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Players only have to worry about their character while the GM has to worry about literally every one else in the game. As such, it's handy to have guides and lists of NPCs that they can draw from. But it can get old with just Bartender #483 or Commoner #87309. Sometimes, you need something a little more complex. That's what Paizo's giving you in this preview of the Lost Omens Character Guide.

Sure, when you're playing an RPG, the focus is just on the PCs, but what about all the other things going on in the kingdoms/realms? How do those work? And what happens if someone does become ruler of the land? That's where a supplement like Kingdoms & Warfare comes in. It's a new guide for 5th Edition that's up on Kickstarter now. Find out about running a kingdom and even fighting wars to expand your territory.

Paizo's filling up your trick or treat bags early this month. You can head over to your LGS and get yourself new releases for Pathfinder, Pathfinder Battles, and Starfinder now. Need some new terrain? They've got it. New character options for your Pathfinder character? You bet. New Starfinder adventure? Sure, why not? Some new minis to represent your fiends and foes? Check.

It's a Star Wars fest over at Fantasy Flight. The new Clone Wars box set for Star Wars: Legion is now available, ushering in a new era to the tabletop miniatures game. The starter and two ancillary sets are available. Also for Legion is the new Upgrade Cards pack, along with several battle mats. That's not enough? There's a new Outer Rim game mat as well, plus a new card pack for the Star Wars RPG. I told you there was a lot.

The players only have to worry about one (or maybe a few) characters. Meanwhile, the GM has to worry about literally every other person in all of existence in the world they're playing in (plus all the planes). That can be quite a task. Thankfully, there's things like the Castles & Crusades NPC Almanac here to help them out. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

There is but a small veil that separates the world we think we know from a much more sinister and evil world out there. In Voidheart Symphony, you don't just pull away that veil, but tear it down as you work against the supernatural forces at work against you. Powered by the Apocalypse System, the new RPG is up on Kickstarter now.

Seeing as it's October, it seems a pretty good time to go out for a good scare. And sometimes, you want to bring that to your gaming sessions. At least, you certainly can if you're playing All is Madness: Paranormal, a new horror RPG that's up on Kickstarter now. Can you face your fears?

The Homeworld video game, that follows the beleagured Kushan people as they flee after the destruction of their homeworld by the Taiidan Empire, is getting itself a tabletop RPG based on the series. Modiphius has announced that they're creating Homeworld: Revelations. Take on the role of a member of the Kushan fleet and work on reestablishing the group on a new world of their own.

Puzzles. And I don't just mean jigsaw puzzles that you take forever to finish on your kitchen table. I mean all manner of puzzles. In an RPG, they can be a chance for the players to step back out of their characters for a bit and give their brains a real stretch. In this article, Paizo talks about the Puzzle Hunts they had at PaizoCon, posting up the rules for them. Have yourselve a look.

Free League Publishing has announced that The Gray Death, a new campaign module for the Mutant: Year Zero RPG, will be coming out October 29th. If you've been looking for a supplement that brings together all the various expansions for the game, this is the book you've been waiting for.

"Yeah, but is it what my character would do?"

We've all probably heard that at a gaming table before. Players are given an option or an course of action, and it all sorts of stops because someone isn't sure if their character would do it or not. That's fine, but it can sometimes be a question players have about their characters. In this preview of the Lost Omens Character Guide for Pathfinder, Paizo takes a look at helping with such questions.

There is evil in the world. That's why most adventurers go out and fight against it. But beyond just being generic "that's bad," what about games that want to further explore just what being evil means? Well, that's where the Corpus Malicious comes in. It's a new supplement for your D&D games that expands on evilness and what it means to be evil. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

If there's one thing players want for their characters, it's options. With more options comes more ways to customize their character into exactly what they want to play. Well, the folks at Kort'thalis Publishing are helping with the release of Cha'alt Ascended, a set of new and updated feats for your characters. Many of them are specifically designed to be useful in their Cha'alt megadungeon. You can pick up your copy now.

