The Official WOTC D&D Feed.
With 5e launching shortly I think it would greatly benefit the site and chat users to have the WOTC feed show up. I know ENWorld's coverage would overlap with this some, but I think their editorial take vs. the more informative approach of the actual Wizard's ...
The official Fate blog on FateRPG.com:
This blog contains news on Fate developments such as the recent release of Fate Core. Additionally, however, it regularly discusses the workings of the system and provides playing advice to players. For instance:
How does one model being on fire within the system?
How should players ...
Recent articles from EN World.
It's often a news source that provides various official timely announcements.
An influential blog written with an eye to using analytical theory to develop practical tools for GMing. Especially good for campaign building and adventure building concepts and tools.
The author is critical of various D&D designs without being an edition warrior, and ...
The Bundle of Holding blog!
The Bundle of Holding is a tabletop RPG version of the videogame Humble Bundle: it promotes small-business RPGs by offering cheap bundle rates for high-quality indie games, and donating proceeds to charities of the creators' choice.
RSS feed: http://beyondthebundle.com/feed/
RPG.SE Hot Network Questions
Site: Hot Network Questions, but only the RPG.SE ones.
Feed link: https://lackadaisical-appeal.glitch.me/hnq/rpg.stackexchange.com
Does what it says on the tin. We often get between four and seven Hot Network Questions a day, sometimes a little more or less. This feed pushes those questions onto our ticker when they get hot. ...
The disclaimer at the top of ENWorlds' site suggests it may be due to their upgrade.
Welcome to this new upgrade of the site. We are now on a totally different software platform. Many things will be different, and bugs are expected. Certain areas (like downloads and reviews) will take longer to import. As always, please use the Meta Forum for site ...
"Deeper in the Game: From Geekdom to Freedom" blog by Bankuei
This blog is low-volume (I consider that a plus). It includes indie-games content, D&D content, theory and tools (like the "Same Page Tool" that we cite constantly in comments and chat), and content about social-justice issues in fiction and roleplaying.
The Seven-Sided Die
@SevenSidedDie's blog, covering D&D and others.
Example post: Scarcity creates desire
If you want to motivate your players, make things scarce.
I’ve seen this in my own play lately. Players that were hard-core WotC D&D players have suddenly been lusting after treasure and XP in ways that I’ve never ...
New RPG.SE Questions
Feed link: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/feeds
Populates the ticker with the newest questions being asked on our own Stack Exchange site.
Beyond the Bundle
feed link: http://beyondthebundle.com/feed/
The Bundle of Holding is a tabletop RPG version of the videogame Humble Bundle: it promotes small-business RPGs by offering cheap bundle rates for high-quality indie games, and donating proceeds to charities of the creators' choice. Beyond the Bundle is their ...
I've just started a blog. The contents are to be primarily theoretical pieces about RPG construction and its implications, GMing tips, away-from-the-table resources for players and GMs and last but not least, an outlet for my own RPG designs.
Angry GM writes on all matters of running games and designing adventures/campaigns. His posts split about half-and-half between truly system-agnostic (usually gm-techniques) and D&D/PF-centric (usually monster-, dungeon-, encounter-, adventure-, or campaign-design).
He's often cited as either ...
It'd be good to test out.
It seems simple enough to implement, based on your description. The only potential problem I foresee is that it might get too "noisy", if too many questions hit HNQ within a short period of time and thus clog up the chat with repeated messages about it, but there are some limits already implemented for Hot Network ...
@mxyzplk's blog, covering D&D and other games.
Example post: Rule Zero Over the Years
The allowed scope of DM rulings has absolutely changed over time in D&D. The balance between Dungeon Master’s discretion versus reign of the rules versus player empowerment has always been debated in D&D circles but there’...
"The Walking Mind is Rob Donoghue, co-founder of Evil Hat and erratic RPG writer." A fairly active blog. The author has recently concluded a very in-depth look at 13th Age and Numenera. Well-written, thought-out, and a game designer's perspective is a plus, at least for me.
If Magician's blog is getting upvotes, I'll throw mine into the mix too. http://gm.sagotsky.com/?feed=rss2
It's mostly about GMing. Lately I've been spending more time designing a system than playing, so that's where the content has been.
Fantastic Maps (blog)
feed link: http://www.fantasticmaps.com/feed/
Fantastic Maps is a down-to-earth blog about mapmaking, with a strong fantasy bent. It talks about the mechanics, philosophies, and practices of making fictional maps. Posting is extremely infrequent, but when they post the content is consistently ...
It's been suggested in the comments that I propose a process.
Here is a process. It is intentionally kinda informal.
We make a meta thread for it like the community ads.
People vote stuff up or down depending on whether they would like to see it in the chat feed.
Moderators use these ratings as a guide to adjust the feeds.
I'm going to quote this suggestion so all the feed can be found in one place.
I think that added HNQs to the chat feed will be useful information to have now that there is an official way to determine and indicate this with the recent HNQ update.
This will raise awareness of questions as they hit HNQ and alert members of the community that are in the chat ...
This feed just showed me my own question
In my opinion this feed has already proven useful. I didn't know my question was on HNQ until it showed up in the feed. Super useful and nice to know. I don't know of another way to be notified as quickly about the question hitting the HNQ.
Rick Neal's "What's He On About Now?"
Started out as a DFRPG playtest blog, and has some of the best explanations/insights I've ever seen for that system. But he's writing on all sorts of other games too; Apocalypse World recently got a good article. Only posts when he has something to say.
Ars Ludi/Lame Mage (blog)
feed link: http://arsludi.lamemage.com/index.php/feed/
Ars Ludi/Lame Mage was described in the original feed curation thread:
Is an intelligent, well-written blog about RPGs by Microscope creator Ben Robbins. He writes about various experiments he tried, social issues with RPGs, and actual ...