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 Join Paizo at Gen Con Online with the Advanced Player’s Guide and more!
Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 14:56:09
Category: Events, News, gen-con
Join Paizo for the Best Four Days in Gaming during Gen Con Online today through August 2 and play amazing Pathfinder and Starfinder games with friends from around the world! The year's biggest releases await players, including the Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide, Starfinder Starship Operations Manual, and Pathfinder Lost Omens: Legends! Ready to go beyond the basics? Expand the limits of what's possible with the Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide! This 272-page Pathfinder Second Edition rulebook contains exciting new rules options for player characters, adding even more depth of choice to your Pathfinder game! Inside you will find brand new ancestries, heritages, and four new classes: the shrewd investigator, the mysterious oracle, the daring swashbuckler, and the hex-slinging witch! The Advanced Player's Guide also includes exciting new options for all your favorite Core Rulebook classes and tons of new backgrounds, general feats, spells, items, and 40 flexible archetypes to customize your play experience even further!

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 Bury Yourself in Gothic Horror with the Curse of Strahd Revamped Premium Edition
Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 16:28:40
Category: Features, dungeons & dragons, ravenloft
Unearth the terror of Ravenloft one more time! Wizards of the Coast presents a collector's edition boxed set for the world’s greatest roleplaying game: Curse of Strahd Revamped. Packaged in a coffin-shaped box, Curse of Strahd Revamped provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to stage chilling and thrilling scenes starring the vampire villain Count Strahd von Zarovich. This deluxe box is packed with irresistible treats, including updated adventure content, a beautifully illustrated and foil-stamped Tarokka deck, and lots more to satisfy even the most bloodthirsty fan of Gothic horror. Curse of Strahd Revamped rises from the grave everywhere on October 20, 2020, just in time for Halloween!

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 Beyond the Grave with Matthew Dawkins
Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 19:13:41
Category: Game Designers, Interviews, horror-comedy
Onyx Path Publishing has launched a new Kickstarter for their StoryPath System line of RPGs. A companion to the previous They Came From Beneath the Sea!, you can now jump into campy horror with They Came from Beyond the Grave! Onyx Path describes the new game as: They Came from Beyond the Grave! is a dramatic, hammy, and horrifying tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the shock, terror, eroticism, and humor of 1970s horror. This game allows you to play with all the magnificent content from the movies of Hammer, Amicus, and Roger Corman, and promises fun and thrills of the horror movie genre! We had the chance to ask developer Matthew Dawkins about this project. You can also check out some actual play videos from the recent Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention too!

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 Matt Forbeck’s Shotguns & Sorcery: The Roleplaying Game hits the digital shelves!
Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 15:05:04
Category: News, drivethrufiction, matt forbeck
Welcome to Dragon City, a grim, gritty metropolis ruled over by the Dragon Emperor, with legions of zombies scratching at the city walls by night. Whether in the streets of Goblintown or the prestigious halls of the Academy of Arcane Apprenticeship, people try to scrape by, make a living, and survive from one day to the next. You, however, are looking for something more than simple survival. And in this city, if you don’t make your own adventure, another adventure is sure to find you. Based on the fantasy noir novels of bestselling author Matt Forbeck and powered by Monte Cook’s Cypher system — written by Forbeck, with rules by legendary game designer Robert J. Schwalb — Shotguns & Sorcery: The Roleplaying Game contains everything you need to launch your campaign.

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 Fantasy Flight Games’ announces the Lord of the Rings: The Board Game Anniversary Edition
Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 15:33:10
Category: Features, board games, fantasy flight games
First published in 2000, The Lord of the Rings: The Board Game has been a seminal classic and an iconic tabletop retelling of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy, created by world renowned game designer, Reiner Knizia, and brought to life with the stunning artwork of John Howe. Twenty years later, the game returns to print in a brand-new anniversary edition—a faithful recreation that now includes beautifully sculpted plastic miniatures for the Hobbits, Sauron, the threat die, and the One Ring. The Lord of the Rings: The Board Game Anniversary Edition is the definitive edition of this classic cooperative board game, challenging you and up to four other players to play through the entire trilogy, from the long darkness of Moria and the ferocious battles beneath the walls of Helm's Deep, to the shadows of Shelob's Lair and the dusty grey wastes of Mordor. In every location, you and your fellow Hobbits must push forward, battling the forces of the Dark Lord and marching ever closer to the Cracks of Doom and the destruction of the One Ring. The road is long, the Eye of Sauron is watchful, and the threat of the Ring's corruption is ever-present. Can you save the Free Peoples of Middle-earth and destroy the One Ring?

