Year 2019


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Magic Item Grimoire For 5th Edition Up On Kickstarter

I mean, sure, you can head to the Red Dragon Brother's Magic Item Emporium and Groceries to pick up just a +1 sword or a +2 shield, but where's the fun in that? How about you instead pick up a sentient weapon, or a weapon set, or some other much more interesting piece of gear? That's what you'll find in the Magic Item Grimoire, that's up on Kickstarter now. Also, they have special custom dice. So there's that.


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Pathfinder 2nd Edition Necromancy Spell Book Up On Indiegogo

Spellcasters love their spellbooks. More than just a list of spells they can cast, they will often trick them out and make them look approriately interesting. That's what we've got going on with the Necromancy Spellbook for Pathfinder 2nd Edition that's up on Indiegogo now. Have yourself a look.


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The City of Vermilion RPG Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Having a pre-made adventure can really get a game off the ground quickly. Whether you're adding it into an ongoing campaign or just running it on its own, it does a lot of the work for the GM. The City of Vermilion is one such campaign. The new oldschool adventure is up on Kickstarter now.


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Dossier Decks: Merchants, Mages, and Goblins Up On Kickstarter

When you're a GM, you've got a whole world to populate. And you just -know- that your players are going to want to get to know that random shopkeeper that you'd not planned for them talking to. Good thing there's resources out there that'll help, like the Dossier Decks. There's one for Merchants. One for Mages. And one for Goblins. And they're up on Kickstarter now.


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Podcast Radio

Back into the regular swing of things as it's Tuesday and that's how weeks work. Monday, you're getting your bearings back in line. Tuesday, you get things done. At least, for me, that's how it goes. And, as always, I'm ready for that weekend. To help get there, I listen to some gaming podcasts.

Today on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 61: Stealing Rules; Gamers Lounge Episode 155: Rising Sun; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 67: Gen Con News, Undo and Bunny Kingdom; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 178: Gen Con Live! – With lots of special guests including Stefan Feld!; Lords of the Dungeon 30: What New Dungeons and Dragons Class We’d Create and First Time Game Master Tips; Tabletop Talk Episode 35: Yan Lo (Resurrectionist) Deep Dive with Steve Bynum; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 274: Red Alert Review; and The D6 Generation Pip Episode 25: Marvel Crisis Protocol Early Thoughts.


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The Realm of the Gateway RPG Up On Kickstarter

Fantasy or sci-fi? How do you like your RPGs? Normally, when you've got elements from one, there's not many elements of the other. But not for The Realm of the Gateway. It's a system that's got one foot firmly in the fantasy and the other in the sci-fi. The game is also up on Kickstarter now.


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Justice Velocity RPG Now Available

Let's face it, everyday life in pretty much no way compares to the high-octane world of an action movie. Cars flying through buildings. Glamorous parties. Just sunglasses everywhere. So, if you're not thrilled with life and want to upthrill your existence, you can play Justice Velocity. The action-movie RPG is available digitially and in physical formats now.


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Wizards of the Coast Previews Eberron: Rising from the Last War Book for D&D

Wanting to play something a bit more steampunk with your D&D game? You don't have much longer to wait. Wizards of the Coast is showing off their upcoming Eberron: Rising from the Last War book, which will give you everything you need to get going, from a campaign guide to player options. Pre-orders are being taken now, including for an alternate cover.


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Paizo Posts New Pathfinder Battles: Legendary Adventures Preview

While it's not necessary to have a miniature that exactly represents your character on the tabletop, or the exact figure for the NPCs and monsters you're fighting, I always love to get them as close as possible. So, that's why I'm happy when new Pathfinder Battles sets come out. In this preview, we get a look at some of the figures coming in Legendary Adventures.


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Fantasy Flight Previews the Dewback Rider for Star Wars: Legion

How about those Special Editions, y'all? Originally just a static thing in the background, the Dewback got a bit more screen-time in the Special Editions of the original Star Wars trilogy. Soon, you'll be able to add this lumbering lizard to your squads in Star Wars: Legion. Let's take a look at what you'll get.


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Next Group of Rookies Available to Pre-Order For Guild Ball

A rookie can add new life to a team. That's what all the Guilds in Guild Ball are hoping to achieve with the Free Cities Draft that happened. The first of those rookies are available, but the second wave is not far behind. If you're looking to pick up Kami, Nomad, Chap, or Flea (bass not included), you can get your name on the list to get them now.


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Witchcraft: Magic of Hereva Fantasy RPG Book Up On Kickstarter

I love webcomics. There are some I read every day. I know many of you have them as well. If you're a reader of Pepper & Carrot, or if you just like whimsical magical lands, you will be interested in Witchcraft: Magic of Hereva. It's a new sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons that's up on Kickstarter now.


