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weekly_assembly_bin [2012/04/30 11:23]
Jim White Cleaned out after 30Apr12 edition.
weekly_assembly_bin [2012/05/08 09:08]
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   * There has been talk about lycanthropy in 4e D&D this week on Twitter. [[http://​gamerassembly.net/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​user:​doc|Adam Page]] adds his take on it in [[http://​dailyencounter.net/​2012/​04/​26/​a-different-take-on-a-werewolf-theme/​|A Different Take on a Werewolf Theme]] at [[http://​dailyencounter.net/​|Daily Encounter]].   * There has been talk about lycanthropy in 4e D&D this week on Twitter. [[http://​gamerassembly.net/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​user:​doc|Adam Page]] adds his take on it in [[http://​dailyencounter.net/​2012/​04/​26/​a-different-take-on-a-werewolf-theme/​|A Different Take on a Werewolf Theme]] at [[http://​dailyencounter.net/​|Daily Encounter]].
   * [[http://​gamerblog.twwombat.com/​2012/​04/​note-this-hearkens-back-to-rants-i-used.html|Ghosts of Cyberpunks Past]] by [[http://​gamerassembly.net/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​user:​twwombat|T.W.Wombat]] at [[http://​gamerblog.twwombat.com/​|Wombat'​s Gaming Den of Iniquity]] rants about the dystopian future we're living in, and how we let it happen while we were focused on trying to prevent the dystopian future portrayed in Cyberpunk games and fiction from the '80s and '90s.   * [[http://​gamerblog.twwombat.com/​2012/​04/​note-this-hearkens-back-to-rants-i-used.html|Ghosts of Cyberpunks Past]] by [[http://​gamerassembly.net/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​user:​twwombat|T.W.Wombat]] at [[http://​gamerblog.twwombat.com/​|Wombat'​s Gaming Den of Iniquity]] rants about the dystopian future we're living in, and how we let it happen while we were focused on trying to prevent the dystopian future portrayed in Cyberpunk games and fiction from the '80s and '90s.
 +  * [[http://​stuffershack.com/​deadpool-marvel-editable-datafile/​|Deadpool - Marvel Editable Datafile]] by [[http://​gamerassembly.net/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​user:​brianliberge|Brian Liberge]] gives us stats for one of the most recognizable heroes in all of comics. He's got guns, super cancer, and the ability to comment on game mechanics!
 +  * [[http://​rpg.brentnewhall.com/​2012/​04/​what-are-gaming-cons-good-for/​|What Are Gaming Cons Good For?]] by [[http://​gamerassembly.net/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​user:​brentnewhall|Brent Newhall]] shows us his reasons for why cons still attract us in this age of the always-connected Internet.
 +  * [[http://​gamerblog.twwombat.com/​2012/​05/​creative-struggle.html|The Creative Struggle]] by [[http://​gamerassembly.net/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​user:​brianliberge|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.
 +  * [[http://​gamerassembly.net/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​user:​thedandmom|Thedandmom]] kicked off a webcomic about hijinks at a high fantasy gym open to all called [[http://​nofearvale.interruptedreality.com/​|The NO FEAR Vale]]. We brainstormed this idea in the chat room, and now it exists, so hang on to your hats.
  
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   * The [[http://​www.wizards.com/​dnd/​Article.aspx?​x=dnd/​4party/​20120427|Board Games Edition]] of Tracy Hurley'​s [[http://​www.wizards.com/​DnD/​Archive.aspx?​category=all&​subcategory=joiningtheparty|Joining the Party]] takes a look at favorite board games for gamers, including an overview of all the D&​D-themed board games from [[http://​www.wizards.com/​|Wizards of the Coast]]. Also be sure to check out the links to articles across the D&D community in the Tavern Tales section.   * The [[http://​www.wizards.com/​dnd/​Article.aspx?​x=dnd/​4party/​20120427|Board Games Edition]] of Tracy Hurley'​s [[http://​www.wizards.com/​DnD/​Archive.aspx?​category=all&​subcategory=joiningtheparty|Joining the Party]] takes a look at favorite board games for gamers, including an overview of all the D&​D-themed board games from [[http://​www.wizards.com/​|Wizards of the Coast]]. Also be sure to check out the links to articles across the D&D community in the Tavern Tales section.
   * And like we need another distraction,​ there'​s a new lazy MMO fantasy RPG based on your Twitter traffic called [[http://​tweenk.me/​|Tweenk]]. Lazy or not, I want better loot.   * And like we need another distraction,​ there'​s a new lazy MMO fantasy RPG based on your Twitter traffic called [[http://​tweenk.me/​|Tweenk]]. Lazy or not, I want better loot.
 +  * Listen to RPG Podcasts? Help podcasters learn more about the demographics by taking the [[http://​rpgpolls.com/​fill/​survey/​2012-RPG-Podcast-Listener-Survey/​Gamer-Assembly|RPG Podcast Listener Survey]]! ​ You can also check out the results from the 2011 survey by listening to a [[http://​podgecast.com/​archives/​tpc-178-statistics|discussion]] or reading the [[http://​media.blubrry.com/​spooky_showcase/​p/​spookyouthouse.com/​files/​survey/​Podcast_Listener_Survey_Results_and_Analysis_2011.pdf|final report]].
 +  * Speaking of podcasts, I just listened to the first episode of [[http://​rollfornews.mountzionpress.com/​|Roll For News]]. It runs just under 21 minutes and has three interviews. Good stuff!
 +  * Lyndsay at [[http://​charactergen.net/​|Character Generation]] wrote up the game she ran for her mother in [[http://​charactergen.net/​my-mom-plays-pathfinder/​|My Mom Plays Pathfinder, Everybody Dies]]. Quote of the game: "It takes 45 seconds for the human body to bleed out so I get to ask him some questions!”
 +  * [[http://​trollitc.com/​|Troll in the Corner]] gives us some options for your Sin-Eater this week in [[http://​trollitc.com/​2012/​05/​all-sins-must-be-eaten-5-geists-for-your-nwod-game/​|All Sins Must Be Eaten: 5 Geists for Your NWoD Game]].
 +  * [[http://​www.gnomestew.com/​gming-advice/​generating-a-year-of-random-fantasy-weather-using-dragon-magazine-137|Generating a Year of Random Fantasy Weather Using Dragon Magazine #137]] makes random weather tables slightly more useful by putting them in an Excel sheet.
 +  * Rob Donoghue posted [[http://​rdonoghue.blogspot.com/​2012/​05/​index-card-tactics.html|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.
 +  * Here's an interesting Spirit of the Century hack for the Planescape setting called [[http://​www.giantitp.com/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=241508|Fatescape! FATE Meets D&D]].
 +  * [[http://​exploring-infinity.com/​|Exploring Infinity]] has a great collection of community resources, reviews, and other posts in [[http://​exploring-infinity.com/​2012/​03/​12/​marvel-heroic-roleplaying-collected-miscellanies/​|Marvel Heroic Roleplaying:​ Collected Miscellanies]]
 +  * The [[http://​www.kickstarter.com/​projects/​847271320/​ogre-designers-edition|Ogre Designer'​s Edition Kickstarter]] added a stretch goal at $700K: Do a Kickstarter to rerelease Car Wars. Only $59,500 to go in the next 3 days.
 +  * [[http://​liwanagpress.com/?​p=50|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 [[http://​plus.google.com/​110788823880804589168/​posts/​NbvhsHfTKuK|over on Google Plus]].
  

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