Category Archives: Roleplaying Games

Gen Con 2023: Evil Genius Games Hosts “The Dark Gathering” – A Multi-Table RPG Event with the “Highlander Cinematic Adventure”

The Dark Gathering

Evil Genius Games pushed the boundaries of immersive modern role-playing experiences by hosting a multi-table RPG event, centered around their popular Highlander Cinematic Adventure – a pivotal piece of the Everyday Heroes System.

Answering an irresistible call, 60 enthusiastic players were drawn to Chicago, enticed by the tantalizing mystery: Is this the true Gathering of Immortals or a sinister ritual culminating in a climactic battle? As the story unfolded, participants grappled with the pivotal question, “Can you be the ONE to survive and claim the Prize?” By the end of the gripping event, only one Immortal remained, proudly wielding a coveted replica sword from Highlander as their prize. This honor went to Tommy Gatton. Evil Genius also gave a replica sword to one of our outstanding Game Masters, JoshTanski.

This exclusive Highlander adventure was meticulously written by the talented Michael Bramnik and underwent rigorous development at the hands of experts Sigfried Trent and Ivis Flanagan. The event’s rapid sell-out stands as a testament to the dedication and excitement of the Evil Genius gaming community and the growing popularity of the Everyday Heroes system.

Evil Genius Games Announces The Launch of their Evil Genius Organized-Play (E.G.O.) Program

The EGO Program

Evil Genius Games has announced the forthcoming launch of the Evil Genius Organized-Play (E.G.O.) Program. Slated for a January 2024 debut, E.G.O. is a global free-to-play roleplaying initiative that invites players worldwide to shape the narrative of Everyday Heroes and future settings through their distinct characters.

The program is designed to engage players of all levels, from newcomers to seasoned veterans, Game Masters, and even retailers. The program promises an immersive platform that includes monthly adventure releases, comprehensive tracking of character milestones and in-game achievements, along with exclusive rewards.

Starting in January of 2024, you can take in a quick 1–2 hour short-form game, or have your character take part in a longer 3–4 hour adventure, all as part of a “living campaign” where YOUR decisions will influence the future of the game world that everyone shares!

As part of the E.G.O. experience, players can connect with a global community through local, online, and convention gatherings. Evil Genius Games encourages all interested parties to visit their community page for more information. Attendees of future gaming conventions can also look forward to exciting E.G.O meetups and activities.

Simultaneously, Evil Genius Games will release Weapons Locker. This unique project delves into the intricate differences between over a thousand weapons, from primitive weapons to those used in WWI and WWII, all the way up to contemporary and near-future weapons and their use. By discussing the context around the existence of different weapons, we give players information they can use to bring focus and add depth to their heroes through weapons modification and ammunition choice.

The E.G.O. Program Manager is Michael Bramnik. Michael is a geologist, gamer, and geek who has been running tabletop roleplaying games for others since he was 13 years old. In addition to being an avid music lover, he is a trained historian and science educator who has also worked for the U.S. Department of Defense.Michael’s writing credits include Highlander Special Multi-Table event – “The Dark Gathering” (adventure designer), Kong: Skull Island Cinematic Adventure – “Sliver of the Skull” (adventure designer), Kong: Skull Island Adventure Path – “Isle of the Damned” (producer & co-author), Total Recall Cinematic Adventure – “The Enemy is Us” (adventure designer), as well as several titles for Paizo and Renegade Games. He has also worked with organized play programs since 1998 for companies such as White Wolf and Paizo.

Evil Genius Games Announces Three Highly Anticipated Releases in 2024

The Military Handbook,  Weapons Locker, and The Garage

Evil Genius Games has announced the upcoming release of three remarkable projects, The Military Handbook,  Weapons Locker, and The Garage set for launch in 2024.

The Military Handbook is a gritty, realistic military game designed by a team of military veterans and active-duty service members. Focusing on the detailed facets of military duty, both in the garrison and the field, the team aims to create a game that genuinely tests its heroes. The book will cover some of the world’s top Tier 1 special operations units. It will also add new rules around wound locations, fatigue, morale, battlefield hygiene, trauma & PTSD, and how to run games with heroes of mixed levels to represent different levels of combat experience. 

Simultaneously, Evil Genius Games will release Weapons Locker. This unique project delves into the intricate differences between over a thousand weapons, from primitive weapons to those used in WWI and WWII, all the way up to contemporary and near-future weapons and their use. By discussing the context around the existence of different weapons, we give players information they can use to bring focus and add depth to their heroes through weapons modification and ammunition choice.

Heroes need to get from place to place, and The Garage (The Garage is a placeholder title for the book) will help with that. This book will provide transportation options from horses to spacecraft. Additionally, we will introduce new chase challenges, and expanded rules for sites from safe houses to workshops. We plan to release it in November 2024.

