News from Around the Net: 11-NOV-2011

Today is an auspicious day… Not because it’s Friday… Not because it’s fun to see a numerically repetitive date like 11-11-11… Not because it’s the 11th Doctor’s Day (in honor of the 11th Dr. Who)…

So why? Because title="Bethesda Game Studios" rel="homepage" href="http://www.bethsoft.com/">Bethesda Game Studios is releasing Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which may prevent me from writing any posts for the indefinite future as I get lost once again in a virtual world. This first happened with Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion several years ago when I literally caught myself standing on the edge of a running stream admiring the water effects, the wind in the trees, and the carefully placed foliage that were at the time among the most stunning computer graphics I had ever seen. I’m not sure how many hours I played the game, but I have gone through it top to bottom at least twice. So I know with Skyrim that I should expect a similar lack of productivity.

Though I love tabletop roleplaying games, I’ve always been a fan of computer games as well. I vow to try not to let the strong inevitable addictive quality of this game prevent the normal posts next week. But we’ll see how successful I am at avoiding the time sink.

But now… on to the news!

Food for Thought

Games and Gaming

Publisher News

Reviews

Tools

  • Are you making a potion and need to find a few ingredients? Check out the Grognardling’s list of potions and their major components inspired by the Judge’s Guild Ready Ref Sheets. Personally I wouldn’t want to be the guy sent out on a shopping run for Doppleganger Teeth or Beholder Eye…
  • Now this is also handy from Chase at Intwischa… A cheat sheet of medieval drinks. Everything from water and milk to distilled alcohols and cordials… Bottoms up!
  • Looking for public domain art for your project or tutorials on how to draw various subjects from wolves to clothes and skulls? Check out Fantasy Art Workshop, which has an insane amount of art resources available for your use!

That’s it for this week on the news front.

I hope everybody has a great weekend!

As
always, if you feel I missed something (and it would be impossible NOT to), drop me a quick note via the contact page and I’ll add it to the list for next week!

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