RPG Print News – Free League, Columbia Games, Chaosium, and More

HârnWorld, Basic Roleplaying , The Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns, D&D 5E, Exalted Funeral, DCC, and Fantasy Age have new products out this week.

HârnWorld and Basic Roleplaying are both in print again in full color hardbacks. Combine both for a setting and fantasy rules that provide fantastic magical elements with an edge of realism. The Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns gets its final sixth adventure. Dungeons & Dragons 5E gets more rules from monsters to spells to magic items as well as a book of 17 taverns. Exalted Funeral has more weird and wonderful RPG releases from horror to fantasy to sci-fi. Finally, DCC gets more dice and Fantasy Age gets a GM screen.

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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HârnWorld (40th Anniversary Limited Edition) by Columbia Games
  • SYSTEM: fantasy RPGs
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover campaign setting
  • RETAIL PRICE: $74.99
  • OTHER NEW COVERAGE: HârnWorld: An Interview with Grant Dalgliesh
  • DESCRIPTION: A 40th-anniversary limited deluxe edition classic fantasy role-playing setting, filled with medieval detail. The world is built to be realistic, flexible, and system-neutral setting. Can accommodate whatever style of campaign wanted, whether the PCs are knights, mages, barbarians, clerics, noble lords, mercenaries, gladiators, craftsmen, merchants, thieves, or even simple peasants yearning for adventure.
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Basic Roleplaying - Universal Game Engine by Chaosium
  • SYSTEM: Basic Roleplaying
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rulebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $49.99
  • OTHER NEWS COVERAGE: Basic Roleplaying: A Played It Review
  • DESCRIPTION: A complete guide to Basic Roleplaying, the same system that powers Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, Pendragon, Rivers of London, and more. The system is available royalty-free for personal and commercial use under the ORC license. Contains the core system rules, character creation, advancement, monsters, antagonists, and GM advice. Success and failure are always determined by the roll of a D100 roll under. Every stat on the character sheet clearly indicates the likelihood of success. Characters evolve based on what they do in-game: if they fire a gun, that skill may increase. PCs don’t just have to wait for their turn in order to have an impact on combat. Has mechanics for magic, psychic powers, mutations, superpowers, weapons, equipment, and vehicles.
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Davokar Awakens by Free League
  • SYSTEM: Symbaroum
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover adventure
  • RETAIL PRICE: $39.99
  • DESCRIPTION: The PCs have the chance to impact the fight for the Throne of Thorns and the future of the world. Features maps and descriptions of a dozen adventure locations, brimming with tough challenges, colorful characters, mystical treasures, and historical artifacts. This adventure is the sixth and final episode in The Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns. Also includes new treasure tables, new artifacts, and a customized list of mishaps which can affect uninformed or ill-prepared adventurers.
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The Seeker's Guide to Twisted Taverns by Ghostfire Gaming
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $49.99
  • DESCRIPTION: A collection of taverns and inns, all with varying scales of fantasy. 17 different taverns range from the grim and seedy dealings in the Bloated Bounty to the world shaping Wildaback Tavern. Also includes: a quest board for each tavern, food and drink menus, and rules for a two to four player card game.
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The Dragon's Hoard - Issue #33 | The Dragon's Hoard - Issue #34 by Legendary Games
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplements
  • RETAIL PRICE: $12.99/$11.99
  • DESCRIPTION: The Dragon’s Hoard #33 features magical items like the aeromancer’s heart and fife of liberty, new spells like bashing blade and blistering radiance, new class special features like the Oath of the Grim Falconer and the mischievous tengu, and new monsters including the sinister euryale medusa and the apocalyptic thanatotic titan. The Dragon’s Hoard #33 features magical items including the trapspringer’s wand and everwake ring, new spells like stormrage and ectoplasmic snare, new class special features like the Oath of the Heretical Student and fantastic feats like Conduit of the Black Blade, and new monsters including the time twisting cuegle and the bloodthirsty deinos herd.
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Campfire Carnage | Synthetic Dream Machine - Eternal Return Key (Chromademon Version) | Graves and Groves (Limited Edition Cover) by Exalted Funeral
  • SYSTEM: Squishy - A Quick Start Horror Game/The UltraViolet Grasslands and the Black City/Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplements
  • RETAIL PRICE: $22/$15/$25
  • DESCRIPTION: Squishy - Campfire Carnage is a system agnostic summer camp generator. The forest around an old abandoned summer camp is polluted, haunted, and running wild with cryptids, psychos and cults. PCs may be at camp to renovate the place or work hard as a counsellor to make sure every kid has the best summer of their lives and gets home in one piece. Includes 32 random tables in this book and bestiary of over 13 creatures. Also includes three scenarios: Fixer Upper, Summer Vacation, and Canoe Trip Catastrophe. The Synthetic Dream Machine is a psychedelic metal roleplaying game. PCs step into boundless realms, where avant-garde reality simulation technology meets the timeless allure of fleshy human retro-brain. PCs journey to the seams of time and space and navigate the twilight zone where cosmic catastrophes and electromagnificent escapades converge. Also includes the Eternal Return Key, an alternate start for The UltraViolet Grasslands and the Black City. Graves & Groves focuses on the Undead and Nature. It features: a vampire generator, an article on what happens to a player character stuck between the worlds of life and death, the Prime Vampire which is the progenitor of all other vampires, the treefolk class, the ranger class, and a Vow of The Vampire: a hexcrawl that ties all of it together complete with its own survival mechanics, encounters, friends, and foes.
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DCC - Elemental Dice Set - Earth (14) | DCC - Elemental Dice Set - Fire (14) | DCC - Elemental Dice Set - Void (14) | DCC - Elemental Dice Set - Water (14) by Goodman Games
  • SYSTEM: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
  • PRODUCT TYPE: 14 multicolored dice: D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D10, D%10, D12, D14, D16, D20, D24, and D30
  • RETAIL PRICE: $29.95 each
  • DESCRIPTION: Like the four elements but with Earth, Fire, Water, and Void in place of Air.
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Fantasy Age - Game Master's Toolkit (Second Edition) by Green Ronin
  • SYSTEM: Fantasy Age Second Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: GM screen and reference cards
  • RETAIL PRICE: $29.95
  • DESCRIPTION: A three-panel hardback screen. Also includes four quick reference cards for stunts and actions and a combat tracker usable with wet or dry erase markers.
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Charles Dunwoody

My BRP book arrived a few days ago, planning out a campaign set in a hard SF future environment for my group next week, very excited! BRP has always been my “desert island” rpg.

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