This August has seen a great selection of articles in the D&D blogosphere, in spite of the usual Gencon season lull. In my opinion, here are some of the best.
- On System, by Jeff Rients. My article of the month. Jeff argues that D&D isn’t any one rules text or game system: D&D is a game we play, and the rules are only tools to create that game. “The texts are mere echoes, shadows of someone else’s D&D.”
- Inking Gamescience dice, by Jeff Rients.
- There’s No Room for Roleplaying in 4E? Find a different room, from Roleplaying Pro. A 4E-skeptic warms to the edition when he discovers that it’s not the game rules that are responsible for roleplaying depth, but the players themselves.
- The DM’s Call: Roleplaying Responsibly, from Roleplaying Pro. Advice for Dungeon Masters.
- Building Memorable D&D Characters: Goals and Motivations, from RoleplayingPro. Player advice.
- Ascending vs Descending AC, by Mike Mearls. A reminder that Mearls really seems to know his stuff when it comes to RPGs.
- Silly DM, minor quests are for players from Chatty DM. Player-based storytelling.
- How to make a Fantasy Sandbox from Bat in the Attic. Campaign construction step by step.
- D&D is Doomed (But Not Just Yet) by 6d6 Fireball. A wonderfully controversial opinion piece on the edition wars.
Drop a comment below if there’s anything this month that I’ve missed.
Nice collection of links this week, Jonathan. Keep the good work.
Thanks for the link.
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