Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Great Blog Roll Call


PLEASE UPDATE YOUR LINKS SO THAT THE DEAD BLOGS ARE OFF YOUR LISTS!

I don't know about you, but one of the most frustrating things about trying to find new blogs to read is that there isn't a really good way to tell if I'm going to like what's being written or not until I've wasted a few hours reading the blog's archives. So it got me to thinking that this problem is probably something that most everyone finds themselves encountering from time to time (it's part of the reason why I started doing the Best Reads of the Week series). With that in mind I've decided to open up my blog roll. For each blog entry I'll be briefly describing what the blog is about and how frequently it is updated. Hopefully this will make things easier for everyone who is looking to find a good read.

Please feel free to link to this list or re-share it because the goal here is to get more people reading these blogs and to see less of them going dark (no longer updating). If you've got a blog that you'd like to add to the list please drop me a note below! 

Otherwise, on with the list!

Blog Roll 
Alphabetical by Name
  
About Bruce Heard, D&D, and new stories: Written by famed TSR scribe, Bruce Heard, this blog is a fountain of information about the world of Mystara and about his new setting, the World of Calidar. Updates: On average once per week.

Abraxas While this sadly neglected blog hasn't been updated in over a years time that doesn't prevent it from having some neat content. You'll find some cool artwork, interesting monsters, and choice bits of narrative to mine for your own games. Updates: Dark since April 9, 2012

A Dungeon Master's Tale: A fun little blog that focuses almost exclusively on its home brewed setting. Updates: Sadly it appears that this blog has gone dark. You can still mine the archives for some great ideas. 

Aeons and Auguries: A blog that is prone to fits of creativity followed by long doldrums of silence. Aeons and Auguries is worth reading on a regular basis if for no other reason then you're never quite sure where it will lead next. Updates: It averages multiple posts each week, though there can be long gaps in between posts.  

A Field Guide to Doomsday: This post-apocalyptic and mutant futures blog is going to make your head spin. The author has a fantastic mind and can really churn out some great monsters and funny posts. You'll find so much goodness here that you won't want to leave. Updates: About twelve times a month.  

A German Geek A very new blog that has a certain vision about it that makes me excited for its future. The author is well written and is pushing their blog to be better. Can't wait to see where it goes from here. Updates: About nine times a month.

Aldeboran: The author of this blog is brilliant and fills it to the brim with artwork, session reports, cultural reviews and rant; but nothing is more fascinating or enthralling than the Mines of Khunmar. This mega-dungeon will wet your appetite for destruction and have you rooting for the author to finish the labor so that you can thrust your cash at him and get a copy of it to call your own. Always worth reading. Updates: While there is not a readily accessable archive it appears that the author updates the blog every two or three days.  
Alex Schroeder: RPG: An interesting blog that is presented for the reader through a wiki format. Unique among the many blogs I read. Updates: About once every two or three days.

Age of Ravens: This blog tends to pick a topic within the gaming hobby and then explore the history of that topic. It can be insightful at times and insufferable at others, but it's always worth a read. Updates: It tends to average better than two posts per week, but there can be long periods in between posts. 

Age of Ruins: You'll find so much goodness within this blog's pages. Written by three gifted authors, this blog is well worth reading. Updates: Once a month.




Aiee! Run from Kevin's Brainsplurge! An inventive blog that tends to focus on house rules and home campaigns when directly touching on the hobby. I really enjoy his session recaps. Updates: Approximately once per week.

A Life Full of Adventure: An Old School Renascence blog that tends to focus it's efforts on both its own home brewed setting and on Warhammer Fantasy Role-play. Updates: This year the blog has averaged an update every other day, but you should expect long periods of time in between posts as in previous years it up dated bi-weekly and sometimes monthly.

A Paladin in Citadel: One of the great literacy blogs out there as Aaron is always pushing his expanded Appendix N in the hopes that it will help improve his game and yours. Well worth the read. Updates: Approximately once per week, although there can be long periods in between updates.

American Barbarica: A proto-weird blog that centers its activities on creating wild events in the tradition of the weird fantasies found in pulp magazines. The archives can reveal a treasure trove of goodies if you're willing to mine for them. Updates: Essentially a dark blog no longer updating. 

Ancient Vaults and Eldritch Secrets - An Old School Gaming Blog: This OSR blog is filled with so much goodness that you can disappear into it for days and come out with more great ideas then you ever imagined possible. If you told me that the author was a mad scientist cranking out an army of monstrous warriors I would believe you. Fantastic read. Updates: Dark since November 20, 2013 

And the Sky is Full of Dust This blog is a wild ride. From encounters designed for the Adventurer Conqueror King System, to free adventures to run your players through, to these fantastic session write-ups that remind me more of a boxing match than a role-playing game. Great read, but be prepared for the unique interface when you first enter the blog. Updates: While it's hard to tell due to the way that the blog is designed, it appears that it updates once a week.  

Appendix M All monsters, all the time. This blog has put a lot of effort into creating some glorious new monsters for your home game. Wonderful art to go along with each new creation. Mine these archives and enjoy the hard work of an inventive blog. Updates: About two entries a month.

Archive of the Rotted Moon: An interesting OSR blog that meanders about a world that is often just big enough to leave you wanting more without defining the edges of its wanderings. Updates: Never, the blog has gone completely dark.  

Arden Est I'm really kind of digging this responsive blog. The author tends to use their experiences in game to address the problems their encountering, and we're all better for it. Great items, some fantastic narratives, and a clever mind cutting through to the heart of every problem. Updates: About twelve a month. 

Armchair Gamer: This blog is insightful and clever, often exploring the author's nostalgia. Updates: Multiple times per week, though it has been quite since November 7, 2013.

Asshat Paladins: A great blog filled with valuable resources and musings for role-playing games. Decidedly an OSR blog that is more often open source then it would have you believe. Updates: Averages multiple posts per week, though there are months when only one or two posts will appear. 

Barking Alien: This blog has me all kinds of excited. Not only is the author engaging and creative, but he's about to embark on a Star Trek campaign. I know that not everyone is as excited about that as me, but as much fun as this blog is to read I can hardly wait to see where he goes in the Trek universe. Updates: About ten times a month. 

Bat in the Attic: An intelligently written blog that tends to vacillate between a designer's blog and a massive resource for OSR style games. Always worth reading and the archives are filled with good ideas and sources of inspiration. Updates: On average this blog updates multiple times per week, though there are weeks that receive more love than others. 

Beholder Pie The tag line for this blog is "Packed full of crunchy D&D goodness" and my god does it ever live up to that line. Lots of good art, smart writing, and insightful thoughts on their published adventures in Dungeon Magazine. Really worth reading. Updates: About twice a month. 

Beyond the Black Gate: Heavily influenced by pulp fantasy works this blog tends to bring the wild and weird whenever it updates. Often insightful on topics as diverse as racial diversity and character classes. Updates: Far too infrequently for my tastes as I want more from this blog every time I read it. It's updated only 17 times this year and it looks like it's gone dark as the last post was published on October 3, 2013.

Big Ball of No Fun: This blog is a really interesting read. The author has a firm grasp on his blog's voice and he's able to produce a confident and intelligent blog that can expand your understanding of not only the history of the hobby, but of where the author would like to see it go. I'm really enjoying the recently finished series on The Fantasy Trip. Updates: An average of ten entries a month.

Billy Goes to Mordor: Not only does this blog have one of the best titles I've ever come across, but it also boasts of an author who can write. This OSR blog can jump about touching on everything under the sun and make each topic seem new. Well worth reading. Updates: Edging towards twice a month this year, but it should be expected to update monthly. 

Black Hat Writing: This blog tends to focus more on the creative process of role-playing games than on the actual play. A great place to go if you're looking for ways around difficulties in designing your scenarios. Updates: Several times a month, though it's hard to say exactly how much without an archive to scroll through.

Blessings of the Dice Gods: An OSR blog that has the potential to be great but kills it by almost never updating. Updates: Averages an update once every ten to fourteen days. 

Blog of Holding: The story of the author's journey through the hobby focusing on both the current vogue and in the glory of the old without wallowing in nostalgia. This OSR blog is consistently one of the best blogs I read. Updates: Multiple times per month, but without any real consistency.

Blue Boxer Rebellion: A good blog with some fantastic illustrations by the author. Worth reading if for no other reason than to see how he works his artistic magic. Updates: About seven times per month at odd intervals. 

Book Scorpion's Lair: An eclectic blog that will move from books to Doctor Who to 7sea and then onto new pastures that you weren't expecting to visit today. An interesting read every time that it updates. Updates: About nine times a month.

Bruce R. Cordell: A blog by former Wizards of the Coast employee and author of the successful kickstarter, The Strange. This blog is great more for its archives than for its current series of updates on The Strange. Updates: 2 or 3 times per month.
 
Built by Gods Long Forgotten: An interesting little OSR blog that sometimes tries too hard to be weird and pulpy. A good read all the same, though. Updates: 20 to 30 times a year since 2011.

B/X Blackrazor: While this OSR blog can often be insightful you should be prepared for it to get a bit sanctimonious at times as the author can get a bit full of himself (it's a blog though, so who doesn't?).  Updates: Traditionally this blog has updated every other day or so, but lately it has had a long stretch without updates. It appears to be going dark. 

Casting Shadows This wide-ranging blog will send off to a variety of topics and have you racing to keep up. Expect the author to move about according to their whim and know that every stop along the way will be worth it. Well worth reading. Updates: About eight times a month. 

Carjacked Seraphim A fun blog that spends a lot of time working on building set pieces and meandering about the vast multitude of OSR sub-topics that come in and out of fashion. Updates: While November of 2013 was a very active month for this blog you should expect it to update three to seven times a month. 

Carapace King An engaging OSR blog that should really update more. Whether the author takes us up into outer space, joins the Zones Community Project, or just gives us one hell of a great idea this blog is consistently putting out great content. Updates: Dark since November 18, 2013

Carto Cacography A great blog that tends to focus on mapping; occasionally it will move on to other topics of interest, but primarily it concerns itself with maps. Updates: Once or twice a month.

chirine's workbench One of my personal favorite blogs, this little gem focuses on the world of Tekumel and on the early history of the game while never forgetting the modern world. You'll find lots of inspiring posts here, an interesting podcast, and so much on the history of the game that it'll make your head spin.  Updates: Weekly.

Chimeric Fantasm This blog tends to vacillate between short prose fiction and musings on the nature of Dungeons and Dragons style role-playing games. You'll find lots of good materials here that will inspire your games and frustrate the hell out of you because you can't use them all. Good all around blog. Updates: Dark since March of 2013.

Cirsova This eclectic blog will show you something new every time it updates as the author will move from talking about the plays of Aristophanes to the recent Heroquest debacle. He's smart, has a wide and varied scope, and you'll find yourself enjoying most every entry. Well worth the read. Updates: An average of 24 entries a month. 

City of Iron There are blogs that you come across that make you wish you were better at everything you do, and this OSR blog is one of them. The author is smart, industrious, and will send you off to the races in the hopes that you can be as good. Well worth the read. Updates: Dark since November 11, 2013.

Codex Apocrypha This blog tries really hard to put the great pulp and OSR influences out front and center. Well worth reading. Updates: Dark since September 26, 2013.

