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Marvel Returns to Tabletop RPGs with the Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game

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Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game: Playtest Rulebook

BE A PART OF THE MARVEL MULTIVERSE! Coming next year, Marvel will release an all-new Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game. The tabletop adventure begins with an introductory Playtest Rulebook that will put the Marvel Universe in the hands of Marvel and tabletop RPG fans everywhere!

Building on decades of thrilling characters and stories from Marvel Comics, the Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game: Playtest Rulebook will unveil a thrilling glimpse into the full scope of the Marvel Multiverse. Players will finally be able to take on the roles of Marvel’s most famous Super Heroes – or create entirely new ones – to fight some of the most dangerous Super Villains in the Marvel Universe!

Packed with illustrations from Marvel’s amazing comic book artists, the Playtest Rulebook will include full profiles for fans to become their favorite Avengers, mutants, and other heroes, including:

  • Spider-Man
  • Black Panther
  • Captain America
  • Thor
  • Captain Marvel
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Wolverine
  • Storm
  • And many more!

The game is written and co-designed by Matt Forbeck and features an all-new D616 System. The game is an accessible and easy-to-learn system for newcomers to tabletop RPGs and a natural evolution for those familiar with the most popular tabletop role-playing games on the market. Use Might, Agility, Resilience, Vigilance, Ego, and Logic to win the day, and discover your true abilities as you face impossible odds!

Marvel and tabletop RPG fans who pick up and play the Playtest Rulebook will have an opportunity to help shape the game with a chance to offer feedback on the rules before its full release in 2023! The game features a cover by Iban Coello. More details will be coming soon.

Paizo’s Starfinder Alexa Skill Finds a New Home at Wanderword

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Starfinder Alexa Skill

Wanderword has signed a licensing agreement with Paizo to take their award-winning science-fantasy Starfinder Alexa Skill to new heights. Wanderword will manage the development of the audio adventure, adding the power of their experienced team.

The skill was originally developed by Amazon’s internal team in collaboration with Paizo in December of 2019 and currently has over 900 4-star reviews in the U.S. Skill store alone. The Starfinder team secured two awards at this year’s Project Voice Awardspicking up both Voice Experience of the Year and Developer of the Year, cementing Starfinder’s position as a flagship entertainment title for the Amazon Alexa. Starfinder features over 13 hours of interactive gameplay and is a must for anyone who loves voice-first interactive audio gaming.

The skill guides a solo player through an interactive adventure filled with professional voice actors, exciting sound effects, music, and multiple different story paths based on their in-game decisions. The challenging combat leaves you with the same satisfied feeling that you would get from another video game, but this can be done from anywhere and doesn’t require the use of your hands—just your voice and imagination!

FEATURES

  • An interactive space audio adventure epic with over 13 hours of audio to set the scene.
  • One free tutorial style mission, “Scoundrels in the Spike,” and six premium full missions are playable at this time.
  • “Starfinder: Scoundrels in the Spike” was adapted for Alexa by James L. Sutter, former Starfinder Creative Director and award-winning author.
  • Featuring the voice talents of Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle), Laura Bailey (Critical Role, The Last of Us Part II), and more!
  • Available for purchase now on Amazon, as well as through your smartphone or Alexa device.

Just say, “Alexa, open Starfinder.”

You can also visit the Amazon Alexa Skill Page.

The Free League Humble Bundle Has Launched, Including Tales From the Loop, Things From the Flood & Symbaroum

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Free League Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle’s latest charitable bundle launched today and includes the award-winning tabletop roleplaying games Tales From the Loop, Things From the Floodand Symbaroum from game developer and publisher Free League.

Humble Bundle allows you to pay what you want with buyers able to choose how to allocate the money.

The Humble Bundle benefits Active Minds. Active Minds is the nation’s leading nonprofit promoting mental health for young adults ages 14-24. Their focus is on changing the culture around mental health, by changing the way we talk about, care for, and value mental health in our lives and in our communities. They’re best known for their National Chapter Network at high schools and universities, an iconic Send Silence Packing suicide-prevention exhibit, Active Minds Speakers, and their new @Work corporate programs.More details on Active Minds can be found here.

