Game Night Blog Carnival FAQ
How do I participate in the Game Night Blog Carnival?
If you have an RPG centered blog and would like to participate in the carnival, we'd love to add you to the list! Here is what you need to do:
How do I add the Game Night Carnival graphic to my blog?
- Email us the following information:
- The URL and name of your blog (as you would like it to appear in the listing)
- The email address where you would like to receive a monthly reminder of the carnival.
- If you have a banner image you'd like listed instead of a text link, include the URL of the image. The banner image will be resized to 300x75, so make sure it will look ok when that happens. We will not host your image on this site. Please host the image yourself, and give us a link.
- The email address for your Google account. We'll use this email address to allow you to edit the "Current Month's Participants" and "Archive" spreadsheet.
- Be sure to blog about a favorite non-RPG board or card game on the last Tuesday of the month. You don't need to participate every month, but when you do, it needs to be on the last Tuesday.
- At the bottom of your Game Night Blog Carnival post every month, we ask that you also link to the blog listed above yours (on the master list) and link back to the main carnival page. The blog you link to will change every month, based upon when people fill in the spreadsheet. The links should look something like this:
<< List of blogs participating in the carnival Next blog in the carnival: Bloggy McBlogerson's RPG Blog >>
To show your readers that you participate in the carnival, you can add this small 150x150 graphic to your blog. To do this, add a new text/html widget to your blog's sidebar, and paste the following code:
<a href="http://www.rovingbandofmisfits.com/gamenight"><img src="http://www.rovingbandofmisfits.com/gamenight/gamenight.png" border=0></a>
(Note: This code also links the graphic back to the Game Night Blog Carnival page)
What kinds of games can I review for the carnival?
Any non-roleplaying game. Even traditional games (Dominoes variants, Cribbage, Backgammon, etc.) would be fine. The new D&D boardgames are also allowable (Castle Ravenloft, Wrath of Ashardalon, etc.), though non-D&D games are more in keeping with the spirit of the Carnival.
What kind of information should my post include?
Aside from a general description of the game, and how your group liked it, you should include:
- How many players it supports
- How long it takes to play
- If it's a "party" game, "strategy" game, or something else
Someone else already reviewed the game I wanted to write about!
No problem, there's no rule against you reviewing it, too. It would be courteous to include a link to their post in your review, though not strictly necessary.