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The Official WOTC D&D Feed. http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Globals/Services/ArticleFeed.aspx 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 ...


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The Alexandrian http://thealexandrian.net/wordpress/category/roleplaying-games/feed 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 ...


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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/


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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. ...


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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 ...


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Beyond the Bundle site: http://beyondthebundle.com/ 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 ...


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New RPG.SE Questions Site: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Newest Feed link: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/feeds Populates the ticker with the newest questions being asked on our own Stack Exchange site.


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The Seven-Sided Die http://d7.pipemaze.com/blog/ @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 ...


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Botch Blog, a collection of stories of our failures. The idea originated in the chat, and all the contributors (so far) are chat regulars.


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RPG Theorist https://rpgtheorist.wordpress.com/feed/ 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.


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Angry GM http://theangrygm.com/ http://theangrygm.com/feed/ 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 ...


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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 ...


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Tweets to Campaign By, BESW's gathering of adventure seeds from the depths of Twitter. Currently not updating.


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Fantastic Maps (blog) site: http://www.fantasticmaps.com/ 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 ...


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http://walkingmind.evilhat.com/ "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.


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Geek Related http://geek-related.com/ @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’...


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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 ...


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Rick Neal's "What's He On About Now?" http://www.rickneal.ca/ http://www.rickneal.ca/?feed=rss2 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.


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http://slyflourish.com/ Sly Flourish has started as a D&D 4e blog (hence the name, I'm guessing), but has since moved on to broader topics. Weekly posts, focuses on practical advice.


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Ars Ludi/Lame Mage (blog) site: http://arsludi.lamemage.com/ 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 ...


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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.


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Having had this feature turned on for a few hours, I have some feedback on how I've experienced the feature so far. It might be better to populate these in the feed in the top-left corner instead. Posted directly in chat, it reminds me a little too much of the way that Twitter, Facebook, etc. will inline advertisements into their feeds, and while this is ...


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Fate Looms: A blog about an impending Fate tabletop system. http://fate-looms.tumblr.com/ Maintained by our own doppelgreener, this blog just started up. It's the dev blog for a Fate online tabletop app which several RPG.SE users are collaborating on.


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Rage: the Dataening - the gaming blog @BESW finally persuaded me to create.


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Sly Flourish (blog) site: http://slyflourish.com/ feed link: https://slyflourish.com/index.xml As described in the original feed curation thread: Sly Flourish has started as a D&D 4e blog (hence the name, I'm guessing), but has since moved on to broader topics. Weekly posts, focuses on practical advice.


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The Onyx Path regularly make excellent blog posts about nwod and owod games which make up the bulk of the content, but it's also the place for other games they own, such as exalted, pugmire, scion, scarred-lands, trinity-continuum and cavaliers-of-mars. They have the first look at new developments into all of these games, as well as taking part in open ...


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James Mendez Hodes (blog) site: https://jamesmendezhodes.com/ feed link: https://jamesmendezhodes.com/?format=rss The blog of James Mendez Hodes is a rich resource of information and guidance on making and playing games audaciously while being safe, informed, and considerate. He posts a usually-lengthy entry every couple of months.


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The Walking Mind site: http://walkingmind.evilhat.com/ feed link: http://walkingmind.evilhat.com/feed/ As described in the original feed curation thread: "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, ...


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Deeper in the Game: From Geekdom to Freedom (blog) site: http://bankuei.wordpress.com/ feed link: http://bankuei.wordpress.com/feed/ Described in the original feed curation thread: 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 ...


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