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Roll20 Announces Major Content Updates – Mobile App, New Games and More

At the fifth annual Roll20Con, Roll20 announced a virtual tabletop full of new content. Burn Bryte, Roll20’s original online TTRPG, has two new adventures (one is free!) available now, plus a new bestiary that expands on the imaginative Olaxis Galaxy. The Roll20 user interface is getting a navigation-friendly overhaul, and new scheduling updates will make it easier than ever to connect with other players. New games are inbound, like Alien, Warhammer Fantasy, Esper Genesis, Companion’s Tale, and more, along with updates and expansions for fan-favorites like D&D, CoC, Pathfinder, Starfinder, and more. 

Through Sunday (October 25), fans can grab exclusive Roll20Con giveaways and rewards, as Roll20 matches donations to Code2040 to help end racial discrimination in tech.

Service Updates
  • Mobile App – Roll20 Mobile is just on the horizon. The team is hard at work on Character Sheet integration and mobile dice rolls that can be sent directly to the VTT, with other updates and features coming down the line. A closed beta is coming soon! 
  • Roll20 Reserve – Launched in October, Roll20 Reserve is an entirely new reward feature that gives Pro subscribers curated Reserve items each month, like map packs, tokens, modules, and other fancy stuff.
    • Reserve items are free to Pro subscribers (exclusively) for one month, then available to all users for purchase in the Marketplace.
  • Grid View – New and improved interface, with more updates on the way! Almost 700 people voted on the user forums for better Page management and organization, and now it’s here.
  • Scheduling Updates – Coming soon. More easily connect with players and solve that eternal TTRPG problem, “so when are we playing?”

Game Updates

  • Burn Bryte – Three Roll20Con releases, available now:
    • FREE adventure, Trapped at the Edge
    • New Bestiary, Galactic Grimoire
    • New Adventure, After Midnight
  • Free League’s ALIEN (Starter Set and Destroyer of Worlds) – Coming 10/27/2020
  • Starfinder: Alien Archive 3 and 4 – Coming soon
  • Pathfinder Second Edition: Agents of Edgewatch – Just released
  • Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition will be backlog-complete on Roll20 by the end of 2020, with the addition of Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide, and Dungeon Master’s Guide
  • Kobold Press: Tome of Beasts 2 (OGL) – Available now
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition – Just released
  • Call of Cthulhu
    • Investigator Handbook – Coming 11/20/2020
    • Charactermancer – Just released
  • Renegade Entertainment’s Overlight and Wardlings – Coming Q1 2021
  • More titles coming soon to Roll20 from indie creators and publishers, including Esper Genesis (Alligator Alley Entertainment), Companions’ Tale (Sweet Potato Press), and many more.
Roll20Con Freebies
  • Code2040 donation rewards:
    • Lost Mine of Phandelver, Indoor Recess Theros, and Burn Bryte Burning Daylight token pack, The Phandelver Phive – available through Tiltify
  • Giveaways this weekend: 
    • Every Twitch event will be giving away something 
    • Daily giveaways on the Roll20 forums
    • Giveaways at certain donation milestones 
  • Roll20Con 2020 T-shirt – Proceeds benefit Code2040
  • Norse Foundry dice – An aircraft grade aluminium D20 sporting the Roll20 logo. 20% of all sales benefit Code2040.
New Live Shows 
  • Burn Bryte Season 2 (featuring After Midnight) – Coming soon
  • Indie Showcase Season 2 – Coming soon
  • Balikbayan: Returning Home (powered by the apocalypse) – Begins 10/28/2020

A Humble Bundle of Games, Comics, Books, and RPGs with 100% Going Towards the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Race Forward, and The Bail Project

Humble Bundle is running a special one week bundle with 100% of all proceeds going to charities combating racism. This bundle benefits the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Race Forward, and The Bail Project.

The “Humble Fight for Racial Justice Bundle” features $1200 worth of games, books, and comics for just $30. All money raised would go to support the above organizations which all fight for racial justice.

Included in the bundle is the Starfinder Core Rulebook from Paizo Publishing.

On top of that are books, comics, and video games.

The bundle so far has raised over $800,000 with six days to go.

Get yours now!

Dissident Whispers, 58 RPG Adventures to Support Black Lives Matters

Dissident Whispers

90 authors, designers, editors, and illustrators have come together for Dissident Whispers, a two-page RPG adventure anthology. The book features 58 two-page roleplaying game adventures from a diverse group of creators from around the world, all to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

All proceeds will go directly towards the National Bail Fund Network.

You can order it now through Tuesday Knight Games and it retails for $30. Physical copies are expected to ship in early July, though PDFs will be sent immediately.

