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Toys for the Sandbox 42: The Old Coffee House

RPGNow - Tue, 10/23/2012 - 01:25
 The Old Coffee HousePublisher: Occult Moon

Toys for the Sandbox is not a module, it is not a campaign setting, instead it is a framework for GMs to use to reinforce their own imaginations. Sometimes players zig when you expect them to zag, other times they take your plot point into a back alley and leave it penniless and bleeding. Each week we present a new location with a map and some flavor text. In addition we add 4 NPCs with a bit of history and a few simple thoughts on how to stat them for whatever game you are playing. There are also 6 plot hooks each with 3 ways to twist them. Added to that there is usually a table or two filled with rumors and encounters.

Great for use with Legends of Anglerre, Strands of Fate, Dungeon World, Risus: The Anything RPG, FUDGE, Harnworld, and easily adaptable to Dungeons, and Dragons, Dungeon Crawl Classics, Pathfinder, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, The One Ring, HERO, GURPS, BRP, and many others.

Our exploration of the city by the sea continues in this issue where we look at an old building with a new business in it, one that is not only creating a new sort of shop in the city but changing how business gets done in the city. The first stone building in the city now houses the cities first coffee shop, and it is moving the center of power away from court and into quite meetings over cups of this strange new drink from the south. Add a hidden chapel, a vengeful ghost and a monetarily out of favor courtier and this brew gets hot and bitter faster than you might expect.

Price: $1.99
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The Hyper Halfling's Book of Lists, Vol.1

RPGNow - Tue, 10/23/2012 - 01:02
The Hyper Halfling's Book of Lists, Vol.1Publisher: Goblins Comic

This book is the RPG runner's solution to blank brain moments! Whether you're building an adventure or in the midst of play, The Hyper Halfling's Book of Lists can help!

Imagine you drop your carefully crafted campaign notes in a puddle on the way to game. This could mean disaster, but no! The Hyper Halfling's got you covered! With lists of conversations overheard in a tavern, along with the name of the tavern, the drinks they serve, what's for dinner, the name of the guy in the corner, the axe on his back and the town they're in, you can build a story with a handful of dice.

When your players wander into a building you didn't expect them to notice, you can quickly discover who works there, who's skulking in the alley and why, what's in the closet in the back room and in the treasure chest under the owner's bed. There are even lists about the gem in his ear and the stuff in his pockets.

The Hyper Halfling's Book of Lists is laid out in landscape orientation for easy viewing on your computer screen. Lists include links to other lists for easy navigation. Pages can be printed if you like, and maps are suitable for handing out to players for in-game use.

The Hyper Halfling's Book of Lists is suitable for all ages and is not picky about the game rules you use. You will want a full set of polyhedral dice. (Yes, even the d12!)

(There are .mobi and full Print versions in the works. If you are interested in either of those versions, let me know and I'll send you an email when they're ready!)

Price: $3.99
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NeoExodus Legacies: Ruins of Trovaska (PFRPG)

RPGNow - Tue, 10/23/2012 - 00:36
 Ruins of Trovaska (PFRPG)Publisher: LPJ Design

The summons was clear and simple: you were needed for a simple task of exploration in dangerous territory. Large payment was mentioned, with possibility of even more. It seems your employer's letter only let out a few important details.  A Pathfinder adventure for 3rd-level characters.

In addition, this adventure includes:

  • Buff Sheet
  • Daily Spell List
  • Initiative and Monster Cards
  • NeoExodus Combat & Initiative Tracker
Price: $3.99
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Dark Realms Epic: Professions

RPGNow - Tue, 10/23/2012 - 00:19
 ProfessionsPublisher: Guild of Blades

The Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game: Professions Sourcebook is a player guide books that delves into optional Professional Kits that player characters may buy into to help further develop more specialized skill sets. You might think of Dark Realms professions as your standard “Classes” often used in other types of role-playing games, but the familiarity is slight at best.

In Dark Realms, players may buy Professional Kits for their characters. These kits are purchased with Experience Points, the same way everything else in the Dark Realms is improved. A Professional Kit is a cluster of Skills and Attribute modifiers that allows a character to advance in a more focused manner as they earn and spend Experience Points. Professions are meant to mirror advancement towards the Skills of a specific voocation or way of life, such as being an Assassin, Mercenary, Smith (Blacksmith, Swords- mith, etc), Nomad and so on. Buying into a Professional Kit costs 20 Experience Points and when purchased it grants the character a baseline ability in a number of Skills associated with that profession. Additionally, once purchased, a Professional Kit will modify the Experience Point cost to advance certain Skills and Attributes, making some less expensive to advance and others more expensive.

