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We're in the future, everyone. Pretty much every movie I watched as a kid that took place "in the future" without being the super-future, we've passed it by. So what is futuristic is retro. Hence, Retropunk. That's where you head in this sci-fi RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

A new Celtic-based RPG is up on Kickstarter. It's called The Children of Eriu and it takes place in the Fate of the Norns universe. This game does its very best to accurately recreate the world based on actual traditions and tales, having done its homework in the form of lots and lots of research.

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Table of Ultimate Gaming has a full line of tables that convert into gaming tables but they also have an elite series of tables with built in power ports, adjustable height gaming surface and modular decorations. Special branded versions of these tables are available for Warhammer 40,000 and Game of Thrones. readers can save $50 with the coupon code TABLETOPNEWS50 Check out these tables today! 

The tabletop RPG scene has been shrunk down to the size of a thimble with this exciting new roleplaying game. Fairies RPG allows players to explore the world from a new view, battle treacherous house-cats and use magic to swiftly get out of sticky situations. Sit around the table with your Storyteller as Fairies RPG brings in 7 fairies to choose from, over 150+ unique spells, and tons of news items and environments to explore in this vast world.

Playtesting is a vital part of any game's development. Something might seemingly work as-written, but once you get to the table and start trying to work with it, you might find the rules clunky or unclear or in other need for refining. With a game as beloved and big as Pathfinder, Paizo wants to make sure that when the new edition hits shelves, it's as perfect as it can be. So that's why they're enlisting your help. You've seen the previews, now get the materials and see how they work for yourselves. The Pathfinder 2.0 Playtest is on.
Many of you out there adventure through Rokugan when playing the L5R card game. Soon, you'll have an new way to experience that foreign land. Fantasy Flight is coming out with a new Legend of the Five Rings RPG, and they're kicking things off with a beginner's starter box to ease you into it. In this preview, we get a look at a pair of the pre-generated heroes that you'll find in the box.
Come from the land of the ice and snow. From the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow.
Yes, from up in the arctic circle (or for those that read Greek, the bear circle), there's many adventures to be had. If you want to carve a legend for yourself among that harsh land and hardy civilization, you'll have to be tough and cunning. And that's just what they bring you in Svilland Saga, a new campaign setting for 5th Edition that's coming to Kickstarter soon.
Alright! You've done it! You've survived or stopped the apocalypse! Time to move on to the next one! What? You thought that one was all you had to deal with. Oh no, good traveler, there's plenty more where that came from. And that's what you'll be up against in Necrotopia, a new RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.
Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants! It's a pirate's life for me!
Hey, I downloaded from Napster back in the day. That counts, right?
Ok, so maybe I'm not much of a pirate, but Conan is, and so can you when you play the Conan RPG from Modiphius. They've released the Conan the Pirate supplement in pdf format.
Fighter/Rogue, Wizard/Ranger, Warlock/Barbarian, there's all sorts of combinations you can make. Multiclassing is a way to have a bit of variety with your characters. But how will it work in Pathfinder 2.0? We get a look at that. Along with it, Paizo is showing off a bit about different Archetypes as well, which can further differentiate characters in a class from one-another.
We all know what it's like to be in high school. You've got all the various cliques: the jocks, the cheerleaders, the band geeks, the nerds, the aliens, the espers... Wait, what? You've got those cliques if you go to Oddity High, at least, it's a new RPG up on Kickstarter about your average, everyday Japanese high school that just happens to have all sorts of fantasy and sci-fi characters that go there.
Ah, gay Paris. What a wonderful city. The city of lights. Romance, art, architecture. It's all there. And you can go there in Nocturne in the City of Lights, a new adventure for Space 1889 from Modiphius (hey, just because you can go into space doesn't mean there's nothing left to do on the Earth, after all).