Delve into mythic underworlds, shiver through haunted space ships, schmooze with high society. You’ll never go unequipped for game night with this eclectic host of adventures in hand.

Adventures for Mothership, MÖRK BORG, Trophy Gold, Troika!, Electric Bastionland, Dungeon Crawl Classics, The Ultraviolet Grasslands, The Black Hack, Mausritter, B/X, 5e, and many System Agnostic scenarios.

Dissident Whispers features a cover by Jabari Weathers and an introduction by Laura Simpson.

The anthology features work by Abigail Lalonde, Adam Bell, Adam Umak, Alan Gerding, Aled Lawlor, Anthony Franchini, Anthony Ronda, Benjamin Foster, Benjamin Wenham, Bob Holt, Chris McDowall, Brian Maikisch, Dave Sokolowski, David Cowan, David Hoskins, David Koslow, David Lombardo, David Wilkie, Derek Kinsman, Doug Kovacs, E. K. Hill, Ed Lynden-Bell, Élina Leblanc, Emanoel Melo, Evlyn Moreau, Fiona Mcloughlin, Flora van den Berg, Ford T. Miller, Grant K., Gwen Howard, @haunted_idol, Hazardousfish, Horatio Hellsing, Ian Yusem, Irvin Harvey III, Izzy B, Jacob Butcher, James Holloway, James Millichamp, James Mosingo, Jamie Montgomery, Jarrett Crader, JC Franco, Jeremy Childrey, Jerry LeNeave, joey richards, Johan Nohr, junkgolem, Kat Welsford, Lex Smirnow, Liam Stevens, Lon Prater, Louis Puster III, Luke Gearing, Madeleine Ember, Matt Umland, Matthew Getch, Matthew Johnson, Max Verbludenko, Melissa Chaplin, Michael Harmon, Mill Wistman, Milt Wistman, Natalie Ash, Pablo Dapena, Patrick Farrell, Peter Rudin-Burgess, RaeRae, Reece Carter, Ribston Pippin, Rolland, Roque Romero, Sam Zeigler, Sasha De’ath, Sashah Li, Scott Wegener, Sean McCoy, Sean Murphy, Vi Huntsman, vil, Wayne Snyder, and Zac Bir.

Giant Robot Hellboy Comes to Hellboy: The Board Game for Charity Plus Create Your Own Missions, Hecate, and Baba Yaga

Mantic Games has announced it is working with Dark Horse Comics and visionary comic creator Mike Mignola to help raise money for charity with the release of Giant Robot Hellboy–a new playable character for Hellboy: The Board Game. What’s more, players of Hellboy: The Board Game will soon be able to create their own missions with the release of the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Mike Mignola has been entertaining fans with new illustrations nearly each day. These range from characters from the Mignolaverse to icons in popular culture. However, one of the most eye-catching was Giant Robot Hellboy–a massive mechanical version of Hellboy. 

Each limited-edition Giant Robot Hellboy will be handmade in resin by the team at Mantic Games. It will be a new playable character that can be used to play Hellboy: The Board Game in solo mode. After all, a huge robot isn’t likely to need a great deal of help dispatching the forces of evil
For each Giant Robot Hellboy sold, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to World Central Kitchen–the same charity Mike Mignola has been raising money for with his charity auctions during the COVID-19 outbreak. World Central Kitchen has served more than 10 million meals to students, families in need, seniors, and frontline healthcare heroes in North America and Spain during the pandemic.

  • Giant Robot Hellboy

The limited-edition Giant Robot Hellboy is available to pre-order now for $44.99. The miniature will be available to order throughout June and is expected to start shipping in late July, depending upon demand.

B.P.R.D. Archives expansion

But that’s not the only Hellboy: The Board Game news. Later this month Mantic Games will be releasing the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion. This allows players to create their own missions for Hellboy: The Board Game by selecting their own Case File cards, adding new minions, and choosing what terrifying boss the team will face in the dramatic final confrontation. The B.P.R.D. Archives, along with Baba Yaga and Hecate boss expansions, will be launching in stores this June.

