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?
#horror #dragonlance #gamesworkshop
The DriveThru RPG website is previewing its long-overdue redesign. Free League released a new adventure module for their Alien RPG called Destroyer of Worlds. It is a boxed set and features the colonial space marines prominently. Stay frosty. They also released a starter box that is a collection of the game accessories they previously released along with custom dice and a condensed rulebook. Dark World Studios will be running a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter for their Acheron RPG. Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is the newest campaign module for 5E of the World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game. Buy us a copy and force Chris to review it! Ultraviolet Grasslands by Luka Rejec has a free player’s guide available and the physical game is available at the Exalted Funeral webstore.
Morning Coffee for a New Lover is an RPG by Nathan Black printed on an actual coffee mug. The Dead Milkmen have written a D&D 5E module called Lost Tomb of the Bitchin’ Chimera named for their track Bitchin’ Camaro on Kickstarter. The Wretched RPG by Chris Bissette is also on Kickstarter for its second printing and other stretch goals. Humble Bundle and Frog God Games collaborate to bring you a big sampling of OSR (Old School Revival/Renassaince) starting at only one dollar. Featuring Swords & Wizardry, Castles & Crusades and Borderland Provinces.
Free League is developing a new version of Twilight 2000 that was funded on Kickstarter. It will be a boxed set and was developed in collaboration with Game Designer’s Workshop. The Chronicle system that powered Green Ronin’s A Song of Ice and Fire RPG will now be available as a setting neutral ruleset called Sword Chronicle. There were some minor to armor and intrigue, but it will play very similar to the first incarnation. Thousand Suns RPG by Grognardia Games and designed by James Maliszewski is worth a look if you are looking for a scfi system that was inspired by the “imperial” science fiction of the 1950s and 60s. It uses a 2d12 system called the 12 Degree system. Chris will play in a session of Visigoths vs. Mall Goths by Lucius Kahn @oh_theogony. Plus a quick explanation of what the medals awarded to DriveThru RPG sellers mean. #indiegames #greenronin #twilight2000
Following the miniatures skirmish boardgame, Mantic is following up with a Hellboy TTPRG designed by Marc Langworthy of Red Scar Publishing. It will launch on Kickstarter and be powered by 5E of the World’s Greatest Role-playing Game. Amazon releases Starfinder audio game for Alexa. Featuring the voices of Nathan Fillion and Laura Bailey. GenCon Online releases the winners of the 2020 Ennie awards. Again this year Free League is a big winner with the Alien RPG and Mörk Borg. Thousand Year Old Vampire and Ironsworn Delve were also winners. As of this release, the Star Trek 2d20 Humble Bundle is now concluded, but the PDFs are available on DriveThruRPG and the free quickstart is on the Modiphius store. The Masters of the Universe going to be a pen and paper RPG power by Cortex Prime. Legends of Grayskull will be published in 2021 and will include a 250-page hardcover guidebook with pull-out maps, a digital companion, a community content creation and sharing platform, and an organized play program.
Cast members from the HBO A Game of Thrones series play Dungeons and Dragons for charity. The new boxed set for 9th edition Warhammer 40k, Indomitus, revealed. It is not a starter set but does include the new 9E core rulebook. Wizards of the Coast bans Magic the Gathering cards and not for gameplay or balance reasons. Legends of Vox Machina Series delayed due to pandemic and localization reasons with no new release date announced. Kentucky Fried Chicken announces the “release” of their KFConsole, opportunistically timed to take advantage of the Sony Playstation 5 and new Microsoft Xbox announcements.
We open up the “I Want It All” box from the 2019 Kickstarter of Fantasy Trip RPG by Steve Jackson Games @SJGames . Full of Old School fantasy roleplaying goodness. The game is best described as “one of the lost gems from the dawn of roleplaying”. This is the first reprint since it first appeared in 1980. #thefantasytrip #sjgames #osr #oldschool
If you missed out on the Kickstarter, take look at what you get and then head over to Warehouse23 to order your copy:
An excellent place to start is the FREE PDF for The Fantasy Trip Melee on DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/306835/The-Fantasy-Trip-Melee?affiliate_id=2081746
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.
It has been one year of Idle Red Hands Weekly. What is the future of this weekly podcast? We talk with Chris, one of the original hosts, about the origins of the Idle Red Hands and the origin of the name. GenCon 2020 is officially canceled, but will still exist as GenCon Online with details to come. We will be trying out the Doomtrooper Digital CCG online. A new edition of Twilight 2000 is on the horizon. Cubicle 7 has released the digital version of Age of Sigmar: Souldbound RPG. The print version is coming late summer. Frontier Developments has announced an Age of Sigmar real-time strategy game. Is this Dawn of War for re-imagined Warhammer fantasy? Riotminds is on Kickstarter with a 5E version of Trudvang Adventures. The irony doesn’t escape us.
#gencon2020 #trudvangadventures5E #riotminds #doomtrooperccg
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