Various versions of The Rise of Skywalker have leaked. An Alan Dean Foster treatment and an early script draft by the dismissed director Colin Trevorrow. We have posted our review with the return of Alan to the podcast. DC Comics is releasing a 40-page sourcebook for their fantasy series, The Last God. Oni Press gets into boardgames. The return of the coolest boardgame to ever hit the planet (their words, not mine), Dark Tower is resurrected as The Return to Dark Tower. It burned up Kickstarter and hopefully won’t disappoint. How much nostalgia is there left to grab? #returntodarktower #riseofskywalker #thelastgod
Monolith Games cancels the Kickstarter campaign for their new concept, Beyond the Monolith. CMON is working on a new interactive hybrid of technology and physical boardgames called Teburu. Riot Games launches Riot Tabletop, hoping to create a real-life toxic tabletop fanbase modeled on their League of Legends success and paid for with Chinese money. Games Workshop puts Space Marines Adventures in Target stores and Barnes and Noble makes exclusive expansions for it. Fantasy flight shutters their Interactive division. The TTRPG department is also laid off. We still don’t know what this means for their RPG systems and settings.
Frank Herberts’s Dune in 2020. Galeforce9 holds the right and released an update of the classic boardgame. Modiphius will release a 2d20 variant of a Dune RPG. Denis Villeneuve is directing a remake of the film with Timothée Chalamet in the role of Paul Atreides. Modiphius has released a conversion kit for their 2d20 Conan and John Carter of Mars, if you want more pulp mechanics in your Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of. The Netflix Witcher series is creating a renewed popularity in the CDPR Witcher 3 video game and the physical copies of The Witcher TTRPG by R. Talsorian Games are now sold out. Plenty of coin for your Witcher. The Sisters of Battle Army box can still be found at retail in Japan. Chris will be working on a TTRPG one-shot similar to the Deathwatch adventure we played featuring the Adeptus Sororitas. Lost in Space releases season two on Netflix. The Doctor Smith character is a great way to play a villain in a secret agenda-based TTRPG.
Part two of our look back at 2019 and some looking ahead at 2020. This time with Lyal. We talk about Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, solo adventures and our upcoming series reviewing starter boxes for TTPRG systems new and old. The Ragnarok miniatures skirmish game gives us a use for all of those Blood Rage Vikings and monsters. Getting your kids into Star Wars and if the property is still kid-friendly as well as the future of the franchise resting on The Mandalorian. Delivery of Battletech, Trudvang Chronicles and Siege of the Citadel Kickstarters in 2020 (hopefully). Our missed chance to play War Room by Larry Harris over the holidays. #callofcthulhu #chaosium #battletech #ragnarok
After a holiday break, we are back with our best of TTPRGs in 2019. There may also be some upcoming gaming hopes for 2020. This first part is a discussion with Chris. Next week Lyal and I will continue our reminiscing, which may or may not include more Alien RPG talk. #alienrpg #freeleague #dnd5e #modiphius #johncarter
Amazon now lets you play the Starfinder RPG with Alexa simply by saying “Alexa, play Starfinder” and eventually paying for the privilege. Werewolf Fifth Edition is coming in 2021. Cool Mini or Not Kickstarted a Zombicide version of Night of the Living Dead. Just because. C’mon! We played the Hope’s Last Day cinematic adventure for the Alien RPG. Xenomorphs were deadly and company agents even more so. Chris is listening to more amazing audiobooks and posting Alien GIFs on Twitter. #alienrpg #freeleague #frialigan
Modiphius will publish a deluxe version of Rangers of Shadow Deep by Joseph A. McCullough, the creator of Frostgrave and Ghost Archipelago. Preorders are now open on the Modiphius online store for delivery in February 2020. American High School RPG was a success. Hunger and Thirst are now in print and available on Itch.io. Kisarta, a setting of damned souls and dark horrors for 5E returns to Kickstarter. #kisarta #rangersofshadowdeep #modiphius
The rights to all Michale Moorcock’s works, including Elric of Melniboné, were acquired by New Republic Pictures. Vaesen artbook by Johan Egerkrans arrived and it is beautiful. We are hoping the RPG looks the same. A High School RPG for ESL learning. When is a good time to introduce the TTPRG hobby to kids? Alien Debriefing is on Patreon. Chris explains Trophy covered in bees! Bundle of Holding’s Indie Cornucopia 7 features poplar small press RPGs like Blades in the Dark, Bubblegumshoe, Kids on Bikes and more. #vaesenrpg #bladesinthedark #trophyrpg #bundleofholding
Games Workshop is bringing back the Old World of Warhammer Fantasy Battles… in a few years. It will be the Horus Heresy of Age of Sigmar. The main difference being Horus didn’t end the universe. Kathleen Kennedy remains willfully ignorant of the Star Wars Expanded Universe as a source for inspiration for new films. Charlie’s Angels came and went without notice. Elizabeth Banks, the director, blames men. As you do. White Wolf’s Aberrant – Aeon Trinity Continuum makes you cut. Lyal pledged Cyberpapacy for TORG, continuing his streak. Battletech opens the pledgemanager for Clan Invasion. Jeremy fails to sell Lyal on the Trophy RPG by recounting their session last Saturday. Pathfinder First Edition Humble Bundle includes digital comics as well. Matthew Tyler-Jones tells us about his experience writing the included Cinematic adventure, Hope’s Last Day in the coments. #oldworldfantasy #battletech #trophyrpg
Free League launches a new Kickstarter for Vaesen, a Nordic horror roleplaying game based on the work of Johan Egerkrans and written by Nils Hintze. Physical copies of the Alien RPG are on the way. Aeldari are gettting assembled. Powers and Perils to be Unearthed soon on the channel. Business Card Jam on Itch.io. Nononovember microfiction month.