- March 4th was the fourth anniversary of the death of Gary Gygax. It has since been designated Dungeon Master’s Day, a day to thank game masters everywhere for the hard work they put in to crafting the worlds of entertainment we love.
- Giant sand worm chase, another good example of how skill challenges can work in 4th edition D&D
- A review of the 6d6 Core System from Troll in the Corner
- Redditors weigh in on the merits of the Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game system
- A discussion of lethality and “save or die” effects in D&D that brings up some interesting points – don’t just charge the medusa!
- Omniglot, the online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages – a great GM resource
- What Background Charts Say About Your World – a timely discussion, as I’m working through this in Tyth right now
- Blue Box Rebellion – “a game designer and illustrator tries to return his sense of wonder to its original packaging.” a wonderful blog.
- Grognardia: “Personally I loathe all the canonical cheating methods. I think there are two and exactly two legit ways to generate scores for D&D characters…” On the strengths and weaknesses of ability scores by roll.
- Reddit builds the worst characters ever conceived for a one-shot drinking game
- List of resources for inspiring artwork
- 2000 things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG. Speaks for itself, really.
- A grand list of Pathfinder online resources!
- Trap a day blog – does what it says on the tin, often very well
Ye Olde RPG Link Roundup
Wizards of the Coast invited me to create five posters as in-store decor for Magic: The Gathering’s Planeswalkers characters.
A thought-provoking, if imperfect, alignment chart.
Knight Exemplar from Magic the Gathering