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January 21, 2018: Crowdfunding Focus: The Conjurer's Almanaq

Steve Jackson Games - 2 hours 26 min ago
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Can you escape the book? That's the premise of The Conjurer's Almanaq, currently funding on Kickstarter. Continuing recent years' popular trend in escape rooms, this is essentially an escape room in book form. And it's not the first; this is a companion or sequel to The Librarian's Almanaq, a book with a similar premise.

I personally have become a big fan of escape rooms, despite not being the best at puzzles. Solving something on my own isn't as enticing, but solving puzzles as a group is a really fun activity, something you can do at your home without having to spend a fortune. The project is already funded, with more stretch goals being unlocked by savvy puzzle fans. Check it out if you want to tease your brain! 

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Goblin Overload

Want more goblins in your Munchkin Pathfinder game? You're in luck - Munchkin Pathfinder: Gobsmacked! adds 15 goblin cards! Fight off the Goblin BabiesCog Goblin, and Goblin Hood with the Gobliterator! Just don't get Gobsmacked! . . . Order today on Warehouse 23!
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Frontiers of the Empire

RPGNow - 10 hours 5 min ago
Frontiers of the EmpirePublisher: Halfling Gypsy

I grew up half the Empire away. The village of my family would be nearly two months’ march to reach, and maybe after my time at the frontier they will let me have time off to return to them, before maybe coming here again, or retiring onto a farm with a family of my own.

The Frontier is dangerous. Many places in the Empire are risky, but the Frontier is dangerous. I have seen the fallen towers of the Old Empire. There are strange beasts that live out here. The savage tribes are out beyond the frontier. The Empire has subdued many tribes, of many races, but there are many beyond that are just plain dangerous out here. Some of the others come back with tales of things that hardly seem like they could be real. Ponds that suddenly come alive and try eat a person, statues that would come to life and shred the skin from your back, and the undead. Every second hole in the ground seems infested with them. Skeletons, zombies, ghosts, and who knows what are out there.

The Frontier is dangerous, but it could make you rich beyond dreaming.

This is a set of additional rules, which if implemented on a group, will provide stronger incentives for the Exploration Pillar of D&D or other RPGs. It is intended for 3.5E or 5E D&D, but could easily be adapted for use in other systems by adjusting the type and value of rewards so that they are more compatible with those systems.

Based on experience, it would also be a good system to use for mass player situations (where there are multiple GMs and 15+ players involved in the same campaign). Starting from a smallish city state, or at the border of a small nation in a 'big unknown', it will give players incentives to take risks but also approach 'outsiders' without their swords drawn by default.

Price: $0.99
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100 Pawn Shop Items

RPGNow - 10 hours 6 min ago
100 Pawn Shop ItemsPublisher: Fishwife Games

100 PAWN SHOP ITEMS
This 100 list provides a bunch of stuff that you might find at a typical current era pawn shop. This list is good for modern crime/mystery setting games as well as post apocalypse settings.

Price: $1.00
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Common Criminals: Series 3

RPGNow - 13 hours 25 min ago
 Series 3Publisher: Fishwife Games

The mean streets are full of criminals from all walks of life. Some have taken up crime as purely as a means of survival while others simply choose to get ahead in life by breaking the rules. Regardless of their situations in life, all these individuals have one thing in common. They have become outlaws.

This second series of Common Criminals features background information for six different crooks and thugs. Nature of crimes range from fraud to marijuana growing to manufacture of illegal firearm silencers. Although much of the information presented in this modern gaming supplement is self explanatory, having a copy of Common Criminals: Companion Guide never hurts. This is especially true when using the attribute score points to convert characters over to the game system of your choice. All Game Masters (GMs) are recommended to download this free pdf. Common Criminals: Companion Guide can be found on rpgnow.com and drivethrurpg.com. Be sure to pick up Common Criminals: Pilot-Promo as well for an additional criminal to add to your collection. This file is also free and can be found at the same resources online.

Page Count: 9 Pages

Written By: David (Dave) L. Woodrum Jr.

Price: $2.50
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Sire: The Embrace

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 23:20
 The EmbracePublisher: White Wolf

This help provides 100 embrace ideas that contain many story seeds for Storytellers and make their work easier.

Any benefit por my part will go to the investigation of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (A.L.S.)

I hope you enjoy it!

