Tech Horror Scenario generator

RPGNow - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:54
Tech Horror Scenario generatorPublisher: Nordic Weasel Games

Zombies, giant monsters and the occasional demon from hell.

Horrors have been unleashed in suburbia and it's time to go in, guns blazing and get things sorted out.

"Tech Horror" is a genre rooted in B-movie science fiction and video games, popularized by games such as Resident Evil, Doom and Dead Space. It tends to feature elite soldiers, high-tech gear and monsters intent on ripping them to threads.

With this scenario generator and a pair of percentile dice, you can set up a scenario very quickly.

We provide random tables to establish the location, mission, what the threat is and how far along the outbreak we are, where it came from, what organization the players will be working for, their support, equipment and even paranormal abilities.

Don't forget to throw in a plot twist, we have that covered too.

Notes are included for adapting to 1920's scenarios as well.

What's more: The generator can be used for both roleplaying games and miniature war games. 

Get your halloween gaming on in style. 
Remember: Short controlled bursts! 

Price: $1.99
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Tech Horror Scenario generator

RPGNow - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:54
Tech Horror Scenario generatorPublisher: Nordic Weasel Games

Zombies, giant monsters and the occasional demon from hell.

Horrors have been unleashed in suburbia and it's time to go in, guns blazing and get things sorted out.

"Tech Horror" is a genre rooted in B-movie science fiction and video games, popularized by games such as Resident Evil, Doom and Dead Space. It tends to feature elite soldiers, high-tech gear and monsters intent on ripping them to threads.

With this scenario generator and a pair of percentile dice, you can set up a scenario very quickly.

We provide random tables to establish the location, mission, what the threat is and how far along the outbreak we are, where it came from, what organization the players will be working for, their support, equipment and even paranormal abilities.

Don't forget to throw in a plot twist, we have that covered too.

Notes are included for adapting to 1920's scenarios as well.

What's more: The generator can be used for both roleplaying games and miniature war games. 

Get your halloween gaming on in style. 
Remember: Short controlled bursts! 

Price: $1.99
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Halloween is the Season for Rippers

Pinnacle Entertainment Group - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:00

Savage Worlds Great Deals For A Great CauseWhen it comes to combating vampires, werewolves, mummies, demons, and other things that go bump in the night on the gaslit streets of Victorian London (and beyond), nothing quite compares to Rippers Resurrected!

With the latest Bundle of Holding, you can dive right into this rich setting where rival members of secret societies do battle with one another across the globe. Enhanced through the mad science of rippertech, your heroes can graft aspects of their enemies onto themselves raising the stakes in this secret war for the planet. Think Penny Dreadful meets The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets the 2004 film, Van Helsing (yes, the one with Hugh Jackman) and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what awaits you in the world of Rippers Resurrected!

For just $7.95 you get all five titles in our Player’s Collection (retail value $37) as PDF ebooks, including the Rippers Resurrected Player’s Guide, Archetypes, and the Deluxe Character and Campaign Journal, plus the complete Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition rulebook and the Horror Companion. And if you pay more than the threshold price of $18.06, you’ll also get the entire Game Master’s Collection with nine more Rippers Resurrected supplements worth an additional $56, including the Game Master’s Handbook and the Frightful Expeditions worldbook; the adventure Lord of the Underworld; five Combat Maps of tombs, castles, and other spooky battlegrounds; and The Lost Library, a massive archive of the entire First Edition Rippers line (2005-2008), with adventures, characters, Figure Flats, and even the Horror Wars Showdown miniatures game.

Please note that 10% of your payment (after gateway fees) for this bundle goes straight to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

As if that wasn’t enough Rippers goodness, today marks the release of the seventh and final chapter of The Soul Changers, a Rippers novel by author David Boop.

In Chapter 7 – Poison & Panacea, the final plan is revealed! The Baroness. Rey. Mizzi. Who will walk out of the catacombs alive, or undead, for that matter? It all ends here!

All seven chapters of this novel, penned by author David Boop, are available from us in a variety of file formats (EPub, Kindle, and PDF). If you haven’t had a chance to read the previous chapters, you can download them all here. Note that while Chapter One is absolutely FREE, Chapters Two and up are only $.99 each!