The B.P.R.D. Archives expansion comes with

  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic werewolves
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic wolves
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic witches
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic killer birds
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic harpies
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic bat swarms
  • CASE FILE CONSTRUCTOR CARDS
  • 1 Rules card
  • 6 Environment cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Investigation cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Threat cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Objective cards + 1 title card
  • 6 Twist cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Showdown cards + 1 title card
  • 1 Confrontation card + 1 title cards
  • 5 Enemy Cards
  • 10 Deck of Doom cards
  • 3 Unexpected Threat cards
Hellboy Hecate

The Hecate monster booster is an expansion that brings the evil  Hecate to your adventures. The expansion includes:

  • 1 x pre-assembled plastic Hecate
  • 1 x Unexpected Threat card
  • 1 x Hellboy enemy card
  • 2 x Boss Behaviour cards
  • 1 x Case File Confrontation Card
Hellboy Baba Yaga

Hecate is joined by Baba Yaga, another monster booster also available for the game that adds the cunning Baba Yaga to your adventures. Baba Yaga comes with:

  • 1 x pre-assembled plastic Baba Yaga
  • 1 x Unexpected Threat card
  • 1 x Baba Yaga enemy card
  • 2 x Boss Behaviour cards
  • 2 x Confrontation Case File card

D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage – Learn About the Latest Storyline and Support Red Nose Day

D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage

Wizards of the Coast brings the stars to a virtual table with D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage. An amazing cast of characters led by expert storytellers previews the latest D&D storyline with live gaming sessions, all while raising money for Red Nose Day to help the most vulnerable children across the US and around the world, who have been so affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The adventure begins 10:00am PT on June 18, 2020 and will run through June 20, 2020 at dungeonsanddragons.com

People all over the world continue to stay safe by staying home, but that doesn’t mean the adventuring has stopped. Dungeons & Dragons is more popular than ever because it allows people to weave compelling stories together even when they’re physically apart through online videoconferencing. 

D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage features big personalities playing elves, wizards and fighters to accomplish quests using their imaginations. Funny people like Brian Posehn, Kevin Sussman and Thomas Middleditch will work together to solve problems or, more likely, cause some hilarious new ones. WWE Superstars Xavier Woods, Tyler Breeze, Ember Moon, Alexa Bliss, and Dio Maddin will contend with beefcake destroyer Jeremy Crawford, a.k.a. Principal Rules Designer for D&D. Deborah Ann Woll will lead a group of actors in improvising a way to help people in a fantasy world not that different from ours. And principal D&D writer Chris Perkins takes players new to D&D, including Brandon Routh and David Harbour, through adventures sure to de-mystify the hobby for all who tune in. 

View the whole schedule for #DnDLive2020. Check out the promotional trailer featuring some of the performers above for D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage:

Fans of D&D will learn all about the new setting and storyline as well as accompanying new products plus tons of unique gameplay available on June 18, 2020. D&D Adventurers League has four new short adventures everyone can enjoy. By donating a small amount to Red Nose Day, fans will have access to sign up for D&D sessions with players around the world! During #DnDLive2020, fans will also be able to choose the character best suited to help the region through Reality RP, a mashup of fantasy storytelling, community engagement, and reality television. 

All proceeds from D&D Live 2020: Roll w/Advantage will benefit Red Nose Day.

T-shirts commemorating D&D’s partnership with Red Nose Day are available for purchase right now here, along with a custom-designed adventure families can easily play together available here.

Watch the latest D&D storyline come to life at D&D Live 2020: Roll with Advantage! 

Diamond and Alliance Launch “Back the Comeback” to Support Comic and Game Retailers

Back the Comeback

Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game  Distributors, Geppi Family Enterprises companies, have announced the launch of Back The Comeback, a multi-phased campaign focused on supporting local comic and game stores as they reopen, restart and rebuild. Centered around the rallying cry of, “Our Comeback Will Be Bigger Than Our Setback,” Diamond and Alliance created the campaign in partnership with publishers and industry influencers to shine a light on the unique relationship consumers have with their local comic and game retailers while raising funds to support restart efforts.

Back The Comeback launches today with a social media challenge. In a video message posted on Twitter, Facebook, as well as various YouTube channels, Steve Geppi challenges five friends to #BackTheComeback and post messages of support for their favorite comic or game store while asking their friends and fans to do the same.

Viewers can visit the official website for additional information including tools to help make their own social messages and a link to purchase campaign T-shirts. All from T-shirt sales will be distributed to charities that support comic and game stores.

Charity recipients include:

The second phase of this campaign begins later this summer when Diamond International Galleries (DIG) launches a Back The Comeback charity auction. Steve Geppi has kicked off donations to the auction with items valued at approximately $50,000. The winning bidders will donate directly to one of three charities that support comic and game retailers and submit proof of donation to DIG to claim their item.

The third phase of this campaign focuses on in-store promotion. Alliance will offer weekly promotions to retailers and Diamond will partner with publishers to place the Back The Comeback logo on the cover of select comics to commemorate this time period and the emphasis on rebuilding. More information on these additional phases of the campaign will be released in the coming weeks.

