Welcome back to the Best Reads of the Week! Every week I read through more than 370 blogs looking for the best rpg related articles to bring them directly to you. This week we've thoughts on copyright law when applied to role-playing games; the continuation of Rob's Feudal Setting tutorial; reviews; and more! If you see a post that you like be sure and tell the author how much you enjoyed it!
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BEST READS OF THE WEEK!
APRIL 1 - 10, 2015!
Thought of the Day - Copyright and Games by Justin Alexander, from the blog The Alexandrian: One of the things is always fascinating to me is the way that copyright laws work, especially in regard to us both as hobbyists and as a cottage industry built around other people's intellectual property. So this hit my sweet spot.
Of Overlords, Kings, and Barons, Building a Feudal Setting Part 8, Of Overlords, Kings, and Barons, Building a Feudal Setting Part 9, Of Overlords, Kings, and Barons, Building a Feudal Setting Part 10; and Of Overlords, Kings, and Barons, Building a Feudal Setting part 11 by +Rob Conley, from the blog Bat in the Attic: Rob's further explorations into building a Feudal Setting. Lots of good information contained in this series for people building a game in any time line that's loosely based on the real world.
Old School Inspiration from The Man Eaters of Tsavo by +Billy Billerson, from the blog Billy Goes to Mordor: If you're looking for inspiration to help your players (or your own) preparations into the wilds of some ancient fantasy world than this clever post by Billy will provide you with a great place to start. Lots of good stuff here.
Pure Elemental Bliss: Princes of the Apocalypse by +Kevin Smith, from the blog Melvin Smif's Geekery: One of my favorite things about Kevin's product reviews is how easy they are to read and find all the salient points out of without the typical clutter of self-important snobbery and fart jokes getting in the way. He takes these reviews serious enough to do them well and as a result he's become one of the first people I check when it comes to buying new rpg products.
Artisan Toolkits: Cartographer by +Charles Akins, from the blog Dyvers: A continuing exploration of what is actually contained in the Fifth Edition Artisan Toolkits.