The massive TTRPG bundle is up for grabs now up until June 14 at 11 am PT and includes:

TALES FROM THE LOOP & THINGS FROM THE FLOOD
•    Tales From the Loop RPG Starter Set
•    Tales From the Loop RPG – Core rulebook
•    Things From the Flood RPG – Core rulebook
•    Tales From the Loop: Our Friends the Machines
•    Tales From the Loop: Out of Time

SYMBAROUM
•    Symbaroum RPG – Core Rulebook
•    Symbaroum – Game Master’s Guide
•    Symbaroum – Advanced Player’s Guide
•    Symbaroum – Monster Codex
•    Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar
•    Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden
•    Karvosti – The Witch Hammer
•    Yndaros – the Darkest Star
•    Symbar – Mother of Darkness

Below are the tiers:

Pay $1 to Unlock:

  • Yndaros – the Darkest Star
  • Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar
  • Tales from the Loop RPG Starter Set

Pay $10 or more to also Unlock:

  • Tales from the Loop: Out of Time
  • Symbaroum – Advanced Player’s Guide
  • Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden
  • Karvosti – The Witch Hammer

Pay $18 or more to also Unlock:

  • Tales from the Loop RPG: Rulebook
  • Things from the Flood RPG: Rulebook
  • Symbaroum – Core Rulebook
  • Symbaroum – Game Master’s Guide
  • Symbar – Mother of Darkness
  • Symbaroum – Monster Codex
  • Tales from the Loop: Our Friends the Machines

Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft is Out Now

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One of the most popular adventures published by Dungeons & Dragons in the last few years was Curse of Strahd which begins when characters are pulled by creeping mists into a land called Barovia. But Strahd’s domain is just one of the many Domains of Dread that make up the horror-themed setting of Ravenloft. Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft refreshes the setting by giving Dungeon Masters descriptions of more than 30 Domains of Dread beyond Barovia as well as the tools to create their own horrific stories, including details on each domain’s Darklord, a ready-to-play adventure, new monsters, lineages, and sub-classes. Be afraid for Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft is out now in stores.

The correspondence of Rudolph Van Richten and other heroes of Ravenloft, like Ezmerelda d’Avenir and the Weathermay-Foxgrove Twins, introduce a new generation of monster hunters to the Lands of the Mists. Some of the Domains of Dread might feel eerily familiar to fans such as Lamordia, which explores the horror of experimentation on creating undead beings from deceased body parts by Dr. Viktra Mordenheim. Other horrors include the surreal, fairytale masquerades of Dementlieu; treachery in the war-torn rain forests of Kalakeri; and the endless zombie hordes of Falkovnia. Van Richten’s Guide includes rules and advice for DMs to create custom domains and Darklords by portraying established horror tropes or whatever special new blend of terror they can imagine.

Players can create more terrifying characters with Dark Gifts that provide roleplaying ties to the Domains of Dread by bestowing benefits that may have a deadly cost. With Van Richten’s Guide, players can also roll up a dhampir who’s been created by a vampire, a hexblood descended from a hag, or a reborn who’s been brought back from the dead. Two new subclasses further flesh out the options with the College of Spirits for bards and the Undead pact for warlocks, as well as new backgrounds to explore and trinkets to collect.

Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft features a cover by Anna Podedworna available everywhere and an alternate cover by Scott M. Fischer only available through game stores.


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Patrick Kindlon and Goran Gligovic Want You to Run the Dungeon with this Comic and RPG

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Z2 Comics has been a home for music-inspired graphic novels, and further that no pairing is alike, introducing an original graphic novel by Patrick Kindlon and artist Goran Gligovic, with an original soundtrack by Kindlon’s band Self Defense Family. The result is one of Z2’s most immersive experiences yet, blending comic book storytelling, music, and an original and completely playable RPG, Run the Dungeon.

