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Dungeons & Dragons Melds Magic & Invention in Eberron: Rising from the Last War Coming this Fall

Eberron: Rising from the Last War

The world of Eberron offers an industrial take on fantasy storytelling with trains powered by lightning, airships docking above cities lit by magical streetlamps and manufactured humanoids walking among the elves and humans of the land. Eberron: Rising from the Last War is a 320-page book detailing the war-torn continent of Khorvaire, along with a wealth of features for Dungeons & Dragons fans to incorporate into their characters’ adventures. It also introduces the artificer, the first new class made available for D&D since the release of the Player’s Handbook. Look for Eberron: Rising from the Last War everywhere on November 19, with a special alternate cover only available through game stores.

Eberron: Rising from the Last War

In addition to the artificer class—which fuses technology and magic—players will also be able to customize their characters with four new races and twelve magical dragonmark tattoos. A new game element called group patrons also provides parties with shared background features, helping to define adventurers’ roles in the post-war world.

Dungeon Masters can also expect to find a new cache of tools in Eberron: Rising from the Last War, including an overview of the continent of Khorvaire, a gazetteer of the towering city of Sharn, maps of lightning-powered trains and industrial workshops, plus tons of adventure hooks and details on designing adventures set after the Last War.

Coinciding with the release of Eberron: Rising of the Last War on November 19, the D&D Adventurers League will release a new season of stories called The Oracle of War. Across twenty episodes, players will discover an incredible treasure in the magically devasted Mournland, an artifact they swiftly discover is desired by every faction in Khorvaire.

Modiphius Releases Black Void, a New Dark Fantasy RPG by Christoffer Sevaldsen

Modiphius have released of the eagerly anticipated Black Void RPG, a brand new dark fantasy RPG from Christoffer Sevaldsen.

This epic new universe begins with the Black Void Core Book, first campaign Those Who Would Be GodsArbiter’s Screen and dice set, a substantial spread to get you started in this tale of the fall and resurgence of humanity.

Black Void is available in physical and digital form as part of the Black Void Collection on Modiphius.net while the core book and campaign are available in PDF as part of the Black Void collection on DriveThruRPG.com collection.

Black Void: Core Book 

“A dark fantasy tabletop roleplaying game about the fall and resurgence of humanity”  

In the days when Babylon was the greatest city on Earth, mankind lived in placid ignorance of the grandeur, vastness and horror of the cosmos. Following cataclysmic events on Earth the fragile veil between reality and the Void was shattered and the truth of existence revealed. As mankind cried for salvation they were torn from their homeworld by Void-torrents and the surviving peoples of Earth were scattered among the stars. Countless were lost and mankind seemed all but perished. Over the decades the survivors, stragglers and ragged remnants of mankind’s tribes struggled for their lives across countless uncaring worlds. However, a few managed to go beyond mere subsistence and travel the Void-currents to congregate in fabled Llyhn, epicentre of the cosmos.

BLACK VOID takes place in a distant past which is both familiar and outlandish in its dark and exotic ambiance. As descendants of the survivors of Earth, characters can adopt many roles such as:

  •  Serving as emissaries, defending the enclaves and last remnants of human civilization.
  • Travelling the Void-currents as explorers seeking riches and glory across the cosmos.
  • Venturing to find Earth, the long lost cradle of humanity.
  • Seeking influence and claiming a new home for mankind, taking their rightful places as leaders of mankind.
  • Diving into the intrigues of Llyhn or perhaps building an empire in the dark depths of the city’s underworld.
  • Discovering the true essence of existence finding enlightenment beyond the veil of reality; in a Void filled with mindless abominations.
Black Void

Those who would be Gods

The Qamsa, once mortal Babylonians, were forever changed by their exposure to the Void and otherworldly entities following the cataclysmic events on Earth. Their quest for power was sparked by outrage at mankind’s mistreatment and a desire to find Earth once more. 

The abduction of an enclave elder sparks a chain of events that reveal dark furtive ties to the past, rattle the tenuous stability of the Feeradani enclave and threatens all of mankind.

The central themes, species and locations of the Black Void setting are showcased throughout the campaign to introduce new players to the overall spirit of the game as it takes the protagonists on a harrowing journey through multiple districts of the Eternal city, into the dark and deadly jungles of Llyhn and across the Void to an ominous borderworld where those who would be Gods dwell. 

