ROLF: Attack of the Commies from Jupiter

RPGNow - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 21:01
 Attack of the Commies from JupiterPublisher: NUELOW Games

He searches for peace, but all he ever finds is battle...

John Rambo, trouble magnet and Vietnam veteran, is living peacefully in a New Mexico hippy commune when communists from Jupiter land and declare their intent to conquer Earth. Rambo, ever the reluctant warrior, must once again deal death and destruction in the name of freedom and to save the innocent from oppression.

Attack of the Commies from Jupiter is a ROLF! battle scenario for two gamers (with an option to add a third)that pits Rambo and his hippy friends against the evil alien Chairwoman Yalasha and her Shock Troops. It features five pre-generated characters, two all-new Traits, and one new Combat Maneuver, in addition to several others not featured in the ROLF! basic game.

Try ROLF!: The Rollplaying Game of Big Dumb Fighters today!
This expansion is compatible with the free ROLF! - Old Skool

Price: $0.50
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Big Bads (Volume 2)

Paizo - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 20:44
Pathfinder Battles Preview: Big Bads (Volume 2)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Here we are on the precipice of a three-day weekend, and I got so excited I completely forgot to put together a blog for today's Pathfinder Battles preview! So let's cut to the chase and get to the previews of two of the Big Bads from the Rise of the Runelords set of prepainted Pathfinder Battles miniatures!

Both of these characters come from the fifth volume of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path, “Sins of the Saviors,” by Stephen S. Greer. Last week I revealed some of the rank-and-file badguys from that epic adventure, and this week I've got a couple of significant enemies that perfectly set the stage for the campaign's endgame.

First up we have The Scribbler, the first big villain of the adventure. One of the evil goddess Lamashtu's most powerful mortal servants, The Scribbler dwells very near the home base of your Rise of the Runelords heroes, and he's sure to be a sworn enemy of your player characters. With a nasty sword and a mask covering half his face, The Scribbler easily doubles as a bandit leader or any kind of unique villain your campaign requires. We've placed him at the rare rarity.

Remember the Warriors of Wrath from last week's preview blog? Well, those nasty ladies need a leader, and the good (well, ok, not “good” per se) Highlady Athroxis is quite happy to keep them in line. This high-level eldritch knight Highlady of the Halls of Wrath is ready to unleash some whupass on your PCs with her +3 adamantine flaming ranseur, molded here largely in clear plastic to sell the flame effects. Naturally, this uber-high-level adversary with the shiny clear plastic bits falls into the rare rarity.

So that's it for this week of fun in the sun. Only a few more miniatures to show off, including a “chilly” mini almost no one is expecting to help you cool off on these warm summer days!

Erik Mona
Publisher

Tags: Miniatures, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Battles

2012-05-25T20:44:00Z
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Ronin Round Table: Play, Test, Play

Green Ronin - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 19:59

If you're curious, it was reading about Chris & Nicole's ongoing at-home game night that's got me wanting to talk about my playtest game night. I get to play a few different games on good weeks. I try to play board games like 7 Wonders or party games like Celebrity with my regular potluck group. Some nights I get to play RPGs for straight-up fun, no work attached, and sometimes I play them for a mix of entertainment and study.

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WatchGuard Solo - Gravitas (M&M 3e)

RPGNow - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 18:16
WatchGuard Solo - Gravitas (M&M 3e)Publisher: Xion Studios

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

Meet GRAVITAS!! Never-before-available in any format!  The newest release from Les Supérieurs corner in the WatchGuard Universe! Gravitas is the hot, powerful, focused member of the team from Canada and a force to be reckoned with! As potent as she is lovely, Gravitas is the latest addition to the WatchGuard Universe from North of the Border...! Get her today!

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.

THIS SERIES IS FOR YOU!!

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

GAME ON!!!

