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Your adventuring party has cleaned out the local nest of goblins and gotten their reward. They head to the tavern for some well-deserved rest when someone suggests a game. Cards and pulled out and bets are made. Chances are, the game they're playing is Three Dragon Ante. If you want to get in on the same action, you can do so with the new Legendary Edition of Three Dragon Ante, available from WizKids.

When your gaming group is spread out all over, it can be hard to get together in one room to play (I mean, if everyone lives in the same apartment building, it can sometimes be hard to get everyone together in one room to play, but still...). That's where digital tabletops come in, with Roll20 being an industry leader. And if you're looking for adding the acclaimed Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus campaign, it's now available.

In an enchanted glade, all predatory animals have been held at bay, letting everything else thrive. But that barrier is breaking down. How will the animals that have come to make the glade home make it through? That's up to you in Hidden Heroes, a new one-shot RPG adventure using 5th Edition rules that's up on Kickstarter now.

Mana Project Studio is looking to expand your D&D games with the release of their HIstoria dark fantasy Renaissance setting book. It includes 15 new races including different species, which gives you more than 50 different new character options there. There's also new classes, new types of magic, and new gear, including period-appropriate rules for firearms. If you're looking to get much more out of your games, you might want to check out the game on Kickstarter now.

Getting just the right figure to represent your character or monsters on the tabletop when playing an RPG is a big thing for me, and I'm sure it is for some of you as well. And you may feel that the regular Icons of the Realms figures just aren't good enough for you. Well, you're in luck, as WizKids is coming out with a premium line of figures.

Well, it's not a giant robot, but it's close. Longtime readers know how I love miniatures that really stretch the bounds of what "Miniature" really means. That's what we're getting from WizKids in their premium Walking Statue of Waterdeep: The Honorable Knight figure. He's a big 'un.

I like having a diverse set of miniatures out on the table when I'm playing my RPGs. And I like them to be as close to the thing they're representing as possible. So, getting a new set of D&D miniatures from WizKids is always nice. The Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus set is now available. If you're playing the corresponding adventure from WotC, it's perfect. But if you're just looking for some new figures to round out your collection, it's great for that too.

The D&D Adventure Box Kickstarter is more than just a module for your players to go through. It includes all manner of sensory experiences including even smell, as it comes with a scented candle. And there's different sounds as well, plus props for visual and tactile elements. It's a bit of everything, and it's up on Kickstarter now.

Just as WWI was at its climax, a strange fog permeated the Argonne forest, killing and warping whomever tried to go into it. This brought the conflict to a swift end, as entire armies were swallowed by it. Now, 66 years has gone by with the fog staying mostly still. But now it is growing. What is in store for the world? That's for you to find out in Eldritch Century, a new alternative history RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

I love the Cyberpunk genre. Bladerunner's one of my favorite movies. I've played various Cyberpunk RPGs and card games. But sometimes, getting players to want to learn a new system is a pain. That's where Entromancy comes in. It's a cyberpunk game that uses the 5th Edition D&D rules as a base. So, it's the game you and your friends know, but with a setting that's certainly not just high fantasy. You can pick up your copy now.

Space is big. Really big. ... *blinks* Weird...

Anyway, Alligator Alley Entertainment is here to expand your possible number of aliens and other strange creatures your players might encounter with the release of their Threats Database sci-fi bestiary book. If you're playing Esper Genesis, this is a must-have book for new things to fling towards your players (literally or figuratively).

I mean, sure, you can head to the Red Dragon Brother's Magic Item Emporium and Groceries to pick up just a +1 sword or a +2 shield, but where's the fun in that? How about you instead pick up a sentient weapon, or a weapon set, or some other much more interesting piece of gear? That's what you'll find in the Magic Item Grimoire, that's up on Kickstarter now. Also, they have special custom dice. So there's that.

Wanting to play something a bit more steampunk with your D&D game? You don't have much longer to wait. Wizards of the Coast is showing off their upcoming Eberron: Rising from the Last War book, which will give you everything you need to get going, from a campaign guide to player options. Pre-orders are being taken now, including for an alternate cover.

I love webcomics. There are some I read every day. I know many of you have them as well. If you're a reader of Pepper & Carrot, or if you just like whimsical magical lands, you will be interested in Witchcraft: Magic of Hereva. It's a new sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons that's up on Kickstarter now.

Gary Gygax. His name is synonymous with Dungeons & Dragons and just our whole gaming culture in general. Apparently, geekiness runs in the Gygax family as Ernie and Luke Gygax, Gary's sons, have made their own open adventure for 5th Edition called The Lost City of Gaxmoor. This sandbox adventure book for players level 1-10 is up on Kickstarter now.

Sometimes, you pick up a pre-gen adventure to just drop into your regular game. Sometimes, the pre-gen is your adventure. That's the case with Mothers of Monsters. It's designed to take your 5th edition characters from first level all the way to 15th. Heavily inspired by Greek folklore, there's plenty for everyone to do. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

Every culture out there has their own folklore and tales of strange creatures or magical beings. The Filipino people are certainly no different. If you'd like to bring their rich tapestry to your games of Dungeons & Dragons, The Islands & Aswangs book that's up on Kickstarter now is the perfect way to do it.

When running a game, you have a lot on your plate. Sometimes, it's nice to leave some of the legwork for someone else, like when you have someone else create some encounters for you. That's what Nerdarchy has done with their Out of the Box encounter book. It's a whole bunch of little encounters that you can toss into your games to add some flavor and variety. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

My own RPG group recently got back from the Feywild. It'd been a long time since I'd had a campaign go planes-hopping, which is sad because there's so much you can do out there. Astral Tides looks to help with that, by giving gamers lots of options for planes-hopping, from equipment to vehicles to locations and more. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

Grim Hollow is a new campaign guide for Dungeons & Dragons that's up on Kickstarter now.  This isn't the bright and shiny high-fantasy of many settings. Instead, as the name would suggest, it's a bit more grim. If you're looking for a new dark fantasy game world, this might just be the one for you. The Campaign Guide has everything you need to get gaming in the world, or gives you the tools to add some dark and gritty to your own games.

Having pre-made adventures for your characters to play is a good way to get you gaming with minimal prep work. In The Secret Ingredient, players are looking into the secret of the famous Eel and Pond Fish Stew at the Last Stew Inn. ... I mean, sounds pretty good. I just made Italian Beef yesterday, myself...
Anyway, the adventure is up on Kickstarter now.

Continuing on the adventure started in Mithos Manor, The Siege continues the Fall of Mith campaign series. The mithians are still in trouble from all angles and it's up to the characters to decide which of the three presently-pressing matters they will tackle and in which order. This fantasy adventure designed to work with 5th Edition is up on Kickstarter now.

The Feast of the Dead is a new adventure module for the Forts & Frontiers RPG (that uses 5th Edition rules). This new book brings in all sorts of expansion material, from boons to equipment to a bestiary for more things to fight against. If you're looking to play in the 17th and 18th century America, this is your game. The expansion book is up on Kickstarter now.

Want to really test your players? Give them a dungeon that's filled with terrible dangers? Really get them in a bind and make them think their way out? That's what you get in Cha'alt. It's a huge dungeon book for classic and 5th Edition D&D that contains a couple intro dungeons, and then the big superdungeon, the Black Pyramid. You can pick up a pdf of this adventure now.

There's a new campaign setting guide for your 5th Edition RPG games up on Kickstarter. It's called World of Aetaltis, and it looks to bring new life to all the old tropes that we see so often. With a spin here, a twist here, and a reimagining over there, it is a familiar world that is also filled with surprises. The campaign is running now.

 

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