An Interview with Dungeon Smash about Fire by +Patrick Stuart, from the blog False Machine: Patrick Stuart often tops my list of excellent bloggers because of his amazing writing but everything he has done pales in comparison to this amazing interview with Dungeon Smash about Fire. The first time I read it I found myself mesmerized by Dungeon Smash's discussion of the fires they had fought and how quickly things could go sideways - even for someone experienced in such things. Rereading it today the experience stands up.
Do yourself a favor and check this one out.
Rules for Grappling Rules by +Douglas Cole, from the blog Gaming Ballistic: Why is it that every time a grappling rule appears in a game that it almost certainly sucks? Douglas has been examining the rules of combat across a variety of systems in his excellent Violent Resolutions series and he has some thoughts about what works and what doesn't. Yet this entry is more than just a look at grappling in role-playing games - it's a look into making the rules we use and how we use them better for all of us. Well worth reading for any aspiring game designers in the audience.