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DnD 5E Gets Augmented Reality Magic Item Cards

Moglan’s Many Magical Items is a deck of Magic Item reference cards that can be used in Dungeons and Dragons 5E. There are tons of brand new magic items to tempt your players with, as well as classic items we know and love like the Bag of Devouring. The deck features 60 magic item reference cards that can be used in Augmented Reality on a smarthphone!

Currently running on Kickstarter, the team is looking to raise $26,000 in a campaign that ends December 4.

The Core Deck features 40 cards, containing 30 brand new magic items and 10 classic fifth edition items. There’s also two 10 card themed decks, Legendary Artifacts and Cursed Objects.

Once funded, they’ll launch a free smartphone app which will allow you to scan any one of the illustrated item cards and it will pop up in 3D Augmented Reality where you can move around the item and see why it is so Magical! In addition it saves all the cards stats into your phone’s “Inventory” so your players can reference their items at any time.

The World of Darkness Befalls Austin, Texas in Gruesome Live-Action Roleplay Event – The Night in Question

White Wolf Entertainment — creators and publishers of the World of Darkness storytelling universe — will soon host a live-action night you’ll never forget.

On November 17, 2018, the dark and conflict-ridden world of the iconic tabletop RPG Vampire: The Masquerade will come to life in Austin, Texas for a realistic and gruesome live action roleplay (LARP) experience.

Set in the year 1998 at an illegal rave in the woods outside of Austin, Texas, The Night In Question features an engrossing story and horrifying, professionally created sets, costumes, and — of course — blood and gore. The fully-immersive event explores the monstrous nature and conflict of vampire clans from White Wolf’s supernatural World of Darkness. Participants will take part in an intense LARP — as either nefarious vampires who are at war with one another, or unknowing humans caught in the blood-drenched frenzy. Fans of the Vampire series can expect a classically-themed reflection of the vicious Sabbat faction.

Jackalope Live Action Studios is an experienced host of LARPs that enforces strict guidelines about player consent and safety, allowing participants to opt-out of interactions with content and characters of their choosing. The team is advised by Bjarke Pedersen and Johanna Koljonen from Participation Design Agency (PDA), creators of the Diana Jones Award-nominated Nordic Vampire game End of the Line and the immensely successful Enlightenment in Blood.

Tickets to The Night In Question are available starting at $39.00. The event begins at 11 AM CT on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, and the concert/game site will be held at Cauldron’s Keep (9703 FM 20, Dale, TX 78616).

Dungeon & Dragon’s Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is Available Today!

Beginning today, September 18, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is available everywhere! For D&D fifth edition, the book provides tons of detail for running adventures in one of the grandest cities in the Forgotten Realms – Waterdeep.

Famed explorer Volothamp Geddarm needs you to complete a simple quest and thus begins a mad romp through the wards of Waterdeep as you uncover a villainous plot involving some of the city’s most influential figures. A grand urban caper awaits you. Pit your skill and bravado against villains the likes of which you’ve never faced before, and let the dragon hunt begin!

Complementing the adventure is the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Dice Set, which includes two d20s, plus a nifty life-tracker to keep a handle on your hit point totals as you uncover secrets in Waterdeep. You can roll with advantage beginning November 13!

Gen Con 2018: Starfinder Gets a Beginner Box

Paizo Inc. announced the Starfinder Beginner Box at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana. The streamlined rules presentation in the box is an ideal opportunity to bring new players into the hobby industry and presents easy-to-digest rules for beginning players. It will be available for purchase at paizo.com and retailers worldwide in Spring, 2019.

The Starfinder Beginner Box is packed with everything players need to get started playing Starfinder, and includes:

  • A 96-page Heroes’ Handbook, detailing character creation, weapons and equipment, magic spells, and general rules for playing the game
  • A 96-page Game Master’s Guide packed with adventure, alien adversaries, an introduction to the Starfinder setting, and advice on how to create and narrate science-fantasy adventures
  • A complete set of 7 polyhedral dice
  • More than 80 full-color pawns depicting diverse heroes and aliens
  • Six pregenerated character sheets to throw players right into the action
  • Six blank character sheets to record the abilities of custom-made heroes
  • Six player aid cards for quick rules references during play
  • A durable, reusable, double-sided Flip-Mat play surface that works with any kind of marker

Onyx Path Publishing Announces Chicago By Night, a Sourcebook for White Wolf Entertainment’s Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

Onyx Path Publishing has announced a new project set in White Wolf Entertainment‘s World of DarknessChicago By Night — a supplement to the newly-launched Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition (V5) corebook — is currently in development. This thrilling new chapter dives fangs-deep into the lore of the iconic vampire tabletop roleplaying series and expands upon the new 5th Edition World of Darkness line of books

Like its predecessor, the 1991 Chicago by Night sourcebook for the first edition of VampireChicago By Night – Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Editionintroduces the vampires (Kindred) who occupy the blood-stained streets of Chicago. New loresheets and scenarios advance the Vampire metaplot and introduce a variety of new stories and characters. Chicago By Night also makes Kindred clan Lasombra playable for the first time in the V5 series.

