RPG Print News – Mongoose, Rogue Games, Exalted Funeral, and More

Friend Computer demands you buy the newest version of Paranoia and all the extras. Ultra Violet Grasslands and Troika! get supplements. Colonial Gothic is back as well with a new supplement about spies. D&D gets new adventures including ten set in Brancalonia. And rounding out the week is a solo RPG about roleplaying as a crow in various genres and settings.

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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Paranoia Core Book | The Accomplice Book | Paranoia Gamemaster's Screen | Paranoia Computer Dice by Mongoose Publishing
  • SYSTEM: unique
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover books/screen/dice
  • RETAIL PRICE: $49.99 each/$19.99/$24.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Paranoia brings the PCs the joy of dark humor via bureaucracy, politics, businesses, and more. The Computer loves the PCs but it is insane happy. The PCs are sent on impossible glamorous missions filled with Catch-22s fun and horrible death safety. The PC’s teammates are out to kill support them, and each PC sets out to kill protect the others. Of course, the Paranoia Core Book is perfect. Maybe even the perfectest. But there is something that would make it even more perfecter. The Accomplice Book! Rules for using old editions with the new edition. Also covers commendation points, registered mutants, older secret societies, and Alpha Complex celebrities like Captain Alpha and Funbot. The Mission Blender is a system that picks out villains, allies, and situations. Optional rules include non-competitive character creation, spending Moxie anonymously, and hit points and stat-based initiative. The Paranoia Gamemaster's Screen is constructed from quality heavy-weight cardstock; it is definitely not constructed from the remains of disloyal Troubleshooters who were used as reactor shielding. Paranoia Computer Dice have a Computer symbol replacing the 6 as well as small icons depicting how Treason Stars increases the range of the Computer symbol (for example, 1 star means 5s and 6s now count as the Computer symbol). The more a PC commits treason, the more Friend Computer wants to see through their eyes.
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Magitecnica - Codex 1 - The Use and Misuse of Powers Great and Small | There, A Red Door by Exalted Funeral
  • SYSTEM: Synthetic Dream Machine
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover zines
  • RETAIL PRICE: $15 each
  • OTHER RPG NEWS: Ultraviolet Grasslands 2E: An Interview with Luka Rejec
  • DESCRIPTION: Magitecnica is a volume of powers and rules and spells. Loosely compatible with most OSR roleplaying games that use levels and hit points. Includes: cutaway map of the shiptower Haruspex, 25 magitechnical powers in 4 albums, rules for using powers fueled by characters' lives, mechanics for creating new powers, and corruption tables for mutating characters when they misuse powers. There, A Red Door is an art zine that also has new discoveries in the Red and Twice Illuminated and Near Ultraviolet lands as well as new spells, foolish and devastating and an item or two, to round things off.
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Adventure Game in Need of Translation by Exalted Funeral
  • SYSTEM: Troika!
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover art zine with asemic writing (the text is not in a known language and is open to interpretation)
  • RETAIL PRICE: $12
  • DESCRIPTION: Basically an in game artifact and art zine (no words in English). Salvador Moss, Sorcerer Emeritas of the College of Friends, Sellsword of Melsonia, and Befouler of Ponds wants help to decipher this mysterious codex (not written in a known language). He claims it greatly resembles the type of RPGs he’s seen played in taverns across Melsonia and even appears to have a reference to the gentle Fortle, a beast about which he is currently writing a travelogue.
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Turncoats by Rogue Games
  • SYSTEM: Colonial Gothic
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $24.99
  • DESCRIPTION: PCs experience the shadowy world of espionage. Based on real world research from the infamous double agent Benedict Arnold to master spy Nathan Hale. PCs learn the challenges and opportunities faced by those shaping the American Revolutionary War's outcome from the shadows. They discover the inner workings of spy networks, the art of deception, and the high stakes of wartime intelligence gathering. Written by the original game designer.
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Brancalonia - The Empire Whacks Back by Acheron
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Brancalonia
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $45
  • DESCRIPTION: Includes 10 interconnected adventures, more than 20 new monsters, four new cities each with its own map, and an in-depth look at the Imperial Inquisition and the Order of the Fork. Also has three playable races (Arcimboldi, Jackrabids, and Paraghouls), backgrounds, new Dive Games, new Grandluxuries, equipment, and new Magical Junk.
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The Mystery of the Cursed Statuette by Midnight Tower
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $29.99
  • DESCRIPTION: A mystery adventure inspired by Sherlock Holmes. In the dead of night, a small porcelain figurine is stolen from Halls of Lore in Winterhold. The PCs help Sergeant Aramina try to solve the crime, since the town's guard is investigating kidnappings. However, the simple case soon turns into a deadly chase involving a cursed statuette, a dangerous primordial demon, and a shadowy web of plots.
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Be Like a Crow | A Fistful of Feathers | Crowthulhu by Critical Kit LTD
  • SYSTEM: unique solo (uses a deck of cards)
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover solo RPG/softcover supplements
  • RETAIL PRICE: $21/$6 each
  • DESCRIPTION: Be Like a Crow and take on the role of a corvid, exploring the world and completing objectives while meeting other creatures and collecting weird and wonderful objects. A PC can be a crow, raven, rook, jackdaw, or magpie and journey through one of six settings: urban, cyber, steampunk, fantasy, gothic, and Tower of London. A Fistful of Feathers offers the adventures of the wild west and takes flight in the desperate world of the Rooklands. A PC can choose to be a law maser, a bounty hunter, a sharp shooter, or an outlaw. Flying from town to town, the PC deals with buffalo bandits, coyote drifters, and lizards who shoot from the hip. Includes prompts, maps, and new mechanics for archetypes and money. The crow PC in Crowthulhu faces great terrors on land and in the skies. The PC goes beak to claw against pelican cults, eldritch parakeets, gangland squirrels, and a host of other nefarious creatures in an attempt to scupper the plans of alien gods, restore balance to the universe, and build a nest. Includes new prompts, maps, and rules for fear.
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