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Site News: New weekly features and a podcast…finally

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Hello, Awesomsticks readers!

I sincerely appreciate everyone who visits the site every day to check out new and archived content. I’ve been quiet for a few weeks, but that’s because I’ve been developing some new content ideas and finalizing the format of the Awesomsticks podcast.

Now, onto the new content!

Play Money

Say you’ve paid the rent, bought groceries, paid to keep the lights on, and now you find yourself with a little extra scratch at the end of the week that you don’t know what to do with. Awesomsticks is here to help!

Every Friday, we’ll feature an interesting tabletop RPG Kickstarter, product on DMsGuild or DriveThruRPG, and a super cool gaming accessory that might be worth you investing in. It’s worth noting that none of these products will be promoted for cash. They’re things we feel are worthy of getting a few more eyeballs on.

Artist Spotlight

There are so many talented artists in the TTRPG community that rarely get their stuff seen and should have their work showcased. Awesomsticks wants to give up and coming character artists to show off their stuff and hopefully generate some extra income for them.

On Wednesdays, we’ll feature a different artist, some of their work, and give readers a way to contact them for commission work or even steadier gigs. In these trying times especially, we need to hoist artists up and make sure they are well compensated for their work.

Awesomsticks Podcast

Finally, I’ve nailed down a format for the podcast. I want the podcast to be a companion project to the blog and offer a deeper look at the aspects, tools, skills, and the history of the games we all love to play. Think of it as John Green’s Anthropocene Reviewed, but with tabletop gaming.

The first three episodes are going to focus on the tools of the trade: dice, character sheets and miniatures. It will be hosted here on the site and will be submitted to Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Follow @Awesomsticks on Twitter for updates and a show schedule. The first episode will be published the first week of June, tentatively.

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