Last Friday was the launch of Routinely Itemised: RPGs, a summary of RPG news from Geek Native and around the web.
Here we are with another Friday and another Routinely Itemised write-up. Gosh, it’s almost as if this is a valiant attempt to be routine.
It’s been a busy week of RPG news. Origins happened, and now Twitter profiles are updating to mention Gen Con. The Big One. There will be a load of tabletop premieres at the convention including, but not limited to, Cyberpunk Red Starter Kit and the core rules for Shadowrun 6e.
We’re also approaching the end of the month and therefore a new first at Geek Native. Sure, we’d had ends of months before but this will be the first end of the month for the Patreon campaign and therefore the last chance for backers to vote for either Seafoot Games, Rite Publishing, Rocket Pig Games, Brass Badger Workshop or Genlsys Games. The winner of the public vote (such that it is) will be the first publisher to feature in the new spotlight column.
In the meantime, on with the news! If there’s anything you think we should have covered, please let us know in the comments below.
RPG news from Geek Native
- Geek Native’s world exclusive reveal of the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit.
- Studio Agate launched a new 5e sword and sorcery RPG called Fateforge and the Player’s Guide is free. Physical books due for Gen Con too.
- Renegade and Hunters announced Teens in Space an RPG powered by Kids on Bikes.
- Origins grew 11% but is still much smaller than Gen Con (unlike our headline).
- Frog God Games stick to their promise and commit heavily to this Humble Bundle of D&D 5e beasts in support of RAINN.
- D&D will be adding an unusual type of mini mindflayer to the game.
- Paizo talked about what’s inside their forthcoming Lost Omens World Guide for Pathfinder 2e.
- Green Ronin shed some more light on the Modern AGE setting Threefold.
- Cubicle 7 showed off some more of Age of Sigmar: Soulbound their new Warhammer RPG.
- An update on the Shadowrun 6e release schedule and a free to download Human Rigger dossier from Catalyst Game Labs.
RPG news from around the web
- Paizo shared a first look at Pathfinder 2nd edition.
- Critical Role will play a Call of Cthulhu one-shot.
- Chaosium’ Board of Directors meets for the first time since Greg Stafford’s passing.
- An interview with Andrew Gronosky on the forthcoming Magonomia RPG of Elizabethan England by Its More Than Just Gaming
- Newbie DM looks at the newly released D&D Essentials Kit.
- The travel agency Gamers & Adventures reportidly has 75 bookings for Savage Cruise 2020 around the Cayman Isles.
- Finally, over at SyFy Wire Laura Dale contributes to the growing number of stories how this generation of RPGs helped her find peace.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- Need a city cheat sheet as a handy and editable PDF? Thanks to Manythings.media you can grab this one for free.
- There’s a fully featured Mass Effect RPG powered by D&D 5e. It’s free.
- Google Sheets powered huge D&D magic item reward generator.
- Over at Gnome Stew, Krystina Keene offers up this excellent mini etiquette primer for TTRPGs.
- A swordsmith makes this stunning D&D wooden dice trays and holders.
As usual, you can tour through Geek Native’s write-ups of hand-picked crowdfunding campaigns in the Kickstarter Watch column.
- The town has lost its mage… and he may have fallen into the dark arts. It’s Reaping at River’s End for D&D and S&W from Pacesetter Games & Simulations.
- Bloodborne meets D&D. Kill and consume your prey to grow stronger in Children of the Beast.
- A heavy, machine-milled spindown d60 from Flying Horseduck. This is an affiliate link.
- The Mimic’s Grid uses magnets and clever designs for a very modern collection of map tiles.
- Keep the clutter down with RPG minimalist creature dice and status/condition markers.
- Fancy spending time with The Strapping Lads? This a D&D 5e NPC gallery full of saucy men.
- Why not change up your look with Temporary tattoos for your Dungeons & Dragons campaign.
- Get organised in style with The Dungeon Tome for 5e prep and world building.
What are your news highlights from the RPGscape this week?