Price: $2.46
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Thrill of the Thirties! 2D6 Adventure in the Pulp Era

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:39
Thrill of the Thirties! 2D6 Adventure in the Pulp EraPublisher: Michael Brown

Pulp fiction (often referred to simply as "pulps") were stories published in cheap magazines from before the turn of the century to the 1950s. The term “pulp” didn’t describe a genre; it was simply slang for the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. Such works were descendants of the 19th century penny dreadfuls and dime novels, and the direct ancestor of the comics. Although the pulps boasted some of the most respected writers, they were best known for their (for their time) exploitative and sensational subject matter. Yet they offered escapist entertainment during that time in history “between the wars,” when political and financial upheaval would soon explode into the worst war in history. The pulps featured a wide variety of genre fiction, including but not limited to adventure, science fiction, mysteries and detective stories, romance, war, the occult, horror, and sports.

Now players using the 2D6 system can get in on the action. Thrill of the Thirties! is an RPG supplement based on the Mongoose 1st Edition 2D6 OGL system (which is itself based on The Original Science-Fiction Roleplaying Game first published in the 1970s) and adapted to create heroes and adventures suitable for a pulp campaign. Designed to take a back seat to Referee and player creativity, the rules include a variety of adventuring careers using a now-familiar lifepath and skill-acquisition mechanic; tables for quickly creating strange societies to befriend or fight; rules for improvised weapons; a streamlined Aging mechanic; a selection of vehicles appropriate to the 1930s; a discussion of ways to incorporate strange abilities (a la The Shadow); and a brief world timeline from 1929 to 1939.

The 1930s were a thrilling time. Make them more so with Thrill of the Thirties!

Price: $2.25
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Thrill of the Thirties!

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:39
Thrill of the Thirties!Publisher: Michael Brown

Pulp fiction (often referred to simply as "pulps") were stories published in cheap magazines from before the turn of the century to the 1950s. The term “pulp” didn’t describe a genre; it was simply slang for the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. Such works were descendants of the 19th century penny dreadfuls and dime novels, and the direct ancestor of the comics. Although the pulps boasted some of the most respected writers, they were best known for their (for their time) exploitative and sensational subject matter. Yet they offered escapist entertainment during that time in history “between the wars,” when political and financial upheaval would soon explode into the worst war in history. The pulps featured a wide variety of genre fiction, including but not limited to adventure, science fiction, mysteries and detective stories, romance, war, the occult, horror, and sports.

Now players using the 2D6 system can get in on the action. Thrill of the Thirties! is an RPG supplement based on the Mongoose 1st Edition 2D6 OGL system (which is itself based on The Original Science-Fiction Roleplaying Game first published in the 1970s) and adapted to create heroes and adventures suitable for a pulp campaign. Designed to take a back seat to Referee and player creativity, the rules include a variety of adventuring careers using a now-familiar lifepath and skill-acquisition mechanic; tables for quickly creating strange societies to befriend or fight; rules for improvised weapons; a streamlined Aging mechanic; a selection of vehicles appropriate to the 1930s; a discussion of ways to incorporate strange abilities (a la The Shadow); and a brief world timeline from 1929 to 1939.

The 1930s were a thrilling time. Make them more so with Thrill of the Thirties!

Price: $2.25
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Publisher's Choice - Black & White: Barbarian Tribe

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:10
 Barbarian TribePublisher: Fat Goblin Games
Publisher's Choice -Quality Stockart Black & White: Barbarian Tribe

This selection of quality stock art includes a collection of black & white illustrations showing various scenes of a Barbarian Tribe. These images are 1/4 (around 5x7) page in size (600dpi transparent tiff) and in black & white.

The set includes:

  • Classic Barbarian Fighter
  • Old Barbarian Chief
  • Barbarian Female Warrior
  • Wild Child Archer
  • Village hut scene

Publisher's Choice Stockart is provided to aid new publishing companies in creating high-quality publications by providing the design essentials to compete with larger competitors. In addition, the line is perfect for adding fresh new content to the seasoned publisher's art library and aiding in keeping design budgets manageable.

Artwork License: A PDF copy of our license is included, allowing our customers to alter or modify any illustration in this set, in addition to rules on crediting, etc.