Price: $0.99
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Fenris 2d6 (Mobi)

RPGNow - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 17:37
Fenris 2d6 (Mobi)Publisher: Erroneous Grog

This version of Fenris 2d6 is in the Kindle mobi format.

Fenris 2d6 is an imagining, via the OGL, of house-rules for role playing in the fantasy genre. One or two common six sided dice are used for all die rolls.

The rules contained in Fenris 2d6 are an editing and re-interpretation of the SRD source material. The focus is upon a minimalist set of tools. The Warrior, Mystic, and Magician are the only three character class.

Fenris 2d6 proffers its own Pre-Medieval Combat Milieu as the default for its setting and the handling of combat. Alternatively, a Post-Renaissance Combat Milieu, and a Classic Combat Milieu in the manner of the White Box of yesteryear are also offered as options.

These rules attempt to explore some paths not taken in as much as any such rules variant can diverge from the commonality of the SRD source. This game makes no claim to be compatible with any “White-Box” or other SRD based titles.

Price: $1.99
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Fenris 2d6 (Epub)

RPGNow - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 17:33
Fenris 2d6 (Epub)Publisher: Erroneous Grog

This version of Fenris 2d6 is in the epub format.

Fenris 2d6 is an imagining, via the OGL, of house-rules for role playing in the fantasy genre. One or two common six sided dice are used for all die rolls.

The rules contained in Fenris 2d6 are an editing and re-interpretation of the SRD source material. The focus is upon a minimalist set of tools. The Warrior, Mystic, and Magician are the only three character class.

Fenris 2d6 proffers its own Pre-Medieval Combat Milieu as the default for its setting and the handling of combat. Alternatively, a Post-Renaissance Combat Milieu, and a Classic Combat Milieu in the manner of the White Box of yesteryear are also offered as options.

These rules attempt to explore some paths not taken in as much as any such rules variant can diverge from the commonality of the SRD source. This game makes no claim to be compatible with any “White-Box” or other SRD based titles.

Price: $1.99
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More Tricksters, to be Sure…

AEG - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 16:15

And again to the land of the little people. Smash Up is pleased to share with you more of the Tricksters and their wily ways.

Gnome

The wee Gnome, a fine lad to have the garden, and a tricky fellow against your enemies.

Leprechaun

If there is to be a leader of this group, would be the leprechaun. His tricks can be naughty, or deadly, depending on the need of the day.

Hideout

At times one needs to avoid being seen, and despite rumors to the contrary, we are the true masters of not being seen…

Flame Trap

It’s magically deee-angerous!

Some serious destructive power added to the arsenal of the Tricksters this week, but the real strength comes from the difficult choices the opponent is forced to make when playing against them.

Join us next week as the Dinosaurs (with lasers) stomp onto the scene!

All Tricksters painted by Pierre Raveneau. We hear they took his paint after he was done…

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d30 DM Companion

RPGNow - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:27
d30 DM CompanionPublisher: New Big Dragon Games Unlimited
d30-based Mechanics, Charts, and Tables to Support and Simplify the Role of the DM

The d30 DM Companion is an indispensable aid for any OSR DM that wants to keep on top of his game and ahead of his players. Whether stocking a dungeon or just struggling to keep up with players, this compilation of d30-based mechanics, charts, and tables will support and simplify the role of the DM/GM at the tabletop. Inside these 30-something pages you’ll find a host of d30-based resources for quickly creating characters and stocking dungeons.

While the majority of the charts and tables in the book are generic to dungeon settings, monster descriptions feature details for 1e and BX comparable games, including Oe D&D, 1e AD&D, BX D&D, Swords & Wizardry, OSRIC, and Labyrinth Lord.

