Skirmisher Publishing Releases The Jester Dragon’s Bag of Beans

Pretty much everyone knows the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack got some magic beans, his mom tossed them out the window, and they grew an enormous beanstalk. In D&D, there’s also a bag of magic beans. But the folks at Skirmisher Publishing didn’t like how it was implemented. So they came up with their own list of 100 beans. You can get your copy now.
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Roll20 Adds Charactermancer Character-Building Helper

When you want to play in an RPG, you’ve gotta start with your character. That’s the foundation of what else will come later. But… not everyone has the ability to make a character on their own. There’s tons of different options and choices and such. It can get you lost very easily. That’s where Roll20 comes in. They’ve added their new Charactermancer to their program that’ll help you get up and running.
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WizKids Announces D&D Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist

When playing an RPG, I know that I like to have figures that represent what we’re fighting and for our characters out on the table. Sure, you could just throw anything out there and call it good, but if we’re fighting dudes in armor with mauls, I want minis of dudes in armor with mauls. If we’re fighting ghosts, I want minis of ghosts. And so forth and so on. Sometimes it can be hard to find just the mini you want, so having more is always helpful. Thankfully, there’s always new sets of figures coming out, such as D&D Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist from WizKids.
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The Steel Road Exotic Weapon Supplement Up On Kickstarter

When you go into battle, sure, you can just carry along some boring, old sword, or you can carry some far-off exotic sword from a far-away land. You could have a staff, or you could have a staff made of special wood from some distant location. You could have a club, or you could have a club carved to look like a creature that dwells elsewhere. That’s what you can get in The Steel Road, a new supplement book for 5th edition that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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The Runewild RPG Adventure Up On Kickstarter

We all know of my love of extra resources for GMs when it comes to games. Even if an adventure, in total, doesn’t work for your group, you can probably find some stuff useful for it. Well, The Runewild adventure looks to make all of itself useful by being not so linear, but more sandbox, letting players come and go as they please, and giving the GM plenty of resources to keep up. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Up On Roll20

Roll20 is the perfect way to play RPGs with your friends all over the world, online, in real time. And they’re making sure that you get the latest books available for the most popular RPGs as soon as possible. As such, they’ve got Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes available for purchase and support on their site. Bring in all those new pieces of gear, character options, and monsters to your games now.
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Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Now Available

A new book has been released for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes is chock full of new information for both GMs and players. There’s information about new varieties of elves as well as tieflings. There’s stats on the various gods and demigods and demons that inhabit all the different realms. There’s descriptions of battles that happened long in the past. It’s quite a resource, and you can get your copy now.
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World of Alessia Campaign Primer Up On Kickstarter

There’s a lot of settings out there that can feel rather “samey.” You know, there’s the elves and the orcs and the castles and the dragons. Or even if it’s a sci-fi campaign, it seems like just a re-hash of something you’ve seen. World of Alessia looks to create an all-new universe that, while inspired by others, is its own thing. It’s got technology. It’s got magic. It’s got… well, there’s still dragons, but dragons are cool. The Campaign Primer is up on Kickstarter now.
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A Delve in the Cave Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Burial chambers are supposed to be just left alone. The bones of the dead are supposed to just be able to rest eternally. However, in the ancient caves that hold the remains of the founder of Shadowhaven, all is not still. But exactly what is going on is your task to find out in A Delve in the Cave, a new adventure for 5th Edition that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Creatures of Vathis Monster Book Up On Kickstarter

As you know I’ve said before, there’s no such thing as “too many options” when it comes to resources for a GM when they need to make their game. In this case, Creatures of Vathis: Volume One looks to bring a whole host of monsters and other creatures to games of 5th edition. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Pathfinder/5th Edition Adventures Up On Kickstarter

Having pre-made adventures to toss at your players is always a handy thing for a GM. It really helps cut the prep time for games, and makes it so they can enjoy what’s going on as much as the players do, since a lot of the heavy lifting is done. Dark by Design is currently running a Kickstarter campaign that’s got two books just full of adventures for your parties to go on.
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Midweek Snippets

Halfway through the week already? Man, it sure does seem to fly on by. We’ll see if today is its usual “seemingly longest day of the week” or if we can get on through it. But any way you look at it, we need to make sure our energy’s up, whether it’s a quick couple of days to the weekend or it takes a while. So let’s snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Bastet Helmets Available From Puppets War, 28mm 1745 Jacobite Rebellion Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, and The Army Painter Announces Official D&D Paints Line.

