It's maaaaaaaaagic! Something that really sets fantasy settings apart from the everyday world is the use of magic in all aspects of life. Sure, the little device in my pocket might seem like magic, but I still can't just hop on a carpet and go for a quick fly down the block. In this Lost Omens Character Guide, Paizo is showing off the Magaambya, an ancient magic society that will be featured in the new book.
Scattershot set of pre-orders from Games Workshop this week. Though their main banner was about the new Warhammer Underworlds set, called Beastgrave - The Grymwatch, I'm most excited about the new Lizardmen Blood Bowl team. Go Pangaea Punishers! *waves little flag with my own team's logo on it* There's also new Blacsktone Fortress sets you can pick up. I did say that it was scattershot after all.
I'm ready for it, as always. Yesterday I kept thinking, "Ooh! It's Friday!" but, of course, it wasn't. Not that it's been a bad week or that I have huge plans for the weekend. I was just thinking it was already here before its time, which is never fun. But that's not the case now. It is actually Friday and that does mean it's time to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Steve Jackson Opens Up Dice and Accessories Pre-Orders, The Wilds of Wintertide Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, and Amazon Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter.
I... umm... look, this wasn't what I was expecting to be posting this morning. But here we are. Wendy's, the fast-food burger chain known for square hamburgers and frosties (and you haven't lived until you've dipped fries into a chocolate frosty, just sayin') has now put out a fantasy RPG. It's called Feast of Legends and you can download your copy now... Because why not?
Paizo has a pretty busy October planned, from the looks of the update they just posted. If you're wanting to know what's going on with the continued rollout for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Starfinder and the Starfinder Society, and what events that the company will be attending this month, you'll definitely want to check out this post.
Been thinking about maybe running the super-dungeon Cha'alt for your players, but weren't quite sure? What about checking out a playthrough video that Kort'thalis Publishing posted? Obviously, they don't go through the whole dungeon (that'd be quite a stream), but you can get a good idea of how the game works and see if it's something for your group.
The Kickstarter campaign is over. You've missed out on all the cool pricing, extras, and specials.
Or, have you?
Well, if you're looking to get Fateforge, the new setting guide for 5th edition, the campaign might be over, but your time has not yet run out. They are taking Late Pledges now. Just head on over before October 15th.
I know "generic miniatures" would usually fall into a Snippets post, but this is Reaper here. The juggernaut of the "generic miniatures" line. They've run four previous Bones campaigns, each raking in millions of dollars and sending out hundreds and hundreds of figures to backers. I don't have their regular minis, but I do have 2 "I Can't Believe It's Not Terasque" and an "I Can't Believe It's Not Tiamat." Well, Bones V is running now. And they're already over $1 million.
Hmm, this week doesn't seem to be going by too bad. Decent speed. Busy, but not overwhelming. Just continuing along at a good clip. We'll see if that continues. But, seeing as it's halfway through, it's as good a time as ever for a pit stop. Let's nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories, shall we?
Today on the platter we have: Damage Dice Elemental Dice Sets Up On Kickstarter, Critical Dice Up On Kickstarter, Diamond D6s Up On Kickstarter, 2020 Glitter Dice Up On Kickstarter, and Krakenship's Fantasy Tabletop Miniatures Up On Kickstarter.
Today, we're going to look at the Thenn Warriors for the Free Folk army in the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game.
Today. Just now.
"Just now then?"
We've all been there. All dressed up for a game and nobody to play against. The figures are out. The terrain's set up. But... crickets. It's annoying. You wanted to get your game on! Well, if you're playing one of One Page Rules' games, you're in luck. They've now posted up solo play rules for their games. Yeah. Who needs opponents anyway!?!
Nostalgia. People love getting back to the past and seeing what sort of amazing things were there. What's old is new again, and that includes retro-inspired RPG adventures. The Folio is running a Kickstarter campaign for a trio of retro-inspired RPG adventures for either 5th edition, but also classic AD&D.