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Here Comes Savage Worlds Explorer Issue #4

Pinnacle Entertainment Group - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:59

The latest exciting, jam-packed issue of Savage Worlds Explorer features all-new Savage Tales for Weird War II (“Mein Hirs” by John Goff), East Texas University (“Children of the Mill” by Kenneth Mahan), and Weird Wars Rome (“Corruption in Dalmatia” by Matt Hoadley), as well as a sneak peek of Prince Vultan and his fellow Hawkmen from the upcoming Flash Gordon™ Roleplaying Game from Scott Woodard, plus a Creature Feature focused on the Queen of the Land of Nod by David Garrett for use in your horror games.

Click here for more information and to order Volume 1, Issue 4 of Savage Worlds Explorer—and it’s only $9.99!

Savage Worlds Explorer requires a copy of the Savage Worlds core rules and may also require the core books for each setting. Add a few dice, a deck or two of playing cards, a few eager explorers, and let the fun begin!

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Deadlands: Boneyard a New Novel by Seanan McGuire

Pinnacle Entertainment Group - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:58

Deadlands: Boneyard, the new novel from New York Times bestselling author, Seanan McGuire (October Daye, InCryptid) is now available, just in time for Halloween!

Step right up to see the oddities and marvels of The Blackstone Family Circus and Travelling Wonder Show! Gasp at pit wasps the size of a man’s forearm. Beware the pumpkin-headed corn stalker, lest it plant its roots in you!

Annie Pearl is the keeper of oddities, the mistress of monsters. Her unique collection of creatures is one of the circus’s star attractions, drawing wide-eyed crowds at every small frontier town they visit. But Annie is also a woman running from her past… and the mother of a young daughter, Adeline, whom she will do anything to protect.

Hoping to fill its coffers before winter sets in, the circus steers its wagons to The Clearing, a remote community deep in the Oregon wilderness, surrounded by an ominous dark wood. Word is that a travelling show can turn a tidy profit at The Clearing, but there are whispers, too, of unexplained disappearances that afflict one out of every four shows that pass through the town.

The Clearing has it secrets, and so does Annie. And it may take everything she has to save her daughter—and the circus—from both.

Deadlands: Boneyard is published by Tor and is available wherever books are sold. If you’re a fan of our Deadlands setting, find yourself a copy and lose yourself in The Clearing now!

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Licensee Spotlight: SPQR Games

Pinnacle Entertainment Group - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:57

Guild of Shadows Kickstarter CampaignIf you’re a fan of thief-based fantasy such as the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks, Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria Revelations, or Scott Lynch’s Locke Lamora novels, or if you simply yearn for the good ol’ days of The Complete Thief’s Handbook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Guild of Shadows from our friends with SPQR Games is for you!

In Guild of Shadows, players take on the roles of guild members, planning and executing high-end robberies, confidence schemes, smash ‘n’ grab jobs, information gathering assignments, and even the occasional assassination. The Guild of Shadows campaign setting brings a variety of new thief specialties to the Savage Worlds core rules including smuggler, pickpocket, burglar, swindler, enforcer, spy, and assassin. More than 30 custom Edges and Hindrances also bring these rogues to life.

Since successfully Kickstarting the setting, SPQR Games has expanded Guild of Shadows with multiple adventures, detailed city maps, battlemaps, and much more all available via DriveThruRPG. More recently, SPQR Games released an all-new adventure titled Zeppelin Falls that takes characters into the air in a heist set aboard Kurstwahl’s very first airship.

Find out more about SPQR Games and the Guild of Shadows setting at their Facebook Page.

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Classic Horror Playing Card Deck on Kickstarter

Pinnacle Entertainment Group - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:56

While not a Savage Worlds product per se (though fans of Rippers may want to take a look), Sigil Entertainment Group just launched a Kickstarter for their Classic Horror Playing Card Deck. This lavishly-illustrated 54-card deck of cards features custom faces that bring Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy, and other monstrous icons to life.

The award-winning creative team behind this deck includes: Aaron Acevedo (yes–our Art Director here at Pinnacle, so you know it’s good!), Arnold T. Blumberg, Chris Bivins, James Denton, Jason Engle, Bien Flores, and Cheyenne Wright. Pledge your support at their Kickstarter page, like the Sigil Entertainment Group Facebook page, and keep your eyes open for some exciting Stretch Goals coming down the pike!