The THOSE WHO WOULD BE GODS campaign is presented in three parts. The plot has linear milestones for characters to achieve, with numerous hooks for the protagonists to follow and sub-plots to further explore if desired. Each part is playable on its own, but truly come to life when played as a continuing story. The campaign is made for newly created characters but can be adapted to fit characters that have advanced.

Arbiter’s Screen

This four panel screen provides Arbiters with a practical barrier to shield notes and other information from the players as well as a range of convenient reference tables. The hand-picked cover art helps set the scene and enhance the ambient atmosphere on the gaming table for all your adventures in the BLACK VOID.

The supplementary codicil contains additional tables and a creature size overview for easy reference.

Dice Bundle 

This special dice bundle for the Dark Void Roleplaying game comprises three dice made by Q Workshop: 

  • 1 x 1D12
  • 1 x 1D6
  • 1 x 1D4

Pathfinder 2nd Edition is Out Now

Pathfinder 2nd Edition

Paizo has released the highly anticipated second edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The 640-page Pathfinder Core Rulebook contains everything players and Game Masters need to build deeply customizable characters and weave fantastic stories and adventures, while the 360-page Pathfinder Bestiary contains more than 400 monsters from Aeons to Zombies, with more lore and more intuitive game stats than ever before. A new Adventure Path, a standalone adventure, character sheets, condition cards, and more all launch today, providing players with a full slate of adventures and accessories for their campaigns.

Your story awaits! Dive into a murder mystery with the 64-page Fall of Plaguestone standalone adventure. If epic campaigns that take your character all the way to 20th level are more your style, start with the Hellknight Hill adventure and embark on a continent-spanning conflict against cultists, slavers, and a fiery draconic devastation in the Age of Ashes Adventure Path.

For a single evening of storytelling, join tens of thousands of players as an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil. The new season starts today, so it’s the perfect time to join! Learn more at PathfinderSociety.club.

Pathfinder accessories, like the double-sided Fall of Plaguestone Flip-MatGM ScreenCombat PadCharacter Sheet Pack, and Condition Cards, also release today immerse Pathfinder players even more deeply in their new adventures.

Paizo’s official licensed partners also join us for the launch of Pathfinder Second Edition!


Accessories: Campaign Coins releases Pathfinder Hero Point Tokens, a new dice tray, and the Pathfinder Second Edition logo pin. Q-Workshop adds a Second Edition dice set. Dog Might launches the Pathfinder Valhalla GM Screen and Dragon Sheath.

Actual Play: Join The Glass Cannon as they play Silent Tideon YouTube, as well as their live performances in Indianapolis during Gen Con! Don’t miss Geek & Sundry’s weekly Knights of Everflame Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Pacific, Paizo’s very own Oblivion Oath Thursdays at noon Pacific, and Dragons & Things live on Twitch at 6 p.m. Pacific every Friday.

Audio: Syrinscape releases the Fall of Plaguestone SoundSet, giving GMs and players a deeper and more immersive experience as they adventure through the Fall of Plaguestone adventure.

Miniatures: WizKids releases the Legendary Adventures Preview Pack, featuring 8 monsters and heroes from Pathfinder Second Edition, followed in September by the 44-figure Legendary Adventures booster set and Goblin Villagepremium set.

Online: Create a brand new Second Edition character with Hero Lab Online and play with friends around the world on virtual tabletops like Fantasy Grounds and Roll20, and d20Pro.

Online Rules: Archives of Nethys has the official Pathfinder Second Edition SRD available at PFRD.Info.

Terrain: Dwarven Forge begins preorders on the Fall of Plaguestone Adventure Kit.

Translations: New Order Editora launches Pathfinder Second Edition in Brazil with the Pathfinder Core Rulebook (PDF) in Portuguese, with additional products released in October and December. Devir (Spanish), Ulisses Spiele (German), and Black Book Editions (French) are all at work on Second Edition releases as well. Stay tuned!

Archon Studio Takes Over the Starfinder Miniatures License Replacing Ninja Division

Paizo has announced that Archon Studio will be taking over the license for Starfinder Masterclass miniatures, formerly produced by Ninja Division. As part of the agreement, Archon Studio will fulfill backer rewards for the Starfinder Masterclass Miniatures Kickstarter.

Archon Studio will be producing plastic miniatures instead of resin. They will also be starting over with Kickstarter fulfillment; this means that backers who have already received resin miniatures from Ninja Division will receive those minis again from Archon Studio, this time in plastic.

