RPG Print News – Cubicle 7, Mongoose, Modiphius, and More

The winner this week has to be a tricorder that is also a box set for Star Trek Adventures. So you can play pretend as a Starfleet officer and either cosplay as one or sling dice or both. Very meta. That one is a bit pricy, so a few deals at Miniature Market are covered at the end. In between is a book of GM advice and lots from Modiphius: that tricorder box set, metal Vikings in cyborg space along with a variant d20 game both from Runehammer, and an adventure for Black Void. Warhammer FRPG and Sea of Thieves RPG also get adventures. Finally, Shadowrun - Sixth World is back in a sixth edition and BattleTech gets new alien maps.

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

Kobold Guide to Gamemastering
  • SYSTEM: systemless
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover book
  • RETAIL PRICE: $19.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Features essays by Keith Baker, Wolfgang Baur, David "Zeb" Cook, Frank Mentzer, Steve Winter and other game professionals. These 21 essays by published game designers aim to help improve GMing skills and assist in the creation of fun, amazing, and memorable campaigns that'll be talked about for years. Advice covers topics like solo campaigns, shy players, cell phones, making rulings on the fly, TPKs, when PCs take an unexpected turn, and more. Also includes discussions on how to make a game more welcoming, more engaging, and more fun.
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Ubersreik Adventures II by Cubicle 7
  • SYSTEM: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (4th Edition)
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover adventures
  • RETAIL PRICE: $39.99
  • OTHER NEWS COVERAGE: Ubersreik Adventures II Review
  • DESCRIPTION: More grim and perilous adventures in the Duchy of Ubersreik. Contains five all new adventures, along with information expanding on events in the City of Ubersreik, the setting established in the WFRP Starter Set, reflecting the PCs may have experienced or caused during the events of the Enemy Within campaign. Also includes a guide to the Duchy of Black Rock, the home to the once mighty Jungfruds whom the Emperor so callously stripped of their noble right to rule Ubersreik. Details the family, their allies, enemies, schemes and plots.
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Star Trek Adventures; RPG Tricorder Collector's Box Set | Viking Death Squad | Index Card RPG: Master Edition | Black Void RPG: Into the Oblivious Depths by Modiphius Entertainment
  • SYSTEM: 2d20 Star Trek Adventures/unique/d20 D&D variant/Black Void
  • PRODUCT TYPE: boxed set that is also a tricorder/hardcovers
  • RETAIL PRICE: $89.99/$53.99/$48.99
  • OTHER NEWS COVERAGE: Viking Death Squad review and Halloween Horror: Hellbound with the Index Card RPG
  • DESCRIPTION: The Tricorder Collector's Box Set has a fabric strap and opens like a tricorder from Star Trek the Original Series. Whether you are scanning for alien lifeforms or rolling dice with Star Trek Adventures, you can play as a Starfleet officer. The box contains: a digest edition core rulebook, eight Original Series characters to play (and game stats for the USS Enterprise herself), rules reference sheets on the reverse of the Enterprise crew detailing tasks for the various roles on a starship, five original player character sheets for the crew of the USS Lexington NCC-1709 and the starship herself, five twenty-sided dice with a custom captain's tunic design, 10 six-sided Challenge Dice, six Momentum tokens and 26 Threat tokens, and a booklet of three interlinked missions set during the time of Kirk’s five year mission. Viking Death Squad is a world, RPG system, and play resource inspired by the heavy metal 'War Pigs' by Black Sabbath. PCs are Vikings, mortal or immortal, fighting cybernetic horrors and demonic legions. I linked to a review above. The Index Card RPG Master Edition has slowly built a die-hard following of DIY RPG creators and players over the past five years. This newest edition, includes numerous worlds, streamlined D20 rules, and GM know-how, all revised and updated with its latest playtest data, gathered from players all over the world. An article on how to kick off a campaign is linked above. Into the Oblivious Depths is suited for four to six characters, each in the 65-75 character points range and explores the wonders and horrors beyond the Eternal City. The adventure sees the protagonists explore multiple new, exotic, and uncharted worlds. The PCs face challenges and horrors undreamed of, encounter new outlandish, sentient species, and discover what lies beyond the horizon. The PCs are hired by the Tadh Consortium as part of an expeditionary crew to travel the Void aboard the Void Vessel "The Sentinel" and investigate uncharted worlds to find a prospective home for humankind. The rewards of this venture and the change to bring hope to humanity are certain to be worth the risk. Includes four brand new Cosmic worlds as well as new monsters and sentient species with full stats and artwork.
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Shadowrun - Sixth World, Core Rulebook (City Edition Seattle, 6th Edition) | Shadow Points | MapPack - Alien Worlds - Battletech by Catalyst Game Labs
  • SYSTEM: Shadowrun 6E/BattleTech: A Time of War
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rulebook/cards
  • RETAIL PRICE: $49.99/$14.99/$24.99
  • DESCRIPTION: In Shadowrun - Sixth World PCs live in 2080 and face a world controlled by massive megacorps that draw on a wealth of technology and magic to keep the world under their heels. The PCs reject and resist the status quo; they refuse to sell out, and they survive by living in the margins and developing the skills that make them indispensable. They are shadowrunners, ranging from an elf shaman, to an ork street samurai, a dwarf rigger, and many more. Shadow Points includes cards that detail dangers lurking in places people aren’t allowed to go but shadowrunners must go. A Lone Star station, a private club, a secret lab, and more. The MapPack – Alien Worlds includes two double-wide, double-sided maps. These provide four alien battlefields with a variety of new terrain. Each map is 17" x 22", paper and may be placed side-on or edge-on with other maps for expanded battlefields.
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A Tale of Two Captains by Mongoose Publishing
  • SYSTEM: Sea of Thieves Roleplaying Game
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $59.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Includes new rules, enemies, locations, NPCs and more. Now, PCs can sell Dark Relics, throw firebombs, explore the Molten Sands Fortress, ‘sink’ ghost ships and more. Other updates covering video game updates include: Smuggler’s Fortune, Fort of the Damned, Seabound Soul, Crews of Rage, Haunted Shores, and Ashen Winds. Also has two Voyages: Hunting the White Lady and Juliana’s Heart. Finally, it comes with a DLC code for the video game, giving you the Sails of the Bonny Belle.
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