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    Today's the day! The 2018 ENnies voting booth is NOW OPEN! You have until July 21 at 11:59 EDT to vote for this year's Gen Con EN World RPG Award winners, which will be announced live at the ENNies 2018 Ceremony at the Union Station, Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 3rd at 8:00 PM EDT.  ...READ MORE

    Welcome back to our weekly look at tabletop roleplaying game, and accessories, crowdfunding roundup! This week we have campaigns for 1st Edition, 5th Edition, and OSR-flavors of the worlds best selling fantasy game, a brand new and exotic campaign setting, a game of superheroes and an adventure which will get you longing for a Martini, plus GM advice and a look at legendary Grimtooths home...
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    Monte Cook Games has built a very successful publishing company out a a regular series of very successful, smoothly run Kickstarter campaigns. Right on cue, their next one has just been announced... but this time it's not a game. It's a book giving you advice on how to game!  ...READ MORE

    A few weeks ago, a ponderous volume was plopped onto my doorstep by a no doubt arcane delivery service. It was Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos for the Pathfinder role-playing game. I've had a couple of weeks to go through the book now, and I think that I have my thoughts on it gathered up. Outside of Lovecraft himself, I don't think that few single people have had as great of an impact upon the overall shape of the Cthulhu Mythos as Petersen has had. Between creating Call of Cthulhu for Chaosium and being one of the original developers of Doom, Petersen has cast a dark shadow across the Mythos from a number of media.

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    I got to ask award-winning lead game designer Ross Watson over at Ulisses North America about Wrath & Glory, the new Warhammer 40,000 RPG releasing next month at GenCon 2018! Ross is a veteran when it comes to the grimdark future, leading the teams on Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch, and working on several different iterations of play in the Imperium for card games, miniature games, and video games as well. Wrath & Glory is taking bold new steps away from these past RPGs however, embracing all of the God-Emperor's IP instead of just humanity in a more seamless manner than the books preceding it (you can get the gist of it, see the cover art, and pre-order a copy via Angus' article last week).  ...READ MORE

    WotC's slow trickle of social media teases continues. Could one of the two campaign settings becoming "available" this year be Eberron? Check out the background of WotC's Nathan Stewart's picture. Stewart confirmed in a live stream last Friday that we'd hear more on the 23rd in his announcement of an announcement of an announcement (and today's Unearthed Arcana has been delayed until then, too).  ...READ MORE

    Today's preview of the upcoming Pathfinder 2nd Edition is the sorcerer! The sorcerer has had a major redesign, with bloodline becoming even more important than it was in 1st Edition. Now, it determines which of four spell lists you get to use!  ...READ MORE

    Today’s entry in Mythological Figures is one of Greece’s most beloved heroes, known far and wide for slaying Medusa and having the coolest gear: Perseus! He is not however the tamer of Pegasus—read onward to find out more about the invisible-capped decapitating founder of Mycenea.  ...READ MORE

    It's not every day that you find a Pathfinder supplement written with both players and GMs in mind. Lore of the Gods, a divinity-focused supplement from Dragon Wing Games, strikes that balance admirably, but the flavor bursting from the seams is marred somewhat by the inconsistency of style and substance throughout the book.

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    The journey between Gate Pass and distant Lyceum is dangerous; along the way lies a forest, that has burned for decades, where a dream monster holds sway. Before escaping the raging flames, the heroes become caught in a three-way conflict with a fiend, the fierce spirit of the forest itself, and a clan of longsuffering fey who possess a powerful weapon for the coming war. Can the heroes traverse the treacherous fire forest of Innenotdar?  ...READ MORE

    Dungeons & Dragons' roots stretch all the way back to wargaming and it has a subtle influence on play that's sometimes forgotten today. Early D&D relied heavily on henchmen and hirelings, who often rounded out a group that could number as high as 20 members. This sort of play affected the kinds of D&D, from expectations on mortality rate to distribution of treasure.

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    Rangers in D&D and Pathfinder have a varied history, and range from mysterious wilderness travellers to dual-wielding magical beings; many have a preference on that spectrum, and mine falls towards the "Aragorn" end of the scale. It seems that Paizo feels similarly, because the ranger in Pathfinder 2nd Edition is magic-free (although still quite dual-wieldy).  ...READ MORE

    Over on EN5ider, the 5th Edition Patreon, writer Christopher Ripple brings you 8 new enchanted trinket, this time suited to apprentice wizards, whether to help wit their studies or to play pranks on fellow students. These trinkets include the box of bees, library scarf, chime of muffled chanting, candle of the surreptitious scholar, listening quills, inkpot of the thrifty apprentice, tome of the endless tale, and the amulet of the pleasing bouquet. Illustrated by Phil Stone. Become a patron for as little as a dollar and get immediate access to over 200 mini-supplements and adventures for 5E!  ...READ MORE

    This week sees the Star Wars 30th Anniversary RPG Slipcase hit stores, and the revised and expanded Masks of Nyarlathotep is out for call of Cthulhu 7th Edition! The big instore news is the release of the 2019 Core Set for Magic: The Gathering but there are loads of great new releases for board games, card games, RPGs, Wargames, Miniatures and collectible games... plus a bunch of great new PDFs from last week! Check them all out below!
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    John Wick Presents' 7th Sea 2e offers a marketplace to sell original, crowd-sourced products called the Explorer's Society. Each month, I review some of the best pieces just as EN World does for the DMs Guild (D&D) as well as Storyteller's Vault (World of Darkness).

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    Last weekend, I spent some time hanging out with a friend from my D&D group. We had other things on the agenda, but we also realized that it was a perfect opportunity to have an in-character conversation we had been trying to have in-game for nearly two months. Our sessions have been eventful, and there wasn’t a good time to pause for it. We thought it might be a longish discussion, and wouldn't include the other characters, so we kept putting it off.

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    R. Talsorian’s The Witcher Role-Playing Game is at the printers and will be available for sale at Gen Con in August. Announced back in 2015 the game is based on the highly popular Witcher computer game series by CD Projekt Red. If you can’t make Gen Con to grab a copy don’t fear, the PDF will be available at the same time, or shortly thereafter.
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    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news. BattleTech and MechWarrior legal battle over (for now), ENnie Nominations and Voting, The Expanse coming to tabletops, and more!

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    Cubicle 7 has posted a preview of the careers available in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying 4th Edition! There are 8 classes of careers, each with 8 careers, each of which has 4 levels.  ...READ MORE

    Courtesy of Paizo's Jason Bulmahn on the Twitters -- "This is my 5,000th tweet and I can not think of a finer thing to show than this glorious book finally landing on my shelf. The team really outdid themselves on this. I can't wait for all of you to see it!"  ...READ MORE

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