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 Wizards of the Coast Releases Dungeons & Dragons: DARK ALLIANCE
Posted: Tue, 22 Jun 14:12:49
Category: Features, dungeons & dragons, wotc
Wizards of the Coast is proud to announce that DARK ALLIANCE, the explosive four-player, co-op action brawler is now available on Steam for PC, PlayStation4, PlayStation5, Windows 10 PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles and on Xbox Game Pass. Developed by Wizards of the Coast and Tuque Games, DARK ALLIANCE is the first Dungeons & Dragons video game published by Wizards of the Coast; a new CGI trailer was released to celebrate the launch. "Whenever I'm at the table playing Dungeons & Dragons with my friends, I always anxiously await that moment in a scenario when the Dungeon Master says, 'Roll for initiative'. That's when you know things are about to get intense and dangerous,” said Jeff Hattem, Studio Head at Tuque Games and Creative Director for DARK ALLIANCE. "We designed DARK ALLIANCE from those moments in D&D campaigns; our game puts combat at the center of the experience and we can’t wait for players to feel what it’s like to battle a Frost Giant up close and personal."

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 New Edition of Blood Sword for 5th Edition Live on Kickstarter
Posted: Fri, 18 Jun 16:18:03
Category: News, Promotions, dnd5e
When it was first released, Blood Sword was the first series of interactive novels that allowed you to play singly or in a group. Part-gamebook, part-RPG, it allowed its readers to imagine themselves in a fantastic and dark world, full of dangerous magic and populated by powerful sorcerers and frightening beasts. That revolutionary epic, a five-volume masterpiece, was an overwhelming international success, and went on to thrill generations of adventurers. Even today, after numerous reprints, it remains a bestseller. "Blood Sword is the sword of life, the only weapon capable of opposing the evil power of the Wizards of Krarth who threaten the Lands of Legend. Your mission is to retrieve the fragments of the sword and thus bring an end to the impending doom, but to do so, you will have to face the grim and harsh Kingdom of Wyrd, with its trap-ridden labyrinths, fearful beasts, and enemies of all kinds and shapes.

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 Adventure Awaits! The Pathfinder for Savage Worlds Core Rules are now available!
Posted: Thu, 17 Jun 18:15:53
Category: Features, dungeons & dragons, pathfinder
Adventure Awaits! An ancient and evil undead thing rises in a dark dungeon. A long-forgotten horror stirs in the dark forest. A hungry and vengeful dragon awakes in forgotten mountains. A cry for help echoes across the world of Golarion. Brave heroes —the Pathfinders— answer the call. They are crafty rogues, powerful sorcerers, and deadly fighters. They are humans, elves, dwarves, gnomes, and halflings. They are heroes!

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 Midnight Syndicate Releases First Live Album, Live Shadows
Posted: Mon, 14 Jun 21:56:59
Category: Articles, gothic horror, horror music
Nearly three decades into their career, on June 11th dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate released their first live album, Live Shadows. Recorded between 2014 and 2019 at their multimedia Midnight Syndicate Live! shows at Cedar Point HalloWeekends, the album features new material and newly-arranged live versions of music spanning their career. A series of music […]

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 IAMTW Announces 2021 Scribe Nominees and Faust Award Recipient
Posted: Tue, 08 Jun 14:12:16
Category: Articles, awards
(IAMTW) recognizes the wide range of authors who work on media tie-ins. Often overlooked, these writers craft exciting tales using beloved characters and settings of franchises including the likes of Mike Hammer, Firefly, Murder She Wrote, James Bond, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Star Trek. These stories can be original adventures, or adaptations of movies or television episodes. They include all genres and a wide range of lengths and formats.

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 The Lost Apothecary Review
Posted: Wed, 02 Jun 16:57:21
Category: Fiction, dark-fantasy, novel
Written by debut author Sarah Penner, The Lost Apothecary is a book about poisonous endings—some deadly, some not. This London-based story begins by slowly weaving threads narrated by three heroines in their respective time periods. Nella Clavinger is a healer-turned-poisoner who helps women rid themselves of their vile lovers, husbands, and fathers in 1791. Eliza […]

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 Save the date! Take an Online Tarot for Writers Workshop
Posted: Fri, 28 May 18:58:04
Category: News, Resources, sff
In this two-hour Tarot for Writers workshop, author and narrative designer Monica Valentinelli (Vampire: The Masquerade, Shadowrun, Firefly, and more!) will show you how to use tarot in your storytelling. From inspirational prompts to building characters and scenarios, you’ll come away with fresh ideas to help you brainstorm everything from character relationships to plot twists. […]

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 Paizo’s Epic Starfinder Alexa Skill Finds a New Home at Wanderword
Posted: Thu, 27 May 21:08:54
Category: Articles, paizo, starfinder
Wanderword, the thought leader in interactive audio entertainment for smart speakers, has signed a licensing agreement with Paizo, the prolific tabletop roleplaying game publisher, to take their award-winning science-fantasy Starfinder Alexa Skill to new heights. Wanderword will manage development of the audio adventure, adding the power of their experienced team. “We are proud to be […]

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 Dungeons & Dragons Celebrates 2020 Milestones
Posted: Wed, 19 May 20:22:15
Category: Articles, DnD, dnd5e
Wizards of the Coast proudly announced that 2020 was once again the most successful year for Dungeons & Dragons in its rich franchise history. This is on the back of 2019 also being a record year already, with the legendary tabletop game continuing to grow and diversify its community which now counts with more than […]

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 The Sisterhood: Dark Tales and Secret Histories anthology is available now from Chaosium
Posted: Tue, 18 May 13:57:26
Category: Features, cthulhu, drivethrufiction
In churches and convents and other religious communities, sisterhood takes many forms, forged and tested by such mundane threats as disease and despair, but also by terrors both spiritual and existential—Satan’s subtle minions and the cosmic nightmare of the Cthulhu Mythos. Sisterhood: Dark Tales and Secret Histories presents sixteen horror stories by some of the genre’s leading female voices. Their settings range around the globe and across the centuries, from 6th century Ireland to 17th century Virginia to Indonesia in the recent past.

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 SHADOWMAN Coffee Now Available from Geek Grind Coffee
Posted: Mon, 26 Apr 20:04:29
Category: Features, drivethrucomics, valiant comics
Valiant Entertainment has partnered with Geek Grind Coffee Company to release two SHADOWMAN coffee roasts: the Spirit of the LOA Medium Roast and the Darque Roaste! These special roasts are made from 100% single source, small-lot Columbian coffee from women-owned farms. Russell Brown, the President of Consumer Products at Valiant Entertainment, is happy to partner with the company and give Valiant fans a new drink to enjoy. "The quality of Greek Grind's mountain-grown coffee, their ethical Colombian origin production process, and marketing prowess are all of the highest standards that Valiant looks for. And we're so excited to have coffee and tea this special to sip out of our Valiant mugs!"

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 Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Second Beta Launches May 5
Posted: Fri, 23 Apr 16:35:11
Category: News, dungeons & dragons, pathfinder
Last Playable Version Before Launch to Include Crusade Gameplay, New Side Quests, A Weapon Companion, New Systems and More Owlcat Games has announced that the second beta for its classic isometric CRPG, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, will be available to backers who contributed to the title’s Kickstarter or Slacker Backer campaigns in the relevant […]

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