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Explore the World of Warchief Gaming’s Auroboros

Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent

Warchief Gaming has launched a Kickstarter for Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent, a new roleplaying game set in the world of 5E. The campaign has blown past its goal on its first day guaranteeing this project will be funded.

Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent is a campaign setting for 5E by Chris Metzen and Warchief Gaming. The first release in this universe, “Worldbook: Lawbrand,” features the realm of Lawbrand. The new world is based on the world Metzen created in the 1980s and 1990s before he headed to Blizzard.

The book features over 100 pages of lore, 5 new races, 4 subclasses, new spells, magic items, bestiary, and more. New races include the Ma’ll, Desert Dwarf, Xu’Keen, Atsaad, and Salamar. Subclasses include Wildkeeper, Wraithblade, Way of Eminence, and Souleater.

You can get a digital copy of the book for $25 and a hardcover is at the $50 level. Other pledges involve GM Screen, maps, dice, and more. The campaign runs until May 21.

Dungeon In A Box – Minis In A Box: Monthly Subscription Box – March 2021

Dungeon in a Box‘s Minis in a Box is a monthly subscription series that features two premium minis sent to your doorstep every month.

The miniatures are exclusive to Minis in a Box and are 1 large and 1 medium resin figure. This month’s box features some very creative armor on a figure and very cool elemental.

The box retails for $20 and can be ordered now.

Order yours


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Star Trek Adventures Klingon Empire GM Toolkit is now shipping!

Modiphius has announced the full release of the Star Trek Adventures Klingon Empire Gamemaster Toolkit which joins the Klingon Empire Dice Set, two accessories designed to enhance your gameplay from an entirely new perspective—the Klingons!

The Star Trek Adventures Klingon Empire Gamemaster Toolkit and The Klingon Empire Dice Set are available as part of the Star Trek Adventures Collection. PDF versions of the toolkit are available on Modiphius and DriveThruRPG and customers of the print products, also receive a FREE PDF right away.

The Klingon Empire Gamemaster Toolkit

The Star Trek Adventures Klingon Empire Gamemaster Toolkit gives the gamemaster all the rules references they need to run a mission in the final frontier. It also gives players reference sheets for each of the roles in the Klingon Defense Force and on the bridge of a Klingon warship. This toolkit includes:

  • ·           A 4-panel gamemaster screen, packed with rules for the 2d20 system and reference tables needed during play.
  • ·           Stunning starship art wrapped around the outer sides of the screen.
  • ·           Six double-sided reference sheets including the actions of each role aboard a warship, Momentum spend reference tables, and conflict rules references.
  • ·           A complete 20-page standalone adventure for gamemasters to use as a one-shot mission or as part of a longer campaign.
  • ·           An A2-sized map of Klingon space with Klingonese labels, and on the reverse, a map of the Alpha and Beta quadrants, focused on the Klingon Empire.
The Klingon Empire Roleplaying Dice Set

Engage in Star Trek Adventures roleplaying with the official Klingon dice set. This blister contains:

  • Two mottled red and black twenty-sided dice with the Klingon insignia on the 1 face.
  • Four custom six-sided Challenge Dice, featuring damage results on the 1& 2 faces, and the Klingon insignia on the 5 & 6 faces, representing Effects.
The Klingon Empire Roleplaying Dice Set

The Dune RPG core rulebook is now available in PDF!

Dune - Adventures in the Imperium Core Rulebook

Modiphius has announced that the Dune – Adventures in the Imperium Core Rulebook is now available as a standalone PDF on Modiphius.net as part of the Dune Collection, and on DriveThruRPG.com.

ARRAKIS. DUNE. DESERT PLANET. The Dune: Adventures in the Imperium roleplaying game takes you into a far future beyond anything you have imagined, where fear is the mind killer so be sure to keep your wits about you. The Imperium is a place of deadly duels, feudal politics, and mysterious abilities, noble Houses politic constantly for power, influence, and vengeance in a universe where a blade can change the fortunes of millions. Build your House, carve your place in the universe or rebuild an ancient lineage and fight for the Imperial throne. 

Take your characters on a journey through the storied worlds of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece, inhabit elite agents working for noble Houses where Mentats, Swordmasters, Spies, Bene Gesserit Sisters, Devious Advisors, or even desert Fremen join together to follow your banner.  Whoever you choose to be, remember that those that control the spice control the universe. The Dune: Adventures in the Imperium core rulebook contains:

  • Everything you need to create your own stories of intrigue and adventure on the sands of Arrakis as agents of a powerful noble House.
  • A brand new version of the 2D20 System adapted specially for the Dune
  • An extensive look at the Imperium, its society, factions, history, technology, culture, faith and more.
  • Guidelines for novice and experienced gamemasters on how to run Dune-themed adventures and campaigns of intrigue and adventure for the elite agents of a noble House.
  • Rules for creating a noble House of your own, from House Minor to Major House, detailing its holdings, areas of expertise and agenda.
  • Systems for architect play, where you become the puppet masters, moving agents to your designs to serve your House.
  • An introductory adventure designed to quickly get you and your fellow players involved in the byzantine plots of the Imperium on Arrakis.