Characters may acquire more than one Professional Kit, but modifiers from multiple kits do not “stack”, may actually cancel each other, so only certain Professional Kits will compliment each other.

The Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game: Professions Sourcebook Includes:

 1)  Assassins Professional Kit.           

2)  Healer Professional Kit.

3)  Mercenary Professional Kit.          

 4)  Nomad Professional Kit.

5)  Ranger Professional Kit.            

6)  Smith Professional Kit.

7)  Soldier Professional Kit.            

8)  Spelltwister Professional Kit.

9)  Thief Professional Kit             

10) Trader Professional Kit

11) Random Profession Generator

Price: $3.99
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WatchGuard Solo - Briton (M&M 3e)

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 22:57
WatchGuard Solo - Briton (M&M 3e)Publisher: Xion Studios

Right from the pages of the best-selling WatchGuard Sourcebook comes the WG Solo series!

Meet BRITON!! Never-before-available in any format!  The newest release from Les Supérieurs corner in the WatchGuard Universe! Briton is on loan to the Canadian military from the newly-formed, British government unit MI-7, Briton works alongside Les Supérieurs in an honorary fashion, helping to use his expertise to strengthen the C.O.R.E. facility training, development internal practices, and more! As the United Kingdom's greatest metahuman hero, Briton is powerful enough to take on any adventure alone, or alongside your country's favorite heroes!


Each of these entries appears fully in the WatchGuard Sourcebook (with exceptions noted above, as needed), available for download here, but for the first time they are available as individual characters for those interested in what WatchGuard is all about but didn't want to pick up the entire book.


Throughout the coming weeks, as we prepare newer products for your enjoyment, we'll deliver new characters to you as WatchGuard Solos!


Price: $0.99
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B7: Beauty & Blood

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 22:52
 Beauty & BloodPublisher:, LLP

A Pathfinder/3.5 compatible adventure for 4-6 PCs of 4th level 

The small town of Iversdam is threatened by an insane nymph! Accompanied by vicious mites and deadly mountain wolves, the townsfolk have little to defend themselves should an attack come to them. Three villagers have died trying to enter the nearby Silwood, and now an adventuring party has also vanished within. The party must find a way to stop the nymph before she descends on Iversdam and wipes this small town off the map completely.

Also included in "Beauty & Blood":

  • New Creature! The Mountain Wolf, a more combat focused version of the classic wolf
  • The town of Iversdam, located on a trade route through the mountains
  • Fell materials such as dryad-leather and spider-fang weapons
  • New Item! The Blessed Honey of Life
  • New Magic Item!
Price: $5.00
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Valen'cya's Horde

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 22:49
Valen'cya's HordePublisher: Usherwood Publishing

Book 4 of the Bone-Hilt Sword campaign. An intrepid band of adventurers ply dangerous waters inhabited by intelligent sea-dwelling creatures, to reach the even more dangerous island of the Isle of Valen'cya; a dead lanscape inhabited by an undead red dragon and her innumerable minions.

Play as the fourth book in a five-part campaign, or as a stand-alone adventure in the GM's own setting.


This all new adventure includes;

  • Complete waterborne and overland sandboxing
  • 48 defined chambers
  • 8 new creatures
  • 3 new magic items
  • 13 Open Gaming Content (OGC) items
  • 8 detailed adventure maps
  • 19 pre-generated PC templates (including 8 new PC classes unique to the Usherwood Adventures setting)

Designed for OSRIC and first edition fantasy-based role-playing game systems.

Suggested No. PC's: 4-7
Suggested levels: 4-7

Valen'cya's Horde is an Usherwood Adventure for character levels 4-7, designed for OSRIC(TM) and First Edition fantasy-based roleplaying game systems. Includes PDF forms notation fields on every page, as well as a comprehensive Game Masters' Adventure Log for organizing your players, and detailed player character record sheet template.

Buy the POD, and get the PDF free. POD product expected release November 14, 2012.

Price: $5.00
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Screams of Terror

Fantasy Flight Games - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 21:23
Guest Writer Jeremiah Terry Previews an Upcoming Tannhäuser Expansion

In July, Fantasy Flight Games announced the upcoming release of the Frankenstahl Single Miniature Pack for Tannhäuser. This horrifying expansion includes one beautifully painted figure and accompanying character sheet, a twelve-page rulebook with an all-new scenario, and all the tokens and equipment cards necessary to bring this deadly abomination to your battles.

