EN World RPG News & Reviews - RPG News for Saturday, 22nd Dec, 2012




  • RPG News for Saturday, 22nd Dec, 2012

    Community News



    14 Free Tabletop RPG Demos or Playtests to Download for Christmas

    It's nearly Christmas, and the news is necessarily slowing down. In the meantime, here is a quick list of a few FREE demos, quick-start rules, playtests, or betas which you can legally download and play over the holidays. Why not pick one and give it a try?

    1. D&D Next - levels 1-20 of the game, plus the adventure The Mud Sorcerer's Tomb.
    2. 13th Age - a two-hour demo, form-fillable character sheet, and an adventure by Rob Heinsoo.
    3. Pathfinder Mythic Adventures - playtest document of Pathfinder's "epic rules" book.
    4. Eleventh Hour - an Only War (a Warhammer 40,000 variant) adventure and rules summary from Free RPG Day.
    5. All Flesh Must Be Eaten - introductory game kit which includes streamlined game rules, six characters, and a complete adventure called The Waking Dead.
    6. Hollow Earth Expedition - basic rules, and a couple of free adventures from Free RPG Days 2008 and 2009, along with a bunch of other resources.
    7. Dragon Age - RPG quick start guide PDF. Rules, and adventurem and pre-generated characters.
    8. Savage Worlds - "test drive rules", character handouts, and the adventure The Wild Hunt.
    9. GURPS 4E Lite - a 32-page distillation of the basic GURPS rules.
    10. Star Frontiers - a bunch of free PDFs, including the Alpha Dawn rulebook, various supplements and guides, and more.
    11. Eclipse Phase - quick start rules, character sheets, and loads of resources.
    12. Stars Without Numbers - a "retro science fiction role playing game".
    13. Basic Fantasy RPG - full core rules, supplements, and adventures for a rules-light game based on RPGs of the early 80s.
    14. Shadowrun 4E - quick start rules which include an adventure, Food Fight 4.0.


    Thanks to darjr and edemaitre for helping me compile this list!

    Pathfinder News

    • The New Player Pack contains a selection of low-level consumable items, such as healing potions, scrolls, weapon enchants, and maps. In addition, the character gains a bag of holding to allow them to carry more equipment, a ring of protection to boost their defenses, and a small amount of coinage to get the character started. The pack is included with any pledge of $35 or higher to the Pathfinder Online Kickstarter.
    • I've restored our review of the Pathfinder Beginner Box to the reviews section as part of our ongoing effort to rebuild EN World.
    • Paizo's holding a sale until the end of January. Use the holiday13 promotional code on a single order through paizo.com and receive 10% off your entire order.
    • It's the last day for the Midgard Bundle from Kobold Press' store. For $59 you get the setting and bestiary for Pathfinder in both softcover and PDF formats. Also there is a Seafaring Bundle which has four "nautical" releases.


    Roleplaying Games News


    • The Star Wars: Edge of Empire Beginner Game is now available. "The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game features a complete, learn-as-you-go adventure. Pre-generated character folios keep rules right at the your fingertips, while custom dice and an exciting narrative gameplay system make every roll into a story. The rules provide hours of entertainment as you tell your own tales of a galaxy far, far away." The included adventure has your players navigating the streets of a small Tatooine town in search of a spaceship.
    • Tools for Frontier Living is a an equipment book for the Traveller RPG, and is available in PDF format.
    • Deadlands Noir is now available in PDF and print pre-order. It includes "...new Edges, Hindrances, and powers, as well as new rules for handling detective work, the state of the Union and the CSA in the Depression era, a complete Plot Point campaign, and of course, more monsters and ghouls than you can shake a smoking .45 automatic at."
    • Check out this review of Sean Patrick Fannon's Shantair: Legends Arise Player's Guide.
  • Send me a scoop!

    Got some RPG news to share? Send it along to me at morrus@hotmail.com.

    And be sure to to do these very important things:

    Follow me on Twitter.


    or Like our FACEBOOK page!

    SUBSCRIBE to EN World TV, our YouTube Channel

  • Sponsored By

  • Subscribers Content

    Welcome to the second adventure in the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path for the Pathfinder RPG! In this adventure for 1st-level heroes, the PCs hunt down their first bounty, receive information about the greatest outlaw ever to live, and deal with a territorial rival.
    Belladonna, Nightshade and the Sargasso Rose brings the heroes into a deeper plot. Fresh from their meeting with the raconteur Stern on Port Étrange, the party sets course for the planet of Belladonna, where they hope to meet with Duncan Black and learn more about their
    Santiago - the greatest pirate of the age. Wanted throughout the galaxy, he has evaded capture for thirty years. Now two men, Songbird and Angel, take up the challenge - and gamble their lives in the attempt. The award-wining novel by Mike Resnick! If you're a GM running EN Publishing's adventure path, treat yourself to an excellent read! Not only will this set the scene and bring the characters to life in a way that no other can, it's also a cracking yarn!

    (In PDF, .epub and .mobi formats - for Nook and Kindle, and iBooks on iOS devices)

    SEBASTIAN NIGHTINGALE CAIN: Bounty hunter. You can call him the Songbird
    Welcome to the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path! In this adventure path, the PATHFINDER RPG blasts off into space as you take the role of bounty hunters hot on the trail of the greatest intergalactic bandit of them all! You'll encounter rival bounty hunters, aliens, cyborgs, and more as you explore the galaxy's Inner Frontier!

    This Player's Guide is designed to help you prepare a character for play in this far-future adventure path for the PATHFINDER RPG. Inside, you'll find exciting new player options including:

    Welcome to the first adventure in the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path for D&D 4th Edition! In this adventure for 1st-level heroes, the PCs hunt down their first bounty, receive information about the greatest outlaw ever to live, and deal with a territorial rival.

    SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future is a sci-fi adventure path for D&D 4th Edition based on the novels of Mike Resnick. Throughout the course of this AP, the heroes will pursue the notorious intergalactic outlaw Santiago and the 20,000,000 credit bounty on his
    Welcome to the first adventure in the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path for the Pathfinder RPG! In this adventure for 1st-level heroes, the PCs hunt down their first bounty, receive information about the greatest outlaw ever to live, and deal with a territorial rival.
    Welcome to SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future, a multi-part PATHFINDER adventure path set in a future western-style sci-fi universe. In this campaign, the heroes take on the role of bounty hunters who find themselves challenged across eleven adventures spanning levels 1 to 20 in a search for a legendary bandit. They will travel to different worlds, battle outlaws, face off with rival bounty hunters, and encounter alien species. The heroes will also need to forge alliances, however shaky, and gather what information they can in order to succeed.