Thursday, August 11, 2011

Oh, the Places You'll Go

As noted, there are several places that do a better job writing about roleplaying games than myself.  This list will probably become more organized as time proceeds, but for now, here is a list of places I like to go.

Gabe's D&D Corner: Gabe (t/n Mike Krahulik) of Penny Arcade fame got into D&D around the time fourth edition was released.  He posted some stuff there, I believe primarily in connection with his campaign featured on Obsidian Portal.

Playing D&D With Porn Stars: A gaming blog by Zak Smith, also known as Zak Sabbath, from the online reality show I Hit It With My Axe.  He writes heavily about retrogaming and typically has good ideas for improvising game sessions.  He also has a giant listing of gaming blogs, so you can spend the rest of your life reading about gaming.  Word of warning, though: he is a porn star, and he plays D&D with other porn stars.  So it's not just a clever name.

Roleplaying Tips: You should subscribe to it and peruse the archives.  Every few weeks, they send a newsletter to your inbox.  There's some good stuff there, and it's worth getting a subscription (also, it's free, and they don't sell your email address so far as I can tell).

Unknown Armies: The site for my favorite game, Unknown Armies.  Though it focuses on that game, it's good for plot ideas for any modern/occult/horror/conspiracy roleplaying game.  Pretty much entirely fan-submitted, though it's hosted by one of the game designers.  It doesn't see much traffic these days, but the archives reach to the beginning of the site.

Yog-Sothoth: A fansite for Call of Cthulhu.  Once again, this focuses on that game.  Once again, it has things that might be useful for any modern/occult/horror/conspiracy roleplaying game.  Also features a wealth of information on the Jazz Age, the "default" Call of Cthulhu setting.

Project NEMESIS: I leave this here as a grave marker, a memorial.  This site went down sometime in the summer of 2011, but it's possible you might click the link and find it has been resurrected.  If you can find it or a mirror, it had lots of good stuff for One Roll Engine games as well as Call of Cthulhu (I wasted more time than I'd care to admit on the Green Box Generator, which is basically answers the question, "What messed-up thing do the player characters find in this storage unit?").

That's all for now.  Expect better organization sometime in the future.

Also, if you're having trouble finding a game, check out Constantcon over on D&D With Porn Stars.  They schedule Google+ games all the time.

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