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Gnome Rodeo: Saddle Up for GMing Links

Seven days until our article on the PHB 2 drops — can you tell I’m excited about it? Want to read about something specific? I’ll be writing about the book from a GMing perspective, and topic suggestions are most welcome.

Gnome Rodeos are our regular link roundups. Provided everyone doesn’t simultaneously stop talking about GMing for a week, you should see one most Fridays.

GMing Regulars

Dungeon Mastering: Yax is hosting Epic Vacations — two weeks of D&D 4e, with a campaign that will take you from 1st to 30th level…in Kauai, Hawai’i. Fuck. Yeah. This has been getting all sorts of buzz, and rightly so — how amazing would this be? In regular content, recent highlights include a review of Dungeon Delve for 4e and ways to kick off a fantasy campaign, some ordinary, others decidedly out of the ordinary.

Musings of the Chatty DM: Phil’s too wrapped up in his copy of the PHB 2 (which he will also be blogging about on 3/13) to post much at the moment, but a little while back he did a nice writeup of Grognardia.

Roleplaying Tips: There’s good stuff in issue 431’s article on fantasy “help wanted” ads, and an excellent piece on how to handle game cancellations in issue 434.

GMing-tronic links

Houseplans.com: Courtesy of Johnn Four on Twitter, this is a fantastic resource for any modern game: thousands upon thousands of floor plans. I used to love the 1e Shadowrun sourcebooks with floorplans in them (Sprawl Sites comes to mind), and I got tons of use out of them.

Win a set of solid metal dice from Gnome Stew: I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention our current contest — the prize is a set of Dwarven Gnomish Stones metal dice from Crystal Caste. These are killer, killer dice. Contest ends next Tuesday morning.

Campaign Mastery, the blog companion to Roleplaying Tips, offers a nifty Ask the GMs feature: you ask Johnn and Mike a GMing question, and they answer it on the blog. We do this here on the Stew, with our Suggestion Pot, and we love fielding reader questions — some great articles have grown out of Suggestion Pot comments.

Runes of Gallidon — a collaborative worldbuilding site that’s way more than a wiki — has opened their RPG module up for business. New content has been coming in: The Light at Bodkin Bay is a free adventure, and there’s some sharp artwork, too — I particularly like “Serenity” and “Castle Approach.”

Got a suggestion for a Gnome Rodeo link, whether it’s yours or someone else’s? Drop me a line, send me a tweet, or ping me on Facebook (Martin Ralya).

About  Martin Ralya

A father, husband, writer, small-press publisher, former RPG industry freelancer, and lifelong geek, Martin has been gaming since 1987 and GMing since 1989. You can find out a bit more about him on his personal website.

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4 Comments To "Gnome Rodeo: Saddle Up for GMing Links"

#1 Comment By frostryder On March 6, 2009 @ 9:02 am

Thank you for all the awesome links, I learn so much by reading your blog, as well as others. Opens my eyes to new ideas to DMing problems :)

#2 Comment By fkewl On March 7, 2009 @ 8:42 am

Hey Martyn,

Thank you for accepting my friend request on facebook (francois b), i forgot about adding a message when sending it.

#3 Comment By JohnnFour On March 7, 2009 @ 11:03 am

Thanks for the links, Gnome Crew!

The House Plans link wasn’t sourced by me, and now I can’t find the original tweet to provide proper credit back, sorry. It is indeed an awesome GM resource.

#4 Comment By Martin Ralya On March 7, 2009 @ 11:26 am

@frostryder – You’re welcome! That’s why we do this. :-)

@fkewl – Of course. I assume any new FB friends at the moment are coming from here, no message needed.

@JohnnFour – I’ve really been enjoying Twitter as a source of RPG links and info, your tweets in particular. And I always appreciate the re-tweets of Gnome Stew links — thank you!