Steve Jackson Games Bringing Back The Fantasy Trip

Steve Jackson Games has been making games for quite some time, longer than many of us have been gaming, or even really been alive. The Fantasy Trip was originally published back in the 70s, and so it’s been somewhat hard to find in this new, renaissance era of gaming. Well, it’s making a comeback. This July 23rd, SJG will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to get the game back on shelves.
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New Uthuk Y’llan Releases Available For Runewars

The ravenous hordes are getting even more ravenous and horde-y. Three new box sets are now available for the Uthuk Y’llan for Runewars. They’ve got the fast and agile Flesh Rippers, the hulking Spined Threshers, and the amassed Berserkers unit, all available to spread fear and chaos on the tabletops.
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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Legend of the Five Rings RPG Core Book

This is one that a lot of you have been anxiously awaiting, I’m sure. Fantasy Flight is showing off the core rulebook for the upcoming Legend of the Five Rings RPG. If you want to don your armor, grab your katana, and fight for the honor of your clan, this is your chance to do so.
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Paizo Previews The Barbarian Class For Pathfinder 2.0

There’s a lot of you out there, I know, that can name all the Core Classes from Pathfinder. They’ve been around for much longer than even that game, and have seen quite a lot of changes over the year. Well, new change is coming in the form of Pathfinder 2.0. And, of course, the Core Classes are getting a makeover. In this preview, we get a look at the Barbarian.
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New Releases Available For Arena Rex

Are you not entertained!?
I know I am by the miniatures that Red Republic Games releases for Arena Rex. A bit of editorializing: I think they’re some of the highest-quality figures out there. Their modelling is masterful. And they’ve got two new ones available for you. Cato and Ladon comprise the newest faction for the game. You can order them now.
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Paizo Previews Skill Feats in Pathfinder 2.0

So, we got a look at how Skills will be changing in the 2nd edition of Pathfinder. But that was only part of the information on how those will work. There’s also going to be Skill Feats, and players are going to get a lot of them! But what are they and how do they work? Glad you asked, because Paizo’s here to answer.
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New Goblin Mercenaries Available To Order From Forge World

Goblins. They’re everywhere. They’re mean. They’re nasty. They’re coming after Frodo and the dwarves in The Hobbit. They’re also available to order from Forge World. There’s a Goblin Mercenary set you can pick up, or go all-out and get a whole Horde (goblins are certainly known for traveling in packs, after all).
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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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New Heroes and Mini Boss Coming For Super Dungeon

Next week, a pair of new heroes and a new mini-boss will go on sale for Super Dungeon from Soda Pop Miniatures/Ninja Division. The first hero is the Celestial Healer, great for making sure that your other heroes don’t die. Though it’s a little too late for the Gloomborn Champion. He’s already dead, but he’s not letting that keep him down. Finally, the new boss is Hecate Vilethorn, and evil Centauress.
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A Look Inside the Soul Wars Starter Box For Age of Sigmar

Continuing with the New Edition Train, we’ve got Age of Sigmar from Games Workshop. Their fantasy miniatures game has a new edition coming out very, very soon (in just about a month). As one would expect, that’s including a new starter set. In this case, it’s called Soul Wars. In this preview, we get a look at the two armies included within.
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Paizo Previews Skill Changes In Pathfinder 2.0

Skills. They’re those things you use when you’re not just hacking some poor kobold or goblin apart. They’re a pretty big part of the RP experience, and where you put your skill points can really define your character. With Pathfinder 2.0 coming up, people are wondering how this vital part of the game will be changed. Well, in this preview, we get a bit of a look.
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Enchanted Realms RPG Up Online

One of the things that can be a barrier to trying out a new game is the cost. Sure, you’d like to try that new system, but you don’t want to shell out $30, $45, or sometimes up to $100 for a book to find out. Thankfully, Enchanted Realms doesn’t cost that much. It’s actually free. But, if you do like the system, it’d be nice if you could donate to the cause and keep the game alive. So why not go check it out?
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New Big Monsters Coming For Kings of War

Big models are my favorite type of models. And Kings of War is getting a quartet of new huge minis players can add to their forces. Mantic is taking orders for these figures. And if you want to make a whole army around these centerpieces (being in the center, as they often are), they’ve got some bundle deals for doing just that as well.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Baron Zachareth For Runewars

The kingdoms of man are fighting against elves, undead, and demon-creatures from the wastes. In these times, some morals are lost, or at least, past deeds are glossed over. Such is the case of Baron Zachareth. To some, a saint. To others, a demon (though different from the demon-creatures). Either way, he’s coming to the tabletop for Runewars.
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Paizo Releases Blood of the Ancients for Pathfinder

Where you come from can tell you a lot about where you’re going. While certainly not beholden to any particular genealogical path, one’s bloodline can certainly have an effect on your current life. In Blood of the Ancients, that is even more evident. The new book for Pathfinder from Paizo, it gives players a chance to fully tap into their ancient lineage and gives players and GMs more options at the gaming table.
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Midweek Snippets

The week continues to roll along. We’re already halfway through, technically, as we make our way to the weekend again. I’m excited, since it’s another D&D weekend coming up. There’s still a lot of work to do before we get there, though, so we need to be well-fed on bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Iron Reich Orc Driver From Kromlech, Dungeons & Dragons Spellbook Companion Up On Kickstarter, Undead Skeletal Orc Kickstarter Now Live, and Zen Bins Quick Draw Card Holders Up On Kickstarter.