With the Frankenstahl entering the battle very soon, we’re pleased to present the first of two previews by Tannhäuser enthusiast Jeremiah Terry. Today, Jeremiah explains some of the Frankenstahl’s formidable abilities, as well as how to best use him as part of your Reich forces.

Rage and Agony

Thunderous screams of rage and agony herald the Frankenstahl's entry on to the battlefield. These cries are not the monster’s own, however, muffled as they are by the layers of its sensor helmet. This horrible cacophony of shrieks comes from the mouths of all those who would dare oppose this undead behemoth.

When your opponents first see the Frankenstahl deploy onto the map, they'll no doubt be quite worried. If you play this new Reich monstrosity well, then both you and your opponent will find this new creation most effective. As powerful as this new monster is, don't think you can just storm in and win without careful planning and strategy.

The Frankenstahl is an Epic Hero, and therefore takes up both a hero and trooper slot in your squad, so keep in mind that you'll be playing with one fewer trooper. This means you may have difficulty holding objectives in Domination Mode, but you can use Heïzinger's "Hermetica Occulta” to help compensate for this by maintaining an “occult perimeter” around some of your objectives. This will allow the Frankenstahl to do what he does best: move out into the map, take objectives, and kill enemies. This is an effective strategy in many scenarios, even those that don't resemble Domination Mode. The power of the Frankenstahl will allow him to fight the enemy without much backup, while the rest of the squad focuses on fulfilling their mission.

Combat is where the Frankenstahl really shines, as his Combat pack features not just one or two, but three very powerful weapons (two ranged and one melee). The Frankenstahl’s primary weapon is his "Schokkanone," which "stuns" enemies wounded by it. A stunned enemy will be unable to move during his next activation. This can allow the Frankenstahl to attack and move to a new position in preparation to strike at a new victim in the next turn. This ability to leave an enemy character in the rear without the capability to move is important for the Frankenstahl. He has a low movement value, and being able to move on without fear of a pincer move by his enemies is a powerful tactic.

The Frankenstahl's Combat pack includes a powerful Hydraulic Hammer Hand,
a pivoting Schulterkanone, and a perception-enhancing Psynsor Helmet.

The Frankenstahl’s secondary weapon is his "Schulterkanone," which also appears in his Command pack. If the Frankenstahl has not attacked on a turn, then the “Schulterkanone” has the unique ability of allowing the unit to be placed on Overwatch for the cost of a Command Point. This ability makes the Frankenstahl a great choice for capturing Objectives. For example, the Frankenstahl could perform an action to complete an objective, and then spend a single CP to go on Overwatch and keep enemies at bay. The Frankenstahl’s third and final weapon is the "Hydraulic Hammer Hand," a great melee weapon found in both the Combat and Stamina packs for the unit. The H.H.H. will turn any Natural 10s into an Automatic Wounds that cannot be stopped by your target's Shock roll. This strategy could easily eliminate a previously wounded character in a single blow, and makes a great follow up to an attack by Karl Zermann's Doom.

It's More Than a Living Weapon...

The Frankenstahl isn’t just about dealing damage, though. A quick look at the Frankenstahl’s special rules section makes it clear that he has more going for him than just high characteristic values and a fifth health row. The Frankenstahl may give up his activation in order to heal one wound (assuming he ever suffers one!). The "Fiberous Sinews" ability in the Frankenstahl’s Stamina pack allows him to roll an additional die for his Shock roll, and he may roll two additional dice (for a total of six dice) against the automatic successes of a Grenade. He may also use his "Adrenal Vitae" to heal a wound through an action, and token discard. In addition, don't underestimate the power of a Command Point combined with his already high Stamina value. Using a CP to increase the Frankenstahl's Stamina value to an 8 can allow him to literally walk through fire with little worry of taking a wound. This will make the Union's and Matriarchy's incendiary devices highly ineffective.

In the Frankenstahl’s Command pack, you'll find some tokens that will be most useful in scenarios that focus on aspects of Tannhäuser other then combat. These two abilities focus, respectively, on the fear that the Frankenstahl instills in others and the wrath that fills the monster.

