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Weekly Roundup: Kickstarter Fatigue Edition

I’m not sure what it is or why, but I’ve had some Kickstarter fatigue lately. Perhaps it’s because it seems like everybody and their brother has  Kickstarter that I “really need to support.” Not that the projects aren’t cool, because most of them are. I’m just a little burnt out on it. So I’ll be staying away for a while, maybe until some of the stuff I’ve already supported actually comes in. :-)

First up, I HAVE to mention the Deck of Many Things for Gamma World that was posted at Conversations and Other Words this week. The art was done by Wes Hall, and we mentioned that some was leaked on Twitter a few weeks ago. The rules were written by Michael Robles. Now you can get the whole deck, and rules, for free. Awesome!

This week, Nearly Enough Dice blogged about using new systems for one-shots. A great way to try a new system without committing to an entire campaign.

Blog of Holding talks about why 2nd Edition is due for a comeback. Agree or disagree, some interesting thoughts here.

RPG Musings makes a case for using maps and minis in D&D Next. I certainly love minis and maps, and have also used theater of the mind, but couldn’t imagine (see what I did there) eschewing maps and minis altogether.

Tao of D&D posted a cool list of adventure hooks that relates to some current events in the far east. I love the idea of using real events as jumping off points to in game story arcs.

One Inch Square continued his “Dungeon Command By The Numbers” series by analyzing Tyranny of Goblins. Perhaps I will get to play Kato in Dungeon Command some day…

If you’re looking for a really cool dungeon map, look no further than Crypt Thing. Looks like this is just level one folks, so there’s sure to be more of these awesome maps.

Finally, Jennisodes is running a contest – win a copy of Eaten By Zombies. Just enter your email address on her blog (on the sidebar). And while you’re at it, check out her interview with Robin D. Laws!

Blast From The Past (Weekly Roundup: Hirst Model On Ebay Edition)

Have kids? Young kids? Maybe it’s time you let your 4 year old DM! That was the gist of the article at Kids Dungeon Adventure this week. 

Weekly Roundup – New Author Edition

Yup, here we are, as promised, on Saturday morning.  Hope you’ve got your coffee in hand.  Before we get to the articles, we’d like to welcome Gregwa to our ranks of authors.  He’s just started the “How to Photograph Miniatures” series; we’re already looking forward to the future installments, as well as other things he may want to write about.  Speaking of which, here’s what some other people wrote about this week:

The Id DM resurrected the age-old argument of “rails vs. sandbox” to give it another go round.  His conclusion? Both!

We were excited to read about a new (to us) supplier of 3d terrain at Ben’s RPG Pile.  Read the article, look at the pictures, and check out the really affordable 3d terrain.

Geek Ken had another great article over at This is My Game about DMing for one.  (We highlighted his condition markers last week.)  While we’ve never done it, we’re intrigued by the idea, and would like to try it someday.

Big time kudos goes out to NewbieDM for his RPGKids! mention in the mega-blog Boing Boing.

Finally, over at The Tao of D&D there was a very thoughtful article on the role of gods and divinity in D&D.  In short, do the gods care about what your heroes do? Ok, the issue he presents is a little more complex than that, but you’ll have to check it out for yourself.

We hope you enjoy the weekly roundup on its new day, and be sure to check out the podcast tomorrow.  Leave us comments if we missed a killer article this week!