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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.
  
-  * [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:BrentNewhall|Brent Newhall]] wonders aloud if the alignment axes of good/evil and law/chaos make sense in all settings by asking the simple question, [[http://blogs.gamerassembly.net/2012/04/what-if-each-setting-had-its-own-alignments/|What If Each Setting Had Its Own Alignments?]]+  * [[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.
  
-  * [[http://blogs.gamerassembly.net/2012/04/science-skill-modern-assembly/|Science Skill – Modern Assembly]] by [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:brianliberge|Brian Liberge]] Defines and explores the new Science skill for the modern-day 4e D&D hack we call Modern Assembly. Useful for monster knowledge, programming, and computer hacking.+Both of these writeups for The Doctor completely nail itWho 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://trollitc.com/2012/04/building-a-dungeon-in-classic-dd/|Building a Dungeon in Classic D&D]] by [[http://gamerassembly.net/doku.php?id=wiki:user:BrentNewhall|Brent Newhall]] at [[http://trollitc.com/|Troll in the Corner]] takes a more scene-based approach to dungeon design. This information in this article originally appeared in Brent'[[http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=99366|Dungeon Raiders]]. +  * [[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 Fridayso hop to it!
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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]]. +
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-  * [[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'Gaming Den of Iniquity]] rants about the dystopian future we're living inand 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.+
  
 ===== 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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-  * [[http://dungeonsmaster.com/2012/04/playing-drow-part-1-embracing-the-evil/|Playing Drow Part 1: Embracing the Evil]] at [[http://dungeonsmaster.com/|Dungeon's Master]] sheds some light on playing an effective character who just happens to be evil. Thinking about motivations, selfishness, and boundaries can make any character spring to life, evil or not. 
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-  * While we're on the subject of drow, check out the [[http://ukdnddrowathon.wordpress.com/|UK D&D Drowathon Promotional Blog]]. If you're anywhere near Nottingham on Saturday 12 May, get yourself over to Mondo Comico by 11AM to play The Sun Never Rises, which starts the whole Rise of the Underdark storyline, and the first session of the Web of the Spider Queen encounters season. 
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-  * [[http://goinglast.net/|Going Last]] jumps into the land of RPG Blog Carnivals by hosting [[http://goinglast.net/may-of-the-dead-carnival/|May of the Dead]]. If you like the undead, hurry on over and sign up. Guest bloggers welcomed. 
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-  * Big news this week. [[http://montecook.livejournal.com/251404.html|Monte Cook left Wizards of the Coast]]. That news prompted [[http://blueboxerrebellion.blogspot.com/2012/04/d12-d4-follow-monte-cooks-exit-from-d.html|other defections]] as reported by [[http://blueboxerrebellion.blogspot.com/|Blue Box Rebellion]]. 
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-  * [[http://batintheattic.blogspot.com/|Bat in the Attic]] gives us some thoughts and reactions to that news in [[http://batintheattic.blogspot.com/2012/04/d-next-monte-cook-and-all-that.html|D&D Next, Monte Cook, and All That]]. 
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-  * [[http://www.myrpgame.com/2012/04/24/the-end-of-an-eclipse-phase/|The End of a(n) (Eclipse) Phase]] at [[http://www.myrpgame.com/|This Is My Game]] shares insights on the abrupt end of an Eclipse Phase campaign as part of the post-mortem discussion process. 
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-  * Liz at [[http://charactergen.net/|Character Generation]] shares some great advice in [[http://charactergen.net/sidelinedplayers/|GM Tactics for Sidelined Players]]. 
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-  * Truth of the week: "Roleplaying is a team sport." Read more sage advice for players who want to GM in [[http://www.gnomestew.com/gming-advice/your-time-is-now|Your Time Is Now]] at [[http://www.gnomestew.com/|Gnome Stew]]. 
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-  * Food for thought: [[http://calnewport.com/blog/2012/03/15/being-very-good-at-anything-involves-being-somewhat-addicted-hard-truth-on-the-sheer-difficulty-of-making-an-impact/|"Being Very Good at Anything Involved Being Somewhat Addicted": Hard Truth on the Sheer Difficulty of Making an Impact]]. 
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-  * Artist Jenna Fowler sees some large expenses looming on the horizon, so she's rustling up some business by having a [[http://jennafowlerart.com/2012/04/25/commission-sale/|Commission Sale!]] Take a look around [[http://jennafowlerart.com/|Art By Jenna Fowler]], especially the [[http://jennafowlerart.com/gallery/|Gallery]], and see if you can't throw some work her way before the end of May. 
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-  * After the success (and physical therapy bills) of emulating women in excessively-sexy cover art [[http://www.jimchines.com/2012/01/striking-a-pose/|Striking a Pose]], [[http://www.jimchines.com/|Jim C. Hines]] takes a look at beefcake cover art poses in [[http://www.jimchines.com/2012/04/posing-like-a-man/|Posing Like a Man]]. 
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-  * Apparently Wizards of the Coast is releasing the [[http://www.amazon.com/Dungeon-Board-Game-Refresh-Wizards/dp/0786962984/|Dungeon! Board Game Refresh]] in October. Sweet. 
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-  * [[http://www.atlas-games.com/product_tables/AG2012.php|Over the Edge 20th Anniversary Edition]] will be a limited print run of the enhanced Over the Edge 2nd Edition core book from [[http://www.atlas-games.com/|Atlas Games]]. It's coming in August, but you can reserve your copy now. 
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-  * [[http://www.dungeon-world.com/|Dungeon World]] is now available [[http://github.com/Sagelt/Dungeon-World|on GitHub]] for hacking under a Creative Commons license. 
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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. 
  
-  * 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.+  * 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-gaming-edition-27-apr-2012/|this week's Gaming Edition]] to see a Lego dice towerphotos of New Your City from the 1880s, and enforcing your game setting's laws when characters turn vigilante.+  * [[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's Gaming Edition]] to see why we GM and who we GM for4 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-may-of-the-dead-is-coming-edition/|May of the Dead is Coming Edition]] gives us ways to bring non-gamers to the tablea brief look at the forthcoming book Dungeons & Dragons & Philosophy, and giving some unexpected real-life professions to your fantasy NPCs.+  * [[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 funseveral links to maps, and invented worlds known more clinically as paracosms.
  
-  * 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/2012/04/16/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 on Sundays. Both series are collected under [[http://gamingaswomen.com/topics/news/|the News category]]. [[http://gamingaswomen.com/posts/2012/04/this-week-in-gaming-7/|This Week in Gaming]] features Dungeon World'switch to a Creative Commons license and the finalists for the 2012 Game Chef competition.+  * [[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’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/2012/04/29/critical-bits-for-the-week-ending-2012-04-29/|This week's Critical Bits]] mentions the Dungeon! board game reprint, the Dice Tower Gaming Award nominees for 2011, and Monte Cook leaving Wizards of the Coast.+  * [[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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