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Weekly Roundup: Tyranny Tile Time Lapse Edition

A couple of weeks ago, I posted pictures of the Tyranny of Goblins Hirst Arts tiles I made. I decided to make a time lapse video while I was making the “Temple” tile, but hadn’t had a chance to compile it until this week. You can see me putting a tile together from start to finish (minus painting and basing) in about 5 minutes:


 

If you’d like to see more time lapse stuff from me, let me know what you’d like to see in the comments below!

Over at Chameleon this week, we have some tips on game prep. It’s always good to see different perspectives.

The Midgard campaign setting continues to make waves. i09 had a spotlight this week, and Tabletop Gamer had an interview.

If you’ve always played PCs and NPCs as good or evil, and want to add some more gray to your campaign, check out the morally ambiguous character backgrounds at Dread Gazebo this week. For D&D Next.

Temple of Demogorgon wonders if he’s disenchanted with dungeons as an adventure setting because he’s a grown up now.

At Kobold Quarterly we have a new look at what “Post Apocalypse” really means.

Dyson’s Dodecahedron is posting new maps again. Someone do something cool with this!

Finally, Neuroglyph Games gave us some ideas for level draining.

Blast From The Past (Weekly Roundup: Shameless Plea For Votes Edition)

Some Space to Think had an excellent article analyzing why you don’t see enough role playing in your game. You may be surprised at the answer.

Weekly Roundup: Gencon Excitement Edition

We’re excited for Gencon this week. Not the 9 hour drive before and after, but hey, gotta take the good with the bad, right? We’re hoping to get in some good gaming, have fun at the Ennies, and run some memorable Ashes of Athas adventures for unsuspecting con-goers. Should be fun. On to the articles…

First up this week is a well researched article on the second roleplaying game ever invented. There’s some interesting history here. Have you heard of it? (Check out the rest of the Playing at the World blog for other articles on the early history of the hobby…)

We know you’ve been missing Flumphs lately, and that’s why we give you this hilarious meme, presented by The Looney DM.

The Land of Nod had a fun tutorial on drawing old school maps in Excel. Hey, use what you’ve got, right?

And of course, we couldn’t ignore the 5 reasons to play D&D over at Grimm Wisdom this week. Via Boing Boing, natch.

And while we’re doing lists, The Rhetorical Gamer had a list of 10 reasons D&D is better than an MMORPG.

Swords and Dorkery had a shivers inducing idea for DIY bug miniatures. Shivers in a good way. And yes, you’re probably assuming correctly. Sort of.

If your party is due to encounter a basilisk anytime soon, you may want to invest in some mirrored armor and rakes. i09 has all the details on hunting them.

The Rhetorical Gamer had some great thoughts on why games should be hard. He starts with video games, but then asks, should that apply to RPGs?

Finally, we haven’t linked to one of The Labyrinth‘s awesome blank maps in a while, so here’s one for you to fill in, at your leisure.

Now get back to packing for Gencon!