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RPG Print News – Cubicle 7, Pegasus Spiele, Game Tank, and More

This week brings an amazing wizard’s dice tower built out of toy bricks, adventures for D&D, and a Warhammer FRPG adventure and adventure support. Talisman Adventures the RPG is finally here in hardback so you can finally visit the land of Talisman and do what you want instead of what a 2d6 movement roll demands you do (and those hours of playtime make perfect sense now too). Also available is a screen for Pirates of Pugmire and decks of talents for Age of Rebellion.

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

The Wizard's Dice Tower by Game Tank
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: toy brick tower, softcover adventure, and battlemaps
  • RETAIL PRICE: $45
  • DESCRIPTION: A fully-functioning dice tower brick set! Includes a campaign that revolves around the tower and its two occupants for a standard group of four and a DM. It includes a set of instructions, a campaign booklet, and battle maps. I have to admit this looks out of this world and serves as example of why I keep looking for new releases each week. Ordered. Game Tank also has a Farmer’s House.
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Arcana of the Ancients - Where the Machines Wait by Monte Cook Games
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover adventure
  • RETAIL PRICE: $29.99
  • DESCRIPTION: A mega-adventure for D&D for characters of roughly 5th level. The Grave of the Machines is an underground mausoleum of the ancients, filled with their wondrous devices and strange magic. Those bold enough to venture into its depths (and return) spin tales of sights and astonishing encounters.
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Secret of the Silver Spire | The Sacred Temple of Erwadu by Dungeoneer’s Guild Games
  • SYSTEM: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
  • PRODUCT TYPE: module
  • RETAIL PRICE: $16.99 each
  • DESCRIPTION: In Secret of the Silver Spire (for levels 3 to 7) the PCs explore a strange silver tower that shines like a polished mirror that has recently appeared out of thin air. The tower is inhabited by strange creatures, such as the barzani ape-men, modrons of many types, and three-faced golden sentinels. The enigmatic overlords are the "silver masters" — alien beings made of pure energy. The spire’s maze of rooms is stuffed with strange equipment and curious items these creatures have collected from all over the multiverse. The module contains eighteen original black-and-white illustrations. Russ Nicholson (of Fiend Folio fame) created the cover art featuring the Spire and its alien inhabitants. The Sacred Temple of Erwadu, dedicated to the god, Enki, towers majestically over the marshes that cluster along the banks of the broad river delta. PCs of level 7 to 10 must survive four deadly levels. The inside of the great ziggurat temple likely holds vast treasures inside its fresco-lined chambers and mud-bricked walls, likely protected by terrible guardians that keep the unworthy from claiming them. This adventure contains background notes, a cutaway map of the temple, five new monsters, six variable endings, and 13 original illustrations to show the players. The referee can opt to play this module one of two ways — as a ‘Living’ or, ‘Lost’ temple.
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Warhammer RPG: Death on the Reik - Enemy Within V2 Director's Cut | Warhammer Fantasy: Death on the Reik - Enemy Within 2 Collector's Edition | Warhammer Fantasy RPG: Death on the Reik Companion by Cubicle 7
  • SYSTEM: Warhammer FRPG (Starter Set)
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover adventure and adventure supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $39.99/$149.99/$34.99
  • OTHER RPG NEWS: Warhammer World Building: River Life (geeknative.com) and (RPG Review: The North Road & Enemy in Shadows Companion - YouTube)
  • DESCRIPTION: Death on the Reik is the second volume of the revised and updated Director's Cut of The Enemy Within. The PCs adventure forward from where Enemy in Shadows left off, going on an adventure up and down the remarkable Reik, the largest river in the Old World and trade route to the heart of the Empire. Depending on how they last fared, the Empire will either be at war and the river packed with refugees and soldiers. Or life will be carrying on with trading, piracy, taxes, and the occasional bit of Chaos to deal with. Includes suggestions on new ways to play through the campaign and a selection of mentors to prepare the PCs for the perils to come. The Collector’s Edition bundles Death on the Reik and the Companion together, both with new cover art. The Death on the Reik Companion is packed with additional rules, optional NPCs, adventure hooks, and advice for new and veteran GMs alike. Also included are new rules, the Warrior of Tzeentch Career, new river creatures, and The Emperor Luitpold, a luxury barge with a bevy of secrets in its holds and staterooms. These two books support The Enemy Within. But they also cover an entire campaign of river travel and adventure. And the art is stunning.
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Talisman Adventures RPG: Core Rulebook (Hardcover) | Talisman Adventures RPG: Core Rulebook (Limited Edition) by Pegasus Spiele
  • SYSTEM: 3D6 Adventures
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rulebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $49.99/$69.99
  • OTHER RPG NEWS: Talisman Adventures RPG Review
  • DESCRIPTION: Fast-paced, easy to learn rules featuring the new 3D6 Adventures rule set. PCs play as any of ten classes (assassin, druid, minstrel, priest, prophet, scout, sorcerer, thief, warrior, or wizard) and seven ancestries (elf, dwarf, human, ghoul, leywalker, troll, and sprite). The PCs take the lead and determine the action as they explore magical new lands, encounter enigmatic strangers, and do battle against terrible monsters. This book provides a multitude of enemies, strangers, followers, mysterious locations, and magic items to include in adventures. Magical forests, treacherous mountains, deadly dungeons, and more await. This RPG is amazing: ordered it.
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Pirates of Pugmire - GM Screen by Onyx Path Publishing
  • SYSTEM: Pirates of Pugmire
  • PRODUCT TYPE: game screen and booklet
  • RETAIL PRICE: $20
  • DESCRIPTION: A sturdy three-panel screen with art on the outer side and a selection of charts and other info on the inside to make the Storytellers job a little bit easier. Inside are 8 pages of content designed to enhance game play. Pugmire is a light-hearted and family-friendly fantasy world. Dogs have inherited the world, building the kingdom of Pugmire untold centuries after the Ages of Man were over. These dogs have been uplifted to use tools and language, and they seek to rediscover the ruins of the Old Ones. The world is dangerous and mysterious, but good dogs will persevere.
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Soldier - Soldier Signature Abilities Deck | Soldier - Trailblazer Deck | Soldier - Vanguard Deck | Soldier - Heavy Deck By Fantasy Flight Games
  • SYSTEM: Age of Rebellion
  • PRODUCT TYPE: deck of cards
  • RETAIL PRICE: $6.95 each
  • DESCRIPTION: Each Specialization Deck contains: two cover cards (including a reference guide for each deck) and 18 to 20 standard sized talent cards.
 