Highlights of the V5 supplement geared for players and Storytellers will include:

  • Clan Lasombra profile with Obtenebration rules. Playable for the first time in the V5 line!
  • Loresheets to help players incorporate Vampire’s deep metaplot into character backgrounds.
  • Urban legends, maps, characters, coteries, story hooks, and a complete scenario for Storytellers.
  • Updated and new metaplot explaining the hierarchy of Kindred in Chicago and ways to incorporate characters.

The original Chicago By Night was a pivotal supplement for the original Vampire: The Masquerade. It really created the “society of vampires,” focusing on how the Clans functioned in a real city and became a blueprint for what came after.

The Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition corebook launched on August 2, 2018, propelling the roleplaying game of personal and political horror into the 21st century.

Gear Up With the Starfinder Armory and Dead Suns Pawn Collection

Paizo Inc. has released Starfinder Armory, the 160-page hardcover rulebook, and the Starfinder Dead Suns Pawn Collectionwith all of the enemies and allies of the Dead Suns Adventure Path, for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game.

From guns to augmentations to high-tech and magical devices for every imaginable situation, Starfinder Armory has everything a science-fantasy roleplayer needs. It is available for purchase at paizo.com and retailers worldwide at an MSRP $39.99 for hardcover and $9.99 for PDF.

Inside the book:

  • Scores of new weapons, filling out the options of every category, level, and type and rules to customize them through accessories, fusions, and different manufacturers.
  • New suits of armor, including light, heavy, and powered armor for nearly every level and numerous armor upgrades.
  • A wide range of new equipment-themed player options, including class features for every class.
  • Dozens of new pieces of technological, magic, and hybrid items, as well as numerous personal items, new augmentations from cybernetics to magitech and necrografts, and more!

Starfinder Dead Suns Pawn Collection

The characters, villains, and starships of the Dead Suns Adventure Path come alive on the tabletop with this collection of more than 100 creature and starship pawns, designed for use with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game or any tabletop science fantasy RPG. Printed on sturdy cardstock, each of these double-sided pawns slots into a size-appropriate plastic base from the Starfinder Pawns Base Assortment, making them easy to mix with traditional metal or plastic miniatures. With dozens of distinct images, the Starfinder Dead Suns Pawn Collection depicts the enemies and allies from all six adventures of the Dead Suns Adventure Path. It is available for purchase at paizo.com and retailers worldwide at an MSRP $24.99 for the print edition and $17.99 for PDF.

The Starfinder Armory and Starfinder Dead Suns Pawn Collection are also available as part of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game subscription and as a PDF download at paizo.com. Subscribers get the download for free as part of their subscription.

The Pathfinder Playtest Has Launched

Paizo Inc. has launched the worldwide playtest of Pathfinder Second Edition, an evolution of one of the world’s most popular tabletop roleplaying games. The free PDF bundle download of the Pathfinder Playtest RulebookPathfinder Playtest BestiaryPathfinder Playtest Adventure: Doomsday Dawn, and Flip-Mat Multi-Packis available now on paizo.com.

Preordered print editions of the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, Pathfinder Playtest Adventure: Doomsday Dawn, and Pathfinder Playtest Flip-Mat Multi-Pack have been shipped to players and are available for preorder pick up at Paizo’s booth at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 2–5.

Softcover, hardcover, and deluxe special editions are available for purchase in the Paizo booth at Gen Con and at game and bookstores worldwide. Paizo will not reprint the playtest rulebook or adventure, so players who want print editions should act quickly.

Playtest 1: The Lost Star begins Tuesday, August 7 and runs through August 26, kicking off the massive multi-month free playtest.

Pathfinder Playtest Schedule:

  1. The Lost Star, August 7 – August 26
  2. In Pale Mountain’s Shadow, August 27 – September 9
  3. Affair at Sombrefell Hall, September 10 – September 23
  4. The Mirrored Moon, September 24 – October 8
  5. The Heroes of Undarin, October 9 – October 21
  6. Red Flags, October 22 – November 4
  7. When the Stars Go Dark, November 5 – November 18

Players are invited to visit PathfinderPlaytest.com to give feedback via online surveys for each of the 7 Doomsday Dawn adventure playtests and share opinions with others in the Pathfinder Playtest Forums on paizo.com. Paizo will be discussing the results of the Playtest surveys and changes they are implementing based on player feedback both on Paizo.com and on the Paizo Twitch channel. Players stay informed by signing up for email updates at paizo.com.

