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Game Roundup for December 12, 2009

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Nominations have begun for volume two of Open Game Table: The Anthology of Gaming Blogs.

Even Conan O’Brien thinks that James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game was rushed.

Chime in on an interesting conversation regarding the place of netbooks at the gaming table.

Mongoose Publishing announces that all first edition RuneQuest RPG products are going out of print in order to make room for the game’s second edition. This includes the Glorantha, Elric and Hawkmoon lines.

Running a 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons game? Then check out this list of ten ways to challenge high-level parties.

Remember the “Satanic Panic” surrounding Dungeons & Dragons in the eighties? How times change: A Portland, Oregon middle school recently performed a play based on Burnt Offerings, an adventure for Paizo’s Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

A sequel for Dead Space has been announced. Get ready for more alien carnage!

Check out The Majestic Wilderlands, a new supplement for OD&D retro-clone Swords & Wizardry. Apparently, it was based on one GM’s campaign setting, 30 years in the making!

Numerous sources have confirmed that a new round of lay-offs has occured at Dungeons & Dragons publisher, Wizards of the Coast.

Here’s a fascinating history of Planescape, one of Dungeons & Dragons’ most popular campaign settings.