Five New or Different Rules in the Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons Game by DM David, from the blog DM David: Since the completion of the Core Rules release for Fifth Edition the open analysis of the rules and changes has begun in earnest. Across the hobby, in forums and blogs, people have begun to discuss what has changed and why. DM David's discussion of these five rules is among the best to come out so far.
Thoughts on the Neverwinter MMO by Mike Shea, from the blog Sly Flourish: If you have been thinking about playing the Neverwinter MMO then this short review/guide by Mike Shea is a good place to start looking.
Phosma and Blue Devil Death by +Arnold K., from the blog Goblin Punch: Three days into the new year and Arnold is already challenging my notions on what the sun at the center of a hollow earth might actually be. This blog is one of my favorite reads not only because the author is capable of challenging the traditional notions of where we game and what happens there, but because he is able to write at a level that few others can accomplish. If you haven't been reading Arnold this is a great place to start.
Social Conflict Resolution by +Nick Foster, from the blog Rumors of War: This post typifies why I make a point of reading everything Nick Foster writes. Not only is he striving to create a better method for handling social conflicts in the game but you can actually see how his thoughts on the subject are solidifying and creating a way forward for everyone involved. If you're not reading Nick then you are missing out on one of the treasures of the RPG blogging scene.
Stocking a Dungeon by +Ramanan S, from the blog Save vs. Total Party Kill: One of the aspects of Dungeon Mastering that can become a real bear for new Game Masters is stocking a dungeon in a way that feels right for the game. Thankfully Ramanan has collected some fantastic posts on that very subject and linked them to answer all your questions on the subject.
Burnout by the Angry DM, from the blog The Mad Adventure Society: Dealing with creative burnout as a Game Master is a constant threat for most of us. It's there for the Angry DM too, but his advice goes beyond the traditional platitudes and directly towards actual, helpful, advice. Well worth reading for any Game Master dealing with burnout or worried that such things might be fast coming.
No Dear, This is What Happens when You Engage by +Charles Akins, from the blog Dyvers: There are people out there who want to convince you that the only way to deal with people is to mouth behind their backs, hiding away from the consequences. Then when they actually engage they hold up the hostility as proof of their positions while pretending that they had never done a thing wrong in the first place. I am no such wilting flower.