Well, if you want to submit an article idea for Dungeon or Dragon magazine, the submission window for this cycle is just about halfway closed. You have until May 31, or you’ll have to wait until October. Get on it! Oh, and check out what sorts of things they’re looking for, and what they don’t really want.
PAX East made the MTV Geek News page. Check out what they thought the hottest board games were from this year’s convention.
On Dungeon Mastering this week, Keith Baker talked about how to set up a sandbox style game. The short version? Set up “scenes” instead of dungeon rooms.
And if you were lamenting the lack of WotC podcast content, lament no more. There’s a new podcast up, where they talk about Lords Of Waterdeep, among other things.
It’s kind of weird when two bloggers, independent of one another, cover the same topic in the same week. This week, The Id DM and Steve’s Gamer Blog both covered the topic of Campaign Endings. Considering the fact that most campaigns don’t end deliberately, it’s probably something we all need to work on.
Finally, on IntWisCha this week covered the topic of “How to Fail” and how failure can make for interesting story opportunities – they answer the question, “Why would someone choose to fail on a successful roll?”
Blast From The Past (Weekly Roundup: Dungeon Geomorph Dice Edition)
Then there was Dread Gazebo (with his fancy new blog layout!) who encouraged DMs to abandon the XP budget. This, of course, sparked some debate, and Sarah Darkmagic weighed in with a counterpoint.