It’s Friday, and here on No Rerolls that means it’s time for a little digest of some of our favourite articles from the past week. Of course, we’re slow readers, so don’t be surprised if there are some articles that are a little older – these are just some of the great articles we happen to have actually read in the past week.
They are in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:
French Harbor Town – Part II @ Herr Brush – Now that I’m settled in the new house and have my dedicated hobby space (yay!), I’m working on terrain/scenery for the miniature games that I play. As such, it’s cool to see others doing likewise, and this is a really cool build-in-progress of a French harbour town. Part 1 was good as well, but it’s part 2 where things really get going and there are lots of cool pics. Looking forward to seeing this develop.
How to avoid Metagaming, or better @ Ranger’s Quiver – Metagaming is a problem in tabletop RPGs – there’s no doubt. It’s not a problem I’ve encountered often. Maybe a handful of times in a few different games. That said, this is a really interesting article that looks at the issue and offers some suggestions. A good, thoughtful read.
Chapter Approved 2017 @ A Tabletop Gamer’s Diary – A review of the new Chapter Approved book for the latest edition of Warhammer 40,000. I’ve not really looked much at this edition. I’m told I’ll like it, and I do still really love the models for 40K. I like the approach that Games Workshop are taking with their updates for their games these days. This is a good, image-packed review of the book which does a good job of giving a general overview and understanding of the book as a whole.
Five Awesome RPGs For When You Need Something New @ The Game Detective – A good article that recommends a number of games that play differently to your standard game of D&D or Pathfinder. A number of the games presented here are ones that I really love. Vampire: The Masquerade and Call of Cthulhu are definitely worth your time! A good read, with great descriptions of each game.
How D&D kept me going @ Saylio – Finally, this week I came across this lovely, intensely personal post from a D&D player. As someone who has struggled with self-confidence, I feel that I can relate to the author of this post, and I agree that tabletop games, and particularly roleplaying games, can be a real support. I’m glad that the author has had good experiences, or at least an escape, and I wish him well.
On No Rerolls this week, we’ve talked a little about the GM taking over player rolls for certain tests in order to maintain faulty knowledge.
See you next week!