Modiphius released an update on retail and shipping news. They’re expecting Dune to launch in retail at the end of May due to logistics delays with the dice coming out of China. Pre-orders will ship a couple of weeks before retail launch.

Into the Dark launches randomly generated delves for Elder Scrolls Call to Arms!

The Elder Scrolls Call to Arms Into the Dark

Modiphius has announced the release of Into the Dark a brand new PDF that introduces a randomly generated delve designer for The Elder Scrolls Call to Arms.

Into the Dark is available in PDF only on Modiphius.net as part of the Elder Scrolls Call to Arms Collection and on DriveThruRPG.com. Here are the details on this intriguing new delve generator for your adventures in Tamriel

The ancient Tombs and Darkened Caves of Skyrim are home to many treasures – and many dangers. Dare you venture into the dark to claim them? Take on the foes and threats that the world of Elder Scrolls throws at you, where ancient enemies and fierce creatures the outcome is all up to you.

Into The Dark is a 17 page PDF Delve Mode rules expansion and three-page PDF Card Expansion for the Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms. You will receive the PDF immediately with your purchase.

Using a procedural generation system, you will design multi-level Tombs and Cave Complexes, with linking chambers and objectives, working towards an Ultimate Objective to complete your Delves. Each Chamber has a unique Objective to achieve before you can proceed to the next and on towards your final confrontation with the Ultimate Guardian!

Into the Dark also introduces ten new Adversary Minions and Elites to populate the Tombs and Caves, including the fearsome Snow Bear, Ice Wolf and Frost Trolls! Also included are all the tokens and markers you will need, including new Clue and Lever tokens and a Dungeon Tracking sheet so you can record and share your experiences.

Into The Dark provides the core rules for random dungeon generation, and includes modules for Nordic Tombs and Wilderness Caves. Future releases will feature additional settings, such as Bandit Camps and Dwemer Ruins.

  • 17-page random delve designer system to allow you to procedurally generate multi-level dungeons
  • Included in this initial release are modules for Draugr Tombs and Wilderness caves.
  • All the print and play tokens and markers you will need, including new Clue and Lever tokens and a Dungeon Tracking sheet so you can record and share your experiences.
  • Includes 10 additional print and play Adversary cards including the WOLF, ICE WOLF, FROSTBITE SPIDER, SKEEVER, CAVE BEAR, SNOW BEAR, BRISTLEBACK, GIANT FROSTBITE SPIDER, FROST TROLL and TROLL!

Candlekeep Mysteries for Dungeons and Dragons is Out Now

While there’s a lot to love about long Dungeons & Dragons campaigns full of twists, drama, and character development, sometimes Dungeon Masters and players are looking for quick one-shots, a light-hearted palate-cleanser, or … a little mystery.

Introducing Candlekeep Mysteries, an anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures each centered around a single book found in the iconic library fortress. All of these adventures–many written by new authors—are intended to be played as one-shots in-person or online or simply dropped into any existing campaign. Candlekeep Mysteries is perfect for Dungeon Masters who are looking to inject new characters, story hooks, magic items, and monsters into their game without tons of prep.

It features a cover by Clint Cearley, and in game stores with an alternate cover by Simen MeyerCandlekeep Mysteries presents each adventure as a tome on its infinite shelves, plus background information about the library fortress that’s enchanted fans of the Forgotten Realms for decades.

Candlekeep Mysteries features adventures written by authors, including:

  • Graeme Barber (@POCGamer)
  • Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (@kellylynnedang)
  • Alison Huang (@Drazillion)
  • Mark Hulmes (@sherlock_hulmes)
  • Jennifer Kretchmer (@dreamwisp)
  • Daniel Kwan (@danielhkwan)
  • Adam Lee (@adamofadventure)
  • Ari Levitch (@AriLevitch)
  • Sarah Madsen (@UnfetteredMuse)
  • Christopher Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD)
  • Michael Polkinghorn (@MiketheGoalie)
  • Taymoor Rehman (@DarkestCrows)
  • Derek Ruiz (@ElvenTower)
  • Kienna Shaw (@kiennas)
  • Brandes Stoddard (@BrandesStoddard)
  • Amy Vorpahl (@vorpahlsword)
  • Toni Winslow-Brill (@vorgryth)

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Sundered Waves Debuts for Pathfinder And takes You on a Puzzle-filled Dungeon Adventure

Sundered Waves is a new digital adventure for the Pathfinder roleplaying game by Paizo. What makes it special is it’s a one-shot!

The adventure features a jaunt through a puzzled-filled dungeon and is the first release in a now downloadable adventure line!

Sundered Waves is written by Paizo’s Director of Game Design, Jason Bulmahn.

Get it now and start exploring!

Build a 3D World for Dungeons & Dragons in Under a Minute with Cartographr

Cartographr

Two NYU graduate students, Joanna Liu and Rivelle Levine, were doing their thesis research on tabletop gaming and realized a gap between the current gaming tools and players’ dream tools. They set their minds to make a dream map-creation tool that is one step closer to the future vision of a holographic tabletop. The result is Cartographr, a social media platform that provides a more affordable and more immersive experience for tabletop role-playing gamers. Powered by Augmented Reality technology and shareable user-generated content, the app makes collaborative virtual world creation seamless by using intuitive drag and drop gestures, on the devices players already own. Users can manipulate complex digital 3D environments in real space with a single finger. The Kickstarter is live​.

