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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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   * **__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 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]]!
  
-===== Away ===== +  * [[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.
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-  * [[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 comicsHe's got guns, super cancer, and the ability to comment on game mechanics!+  * [[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://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.+Both of these writeups for The Doctor completely nail itWho says there's only one way to do something?
  
-  * [[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.+===== Away ===== 
 +//Content from people involved with The Gamer Assembly posted elsewhere across the Internet.//
  
-  * [[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.+  * [[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.//\\
  
-  * 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]]. +  * 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'hoping it does well.
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-  * 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! +
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-  * 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!” +
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-  * [[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]]. +
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-  * [[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. +
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-  * 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. +
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-  * 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]]. +
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-  * [[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]] +
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-  * 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 WarsOnly $59,500 to go in the next 3 days. +
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-  * [[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’'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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 //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/2012/05/friday-knight-news-gaming-avengers-edition-4-may-2012/|this week's Gaming Avengers Edition]] to see the demand for D&D Miniaturesusing Picozu to touch up your images, and tips for Epic Tier D&D campaigns.+  * [[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 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/2012/05/weekly-roundup-wayne-foundation-charity-rpg-bundle-edition/|Wayne Foundation Charity RPG Bundle Edition]] gives us the fate of the character builderwhat playtesting is and isn't, and the ongoing May of the Dead Blog Carnival.+  * [[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. Apparently [[http://www.kjd-imc.org/2012/05/07/upcoming-articles/|this week's collection]] has been delayed until Wednesday for lack of time. I know the feelingKeith.+  * 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 KickstarterGaiman 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/2012/05/this-week-in-gaming-8/|This Week in Gaming]] features a TED talk about using games to learn what history really means, the Matriarchy beta has opened, and a few articles on inclusive artwork in RPG books.+  * [[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/2012/05/06/critical-bits-for-the-week-ending-2012-05-06-2/|This week's Critical Bits]] mentions Tales of an Orc with Grok Bloodface, the 2012 Stuffer Shack Site of the Year, and the Obsidian Portal Excellence In Innovation Award.+  * [[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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