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Helm Greycastle Mixes Goes From Comics to a 5E Compatible RPG

Critically acclaimed writer Henry Barajas teams up with artist Rahmat M. Handoko and colorist Bryan Valenza for the all new Latinx fantasy series Helm Greycastle. This four-issue miniseries will launch from Image Comics and Top Cow Productions this April. 

Helm Greycastle will also feature alternative covers by such talent as David Lapham, Tony Parker, and Becky Cloonan, along with a bonus Latinx one-shot RPG (5E compatible) written by Tristan J. Tarwater and showcasing art by Jen Vaughn.

In Helm Greycastle, the last dragon prince has been abducted—kept prisoner by an unknown threat: AZTEC MEXICA! Helm Greycastle and his outsider comrades are here to save the prince—but are recruited by a resistance plotting to overthrow Montezuma. Will Greycastle help save the people of MEXICA…or rescue the dragon prince and flee?

Helm Greycastle #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 28:

  • Helm Greycastle #1 Cover A Handoko & Valenza – FEB210027
  • Helm Greycastle #1 Cover B Lapham – FEB210028      
  • Helm Greycastle #1 Cover C Parker – FEB210029      
  • Helm Greycastle #1 Cover D Cloonan [limited] – FEB210030
Helm Greycastle #1

WizKids and Critical Role Brings Exandria to Life!

WizKids has announced a partnership with Critical Role. Adding to its line of miniatures, WizKids will debut product offerings from the expansive world of Exandria, beginning Q1 2021.

At launch, fans can expect to see iconic monsters and popular Player Characters (PCs) to enhance their own adventures in the roleplaying game set on the continent of Wildemount. Included in these is Critical Role’s Game Master Matthew Mercer’s famed deluxe “gargantuan” size, pre-painted Udaak. Sculpted with high-detailed features using premium paints, it’s truly a great foe, or ally, for any adventure!

Through this partnership, players can expect to see many additional releases in the coming years that span various continents in the world of Exandria, including products and RPG accessories like premium pre-painted—and unpainted—miniatures in the tiniest of figures all the way up to gargantuan and more. All packaging comes with a clear window, so fans can see exactly what they are getting on the store shelf.

The first six box sets of premium painted figures will release in Spring 2021 and will be available at Friendly Local Game Stores (FLGS) worldwide.

WizKids Critical Role

Wardlings Comes to Roll20

Wardlings Roll20

Renegade Game Studios has announced a new partnership with Roll20, beginning with today’s release of the Wardlings Campaign Guide for the Roll20 platform.

With a new Adventure Module featuring new custom maps, a charactermancer-compatible Compendium expansion, and a player token and handout pack, Roll20 now has everything a group needs to start playing Wardlings online.

Wardlings is a 5th Edition-compatible campaign setting, based on WizKids’ pre-painted miniatures line, where the youth are the only ones capable of perceiving and interacting with the magic of the world. It provides a great entry point in to roleplaying for ages 10 and up.

Roll20 is an online service that makes it easy to play your favorite roleplaying games remotely. It provides a shared virtual tabletop, a variety of communication tools, and access to a marketplace filled with content for your favorite system.

This is just the start of a new collaboration between Renegade Games and Roll20. In the coming months, there are plans to bring additional Renegade RPG lines to the platform.

Symbaroum Gets a Starter Set

Symbaroum

Brave adventurer, this is your moment. Free League Publishing has announced a starter set for their praised dark fantasy tabletop roleplaying game Symbaroum that will release February 16. 

The Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar is the perfect entry point to venture deep into the lush world and offers treasure hunts and expeditions in the mysterious forest.

The set contains everything needed to start playing, including two ready-made adventure sites, guidelines for creating treasure hunt adventures, a 64-page rulebook, a 64-page adventure compendium, a dice set, two double-sided full color maps and six printed character sheets with pre-made player characters.

The new boxed set will be priced at ($39.99) and is now available for preorder. The preorder offer places the customer first in line when the shipping  starts, and gives exclusive access to a high-res digital Symbaroum Artbook that will not be made available to any others.

The Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar is written by Mattias Johnsson Haake and Mattias Lilja, with art by the critically acclaimed artist Martin Grip, all three co-creators of Symbaroum are also involved in writing, editing, and illustrating for games such as Coriolis – The Third Horizon, Vaesen, Forbidden Lands and the official ALIEN RPG.

The long-lost artifact known as the Rod of Light and Darkness had a touch that could breathe life into dead things or steal it away from that which lived. In this very moment, the location of the artifact has been revealed, an opportunity that cannot be ignored. But it rests in an area known to treasure-hunters as a place where lightning rain burns flesh and shatters dreams…

The Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar includes:

  • A 64-page illustrated rule book, introducing the game’s easy-to-learn and highly flexible ruleset along with its dark and mysterious game world.
  • A 64-page adventure compendium by (name), including two adventure locations for your players to explore and rules for designing adventures of your own.
  • The Symbaroum Bright Davokar Dice Set, with all the dice you need for combat, problem-solving and social challenges.
  • A double-sided map, with one side depicting the game setting at large, and the other the treasure-hunters’ town of Thistle Hold.
  • A second double-sided map, showing the main locations of the two pre-made adventure landscapes, meant to be used at the gaming table.
  • Six character sheets, describing five readymade player characters and one mystical companion for you to play.

