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Infinity Nebula of Mirrors Unleashed in Print from Modiphius

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Infinity Nebula of Mirrors

Modiphius has announced the release of the Infinity Nebula of Mirrors campaign in print which is available on Modiphius.net. The PDF is already available on Modiphius UKModiphius US, and DriveThruRPG.com. Here are the details on this awesome campaign!

OLD SECRETS, NEW LIES.

This pulse-pounding espionage campaign draws the PCs deep into the darkest secrets of the Human Sphere. Betrayed by their friends, and with their enemies turning into strange allies, can they untangle their twisted triangle of allegiances before the Code Infinity unleashes its destructive force?

A terrifying sequence of events is set in motion when a simple “babysitting” operation fails catastrophically on a Dawn caravanserai. Burned by O-12, can the PCs track down the traitors responsible and learn the truth about the O-12’s shadowy Charon Committee?

From the bitter majesty of Dawn to the oppressive battlegrounds of Paradiso, they will soon learn that not all threats to the Human Sphere come from the Combined Army, and the enemy without pales to the enemy within!

In this book, you’ll find:

  • A deep dive into the shadowy past of the O-12 where the ends always justified the means.
  • New conflicts with Ikari Company and Druze society mercenaries.
  • A fully detailed caravanserai and story hooks.
  • Maps and actions scenes including a docking bay and a bar shootout.
  • New adversaries such as Amaunet, Ziad Arslan, the Bellerophon Corporation, and Spiral Corps.
  • A return to one of the pivotal locations in the Infinity universe’s history.
  • Information on the Charon Committee, a sinister O-12 think-tank, whose members are not to be trusted.
  • A Combined Army a ack on Runenberg where the PCs must hold the line!
  • A powerboat chase through flooded ruins

Vaesen RPG – Mythic Britain & Ireland is Coming to Kickstarter on December 7

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Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland

Do you dare to leave the Mythic North and set sail for mist shrouded isles? Free League has announced a crowdfunding campaign for Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland set to launch on Kickstarter on December 7, at 3 pm CET.

Face the mythic creatures of Britain and Ireland in the upcoming expansion to the multiple award-winning Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying. The brand new setting invites you to experience gothic horror mysteries in the lands of Mary Shelley, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Bram Stoker.

Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland is written by industry legend and ENNIE-winner Graeme Davis and beautifully illustrated by ENNIE-winning artist Johan Egerkrans. More in-depth information will be revealed at the launch of the Kickstarter on December 7, at 3 pm CEST.

Join the Society and discover the horrible truth behind the old tales. You can sign up at the pre-launch page to be notified as soon as the Kickstarter goes live!

Roleplay the WW3 That Never Was with the Twilight: 2000 RPG

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Twilight: 2000

Survive in mankind’s most desperate hour. The World War III that never was is here. Free League Publishing has released the new edition of the Twilight: 2000 roleplaying game, published in partnership with Game Designers’ Workshop (GDW) and Amargosa Press.

The launch includes both a massive boxed set as well as a PDF version on DrivthruRPG and a Virtual Tabletop edition on Foundry VTT. The new retro-apocalyptic edition of Twilight: 2000 goes back to the roots of the franchise with open-world roleplaying in the devastation of World War III. Just like the original 1984 edition, this new game is set in a year 2000 devastated by war – now in an alternate timeline where the Soviet Union never collapsed.

Even in this bleak world, there is still hope. In the midst of utter destruction, you take on the role of a survivor in the aftermath of World War III – soldier or civilian.  Your goal, beyond surviving for another day, can be to find a way back home, rally people to your ranks, and find out more about the mysterious Operation Reset. And maybe, if you live long enough, you have a shot at turning the tide.

Twilight: 2000 boxed version includes:

  • A 152-page Player’s Manual, including rules for character generation, skills, specialties, combat, base building, and travel
  • A 112-page Referee’s Manual, describing a world at war and including 52 ready-to-play encounters and four complete scenario sites
  • A huge 864 x 558mm double-sided full-color hexagon travel map
  • 15 engraved custom dice, including ammo dice and a hit location die
  • 16 modular battle maps, designed to create an endless variety of battlefields.
  • Four battle maps for specific scenario sites
  • 108 cardboard tokens for fighters, vehicles, conditions, and more
  • 52 encounter cards
  • 10 initiative cards
  • Five blank character sheets ready to be filled in
Twilight: 2000

The core gameplay uses a “hexcrawling” system established in the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero and survival fantasy Forbidden Lands RPGs (both Silver ENNIE winners for Best Rules, in 2015 and 2019).

The core rules are built on the Year Zero Engine used in those games (as well as in the ALIEN RPG, winner of the Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), but heavily adapted to fit Twilight: 2000 and its focus on gear and realism.