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Get Behind the Beasts & Barbarians GM Screen on Indiegogo

Pinnacle Entertainment Group - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:55

If you’re a Beasts & Barbarians Game Master, you’ll be thrilled to know that our friends with GRAmel Korys are running an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the release of a new custom Game Master Screen for the Beasts & Barbarians sword-and-sorcery setting for Savage Worlds.

This sturdy, four-panel, 34″ x 11″ screen features phenomenal art by Ania Jarmołowska on the player’s side, and all the Game Master’s essential tables on the other. Along with the screen, GRAmel Korys will also be releasing Tomes of Ancient Lore, a new booklet packed with info for both players and GMs alike.

For more information (including details about the various stretch goals) and to pledge your support for these new Beasts & Barbarians products, visit their Indiegogo page today.

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Licensee News: Seven Worlds for Savage Worlds

Pinnacle Entertainment Group - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:54

If you’re looking for a little more “science” in your science fiction, Seven Worlds is a unique campaign and setting that combines hard science fiction with the Fast! Furious! Fun! style of Savage Worlds!

With a galaxy-shattering campaign reminiscent of TV shows like The Expanse, Babylon 5, and Battlestar Galactica, new rules for realistic space combat, dozens of easy-to-understand sidebars sharing the science behind the adventure, and a free 3-D starmap, Seven Worlds is a new science fiction experience you do not want to miss.

Visit the Seven Worlds Kickstarter page today for more info, to check out the backer rewards and stretch goals, and to pledge your support for this amazing new setting. Plus, if you want to try out Seven Worlds before committing, you can grab the FREE Seven Worlds playtest rules right here.

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Cthulhu Tales – in stores now

Cubicle 7 - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:52

In US and UK stores now - Cthulhu Tales!

In relating the circumstances which have led to my confinement within this refuge for the demented, I am aware that my present position will create a natural doubt of the authenticity of my narrative. – The Tomb, by H.P. Lovecraft

The dawn of the 20th century. New England, America; Lovecraft country.

Home to university libraries filled with worm-eaten tomes, legend-haunted towns populated with degenerate locals and their rustic superstitions, Cyclopean ruins from long-forgotten aeons, and the disquieting glimpses of things from beyond…

You are the unwilling guests of an antiquated sanatorium, perhaps the infamous Arkham Sanatorium, or maybe the Danvers State Asylum.

Your only hope of escape is to convince your fellow inmates, and perhaps yourself, that you do not belong here. And so you begin to explain the sinister series of events that led to your unjust incarceration.

Unfortunately, your memories are populated by the stuff of nightmares…

In Cthulhu Tales, each player tells their story using a hand of Story cards. The other players play Hazard cards to disrupt and darken the tale. In the course of the game, the narrators receive Treatment tokens, representing the misguided therapies and medication administered to them by the terrifying medical staff.

When everyone has told their tale, the game is over. Count up each player’s Treatment tokens and the player who underwent the least therapies is the winner.

Designed by Francesco Nepitello and Marco Maggi, the designers behind award-winning games such as The One Ring Roleplaying Game, Hobbit Tales, The War of the Ring and many more, Cthulhu Tales brings horrifying and darkly humorous story telling to your gaming table.

Inside the box you'll find:

• 132 beautifully sinister and disquieting, large-format playing cards with artwork from the C7 art team Scott Purdy, Jon Hodgson and Sam Manley
• A board to guide your tale-telling
• A 16-page full colour rulebook
• A 12 sided die, or perhaps if the stars are right, a unique Cthulhu Tales 12-sided die
• A set of Treatment tokens

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2D Country wargames scenery kit (scale 6mm/10mm)

RPGNow - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:15
2D Country wargames scenery kit (scale 6mm/10mm)Publisher: WargamePrint
Country wargames scenery kit 1:285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm) 2D Modular Scenery System

285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System.

Compatibility

This models is designed at the 6/10mm gaming scale. The kit includes: ponds, swamps, underbrush, arable lands.

We suggest our modular roads system as a proper choice for BattleTech, Team Yankee (FoW), Polemos wargames.

2D modular Paper Scenery System:

- simple assembly;

- easy storage;

- the perfect option for quick games!

