Modiphius To Produce Homeworld RPG
In their ongoing quest to publish every game in the world, Modiphius has just announced that it is creating the official Homeworld: Revelations tabletop RPG. Here's the full announcement: Modiphius Entertainment are excited to announce that under licence from Gearbox Software LLC, they are creating a tabletop roleplaying game,HOMEWORLD: Revelations, based on the popular Homeworld video game franchise. September 2019 marked the 20thanniversary of the 1999 award winning real-time strategy video game,Homeworld, originally developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Sierra Studios, now managed and owned by Gearbox Software LLC and developed by Blackbird Interactive. Now with Homeworld 3 announced by Gearbox, Modiphius are excited to announce a new tabletop odyssey! The original videogame followed the Kushan, an exiled people, who see their planet Kharak destroyed by the Taiidan Empire in response to them developing banned hyperspace technology. The survivors travel with their fleet, led by the Mothership, and fight a war against the Taiidan on an Exodus to reach their true home world, Hiigara. Their journey is one of hardship and discovery as they make allies, scramble for resources and destroy their enemies along the way. Homeworld: Revelations will give fans of the original Homeworld game the exciting opportunity to view the universe through a new perspective, taking on the role of the crew aboard one of the Kushan fleet’s ships. Whether it’s joining the Mothership on its odyssey, or helping re-establish the Hiigaran homeworld, there will be endless adventures. Homeworld: Revelations expands on what we know of the Kushan people and the games major factions, like the Kadesh and the Taiidan. Fans of the universe will learn that there are more incredible secrets hidden within the Guidestone which can be discovered through the roleplaying game. You can expect more detail on the people of the whirlpool galaxy so players can create their own stories of...
Greyhawk Theatrics, Comments and Quips in Play: Snippets, Funny Lines and Outbursts from the Lake Geneva Gamers
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What follows are some dear and treasured memories—snippets, funny lines, and outbursts recalled from play. Many eluded both myself and Gary over the years. But these few should serve to indicate how the majority of us gamed in those days, and especially how we gamed while the original D&D game was still in the midst of being play-tested.
That Time I Surprised My Players With Cthulhu
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Years ago I ran a game of D20 Modern using D20 Call of Cthulhu/D20 Delta Green over three years that culminated in the characters facing down the apocalypse. I thought the campaign was successful...until I polled my players and realized they weren't happy with it. Here's what I learned.
The Return of Tyranny of Dragons: First Impressions
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Gamers don't usually ask for a revision to an existing adventure unless it's to adapt it to a new edition, yet that's exactly why Wizards of the Coast produced the new edition of Tyranny of Dragons. Fans online have been asking for an updated edition for some time. The fact that Tiamat and the Cult of the Dragon, especially one very prominent Tiamat follower, factors into the newest adventure...
5E Mythological Figures: Hayreddin Barbarossa
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Mythological Figures is tackling a man of many, many names today—titles well earned and somehow less numerous than the seemingly countless battles he won on land and sea on behalf of the Ottoman Empire. Prepare yourself for Hayreddin Barbarossa!
2000AD Check out this map of Judge Dredd's Cursed Earth
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This is a two-page spread in the upcoming The Cursed Earth adventure/sourcebook (available for pre-order) depicting the Cursed Earth in 2100. There will also be a player version available separately without the journey marked.
Carnival Row and the Changing Face of Licensing
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With so many amazing ‘geek friendly’ shows on television at the moment, it’s not rare that I start watching another and think ‘this would make an amazing RPG’. This was doubly the case for me with ‘Carnival Row’ (now showing on Amazon) since I used to work on Victoriana for Cubicle 7. So I was pleased, but also surprised, to see the sudden appearance of ‘The Carnival Row RPG’ as a free PDF...
News Digest for the Week of October 18
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Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! More previews for new Pathfinder 2nd Edition books, Modiphius lands a new license, yet another Unearthed Arcana for D&D, new Dungeons & Dragons products, and more!
Modiphius To Produce Homeworld RPG
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In their ongoing quest to publish every game in the world, Modiphius has just announced that it is creating the official Homeworld: Revelations tabletop RPG.
New Unearthed Arcana: Rune Knight, Swarmkeeper, The Revived
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Another new Unearthed Arcana! "In today’s Unearthed Arcana, three classes each receive a playtest option. The fighter gets a Martial Archetype option: the Rune Knight. The ranger gains a Ranger Archetype option: the Swarmkeeper. And the rogue acquires a Roguish Archetype option: the Revived."
Look At This Gorgeous Map For The One Ring 2E!
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Cubicle 7 has shared a look at Jared Blando's beautiful map of Middle Earth, included in the upcoming The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game.
Dare You Face the Demonplague? A Review
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Have you been missing a level 1-20 epic adventure in your 5E gaming? Well James Introcaso and Johnn Four deliver an experience that is well beyond the typical in The Demonplague. SPOILER SPACE: There may be the tiniest of spoilers ahead (or perhaps not) as it can be hard to talk about an adventure without them. The Long & The Short: Demonplague is a dense and well written campaign, with...
PF2 Here's PF2's Lost Omens Character Guide's Table of Contents
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Paizo posted this last Friday, but it slipped under my radar! Here's the full table of contents of the Lost Omens Character Guide, currently available!
The 2019 Great Blog Roll Call!
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Dragons Never Forget is a blog run by Charles Akins, formerly of Dyvers, who used to do an annual RPG blog role call. He's back with a new one on his new website! If you are looking for tabletop RPG blogs to follow, this list is pretty darn definitive.
Jonathan Tweet: Streamlining Third Edition
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The D&D 3rd Ed project was part big-picture vision and part a collection of individual decisions about rules, terms, and characters. In terms of rules, a lot of what we did amounted to streamlining.
Crowdfunding News – RECLAIMER, Visigoths vs Mall Goths, and more
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This week, I review 18 RPG-related crowdfunding campaigns that run from October 25th through Halloween (the 31st). While the majority are via Kickstarter, one is on GameOnTabletop. With Kickstarter’s union status pending [here, here, and here], there’s interest in alternative platforms such as GameOnTabletop, IndieGoGo, and Gamefound.
Podcast #70 Silly Rules Exploits for D&D and More
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This week, Morrus is joined by Shane Stacks while Peter is on holiday to talk about all the wacky, silly, and over-the-top rules exploits in Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, and other roleplaying games. In the news, Fantasy Ground Usage Report released, Vast Kaviya crowdfunding effort is live, Paizo releases Monster and NPC creation rules ahead of Gamemastery Guide, Chaosium giving...
Spell Effects Minis Coming From Wizkids
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There are two upcoming spell effect miniatures sets coming in February 2020 from Wizkids. The first, for $49.99, is called Mighty Conjurations and includes flaming spheres, arcane eyes, dancing lights, forcecages, and more. The second. for $59.99, is called Halaster’s Tumultuous Templates which are area templated for fireballs, webs, burning hands, and so on.
Here's The Stuff Gale Force 9 Is Releasing For Eberron
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The new Eberron setting book comes out next month, and Gale Force Nine has a bunch of stuff lined up to accompany it - maps, DM screens, and more.
PF2 The Pathfinder Society in 2E
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Paizo has previewed the Pathfinder Society - a "globe-trotting organization whose agents are dedicated to exploring the world" - from its upcoming Lost Omens (née Golarion) World Guide. It's a group which is familiar to fans of 1E.
Dragon Reflections #26
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TSR Periodicals published The Dragon Issue 26 in June 1979. It is 52 pages long, with a cover price of $2.00. In this issue, we have Giants in the Earth, D&D vs. AD&D, and the Bazaar of the Bizarre!