Compromise and Conceit I am utterly fascinated by this blog. At times the blog will move about the normal role-playing game topics and then come up for air by talking about a topic of real importance. Lots of art, both the author's and others, and lots of interesting ideas that should be read by more people. Well worth reading, and thank you Porky for introducing me to this blog.

Consonant Opposition An interesting blog that tends to tread the deep waters of the pool often covering ground that is passed over by other blogs. Updates: Dark since August 28, 2013.

Cooking with Charles While this blog has primarily been a cooking blog it has been making efforts to expand into the hobby with articles on Magic the Gathering and why Pathfinder is no fun at all. I'm not sure how far it will go into the hobby, but there are some interesting dishes in here that need to be cooked. Updates: Without a readily available archive I'm unsure of how often this blog updates, but it appears that the author tries to update fairly regularly. 

Crawdads and Dragons This blog will take you a lot of places as the author has a wide range of interests and is incredibly inventive. Well worth reading as you'll find a lot of great things to use in your home games. Updates: About once a month. 
 
Cthulhu's Library A decidedly OSR blog that tended to move between abstract thoughts on how the game should be played to musings on the family. Some great stuff in those archives. Updates: Dark since August 14, 2006.

Cyclopeatron This is the blog that relaunched my love of blogging. By turns it will strike you as inventive, inspiring, and frustrating. The author recently had a baby and has slowed down considerably, but the archives are wonderful to reread. Updates: Dark since October 3, 2013.

Daddy Rolled a 1 A great read from a guy who tends to vary his topics enough that you can always expect to read something new. One day he's focusing on comics, the next Dungeons and Dragons, and the next he's traipsing down memory lane and taking you on a journey that you can't help but enjoy. A fun read most every time he updates. Updates: About six times a month.

Dan and Sally's Digital Domain A blog that tends to focus more on its author's life than on the Dungeons and Dragons game, which is fine with me because he tends to be both funny and engaging. When the blog wanders into D&D territory it tends to be smart and inventive. Updates: Pretty much every day. 

Dandy in the Underworld The author of this blog can write. You'll find some cleaver and well written pieces in this blog that will make you want to be better, and to expand the way that you think about Dungeons and Dragons. Really enjoy the archives of this blog. Updates: Dark since April 25, 2013 - and I really hope that changes soon. 

Dark Corners of Role Playing If you've never read a gaming blog, then this blog is an amazing place to start. You'll find an unbelievable amount of free resources and books, an author who writes with an engaging and easy style, and a blog that will make you better. Follow this blog; read this blog and be better for it. Updates: About fifteen times a month. This author also writes Swords and Stitchery

Dark Paths and Wandered Roads This GURPS 4th edition blog focuses almost exclusively on play session write-ups, which is fine by me as the author has an engaging and inventive style of play that will inspire your own games to new heights. Updates: About seven times a month. 

Death and Axes A relatively new blog that has yet to find its voice. Ostensibly it is about Dungeons and Dragons, but it could easily change direction and become something else entirely new. Updates: Once or twice a month.

Delta's D&D Hotspot: An incredibly well written blog that will move you out of the chair and down to your local hobby store in the hopes that you can do half the things that this fantastic author does in his blog. While the blog moves in all directions the majority of the posts this year have involved the author's work on the series Sci-Fi Saturday and the Knight Hawks game, and we're all better for their hard work. Updats: An average of six times per month. 

Dice of Doom A blog related to the podcast of the same name. It tends to be sporadically updated though it isn't anywhere near as neglected as the actual podcast. There are some good ideas here, but be prepared for long delays in between updates. Updates: Dark since August 28, 2013.

Digital Orc Part publishers blog, part love letter to Dungeons and Dragons. This blog is a wonderful read that can push you to improve your game and to get off your lazy ass and do all the stuff you've been talking about for years. Updates: Twice a week average. 

DISCOURSE AND DRAGONS This OSR blog has been sparsely updated since the author published the adventure Barrowmaze. It's archives are filled with good ideas while the current fare tends to be related to the published materials. Updates: Two times a month.

Dispatches From Kickassistan A blog that tends to leave me thinking about how much fun it is to be playing Dungeons and Dragons style games without attempting to tell me that I'm a moron for going my own way. Great introduction to this blog by the way. Updates: About eleven times a month. 

DM David I tend to argue with this blog more than any other that I read - but that's not a knock. David has his own views on how things are and he's well reasoned and thoughtful in how he goes about it all; I just disagree with most of his conclusions. A good read every time it updates. Updates: Four or five times a month.

Dorkland! A great blog that tends to move about a variety of topics which results in a blog that rarely feels stale or dull. Well worth reading. Updates: Tends to update ten or twelve times a month.

Dreams in the Lich House Primarily about Dungeons and Dragons style games, this OSR blog has slowed down a lot lately. Which is okay because the author has some great ideas in his archives that you can look over while waiting on his latest updates. Updates: About seven times a month. 

Dreams of Mythic Fantasy A blog that I wish updated a lot more than it does. There are flashes of real brilliance that come up every so often only to be followed by long periods of quiet. It's worth bookmarking if for no other reason then so you don't miss any of his greatness. Updates: Dark since October 17, 2013

Dungeon Fantastic An interesting blog that tends to talk an awful lot about GURPS. I like it as it tends to teach me about a system that I have very little contact with. Updates: Five or six times a week.

Dungeon of Signs A really smart blog that tends to be thought provoking and that will get you rethinking how you do things in your own games. Updates: Around ten times a month. 

Dungeons and Drawings This author has so much talent that it'll make you sick. My god, the art is beautiful, the words are intelligent, and I'll bet the son-of-a-bitch is good looking too! Really worth checking out. Updates: About five times a month.  

Dungeons and Differentials I really dig this OSR blog. The author is smart and has a way of engaging the reader that will leave you wanting to read more, and more. Great archives. Updates: About six times a month.  
 Dungeon's Master A blog that tends to focus on Dungeons and Dragons Encounters to the exclusion of most everything else. There are some good house rules here and there but more often then not they tend to mine their own archives for posts. Updates: Twelve to fourteen times a month with four of those entries mined from the archives.

Dungeonskull Mountain A fun OSR blog that tends to focus more on its own campaigns and musings then on outside influences. So much the better for it as this blog is a fantastic read that draws you in. Updates: Four or five times a month, but be prepared for long gaps in updating.

Dust Pan Games An inventive blog that has a lot of potential. Seriously, there is a lot going on here and most of it is good. I just wish that there was more for me to read. Updates: About six times a month average since it started, although it looks like it may be ramping up for more. 

Dyson's Dodecahedron One of the best mapping blogs out there, but it really shines when it stretches out into the narratives of the maps and the populaces of the worlds it explores. You'll find lots of useful ideas here for how to do your own maps, and if you follow them, you'll be better for it. Updates: Daily.

Dyvers My blog. I tend to meander about in my topics, most often touching on Dungeons and Dragons, but I have been known to wander far astray. I run three regular features: Let's Read on Wednesday, where I work my way through a book, essay, or short story; Friday Art Fest on Friday, where I take an individual work by an artist and discuss it; and Best Reads of the Week on Saturday, where I compile the best reads of each week from across the blog-o-sphere. I also have a slew of other topics that you can access on the upper right hand of your screen. Updates: A daily average, though I often skip Sundays. 

Edgar's Game Blog This blog features some amazing content. Not only will you find the author's ever expanding campaign world but you'll find Zappa cropping up at the best times possible (as though there were ever a bad time to enjoy Zappa). The author's thoughts on elves and the planet Ore are just amazing. Can't wait to see the setting further expanded. Updates: About seven times a month.

Elfmaids & Octopi This blog will at times frustrate you with the authors writing style and then amaze you with their ideas. It a kaleidoscopic horror show at times but no matter what, you have to just keep with it because you're going to find things that you never even thought about doing suddenly looking like great ideas. Well worth the read. Updates: Twenty or more times a month.  

EN World A great place to start finding out what's happening in the hobby. While the author doesn't often go in depth on the articles he links to, he does make an effort to find the information that many of us would be in the dark without. Great place to start your reading experience. 

Exonauts! Most often a space role-playing game centric blog that touches some fantastic places that few other blogs dare to explore. You're going to find something inspiring most every time it updates. Updates: Seven to ten times a month.

False Machine This blog is going to challenge you. It is well written and creative and there will be times when you will read a post and wonder what in the hell did I just read. Stick with it through those posts because it will reward your efforts by providing you with some of the best reads in the blog-o-sphere. Updates: About ten times a month. 

Fate SF I've never played with the FATE system, but this extraordinary blog makes me want to. The author is very persuasive and if you give them half a chance you'll be rolling dice with pluses and minuses on them and happily roving the stars. I was just introduced to this blog, and I will not be missing an entry. Updates: About seventeen times a month.

Fictive Fantasies  Like so many of the blogs on this list, this one is filled with some amazing ideas and content. I'm not much for the Fan Fiction, but the mash up the author is working on between Arkham Horror and Batman is fantastic. Updates: Every day or so.

Fighting Fantasist This blog centers mostly on Games Workshop materials and comes from a wholly British viewpoint. Worth reading if for no other reason than it's counter view to everything else you're reading today. Updates: Dark since April 19, 2013.

Films of High Adventure So often with our blogs we tend to approach the subject of role-playing games exclusively from the standpoint of our direct interaction with the game. This creative blog, on the other hand, looks at things from the perspective of our inspiration for our games, and in particular, the films that inspire us. Clever and thoughtful, this blog will add some new perspective on the games and movies we love. Updates: About three times a month. 

Forgotten Runes The author of this blog has a sharp and discerning mind that will put you on your toes and make you wonder why you've been so damned sloppy with your own work. A fun read from an author who's been playing the hobby since the early days. Well worth reading. Updates: About twice a month. 

Forsaken Ages This relatively new blog will tax you at times as the author is working his way through an incredibly detailed setting, even going so far as the creation of a new language for it. Incredibly creative and at times a daunting read, but always worth it. Updates: About four times a month.  

Fractalbat This incredibly new blog will make you long for a deeper archive. The author is smart, funny, and produces some really great stuff. I will not miss an update. Updates: An average of 11 posts per month, but I would expect more. 

Frothsof 4e While it's incredibly easy to bang on Fourth Edition for being so damned different from what we've encountered before, it's far harder to sing its praises while bringing it into account with the Old School mentality that has guided this hobby for so long - which is why finding Frothsof 4e is such a joy. The author of this blog has done a tremendous amount of work to bring Fourth Edition into line with his own OSR sensibilities and he's self-aware enough to challenge himself with reevaluating his positions on the system, and on his own works. An enjoyable read. Updates: Averages four updates a month.

Frivology A female centric view on gaming and most everything else. Worth reading if for no other reason than to see a well reasoned response to the male perspective on everything in the hobby. I don't always agree with her views, but she's a good author. Updates: Infrequently. Dark since October 8, 2013.

From the Ashes A unique blog focusing on the author's home setting, Tayxis. The story for his game is becoming complex, nuanced, and wonderful in the same sort of vein as the Land of Nod. Worth the time and effort to invest in this blog, kids. Updates: It has an average update schedule that would have you believe that it updates once per week, but the truth is that the blog started this year slowly and has steadily built towards a more robust update schedule. Expect an entry about once or twice a week.