The first token, "Abomination," is a powerful "always on" ability, similar to one of Heïzinger's Hermetica. The ability forces enemies that begin their turn on the Frankenstahl's path to engage in a Mental duel just to activate. Should the enemy fail the duel with the monster, they must run in terror. The Reich player then moves the terrified enemies away from the Frankenstahl for their full movement value. If the fleeing enemies cannot make this move, they will suffer a wound. This tactic can be extremely powerful when combined with Heïzinger's Patmos Amulet, as you could virtually move a character any where you want. The best place to move said enemy is either into the arms of a Stosstruppen, or onto the path of a Schocktruppen on Overwatch equipped with "Keep Firing." If positioned properly, a Frankenstahl/Heïzinger team can keep an enemy squad from ever reaching their goals.

Along with the fearsome Schulterkanone, the Command pack features two
abilities focused on Frankenstahl's unbridled rage: Abomination and Paroxysm of Wrath.

The second token, "Paroxysm of Wrath," focuses on the rage within the Frankenstahl, allowing him to Counterattack for free if he should suffer a wound from an adjacent enemy. Though this may seem a trivial thing, when this ability is combined with the Schulterkanone, the Frankenstahl can become a wall standing in the enemy’s way, using Overwatch on some turns and making free counterattacks whenever possible.

A Monster as a Teammate

The Frankenstahl must always be on a team with at least one hero with the Obscura Korps affiliation stamp. This means that, in an allied force, you'll only have one team slot available for a Shogunate hero. While this may make you think that the Frankenstahl should not be your first choice for an allied force, keep in mind that having a powerful melee fighter like Itami backing up your Frankenstahl is a good way to make use of the monster’s more unusual Command pack abilities.

The above restriction will most likely lead you to make one Obscura Korps character your go-to teammate for the Frankenstahl. While this setup is not required, it will be a big help in making effective strategies that will become second nature and will be executed without thinking. The way to pick a partner for your Frankenstahl is to think about your play style. If you're a Reich player who enjoys their Out-of-path attacks, then you may want to pair the Frankenstahl with Karl "Ozo" Zermann. Zerman can provide backup from a huge distance without putting himself at risk.

If you prefer the Reich's close combat abilities, you'll find that the Blutstrum's agents Yula or Eva may make good partners for the Frankenstahl. This is an especially good option when using the Frankenstahl’s melee-focused Stamina pack. While using a go-to hero partner for the Frankenstahl may make some of your team building work easier, you'll still have to decide which other hero you'll want to bring on your next mission. You'll also face the tough decision of whether or not to give up your second trooper to field yet another Frankenstahl, which would leave you with only three heroes and no troopers in your team.

That's just some of what this new dread monster can do, and some of the decisions you'll have to wrestle with if you choose to bring this great beast to the battlefield. Keep checking back for more, and look for Frankenstahl to invade store shelves next week!


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From Scratch: A Campaign Frame for Mortal Coil

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 20:54
 A Campaign Frame for Mortal CoilPublisher: Galileo Games

God walked away. During the Crusades, He just up and left Creation. No warning, no explanation.

In order to avoid a potential invasion from Hell, the archangel Michael, now regent of Heaven, offered an armistice to the Devil. They call this the Covenant. The Lord of Hell only agreed because it gave him time to search for a decisive way to win the eternal conflict, one that would cripple the Host beyond repair.

The Covenant mandates Heaven and Hell keep their hands off of humanity. Both sides must work through proxies, willing mortal souls who became incarnations of the seven heavenly virtues and the seven deadly sins. Thus began the Long Game, a cold war between Heaven and Hell, with plenty of hot incidents along the way.

From Scratch is a fully sketched out setting in the form of a detailed theme document, with all of the world set-up choices written out in detail. The frame is customizable by your game group. You choose a tone, and pick the magic level that is appropriate for your game.

Campaign frames are great ways to do a quick setup for Mortal Coil, and are ideal for playing a pick-up game or convention game. If your players really like the setting, the frame can be used for a longer term game as well. A campaign frame is also useful as a how-to on setting up a unique theme document of your own.

Price: $2.00
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102 Martial Arts Styles

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 20:53
102 Martial Arts StylesPublisher: Lee's Lists

Got 99 problems? Make sure that coming up with a fighting style for tonight's game isn't one!

102 Martial Arts Styles is a finely crafted list of mostly historically accurate and verisimilitudinous styles collected by our semi-professional boxer rebels. Perfect for giving your monk a unique style, or filling in your Kumite tournament brackets.

A sample of what you might find:

30. Lai Tung Pai - Shaolin Style that mixes long and short fist

51. Shuai jiao (Shuaijiao) - Chinese and Mongolian styles of wrestling

93. Jong da bub – Defense against attack from multiple attackers

This product is system and genre agnostic, so feel free to use it to use it to feed your fantasy PCs, to name your tanks in any number of popular war games set in the far future, to add some realism to your virtual reality simulator adventures, or just to spark your own imagination!

