Weekly Roundup: Totally Unrelated Link Edition

My wife is a food blogger.  She blogs about all the delicious food she makes for me and our family.  I have benefitted greatly from this new hobby of hers, as she is an incredible cook and the blogging only encourages her creativity in the kitchen.  Just like RPG bloggers follow other RPG blogs, my wife follows a lot of food blogs.  Just this last week, she found My Drunk Kitchen, a “food” video blog (you’ll have to watch the videos to see why I put food in quotation marks).  While the videos posted there may not be everyone’s speed, my wife and I find them to be quite hilarious.  Check them out. (As a disclaimer, the host does, in fact, get drunk in every episode, and also uses some “colorful” language from time to time).  And that is your totally unrelated link, as the title suggests.  On to some more appropriate articles….

This week Wizards of the Coast posted a press release, announcing that they had resolved  some rights issues with Atari.  It also announces a delay in the new Neverwinter video game until “late 2012.”

Over at Wired, Geek Dad posted an article on simplifing D&D for kids – don’t miss the PDF at the end of the article for the rules to “DnD-ish.”

The Angry DM posted another article, this time attempting to define “role playing.”  He makes a thought-provoking distinction between “acting” and “roleplaying,” making this one a must read.

Roleplaying Tips blogged about how to get your players to hand you Checkov’s Gun.  If you don’t know what Checkov’s Gun is, you can check out TV Tropes.  Do so at your own peril (and only if you have several hours at your disposal).

Dread Gazebo reviewed the next-to-newest D&D boardgame this week, Conquest of Nerath.  He also included this video on how to play the game, released by Wizards of the Coast this week.

Short list of articles this week, mostly because I don’t expect anyone to remember to come back after they wander over to My Drunk Kitchen and TVTropes.org.

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