We’ve made it to Friday again and earned a chance to lean back, take a deep breath and scroll through seven days of RPG industry news.
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With the introduction scribbled down, let’s do that breathe, chill and scroll down form of mouse-yoga. Here come the headlines.
RPG news from Geek Native
- Did you miss storming Area 51? This free 2-paged RPG will let you have a try after all.
- DNDBeyond’s parent company, Fandom, now owns the RPG system used in games like Firefly, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica and Supernatural.
- Geek Native reviewed Black Void, a RPG set in the very alien past.
- Evil Hat decides to stick with Kickstarter for now, and launch their Agon 2e campaign with John Harper.
- Monte Cook Games have released a new version of the Cypher System.
- Anvil Eight have released Aetherium, as a RPG, based on their skirmish game.
- After a successful Kickstarter, Usagi Yojimbo 2e will be released for retail.
- JVC Parry explains why some DM’s Guild PDFs cost $30 or more.
- Astral Tabletop launch community content to request and design character sheets.
- Geek Native took a look at the ‘design and print’ system from Anvl Miniatures.
- Green Ronin shared plans for Threefold RPG.
- DriveThruRPG and a vast number of Pathfinder publishers are having a 70% blowout sale.
- There are also a few days left on the Hurricane Dorian relief bundle in which $25 gets you $200 worth of gaming goodies and goes to support the Red Cross.
RPG news from around the web
- Chaosium will release Greg Stafford’s The Quest for the Red Blade for King Arthur Pendragon, for the first time ever as part of #WeAreAllUs.
- The Rattling Wind, a preview from RuneQuest’s forthcoming Pegasus Plateau will also be released by Chaosium for #WeAreAllUs.
- Arc Dream announce Delta Green: Hourglass due out November 2019.
- All the Age of Sigmar posts from Cubicle 7 so far, summarised by Cubicle 7.
- Fantasy Flight Games launch Foundry Spotlight to help highlight Foundry contributions to the Genesys RPG.
- James Haeck discusses Esper Genesis for 5e over on DnD Beyond.
- Fantasy Grounds has a preview of Eberron: Rising from the Last War.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- The Alexandrian discuss using post-it notes to create a ‘fog of war’ effect to obscure real-life map titles.
- Unearthed Arcana’s new Sorcerer and Warlock content analysed by The Kind GM.
- Why you should leave gaps in your backstory, a YouTube discussion from Roll 4 Initiative.
- Plus One Hat shares a definitive guide to Pathfinder 2 for Pathfinder 1 players, starting with ability scores.
- Social Combat in 5e is explored by Shawn Ellsworth over at Tribality.
- Hipsters & Dragons have thoughts on how to run a chase in 5e D&D.
As is always the case, you can whiz through Geek Native’s write-ups of hand-picked crowdfunding campaigns in Kickstarter Watch.
- Little Monster Detectives is an RPG for kids from Nosolorol.
- paNik productions are funding Modern Dungeon5 on Kickstarter.
- Sinopa Omnibus, Volume 2 is a collection of 5e characters, stats and stories.
- Black Oak Workshop has already raised more than $25,000 for this Polyhedral Dice Adventu-ure Calendar.
- Traveling Encounters volume 1 is a collection of CR1 to CR5 challenges from Jerry Joe Seltzer.
- Al McWilliams has a set of special Damage Dice: roll with power for D&D 5e on Kickstarter.
- Adventuring with Pride is an LGBT supplement for 5e from Jack Dixon.
What are your news highlights from the RPGscape this week?