Archon Studio will also be creating all-new Starfinder Masterclass miniatures. Each month, they plan to produce 4 or 5 of the minis announced during the Kickstarter plus 1 brand-new mini. These minis will be available for sale at your favorite local game store, on archon-studio.com, and on paizo.com. (The Kickstarter-exclusive miniatures of Candy, Cola, Seelah the Paladin, and Epic Obazaya will not be available at retail.)

Archon Studio plans to ship Kickstarter rewards in waves. Approximately every 6 months, the pledge rewards produced during the previous 6 months will be shipped to backers free of charge. Additionally, any time a Kickstarter backer purchases any Starfinder mini from Archon Studio—whether that’s a new mini or a duplicate of a Kickstarter mini—they will also ship any released Kickstarter miniatures due to that backer for no additional charge. Details of which minis are shipping when, and how to purchase other miniatures, will be posted on the Kickstarter page.

Archon Studio will be fulfilling backers in Europe, and Ninja Division will be shipping to the rest of the world. Paizo does not have specific answers to fulfillment questions: if you’re a backer with a question about your order, you’ll need to post the question to the Starfinder Masterclass Kickstarter page.

Teens in Space from Renegade Game Studios, Hunters Entertainment and Infectious Play Publishing

 Teens in Space

Renegade Game Studios has partnered with Hunters Entertainment and Infectious Play Publishing for a new roleplaying game. Teens In Space is landing everywhere in August 2019!

The game is designed and developed by Jonathan Gilmour and Doug Levandowski. The roleplaying game sets the stage as you and your group of friends venture into the cosmos for adventure and profit. Along the way, your crew’s bonds will be tested, your ship will malfunction, and you’ll probably get shot a few times. But that’s all in a day’s work for Teens in Space!

Player characters will take on the roles of adolescents of a variety of species at the age of nearly full maturity. Closing near their full physical and intellectual potential they lack experience and wisdom. You’ll travel the stars in a customized starship of your own design. Through your adventures, you may discover many things about the galaxy you inhabit. You’ll also discover more about yourself at this formative stage just before adulthood.

Teens in Space is an all-in-one 122-page full-colored book. It features art by Heather Vaughn and with sections for both players and GMs. The game is powered by the Kids on Bikes system. That creates a streamlined world-building and storytelling experience. This game is optimized for crews of 2-6 players aged 8+ with a dedicated storyteller at the helm.

 Teens in Space

Watch the Rise and Fall of Civilizations with Icarus

Icarus

Renegade Game Studios has announced the GM-less macroscopic RPG Icarus is now available for pre-order! Icarus is a collaborative storytelling game about the collapse of a great civilization for 2-5 players and plays in about 2-3 hours.

Every game begins in a city-nation known as Icarus at the height of its power where, in celebration, the city has decided to erect a massive, ever-growing monument in the center of town to display its prestige to the world.

During the game, you will be stacking dice to represent the construction of this monument, drawing cards from a story deck to create the escalating events in the city, and influencing the outcome of those events through actions driven by your characters’ motives. And when the dice tower finally falls, your civilization falls with it and the game comes to an end.

Free League’s Alien RPG is Up for Pre-Order with a Debut of the First Cinematic Module

The ALIEN Roleplaying Game Pre-Order Bundle

On May 25, 1979, Alien first graced the silver screen. Forty years after the Alien franchise first inspired and shocked the world, Free League Publishing has a xenomorphic surprise of their own in store. Quite literally.

For fans eager to explore that universe for themselves, they don’t need to wait any longer and can pre-order the Alien RPG Core Rulebook starting today!

In celebration of the official 40th Anniversary, Free League is offering a meaty 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit for their highly-anticipated Alien RPG – debuting their first Cinematic module Chariot of the Gods written by Alien RPG setting writer and sci-fi novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska – as a complimentary bonus gift for anyone who pre-orders the Alien RPG Core Rulebook. The Cinematic Starter Kit will be available for downloadas soon as the pre-order purchase is confirmed.

Based upon Free League’s award-winning Year Zero game engine, the full Alien RPG Core Rulebook contains 300+ pages of mythology, artwork, and custom mechanics for open-world campaigns and deep, diverse space explorations on the Frontier. While Campaign Mode provides the tools for long-term gameplay, Cinematic Mode challenges players to start and complete an accessible, authentic tabletop RPG experience in one game session with no prior preparation necessary. A streamlined version of the Year Zero engine, Cinematics deliver only the most crucial game rules for each scenario with pre-generated characters, stories, and challenges – capturing the intense drama of an Alien film.

Free League has big plans for Alien and their new Cinematic mode, which is why they’re sharing the Starter Kit months ahead of the Core Rulebook.

