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 ====== The Weekly Assembly ====== ====== The Weekly Assembly ======
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 +**Note: As of June 2012, links are now stored in the [[http://gamerassembly.net/links|Links Database]].**
  
 On this page, we link to our blog posts of the week under At Home and other interesting links under Abroad. Every Monday morning around 7AM Eastern (Noon GMT), [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:twwombat|twwombat]] posts this page to [[http://blogs.gamerassembly.net|blogs.gamerassembly.net]], then clears it out for the next week. On this page, we link to our blog posts of the week under At Home and other interesting links under Abroad. Every Monday morning around 7AM Eastern (Noon GMT), [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:twwombat|twwombat]] posts this page to [[http://blogs.gamerassembly.net|blogs.gamerassembly.net]], then clears it out for the next week.
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 //Articles posted here on [[http://blogs.gamerassembly.net|The Gamer Assembly]].// //Articles posted here on [[http://blogs.gamerassembly.net|The Gamer Assembly]].//
  
-  * **April's Blog Theme at The Gamer Assembly is "Gaming Fools"covering the outlandishcrazy, and over-the-top games and situations that grace every table at least once.** Have a gonzo RPG article idea? Contact us for guest blogger opportunities!+  * **__The Call To Assembly, Volume 2__our 2nd collection of Gamer Assembly posts** is now available as a free PDF at [[http://www.rpgnow.com/product/101605/Call-to-Assembly%2C-issue-2|RPG Now]] and as a not-free printed magazine at [[http://www.lulu.com/shop/brent-newhall/call-to-assembly-issue-2/paperback/product-20079752.html|Lulu]]!
  
-  * **__The Call To Assembly, Volume 1__, our collection of the first 2 months of Gamer Assembly posts** is now available as a free PDF at [[http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=99713|RPG Now]] and as a not-free printed magazine at [[http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-call-to-assembly-issue-1/18900870|Lulu]]!+  * [[http://blogs.gamerassembly.net/2012/05/doctor-who-in-marvel-heroic-roleplaying/|Doctor Who in Marvel Heroic Roleplaying]] by [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:brentnewhall|Brent Newhall]] gives us a take on Dr. Who statted up for Marvel.
  
-  * (PLEASE USE THIS AUTHOR LINK!)[[http://blogs.gamerassembly.net/2012/04/the-ga-panel-at-pax-east/|The GA Panel at PAX East]] by [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:twwombat|T.W.Wombat]] gives panelist-eye view of the Gamer Assembly panel at PAX East on FridayThank you to everyone who came, and a double thank you to everyone who asked us questions!+  * [[http://blogs.gamerassembly.net/2012/05/another-doctor-for-marvel-heroic-roleplaying/|Another Doctor for Marvel Heroic Roleplaying]] by [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:brianliberge|Brian Liberge]] provides different take on The Doctor, also statted up for Marvel. 
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 +Both of these writeups for The Doctor completely nail it. Who says there's only one way to do something?
  
 ===== Away ===== ===== Away =====
 //Content from people involved with The Gamer Assembly posted elsewhere across the Internet.// //Content from people involved with The Gamer Assembly posted elsewhere across the Internet.//
  
-  * [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:twwombat|T.W.Wombat]] dumps his PAX East experience onto his site in several chunks, including [[http://gamerblog.twwombat.com/2012/04/field-guide-to-new-england-paxbound.html|Field Guide to the New England PAXbound Wombat]][[http://gamerblog.twwombat.com/2012/04/first-day-of-pax-east.html|The First Day of PAX East]][[http://gamerblog.twwombat.com/2012/04/pax-east-saturday-retrospective.html|PAX East: Saturday Retrospective]], [[http://gamerblog.twwombat.com/2012/04/pax-east-goals-checklist.html|PAX East: Goals Checklist]] +  * [[http://rpg.brentnewhall.com/2012/05/200-of-rpgs-for-25/|$200 of RPGs for $25]] by [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:brianliberge|Brian Liberge]] plugs the [[http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/101782/The-2nd-Annual-Wayne-Foundation-Charity-Pack&affiliate_id=296418|2nd Annual Wayne Foundation Charity Pack]]. It's only available until Friday, so hop to it!
  
