We’ve made it to Friday again, and that means it’s time for Geek Native’s Routinely Itemised.
In this column, we summarise the RPG news from the site this week and then expand our scope to look at news, tips and discoveries from elsewhere on the web.
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Now, on with the news!
RPG news from Geek Native
- Wizards of the Coast expanded the D&D playtest again. Now there’s Rune Knights, Swarmkeepers and The Revived.
- Lots of news from busy Cubicle 7 this week and we kick off with the Soulbound logo and full-cover reveal
- Next up, C7 announced they had made $80,000 for Doctors without Borders in their Humble Bundle sale.
- The Middle-earth cartography teaser also came from C7 this week!
- Modiphius will be making a RPG based on the Homeworld RTS.
- Humble Bundle has a large collection of Vampire and Werewolf RPG supplements.
RPG news from around the web
- Pelgrane Press announce Crown of Axis, an introductory adventure for 13th Age.
- More from Cubicle 7 as they give us a status report on Wrath & Glory Revised.
- Abram Towle of Nerds on Earth reviewed Pathfinder 2e’s Lost Omens Character Guide.
- Meanwhile, at Paizo, Aaron Shanks talks about character motivation.
- Here’s the stuff Gale Force 9 is releasing for Eberron, kindly documented by Morrus at EN World.
- A review of the Delta Green Slipcase set from Jeff McAleer at The Gaming Gang.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- D&D official shared a “D&D isn’t just for nerds” video on Facebook. It upset some people while others wondered what the fuss was about. Here’s a hot take.
- Can you mix and match your loot? A comprehensive list of the currencies of the Forgotten Realms.
- The most efficient way to stack dice according to scientists.
- Andrew Peregrine wrote an excellent look at Carnival Row and the changing face of licensing for EN World.
- Are D&D Oozes based on a true story? asks Michael Adkins of Nerds on Earth.
- The Shifty Ninja explains why they write up Levelling Up Stories and why you should too.
As is always the case, you can whiz through Geek Native’s write-ups of hand-picked crowdfunding campaigns in Kickstarter Watch.
- Era: Lost Legend is an RPG based on Final Fantasy from Shades of Vengeance.
- Max Caliber Games is Kickstarting The Ruin: A Post-Apocalyptic Roleplaying Game for 5e or a percentile mechanic.
- All is Madness: Paranormal is a fear-based RPG from Eric Harrison.
- 2 Kings Games is Kickstarting a family RPG adventure book that uses 5e called The Legend of Gimcrack Jack.
- Pocket Companion: A guide to Cities and Towns is a world-building tool from Jason Watson.
- Folklore expert, Ty Hulse has Japanese Mythology for 5e and Pathfinder on Kickstarter.
- Warden’s Game is a passion project from Ryan McKinney, as he looks to build a system around his stories.
- A collection of tabletop RPGs by Jews about the way they see their Judaism, a novel project from Riley Rethal called Doikayt.
- Aracana Academy – A Magic School Role-Playing Game is a Harry Potter-inspired RPG.
- An interstellar sci-fi survival called The Blackest Space from Bloat Games has hit the crowdfunding target.
- Voidheart Symphony from Jay Iles and UFO Press has smashed its target on Kickstarter.
- Stephen Chenault and Troll Lord Games’ Castles & Crusades: NPC Almanac is another runaway success.
- The Icy Heart is an adventure for 5e for 1st to 5th level characters by Ice Stone Heart Games.
Gamerati News Update
Too busy to read? In just over 5 minutes Gamerati’s Marcelo Ferrari will walk you through the week that’s just gone.
One to catch: An interview with Patrick Kapera of Crafty Games.
What are your news highlights from the RPGscape this week?