Welcome to This Week, a weekly series where I discuss all the gaming (both video and tabletop) content I've played, made, prepped, run and seen that's cool this week.
Let's jump in with what I've done This Week...
What I've MadeWell, as you can probably see (unless you're on mobile, in which case, not yet) there has been a significant visual overhaul of versamus! This is being done for several reasons: to celebrate reaching 50,000 views, to homogenise my online presence, and to give my mailing list somewhere to go (sadly, the old layout I was using was very limited in add-ons).
|(Image from William McAusland, used with permission.)|
Anyway, as I mentioned, I have now set up a mailing list! The mailing list at present will send you out a copy of each article posted, in case you missed it being posted, and will later send out some extra goodies... But more on that later!
|(Image from Blackpowder & Bloodlines.)|
To build upon this, on Friday night the team got together and did a whisky and rules session. Basically, we drank a lot, and argued well into the morning of the next day. We made some amazing progress, and I had more fun than I have in a long time. Hopefully, in the near future, I can show you what we've done.
What I've RunWhilst I haven't run it yet, this evening I will be doing a character creation and "session #0" for a new Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition campaign: the Curse of Strahd. I wasn't planning on running more D&D yet, or perhaps ever, after Ameshirel: A World Undone, but the lack of GMing was getting to me... So I started this up with some very enthusiastic players!
|(Image from Wizards of the Coast.)|
What I've SeenA colleague of mine at EA Firemonkeys (click the link to check out our awesome new office!) lent me a print copy of the Kobold Guide to Board Game Design, so I've been getting stuck into it. If you're unfamiliar with Kobold Press's Guide to series, you should really check them out. Each one is filled with essays and articles by some pretty big names in game design, roleplaying games, and writing in general. My personal favourite is the Guide to Worldbuilding, which is a frequently used tome on my digital shelf.
|(Image from Kobold Press. Just look at this cute little guy...)|
That's all for This Week this week. I'll talk to you next week, and tell you of all my adventures again! In the mean time, fill your own week with as much awesome as possible.