 ===== Notes From Abroad ===== ===== Notes From Abroad =====
 //Other interesting articles and cool links.//\\ //Other interesting articles and cool links.//\\
-//Wizards of the Coast went public with their [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Article.aspx?x=dnd/4ll/20120109|announcement about the next edition of D&D]] on Monday 09 January 2012. We're collecting [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=d_d_next|D&D Next links in our wiki]]. If we've missed any good ones that you've read, feel free to let us know in the comments or [[http://webchat.gamerassembly.net/|join us in the chat]].// 
  
-  * Monte Cook thinks [[http://montecook.livejournal.com/251181.html|Crunch vs. Fluff]] is a false dichotomy that ignores the essence of role playing games. Robin Laws takes a different angle on that idea in [[http://robin-d-laws.blogspot.ca/2012/04/false-dichotomy-or-real-though-annoying.html|False Dichotomy, or Real, Though Annoying Dichotomy?]] +  * The [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1675907842/pathfinder-online-technology-demo|Pathfinder Online Technology Demo]] is Kickstarter project to build demo for a Pathfinder MMOHere'hoping it does well.
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-  * [[http://www.wizards.com/DnD/Article.aspx?x=dnd/4ll/20120409|D&D Next Design Considerations]] at [[http://www.wizards.com/|Wizards of the Coast]] gives a peek into how the designers approach the rules revision with a list of directives. [[http://www.latorra.org/|Syntax Error]] gives us a reaction to this article in [[http://www.latorra.org/2012/04/09/dd-next-design-considerations/|D&D Next Design Considerations]]. +
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-  * [[http://leapingwizards.blogspot.com/2012/04/role-playing-tips-for-beginners.html|Role Playing Tips for Beginners]] at the new blog [[http://leapingwizards.blogspot.com/|Leaping Wizards]] gives some guidance for players and GMs just starting with RPGs. You can also find some great food for thought in [[http://leapingwizards.blogspot.com/2012/04/gm-tips-story-vs-mechanics.html|GM Tips: Story vs. Mechanics]]. +
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-  * [[http://www.gameknightreviews.com/2012/04/the-gassy-gnoll-how-i-came-to-lovehate-combat-rpg-blog-carnival-april-2012/|The Gassy Gnoll: How I Came to Love/Hate Combat]] at [[http://www.gameknightreviews.com/|Game Knight Reviews]] takes a look at combat avoidance and how to keep combat interesting as an entry in the April RPG Blog Carnival being hosted at [[http://www.exchangeofrealities.com/2012/04/02/rpg-blog-carnival-combat-avoidance/|Exchange of Realities]]. +
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-  * Liz at [[http://charactergen.net/|Character Generation]] lists the five games that have shaped the way she sees gaming in [[http://charactergen.net/my-five-games/|My Five Games]]. +
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-  * Ryan Shelton muses about emotional manipulation as a reason why he plays RPGs in [[http://plus.google.com/111514566793304619427/posts/Ssmmo2QVcdD|this Google Plus post]]. +
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-  * [[http://chaosgrenade.com/post/20842856824/chaosgrenade-update-wyrmsf|ChaosGrenade Update: WyRM SF]] gives us a taste of what will be in the upcoming WyRM SF game. +
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-  * If you're in the mood to play a totally random superhero, check out this [[http://marvel.raventower.com/|Random Marvel Datafile Generator]]. It's a little clunky, but then again it's totally random. +
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-  * [[http://pyromancers.com/dungeon-painter-online/|Dungeon Painter Online]] at [[http://pyromancers.com/|Pyromancers]] gives you way to create your own dungeon tiles or other maps and export them in image or PDF formats. +
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-  * Where are the moons tonight? [[http://jrients.blogspot.com/|Jeff's Gameblog]] has very cool random tool to answer that question, called [[http://jrients.blogspot.com/2012/04/heres-thing-i-made.html?m=1|The Orrery of Sarpedon]]. +
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-  * [[http://www.fromoldbooks.org/|From Old Books]] provides free public domain images and pictures copied from old books. I'll need to take a closer look at this site for some upcoming projects. +
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-  * [[http://rpg.stackexchange.com/|The RPG Stackexchange]] is out of beta, and they've got great new design to bootCheck out this free Q&A site for RPGs. Ask or answer questions and help out the community! +
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-  * If you're interested in Kickstarter projects, [[http://www.geekindustrialcomplex.com/|Geek Industrial Complex]] has done some analysis on crowdsourced projects in [[http://www.geekindustrialcomplex.com/articles/crowdfunding-report-part-1|2011-2012 Report on 150 RPG Crowdfunding Projects]]. +
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-  * It may be unintentional, but some situations make women uncomfortable, like this one described in [[http://omglazerkittens.blogspot.com/2012/04/sexism-in-industry.html|Sexism in the Industry]] at [[http://omglazerkittens.blogspot.com/|OMG Lazer Kittens]]. +
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-  * [[http://critical-hits.com/2012/04/10/one-hundred-monkeys-one-hundred-typewriters-one-hundred-wands-of-magic-missile/#comment-90955|100 Monkeys, 100 Typewriters, 100 Wands of Magic Missile]] by Vanir at [[http://critical-hits.com/|Critical-Hits]] inspires me to submit while the Dragon and Dungeon submission window is open. +
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-  * And while on the subject of inspiration, take 3 minutes to watch Ze Frank'[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYlCVwxoL_g&feature=youtu.be|And Invocation For Beginnings]]. FILDI. +
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-  * A ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world has been statted up for //Marvel Heroic Roleplaying//: [[http://atminn.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/the-gangs-all-here-g-i-joes-cobra-2/|The Gang's All Here: G.I. Joe's Cobra]]+
  
