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A Scout is always prepared. That's true in this world as it is in the Wyrdwood. There, there's a lot more talking trees and magical animals to befriend. But the quest is still to get those merrit badges. And that's what you'll be doing in Scouts of the Wyrdwood Forest. The Kickstarter campaign for this new RPG is back up and running now.

Many of you have thoroughly enjoyed the Root board game from Magpie Games. But perhaps you've wanted to get even more involved with the world. Go down into it and really explore the space, to become one of the characters. Well, soon, you'll be able to, as there's a Root RPG in the works. And you can get in on the action now on Kickstarter.

We're about 2/3 of the way through September. This month has been going by quickly. Seems like a good time to be showing off some releases. Paizo has posted up theirs, with a whole batch of products for both Pathfinder and Starfinder. From new books, to a new critical deck, to new maps. Have a look.

When your gaming group is spread out all over, it can be hard to get together in one room to play (I mean, if everyone lives in the same apartment building, it can sometimes be hard to get everyone together in one room to play, but still...). That's where digital tabletops come in, with Roll20 being an industry leader. And if you're looking for adding the acclaimed Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus campaign, it's now available.

In an enchanted glade, all predatory animals have been held at bay, letting everything else thrive. But that barrier is breaking down. How will the animals that have come to make the glade home make it through? That's up to you in Hidden Heroes, a new one-shot RPG adventure using 5th Edition rules that's up on Kickstarter now.

Winter is coming.

I realize that's the tag line for an entirely different fantasy world, but it's what's going on here, too. Free League Publishing is running a Kickstarter campaign for The Bitter Reach, their new (and massive) expansion for the Forbidden Lands RPG. What does it have in its 200+ pages? New rules, new monsters, new encounters, and an entire campaign set in the cold reaches of a new region. The new book is up on Kickstarter now.

So, Pathfinder 2nd Edition's been out for a little over a month. You've maybe thought about picking it up, but haven't been sure. And if you did, where would you start? Or maybe you're a GM looking to get a group interested in this new version. Where do you begin? Well, Paizo is here to help. They've posted up a free-to-download Demo Adventure to help people get right into the game.

The party comes across a strange bottle. It's got some strange liquid in there, obviously a potion of some kind. But what kind of potion? Sure, there's the regular healing potions and such, but that's so mundane. Why not really go out there with it? That's what the Book of Unusual Potions helps with. The book's up on Kickstarter now.

Warlord Games has a ton of games that they make. It's just a huge catalog. And it's been a while since we've heard about a few of these, but that doesn't mean they're entirely dead and gone. In fact, Warlord Games is posting up some extra, experimental, and additional rules for them. Check out experimental rules for Konflikt '47, creating an army of monsters in Warlords of Erehwon, and creating characters for yourself in Strontium Dog.

With Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Paizo's looking to expand the different ancestries (aka - races) that players can choose for their character. We've seen how they've added in Goblins, but that's not the only non-standard ancestry that they're adding. While it's not in the core book, Lizardmen will be making their way into the game as a playable ancestry. In this preview, we get a little look at what they'll be like.

You come across a magical door that leads to a wonderful, fantasy land. However, the door locks behind you and you must find the keys to re-open it, lest you're stuck there forever. Now, I mean, I can't really think that I'd like to come home from a land of fantasy and magic (not that my life's bad, of course, but really, how many of us would be like, "Bye, Felicia!" if we found a magic door to a fantasy land), but if you stick around too long, you turn into a monster. So, going home is probably a good idea. That's where you find yourself in the Magical Land of Yeld RPG. There's a new book up on Kickstarter for it called Mermaid Hunters.

Longtime readers know that I like games with interesting premises. I see thousands of games every year, and so I feel I've often "seen it all." I have to say, that I've never seen a game about going out and finding a mystical, wish-granting, ancient fish. However, that's just what you're doing in Rod, Reel, & Fist, a new anime-inspired RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

Here's a game we've not heard about for a little bit, but it's nice to see it coming back. TTCombat has a quartet of new Carnevale kits that you can order over in their webshop. I mean, one's got a bionic rhino and a bionic crocodile. I might pick these fellas up just because.

Just a little update from Forge World this week, figuratively and literally and ... pun-ily? Anyway, they are taking orders for their new Sharriffs of the Shire set. Need to keep your hobbits in line? These two are the ones to make sure that it stays so. No adventure. No excitement. Maybe a giant pumpkin.

Three factions are getting reinforcements this month for the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game from CMON. House Stark is calling on their longtime allies, House Tully, and getting the Tully Cavaliers. The Lannisters are using the faithful to fight for them with the addition of the Poor Fellows. Meanwhile, further north than even House Stark, the Night's Watch are bringing their Veterans of the Watch as well as their Builder Crossbowmen (pting! pting!) to the field.

Games Workshop is bringing M&Ms to your games of Warcry. No, not the tasty chocolate candies that melt in your mouth, not in your hand. I mean Monsters & Mercenaries. Want to add new vicious beasts to your force? This is where you can find them. There's even a new campaign to undertake. Along with the book, there's a host of new figures you can order as well.

Travel. How do you do it? These days, it's mostly cars and planes. But for your fantasy groups, it can be a lot more diverse. And while we have GPS, such things don't often exist in a medieval fantasy world. But there's ways around it, since there's also usually magic and magic items. In this look inside the Lost Omens World Guide, we get a look at some of the ways travel works in Pathfinder.

Mana Project Studio is looking to expand your D&D games with the release of their HIstoria dark fantasy Renaissance setting book. It includes 15 new races including different species, which gives you more than 50 different new character options there. There's also new classes, new types of magic, and new gear, including period-appropriate rules for firearms. If you're looking to get much more out of your games, you might want to check out the game on Kickstarter now.

Getting just the right figure to represent your character or monsters on the tabletop when playing an RPG is a big thing for me, and I'm sure it is for some of you as well. And you may feel that the regular Icons of the Realms figures just aren't good enough for you. Well, you're in luck, as WizKids is coming out with a premium line of figures.

Have you ever wanted to get more in touch with nature? You might've played Druids or Rangers in your Pathfinder games. But that still may not have been enough. Well, if you're willing to wait a little bit, you can check out the Leshies Ancestry for Pathfinder that will be coming out in the Lost Omens Character Guide.

If you're looking for some undead action for your Freeblades games, you might want to check out the Khandoran Deathmasters. They have a distinctly Egyptian vibe to them, what with their Anubis-headed guys and mummies. They are availabe now over in the DGS webshop, though they admit that they would prefer if you headed over to your LGS to pick them up.

Well, it's not a giant robot, but it's close. Longtime readers know how I love miniatures that really stretch the bounds of what "Miniature" really means. That's what we're getting from WizKids in their premium Walking Statue of Waterdeep: The Honorable Knight figure. He's a big 'un.

Forge World releases do sometimes fall on pretty far spectrums in terms of theme from one-another. You've got sci-fi. You've got fantasy. It's a little from column A. It's a little from column B. That's what we have today. They are taking orders for new jetbikes for the White Scars and a gunship for the Legion Janitorales... I mean, Custodes. They've also got a new set for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game that's the various defenders of Lake-town, including Bard, Legolas, and Tauriel.

 

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