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 Markosia Graphic Novels Now in Print at DriveThruComics Posted: Mon, 20 May 12:36:16  
News, graphic novels, markosia books
Markosia Books, one of the UK’s leading publishers of graphic novels, has teamed up with DriveThruComics to offer their graphic novels in print. Horror fans will be thrilled to know they can order print copies of their favorite graphic novels including Voivod: The True Story of Vlad the Impaler and the WWII-era yarn Abominable Glory. […]
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 Dungeons & Dragons Gets Down with D&D Live 2019: The Descent Posted: Fri, 17 May 15:57:19  
Features, dungeons & dragons, wotc
Starting TODAY at 2pm PDT, the many eyes of the Dungeons & Dragons community will be focused on D&D Live 2019: The Descent as they get their first glimpse of the 2019 storyline. D&D Live 2019 is an immersive experience even more ambitious than 2018’s award-winning Stream of Many Eyes portraying iconic characters from one […]
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 New Web Series about Yoruba Witches Launches on Kickstarter Posted: Thu, 16 May 21:54:01  
News, kickstarter, witch
Despite the prominence of witches in pop culture, black women tend to be cast in supporting roles. From Rochelle’s prominent role in The Craft (1996) to films where the supernatural is merely hinted at like Eve’s Bayou (1997), the genre of magic-related films and television shows have yet to embrace black women in the role […]
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 Design Diary – Scarred Lands Spell Cards Posted: Sat, 11 May 18:30:42  
Blogs, dungeons & dragons, game design
The Scarred Lands Spell Cards for 5e were just released on DriveThruRPG. I had the pleasure of working on these cards as the developer as well as performing layout duties. The process of crafting these cards presented a number of unique challenges, which required a wide array of skills.
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 Pre-Order and Excerpt for The Devil’s Guide to Managing Difficult People Posted: Tue, 07 May 21:14:38  
Fiction, comedy, devil
Flamesrising.com is pleased to present you with an exclusive excerpt of the upcoming book by author Robyn Bennis. The Devil’s Guide to Managing Difficult People will be released on Kindle. You can buy the book before it debuts on May 21st or you can pre-order it now! If you like the author’s style, please visit […]
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 20 Gems From the 20th Anniversary Edition Sale at Storytellers Vault Posted: Thu, 18 Apr 17:33:12  
Blogs
There is a massive sale running at the Storytellers Vault, offering 75% off of the 20th Anniversary Edition core rulebooks for each World of Darkness line. In addition to these savings, the sale offers a 25% discount off of all sourcebooks and most of the community content for these lines. While this presents a prime opportunity to catch up on any of the official 20th Anniversary Edition materials you may have missed, I would like to take a moment to call your attention to some of the community content included in the sale. These titles are organized by game line, not listed by any sort of ranking. All twenty of these sourcebooks are very well done and worth every penny. Get them at a discount while you can!
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 Crystal’s Picks for WoD 20th Anniversary Sale Posted: Wed, 17 Apr 20:41:52  
Blogs, vampires, white-wolf
The World of Darkness has been a part of many of our lives for a very long time. The 20th Anniversary editions of the games have been some of the most expansive and innovative additions to the game line in years, giving a new breath of life to a classic. DriveThruRPG and Storytellers Vault is holding a sale currently on the 20th Anniversary game lines and supplements. There are many hidden gems in this sale, so I am going to give you my top picks and why you should add them to your collection. I have these in no particular order.
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 Matthew Dawkins is infected with the Contagion Chronicle Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 15:17:02  
Features, Interviews, modern-horror
The Contagion Chronicle is an overarching compendium of chronicle hooks, riveting settings, and Storyteller aids to help present all the Chronicles of Darkness game lines with one consistent story. In the chronicle, the Contagion acts as a motivational force and inspires the formation of factions where vampires, werewolves, mages, mummies, etc. come together in new and unique ways. Developed by Matthew Dawkins and currently on Kickstarter.com with just over a week to go. We asked Matthew a bit about the project and his work at Onyx Path Publishing.
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 NorCal Horror Authors Supporting Wildfire Relief Posted: Thu, 11 Apr 18:44:27  
News, ebooks, modern-horror
New Anthology of Scary Stories to Support Ongoing Wildfire Relief Efforts Horror authors across Northern California have come together to release Tales for the Camp Fire, a new anthology of short stories, to support wildfire relief efforts. All profits from the sale of the anthology will be donated to wildfire relief funds administered by the North Valley Community Foundation. On the morning of November 8th, 2018, the worst wildfire in the state's history erupted in the foothills of Northern California. While emergency efforts were immediate, the Camp Fire burned for seventeen days before it was finally contained. It destroyed the town of Paradise and burned over 150,000 acres. At least 85 people died in the blaze. The impact of the fire was felt across the entire region as air quality became the worst in the world.
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 Dungeons & Dragons Invites You to Play the New Storyline at D&D Live 2019: The Descent in L.A. May 17, 18, 19 Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 22:06:57  
Features, dungeons & dragons, wotc
D&D Live 2019: The Descent will be a celebration of the Dungeons & Dragons community as they gather to learn about the latest storyline through an immersive entertainment experience. Following last year’s award-winning Stream of Many Eyes, this year’s D&D event will give fans in Los Angeles the chance to play through an epic adventure designed to plunge players into a captivating story. The three-day extravaganza will include a sneak-peak at upcoming products, signings with D&D luminaries, musical performances, unique giveaways, tons of amazing cosplay and of course a whole bunch of twenty-sided dice rolling critical hits!
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 Horror in the Mundane Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 18:24:43  
Blogs, indie rpgs
Hi all, my name is Liz and I’m the owner of Angry Hamster Publishing. In May 2019 our newest game Afterlife: Wandering Souls launches on Kickstarter and the Flames Rising blog was kind enough to let me write a guest post about the game and what horror could mean to player characters. The premise of Afterlife: Wandering Souls (AWS) is: You die, but you don’t end up where you are meant to go - Heaven, Hell, reincarnation, a great nothingness. Instead, you are transported to the Tenebris - a giant scorching desert reaching into eternity. You travel the Tenebris entering into different Limbos (worlds) in search of memories from your past life and struggling to come to terms with who you were and what you lost.
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 D&D Announces Acquisitions Incorporated, a Book Providing the Flavor of Acq Inc within the Forgotten Realms Posted: Tue, 02 Apr 13:36:26  
Features, drivethrucomics, dungeons & dragons
Dungeons & Dragons is publishing a book made in partnership with Penny Arcade that provides a way to jump into the comedic fantasy superhero D&D live-play you've seen on the stages of PAX for a decade. Fans will be able to live out their fantasy of climbing the corporate ladder of the most notorious retrieval agency in the Forgotten Realms—Acquisitions Incorporated. Join CEO Omin Dran, Jim Darkmagic, Môrgæn, and the chandelier-riding Viari around the table as a lowly intern or a freshly-minted franchisee with the new Acquisitions Incorporated sourcebook coming from Dungeons & Dragons on June 18! "To tons of people around the world, the flavor of D&D played by the Acquisitions Incorporated crew was their first taste of just how much fun a Dungeons & Dragons game could be," said Nathan Stewart, Senior Director of Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast. "We wanted to start experimenting with presenting different playstyles to fans entering the D&D community, and it made sense to start with a group who has spent ten years at a table with Chris Perkins entertaining hordes of fans."
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