Ancient Greece. The multitude of islands out in the Mediterranean all had their own myths and legends associated with them. Syrins on one. Minotaurs on another. Cyclopses on another. And it's into this this world that players find themselves in Agon, a new fantasy RPG that takes its inspiration from ancient myths. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
We're just a day away from my favorite month: Orktober! Games Workshop is wasting no time at all. They've already got a new Battletome for Age of Sigmar available to order for the green brutes (sure, they're calling them "Orruk"s now, but I'm not falling for it) up on their website. Oh, and if you want some puny oomies, they've also got Cities of Sigmar. And, as usual, there's different bundles and editions if you're into that kind of things.
Sinopa Publishing has been running a Patreon campaign where their backers can get some really cool content for your D&D games. They've already published one Omnibus and they're looking to create a second, heading to Kickstarter in order to get it done. There's some really need items in there, from different sorcerers to monsters and more. Have yourself a look-see.
A GM can never have enough resources at their disposal. That is my honest opinion. Even if they don't use things verbatim, they can take those offerings and adapt them to their own uses. That's where having a new monster book comes in, and that's what you're getting with Scarred Lands: Creature Collection, a book ~140 new monsters that you can throw at your 5th Edition adventuring group. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
The Cha'alt megadungeon is a little bit different in theme and flavor than most. So, your average, everyday character might not really fit in with it all so well. But don't be afraid. The folks over at Kort'thalis Publishing have a solution. They've created Cha'alt Pre-Generated, a book of 27 pre-made PCs that perfectly fit the style, theme, and tone they're going for. Either use them as-is, or use them as a basis for your own character. Whatever you choose. You can pick up your copy now.
Ever since Skirmisher Publishing ran their successful City Builder Kickstarter campaign, they've been wanting to go back to all of their previous City Builder products and update them. That process has now begun, as they've gone back to Communities, the first in their City Builder line, and spruced it up to bring it in line with the way they're working on those books now.
As I said in the previous story, you gotta keep up with the changing rules for games. You want to make sure that you're playing correctly. And while an RPG's rules are <Barbarossa voice> more like guidelines, anyway </Barbarossa voice>, that doesn't mean you stilll shouldn't pay attention to them. As such, head over and check out the Errata update for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG from Fantasy Flight.
We're inclusive here on TGN. Everyone should be able to get involved in gaming. Everyone should feel welcomed and included at the table. That's also the thought of those behind Adventuring with Pride, a new LGBT-themed supplement for D&D that includes one-shot adventures, pre-made characters, NPCs, and lots of new gear. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
We take for granted just how easy it is to get from place to place these days. Hop in your car, climb aboard a bus, take a train, get in an airplane. Whatever you choose, this rather safe mode of transport is there for you. Most trips are pretty uneventful. But back in your medieval fantasy games, travelling was a bit more prone to encounters. And that's just what we've got in Traveling Encounters Volume 1, a set of encounters for Dungeons & Dragons that's up on Kickstarter now.
In a fantasy land, a troupe of circus performers makes their way through this world and others. They go from place to place, setting up their tents, performing their shows, selling popcorn and candy, and then they pack up and move on. In Under Hollow Hills, you play as one of these circus performers. What will you see? What will you do? Who will you encounter? That's up to you to decide. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
The latest set for Warhammer Underworlds is available to order from Games Workshop. It's called Beastgrave and it's more than just a new set, it's a new core set, giving you new updated rules for Warhammer Underworlds, two full warbands, and all the extras needed to play. You can get just the base set, an "all-in" set, or the various extras like dice, card sleeves, and such along those lines.
Silver Games sells their Ponyfinder books through DriveThruRPG. DriveThruRPG is having a huge sale on Pathfinder and Pathfinder-related materials. Ponyfinder is Pathfinder-related. Therefore, Ponyfinder materials are on sale over on DriveThruRPG. Pretty straight-forward this story is.
I know it happens somewhat often, getting some rather extreme differences between different releases from Forge World some weeks. But this one is pretty far apart. On one side, we've got a new Young Bilbo figure that's only available for a week to order. On the other, we've got three new weapons for Adeptus Titanicus with which to outfit your-
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giant robots. I need to make sure that alarm's working right. I think it got confused a little too.