Weekly Roundup: One Last Winter is Coming Link Edition

We really had fun writing for the Winter is Coming blog carnival this week.  It was nice to have a focused theme to write on.  But we feel bad that everything we wrote was for the DMs.  So, for all the players out there, here’s one last bit for the Winter is Coming blog carnival.  It’s a link for players who want to add a cold theme to your character. We like to call it “Frost Cheese” around here, because it’s just that good.  You can hear Hamblin discuss it on Episode 4 of Level Up, our player focused podcast. (Also, if you missed yesterday’s post, here is a PDF of all the Winter is Coming stat blocks we did this week)

If you’d like to read all the Winter is Coming articles over at Wombat’s Gaming Den of Iniquity, this is your starting point.

The Fearless DM had a bone to pick this week with LFR writers, and how skill challenges are written for LFR modules.  While we would have liked to see a solution to the problem, we do agree that sometimes LFR skill challenges can be needlessly complicated.

There was a lot of talk on Twitter this week about the recent Legends & Lore articles addressing skills in the D&D system(s).  Sarah Darkmagic posted several articles exploring her thoughts on the 4e skill system, starting with this one. (Of course, we recommend all three).  Daily Encounter also weighed in with their thoughts.

At Critical Hits Dixon explored his struggle to design and perfect the one page character sheet.  We too have tried the one page sheet, though ours is double sided.  Not sure if that’s cheating or not…

Stuffer Shack promised to multiply your game’s fun by ten by adding a simple house rule.

Neuroglyph Games gave us three reasons to give Fortune Cards a shot. We’ve gone back and forth a few times on whether they should be used, but we’re definitely leaning towards, “go for it, they’re lots of fun.”

Finally, we thought we’d remind you about the Dungeons A-Z series going on at Ben’s RPG Pile.

That’s it for this week! Let us know what you thought of the Winter is Coming blog carnival!

5 thoughts on “Weekly Roundup: One Last Winter is Coming Link Edition

    1. Benoit Post author

      Are you referring to the PDF with all our Winter is Coming stat blocks? There’s a link in the introductory paragraph.

      Reply
      1. clayton

        Sorry, I was not very clear.
        I was referring to this:

        “At Critical Hits Dixon explored his struggle to design and perfect the one page character sheet. We too have tried the one page sheet, though ours is double sided. Not sure if that’s cheating or not…”I could not find your one page character sheet that you tried you hand at. I’m trying to find one that really suits my style. :)

        Thanks again, love your blog!

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        1. Benoit Post author

          Ah, well that’s because I’ve never posted it. :-) That article did get me thinking about it again though. I may try my hand at something soon.

          Reply
          1. clayton

            Oh. Well, consider this me granting +3 encouragement bonus :)
            I’m going to work on one a bit myself, see what I can whip up.

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