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Chaosium has just announced the name of the upcoming edition of RuneQuest, due for a Christmas 2017 release. This edition will not be called RuneQuest 4, or RuneQuest 7 (depending how you choose to count them), but will be called "RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha" (or RQG). This edition is descended from the 2nd Edition ruleset, and is compatible with the RuneQuest Classic reprints which Chaosium recently Kickstarted.
For WOIN fans, the hardcover version of O.L.D. has been completed. It's going out to Kickstarter backers, and will be available later, once all the backers have their copies. The book came in at 350 pages, full-colour. Here's a quick peek at the Table of Contents. O.L.D. is, of course, fully compatible with N.E.W., its companion science-fiction game, so you can play a medieval fantasy game, a far future science-fiction game, or mix them to introduce magic to your sci-fi. O.L.D., like N.E.W., uses a life path system for character creation and a d6 dice pool system for task resolution.

News Digest: Controversy Abounds! New Vampire Edition Details, Green Ronin's Talent Search, 7th Sea

Hello everyone! Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! And this week is all about controversy. Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition release information (with a controversial hiring), Green Ronin is looking for female writers for Lost Citadel, International Tabletop Day may not be able to meet demand for promotional items, and more! Even this week’s Kickstarters are loaded with controversy!

RPG Crowdfunding News 044: Talislanta: The Savage Land, DCC Lankhmar, Fear Agent, The Goon, Dhovaine

Welcome back to our weekly look at tabletop roleplaying game, and accessories, crowdfunding roundup! Each week we’ll be looking at a few campaigns currently running that have caught our eye as well as occasionally speaking to some of the creators about their campaigns, or looking at some of the ‘behind the scenes’ business aspects of putting together, launching, operating and then delivering a crowdfunded project. If you have anything you’d like us to cover, or questions about anything we talk about, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact me directly.

New Releases In Stores This Week : 3rd April 2017

A rundown of the New Releases that should be hitting games stores this coming week! Board games, card games, RPGs, Wargames and collectible games... hopefully something for everyone! For more information about any of the products please contact your local games store.
The third part of the ZEITGEIST Player's Guide for 5th Edition introduces the city of Flint, and the Royal Homeland Constabulary. Complete with full-colour maps, this guide describes the various districts of Flint, along with the hierarchy of the RHC, details about its headquarters, and information on trailing and interrogating suspects. Find it over on EN5ider!

Don't Call It A Comeback: Mars Attacks And Discworld For GURPS 4E

During the Nineties I played a lot of GURPS. For a long time, it was my go-to system for just about everything from horror to conspiracy to science fiction gaming. If there wasn't a GURPS 3E supplement for a genre or setting idea, I might not have played it. Yes, GURPS was everything that people who aren't fans of the system leveled at it: it required a lot of work, it could be complex and players could face paralysis when faced with so many options during character creation. Despite all of that, for me and the people that I gamed with at the time, it was a familiar and comfortable kind of complex. It suited us, and it suited my play style at the time.

(KS) Gametee presents… Handcrafted Leather Notebooks for Gamers

Gametee: Our Finest Leather Notebooks for Gamers are inspired by a lifetime’s experience of tabletop gaming and roleplaying systems. Designed to complement your imagination, our notebooks pay loving tribute to the finest genres of high fantasy. Functional, elegant, and long-lasting, they are artisanal items designed to accompany you on travels through universes both real and fictive.

(KS) Devil’s Run – A Post-Apocalyptic game of Motor Mayhem!

This kickstarter will fund the production of a printed edition of the Devil's Run Roleplaying Game core book: a lavish 280 page softcover rulebook that will empower both GMs and players alike with the ability to explore this post-apocalyptic setting in more detail than ever before. The Devil's Run RPG core book will introduce our own innovative TriCore ruleset - a lightweight system that seeks to seamlessly integrate story and action whilst keeping the game focussed on the players.

