As you know, we here at Critical Hits are not just content to sit on our laurels and keep the way the site operates the same. We’re always looking for new ways to bring benefits to you, our valued readers.
To that end, we have launched two new pieces of the website that we hope you find useful.
The first is a Features section in the header. Occasionally, we have content that is best served by being front and center on the site, instead of being in a post. Timeless articles that do well in being referenced often fall into this category. Our first Feature is a compilation of posts about Skill Challenges from across the RPG Bloggers Network and elsewhere, organized loosely by topic and how they can help you- whether you need help in understanding this mechanic, or if you’re just looking for examples to drop into your game. Please check it out, and let us know (either in the comments here, or via email) what you think. I’ll have a post upcoming about the best resources from the page, and my own spins on how to handle Skill Challenges.
The second is a new way of covering all those goings-on in the world of gaming news. Often, we come across news that is interesting, but we can’t quite find enough to put our own analysis enough to make a post. For all those things, we have taken over the Critical Hits twitter feed and enlisted our old friend Gato the News Robot to run it for us. If you are a twitter member, you can subscribe to that feed to get all that news, plus an update whenever we make a new post on Critical Hits. If you aren’t a Twitter member, you can read the latest news in our sidebar (currently located just above the RPG Bloggers Network logo). Additionally, Gato will automatically post all the updates from the week every Saturday in a post so you can easily review and comment on. The first one went up this morning as a test of the format, and as an example of what you’ll be seeing.
As I said before (but it bears repeating), we’d like to know what you think of these new additions, and what else you’d like to see. We’re especially interested in finding out what other Features you’d like to see.