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|Out Today for U.S. Readers! A New (Shiny) Firefly Encyclopedia||Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 20:41:09|
|Out now is the Firefly Encyclopedia written by FlamesRising.com contributor Monica Valentinelli. Monica was also the line developer and lead writer for the award-winning Firefly RPG line and wrote The Gorramn Shiniest Language Guide and Phrasebook in the ‘Verse which also featured work by Jenny Lynn, the show's translator and voice of Serenity.|
|Sink Your Fangs Into Chicago By Night. Kickstarter Just Launched!||Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 13:49:05|
|Features, onyx path, vampire the masquerade|
|Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced yesterday that the Kickstarter has launched for Chicago By Night, the company's first supplement for the newly-launched Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition corebook.
Chicago By Night, which was announced during Gen Con: Indy 2018, expands, refreshes, and offers detailed information on one of Vampire: The Masquerade’s signature cities. The supplement will include everything players and Storytellers will need or want to tie this iconic location into their chronicle.|
|Pledge for my Extra Life Fundraiser and Get Scarred Lands Rewards!||Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 18:13:29|
|Blogs, dungeons & dragons, onyx path|
|Hi everyone! I am pleased to announce two exciting things today! I will be at Special Guest at GameHole Con from Thursday, November 8th to Sunday, November 11th. During the show, I'll be running a playtest of a Ravenloft campaign I'm working on for DMsGuild.com, putting in some booth time for Onyx Path Publishing, attending panels, and playing games.
To help sick kids, I will be playing a Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition game that'll be live-streamed during the show. The fundraiser is called Extra Life, and it allows me to customize rewards for your pledges. |
|Valiant Unveils Panels and Signing Schedule for New York Comic Con 2018||Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 17:56:15|
|Events, News, drivethrucomics|
|It's that time of year again… The air’s getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and Valiant Entertainment is gearing up for another jam-packed New York Comic Con, the biggest celebration of pop culture and comics on the East Coast!
From Thursday, October 4th to Sunday, October 7th, join Valiant at Booth #1635 in the Javits Convention Center on Manhattan's West Side and discover why Valiant is one of the most talked-about comic book publishers in the industry! Check out an extensive selection of award-winning comics and graphic novels, including BLOODSHOT SALVATION, ETERNITY, SHADOWMAN, X-O MANOWAR, and many more – plus a vast array of enthralling exclusives, must-have merchandise, and giveaways that can't be found anywhere else! (More details to come!)|
|Endless Games Releases Horror Trivia Game||Posted: Tue, 18 Sep 19:22:45|
|THE TERROR IS REAL--LY FUN! Endless Games makes nationwide horror news today with the release of its cool new cult classic game, Horror Trivia.
The company slashed its way onto store shelves just in time this Fall to make every fright fan shriek with delight to covet its hauntingly hit game. "It's a fun new game that is especially fun for Halloween time, or anytime," Kevin McNulty, founder of Endless Games, said.|
|Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition Review||Posted: Tue, 18 Sep 19:11:31|
|Reviews, RPGs, ghost stories|
|Once upon a time, many years ago in the closing months of the 20th Century, one of my best friends said to me “We’re going to do something new. Something different. We’re going to play Wraith.” being in a group of players that was consistently made up of myself, the significant other of my best friend, and my best friend-as-Storyteller, I was immediately intimidated. I had no idea how to play Wraith, and – truth be told – had no idea how the rules worked or how the setting would be laid out, etc.
Let’s be clear here; Vampire is easy. You’re a vampire and you live in a city and you blah blah blah all night long until the sun comes up. And let’s also be clear that with Werewolf, you’re a werewolf and you live in the near-city or wilderness – or, as I’ve proven in MY OWN games of Werewolf that I’ve run – in the city proper and you blah blah blah all day and night long until your phase of the moon hits and you’re rocking at full-tilt Gnosis and Rage…
But Wraith was different.|
|Handbook for the Recently Deceased Review||Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 17:07:02|
|Reviews, RPGs, ghost stories|
|Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition is one of the best core books for the World of Darkness bar none. To say that it brought Wraith into the 21st Century in style would be a gross understatement, and for Onyx Path Publishing, the book is a triumph of literary accomplishment as well as updating the game and streamlining it while keeping the parts of it that absolutely needed to be held close.
