I’m not sure what it is or why, but I’ve had some Kickstarter fatigue lately. Perhaps it’s because it seems like everybody and their brother has Kickstarter that I “really need to support.” Not that the projects aren’t cool, because most of them are. I’m just a little burnt out on it. So I’ll be staying away for a while, maybe until some of the stuff I’ve already supported actually comes in.
First up, I HAVE to mention the Deck of Many Things for Gamma World that was posted at Conversations and Other Words this week. The art was done by Wes Hall, and we mentioned that some was leaked on Twitter a few weeks ago. The rules were written by Michael Robles. Now you can get the whole deck, and rules, for free. Awesome!
This week, Nearly Enough Dice blogged about using new systems for one-shots. A great way to try a new system without committing to an entire campaign.
Blog of Holding talks about why 2nd Edition is due for a comeback. Agree or disagree, some interesting thoughts here.
RPG Musings makes a case for using maps and minis in D&D Next. I certainly love minis and maps, and have also used theater of the mind, but couldn’t imagine (see what I did there) eschewing maps and minis altogether.
Tao of D&D posted a cool list of adventure hooks that relates to some current events in the far east. I love the idea of using real events as jumping off points to in game story arcs.
One Inch Square continued his “Dungeon Command By The Numbers” series by analyzing Tyranny of Goblins. Perhaps I will get to play Kato in Dungeon Command some day…
If you’re looking for a really cool dungeon map, look no further than Crypt Thing. Looks like this is just level one folks, so there’s sure to be more of these awesome maps.
Finally, Jennisodes is running a contest – win a copy of Eaten By Zombies. Just enter your email address on her blog (on the sidebar). And while you’re at it, check out her interview with Robin D. Laws!
Blast From The Past (Weekly Roundup: Hirst Model On Ebay Edition)
Have kids? Young kids? Maybe it’s time you let your 4 year old DM! That was the gist of the article at Kids Dungeon Adventure this week.