Weekly Assembly: Creative License

I’ve been a little busy this week, but I hope all of you have been exercising your creative impulses. Onward with this week’s links!

At Home

Articles posted here on The Gamer Assembly.

Apparently we’ve all been busy this week, and summer is hell on schedules.

Away

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

  • Ruminating on Next by John Pope at Daily Encounter: After all the criticism flying around online lately, we need a little breath of optimism about D&D Next. Here are some reasons to look forward to the next playtest.

Product Announcements

New products and special events announced this week.

  • Doomed Slayers at DriveThruRPG: Here’s an interesting take on fantasy adventurers: A code of conduct that keeps your character moving and hopefully surviving. This is the first published product from Jurgen Hubert, so congratulations for that!

Notes From Abroad

Other interesting articles and cool links.

  • Clerics at Untimately: Exploring possible clerical backgrounds opens up all sorts of roleplaying hooks.
  • Project Ninja Panda Taco by Jennifer Steen: The homepage for a collaborative, low-prep RPG about masterminds who want to take over the world, and the minions who use them to learn about becoming masterminds themselves.
  • I Ain’t Rage Quitting: The Angry DM goes off on opinions of opinions and how the people who can’t not respond only feed the trolls. “It all comes down to respect. And giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. And assuming that anyone’s feelings are probably just as valid as yours, whether you agree or not.”

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!

  • Roving Band of Misfits publishes their Weekly Roundup column every Sunday. This week's DnDpr Edition gives us the DnDpr Tumblr featuring public radio shows set in a high fantasy world, creating character backstory, and a story about how gaming makes a difference.
  • 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 contains only a delay/cancellation notice. Let us know how the RPG Blog Aggregator works, 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 the Durance Kickstarter from Bully Pulpit Games, the upcoming Indie+ con on Google+, and a video showing the price of success on Kickstarter.

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