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Weekly Roundup: Winter is Coming Edition

By way of making up for not posting for the past week, we’ve decided to go “all in” this coming week.  We’ll be recording a podcast on Sunday (to post Monday), posting our Game Night article on Tuesday, and every other day this week will have articles for the Winter is Coming blog carnival.  Enjoy!

First up, if you’re looking for story ideas, check out the link posted by Risus TOTM this week. It’s a story idea generator over at the TV Tropes site. (If nothing else, this is a great way to waste even MORE time at the TV Tropes site…)

In the Eye of the Beholder spoke at length of the pros and cons of boxed text.  He also proposed a new way of presenting boxed text that is more streamlined and leaves room for a DM to leave his unique stamp on the situation.

Loremaster dealt with his thoughts on the (now extinct) “save or die” mechanic so prevalent in earlier editions.  It’s part of the “Dungeon Crawl System” series which deals with bringing an old school feel to 4th edition.

Speaking of old school, The ID DM got to play some Basic D&D again for the first time in years, and compared his first edition experience to fourth edition.

 There’s a great new series on This is My Game dealing with fun new uses for mundane items.  First up is the grappling hook.  (Also, check out the other new guest columns being written over there)

If you’re a DDI subscriber, be sure to check out Chatty DM‘s rules for 0 level characters in this month’s Dragon Magazine, as well as the adventure for 0 level characters in Dungeon.

Finally, someone on Twitter posted this article from Cooking and Hooking, who talked about a cool Hirst Arts gift she got for her husband. (No, not that kind of hooking)