Idle Red Hands Weekly 050: GenCon 2020, Kickstarter Layoffs, The Artefact, Star Wars PbtA and Microscope

This week Chris and I discuss… not that Chris, the other one. We discuss GenCon and its possible cancellation. San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon canceled. Kickstarter down 35% and facing layoffs, but maybe just the labor organizers. Star Wars Powered by the Apocalypse Engine. Solo gaming with Tunnels and Trolls by Flying Buffaloe and the zine RPG, The Artefact by Jack Harrison. Microscope a Fractal Roleplaying Game of Epic History by Lame Mage Productions. Frosthaven Kickstarter in its final week and breaking US$9 million.

Microscope: A  Fractal RPG of Epic History:
http://www.lamemage.com/microscope/

Star Wars Omegas Edition:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B0a_iGRNRo6BUm53Q2ZNdVZZcDQ

Frosthaven Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/frosthaven/frosthaven

The Artefact RPG:
https://mouseholepress.itch.io/artefact

 

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Video: The Complete Mutant Chronicles Part One: The Great Exodus

Greed, violence, war…
Thus has it always been, Thus shall it always be…
Corporation against Corporation,
Humanity against the Dark Powers…
The Dark Legion, the Brotherhood…
Our technology turned against us…
War without end… Amen.

In Part One: The Great Exodus, Earth is doomed and humanity turns to the Megacorporations for salvation. Will the other planets in the solar system be the answer? The Complete Mutant Chronicles is a new lore series covering the dark history of humanity. Starting with the death of Old Earth and the rise of the Megacorporations, the first Corporate Wars and the unleashing of the Dark Powers, then through the Dark Symmetry, Dark Legion and finally the Dark Eden eras. If you are a long time fan of the Mutant Chronicles or just know it from the Warzone miniatures game, this gives you the complete story of our conquered solar system that will bring back old memories or inspire you to make new ones.

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 049: Tales From the Loop Boardgame and Series, Warzone is Back, Superman Plays 40k, CMON suspended, Ankh and Frosthaven on Kickstarter

This week we discuss the Tales From the Loop Amazon series and the well-timed Free League boardgame on Kickstarter. Idle Red Hands is producing The Complete Mutant Chronicles, a video lore series about the Mutant Chronicles and Warzone setting. The Professional Nerd, @BryanCPSteele , announced that Res Nova has the license to produce a new edition of Warzone. The Man of Steel, Henry Cavill confirms his love for Warhammer 40k on Instagram. CMON ceases trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange because of “auditing issues”. They also launched a Kickstarter for Ankh: Gods of Egypt, which is third in the series of games by Eric M. Lang, including Blood Rage and Rising Sun. Fantasy Grounds reports a 150% boost in online sessions on their platform. Now maybe the time to see what a virtual tabletop is all about. The sequel to Gloomhaven is also live on Kickstarter. Frosthaven looks to be an equally impressive game and the designer, Isaac Childes, couldn’t deserve another big success more. He runs a great crowdfunding campaign. Here’s hoping things get back to normal soon and these projects go well.

Apologies for the sound quality this week. We recorded remotely for the first time since the shutdown in Japan. We will get the bugs worked out for next week.

#mutantchronicles #warzone #frosthaven

The Complete Mutant Chronicles Part One:
https://youtu.be/sPUZLTVvlDc

Frosthaven on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/frosthaven/frosthaven

Tales From the Loop Boardgame Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/tales-from-the-loop-the-board-game

Announcement of the new Warzone with the Professional Nerd, Bryan C.P. Steele:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uByYE0bsL0&t=2560s

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Video: The Complete Mutant Chronicles Teaser

Greed, violence, war…
Thus has it always been,
Thus shall it always be…
Corporation against Corporation,
Humanity against the Dark Powers…
The Dark Legion, the Brotherhood…
Our technology turned against us…
War without end… Amen.

The Complete Mutant Chronicle is a new lore series covering the dark history of humanity. Starting with the death of Old Earth and the rise of the Megacorporations, the first Corporate Wars and the unleashing of the Dark Powers, then through the Dark Symmetry, Dark Legion and finally the Dark Eden eras.

If you are a long time fan of the Mutant Chronicles or just know it from the Warzone miniatures game, this gives you the complete story of our conquered solar system that will bring back old memories or inspire you to make new ones.

Get ready for the Complete Mutant Chronicles.

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 048: Gaming Cancellations, New Head of Grim and Perilous, Virtual Tabletop Freebies, Doom One Shot, Solo Games Bundle and Farflung RPG

Some of the most recent cancellations in the tabletop industry. Will GenCon be next? Adam J. Rose is the new head of Grim and Perilous, makers of Zweihander RPG. A list of virtual tabletop software to try in these self-isolating times. Most are offering free access to premium features or a discount for a license. Critical Role played a sponsored one-shot of the Bethesda Softworks videogame, Doom. We are still trying to figure out how they did it.  Bundle of Holding is offering a Solo Games Bundle, including the excellent Ironsworn RPG in the Starter Collection. The Farflung RPG may be our next scifi after dark tabletop session. Is it the only system capable of running the TV series, LEXX? With the future of the human species up in the air, we may or may not be back next week. Keep safe and stay tuned!

