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Weekly Roundup: D&D 5th Ed. Edition

Well, it’s been a crazy week for D&D – in case you’ve been living in a cave, or maybe just out of town with no internet, D&D 5th Edition blew up the internet on Monday. Don’t worry, we’ll still be blogging through it all, and when the new edition comes out, we fully intend to switch, and continue blogging about 5th edition.

Rather than try and round up all the links I came across about 5th edition, I’m going to link you to Stormin’ Da Castle, who has been doing a great job keeping up with all the different bloggers who have been writing. The list is long, and it seems like every article linked in his roundup comes at the subject from a different angle. Be sure to click as many of them as you can. It will give you a really good idea of where the blogosphere is at. Plus, there are some roundups linked from his roundup, not the least of which is the ENWorld one. Definitely check out ENWorld. Below, I’ve added a few that he missed, plus a couple of non-“D&D Next” articles I came across last week. Continue reading

Weekly Roundup: Reading A Night In The Lonesome October Edition

So, as you may know, we participated in the “A Night in the Lonesome October” blog carnival. What you may not know is that the carnival’s name is based upon a book. We decided to pick up the book from our local library, and have been enjoying it immensly. We’re not done yet, but from where we’re at, we’d recommend it to anyone who likes classic horror. With that, on to the articles…

Tabletop Wizard gave us the lowdown on the Call of Chuthulu RPG, which considering the time of month, plus the fact that it’s (still) Play a New RPG month, seemed appropriate to include.

Dread Gazebo has been going through a rough patch with his DMing and his group, and has been honest enough to share those struggles on his blog. Check out some of the lessons he learned.

Stuffer Shack had some great thoughts as to whether PVP in an RPG is kosher, or whether it’s bad form. Weigh in with your own thoughts in the comments their article.

If you’re looking for a quick read, Stormin Da Castle had some thoughts on the most recent Legends and Lore article. Should all the monsters from previous editions make their way into the later ones?

And congratulations to Newbie DM who was interviewed by the new CNN blog Geek Out! RPG Kids is sure making a name for itself!

Finally, this week was the Game Night Blog Carnival, so we thought we’d link to this awesome and thorough statistical analysis on getting more brains in Zombie Dice by One Gamer’s Opinion. A must read for owners of the game.

Current contests (that we’re aware of) include:

  • Goinglast.net – Win your face on a game card! Check the “News” section of the show notes, and listen to this podcast.
  • Newbie DM and Gator Games (this one ends at midnight tonight!!) – Giving away a copy of the DMG and DMG2
  • Obsidian Portal and D20 Monkey – Monthly Caption Contest
  • Also, these aren’t contests, but we thought we’d mention them anyway – 10% off print products at the Evil Hat website (until 10/31) and 25% off Dragon Chow dice bags (until 11/1 using the code CHOMPY). Looks like it’s time to try out some Dresden files and get our first Dragon Chow dice bag!

Blast from the past (Weekly Roundup – Spoooooky Edition)
Aaron over at Phelanar’s Den gave us the perfect “wishlist vs. random treasure” hybrid system for doling out the goodies to the trick or trea…. I mean the party.