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There is evil in the world. That's why most adventurers go out and fight against it. But beyond just being generic "that's bad," what about games that want to further explore just what being evil means? Well, that's where the Corpus Malicious comes in. It's a new supplement for your D&D games that expands on evilness and what it means to be evil. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

If there's one thing players want for their characters, it's options. With more options comes more ways to customize their character into exactly what they want to play. Well, the folks at Kort'thalis Publishing are helping with the release of Cha'alt Ascended, a set of new and updated feats for your characters. Many of them are specifically designed to be useful in their Cha'alt megadungeon. You can pick up your copy now.

Alien Archive 3 for Starfinder gives GMs a bunch of new alien species to toss at players. But, more than that, it also gives you a way to create your own new alien species. In this article, Aaron Shanks, the designer of the creature companion system, talks about the process behind how the system was made and implemented in the book.

Having pre-made adventures just makes running a gaming group that much easier. The GM just has to open up to the right page and away you go, altering it as you go if necessary to fit your group. Well, if you're playing the Amazing Tales RPG and have been wanting some more adventures to try out, you're in luck. The Big Book of Amazing Tales is an adventure compendium that's up on Kickstarter now.

Shades of Vengeance has a new Era RPG Kickstarter campaign running. This time around, it's Era: Lost Legend. If you're a fan of Final Fantasy games (and I know that I am), then this is the RPG for you. Head on epic quests. Battle humongous monsters. Save the world for the last time (it's never the last time).

Paizo is once more taking a look into the upcoming Lost Omens Character Guide with a society that sounds... incredibly familiar. You might know the Pathfinder Society from their regular missions and extras on the site, but they're also a part of the world, itself, as a group of adventurers that are all about searching through the different planes. In this preview, we get a look at just how they operate within the game itself.

I always thought that these were the melodies of the waves. But River Horse has yet another they're coming out with. This Melody of the Waves is a new adventure for the Tails of Equestria RPG. So, your ponies better get their sea legs and maybe pick up some little water wings. It's high-seas adventure ahoy. You can pre-order your copy now.

With the release of the Platinum Edition of their City Builder line, Skirmisher Publishing is going back through their previous releases and updating them, bringing them in line with how they want to do things from here on out. Their latest book to be updated is City Builder Volume 4: Guildhouses, Mages' Lodges & Other Professional Places. You can go pick up your updated version now.

Sure, having a bunch of pre-made monsters can really help a GM with planning their gaming sessions. But sometimes that GM wants to make something purely specific for their own game. Sure, they can take bits and pieces from there and there, but it'd be nice if the various rules for creating monsters was in one, handy  spot. And that's just what we've got from Paizo. They've posted up the rules for making monsters and hazards in Pathfinder.

For there to be good, there must be evil. So, it could be said that to have great good, there must be great evil. Corpus Malicious is a book all about that great evil. It's a new book coming to soon to Kickstarter to add even more evil to your D&D games. In the meantime, the developers, Dream Realm Storytellers, have posted up a free-to-download demo book for it. You can check that out now.

Gamers, in my observation, love to get their drink on. Hey, they're generally fun-loving, social people. So why not toss back a few libations from time to time? Well, when you mix drinking and gaming, you get a drinking game. But more than just remembering what numbers are divisible by 3 and 7, there are a bit more involved drinking games, like Drinking Quest, the drinking RPG. The new expansion, Old Habits, is up on Kickstarter now.

When creating Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Paizo had a lot of questions they wanted answered. What would it look like? How many changes would they make? What sort of system would they use? Was there such a thing as too much or too little change? In this article, Jason Bulmahn, Director of Game Design, talks about some of those questions and how the design team answered them as they went along.

If you're a fan of supernatural horror and adventure, you'll want to check out Night Shift. It's a new RPG that puts you in control of characters fighting off the supernatural in an altered form of our everyday world. Just when you thought it was safe to head to the mall, you find it infested with vampires. That high school dance is the target of a werewolf. Elves and other Fae are subtly working their way through politics for their own gain. You can check out this new game up on Kickstarter now.

