I know not everyone loved 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons, but I did. I'd gladly play in another game if one were available. Alas, while I cannot, I'm sure some of you out there can and are. One interesting thing from 4th Edition was the Skill Challenge. It was an interesting concept, but it was a little wonky to implement. The DMG tried to explain it, but I don't think they did all that great a job. Well, that's where Skirmisher Publishing's Mastering a Challenge guide comes in. You can pick up your copy now.
I know. I know. Not a ton of people liked 4th edition D&D. Personally, I did. Some of my favorite characters I played were in 4th. I'm sure there are gaming groups out there still to this day playing 4th. If you are, or if you'd like to get a group together, Skirmisher Publishing has a new character race you can try out. They're the tricksy, shapeshifting Kitsune. You can download this new character race now.
Skirmisher Publishing knows that being a GM is rough. You've gotta build entire worlds, including rather intricate cities. Their City Builder series of books is designed to help out, and they've been working at updating them for a while now. In this instance, they have the newly-updated Armories, Blacksmithies, & Other Craftsman Places book (City Builder Volume 2, for short) that you can download now.
While we just went through New Year, the Lunar New Year is still upcoming. In preparation, Skirmisher Publishing has released the next in their series of RPG monsters inspired by the Lunar Calendar. In this case, it's Jinshu Shu, the Metal Rat. You can get your copy now.
Food and Circuses.
It's what kept the people of Rome happy during dark times. And now, in your fantasy game, you can offer the same. Skirmisher Publishing continues to update their City Builder line to its latest form by upgrading Volume 3: Amphitheaters, Racetracks & Other Entertainment Places. You can download your copy now.
GMs have the task of creating all of existence. That can get to be daunting, especially when dealing with a city. Thankfully, there's resources out there for them, such as the City Builder series from Skirmisher Publishing. They've just released an updated version of City Builder 6: Banks, Pawnshops, Trade Fairs & Other Mercantile Places (just rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it?). Considering the amount of buying, selling, and trading that adventurers get up to, this will definitely be a handy book to have.
Skirmisher Publishing is just one of many companies that have their products on sale online over at DriveThruRPG right now. However, I'm calling them out specifically because they're a pretty awesome company of some pretty keen people. Anyway, if you want to get one of their literally hundreds of items (or two, or three, or all of them) for less than usual, head over to their shop on DriveThruRPG now.
Skirmisher Publishing is always looking to improve their books, making sure that you get the best product in the end. They've updated their Platinum Edition of their City Builder book. It's been re-designed, it's got new artwork, it's got it all. There's even 18 more pages to it. Go have yourselves a look.
Skirmisher Publishing worked hard to create a new version of their City Builder system. Now, they're going back through all their previous books and updating them to this new version. The latest to be updated is City Builder 10: Palaces, Prisons, Ports & Other Governmental Places. You can get your updated 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.
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.
When you're a GM, it's your job to come up with the world in which your players will adventure. You can go with a pre-generated world, but many want to create something entirely new for themselves. But getting everything down is rough, and it's still good to have guides on how to make everything work. That's where City Builder from Skirmisher Publishing comes in. It helps you build civilizations and settlements of pretty much any size for your game. The Platinum Edition of this useful tome is up on Kickstarter now.
Out in space, no one can hear you accidentally smack into a bulkhead. But on a spaceship itself, they can hear that. And they will with Things That Go Bump in the Spaceship, a new collection of aliens for your sci-fi RPG games from Skirmisher Publishing. You can pick up your copy now.
We've made it to Wednesday. Congratulations, everyone. Just another couple days and we can get back to the weekend. I'm looking forward to it. I'm still feeling better from earlier in the week. Need to get my sleep schedule back on track, though. Perhaps some energy from a couple of bite-sized gaming stories will help.
Today on the platter we have: Troll Warband Paper Figures Available From Skirmisher Publishing, Arabian Knights Dice Coming From Kraken Dice, The Decks of Adventurer's Allurement 5E Class Magic Items Up On Kickstarter, LOOT: Magic Item Deck For 5th Edition Up On Kickstarter, and Reusable 5e Character Booklets Up On Kickstarter.
