Saturday, November 30, 2019

Tabletop Gazette - November 2019 - Issue 5


Hail and well met!

Welcome to the fifth issue of the Tabletop Gazette, a monthly publication intended to highlight various interesting bits of news in and outside of Second Life as pertains to tabletop games.

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Humble Bundle has a new RPG book bundle available.

Spanning a wide variety of topics, this somewhat festive bundle has something for everyone, portions from this bundle support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society .
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/orcus-5e-holiday-horde-books

Returning and new to Bundle of Holding are several bundles that will help you build your own world from the ground up. Worldbuilder's Toolkit 3 and 6 contain an incredible amount of resources for the budding storyteller who wants to create something unique. Portions of the proceeds from these two benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Toolkit3-2019
https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Toolkit6

In addition to the above, there are a number of official resources that benefit Extra Life. Obtain an adventure and rules surrounding an ugly cute race of fish people. Or add the official Infernal font to handouts for your players.
https://dnd.wizards.com/extralife
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/294284/Infernal-Font

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Need something lighter on the budget?

Here are the free games and other resources that we've come across recently that might be worth a try.

Black Void: The Flight from Salvation Square
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/293162/Black-Void-The-Flight-from-Salvation-Square--FREE

The King's Road: An Epic Fantasy RPG Campaign
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/293374/The-Kings-Road-An-Epic-Fantasy-RPG-Campaign

Shards: Worldbuilding Zine – Sampler Issue
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/295077/Shards-Worldbuilding-Zine--Sampler-Issue

Battlelords of the 23rd Century
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/294684/Battlelords-of-the-23rd-Century-QUICKSTART-RULES-Kickstarter-Edition

Aerselion Campaign Setting
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/295888/Aerselion-Campaign-Setting

The Corpse Market
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/294381/The-Corpse-Market

The Witch's Bones
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/293130/The-Witchs-Bones

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New Changes are at the Tabletop Hall

The Roleplaying Locations bookshelf is open and already has some books. If you own or admin at a roleplaying sim/location then you are now be able to create a linkbook that gives out information in the Library. This is a free service and will help people find new places to play their favorite characters at. Come by, click the button that best fits the theme or mode of dress for your location, click the book that is rezzed to claim it and add in your information.

The Notice Board has new categories! If you are a roleplayer looking for others to join you for a scene at a particular Roleplaying Location, then use the Seeking RP category. Use the Artist for Hire category if you are offering your services for doing character portraits, maps, coats of arms, or other roleplaying imagery.

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More Unearthed Arcana has been... unearthed. Psionic feats and subclasses and a slew of new spells!
https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/unearthed-arcana/unearthed-arcana-fighter-rogue-and-wizard

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A new episode for this D&D web series is out! Check it out below.

"Stealthy Approach" | 1 For All | D&D Comedy Web-Series
https://youtu.be/MTfmtudX5b4

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Games That Are Currently Recruiting:
None specifically that we know of. If you are recruiting, let us know and we can add them to next month's!

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As always, if you come across any interesting bits of news that would be relevant for the next issue of this Gazette, please submit them via notecard at the mailbox in the Tabletop Hall entrance. These can be new releases related to tabletop games, sales and bundles of tabletop resources, new and upcoming streams, special events, or games that are recruiting players. And if you have any questions or concerns, let Remnant Ashbourne know.

Monday, November 4, 2019

New Features at the Tabletop Hall!

Now active at the Tabletop Hall are a number of new features. On the Notice Board, there are two new categories to place notices under, "Artist for Hire" and "Seeking RP".

Use the Artist for Hire category if you are an artist who would like to offer their services for making character portraits, maps, coats of arms, or similar roleplaying work.

Seeking RP are for those in person roleplayers who are seeking others to join them for roleplaying specific scenes or at specific locations.

The Notice Board will also now send you a message when there are seven days remaining for your notice and allow you to renew it for an additional thirty days.

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In the library upstairs is a brand new scripted shelf for Roleplay Locations. Representatives from such places can leave notes/landmarks in customizable books. Visitors can then peruse the books at their leisure for new places to create new stories at. And it is free forever.

Visit the Roleplay Locations bookshelf.

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Using the new system to promote your location is quite simple, first head to the shelf upstairs in the library. Once there, find the theme that your location matches the best, this will be the mode of dress that visitors are recommended to wear when playing there. Press the button below the theme and a book will rez on the shelf to the right.

Click on the book and follow the instructions to claim it. Now you have borrowed the book for the next thirty days and can change it's name, description, color, add landmarks/notecards/etc inside it for visitors to receive.

You may also empty it out if you need to change the contents, delete it if your location is no longer active, and renew it if it has fewer than seven days remaining. If you would like to customize the book further, then the texture templates are available in the rules notecard at the entrance to the Hall.