RPG Print News – Free League Publishing, Cubicle 7, and More

Alien gets campaign support for colonists and explorers. D&D gets magical swords and wilderness spirits along with pages and pages of new rule options. Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and the My Little Pony RPG get a rule supplement and adventure respectively. Finally, Crush Depth Apparition is an eerie survival horror standalone adventure zine from Amanda Lee Franck, the same author who wrote Vampire Cruise and You Got a Job on the Garbage Barge.

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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Building Better Worlds by Free League Publishing
  • SYSTEM: Alien - The Roleplaying Game
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $46.49
  • DESCRIPTION: A complete campaign module to run a full open-world campaign with the PCs as pioneering explorers or colonists. Includes: the story of humanity’s reach for the stars, expanded character creation rules for life on the frontier, new gear and spaceships, new Xenomorphic creatures, a framework and backstory for a frontier campaign, six expeditions into uncharted space, a final showdown with everything at stake, and an appendix for GMs to create their own frontier and colonize it.
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Vorpal Almanac | Worldlings: Tales of Tiny Gods by Ratti Incantati
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition and OSR
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover/softcover supplements
  • RETAIL PRICE: $31/$19
  • DESCRIPTION: The Vorpal Almanac is said to have been scribed by the sure, steady hand of the goddess of swords herself: her pen, a rapier and her words, a scripture of violence. Includes 22 magical blades like the crystalline sword Mournshard, the hellbound blade Nygotha the Crimson Requiem, and Videns the Sword of Many Teeth. Each blade has full descriptions for its powers and abilities, as well as it’s secret lore and dark history of the long road to falling into its latest wielder’s hands. Worldlings: Tales of Tiny Gods is a lore book of animistic gods and spirits, the Worldlings, that hide in the mists of the wilderness of the Wilderwoods. Each is the shepherd of a small corner of nature. Their combined power can have a huge impact on civilization as they compete for resources. They are linked to the world by delicate threads of magic and happenstance. This is where an adventuring party may be called for assistance. Features: 12 tiny gods each with hiding places and faction details, 12 summoned beings and five dangerous polluted beings that Worldlings rally to do their bidding, a Wilderwoods mini hex-crawl with 12 points of interest, and four biome mystery generators to kick off adventures.
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The Dragon's Hoard - Issue #35 | The Dragon's Hoard - Issue #36 | The Dragon's Hoard - Issue #37 by Legendary Games
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplements
  • RETAIL PRICE: $11.99/$12.99/$11.99
  • DESCRIPTION: The Dragon's Hoard - Issue #35 features magical items like the shieldsplitter lance and dragon crest helm, new spells like orb of acid and mantle of death, new special features like the Celestial Centurion and the Ratfolk race, and monsters including the furious alecto and the terrifying tarantasio. The Dragon's Hoard - Issue #36 includes magical items like the darksire scepter and eclipse wand, new spells like forgetful slumber and solar shroud, new special features like the Verdant Knight and new Sacred Vows, and monsters including the inscrutable clockwork angel and the dread ferryman of the dead himself, Charon. The Dragon's Hoard - Issue #37 has magical items like the trollbane rod and catalytic crossbow, new spells like demonhide and ravaging remorse, new special features like the Saint warlock patron and aquatic options like Amphibious Adaptation, and monsters including the savage canisphinx and the blood-hungry chupacabra.
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Archives of the Empire 3 by Cubicle 7
  • SYSTEM: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $34.99
  • DESCRIPTION: A diverse collection of articles. A guide to setting up a business enterprise in the Empire and how to make a profit. The Cult of Handrich, God of Trade, with a new cult whose priests are rarely encountered outside of Marienburg. The practice of hedge magic with several new spells. The Cult of Solkan, who is the God of Vengeance who promises aid to those who seek to wreak divine retribution. New rules for different designs of armor, more minor magical effects, animal familiars for witches and wizards, updated starting skills and talents for Characters from the various districts of Altdorf, and Lord Adalbert Knopp-Itzel, a quixotic champion of the Jungfreud cause.
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Dark Skies Over Equestria by Renegade Game Studios
  • SYSTEM: My Little Pony RPG
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover adventure
  • RETAIL PRICE: $45
  • DESCRIPTION: Six adventures for four to six characters of levels one to five. Also includes details on the mysterious changelings and how to play one as a character. Also has three new Influences (Hivemind, Infatuated, Outsider), sevens spells, and nine shapechanging perks. The land of Equestria is about to face a deadly new threat from the mysterious changelings. Queen Chrysalis plots tirelessly against the protectors of the Elements of Harmony. To defeat her, the PC ponies will need cunning, insight and the power of friendship to prevail.
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Crush Depth Apparition by Exalted Funeral
  • SYSTEM: unique
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover standalone adventure zine
  • RETAIL PRICE: $15
  • DESCRIPTION: An eerie survival horror standalone adventure zine for three to five players. On February 1902, somewhere under the North Atlantic, the PCs are 200 feet down and here’s only still cold darkness and the submarine. No one has ever dived this deep before, and maybe no one was ever meant to try. The submarine is 170 feet of dripping pipes and fogged up dials and two weeks into the voyage things started going wrong. Someone heard a noise, like tapping, soft against the hull last night. Bright paint flakes off a torpedo and underneath there is a story scratched into the metal. The Captain turns down a hallway that can’t be there, into pipes and steel and miles of ocean. The one thing keeping the PCs safe has turned into a labyrinth. Includes rules for running and repairing a state of the art (as of 120 years ago) experimental submarine, a map of the ocean, an unnatural labyrinth, ghostly encounters, hundreds of things that can go wrong, and a crew that depends on the PCs.
Your turn: What new RPG release are you looking forward to this week and why?

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