From the Sorcerer's Skull I can not say enough good things about this blog. Whether the author is talking about the Warlord comics from DC or about Dungeons and Dragons this is always a fun and interesting read that will get you thinking in ways you weren't expecting. Updates: About twenty times a month.

Gamers and Grognards I really like this OSR blog as it tends to really fall close to my own tastes. Tends to have a lot of art on it, and that's a good thing. Updates: Seven to ten times a month. 

Games with Others An OSR blog that tends to meander a bit in different directions. I'm not always sure that the author knows where we're going, but it's a fun trip each time we go. Updates: Infrequently. 

Gaming Ballistic: As I mentioned with Dungeon Fantastic, I've had little contact with the GURPS system; but reading that blog and this one has gotten me to order my own copy of the system. When you are reading this blog you'll find insightful articles, interviews, reviews, and an author who's love for the system is infectious. Updates: Four to five times a week.

Geek Ken I like this blog more for the way that the author writes then necessarily for the content. Geek Ken has a fun and enjoyable way with words and I often find myself contemplating where he's going even when I don't agree with him. Updates: About five times a month. 

Genius Loci  This highly productive blog will re-energize you and remind you why playing Dungeons and Dragons is so worth the effort. The author has a quick mind and will make you a fan of their style of play. Always worth reading, and not read nearly enough. Updates: Daily.

Giblet Blizzard A bit of a weird blog that has a lot of great art filling its posts. Biggest complaint, I wish it updated more often. Updates: Infrequently and has been dark since September 26, 2013.

Giant Evil Wizard Created by the mind that brought you America Barbarica, this blog has a figure four leg lock on your brain from the minute you first read about WRESTLEVANIA. Fun read; wish it updated more. Updates: Less than once per month.

Gloomtrain A relatively new blog that tends to be looking for its footing. I'm hopeful that the author will find what their looking for and start updating more often as there is a lot of potential here. Updates: Once or twice a month.

Gnomestew A great website with a bunch of interesting authors contributing to it, all with the goal of making role-playing games more fun. Updates: Every four or five days.

greatcleave Former A.E.G. author jim pinto's blog. Filled with angry rants. Updates: Dark since September 10, 2012.

Goblin Punch A relatively new blog that puts a lot of effort into its narratives. Great source for inspiration and for making you feel like you're just not putting enough into your own stuff. Really like this blog.  Updates: When its active, expect it to update two or three times a week; but be prepared for it to go dark for long periods. 

Gothridge Manor An interesting blog written by a very creative author who publishes his own materials. The blog will talk about sales, the creative process, ideas that are floating about, and then it'll move on to some subject you've never considered before. Really a fun read. Updates: Three to four times a week, sometimes more. 

Gorgonmilk One of the most creative blogs I've ever run across. It has regular community projects and is currently publishing an amazing free e-zine that has content submitted by its active reading community. Really worth adding to your reading list if you haven't already done so. Updates: Most every day.

Greyhawkery An almost exclusively Greyhawk centric blog that provides more information about areas of the world then you knew existed. The author is a major contributor to Cannonfire and the Gamerstable podcast. Updates: Twice weekly

Greyhawk Grongnard This is the sort of blog that rekindles your love for the setting that brought you into the game and makes you want to read more of his thoughts on the subject. There is a lot of good stuff in the archives here. Updates: Ten to twenty times a month. 

Grognardia One of the big proponents of the OSR movement and a major force in the blog-o-sphere until the failure of the Dwimmermount kickstarter. The archives are filled with interesting reads. Updates: Dark since December 11, 2012

Grubb Street Former TSR author Jeff Grubb's blog. This bad boy mostly focuses on his life and on the world around him, though on occasion he will stray into old tributaries. Updates: Depending on what's going on in his area, between two and twenty entries a month. 

Hack and Slash Be prepared to be challenged when you read this blog both by the topics covered and by the writing style employed. It covers a wide variety of topics related to role-playing games and can often be insightful and intelligent in those articles. While I often disagree with the author's conclusions, I enjoy the discussion. Updates: This year the blog is averaging fourteen posts a month.

Hall of the Mountain King An often overlooked blog that should be higher on everyone's reading list than I suspect it typically ranks. This blog is heavily influenced by the sort of great pulp authors that helped shape the hobby only without the heavy handed pretentiousness that can handicap a blog and make it practically unreadable. Updates: Infrequently at best, but once it starts there will be a flood of entries followed by long periods of silence.   

Halls of Tizun Thane This blog is a rally point for the author's role-playing game zine.  He's got some great authors working on the zine and puts out open calls for submissions to the magazine. I wish that he would provide more examples of the content in the zines. Updates: Once every other month. 

Harbringer of Doom This well written blog is primarily about game design both on the table top and in LARP. It can get a bit technical at times but if this is something that would interest you I highly suggest following it. Updates: About five times a month.

Harvard's Blackmoor Blog This blog is a treasure trove of information from one of the foremost scholars on Dave Arneson and his legendary Blackmoor setting. Harvard seems to possess an amazing talent for finding out new and interesting information on the setting and for drumming up support for it. Well worth the read. Updates: It's updating at a rate of five entries per month this year.  

Henchmen Abuse This blog will make you long to play in the author's games. It is funny, smartly wrtitten, and a real joy to read. I just reacently found out about this blog and am working my way through the fantastic archives. Really a lot of fun. Updates: Dark since November 19, 2013

Hereticwerks A husband and wife team runs this blog that focuses on a really wild home brewed world. There's something in this blog for most everyone, you just have to look. Updates: Daily. 

Hero Press I cannot express how much I dig this incredible blog. The author is a bit all over the place but is so glorious you cannot help but love ever minute of it. Deep, deep archives that you could disappear in and never come out. I will not miss an update. Updates: 115 times a month! I never thought I would find a blog that could beat Tenkar's Tavern for pumping out content! Amazing!

Hill Cantons An enjoyable blog that has slowed down substantially this year when compared to previous years. It continues to put out well thought out posts that will cause you to reconsider your own views on each subject it touches on. Updates: Between seven and ten times a month. 

Hit Adjacent Ally An OSR blog that seems to be having trouble finding its footing recently. Which is a shame because it really has some great stuff in its archives. Updates: Dark since October 30, 2013.

Hits to Kill Unlike many blogs on this list this one mainly focuses on painted miniatures and it's well worth perusing. I rarely experience envy, but when I sit around looking at these beautiful miniatures I find myself eaten alive with it. Just fantastic. Updates: Currently averaging two updates a month. 

Hitting on a Double 1, Killed by a Double 1 A really great war gaming blog that has caused me to reconsider my position on war gaming and actually start preparing to run my own game. Very engaging blog and its recent series on a Judge Dredd battle has really peaked my interest. Updates: Currently running at an eight entries a month average.

Howling Tower Former TSR and Wizards of the Coast author, and current freelancer, Steve Winter's blog. While  more varied in scope than Bruce Heard's blog, this one offers up some fantastic views on the hobby and on the topics he chooses to cover. Updates: Dark since October 31, 2013.

How to Succeed in RPGs or Die Trying This resource heavy blog will find you checking your blog roll several times a day hoping that the author has put out a new post. Always worth reading. Updates: Dark since November 15, 2013

Huge Ruined Pile A really good read can be found here. The author focuses on older versions of the game in the best possible way. He's smart, well read, and will make you regret not being. I'm for anyone who makes me be better, and this blog does that. Read it and be better. Updates: Infrequent at best, but it is going to be at the top of your reading pile every time it updates.


In Places Deep A great little slice of weird fantasy both on the ground and in the heavens. While it updates rarely, I always look forward to this author's next post. Currently focusing on a grim Traveler based campaign. Updates: About three times a month, with long gaps in between posts.  

In the Cities dot Com An insightful and smart OSR blog that will, more often then not, remind you that this game we all play is about having fun, and that when we forget that we might as well stop. Just a fantastic read that I wish I had found long ago.  Updates: Dark since September 13, 2013

In the Words of Tom A long running blog that tends to focus on the author's writing and personal life. Lots of little bits worth reading in here that can inspire you and touch your heart. Updates: About seven times a month.

Jeff's Gameblog One of the great OSR blogs that is filled to the brim with brilliant ideas and musings on the game we all love. Sadly, it appears that the blog may have run its course. I very much hope that I am wrong about that last statement. Updates: Dark since August 17, 2013.

Jeffro's Space Gaming Blog I really enjoy this long running blog. Whether the author is talking about gaming with his children, space combat, or the nature of the game over the years this blog is worth reading. Updates: About fifteen times a month. 

Joeskythedungeonbrawler's Blog Have you ever run across a blog that had you laughing so hard that your family started looking at you out of the corners of their eyes and strangers crossed the street to avoid you? No? Then you haven't enjoyed this blog. I've been reading through the archives for the last four hours laughing my ass off and lamenting the fact that this wonderful blog has gone dark. Joesky, where are you when we need you? Updates: Dark since January 15, 2013.

Joe the Lawyer's Wondrous Imaginings There is something refreshingly pure about the directness of this blog that is missing from so many others. There is no hedging of language or tip-toeing around feelings. If you suck, you will soon know; and that's perfect. Currently playing a lot of Pathfinder over there. Updates: About twice a month. 

Keith Baker.com The website of Eberron creator Keith Baker. This website is often neglected but when Keith has time for it there are some fantastic things that come out. Well worth checking out. Updates: Four or five times a month.

Known World, Old World A fun OSR blog that tends to focus, in a refreshing change, on British Gaming rather than on the American standards. Intelligently written. Updates: About five times a month.

Lake Geneva Original RPG Campaign Rob Kuntz's blog. He rarely updates it but I have hopes that we'll soon see more out of him. Updates: Nine total entries this year.

Last Gasp: This blog is a fantastic. You'll find monstrous creatures that will haunt your nightmares and make you shudder at the very thought of them. Great smutty art and some wonderful narratives that will break your mind and make you wonder how you can use them. This blog is not for everyone due to its adult content, but for those who can dig it, it will rock your face off. Updates: Two to three times a month. Adult Content Warning

Lamentations of the Flame Princess: RPG Once a great blog it has become nothing more then a promotional avenue for the author's company. While I enjoy the archives, there is little worth reading there today. Updates: About four times a month. Adult Content Warning

. . lapsus calumni . . A great OSR blog that focuses as much on life as it does on gaming. You'll find lots worth reading here. Fantastic blog. Updates: About twice a week, sometimes more.

Lasgunpacker A war gaming blog that focuses mostly on Games Workshop materials. Well written and often filled with valuable advice on painting and game play. Updates: About six times a month

Lawful Indifferent A blog by an author that isn't afraid to take chances. I'm consistently enjoying reading about his efforts to throw his players into new and strange surroundings. Lots of great ideas here, and some bad ones, but they're all worth reading because this author has the balls to try what a lot of us wouldn't. Updates: About five times a month.  

Legacy of the Bieth This blog is a fantastic mix of Arabic traditions and spaghetti westerns, which sounds odd, but it totally works. Unlike other blogs who focus on a wholly western (read US/British) perspective for the hobby this unique cultural view presented by the author results in a blog filled with ideas and resources that you won't find anywhere else (for example, The Head of Badr). Updates: About twice a month.

LOOK, ROBOT - the stars are coming out The author of this blog is smart and very clever. You'll find more good then bad in reading it. Always worth reading. Updates: Three to five times a month.