Gallery 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System. 285 (6mm) / 1:144 (10mm). Modular Paper 2D Scenery System.Price: $4.00
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October 17, 2017: Port Royal: An Appreciation

Steve Jackson Games - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:01
Port Royal I enjoyed Port Royal the first time I played it – and the second time, and the third time, and so on. It's got pirates, which is never a bad thing, but what it's really got is that Euro vibe of building an economic engine. However, play is way simpler and faster than, for instance, Puerto Rico . . . without ending too quickly. In terms of play time, the game hits the sweet spot for me: about a half-hour, sometimes less.

Also in the Euro style, Port Royal rewards attention to your opponents, but has no direct headbashing assaults. You can do things to inconvenience the other players, especially the one to your left, but it's definitely you vs. the deck, and not at all "screw your buddy."

A central mechanic is "push your luck." But by putting the right cards in play, you can insure – to a point – against bad draws. The balance between skill and luck is good. You usually have the opportunity to play, in a small way, on each opponent's turn, so you don't sit there drumming your fingers and waiting for your own turn.

On the whole, then – if you like the Euro style of game design, I expect you will like Port Royal. It didn't win those awards by accident, and we're proud to be able to bring it to you in English. Thank you, Alexander Pfister, for a great game.

Steve Jackson

PS - Tom Vasel reviews the game here.

Warehouse 23 News: Procure Costumed Kid's Confections!

You're a ghost. You crave candy . . . copious amounts of candy. How can you make this happen? Easy – just scare trick-or-treaters out of their sugary goodies. The ghost with the most of his favorite candies wins. Ghosts Love Candy is a fast, frighteningly fun game for three to six phantasmal friends. Have a copy spirited to your home today. Available now at Warehouse 23.

 
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DI6DENT #15 : émotions censurées

RPGNow - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:16
DI6DENT #15 : émotions censuréesPublisher: DI6DENT

À chaud

L’interview 100% JdR : Mahyar Shakeri

Avant j’étais rôliste : Guy-Roger Duvert

Le syndrome du panda : Lyonesse

Rôle over the World : Royaume Uni

À saisir : Beyond the Wall

Inspi : xXx ra-eactivated

THEMA émotions censurées

Panorama : dis, combien tu m'aimes ?

Interview : l'Amour du risque (auteurs en couple)

Analyse : jouer avec se stripes

Aide de jeu : Ciel, mon mari !

Aide de jeu : Romance en 5 actes

Aide de jeu : Cet obscur objet du désir

Analyse : Sortir couvert

Scénario Terra Incognita : le Précieux Sésame

Scénario Dungeons & Dragons 5 : Les Enfants Mordus

à froid : Apocalypse World

Critique / Interview : M 1 V Baker, C Ferrand, V Féasson / Campagne : Apocalypse dans l'espace

Play

Scénario Degenesis : Mamiwata

Le gros morceau : Venzia (scénario bi-table)

Old School : Château Falkenstein

    Price: $3.53
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    Activateur A Detection De Mouvement - Custom Card

    RPGNow - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:02
    Activateur A Detection De Mouvement - Custom CardPublisher: Monte Cook Games
    Description : Petit nodule en synth

    A community created card built with the DriveThru card creator.
    www.drivethrurpg.com/builder/numeneraPrice: $0.25
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    Century Station™ for Heroes Unlimited™ 2nd Edition

    RPGNow - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:02
    Century Station™ for Heroes Unlimited™ 2nd EditionPublisher: Palladium Books
    Century Station™ A Heroes Unlimited™, 2nd Edition Sourcebook

    An entire city full of heroes, villains, superhumans, mutants, criminals, aliens and secrets.

    A playground for crimebusters and superhuman adventurers of all kinds. A great sourcebook for G.M.s and players alike with scores of heroes (optional player characters) and villains.

    • Mega-City of Century Station mapped and described.
    • A wealth of world information.
    • 51 villains!
    • 40 heroes plus lawmen and other forces.
    • Criminal masterminds and Syndicates.
    • The Sector and anti-alien groups.
    • 101 adventure settings and ideas!
    • Written by Bill Coffin.
    • 224 pages of fun and adventure!
    Price: $12.49
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    Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin (5e)

    RPGNow - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:02
     Reign of Ruin (5e)Publisher: Jon Brazer Enterprises

    Beware The Blackener Of Bright Waters, For She Is Come Again

    Rumors of death move like a plague through the Crannogtowns of the Great Swamp—of ranger patrols mysteriously disappearing on routine scouting missions, of a winged shadow that blots out the midday sun, and of entire villages slaughtered, their homes left burning and the victims’ flesh melted from their bones. All evidence gathered from the sites of these massacres points to the heart of the Great Swamp, where an ancient and primitive tribe of lizardmen have ruled from an abandoned human temple for centuries on end. The Crannogtowns’ protectors, the Stormhammer Rangers, warn that horrid half-dragon monstrosities still stalk the bogs and travelers would do well to stay away from the inner swamp. Yet the killing and the carnage continue, and the people of the Crannogs plead for heroes to aid them now as they did in days long forgotten. Are you up to the challenge?