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 Acclaimed Game Designer Justin Achilli Rejoins World of Darkness as Brand Creative Lead
Posted: Tue, 30 Jun 14:18:09
Category: Features, white-wolf, world-of-darkness
World of Darkness, the transmedia entertainment brand behind celebrated fantasy horror properties like Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse, has announced the hiring of Justin Achilli as Brand Creative Lead. The author and designer of a wide range of World of Darkness games, rulebooks, and supplemental material over the last 23 years, Justin rejoins the World of Darkness team as the brand continues to expand in 2020 and beyond. Martyna “Outstar” Zych, a popular YouTuber, Twitch Streamer, and Vampire: The Masquerade enthusiast, has also recently joined as Brand Community Developer and now broadcasts a weekly livestream show “WoD News.”

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 Chaosium talks to death in Undead and Unbound
Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 14:41:34
Category: Features, drivethrufiction, ghost stories
Undead & Unbound is a book of fiction celebrating those who have returned from the grave — in all their glory and in whatever form they take. You will find the famous blood-drinkers and flesh eaters here, but also ghosts, patched-together reanimates, fiends of myth and folklore, and some not-so-easily-identifiable creatures from beyond the grave. Nineteen tales take the undead to their limits. From the distant past to the far-flung future, and to all corners of the Earth, the undead are eternal and everywhere: symbiotes, parasites, monster mash-ups and ghoulish grins, bleak tales of inescapable dread, an ancient evil from a far-away land with unspeakable dietary needs, a boy and his…well, it's not a dog. History is brought to (un)life. Ghosts, specters, phantoms and haunts of every sort. Not-so-easily-classifiable stories that do new things with the basic premise of what’s alive, what’s dead, and what’s neither.

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 Jim Zub’s SKULLKICKERS in development at Copernicus Studios
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 16:37:25
Category: News, drivethrucomics, dungeons & dragons
New adult 2D animated comedy adventure series in the works Copernicus Studios Inc is proud to announce a development deal to adapt the SKULLKICKERS comic series written by Zub and illustrated by Edwin Huang and Chris Stevens into an animated action-adventure series for adults. "Demand for adult animated content is on the rise." Says Paul Rigg, President of Copernicus Studios. "Over the past few years we’ve seen the popularity of anime and other content for mature audiences increase in North America. Shows like Castlevania, Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal, and Rick & Morty are grabbing attention for good reason. It's a great time to make our mark in this space."

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 Announcing the Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention
Posted: Mon, 08 Jun 16:12:28
Category: Events, News
Join a completely digital tabletop gaming convention from Onyx Path Publishing, taking place June 12-14, 2020. Onyx Path Publishing is holding its very first convention over the course of three days to provide fans and players of tabletop roleplaying games with a uniquely online convention experience. Onyx Path Gaming Con will be completely digital and accessible to anyone with a laptop, computer, or cellphone, allowing fans and players of Onyx Path games to connect with one another over their favorite game. The convention will feature actual play streams of Onyx Path game lines, workshop sessions for gamemasters and game developers, panels with tabletop RPG industry professionals. Along with behind the scenes updates and developments of upcoming Onyx Path titles. This online content will be accessible across Twitch and YouTube channels owned by Onyx Path Publishing, Gehenna Gaming, and other partners.

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 Read a Full Excerpt of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Posted: Thu, 28 May 17:08:29
Category: Fiction, excerpts, novels
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is an epic novel that follows Kira Navárez, who, during a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and the nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches […]

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 Guest Design Post: Pawlik on Empire of the Ghouls and More!
Posted: Wed, 27 May 18:29:32
Category: Blogs, dnd5e, ttrpgs
Hi, my name’s Kelly Pawlik and I’m one of the contributors to Kobold Press’s Empire of the Ghouls, the Underworld Player’s Guide, and Underworld Lairs. I was very kindly asked if I wanted to share some experiences and highlights of working on the project, so I’ll get started! How to Run a Marathon in Two […]

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 D&D Online to Raise Money for Charity in June
Posted: Thu, 21 May 17:36:42
Category: Articles, dnd5e, streaming


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