Well, we’ve been out of the D&D loop this week. We had a lot of stuff going on, and did a lot of board gaming. However, we haven’t had a chance to keep an eye on what’s going on in the D&D universe. If you’ve got kids, we will point you to the Story Realms Kickstarter (see the sidebar) which we think is pretty cool, but other than that, RPGs have been out this past week. Don’t worry, it’s because we’re working on a few really cool things. You will see…. you will see….
So first, before you read on, you need to know whether you’re enough of a geek to continue on to the articles. Check out this video by Geeky Hostess to find out.
Meta Gamemastery posted a recording from PAX this week that discusses D&D vs. Story Games. Lots of people on Twitter thought it was worth a listen, and we agree. Check it out.
We are all about “less prep” and more “flying by the seat of your pants” when it comes to running a D&D game. That’s why we love these tools for the lazy DM posted by IntWisCha this week.
We don’t usually link things from WotC in the weekly roundup, but we thought a couple of articles this week were interesting enough to do so. First, RPG design philosophy, and also adding intrigue and mystery to your campaign.
Blog of Holding wrapped up his “New schooler reads OD&D” series with a look at encumbrance. Also, definitely check out the other four parts of the series.
Finally, with Halloween less than two months away, it’s time to think about your “Halloween Adventure.” You know, the one that incorporates horror. Look no further than the picture inspirations posted by Gothridge Manor this week. Creepy stuff indeed. (Probably shouldn’t click on that one right before bed…)
Blast From The Past (Weekly Roundup: End Of Campaign Edition)
Some Space to Think mused upon the differences between 4e and 1e – from a first person perspective.