A couple of days back I stumbled upon a video by Matthew Colville. He’s your regular white, middle-aged, bearded geek with many years of DMing under his belt. He has worked in the video games industry and he has written fantasy novels. He also comes across as a genuinely nice guy and he has a lot of advice for anyone interested in running D&D – veterans and newbies alike. I’ve watched a couple of his videos so far, and I recommend you to check him out. I embedded one of his videos below.
By the way, if you know of any other YouTubers talking about D&D worth checking out, feel free to post about them in the comments below!
A few days ago, Chris, the husband of Sarah Newton lost his fight against cancer. Even though I didn’t personally know him, the news has affected me deeply and I wish I could help Sarah get through these hard times. Unfortunately there’s not much I can do at the moment, but ask my dear readers to watch the video by Paco Jaen below, and perhaps check out Mindjammer Press on DriveThruRPG or ask you local gaming shop about her products. Every bit helps.
I express my deepest condolences to Sarah, her and Chris’ families, and their friends.
I guess Monday is a good day for off-topic posts. But what I am about to share with you, is just too awesome. I recently stumbled upon a web series called “Kestrel Investigates” about a British paranormal investigator called Agravain Kestrel and his elusive cameraman Mike. At first glance it might look like just another shaky paranormal investigation video blog on YouTube, but instead it’s a very British satire of the genre. In my opinion it’s brilliant!
Two series have been released at this point, and series three is currently being worked on. I have enjoyed every single episode tremendously and I can’t wait to see how the story of Agravain and Mike continues after the cliffhanger ending of the second series!
And to give this post some RPG-related spin, you can watch it as inspiration for the “The Unexplained” tabletop RPG. You can check out my review of said game here.
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