I follow quite a few blogs. Especially ones that discuss the many aspects of role playing games. There is one thing that I noticed, and that ( at least to my knowledge ) there are very few aimed at educating people new to the hobby; if any at all. I'm mainly talking about RPGs. Most of the blogs seemed to be aimed at people who've been playing a while. Am I wrong?
Wouldn't it help our hobby if there were blogs for newbies? The Warhammer 40K blogging crowd seem to be great at wanting to help new players. I've read several blogs where they welcome questions from their readers. Loquacious on her blog, World of Wonder is creating a resource for beginning 40K players. Once it's finished it should be excellent. She saw a real need for such a resource, and in taking the initiative to help others she's also helping herself. Is there something similar for RPGs? If there is, I haven't found it.
At the start of the new year, I plan on trying to contact some local gamers, and find a venue to meet at. I've got a fairly good idea for a location, but not sure it's going to work out. I also want to be able to recruit some beginning players. Not sure HOW I'm going to do that. That's going to take a bit of brainstorming. If I do find some new players I want to be able to tell them about some resources to help them get started in this hobby, and I'm not talking about D&D for Dummies.