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Space Gaming News: OSR Grappling, Doctor Xaos, AVID Assistant, and Violent Resolution

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!

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3 responses to “Space Gaming News: OSR Grappling, Doctor Xaos, AVID Assistant, and Violent Resolution

  1. Cirsova April 13, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Was there a Fan Writer roundup post over the weekend that you axed? I feel like I saw something on saturday or sunday, but I’ve been trying to stay out of things over the weekend.

    • jeffro April 13, 2015 at 11:23 am

      I killed it because it felt too tacky to me four hours after it went live. I have a Blog Watch style post queued up that is hopefully a bit classier.

      • Cirsova April 13, 2015 at 11:27 am

        Okay, cool. Yeah, I was really hoping that I could take a break from the non-sense for a bit, but a friend seems intent on pressing the discussion to the point where I have to tell him to sod off & drop it or tell him why he’s wrong, tell him to sod off and possibly carpet bomb the friendship…

        “Brother against brother, father against son…”
        “The Civil War?”
        “No, the 2015 Hugos…”

        You are right about Dr. Xaos, though. The articles I’ve had time to read there have been solid gold.

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