The virtual tabletop modules of Twilight: 2000 on Foundry are fully integrated with the VTT platform with online maps and diagrams, player handouts ready to share, and more. The modules are available as stand-alone digital products as well as in print & virtual bundles in the Free League webshop. A Foundry base license is required to use the VTT modules.

World of Darkness Partners with Demiplane to Create a Digital TTRPG Toolset

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World of Darkness Nexus

Demiplane has announced today a multi-year licensing agreement with World of Darkness to create World of
Darkness Nexus
, the official digital toolset for the best-selling series of tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPG) that includes Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and the recently-announced Hunter: The Reckoning. World of Darkness Nexus is set to release in 2022 with an Early Access phase targeted to release beforehand where community feedback will be collected that will help shape its development. Players can sign up for email updates and to be notified when Early Access is available.

World of Darkness Nexus enhances the brand’s tabletop roleplaying games with planned features such as a digital reader, rules and lore compendium, character builder, and interactive character sheet. World of Darkness Nexus will also feature a playspace with matchmaking and video chat where all the other features are fully integrated.

Demiplane is a new and innovative platform that provides an ever-expanding experience that brings fans of tabletop roleplaying games together in one place with high-quality tools at your fingertips—including the recently-announced Pathfinder Nexus, the official digital toolset for Pathfinder.

Paizo Expands its Leadership Team adding Mike Webb and Jim Butler

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CEO Lisa Stevens recently expanded the Paizo Leadership Team to include industry veterans Mike Webb and Jim Butler. Mike and Jim join Jeff Alvarez, Erik Mona, Lisa Stevens, and David Reuland as they work together to chart Paizo’s future. The additions were made as CEO Lisa Stevens steps back from day-to-day operations.

Jim Butler began working in the industry as an editor and game designer for TSR, eventually moving to Seattle with Wizards of the Coast where he worked alongside Lisa Stevens on the brand team for Dungeons & Dragons. Jim founded Bastion Press before working for Turbine/WB Games on Dungeons & Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online. He then worked for Trion Worlds as Director of Global Marketing for RIFT and other MMOs.He completed the circle in 2017 when he returned to Seattle to work for Paizo as Vice President of Marketing and Licensing. He lives in Redmond with his husband Matthew and their furkids (Toker, Stella, and Skylar).

Mike Webb has been a role player since 1980, and made his living in the industry since 1997, when he joined Zocchi Distributing as Vice President and General Manager. In 2000, he joined the crew of Alliance Game Distributors as Vice President of Customer Service and Marketing, where he led innovative and national award winning in-store promotions and marketing programs. He has been active in the community, serving 14 years on the Game Manufacturers Association Board of Directors, and running miniature games and rpgs at local and nationwide conventions. An avid fan of Pathfinder from the beginning, Mike joined the Paizo team in July 2021. Mike lives in Decatur, Indiana where he runs a weekly Pathfinder game for his high school son.

Dungeons & Dragons: Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons is Out Now

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Dungeons & Dragons brings dragons to life with a new quintessential reference guide – Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons!

Meet Fizban the Fabulous: doddering archmage, unlikely hero of the War of the Lance, divine avatar of a dragon-god – and your guide to the mysteries of dragonkind in the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons! What is the difference between a red dragon and a gold dragon? What is dragonsight? How does a dragons magic impact the world around them? This comprehensive guide provides Dungeon Masters with a rich hoard of tools and information for designing dragon-themed encounters, adventures, and campaigns. Dragonslayers and dragon scholars alike will also appreciate its insight into harnessing the power of dragon magic and options for players to create unique, memorable draconic characters.

The new supplement has two editions, the main featuring a cover by Chris Rahn with an alternative cover for game stores featuring art by Anato Finnstark.

Purchase: Miniature Market – main cover/alt cover – GameNerdz – main cover – CoolStuff Inc. – main cover/alt cover – Amazon – main cover/alt cover

Tricorder Collector’s Set, Player’s and Gamemaster’s Guides beam into Modiphius’ Star Trek Adventures!

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Modiphius has announced the pre-order for three awesome new Star Trek Adventures products with the Tricorder Collector’s Box Set, Gamemaster’s Guide, and Player’s Guide all available on Modiphius.net and Modiphius.us as part of their respective Star Trek Adventures Collections.

These pre-orders are currently expected to ship in Q1 2022 and here are the details on these intriguing new entries into the Star Trek Adventures Universe!

