DWEENA SQUINT REQUESTS YOUR CONSIDERATION
Today opens voting for Stuffer Shack's RPG Site of the Year 2013 contest. Gaming blogs and sites nominate themselves for the competition which is done in rounds over several days. Ages of Ravens is up for voting today against three other interesting bloggers. I hope you'll take a look at those and vote. I'm, of course, rooting for myself, but it would just be great to drum up votes and feedback for everyone. Last year's winner was the always excellent The Id DM blog.
Stuffer Shack Day One Voting SOTY 2013
Here's my pitch about the blog:
I run a lot of campaigns, probably too many. I’ve used Age of Ravens to talk about how I’ve run, what I've seen in games, and tactics I've used successfully (and unsuccessfully). That means a combination of articles on GM tricks (making stronger NPCs, speeding combat), reviews with a focus on the GM side (examining early L5R products for use with the new edition, reassessing classic campaigns), actual play (write ups and videos), and analysis of particular topics (the history of horror RPGs, inventorying superhero cities). We’ve recently added a podcast as well, Play on Target. I enjoy reading gaming blogs that talk about the craft of running games. Reviews and play discussions work best when they have value-added commentary. With Age of Ravens, I try to talk about my process- offering post-mortems for campaigns and showing how a group's handled ideas like collaborative world building.Selected Blog Highlights to Consider:
- My History of Horror RPGs, from 1981 to 2012.
- Thanes of Whiterun: Using Hollowpoint to Play Skyrim
- Changeling the Lost Resources
- My Individual Reviews of All Legend of the Five Rings First Edition Products Examining Their Usefulness for Fourth Edition L5R
- Complete Reviews of Key RPG Series: Mystara's Gazeteers; Citybooks; The Enemy Within Campaign, and many others
- City-Building Using Microscope
- Moving from Tabletop Forge to Roll20
- The Play on Target Podcast
- Actual Play Videos