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Weekly Roundup: One Page Dungeon Contest Edition

In case you were unaware, there is an annual contest for One Page Dungeon Delves. It is a huge challenge to fit a complete delve on two pages, so fitting a delve onto one page will be twice as difficult (we predict. You like our math skills?) That’s right, we’re planning on entering. Since the deadline is April 30, there’s also plenty of time for you to enter as well. And, if you’re designing a 4th edition One Page Delve, send it to us – if we like it, we’ll post it right here (after entries close, of course).

Beholder Pie introduced a new magic item that they’re using in a campaign – the haunted lantern. Not only is there cool crunch for the lantern, but also seeing the fluff that they’re using for it gave us some ideas as well.

Geek Native decided to plumb the depths of Twitter archives to find out who’s tweeting the most about #DNDNext. Turns out there are some familiar names there.

On his WotC blog, Trevor Kidd introduced the idea of Monster Weaknesses for the next edition of D&D. This is just an idea, mind you, but a very good one.

Omnivoracious wrote this week about how to make a magic system believeable in a book. Guess what? It’s also applicable to making magic believeable in your RPG games.

We’ve been very excited about the Tarnished Daggers introduced by Extended Rest. So much so that we’ll be including one of them in an upcoming campaign. Check out the two newest ones.

Finally, Reality Refracted talked this week about how “victory” has a lot of gray area to play in. Just because the PCs “won” or “survived” doesn’t mean they met all their goals.

Blast From The Past (Weekly Roundup: The Weekly Roundup Is Moving! Edition)

RPG Musings gave us food for thought when they proposed the idea of short campaigns.  The advantage being, of course, closure for all involved.  A good idea for those who have never really had any because the group just sort of broke up for some reason.

Weekly Roundup: End of Campaign Edition

This past week saw the last session of our two year long campaign.  The group of guys we DM for are all headed off to college.  We were able to finish the story quest that was introduced in the very first session, so we think everyone went away with a bit of closure.  What’s next?  We’re not sure.  Perhaps a Gamma World campaign with another group of high schoolers, and also getting back into playing and DMing LFR with a group that has recently drifted a bit.  Plus, we’re still involved in D&D Encounters.  Here is the week in articles:

Some Space to Think mused upon the differences between 4e and 1e – from a first person perspective.

Omnivoracious‘ “How to Write Betrayal” has some great tips that DMs can use in plotting out a story arc that includes… well, betrayal.

Also, make sure you catch The ID DM‘s article on a psychological experiment that was done in the 1960’s, and how you can incorporate a little bit of morality psychology into your game.

Save Versus Death posted the first of his new mini dungeon modules, Gallery of the Hate Blossom.  Weighing in at four pages, it’s a great mini delve, and we hope to see more mini delves from him and other sources in the near future. (There were also Twitter rumors of Fourthcore one page delves this week)

Finally, did you miss the contest at The Angry DM this week? If you follow us on Twitter, you shouldn’t have. It’s a cool logic puzzle worth trying to solve (and steal) even if you didn’t get your entry in under the deadline. (Answer is here)You can still enter the Illuminerdy contest though, if you’re looking to win stuff.