Get Involved and Art for Less! https://www.patreon.com/fatgoblingamesPrice: $11.95
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Publisher's Choice - Black & White: Village / Town Set

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:06
 Village / Town SetPublisher: Fat Goblin Games
Publisher's Choice -Quality Stockart Black & White: Village / Town Set

This selection of quality stock art includes a collection of black & white illustrations showing various scenes of village or town. These images are 1/4 (around 5x7) page in size (600dpi transparent tiff) and in black & white.

The set includes:

  • Blacksmith
  • Cottage
  • Merchant
  • Farmer Male
  • Peasant Female
  • Barmaid

Publisher's Choice Stockart is provided to aid new publishing companies in creating high-quality publications by providing the design essentials to compete with larger competitors. In addition, the line is perfect for adding fresh new content to the seasoned publisher's art library and aiding in keeping design budgets manageable.

Artwork License: A PDF copy of our license is included, allowing our customers to alter or modify any illustration in this set, in addition to rules on crediting, etc.

Get Involved and Art for Less! https://www.patreon.com/fatgoblingamesPrice: $11.95
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Publisher's Choice - Black & White: Lich King Cave Pack

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:00
 Lich King Cave PackPublisher: Fat Goblin Games
Publisher's Choice -Quality Stockart Black & White: Lich King Cave Pack

This selection of quality stock art includes a collection of black & white illustrations showing various scenes of the Lich King. These images are 1/4 (around 5x7) page in size (600dpi transparent tiff) and in black & white.

The set includes:

  • Old Sword Alcove
  • Lizardman on Steps
  • Gnome and Giant Spider
  • Cave entrance
  • Lich King on throne
  • Female fighter on rope

Publisher's Choice Stockart is provided to aid new publishing companies in creating high-quality publications by providing the design essentials to compete with larger competitors. In addition, the line is perfect for adding fresh new content to the seasoned publisher's art library and aiding in keeping design budgets manageable.

Artwork License: A PDF copy of our license is included, allowing our customers to alter or modify any illustration in this set, in addition to rules on crediting, etc.

Get Involved and Art for Less! https://www.patreon.com/fatgoblingamesPrice: $11.95
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Bite Me! Weresharks

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 20:19
Bite Me! WeresharksPublisher: Misfit Studios

Deadly ocean predators walking among us! Implacable hunters seeking to sate their endless hunger on land as well as in the sea!

Weresharks are the ultimate predators, able to move on land and underwater with equal ease. Some never rise above the endless hunting and eating of their shark side, but others, it's rumored, infiltrate civilized society, becoming more dangerous by hiding their terrifying habits.

Bite Me! Weresharks describes a race of natural shapechangers who can terrorize with just a smile.

Bite Me! Weresharks contains:

  • Rules for creating wereshark characters using the Bite Me! lycanthrope system, including new racial traits and feats (from Horrific Gorging to Stunning Tail Attack)
  • New wereshark magic items (from teeth of the shark king to the Sky Hammer), and equipment (including shark tooth nets and spears)
  • Details of wereshark life and society.
  • Bonus discussion and rules for creating sharkweres -- deadly sharks that can take on the form of people.
  • Four completely statted (in both human and hybrid forms) ready-to-use wereshark and sharkwere NPCs.

Both a color and print-friendly version of the product are included.

Price: $4.99
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Print & Paste Dungeon textures: Floors & Walls

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 20:03
 Floors & WallsPublisher: Crooked Staff Publishing

This pdf file contains all the textures you'll need to make the dungeon tiles featured in video below.

So grab them for free, or pay as little (or as much) as you like!

Price: $1.00
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The Dales of The Great Wyrm Lake Character Sheet

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 19:41
The Dales of The Great Wyrm Lake Character SheetPublisher: Creepy Assassin

Introducing The Dales of The Great Wyrm Lake Character Sheet for The Dales of The Great Wyrm Lake Roleplaying Game. The Dales of The Great Wyrm Lake uses the D10 Pentra System, of which only a 10-sided die is needed to play this easy to learn and play RPG. Pick up your sword and shield, prepare your Wyrm Magic, concentrate on your Psi, and enter the The Dales of The Great Wyrm Lake.

Other products for The Dales of The Great Wyrm Lake RPG include the Core Version, Map One: The Southern Shores, FREE BETA Version, and a FREE 1st level adventure, The Draconic Schism.

