Holiday Break

We’re off for the holidays– have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We’re scheduled to resume the evening of Friday, January 5th.

The Game Log should be updated soon– short form: the Queen is crowned, we were lauded… but Despater left us a note saying “You’ve won a battle, not the war.”

Random links for you!

Here’s a collection of the weird and random.

Designing a Setting:
Setting Design Jumpstart, a few questions.
Working out a world casually, on couches.

Want a Druid-lite NPC class? The Gleaner, by Keith Baker. A druidic version of the Magewright.

Other random interesting stuff:
Fascinating details of the Arabic language and agape love.
Important ID protection info, about that cool RFID chip, hotel keys, and more.
Freecycle, like recycling crossed with Craig’s list.
Cool cheap stuff to do with kids.
Our kitten, immortalized.

Birthday “test”/meme

***Your Birthdate: September 24***

You understand people well and are a natural born therapist.
A peacemaker, people always seem to get along when you are around.
You tend to be a father or mother figure to friends, even to those older than you.
You enjoy your role, and you find that you are close to many people.

Your strength: Your devotion

Your weakness: Reliance on others for happiness

Your power color: Lilac

Your power symbol: Heart

Your power month: June

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?

Lots of links

Ema’s sheets on the web Cool, semi-custom character sheets. Includes a big “feat checkbox” sheet!

Spirit of the Century review.

Large Scale Battles advice thread.

The basics: What you need to start an RPG campaign

Well said: how to awesome up PCs.

Revised Beholder, Ogre Mage, and Rust Monster.

Making the party & Building Parties Together— a pair of posts about making good groups.

John Snead’s LJ

Form-Fillable Magic Item Slots (pdf)

Gamecraft: Levi’s roleplaying improvement forums.

Discussion of D&D play at various levels
Non-core Races & Classes for Xen’drik
Burning Wheel prep example

Prop control in games

Game Canceled or Delayed

Our next session is scheduled for December 8th. Dad’s off to a Christmas Party tonight (Friday), while Jennifer and I already RSVPed for my office Christmas party Saturday night. So, we’re now looking at fitting the game in sometime else– perhaps Sunday? Let us know what works…

The log is updated– last week was pretty easy because battles take a lot of game time, but sum up quickly.