On the Special Snowflake Setting by +Courtney Campbell, from the blog Hack & Slash: The special snowflake has been a major topic of discussion this month and perhaps no one does a better job of cutting to the center of this topic than Courtney. He expertly dissects what is going on and then how to address it all.
Ratkin for 5e by +Patrick Henry Downs, from the blog Nerdwerds: A confession, I love Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play. I love everything about that setting; so when I saw this excellent re-skin of the Skaven I was excited. You can imagine how happy I was when it turned out that the clever Patrick Henry Downs had been the one to make it!
Green Ronin Shows How a Real Game Company Announces Its 2015 Game Lineup (but . . .) by +Nicholas Bergquist, from the blog Realms of Chirak: In this post Nicholas Bergquist not only manages to highlight all the upcoming releases for Green Ronin but to get a pretty good slap in at Wizards of the Coast in the process. Good on Green Ronin and Nicholas!
Dwarves and Weather by Roger G-S, from the blog Roles, Rules, and Rolls: I'm really taken by this idea. Imagine that Dwarves treat weather the way that we treat the stars and heavens above. They study it, contemplate its movements as signs of the gods' pleasure and displeasure, and in general know more about what's happening then most of us walking the earth's surface. If that sounds as excellent to you as it does to me then check out this post!
The Merit Game by +Charles Akins, from the blog Dyvers: You can be judged in life by a number of factors: gender, sexual orientation, race, among others. Online though, none of those things can be known about you unless you give that stuff out. So why do some people pretend like they're judged by those things instead of by their actual actions?
A Small Change, A Very Different Cleric by +Wayne Rossi, from the blog Semper Initiativus Unum: The cleric is one of those classes that tends to get beat up a lot online with reasons ranging from their abilities being too powerful / too weak, to the class not being a good fit for the fantasy milieu. In Wayne's case he has a problem with the class fitting into the genre, but with the small change he proposes the class takes on a far more exciting role in the game and gets me all excited to play one again. Way to go Wayne!
Thoughts on a New 5e Campaign - Thanks for the Inspiration Jez Gordon by +Mike Evans, from the blog Wrathofzombie's Blog: I love new campaigns, especially ones that come into this world filled with attitude. This bad boy is everything I love and then some.