The first week of July is always a busy week. There are fireworks in America, and here at Geek Native, we had the 7th annual Superhero Week.
This isn’t Routinely Itemised: Superhero Week. This is Routinely Itemised: RPG so we’re only going to include those superhero themed articles that count as RPGs in this article but this teleport link will take you to a random Superhero Week article (from any year). You’ll find another such teleport link at the bottom of wherever you end up if you wish to keep exploring.
A new month also means a new Publisher Spotlight poll for supporters to vote on. This is a new column that’s flickering into life a glowing beacon of community support here on the blog. Patrons get to decide which publisher enjoys the limelight and we all benefit.
There’s a bunch of reviews to look at this week. So where do we put them? As news or resources? We opted for news but used the comment box below to sound off if you think that was a terrible idea.
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. Or, if you want you can scan through previous Routinely Itemised: RPGs round ups.
RPG news from Geek Native
- A popular Superhero Week post was this free introduction to City of Mist.
- Become Batman. For Superhero Week, we found this ‘Batmonk’ subclass from streamer ActualJake.
- An introduction to Hero Kids, the new Creator’s Guild and a bunch of previews for the Super Kids extension was done for Superhero Week.
- Another Superhero Week activity was this 33% off CAPERS the superhero game of 1920s America.
- For Superhero Week, Geek Native reviewed SIGMATA – This Signal Kills Fascists.
- Ahead of its release, Geek Native takes a look at the cyberpunk Carbon 2185 which uses 5e rule and did amazingly well at Kickstarter.
- Uncaged, the popular DM’s Guild anthology, got a sequel in the form of Uncaged 2 this week.
- PEG saw Solomon Kane return to Cabinet Entertainment’s control.
- Black Void has teamed up with Modiphius to get their gritty fantasy game out to an international audience.
- Cubicle 7 have a combo Warhammer GM screen and guide out at the end of the year.
- We also got a look at Cubicle 7’s Skyrigger for Soulbound.
RPG news from around the web
- The 2019 ENnie Nominations have been released. Good luck to everyone who has made it this far.
- Paizo shared thoughts and a look at character building in Pathfinder 2e.
- Modiphius Entertainment relaesed two new Card Decks for Infinity RPG.
- R. Talsorian Games has taken steps to remove ‘too similar’ avatar art from the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart.
- Gamefor and Gen Con partnered up for pop-up Gen Con events.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- The Genre Police were out in force again this week and things got surreal.
- Steven Partidge thought about Worldbuilding Society and Class Predudice in D&D for Nerdarchy.
- EN World looked into Nectoric Gnome’s Old-School Essentials and D&D 5e.
- Craving More Narrative Drama in Your D&D Game? Daniel Kwan has some thoughts at Gnome Stew.
- Jonathan of DnD Duet put together a good piece on How to Design a D&D Campaign Arc.
As usual, you can voyage through Geek Native’s write-ups of hand-picked crowdfunding campaigns in the Kickstarter Watch column.
- There’s only a few days left in the successful Earthdawn 4e – The Adept’s Journey: Mystic Paths Kickstarter.
- The Fragged RPG | Regions Kickstarter is making great progress towards a tough goal.
- Laura Hammonds is Kickstarting these classy RPG Dice Buddies hard enamel pins.
- Fantasy Maps & Encounters for D&D/Pathfinder from Blue Phoenix Cartography is raising funds.
- Frog God Games is looking at a very successful The Lost Lands – Grand Duchy of Reme Kickstarter.
- Fuck Yeah d20 Dice Sets from Justin Sirois are on Kickstarter.
What are your news highlights from the RPGscape this week?