Astral TableTop
https://www.astraltabletop.com/

D20Pro
https://d20pro.com/

Epic Table
http://www.epictable.com/

Fantasy Grounds
https://www.fantasygrounds.com/home/home.php

Roll20
https://roll20.net/

RPG Plus
https://www.appmindedapps.com/rpg.html

Foundry VTT
https://foundryvtt.com/

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Idle Red Hands 047: FFG Saves RPGs, Plaid Hat Games Reacquired, Free RPG Day 2020, Tales From the Loop Starter Set and Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika

Fantasy Flight Games is moving the production of their RPGs to Edge Entertainment. Plaid Hat Games founder, Colby Dauch, is reacquiring the company from Fantasy Flight Games. They will lose Dead of Winter, Mice and Mystics and Stuffed Fables in the deal. Free RPG Day 2020 will be on June 13th. It is now run by Gaming Days LLC and offers plenty of alternatives to the World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game. To celebrate the release of their Amazon series based on their RPG “Tales From the Loop” Free League Publishing will be release a boxed starter set for the game which included pre-generated characters, a rulebook, an original adventure, map, and 10 custom dice. Warcaster: Neo Machanika by Privateer Press finished a successful Kickstarter campaign. This is their first new wargame IP produced for Kickstarter. It raises a few questions about their motives.

Tales From the Loop Starter Set by Free League:
https://www.loop-rpg.com/

Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika by Privateer Press:
https://home.privateerpress.com/warcaster/

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 046: Fantasy Flight RPGs Future, Ironsworn, Free League Workshop, Celebrity Actual Plays and Kickstarter Unionizing

Rumors of the demise of the Fantasy Flight RPG department, including the Genesys System, Star Wars RPGs, Legend of the Five Rings RPG, Keyforge RPG and Android RPG settings. Spider-man and Star Lord are interested in doing a 5E actual play. Chris watched the Critical Role actual play of Monsterhearts 2. Physical copies of Ironsworn are on the way. Prince August is selling prototype test castings of never-released Heartbreaker terrain. Free League Publishing launches Free League Workshop on DriveThruRPG.com to support the development of content for their Tales From the Loop, Symbaroum, Coriolis: The Third Horizon and Mutant Year Zero. The Alien RPG by Free League is also getting several foreign language editions. Kickstarter employees vote to unionized making them the first tech company to organize.

Prince August White Metal Casting:
https://shop.princeaugust.ie/

Free League Workshop on DriveThru RPG:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/cc/30/free-league-work-shop

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Idle Red Hands 045: Wizards of the Coast New IP and Studio, Judges Guild Controversy, Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition by Onyx Path, Trophy Gold, DC Heroes Celebrity Actual Play and Monsterhearts with Critical Role

Wizards of the Coast starts a new video game studio for a new original IP and James Ohlen, Ex-Bioware designer, is leading it. He also had a very successful Kickstarter with Odyssey of the Dragonlords, a 5E setting. Chris has almost finished the character for Ironsworn. Judges Guild loses business over controversial online comments, including Bat in the Attic, Frog God Games and DriveThruRPG. Onyx Path will release the second edition of Hunter:The Vigil. CMON takes preorders, I mean, pledges for a chibi Marvel superhero game. Freddie Prinze Jr. will be playing the DC Heroes RPG in the unscripted DC Universe All-Star Games tv series. The Gauntlet is holding an incursion-writing contest for Trophy Gold. Will Chris enter in time?

Trophy Gold Writing Contest:
https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/trophy-gold-incursion-contest.html

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 044; Altered Carbon RPG, Mörk Borg, Cleric Love Domain, Ironsworn Solo RPG

Altered Carbon is getting an RPG setting and a second season on Netflix. Hot Topic now has Critical Role gear. Mörk Borg by Stockholm Kartell, is being released by Free League’s new boutique imprint. The Love Domain for Clerics in 5E fails miserably and is being retooled. Ironsworn is a FREE TTRPG with co-op, solo and campaign modes. Foreign television dramas with subtitles help immerse you and give you great campaign setting ideas. We have some recommendations.

Mörk Borg RPG:
https://morkborg.com/

Ironsworn RPG:
http://www.ironswornrpg.com

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Episode 226: The Rise of Skywalker Review and the Future of Star Wars

Coming full circle and putting to rest Disney’s attempt at a sequel trilogy. Five years ago, we were hopeful for The Force Awakens. Then caught off guard by The Last Jedi. Now listen to what we have to say as the end of the Skywalker Saga is upon us. Alan joins us as we discuss where we were five years ago snd where we are now with Star Wars. What did The Rise of Skywalker do to the franchise and what is the future? Will the Mandalorian and streaming keep fans coming back? #starwars #disney #lucasfilm

Our Last Jedi review:
https://youtu.be/MBQ_ZLt60tw

Our Force Awakens review:
https://www.idleredhands.com/2016/11/28/episode-191-star-wars-the-force-awakens/

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