As the DM/GM, you've gotta come up with every aspect of the game world the players will explore. That can be rough. Thankfully, there's pre-made settings that you can add to your own game for a quick and easy bit of world-building. In this case, we have Draharsis, a set of three islands that are filled with mysteries. You can find this setting book up on Kickstarter now.
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Here we are at the start of a new month. This is going to be a rough one for a lot of us. But being informed, even if it's not the brightest of news, is still better than just being in the dark. That's why, though it's not the happiest of news, Paizo's posted an April Update so you can know what they've got going on, as well as their convention schedule for the next several months (hey, some of them aren't cancelled. And many are moving to online).
A new pdf sourcebook for the Conan RPG is available from Modiphius. It's Conan the Wanderer and it heads to a region that Conan actually didn't have much exposure to during his life. It's the far East, with all its many and varied civilizations. If you want to explore a whole new region, this is the book for you. You can purchase and download your copy now.
We all tyop from time to tiem. That's just life. Most of the time, it just leads to a nonsense word. However, occasionally, you can create a real gem with a typo. Well, the folks at Paizo have been saving some of these typoes and turning them into monsters for Pathfinder. They've got full stats and you can add them to your game now.
As with most Starfinder releases, there's a little bit of something for everyone inside Near Space, their upcoming book. GMs will have guides for new planets and regions of space. Players will have new character options. It's some of these options that we get a look at here in this article as Paizo builds a new character sporting some of those spiffy, new options.
Planning. Thinking ahead. Knowing what you're going to do. It's important in many situations, but vital right now. It's also going to be a major part of the upcoming Forgotten Waters game from Plaid Hat. So much so that it's got its own phase: the appropriately named Planning Phase. It's that which we get a preview of here today.
Ah, the American wild west. There's a lot of legend and myth around that time and place of the world. The West during the late 1800s and early 1900s is quite a place to move around in, if you get a chance. And you get said chance in Mud, Blood, & Glory, the western RPG. There's a new, updated 2nd edition that's available now in pdf form. If you're wanting to get out and see some big sky and traverse the plains and desert, now's a good time to do it (vicariously through RPGs, that is. You should stay indoors).
Looking for a new system to try out while you're at home? Can't go out and drive anywhere but wish you could? Watched any Mad Max movies lately? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, you might want to check out Devil's Run. It's a post-apocalyptic RPG that's available now from Modiphius.
I know for a fact that you can still play your RPGs while practicing social distancing. I played just this past weekend, for example, while nobody was in the same apartment as me. And since you can still get pdfs without having to worry about shipping woes. So, Paizo's got their Spring Social event going on where you can save on their products over in their webshop.
What do you love about D&D adventures? What do you hate? What would you like to see more of? What level makes them the most useful? What sort of tables and charts help out? It's going to be a little different for everyone, but still, Elderbrain is looking to create the Best D&D Adventure and they want your help. They've posted up an extensive survey and are asking gamers to partake.
Like every company, Paizo's been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They've posted an update about how things are going over there. Long story short: no physical shipments for 2 weeks, PaizoCon for this year is cancelled, you can still get pdf purchases right away so you can game while you're at home.
I AM THE LAW!
This is what you can shout at your opponents when you roll up in your fancy armor and helmet. Modiphius has released the Core Rulebook for the Judge Dredd RPG. They also have the first expansion, Robot Wars available. If you order the physical book, it'll be a bit before it ships. However, you'll get the pdf version right away so you can start making MegaCity One that much safer right away.
Modiphius is taking pre-orders for their upcoming Dishonored RPG core rulebook. Considering the possible delays in shipping of physical product, when you order, you'll go ahead and get a pdf copy right away. No need to wait until things loosen up in the shipping world for you to enjoy your book.
Near Space for Starfinder gives players a detailed look at a fairly dense region of space where hundreds of different worlds lie. If you'd like to get an inside look at what's inside the book (it's in inside-ception!), you can check out this article. It gives you a chapter breakdown of what's coming in the book.
It's the roaring 20s. Err, the roaring 1920s, that is. Prohibition is on. Space travel is possible. People have super powers. It's just like you read in your history books recreated in Capers Offworld RPG, a new supplment for the CAPERS RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.
Anyone who's watched Ancient Aliens knows that some ancient cultures had materials or ways of doing things that we don't have anymore. Though they'll try and tell you that it was aliens that did it. But really, sometimes information is just lost. Well, that can happen in your fantasy RPG games, too. Skirmisher Publishing brings these fantasic materials to your games in their Materials of Ancient Empires book. You can get your copy now.
Paizo is making their way looking through the Extinction Curse adventure path for Pathfinder. In this deep-dive, they are holding their breath and headed into Life's Long Shadows, the third volume in the group.
So, that previous article was an introduction to the Forgotten Waters App and how it will integrate with the game. In this preview, it's a more direct look at the app and actually how it looks and works as you're playing. Have yourselves a look.
As I mentioned, a lot of different countries rolled out new regulations and closures during the outbreak. Japanime Games is being affected by these new orders and have temporarily stopped shipping product.
With the pandemic going on, all facets of life are affected. Renegade Game Studios has posted up an update about their release schedule. Long story short: expect dates being pushed back to allow for the disruption caused by the virus.
Normally, the different monsters and other creatures added to RPGs are out there to attack the party in some form. But with how things are right now, Paizo thought about going a different direction by adding the Amabie to Pathfinder. This is a much more friendly character that your party can come across.
One of the things about everyone not being able to go out is that a lot of local businesses aren't able to stay open during this time. Either they're sending their workers home or there's nobody to come in to begin with. It's rough. And considering most gaming shops are small, local businesses, it can be extra tough for them. Well, Japanime Games is hoping to help. They're giving 50% of their sales from their online shop to game stores during this time. You can stay isolated and still help your local shop.
We're always looking to the future. Paizo certainly is, as they're planning on coming out with a new Beginner Box for Pathfinder in November. Is that a long way away? Sure it is. But I can't wait for it. That's my favorite time of year. But Thanksgiving aside, we'll also be able to pick up this new set to get your friends into the game quickly and easily.
Forgotten Waters, the upcoming storybook game from Plaid Hat Games, has an app that goes along with it. But how will it integrate with the gameplay? Is it require? What can you expect from it? You've obviously got questions and Plaid Hat Games has answers. They've posted up a little factoid about what you will be getting with the game's app.
Since, at the moment, we're not really supposed to be going out all that much, heading down to the LGS might not be the easiest thing to do. Well, if you're looking to get the latest books for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, you don't have to leave the comfort of your plastic bubble. You can simply download Path of Waves and Sins of Regret from online now.