    Reign Of Ruin is the exciting new adventure module in Jon Brazer Enterprises’ Deadly Delves product line, and is designed for the Fifth Edition of the World’s Oldest Fantasy Roleplaying Game. This adventure is designed to heartily challenge a party of 7th- or 8th-level PCs and leave them with a memorable heroic tale. Inside this volume, you’ll find:

    • 18 New or Modified Monsters and NPCs for your campaign, including lizardfolk warpriests, swarms of undead, and a black dragon fighter
    • 9 New Traps to menace the PCs, including retractable stair spikes, acid bath chambers, and statues that spray corrosive fluid
    • 3 New Magic Items waiting to be discovered, including the glorious rainbow sceptre.
    • Full-color maps of a Crannogtown village, as well as five floors of a terrifying temple dungeon
    • Specialized advice on playing a cunning black dragon against a group of PCs in a dangerous game of cat and mouse
    • Enough content for five 7th- or 8th-level PCs to gain nearly two levels, with ideas to extend the story even further once you’re done exploring the temple

    Dangers Unknown. Treasures Untold. Adventure Awaits.

    Dragon Slayer

    Price: $10.00
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    Kaiju Kaos: Pencil Topper Stat Cards, Set 01

    RPGNow - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:02
     Pencil Topper Stat Cards, Set 01Publisher: Bailey Records

    This deck contains Stat Cards for the following characters:

    1. Grey Alien – Reconnaissance, Cryptids

    2. Grey Alien – Saboteur, Cryptids

    3. Grey Alien – Sharpshooter, Cryptids

    4. Large Bat – Ambush Specialist, Creatures of Kaos Island

    5. Large Bat – Reconnaissance, Creatures of Kaos Island

    6. Large Bat – Scout Specialist, Creatures of Kaos Island

    7. Large Cat – Ambush Specialist, Creatures of Kaos Island

    8. Large Cat – Reconnaissance, Creatures of Kaos Island

    9. Large Cat – Scout Specialist, Creatures of Kaos Island

    10. Large Rat – Ambush Specialist, Creatures of Kaos Island

    11. Large Rat – Reconnaissance, Creatures of Kaos Island

    12. Large Rat – Scout Specialist, Creatures of Kaos Island

    13. Oculator – Saboteur, Anconian Confederation

    14. Oculator – Scout Specialist, Anconian Confederation

    15. Oculator – Sharpshooter, Anconian Confederation

    16. People Eater – Saboteur, The Planet Devourer

    17. People Eater – Scout Specialist, The Planet Devourer

    18. People Eater – Sharpshooter, The Planet Devourer

    Price: $0.99
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    Compromised Perimeter

    Fantasy Flight Games - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:00
    Published 16 October 2017 | Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Compromised Perimeter

    Preview a New Specialization and Species from Cyphers and Masks

    The daily life of a Spy in service to the Rebellion is one of flexibility and innovation. Every mission poses a new question that must be answered with minimal supplies and personnel against a foe with a surplus of both. The Rebellion relies on the ingenuity and skill of every single operative on their roster. Today, we're going to look a little closer at the secrets revealed in the newest Star Wars™: Age of Rebellion sourcebook, Cyphers and Masks.

    Up and Over

    In a galaxy filled to bursting with technology and networks and computer systems, tech experts like Slicers access streams of data to manipulate and control the flow of information. However, not everything of value is in code or safe on the holonet. Couriers are spies who specialize in the safe and secure movement of secrets and supplies. Where the previously revealed Sleeper Agent excels at social engineering and a carefully constructed legend, the Courier navigates physical space with similar deftness. Their training and skill at maneuvering through dense urban areas allows them to get where others can’t. Towering buildings, crowds of civilians, clutter-strewn alleys, and more are the preferred environments of the Courier.

