The UK Games Expo is one of the first significant gaming conventions to push on ahead into the opening wake of the lockdown. As a result, the prestigious UK Games Expo Awards has winners for 2021.
The latest shipping delays at Wizards of the Coast even as we learn more about Fizban's Treasury of Dragons and the return of gem dragons to the game, a fantastic charity bundle deal, Fragged Empire and Osprey's Sigil & Shadow.
Sigil & Shadows is a game of urban fantasy and occult horror. Characters are either the Illuminated or the Shadowed. The first defy the odds to protect the innocent from these dangers, and the second, the Shadowed, accept the darkness and, at best, become anti-heroes.
There are 14 adventures here, not linked together to make a campaign, but to tie nine years of adventuring and perhaps multiple generations of Jackals together in a single story.
It feels like a spicy week, with plenty of news and a noticeable uptick in Kickstarter activity. Oh, and the powerhouse Marvel returning to roleplaying games.
Jackals is a bronze age fantasy, and it's a gritty high fantasy at that. It's sorcery and sandals in the style of the Epic of Gilgamesh, and it gets the thumbs up from this ancient one.
It's been a busy week, so sit back and treat yourself to a scroll through the headlines; sales, reviews, interviews and stats from the RPG-scene.
I'm impressed. Stargrave makes me wish I had a room with a decent-sized table in it. Those are dangerous thoughts.
Wizards of the Coast are taking back control of D&D in some countries after settling a legal row. Luke Crane's The Burning Wheel is Roll20's quickest growing system, and the inhospitable setting round table is coming. It's an RPG news summary from Geek Native.
The award-winning designer of Frostgrave, Joseph McCullough, has teamed up with the illustration team at Brainbug Design and Osprey Games to release The Silver Bayonet: A Wargame of Napoleonic Gothic Horror.