Idle Red Hands Weekly 051: Frosthaven Finishes Big, Kickstarter Layoffs, Critter Hug, Never Going Home RPG, Into the Night and Filmento

Frosthaven, the sequel to Gloomhaven by Cephalofair Games, finished big on Kickstarter becoming the most funded boardgame ever. A well-deserved success. Kickstarter is laying off 45% of its staff due to the 35% decline in active projects on the platform and absolutely nothing to do with their recent unionization. Battlestar Galactica has a space battle miniatures game we will be trying. Critter Hug is a new series by some of the cast of Critical Role. A good thing for the hobby or just good old fashioned payola. Never Going Home by Wet Ink Games is a World War occult roleplaying game set during the Great War with art by Charles Ferguson-Avery. The game mechanics and the setting look excellent. Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History has an great series on World War One if you want some background for this game.  A YouTube channel, Filmento is worth checking out if you like movies. Into The Night, a Belgian Netflix series, may provide good inspiration for a roleplaying campaign.
#frosthaven #nevergoinghome #wetinkgames

Never Going Home by Wet Ink Games;
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283637/Never-Going-Home

Frosthaven and Gloohaven website;
http://www.cephalofair.com/

The Artwork of Charles Ferguson-Avery:
https://www.artstation.com/superchives

 

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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 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 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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Idle Red Hands Weekly 028: Reclaimer RPG, Warhammer and Marvel, Swordsfall and Okinawa Comic-con

Feast of Legend appeared in physical form at the New York Comic-con. Critical Role gives the money away from their sponsored livestream to a farmer charity. No apology. Feeling guilty? Reclaimer RPG by Chad Walker Kickstarter apologizes for pitting their creative departments against eachother in their pledge levels. Swordsfall by Brandon Dixon moves to IndieGoGo to support new artwork with Art Booster 1. Games Workshop will make Warhammer comics with Marvel. Okinawa Comic-con dodges the biggest typhoon of the season. Tokyo was not so lucky. #reclaimer #reclaimerrpg #swordsfall

Reclaimer RPG by Chad Walker:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2089483951/reclaimer

Swordsfall by Brandon Dixon Art Booster 1:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/swordsfall-art-booster-1-vehicles-and-transports#/

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 027: CMON’s Time Machine, Wendy’s TTRPG and Girl Underground

A slightly more salty weekly episode. CMON holds a stealth garage sale in the guise of a campaign to create soundtracks and artbooks for its games. They are actually clearing out warehouse leftovers from previous campaigns. Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers has released a fantasy TTRPG as a well-designed and illustrated 97-page PDF called Feast of Legends. Critical Role held a sponsored livestream and we are all left wondering “Why?” Chris played a session of Girl Underground by Jesse Ross, creator of Trophy. Also tried the Forbidden Lands RPG by Free League.

Girl Underground RPG by Jesse Ross
https://girlunderground.org

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 024: Consent in Gaming, The Lost Mines of Phandelver, Virtue Signaling for Fun and Profit and Trophy RPG

The first session of D&D 5E playing the Lost Mines of Phandelver and the excellent utility of the 5E Essentials rulebook. Consent in Gaming by Monty Cooke Games (which is FREE but requires you create an account) and suspicions of their motives as well as the actual good a document like this can do. Bitter Reach is the expansion for the Forbidden Lands RPG by Free League (not Bitterlands as was mysteriously reported previously) along with a reprint of the core set. Alien is not Star Trek and other GMing mistakes in the comments.

Consent in Gaming (requires account creation)

Trophy RPG

Trophy Excurison Writing Contest

The Bitter Reach Kickstarter

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 023: Co-branding 5E, Ricky and Morty vs. D&D, First TTRPG Experience, Never Knows Best RPG Ashcan

The Stranger Things and the upcoming Rick and Morty Dungeons and Dragons 5E branded starter sets. Are they a good entry point to 5E? The first ever session of a roleplaying game and players’ preconceptions going into it. Free League release downloads for the Alien RPG including printer-friendly versions of the character sheets and maps. Errata for Forbidden Lands and the upcoming Kickstarter for the Bitterlands setting. Never Knows Best RPG Ashcan by Fraser Simons, a FLCL(Fooly Cooly)-inspired setting and system. Positive stories from the game table. #alienrpg #freeleague #bitterlands #dnd5e

Never Knows Best Kickstarter Page (ended)

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Episode 212: Campaign Confessions: D&D 5E Part One

Continuing our Campaign Confessions series, we look at our recent pirate-themed Dungeons and Dragons 5e campaign. Part one focuses on 5e itself and the reasons why this edition has become so successful. We try to put our finger, and maybe some blame, on who dragged D&D kicking and screaming out of the basement and made it appealing to a whole new generation of players. Is it the system itself or is it social media savvy?

First comic books have become cool and now D&D. There’s hope for you toy collectors yet.

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