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The folks over at Wizards of the Coast are always looking to add to Dungeons & Dragons. Considering the open-ended nature of many of the rules, it's easy to add on more to it. In this instance, they've got some new subclasses for different builds. My personal favorite is the power armor Articifer. I'm gonna make me a character with their own mecha suit!

People love pets. There's tons of you out there with kitties and puppies. Maybe some have snakes or hamsters or ferrets. Some of you probably have something rather wild and exotic. Well, why can't your RPG character have a cool pet as well? (I once had a character with a Shocker Lizard familiar) Stibbles Codex of Companions is just chock-a-block full of new critters that you can add to your games as friends for your adventuring party. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

The land to the east is the home of the beast folk. They started from nothing to create just a little plot of land that they could call their own to homestead. Now, your characters can go and see what they're up to in Untamed Lands, the new expansion book for Ponyfinder. It's got not just info about the people and the region, but new gear, new spells, new class options, and more. You can pick up your copy now.

Monte Cook is just a name you know when you get into the gaming industry. His works are legendary and vast. But as time marches on, some of them go out of print or the systems they were written for are updated. Thankfully, there's nothing keeping those games and adventures from being updated as well. Case in point, Ptolus, Monte Cook's RPG setting is getting updated for 5th Edition and Cypher System. The project is up on Kickstarter now.

Haunted houses. They're filled with mystery and possible terror. Strange sounds. Flickering lights. Doorways that seem to come and go. All combine to give a very unsettling feeling to the location. But it's just the sort of place adventurers tend to find themselves. The Haunting of Eliuska Manor is a new 5th edition RPG adventure that takes players to an old manorhouse. The adventure is up on Kickstarter now.

Venger Satanis, the mind behind Kort'thalis Publishing, has many thoughts on what makes a D&D game awesome. He's collected them and put them all together in a single book, the Crimson Dragon Slayer, so you can have rockin', kick-ass sessions whenever you want. He's put out an updated version of the book, and it's free to download, so why not go see what he's got in mind? It might just help out your game.

Sure, your characters can just head down to a local shop and -hope- that they have the specific potion, magic item, or bit of gear that your party needs. Maybe your DM is nice like that. But what if you're an enterprising type and want to just build it for yourself? That's where The Ultimate Guide to Alchemy, Crafting & Enchanting comes in. It's a new D&D supplement that's up on Kickstarter now.

There's tons of different reasons that someone might miss out on a Kickstarter campaign. But just because the timer's run out doesn't mean that you've lost the chance to get all the cool extras and special pricing. For example, Painting Polygons is now taking late pledges for their Animal Adventures: Secrets of Gullet Cove campaign. Want to get yourself some babypuppies and pretty kittes for your D&D games? You can get your name on the list to get them now.

I love to cook. I love the chemistry of it and mixing different flavors to (hopefully) form something greater than its different parts. If you're like me and you'd love to bring cooking to your RPGs, you might want to check out Dragon Stew. It's a new cooking supplement for 5th edition, letting your characters eat more than just hard tac 'n' beans whenever they're out on an adventure. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

Many of you have probably picked up some of the Wardlings figures from WizKids to add to your games of Dungeons & Dragons. These pint-sized adventurers and their animal companions can be a weclome addition to any adventuring party. But, if you've been wanting to run a whole game based on these young adventurers, you're soon to be in luck. Renegade Game Studios is creating a Campaign Guide for them. It'll be hitting store shelves in May.

I know not everyone loved 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons, but I did. I'd gladly play in another game if one were available. Alas, while I cannot, I'm sure some of you out there can and are. One interesting thing from 4th Edition was the Skill Challenge. It was an interesting concept, but it was a little wonky to implement. The DMG tried to explain it, but I don't think they did all that great a job. Well, that's where Skirmisher Publishing's Mastering a Challenge guide comes in. You can pick up your copy now.

When you're a GM, you want to have stuff readily available to grab at a moment's notice when needed. My last game session, for example, our party took a "right turn" when not expected and the GM had to come up with a quick encounter for us. Thankfully, they had stuff handy. And your GM can too. The Phylactery, an OSR-based RPG zine, is up on Kickstarter now. Inside it, you'll be able to find all sorts of helpful game info.