 ===== MetaRoundup ===== ===== MetaRoundup =====
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 //Please let us know about other weekly roundups in the comments!// //Please let us know about other weekly roundups in the comments!//
  
-  * [[http://www.gameknightreviews.com/|Game Knight Reviews]] comes out with [[http://www.gameknightreviews.com/category/links/|Friday Knight News]] articles on Fridays. Check out [[http://www.gameknightreviews.com/2012/04/friday-knight-news-gaming-edition-6-apr-2012/|this week'news]] to see ?+  * [[http://www.gameknightreviews.com/|Game Knight Reviews]] comes out with [[http://www.gameknightreviews.com/category/links/|Friday Knight News]] articles on Fridays. Check out [[http://www.gameknightreviews.com/2012/05/friday-knight-news-gaming-edition-11-may-2012/|this week'Gaming Edition]] to see why we GM and who we GM for, 4 ways to use an iPad to help with your tabletop RPG, and 25 tips to create mystery. 
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 +  * [[http://www.rovingbandofmisfits.com/|Roving Band of Misfits]] publishes their [[http://www.rovingbandofmisfits.com/category/weekly-roundup/|Weekly Roundup]] column every Sunday. This week's [[http://www.rovingbandofmisfits.com/2012/05/weekly-roundup-unhallowed-grove-map-edition/|Unhallowed Grove Map Edition]] gives us the phrase that makes cons more fun, several links to maps, and invented worlds known more clinically as paracosms.
  
-  * [[http://www.rovingbandofmisfits.com/|Roving Band of Misfits]] publishes their [[http://www.rovingbandofmisfits.com/category/weekly-roundup/|Weekly Roundup]] column every SundayThis week'[[http://www.rovingbandofmisfits.com/2012/04/weekly-roundup-papercraft-dragon-edition/|Papercraft Dragon Edition]] gives us ?+  * Keith Davies maintains [[http://www.kjd-imc.org/|In My Campaign]] and on Mondays he publishes a collection of [[http://www.kjd-imc.org/category/series/links-of-the-week/|Links of the Week]] including recommended Kickstarter projects and interesting YouTube videosTake a look at  [[http://www.kjd-imc.org/2012/05/09/links-of-the-week-may-9-2012/|this week's collection]] which includes the arcane and awesome-looking Serpent's Tongue Kickstarter, Gaiman on Copyright, and the release of Heroes Against Darkness.
  
-  * Keith Davies maintains [[http://www.kjd-imc.org/|In My Campaign]] and he publishes a collection of [[http://www.kjd-imc.org/category/series/links-of-the-week/|Links of the Week]] including recommended Kickstarter projects and interesting YouTube videosTake a look at [[http://www.kjd-imc.org/2012/04/09/links-of-the-week-april-9-2012/|this week's collection]] which includes ?+  * [[http://gamingaswomen.com/|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 [[http://gamingaswomen.com/topics/news/|the News category]]. [[http://gamingaswomen.com/posts/2012/05/this-week-in-gaming-4/|This Week in Gaming]] features Lizzie Stark’s book __Leaving Mundania: Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role Playing Games__ and sightings of Monsterhearts in the wild.
  
-  * [[http://critical-hits.com|Critical Hits]] aggregates [[http://twitter.com/criticalhits|their Twitter feed]] and publishes it on Sundays under [[http://critical-hits.com/category/critical-hits/news/critical-bits/|Critical Bits]]. [[http://critical-hits.com/2012/04/01/critical-bits-for-the-week-ending-2012-04-01-2/|This week's Critical Bits]] mentions ?+  * [[http://critical-hits.com|Critical Hits]] aggregates [[http://twitter.com/criticalhits|their Twitter feed]] and publishes it on Sundays under [[http://critical-hits.com/category/critical-hits/news/critical-bits/|Critical Bits]]. [[http://critical-hits.com/2012/05/13/critical-bits-for-the-week-ending-2012-05-13-3/|This week's Critical Bits]] mentions descriptive phrases to swipe for your next combat scene, and Fantasy Flight updating the Netrunner CCG.

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