RPG Print News – Chaosium, Ghostfire, and More

The world of Glorantha gets a book on cults that also works with the various Cults of RuneQuest books. Additional domain building is available for Pathfinder. Dungeons & Dragons 5E sees a lot of support: NPCs, pawns, GM screen, dice, art and lore book, mug and coasters, and more. Finally, lots of support for Cthulhu and the Cthulhu Hack as well as MÖRK BORG.

Note: RPG Print News covers recent RPG releases and some classics, reprints, and sales available from retailers. It does not cover products that are only available directly to customers only through Kickstarter or as print on demand.

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Cults of RuneQuest - Mythology by Chaosium
  • SYSTEM: system free Cults of RuneQuest
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover lore book
  • RETAIL PRICE: $39.99
  • DESCRIPTION: A history of the myths and mythology of the Bronze Age fantasy world of Glorantha and how they work. Includes dozens of Gloranthan myths. This supplement is an enhancement to the various Cults of RuneQuest books.
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Villains & Villagers by Headless Hydra Press
  • SYSTEM: systemless and Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $34.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Includes advice and guidelines to make creating memorable NPCs fast and easy. Also includes: over 29 NPCs with artwork, more than a dozen random tables, six lair battlemaps, five unique tavern menus, and player handouts: NPC character sheet, wanted posters, and hireling contracts.
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Ultimate Rulership by Legendary Games
  • SYSTEM: Pathfinder Second Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $17.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Covers rules for building and ruling a domain and building on the rules form the Kingmaker Adventure Path. Provides new rules for trade and diplomacy, including special resource trade routes and rules for diplomatic missions to establish embassies, treaties and alliances. It also has 50 kingdom feats from Multilingual Kingdom, Divine Right, and Adaptive Armies to Sea Power, Hidden Refuge, and In Magic We Trust. Over a dozen new kingdom activities to manage a territory like Breed Livestock and Magical Terraforming. Also includes smaller optional rules, expanded kingdom abilities and leadership roles, resource dice, terrain effects, taxation, along with references for a variety of noble titles, precedence, and forms of address.
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Cthulhu Dark | Island of Ignorance | Thro' Centuries Fixed (Redux) | Taddingbury Worm Deep Box by All Rolled up
  • SYSTEM: unique/Cthulhu Hack Second Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rulebook/softcover supplements
  • RETAIL PRICE: $39.95/$11.49/$7.95/$39.95
  • DESCRIPTION: Cthulhu Dark is an RPG about cosmic horror, set in the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft. The PCs experience bleak horror, in which they feel powerless when confronted by hyperintelligent alien horrors. Includes advice for GMs on how to write and play horror mysteries, a guide to the threats of the Mythos from the Color Out of Space to Erich Zann, artefacts, sorcery, and four settings: Arkham 1692, London 1851, Jaiwo 2017, and Mumbai 2037. In Island of Ignorance, the PCs find themselves in the English settlement of Terra Australis in 1788 facing ghastly, blinkered ignorance. Conceived as a self-contained British prison, it is literally on the other side of the globe from the British capitol. Hardship and tragedy await those banished into the pressure-cooker environment at the journey’s end. Includes alternate character options, new Connections, investigation seeds, and an introductory adventure. In Thro’ Centuries Fixed a mystery unfolds as the PCs wake in unfamiliar surroundings bereft of any hint of their lives before this moment. Scattered memories, receipts, annotated photos, and idle conversations with strangers begin to hint at something unsettling. In the wilderness, events unravel with the stirrings of ancient life and eons old animosities. Offers potential as a kickstart into a campaign: it has a connection that brings the characters together and can take them beyond this adventure depending on how events unfold. The Taddingbury Worm Deep Box incudes: five The Cthulhu Hack Dry Wipe Character Cards, Thro' Centuries Fixed, and Island of Ignorance.
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Demon Dog by Nightfall Games
  • SYSTEM: MÖRK BORG
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rulebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $50
  • DESCRIPTION: PCs are “Dogs”: revenants that were snatched from death by Demon Barons, seeking redemption and a pint in a medieval history that never was. The PCs died but negotiated with one of the six Demon Barons to get to finish their unfinished business. They can go get revenge, seek redemption, spread chaos, cry havoc, and because they made a pact, they better do what the demon wants too. Pretty much murderhobos that made a deal with the demon barons.
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Quest-O-Nomicon - Friends and Foes Pawn Set | Quest-O-Nomicon - GM Screen & Tool Kit by Ghostfire Gaming
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: pawn set/GM screen
  • RETAIL PRICE: $34.99/$29.99
  • DESCRIPTION: The Friends and Foes Pawn Set of over 100 sturdy cardstock pawns range from outlaw goblins to towering mountain giants. Scaled to match 32mm miniatures and including bases for 1, 2 and 3-inch creatures, this set includes a variety of monsters and NPCs and six class-themed player pawns, each color-coded to the player initiative trackers included in the GM Screen & Tool Kit. The GM Screen & Tool Kit is magnet-compatible on both the player and GM-facing sides. The four-panel, hard cardstock screen comes with magnetic monster initiative trackers plus six for PCs which are color-coded to their corresponding player pawns in the Friends and Foes Pawn Set. Also includes: a magnet frame designed to turn any Quest-O-Nomicon - NPC & Monsters Deck card into a Wanted Poster (instant Bounty Cards), additional magnets, bad guy overhang cards, tip sheets, and blank template sheets.
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Twisted Taverns Special Edition Dice | Twisted Tavern Stein | Twisted Taverns Coasters | Twisted Tavern Pin Set by Ghostfire Games
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Lore & Legends - A Visual Celebration of the Fifth Edition of the World's Greatest Roleplaying Game by Ten Speed Press
  • SYSTEM: non-rules Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover art and guidebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $50
  • DESCRIPTION: NOT AN RPG BOOK ABOUT THE GODS. An illustrated guide to Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition told through interviews, artwork, and visual ephemera from the designers, storytellers, and artists who bring it to life. This visual guide illuminates current D&D's development, evolution, cultural relevance, and popularity through interviews and more than 900 pieces of artwork, photography, and advertising.
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