When the Amazon page for Explorer's Guide to Wildemount leaked, the book went straight to #15 in all books (not just games, or even just fantasy - all books!) on Amazon before WotC had even said a word about it. It quickly jumped to #3 on Monday, and as of today... it is currently sitting at #1. In ALL books.
In 1997, I attended the TSR RPG Writer’s Workshop, in Seattle, WA. In 2000, I applied for job at Wizards of the Coast, and was hired to be part of the RPG R&D team, working on Licensed Products. The three years between those two momentous events in my early career were.... frustrating. I knew I wanted to do more than magazine articles, to prove to game companies I was a good candidate for a...
We all know those players—the second the party has slain the unimaginable horror from beyond, they've jumped onto the corpse and are working at it with a blade to pry away some teeth, a horn, or another grisly trophy. Over at EN5ider we think these folks need something to work for with all that amateur taxidermy...something like enchanted hunter totems!
We’ve already seen her counterpart in crime but you may not recognize this pirate anyway—most people didn’t and she spent an absurd amount of her life disguised as a man. It couldn’t be anyone other than the one, the only, the inimitable Mary Read!
Matt Mercer posted on Reddit about the upcoming D&D setting book. "As the info seemed to leak a liiiiiiittle early yesterday, I just wanted to write something to reach out to the greater, non-critter DnD crowd regarding this book, what it means to me, and what I hope it means to you".
After the various leaks over the weekend from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, the official announcement has just dropped! It's a different description to the one on Amazon, and contains a little bit more information about the contents of the upcoming setting book, which includes four introductory adventures!
Sea serpents are a staple of fantasy monsters so it's curious that they are not more prominent in Dungeons & Dragons. Research reveals the sea monster has always been in D&D, but it's taken a curious path that diverge significantly from the serpentine creature we associate with the name.
While Amazon may have revealed the title and description of The Explorer's Guide to Wildemount earlier, it had no cover art. Barnes & Noble, on the other hand, has the cover but at the time of writing no title or description. Here it is! The official announcement should be coming later today. In the meantime, the book - which has not yet been announced! - is already #15 in the bestsellers...
It looks like Amazon has leaked the title and description of the new D&D book a day early (unless it's all a fake-out by WotC) -- and it's a new D&D setting book called The Explorer's Guide to Wildemount; it's the Critical Role campaign setting, penned by Matt Mercer!
This week, Morrus and Peter count down the Top 10 Roleplaying Game Podcasts of 2019! Both categories are covered, RPG Talk and Actual Play. In the news, Dungeons & Dragons announces a new product and also doesn’t, layoffs at Fantasy Flight Games, applications for the Fallout RPG closed beta open, and a lot, LOT more (there was a lot of news this week) plus a brand new sketch about an...
Hello everyone, Darryl here to talk about a topic I have trouble shutting up about, Shadowrun. Catalyst Game Labs has been nice enough to provide me with review copies in PDF format of their two upcoming sourcebooks for Shadowrun Sixth World Edition, the event book Cutting Black and the adventure 30 Nights (which I'll be taking a look at later).
I've been talking about good ways to devise RPG monsters for tabletop games (See "Just Say No to Boss Monsters"). In the previous installment we covered the unknown, unusual characteristics, monsters that cooperate, and critters with combined characteristics. But there are many other ways to surprise your players with monsters, ranging from misdirection to item-stealers to relentless hordes.
Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! New D&D product not announced (yet), industry sales figures for the summer of 2019, Asmodee/Fantasy Flight layoffs spark discussions of the company’s future, new Genesys System setting announced, Fallout RPG playtest applications, previews of upcoming Pathfinder 2e and Starfinder releases, and a lot more! Don’t forget you can catch up...
This week in Ben Riggs' podcast, he interviews Ed Greenwood, father of the Forgotten Realms, about his 1987 agreement with TSR wherein he sold the rights to the Realms for $5,000. "We also discuss the origin and publication of the Realms, and I am able to tell Ed, officially, how many units his game work sold decades after the fact. (You can check out the numbers below!)" Click here to listen!
In this Pathfinder 2E article we bring you a brand new ancestry so you can spice up your character! A mix of elf-with-antlers + elk, the cervitaur is an awesome ancestry that allows you to play a character that's wise but arrogant, alien and yet relatable. If this is something that sounds like something you—or your players—would love, then you have to check it out here. Written by Jeff Gomez...
Modiphius announced the release of the Gamma Quadrant Sourcebook for the Star Trek Adventures Roleplaying Game. This book covers not just the Dominion, S'ona, and other Gamma Quadrant aliens but also the events of the Dominion War.
Free League Publishing announced today that they have obtained the full rights to the Coriolis roleplaying game from Paradox Interactive. Free League previously published the ENnie Award winning RPG under a license from the video game publisher two years ago following a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised over SEK 1.2 million (about US$130,000).