Lost Pages I really like this OSR blog as it makes an effort to talk about how you should deal with things in an adult manner while remembering to have fun. Unusual in an age when people take themselves far too seriously. A good read. Updates: About once a week. 

Lost in Time This eclectic blog is really going to make you wish you did more. Whether we're dealing with alternative bugbears, reading the author's amazing narratives, or just enjoying the way that they play the game we all love. Read this blog, you won't regret it. Updates: About three times a month.

Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs A great blog that will remind you why you used to spend days drawing dinosaurs that ate all your friends and enemies. Great art is featured and the author's love of his subject is infectious. Updates: About nine times a month.

Mazirian's Garden Read this blog. The author has a great narrative going for his setting and as its developing it only gets better. Read it, bookmark it, and read it again. A fantastic blog. Updates: About six times a month.

Mesmerized by Sirens: This is the sort of blog that makes you wish you had found out about it sooner because there is just too much goodness here. The author is constantly finding forgotten games and bringing them into the light. He's developed a strong voice to his blog and you'll find yourself getting lost in the archives as you wait for the latest post. I'll be honest, if I weren't trying to get through all the amazing blogs I'm adding to the list I'd be there right now. Great read. Updates: About seven times a month. Adult Content Warning

Metal Earth The art, the maps, the short fiction! This blog has so much to offer that if you don't read it then you're doing a disservice to yourself. Read this blog and mine the author's amazing work to up your own games. Fantastic blog. Updates: Dark since November 19, 2013. 

Metal vs Skin A fun blog that tends to focus on its own setting and world then on the greater hobby at large - and we're all lucky that it does. This blog has inventive monsters, fantastic locations, and will inspire your own games to new heights. Due to its slow update schedule be prepared to mine its archives as you wait on the next installment. Updates: Once a week.

Middenmurk A blog that has been heavily influenced by the Beat Generation and it can be a glorious read that will leave you wondering why you write the trite mess you put out. Updates: Infrequent at best. Dark since October 27, 2013

Moebius Adventures This blog tends to experiment in fun ways that don't always pan out; but that's okay because the author's ideas are good and are often reworked until they become something greater than you could have hoped for. A good read that makes you want to purchase the author's published works. Updates: About ten times a month recently, though there is a precedent for long periods of inactivity. 

Monster Brains I absolutely love this blog that celebrates all things monstrous. Mostly art, occasionally words come about, but always great. Updates: Two to three times a month, but expect long gaps between posts. 

Monsters and Manuals A well written and thought provoking blog that often asks more questions than it answers. By turns it will engage you by defending your own views and then eviscerate you on your own petard. A good all around read. Updates: About four times a month. 

Monster Manual Sewn from Pants This blog owns its art. Whether it's the greatest thing you've ever seen or just simply keeping you up at night it owns it all. Frankly I love this blog more for its art then for the words that come from its brilliant author. Great blog to read and view. Updates: Twice a month average

Murky Murky: Roleplaying Advice and Fiction I really enjoy this blog as much for the writing style as for the pedantic way that the author drops his vocabulary about like some egotistical shithead telling you all about how they had dinner with such and such celebrity last night. An amazingly fun read. Updates: Infrequently updated, as there have only been fifteen posts this year.

Mythopoeic Ramblings A creative blog that can be a bit hit or miss - more hit then not though. Updates: About eight times a month.

Necropraxis A great blog that can get a bit much sometimes. There's a lot of good here, but sometimes the sheer volume can overwhelm your ability to process it all. Always worth reading. Updates: About eleven times a month.

nerdwerds I really like the attitude of this blog and the directness that it expresses. The archives are a fun romp and there's good to be found there, but nothing more than how he savages Mike Nystul. Love is the word you're looking for. Updates: About four times a month. 

NUELOW Games: While technically a sounding board for Nuelow Games publications there is enough interesting content for most anyone who comes across it. A word of warning, while this blog is very creative it is not for everyone. Updates: Every other week.

Notes on RPGs A smart blog that tends to go through periods of darkness followed by a flood of inventive and inciteful output. Updates: Hard to tell, but it appears to be between 10 and 15 posts a month.  

Observations of the Fox This clever and long running blog will help you improve your games; whether we're talking about through the long running mapping tutorial or through the author's own thoughts on how a game should look and feel. Always worth reading. Updates: 24 times a month.

Ode to the Black Dougal I wish this blog updated more. The author has a creative mind and the series of articles working their way through the B/X books are just a fun read. The blog has some seriously great content in the archives and it's a pity that it's gone dark. Updates: Dark since June 29, 2013

Once More Unto the Breach! A lot of good art to be seen here, but none of it the author's. In a lot of ways this blog seems to be looking for where to go next and I hope it finds its way because it has been a fun read. Updates: About ten times a month.

Original Edition Fantasy A blog that focuses on the world of Barsoom and updates far too infrequently. Updates: About once a month. 

Orcs Among Us! An interesting blog that tends to be very defined in its view of the world at large and its, and its author's, place in that world. Not for everyone, but well worth a try. Updates: About five times a month, though it has been dark since November 15, 2013.

Papers and Pencils I like this well thought out and clever blog. The author is self-aware and makes good use of their personal strengths to provide the reader with a blog that is filled with a vast array of solidly designed resources and intelligent thoughts on hobby. Well worth reading. Updates: About fourteen times a month.

Peter Adkison Presents… The blog of the founder and former owner of Wizards of the Coast. It can be very interesting when it's updated. Updates: Infrequently.

Planet Algol One of the first blogs I followed and one of the ones I miss most. You never quite knew what you were going to find when it updated, but it would always be something that got you thinking in a cool way. The archives are well worth mining. Updates: Dark since April 9, 2013.

Playing at the World The blog by the author of the book Playing at the World. It tends to be more history centric - which is fine by me as you'll find out things you never knew. The archives are well worth mining. Updates: Dark since October 20, 2013.

Playing Dungeons and Dragons with Porn Stars One of the better blogs out there. The author has a distinctive style that may take some time to adjust to for new readers but it so worth it. This blog has fantastic art, inventive rules, creative campaign notes, and an author who is self-assured enough to stand up for himself. Great read most every time it updates. Updates: About fourteen times a month. Adult Content Warning

Points of Light One of the most cantankerous blogs I read. The author takes issue with most everything he writes about to the point where I often find myself wondering, "If Wizards were to come out saying we should all breathe more, would he hold his breath out of spite?" The truth is that even in his dissatisfaction the author makes many valid points that can cause you to evaluate  your own opinions on the topic he covers. I never miss an update. Updates: About four times a week. Edit: After talking with the author of this great blog you should aslo expect more stuff about Dungeon World (especially the products), FATE, other RPGs that he ends up trying out here and there, and even board games. Sounds like this blog is only going to get better!

Porky's Expanse! This long running blog is one hell of a good ride. You'll find an author who is creative and has a clear voice pushing on the limits of what they've done before. Always interesting and worth reading. Add this blog to your regular reading list and be better for it.  Updates: About seven time a month. 

Pulsipher Game Design The design blog by Dr. Luis Pulsipher - yeah, the amazing author from the early White Dwarf Magazine articles. A fantastic find and I cannot stop reading through his archives. The guy is just as opinionated as he was back in the day and I love everything I'm reading. So much good! Updates: About three times a month.

Quag Keep A smart blog that tends to cover a wide variety of Dungeons and Dragons related topics. Some good stuff sitting in the archives. Updates: Dark since August 3, 2013.

Rachel Bonuses While it's easy to dismiss this blog as a frilly little thing that you should pass over, you'd be doing yourself a disservice. The author of this blog is smart and has a mind that pushes against the standard way of doing things in the hopes of finding a better way. She's a damned fine addition to any reading list, and her recent series of posts dealing with the cleric and the Crystal Dragon Jesus are fantastic. Updates: About six times a month.  

Ramblings of Jacob and Delos There is a lot of good to find in this wide ranging blog. Lots of good stuff to mine from the archives - plus it has the Iron Kingdoms featured, which means it's most definitely on my reading list. Updates: About eight times a month.

Random Acts A blog that has a lot of great non-player characters for you to use in your games. It also has great resources for multiple campaigns. A really good blog to mine for materials to use in your own games. Updates: Infrequently, which is a damned shame.

Random Wizard An utterly fantastic blog by an author who is smart and relentless. He is inventive and if you take the time to read through his archives you'll find so much that will rock your face off. Well worth the read. Updates: Twelve times a month. 

Rather Gamey I'm going to tell you right now that you're going to want to bookmark this blog. The author has more going on then you would ever expect and even when you don't agree with their conclusions you're going to be better for reading them. Lots of resources, adventures, and deft writing. Updates: About seven times a month.

Raven Crowking's Nest One of the things that I like about the Raven Crowking is that I often disagree with him. His entries will get me writing and have me actively working to come to terms with my own views on the subjects he covers. A good read. Updates: Eleven times a month on average.

Realms of Chaos A good miniatures blog that has some massive gaps in its update schedule. Updates: Two or three entries ever few months. Lots of downtime.

Realms of Chaos 80s This miniatures blog is an absolute blast. In between talking about how to paint older figurines, there are interviews and esoteric essays on the hobby. A fantastic read that I can't wait to update. Updates: An average of thirteen updates a year.

Realms of Chirak This blog is one of those rare gems that can cover a variety of subjects without diluting its overall power and focus. Often well written and thought out, this blog is worth the read. Updates: An average of twenty four updates a month. Which is fantastic.

Red Dice Diaries A relatively new blog that is really starting to get its feet under it. I'm excited to see where it goes in the future. Updates: An average of fifteen entries per month.

Rended Press An OSR blog that makes an effort to be relevant in a time when it's so easy to get lost in the minutia of the hobby. The author is smart and well written; and the archives are filled with great ideas and resources to use in your home campaigns. Updates: An average of fourteen entries per month. 

Reviews from R'lyeh While this opinionated blog is not for everyone it most certainly is for me. I find the author's writing insightful and enjoyable; and I've been having fun reading through the archives. Well worth trying. Updates: About five times a month.

Richard's Dystopian Pokeverse By turns interesting and by others dull, this blog can be really hit or miss. Some entries I'll find myself rereading and wondering how he came up with them, while others will repel me. I still read him because when he's good he's very, very good. Expect him to be good more often than not.  Updates: Two or three times a month.

Risus Monkey I like this blog. I think that the author can be funny and I will forever be grateful for his efforts to publicize the Rythlondar campaign. I'm a fan. Updates: About once a month this year. 

Rob Heinsoo: The blog of 13th Age Designer and all around awesome dude, you'll find tones of good stuff here (and even more at his old blog). Always worth reading when it updates. Updates: About once a week.

Roles, Rules, and Rolls A smart blog that will get your mind working about concepts you hold without evaluating them. Well worth the read - especially the archives which have some great stuff in them. Updates: About thirteen posts a month. 

Roll for Treasure I like this sparsely updated blog. The author will take you places you weren't expecting to go, take you through a math lesson, and then make you like it. A rare and special quality to find. There is a lot of goodness sitting in this blog and you really should take the time to enjoy all of it. Updates: Dark since August 14, 2013.

Rotten Pulp The blog is great; but let me tell you right now I want to play in the author's current campaign. That shit is awesome. Updates: Three times a month. 

