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Where Do You Go Online to Waste Time about Gaming?

Retreater

Legend
So I've been coming to ENWorld for many years, but I don't venture away from this site much. This is starting to cause a bit of a problem because I'm commenting in threads I don't need to comment in partly out of boredom, and it's not improving the discourse (or my own enjoyment of the hobby community).
That said, where do you go after you've read all the articles on here and looked through most of the threads relevant to your interests? Are there any sites you can recommend about DM tips, adventure reviews, etc.?
(I know you might say, read my D&D books, but I am looking for smaller, more bite-sized content.)
My other go-to time killers (the news and social media) are also something I need to try to avoid.
 

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aco175

Hero
Good thread, I'm in the same boat where I may want to comment on some things, but don't. I used to go to the D&D site directly when it had stuff on there back in 3e and some 4e. At some point they ended Dragon and Dungeon magazines and did away with their message boards. I hardly go there now. It feels only like a sales site with just promotion and very few articles and things I want to learn more about. The D+ booklets each month are ok, but I find little of real game use.
 

Fenris-77

Small God of the Dozens
Supporter
Cannibal Halfling is a decent blog site. I spend a lot of time reading all manner of RPG books and reviews of RPG books too. I like reviews a lot actually, even old reviews. I just google Book X review and see what I get.
 


dragoner

Dying in Chargen
I have my own forum for a play-by-post I am running, then there is a fb sfrpg group I admin, and I will doomscroll twitter. Occasionally I might check some other places, such as reddit.
 

Mistwell

Legend
That said, where do you go after you've read all the articles on here and looked through most of the threads relevant to your interests? Are there any sites you can recommend about DM tips, adventure reviews, etc.?
(I know you might say, read my D&D books, but I am looking for smaller, more bite-sized content.)
My other go-to time killers (the news and social media) are also something I need to try to avoid.
Matt Colville is great for DM tips.

If you enjoy optimization conversation, TreantMonk is fantastic for that.

Reddit can be good.
 

Lanefan

Victoria Rules
Try painting miniatures while watching YouTubers paint miniatures. It's a great time sink and almost no negativity.
Cool for those lucky sods who have painting skills.

Unfortuately my mini-painting skills are slightly exceeded by those of my left shoe.

For the OP: I wander over to Dragonsfoot now and then, but usually I waste enough time in ENWorld to not have much left to waste anywhere else. :)
 



kenada

Adventurer
Supporter
I lurk on (Paizo’s PF2) offivial forums, and I participate in a handful of other communities (Ars Technica, Gamers with Jobs), but the other big gaming space is reddit (various TTRPG-related subreddits). I follow a handful of RPG blogs, but they mostly update irregularly. The one I read most and updates most regularly (other than here) is the Alexandrian (disclosure: I also back it on Patreon). I also follow Justin on Twitter (@hexcrawl) since he often has interesting commentary on GMing.
 


Nebulous

Legend
There are ton of really amazing Youtube channels regarding D&D and crafting.

Black Magic Craft is addictive, check that one out.


Dungeon Dudes is another one I really like, these guys have great DND advice
 


DEFCON 1

Legend
Supporter
I watch Matt Colville's Twitch streams, and I will read the occasional column over at rpg.net.

There's not much other gaming stuff I read or watch (I haven't watched much of CritRole's second campaign much at all.)

I tend to watch other YouTube channels while working instead. Jelle's Marble Runs, Epic Rap Battles of History, Defunctland, Wendover Productions, and Cracked's After Hours to name a few.
 

Jd Smith1

Adventurer
I game every week, and check this site occasionally. That and game prep is sufficient. You're allowed to have more than one hobby.
 

erc1971

Explorer
Crafting channels on youtube. Black Magic Craft, Tabletop Witchcraft, Wyloch's Armory, Bard's Craft, etc. - they inspire me to make cool things for my games.

Eric
 

Jacob Lewis

Ye Olde GM
I have been hanging out in a couple discord channels while I work on setting up one for myself. I have met some good people, got into a few weekly games, and have been able to just talk with other people. It's been a treat, and a tremendous help getting away from the negativity of toxic boards and social media.

Now I'm hoping to start up a community of my own eventually. I'm also working on a new campaign specifically to bring it together. Might take some time, but it's nice getting back to good old-fashioned writing and prep.
 

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