RPG Print News – Kobold Press, Superhero Necromancer Publishing, and More

This week sees releases for D&D and unique RPG opportunities like playing a sentient bug, a stage actor, or a pro wrestler. A classic dungeon for D&D and the freezing arctic for Pathfinder 1st Edition. Two books of random tables for help in building cities and campaigns. Several unique RPGs ranging from being a bug to being in theater to being a space opera explorer. And wrestling moves gets convenient coverage in a deck of wrestling move cards.

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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.

Scarlet Citadel | Scarlet Citadel (Limited Edition) | Scarlet Citadel Map Folio by Kobold Press
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover supplement/battle map pack/deluxe hardcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $39.99/$79.99/$39.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Scarlet Citadel (also available in a limited edition) is a classic-style adventure for 10 levels of play. Once a fortress where wizards honed their eldritch craft, the Scarlet Citadel now holds a sinister reputation—the dungeon’s well-trod stairs have seen few returns from their journeys below. But for those brave enough, ancient treasures and secrets still lie scattered everywhere. Includes: several original traps, new monsters from clacker beetles to the dire owl bear, an isometric map, and a complete write-up of the nearby town of Redtower. An adventure easily paired with the Scarlet Citadel Map Folio, a fold-out set of playable battle maps. It is a collection of all the maps a GM needs to run the massive Scarlet Citadel dungeon-crawling adventure. Maps include 10 full color coated battle maps measuring 24 inches by 36 inches when unfolded, each overlaid with a grid of 1-inch squares for tabletop RPG miniatures. Several 8-inch overlay maps to depict unique traps, hazards, or other features of the dungeon.
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Icebound (Kickstarter edition) by Michael Mars
  • SYSTEM: Pathfinder 1st Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover rules supplement
  • DESCRIPTION: Has rules, equipment, weather charts, and hazards for running a campaign set in any polar biome. Contains 22 new feats, 12 new monsters (one of which can be an animal companion), 34 new spells, 22 new archetypes, and 2 new adventures. Kickstarter edition includes two vinyl stickers. One is 4 inches by 1 inch and the other is 3 inches by 3 inches.
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Flott's Miscellany Volume One (Pamphlet Edition) by Superhero Necromancer Publishing
  • SYSTEM: systemless
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover zine size
  • DESCRIPTION: Built as a companion to A Visitor's Guide to the Rainy City, this systemless RPG sourcebook offers an eclectic collection of random charts, name lists, unusual facts, and lists galore about life in the Rainy City—a doomed fantasy metropolis at the end of the world where the rains never stop. Covers: cults, gangs, guilds, legal covens, and witches; lists of petty magical grimoires for sale or theft; penny delightfuls and other popular street pamphlets; select limericks of the Fir Bolg of Fenchurch; random charts; lists containing every major public house in the Rainy City; NPCs like the Antediluvian Wizards of the sunken Grand Academy; and more.
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The Great Book of Random Tables by Dice Geeks
  • SYSTEM: systemless
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover supplement
  • DESCRIPTION: Includes 120 d100 tables for rolling up random results. Designed to cut down on prep work and improve a GM’s improv skills when the PCs interact with the world. The tables can create results for big things like critical success and failure flavor or fill out dungeons with random mundane items. Other options for the tables include filling out bookshelves with book titles or having rumors ready to go.
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Cuticorium | Cuticorium with Map by Uskucktape
  • SYSTEM: unique
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover core rulebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $20/$30
  • DESCRIPTION: PCs are bugs exploring the mysterious bug city of the Cuticorium, orchestrating plots for supremacy, and uncovering the secrets of the outside world. PCs use the unique Web system to build and burn connections with the land, other bugs, or themselves. Web tokens are used to power friendships or preserve the natural order. Bugs are built from 21 features that define the type of bug, open up new ways to spend Webs, and help lay out the PC’s schemes. Includes 23 distinct locations inside and outside the Cuticorium, PCs escape from danger and help cultivate this new civilization of sentient arthropods. In addition to standard play, it can be played using solo-journaling with twelve detailed Ommatidia tables for randomly generating bug characters. For $10 more a map is included.
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Opera House by Corona Design
  • SYSTEM: unique
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover rulebook
  • DESCRIPTION: PCs take part in theatrical adventures as cast or crew. It offers campaign play and options for a real-time single night session. Welcome to the Royal Grand Opera House, where glamour is for the weak, and breaking your leg will be the least of your problems. The book also functions as a sourcebook for theatre, detailing how performances are created and run from auditions to the final night.
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Worlds Beyond (Classic Reprint) by Politically Incorrect Games/Precis Intermedia
  • SYSTEM: unique
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover core rulebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $24.95
  • DESCRIPTION: PCs explore known space as one of four sentient races. They probe the complexities of interstellar politics, alien interaction, and corporate intrigue. The character generation system includes four diverse species and eight different occupations. Fast-paced combat system provides realistic, exciting, and potentially deadly encounters. PCs can walk on the home world of the Swarr and witness clan rituals thousands of years old or venture into the Rift, where the Dolf sell anything from technology to slaves. Following the Sher'tazi as they make their pilgrimages through life is also an option, with the PCs never knowing where it will lead or end.
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Move Cards (Second Edition) by NDP Design
  • SYSTEM: World Wide Wrestling (2nd Edition)
  • PRODUCT TYPE: 52 poker-sized cards
  • DESCRIPTION: Two sets of the 8 Basic Moves from Cut a Promo to making a dramatic Run-In on a match, two sets of the 8 In-Ring Moves covering the action in the squared circle - including the Announcer Move, six double-sided Babyface/Heel Role Moves (for dramatic turns), two Lucha Libre Role Moves, six Advanced Roles for long-term play, and one set of the five Specialist Moves unlocked in Living Promotion.
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Charles Dunwoody

Charles Dunwoody


Blistering Barnacles!
My group is a few sessions into Scarlet Citadel (on Shard VTT) and having an absolute blast. It's a great dungeon crawl adventure. Had a TPK (due to really bad player choices, but they totally owned it!)


@Corone's Opera House is a great project that takes you behind the curtain for a unique look at theater and the supernatural. I enjoyed it a great deal!
Yeah, I backed the Kickstarter, and it's definitely a neat set-up that speaks to the latent theater nerd in me. I do wish he'd called it something else, as the word "opera" will evoke some inaccurate impressions of what the game is actually about.

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