First Up, over on GOG.com for about the next 24 hours you can get Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics for free. I'm going to be honest, and let you know that I've never actually played any of these games, but they look cool, they come highly recommended, and the price is right.
When a game includes scenes like this, how can you go wrong?
Second, the D&D Next playtest is coming to a close on the 15th. I got the following e-mail today:
As this monumental year comes to a close, we are continuing to refine the D&D® Next rules. Your feedback has proven instrumental in shaping the future of Dungeons & Dragons, and for that, we thank you.We want to let you know that December 15th, 2013 is the last day to access the playtest materials online. After that date, they’ll no longer be available, so we encourage you to download the latest packet if you haven’t done so already.Until the next edition of the D&D tabletop roleplaying game officially releases, you can continue to play D&D Next adventures at home and at stores participating in D&D Encounters™. Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle™ is available now for purchase on www.dndclassics.com, and coming early next year are two more D&D Next adventures. These Sundering-themed adventures include the supplementary rules material from the D&D Next Playtest necessary for play. Visit DungeonsandDragons.com for more information.As always, thank you for your participation in the D&D Next playtest.Sincerely,D&D Team
If you haven't downloaded the latest playtest packet, you'd better get to it.
I don't really understand this decision, since they're going to continue to use the most recent rules in the D&D Encounters games, but what do I know?
Again, snag the rules. The price is right.