Have you ever been walking a trail or driving down the road and seen something on the side of the road? It happens all the time. Most of the time, you might just keep on going. But occasionally you might stop and see what that thing is. And just like in real life, your gamers might do that as well. For those times, there's 100 Oddities for a Pilgrimage Trail, the new book from Skirmisher Publishing. You can get your copy now.
A hunting trip can potentially be dangerous all on its own. When that trip takes place at the start of Ragnarok, it's even a bit more dangerous. But the community needs food, and it's up to you to provide it. Though you might want to suit up a bit extra, just in case. That's where you find yourself in The Hunting Party, a new scenario for Ragnarok: Age of Wolves from Skirmisher Publishing. You can pick up your copy now.
Kobolds. Pretty much anyone that's played a fantasy RPG has run up against them at some point. I know a lot of people find them annoying, but I kinda love 'em, both as an enemy as a possible PC choice. But that's me. If you also love kobolds, you might want to check out The Kobold Lair, a new detailed encounter from Skirmisher Publishing that's available now.
Skirmisher Publishing has created a new faction for Ragnarok: Age of Wolves. They're the Dvergar Warriors, a set of magical dwarves that inhabit the Northlands. The rules include several named characters, commanders, cavalry, and various common warrior units, along with different equipment you can use to outfit your crew. You can pick up the new book now.
Skirmisher Publishing is expanding the factions available for the Ragnarok: Age of Wolves miniatures game. They've released the Viking Warriors faction, including six named characters and the faction's chieftan. There's multiple types of troops, as well as specialists like bards, scouts, woodsmen, and a war-priestess. You can pick up your copy now.
Skirmisher Publishing is here once more with one of their sourcebooks. If you're looking for a bunch of minor magical items for your party, it might just be what you're looking for. It's Jester Dragon's Trove of Trinkets, and it's chock full of random dodads, gizmos, whatsits, and other such things. You can get your copy now.
In a world like those found in fantasy RPGs, life can possibly just pop out of thin air. But how would these spontaneously-created monsters look and act? What kind of rules would that process and those monsters have? That's where Spontaneous Generation Monsters, a new book from Skirmisher Publishing comes in. You can get your copy now.
Having pre-made adventurers puts GMing on easy mode. Everything is already figured out for you and so you can get to the gaming faster. Skirmisher Publishing has released The Ruins of Woebrook. It's a post-apocalyptic adventure for players using the basic OGL system, so it's pretty easy to adapt to other systems as well. You can get your copy now.
Halfway there, everyone. We've made it halfway through the week. Congratulations! I hope you've got some gaming planned for this weekend. I've got some plans to hang out with friends, but beyond the vague "hang out," we've not really figured things out. I do have some minis I've been wanting to assemble, so we might have a build party. We'll see. Anyway, as it's Wednesday, that means we need to snack upon some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Skirmisher Publishing Releases Viking Warrior Cardstock Characters, New Pirate Ship Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, PicoArmor Releases 3mm Seven Years' War Miniatures, Fantasy Miniatures For RPGs and Wargames Up On Kickstarter, and Baueda Releases New Norman Crossbowmen.
In the bombed-out ruins, our heroes come across all manner of forgotten and lost technology and other trinkets from the past. But what, exactly, are they? That's what the Artifacts of the Wastelands guide is here to help with. It's a new guide from Skirmisher Publishing, and it's available now.
I'm playing a Bard in my current RPG campaign. I only have 1 purely offensive spell in the form of Thunderwave. Arguably, Hypnotic Pattern is also an offensive spell, but it doesn't actually do damage, just makes people stare at the pretty lights. Not entirely a pacifist, Lead does perfer his magic to be not-harm related. So I have a feeling he'd want to look through Six Spells: Festivities from Skirmisher Publishing. And you might want to, too.