Editing things are happening at a steady clip. Hopefully I can update my editing CV soon to reflect what's been happening. I also managed to plow through 6 years of filing this weekend. It was a dirty and tedious job, but it needed doing, and I feel a little lighter for getting it out of the way.
|Hot enough for lobster attacks.|
With those trivialities out of the way, enjoy more trivialities as I share the contents of my browser tabs before closing them out.
Stop Fighting Your Imaginary Friends - J.R. Blackwell reminds us that sometimes our creative minds already crowd out creativity without inviting the fear of your audience's reaction to the party.
OSR Today - A news aggregate site about all things OSR? Yes, please.
Required Magic Items - Room 209 Gaming starts looking at magic items in a Want vs. Need way, specifically reducing the need for power and increasing the desire for coolness.
|Lucky Dice Sprites!|
The Sandbox Buddha - On using Buddhist thought to free your creative mind in a sandbox RPG, at Dreams in the Lich House.
Backstory Cards - Not sure if I mentioned this Kickstarter before, but it looks like a great tool to quickly get your group's history together before play. Looks like it'll work as a game in its own right, too.
Spreadsheet of Marginalized Contributors to Gaming Panels - Need a fresh perspective on your gaming panel? Ask one of the people listed here.
Free RPG Day. Pay It Forward. - Carl Bussler tells his tale of earning RPG freebies and drawing new players into the hobby in his new blog Crawling Dungeons.
Legacies Gaming Convention - And speaking of Carl, he's talking about starting a con around Philadelphia starting in August 2015. It's very preliminary at this point, but I'm sure he'll welcome the help if you're interested.
Photoshop Brush for Cartography - Loose Rock Fill - Carl also created a fill pattern for Photoshop, intended for use with RPG maps.
|The Well of Souls - Physical copy.|
Deckle edge for the win.
White House Maker Faire - President Obama declared June 18th a National Day of Making, commemorated by the first annual White House Maker Faire.
Codex Book Binding - In the spirit of Making and The Well of Souls, here's one method to bind your own books.
|Matt Jackson's latest 'zine.|
Hand-stitched and aged.
Gen Con: How to Start an RPG Career — Freelancing 101 - Wolfgang Baur at Kobold Press gives The Talk on how to start working in the RPG industry. Great tips lie ahead.
RPG Freelancer Round-Up - Steve Segedy put out a call for gaming freelancers on G+ 9 months ago. If you're in need of a freelancer, check this list.
Artist Alley - A new site dedicated to connecting projects in need of art with freelance artists in need of projects.
Charge More Than You Think You're Worth - Figure out what you need to make as a freelancer. Double it. Charge that. Help both yourself and whatever industry you're involved in. Carl Bussler, I'm looking at you.
And now I'm jonesing to craft a zine...
I thank you for reading, and my laptop thanks me for unburdening Chrome.