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Heroes of Estaria Fantasy RPG Up On Kickstarter

Silentcandle Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Heroes of Estaria, their own fantasy RPG game world and system. It uses a D6 dice system and includes 40 classes, many diverse weapons and spells, localized wounds, and much more. If you’ve been looking for a new RPG system to try out, this one might just be it.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Spined Threshers for Runewars

The Runewars previews just keep a-comin’. This time around, we get a look at the Spined Threshers. I mean, I certainly wouldn’t mind some extra mouths. Though having such long tongues right near all those sharp teeth and pinching claws seems like a recipe for a bitten tongue.
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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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Color Quest Alpha Game Up On Game On Tabletop

A company that you’ve seen pop up on here for a long time is Fluo Craft. Their Color Wars universe is one I looked at back in a review many years ago. I loved the idea of two paint-based cultures, one trying to spread color and the other trying to just blot everything out in black. Well, they’re back with Color Quest Alpha, their new miniatures skirmish game set in that same universe. The game is up on Game On Tabletop (a crowdfunding site, in case you didn’t know. We don’t get many campaigns from there).
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The Peasants’ Fell Bargain Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Adventurers don’t start out fully-formed into their heroic beings. They’re originally peasants or noble’s kids or something not-as-dashing as even a Level 1 character. So, how did they start down that heroic lifestyle path? Well The Peasants’ Fell Bargain adventure is one place it could happen. It’s an adventure for heroes just getting started on the path to adventuring. The adventure is up on Kickstarter now.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Lord Vorun’thul Expansion For Runewars

Vampires. You can’t really have undead without at least one vampire stalking around. They’re one of the most iconic form of the … uh… species? Anyway, the undead faction for Runewars is getting itself a new vampire in the form of Lord Vorun’thul. You can check him out here, in both his “human” and “bat-man (not Batman)” forms.
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New Warbands Available to Order From Games Workshop for Age of Sigmar and 40k

Have you ever gone to put together a new model you just got, only to find out that your glue is missing, or glued shut, or you’ve run out, or has run dry? I hate when that happens. Thankfully, with these new kits for Age of Sigmar and 40k that Games Workshop is selling, that’s not an issue. They’re designed to simply fit together without the need of glue.
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Vikingr RPG Up On Kickstarter

Gamers can’t get enough of the vikings. Those Scandinavian raiders to the British isles and shores of continental Europe are just fascinating for us. Many wish to insert themselves into that time, put on their helms, and head into battle with axe in hand. Vikingr, a new d6 RPG up on Kickstarter now, lets you do just that. And it’s a system flexible enough that if you want to play with all the legends and fantasy elements, you can. Or, if you want to just go historical, you can do that, too.
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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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Midweek Snippets

Halfway there, everyone. We’re halfway there. The weekend is making its way inexorably towards us. And it’s a 3-day weekend, too. It’s looking like I’ll be getting in some Guild Ball on Sunday, along with some grilling. So that’s gonna be fun. Whatever you might have planned, be sure you’re not famished by snacking on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Sci-Fi Stock Art For RPGs Up On Kickstarter, Brigade Models Releases New 15mm Hammer’s Slammers Vehicles, Happy Birthday To Through Gamer Goggles, The DASIK Shelf Up On Kickstarter, Eflix’s Plague Demon Prince on Kickstarter, and Impact! Miniatures Running WHISPER Wave 2 Kickstarter.

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Paizo Previews the Wizard Class From Pathfinder

One of the big news stories of late has been the announcement that Pathfinder is getting a new edition. But what’s changing? Well, the core classes are getting an overhaul. So, what can you expect? At PaizoCon, players will get a chance to see these new classes first-hand, but even us that won’t be in Seattle can still get a look. In this preview, we see how the Wizard class has been changed.
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New Releases Available For Avatars of War

It might be called the Empire of Men, but there’s some kick-ass women lining up on the battlefield, too. This month’s releases from Avatars of War include the Warrior Priestess and Sunna of Sonnstahl. To celebrate these ladies’ arrival, everything for the Empire of Men faction is on sale for 15% off this week.
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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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Friday Snippets

We’ve finally made it to Friday! I don’t know about you, but this was a really long week for me. Partially because I’ve been anxious to get back to playing D&D. Our second session will be tomorrow, and I can’t wait. Later today, I’m going to pick up snacks and whatnot for the game. But I also need to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories. And that’s just what we’ve got for you here.

Today on the platter is: New Orc Rokkets From Kromlech, Titan-Forge Taking Orders For Dragon Empire Minis, Late Pledges Open For Elder Dice, and Historical Metal Coins Up On Kickstarter.

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DGS Games Letting You Pick Next Freeblades Faction

DGS Games is consistent with their Freeblades Kickstarter campaigns. Each one has had a new faction. Each one has been successful. Each one has been better than the last. And each one has been delivered to backers on time. Well, they’re looking to have a 7th, but they’re also looking for your help. They’ve got two factions they’re doing. One will be the primary in the upcoming Kickstarter, while the other is a secondary. But which is which? That’s for you to decide.
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OrcQuest WarPath Board Game Up On Kickstarter

I know I go on and on about being a polar bear, but before that, and still deep down inside, I’m a greenskin. Being orcy is just who I am. So, when I see a new board game featuring orcs not as the bad guys, but as the crew you put on the table? I’m instantly interested. And that’s just what you’ve got in OrcQuest WarPath, a new cooperative dungeoncrawl board game that’s up on Kickstarter 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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