The driving force behind these exciting projects is Rich Redman, a military veteran and renowned figure in the gaming industry. Rich was one of the original creators of d20 Modern, the inspiration behind Everyday Heroes. Known for his eccentricity, Redman reportedly spearheads operations from a secluded mountain fortress in Tibet, an idiosyncratic detail that only adds to his distinct persona.

Gen Con 2023: Paizo announces Starfinder Second Edition


 As part of the company keynote presentation for Gen Con 2023, Paizo Inc. announced Starfinder Second Edition. The new edition will be published under the ORC License and implements the three-action economy, making it fully compatible with Pathfinder Second Edition and the Remaster Project.

The announcement featured a short panel with the Starfinder team – Thurston Hillman, Jenny Jarzabski, Dustin Knight, and Jessica Catalan. The roundtable discussion highlighted some key elements of the upcoming Starfinder Playtest and the new edition:

  • This is the most open playtest Paizo has ever launched, with deeper looks into the development process.
  • Pathfinder Second Edition and Starfinder Second Edition rulesets will be completely cross-compatible, allowing for cross-system porting of classes, creatures, and more — provided your GM allows it.
  • The first four classes announced for the Starfinder Playtest are:o   Mystic, represented by the iconic shirren mystic Chk Chk – son of the previous iconic mystic, Keskodai.o   Soldier, represented by the returning iconic vesk soldier Obozaya.o   Envoy, represented by the returning iconic human envoy Navasi.o   Solarion, represented by a new iconic pahtra solarian — also opening up the feline pahtra as a core ancestry for Starfinder Second Edition.
  • As part of the ‘open playtest’ model, the Starfinder team will be keeping players updated and involved with “Field Tests” — the first of which released today alongside the announcement at starfinderplaytest.como   Content for this first Field Test includes the Soldier Class (Levels 1-5), new equipment, and new creatures (the Computer Glitch Gremlin and Laser Wolf).

The Starfinder Playtest Rulebook will be available in summer 2024 as a softcover rulebook. As Starfinder Second Edition will be using the Pathfinder Second Edition ruleset, base system rules will not be a part of the playtest. Rather, the playtest will focus on the core elements of gameplay, including new classes, a scaling equipment system, new skills, and more.

Gen Con 2023: Ghost In the Shell Arise – Roleplaying Game, coming to Kickstarter in 2024

Ghost In the Shell Arise - Roleplaying Game

Mana Project Studio and Don’t Panic Games, licensed by Kodansha Ltd., are proud to introduce you Ghost in the Shell Arise – Role-Playing Game: an official tabletop role-playing game of one of the most beloved anime of all times! 


The World Wars spurred rapid advancements in cyberbrain and cybernetic body (also called prosthetic) technology. Now, the year is 2027: the war is over, reconstruction well underway. Against the backdrop of a burgeoning military-industrial complex, a new organization is needed to fight new kinds of crime.

Ghost In the Shell Arise – Roleplaying Game is set in the earliest Ghost In the Shell timeline, before Section 9 was formed. You will play a group of mercenaries involved in investigative and military operations on behalf of private or government organizations.

The game will reach Kickstarter in 2024 and plan to hit shelves the following year. Its initial launch will feature English, French, and Italian languages.

Come and meet us at Gen Con 2023, at booth 2761.

Fallout: The Roleplaying Game’s First Quest Book, Winter of Atom, is Out Now

Winter of Atom

The first quest book for Modiphius Entertainment’s Fallout: The Roleplaying GameWinter of Atom, is now available!

A deadly winter descends on the Commonwealth, and to make matters worse, a dangerous new sect of the Church of the Children of Atom has arrived with it. Resources are scarce, religious zealots threaten to ignite an all-out war, and unexplainable supernatural horrors lie around every corner. Will you live to see spring again?

Within the 248-page Winter of Atom quest book, you will:

  • Face a fearsome sect of the Church of the Children of Atom, led by the Last Son of Atom, in an action-packed, open-ended, and non-linear sandbox questline that can take characters from level 1 to 21.
  • Meet brand new groups of survivors, from beatniks and circus big tops to traveling casinos and religious weaponsmiths.
  • Discover details of the Commonwealth as a setting, focusing on a mix of canonical locations from Fallout 4 and many brand-new settlements and locations.
  • Create characters with new origin options: Generation 3 Synths, Protectrons, and Children of Atom.
  • Enhance your game with new rules for surviving the harsh winter and gaining a reputation with settlements.
  • Learn how to design balanced combat encounters and find new rules for surviving defeat, quickly adjusting an encounter’s difficulty, and creating Minion NPCs.

This book requires the core rules found in the Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook but can be played using the rules and pre-generated characters found in the Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Starter Set.

