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In many fantasy RPGs, technology and magic has been fairly static for quite a long time. Things have been the way they are for hundreds of years. Now, think about our own world and what things were like in 1920 compared to here in 2020. Age of Ambition looks to fix the problem of stagnant fantasy worlds staying the same forever with a new place filled with invention and change. The new RPG is up on Kickstarter now.

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Having pre-made adventures can be a lifesaver for a GM with a game session coming up and no time to prep for it. But what if you've already burned through the adventures you have on-hand? Thankfully, Laidback DM is here to turn you into a laidback DM yourself with Shotglass Adventures III. It's a set of 10 adventures for 5th edition that you can just plug into your games at your leisure. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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We're just shy of a month into 2020. The year will be full of new opportunities for gaming, with plenty of new offerings hitting tabletops. Portal Games has things they've been working on that will be available this year, and so you can have perfect 2020 vision, they've posted up a little article highliting them.

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The next adventure for the Chronicle of the Crown of Thorns campaign for Symbaroum is now available. It's adventure number four, Symbar - Mother of Darkness. But more than just the book itself, there's also a new GM screen, a hex map for your games, and a softcover booklet to go along with it. All of these can be purchased now from Free League Publishing.

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We've made it to Tuesday. The work week is well underway. Time to hunker down and finally finish of the first month of the year. Has it taken an eternity for anyone else? To think that 2019 was still less than a month ago seems wild. It seems centuries. Anyway, I'm excited because yesterday I had a hot sauce so good, it transported me to a different part of my life for a moment. I'm going to have more for lunch today. In the meantime, to speed things along to that point, I'm going to listen to some gaming podcasts.

This week on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 84: Top 10 Most Anticipated RPGs of 2020 with Shane Stacks; Game Classy Episode 203: We lost the first 15 minutes; Nerdherders Episode 35 (126): Year End Review for 2019; The Secret Cabal Episode 199: Flotilla, Nemesis, Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time and The Death of the Acquisition Disorder; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 190: Sorcerer City, Masters of Renaissance Lorenzo il Magnifico: The Card Game, Fox in the Forest Duet; and Tabletop Talk Episode 58: Marvel Crisis Protocol: In-Depth Look.

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Diea Games is working on a new board game they'll soon be bringing to Kickstarter. It's called Euthia: Torment of Resurrection and it puts players in the role of heroes in the land of Euthia. Three dragons have taken up residence and rule over the land as tyrannical leaders. It's up to the heroes to gain experience, get gear, and eventually take out the dragons.

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When you want to fill your day with gaming information, you can't go wrong with a gaming magazine. Game Nite Magazine has been doing that for years now, and they've got their next issue available for you to check out. You can grab your copy of issue 41 now. It's free, so why not!? I already have my copy.

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Tanks the size of city blocks that are an army unto themselves. That's what an OGRE is. Steve Jackson's game of sci-fi combat is getting a new wave of figures in the form of two inconic vehicles. Wave 3 of this miniatures game is available to pre-order now.

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When you're a GM, you need to come up with everything in the universe except the PCs in your games. That can be a rather daunting task. Thankfully, there's a host of material out there to help. A new one coming soon is Niwri's Marvelous Menagerie of the Multiverse. If you're looking to populate your game with all manner of creatures great and small, this is the supplement to get. It's up on Kickstarter now.

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Every superhero has their own, unique power set. So does every villain. Be it super strength, ultra intelligence, or they're a robot, there's always something going on. In this preview of the upcoming Marvel United game, we get a look inside how the Hero and Villain decks work in the game and what makes each of them different.

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I mentioned earlier that this weekend I'll be playing D&D again. In the campaign, we're just about to get into a huge fight against a bunch of monsters. We're not 100% sure what we'll be fighting yet, so that'll be interesting. I've always said that a GM can't have too many pre-made resources at their disposal, and if you're a GM who's about to throw a ton of monsters at your party, you might want to check out Kobold Press' Tome of Beasts 2. It's got over 400 new monsters for 5th edition. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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It might be hard to call Pineapple a game, as there are no winners, losers, or points. However, it is a way to get to know people better. Players are given truth and lie cards, then are given a prompt by the person guessing for the round. The players respond to the prompt, laying down their card facedown in the process. The prompter must then guess who is lying and who is telling the truth. The game's up on Kickstarter now.

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All my life, my family had a garden. Dad would grow vegetables while mom would grow herbs. And there were usually some flowerbeds around to take care of, too. Unfortunately, my dark apartment doesn't let me practice the family green thumb. But maybe Succulent can help me out. It's a new garden-growing board game coming from Renegade Game Studios.

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There's a lot of things buried deep underground. Some are rather malevolent and corruptive in nature. So, when you're a group of dwarves and you've been around those things for a long time, you get warped and corrupted yourself. Hence, Abyssal Dwarves. And they'll be making their way to your tabletops soon. Mantic Games has started taking pre-orders for new Abyssal Dwarf sets for Vanguard. You can head over and get your name on the list now.

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Monday. I know most people aren't fans of it. I wouldn't mind still being in bed, but waddyagonnado? Ah well, it's a new week full of new possibilities. And I finally have D&D upcoming this weekend (we had to miss last session due to players being out of town). So that'll be good. I hope you've got some good games lined up. And if you do, you'll want your table to look good. Quick Terrain Corner for you today.

We have: Acheson Accessories for January 2020 - The Fifth Wave

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