What's O.L.D. is N.E.W.
  • What's O.L.D. is N.E.W.


    Turn Order: Warped, the official stream of the WOIN roleplaying game system, is back with a new episode! "Felix deals with the aftermath of drinking something he shouldn't have and the crew tries to find him." Join GM of Doom "wacksteven" and the crew of the Black Fang in their intrepid science-fiction adventures! As always, you can get video or audio version of the show - simply subscribe to the YouTube channel or to the official podcast! Or, of course, you can watch the show live on Twitch as it goes out every Saturday! Note that the show features adult language.  ...READ MORE

    This week, I confronted my complicated relationship with FATE* (as well as my even more complicated relationship with grimdark and horror gaming**), which led to some really interesting discussions. Not a lot of grimdark among this week's Picks, but there's two FATE games, both of which I'd love to try as part of my exploration of this very popular game system. There's also the latest in the 7th Sea revival, a wizarding school setting for 5e fans, and our illustrious Russ Morrissey's O.L.D. entry in the WOIN revolution.
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    Turn Order: Warped, the official stream of the WOIN roleplaying game system, is back with a new episode! "The crew of the Black Fang visits Arthur's old Borian colony to receive a new quest to gather some very deadly plants." Join GM of Doom "wacksteven" and the crew of the Black Fang in their intrepid science-fiction adventures! As always, you can get video or audio version of the show - simply subscribe to the YouTube channel or to the official podcast! Or, of course, you can watch the show live on Twitch as it goes out every Saturday! Note that the show features adult language.
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    Now that the hardcovers are arriving in the hands of Kickstarter backers, the hardcover version of O.L.D. The Fantasy Heroic Roleplaying Game is now available! This beautiful 350-page hardcover book contains rules for character creation, a wide array of medieval and fantasy equipment (including the Bohemian Earspoon!), a flexible, freeform verb-noun magic system powered by Magic Points, rules for wilderness travel, stronghold building, and warfare, and extensive guidelines for building your own setting, races, careers, monsters, and more. O.L.D. is fully compatible with N.E.W., and other WOIN (What's OLD is NEW) roleplaying games, so you can mix and match to your heart's content!  ...READ MORE

    Turn Order: Warped, the official stream of the WOIN roleplaying game system, is back with a new episode! The crew departs the Wang Zhe shipyard to meet one of Arthur's contacts to bring in some much needed credits. Join GM of Doom "wacksteven" and the crew of the Black Fang in their intrepid science-fiction adventures! As always, you can get video or audio version of the show - simply subscribe to the YouTube channel or to the official podcast! Or, of course, you can watch the show live on Twitch as it goes out every Saturday! Note that the show features adult language.  ...READ MORE

    Turn Order: Warped, the official stream of the WOIN roleplaying game system, is back with a new episode! The crew seeks repairs at the Wang Zhe shipyard to fix some badly damaged engines, while Lunk makes a new "friend." Join GM of Doom "wacksteven" and the crew of the Black Fang in their intrepid science-fiction adventures! As always, you can get video or audio version of the show - simply subscribe to the YouTube channel or to the official podcast! Or, of course, you can watch the show live on Twitch as it goes out every Saturday! Note that the show features adult language.  ...READ MORE

    Turn Order: Warped, the official stream of the WOIN roleplaying game system, is back with a new episode! The crew of the Black Fang leaves Gallelei IX in the hopes of repairing their ship at the Wang Zhe Shipyard in orbit around the planet Gallelei II, but run into some problems.Join GM of Doom "wacksteven" and the crew of the Black Fang in their intrepid science-fiction adventures! As always, you can get video or audio version of the show - simply subscribe to the YouTube channel or to the official podcast! Or, of course, you can watch the show live on Twitch as it goes out every Saturday! Note that the show features adult language.
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    After last week's diversion into the Holisim Special episode, we're back to the main storyline in Turn Order: Warped, the official WOIN sci-fi weekly livestreamed game! In Guns & Chainsaw Pedicures, the crew continues their shopping in Cosimo, gearing up for their next big adventure. Join GM of Doom "wacksteven" and the crew of the Black Fang in their intrepid science-fiction adventures! As always, you can get video or audio version of the show - simply subscribe to the YouTube channel or to the official podcast! Or, of course, you can watch the show live on Twitch as it goes out every Saturday! Note that the show features adult language.  ...READ MORE

    It's my great pleasure to introduce Turn Order: Warped, the now official weekly livestream of the What's OLD is NEW roleplaying game system. In Turn Order: Warped, a motley crew of sci-fi adventurers engage in hijinks in the far future! The show goes out every Saturday live on Twitch, and will appear in YouTube and podcast form every Monday, so you can catch up in whichever way suits you best (for me it's the audio version while walking my dog!) The show is hosted by GM of Doom "wacksteven", who has been hosting live Twitch streams for RPGs for ages, and features the crew of the Black Fang - Felix (Felan Pilot), Lunk (Ogron Chef), Glix (Venetian Science Officer), H.A.W.K. (Android Security), and Arthur (Borian Engineer).  ...READ MORE

