- Your Party as Company. Kinslayer, a guest blogger at UncleBear.com, kicked my week of reading off with a thought provoking post titled "Getting the Troupe Together". The author basically asks the question: why is the party together? and makes some good suggestions that help with the good ol' "suspension of disbelief" issue. I particularly liked this post because it fits very well with entourage campaigns with a large number of rotating players.
- FONTS GALORE. Neitherworld Stories returns from the dead with a short post a great font making tool in "Great gaming tool: YourFonts". Apparently, Stargazer's World also posted about the same service a few days prior in "Create custom fonts for free". Suffice to say -- this is real cool for anyone looking to tinker around with custom fonts for there game. Along these same lines - I recieved an email from Crystal Frasier just yesterday pointing me to an extremely nice font company, Blambot.com, where many many of the fonts are free to use for non-profit purposes (like in your RPG campaign.
- 4E Rituals. A Hero Twice a Month posted the first in an upcoming series on ritual magic in 4E, "The Promise and Problems of Rituals (Part I)". I'm glad to see some people in our community are finally getting around to deconstructing this aspect of 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, because the existing rules as written could definitely use some tweaking. Actually, he inspired me to create some new ritual feats for 4E to address some of the issues raised in his post.
- Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents Oh My! One of my favorite blogs, Mad Brew Labs, posted "RPGs as Intellectual Property". This extremely in depth post (for a blog) is a must read for anyone interested in getting into the (self) publishing field. Chad Perrin SOB followed up on Mad Brew's post with "RPGs and Intellectual Protectionism", once again a somewhat humorous take on the RPG industry. What's better is... he quotes Thomas Jefferson. It doesn't get much better than that.
- GET RICH QUICK WITH RPGS. I was going to post about this myself, but Purple Pawn beat me to the punch with "Mongoose Money". Mongoose Publishing just released a $30 PDF that apparently will show you how to get rich publishing roleplaying games. Go ahead, buy it. You'll .. um... get rich! [chuckles]
February 14, 2009
Around the blogs...
Saturday means its time to review this past week's readings on the tubes... wow time flys... So, in no particular order.