Saturday Knight News – Halloween Edition – 27-OCT-2012

Welcome to the first edition of the Saturday Knight News (usually it’s the Friday Knight News)! I’m feeling better and ready to tackle the links this week, which is good. Still tired, but oh well. Sleep is optional. Caffeine is mandatory.

Halloween is almost upon us. My wife has started decorating the house and my daughters are all ready to be spooky come Wednesday night. Mostly I think it’s about the sugar, but I’m just the old man at the door handing out candy – what do I know? 🙂

Anybody have any Halloween-themed games before, after, or during the big night? Will there be things going thump, screech, and muahahahahaha? Seems we’ll be playing tomorrow night, but though we may all die in horrific ways it has nothing to do with Halloween. I’ll not look at a game night askance however… Who knows what evil might sprout?

Here at Game Knight Reviews, other than the delay in the news round-up, it was a busy week!

Next week… more reviews, perhaps some game crunch tomorrow, and the hope that the news will go out on time. 🙂
So enough about all that… Let’s dive into the links! (By the way, I had so many links this week I’ve decided to split this post – so more links to come on Sunday!)

Food for Thought

I’ve tried to break these articles into some subcategories…

Art
Inspiration
Reading
Writing

Publisher News

Reviews

Site News

  • Do you subscribe to Gnome Stew so you can leave comments? Did you ever leave one? Apparently the Gnomes are purging any account that hasn’t left a comment to get rid of (or at least slow down) the spammers. Be sure to check your account before the November 6th deadline or you may have to create a new account. Oh, and there’s a chance you could win a $25 gift certificate as well!
  • A couple of months ago, LS @ Papers & Pencils asked for some feedback during the one year anniversary of the blog. What they ended up with is some very intriguing results that all bloggers (including me) should check out! Thanks for all the details!
  • Need a new RPG Podcast? Check out the list at Geek Related, and don’t skip the comments – there are some great suggestions in there as well!
  • Are you ready for NaGaDeMon? No, this isn’t a disease, form of torture, or new type of Pokemon. NaGaDeMon is the gaming answer to NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month happening in November. NaGaDeMon = National Game Design Month. And the idea is to make a game – board, card, RPG, computer, whatever. You have 30 days to complete the game and play it at least once. Oh, and you talk about it! Stargazer’s World and The Free RPG Blog are behind it. Are you? 🙂
  • In the “causes I can get behind” department this week we have the RPG Research site (rpgr.org), which is looking at how to use RPGs therapeutically to help people use their imaginations and work through issues in a public setting. Awesome work folks and best of luck to you!
  • I know I’m behind the curve on this one, but GeekGirlCon looks like it was a great time back in August. Did anybody go? How was it?
  • Looking for a medieval fantasy RPG that uses the d20 OGL and a few tweaks? Check out the TEBEL RPG from David Amberson. There are some intriguing twists in the mix as far as traditional mythological elements. TEBEL takes the minotaur myth and introduces a bit of the medusa myth, making minotaurs cursed individuals who have angered their gods… Also included are a few spells (I really like “Frisk” as a level 1 wizard/sorcerer spell), a discussion of in-game chariot use, and more. It’s early, but I’m curious enough I’d like to see more. 🙂

Tools

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!

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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