Is this a recovery week? Last week had the shocking news that Cubicle 7 had walked away from The One Ring and the Lord of the Rings franchise. We had Black Friday.
So, by karmic balance, we should be expecting calm and relaxed news. Well, we’re about to find out!
There’s a competition this week, and it’s a chance for readers in the UK to win a copy of Blade Runner 2019.
There’s also the important business of voting for Publishers for the Spotlight. If you’re a Geek Native patron, then you can cast your vote and help pick which publisher we’ll focus on.
The Spotlight votes for December are counted but, as usual, rather than announce the winner right now; I’ll hold off until I’ve had a chance to speak to them.
So, let’s take a breath and discover and bullet point reading speed what the RPG news this week has been like!
RPG news from Geek Native
- Chaosium announced that Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London is becoming an RPG.
- Wizards of the Coast confirmed Dice, Camera, Action! was being axed and replaced after a scandal. The new show is DnD Presents.
- Evil Hat will publish an RPG called Thirsty Sword Lesbians.
- Life in a giant spaceship and an RPG based around reawaking strange memories to unlock weird powers. Geek Native reviewed Nibiru.
- Geek Native has an exclusive preview of Gunnar Roxen’s revised and updated Broken Shield RPG.
- Cubicle 7 has confirmed Warhammer is getting official All Rolled Up dice trays.
- The best selling family RPG of last year is going international and taking some interesting routes to get there. Check out Amazing Tales for Poland and Brazil.
RPG news from around the web
- Paizo and Owlcat Games announced Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous computer RPG.
- Cubicle 7 started taking pre-orders on the Warhammer Gamemaster’s Screen.
- EN Publishing wrote up their Rogue Trooper playtest from Dragonmeet.
- Media giant ReedPop launched an RPG and board game site called Dicebreaker. Here’s their RPG section.
- Dicebreaker reviewed the Icarus RPG.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- Charles Dunwoody looked at RPG rules that affect the use of fictional violence.
- Check out these quirky alternatives to boring adventure maps.
- Prefer a battle mat? This dragon skull lair is stunning.
- Geek Native published this very easy D&D character class word search.
- In another moment of whimsy… cats playing D&D.
- What about a glowing dice guardian dragon?
- Crosshead Studios shared some D&D dagger art.
- Renaissance Woodsman shared 3d10 Exceptional Weapons.
- Over at Nerdarchy, Kenneth Woody wrote up Making a Low Magic Campaign for 5E D&D Work.
- Arclands Player’s Guide is a 5E compatible RPG campaign world that promises a new approach to D&D.
- Book of Beginnings is 10 epic adventure paths for your 5E campaign from Pacesetter Games & Simulations.
- Rampart – Stylish and modular terrain has raised $100,000 on Kickstarter. Load Board Game, who are behind the project, will be happy.
- Retropunk is both a modern and an old-school cyberpunk RPG from Fraser Simons.
- Magic Items Unchained is a magic item deck for D&D from Realmware. It’s a runaway success with more than AU$24,000 pledged.
- City of Solstice relaunches on Kickstarter and the heroes are still dead.
Gamerati News Update
Too busy to read? In just over 7 minutes Gamerati’s Marcelo Ferrari will walk you through the week that’s just gone with an update on Mutant: Heir of the Apocalypse, Starfinder Character Operations Manual, and board game news.
What are your news highlights from the RPGscape this week?