Paizo Previews Monks in Pathfinder 2.0

Confession: I never played a monk in Pathfinder. But I did play one in 3.5. Man, they were awful there. So, since Pathfinder played heavily with the OGL from 3.5, I never gave them a look. In the new edition of Pathfinder, though, everything is getting a rework. And as a class I was always interested in playing, but didn’t want to just hamstring my character, I’m interested to see what changes were made. And in this preview, I get a look at some of them.
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Blackwind Project RPG Up On Kickstarter

When in an RPG, you don’t want to have the rules get in the way of the story you want to tell. And you want a robust system that can work for lots of different situations and settings. That’s just what we’ve got with Blackwind Project. It’s a new RPG system that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Paizo Previews Conditions in Pathfinder 2.0

I gotta find out what condition my condition is in.
Weakened. Sickened. Poisoned. Restrained. Prone. And on and on. Pathfinder has a lot of conditions you can find your characters in. But how will these change in the new edition that’s coming out. In this preview, we get a look at just that.
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Secret Agents of CROSS For Savage Worlds Up On Kickstarter

It’s Jesus Time!
CROSS is a secret organization that’s all about making the Pope’s wishes come true, by any means necessary.
This secret strike force is what you join in Secret Agents of CROSS, a new RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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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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Print Version of Legacy: Life Among the Ruins Now Available

Digital books are fine. But, honestly, I very much prefer having an actual book in-hand when I game. For all the advantages of quick cross-references and being able to carry a library on your phone/tablet, I still love the physical book being in my hands. If nothing else, I just find the text easier to read on a page than on a screen. So, for me, I’m really happy that the print version of Legacy: Life Among the Ruins is now available from Modiphius.
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Fantasy Flight Takes a Look Inside the West End Games Star Wars RPG Book

30 years ago, West End Games released their Star Wars RPG book. To commemorate this, Fantasy Flight Games is going to be reissuing and rereleasling it. In this preview, we get a look inside this much-beloved tome.
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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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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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Review Roundup

In which I totally mess up the date for when this was supposed to post and then go back and fix it. ūüėõ
Look, these things happen sometime!
Anyway, here’s the regular grouping of review articles I know you all so desperately desire.

This week we have: Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, Rush in the Forest: Three Little Pigs, Torres, Exoudus Fleet, Steepseers, Super Hack Override, This War of Mine, Assembly, Noria, Get Off My Land, and Monster Card BLVD.

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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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Five New Books For Legacy: Life Among the Ruins Available

Modiphius is not sitting back and just waiting to get you some books for Legacy: Life Among the Ruins. They’ve got a quintet of new ones available in their webshop. If you’ve been wanting to expand your collection, this is definitely the time to do so. Let’s take a look at what they’ve got.
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No One Warps For Free Adventure For Alpha Blue Up On Kickstarter

Alpha Blue is the adult-oriented sci-fi RPG that doesn’t take itself too seriously, blending together all the tropes from all sci-fi universes and genres and letting you play them out on your tabletop. They’re up on Kickstarter now with No One Warps For Free, their new adventure for the setting.
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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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Wyrd May Newsletter Posted

Ok, so it’s actually the first day of June, but Wyrd had this up yesterday afternoon, so it was still May when it hit. Squeaking in just over the line, though. But better late than never, as this issue is filled with all sorts of information about Malifaux releases, Darkness Comes Rattling expansions, and The Other Side stuff, plus more.
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Two More GURPS Books Available On-Demand

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve played in a GURPS game. Though, it actually was a Covert Ops game, so seeing that title available as one of the new ones that are available now to be printed On-Demand from Steve Jackson Games, it hit me right in the Nostalgia Zone. If you’ve been wanting a copy of GURPS Cops or Covert Ops, now’s your chance, instead of having to hunt them down the old-fashioned way.
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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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Unlimited Power Now Available For Star Wars RPG

With great power comes great responsibility. With Unlimited Power, then, comes a whole bunch of new options for your Star Wars RPG character as well as new items for your GM to use in the game. Yes, the latest book is now available. As one would imagine, it revolves around the Force, the mystic… well… force in the Star Wars universe that lets people do fantastic feats.
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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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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 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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Acute Paranoia RPG Up On Kickstarter

Ah, Paranoia. It’s the game where you don’t walk on the grass because you’ve not been given Green Clearance by anyone. It’s a classic, and it’s coming back. Recently, the main book was funded through Kickstarter. Now it’s time for all those great supplements. That’s just what we’ve got in this new campaign.
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Space 1889: Thunders of Venus Now Available From Modiphius

The solar system in Space 1889 is much more alive than our actual one. Not to say that there aren’t fantastic and wondrous things out there, but it’s not like there’s civilizations all over (ok, maybe there could be, but it’s pretty highly unlikely). Also, so far, we can’t just hop in a rocket and go there. But in that universe, you can. In this case, you can head to Venus, our twin sister planet. The Thunders of Venus sourcebook is now available.
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Helheim Unbound RPG Book Up On Kickstarter

Helheim Unbound is a new RPG system that’s up on Kickstarter. Though it may look like it’s just for Viking-era games, the rules are flexible enough to let you play in any setting you want. The system is designed so the GM and players work together to tell the story that they really want to tell. The core rulebook is up on Kickstarter now.
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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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Interbellum RPG Up On Kickstarter

We’ve got lots of games out there about WWII and subsequently, there’s also a good number of Weird-War-II stuff. What I’d love to see more of is WWI games, and then, Weird-War-I stuff. *looks at Interbellum* Oh, hey there! The game is an RPG that brings in magic and other supernatural elements to the conflicts in the trenches in Western Europe. It’s also up on Kickstarter now.
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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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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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Fantasy Flight Posts New Unlimited Power Preview

While The Force is an integral part of the Star Wars universe, GMs can find it difficult to integrate it into the game. Well, the Unlimited Power book that’s coming out soon has a whole section devoted to doing just that. If you’re wondering how you want to bring those elements in so that everyone feels included and that their characters are vital to the game, this is your resource.
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From Beyond: First Strike Starfinder Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Being a relatively new game on the block, there’s not a lot of extra resources out there for Starfinder GMs. Well, Angry Golem Games is looking to fix that. They are creating their From Beyond adventure path. The third installment, First Strike, is up on Kickstarter now.
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Dream Askew and Dream Apart RPGs Up On Kickstarter

Feelings of being “not part of the crowd” can transcend time and place. Though the initial description of the two RPGs, Dream Askew and Dream Apart, sound very different from one-another, they both still touch on those same feelings. In Dream Askew, the queer community struggles with life in a post-apocalyptic world. Meanwhile, Dream Apart takes place in a Jewish community in the shtetl. The two games are up on Kickstarter now.
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