Cartographr is designed for both in-person and remote gameplay. When players are in-person, the tool uses Cloud Anchor AR technology,  allowing multiple players to see the same virtual objects, at the same physical location, at the same time. Game-stores of the future can use this technology to create their own dungeon for players to visit and explore in-person. When players are remote, the experience is very similar to Roll20, but in 3D. Everyone can load the map on their own table and see changes in real-time. All players can also access features such as fog of war, dynamic lighting, distance tracking, and music integration.

Other cool game mechanics include: a single button to change from tabletop-sized miniature view to life-size in-person view, the ability to turn on and off dynamic grids for terrain, and the ability to transition from third to first person view.

Traditional miniature artists are also excited about this tool because of its promise of scanning physical 3D minis into the app and a creator market that gives individual artists the chance to sell their 3D work in a groundbreaking, new way. 

The application will be available on both iPhone and Android for free when launched, plus an additional web-browser view. The Kickstarter campaign will give backers the opportunity to score some exclusive digital packages at a lower cost and also some cool merchandise, such as a “mimic” T-shirt that comes to life with AR. 

Modiphius Releases Deadly Data and Feulish Endeavour for the Spy Game Roleplaying Game

Modiphius has announced the release of “Deadly Data” and “Feulish Endeavour“, two brand new PDF-only mission releases for the Spy Game Roleplaying Game.

The Deadly Data and Feulish Endeavour PDFs are available now as part of the Spy Game Collection, the espionage RPG based on the world’s most popular roleplaying game. Here are the details on these brand-new releases.

Deadly Data

Deadly Data

Race to a lost agent holding the key the survival of the agency…

The wind roars through your shattered windshield as the tires of your smashed car scream, smearing a layer of scalding hot rubber across the blistering asphalt. People dive to safety just as one of the outriders swerves into the passenger side door, causing your vehicle to spew a geyser of electric yellow sparks as your driver side grinds against a concrete wall. Your foot smashes the pedal and a quick swerve gives you back control of the road. The speedometer passes 90 mph and the engine snarls as you gain the lead, your team laying down cover fire while you accelerate towards the helipad 80 feet away.

The helicopter’s engine is already running. The target’s on the move. You have seconds to react or they’ll be out of reach forever…

This standalone 24-page adventure for The Spy Game Roleplaying Game, based on the world’s most popular Roleplaying game. 

  • This standalone 24-page adventure for The Spy Game Roleplaying Game, based on the worlds most popular Roleplaying game. 
  • It includes three acts of fast-paced spy action is by experienced GMs Eric Campbell and Sam Webb, perfect for four to six 4th-5th level characters. 
  • Includes helpful stand alone maps for Deadly Data and Fuelish Endeavour for ease of use.
Feulish Endeavour

Feulish Endeavour

Discover intrigue and espionage as corporate interest and political scandal threaten more than just a re-election…

Assigned by the Caledonian Spy Group (CSG), the team is hired to investigate an American Senator. The Senator has been on the campaign trail, transferring money into and out of his account as part of his bid for the U.S. presidency. Most of these donations appear legitimate, but there is more than one item which appears a little too generous for the sender they relate to, and as such the agency has been tasked with investigating the senator’s private financial records.Fortunately, an opportunity to access this information has presented itself…

  • This standalone 24-page adventure for The Spy Game Roleplaying Game, based on the worlds most popular Roleplaying game. 
  • It includes three acts of fast-paced spy action is by experienced GM Oz Mills, perfect for 4th-6th level characters. 
  • Includes helpful stand alone maps for Deadly Data and Fuelish Endeavour for ease of use.

ALIEN and Forbidden Lands RPGs Launched on the Foundry Virtual Tabletop

Taking another step into the world of virtual tabletop roleplaying, Free League Publishing has released its multiple award-winning RPGs ALIEN and Forbidden Lands on the Foundry platform. The Foundry modules are available as stand-alone digital products or in print and virtual bundles.

For the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE winner for Best Game 2020), the Starter Set, the Core Rulebook, and the Destroyer of Worlds cinematic scenario pack are now all available as Foundry modules, via the Free League webshop.

Alien RPG Foundry

For retro-fantasy survival RPGForbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the core rules as well as the Raven’s Purge and The Bitter Reach campaign modules are both available on Foundry. This is the first official release of Forbidden Lands modules on a virtual tabletop.

Forbidden Lands Foundry

All the released game modules on Foundry are fully integrated with the VTT platform with online maps and diagrams, player handouts ready to share, and more. The Foundry modules are offered at a low introductory price, to invite previous owners of the physical products to try the virtual modules as well. For newcomers, the print & virtual bundles offers both in a competitive package.

A Foundry base license is required to use the VTT modules.

More games from Free League will be launched on Foundry and other virtual tabletop platforms in a near future.

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