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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 COPY THIS AUTHOR LINK!)[[http://blogs.gamerassembly.net/2012/04/background-questions-for-players/|Background Questions for Players]] by [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:brentnewhall|Brent Newhall]] lists some starter questions to get your players thinking about what makes their characters tick.+  * [[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 a 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://gamerblog.twwombat.com/2012/04/schrodingers-gun-gming-macgyver-theory.html|The MacGyver Theory]] by [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:twwombat|T.W.Wombat]] takes some improvisational GMing pointers from the king of hacking the ordinary into the extraordinary. Another in the [[http://gamerblog.twwombat.com/2011/11/schrodingers-gun-gming-ready-fire-aim.html|Schrödinger'Gun GMing} series of articles.+  * [[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'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]].// 
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-  * Spotted by Martin Ralya and shared in [[https://plus.google.com/110971724630690941607/posts/ViRYt7Q37bC|this Google Plus post]], Jason Zavoda transcribed [[http://www.acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=12598|Gary Gygax's Letter from Alarums & Excursions #2]]. I hear some of the design ideas for D&D Next in this passage: ''I desire variance in interpretation and, as long as I am editor of the TSR line and its magazine, I will do my utmost to see that there is as little trend towards standardization as possible. Each campaign should be a "variant", and there is no "official interpretation" from me or anyone else. If a game of "Dungeons and Beavers" suits a group, all I say is more power to them, for every fine referee runs his own variant of DandD anyway.'' 
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-  * [[http://fightingfantasist.blogspot.com/2012/04/your-blog-is-your-eighties-fanzine.html|Your Blog Is Your Eighties Fanzine]] at [[http://fightingfantasist.blogspot.com/|Fighting Fantasist]] asks you to take the last five posts to your blog and format it like a cheesy home-copied game fanzine. Bonus points awarded for using typewriter fonts and filters to mimic early photocopies or even mimeographs. 
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-  * [[http://morrisonmp.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/story-and-game/|Story And Game]] at [[http://morrisonmp.wordpress.com/|The Rhetorical Gamer]] explores how story and game can interact while pointedly avoiding talking about story games. 
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-  * New D&D 4e DMs should heed [[http://geekken.blogspot.com/|Geek Ken]]'s advice when he recommends [[http://geekken.blogspot.com/2012/04/fallcrest-where-new-4e-dm-should-start.html|Fallcrest - Where a New 4e DM Should Start]]. 
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-  * [[http://hackslashmaster.blogspot.com/2012/04/on-decisions-delvers.html|On Decisions & Delvers]] at [[http://hackslashmaster.blogspot.com/|Hack & Slash]] examines the virtues of D&D and encourages implementing all of them in whatever version or variant you're playing right now. 
  
-  * Fred Hicks points to [[http://kotaku.com/5902280/what-the-hell-these-game-developers-did-with-your-kickstarter-money|What the Hell These Game Developers Did with Your Kickstarter Money]] as an example of "Worst Case Success" with Kickstarter fundingSnagged from [[https://twitter.com/#!/fredhicks/status/191934760195600384|this tweet]].+  * The [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1675907842/pathfinder-online-technology-demo|Pathfinder Online Technology Demo]] is a Kickstarter project to build a demo for a Pathfinder MMOHere's hoping it does well.
  
 ===== 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-triskaidekaphobic-gaming-edition-13-apr-2012/|the Triskaidekaphobic Gaming Edition]] 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.
  
-  * [[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/2012/04/weekly-roundup-site-of-the-year-voting-edition/|Site of the Year Voting Edition]] gives us ?+  * [[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.
  
-  * 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 videos. Take a look at [[http://www.kjd-imc.org/2012/04/16/links-of-the-week-april-16-2012/|this week's collection]] which includes ?+  * 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 videos. Take 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.
  
-  * [[http://gamingaswomen.com/|Gaming As Women]] gathers links in their This Week in Gaming and This Week in Feminism series of articles. Both series are collected under [[http://gamingaswomen.com/topics/news/|the News category]]. [[http://gamingaswomen.com/posts/2012/04/this-week-in-gaming-5/|This Week in Gaming]] features ?+  * [[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/2012/04/15/critical-bits-for-the-week-ending-2012-04-15-2/|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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