Thursday, June 28, 2007

Twenty Sided » How to Find a Gaming Group

Here is a great read from Shamus Young's Twenty Sided for any beginning gamer looking to get a non-gamer interested in the hobby. I'm hoping it helps someone to start a group.

Occasionally I get emails from people expressing interest in playing D&D. I'm pretty flattered that they would come to me for advice. Being well-connected to the hobby and being able to make fun of the hobby are two different things, and I have much more of the latter. I feel bad that I can't help people more, particularly since many of them decided to try out roleplaying based on what they read here at the site.

The Fear the Boot podcast tackles this very subject this week. They are talking about gamers who have lost their existing group, but their advice works just as well for newcomers. I also stand by advice I gave a long time ago: Buy the two core D&D rulebooks - the Dungeon Master's GuideDungeon Master's Guide and the Player's HandbookPlayer's Handbook. Give them a read, and have a friend roll up a character "just to help you practice". The dice are very appealing and the process of making up a character is a lot of fun. They are very likely to become hooked right then.

Agree or disagree? Comment below or go to Twenty Sided.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Dungeon Tile Mapper -- v1.2.0

Creating and sharing dungeon maps online has become even easier. Check out the following example.

Wizards.com - Dungeon Tile Mapper -- v1.2.0

Here is a great tool that I saw today on Wizards.com

You've probably seen our Dungeon Tiles previews in our monthly "Previews" article series and may even have scored a copy of these cool tiles. By now you probably have hundreds of cool dungeon designs running around your head. But how can you create these dungeons and share them with your friends?

They are hosting the Dungeon Tile Tool, created by a fan of the game. There is an online version, or a version you can download to your local machine. Try it out for yourself at Wizards.com.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

Seraph Inn

Here is another fantasy-based online comic I've been reading lately.

Inverlock - epic fantasy manga

The story of Inverloch centers around a young man named Acheron, from a horned wolf-like race called the da'kor. After a chance encounter with an elf, he finds himself setting out on a seemingly innocent mission - that of trying to locate Kayn'dar, another elf who has been missing for the past twelve years.

Please visit Seraph Inn to follow Acheron's adventures in Inverlock by Sarah Ellerton.

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