The d30 DM Companion includes a host of d30-based resources, including:

• super-quick character generation for classed characters, 
including: attributes, motivations and equipment/inventory

• general dungeon features, embellishments, debris, and 
geological phenomena 

• 27,000 mold/slime variants and 27,000 mushroom variants

• monster encounters for levels 1-9 (270 listings)

• single d30 determination for ranges of "no. appearing"

• monster stats for over 175 monsters and 14 types/classes of humans/humanoids 

• 900 trap variants based on 6 trap categories 

• treasure hordes (by type) in fewer rolls

• 27,000 unique gem-based treasure items

• 27,000 treasure variants of magical weapons and armor

• 27,000 variants of scrolls, potions, wands, staves, and rods

• over 1.45 billion potion variants

• 60 new miscellaneous magic items

+ a master mapping key and a reproducible Dungeon Crawl Worksheet to assist DMs in mapping and stocking the rooms of their dungeons!

Price: $3.00
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The Dying Earth Revivification Folio

Pelgrane Press Ltd - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:26

In DERF, like Skulduggery, characters are created by the random assignment of attitudes and abilities. To this end, Hilary Wade has created six male and six female portraits which will fit any of the descriptions. Here are the womenfolk. She has reached a new level of drollery with these efforts.

 

 

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Two Page Mini Delves: The Secret of the Pale Reaver

Roving Band of Misfits - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:00

 This article is part of the May of the Dead blog carnival. For lots (and lots) more May of the Dead goodness, check out Going Last’s carnival page here.

There are a few things that I’m trying out with this two page delve. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not I was successful. Of all the two page delves I’ve made thus far, this was the one I really wish I could have playtested and tweaked. Unfortunately, this was not an option. So even if you don’t think the delve would work out for your group as presented, at the very least this will hopefully be a starting point for ideas.

I tried out an isometric view when I made the map. It turns out that isometric dungeons are quite easy to make, as long as you have some isometric graph paper. You can print out isometric graph paper for free online; I used at 1/4″ grid. I also drew the map with a 6B pencil instead of the usual black gel pen. You’ll have to let me know if you like the look better or worse than the cleaner lines of a pen.

And of course this is my first shot at horror. There isn’t really a way to “win” this delve, only a way to survive. Many players might not like that. I tried to incorporate advice on horror writing that I’ve found in various places – I’ve used lots of foreshadowing before the final “encounter” and included advice for the DM to generate suspense during the delve.

The map for this dungeon is an exact replica of the Fat Dragon Games “Sea Dragon” model, which I talked about last week. You certainly don’t need the model to run the delve, but if you want a 3D representation on the table, that’s where you can get one.

 You can download the mini delve here.

The Pale Reaver

Related posts:

  1. Two Page Mini Delves: The Deepwood Memorial
  2. Two Page Mini Delves: Dwarven Museum Of Moriah
  3. Two Page Mini Delves: The Crystal Heart of Heldenfrost

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Battle-Maps 20 to 23

RPGNow - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 11:48
Battle-Maps 20 to 23Publisher: Crooked Staff Publishing

This product takes four maps from The Little Book Of Dungeons - Volume III (in this instance the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th map in the book) and re-sizes them so that they may be printed out at a scale suitable for use with miniatures (i.e. 1 square = 1 inch).

For an example of what is included in this set please see Battle-Map 19 (which is a battlemat representation of the first map in Volume III ...and is available for free!).

IMPORTANT NOTE

This product is not intended to be a high-resolution set of dungeon tiles (as there are far better options already available from other sources), but rather a simple and effective way of transforming several maps from The Little Book Of Dungeons into impromptu battlemats.