The full version of the core rules allows characters to ascend from 1st to 10th level, with adventures released monthly.

Price: $0.00
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Calculated Risks Episode 7 - The Ruins of Dorasharn

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:05
Calculated Risks Episode 7 - The Ruins of DorasharnPublisher: Aegis Studios

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to tech issues, this episode is broken up into two files. In part 1 you cannot hear the players. Fortunately, that's a lot of DM talking and intro stuff, and we caught it (relatively) early. My deepest apologies.

Thank you for checking out Calculated Risks, in which we play Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition!

IN THIS EPISODE: The party has survived the E-213 Valve Cluster, an ambush from servants of the Lord of Blades, and the hazards of the Sharn sewers. Now, they breach the darkness of the Ruins of Dorasharn to seek their prize...

As this campaign is set in the world of Eberron, we utilize some of the races presented in Calculated Races, available at http://www.dmsguild.com/product/227982/Calculated-Races

We also utilize some magic items presented in Calculated Reliquary, available at https://www.dmsguild.com/product/230410/Calculated-Reliquary

Starring: Alina Popescu, Mihai Suteu, R.P. Davis
Gamemaster: Travis Legge
Associate Producer: Corey Frang

If you prefer video, you can watch the episode on YouTube below! Please be sure to like, comment, share & subscribe!

This episode is set as Pay What You Want. If you like what you hear, and would like to help us make more of these, please consider dropping a few coins (or dollars) into purchasing this episode. You can also support future episodes of this show while getting sneak peeks and other perks by supporting Travis Legge on Patreon!

Price: $0.00
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Secret Societies aka All About Secret Societies in Fantasy

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:23
Secret Societies aka All About Secret Societies in FantasyPublisher: Board Enterprises

    There are a lot more things going on than appear to be happening on Fletnern.  Entire organizations are actively working to dominate the entire world.  Though some of these organizations are known to exist, most have hidden their ulterior motives behind their public face. 

    Each of these organizations works differently.  Some focus on economics, some on politics, and of course, some of them utilize powerful militaries.  So utilizing their individual talents and resources, how do they go about taking over the world?  How do they operate?  How do they keep their secrets?  How do they work with or against all those adventurers out there?  Whether you need examples or guidance on how to set them up yourself, it’s right here.

    Welcome to Build Your Fantasy World in Small Bites, or Small Bites for short.  Our goal is to take a subject, whether an archetype, a monster class, or some other FRPG theme and bring you as much content about it as we can.  But this isn’t a simple one-shot supplement.  We want to get you involved in the process - giving us the themes you want most, the articles you like the best, and the feedback we need to make you happy.

    This is the “World Walker” edition.  The Game Master edition gives you even more, including ideas about campaigns, enemy characters, and world building.  We know that veteran and starting players and game masters are all going to find things they can use, and ideas to spark their characters, campaigns and game worlds!  Come on - You’ve got nothing to lose!

    This supplement contains 15 pages of content, compared to the full version which contains 45 pages.  With this many secrets to be kept, much of the information needs to be guarded.

Price: $0.00
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100 Corpses to Find in a Dungeon

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:51
100 Corpses to Find in a DungeonPublisher: Azukail Games

Dungeons often contain bodies, whether these be of slain foes or those of previous adventurers who succumbed to the dangers. These can simply be described as being a corpse, perhaps of a particular race, or they can be given a more detailed description

This supplement contains 100 different corpses. Many are descriptions that can be added to any desired body whilst some relate to specific races and monsters. Not all need to be used in a dungeon either. Some are perplexing, some appear to warn of hazards and creatures that characters may meet (or maybe not; that's up to the GM) and some have died in odd and sometimes very nasty ways, suitable for darker settings.

The various corpses have descriptions that can be read aloud to players and notes for GMs including further details that can be discovered on investigation.

Note: The supplement describes dead things, often ones which have died unpleasantly. They may not be suitable for everyone.

This PDF supports Adobe layers and the page backgrounds and images can be disabled to make printing easier.

Here is a sample result:

Surgically Altered - This body bears extensive signs of surgery, to the degree that some of the parts do not appear to be original. The head and torso appear to be the same person, as does one arm, but a second arm is clearly from a different individual and a third under it ends in a claw. Both legs are from another creature entirely, with backward jointed knees. Huge, ugly black stitches can be seen where additional parts are sewn on, and other areas display
them too, suggesting some internal modification is also likely. (If examined, a suitable skill check would appear to show that the individual, despite its modifications, was at some point alive after them; they were not done to a corpse.)

