There are a few initiatives here on Geek Native this week that might interest you.
The first is an experiment called Karma Queue.
The idea behind the Karma Queue is that while lots of RPG publishers are struggling with the lockdown, there are gamers out there who are willing to help out. And that little acts count, they pile up.
The Karma Queue suggests two publishers for consideration and some actions you could take that might help.
Geek Native also published a searchable index of several hundred ebooks. The goal here to have a page that can be updated as publishers offer up free books with coupons or tokens for a limited time while also being an evergreen reference.
Busy, huh? On with the RPG news!
RPG news from Geek Native
- D&D had a great 2019, and here in Europe, they’ve just gotten around to celebrating but seemed to imply that no one over the age of 45 plays the game. Check out the infographic.
- Humble Bundle is also having a D&D month with this $175 fiction collection.
- We’ve got an early look at one of the three “spotlight” settings inside the forthcoming Cortex Prime.
- Renegade Game Studios announced a new RPG about being a young wizard at a magic school. It’s Kids on Brooms.
- Renegade also dug up a Free RPG Day offering from yesteryear in the shape of Overlight’s “Birthright of Khar-Ulan.
- Magpie Games are connecting players in need of games with professional GMs to play Masks together.
- Chaosium joins other RPG publishers at Itch.io and launches with a 50% off sale.
- Chaosium has also just made available a QuestWorlds SRD.
- Modiphius launched a Star Trek RPG bundle.
- Cubicle 7 warned of Soulbound RPG delays and shared the Black Ark Corsair archetype.
- Asian myth and folklore-themed adventures for D&D arrived in the shape of Unbreakable.
- Green Ronin turns Five and Infinity, a campaign for Modern AGE’s Threefold, into a series of digital adventures.
- A quick look at Brina Fischer’s Bardic Song Creator.
RPG news from around the web
- Wizards of the Coast’s D&D freebies keep on coming.
- Geek Tyrant covered the launch of Adventure Sidekicks: Curse of Strahd.
- D&D’s Mythic Odyssey of Theros hardback will come with a free digital discount.
- Paizo highlighted their selection of free fiction, comics and audio adventures.
- Big news here in Europe too, as Paizo announces a brand new convention.
- Green Ronin Publishing shared a Blue Rose Map to Adventure.
- R Talsorian Games shared some more mundane potion rules for The Witcher TTRPG.
- Aaron T Huss reviewed Pathfinder 2e’s Gamemastery Guide.
- Talien at EN World reviewed the virtual tabletop D20 Pro.
- Chaosium opened a warehouse in Canada, expanding their logistic strength.
- Keith Baker answered an Eberron question about Dragonmarked houses.
- Pinnacle Entertainment Group have launched this $100 deal for $444 bundle of classic Deadlands.
- M.T. Black has published a D&D adventure called The Cannith Schematica.
- Sine Nomine Publishing’s Kevin Crawford (Stars Without Number) has published a dark ages RPG called Wolves of God.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- The Wall Street Journal looked at the rise of virtual tabletops in Dungeons & Dragons Players Also Battle Cyber Foes Online.
- Ben and the Genre Police talk about the importance (and dangers) of continuity in RPGs.
- There are now so many Genre Police articles that Geek Native has published this searchable index.
- A talented DM made this Book of Shadows for a Warlock player.
- Shaun Sunday shared an idea for neurodivergent player aids with this 5e Player’s Screen.
- Sten Johnson animated every single d20 roll Vox Machina made for this histogram. Why isn’t the distribution more even?
- Uncanny Sphere’s reviewed the Mothership adventure The Black Heart of Paradise.
- The Alexandrian shared this random GM tip: Calling in the Big Guns.
- Goblin Punch offered up rules in the shape of Dungeoncrawling: Hirelings.
- Ted Adams shared some insights into Crafting New Randomized Beholders.
- Gizmodo’s James Whitbrook suggested 11 Tabletop RPG Sourcebook That Are as Fun to Read as They Are to Game With.
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;
- Never Boring have quickly funded a sexy real-life bedroom (or the kitchen table, shower, etc..) “adventure” booklet called Roll Plays – Dungeons and Dragons Edition. What will the lawyers say?
- NatOne Tabletop Games have an interesting gaming accessory on Kickstarter in the form of these Anubis Dice and Dice Holders.
- 1985 Games have more than $150,000 raised in their first few days on Kickstarter for a New Dungeon Craft Series of cutout books.
- Acheron Books have around €90,000 raised with more than two weeks still to run for the all-Italian and roguish Brancalonia – The Spaghetti Fantasy RPG.
- Jacob Randolph is funding a tabletop horror about defending your village from eldritch invaders which is called Skull Diggers.
- Jesse Day has re-launched their 5e suburban fantasy setting. It’s The Expanse.
- M Veselak’s narrative RPG tells the story of a coven of three in Wickedness.
- Nathan Hill’s character supplement book for D&D 5e is Knights of Gartania 2: Lords and Ladies.
- Inkwell Ideas have successfully funded NPC Portraits Decks: Adventurers, Townsfolk, and Hirelings.
- Albert Marvitz is on Kickstarter with the D&D homebrew Subdue.
- John R Davis has an epic adventure for evil D&D characters that takes them from level 1 to level 20 with Kingslayer.
Gamerati News Update
Marcelo Ferrari of Gamerati brings us up to speed with Sentinel Comics universe with Sentinels of Freedom from Underbite Games, Love Letter news and Pie in the Sky,
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