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News Digest for the Week of November 25

Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! Wizards of the Coast addresses OGL rumors, Keith Baker returning to Eberron, new adventures for Star Trek Adventures and Vaesen on the way, and more! For a quick summary of the week’s news, Jessica Hancock will bring you up to speed with EN Live's This Week in TTRPG every Friday. Don’t forget, you can keep up with all the week’s...

Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! Wizards of the Coast addresses OGL rumors, Keith Baker returning to Eberron, new adventures for Star Trek Adventures and Vaesen on the way, and more!

For a quick summary of the week’s news, Jessica Hancock will bring you up to speed with EN Live's This Week in TTRPG every Friday.

Don’t forget, you can keep up with all the week’s gaming news in detail with Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk. This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about how much detail you should include in a published adventure.

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In case you missed it elsewhere on EN World this week:

EN Live has a new live streaming coming in January 2023, Against the Dragonlords, a Level Up: Advanced 5e conversion of the original Dragonlance module. Our own Russ “Morrus” Morrissey will be the Narrator for an A5e campaign of DL1: Dragons of Despair with players Jessica Hancock, Virginia Page, Dare Hickman, and Jack Mullings. The adventure starts on Tuesday, January 10 at 7:00 PM BST (2:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM Pacific) and continue weekly on the EN Publishing Twitch channel with archives on YouTube and an audio-only podcast.

Also, EN Publishing is looking to sponsor more live streams! Applications are open until December 2 for your Level Up: Advanced 5e live streams between January and March 2023 for a paid sponsorship.


It seems like the persistent rumor that Wizards of the Coast will end the Open Gaming License is making the rounds once again. This week, Morrus wrote a detailed explanation for how the OGL works and why the speculation is unfounded. Short version: There’s already a 5e System Reference Document released under the OGL and, since the OGL can’t be rescinded, third parties will still be able produce 5e compatible material under the OGL. Wizards of the Coast themselves addressed the rumors with the following statement:

"We will continue to support the thousands of creators making third-party D&D content with the release of One D&D in 2024. While it is certain our Open Game License (OGL) will continue to evolve, just as it has since its inception, we're too early in the development of One D&D to give more specifics on the OGL or System Reference Document (SRD) at this time."

This likely means that no decision has been made regarding the inclusion of any new material from One D&D in the SRD, but content that is compatible with 5e will be compatible with One D&D. This would be in line with previous releases from Wizards of the Coast, where most new races, backgrounds, and subclasses released via sourcebooks and even many in the Player’s Handbook have not been released under the OGL.


Keith Baker returns once again to the setting he created with Chronicles of Eberron on DMs Guild. The 200-page sourcebook will feature new lore, advice for players and DMs, and new game options including monsters, spells, magic items, treasure, and character options. The book will be available in PDF and print-on-demand starting in December. From the announcement:

All told, Chronicles of Eberron includes 22 chapters and is over 200 pages in length. It is split into two sections. The Library covers topics that are of interest to both players and DMs. How do harengon fit into Eberron? Who are the gnomes of Pylas Pyrial? Can a player character be devoted to the Devourer? The Vault explores distant lands and deeper secrets, dealing with overlords and daelkyr, demon cities, and the realm of the the Inspired. Wherever your adventures may take you, you’ll find something you can use in Chronicles of Eberron.

But that’s not all, as Baker has also collaborated with custom miniature company Hero Forge to create items from Eberron available for your custom miniatures such as the spark crossbow, thunderbolt crossbow, lightning crossbow, dual vael scimitars, and hat symbiote. And on the Twogether Studios website, they have a collection of Eberron themed T-shirts with the logos of the Dragon Hawk, the Crowned Bear, the Lost Crown, the Blood Moon, and the Flame.


WizKids opened pre-orders for a life-size replica pseudodragon figure. This 14-inch-long figure of a red pseudodragon laying down is made of soft foam and comes hand-painted to show off the details of the cat-sized miniature dragon familiar. This figure will be available in Q1 2023 with a retail price of $99.99. This is the second life-size wizard’s familiar replica WizKids has produced with the $475 Quasit figure set for release before the end of 2022.


Modiphius released a new Star Trek Adventures Missions book titled Mysteries. The PDF features ten mysteries for Original Series era Starfleet crews filled with the strange and wonderous things of the cosmos and challenging the crew to solve the underlying mystery of each. Each Brief is designed to be played alone or can be strung together to form a campaign, and the setting can be modified for other eras of play. The 16-page PDF is available on DriveThruRPG as a Pay What You Want title with a suggested price of $0.00.


Free League opened pre-orders for the Seasons of Mystery adventure book for Vaesen. The book includes four mysteries all across the Mythic North for players to solve. “A Dance of Death” sends the characters to investigate a deadly mystery in the green vales of Dalarna, “Fireheart” takes place during the hottest summer in living memory for the village of Småland causing crop failures and wildfires with the party tasked with finding the cause. “The Devil on the Moor” heads to the windsweapt autumn moors of Grimsted Lyng to investigate a tale of horror in the clash between modernity and the old ways. Finally, “A Winter’s Tale” is set in the snow-covered forests of Ingria where an unknown being stalks the night. The hardcover is available for KR 398 (US$38.27, £31.61) with a Foundary VTT edition for KR 148 (US$14.23, £11.75), and a bundle for KR 478 (US$45.96, £37.96) for a release on December 6.


Chaosium announced a November 30 release date for the Rivers of London: The Roleplaying Game. The game places the players in the roles of newly recruited members of the London Metropolitan Police Service’s special magic branch known as “The Folly”. Characters will solve mysteries, catch criminals, and come to grips with “demi-monde”, those who have been irreversibly changed by magic. The game is based on the novel series by Ben Aaronovich (best known otherwise for writing the Doctor Who serial Remembrance of the Daleks (where Ace beats the crap out of a Dalek with a baseball bat cementing her as the most badass companion)) starting in 2011 with Rivers of London (retitled Midnight Riot in for the US release) and has expanded into nine novels, three novellas, nine graphic novels, and an upcoming television series. The PDF goes on sale on November 30 with the hardcover expected next year. Customers who purchase the PDF directly from Chaosium will receive a discount on the hardcover equal to the price of the PDF.

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Darryl Mott

Darryl Mott


Interesting descriptions for the Aundair/Breland/Cyre/Karrnath/Thrane heraldry :ROFLMAO:
Technically speaking, it's not the heraldry for those houses. Because those names are owned by Wizards of the Coast and would require a license to produce. Similar to how a that's absolutely not a Ghostfaced Killer Scream costume sold in stores for Halloween, it's "Masked Ghost Slasher" costume.

The description was copied and pasted directly from Keith Baker's blog post (because I'm not that familiar with Eberron lore and wouldn't recognize if I made a typo or mixed up words) so if it's an overly awkward way around IP issues, blame him not me :p

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