One page is the cover, one the front matter and one page is ads.

Price: $1.49
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The Hermit of Castle Ruins

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:51
The Hermit of Castle RuinsPublisher: Azukail Games

The Hermit of Castle Ruins is a small, drop-in location. In a ruined building near a port town lives an old hermit, believed to be a monster or even an undead creature by the locals, who have tried to kill it once already. They are still offering a reward for the creature's destruction. The characters can investigate, and perhaps claim the reward.

This is aimed at d100 systems but is generic enough in nature to be adapted to others.

This PDF supports Adobe layers and the page backgrounds and images can be disabled to make printing easier.

One page is the cover, one the front matter and one page is ads.

Price: $0.50
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Quill: White Box

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:45
 White BoxPublisher: Trollish Delver Games

Quill: White Box is a new way to play the award-winning Quill letter-writing solo roleplaying game, inspired by the original version of the famous fantasy game. 

For the first time, create a classic fantasy character from classes like fighter, cleric, thief, elf and dwarf, each with its own special ability to help you on your letter-writing adventures. Use the same character through multiple adventures, gaining treasure and magical items like enchanted perfumes and hypnotic parchment to give you the edge.

Quill: White Box features five new fantasy adventures:

  • The Demon-Haunted Tower - find a way into a mysterious tower that is slowly draining the life from a surrounding village.
  • The Elven Princess - bring two lovers together from different worlds.
  • Uncharted Waters - convince an old enemy to raise an ancient pirate from the dead in order to reveal a hidden isle.
  • Fane of the Underking - get your incredible story of dungeon-crawling heroism picked up in the city gazette.
  • The Beast of Nightwood - create a field journal documenting the existence of a mythical creature.

Treasure, fame and adventure are all yours with Quill: White Box. Note that you must have the Quill core rules to play. 

Price: $4.00
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January 20, 2018: Rhea Unboxes Munchkin Starfinder!

Steve Jackson Games - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:27
Our Munchkin Starfinder preorders have officially closed, meaning that we're now well into the manufacturing of the game . . . and all of those fantastic accessories and expansions that were unlocked as part of the Kickstarter project. To streamline delivery of the game and keep our catalog manageable, many of the Munchkin Starfinder accessories will not be released individually into distribution. Instead, the I Want It All! box - the same box Rhea opened and explored in last week's Facebook video - will be offered to distributors and retailers late this year. Kickstarter backers can expect to receive the game months before the distribution release!

What's in the box? Check out the video and you'll see exactly how much Munchkin Starfinder fun was unlocked during the Kickstarter project.

 



Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: The World's Oldest Ren Faire?!

Visit a place that's beyond your imagination and way cooler than what's set up at the local campground. With GURPS Hot Spots: Renaissance Florence, you'll learn the historical info and flavor needed to make this fascinating era and location come alive. Download it today from Warehouse 23!
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Female Ranger Stock Art

RPGNow - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:46
Female Ranger Stock ArtPublisher: Daniel Comerci Stock Art

Thank you for checking out my Stock Artworks! This stock art package features a fantasy female character illustration in black and white lineart depicting a female ranger. The artwork is made by the artist Daniel Comerci in digital format. If you can't find what you're looking for please feel free to contact me directly for commissions checking out my website or social network pages. And don't forget to take a look at my other products!

www.danielcomerci.com

The zip archive contains the following files:

  • .png and .tiff @300dpi in black and white with transparent background

  • layered .tiff @300dpi

  • .txt license file



Stock License

My license is simple, the images can be used both for personal and commercial work as follows:

  • you can use artworks an unlimited number of times for non-commercial use

  • you can use artworks on a single project for commercial use (print, digital, advertising, videogames or motion pictures)

  • you can rotate or resize the image to fit your project as long as signature is legible, but can't alter or modify it in other ways without permission (feel free to contact me for specific requests!).

  • artist's name must appear in product's credits

  • you can NOT resell or give for free the image as clipart or standalone, even for non commercial use

Thank you for checking out, and feel free to contact me for questions!

Female Ranger Stock Art Preview

Price: $2.50
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