Dungeon In A Box is a Minis In A Box Subscription

Amazon had an update as to some of the interesting subscription boxes you can get through their site and one that stood out is “Dungeon In A Box – Minis In A Box: Monthly Subscription Box

The subscription box costs $20 a box (plus taxes) and features 2 premium minis sent every month. The miniatures are exclusive and commissioned each month for the box. Each has 1 large and 1 medium resin mini. These are not 3D printed.

All Minis in a Box subscriptions also come with access to the Year 3 Digital Dungeon, as well as the Wondrous One-Shots Library.

Sold by Dungeon in a Box, you can subscribe now!

Dungeon In A Box - Minis In A Box: Monthly Subscription Box

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Vaesen Launches on Fantasy Grounds and Steam

Vaesen

Be aware, the land of Vaesen is not as we know it today, this is a land where the myths are real. A cold reach covered by vast forests, its few cities lonely beacons of industry and enlightenment where a new civilization dawning. But in the countryside, the old ways still hold sway. There, people know what lurks in the dark. They know to fear it…

The Vaesen RPG Core Rulebook has launched on Fantasy Grounds and Steam, fully integrated with the VTT platform, with online maps and diagrams, player handouts ready to share, online character sheets, customized virtual dice roller, and more.

Vaesen is written by praised game writer Nils Hintze, based on the work of the acclaimed illustrator & author Johan Egerkrans. The game offers a dark Gothic setting steeped in Nordic folklore. The game mechanics use an adapted version of the award-winning Year Zero Engine created by Free League Publishing.

Vaesen – A Wicked Secret & And Other Mysteries offers four strange mysteries: The Silver of the Sea, A Wicked Secret, The Night Sow and The Song of the Falling Star. The adventures are all playable on their own or as a part of a longer campaign for brave investigators that dare to stare into the darkness. Check it out on Fantasy Grounds and Steam.

Vaesen
Vaesen

Candlekeep Mysteries Provides Short Adventures for Your Dungeons & Dragons Adventures

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.

Available everywhere on March 16 with 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)

River Horse Reveals The Dark Crystal Adventure Game

The Dark Crystal Adventure Game

Fans of The Dark Crystal should get excited for 2021 as River Horse has announced that they are working on a new Dark Crystal roleplaying game. The release is part of their line of easy to play roleplaying games.

Once again, expect high production values in a book that will please both collectors and players alike. Stuffed full of adventure in the world of Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal – both the original film and the Age of Resistance series!

The adventure is being written by Janet Forbes of World Anvil and River Horse’s own Jack Caesar, who worked on both the Labyrinth Adventure Game and Tails of Equestria. Like the Labyrinth Adventure Game, The Dark Crystal Adventure Game will include a simple rules system and GM toolkit and a 100-scenes adventure, which can be played either with River Horse’s rules, or any other rule-set. 

The book is going to be full of illustrations by Brian Froud, Johnny Frazer-Allen, Chris Caesar, and others, and enriched with as many cool features like transparent pages, maps, foldouts, etc, as we can squeeze in…  

Coming to tables in 2021!

The Dark Crystal Adventure Game

Modiphius Reveals the KULT: Bible Edition 2nd Version

KULT: Bible Edition 2nd Version - 4th Edition Core Rules

Modiphius has announced the release of the KULT: Bible Edition 2nd Version – 4th Edition Core Rules which is now available on Modiphus.net as part of the KULT Collection.

After the first edition sold out, makers Helmgast, have produced a band new version and here are the details on this intriguing new edition. 

The Bible Edition (2nd version) is a “pocket version” of the KULT: Divinity Lost Core Rules, in an all-text version. The book is in the same physical format as a typical bible.

The 2nd version of the Bible Edition features a black cloth cover, with gold foil print on top, and two-color print inside with blood-red headlines, making them clearer and more visible than the 1st version of the Bible Edition. Just as with the 1st version, the edges of the pages are gold-colored. The KULT: Bible Edition 2nd Version – 4th Edition Core Rules also includes a PDF version of the Core Rules to download on completion of purchase. Note that the PDF version is the full-color 4th Edition Core Rules as there is no PDF for the Bible Edition layout.

KULT: Bible Edition 2nd Version - 4th Edition Core Rules

Pathfinder for Savage Worlds is Coming to Kickstarter in January 2021

Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Paizo have announced Pathfinder for Savage Worlds in a surprise revelation. The project will be launched in January 2021 on Kickstarter with a boxed set and will see a retail release later in 2021.

The Pathfinder for Savage Worlds core rulebook will include an adaptation of the Savage Worlds game mechanics for players to make and evolve characters, and for game masters to create games of their own design, for play in Pathfinder’s world of Golarion. A separate purchase of the Savage Worlds core rules (SWADE) is not necessary to play.

The Pathfinder for Savage Worlds boxed set—as typical for Pinnacle Entertainment Group—will include the core rulebook as well as other elements of game play for Savage Worlds like Bennies, Action Deck, Templates, Game Master Screen with adventure, Powers Cards, and more.

For the Kickstarter planned to launch in January 2021, a Boxed Set for Rise of the Runelords with all six books of the Adventure Path provides starting adventures for many gaming groups who have not yet visited the town of Sandpoint.

Retail release of all items created in the Kickstarter is targeted for Q4 2021.

Pathfinder for Savage Worlds
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