Friday Knight News – Gaming Avengers Edition: 4-MAY-2012

Sure, it’s Friday. That automatically bumps today up a notch on the “doesn’t-suck-ometer,” right? But when you also have a movie like The Avengers released on a Friday, that blows the scale out of the water. At least I hope it does. Early reviews for this superhero slugfest have been very positive – almost glowing. And the fact that it opened overseas and earned nearly $200 million in its opening weekend says something as well. But I’m not excited about the film or anything… Nooooo. :)

Beyond that it was another crazy week. I’ll be thankful when Spring Soccer season is over for my girls in a couple of weeks. Maybe then life will return to some sense of normalcy. Riiight.

Back in gaming land, right here we had some interesting posts… From Robert’s post on playing “killer” PCs a bit more realistically and Creighton’s post helping a new GM run the first session of a new campaign to my review of Adventure Quarterly #1 from Rite Publishing, the week’s weird combination of creativity, gaming, and soccer from The Gassy Gnoll, and a guest post from Sam Richards, the creator of Tweet RPG… We kind of ran the spectrum. So why should today’s news post be any different?

To the news cave, Batman!!

Food for Thought

Games and Gaming

Kickstarter

Publisher News

Reviews

Tools

  • We haven’t had any tools for a while, but I wanted to let folks know about Picozu – an online drawing and photo retouching app now in Beta that runs in modern browsers. It offers much of the functionality of Photoshop and GIMP, but in a smaller package. Could be useful in a pinch if you’re tweaking pictures for a blog or gaming project!
  • Another cool tool I’ve started playing with is called Wunderkit. Found an article on Lifehacker from Alan Henry about it this week and have been toying with creating different workspaces, task lists, notes, and more. It could be a great way to manage campaign notes or game project tasks… I especially like the way you can share a workspace with multiple team members and all take advantage of shared lists and data!

That’s it for this week on the news front. If you want a bit more, check out the Weekly Roundup at Roving Band of Misfits, the Weekly Assembly from Gamer Assembly, and Chris Hackler’s “What’s Up With D&D?” at ENWorld. There’s definitely plenty of news go go around!

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 or drop me an e-mail at news(at)gameknightreviews(dot)com and I’ll add it to the list for next week!

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