The UK Games Expo’s Virtually Expo is on right now and stretching into the weekend. It’s free to sign up for and lots of things to do.
Trollhalla Press was in the RPG Publisher Spotlight this month. The article on this historically important publisher is already up and an unexpected “part two” will follow shortly.
Why is Trollhalla Press historically significant? It’s the publishing vehicle of Ken St Andre, the designer of Tunnels & Trolls, the second oldest RPG.
In this week’s summary of news, I’ve included another short section of newly published RPG titles. Is this helpful? Please let me know in the comments below.
In other news, we’re down to the last few days to join Geek Native’s Patreon community and pick up a free copy of the Adventure System and Supers supplement.
Ready for the news blast? Here it comes!
RPG news from Geek Native
- Strata Miniatures have released a set of impressive combat wheelchairs.
- Kate Welch has left Wizards of the Coast.
- Green Ronin launched the Sword Chronicle RPG.
- The Tabletop Engineer has started a free to download RPG & Wargame Supply Sourcebook.
- Dark World Studios has a free to download beta version of their mythical 1930s Acheron RPG.
- Once banned from the DMs Guild, Curse of Hearts is back on sale.
- Goodman Games has launched Twitch programmed called Talking TSR.
- Nomnivore Games launch the content Nexus for Emberwind RPG.
- Savage Worlds has a new fantasy steampunk setting called The City of the Steam Sun.
- Critical Role fans can now pre-order Deluxe Edition Art Book: The Chronicles of Exandria.
- Ahead of the Kickstarter, you can now grab a free copy of Suzerain Legends Toparkil Resurrection.
- Goodman Games has a generous gathering of 5e books in The Bundle of Holding.
- The Savage Worlds setting Dawn of the Daikaiju is coming to Roll20.
- Warcraft fan? You can download an unofficial Warcraft 5e conversion and adventure.
- Jaron R.M. Johnson has helped the Fall Guys invade D&D.
- Adept Icarus talks to Geek Native about the forthcoming Arium Discover and Create.
- Jump the Shark is an RPG where you play cast and crew in a TV show where the writers are out of ideas.
- We can now pre-order WizKids’ impressive adult black dragon premium figurine.
- Wizards of the Coat are recruiting a new VP of D&D.
RPG news from around the web
- Paizo tells us that The Ark is Coming.
- Bell of Lost Soul’s J. R. Zambrano posts Pathfinder Unveils A Fearsome new Bestiary.
- Wizards of the Coast have delays in the US for Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden.
- Grant DeArmitt talks to Cullen Bunn about How ’80s D&D ads in comic books inspired a new, original comic book series called Deepest Catacombs
- Serpent King Games, the publishers of Dragon Warriors, are coming out of hibernation.
- Egg Embry interviewed Steve Rasheed James of Samurai Sheepdog.
- Magpie Games interviewed Bee Zelda about their curated games program.
- On What Do I Know? Jared Rascher took a look at Iconic Villains: Non-Player Characters (Star Trek Adventures).
- Over on Dicebreaker, Mat Jarvis wrote up Over Arms is a tabletop RPG inspired by JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and the Persona video games.
- Questing Beast does a video review of Mork Borg.
- Mantic Games launch their Hellboy Kickstarter and give us more insight on equipment in the game.
- For CBR.com, E.L. Meszaros ponders Heroes Unlimited: Whatever Happened to the D&D-style RPG for superheroes?
- Linda Whitson reviewed the Augusta Universalis RPG.
- Jeff McAleer views and page-throughs Delta Green: The Labyrinth.
RPG new releases
As an experiment, this issue of Routinely Itemised: RPGs will call out a sample of new releases. A good idea?
- Osprey Publishing released Frostgrave: Second Edition.
- On Itch.io, Knuclebone Magazine has launched.
- Logan Bonner Games published The Pnoll: An Ancestry with proceeds going to the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition Mission.
- Roll20 stocks Harlem Unbound on pre-order.
- Legendary Games release Legendary Bards.
- JP Chapleau has added the Treasures of Ravenloft to the FOE Ravenloft Products Bundle.
- Dungeon Remixer has published The Class Alphabet for DCC.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- A D&D comic all about playing with your food.
- d20Radio’s J.T. Dimino offered up That’s How I Roll: A Brief Guide to “–Punk” .
- Ed Greenwood reflects on TSR and taxes in In Memory Golden.
- SpellTheory gets into why Safety Tools are Necessary in Your RPGs.
- Phil Vecchione shares What’s In My Session Zero Toolbox.
- At Hipsters & Dragons, Duncan gets into Jumping (Beyond The Rules).
- Draconick discusses the Top 5 Ways to Break Choice Paralysis in TTRPGs.
- Jae, at Mater the Dungeon, writes up Creating Cultural Notes for Your DnD Settings.
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;
- Robert Brewer is crowdfunding an adventure for the sci-fi horror Mothership called SALT.
- Sweet Chariot Games have launched their first Kickstarter with Tabletop Wargaming Counters.
- Scott Taylor has broken the $10,000 mark for the 1e and 5e mega-dungeon The Complete Curse of Roslof Keep.
- Pacesetter Games & Simulations have also broken the $10,000 line with Into the Unknown: A Solo Campaign for 5e, B/X, and S&W.
- Matthew Christensen has a Euro-style RPG called Forges of Byorn.
- The Grinning Frog are raising money for Abracadabra: A Guide to Becoming a Magical Games Master.
- Cobble Path Games is an indie publisher working on Locus: A Mystery-Horror TTRPG.
- Triple Ace Games have a Kickstarter that’s doing well for a set of 7 Egyptian-themed dice.
- Dee Pennyway has a superb campaign for a core rulebook and setting guide in the shape of Mnemonic: A Weaver’s Almanac.
- James Mccloy has a D&D supplement for 5e that adds new inspired class specialisations called To Destroy A Storm.
If there’s a source or news you think is worth monitoring, please get in touch or leave a comment below.