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It’s the start of the month! That means Geek Native’s patrons can vote in a new RPG Publisher Spotlight. We’ll be picking a publisher for January.
The candidates are;
The winner for December was Forgotten Adventures.
So, with that said, let’s get exploring this week’s RPG news.
RPG news from Geek Native
- Zak S, game designer and one-time D&D consultant, is being counter-sued by Mandy Morbid.
- The Gauntlet announced a new edition of Brindlewood Bay.
- Fandom’s release of the Cortex third-party creator license did not go well.
- Cubicle 7 introduced us to Victoriana 5e’s lineages.
- Geek Native reviewed Just Crunch’s The Dee Sanction.
- I also reviewed 9th Level Games’ antifascist space opera Rebel Scum.
- D&D (and M:tG) artist Greg Rutowski is getting an ultra-collectable art print series.
- For the NOVA jam, Gila RPG released the NOVA Creator Kit.
- Magpie Games’ has a free to download Root: The Roleplaying Game quickstart.
- Edge Studio made their Twilight Imperium RPG supplement Ashes of Power a free download.
- The DMs Guild is giving 10% of sales to the DOTS RPG Project this week.
- Roll20 took part in Cyber Monday for the first time and the deal is still on.
- The free to download and unofficial Matrix RPG got a new version.
- Marvel is letting indie geek stores take pre-orders on the Marvel Multiverse RPG Playtest’s variant covers.
- The Bundle of Holding has two Paranoia RPG deals.
Spotlight Forgotten Adventures
RPG news from around the web
- ScreenRant’s Francesco Cacciatore argues that Dungeons & Dragons is Having a Massive Impact on DC and Marvel Comics.
- World Anvil now has an Alien RPG character manager.
- Dicebreaker’s Alex Meehan wrote up Hitman and Dungeons & Dragons are combined in this RPG book for the Assassin and Criminal Contract Adventures Kickstarter.
- Dicebreaker’s Chase Carter did the same for Our Family’s Kickstarter with Define the shape and secrets of a generation in For The Queen – inspired RPG For Our Family.
- R. Talsorian Games released a Cyberpunk RED DLC with new Elflines
- CBR’s Daniel Colohan offered up D&D: 10 Strange New Monsters from Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons.
- In a popular article, Andy Hazel at the Guardian wrote ‘A safe haven’: how Dungeons & Dragons is slaying social anxiety.
Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos
- D&D Beyond has a free Strixhaven adventure with No Tears Over Spilled Coffee.
- Strange Assembly offered up a spoiler-free review of Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos.
- Tribality’s Shawn Ellsworth also reviewed the supplement.
- Bell of Lost Souls wrote up D&D: Strixhaven’s Five New Spells Revealed and Preview Reveals New Monsters and Magical Math.
- WarGamer had D&D: first Strixhaven monster unmasked.
- GameSpot writes of Strixhaven that New Dungeons & Dragons Book Is Harry Potter Meets Persona.
RPG reviews and interviews from around the web
- Referring and Reflection reviewed World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters.
- Game Industry News published A Dune Roll20 Interactive Review – With You.
- Thilo Graf reviews Files for Everybody: Athletics Feats (PF2). Thilo also looked at the contraverisal and disowned by the writer Blood in the Chocolate adventure.
- Nerds on Earth shared a review of Guns and Gears for Pathfinder 2nd edition.
- Jared Rascher shared what they know about Dread Metrol: Into the Mists.
- At Gnome Stew, Jared shared first impressions of Haunted West.
- Roleplayers Chronicle reviewed The Witchlight Carnival and Miscellany.
- Liber Ludorum wrote up My Body is a Cage: a material review.
- Play to See What Happens reviewed EN Publishing’s Level Up (Advanced 5th Edition).
- Reviews from R’lyeh took a look at the RuneQuest Starter Set and Iron Crown Enterprizes’ HARP SF Xtreme.
- Exiled News looks at 13th Age, Shadow of the Demon Lord and Carbon 2185 in Three Roleplaying Games to Check Out.
- Rob Wieland reviews Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20.
- The DMsGuild is testing a new Community Heralds Program and here’s the first part of Meet the Heralds.
- Egg Embry has a great 40th Call of Cthulhu interview with Chaosium’s Michael O’Brien.
- At EN World, Egg Embry interviewed Tuesday Knight Games’ Alan Gerding about Mothership.
- Goodman Games ran a community publisher profile on James Pozenel.
RPG new releases
- It’s the big one! Free League Publishing have released the digital edition of The One Ring Core Rules 2e, Starter Set and The One Ring Loremaster’s Screen & Rivendell Compendium. They’ve a new The One Ring section.
- At Indie Press Revolution, Elizabeth Chaipraditkul and Steffie de Vaan have released 2 Women 12 Games.
- Modiphius are now publishing and selling an updated version of Deren Ozturk’s Legends of Avallen.
