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Weekly Roundup – New Year Edition

Well, it’s happened again. You’ve wasted another perfectly good year playing D&D. (That’s a “Car Talk” reference, for those of you who don’t listen to NPR on the weekends…)  We look forward to another year of great D&D blogs to read, and we’re constantly amazed at the wealth of subject matter out there. You’d think the subject of D&D would be exhausted by now, but blogs keep coming up with new articles.  As long as they keep coming out, we’ll keep reading them.  Here are some of our favorite articles from this week…

Greywulf’s Lair gave us a new way of looking at level advancement, after a humorous retrospective on the differences in time between character levels that old editions of D&D offered.

Level 30 Yinzer had an interesting connundrum – how to reunite a party whose characters have voluntarily parted ways, but whose players would very much like to continue playing together.  We encourage you to head over there and weigh in with a solution.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: We love arts & crafts! That’s why we were excited by the free papercraft “dicie” awards over at WeXogo this week.  These are basically big d20’s you can give out as player rewards.  Very cool.  Did we mention free?

Speaking of arts & crafts, Ben’s RPG Pile had a great article on some Mage Knight minis that make great D&D minis as well. You do have to re-base them; they’re set on 1.5″ bases instead of the D&D standard 1″.  But if you ask us, that’s part of the fun!

Finally, over at Critical Hits, Shawn Merwin posted his Top 7 RPG Wish List for the year.  Some good thoughts in there; check out the comments and add your own wish list items!

It’s a new year, and we want to find YOUR D&D blog! Leave a link in the comments!

Weekly Roundup – Impending Holidays Edition

We’re all getting ready for the holidays…what kinds of holiday swag are you hoping to get?  New dice?  Minis?  Dare I say it….Dwarven Forge???

Save Versus Death pointed us to the new article he wrote for Kobold Quarterly.  It’s a fully fleshed out encounter with an undead guardian that sends the PCs on three quests.  Definitely worth checking out!

Arcane Springboard over at This is My Game talked about how receiving the Red Box from his grandparents when he was a kid was more than just the gift of a game.  Made us think about how it’s important to bring new people into the hobby, and how D&D is more than “just a game.”

We were interested in The Labyrinth‘s call for a good Mass Combat System.  Everyone readily admits that D&D is no good for mass combat, which is fine because it’s not meant to be.  However, it’s always nice to have something like this in your back pocket.  (Here are the preliminary results)

Level 30 Yinzer wrote a great article on combat alternatives to “kill all the monsters.”  Worth a read if the “kill everything in sight” tactic is the only way your group plays, and you’d like to switch it up somehow.

What? Your article isn’t listed? Leave it for everyone in the comments!!

Weekly Roundup – Gamma World Edition

Well, it’s finally happened.  We ordered Gamma World.  We really couldn’t resist, after reading all the positive reviews across the D&D blogosphere.  We’re still undecided as to whether we’ll write a review or not, however.  We feel like the subject has been done to death at this point, and we’re not sure if there’s anything to add.  That being said, let’s see what else was going on in the D&D blogosphere this week.

The Dungeon’s Master got us thinking about whether alignment is an important part of the 4e core rules, or if it’s simply become a byword.   We think that setting hard fast rules about what alignment is and isn’t had become too restrictive, and welcome the opportunities that a more open alignment system gives.

Dice Monkey had a thought provoking post on whether you should patronize your FLGS, or whether online shopping is the wave of the future.  FLGS, by the way, stands for Friendly Local Gaming Store.  It took us a while to figure that out too.

If you play LFR (Living Forgotten Realms) as we do, you will be interested to know that Epic level adventures are primed to be released, as announced by The Fearless DM.  Well, I’m sure Wizards announced it first, but that’s not where we heard it first…

We always love to see blog posts aimed at players, like the one we saw on Stuffer Shack this week about developing your character background

Finally, Level 30 Yinzer wrote an entertaining post on why he’s a DM and not a player.  We won’t spoil the punchline for you here, you’ll have to go read it for yourself.

That’s all for this week kids.  Your blog didn’t make the cut?  Fear not, post a shamless plug for yourself in the comments below!  We don’t mind!