RPG Print News – Arc Dream Publishing, Goodman Games, and More

Root is here so you too can play an animal Vagabond, deal with factions, and explore clearings. A new adventure for DCC for those in love or pining for love. Support for Delta Green, Power Rangers, and Blue Rose (which is quite the combination really). And new RPGs for cyberpunk, female barbarian fantasy, and anime superheroes with crystal hearts and shifting personalities.

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Root - The Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook | Travelers & Outsiders | Root - The Role Playing Game (Deluxe Edition) | Clearing Booklet by Magpie Games
  • SYSTEM: Powered by the Apocalypse
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rulebooks (Clearing Booklet is softcover)
  • RETAIL PRICE: $39.99/$39.99/$99.99/$19.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Root: The Roleplaying Game is based on Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right board game by Leder Games. PCs are vagabonds, individual outlaws fighting for money, justice, and freedom from powers far greater than them and whose adventures and alliances define the Woodland forever. Includes nine unique playbooks, easy-to-follow rules for all manner of fantasy adventure including reputation and travel mechanics, mechanics for managing equipment and combat that make your choices matter both tactically and narratively, and detailed instructions for running the game including details on factions and a full clearing, Gelilah's Grove. Travelers and Outsiders includes 10 new playbooks (pirates, raiders, scholars, heretics, raconteurs, and more), four new expansion factions (The Riverfolk Company, Lizard Cult, Grand Duchy, and Corvid Conspiracy), dozens of expanded moves and tags, robust faction turn mechanics that bring the setting to life, and two new clearings - Heartwood and Sundew Bend - that focus on adventures involving the new expansion factions and their conflicts. The Root RPG Deluxe edition includes deluxe versions of Root: The Roleplaying Game and Travelers and Outsiders in a slipcase. The Clearing Booklet contains interesting conflicts, important residents (with stats), unique locations, and special rules. Example: Limmery Post - an outpost at the edge of the Woodland - remains a well-fortified clearing, perfect for a new Woodland Alliance base. Can the Alliance's leaders convince the citizens of the Post to join the cause?
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Love in the Age of Gongfarmers by Goodman Games
  • SYSTEM: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover adventure
  • RETAIL PRICE: $9.99
  • DESCRIPTION: A Valentine’s Day-themed adventure for level 2 characters. PCs face the wrath of an offended deity who has substituted the heart of a young cleric with that of a mechanical bear. To save the cleric, the PCs must face candy heart puzzles, feral fluffees, and other obstacles. Based on the “The Lost Heart of Valentinus in the Funnel Love” for Spawn of Cyclops Con 2021.
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Evidence Kit - The Labyrinth by Arc Dream Publishing
  • SYSTEM: Delta Green RPG
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $24.99
  • DESCRIPTION: New allies, threats, and victims. This evidence kit accompanies The Labyrinth. Its 45 handouts help you bring that guttering world to life. For example: AGENT RENKO: secret documents and a frightful ritual, THE WITNESS ALLIANCE: a business card, a news report, and a redacted horror, and NEW LIFE FERTILITY: inspiring corporate literature and appalling communiques.
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Power Rangers GM Screen and Adventure by Renegade Games Studio
  • SYSTEM: Power Rangers RPG
  • PRODUCT TYPE: screen and booklet
  • RETAIL PRICE: $24.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Full color Game Master’s screen. Also includes an adventure scenario, “Glutton for Punishment” ready for PCs that have finished the introductory adventure included in the Power Rangers RPG.
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Tales from the Mount Anthology by Green Ronin
  • SYSTEM: Blue Rose (AGE Edition)
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $15.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Features nine short stories that visit the deadly Shadow Barrens, wicked fallen Austium, and the lunar glories of Mount Oritaun. The blasted expanse of the Shadow Barrens has menaced the Kingdom of the Blue Rose for Generations. Legends of its sinister residents and the fallen glories of long-lost Mount Oritaun have provoked both fear and wistful hope. Now, an envoy from that lost kingdom has made contact, and a history long forgotten by all but a few scholars has been brought to light. But the armies of Shadow loom over Mount Oritaun, and its lunar light may soon be extinguished forever.
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Beta Red - A Cyberpunk RPG by Heeroic Studios Gaming
  • SYSTEM: unique d6 dice pool
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $14
  • DESCRIPTION: A rules-lite cyberpunk-themed roleplaying game set in a nasty, high-tech low-life, corporate controlled, dystopian near future. It uses a d6 dice pool system to create tales of action, glory, and resistance to the system. PCs pick up jobs to get creds that allow them to buy more gear and augmentations, thus developing their characters. The options are: species (Human, Robot, Clone, Psychic), background (Backroom Project, Corporate Zombie, Criminal, Mean Streets, Picture Perfect, and Soldier) and role (Cracker (Hacker), Driver, Face, Mechanic, Muscle, Reader (Psychic), and Sneak). PCs also have augmentations and gear and there are psychic abilities. Includes Megacity, Megacorp, Street Gang, and other setting detail creations along with optional rules for speeding up the dreaded "legwork" section of an RPG and two adventures.
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Savage Sisters - Fantasy RPG by 9th Level Games
  • SYSTEM: unique
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $14.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Narrative sword and sorcery about women making a difference in a barbaric world. Players adventure in a shared GM polymorph game. The group creates their Sodal, a group of powerful, warrior women who are bound together in sisterhood. Each Savage Sister is a legendary character of the Sodal’s past that share tales that will be told across a roaring fire on some far future night.
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Crystal Heart by Up to Four Players
  • SYSTEM: Savage Worlds Adventure Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover setting
  • RETAIL PRICE: $45
  • DESCRIPTION: PCs become an Agent of Syn, replace their heart with a Crystal, and gain superpowers (also lose their mind, but just a little). In the world of Crystal Heart, people's hearts are literally made of stone. Inspired by the styles and sensibilities of anime and superhero media. This book includes: rules for using and misusing Crystals, dozens of Crystals and guidelines for creating new Crystals, detail on the Five Lands, a full Plot Point campaign spanning eight adventures, adversaries, and Edges, Hindrances, weapons and setting rules.
 

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