Price: $1.00
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Shadowrun: Schattenwerkzeug

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 20:43
 SchattenwerkzeugPublisher: Pegasus Press


Schattenwerkzeug ist ein Zusatzband für Shadowrun 4, der neue Kontakte, Abenteuerbeispiele und -orte beschreibt und vorstellt. Zudem enthält er das CGHS, ein modulares System zur simplen und schnellen Erstellung von Spieler- und Nichtspielercharakteren, sowie die „Anatomie eines Shadowruns“. Letzteres beschreibt einen typischen Shadowrun und bringt dem Spielleiter anhand dieses Runs gleichzeitig die Regeln, die Proben und die Systematik eines Abenteuers nahe.

Schattenwerkzeug ist als Printprodukt Bestandteil der Schattenrüstzeug-Box.

Price: $12.94
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Hooks Throughout History: Horror

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 20:41
 HorrorPublisher: Plate Mail

Welcome to Plate Mail Game's Hooks Throughout History: Horror. Inside, you will find 100 hooks covering all of human history. These hooks can be used as one-shot games or added to ongoing campaigns. Need a night of fright? Look no further.

This product can be used with any role-playing game.

Price: $0.99
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100 Amazing Artifacts

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 20:39
100 Amazing ArtifactsPublisher: Lee's Lists

Got 99 problems? Make sure that coming up with an artifact for tonight's game isn't one!

100 Amazing Artifacts is a finely crafted list of mostly historically accurate and verisimilitudinous artifacts collected by our semi-professional artificers. Perfect for adding to a horde of magical treasure, giving to your wizards, or give you an idea for your own magical enchantments

A sample of what you might find:

15. The Infuriating Mask, with the ability to anger all those who see it worn.

51. The Clear Eye, with the ability to see through solid objects.

89. The Emphasis Spear, with the ability to always hold a sharp point.

This product is system and genre agnostic, so feel free to use it to use it to feed your fantasy PCs, to name your tanks in any number of popular war games set in the far future, to add some realism to your virtual reality simulator adventures, or just to spark your own imagination!

Price: $1.00
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Shadowrun: Straßenlegenden

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 20:39
 StraßenlegendenPublisher: Pegasus Press


Am Ende eines Runs sind Runner tot – oder haben Geschichte geschrieben. Einige besondere Personen draußen in den Schatten und Lichtern der Gesellschaft sind immer wieder Teil solcher Geschichten. Personen, von denen man sich hinter vorgehaltener Hand erzählt. Einige von ihnen sind Profis, andere hatten einfach Glück, und ein paar gehören zu den mächtigsten Wesen der Sechsten Welt. Alle aber haben eines gemeinsam: Sie sind Legenden.

Straßenlegenden stellt über 30 bekannte Personen aus dem Shadowrun 4-Universum vor: Darunter Shadowtalker wie Haze, Rigger X und Puck, Runner wie Serrin Shamander oder Tommy Talon, mächtige Größen wie Lugh Surehand, Nadja Daviar oder der Großdrache Lofwyr. In dieser deutschen Version des Buches sind zudem die Drachen Nebelherr und Kaltenstein, die Vorsitzende des Frankfurter Bankenvereins Stüler-Waffenschmidt und das Kommando Konwacht beschrieben. Kurzgeschichten, Hintergründe, Agenden: Mit diesen Informationen werden die Größen der Shadowrun-Welt von fernen Sternen zu echten Akteuren am Spieltisch.

Price: $25.94
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Kickstarter: Now for Stretch Goals

Green Ronin - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 20:15

Just a few days later, our M&M 10 Year Anniversary Edition project is now fully funded on Kickstarter, and our 200 backers* have carried us past the first stretch goal and on toward the second. That second stretch goal is the super practical Quickstart Character Generator from the GM's Kit. You can click over to Kickstarter to read our fearless leader's first update to the backers, and of course feel free to become a backer yourself if you haven't done so already.

Mutants & Masterminds 10 Year Anniversary Edition

* Feel free to make that "200" figure inaccurate.

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Once Upon A Time Banner Ad

Atlas Games - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 20:02
To celebrate the release of the 3rd Edition of Once Upon a Time, we've put up a nifty new banner ad. Link it from your own site now!

