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Yo ho, yo ho, a sailor's life for me. Take to the oceans with Fray: The Restless Sea, a new RPG setting and system that's up on Kickstarter now. Two coastal city-states are on the precipice of war. Into this, you find your PCs. Will you favor one place over the other? Try and avoid war? Or relish in its arrival?
All around the world, different peoples have their various tales and legends. Strange monsters, mythical heroes, lost civilizations, fantastic locations. Skirmisher Publishing looks to bring those to your tabletop. Their latest release heads to the islands with Men & Monsters of Polynesia.
Skylark Studios has released the core rulebook for their Helheim Unbound RPG. While it might initially look like it's just for gaming in the age of Vikings, it's actually fairly setting agnostic, allowing GMs to utilize the rules in pretty much any setting they can think of. If you're looking for a high-energy RPG with heroes of legend, you might just want to check it out.
Wizards, potions, alien experiments... randy bards... There's a lot of ways that two different races in a fantasy or sci-fi game to interbreed and end up with mixed kids. Silver Games has released a new sourcebook that shows off a bunch of these new creatures in Hybrid Blood. You can pick up your copy now.
While some are all about the big, sci-fi guns, I'm really about the big sci-fi power armor. It's close to the giant robots that I love so much. So I'm certainly excited to see what's coming out in the Starfinder Armory in terms of protective wear. What will you be outfitting your character with?
Out there in the world, there's all manner of faith healers and shamans and spiritualists that we write off as just crackpots. But in the world of Esoterica, you might not be so quick to judge. Their powers are real, and they're used to transcend this plane to a much better existence beyond the Veil. However, with great power comes great corruption. Fighting off these corrupted individuals is what you must try and do in the game. It's up on Kickstarter now.
Bards = Best Class, in my opinion.
I've got two games I'm in right now, and my slightly-more-favorite character of the two is a bard. I just love 'em. So I'm interested to see how they're changing in Pathfinder 2.0. And that's what we get a preview of in this article.
This one's a bit more cerebral in nature. Paizo has posted another preview of the upcoming Pathfinder 2.0 rules, this one focusing on what is and isn't common in the game. But more than that, it's kind of a breakdown of what it means for things to be common and not in certain settings.
International politics is already hard enough. Interplanetary politics is even that much more difficult to untangle. In Space 1889: The Fate of Angahiaa, the Canal Prince wants to expand his influence and power. However, various nations on Earth, who have vested interests in the goods coming through that region aren't so excited about things. How does this drama play out? That's for your characters to decide. The new adventure book is available from Modiphius now.
While space travel might be only for the scientists and soon for the hyper-elite, one day it will be the usual course of things. And as space expands to the everyday people, there will be those that go about their regular lives always in the more downtrodden areas of space stations. That's where you find yourself in Flotsam: Adrift Amongst the Stars. It's the life of the lessers, in the world of off-world. The sci-fi RPG is up on Kickstarter now.
It's a dangerous galaxy out there. Best to get yourself something to fight back against whatever hostile alien life you might find. Be it a small sidearm all the way up to a mobile battle suit, the Starfinder Armory has you covered. We get a quick look inside this upcoming book in this article from Paizo.
Arc Dream Publishing is running a Kickstarter campaign for a new sourcebook for their Delta Green RPG. It's called The Labyrinth, and it takes the teams far and wide, stretching every area of the United States. They'll be tested well beyond their limits. But what teams will make it out, and which will crumble under the pressure? That's up to you to decide.
Modiphius has expanded their Star Trek Adventures RPG with a new supplement. It's the Command Division book, and it, as you would expect, expands on the Command Division in Starfleet. The commanders of starships have a lot on their shoulders. They have to be tacticians, diplomats, and negotiators. This book expands on those various roles, as well as offers more content like extra ships to be in charge of. PDF copies are available now, with pre-orders being taken for the print version.
Pretty much everyone knows the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack got some magic beans, his mom tossed them out the window, and they grew an enormous beanstalk. In D&D, there's also a bag of magic beans. But the folks at Skirmisher Publishing didn't like how it was implemented. So they came up with their own list of 100 beans. You can get your copy now.
Everything is getting an update in the new edition of Pathfinder. That includes all the base classes. In this preview, we get a look at the Sorcerer. These magic-users get their powers from ancient pacts and bloodlines. They're born with magic in their veins, effectively. But how will that affect their abilities? Read on to find out.
I took just a couple semesters of French back in high school. As such, the amount that I remember now could be described as "pretty much useless." So, if I wanted to play Capharnaum, I'd've been out of luck. That is, until now, as Modiphius has translated over this RPG for an English-speaking audience. You can get your pdf copy now.
It's a trap!
Ok, obligatory reference out of the way, we can move on. Pressure plates. Tripwires. Buckets perched precariously on partially-open doors. The adventuring world is filled with all manner of traps of nefarious means. But how will they be handled in the new edition of Pathfinder? In this preview, we get ourselves a look. Just watch where you step. ... Not because of traps, but because my neighbors don't always pick up after their dogs...
Many of us weren't gaming 30 years ago when the original Star Wars RPG book came out. But then, I guarantee there's those of you out there with a very well-worn and probably well-loved copy. Either way, if you've never played it but want to, or have played it for 30 years, there's the new 30th Anniversary book available now from Fantasy Flight.
In the far-off future that is Starfinder, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. All sorts of new weapons and gear and armor exist. So, what sort of stuff will you equip your character with? You can figure that out by picking up the futuristic Sears Catalog that is the Starfinder Armory, coming this month.
Pre-made adventures make the role of GM just so much easier. While there's still generally a lot of room for adaptation, the adventure does the heavy-lifting of getting everything together. For those that are the GM for Space 1889 games, there's a pair of new adventures available from Modiphius, in both print and pdf.
Sneaking through the trees with their animal companion in tow, able to loose a volley of arrows or run up and stab opponents silently with a pair of blades, the Rangers in Pathfinder are in tune with their natural side. But how will they change in the new edition? In this preview, we get a look at just that.
When you make a character in Pathfinder, the stats that you've got on your character sheet are only part of the tale. There's also the magic items you'll pick up along the way. Those include magical weapons. But how will magic weapons work in the new edition of Pathfinder? In this preview, we get a look. Also, the other ubiquitous item: the potion. How about them? They get a look, too.
In the grim dark of the 41st millennium, there is only war...
This we know, and many of you get out your armies weekly and fight for supremacy on the battlefields all across the Imperium and beyond. But soon, you'll have another way to fight, on the RPG tabletop. Ulisses North America has started taking pre-orders for their new Wrath & Glory 40k RPG. Get your name on the list and be one of the first gamers with this new book when it's available.
I'm an "actually have the book in my hand" type of person. Sure, I use digital versions of books literally every work day but if given the choice for my own collection? I like the real deal. If you're like me and you're playing Life Among the Ruins from Modiphius, you'll be happy to know that 5 new sourcebooks are now available in print format.
When you want to play in an RPG, you've gotta start with your character. That's the foundation of what else will come later. But... not everyone has the ability to make a character on their own. There's tons of different options and choices and such. It can get you lost very easily. That's where Roll20 comes in. They've added their new Charactermancer to their program that'll help you get up and running.