Weekly Assembly: Cons, Vids, and Selling Out

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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.

Notes From Abroad

Other interesting articles and cool links.

  • Retainers at Untimately: Need a retainer? Here’s a quick add-on for OD&D covering combat and non-combat retainers, plus trained animals.
  • Indie+ Panel Playlist at YouTube: Did you miss any of the Indie+ panels? Here’s the playlist of those panels that were recorded last week.
  • Getting Cultured at Occult Moon: Different cultures in your game should have different flavors and advantages for PCs from that culture. Here’s a system to help you organize your game’s cultures.
  • Storytelling! at The Writer Next Door: Following one GM’s thought process from idea to integrated game, in this case a tournament game recently run at DexCon. It’s long and well-written.
  • So What? at Oaths and Fates: As Rick Marshall gets back to his series on the history of Wizards of the Coast, he stops briefly to explore why he’s recording this story.
  • Seal Evil at Untimately: A rite for OD&D and OSR games allowing characters to imprison evil creatures that they can’t quite handle yet.
  • MUTANTOR!!! wtf? at Giblet Blizzard: What the heck is Stonepunk? Leaving your neolithic tribe to make your own path in a mutant-infested cancerous world. If you’re intrigued, go devour this brief overview of MUTANTOR!
  • Kids – the Future of Gaming at Amanda Valentine: Kids aren’t a different species of human. In many cases, they’re gamers just like the rest of us. Here are some great stories about kids at their second Origins interacting with designers, booth folk, and cosplayers.
  • The Hat Squad at Grubb Street: Jeff Grubb wasn’t even planning on attending PaizonCon at all this year, and he ended up on 2 panels.
  • Secrets of TSR at YouTube: Here’s the video of the panel that ran at PaizoCon 2012. Panelists: Jeff Grubb, Pierce Watters, Rob Lazzaretti, Dave Gross, Wolfgang Baur, Stan!
  • Paladins with expense accounts at Blog of Holding: Tempt your paladins by letting them control some of the church’s wealth. Hilarity ensues as embezzlement forces questionable moral choices in the face of the church’s inquisitors.
  • 2 Cents for Raggi at Telecanter’s Receding Rules: Marketing copy is fine, but if you want our money please tell us what your adventure is about in your Kickstarter description. And please mention celebrities on your creative team involved so we can get excited about who you managed to hire for the project.

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A roundup of roundups featuring links of interest to the tabletop RPG community.
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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 Britain’s Atlantis, the working Tesla Gun, and a collection of Creative Commons cartography.
  • 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 the Indiegogo fundraiser for A Thousand and One Nights, and part one of Fiasco for Geek and Sundry’s Tabletop webseries.
  • Critical Hits aggregates their Twitter feed and publishes it on Sundays under Critical Bits. This week’s Critical Bits mentions WotC’s cancellation of their Virtual Tabletop project, Geek and Sundry’s agreement for all games featured in Tabletop to be sold at Target stores, and auctioning off the recently-unearthed TSR archives to support the Gygax Memorial.

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