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A Dead Man’s Guide to Dragongrin: 5E Campaign Setting Guide Up On Kickstarter

A Dead Man’s Guide to Dragongrin is more than just a setting book. With those, you get some history, some maps, and some NPCs. This one really looks to help the GM along with building the world as well as just pointing things out. Instead of having to shoehorn your game into the setting, the world is malleable and changeable, able to be what you need it to be for your game. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Ponyfinder: From the Ashes Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Wars are pretty brutal. They can leave scars in the land and in populations that remain for generations. In the wake of the war between the fey and humanoid races, the land was left scorched and even the sky had been changed. Into this wasteland, groups of creatures that had been on opposite sides realized that it was only by working together that they would survive. That’s where you find yourselves in the new Ponyfinder adventure, From the Ashes. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie III Now Available

I’m about to get into a new D&D group. It’s my first 5th Edition game, actually. I’ve already got my character built. I don’t have a mini for it yet. Not really sure I’ve seen one I want to use. Perhaps there’ll be one in the new D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie III set. It is available now, so I should go check it out.
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Ponyfinder: From the Ashes Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Terrible wars tend to have terrible consequences. When the Humanoids and the Fey went to war, it was truly a terrible war. At the climax, the energy that held back the Everglow was unleashed. This wave of primal forces reduced everything it touched to ashes. Very little was spared. In the aftermath, the survivors realized what they had done and hostilities ended, as everyone realized that life was already going to be much tougher in this grey world. That’s where you find yourselves in Ponyfinder: From the Ashes, a new adventure sourcebook that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Liberty A.F.T.E.R. Sci-Fi RPG Now Available

It’s interesting how a single thing can evolve to grow into more items as it goes along. For example, the world of Liberty started off as a podcast. Then, it grew into a graphic novel. Now, they’re letting you join in with Liberty A.F.T.E.R., a new sci-fi RPG setting book using the 5th Edition rules (tweaked, obviously). If you’d like to go adventuring on a far-off distant world that’s been divided into two parts, with one side controlled by an oppressive government while the other is overrun with post-apocalyptic games, you can check out this new book.
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Mists of Akuma: Imperial Matchmaker 5th Edition Adventure Up On Kickstarter

You know, I’ve often said that I love pre-made adventures, as they give the GM a lot of resources and can make the game as easy for them as it is for the players to just play it. Usually, they’re good for a level or two, but the Mists of Akuma: Imperial Matchmaker adventure for 5th Edition is here to get your players from 4th to 10th level. Yeah, that’s quite a module. It’s set in the eastern fantasy noir steampunk Soburin setting, and it’s up on Kickstarter now.
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The Mermaid’s Blessing RPG Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Pre-made adventures give GMs a ready-to-go group of game sessions. They give you everything you need and you can have a group go through them over the course of several sessions. The Mermaid’s Blessing is a new adventure for 5th Edition that’s up on Kickstarter now. I don’t really think that these mermaids are going to be combing their hair with forks and singing with crabs.
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Princes of the Apocalypse Module Now Available On Roll20

I have friends all over the world. I’m sure most of you do, too. The Internet connects us with people from everywhere, instantly. But it’s kinda hard to bring in Henrix from Sweden or Halfi from Wales or Jyggdrasil from Kuala Lumpur for a gaming session. That’s where Roll20 comes in. They’ve teamed up with Wizards of the Coast and are releasing official Dungeons & Dragons modules on their platform. You can get the Princes of the Apocalypse module now.
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Legendary Games Running Pirate Campaign Compendium for 5E and Pathfinder RPG Kickstarter

Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants!
Set sail, mehearties! ’tis time for some high-seas adventure! Hoist the misenmast and set that yardarm and … other stereotypical piratey sayings! Legendary Games is looking to inject some swashbuckling action into your 5th Edition and Pathfinder RPG games. They’re running a Kickstarter campaign for a Pirate Campaign Compendium with plenty of characters and equipment and adventure paths for a whole bunch of pirate play.
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Ponyfinder – Blevik – City of Shapeshifters Now Available

Blevik is a city dominated by doppelgangers. So, while it can be a nice place to visit, you’re never 100% sure who you might be interacting with. This new book for Ponyfinder (also Pathfinder and 5th Edition) gives you details of this strange city, along with new spells, traits, and other class options. You can pick up your copy now.
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The Hidden Halls of Hazakor 5th Edition Adventure Up On Kickstarter

I’m sure many of us can remember back to the first RPG adventure we tried to run or played in. It might’ve been something you came up with, yourself, or it might’ve been a pre-generated adventure. If you were pretty young, you might not have fully understood how things worked, as the book was more-than-likely not written with a new player in mind. Well, the Hidden Halls of Hazakor, a new 5th edition adventure up on Kickstarter, is written not just for new players, but new dungeon masters as well.
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Wizards of the Coast Announces Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes For Dungeons & Dragons

