Games Workshop licensing is now open to proposals for merchandise using the Warhammer IP. This includes crowdfunding those projects on Kickstarter. The authors of the Dragonlance novels, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, are suing Wizards of the Coast due to the breakdown of the revision process for the first draft of the first book of the, now in doubt, next trilogy of novels. Our topic this week is about using horror in your tabletop games. What are the considerations and how should you pace a one-shot or campaign?
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Orion Black quits their position at Wizards of the Coast and releases a long statement explaining why. An open letter to Games Workshop is posted as a response to their “Warhammer is for everyone” inclusivity statement and especially the ending ” You will not be missed.” Critical Role responds to a claim fo unpaid employment. Dungeons and Dragons now prints a legacy disclaimer on all of their digital publications prior to 2014. Quest, an adventure game, not an RPG, by The Adventure Guild has been released with ambitions to also create a publishing platform. Will the tabletop hobby see its own “Epic Gamestore” muscle in on DriveThruRPG?
Free League will be Kickstarting the new edition of Twilight 2000 later this year. CMON will now be publishing graphic novels based on their game properties, starting with Zombicide and Cthulhu: Death May Die. Never Going Home by WetiInk print on demand arriving soon. A new edition of Warhammer 40,000 is coming this year. We talk at length about it and its happy, not at all grimdark spot illustrations on the Games Workshop website. Xas Irkalla is a black metal hell with interesting mechanics and intense artwork. Nemesis Lockdown is a stand-alone expansion to Nemesis, the survival horror boardgame inspired by the Alien movies. The Wretched & Alone Game Jam gives you a chance to try survival horror mechanics, also inspired by Alien, with the setting of your choice.
Heroforge runs a Kickstarter campaign for the 2.0 version of its miniature printing system. Modiphius is publishing a TTRPG version of the Arcane Studios’ Dishonored video game franchise. A photo of the logo for the Denis Villeneuve directed Dune movie was revealed and then immediately enforced with copyright notices to take it down. The second boxed set for Aeronautica Imperialis is being released by Games Workshop featuring the T’au Empire Air Caste called Skies of Fire. Chris combines Thirst and Hunger solo RPGs to make a two-player game for the Two-Player Game Jam.
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.
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.
What is Idle Red Hands Weekly? Still working on that one. Feel free to give us your input and ideas in the comments. Trophy RPG and the upcoming Girl Underground and Forbidden Lands RPG sessions. Games Workshop Aeronautica Imperialis starter box, a plastic version of the Forgeworld miniatures game.The Lost and the Damned, book 2 of the Siege of Terra finale series for the Horus Heresy novels. Tamer: King of Dinosaurs by Michael-Scott Earle audiobook version on Bandcamp. Source for a good RPG?
Marriage and relationships at the tabletop. Balancing your hobby and your family life. Citadel Contrast paints tested on Gretchin (Poor Litull Blytaz). Fiasco by Bully Pulpit Games on Kickstarter. Dark Heresy RPG published by Cubicle 7 on Humble Bundle. Inquistor Eisenhorn series in books and possibly streaming.
Games Workshop and Bandai team up to bring us 40k action figures and chibi grimdark (as if Funko Pops were grimdark enough). On Kickstarter we talk about Good Society, a Jane Austen RPG, Trilemma, a compendium of system-independent adventure locations and Icaion by Tabula Games, their third game offering in the Mysthea Universe. Plus the worst Bela Lugosi impression. Ever.