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RPG Print News – Chaosium, Cubicle 7, Free League, and More

These new RPG products are available in print in October 2020. Ask your favorite local game store to order a copy or order online. The Call of Cthulhu and the Delta Green adventures are perfect for Halloween and the Alien RPG Starter Set can kick off an entire campaign of terror. This week all of the offerings except Alien (but as a franchise also goes back a long way) are from RPGs with long history, some in new rule versions and others harkening all the way back to 1981. Options include core rules and adventures. Hard cover core rulebooks, adventures, and a boxed set await.
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Alien RPG Starter Set
  • SYSTEM: Year Zero
  • PRODUCT TYPE: boxed set core rules
  • RETAIL PRICE: $49.99
  • DESCRIPTION: In space, no one can hear you scheme. You can play a cinematic one-shot and in a horrific spray of blood have your PC’s throat cut by a xeno. Or you can go for the long game, setting up campaign play and trying to survive in a blue collar world set in a universe not just indifferent to whether you live or die but perhaps actively hostile. Your fellow humans may be worse monsters than the xenos in the Alien RPG.
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Mansions of Madness Volume 1 - Behind Closed Doors by Chaosium
  • SYSTEM: Call of Cthulhu
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover adventures
  • RETAIL PRICE: $42.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Designed for more experienced Keepers and player, these five adventures include two updated classics and three new scenarios. Each one should take up to six players one to three sessions to play through. They follow nicely from the horrors contained within the scenario collections Doors to Darkness and Gateways to Terror and also work well for Call of Cthulhu RPG groups with a long history of madness, violence, and horror under their belts. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

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Hourglass by Arc Dream Publishing
  • SYSTEM: Delta Green
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover scenario
  • RETAIL PRICE: $14.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Hourglass, Oregon conceals secrets perhaps best left buried. But PC Agents always have to dig up the truth. It starts with a viral Internet video talking about women and children being taken and the community looking the other way. How can the Agents not investigate? A horrifying scenario for Delta Green from Arc Dream Publishing.

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The Pegasus Plateau and Other Stories by Chaosium
  • SYSTEM: RuneQuest
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover adventures
  • RETAIL PRICE: $34.99
  • DESCRIPTION: New to RuneQuest and Glorantha? These adventures have you covered. Each short adventure provides ready to use and easy to run scenarios written mostly by newcomers to the setting. Each adventure provides play similar to The Broken Tower from the RuneQuest Quickstart while also putting a unique stamp on these venerated setting.

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Ubersreik Adventures by Cubicle 7
  • SYSTEM: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover adventure
  • RETAIL PRICE: $39.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Gathering together six originally digital only scenarios, this collection offers adventures in the Duchy of Ubersreik. They work as stand alone adventures, slotted into an existing campaign, or can be combined into a campaign centered in the Duchy of Ubersreik.

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Old-School Essentials - Rules Tome (2nd Printing) by Necrotic Gnome
  • SYSTEM: Moldvay and Cook Basic & Expert D&D 1981
  • PRODUCT TYPE: digest-sized hardcover core rulebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $40.00
  • DESCRIPTION: If you want to play D&D like it’s 1981 but with modern layout and the option for ascending AC, grab a 10 foot pole and a copy of the Old-School Essentials Rules Tome from Necrotic Gnome. Everything needed to play fantasy d20 and it even rhymes. I highly recommend this system and you can read a review as well as read a review of the scenario The Hole in the Oak. Roleplay like it’s 1981.
 
Charles Dunwoody

Charles Dunwoody





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