Sunday, October 24, 2010

Goodbye, October

Well, that was a pretty sad showing for me during the month of October, for which I apologize to the eight of you that have signed up through Google followers and the other 42 people who have visited anonymously in the past month. Real Life basically interfered with blogging and in some cases even with Real Gaming.

It has nothing to do with Minecraft. Honest. Well, OK, maybe a little - but just as much to do with work and wife and cats and dog and classes and…yeah, life, basically.

So, this November, I'm going to try to turn that around. One of the things I wrote for Relic Hunters was a one or two page A to Z for the setting which gives me a nice structure for 26 articles, and I imagine I can find four other topics somewhere. At the end of the month, I should have a nice setting bible for the next time I pull the world out and you'll have thirty days of material to steal from.

Wish me luck.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Help Flood Victims and Get Games

In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, dozens of publishers and DriveThruRPG came together to offer a special "thank you" to gamers for donating to help the victims, offering a truly impressive amount of product to encourage donations.

Now, there are 20 million people in Pakistan still left homeless after July's monsoon rains.  Doctors Without Borders has been providing medical care for these refugees, but they need help, and the gaming community can give it.  Donate $25 through DriveThruRPG, and you'll get a crazy list of stuff as a "thank you" from publishers like Evil Hat, Cubicle 7, White Wolf, Arc Dream, and more.

Full list of what's included under the cut.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Review: Mapstravaganza, Part Two

More reviews!  Tonight we finish up our Mapstravaganza.  This time around we've got offerings from two longtime favorites around drnuncheons' gaming table: Skeleton Key Games and Fiery Dragon.  We've also got a couple of items from Project-0 Games.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Review: Mapstravaganza, Part One

I've got an enormous stack of stuff in my review queue thanks to RPGNow/DriveThruRPG.  Today I'll be looking at maps from Ă˜one Games and Rite Publishing.  Later this week I'll follow up with maps from Project-0 and counters from Fiery Dragon.