It’s Friday the 13th. If you’re gaming tonight then perhaps your GM has something extra special in store for you. It’ll be harmless, I’m sure…
Fortify yourself with this bank of RPG news and discoveries from around the web. Before the game starts, make a causal yet tactical reference to some exciting news and tease a little of it. Promise to reveal more, after the game, and use that as a shield to ensure that the GM does not decide to point the flickering pale spotlight of ill-fortune towards you.
In the sections below you’ll find headlines and summaries of tabletop news articles from around the web as well as advice, tips and curiosities.
If you fancy a more leisurely pace than these bullet point races and a more general scope, rather than Routinely Itemised’s laser focus on RPGs, then why not check out Geek Native’s Audio EXP podcast?
With the introduction done, let’s press on with looking at the news.
RPG news from Geek Native
- Geek Native shares the first review of the dangerous 5e setting Svilland, a brutal Viking fantasy.
- Green Ronin releases the first-ever dedicated setting for Modern AGE in Threefold.
- Carnival Row is a free setting from Monte Cook Games, that uses the Cipher System, and brings Amazon’s smash hit to the tabletop.
- Monte Cook Games also started to give away a free Consent in Gaming RPG guide.
- A comedy adventure for level 20 D&D characters? Yup! It’s Attack of the 50ft Bikini Werewolf.
- Free adventures from Chaosium and other events to honour Greg Stafford.
RPG news from around the web
- Paizo Publishing dove into the dangers of battling the Swarm for their Starfinder RPG.
- Torment and Legacy is a free Pathfinder 2e from the busy Paizo team.
- The Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games wonders if you’ll join them.
- Encounter Roleplay, an actual play YouTube channel with nearly 20K follows, has started a game of WOIN’s Judge Dredd.
- Cubicle 7 dug into character customisation for The One Ring 2e.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- Genre Police: It’s Thriller Time – Ben and the Genre Police look at what GMs can learn from movies and thrillers.
- Andrew Gregory discusses four ways to stop your players from stealing over at Jade Gaming News.
- Deidre Delpino Dykes helps us with Story Beats and reminds us that overplanning can backfire on GMs.
- Scumbug Alignments: Lawful Petty is a visit to a situation we’ve all seen by D&D Beyond’s Dan Telfer.
- Nerds on Earth shared 100 D&D city encounter ideas.
- Technology in horror games can be a pain for the GM and Daniel Stack digs into it for Rolling Boxcars.
As is always the case, you can whiz through Geek Native’s write-ups of hand-picked crowdfunding campaigns in Kickstarter Watch.
- DarkRaven’s Halls of the Balthorg – The Director’s Cut is a superloop of goblin and orc infested underworld audio.
- Low Fantasy Gaming – Companion from Pickpocket Press is going strong on Kickstarter.
- A 1st-level horror for Dungeon Crawl Classics The Last Will and Testament of Obediah Felkner has hit target and still taking pledges.
- Nordlond Sagas are three new works for the Dungeon Fantasy RPG.
- A collection of 1920 scenarios for Call of Cthulhu 7e from Golden Goblin Press. It’s The Lovecraft Country Holiday Collection.
What are your news highlights from the RPGscape this week?