Relst is just your average young man. Except he is stuck in an Endless Dungeon. Follow his “adventures” through the Dungeon hoping to escape to the surface world. Run the Dungeon is for fans of witty fantasy adventures everywhere. It includes a soundtrack from Self Defense Family and an original pen and paper RPG based off of the book.

The Run the Dungeon graphic novel comes in at over 100 pages of fun and will be released in a standard softcover edition in comic shops and bookstores alike in August 2021, as well a special deluxe edition available for preorder now only through the Z2 website, which will include a special exclusive vinyl edition Self Defense Family’s original soundtrack in a strictly limited edition of 500 copies! Standard editions include a code to download the soundtrack through Bandcamp.

Run the Dungeon

Discover the Secret of Skellen Island with Operation Vanguard for Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20

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Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Operation Vanguard

Modiphius has announced the PDF release of Operation Vanguard, the first of our monthly Missions for Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20. A direct sequel to the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Quickstart, this 29-page full-color PDF is available on Modiphius.net as part of the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Collection, and on DriveThruRPG.com

Discover the Secret of Skellen Island!

It is August 1940 and from the small Dutch fishing town of Nermegen, reports reach Britain’s Section M of a strange installation being constructed on the nearby Skellen Island. They also confirm the presence of Nachtwölfe, the Night Wolves, a Nazi occult organisation devoted to weird science and eldritch technology, who are said to rival Black Sun itself.

Seizing the opportunity, Section M dispatches a covert team by submarine to learn more about Nachtwölfe’s plans. Once in situ, the agents must contact the fledgling local resistance and gather detailed intelligence. Why are Nachtwölfe here? What happened at the forbidden site near the Arn river? What are these Night Wolves doing at St Olaf’s lighthouse?

The agents must piece together several component parts of this mystery, before finding a way to approach the heavily guarded Skellen Island itself. There, they’ll encounter advanced technology, strange, modified creatures, and face a deranged Nachtwölfe commander, intent on completing a bizarre bio-experiment, before confronting the horrifying truth which lies at the heart of Installation 41 itself.

Overshadowing all, is the malice of an ancient undersea race, who, provoked beyond measure by the unwise machinations of man are now ready to strike—a fearsome foe to contend with in Operation Vanguard, a brand new mission for the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 RPG!

  • Operation Vanguard is a sequel to A Quick Trip to France, the FREE Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Quickstart and follows directly on, for GM’s looking to run a linked narrative campaign.
  • Features a 29-page full colour PDF, with a daring mission for four to five audacious agents set deep behind enemy lines with full enemy profiles, NPCs, maps, and handouts.
  • Action, investigation and mayhem abound, as players first cross swords with Nachtwölfe and become embroiled with the Deep Ones, a major Mythos power.
  • Playable with the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 Quickstart rules, although the full Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 core books are recommended.

Yen Press Announces their Entrance into the World of RPG Books

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Yen Press announced a slate of upcoming releases including light novels, and manga… and an RPG book!?

Yes, Yen Press has announced their entrance into the world of RPG books with Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! TRPG.

Get the details below.

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! TRPG

Story by Natsume Akatsuki
Illustration by Kurone Mishima
Adaptation by F.E.A.R.

Live out the wildest fantasies in the world of Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World with the TRPG developed under Natsume Akatsuki’s full oversight. Whether it’s playing as a luckless reincarnation or pursuing a quest as an all powerful magician, a life of hilarious adventures awaits!

Yen Press enters the world of RPG books with Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! TRPG, one that was created by FEAR, a leading company in the world of Japanese TRPGs. With Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! standing out as one of the biggest Yen Press properties combined with the RPG elements the series is known for, this TRPG book is the perfect start to this new venture.

Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! TRPG

Explore the World of Warchief Gaming’s Auroboros

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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

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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!

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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
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