That’s another week gone by, and here in this corner of the Northern Hemisphere, it is starting to feel deciding autumnal. Let us retreat from the bitter winds of the outside place and concentrate on some decidedly warmer and in-door activities; tabletop roleplaying.
Routinely Itemised is Geek Native’s roleplaying news recap. Designed for speed, you’ll find four different collections of bullet-points below this article. There’s two for news, one for interesting RPG discoveries and then a quick look at some Kickstarters that didn’t get a feature of their own in the site this week.
It’s a new month, and that means a new name in the RPG Publisher Spotlight. September belongs to Fat Goblin Games so watch this space for an article dedicated just to them.
Lastly, if you prefer less of an RPG focus and less of a hurry, then why not check out the weekly highlights podcast Audio EXP which is now available on Apple and Spotify.
With the introduction done, let’s press on with looking at the news.
RPG news from Geek Native
- Polyhedra Games will publish a quickstart version of their Justice Velocity RPG. Want to see it now? Geek Native has an exclusive first look here.
- Reduced to $1 sale as life and Hurricane Dorian batter Fat Goblin Games into an emergency sale.
- Jack Norris steps aside as Owen K.C. Stephens becomes the Fantasy AGE lead developer.
- We look at more SLA Industries 2e art as the Kickstarter is confirmed for the 17th September.
- The Tingleverse RPG means you can finally explore gay bigfoot erotica or horny unicorn boyfriends.
- Free League Publishing is sharing a lot of Alien RPG freebies.
- Wizards of the Coast are expanding the current D&D class playtest to include two Lovecraftian spellcasters.
- NewbieDM gives us, and Twitter, an early look inside Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus.
RPG news from around the web
- Darryl Mott has a length and insightful review of Shadowrun 6e up on EN World.
- Older than D&D, Ed Greenwood talks about the Forgotten Realms in A World of a Thousand-Thousand Stories.
- Honoring the Loomis Legacy is a thoughtful piece by Michael Tresca.
- Mystical Throne Entertainment released The Fallen, a supernatural horror RPG.
- Changes to the 2020 Origins Awards with restructuring and a new nomination process.
- This thread on EN World shares what we now know about Eberron: Rising from the Last War.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- Did you know there was a standard way to make your minis fly and stretch your battle mats over more than one height?
- For science, Geek Native is running a poll to discover how to pronounce Tiefling.
- Thieves Can’t show us the different types of metagamers.
- Low magic D&D? Ipsimus Arcanus at the DMs Workshop has some thoughts.
- Think DM has put mechanics into the joys of exploring a tabletop world with Exploration Dice.
- Can you play D&D without a healer in your group? “Carl” has some well thoughts in this Medium article.
- Over at Gnome Stew, Di writes about how GMs can do better at using space in RPGs.
- Mike Shea and David Christ do a DM Deep Dive.
As is always the case, you can whiz through Geek Native’s write-ups of hand-picked crowdfunding campaigns in Kickstarter Watch.
- Glitter Hearts is an RPG about transforming heroes inspired by the likes of Sailor Moon.
- Make magic potions more interesting thanks to Philip Reed and The Book of Unusual Potions.
- Crescentport: City of Merciless Shadows is a 3-in-1 set of modules from Doug Presley for D&D.
- An ambitious RPG about art and icons seeks 40,000 Euros. It’s Age of Uranus.
- Adrenaline is a Forged in the Dark game that mashes Ocean’s 11 with cyberware.
- Simian Circles Games have Nuzoz an expansion for the Far Away Land RPG on Kickstarter.
What are your news highlights from the RPGscape this week?