Tumblr is one of those sites I find myself stumbling across time and again, but never lingering on. I suppose that’s by design; it’s meant to be a platform for quick hit updates, somewhere between the microbursts of Twitter and the full-on blogging of WordPress.
With another Knights of the Dinner Table column looking, I’ve decided to take a closer look at Tumblr and see what RPG gems I might find there. In the process I’ve dusted off my old Tumblr site — nuketown.tumblr.com — and started using Tumblr’s follow functionality.
When I fired up my old Nuketown Verse tumblr (which I’ve since renamed to the Nuketown Annex) I noticed that a lot had changed. When I was experimenting with it in 2010 a lot of folks were using it as an aggregation point. It was a way of publishing a stream of all your content to one place. That functionality appears to be gone now (which is why the second-most-recent post on mine is from 2010). The focus now is on quick hit stuff — quotes, videos, pictures, etc. While you can find the occasional longer post, those seem to be the exceptions.
Here’s what I’ve got so far. If you have a Tumblr you’d like me to check out, please post a link to it in the comments below.
- Chatty Bits and Pieces: Updates from the Chatty DM
- RPG Kickstarters: A running list of RPG projects seeking funding on Kickstarter.com
- Wil Wheton: Updates from the venerable geek himself.
- F*ck Yeah D&D:A blog that expresses an unapologetic love for D&D.. Dinosaurs vs. gunslingers? Hell yes.
- Atomic Overmind: Stochasticity: A tumblr from the publisher of The Day After Raganarok