RPG Print News – Exalted Funeral, Goodman Games, and More

Dungeons & Dragons 5E gets a hardcover adventure path and more movie settings for Everyday Heroes. Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG gets massive character sheets and there is a new sci-fi setting for the Year Zero System. Players can travel the universe as dinosaur rangers or explore a massive ocean setting in two new RPGs. Big Eyes, Small Mouth and Rifts also get new supplements expanding into the multiverse and into robotics respectively.

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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Hand of the Eight by DMDave
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover adventure path
  • DESCRIPTION: Previously released as free adventure modules through DMDave's Patreon but was revamped and filled out to form a cohesive adventure path. PCs trek across the Omerian wastelands starting at 1st level and advancing all the way to 11th level.
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Everyday Heroes - Total Recall | Everyday Heroes - Highlander by Evil Genius
  • SYSTEM: Everyday Heroes
  • PRODUCT TYPE: officially licensed softcover adventures
  • RETAIL PRICE: $24.99 each
  • DESCRIPTION: In Total Recall, PCs can explore space, join the resistance, and liberate Mars. By the year 2084, humanity has expanded across the solar system, with colonies on most planets—or their moons for the more gaseous worlds. Cruise ships sail between worlds, carrying the wealthy to exotic vacation spots. For the rest of humanity, Rekall is a company that will implant memories of incredible vacations without all the hassle and expense of the real thing. Includes: lore about the world of the film, new classes (Martian Gadgeteer, Mind Doctor, Mutant, and Spy), new backgrounds (Mutant Legacy, Rekall Adjusted, and Space-Born), and rules for mutation and life in space (Atmosphere, Gravity, Human Shields, and Memory Modification). In the world of the Highlander, PCs engage in epic duels, find their footing as one who lives for centuries among mere mortals, and solve mysteries that have haunted them for all time. PCs can be as fresh as their recent death in modern times or as old as recorded history from Highlands clansmen to Aztec warrior to Japanese samurai, or any other type of historical figure. Includes new classes such as the Brutal Warrior, Graceful Warrior, and the Strategist and new background like Aztec Warrior. Also has new professions such as Medieval Executioner, mechanics for one on one duels, and an adventure called A Measure of Revenge.
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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG - Character Record Folio by Goodman Games
  • SYSTEM: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $9.99
  • DESCRIPTION: A 16-page gaming aid to record every aspect of a character from ability scores to the names of the demons who clamor for their soul. Also contains handy reference tables, wet/dry erase friendly areas for recording important if fleeting character information, and two interior cover pockets for storing extra gaming records, maps, and other material. A PC’s life might be short and hard, but at least the PC will perish organized.
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Fearsome Wilderness by Geektopia Games
  • SYSTEM: Year Zero System Fearsome Wilderness setting
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rules
  • RETAIL PRICE: $59.99
  • DESCRIPTION: The PCs begin the game as prisoners aboard a transport spaceship which crashes on a densely wooded planet inhabited by unnatural fearsome critters of American lumberjack folklore. The PCs must survive this fearsome wilderness. The game features these 25 fearsome critters from North American folklore including the jackalope, Jersey Devil, and snipe.
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Kosmosaurs by Exalted Funeral/Old Skull Publishing
  • SYSTEM: Lasers & Feelings and Blades in the Dark
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rules
  • DESCRIPTION: PCs are dinosaurs. PCs are Kosmo Rangers. PCs are Kosmosaurs, protectors of the galaxy. The PC Kosmosaurs travel via spaceship through the stars to help all sorts of people, planets, and organizations by preventing disasters, battling assassin robots, banishing chaos mutants from the Void Dimension, and facing all kinds of weird dangers. The setting is inspired by the fantasy sci-fi cartoons of the 80s, especially by Dinosaucers. PCs have two characteristics: Kosmo (your technical, military, and academic skills) and Saurs (your physical, combat, and a bestial skills) and use a d6 dice pool system. Also comes with an assortment of tools and tables to create characters, NPCs, and adventures.
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Lilliputian - Adventure on the Open Seas (hardcover) | Lilliputian - Adventure on the Open Sea (softcover) by Exalted Funeral
  • SYSTEM: Mausritter, Into The Odd, and Cairn
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover or softcover core rules
  • RETAIL PRICE: $40/$25
  • DESCRIPTION: PCs explore the vast and expansive ocean, one filled with uncharted islands, hidden treasure, weird weather, and unspeakable horrors. The world is massive, and the PCs feel truly small. Whether PCs are six inch tall humanoids exploring alongside Mice or six feet tall humans exploring a familiar world, adventure awaits. Designed for at least two people, one Game Master and at least one player. Includes rules for open ocean hexcrawling, solo sailing, naval combat, building ships and lots of creepy sea monsters.
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BESM Multiverse | BESM Multiverse Maps by Dyskami Publishing
  • SYSTEM: BESM (Big Eyes, Small Mouth) Fourth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover supplement/box set 30” x 24” map collection
  • RETAIL PRICE: $49.95/$39.95
  • DESCRIPTION: BESM Multiverse provides a gateway to the many Worlds of the Cosmic Web. PCs can journey throughout the six Prime Worlds, a dozen Inner Worlds, 42 Outer Worlds, and an endless variety of Beyonder and Parallel Worlds. At the center of it all lies the wondrous Omphalos – also called Earth. BESM Multiverse Maps contains eight full-color maps of worlds. A sheet of building stickers is also included for marking custom places.
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Titan Robotics Sourcebook by Palladium
  • SYSTEM: Rifts
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $26.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Shrouded in secrecy and rumor, the true story of Titan Robotics is finally revealed. PCs can join a Titan Robotics Courier Team and delve into the company’s many secrets, including ARCHIE-3’s plans and program to monitor and manipulate the outside world. Includes 18 giant robots, 12 power armors, weapons, gear, notable vehicles, Gunny’s Depots (arms dealer and part of Titan’s hidden network), new PC options: Syntharoid sentient human replica android and Titan Dispatcher, and more.
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Charles Dunwoody

Charles Dunwoody

aramis erak

It's just amazing to me that there are still Rifts supplements being published...
Palladium Books used kickstarter to get back into the black. They've ALWAYS run late. On almost everything. The only failure to deliver was the Robotech Tactics game.

I am not a fan of the Palladium house system. I am a fan of several of the settings (Robotech, PFRPG, TMNT, Mechanoids). Even Rifts is a well done setting. Even if Siembieda is a lousy editor. The art is consistent in quality and style. I do want to run Recon at some point. I didn't care for Amber - but it's one of the best written books Palladium ever released.

Oh, and when I was teaching 5th/6th grade, about 1 in 3 of my students was playing one or more Palladium games. The daily reading assignment got a lot more consistent once they realized that it was acceptable to read and critique the rulebooks... this was a highly ethnoculturally diverse, low-income neighborhood, in Anchorage, AK. Most of the kids were members of ethnic minorities; many of the white kids were of visible religious minorities.
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