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Charles Dunwoody

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Reading the review on the linked site for the dice tower:
If you are looking for an organized Lego-like experience like I sadly was, you'll be greatly disappointed. The tower was so terrible to build. There are 10 bags and, despite having numbers on them, you basically have to open and organize all 10 bags in order to go from step to step. The colors used in the directions were very hard to distinguish (is that blue, black, brown, the dark gray?) The isometric view of the tower in the instruction booklet made it difficult to know where certain pieces had to go. In fact, we had to sometimes go a step ahead to see where the piece should end up. And, the tower is NOT stable. Repeatedly, we were putting pieces on top of pieces of the same type, so there was no brick-like pattern and things felt loose. Now, read that again remembering that you are building with brick pieces! It made no sense. The colors of the items on the box were different than what was in the box. And, to finish it off, there were around 20+ pieces left over that aren't even mentioned in the instructions like tools, a walkie-talkie (not kidding), and a lot of foilage. Does it work as a dice tower? Yes, but I'm very scared to move it, to be honest. It did work surprisingly for dice from Rome & Roll, but picking the dice out from the small tray area didn't work too well. So, unless you are really desperate for a 5e D&D dice tower you'll hate to build, then I'd suggest looking elsewhere.
 






Reading the review on the linked site for the dice tower:

I'm building it now. The colors are a bit hard to see in the instructions. But the rest of the review is BS. It is stable and fun to build. A few parts are loose until you move on to reinforce them, but they do get reinforced. A great purchase for a great price. And like the 5 star review reports, the bricks are surprisingly high quality.
 
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Salicus

Villager
Hello guys, can someone tell me if it is worth it to get that Warhammer Fantasy Directors Cut for Death on the Reik when I already have the normal one for 4th Edition Warhammer?
 

Hello guys, can someone tell me if it is worth it to get that Warhammer Fantasy Directors Cut for Death on the Reik when I already have the normal one for 4th Edition Warhammer?
Not unless the stimulus payments need something of significant value to expense.
 

Hello guys, can someone tell me if it is worth it to get that Warhammer Fantasy Directors Cut for Death on the Reik when I already have the normal one for 4th Edition Warhammer?

I don't own them. I know two things though. The amazing cover art from the standard version is inside on a full page with no words so you don't miss it if you get the fancy version (which you know 'cause you have the standard version). And from Cubicle 7:

As with Volume 1, the books are case bound, with a few extra little surprises tucked in that we won’t spoil here.

I don't know exactly what that means. It appears to be exactly the same game content with very high production values. Like seeing a favorite movie in IMAX back when we used to go to movies.
 

Salicus

Villager
I don't own them. I know two things though. The amazing cover art from the standard version is inside on a full page with no words so you don't miss it if you get the fancy version (which you know 'cause you have the standard version). And from Cubicle 7:

As with Volume 1, the books are case bound, with a few extra little surprises tucked in that we won’t spoil here.

I don't know exactly what that means. It appears to be exactly the same game content with very high production values. Like seeing a favorite movie in IMAX back when we used to go to movies.
Thank you for your reply. I did some more digging on my own and it seems, that they just name all the Warhammer 4th Edition Versions of this the Directors Cut, because they were changed and revised from the old versions.
 




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