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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 [1].

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 [2]: Yax is hosting Epic Vacations [3] — 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 [4] and ways to kick off a fantasy campaign [5], some ordinary, others decidedly out of the ordinary.

Musings of the Chatty DM [6]: 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 [7].

Roleplaying Tips [8]: There’s good stuff in issue 431’s article on fantasy “help wanted” ads [9], and an excellent piece on how to handle game cancellations [10] in issue 434.

GMing-tronic links

Houseplans.com [11]: Courtesy of Johnn Four on Twitter [12], 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 [13]: 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 [14]. These are killer, killer dice. Contest ends next Tuesday morning.

Campaign Mastery [15], the blog companion to Roleplaying Tips, offers a nifty Ask the GMs [16] 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 [17], and we love fielding reader questions — some great articles have grown out of Suggestion Pot comments.

Runes of Gallidon [18] — 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 [19] is a free adventure, and there’s some sharp artwork, too — I particularly like “Serenity [20]” and “Castle Approach [21].”

Got a suggestion for a Gnome Rodeo link, whether it’s yours or someone else’s? Drop me a line [22], send me a tweet [23], or ping me on Facebook (Martin Ralya).

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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

[24] – You’re welcome! That’s why we do this. 🙂

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

[26] – 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!