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Linkrolls Courtesy of BlinkList

In miscellany on September 30th, 2006 at 2:10 pm

My Play now has a new feature.

BlinkList logoThrough the magic of WordPress widgets and the BlinkList social bookmarking service, There are now a pair of linkrolls in My Play’s sidebar, one for boardgaming links and one for RPG links.

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Link Love

In boardgames, role-playing games on September 21st, 2006 at 5:56 pm

Two interesting links for you to enjoy.

The first, Actual Play.com (via ChrisTalbot.com) is a new site devoted entirely to actual play posts (truth in adverstising and all that) about role-playing sessions. The pickings are rather meager at the moment, but if it becomes popular and adds a couple more features (quality search capabilities for one) it could turn into an extremely valuable resource.

Secondly, MetalJim, over on d21, mixes commentary on wargaming with commentary on politics with a discussion of how to simulate the current conflict in Iraq.

Bully For You. Now Shut Up and Let Me Learn Something Useful.

In role-playing games on September 14th, 2006 at 3:29 pm

You know what frustrates me the most when reading RPG forums? Seeing a post about something cool and, to me, new and useful, and then seeing a bunch of people dogpile it with “but that’s so obvious, I’ve been doing that for years and I don’t need anyone (or a set of rules) to tell me to do that.”

You know what? Bully for you. That doesn’t mean that the forum post, theory idea, or ruleset wasn’t useful to as many or more people, including me. Just because you already know something is no reason to pooh-pooh it when someone else points it out.

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Nathan Clears Up Two Common Theory Fallacies

In role-playing games on September 6th, 2006 at 4:04 pm

Linkblogging the first ;)

Nathan Paoletta addresses a couple of the most common misunderstandings of Forge theory.

Unfortunately, he (I think unintentionally) perpetuates the misunderstanding that GNS is the most important/only part of Creative Agenda.

Technical Difficulties

In miscellany on September 3rd, 2006 at 11:02 pm

So my (wireless) keyboard crapped out a couple days ago. I haven’t quite given it up for dead yet, but it doesn’t look good.

My backup keyboard has a spacebar that you could break your thumb on without producing whitespace. I all but have to lean on it, which makes typing more than a couple of paragraphs a chore.

So My Play will be on temporary hiatus until I get a usable keyboard. At most, if this lasts too long, I may indulge in a little linkblogging to let you all know that I am still alive.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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