Ruminations of a Geek While this blog will occasionally focus on OSR style games it's when it focuses on miniature war gaming that I become completely enthralled. Well done blog that will keep you mining the archives for inspiration and fun. Updates: Averaging a little better than one post a day this year!

Rumors of War Part web comic, part exploratory role-playing game blog, and all good. This blog makes me regret not putting more time into my own. The author has a really great story going on in that web comic (which I'm slowly making my way through), and the blog get you thinking about how to improve your own game. A win-win situation all the way around. Updates: About 30 times a month. 

Ryan Macklin.com At times this blog will touch you in unexpected ways that will have you memorizing lines from it like it was a book of poetry. Ryan is an inventive and creative person who made an incredibly fun game in Mythender. If you aren't reading his blog you should start. Well worth reading.  Updates: About nine or ten times a month.

Sarah Darkmagic A very intelligently written blog that tends to preach too much for my liking. The author is very good though and you're likely to find something that you'll enjoy if you choose to follow her writings, it's just not my thing. Updates: Multiple times per month (hard to tell without an easy to access archive).

Save Vs. Dragon One of the things that I really like about this OSR blog is that I always seem to be getting exposed to something I've never encountered before. That alone makes it worth reading on a regular basis. But when you consider that the author is able to write in an engaging way it's a win-win blog. Updates: An average of thirteen posts per month.

Save vs. Total Party Kill A great blog that tends to focus on reviewing material and promoting the good stuff while eschewing the crap to the bin where it belongs. Updates: Dark since October 25, 2013.

Sea of Stars RPG Design Journal I started reading this blog on Saturday after my son went to bed and didn't stop until he woke up from a nightmare five hours later. There is so much here that I want to read more about: the setting, the reviews, the design of the thing . . . I'm loving it. Updates: About twelve times a month. 

Semper Initiativus Unum Reading this OSR blog is a fun time any day of the week. The author is really insightful and has an interesting way of looking at the game, and I imagine at the world as well. Whether you're reading the archives or the newest entry you'll find this blog worth reading. Updates: Dark since November 8, 2013.

Shard World A very new blog (only active for three months as of this writing) that is still trying to establish its own area of exploration. Updates: An average of three posts per month. 

Shorty Monster An enjoyable blog that really has it's head together. Short bits of fiction interspersed with game theories tend to make up the majority of this blog's most recent output. I really like the Tales of a Young Dualist series. Updates: Expect updates every two to three days 

Socratic Design While I'm not big into design blogs the author is well written and engaging enough to make even me stay for a while. If I keep reading through the archives they'll end up converting me into the design blog group. Updates: About twice a month. 

Stargazer's World What a fantastic read this blog is! From musings on the benefits of different systems to intimate glimpses into the author's life, you'll find yourself reading this blogs latest entries and then slipping into the archives just to enjoy the eclectic mix. Updates: About eight times a month.

Strange New World A cool little blog that started a world mapping project back in 2012 and then went dark. Really would like to see that project completed some day. Updates: Dark since February 8, 2013.

Super Galactic Dreadnaught More of a war gaming blog then a straight OSR blog, this fantastic gem of a blog focuses on the pulp science fiction settings. Updates: An average of ten updates a month. 

Sword +1 A resource laden blog that I really wish would start updating again. The really cool thing about this blog was the setting that the author was developing for Normandie. At the time it was abandoned the author had just started mapping Medieval France, which sounds like it would have been neat to read, and then everything went dark. Updates: Dark since February 22, 2013. 

Sword and Backpack While not a traditional blog this fantastic tumbler will have you working your way through the archives being inspired time and time again. Updates: About twice a month, though you should expect long periods of darkness. 

Sword and Board: While many of the entries in this blog are quite short, it is nonetheless an enjoyable blog exploring a Far East style of play that is often neglected by other blogs. Deep archives and a regular updating schedule make this a blog well worth keeping up with. Updates: Every other day.

Swords & Dorkery One of the most frustrating blogs that I have run across. At times the author is absolutely brilliant and then he'll follow it up by saying some of the most arrogant and myopic ramblings that I've heard since that hobo tried to tell me about the coming Apocalypse back in 2004. Worth reading, but be prepared to for what's to come. Updates: Four to five times a month. 

Swords and Stitchery Like its sister blog, Dark Corners of Role Playing, this blog is an amazing place to start when you wonder about the role-playing game and its influences. The author has a great variety of free books and resources on the blog, along with new monsters, product reviews, and so much more. Read this blog and enjoy the hell out of it. Updates: An amazing 48 times a month! You're going to find something here every time you turn around.  

Sycarion Diversions Really digging this fascinating blog by an author who has clearly developed their own voice. Most of the content is Swords and Wizardry centered, but it's well written and can easily be ported over to other systems. Well worth reading any day of the week. Updates: Hard to tell, but it appears to be about once a week.

System sans Setting This design blog tends to be heavy on mechanics and light on narrative. It smartly written and well reasoned but its singular focus can make for dry reading at times. Updates: Averaging about five entries a month. 

Tabletop Diversions A smart and well written blog that will make you want to do more. The author's ability to run from extensive notes has me envious of their ability to plan. So much goodness here and a great archive to dig through. Really worth the read. Updates: About 13 times a month.

Tagsessions This fun and well written blog will have you working your way through the substantial archives and losing hours in the process. I really enjoy this blog. Updates: About 21 times a month. 

Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque A great blog that has been reworking the Ravenloft setting to suit the author's Gothic sensibilities. You'll find a fantastic amount of wonderful resources in the archives. I never miss an update. Updates: Every three or four days. 

Tales from the Flaming Faggot An OSR blog that tends to move about from the author's home setting to some more current events happening in the hobby. More often worth reading then not. Updates: Dark since November 11, 2013.

Telcanter's Receding Rules This OSR blog tends to be a resource laden honey hole. There are well thought out rules, open source pictures, npcs, and the like just waiting for you to find them in the archives. And unlike so many of the great blogs from the OSR movement this one is still putting out great post, after great post.  Updates: About eight times a month.

Teleleli I don't know how many people are aware of this blog but I can honestly tell that it isn't enough. This blog will change how you think about your setting and it will challenge you to up your game in every way imaginable. Really one of the must reads every time it updates. Updates: Four or five times a week.

Tenfootpole.org A cantankerous blog that skewers about 90% of all the products it reviews (and it only reviews). Often the author can be spot on, but there are times when it goes too far. I don't buy a lot, but when I do I check here for the criticisms of the products I'm going to be buying. Updates: About ten times a month.

Tenkar's Tavern  One of the most popular (and active) blogs out there and with good reason. The author is a great guy and helps spur on the OSR movement by constantly engaging his audience and other blog authors. A great read. Updates: An average of 85 posts per month. I honestly don't know how he's kept up that pace for the last couple of years. Truly impressive. 

The Acorn Afloat This amazing little blog is a reader's dream come true. The author will provide you with fantastic little creatures and spells for your game and then follow it up with some spectacular little setting that will leave you wondering how you can drop it into your game. Then you'll have poetry and the author's own distinctive art filling the pages; and before you've realized it you've spent seven hours on the blog digging through the archives. Well worth reading. Updates: About three times a month. 

The Alexandrian This long running blog will have something for about every taste. The author is smart, well-written, and has an expansive range of interests. I wish I had heard about it earlier and can not wait to enjoy this blog for years to come. Updates: About eight times a month. 

The Beat Ronin I really like this blog. the author is smart and often keeps his entries down to small, bite-sized portions that crawl about your brain pushing back against your notions about how things are done. Digging my way through the archives right now and hoping to find new entries coming down the pipeline soon. Updates: Dark since November 5, 2013.  

The Cartography of Thorfinn Tait This new blog has so much potential that you find yourself checking it two or three times a day hoping for a new entry. The author is smart and has some great advice in there. Really worth reading! Updates: About six times a month, but I have a feeling that, that average will soon increase. 

The Clash of Shield on Spear An OSR blog that is currently working its way through the homebrew setting of The Wastes of Ephemera. Neat setting, but the adventures and quotes from the campaign keep me coming back to this blog. Love is the word you're looking for. Updates: About seven times a month.

The Concierge An interesting blog from an author who tends to come up with unusual solutions to stereotypical problems. A good, all-around read. Updates: Dark since September 18, 2013 

The Disoriented Ranger This blog is a fun read. The author is smart and has a unique perspective on the hobby and game that will challenge your own. Well worth reading every time it updates.  Updates: An average of ten updates per month. 

The Dice are a Lie This blog needs to update more. The author is smart and when they update you'll find yourself excited in the hopes that you'll get to see where they go next. Mine the archives of this blog while you're waiting for it to update and you'll find more good than you could imagine. Well worth adding to your blog roll. Updates: Dark since October 17, 2013.

The Dread Gazebo This blog. This blog is just fantastic. You'll find interviews, reviews, and some great thoughts on how to up your game. The author is clever and the entries are well written and engaging. Mine this bad boy when you're waiting for the next update and listen to the author's Haste podcast. Great read, great listen. Updates: Dark since October 23, 2013

The DM from Outremer I really enjoy this blog. One minute we're talking about how to fix a class and the next we're being treated to these wonderful campaign write-ups written from the perspective of the characters being played. There are letters being written home and journal entries littered about this blog like pages torn from a long forgotten tomb. Cleverly done and very enjoyable; wish I'd found it earlier. Updates: An average of ten times a month.

The Dungeon Dozen A great resource blog that is almost exclusively filled with d12 lists that you can use for your games. Updates: A little better than once a week. 

The Dungeon Workshop Have you ever wanted a really good tutorial about how to up your presentation level for miniature dungeons you've been building for countless hours in your den? Well this blog has got the goods. Great pictures and lots of advice to be found. Updates: Eight times this year - really would like to see more from this great blog.  

The Dwarven Stronghold If you're looking for a blog to read that will provide you with hours of great material and some fantastic resources to mine, this is the one to start with. The author is often industrious and clever, and when those fail, he's very good. You'll find NPCs, adventures, items, maps, and more goodness then you ever expected waiting for you in the archives. Well worth reading and I look forward to when the author is able to pick it back up. Updates: Dark since November 26, 2013. But from the comments with the author I expect that it will pick back up soon and we'll all get to read new stuff from this fantastic blog.

The Esoteric Order of Role-Players This blog, from the same author that brought you the RPG Corner, is a treat. Unlike so many other blogs on here this one is almost exclusively devoted to live play sessions. The GMs involved do a good job and the players are really a lot of fun to listen to. Glad I found this blog, and I'm glad that I've found a fun group to listen to. Updates: About four times a month.  

The Everwayan This blog will do things to you that you aren't expecting. One moment you're exploring Mesoamerican history and the next you're crying for the author's loss. When I first started reading this blog I though it couldn't get better, but as I've made my way through the archives I can tell you it does. Read this blog and be better for it. Updates: Dark since October 26, 2013. 

The Eye of Joyful Sitting Amongst Friends An engaging Tekmuel blog that has some fantastic resources for the setting. The author has some great ideas and he's really a cool guy. Well worth reading. Updates: About eleven times a month. 

The Free RPG Blog: A great place to find some of the best free content on the the web. Really a neat blog. Updates: An average of once every other week.
 

The Game Mechanic Reading this blog will make you want to get off your rear and start putting forth the effort that you're telling everyone you've been doing all along. Smart, well written, and creative. Updates: About six times a month.

