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 What’s New at Roll20? New D&D Character Sheet Preview + Bonus for Pre-Order
Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 13:25:10
Category: Articles, DnD, roll20
Roll20 is proud to fully support D&D 2024 with a brand new suite of best-in-class tools to play online. Starting today, the new Roll20 D&D character sheet is available to preview during a public Alpha period. The virtual character sheet offers a modern design, enhanced spell and inventory management, greater customization and automation, and compatibility […]

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 SFWA Awards the Late Jennell Jaquays the 2024 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award
Posted: Thu, 30 May 13:07:59
Category: Articles, awards, sfwa
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association is pleased to announce that the 2024 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award will be presented posthumously to Jennell Jaquays at the 59th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards® ceremony on June 8, 2024. The Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award is given by SFWA for significant contributions to the science fiction, fantasy, and […]

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 Going to Gen Con: Indy 2024? Check out these 10 Writer’s Symposium Events!
Posted: Wed, 29 May 20:05:38
Category: Articles, Features, Conventions / Events
Are you heading to GenCon: Indy? This year, Gen Con will be held from Thursday, August 1st, 2024 through Sunday, August 4th in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Writer’s Symposium, featuring over seventy award-winning authors, poets, experts, and game designers, will be held on the second floor of the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott at 350 W Maryland St, […]

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 Through the Gates with Onyx Path Publishing
Posted: Tue, 28 May 14:54:25
Category: Features, Interviews, dark-fantasy
At the Gates is a high fantasy tabletop roleplaying game about burgeoning heroes struggling to survive, fighting for what's right, exploring dangerous places, and saving the world. Onyx Path Publishing is currently running a crowd-funding campaign over at BackerKit.com. We had a chance to catch up with Danielle Lauzon, creator and lead developer of At the Gates, to talk about the game a bit.

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 My 2024 Schedule for the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium
Posted: Thu, 23 May 20:03:51
Category: Blogs, gencon, gencon2024
This year, GenCon: Indianapolis takes place Thursday, August 1st through Sunday, August 4th. I’m presenting this year at the GenCon Writer’s Symposium and am offering a couple of workshops for ten dollars and am participating in several free-to-attend events. In addition to these events, I’ll have some wares on hand. I’m bringing print copies of […]

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 Review of Vecna Eve of Ruin Celebrating 50 Years of D&D
Posted: Tue, 07 May 12:24:29
Category: Features, RPGs, DnD
Vecna: Eve of Ruin is a campaign book for characters of levels 10 through 20. Compatible with Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, the campaign tasks the players with a seemingly-impossible job: to save the multiverse from annihilation. The campaign book is offered in two editions: standard and an alternate cover. The standard edition cover, illustrated […]

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 Goliath Coins to Feature New Pathfinder Coin Collection
Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 19:04:22
Category: Articles, coins, pathfinder
Goliath Coins and Paizo Inc. have announced a partnership to create a series of large, collector's coins featuring Pathfinder creatures and characters. The coins, which are currently available for preorder, will ship in June. This initial series of coins has been in the works between Goliath Coins and Paizo for quite some time, and the Pathfinder Remaster Project's new dragon designs gave Goliath Coins the perfect opportunity to craft collector's coins that are steeped in Pathfinder imagery. The designs on the four coins in this set are: the Diabolic Dragon, Dragon Turtle, Feiya and Daji, her familiar, and Lini and Droogami, her animal companion.

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 Now Available! Guard Cards TTRPG Accessory for Pinching Tarts
Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 20:12:07
Category: Articles, indie games, TTRPG
Guard Cards is a pay-what-you-want game aid compatible with Pinching Tarts, a Wonderland-themed PocketQuest 2024 game designed by Monica Valentinelli. The cards can either be printed out and used as half-sheets or folded in half to create cards. Guard Cards is a digital download. The game accessory is not playable on its own without a […]

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 Try Pathfinder 2nd Edition During Beginner Box Days
Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 17:13:04
Category: Flames Rising, paizo, pathfinder
If you’ve ever wanted to try Pathfinder Second Edition but had trouble finding a game, there is hope. Beginner Box Days is a week of gaming using Paizo’s Beginner Box for Pathfinder Second Edition. Starting on April 13, 2024, new players can try out Pathfinder Remastered for free as experienced gamemasters guide them through two […]

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 Designing Hellion City Heists for PocketQuest 2024
Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 16:56:35
Category: Articles, game design, indie games
Hellion City Heists design essay written by Richard Lackinger So, I finally did it. I made a game! After thinking about it for many years, scribbling notes, compiling composition books, and virtually scrapbooking inspirational images, I decided to cast all of that aside and make something new and completely different. You might ask, “Why would […]

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 Review of PocketQuest Loot Goblins
Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 13:35:22
Category: RPGs, indie rpgs, rpg
Hiya, I am breaking a review hiatus to offer a review of Loot Goblins, by Michael’s Mind Online. The creator generously offered me a review copy, and I am happy to support their game design efforts-especially since this is their first, published game on DriveThruRPG! Loot Goblins was designed for PocketQuest 2024’s HEIST theme and, […]

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 Want to Support a Brand New Designer? Check out these PocketQuest titles!
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 21:54:12
Category: Articles, Features, card-games
Though “heists” may not be FlamesRising.com’s usual horrific fare, I think you’ll agree that it’s challenging and downright scary to not only create a game for the first time-but offer it for sale as well. Thanks to Kage at DriveThruRPG.com, I got my hands on a list of PocketQuest 2024 titles from first-time game designers*. […]

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