    Couriers are experts at operating deftly in enemy territory where the watchful eye of the Empire is ever present. Multiple ranks of the Indistinguishable talent upgrade the difficulty of observers to recognize and identify the character, and an Improved version extends this benefit to nearby allies. To represent their ability to navigate their surroundings where others would find difficulty, the talent Freerunning allows the Courier to spend 1 strain to move, even vertically, to any location within short range provided there is a path to do so.

    The final tier of the Courier tree includes two potent active talents the PC will find supremely useful in their dangerous line of work. Lose Them requires a Stealth check, but penalizes any pursuers of the Courier with two setback dice for as long as the chase continues or allows an immediate escape if the Courier spends a Triumph from the roll. The setback dice may not seem like a huge detriment for a single check, but over the course of a chase encounter, the failures and threats rolled will steadily wear the enemy down enough for an eventual empty-handed end for the trackers.

    The Incite Distraction talent calls for a Deception skill check and, upon success, turns an entire crowd of people into difficult terrain for the Courier’s enemies. Paired with Lose Them, a Courier will have little problem making their escape from authorities or anyone else foolish enough to engage pursuit. However, Incite Distraction includes even more utility than that. While certainly useful for escape, the distraction incited is also perfectly suited to establish a trap for anyone the party may be themselves pursuing. The chaos of an incited crowd may provide the perfect opportunity to approach and assassinate or abduct an Imperial officer or troublesome crime lord.

    A Poisonous World

    As a planet, Balosar is dedicated solely to corporations and their manufacturing and financial interests. As a people, Balosars are subject to distrust and suspicion among the galaxy’s civilized society as well as its criminal underworld. Balosar is home to myriad companies who strain the world’s resources and health, resulting in a planet that is choked environmentally and culturally. The perception of the Balosar people as conniving and untrustworthy is an occasionally fair assessment of the absurd amount of corruption, espionage, and backstabbing that happens at all levels of society on their homeworld. Nearly everyone from the mightiest CEO to the lowest street urchin see this duplicity as a necessary means of survival in a cutthroat culture of their own making. One of the mightiest industries on Balosar is the cultivation of the balo mushroom, of which one of the primary end products is the street narcotic known as the death stick. Very addictive and even more deadly, death sticks are as reviled as they are desired across the galaxy, and this innate connection to the drug further sullies the reputation of Balosars.

    Physically, Balosars are remarkably humanlike save for a pair of retractable antennae protruding vertically from their heads. Otherwise, one might mistake a Balosar for a tall, slender, unhealthy-looking human. Generations of living on an overdeveloped corporate world have turned the physique of the Balosars gaunt and sallow.

    Balosar characters benefit from a boosted Cunning score and a free rank in the Streetwise skill, both owing to the threatening nature of their culture. Many individuals find their way into the spy or smuggling trade because of this, whether striking out on their own or serving one of the mighty corporations on their home planet. They also receive two automatic advantages when making a Vigilance skill check reflecting their constant need to be aware of their (often dangerous) surroundings.

    Cyphers and Masks (SWA53), an Age of Rebellion sourcebook for Spies, will be infiltrating your local game store soon! Pre-order at your local retailer or online here!

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    RPGPundit Presents #3: High-Tech Weapons

    RPGNow - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:28
    RPGPundit Presents #3: High-Tech WeaponsPublisher: Precis Intermedia

    This weekly OSR periodical from the mind of RPGPundit features a different theme or topic in each issue.


    Issue 3 (Oct 17, 2017): High-Tech Weapons

    Add guidelines for using different kinds of modern/sci-fi weapons in a weird fantasy or gonzo OSR game. From slug-throwers and blasters to plasma and ion weapons, this gear might just be found in weird ruins or unusual civilizations.

    Price: $1.99
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    Map-A-Day 10/12/2017 Dry Caves

    RPGNow - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:25
    Map-A-Day 10/12/2017 Dry CavesPublisher: MeditatingMunky

    10/12/2017- Dry Caves...

    Below the Desert lands lies a crypt with many a treasure... Enter if you dare...

    This Map is compatible with Endless Dungeons Volume 10: Desert Temples and More Doooom!  set as well as Decor and other items from the series!

    Remember to follow me on Twitter @MeditatingMunky.

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