As many of you know, I'm working hard at getting the RPG blog anthology finished and published. These things take time, but suffice to know that I've added another artist to the existing team of volunteer artists (7 total) and all the chapters of the anthology are now done and in draft form. The editors and I are now going over it with a fine tooth comb to copy edit the text while we wait for the last (excellent!) pieces of artwork to come in. Hopefully by the 15th I'll have everything in place for a final round of proofs.
So, what does the Anthology have to do with this month's RPG blog carnival?
Well, some time ago - early in the project - I did some market research to find out what people wanted in the Anthology. One of the top categories was "Maps" and another was "Monsters". The problem was that these categories were extremely underrepresented in the RPG blogosphere. Basically, the blog readers love these posts but we blog authors rarely post new maps or monsters for our readers to consume. So... to help encourage more MAPS and MONSTERS in the blogosphere I'm dedicating this months topic for the RPG Blog Carnival to the following:
"Post something that includes at least one map and one new monster for any RPG game system."What do you think? Hopefully if the Anthology has a second volume for next year this month's carnival will answer what the readers want.
Don't know how to participate in the Carnival? Simply blog about something that fits the above topic and link back to this post here at The Core Mechanic to indicate you are participating. Also, leave a comment here so that people can find your blog post as the month progresses. At the end of the month, when the carnival closes, I'll post a wrap up of all the participants and blog posts. Its going to be MONSTER & MAP MADNESS!!!
Please check out the excellent previous RPG Blog Carnivals too! They have included:
- "Character Death, Resurrection, and The Undead" (The Core Mechanic)
- "Homebrew" (The Fine Art of the TPK)
- "Super Heroes in RPGs" (Musings of the Chatty DM)
- "Religion in the Work Plac...eh I mean RPG Land" (The Dice Bag)
- "Transitions & Transformations" (Critical Hits)
- "New Year's Gaming Resolutions" (Uncle Bear)