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 [HTV2E] Introducing the New Hunter Compact SWORN Posted: Sun, 16 Feb 14:15:43  
Game Designers, Interviews, htv2e
Hello Hunter 2E fans! My name is Monica Valentinelli and I’m the developer for Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition now on Kickstarter! Today, I’m pleased to share more information about the new compacts and conspiracy in the corebook: SWORN, Nine Stars, and Council of Bones. If you recall, compacts and conspiracies are larger groups dedicated […]
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 [HTV2E] Deep Dive into Tilts and Conditions with Vera Vartanian Posted: Tue, 11 Feb 16:22:02  
Interviews, htv2e, ttrpgs
Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition was developed by industry veteran Monica Valentinelli for Onyx Path Publishing. To celebrate the release of the Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Kickstarter, Monica reached out to members of her team for a series of in-depth interviews. Today, Monica chats with Vera Vartanian who worked on Endowments and possesses a […]
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 Hunter the Vigil Second Edition Kickstarter Launch and Mysterious Places Interview! Posted: Thu, 06 Feb 19:47:37  
Interviews, horror, htv2e
Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition was developed by industry veteran Monica Valentinelli for Onyx Path Publishing. To celebrate the release of the Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition Kickstarter, Monica reached out to members of her team for a series of in-depth interviews. Today, Monica chats with Trip Galey and Matt Miller who worked on the […]
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 First Look at the Altered Carbon RPG — Now on Kickstarter! Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 19:18:51  
Features, hunters books, sci-fi
The Altered Carbon RPG is the official game based on the hit neo-noir cyberpunk Netflix series and the award-winning novel penned by Richard Morgan. The core edition of Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game takes place on Sol (Earth) in the year 2384. With the help of a gamemaster (GM), you and your friends can create your own stories and Sleeves in Bay City, the futuristic Californian metropolis that serves as the main setting of the first book and Season 1 of the Netflix series. FlamesRising.com took a peek at a preview of the upcoming game to see what was under the hood. Developed and designed by Christopher J. De La Rosa, the Altered Carbon RPG crystallizes the setting by presenting a timeline of events and key setting details necessary to roleplay in a futuristic San Francisco where bodies are meat and your soul is reduced to data. The system is "in house" and has been customized for the Altered Carbon RPG.
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 Mark the Date! Take Monica’s Intro to Game Writing Class Posted: Tue, 28 Jan 17:28:05  
Blogs, Games, ttrpgs
Hiya, do you love playing games? Ever want to write your own or for someone else? In this class, join industry veteran Monica Valentinelli for insight on how to write your own game or for your favorite type of game. Monica has worked on mobile games, IF games, card games, tabletop games, and more! Questions […]
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 Modiphius launches Vampire: The Masquerade – New Blood Starter Pack Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 15:33:39  
Features, modern-horror, vampires
The Vampire: The Masquerade – New Blood Starter Pack is a print & play PDF bundle that embraces you into the World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade. Designed with new Storytellers and players in mind, it features a new story that teaches you to play this new edition of the roleplaying game, a rules reference guide, printable enemy and victim cards, 7 player characters, and a relationship map. You wake up in a meat locker with vague memories of what happened last night. Something about you is not quite right. As you come to your senses, you realize that you have a hunger you’d never experienced before. Gradually, you’ll come to realize that you’ve been Embraced into the world of Kindred – or vampires to those not in the know. This story takes you through your very first steps in Vampire: The Masquerade. Whether you will be the Storyteller running this, or a player participating in the story, this product doesn’t require any previous knowledge of or experience with the game.
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 Magic and Motherhood in The Witcher Season One Part Two Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 19:52:11  
Blogs, fantasy
Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher debuted in December 2019 and has been met with both criticism and accolades. In this second installment of my two-part deep dive into magic, worldbuilding, and motherhood I want to talk about motherhood and reproduction specifically. As I mentioned last time, I had a lot of fun with Geralt of […]
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 Matthew Mercer and the D&D Team Collaborate on Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount Posted: Mon, 13 Jan 19:41:46  
Features, DnD, dnd5e
Explorer's Guide to Wildemount | D&D When Critical Role debuted in March 2015, no one predicted the success of a Dungeons & Dragons liveplay show starring prominent voice actors. Not only has the show inspired a vast fan community of "Critters" to create fan art, cosplay, and even musicals based on Critical Role's adventures, but the stories crafted by Matthew Mercer and his friends have encouraged droves of new players to try D&D for the first time. The D&D Team at Wizards of the Coast is excited to officially collaborate with Mercer by publishing a brand new tabletop roleplaying book detailing the continent explored in the second campaign of Critical Role, complete with player options such as subclasses, magic items, and more. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount will be available in stores everywhere on March 17, 2020!
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 Happy New Year! Time to Learn a New, Super Game Posted: Mon, 06 Jan 21:13:27  
Blogs, drivethrucomics, drivethrurpg
DriveThruRPG.com is kicking off the new year with a massive sale. There are hundreds of new games to choose from including Scion 2nd Edition from Onyx Path Publishing, Infinity from Modiphius, and Mortal Coil from Galileo Games Hoping for a super 2020? If superheroes are your jam, I recommend the Valiant Universe RPG from Catalyst […]
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 Explore More Than Just Dice with Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit Posted: Mon, 06 Jan 18:58:35  
Features, dungeons & dragons, wotc
Explore the realms! Wizards of the Coast once again is presenting new dice and miscellany for the world's greatest roleplaying game. Forgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand Explorer's Kit builds on the success of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Forgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand Explorer’s Kit will be available in stores everywhere on March 17, 2020!
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 Magic and Motherhood in Netflix’s The Witcher: Part 1 Posted: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 21:30:18  
Blogs, magic, thewitcher
Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher debuted in December 2019 and has been met with both criticism and accolades. If you’re not already aware, the events in The Witcher Season One are presented as a time-hopping origin story, or braided narrative, for three characters: Yennefer of Vengerberg, Geralt of Rivia, and Ciri of Cintra. The character […]
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 Discussing Faith Among the Dead with Onyx Path Posted: Fri, 27 Dec 2019 17:38:42  
Features, Game Designers, Interviews
When you have already experienced death, why have faith? If you accept that you and everyone like you is cursed by God, why cling to His word? When you return from the other side as a blood-drinking monster, what purpose serves belief? Cults of the Blood Gods is a new style of sourcebook for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition from Onyx Path Publishing that introduces the pernicious horror of twisted beliefs. Currently funding on Kickstarter.com, we managed to get a few questions to some of the design team during the holiday break.
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