WWI is, to me, one of the most fascinating times in human history. The results of that war still influence culture, war, and politics to this very day, a century later. If you'd like to see what life was like back in the trenches (but don't actually want to fly to France or risk death out in No Man's Land), you will want to check out Ross Rifles, a new RPG system powered by the Apocalypse System that's up on Kickstarter now.

Creating adventures for low-level characters can be tough. You want to make sure that the adventure is a challenge and interesting, but also know that a common housecat can pose a possibly deadly challenge. Thankfully, there's those designers out there that are on your side, such as the folks at Gaming Honors. They've created The Bane of the Ancients, a new 0 or 1st level adventure for the Mutant Crawl Classics game. The module is up on Kickstarter now.

When a new game comes out, you might wonder just what it's all about. How can you know if it'll be a game for you before you buy it? Well, if you're looking to find a new sci-fi RPG, and you've been looking at Nexus Redemption, but you've been feeling trepidation about it, D-Verse Publishing has gone and posted a preview version that you can check out before they launch their Kickstarter campaign.

It's maaaaaaaaagic! Something that really sets fantasy settings apart from the everyday world is the use of magic in all aspects of life. Sure, the little device in my pocket might seem like magic, but I still can't just hop on a carpet and go for a quick fly down the block. In this Lost Omens Character Guide, Paizo is showing off the Magaambya, an ancient magic society that will be featured in the new book.

"If you're such a goth, where were you when we sacked Rome?" That's... actually a line you could use in the new RPG, Visigoths vs Mall Goths. Seriously. In a mall outside of LA in or about the year 1996, the Visigoths are heading to the food court and they encounter some Mall Goths. What happens next? That's where you all come in. The game is on Kickstarter now.

You know, I love games with odd premises, and this is certainly up there.

There's strange goings-on all around the town. The grown-ups don't seem interested or simply don't care, or maybe they're unable to see it? It's hard to say, but there's only one way things are going to get solved, and that's us crazy kids (and maybe a puppy). If you're looking for more adventures to go on in Kids on Bikes, you're in luck. Strange Adventures! Volume Two is now available from Renegade Game Studios.

I... umm... look, this wasn't what I was expecting to be posting this morning. But here we are. Wendy's, the fast-food burger chain known for square hamburgers and frosties (and you haven't lived until you've dipped fries into a chocolate frosty, just sayin') has now put out a fantasy RPG. It's called Feast of Legends and you can download your copy now... Because why not?

Paizo has a pretty busy October planned, from the looks of the update they just posted. If you're wanting to know what's going on with the continued rollout for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Starfinder and the Starfinder Society, and what events that the company will be attending this month, you'll definitely want to check out this post.

Been thinking about maybe running the super-dungeon Cha'alt for your players, but weren't quite sure? What about checking out a playthrough video that Kort'thalis Publishing posted? Obviously, they don't go through the whole dungeon (that'd be quite a stream), but you can get a good idea of how the game works and see if it's something for your group.

The Kickstarter campaign is over. You've missed out on all the cool pricing, extras, and specials.

Or, have you?

Well, if you're looking to get Fateforge, the new setting guide for 5th edition, the campaign might be over, but your time has not yet run out. They are taking Late Pledges now. Just head on over before October 15th.

Lucky Duck Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for a new board game set in their extremely popular Time of Legends: Joan of Arc game. This time around, it's Time of Legends: Destinies. It's an app-driven, competitive, RPG-element board game that it seems a lot of people are also taking quite a liking to. The Kickstarter campaign to fund this new game is up and running now.

When you picture the Old West, you probably have a certain view in mind. However, things were much more diverse than the popular tales and old Western movies portray. For example, 1/3 of all Cowboys were of African descent. Going West was popular for them after the end of the Civil War, where opportunities were better. Haunted West looks to rectify some of the whitewashing that's been created in Old West mythos and bring it to your tabletop. The game is up on Kickstarter now.