Feb 142017
 
By Crom! Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of and Jeweled Thrones of the Earth release

Welcome to an exciting world of roleplaying in Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age!

 
Hello there, 
 
Today we’re really proud to announce the first two releases for our Conan roleplaying game, the Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of core book, and Jeweled Thrones of the Earth, its first major adventure supplement
 
Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of core book, and Jeweled Thrones of the Earth
are now available in PDF form from Modiphius.net (and from Wednesday on DriveThruRPG). There’s also still time for Conan fans to join in with some of the bigger Conan RPG Kickstarter pledges! Both books will be available in print later this spring once the Kickstarter ships and if you purchase the PDF’s, you qualify for a discount on the hardcopies.
 

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Feb 122017
 
Explore an exciting new sci-fi frontier with 
Coriolis – The Third Horizon
 
Dive into an awesome new roleplaying universe from the makers of the acclaimed Mutant: Year Zero. 
 
London 8th February 2017: Modiphius Entertainment and Free League Publishing are pleased to announce the new sci-fi RPG line, Coriolis – The Third Horizon including: Coriolis core book, Atlas Compendium, Icon Deck, Gamesmaster screen and map – plus a special Coriolis ICONs bundle for Coriolis collectors.

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Feb 102017
 

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Protectorate Army Box 2017 (MSRP $154.99
-Warcaster Vice Scrutator Vindictus
-Sanctifier Heavy Warjacks x 2
-Redeemer Light Warjack
-Choir of Menoth Unit (6)
-Exemplar Errants Unit (10)
-Knights Exemplar Unit (6)
-Visgoth Juviah Rhoven & Honor Guard Unit (3)

 

 

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Jan 282017
 

9d84dc93-7411-4f7f-b6c6-505d4fe21460SYRINSCAPE RELEASES UPSIDE DOWN SOUNDSET FOR 1980S-STYLE STRANGER ADVENTURES

January Releases Also Include the Addition of Hell and Wyrmwraith to the Ever-Growing Syrinscape Library of Sounds
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (January 23, 2017 – Syrinscape, creator of the award-winning apps that bring tabletop games to life with movie-like sound, releases today the Syrinscape: Upside Down SoundSet, along with its partner SoundSet Government Facility, to bring authentic 80s sound to tabletop roleplaying games.

In homage to Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things, Syrinscape, along with Christian Körding and Steffen Waschul, has created two SoundSets, Upside Down and Government Facility, featuring all of the sounds needed to play a Stranger Things-style game with the Upside Down, helicopters, trucks, battle music, breathing masks, whispers, the fearful Demogorgon and more.
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Jan 182017
 

I have to apologize to all of you, I scheduled this to post back in September of 2016, but for some reason it didn’t and I missed it.

 

I had another great time at Alliance Open House this year. But before I go any further I have to admit that I have lost about thirty percent of my video content – well the video lacks audio.  James took a lot of time walking us through a great demo of the new Warmachine rules but with out the audio it’s not very good.

 

This year was a little different from last year because I feel there was a larger focus on the social aspect of gaming.  I mean it felt like we were there to play games with the manufacturers and experience the community. This year I had the chance to play so many games that will be coming out soon like Blood Bowl, Escape From Colditz, Happy Salmon, Warmachine, Star Realms, and more.  I guess not all of those are new, but at a shor like this things kind of blur together.  Plus I did a handful of interviews.

If you a re a retailer and you have never attended a trade show before I highly suggest it because it gives you the chance to experience future releases first hand.  You get to share your experiences with your peers and profess your concerns to manufacturers.  Plus, there are several workshops that are available throughout the day they can grant you more insight into which games might be best for your store.

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Jan 132017
 

20161229_115649Ultimate Intrigue

Published by Paizo Publishing

The latest of the Ultimate series books is packed with a ton of themed information. This is a gem for any espionage player or GM. Ultimate Intrigue features the Vigilante base class, new archetypes, feats, intrigue systems, social combat, new spells, and gear.

Vigilante base class has some pretty cool perks. The first and the coolest is the ability to have dual identities – like Batman! The class has the option for each identity to have a different alignment. My GM would have a lot of fun with that concept, and as a player it would be a great challenge to role-play. Beyond that you get to pick a path of specialization as an avenger or a stalker. An avenger gains an attack bonus equal to the character level, while a stalker capitalizes on stealth to gain 1d8 precision damage on flanked, flat-footed or otherwise unaware foes. This increases 1d8 every two levels. There are also several Vigilante talents. My favorite has to be Blind Spot. It allows the character to hide from creatures with special senses like Tremor Sense. That’s something I could have used in my last adventure.

There are of course several new archetypes in Ultimate Intrigue, and while many of them are specialized most can be used without too much difficulty. My favorite is the Guild Breaker, a Ranger who specializes in taking down an enemy organization. The difference is that the bonuses they get are applied to an enemy organization instead of to a favored enemy. This archetype also gets Deep Cover, which allows bonuses to Bluff and Disguise against the enemy organization.

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Jan 022017
 

In this episode of Role-Play Ramblings Matt talks with, his guest, Jason Hardy of Catalyst Game Labs about social tension and how it can be applied to role-playing. Filmed at Origins 2016 this is one of my favorite episodes of all time. This episode was inspired by the transgender bathroom debate that was socially prominent early in 2016. Jason and I don’t actually debate an issue here; we discuss how to apply an issue appropriately with your community.

This is a really great episode for thse who truly want to create an extremely rich game world.  Thank you Jason Hardy for making this topic make perfect sense

Jan 022017
 

In this episode of Role-Play Ramblings we discuss sharing and the lack of sharing the role-playing experience. This episode is sensitive because we discuss why sharing is relative to your local community.

This is another topic that I will most likely visit again because with every convention you have a new experience that can change, modify, or make me rethink what I have said,

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Dec 312016
 

d43ddae1-8598-4f6b-8e4f-97289198195eSPOILS OF WAR coming in April!

ARCANE WONDERS TO RELEASE SPOILS OF WAR

Sachse, TX (Nov. 15th, 2016) – Arcane Wonders® is proud to announce Spoils of War designed by Bryan Pope and Jason Medina. An exciting dice game of bidding, bluffing, and betting, Spoils of War provides non-stop gameplay that will test the wits of casual and strategic players alike!

The raid is over, and the victorious Vikings gather in the chieftain’s tent to divide the Spoils of War! Piled high on a massive oak table are the best treasures taken during the raid; gleaming gems, shiny swords, fine armor, and magical artifacts! Once strong allies, the Vikings are taken by greed, and soon a heated debate ensues –who will get what spoils? Fists pound the table, insults are made, and tempers rise! Let the Spoils of War begin!
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