Alien Archive 3 for Starfinder gives GMs a bunch of new alien species to toss at players. But, more than that, it also gives you a way to create your own new alien species. In this article, Aaron Shanks, the designer of the creature companion system, talks about the process behind how the system was made and implemented in the book.

Having pre-made adventures just makes running a gaming group that much easier. The GM just has to open up to the right page and away you go, altering it as you go if necessary to fit your group. Well, if you're playing the Amazing Tales RPG and have been wanting some more adventures to try out, you're in luck. The Big Book of Amazing Tales is an adventure compendium that's up on Kickstarter now.

Shades of Vengeance has a new Era RPG Kickstarter campaign running. This time around, it's Era: Lost Legend. If you're a fan of Final Fantasy games (and I know that I am), then this is the RPG for you. Head on epic quests. Battle humongous monsters. Save the world for the last time (it's never the last time).

Paizo is once more taking a look into the upcoming Lost Omens Character Guide with a society that sounds... incredibly familiar. You might know the Pathfinder Society from their regular missions and extras on the site, but they're also a part of the world, itself, as a group of adventurers that are all about searching through the different planes. In this preview, we get a look at just how they operate within the game itself.

I always thought that these were the melodies of the waves. But River Horse has yet another they're coming out with. This Melody of the Waves is a new adventure for the Tails of Equestria RPG. So, your ponies better get their sea legs and maybe pick up some little water wings. It's high-seas adventure ahoy. You can pre-order your copy now.

With the release of the Platinum Edition of their City Builder line, Skirmisher Publishing is going back through their previous releases and updating them, bringing them in line with how they want to do things from here on out. Their latest book to be updated is City Builder Volume 4: Guildhouses, Mages' Lodges & Other Professional Places. You can go pick up your updated version now.

Sure, having a bunch of pre-made monsters can really help a GM with planning their gaming sessions. But sometimes that GM wants to make something purely specific for their own game. Sure, they can take bits and pieces from there and there, but it'd be nice if the various rules for creating monsters was in one, handy  spot. And that's just what we've got from Paizo. They've posted up the rules for making monsters and hazards in Pathfinder.

For there to be good, there must be evil. So, it could be said that to have great good, there must be great evil. Corpus Malicious is a book all about that great evil. It's a new book coming to soon to Kickstarter to add even more evil to your D&D games. In the meantime, the developers, Dream Realm Storytellers, have posted up a free-to-download demo book for it. You can check that out now.

Gamers, in my observation, love to get their drink on. Hey, they're generally fun-loving, social people. So why not toss back a few libations from time to time? Well, when you mix drinking and gaming, you get a drinking game. But more than just remembering what numbers are divisible by 3 and 7, there are a bit more involved drinking games, like Drinking Quest, the drinking RPG. The new expansion, Old Habits, is up on Kickstarter now.

When creating Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Paizo had a lot of questions they wanted answered. What would it look like? How many changes would they make? What sort of system would they use? Was there such a thing as too much or too little change? In this article, Jason Bulmahn, Director of Game Design, talks about some of those questions and how the design team answered them as they went along.

If you're a fan of supernatural horror and adventure, you'll want to check out Night Shift. It's a new RPG that puts you in control of characters fighting off the supernatural in an altered form of our everyday world. Just when you thought it was safe to head to the mall, you find it infested with vampires. That high school dance is the target of a werewolf. Elves and other Fae are subtly working their way through politics for their own gain. You can check out this new game up on Kickstarter now.

WWI is, to me, one of the most fascinating times in human history. The results of that war still influence culture, war, and politics to this very day, a century later. If you'd like to see what life was like back in the trenches (but don't actually want to fly to France or risk death out in No Man's Land), you will want to check out Ross Rifles, a new RPG system powered by the Apocalypse System that's up on Kickstarter now.