- Bandit Camp released their Kickstarted and Powered by the Apocalypse Fairy Trails.
- Miguel Colon and Beyond the Horizon published the dystopian roaring 20s Cloudsea (5e).
- Game Machinery published the first supplement for the Defiant RPG with Defiant Birthright.
- Julian Kay released a game inspired by certain 1990s/80s action turtles with Mutants in the Now.
- Gunnar Roxen released the Broken Shield 2.0 System Guide.
- Monte Cook Games already has a copper bestseller at DTRPG with the release of the superhero Cypher System game Claim the Sky.
- Legendary Games released the 5e cut of Latin American Monsters.
- Mana Project Studio, the people helping with the Cowboy Bebop RPG, released their horror Nightfell – Adventures Book for 5e.
- Gamenomicon released the tabletop RPG about finding love in a cozy world. It’s Warmer in the Winter.
- Live Real Productions published a game about people dying. It’s Are You Flirting With Me?
- Alun Rees and Gallus Games released a game of shadowy supernatural operators with Against the Dark Conspiracy.
- Graeme Kristoff Alejo published Songs of Baylon – City of Mist cyberpunk setting.
- Aleksandra Brokman released a game of plants and supernatural threats with Wise Women.
- Mongoose Publishing published Traveller’s The Third Imperium.
RPG bundle deals
- Save $10.45 (20%) with Divine Madness Press’ Christmas bundle.
- Save $9.77 (40%) with Things I Keep’s Things I Keep | Almost Everything bundle.
- Save $8.40 (20%) with Fiddleback Production’s Transit Gift Bundle.
- Save $6.00 (38%) with Figu Design’s Vintagebook Template Packs bundle.
- Save $5.25 (25%) with Papierschnitzel’s Asian Temples bundle.
- Save $4.00 (27%) with A Couple of Drakes’ Hedge Starter Pack bundle.
- Save $3.73 (35%) with Ennead Game’ Corporation Collection 2021 bundle.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- A Many Tale creator Jacob White wrote for Geek Native about solo RPGs and Enhancing Narrative and Personalizing Mechanics.
- Scary wow; this Mimic dice box.
- Indie retailer Truffle Shuffle landed some D&D merch (and yours truly bought both!).
- Oh, breaking news; Truffle Shuffle have just listed the Dungeons & Dragons Cluedo Game.
- Storm Crow is selling a commemorative D2021.
- Paul Hughes made the Random Dungeon Generator dungeon map poster available again.
- Adventure Buffo noted How Into the Odd is like Chainmail.
You can see those Kickstarters and other crowdfunding campaigns that caught Geek Native’s attention over at Kickstarter watch. Here are some industry projects worth a mention;
- Geargrind return with a new edition of Moirai Dice II: MORE Cubical Roleplaying Chaos Generators
- Balatro’s first Kickstarted 5e sourcebook is going well, with thousands pledged and two months left on the clock! It’s Ida’s Guide to Worlds Beyond our Own: Drakul’s Game!
- Freelancer Studios want to make a new tabletop RPG about collecting monsters. There’s a challenge ahead for Tabermon.
- James Floyd Kelly is a full-time gaming writer on the next edition of the OSR magazine with Delver #3: Resources for the Random-Rolling Referee.
- Christopher Clark is funding a hard science sci-fi RPG set in the new future called Lance.
- Mike Murray has a pamphlet zine for Mork Borg in the shape of THE OYSTER DITCH
- XploringMap has some fantasy dungeons which are Hand drawn Tabletop Maps for D&D or any RPG – 1 EUR
- Sam Comerford has managed to fun a D&D 5e ideas called The Shitty Not Compendium.
- Philip Sin is offering 28 and 32mm 3D Printable Tavern & Carnival Set – Pay What You Want!
- Yeti Miniatures wants to make your battle maps 3D with Combat Lifter – Take your tabletop to the next level
- Orion Scott Kroulet is funding a medieval fantasy RPG For Honor and For Glory!
- L.J. Ogre has compiled 67 plants for D&D and they are Poisonous Plants.
- 3D IPStudios has £D saurians ready to print in THE LAST TRIBE Saurian Ancients.
- Gaudreau Steve has a character generation system with wonderful art in RPG NPC Tarot Cards with Arts & Personalities descriptions.
- Simon Armstrong is crowdfunding a complete set of Lava Themed Terrain and Bases
- Jimmy Karanikas is working on 11 D&D Dice Christmas Tree Ornaments
- Dark Realm Roleplay has a 5e winter one-shot adventure for characters at level 1 to 3 with Murder at Morley’s Workshop for D&D 5e RPG – £1 GBP
- Paddy Fin has smashed goas for a book of NPCs, adventure, monsters and magic with the Mag of Holding – Breath of the Feywild – Book for 5e
- Evil Pigeon Games has a D&D supplement of attractions and places of interest with The City Attractions Package.
If there’s a source or news you think is worth monitoring, please get in touch or leave a comment below.