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Friday Links Round-up

posted Friday, November 21st 2008 by Jonathan Drain
News, Reviews & Culture

There are, of course, other roleplaying game blogs out there. Here’s a round-up of this week’s news and events.

Design blog PSDTUTS gives us 54 Mind-Blowing Digital Paintings. Included in this utterly breathtaking selection are some incredible samples of fantasy and science fiction artwork.

Yax over at Dungeon Mastering reviews the D&D Insider character builder software.

Newbie DM announces that the Draconomicon will include rules for killing a god in fourth edition. Tiamat is listed as a level 35 solo brute, which is squarely in tarrasque-beating territory.

Especially interesting this week is Greywulf‘s speculative article, What if 4E came before 3E? In this alternate reality, a company named Sorcerers of the Coast buys TSR and releases fourth edition in 2000, and Greywulf gives a review as if third edition had been released in 2008. Amusing and insightful.

Critical Hits reviews Martial Power, the new fourth edition splatbook for fighter-type characters. Opinions are positive.

From ENWorld this week, BBC News reports on Dungeons & Dragons’ online features and their relationship to the traditional game. Paizo has an open call for Pathfinder writers, while ENWorld’s forums have a thread on the new 4E Draconomicon. Gnome Stew recommends twelve RPGs you should play at least once.

Finally, via 6d6 Fireball we have RPG Blog II with Zack’s Guide to Being Smart with RPG PDFs, and The Bone Scroll with Resurrecting Non-Violent Magic Items.

Comments

  1. greywulf

    November 21st, 2008

    Thanks for the link love :D

    Those digital paintings are….. as that say, truly mind-blowing. Wow!

  2. bonemaster

    November 21st, 2008

    Thanks for the link above. Makes me think that I’m not the old guy the on the porch yelling at kids to get off my lawn. Wait a second… That is me! (Only kidding) Again thanks for the link.

  3. Zachary

    November 21st, 2008

    Thanks for the link! Greywulf’s article was a lot of fun, wasn’t it?

  4. Propagandroid

    November 22nd, 2008

    Great find on those digital paintings, they’re awesome!

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