It’s always nice to have options for your RPG character. Those that pick up Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes will have plenty of new options available to them. Wizards of the Coast has announced this new book for Dungeons & Dragons, brimming with story hooks for your games, background options for characters, new alternate race traits for characters, and much, much more.
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Ultimate NPCs for 5th Edition Up On Kickstarter

As I’ve said time and time again, having more resources for the GM is never a bad thing. They have an entire universe to populate while the players have to only worry about their own characters. I know I’ve struggled to come up with all the NPCs that my group might encounter along the way. So it’d be handy to have something like the Ultimate NPCs Guide that’s up on Kickstarter now. It’s over 200 pages of pre-built characters of many different levels you can just drop into your game.
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Kobold Press Running Creature Codex Kickstarter

Options. It’s all about the options when you’re trying to GM a game. Trying to create monsters on your own can be difficult and time-consuming. Thankfully, Kobold Press is here to help. They’ve got a new collection of monsters for 5th Edition that they’re calling their Creature Codex. You can check it out over on Kickstarter now.
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Anthro-Adventures 5th Edition Campaign Setting Up On Kickstarter

While the various D20 systems have a decent bit in common, and stats can certainly be shifted around between them, it’s much easier to just have a book that gives you right what you need. Well, if your group had been playing Pathfinder and using the Anthro-Adventures rules, but are now playing 5th Edition, you’re in luck. The new format for the campaign setting book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Dragon+ Issue 17 is Now Available

You know I love to fill my time with as much gaming information as possible. I’m also always looking for ideas for the RPG I’m running. A good GM can find inspiration in a lot of places, even if the system you’re reading about isn’t the one you’re using. Well, whether you’re playing a WotC-based game or not, you should still check out Dragon+ Magazine, the 17th issue of which is available now, as it’s full of lots of good information. You can download your copy, for free, now.
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D&D Icons of the Realms: Classic Creatures Now Available From WizKids

I love to use minis when doing my RPGs. It gives everyone a sense of where people are in the encounters, as well as can help make things feel a bit more “real.” What I hate is when I have to use the wrong mini for something because I don’t have the right one. Or you’ve got several that all look the same and you mix up which is which. Well, WizKids is here to help, as they’ve released their D&D Icons of the Realms: Classic Creatures set. This brings a bunch of baddies to your tabletops with new sculpts to help them stand out from previous iterations.
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Those Dam Goblins RPG Adventure Up On Kickstarter

It seemed like a nice place, at the time. A valley that had a bit of a swamp problem, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed without a little dam. It turned the valley into a rather productive one, agriculturally-speaking. But now, there’s rumbling in the hills around the valley. Goblins.
Those Dam Goblins is a new fantasy adventure for various systems that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Masters and Minions 5th Edition Supplement Up On Kickstarter

Few villains work alone. You’ve got the leader of a criminal organization and their hordes of underlings. Or a cult leader and all their cultists. Or a dragon and all their dragonlings. Whatever the case, you have a Master and Minions, and that’s also what we’ve got in this 5th edition supplement that’s up on Kickstarter. Masters and Minions gives GMs stats and rules for using NPCs and villains, along with their followers, in your games.
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Wyrmkeep Dungeons BW3: The Beast Below D&D Adventure Up On Kickstarter

I’m a big fan of anything that makes the job of a GM easier. Having been one, in many game systems, for decades at this point, I love when I get something that streamlines the process for everyone. And pre-made adventures are great at that. In this case, we’ve got The Best Below, a 5th Edition adventure for characters of 1st to 3rd level. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Tomb of Annihilation Set For Dice Masters Now Available

Seems we’ve got a couple Dungeons & Dragons releases today that aren’t actually Dungeons & Dragons releases. In this case, it’s the Tomb of Annihilation set for Dice Masters. Want to get your dice-rolling on without your full group there? Now you certainly can, as you take on undead horrors (or control them, if you so choose) with your fireball and sword.
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Heroes Wanted: Dragonfire Dungeons & Dragons Deck-building Game Now Available

Sometimes you want to get your D&D on and your group’s not there. Maybe you’re waiting for them to show up. Maybe you weren’t able to get everyone together. Maybe it’s not your regular gaming day. Whatever the reason, you want your D&D and you want it now! But how to get that experience without your regular group? Perhaps Heroes Wanted: Dragonfire could scratch that itch. It’s the new Dungeons & Dragons deck-building game from Catalyst Game Labs, and it’s available now.
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Ponyfinder: Tactics of Everglow Available From Silver Games

Silver Games is further expanding their Ponyfinder product line with Ponyfinder: Tactics. This book looks to give players a whole bunch of new options for their characters. New feats, new base class (the Elementalist), new races and subraces, new spells. And for the GM, new monsters. It’s got a bit of everything for everyone. You can pick up your copy now.
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