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 Design Diary: Tales of the Changing Breeds
Posted: Sat, 03 Apr 22:49:13
Category: Blogs, Fiction, werewolves
When I was first approached about writing a story for an anthology covering the Changing Breeds, I was intrigued by the possibilities. Changing Breeds refers to White Wolf's Werewolf: the Apocalypse game: more specifically, Changing Breeds are all the other were-creatures besides wolves: tigers, foxes, panthers, crows, bears, and many more. Werewolves are by far the most numerous of the werecreatures in White Wolf's World of Darkness, but the others still exist, and most are still fighting the good fight against the Wyrm's agents.

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 Jenkins and Tate Entertainment Announce development deal for live action tv series based on the Scion role-playing game by Onyx Path Publishing
Posted: Mon, 29 Mar 16:12:59
Category: Features
Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing, in conjunction with Jenkins and Tate Entertainment announced a new partnership today. Jenkins and Tate Entertainment will be developing a live action tv series based on the Scion role-playing game by Onyx Path. "We're truly excited to be developing this adventure series for TV in collaboration with Onyx Path." said Brian Jenkins. "We are looking forward to working closely with them in order to bring the world of Scion to life."

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 Wizards of the Coast Announces June Launch Date for Dungeons & Dragons DARK ALLIANCE
Posted: Tue, 16 Mar 15:54:44
Category: Features, dungeons & dragons, wotc
Pre-Orders Kick Off Today for the Co-op Action RPG DARK ALLIANCE; New Gameplay Trailer Revealed Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro, Inc is proud to announce that DARK ALLIANCE, the explosive action roleplaying game that builds upon the rich lore of the Forgotten Realms in Dungeons & Dragons, launches on June 22, 2021 for PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One Consoles and Xbox Series X|S. "DARK ALLIANCE marks an important milestone for us as the first Dungeons & Dragons video game to be published by Wizards of the Coast," said Chris Cocks, President, Wizards of the Coast. "We're excited to expand beyond the tabletop and deliver a brand new type of D&D experience to long-time fans and new audiences when the game launches this June."

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 Dungeons & Dragons Expands Beyond the Gothic Horror in Curse of Strahd with Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 16:34:51
Category: Features, dungeons & dragons, ravenloft
D&D Brings Multiple Horror Genres to (Un)Life Including Slasher Horror, Macabre Fairy Tale, and Zombie Apocalypse One of the most popular adventures published by D&D in the last few years was Curse of Strahd which begins when characters are pulled by creeping mists into a land called Barovia. But Strahd's domain is just one of the many Domains of Dread that make up the horror-themed setting of Ravenloft. Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft refreshes the setting by giving Dungeon Masters descriptions of more than 30 Domains of Dread beyond Barovia as well as the tools to create their own horrific stories, including details on each domain's Darklord, a ready-to-play adventure, new monsters, lineages and sub-classes. Be afraid for Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft to pull D&D fans into the Mists on May 18.

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 BEOWULF: Age of Heroes is now available from Handiworks Games
Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 23:42:13
Category: Features, drivethrurpg, dungeons & dragons
One of the oldest recorded stories in Western Europe, Beowulf is the ultimate tale of hero vs. monster – and now a dramatic, 5e setting. Discover a fierce background of wild seas and savage monsters, of meadhalls and of heirloom swords that bear legendary names. Gain Followers, take Inspiration from unique Portents, and use our specially crafted tokens to guide your voyage along the Whale Road.

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 Join Author Monica Valentinelli on Patreon for a Month of Poetry
Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 16:36:59
Category: Blogs, dark-fantasy, horror
Earlier this month, author Monica Valentinelli announced she’s drawing on her anxiety and personal fears to write poetry every day in February. In her #28DaysofPoetry challenge, she’ll post a poem each day for her patrons on Patreon. Patrons can back this project, dubbed Into Shadow: An Exploration of Personal Fears, for $2. They’ll get exclusive […]

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 Dragon and Masks of the Mythos for Scion 2nd Edition at Kickstarter!
Posted: Tue, 19 Jan 20:00:27
Category: Features, modern-horror, onyx path
The ancient powers never fully went away. They wander our roads and cities, mingling with the teeming masses of humanity. Characters in Scion Second Edition begin as humans touched by fate, heirs to great powers and incredible destinies. In the core setting for Scion, characters discover they are the children of Gods, inheriting mantles, accomplishing great deeds, and deciding their own destinies. It’s a game about divinity and humanity, and everything in between — and now, with these two expansions, everything beyond as well. Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos open new pathways, new origins, and new secrets for Scion Second Edition.

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 D&D Announces Candlekeep Mysteries, a New Book Full of Short Adventures
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 18:28:13
Category: Features, dungeons & dragons, wotc
Introducing Candlekeep Mysteries, an anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures each centered around a single book found in the iconic library fortress. All of these adventures--many written by new authors—are intended to be played as one-shots in-person or online or simply dropped into any existing campaign. Candlekeep Mysteries is perfect for Dungeon Masters who are looking to inject new characters, story hooks, magic items, and monsters into their game without tons of prep.

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 Cthulhu is Hard to Spell: The Terrible Twos from Wannabe Press!
Posted: Sun, 10 Jan 21:52:55
Category: News, cthulhu, drivethrucomics
Cthulhu is Hard to Spell: The Terrible Twos contains thirty-eight all-ages appropriate stories from 73 creators about the gods and monsters of the Lovecraft universe. Yes, there is horror, but there are also silly stories, funny stories, sci-fi stories, whimsical stories, and slice of life stories as well. The focus is on the gods and monsters themselves, with plenty of psychological and cosmic horror thrown into the mix, too.

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 The Hobgoblin of Consistency
Posted: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 19:03:13
Category: Blogs, dungeons & dragons, onyx path
Frances Stewart writes and edits across various mediums, including for several games. Most recently, she contributed to Onyx Path's Dead Man's Rust, a mega-adventure that's on Kickstarter right now! In this article, she talks about writing when you're trying to clean up and maintain a complex continuity, while still being original and also modern and also entertaining.

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 Pathfinder for Savage Worlds Coming to Kickstarter
Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 20:15:07
Category: Features, pathfinder, savage-worlds
Pinnacle Entertainment Group, creators of Savage Worlds and Deadlands tabletop roleplaying games, and Paizo, creators of Pathfinder roleplaying game announced Pathfinder for Savage Worlds in a surprise revelation Thanksgiving Day. Fans of both games responded globally to the information with enthusiastic comments on social media, forums, and news sites. As user “Doctor Futurity” said on ENworld’s Comments: “As a fan of Pathfinder and Savage Worlds this feels like a peanut butter and chocolate moment.”

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 First Mechanics Reveal: Mundane Magic RPG
Posted: Thu, 10 Dec 2020 19:15:48
Category: Blogs, indie rpgs
Lysa Penrose is known as a writer and story creator for Wizards of the Coast, community manager of all things Dungeons & Dragons, and even a witch slinging tarot tutorial videos. In this post, Lysa shares how she combined these experiences and more into an upcoming narrative roleplaying game, Mundane Magic. My first experience with tabletop roleplaying games happened by accident. I was between jobs, a leap-of-faith career change, my ex-corporate life funding a year off to soul search like a millennial stereotype. In a depressive fog of YouTube binging and self-doubt – hey, major change is scary! – I stumbled across the first episode of Critical Role. Curiosity got the better of me when faced with this odd 4-hour video. My mind and imagination had discovered Dungeons & Dragons, and I tipped over the precipice and into the rabbit hole….

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