The Githyanki Diaspora An enjoyable blog written by one of the most inventive authors on the list. The author challenges himself and his readers to explore new avenues of play, whether through new games or new ways to do the same old, same old. Occasionally the blog will meander into short fiction and then into a discussion of what's going on in the author's life. A good read. Updates: About three times a week.

The Haunted Spookshow Of Channel X This blog is heavy on visuals and auditory stimulus to convey the fantastic setting it covers. I dig the hell out of it, but those with delicate sensibilities should avoid it. As for me, I can't wait for the next update. Updates: About eight times a month. ADULT CONTENT WARNING

The Iron Tavern Home to the podcast of the same name this interesting blog will provide you with product reviews and some deep thinking on a vast array of topics in the hobby. Worth reading and enjoying. Updates: About three times a week.

The Land of Nod Alongside Teleleli, this blog is one of the most engaging and challenging blogs out there. The author is smart, creative, and always pushing the boundaries of his blog into new spheres of difficulty and exploration. If it isn't on your reading list, it damned well should be. Updates: Ten times a month on average.

The Nine and Thirty Kingdoms I have to say, I like the attitude of this OSR blog more than its content. The author has a sense of humor and he's inventive, there just has yet to be a lot here for me. But as good as the blog is there is sure to be something soon. I haven't missed an update since I found it. Updates: Daily. 

The Omnipotent Eye A clever OSR blog that will catch you off guard and make you better for it. Well written and quite often disarmingly smart as you'll find yourself agreeing with the author even when you came into the conversation disagreeing. A great read. Updates: About five times a month. 

The Ongoing Campaign An enjoyably eclectic blog that will have you mining the archives, hopeful that the author will soon release some new and wonderful material. Well worth the read. Updates: Dark since September 14, 2013

The Other Side An OSR blog that's biggest cause is the Witch class in Dungeons and Dragons style role-playing games. The author is quite persuasive and will make you jump on his bandwagon if you give him half a chance. Updates: An average of 45 times per month. Wow! An amazing amount of out put!

The Pathfinder Chronicles A really engaging blog that tends to focus on resources and mechanics for the Pathfinder game. Which is fine, but where it really shines is when the author opens up about his personal life and how things are affecting him. Fantastic blog. Updates: An average of twenty-three times a month.

The Realm of Zhu While this bog is ostensibly about role-playing games it touches on most every geek hobby at some point. Well written and often very entertaining. Updates: An average of three times a month. 

The Retired Adventurer This intelligently written blog will get you thinking about aspects of your game that often go neglected. Really digging the author's writing style. Updates: About twice a month. 

The RPG Corner A lot of reasons to like this blog, not the least of which is that the author tends to think critically about everything he writes. Updates: Dark since November 18, 2013.

The Savage Afterworld A great blog for post apocalyptic gaming. You'll find more cool stuff here then you would ever imagine. Updates: An average of thirteen times a month.

The Sign of the Frothing Mug An OSR blog that tends to get too wrapped up in labels. You'll find some great resources in the archive, the author is smart and well written. Worth reading whenever it updates. Updates: Dark since October 29, 2013.



The Stronghold Rebuilt A cantankerous blog that tends to speak the truth more than does it blow smoke. Ostensibly about miniature war gaming but it meanders enough that anyone can enjoy it no matter their tastes. Updates: About fifteen times a month.

The Tao of Dungeons and Dragons Without a doubt, at some point this blog will piss you off. It will also inspire you and it will challenge you. Well worth reading even when it gets pretentious because the author has a million great ideas and no matter which entry you read you'll find something there. Updates: About twenty-three times a month.  

The Wandering Gamist While this blog is primarily concerned with the Adventurer Conqueror King System you shouldn't worry about that when it comes to deciding whether to read it or not. The author is smart and most of his writing will serve you well no matter what version of the game you play. I love when the author took their players to task for being a bunch of greedy prigs and I am just digging this entire blog. Really worth reading. Updates: About nine times a month. 

Thorn's Chronicle, Daughter of the Ashen Empire: This blog is a great example of what an author can accomplish when they've got a goal for their blog. Great blog for mining the archives and for seeing where it'll go in the future. Updates: About three times a week.

Thoul's Paradise An OSR blog that will challenge you and make you better for it. The author is smart and writes incredibly well thought out positions. I will not miss an update. Updates: About six times a month

Tomb of  Tedankhamen A relatively new OSR blog (it started in March of 2013) that has lost a bit of steam due to the author's attempt to get through his thesis papers. I'm hopeful that once their through with the academia side of things that this insightful blog will pick up steam and continue to look at those little words that bother us all so much: like railroad, profile, and like. Updates: About five times a month.

Tower of the Archmage This blog has a lot to love about it. Great narratives attached to interesting items, creatures, and non-player characters. Great archives, and a continued great output today. I never miss an update. Updates: About twenty times a month. 


Tower of Zenopus A fun blog that limits itself to nothing and covers everything that appeals to the author. Well worth reading. Updates: About twenty times a month. 

Treehouse: A blog presented by former Games Workshop employee Baz Stevens. You'll find a lot to like here, not the least of which is Baz's engaging writing style. I have spent a day going through the archives and just loving this blog. I will not miss an update by this blog. Updates: About three times a month.

Trollsmyth A sparsely updated blog that tends to focus on whatever game the author is currently playing. Some good stuff in the archives but not a lot happening lately. Updates: Dark since October 3, 2013.

The Warlock's Homebrew: An OSR blog that moves across the entire gammut of topics that might come up in a Dungeons and Dragons style game; but those are not the entries that hold my attention the most. When the author describes the events of their epic campaign in those fantastic session wrap-ups I find myself utterly enraptured with the thing. Updates: Averaging four posts a month.

Vaults of Nagoh A good blog that has sadly stopped updating. Lots of good stuff hiding in the archives that are worth mining through. Updates: Dark since March 11, 2013.

Venger's Old School Gaming Blog A fun little blog from an author who fears no one. Worth reading if for no other reason than to see where he goes next. Updates: An average of six updates a month. 

Violent Media - Dice and Design I really enjoy this author's funky art and advice. You'll find a lot to love if you give it a chance. Updates: About five times a month.

Voices in my Head An rpg blog that tends to have enough Cybery goodness to send your mind rushing off to invent your own conspiracies and plots for your next game. Look for the regular series Cyber Sunday. Updates: About six times a month 

Wampus County A clever and inventive blog that mostly focuses on the author's home brewed setting - and what a setting! You'll find a lot to love about this blog. Updates: About four times a month. 


Weird Opera A fun, meandering blog that tends focus on most everything related to the hobby. Inventive and clever. A good place to start in the archives is Orc Babies and you'll know the tenor of this blog from the get go. Updates: Dark since October 30, 2013.

What a Horrible Night for a Curse An OSR blog that tends to be a fun and engaging read. You'll find more good here then bad on most any day. Recently the author has been exploring the Mentzer Basic set and the series is well worth the read. Updates:  About ten times a month. 

Windsor Gaming Resource While this blog is mostly directed at its local community there is a lot to see here as the author will post reviews, tips, and open invites to bring people to games they've never played before. If you're in the area, you should be following this blog. Updates: About seven times a month. 

Wine and Savages This blog has more going on then you can shake a stick at; it's smart and resource heavy. You'll find a lot worth reading and adding to your own campaigns here. Updates: About nine times a month.  

Wishful Gaming I really like this blog. The author is smart and can really write. Do yourself a favor and add this one to your reading pile. Updates: About eight times a month. 

Wombat's Gaming Blog of Iniquity This blog is everything that you want in a blog. Great writing, smartly done resources, and an author who can crank out fantastic content. Well worth adding to your personal blog roll. Updates: About four times a month.

Worlds Galore: This blog has really blossomed over the last year as the author seems to have found their voice. Really worth reading and can't wait to see where this fantastic blog goes in the future.  Updates: About three times a week.

Wraith of Zombie's Blog This incredibly creative blog will provide you with some fantastic materials that you'll want to put into your own game as soon as possible. Some things to look forward to: a great setting created by the author, wonderfully inventive tables, and a sense of humor that is well placed. Updates: Expect about three to four entries a month.

Your Dungeon is Suck While this blog can really antagonize people by savaging them out in the wilds of the internet, there are times when it not only makes a valid point but launches a pertinent, and profanity laden, criticism against a target that others might avoid (see Monte Cook took your money . . .). This blog is not work safe and it is not for everybody. Updates: A little better than once a month, but you should expect long periods of darkness in between posts.   

Unfrozen Caveman Dice Chucker: Is there an Applebee's in this town? If you can't find something to love about this clever blog then I feel sorry for you as it is a real joy to read. The author has some fantastic thoughts on rules variants and the style of play that they prefer. Fantastic read every time it updates. Updates: About four times a month. 

Underworld Kingdom In this blog you'll find an author who will inspire your galactic dreams and games. Beautiful nebulas, and some great musings on the setting just compliment the author's inventive penchant for great tables. There is so much to mine for your exploration games that you really need to come over and enjoy this blog. Updates: About sixteen times a month.

Zenopus Archives One of my favorite blogs. The author is smart, and has an investigative mind that will often turn over stones that you'd otherwise miss entirely. Currently he's exploring the Holmes Basic draft from the original source. A fascinating read for anyone interested in the early history of the hobby. Updates: An average of seven times per month. 

266 comments:

  1. I didn't make the cut... A hell of a list though, so rather than lament my poor fortune, I'm going to link to my own little blog and hope you can squeeze in the time to pop over and check it out. http://shortymonster.co.uk/

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    1. Sorry I didn't have you added to the list earlier, but I had never ran across your blog before. Added your blog this evening.

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  2. Thank you for including my blog in the list. If there is one thing I want to promote, it is the interviews with RPG luminaries I have done. They have their own special page to list them.
    The Interviews
    If you are a fan of 70s, 80s RPGs and want to hear the original authors, creators talk about their perceptions on things, then you will find them very informative, entertaining and well worth reading.

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  3. I've got a blog as well, sorta. Historically most of my posts have been recipes but I'm working on branching out into games as well. http://cookingwithcharles.blogspot.com

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    1. I added your blog this evening Charles. I'm interested to see where you'll take it.

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    2. Thanks! I'll still be doing food updates and the occasional essay but my goal is to have roughly half the posts be about gaming.

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  4. Thanks for the kind words about The Savage AfterWorld. I've shifted focus a bit to be more all-encompassing about gaming, with a focus on the old stuff and obscure. But Post-Apoc material will still be primarily focused upon. (I just wanted to offer material for more than just one genre!)

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    1. Thank you for putting out The Savage AfterWorld. It's a fun read and I'm glad to see you branching out.

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    1. Added Harbringer of Doom this evening.

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    2. Thank you for your kind words about my blog!

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  6. Glad I was able to make the cut. Glad you did a Google+ on this.

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  7. I don't see my (lately abandoned) site: swordplusone.blogspot.com :)

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    1. Just added you to the list Mike!

      You should really come back to blogging. There's some great stuff in your blog and the work you were prepping on France has me wishing that you would tell us more!

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  8. Thanks for the list, lots I recognize and enjoy but a lot of new ones to explore. Didn't see mine up there, The DM from Outremer (http://outremerdm.blogspot.com/).

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    1. I just added you, and I can't believe I've never read you before. Your blog is a lot of fun to read! Thanks for telling me about it!