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New Kings of War: Vanguard Releases Available To Order From Mantic

The undead are making their way to tabletops in Kings of War: Vanguard. Mantic has started taking orders for new figures over on their website. There's a mega-bundle, along with some support and trooper packs. Along with all that, there's the Ice & Iron book, including updated cards (or, if you just want the cards, you can order those, too).


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Fantasy Flight Announces New Sourcebook and Adventure for Legend of the Five Rings RPG

It's a 1-2 punch announcement from Fantasy Flight for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG. There's a new sourcebook called Path of Waves that will take players to the edge of Rokugan, where they will meet the ronin, as well as gaijin as they traverse the world between the castes and the clans. Then, there's a new adventure, Sins of Regret, that will have players trying to solve mysteries in this cast-off part of the world.


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Monday Terrain Corner

For anyone curious: I did get my cleaver like I wanted. Also picked up some other items I'd been wanting. Let's put it this way: even though I'm a staunch follower of Alton Brown and therefore, everything in my kitchen must be multi-purpose, there's still plenty of things I wouldn't mind having that going to a BB&B is actually much more dangerous for my wallet than going to Gen Con was. I didn't actually buy anything during Gen Con. But I dropped $250 at BB&B before the weekend. Anyway, even though I'm frugal like that, you should check out these new pieces of terrain and put a couple bucks towards them.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Summer Sale Happening at Pwork Wargame and Troll Trader Farm Available From Warlord Games.


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Breachstorm: Reloaded Back On Kickstarter

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. It's good words to live by. With a little extra work and retooling, the thing that wasn't going your way before can do so with some extra effort. And that's what's going on with the Breachstorm: Reloaded Kickstarter. Their first campaign for it wasn't working out. So they regrouped and have relaunced and this new campaign's already over its funding goal.


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New Gaul and Numidian Sets Available for SPQR

Hmm, well, this is different. I'm used to having to not show figures from someone like Brother Vinni because they're NSFW, but it's been a while since I've had to do that for Warlord Games (these new Gaul Skyclad aren't their first nude figures ever). But you can pick them up, along with other Tribesmen, as well as some figures for the Numidian forces for SPQR now over in their webshop.


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CMON Previews House Tully Cavaliers For A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game

House Stark has long made allies with the other Houses around them. It's just what they do. So, when the Dire Wolf marches to war, there's a lot of other bannermen that will send troops to help. House Tully is one such house, and they're more than willing to send their most valuable asset to assist. That asset comes in the form of the House Tully Cavaliers. These heavy cavalry troopers are known far and wide for their devastating charges. Soon, House Stark Players will be able to add them to their armies in the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game. Let's take a look.


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Fantasy Flight Previews Imperial Shoretroopers for Star Wars: Legion

Your standard Stormtrooper might not know how to install a toilet main, but they do know everything about killing and white uniforms. But when there's a need for more specialized troops, the Empire is ready to deploy those at a moment's notice. Beach landings have been an important part of warfare forever, and to keep the Empire's shorelines safe, tehre's the Shoretroopers. Soon, they'll be making their way to Star Wars: Legion tabletops. Take yourself a look.


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The Lost City of Gaxmoor RPG Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Gary Gygax. His name is synonymous with Dungeons & Dragons and just our whole gaming culture in general. Apparently, geekiness runs in the Gygax family as Ernie and Luke Gygax, Gary's sons, have made their own open adventure for 5th Edition called The Lost City of Gaxmoor. This sandbox adventure book for players level 1-10 is up on Kickstarter now.


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Commandroids RPG Up On Kickstarter

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Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert! And our nostalgia centers have taken a direct hit. The Commandroids RPG looks to bring the fun of all those 80s giant robot cartoons to your tabletop. Want to play your own transforming/combining/fighting robot? This is the game for you. The book is up on Kickstarter now.


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Mother of Monsters RPG Adventure Path Up On Kickstarter

Sometimes, you pick up a pre-gen adventure to just drop into your regular game. Sometimes, the pre-gen is your adventure. That's the case with Mothers of Monsters. It's designed to take your 5th edition characters from first level all the way to 15th. Heavily inspired by Greek folklore, there's plenty for everyone to do. The book is up on Kickstarter now.


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Numenera: Liminal Shores Sourcebooks Up On Kickstarter

Just think about all the technological advances we've made in the last hundred years. It's pretty amazing. Now, think about what could happen in the next billion years. But that's where you find yourself in Numenera, the RPG of fantastical sci-fi exploration. There's a Kickstarter campaign running right now to bring three new books to the game, each greatly expanding your options for your games.


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