Handbook for the Recently Deceased, however, affords both the player and the storyteller a succinct, capsulized glimpse at Wraith: the Oblivion that keeps the would-be storyteller who is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to throw his or her players across the Shroud from cutting deep into their printer’s ink reserves and spitting out chapters to serve as the building blocks for what they can expect from the game.|
|Dungeon Mayhem: A Fast-Paced D&D Card Game Coming This November!||Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 17:27:50|
|News, dungeons & dragons, wotc|
|Wizards of the Coast is ready to throw down with Dungeon Mayhem, an easy-to-learn card game pitting the wits and brawn of a party of adventurers against each other. 2 to 4 players choose one of four decks modeled after characters in Dungeons & Dragons (barbarian, paladin, rogue, or wizard) and sling spells, daggers and, well, MAYHEM at each other until there's only one left to claim the treasure. Look for Dungeon Mayhem in stores everywhere starting on November 16!
"The colorful art style and fast pace makes Dungeon Mayhem perfect for introducing new fans to D&D," said Nathan Stewart, director of D&D. "In the time it took me to dictate this quote to my underlings, I've already thrown two dagger cards at Shelly Mazzanoble and blocked incoming damage from both the paladin and wizard. That treasure is MINE!"|
|TIMELESS: R.A. Salvatore returns with Drizzt Do’Urden||Posted: Wed, 05 Sep 17:26:32|
|Features, dungeons & dragons, wotc|
|At long last, New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore returns with one of fantasy's most beloved and enduring icons, the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden, in an all-new trilogy full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills.
For any fan of Epic Fantasy or gaming, there are few characters that hold quite as much significance as Drizzt Do'Urden, the iconic dark elf warrior. New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore created the legendary swordsman thirty years ago, spawning novels, video games, and tabletop gaming campaigns – and taking hold of the imaginations of countless fans in the process.|
|Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition Review||Posted: Wed, 05 Sep 16:56:45|
|What is reality? I mean, think about it for a minute. Since the dawn of human sentience, we've been thinking about things like "Am I just a bit-part player in someone else's dream?" or "Is everything around me real because I want it to be?"
Is reality real? Or is it what someone else wants it to be?
That sentence sets the groundwork for about 95% of the conflict in Mage: the Ascension. There are warring factions in the world around you.
Some would answer that question with "Absolutely. Reality is something that must be maintained and is what it is because it is the best possible environment for humanity to exist within."
Some would answer that "Reality is what we need it to be. When we need to elicit change, it is one thing. When we need stasis, it is something else. But have no illusions, WE are the masters of what reality is and is not. You need only the will to change things to make them change, and the knowledge of the Spheres to make it happen."|
|Vampire’s Lore of the Clans Review||Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 18:18:59|
|RPGs, 20th Anniversary Edition, masquerade|
|Lore of the Clans is a sourcebook supporting Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition and is written by Alexander, Kevin Czarnecki, Joshua Doetsch, Matt M McElroy, Andrew Peregrine, Ree Soesbee, Rob Wieland, and Christopher Wilde. Released in 2015, the book collects together information that covers the Clans of the Camarilla, the Clans of the Sabbat, the Independent Clans, the Caitiff (whom we old farts used to refer to as the "Clanless") and their respective Antitribu, which is a vampire who is and acts as the antithesis (and, in some cases, anathema as well) to the Clan that they were originally "Embraced" into.
Us "old farts" also remember a time when we had to wait for Clanbooks to be released on a schedule. The die-hard Vampire: the Masquerade guys and gals would clench up so hard that they were able to make diamonds within the proximal recesses of their buttocks while they waited for Clanbook: This or Clanbook: That to be released. This book brings them all together between two covers, which is a bit of a revolution for the game.|
|Valiant Teams Up with KBOOM for New Publishing Partnership in Poland||Posted: Tue, 28 Aug 12:34:59|
|News, comic books, valiant comics|
|Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce a partnership with KBOOM, a new foreign publishing house that will license and distribute a selection of its critically acclaimed titles in print in the Polish language. The program will begin with the publication of the Polish-language version of THE VALIANT, which will make its debut at the International Festival of Comics and Games, September 14-16, in ?ód?, Poland.
"We are very happy to welcome KBOOM as a new official publisher in Poland," said Russell Brown, Valiant President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. "Their boundless enthusiasm and love of our titles will set the stage for an ambitious publishing program there and we look forward to welcoming a new group of Valiant fans!"|