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  9. My blog isn't here, I know I've fallen behind on posting but it's not dead. I run http://carapaceking.blogspot.com

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    1. Just added your blog Christopher!

      You should really update more, you've got some good stuff going on in there.

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  10. Impressive and useful!

    Thanks for including mine. Of course I talk an awful lot about GURPS. It's a GURPS blog by a GURPS author about his GURPS game. :)

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  11. Excellent list. This is extremely impressive, especially the helpful annotations and average number of updates. You've certainly put in a lot of work on this.

    Thanks for the link; I don't think I've ever been called "smart and well written" before!

    Oh, and the name of the blog is "Rended Press", not "Rendered Press".

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    1. My pleasure! I hope you find some new blogs to read that will rock your face off. Not literally because that would be really weird.

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  13. Maybe take a look at this:

    http://fictivefantasies.wordpress.com/

    Not explicitly and entirely D&D, but lots of cross-over material here and there.

    Great list!

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  14. Fair call on my Greyhawk Grognard blog. I'll strive to do some more Greyhawk-centric posts in the near future.

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    1. Hey I like all of it! It's just that your Greyhawk stuff is really, really fun to read.

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  15. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. I started Realms of Chirak as a creative exercise to keep myself writing regardless of life's demands, and try to update three times per week to force myself to stay creative and come up with new ideas and topics. Some months I can't stop writing, other's I struggle....but it's practically second nature now to keep writing, which was my goal.

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    1. It's a good blog that I've been enjoying for a while now. I just hope this brings more people to the party.

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  16. Thanks so much for taking the time to compile this list. I very much look forward to checking out thee entries.

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    1. I hope you find a lot worth reading in there. A lot of these authors are putting out some fantastic work.

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  17. Forgot me! http://www.wondrousimaginings.blogspot.com/

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  18. 800+ posts
    Five days a week
    Quantum ogre
    Almost a million hits.

    I'm not quite sure what I need to do to have Hack & Slash on this list.

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  19. Thanks muchly for the mention of DeathAndAxes.blogspot.com

    Fear not, my many imaginary readers, because the blog's focus will definitely remain on RPG's, with particular emphasis on the mutant varieties of D&D that I play in or GM.

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    1. It's a fun blog dude. Hopefully this will bring more people to your blog because it deserves to be read.

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  20. Feel free to add my blog to the list. It's fairly self indulgent? Plenty of eye candy though... I've been painting miniatures since the 80s. I plan on putting in more D&D houserules content. Regular posting, although I game more than I blog.

    http://hitstokill.blogspot.co.nz/

    I live near Hobbiton in New Zealand.

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    1. Just added you to the roll.

      And my god do I want all of your miniatures. They're really nice, dude.

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  21. Thanks for the kind words! Following your blog now.

    A few others I'd recommend:
    http://deltasdnd.blogspot.com/
    http://www.warlockshomebrew.blogspot.com/
    http://unfrozencavemandicechucker.blogspot.com/
    http://pulsiphergamedesign.blogspot.com/
    http://initiativeone.blogspot.com/
    http://in-the-cities.com/


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  22. This is double awesome for you doing it, and for my blog showing up (Shard World) ^_^

    I try to post to it whenever the Muse strikes; my goal is at least 3 times a week, but I haven't hit it yet.

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    1. Hey I'm just enjoying what you've posted. So thank you for writing!

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  23. http://hallsoftizunthane.blogspot.com/ please add me. This blog is the host site for AFS magazine which I publish. AFS is an old school gaming and pulp literature fanzine dedicated to REH, CAS, HPL and Jack Vance, available in print only. Thank you

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  24. I feel flattered just to be included in this list.

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    1. I just appreciate that you write your blog and I want others to appreciate your hard work too.

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  25. Great list. I'll be checking them out. Could you please add mine? It's mostly about gaming terrain mods and some custom gaming decor
    http://thedungeonworkshop.blogspot.com/

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    1. Just added you to the list, and man, I love that Pokorny article at the top. He's pretty boss, and I'm so glad to hear he isn't a scumbag.

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  26. Great list. Perhaps you've also heard of my blog, Stargazer's World (http://www.stargazersworld.com)? You might like it. ;)

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    1. You're absolutely right! Fantastic blog, my friend!

      You've been added to the list.

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  27. Hasn't been updated in a month, but I quite like Gavin Norman's City of Iron blog. Has a number of new spellcasting pdfs

    http://the-city-of-iron.blogspot.com/

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    1. God I hope he starts updating again. Because you are absolutely right, this is a fantastic blog.

      I've added it to the list.

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  28. Thanks for including my blog, and for the compliments!

    My Weird Opera blog has indeed been silent for he past month because I was participating in Nanowrimo, but I'm planning to resume blogging somewhere next week.

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    1. I'm glad to hear you're coming back to it!

      How did Nanowrimo go?

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    2. Yeah, I had hoped to post at least once a week during november, but the writing took up more of my time than expected (it always does :) ).

      And I won Nano: I added 53000 words to a novel I started this summer, which is now somewhere around 82000 words. Still not finished though, I have 5 or 6 chapters still to do.

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  29. I delare this list to be worthy of laudation yet still woefully incomplete.

    No Aldeboran?
    http://aldeboran.blogspot.co.uk/
    Artwork, session reports, Khunmar insights, pop culture reviews and rants from the estimable Mr Poag.

    NO JOESKY??!!!!!1
    http://joeskythedungeonbrawler.wordpress.com/
    OK, there's been no word from Joesky in almost a year, but his blog is still the cleverest, funniest thing on the whole damn internet. OSR comedy gold right there.

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    1. I can't believe that I missed Aldeboran, I've been reading it for years! Thanks for pointing out that mistake. And as for Joesky, my god, how have I missed this blog? You're absolutely right, it is the funniest thing out there!

      Both blogs have been added to the list.

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  30. don't forget Ancient Vaults and Eldritch Secrets - how the author (not me) keeps being so creative is absolutely astonishing: http://ancientvaults.wordpress.com

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    1. You're absolutely right, Rick, what an amazing blog! It's been added and thank you for the suggestion.

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  31. Thanks for including me, and glad I can give you something to disagree with!

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    1. When I can find someone as smart and well written as you to provoke me into rethinking my positions and my outlook on the game I have to include them. You have a great blog over there!

      Thank you for all the hard work you put into it.

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  32. I seem to be perpetually overlooked...
    http://bigballofnofun.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm sorry I overlooked you Callin and your wonderful blog! Consider that remedied as I have added you to the list!

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  33. If there's room for another GURPS-centric blog from a GURPS author, please link up http://gamingballistic.blogspot.com/ I have averaged 4-5 posts per week since the blog's inception on Dec 26 of 2012 . . .

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    1. Always room for such a great blog! Thanks for letting me know about it Douglas!

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    2. Thanks a ton for the kind words and the listing. I'm glad you enjoyed the content on GB and DF to actually explore the system more. I'm a booster for the whole hobby, though - and I really do need to get back to my Pathfinder read-through!

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  34. Thanks for the shout-out! Totally gonna steal this idea.

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  35. Fantastic list! Thanks for including The Other Side.

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  36. Nice list! Comprehensive? How could it be be you missed me :) http://forgottenrunes.blogspot.com/

    P.S. Since I am only posting about one a month I am easy to miss (November has been better).

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    1. You've been added my friend, and thanks for pointing me to your blog, I'm really digging the archives.

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  37. Great list! I'm glad you appreciate From the Ashes!

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    1. I haven't missed an entry since I found your blog! Love it, sir!

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  38. Cirsova is small, but all about some B/X!

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  39. Of what's not in, and hasn't been mentioned yet, I'd also recommend a look at these:

    http://acornafloat.blogspot.com/
    http://afieldguidetodoomsday.blogspot.com/
    http://barkingalien.blogspot.com/
    http://beatronin.wordpress.com/
    http://bookscorpionslair.blogspot.com/
    http://everwayan.blogspot.com/
    http://faustusnotes.wordpress.com/
    http://fatesf.blogspot.com/
    http://hugeruinedpile.wordpress.com/
    http://mesmerizedbysirens.blogspot.com/
    http://rollfortreasure.com/
    http://psychicmayhem.blogspot.com/
    http://rathergamey.blogspot.com/
    http://unknownzine.blogspot.com/

    There's a lot of overlap with the general themes in the list.

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    1. Adding them as fast as I can. There are some amazing blogs in that recommendation list Porky, thank you for suggesting them.

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    2. Hell!

      Porky, I can't believe that I add all your suggestions but missed your amazing blog. Sorry about the overlook, you've been added to the list my friend.

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  40. With some trepidation, I will list my own blog - http://legacyofthebieth.blogspot.com , inspired by the medieval Islamic world, Roadside Picnic, and spaghetti westerns.

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    1. The link you gave me didn't work, but I found your blog all the same. You've been added to the roll, and thank you for letting me know about your fantastic blog.

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  41. Thanks for the link and the good review!

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  42. Recommending Last Gasp for addition to the list: http://www.lastgaspgrimoire.com/

    I don't see it linked to very often - I suspect it's because it's on something other than blogger, if I'm not mistaken. In any case, the authors have very much got their own voice and a strong sense of style. Some very solid, creative material in there. Mainly concerned with the authors' home games. It sometimes comes off as pretentious and arty. Actually, it IS pretentious and arty. But sometimes that just feels good, okay?

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    1. Added that blog 'cause it's fantastic. Thanks for letting me know about it Alex!

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    2. @Alex I don't know how much it has to do with our lack of links but you're right, the site was built for Wordpress.
      It only seems pretentious because I'm smarter than everyone.

      @Charles thanks for the lovely write-up! I really, really appreciate it (and Alex for mentioning us in the first place).

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  43. If you'd like to add me, I am here: revdoctoredj.blogspot.com

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  44. If you'd care to add me, I've been around for a few years now. I've gotten a little lax lately but that's about to change. Cheers!

    http://dreadgazebo.net/

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  45. Please add my blog to the list. I have been neglectful of late, and hope to return to it more after the holidays.

    The Dice Are a Lie

    www.thedicearealie.blogspot.com

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    1. Dude! I can't believe that I missed the Dice are a Lie! I've been reading your blog for-ever. I'm so sorry for that. I've added you!

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  46. My blog is not there either, but at the moment it is largely just play reports, at least until life gets back to some sort of normality. If you think it is worth adding, feel free to do so: www.theskyfullofdust.co.uk . Thanks. Simon.

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    1. Man your blog is wild. I love it!

      You've been added my friend!

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    2. Cheers Charles. The new look might change, as I do change it every so often when I get bored :) I do update every week, although at the moment that's mostly the session reports... hoping to add more as soon as I get my act together.

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  47. Thank you for adding me and for the kind words. Thank you most of all for compiling all of this. I will try to go through my blog roll and double check for any you may have missed. Thanks again for putting this together.

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    1. You're welcome! But it's me who should be thanking you for all your hard work and time you put into your blog. So, thank you!

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  48. Thanks for putting me on the list here! This is awesome! I've added you to the rarefied ranks of the Friends of Wine and Savages blogroll! Kudos for putting in the research!

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    1. Dude, Wine and Savages is one of those blogs that has me wondering how I can up my game every it's updated! So thank you so much for putting me in that group. Hopefully I'll deserve it!