Sure, having electronic books is nice and you can carry an entire library in your pocket, but there's just something about having the actual book there that I love. If you're like me and you are excited about the Odyssey of the Dragonlords set of books from Modiphius, then you're in luck. The print version of the Adventure Book, Player's Guide, and more are all available now in their webshop.

I know. I know. Not a ton of people liked 4th edition D&D. Personally, I did. Some of my favorite characters I played were in 4th. I'm sure there are gaming groups out there still to this day playing 4th. If you are, or if you'd like to get a group together, Skirmisher Publishing has a new character race you can try out. They're the tricksy, shapeshifting Kitsune. You can download this new character race now.

After all the waiting, the time has come. Painting Polygons has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their next Animal Adventures product. If you're looking for a game where your character is a doggo or kitty cat, this is the game for you, including miniatures. The Secret of Gullet Cove campaign contains more than just an adventure book. There's a whole bunch of new miniatures added into the mix as well.

Having pre-made adventures can be a lifesaver for a GM with a game session coming up and no time to prep for it. But what if you've already burned through the adventures you have on-hand? Thankfully, Laidback DM is here to turn you into a laidback DM yourself with Shotglass Adventures III. It's a set of 10 adventures for 5th edition that you can just plug into your games at your leisure. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

I mentioned earlier that this weekend I'll be playing D&D again. In the campaign, we're just about to get into a huge fight against a bunch of monsters. We're not 100% sure what we'll be fighting yet, so that'll be interesting. I've always said that a GM can't have too many pre-made resources at their disposal, and if you're a GM who's about to throw a ton of monsters at your party, you might want to check out Kobold Press' Tome of Beasts 2. It's got over 400 new monsters for 5th edition. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

Awight! I shaw wewease... WOGAAAH!!!

I guess we now know who at least let this particular dog out. Roger's a big, happy, babypuppy pitty (with that giant bowling ball head that they have), and he just looks so happy to be here. Or, at least, he will be happy to be here when Painting Polygons launches their Animal Adventures: Secrets of Gullet Cove Kickstarter campaign in just a couple days.

A GM can never have too many resources at their fingertips when running a game. That's my honest opinion. Creating everything from scratch is hard, so having pre-made monsters of all type, in particular, is very helpful. That's where the people of Carwood Publishing come in with thier Monsters of the City series of books. There's a new one up on Kickstarter called Sins & Virtues that has 100 more pre-made monsters for you to throw at your party.

We've seen several doggos for the Secrets of Gullet Cove, coming soon from Painting Polygons. However, canines aren't the only creatures coming. More felines will be making their way to production, including McCoy. Have a look at this fuzzy fluffball in this preview.

Who's a good boy? Who's a good boy!?!

Well, if anyone is, it's probably Reximus, the Doberman Paladin. Paladins tend to be well into the "good" side of the alignment chart, at least. Reximus will be one of the new doggos coming in Animal Adventures: Secrets of Gullet Cove, the new adventure from Painting Polygons as part of their Dungeons & Doggies line, coming to Kickstarter in a week.

The Kickstarter campaign for the next Animal Adventures book, Secrets of Gullet Cove, draws ever closer. As it draws near, Painting Polygons is showing off some of the figures that will be inside. This time around, we get Bartolomy, the bard. Though not one to sing, he does tell tales and weave poems for the enjoyment of all around.

And he's got just the biggest floopears ever!

Wizards of the Coast has announced a new book for Dungeons & Dragons. It's called Explorer's Guide to Wildemount and will give players all the information required in order to successfully navigate the continent in Exandria. However, even if you're using it for just whatever game you might be playing at the time, the book will offer a whole new set of character subclasses, spells, monsters, and more. Expect this book on store shelves this March.

The dogs are coming back to town. Painting Polygons and their lovable Dungeons & Doggies figures are coming back to Kickstarter. Starting on January 28th, they'll be running a new campaign for Secrets of Gullet Cove, including an adventure and a bunch of new figures.

Well, from what I've seen, we weren't really supposed to know about this yet, but Amazon has started taking orders for the upcoming Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, an official Dungeons & Dragons book for the Critical Role show. If you've been a fan of the show and you've wanted to get down into the realm they play in, soon, you'll be able to do exactly that.