Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 1-JUN-2012

I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record in these things, but June!!?! Where the heck did May go?

But now’s the time when students eye all-day or all-night game sessions as summer break comes into view. I remember those days fondly – losing entire weekends at a friend’s house (thanks to Jayson Minard and his family), or lounging around with no summer classes in college and enjoying mid-day gaming because it didn’t interfere with anything… Ah memories. Now as an adult, there’s always one more crisis to deal with – kids, work, visiting family, yard work… it never ends. Bright spots? Gaming, of course – slaughtering innocent imaginary zombies, goblins, or whatever comes my way!

What extraordinary gaming plans do you have going for the weekend? Anything round Gen Con? If so, I’m jealous! Anything else?

My apologies for the lack of review posts this week… I spent far too much time either driving to soccer fields, watching games, or driving home. But I’m proud to say that my youngest daughter’s team won all 5 of the games in the 3-day tournament and came away with 1st place! Next weekend we do it all over again! Ack. I’m ready for a break in the action so we can do some family gaming sessions during the evenings. :)

That said, the Gassy Gnoll stretched his imagination muscle to come up with some potential urban fantasy/commercial spaceflight-inspired adventure threads, I posted the latest part of the ongoing DCC RPG review, and we had articles from both Robert Oglodzinski (Library of Ancient Scroll) and Creighton Broadhurst (Raging Swan Press) – so it wasn’t a completely quiet week!

So what’s up news-wise for this week? Let’s find out!

D&D Next

With the playtest beginning last week, news and opinions about D&D Next/5E have been popping up all over the place, so the topic deserved its own section in today’s news round-up!

Food for Thought

Games and Gaming

Kickstarter

Publisher News

Reviews

Tools

  • As a sometime publisher, I’ve often struggled with page layout. What are the best layouts? What basic options do I have? What are the benefits of one over another? And though Style Tiles are designed for web layouts, I was wondering why someone couldn’t do something similar for page layouts? Wouldn’t it
    be nice to be able to mock up some pages prior to painstakingly throwing things together in a difficult-to-use page layout program? Anybody interested in looking at this?

That’s it for this week on the news front. If you want a bit more, check out:

There’s definitely plenty of news go go around!

Best of luck to everybody going to the Origins Game Fair this weekend, including the guys from DTRPG/RPGNow!

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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