Space Gaming News: OSR Grappling, Doctor Xaos, AVID Assistant, and Violent Resolution
April 10, 2015
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The top two game bloggers of 2014 are teaming up to adapt GURPS Technical Grappling to old school D&D– and even better, their results are coming out in the next issue of Gothridge Manor‘s gaming ‘zine. Don’t miss it! (And if you don’t already read Dungeon Fantastic and Gaming Ballistic, then you need to get with it, son!)
Ron Edwards has a new blog, all about comics and culture. It’s Dr. Xaos Comics Madness, and every time I read it I declare it to be the most interesting thing on the internet. This is the caliber of writing I’d expect to see in the shortlists for the Hugo’s “Best Fan Writer” award. His recent posts on Doctor Doom, Dr. Strange, and The Green Goblin will knock your socks off.
On the space combat front, Ken Burnside’s successful Kickstarter for the Avid Assistant is winding down. As of this writing, it is closing in on a stretch goal for an iOS version. Meanwhile, Traveller fans are waiting to see how the new Squadron Strike: Traveller game stacks up to High Guard and Mayday.
Finally, game designer Douglas Cole will be joining Ken and myself at Castalia House with his new blog series called “Violent Resolution.” As you can see from his first post, this is going to be a doozy. From what I’ve seen, this will do for rpgs what Nick Schuessler did for wargames in his Space Gamer column. If you’re the type of person that’s always wanted a doctorate in comparative gaming, you will faint!