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Several zine issues for D&D and Lamentations of the Flame Princess, more Torg Eternity supplements, and the latest RPGs from Osprey Roleplaying. Also includes work from Angry Hamster Publishing. All rounded out with a new Dungeon Crawl Classics judge’s screen.

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#11 Undercroft Zine | #12 Undercroft Zine | #13 Undercroft Zine by Melsonian Arts Council
  • SYSTEM: D&D and Lamentations of the Flame Princess
  • PRODUCT TYPE: Undercroft the Lamentations of the Flame Princess Zine
  • RETAIL PRICE: $11.95 each
  • DESCRIPTION: The Undercroft zine works with D&D and Lamentations of the Flame Princess. “…a long running, mega-prestigious, hyper-superior, very-irregular 'zine of ecumenical compatibility…” Issue 11 contains five articles: The Aulk by Chuffed Chuffer, Edicts of la Cattedral della Musica Universale by Luke Le Moignan Dwarfen Archetypes By Daniel Sell & Daniel Martin, The Corpse Seller By S. Kelty, and The Root by Luke Gearing. In Issue 12 Sándor Gebei presents the City of Gallowsport, Chance Philips tells a tall tale of The Mountain That is a Man and Also God, Daniel Sell provides an array of Dwarfen Trinkets and Artifacts, and Luke Le Monignan shares the Legacy of Vazimak the Thanaturge. Issue 13 contains: Familiars for Witches by Sándor Gebei, So, it's the End of the World by Denis Manning, and You Have Been Cursed By Alex Clements.
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Jackals - Bronze Age Fantasy | Righteous Blood Ruthless Blades by Osprey Roleplaying
  • SYSTEM: Open Quest | built from Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rulebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $35 each
  • RELATED RPG NEWS: Paleomythic and House of Paper Shadows
  • DESCRIPTION: In Jackals, PCs play in a sword and sorcery fantasy Bronze Age inspired by the legends and cultures of the Ancient Near East. PCs are Jackals: adventurers, explorers, sellswords, and scavengers sent out into the peril-filled land of the Zaharets to make their fortune or fulfill a greater destiny. Inspired by the myths, cultures, and history of the Ancient Near East, and by such ancient texts as the Iliad, the Epic of Gilgamesh, and the Old Testament, the PCs wander the Zaharets. Beastmen roam the land, the Law of Men is fragile, and scars remain from wars between ruined Keta in the north and Gerwa in the south. Occultists and Jackals seek to plunder corrupted ruins and forge their destiny. In Righteous Blood Ruthless Blades PCs play eccentric heroes who solve mysteries, avenge misdeeds, uphold justice, and demonstrate profound mastery of the martial arts in a wuxia ancient China. PCs can play a physician, beggar, assassin, thief, soldier, bandit, and more. Their martial world, or Jianghu, set in a romanticized ancient China filled with sects and factions. Uses a ten-sided dice pool mechanic, loosely modeled on the one found in Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate, and play is designed to be gritty, suspenseful, and fast. PCs focus on solving mysteries. Combat is consequential and fast, often resolved in a single role. Includes a sample martial world and a starting adventure.
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Champions of Light and Darkness in Aysle Tokens | Minions of Ulthorion by Ulisses Spiele
  • SYSTEM: Torg Eternity
  • PRODUCT TYPE: tokens
  • RETAIL PRICE: $14.99 each
  • DESCRIPTION: Acrylic Tokens depicting PCs and NPCs. Champions of Light and Darkness in Aysle are all 25 mm and include 25 tokens such as: runecaster, corsair, skald, drakefriend, drake, and shieldmaiden. Minions of Ulthorion include: 25mm Aysle Gospog (2nd Planting)" x10, 25mm Aysle Gospog (3rd Planting) x5, 50mm Aysle Gospog (4th Planting) x2, 75mm Aysle Gospog (5th Planting), and 75mm "Abomination Engine.
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When Cosms Collide | Revenge of the Carredon by Ulisses Spiele
  • SYSTEM: Torg Eternity
  • PRODUCT TYPE: adventure supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $34.99 each
  • DESCRIPTION: In When Cosms Collide PCs (Storm Knights) face a five act adventure featuring clashes between Aysle, Core Earth, the Cyberpapacy, the Nile Empire, and Tharkold. Includes battles with more than a dozen new foes and characters and a glimpse of a new, never before seen cosm. Competition for the secrets of a centuries-old clash between two alien races exposes cracks in the previously strong alliances between earth’s invaders. Knife’s edge diplomacy leads to Baroness Nochnaya, a character who uses possibility energy to bend reality in ways never seen before on Core Earth. The adventure culminates in a grand ball, where the stakes are life and death. In Revenge of the Carredon PCs face a seven act adventure across Aysle. The Carredon is an unstoppable force of Darkness that ravaged until it was defeated by Tolwyn Tancred. But Tolwyn is afflicted by a curse, and the omens point to the return of the beast. The PCs quest to stop the Carredon’s return. They must also face Uthorion’s Stalkers who also chase the beast. Includes additional rules for sea combat and statistics for multiple ships and crews as well as the secret history of the Carredon and its continuing curse.
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2 Women 12 Games | A Wanderers Guide to Limbos and Mirages by Angry Hamster Publishing
  • SYSTEM: Afterlife - Wandering Souls
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover core rulebook and softcover supplement
  • RETAIL PRICE: $27 each
  • DESCRIPTION: 2 Women 12 Games includes 12 unique RPGs. Each one includes all the rules needed to play, along with setting information and any necessary handouts (such as character sheets). Mechanics range from diceless fire-side story telling to unique d6 systems to tarot based mechanics. The games are mystical, cute, and sometimes terrifying. Examples: the Twin Peaks inspired We Die Here and the happy-go-lucky coloring game about unicorns Guardians of Aimsir. A Wanderers Guide to Limbos and Mirages includes: new character development options for experienced Tenebris travelers, Wanderer Allegiances and how to gain favor with them, 11 new limbos to explore, and information on mirages and a generator to create new locations in the dark. Also explores what motivates a person to lose all hope and become a member of the Unrequited and what morality means to those living in life after death.
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Dungeon Crawl Classics – Judge’s Screen by Goodman Games
  • SYSTEM: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
  • PRODUCT TYPE: thick cardstock GM screen
  • RETAIL PRICE: $19.99
  • DESCRIPTION: The inside contains three panels of tables for the judge. The outside contains a Doug Kovacs mural and tables for the players.
 

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Charles Dunwoody

Charles Dunwoody




Sunsword

Adventurer
Because apparently we are in desperate need of yet another Bronze Age fantasy game based on the RuneQuest engine.
I think what makes it alluring is that since it's based on OpenQuest the rules are closer to Call of Cthulhu 6th Edition and before. It's a lighter game than Mythras (RQ6) & doesn't feature Glorantha.

In all honesty, IMO, the best Basic Role Playing stuff is coming from publishers other than Chaosium.
 

John R Davis

Explorer
Because apparently we are in desperate need of yet another Bronze Age fantasy game based on the RuneQuest engine.
Yeah. I ordered it upon release ( as I really like some of Ospreys other RPGs). In my excitement didn't check the system, and very gutted when I saw its BRP-based. The book is otherwise well put together with great art and an interesting setting
 

R_Chance

Adventurer
Osprey was always great for painting guides when we were doing historical miniature games. I hope they go beyond "just" the rpgs and provide background guides for their RPGs, painting / miniature guides, world building / scenic looks at typical areas (taverns, markets, temples, etc.), etc. Deepen their worlds in short, visually and otherwise.
 


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