It’s a new month, and that means the end of 2020 is getting that closer. What plans do you have for 2021?
We also had the end of the month and, just in time, a write-up of Legendary Games for the RPG Publisher Spotlight.
I talk to Jason Nelson about how a group of Pathfinder veterans started to write content for a broader range of systems, about what makes a good module and Legendary Games’ plans for the future.
The survey for November’s RPG Publisher Spotlight is now open. If you’re a Geek Native, you can vote.
The five candidates are Platinum Dragon Games, Target Role, Animated Dungeon Maps, Ebethan Game Designs and Wolfhill Entertainment.
The winner this month was WrightWerx whom I’m currently trying to get in touch with for the usual interview.
This week has been a little quieter than last due to the lack of conventions. It’s time to catch a breath. Expect, though, lots of publishers to be up to spooky shenanigans for Halloween.
Ready for the RPG news bullets? Here they come!
RPG news from Geek Native
- Renegade Game Studios expanded their relationship with Hasbro, and that means a Power Rangers RPG.
- Wizards of the Coast updated their errata bundle for D&D 5e.
- Ahead of the Kickstarter launch, Geek Native has a free preview of the icy Fading Embers setting.
- The grimdark dieselpunk Ex-Lumine has a free quickstart.
- Geek Native also had a tiny sneak peek at the upcoming colonial gothic RPG Flames of Freedom.
- The sci-fi RPG Void Empires – 2750 has a large free preview too.
- Ex-D&D designer Kate Welch has a cool new job.
- The Bundle of Holding has some never before on digital HERO Magazines.
- The Dissonance Domain D&D supplement will give all its earnings away to Get Mitch or Die Trying.
- Geek Native reviewed the urban fantasy RPG Tattered Magicks.
RPG news from around the web
- Dicebreaker’s Alex Meehan writes up Boy Problems creator’s beginner-friendly RPG Tales’ End sparks memory and conversation
- Paizo has shared their October update of New Boons, Guides, Stars and Conventions.
- At d20Radio, Egg Embry chats to Studio Agate’s lead designer about Book of Creatures.
- Meanwhile, at EN World, Embry interviews Jon Lunn of Spidermind Games about Ice Dice.
- Joe Fonseca reviews Age of Sigmar: Soulbound.
- Culture site, Third Coast Review looks at the Alien The Roleplaying Game Starter Set.
- Lone Shark Games is offering a free RPG if you help save democracy.
- Chaosium has declared it Cthulhuween 2020 and their store will get one spooky new goodie every day in October.
- The Call of Cthulhu publisher has also ceased it’s Small Publisher Limited License in favour of DTRPG community content.
- You have until Sunday to help guide the future of the Star Trek RPG and maybe win $100 in credit with this Modiphius Entertainment survey.
- Cubicle 7 updates Warhammer’s Death on the Reik and opened pre-orders for the Soulbound Starter Set.
- Hasbro revealed Drizzt and Guenhwyver figures.
- The Nerdist’s Kelly Knox looked Into The Mother Lands.
- James Hanna wrote up Dungeons & Dragons: How Group Patrons Will Change Gameplay.
- Hanna also gave us Sleepaway: A Roleplaying Horror Game With No Masters and No Dice.
- Dave McAlister launches the Fortiter Games website.
- Kobold Press got a write up from Forbes’ Rob Wieland with Add 700 Spells To Your Dungeons And Dragons Game With Deep Magic.
- Jared Rascher shared The Wagadu Chronicles First Impression.
- Over at Angel’s Citadel, there was a review of the Cypher System We Are All Mad Here.
RPG new releases
- Poison Potion Press has released 12 new subraces for Aarakocra and Kenu with Birds of Paradise.
- Wyrd Miniatures has released a new Through the Breach one-shot called Into the Logic Engine.
- Vivien Prigent has released the RuneQuest sourcebook called In a Merry Green Vale. It is for mature readers only.
- Idyll Creations expanded the flexible Adventure System again with Skirmish.
- Diogo Old Skull has a system-neutral Screaming Demon Crater.
- Zadmar Games has a free to download one-page Interstellar Bounty Hunters RPG.
- Chris Bissette has a two-player RPG about the birth of stars with Whalesong.
RPG ideas, tips and discoveries
- Every now and then Geek Native puts together a collection of D&D memes.
- 52 stunning and free to download virtual tabletop battle maps.
- In the latest genre police, Ben offers advice where GMs might sometimes get better results if they just let it go.
- In a guest post, Chip Grabowski gave us A Beginner’s Guide to Character Creation in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition.
- Tribality’s Kevin Victor Rae got into Improvising and Adjusting to Character Decisions.
- Roleplayingtips mused over How Do You Keep Things Fresh For Your Players?
- ScreenRant’s Coleman Gailloreto shared RPG Campaign Settings That Aren’t Your Typical Fantasy Worlds.
- Friendly Bard shared some insight with How I Take Session Notes.
- Michael Ghelfi continues to currate thematic ambient playlists for RPGs.
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;
- The Valkyries have created a one-shot horror Fright Nights: Wendigo RPG.
- Joe Shlosman has an RPG module suitable for D&D, Morrow Project and Traveler called Who’s Out There?
- Necromancer Games has a 5e weird setting called the Midderland Setting and Bestiary.
- Fish in the Pot has a rules-light dungeon crawl that’s part of a 7″ EP called Ancient Undead Spider Wizard.
- Travis D. Hill has funded a solitaire journaling RPG zine of cosmic horror called The Portal at Hill House.
- Mystic Dragon Games has an adventure suitable for any TTRPG that turns zero level characters into heroes. It’s Forged in Shadows.
- Matthias Gildemyn has a sourcebook of player options and campaign additions for 5e in the shape of Soth’s Accursed Journal.
- Mike Evans has a high octane adventure for 3rd level characters in Hubris: A World of Visceral Adventure. It’s all about Orcs!.
- Library of the Omniverse Press has smashed its target for an RPG set in a world of eldritch horrors and queer romances with the Widdershins: The Roleplaying Games.
- Mike Osborne has a fantasy guide of 30 adventures in the Quests of Nion.
- Randy Angle has a spooky tabletop RPG of cartoon hijinks called Gruesome Ghoulies.
- Erotic artist 13th Warlock has an adventure full of naked ladies and fat monsters called Tales of the Warlock: Revenge of the Gobcocker. It’s NSFW.
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