Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BEST READS OF THE WEEK! April 11 - 17, 2015

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 calls for a return of the D&D Championship; beautiful art; a new race; and so much more! If you see a post that you like be sure and tell the author how much you enjoyed it!

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APRIL 11 - 17, 2015!

Of Overlords, Kings, and Barons, Building a Feudal Setting Part 12; Of Overlords, Kings, and Barons, Building a Feudal Setting Part 13; Of Overlords, Kings, and Barons, Building a Feudal Setting Part 14and Of Overlords, Kings, and Barons, Building a Feudal Setting Part 15 by +Rob Conley, from the blog Bat in the Attic: Rob's further explorations into the Feudal world. Lots of great stuff here for anyone looking to build a world based loosely on the real world.

Alignment Does Not Create Actions by Callin, from the blog Big Ball of No Fun: A character's alignment is often used as a way to justify all kinds of malicious actions on the part of the player, but in this short post by Callin we're reminded of the actual meaning of a character's alignment and how it should inform their actions.

Why the Awesome D&D Championship Should Return by DM David, from the blog DM David: The D&D Championship ran for 35 years but since 2013 it's been absent from Gen Con. Should you care? DM David not only thinks so but provides a compelling case for why bringing it back would be a great thing.

WE STARVE (Elves for D&D that are not Tolkien Elves) by +Pearce Shea, from the blog games with others: While there is nothing inherently wrong with playing the elves you've seen in the Lord of the Rings they tend to become a bit pretentious over time. Yet elves don't have to be like that and in this fantastic re-imagining of the race by Pearce we're give a whole new set of possibilities that have sent my mind reeling into a whole new direction.

Nobody Makes It Out Alive by +Charles Akins, from the blog Dyvers: A free PDF of a single night's adventuring that has more intrigue, plotting, and counter-plotting than can ever be good for one night.

Mountain Giant by Cedric P, from the blog Le Chaudron Chromatique: I love this beautiful illustration of a multi-headed giant. Seriously, this thing is ridiculously good.

5e Race: Dwarfling by Tom Doolan, from the blog Wishful Gaming: A lot of the player made races tend to fall flat for me, but not this one from Tom. He's got a writer's eye so even when he's just fooling around there's a flow to his writing that makes it incredibly engaging. Now add to that a good idea and a clever construction of a race and you've got something really worth looking at.

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