Tricorder Collector’s Boxed Set

Tricorder Collector’s Boxed Set

The Tricorder Collector’s Boxed Set opens like the tricorder from the original series, and includes everything you need to play Star Trek Adventures! Featuring updated original era layout and art throughout, this digest-sized boxed set is as charming as James T. Kirk and as practical as Spock!Features:

  • Star Trek Adventures digest edition core rulebook, styled after the original series. Perfect for new players and experienced roleplayers alike.
  • The Keyhole of Eternity: An exclusive and original three-part campaign set during the time of Captain Kirk’s five-year mission.
  • 13 pregenerated characters to play, including the crew of the U.S.S. Lexington NCC-1709, and 8 original series characters: Kirk, Spock, Uhura, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov, and Nurse Chapel, as well as game statistics for the U.S.S. Enterprise herself!
  • 5 twenty-sided dice with a custom captain’s tunic design, and 10 six-sided Challenge Dice for use with Star Trek Adventures. Plus 6 Momentum tokens, and 26 Threat tokens.
  • Fabric strap gives you the ability to wear the box as an accessory – perfect for cosplaying and Star Trek Adventures games on the go!
Player’s Guide

Player’s Guide

The Player’s Guide for the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game presents a wealth of information and advice for gamers new to Star Trek and to Star Trek Adventures, as well as for experienced players looking for additional guidance and new options to enhance their characters and games. This full color, 264 page digest is packed full of player-focused options, advice, tables, and artwork, all designed to enhance your Star Trek Adventures game.
Features:

  • A wealth of new character options, including new non-Starfleet character roles, more than 40 new talents, additional details on existing character roles and insights into using the game mechanics gleaned from 4 years of feedback and development.
  • An overview of key Star Trek setting details and technology to help immerse you and your fellow players into the setting.
  • Definitions of six key Star Trek eras, enabling you to take part in stories anywhere in the Star Trek timeline; and nine distinct play styles, from deep space exploration to close to home, and beyond.
  • Guidance on how to be an engaged, active, and supportive player, and insights on building characters collaboratively with your group.
  • All contents are adaptable for use with groups of pioneering Starfleet officers, fearless Klingon warriors, or daring crews of any polity.

This guide requires a Star Trek Adventures core rulebook to use.

Gamemaster’s Guide

Gamemaster’s Guide

The Gamemaster’s Guide for the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game presents a wealth of information for new or novice Star Trek gamemasters, as well as for experienced gamemasters looking for additional guidance and new options to enhance their missions and campaigns. This full color, 248 page digest is packed full of gamemaster advice, tables, and artwork, all designed to enhance your gameplay and delight your players.
Features:

  • A primer on the essential elements of Star Trek, setting details, technology, and how Star Trek Adventures enables you to fold those elements into your game experiences.
  • A wealth of optional rules and gamemaster tools, including extended consequences, advanced traits, Stress and Injury variants, and advanced combat rules. Plus, deep insights on effectively using the game mechanics, gleaned from 4 years of feedback and development.
  • A dozen sample encounters and over 20 sample extended tasks you can use to enhance your missions and campaigns and challenge your players.
  • A detailed discussion on how Star Trek stories are structured, and advice on developing scales of stories, from one-shot adventures to multiple-season campaigns.
  • Definitions of six key Star Trek eras, enabling you to set stories anywhere in the Star Trek timeline; and nine distinct play styles, from deep space exploration to close to home, and beyond.

This guide requires a Star Trek Adventures core rulebook to use.

Paizo Recognizes the United Paizo Workers

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In what is a victory for union organizing, Paizo has announced that it has voluntarily recognized the United Paizo Workers union, which is affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

In the announcement, Jeff Alvarez, President of Paizo said:

We look forward to working with the union to continue and expand our efforts to make Paizo a better place to work and to ensure that Pathfinder and Starfinder products continue to exceed gamer expectations for many years to come.

The next steps will involve the United Paizo Workers (UPW) union electing their bargaining representatives and then meeting with Paizo management to negotiate terms for a collective bargaining agreement. This process can take some time, but Paizo has said they are committed to the effort and hope to settle a contract in due course.

In the press announcement, Paizo event went so far to encourage following the UPW on Twitter for future updates!

The UPW made its intentions known a week ago today laying out the reasons for their organizing. You can read more about that here. With lots of chatter about working conditions within the game industry, is this the beginning of a broader movement?

United Paizo Workers

Pathfinder Adventure: Night of the Gray Death Takes You Into a Poe-like Adventure

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Galt’s executioners are the masked and mysterious Gray Gardeners. Held above the laws of the chaotic nation, these grim killers soak the revolution-wracked land in dread and blood. They behead the guilty and innocent alike with their magical guillotines, but few possess the courage to stand against them. As the heroes race from haunted crypts to the elegant opulence of an ill-fated masque, the midnight chime will bring salvation or doom to a nation.

Pathfinder Adventure: Night of the Gray Death is for 16th-level characters.

We show off the adventure as well as the corresponding flip-mat.

You can get both now!
Amazon
Adventure
Flip-mat

Miniature Market
Adventure
Flip-mat

GameNerdz
Adventure
Flip-mat

CoolStuff Inc.
Adventure
Flip-mat


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