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Novaterra Guía de Inicio Rápido

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 19:33
Novaterra Guía de Inicio RápidoPublisher: Lema

NOVATERRA es un nuevo juego de rol, que te llevara a un mundo sumido en caos, tecnología y entidades sobrenaturales. La guía de inicio rápido es solo un abreboca a un mundo de posibilidades. NOVATERRA Manual Básico tiene toda la información necesaria para jugar a plenitud, explicando desde la creación de personajes, reglas completas de juego, equipo, especialidades, rituales, alquimia, nanotecnología, tecnología de punta, incluso una sección completa del manual, dedicada única y exclusivamente al GM donde se explica técnicas de dirección, atmosferas, tramas, experiencia y otras recompensas. También una larga lista de antagonistas a enfrentar en el universo de NOVATERRA. El sistema ND6 es simple y versátil permitiendo un juego sencillo y fluido para centrarse en la historia más que en la mecánica de juego.

Cuando el mundo este en caos ¿Qué estarías dispuesto a hacer para sobrevivir?

Si te gusto NOVATERRA Guía de inicio rápido, no puedes dejar de conseguir NOVATERRA Manual Básico. 

Price: $0.00
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100 Martial Arts Weapons

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 19:03
100 Martial Arts WeaponsPublisher: Lee's Lists

Got 99 problems? Make sure that coming up with a weapon for tonight's game isn't one!

100 Martial Arts Weapons is a finely crafted list of mostly historically accurate and verisimilitudinous weapons collected by our semi-professional boxer rebels. Perfect for picking your next armanent, filling up a treasure horde, or just teaching yourself something

A sample of what you might find:

14 - Emeici: A pair of sharp metal rods attached to a ring worn around the middel finger. They are meant for stabbing, but may be
spun or easily manipulated via the ring.

50 - Urumi: A flexible metal blade on a sword hilt. The weapon is very sharp, and users must be quite skilled to avoid hurting themselves while swinging the blade, which can be over four feet long.

86 - Kama: A form of sickle used in combat. It is often wielded paired, and uses both slicing and stabbing attacks.

This product is system and genre agnostic, so feel free to use it to use it to feed your fantasy PCs, to name your tanks in any number of popular war games set in the far future, to add some realism to your virtual reality simulator adventures, or just to spark your own imagination!

Price: $1.00
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C7 Artist Spotlight: Rich Longmore

Cubicle 7 - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 18:40

Peter Pan by Rich Longmore from Shadows over Scotland

Cubicle 7 Art director Jon Hodgson writes:
Rich Longmore has worked with Cubicle 7 for as long as I have.  Unbreakably reliable, his sharp and stylish line work forms the perfect counterpoint to our heavier painted styles, and I love how it breaks up a book with its change of pace.  Whilst just today I've had some marvellous work in from Rich for a forthcoming Cthulhu Britannia book, the piece I'm going to highlight here is actually my single favourite piece of C7 art that I have commissioned.  It comes from Stuart Boon's Shadows Over Scotland, for Cthulhu Britannia.  Briefing artists can be a funny old business.  What seems simple when conveyed in the written word can make for pieces of art which can potentially be incredibly complex and time consuming to create.

Depicting a performance of Peter Pan could have been just such a piece.  When we read of such a subject our mind's eye very quickly fills in a huge amount of detail - the audience, a darkened theatre, the lights on stage, scenery, performers in costume and so on.  This delightful illustration of just that subject by Rich wouldn't be out of place in a children's book.  It has a real charm to it, and opening up emails with treasures like this one inside really makes the job of art director a joy.

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Lincoln, NM: Two Churches

RPGNow - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 18:39
 Two ChurchesPublisher: Finger and Toe Models

Finger and Toe Models announces release another set in the Wild West series LINCOLN, NM: Two Churches.  In the Old West cattle were the primary industry and the real measure of a man’s worth.  That was certainly true in the Lincoln County War, a range war so violent the US Army was summoned to put an end.  Nestled in a narrow mountain valley of southern New Mexico, Lincoln was the home turf of William H. Bonney, Billy the Kid.

Each building in the series is based on a real building in Lincoln.  The two churches represent the Protestant and Catholic churches that served the mountain valley’s faithful.

Both buildings are shells that slip over burned out ruins (did I mention the Lincoln County War was a violent affair?).
Remember, every Finger and Toe model comes with SMOOSH ASSURANCE: if ya’ll smoosh any part of your Lincoln, NM, set, a new one waits your summons from hard drive and printer.

Price: $2.50
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