If there was a downside to The Day After Ragnarok it's that there just wasn't enough of it. I loved the book, and there's certainly enough there to run a campaign or three, but I wish there was more. In the very near future, there will be.
Atomic Overmind has announced that Tehran: Nest of Spies -- the first supplement for The Day After Ragnarok -- is releasing November 30, 2009 as a PDF source book for Savage Worlds and HERO 6th Edition.
The Blackrazor Guild -- my local gaming group -- has had a web site since 1997. It's gone through many iterations over that time, usually in tandem with some project I needed to research at work (being a gamer means never wanting for large reams of test data for web apps).
The site's known as The Griffin's Crier, and for the longest time it was the archive for our Dungeons & Dragons campaign. However, over the last few years our group's changed. Our primary campaign's now Star Wars, half the group is blogging, and we've created a small galaxy of spin-off sites supporting our different efforts.
The GriffCrier needs to reflect these changes. To that end, I'm redesigning the site using Drupal. The new site will serve as a gathering point for our various interests; it will include campaign and group news, links to the latest blog posts from group members (using the Feed API and Views modules), and serve as a jumping off point to our various wikis, web sites, and forums.
After a few years away, the Blackazor Guild and I returned to MEPACon last weekend, our local gaming convention held near Scranton, Pa. every spring and fall. We used to be regulars at the local convention scene, but over the last few years we been running our own howngrown Nuke(m)Con instead.
After two years, Wizards of the Coast's Dawn of the Defiance RPGA campaign has concluded with Episode #10: Jaws of the Sarlacc. In this week's Star Wars roundup I've got a link to the module as well as Rodney Thompson's retrospective on the campaign.
In Episode #29 of The Secret Lair our favorite overlords return to their familiar gaming stomping grounds as they interview Mick Bradley (he of the Harping Monkey) about story games. The audio version of my review of Magic: The Gathering - Duel of the Planewalkers appears in this podcast, as does always amusing Chief Medical Officer’s Progress Report by John Cmar.
When it comes to social media, I'm not a big fan of Facebook. At least within my circles, there doesn't seem to be a hell of a lot of interesting conversations going on there -- instead I get a never-ending stream of application requests and useless friending updates. I've played around with a few games, most notably D&D Tiny Adventures but for the most part Facebook is a site I only check once or twice a week.
From Nethack to play-by-post forums on the WWW, the first thing that computer geeks do upon inventing a new medium is play Dungeons and Dragons with it—the porn comes later, after the role-playing game itch is scratched.