It’s crazy for us to think, but it seems as though we’re coming up on 200 posts. This one is 198 – it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating 100 - unfortunately, we won’t be doing a giveaway for 200 since we just did a giveaway for our 1 year anniversary. Hopefully, by pointing you to some articles we can distract you from that, and deflect some of the nerd rage.
Arcane Springboard had a great analysis of the “Peak/End” rule and how it applies to a gaming session and even a campaign. Check it out at This Is My Game.
If you’re looking for a design challenge this week, check out A Walk In The Dark. A treasure vault has been presented, and there’s a contest to populate it!
Daily Encounter has announced a new blog carnival. If you recall, we participated in “Winter is Coming” and “A Night In The Lonesome October,” and will be participating in this one as well. They also posted a great article this week by guest author @DigitalDraco entitled “Back to Basics.”
Initiative or What? had some ideas to “automate” monsters. Make some general action “bundles” and roll a die to see what they do. Check out the specifics, and weigh in on how you would use it.
Gamer Assembly had some general thoughts about 4e. Head on over there and weigh in with your own opinions. They’re a new blog, so show them some love!
Rules as UNwritten had some great ideas for challenging players at upper paragon and epic.
We’re not sure how we missed this one, but friends of the podcast Dice of Doom have been developing their own RPG entitled Goblins! Considering the fact that they’ve been sampling an RPG a month for over a year now, we expect the game to be very well thought out. And if there’s a Kickstarter for it, we’ll be sure to post it in the sidebar there.
If you’re looking for a free holiday-themed adventure that doesn’t include a “jolly old elf,” look no further than Skyland Games’ take on “A Christmas Carol.” Instead of taking a break over the holidays, break out the eggnog and dice!
Finally, The RPG Doctor had a great post this week on how to teach D&D in a one-on-one setting. We’ve been thinking a lot recently about one-on-one D&D with experienced players, so this was a great new angle.
Blast From The Past (Weekly Roundup: Big Excel Project)
NewbieDM gave his take on what a 1 player campaign might look like. While it’s mostly conjecture at this point, we hope he actually tries some of his ideas, and shares that too.