Aside from all the D&D stuff I’ve already talked about, there were a couple other big RPG developments, as well as a few that I was interested in following personally.
Archives for August 2012
In which I relate the things I learned at Gen Con this year, tell some strange stories, and tell you how to get the stinkeye in a hotel lobby OR YOUR MONEY BACK.
RT @newbiedm: The Star Wars #rpg dice app by Fantasy Flight Games has hit the Apple app store. It's $4.99 #starwars http://t.co/EiI3oQm1 # RT @direflail: Android version of Star Wars #rpg dice app here: https://t.co/ViRyyK9L # RT @13thAge: Monk, druid and chaos shaman classes for 13th Age: back the 13 True Ways expansion Kickstarter: http://t.co/apRs86EG […]
D&D is in a transitional period, and that showed quite a bit at Gen Con. No longer in one big room at the Sagamore, D&D events were spread out across different rooms in the convention center, with the booth in the exhibit hall focusing mainly on showing off the new MMO expansion, the Lolth statue, and selling branded merchandise. Organized Play such as Living Forgotten Realms and Ashes of Athas kept the torching going for D&D 4e, while other rooms were dedicated to demoing Next. Let’s start with the current offerings from D&D and move forward from there.
RT @Wizards_DnD:The new #dndnext playtest packet is up! In it you'll find rules for character creation & other new info http://t.co/rnbn6D6N # Outside waiting in line to get into the D&D Gen Con keynote starting at 7. Already a small line here, but I suspect rain will keep many away # Live stream for those […]
The Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game’s Civil War Event Book is hard to quickly summarize as anything but massive. From its massive ambitions, to its incredible scope and to the sizable amount of content, the book is in all aspects a massive value. It might seem like an equally massive undertaking for the prospective RPG gamer, but the guidelines help somewhat in keeping you up to speed. You don’t have to be a comic book expert in order to run it. However, I would still recommend some familiarity with the Civil War.
It’s finally here! The week we let our geek freak meek greek creak bleak boutique. I’M SO EXCITED I’M APHASICALLY RHYMING. Here’s what I’m planning to do this year at Gen Con (more or less). DID I MENTION I WAS EXCITED?
RT @Wizards_DnD:The @PA_Megacorp group is back! Join Jerry, Mike, Scott & Mearls as they sit down for #dndnext chargen! http://t.co/lxEK9XxI # .@MonteJCook announces new science fantasy RPG "Numenera", with Kickstarter to come soon and release next year: http://t.co/yGuFz213 # Kickstarter launched for @MonteJCook's new game, Numenera: http://t.co/kWtwYHdF # GetGamers iOS app for finding gamers near […]
Next week, thousands of us will be converging on Indianapolis for our favorite consecutive four day period of the year. Sadly, there are countless more of our tribe that won’t be making the trip. Many can’t go because of finances, family obligations, or (like me last year) an unfortunate work schedule. It sucked. This week, I try to bring you hope.