It’s the 20th round-up of weekly RPG news here on Geek Native and around the web.
If this summary column were a marriage, we would be … oh, porcelain? How come 15th anniversary gets crystal while 20th gets porcelain the material often associated with toilets?
Well, we’re not passing the porcelain and are strictly here for the gaming news. Except, well, this week was Halloween so expect a bit of a theme! If you want to see how Geek Native celebrated then check out the 12 Masks of Halloween feature. Number 12 is especially good, a horror born from internet meme.
Today is also the first of the month. This means Patrons will soon be able to vote for an indie RPG publisher to feature in the spotlight and that we’ll be revealing who won the promotional slot for November.
Now, on with the news!
RPG news from Geek Native
- Change your DriveThruRPG password now, as OneBookShelf fights off a hacker.
- Stargate Phoenix is coming as Wyvern Gaming talks exclusively with Geek Native about the D&D powered Stargate RPG.
- Matt Colville may have the largest Kickstarter of the year with Kingdoms & Warfare.
- Wizards of the Coast bought the digital game studio Tuque to make more D&D with them.
- Cubicle 7 has put $314 worth of Rogue Trader PDFs up on Humble Bundle.
- DriveThruRPG has confirmed 3% price hike on print-on-demand books.
- Yarro Studios teases the designs for a Forever Dungeon.
- Geek Native talks to Donathin Fyre about the Descent Into Avernus prequel To Hell and Back Again you can play without a DM.
- Roll20 shows Call of Cthulhu has doubled their share of gaming this quarter.
- 2.25 million square-feet of battle map free to download! Thanks, Zatnikotel.
RPG news from around the web
- RPG Geek is running their Christmas gift swap for the 11th year in a row.
- Paizo published the first errata for Pathfinder 2e and you can find it here.
- Cubicle 7 talked about the Fellowship Phase of The One Ring.
- Sage Advice has original Forgotten Realm maps drawn by Ed Greenwood.
- The UK’s largest gaming convention, UK Games Expo has announced an industry-only event.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- A guest post from Charles Dunwoody explores using fictional violence to enhance your roleplaying.
- A guest post from Michael Addison suggests eight innovative horror RPGs you can play this Halloween weekend.
- Who’s the biggest of the big? Find out with this D&D giant size comparison chart.
- Taking 10 has better suggestions than marketing your character sheet with updates.
- The Frank DM, Frank Meinecke, has tips on overcoming your new GM fears.
- In a similar story, Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson has tips for playing Dungeons & Dragons when you have social anxiety.
- Master the Dungeon shares a complete guide to DND traps.
You can see those Kickstarters and other crowdfunding campaigns that caught Geek Native’s attention over at Kickstarter watch. Here are some industry projects worth a mention;
- Northumbrian Tin Soldier has smashed targets with The Curious Case of the Cats of Crumptown which are 28mm feline gaming minis.
- Will Uhl is funding Mystic Lilies, a rules-light tabletop RPG about vengeful witches and manipulation.
- QT Games is taking money for Stargate dice, art, fiction and all sorts of goodies over at Kickstarter.
- Jean Francois Sensay has packed 74 Kickstarters and launched 10. The Modular Village Book with tokens and tiles for RPGs is the latest.
- Blind Visionary Publications has a new ezine in the Dungeon Crawl Classics style called Tales from the Smoking Wyrm.
- Doug Hoppes is funding The Races Among Us: Shadowmyths Elementals for RPGs/DnD over on Kickstarter.
- New Comet Games are doing very well with A Time for Sacrifice: A Call of Cthulhu Aventure.
- The Warden’s The World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game: The Zine has made the target on Kickstarter with weeks still to go.
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.
What are your news highlights from the RPGscape this week?