- Uhluht'c Awakens does a good job of summing up my reasons for liking original Star Trek over the more recent versions. Adventures (and short skirts)! Yes, Kirk is my favorite captain.
- Monsters and Manuals writes about why people play RPGs. The best part of this article was the awesome example of really hooking a new player with a great experience right from the start.
- The Tao of D&D shows us an image of their gaming environment, showing off a GM / player dual-monitor setup very similar to my usual setup.
- A Character for Every Game shares another set of excellent geomorphs. People like this make me envious, my mapping skills are nowhere near as good as those demonstrated here.
- The Omnipotent Eye talks about drawing dungeons and the difficulties encountered therein.
- Moebius Adventures calls for help with the design challenges they're facing in their game, specifically regarding damage, critical hits and the effects of armor.
- Geek Ken talks about using minions in 4th edition D&D, offering a nice set of tips that can easily be adapted to other game systems.
- RPG Blog II discusses the aftermath of a major disaster on the campaign world and offers up a quick random chart to map out the nasty effects. I really like the proposed chart, and think it could easily be expanded to cover more aspects of the disaster.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
A random selection of articles that caught my eye over the last week or so, in no particular order: