RPG Print News – Exalted Funeral, Accidental Cyclops, and More

If you like sea adventuring, there are two RPGs of sea exploring and pirating on the high seas. A hex-crawl about smugglers and adventures for Old-School Essentials and the OSR are available. There are also turtlefolk. Mothership gets an arena based space station. Unique RPGs include a roaring 20s comedy, a dark and gritty setting based on the band Faith No More, and an RPG about playing kids working at a mall. What a great hobby we have.

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 directly to customers through kickstarter or as print on demand.

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Lilliputian - Adventure on the Open Seas (hardcover) | Lilliputian - Adventure on the Open Sea (softcover) by Exalted Funeral
  • SYSTEM: rules from Into the Odd
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover/softcover core rules
  • RETAIL PRICE: $40/$25
  • DESCRIPTION: PCs explore the vast and expansive ocean, filled with uncharted islands, hidden treasure, weird weather, and unspeakable horrors. Character creation is fast, random, classless, and relies on fictional advancement. The world feels massive, and the adventures truly feel small. Includes rules for open ocean hexcrawling, solo sailing, naval combat, building ships and lots of creepy sea monsters. The combat rules produce fast and potentially deadly encounters that scale as lone sailors join a crew, that crew acquires a ship, and that ship joins an armada. Rules for hiring retainers and building a business and trade, lots and lots of random tables, and five example adventure sites.

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Populated Hexes Monthly #15 "Smuggler's Cove" by Third Kingdom Games
  • SYSTEM: Old-School Essentials
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $7.95
  • DESCRIPTION: Ten pages. Takes one last look at the Fenimil Swamps and explores a community of smugglers. Includes two classes both using turtlefolk.

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Hell Lost | The Ommadonian Ossuary | The Cursed Abbey by Stockholm Kartell
  • SYSTEM: OSR
  • PRODUCT TYPE: A4 (flat size) tri-fold pamphlets, full color both sides
  • RETAIL PRICE: $5 each
  • DESCRIPTION: Hell Lost: The PCs see air filled with smoke and ash. The sky is burning. The ground is cracked and covered in rocks as sharp as knives. The surrounding walls have carvings of dead faces who died in pain. It’s eerily quiet. The portal behind the PCs is inactive and cracked. They are trapped in Hell. The Ommadonian Ossuary: Deep into the dark depths, an ancient death cult built a cathedral from bones of men and monsters. The cult is gone, but some of the treasures they gathered remain. PCs need to go in, grab some treasure, and get out in time to live. The Cursed Abbey: A small abbey belonging to an order of demon-slaying knights far up in the mountains has been cut off from the world by a most unnatural storm for over thirty years. Two months ago, the storm lifted. A few days ago, every single soul in the nearby village of Griert went missing. Local authorities call on the PCs to investigate.

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Pirate Borg (Collector's Edition) | Pirate Borg Reference Cards by Limithron
  • SYSTEM: Mörk Borg
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rulebook/game rule cards
  • RETAIL PRICE: $49.95/$14.95
  • DESCRIPTION: A self-contained scurvy-ridden, rules light, art heavy RPG inspired by history, fantasy, horror, and rum. The darkness upon the sea hides the horrors that have unfolded in the Dark Caribbean. A constant state of war has spawned a new breed of outlaw: The Pirates. They face hordes of undead sailing ships of bone and flesh and nameless terrors lurking in the deep. Includes: eight PC classes, 10 ancient relics, 10 arcane rituals, weapons, equipment, backgrounds, 90+ monsters and NPCs, 90+ system-agnostic tables (treasure maps, quests, random pirates, carousing, maritime travel, wild islands, derelict ships, and more), simple hex-based naval combat (stats for 18 different boats, ships, and forts), an introductory sandbox adventure and location guide, and a fold-up double-sided treasure map of Black Coral Bay and The Dark Caribbean.

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The Bloodfields at Blackstart Station by Metacastle Gameware
  • SYSTEM: Mothership 1E
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover 40-page zine core rules with poster map and patch
  • RETAIL PRICE: $25
  • DESCRIPTION: A battle royale hexcrawl and black market space station setting with darkspace pirates who troll the vast megavoids in the tracts between systems. Crews are stolen away, still in the cold dark of cryosleep or gassed into submission during boarding, and taken to Blackstart Station. Crews awaken as contestants in The Bloodfields. Includes: 19 sectors, 20 teams of contestants, black market space station setting, factions, NPCs, and hooks. Also has an 18 by 24 inch double-sided arena hexmap and station, and a "I visited the Bloodfields at Blackstar Station... and I Won!" iron-on patch.

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Flabbergasted! | Flabbergasted! City Map Poster by The Wanderer’s Tome
  • SYSTEM: unique
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rules/poster map
  • RETAIL PRICE: $69.95/19.95
  • DESCRIPTION: A highly comedic and narrative-driven roleplaying game drawing inspiration from the likes of Jeeves and Wooster and Fawlty Towers. Set in the height of the Roaring ‘20s, PCs can be an affable Aristocrat, an eccentric Bohemian, an entrepreneurial Well-to-do, or one of the ever-ready and steadfast Staff. The PCs are part of an up-and-coming Social Club and get up to mischief, mayhem and many marvelous misadventures. Includes details on the city of Peccadillo, two campaigns, the sandbox setting of Brabble Manor, and 70 story hooks. The city of Peccadillo is available as a separate poster map.

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The Real Thing | The Real Thing Dice by Accidental Cyclops
  • SYSTEM: Powered by the Apocalypse
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement/two six-sided dice
  • RETAIL PRICE: $24.95/$11.95
  • DESCRIPTION: A story-driven, tabletop roleplaying game inspired by the music of Faith No More. A dark gritty RPG that blends elements of mystery, action, drama, and urban fantasy. A story module places the PCs in the early 1990’s where they become embroiled in the plots and machinations of their favorite city’s seedy underbelly. Album themed dice available as well.

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Mall Kids Game Pack (2nd Edition) by Matthew Gravelyn
  • SYSTEM: unique
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover zine core rules and dice
  • RETAIL PRICE: $15
  • DESCRIPTION: The PCs are teens who work at a mall who have to deal with the events that make up their daily lives. Not fighting monsters (probably) or saving captured royalty (most likely) but rebelling against the brute force of consumer-based capitalism. Along with the game rules in the zine, it also includes: eight double-sided character sheets, three six-sided dice (random colors), a pencil, and a mini composition notebook for notes.
 
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