It’s that weird week between Christmas and New Year. Does that mean there’s no RPG news and discoveries to make?
Not at all. There’s less news, and I’ve dropped the crowdfunding section for this week, but as gamers have time off work, there’s no shortage of people writing down and sharing great content.
Is Routinely Itemised the most crucial RPG news article of the week for you here on Geek Native? After all, it is designed to be that one-stop-shot summary. It could be.
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As a reminder, Mage Hand Press is in the RPG Publisher Spotlight for this month. They’re beloved by many gamers.
RPG news from Geek Native
- Free League Publishing tell us about their plans for the Alien RPG.
- Modiphius will publish a Deluxe Edition of Rangers of Shadow Deep.
- Cubicle 7 have put Adventures on Middle-Earth up on Humble Bundle.
Top ten best selling RPGs of 2019
This section is part two of the end of year look at what’s been published and sold well at DriveThruRPG.
You can check Routinely Itemised #27 for the first part.
- The top ten best-selling modern genre RPGs of 2019.
- The top ten best-selling pulp RPGs of 2019.
- The top ten best-selling superhero RPGs of 2019.
- The top ten best-selling western RPGs of 2019.
There’s more of these lists to come.
RPG news from around the web
- The BAMFSIES for 2019 are open with a public vote for Best Superhero RPG Product.
- Flying Buffalo have found 80 copies of the old Corgi edition Tunnels & Trolls, which they are now selling.
- Pinnacle Entertainment Group very cleverly worked with Twitch to ensure that there will be a Savage Worlds category for streamers to use. You can browse it now.
- Jeff McAleer points out that Stygian Fox has just released two Call of Cthulhu adventures.
- Save vs. Player Agency has a review of the new Chivarly & Sorcery 5th Edition.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- D&D combat and action tend to take part in 5 by 5 feet squares. This isn’t as much space as it sounds as this fighting school demonstrates.
- Ben and the Genre Police are back for their 50th article, and in it, we discover GMS can learn from board games.
- Need a forest or woodland themed dice tower? 3DMakerworks can help.
- Lots of different opinions and dangers here but I have a go at providing a firm answer to the question Can the Dungeon Master have a player character?
- Want an introduction to Fate Core? Eye of Cinder has some great web comics that can introduce you to the system.
- Dream Realm Storytellers published a free one-shot for 5e called Saving Christmas.
- Check out his impressive Wizard’s tower golem by Stellarian Games.
- Are you still looking for the perfect character sheet? What about these alternative designs for dyslexia-friendly D&D character sheets.
- At Taking 10, Neal Litherland sagely reminds Players Don’t Bring Antagonism to the Table.
- Over at EN World, Ben Riggs looks back to 1996 and when TSR sued Wizards of the Coast.
- Doug Vehovec of Nerdarchy has a Homebrew Healing Cantrip for 5E D&D.
Gamerati News Update
Gamerati have a quick but worthwhile news update this week. Join Marcelo Ferrari for a look at recent headlines from tabletop gaming.
What are your news highlights from the RPGscape this week?