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  49. Thanks for the nod. Appreciate you including me in the list. :)

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    1. Jim, I've been reading your blog for almost three years, so it's me who should be thanking you for all your hard work. Thank you!

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  50. my blog isn't there, but maybe it's not totally osr-oriented..

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    1. I don't care if it's OSR oriented or not CL. Tell me your blog's name and I'll add you to the list.

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    2. http://mesmerizedbysirens.blogspot.com/

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    3. Your blog is just fantastic. If I didn't have all these others to add I would disappear into your archives and never leave. Thank you for putting out such an amazing blog!

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    4. thank you so much for your kind words!

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    5. i think this blog should be included in the list:

      http://thoulsparadise.blogspot.it/

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  51. I wanted to add my thank you for your kind words about my blog. Just had the left leg amputated and getting back into some creative work so hopefully my posting will be back into swing soon. (Fantastic resource you've created).

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  52. My blog is infrequent and, with the best will in the world, wildly uneven. Still, if no one else is going to recommend it, I'm not too proud to beg! It's called Lost in Time and it's at http://clawcarver.wordpress.com/

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  53. Ho there! I too blog of the OSR, mostly of Adventurer Conqueror King these days, at wanderinggamist.blogspot.com

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  54. Thanks for the call out! My blog, rpgconcierge.blogspot.com will be back soon... along with the sister blogs specifically for my OD&D and Traveller campaigns.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that, your blog is great. Thank you for all the hard work you've put into it.

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  55. The Iron Tavern regularly posts 2 to 3 times per week. Focus ranges from Pathfinder, OSR, DCC RPG, etc. Also home of a DCC RPG podcast as well.

    http://irontavern.com

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  56. The blog that started it all for me was Ode to Black Dougal: http://ode2bd.blogspot.com/. I found it looking for info. on sandbox play years ago and it led me to the rest of the OSR. It updates very infrequently now-a-days but all the old posts are still there.

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  57. I second jbeltman (above): Ode to Black Dougal was a gateway to the OSR for me too.

    Also, Underworld Kingdom is a favourite of mine.
    http://worldofortix.blogspot.co.uk/
    There hasn't been much in the way of original content lately, but Albert's stuff is great. I plunder ideas from him all the time. Check out the links in his "Library of Knowledge" on the right of the blog.

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    1. Dude, Underworld Kingdom is outstanding. Thanks for telling me about it. I've added it to the list.

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  58. Thanks for directing a bunch of people to Blue Boxer Rebellion. Much appreciated!

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    1. That's the whole point of this list, so I'm glad it's working! You've got a great blog over there and I'm sure that many of these new readers will stay with you!

      Good luck!

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  59. Cantankerous? BAH! Bah and grumble I say!

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    1. See, this is why I like you so much!

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    2. Like?! I do not know the meaning of the word! *monocle pops*

      Seriously, expect more stuff about Dungeon World (especially products), FATE, other RPGs that I end up trying out here and there, and even board games.

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    3. I'm adding that to your blog's description!

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  60. Thank for providing an annotated bibliography of blogs. This is about a thousand times more useful than a blog roll or list of links. Bookmarked.
    Thanks also for the mention of my own blog. I'll try to do better. :)

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    1. Dude, you're a brilliant blogger and I really like your blog!

      I only get fussy about the entries where you talk about something being foolish and then dignify it with a treatment. You're so smart and able to make things fresh and new for all of us with your writing that I hate when you lower yourself. That was what I meant by my criticism.

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  61. Wow! Thanks for the shout out on Exonauts! You've got a lot of my favorites listed, with even more cropping up in the comments. I'd like to nominate one more: Swords & Stitchery. The blogmaster Needles churns out a gigaton of posts, as if he's hell-bent on feeding ideas to gamers. He's also big into gonzo/go-for-broke game style. Fun stuff!

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    1. Just added Swords and Stitchery this evening!

      And Exonauts is an outstanding blog. So thank you for putting so much hard work into, I really appreciate all the effort.

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  62. Awesome list!
    Would you please add my site. www.sycarion.com

    I'm a Swords & Wizardry guy. Average about 3 posts per month, but I hope to increase that rate.

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  63. I'll toss mine in. It has mostly old school RPG and miniatures content. Ruminations of a Geek http://geekruminations.blogspot.com

    And a friend's: Crawdads and Dragons http://docgrognard.blogspot.com/ Good Traveller variants and homebrew rules there.

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  64. You have done a lot of work compiling a useful resource for RPG blogs! There are a lot more out there, but this is a great start, and very easy to reference.

    With all of these blogs in one place, I thought I should drop a reminder that the December RPG Blog Carnival is in motion now on the topic of 'Taking Charge' and any RPG blog is welcome to join in.

    The topic of Taking Charge can be taken however the blogger wishes, from such viewpoints as running the game, being more assertive as a player, as a character, dealing with tangents, side quests, and the like, improving organization and implementation, or anything else that involves RPGs and a change of state from passive and out of control, to active and more in control.

    The host site this month is [a href="http://runeslinger.wordpress.com"]Casting Shadows[/a]. Those who participate can leave a link in the comments of the December RPG Carnival starting post. A round-up and description of each contribution will be posted at the end of the month to help readers explore both the topic and the blogs which participated.

    Thanks again for taking the time to compile and comment on such a good list of blogs.

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    1. Thanks for letting everyone know about the Blog Carnival! I hope you'll get more participants than ever!

      Oh, and I've added your blog as well.

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  65. Wow, this is a great list. There are a ton of blogs here that I don't currently have on my own reading list. I'm going to have to rectify that. Thanks for doing such an awesome compilation!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it. Hopefully you find a bunch of awesome blogs to inspire you and push you to greater heights.

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  66. Monster blog, anyone?

    Sorry in advance about the slowness of updates...

    appendixm.blogspot.com

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  67. Despite Reviews from R'lyeh not making the cut, this is a very useful list.
    Thank you for putting it together.

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  68. How could I forget about this one?
    http://henchmanabuse.blogspot.com/
    One of my favourites.

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  69. Thanks for mentioning Super Galactic Dreadnought!

    And for the record, if you count this year through November, my average is 10 posts per month :)

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  70. Amazing list.

    Any chance of getting added to it? ;)
    http://seaofstarsrpg.wordpress.com/

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    1. You've been added my friend, and what a fantastic blog you've got! Thanks for sharing it with me.

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  71. I'm going to link your list on my blog and see if I can't read a few more of these myself. Please consider my blog, in the event it wasn't cur from the list for being otherwise polarizing/unreliable/unreadable/etc. :P

    Norvendae.com
    Mostly about game design and storytelling. Mostly. :P
    Updates: Average 30 per month

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    1. Great blog and web comic my friend! Thank you so much for sharing it with me, you've been added to the list.

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    2. Thank you for your kind words. Before you get too invested in my comic, I have to warn you that it ended abruptly -- and without any real conclusion -- when I was unable to continue updating regularly.

      I hope to run a Kickstarter fundraiser soon to relaunch the comic in a more intimate (and mobile-friendly) format, but until that happens, I'm hosting my webcomic for largely archival purposes. #sadface

      --Dither

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  72. http://themetalearth.blogspot.com/
    Stuff and stuff.

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    1. Loving your blog! Thank you for sharing it with me, it has been added to the list.

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    2. Wow, I am very glad you like it. Thank you.

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  73. Thank you for your kind words about Bookscorpion's Lair. This is a great list - I've seen some old friends here and I'm off now to make new ones. Your descriptions make it easy to pick out blog I'll probably find worth reading, thanks for all that work.

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  74. It is long, isn't it? :)

    If Blogger has a plug-in for checking links, it would be a good idea to install it if you haven't already

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    1. They're all functioning at this time, but I'm installing the plug-in just in case. Thanks for letting me know about it.

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  75. notes.mythusmage.org
    dangerous-journeys.mythusmage.org
    mythus.mythusmage.org

    Those are mine, though they each need updating at the moment (busy doing layout on a document.)

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    1. I only added notes.mythusmage.org as the others didn't seem like you were ready for them to be added. But I look forward to when they are because if they're as good as the one I added (and I expect they will be) I bet they'll be a blast to read!

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  76. Would you kindly add mine to the list as well.
    http://dungeonsddx.blogspot.com/

    Nowadays I deal mostly with Rules tinkering and design analysis of electronic mediums for use in home games. I've got a number of older posts for rules-hacking Marvel/TSR FASERIP, Shadowrun and Labyrinth Lord.

    Posting is erratic but 1-2 a week or 7 a month seems to be my average.

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    1. Glad to hear I leave you wanting for more. I'll post more often when work settles down and I escape crunch time.

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  77. Great list, I read many of these blogs already and looking forward to checking out a few more.

    I have a campaigns blog set up over at

    http://darkpathsandwanderedroads.blogspot.com/

    I only post session summaries for the campaigns I am running. It gets updated a few times a month as we play more sessions. If you care to include it, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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  78. Hey - cool blog breakdown. Looks like I'm late to the fray. If your eyeballs haven't fallen out yet, you might look at http://rathergamey.blogspot.com/

    - Ark

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  79. One more for the pile: http://dandy-in-the-underworld.blogspot.com/

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  80. Not certain if this fits or not but I run the Windsor Gaming Resource, for which there is a Blog. Most of what is posted there is about local events in the Windsor Ontario area but I also post reviews, advice and tips and tricks:

    http://w-g-r.com

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  81. Thank you for compiling this compendium of RPG blog links. This is a great resource. We appreciate our blog being included, and the kind words. Looks like we have a bunch of new blogs to go check out!

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  82. If you don't mind a little more shameless, self-promotion, I'd like you to take a look at my blog, violentmediarpg.blogspot.com .

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  83. Holy moley. Thanks for the kind words!

    And because I'm Daffy Duckian in my greed, I'll mention my other rpg blog, dedicated to Jack "Tales Of The Grotesque & Dungeonesque" Shear's psychotronic Planet Motherf@#ker setting: http://the-haunted-spookshow-of-channel-x.blogspot.com/

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  84. I have been involved with a law firm buyout in the recent months (and fighting depression) so the updates aren't what I wish they were, but here's my blog:

    http://thedwarvenstronghold.blogspot.com/

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    1. I hope you come out of your funk my friend, because I'm really enjoying your blog. There is a ridiculous amount of good stuff there. Thank you so much for sharing it with me.

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  85. An amazingly useful list. I'll need to set aside a weekend to work through these :)

    Of course, I'd be delighted if you'd consider adding Beholder Pie to the mix! http://beholderpie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  86. I realize that I haven't updated in a couple of months now, but The Ongoing Campaign is, I assure you, still around. I'm working on getting a couple of games running, at which point I should have more content.

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  87. Thank you for this list - it's a great resource!

    I humbly submit my blog for your consideration: http://tabletopdiversions.blogspot.com/

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  88. Here is my blog: "A German Geek"

    http://german-geek.blogspot.de/

    Pretty much all of it is related to RPGs, especially worldbuilding.

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  89. Thanks for the kind words about What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse..., and I'm glad you're enjoying my Mentzer Basic series.

    Also, don't forget Hero Press: http://heropresstwo.blogspot.com
    Tim Knight covers all things geeky and British, with lots of UK sci-fi TV, movies, comics, miniature wargaming, and of course RPGs.

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