Blade Runner The Roleplaying Game Announces Two Major Expansions

Free League Publishing has announced today two major expansions to the award-winning official Blade Runner The Roleplaying Game – the Fiery Angels deluxe case file module, and the Replicant Rebellion sourcebook. Fiery Angels will be available for early access and pre-order via the official website in Q3 for a planned Q4 release, while Replicant Rebellion is slated for release in 2024.



Following the same deluxe format and packaging as the award-winning Case File #01: Electric Dreams, included in the Blade Runner RPG Starter Set,Case File #02:  Fiery Angels is a boxed set featuring a new thrilling investigative scenario and a host of in-world handouts, photos, maps and more.

This new investigation starts off with the Blade Runners assigned to question a suspect arrested while trying to infiltrate the Wallace Corporation Memory Vaults. The case leads the team down a perilous path that explores the boundaries of Replicant technology and its consequences. The player characters need to contend with an array of physical, mental, and moral challenges.

Though Fiery Angels is a stand-alone adventure, users who have played Case File 01: Electric Dreams will experience a continuation of story elements from that narrative. This new boxed Case File module will include:

  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed scenario book with locations, characters, events, and leads to follow
  • A manila envelope containing around 20 handouts, including a variety of in-world artifacts and Esper photos
  • Half a dozen full-color, double-sided maps
  • Price point: $34.99
  • Target Release: Q4, 2023


Replicant Rebellion expands the scope of the core game, allowing players to join the ranks of the Replicant underground in the Los Angeles of 2037. The characters are an independent cell loosely organized under Freysa Sadeghpour’s leadership, and undertake a variety of operations – from helping fugitive Nexus-8 Replicants elude capture to sabotaging installations of the Replicant industry. This beautifully illustrated hardback sourcebook will include:

  • An overview of the history and organization of the Replicant underground, charting its presence throughout the Blade Runner timeline
  • Detailed guidelines on how to play a Replicant underground campaign, including several new player character archetypes
  • Half a dozen complete Operations (i.e., complete adventures) to play for a cell in the Replicant underground
  • Price point: $49.99
  • Release: 2024

Paizo and Mirrorscape are Bringing Starfinder and Pathfinder to Augmented Reality


Extended reality (XR) game development company Mirrorscape has announced its collaboration with Paizo to make acclaimed titles like Pathfinder and Starfinder available on Mirrorscape’s augmented reality tabletop gaming platform.

The Mirrorscape platform, which is slated for release in summer 2023, has generated excitement among tabletop roleplay gamers as an immersive and authentic AR virtual tabletop that allows players to interact with game pieces, terrains and minis exactly as they would in real life. The partnership with Paizo will bring its best-selling titles to Mirrorscape, allowing players and fans to bring legendary quests and gaming adventures they’ve enjoyed around the table to the AR world.

Mirrorscape has built its platform over the course of four years, and throughout this time has dedicated itself to open, community-based experiences that support gamer creativity and homebrew campaigns. This is in direct alignment with Paizo’s offerings, specifically its Open RPG Creative (ORC) License which is in the final stages of drafting.

Mirrorscape will soon launch as an open beta on iOS and Android devices, with Paizo titles available shortly thereafter for players to explore in augmented reality. Mirrorscape is also being developed for compatibility on AR glasses and headsets, which will enable enhanced hand- and eye-tracking tracking for gamers.

Modiphius to Launch a Solo Edition of Star Trek Adventures

Modiphius Entertainment Ltd. has announced a new Star Trek roleplaying game, launching the brand into the solo roleplaying game frontier, with the Captain’s Log Solo Roleplaying Game. This 326-page full-color standalone digest-sized rulebook provides a complete, streamlined version of the award-winning 2d20 System used for the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game to build out your own Star Trek stories with a dynamic captain that you create.

Prospective Starfleet captains can pre-order copies now from or and receive a digital PDF copy right away, with print editions expected to ship to stores in August 2023.

Write your own captain’s log as you, your ship, and your crew venture into the cosmos alone, conducting Galaxy-spanning missions and recording your progress. The solo roleplaying game uses the award-winning rules of Star Trek Adventures to give a unique gameplay style, letting Star Trek fans record their own captain’s logs for the first time!
Players can create or randomly generate their missions without a gamemaster, decide on the actions their crew will take to complete it, and a vibrant story will emerge as success or failure provides unexpected twists and turns while exploring strange new worlds and discovering new life and civilizations. The game also allows captains to play cooperatively with friends as their senior staff, or explore the final frontier with a gamemaster facilitating their adventures. Star Trek Adventures gamemasters can also use the random story tables contained in Captain’s Log to generate countless hours of memorable adventures in the Star Trek universe.

Play in any era of Star Trek, from the 21st to the 32nd century, by choosing from a selection of unique cover designs featuring the combadges from each series.

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