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Alternity: The Community

Is Alternity a dead game?  Well, of course WotC isn’t publishing it any more, and you can’t even buy the PDFs because of them being huge ol’ bitches.  But between Half Price Books, ebay, and bittorrent, you can get your hands on the materials OK, and there’s still communities out there actively supporting it!

The big one is AlternityRPG.net, or “A.Net” for short.  They host a bunch of great downloads and have some reasonably active forums. If you’re interested in Alternity it’s the place to go.

There’s a lot of fan content too – most notably the two major Alternity e-zines, Action Check and Last Resort! Action Check had folks like Neil Spicer work on it, but stopped in 2002; Last Resort last published in 2009, but you can still download all the extant issues of both.

Action Check E-Zine (16 Issues!)

Last Resort E-Zine

And then there’s the massive Resources list at AlternityRPG.net, with metric tons of player contributed goodness!

There used to be an Alternity mailing list but Wizards discontinued it way long ago.  If you know of a pocket of Alternity goodness out there, let me know!

Wayfinder #1

If you haven’t yet, you should  definitely check out the first issue of the Wayfinder fanzine (it’s free!) covering the world of Pathfinder.  It’s a beautiful 77-page full color professionally produced e-zine.  There’s fiction, monsters, spells, humor, traits, prestige classes…  All kinds of rules tidbits for 3.5 compatible play and all kinds of resources for those running scenarios or APs in the world of Golarion!

I finally got a chance to read it now that I’ve fixed my computer after a week of pain (pro tip: a normal XP boot disk doesn’t have the drivers required to see a SATA hard drive).  I’m very impressed.    The art is great too.