 

Price: $1.99
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D&D Next on The Escapist

WoTC D&D - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 08:00
Appearing on The Escapist: "What the Playtest of D&D Next Means for You."
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Epic Campain: Elder Elemental Eye #13

WoTC D&D - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 08:00
What kind of portal key sends you across a dimensional barrier into a room at an inn? There should be a sign on this thing that says 'Not an exit to Narnia.' Some kids might get hurt.
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The Keep on 16th and Valencia

WoTC D&D - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 08:00
'St. Cuthbert’s D&D Encounters for Troubled Youth' youth group has returned, now to try their hand at D&D Lair Assault: "This is the fifth time we've played Attack of the Tyrantclaw, and we haven't even gotten to the Tyrannosaurus yet!"
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The True

WoTC D&D - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 08:00
Many in the harsh desert world of Athas look with envy to Tyr as a place fortunate enough to have found freedom. They fail to realize that Tyr’s freedom has been costly, leaving the city on the brink of chaos. A secret organization known as the True believes that Tyr must return to its former ways. They seek nothing less than to restore Kalak or another sorcerer-king to the throne.
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Joining the Party: Campfire Tales

WoTC D&D - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 08:00
For a game as centered on creativity and storytelling as Dungeons & Dragons, it's not surprising that we have a number of gaming tales we share with each other.
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May 25, 2012: August New Releases! Cthulhu Dice Metäl, Munchkin Zombies 3

Steve Jackson Games - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 07:52
Two new August releases will ship just in time for GenCon. Steal your rival's sanity with Cthulhu Dice Metäl. Get even more undead hilarity out of your Munchkin Zombies game with Munchkin Zombies 3 – Hideous Hideouts!

Cthulhu Dice Metal Cthulhu Dice Metäl

Serving Cthulhu is fun . . . except for all those other cultists out to get you. So get them first!

Cthulhu Dice lets you drive your rivals mad . . . very, very quickly. Players take turns rolling the big, beautiful, custom 12-sided die, embossed with tentacles, Elder Signs, and more. Destroy your opponents' sanity! Better yet, steal it. But watch out for Cthulhu – when he comes up, he takes sanity from everyone! 18 glass Sanity marbles are included. Lose all your marbles and your're mad. The last sane cultist wins . . . unless everyone goes mad together. Then Cthulhu wins!

Cthulhu Dice plays in 5 to 10 minutes, and is fun for 2 to 6 players.

One large Metäl custom die, 18 glass marbles, baggie, and rules. Three colors will be available in August.
  • Bronze with no ink – Stock #131328A
  • Pewter with no ink – Stock #131328B
  • Nickel with Neon Green ink – Stock #131328C
Stock #131328, UPC 837654321638. $14.95.


Munchkin Zombies 3 – Hideous Hideouts Nowhere Is Safe . . . From YOU!

You liked the double-sized "Dungeon" cards for classic Munchkin. So here they are for Munchkin Zombies!

In Hideous Hideouts, these cards are places where the zombies can find more yummy braaaaaains! Fort Deadly, the Creepy Isolated Cabin of the Dead, Resurrecticon . . . you get the idea. And cards like Breach the Perimeter and Walking in Circles will keep the band of hungry undead on the move as they hunt for tasty, tasty survivors.

This is an expansion for Munchkin Zombies. It is not a stand-alone game.

20 double-sized cards, 16 standard-sized cards. Stock #1487, UPC 837654321614. $10.95.


Monica Valentinelli

Warehouse 23 News: Sand And Deliver?

Inevitably, a journey of a thousand miles begins with sand in your shoes. Add the Arabian flair of a faraway land to your fantasy world with Kingdoms of Legend: Sands of Destiny – newly arrived at the bazaar of e23!
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Inkwell Stock Art: Dryad

RPGNow - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 04:35
 DryadPublisher: Inkwell Ideas

This stock art product features the talent of Ryan Sumo!  The graphic is a transparent PNG file of 1200x1650 pixels. The image shows a dryad performing a spell.

Price: $4.00
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Inkwell Stock Art: Female Vampire

RPGNow - Fri, 05/25/2012 - 04:28
 Female VampirePublisher: Inkwell Ideas

This stock art product features the talent of Jason Rainville!  The graphic is a PSD file (Photoshop, also editable with GIMP) of 2550x3300 pixels. The file features the fangs, blood, and eye changes on a separate layer so you may have a more normal looking woman and a version with her as a vampire.

Price: $4.00
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