(KS) Underworld Races & Classes for 5th Edition and Pathfinder

The Underworld Races & Classes tome for 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (two separate books) includes devious drow, deep mining svirfneblin, psychedelic funglets, beautiful, semi-crystalline colliatur and more: a total of 14 new races and over 25 classes clocking in at 250+ pages!

(KS) Science Fiction Mini Adventure Cards

Si-Fi/Cyberpunk Poker Sized cards with 40 mini adventures, 10 Mega Corp logos, 300 random business names and 300 random NPC names.

(KS) Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium for Pathfinder and 5E

A fantastic collection of adventures, magic, monsters, new rules, and more for fey and forest-themed campaigns using Pathfinder and 5E!

(KS) Dungeon Digger – A strategic dungeon building board game

Italian company Tin Hat Games have launched a new dungeon building board game on Kickstarter. Dungeon Digger is a dungeon building game where players take on the role of horrible Dungeon lords ready to sacrifice their servants, the Stooges, to dig the most intricate underground dungeon and annihilate their opponents.

Unearthed Arcana Unearthed Arcana: Starter Spells; Plus UA Returning To Monthly & Sage Advice Returning

Chaos Bolt is the first Sorcerer-only spell. Interesting. What I've read so far looks really good. I like the idea of Ceremony quite a bit, but some of the effects (Investiture!) might be a little overpowered.
I've been talking about it all week, and now the time has come - the A TOUCH OF CLASS Kickstarter is now live! 7 new classes for 5th Edition! Meet the full alchemist, cardcaster, diabolist, feywalker, morph, noble, and occultist classes for your 5E games in this 70-page book! Get this gorgeous softcover book right away! We will deliver PDFs as soon as the Kickstarter ends, and the print version will be arriving with you shortly afterwards. No delays! And for those with a bigger appetite, you can also get 45 new subclasses. These seven classes originally appeared in EN5ider, the 5th Edition patreon. Over time, they have been revised and updated after plenty of feedback from the community, and now they're ready to be presented as a full-colour softcover book! Each is a full class, along with archetypes; plus the collection includes a selection of supporting feats, spells, items, backgrounds, and monsters to help make the most from them. And yes, that includes the Noble, the name of our "Warlord" class! Click here (or on one of the pretty pictures below) to back it!
The folks over at Burning Games have sent along a preview of the FAITH Core Rulebook (an "ENnie-awarded, card based sci-fi RPG with 2.0 rules, detailed setting and tons of beautiful immersive artwork") for your viewing pleasure! This is 13 pages of the book detailing the history of the Corvo, one of the game's species. The core rulebook is being Kickstarted as we speak, is almost funded, with just over two weeks to go, and it does look very, very pretty.

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Put the players within spitting distance of the fall of House Atreides and the rise of Muad’Dib.
For its first book of D&D's 50th anniversary year, Wizards is going big with a multiverse-spanning, multiverse-threatening adventure where players will face off against one of the game’s most legendary villains.
A great monster book on its own but also useful as a supplemental guide to pre-existing fantasy worlds.
Play a vampire and kill nazis in WW2!

Dungeons & Dragons

Gold dragons no longer have wings--just like they used to be!
Hasbro CEO plays in an Eastern Adventures D&D campaign.
Figments of imagination that make for deadly encounters or very, very cool familiars.
For its first book of D&D's 50th anniversary year, Wizards is going big with a multiverse-spanning, multiverse-threatening adventure where players will face off against one of the game’s most legendary villains.
360+ page hardcover which delves into Dungeons & Dragons' various worlds and settings.
Alternate Player's Handbook cover art by Wylie Beckert.

Industry News

D&D-powered cartoon fun from Cryptozoic Entertainment.
Developer tool released under Open RPG Creator (ORC) License.
SRD 5.2 will be released under Creative Commons next year.
One of only two TTRPG creators with four separate million dollar Kickstarters!
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