I think social media has impacted five major properties of the hobby. Social media has increased accessibility to the hobby, decreased the time of distribution, expanded the reach of the hobby, made the permanence of the hobby mutable, and finally, social media has bridged gaps in intimacy between hobbyists as well as publishers & designers.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last month’s RPG Blog Carnival, “Growing the Hobby.” Before I get to the participant round-up, I want to present my own thoughts about growing the roleplaying games hobby. I want to make it very clear that these are just my observations and hypotheses and that I really have no hard data to back it up with.
This month’s blog carnival is about growing the RPG hobby. How can we do it? Do we even need to try?
I don’t have much to say about travel within a game, except that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. However, I do have a lot I can say about traveling as a gamer, because I have probably traveled more than the average gamer.
Mad Brew rounds up all the contributions for June’s RPG Blog Carnival: Steampunk & Klokwerks.
This month’s topic for the RPG Blog Carnival is Steampunk & Klokwerks. Put on your best Victorian garb and board the Lab’s airship to explore this niche genre. Everyone is encouraged to contribute!
Mad Brew weighs in on the Future of Roleplaying, month’s RPG Blog Carnival topic. Take a look at Mad Brew’s vision of the next edition of D&D.
Mad Brew takes a look at comic strips inspired by D&D from the old pages of Dragon & Dungeon magazines to Kobold Quarterly and the web.
As its 100th post, Mad Brew Labs contributes to this month’s RPG Carnival: Monsters & Map Madness. Mad Brew shares a map he created using a fantastic tutorial found on the Cartographers’ Guild forums.
Mad Brew lays down som goals for 2009 as well as making some interesting predictions for the RPG Industry and the Blogosphere. Do you agree, if not what do you think will happen? What would you like to see happen?