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D&D Next – Summer 2014

dnd-nextWizards of the Coast has announced that D&D Next (or 5th Edition to us old timers) will be out this coming Summer.

4th Edition failed to achieve anything resembling traction with the market after version 3 and 3.5. Was it just that bad or are we just not into “gaming around the table” anymore?

Thoughts and ideas?

D&D Next and Beyond

D&D NextI’m still on the playtest mailing list and the stuff I’ve seen thus far is promising.

What I want to throw out to you all is, has D&D strayed too far from what you want an RPG to be? I have to admit to being pretty disappointed with 4th Edition. Too much action focus and not enough on roleplaying. I see a little of that in this 5th edition, where you have “downtime” between adventures.

Would you go back to D&D? Or are you set in your ways with D20 (3rd Edition and Pathfinder)?

Third & Final Shadowmagic

sonsI think I’ve mentioned the books here before (and if not, shame on me). Regardless, the Shadowmagic series is a worthwhile read. Fun and action-packed, it takes the “fish out of water” fantasy trope and turns it on its ear, giving us a protagonist that isn’t an idiot and knows full well he’s out of his depth.

Plus, it goes into Gaelic mythology which never seems to get enough attention, in my opinion.

Check out the books by John Lenahan if you have not already. Available in paperback and Kindle.

Hogwarts in Lego

I know it’s not strictly RPG, but I know a fair number of gamers that use Legos for their miniatures.

This woman puts them all to shame with a 400,000 piece rendition of the famous fictional school. Go forth and marvel (and maybe get inspired).

Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter

achtung_chtulhu_kickstarterI’m a sucker for WWII + Fantasy mash-ups. I admit it. I’m OK with it.

The guys over at Modiphius are trying to scare up funds on Kickstarter and it’s a worthy effort. Check their project out.

What is Achtung! Cthulhu?

Discover the secret history of World War Two – stories of the amazing heroism in which stalwart men and women struggled to overthrow a nightmare alliance of science and the occult, of frightening inhuman conspiracies from the depths of time, and the unbelievable war machines which were the product of Nazi scientific genius – and how close we all came to a slithering end!

Don’t Let Congress Kill the Internet

If you haven’t noticed already, many sites have gone dark to protest bills currently slinking their way through the US Congress.

SOPA and PIPA will, effectively, kill the Internet as we know it and make it nearly impossible for the small guys (ie ME) to run websites where users can upload content.

Google has a great site on the need to kill these bills, so I won’t duplicate the effort.

If you’re US Citizen, I beg you to contact your Senators and Representative and tell them to say no to these bills and to stop allowing corporate cash to determine legislation.

First Look at “The Hobbit”

This is going to be EPIC!

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Knights of Badassdom Trailer

Words fail me. Peter Dinklage and Summer Glau and LARPers.

Just watch. And enjoy.

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