    O.L.D., the fantasy heroic roleplaying game, was sent to Kickstarter backers over the weekend. Now that they have their copies (if you haven't yet, check your email!), the 350-page full-colour book is available in PDF for $10 (the same price as the fully-compatible N.E.W. science fiction game, already available). The hardcover version will be available soon, but not until the books have finished shipping to Kickstarter backers around the world.  ...READ MORE

    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.  ...READ MORE

    This book of advanced character options for those playing N.E.W. The Science Fiction Roleplaying Game is now available in softcover. "This essential manual for sci-fi themed What's OLD is NEW games introduces a range of new alien races, universal exploits, and advanced rules for your WOIN game. 11 new races, nearly 30 new universal exploits, and expanded rules for aging, making the most of your REPUTATION score, and more, make this an essential handbook. Straight from the pages of EONS, the official patreon for the WOIN roleplaying game system. Requires the use of a What's OLD is NEW core rulebook."  ...READ MORE

    Coming later this year is the Starship Recognition Manual for the What's OLD is NEW roleplaying game system. Below you can see a short preview - the first two pages of the entry for the Persephone Class III Freighter. Each ship gets detailed, loving treatment, with illustrations, plans, variations, background history, even some fiction. The Starship Recognition Manual contains dozens of ships, from small freighters to colossal cruisers and battleships, along with rules for older (discounted) ships, trading, flaws, and Captain Wrigley's Starship Emporium, a sample used starship dealer based on Tartarus Station in The Cauldron sector.  ...READ MORE

    New on EONS, the WOIN patreon! #46. Trader Captains. Taking up a career as a trader, merchant, smuggler, or pirate? Then this document is for you! Details on trading rules, cargo types, permits, fuel costs, and more enable you to begin trading right away!

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    New on EONS, the WOIN patreon! Welcome to Tartarus, the greatest space station in the galaxy! Located in The Cauldron, Tartarus is home to 7-million people and aliens. This 12-page document gives an overview of the station, a handful of notable locations and NPCs of note, random encounter tables, and a sample starscraper floor, 323 Maple Grove, with details of the 40 business to be found there and plot hooks to bring it alive.  ...READ MORE

    A short week, if you will, as we still had some awesome folks in town (Brandon Gensemer and Evil Beagle creator Michael Surbrook) following Genghis Con, for whom I ran yet one more session of Freedom Squadron on Monday. More on that later. This week, we traverse the Seven Seas and dark forests of Davokar out into the wild outer space frontiers of the Legendary Planets and beyond into all things N.E.W..
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    Hello everyone, welcome to this week’s update on gaming news! Sentinels of Earth-Prime! Changes to the Magic: The Gathering Tournament Circuit! Judge Dredd and 2000 AD coming to WOIN! Lots of advance board game news on new releases, new licenses, new games, and more!
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    This year, EN Publishing will be launching the official Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Tabletop Adventure Game! Starting with a full-colour hardcover core rulebook, the many worlds of 2000 AD will be explored - starting, of course, with the most famous character from the pages of the iconic comic book, Judge Dredd! Work is already underway on the game, which will be powered by the WOIN (What's OLD is NEW) rules engine. 2000 AD is Britain's longest running and most celebrated anthology comic, known for its cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy and its mean streak of irony and black humour covering genres such as future war (Rogue Trooper; The A.B.C. Warriors), action/adventure (Judge Dredd; Strontium Dog), fantasy (Sláine; Nemesis the Warlock), steampunk (Stickleback; Brass Sun), horror (Fiends of the Eastern Front; Absalom), and humour (DR & Quinch; Zombo).


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    It's Christmas! I hope everybody has a wonderful time. There won't likely be much news over the festive period, but I wanted to offer a free gift to those who are kind enough to swing by EN World over Christmas. If you're a fan of science fiction or fantasy RPGs which aren't D&D, I have attached PDFs of the character creation sections of both N.E.W. and O.L.D. from the WOIN (What's OLD is NEW) roleplaying game system - a lifepath based d6 system which enables you to create a wide variety of characters, and mix and match different genres as you wish. These will only be here over the Christmas period, so grab 'em quick! And if you create a character, post it in the comments. I'll send a hardcover of the full NEW game to my favourite.  ...READ MORE

    New on EONS, the official WOIN magazine - EONS #33: Trailblazer 9 Heavy. The Trailblazer Heavy vessels are over a hundred years old and were designed to cut routes through the nightmarish hazards that fill the space of the Cauldron. When TB9H becomes a runaway train headed straight for the planet of Diana, can the PCs figure out what is going on and stop the ship before distaster strikes? By Alasdair Stuart; art by Sade, Ellis Goodson, Darren Morrissey, and Indi Martin.
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