Asmodee Wants You to Play with Friends with this Humble Digital Game Bundle

Asmodee Digital Humble Bundle

Say goodbye to boredom with this Humble Bundle of board games from Asmodee Digital! Play your cards right and get Scythe: Digital Edition, The Lord of the Rings Adventure Card Game, Splendor, Mysterium, Small World 2, and Carcassonne. There’s $158 worth of games available.

The Humble Bundle benefits Traveling Stories and Partners in Health. You can decide how much you pay and how the money is allocated.

Pay $1 or more to unlock:

  • Small World 2
  • Carcassonne – Tiles & Tactics
  • Patchwork
  • King and Assassins
  • Love Letter
  • Potion Explosion

Pay more than the average of $9.87 to unlock:

  • Splendor
  • Splendor – The Cities
  • Splendor – The Trading Posts
  • Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game
  • Carcassonne – Winter and Gingerbread Man
  • Carcassone – Traders & Builders
  • Small World 2 – Cursed
  • Small World 2 – Be not Afraid
  • Twilight Struggle

Pay $12 or more to unlock:

  • Scythe: Digital Edition
  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game – Definitive Edition
  • Mysterium – Hidden Signs
  • Carcassonne – The River
  • Carcassonne – Inns & Cathedrals
  • Carcassonne – The Princess & the Dragon Expansion
  • Mysterium – Secrets & Lies
  • Small World 2 – Grand Dames
  • Splendor – The Strongholds

Humble Bundle Purges the Xenos with a Warhammer 40K Deathwatch Bundle to Benefit Doctors Without Borders

Deathwatch Humble Bundle

Purge the Xenos with your Battle-Brothers and the Warhammer 40K Deathwatch Humble Bundle. This charity benefiting bundle features $274 worth of ebooks from Cubicle 7‘s roleplaying game.

The pay what you want bundle allows you to decide where your money goes with the charity being Doctors Without Borders.

Check out each tier below and take advantage:

Pay $1 or More to Unlock:

  • Deathwatch Core Rulebook
  • Deathwatch: Final Sanction
  • Deathwatch: Know No Fear

Pay $8 or More to Also Unlock:

  • Deathwatch: Mark of the Xenos
  • Deathwatch: Rites of Battle
  • Deathwatch: Oblivion’s Edge
  • Deathwatch: The Emperor Protects

Pay $15 or Mote to Also Unlock:

  • Deathwatch: Rising Tempest
  • Deathwatch: The Jericho Reach
  • Deathwatch: First Founding
  • Deathwatch: The Nemesis Incident
  • Deathwatch: The Game Master’s Kit

Pay $18 or More to Also Unlock:

  • Deathwatch: Falling Star
  • Deathwatch: The Emperor’s Chosen
  • Deathwatch: Ark of Lost Souls
  • Deathwatch: The Outer Reach
  • Deathwatch: Honour the Chapter
  • Deathwatch: The Achilus Assault

Knight Models Releases Madame Pomfrey for the Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game to Raise Money

Knight Models is releasing a Madame Pomfrey miniature for the Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game. Proceeds will go entirely to the General Hospital of LaPaz of the Community of Madrid.

You can also participate in a drawing for this figure painted by Ángel Giráldez.

The figure is a Knight Models webstore exclusive and retails for $16.67 plus shipping.

Get a Start with this Humble Bundle of Black Library’s Warhammer 40,000 Books

Humble Bundle has a “starter” package of books for those looking to get a start on Black Library‘s numerous Warhammer 40,000 series.

You’ll get the first book in many classic series that allows you to easily see what you’ve been missing.

There’s $286 worth of awesome stories within.

It’s pay what you want with some of it possibly going to charity. This bundle supports the EveryLibrary Institute and CILIP, the library and information association.

Here are the tiers:

$1 or more:

  • Yarrick: Imperial Creed
  • Ciaphas Cain: For The Emperor
  • Last Chancers: 13th Legion
  • Space Wolves: Space Wolf
  • Mephiston: Blood of Sanguinius
  • Fabius Bile: Primogenitor

$8 or more:

  • Space Marine Conquests: The Devastation of Baal
  • Gaunt’s Ghosts: First and Only
  • Night Lords: Soul Hunter
  • Ahriman: Exile
  • Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor’s Legion
  • The Horusian Wars: Resurrection
  • Tome of Fire: Salamander
  • Kingsblade

$15 or more:

  • Eisenhorn: Xenos
  • Ravenor
  • Ultramarines: Nightbringer
  • The Talon of Horus
  • Vaults of Terra: The Carrion Throne
  • The Beast Arises: I Am Slaughter
  • Space Marine Battles: Rynn’s World
  • Rise of the Ynnari: Ghost Warrior
  • Sisters of Battle: Faith and Fire
  • Blood Angels: Deus Encarmine
  • Farsight: Crisis of Faith
  • Storm of Iron
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