The worldwide Pathfinder Society organized play program has four more opportunities to playtest. Pathfinder Society Playtest #1: The Rose Street Revenge (August 7), Pathfinder Society Playtest #2: Raiders of Shrieking Peak (August 7), Pathfinder Society Playtest #3: Arclord’s Envy (August 7), and Pathfinder Society Playtest #4: The Frozen Oath (September 26) will all be available as free downloads.

Many Paizo official licensed partners are supporting the playtest. Players can immerse themselves in epic sounds with the Doomsday Dawn audio experience from Syrinscape. They can play with friends all over the world on Fantasy Grounds and Roll20 virtual tabletops. Players can also build their perfect character using Hero Lab. They can roll dice designed by Q Workshop to aesthetically compliment the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook. Players can celebrate their participation with the deluxe enamel collector pin by Campaign Coins.

Syrinscape and D&D Partner to Create First Official Sounds of the Legendary RPG

Syrinscape has announcesd its lineup of activities for Gen Con, the Best Four Days in Gaming (Indianapolis, Aug. 2 – 5).

Syrinscape has announced the addition of Dungeons & Dragons to its extensive library of custom-made sounds for the world’s greatest games. Gen Con attendees will have the opportunity to become immortalized in the Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game as Syrinscape’s famous Sound Cave returns to record attendee voices for the Dragon Heist SoundSet, the first official sounds of the legendary RPG that started it all.

In addition to the Sound Cave, the Syrinscape booth in the Exhibit Hall (#343) will also feature previews of Syrinscape’s latest releases for the Pathfinder RPG, Curse of the Crimson Throne, as well as the debut of the first official SoundSet for the Call of Cthulhu RPG. Syrinscape is celebrating 10 years of making noise at the gaming table with The Year of Atmosphere. Stop by the booth to ask Team Syrinscape about pro-tips for creating glorious, dynamic sound environments for any tabletop game.

All around Gen Con, Syrinscape will be bringing live RPG events to life with epic sound and music, including the legendary 1200-player Friday night Pathfinder Special in the Sagamore Ballroom and the 1000-player Gamers Live events. Join Syrinscape creator Benjamin Loomes as he hosts Music & Ambiance in Gaming in the Paizo Seminar Room. Finally, Syrinscape and Adventure Scents are partnering to level up the tabletop gaming experience using custom soundscapes, scent effects, maps, recipes and other accessories in the Total Immersion Workshop.

Syrinscape’s Fantasy Player, Sci-Fi Player and Board Game Player apps are free to download, come with free SoundSets and are compatible with nearly any mobile device or computer. Syrinscape can also be completely unlocked for free for 30 days at Syrinscape.com/freetrial. For $11 a month, SuperSyrin Subscribers gain full access to Syrinscape’s library, permanent ownership of new sounds released while subscribing, access to Syrinscape’s SoundSet Creator and Syrinscape Online Play tools and more.

Dive into Magic: The Gathering’s World of Ravnica with Dungeons & Dragons this November

Wizards of the Coast has announced the first collaboration on a major product between Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering with Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica releasing everywhere on November 20. The book will contain everything fans need to play D&D in the world-spanning city of Ravnica, the fan-favorite Magic setting populated by ten rival guilds, each with its own ethos and agenda. Wizards is also announcing D&D fans can now return to a magic-heavy noir setting with Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron, a new document written by Keith Baker available online now. The exploration of these settings is a testament to how fan excitement can shape where D&D travels to next.

More enfranchised D&D fans may know that Keith Baker created the Eberron setting as part of the Fantasy Setting Search conducted in 2002, and the D&D team has been working with him to update the setting. The first step is the Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron, a digital release in the Dungeon Masters Guild online marketplace, which will serve to collect feedback on adjusted races, dragon marks, new backgrounds and more. Fans can also use this document as a jumping off point to create their own monsters, adventure modules, and other tabletop content set within Eberron and put it up for sale on the Dungeon Masters Guild.

WizKids Announces D&D Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of the newest addition to its D&D Icons of the Realms line of pre-painted miniatures: Waterdeep Dragon Heist. Based on the newest Dungeons & Dragons story, Waterdeep Dragon Heist is scheduled to release this fall and features exciting and compelling characters, both heroic and villainous, including the Human Warlock of the Fiend, the devilish Pit Fiend, and the founder of the Zhentarim, the mysterious Manshoon.

Also featured among the 44 figures from Waterdeep Dragon Heist are several popular animals for all your Wild Shape needs, such as the tactical Dire Wolf and the vicious Brown Bear. Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist standard edition boosters will contain 4 figures: 1 Large or 1 unique Huge figure, and 3 Medium or Small figures.

Additionally, customers who pre-order an Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist standard booster case will have the opportunity to purchase the City of the Dead Statues & Monuments case incentive promotional set while supplies last. This gorgeous set of miniatures includes several beautifully carved statues & monuments as well as several coffins that can be used in a variety of locations!

Experience the bustling city of Waterdeep, get to know its thrilling characters, and immerse yourself in the adventure with D&D Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist, releasing September 2018.

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