You can't really just grab any suit of armor, start wearing it, and expect to be able to just do all the things you regularly do unless you've been trained in its use. You're not going to be as mobile, as flexible, or nearly as well protected unless you work with that armor. In the new Starfinder Armory, there's new character options that show when you've really put in the time and effort to learn just how armor works, and that's what we get a preview of here.
You've fought zombies in the malls. You've fought them in the morgues. You've fought them in the prisons. You've fought them in castles. You've fought them in hedgerows. You'll soon be fighting them in space. But this new Zombicide lets you fight zombies in an all-new way. CMON has announced a new Zombicide Role-Playing Game.
The Middle East has a rich history that stretches back thousands of years. And, of course, there's all sorts of myths and tales that have been created throughout that time. Capharnaum - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked sets you into that mystic land and time and lets you run around, dealing with thieves, finding genies, and getting you fitted for your own flying carpet. Print copies are available for pre-order now from Modiphius.
The folks over at Skirmisher Publishing are no Scrooges. They are looking to celebrate Christmas all year around with their special 12 Days, 12 titles, for 12% sale. That's right, it's a collection of 12 of their most popular titles for only 12% of their regular price. Obviously, you only have 12 days to get in on the action.
Every day, we're looking for new power sources for our world. Fossil fuels will run out eventually, and we need to replace them with something. In Entromancy, part of that replacement is made by ceridium, a new element. However, along with energy, it's unleashed magic on an unsuspecting world. Your characters find themselves in San Francisco in such a world. How will they make it day to day? That's up to you to decide. The game is coming to Kickstarter next month.
Your Best Game Ever is a sourcebook with a difference. Most RPG books give you info to use in your game, and in a way, this is the same. However, instead of just items to use, it's actual strategies to get the most out of your RPG experience. It's not a list of new types of swords, but things you can do to increase the fun and immersion for everyone at the table. And if anyone knows about this kind of stuff, it's Monte Cook. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
I am all for race-mingling. Nothing inherently wrong with that at all. And that includes into your fantasy settings. That's where you can get Half-Elves and Half-Orcs. But how will these characters be handled rules-wise with race feats and such? That's what we find out in this Pathfinder 2.0 preview from Paizo.
As I've mentioned many times, there's no such thing as too many options for a GM. Having extra scenarios, character types, charts, graphs, and tables can all make running the game a lot easier. That's where Alien Ass Hydrogen Gas, or Cosmic Grass... No One Warps For Free comes in. It's a new supplement for Alpha Blue that brings you all that and more.
One of the original fantasy role-playing games out there, The Fantasy Trip (no relation to a magical mystery trip), created by Steve Jackson, is back. Steve's got the license to make it back again, and that's just what he's doing. He's tossed the game up on Kickstarter in a new Legacy Edition format that take the original rules, updates and expands them.
The tree-hugging hippies of the fantasy world, Druids are in complete contact with nature. They can feel the changes of the seasons, the cycles of life and death, and even communicate with the woodland creatures and the woods themselves. But how will they change from the way they operate in Pathfinder to Pathfinder 2.0? That's what we get to see in this preview.
Stuffed Fables was Plaid Hat Games' first storybook RPG game. The book the game came with was part rules, part game board, part adventure. Now, they are coming out with the next game using many of the same mechanics. It's called Comanauts, and it puts players in charge of medical adventurers looking to save Dr. Strobal from the coma that he has been left in.
Two big books are coming from Wizards of the Coast For Dungeons & Dragons. Wizards of the Coast has announced the release of a new guide to Eberron, their semi-steampunk-themed game world. They're also crossing over into Magic: The Gathering territory with another one set in the world of Ravnica.
Lone Shark Games are teaming up with Penny Arcade creators Gabe and Tycho to bring you Thornwatch, a new board game/rpg/graphic novel all rolled into one. The game is meant to be adaptable to playing styles and times. If you want a shorter experience, do a one-shot for an hour or so. Want something that'll fill the evening with entertainment? Go into full-on adventure mode and play until the sun comes back up again. The game and its first expansion will be available July 31st, but if you want to get it as soon as possible, you can put your name on the pre-order list now.