News from Around the Net: 18-NOV-2011

What a wild month… This week was “Teach Your Kids to Game” week, sponsored by the great folks at RPGNow/DriveThruRPG. Next week is the US Thanksgiving holiday. So in a two week span, we’ll have several of my favorite things in the world – gaming, gaming with my kids, great food, time with family, and watching football. Is there really anything better than that?

This week’s “Teach Your Kids to Game” week has brought out a ton of great articles from around the gaming blogosphere! And now that soccer is done for the season at my house, I actually see my daughters at home (and not on a soccer field) more often – which means we’ll try and game more frequently again. How can sharing the gift of using one’s own imagination be a bad thing in this case? My only sad thought about the “Teach Your Kids to Game” week is the fact that it’s only one week a year. Can we make it a year long celebration?

As for Thanksgiving… It’s my favorite holiday of the year. Some like the fireworks at the 4th of July… Some like the tinsel and toys at Christmas… But I’m all about the three “F”‘s on turkey day – Family, Food, and Football. Honestly (and this may seem sacrilegious), I don’t even need the football – it’s just another excuse for all of us to spend time enjoying each other’s company and all the fine fixin’s. Can’t ask for much more than that. Thankfully it’s only one day a year or I’d be fatter than I already am!!

The only way this month could get better would be to game with my family while eating turkey on Thanksgiving, but something tells me that might be too much to take in all at once. :)

That said, let’s dive into the week’s collection of links!

(18-NOV 1:45p MST – A couple of updates have been made below thanks to Andrew (Between Are The Doors) and Michael (Late to the Party). Thanks for the info guys!)

Food for Thought

Games and Gaming

Publisher News

Reviews

Tools

That’s it for this week on the news front. If that wasn’t enough, check out What’s Up With D&D for Monday, 14-November-2011 from Chris Hackler (Gaming Tonic) at EN World. And yes, that is a pixie in his pocket.

If you missed any of my articles this week, here are a few links to catch up:

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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