levels at Untimately: Looking at bounded accuracy and speculating about how increased power levels will work in D&D Next.
  • The Circle Of Laugh at Critical Hits: Some gamers want a serious tone in their games. And some people are serious GMs but goofball players. Where’s your balance?
  • End Game at Gothridge Manor: Many campaigns don’t conclude – they simply end for various reasons. Take a look at a few and thing about how to avoid these problems when planning your campaign’s endgame.
  • new 5e info from mike mearls’ q&a at Blog of Holding: Mike Mearls held an Ask Me Anything (AMA) event on Reddit. Here’s the new info about D&D Next that came out of that monumental Q&A session, painstakingly distilled into a readable format by Paul at Blog of Holding. Thanks, Paul!

MetaRoundup

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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. Take a look at this week’s collection which includes the Campaign Relationship Generator, a Torg hack for Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, and elven demographics gone crazy.
  • 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 an interview with Jennell Jaquays on the early days at TSR, and how story is the first casualty when writing for video games.

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