The Starter Kit isn’t the last Cinematic module that fans can expect from Free League. This is the first in a trilogy of Cinematic modules from Gaska.

Each Cinematic in the trilogy will explore a different style of gameplay, introducing a different perspective in the Alien universe and a different source of antagonism. Yet while each Cinematic module is designed as a stand-alone experience with new characters, settings, and challenges, the overarching narrative of the trilogy is connected – telling one complete, canonical story by the end.

As all characters aren’t likely to survive, Cinematics are engineered with death and replay value in mind, providing an ensemble cast of playable characters and branching narratives with multiple story paths and possible endings.

Free League will accept pre-orders for the Alien tabletop RPG Core Rulebook and a variety of limited-edition 40th Anniversary goodies and gear exclusively at the game’s site:

  • STANDARD EDITION includes the Alien RPG Core Rulebook in a hardcover format with approximately 300 full-color pages of beautiful artwork and complete game rules for both the Cinematic and long-term Campaign game modes. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $49.99
  • STANDARD BUNDLE includes the standard Alien RPG Core Rulebook, along with a deluxe Gamemaster Screen, two sets of custom dice (one set of 10 Base Dice and one set of 10 Stress Dice), a set of 50 custom cards (for initiative, weapons, and NPCs), and a set of useful maps and markers. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $99.99 ($50 discount on the total retail price)
  • 40th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED-EDITION offers the Alien RPG Core Rulebook with a special commemorative book cover. Exclusive to this pre-order campaign, the 40th Anniversary Limited-Edition will never be printed again. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $89.99
  • 40th ANNIVERSARY BUNDLE includes the Alien RPG 40th Anniversary Limited-Edition Core Rulebook, along with the deluxe gamemaster screen, two sets of custom dice (one set of 10 Base Dice and one set of 10 Stress Dice), a set of 50 custom cards (for initiative, weapons, and NPCs), and a set of useful maps and markers. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $139.99
  • THE COMPANY SPECIAL EDITION includes everything from the 40th Anniversary Limited-Edition Bundle, as well as signatures from the Free League team on both the commemorative cover and a Limited-Edition 27” X 40” poster of the Alien RPG cover art by Martin Grip. Price: $249.99

Fans can also customize their own package with individually priced add-ons.

The 40th Anniversary Edition of the Alien RPG Core Rulebook is exclusive to the Free League store and its 40th Anniversary Pre-Order Event, which begins 5/25/19 at 9am EST and ends 8/4/2019 at 11:59pm EST. Official retail solicitations for the Standard Edition will begin in July, but retailers are encouraged to contact Free League with any questions to welcome them into the 40th Anniversary fun as well.

Monster Fight Club Announces a Licensing Partnership with R.Talsorian Games

Monster Fight Club has announced a licensing partnership with Michael Pondsmith and his publishing company R. Talsorian Games. The deal is to create a range of tabletop miniatures for Cyberpunk and The Witcher.

A first look of the new miniatures is expected at this year’s Gen Con taking place in early August.

Monster Fight Club is focused on “evolving the tabletop hobby through fun and unique boardgame experiences; innovative accessories, terrain and models for tabletop role-playing games and wargaming.”

Penny Arcade’s Dungeons & Dragons Sourcebook Acquisitions Incorporated Launches June 18

Acquisitions Incorporated, the official third-party Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook from Penny Arcade and Wizards of the Coast, brings hilarious fantasy antics straight to players’ homes June 18.

For the past decade, the renowned retrieval company known as Acquisitions Incorporated has shared their (mis)adventures with hundreds of thousands of attendees at PAX and viewers on Twitch. Dungeon Master Jeremy Crawford (Lead Rules Designer of Dungeons & Dragons) does his best to shepherd the mischief of Penny Arcade and PAX co-founders Jerry Holkins (Omin Dran, Cleric) and Mike Krahulik (Jim Darkmagic, Wizard) as well as a rotating cast of celebrity guests including author Patrick Rothfuss (Viari, Rogue) and gaming icon Morgan Webb (Môrgæn, Ranger).

Now, with the 224-page sourcebook, Dungeon Masters and players alike can experience the uproarious exploits of Acquisitions Incorporated in their own game. New spells, a new race, and introducing character positions mean it’s easier than ever to join the company and take part of this universe. Want to jump in headfirst? The book also includes an adventure module so players can get started right away.

From now until April 1, Acquisitions Incorporated will be available exclusively on the Penny Arcade store for $49.95 and will come with a free exclusive pin.

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