RPG Print News – Pacesetter, Skeeter Green, Silver Bulette, and More

Dungeons & Dragons 5E, OSR, and Mutant Crawl Classics all have print products out this week.

Dungeons & Dragons 5E gets a book of adventures to kick off a campaign of various low levels and a module of three Halloween adventures. Old school D&D gets many new adventures including a solo adventure and one for one cleric, an entire valley setting of dinosaur adventure, and a supplement all about fantasy languages but also including a dragon. Mutant Crawl Classics gains hyper intelligent monkey scientists, a cybernetically enhanced giant magma swimming possum, and mutant batmen. There is also a set of two hex battle maps of a rose labyrinth complete with counters.

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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Book of Beginnings (5E) | Into the Unknown (SW) | Witch, Grave, and Haunt (BX) | Witch, Grave, and Haunt (5E) by Pacesetter Games and Simulations
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition/Swords & Wizardry/Basic D&D (Old-School Essentials)/Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplements
  • RETAIL PRICE: $20 each
  • DESCRIPTION: The Book of Beginnings offers a multitude of adventures designed to cover some or all of the three main pillars of play: combat, exploration, and roleplay. There are beginnings for 1st, 3rd, and 5th level or the adventures can be adapted into side quests. Into the Unknown is a solo adventure for a character of level one to five. Training complete, the PC moves on from Farrador to explore abandoned mines, save villages from devastating foes, and claim a name as the next true adventurer. Witch, Grave, and Haunt are three Halloween-inspired adventures designed for low level play and generally shorter in length. In The Witch of Monte Rosa: farmers cower in fear and everyone whispers that it is the coming of the Witch. First level PCs investigate. The Haunted House of Clendil needs to be reclaimed by second to third level PCs from whatever foul denizens that have taken residence. Third to fifth PCs investigate a small and lonely plateau because of whispered rumors suggest an evil has awakened in the graveyard on top in Six Feet Under.
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The Valley Out of Time Volume 1 - Welcome to the Valley | The Valley Out of Time Volume 2 - Exploring the Valley | The Valley Out of Time Volume 3 - Danger Valley | The Valley Out of Time Volume 4 - Tribes and Factions | The Valley Out of Time Volume 5 - Rotten at the Core | The Valley Out of Time Volume 6 - Gods Walk the Valley by Skeeter Green Publishing
  • SYSTEM: Swords & Wizardry
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover setting supplements
  • RETAIL PRICE: $10 each
  • DESCRIPTION: Dinosaurs! The Valley Out of Time can be placed in any ongoing campaign, and is set in the “Neanderthal Period” of development. Huge monsters – both dinosaurs and otherwise – and devolved humanoids plague the area, and only the hardiest of PCs will prevail. Welcome to the Valley includes hooks to get the PCs started, four encounters for beginning PCs, four new monsters, and background information. Exploring the Valley provides three encounters, six new monsters, and 40+ random encounters for second to fifth level PCs. Four to six characters of levels three to six should find the various encounters in Danger Valley challenging but manageable if they learn they can run away when they need to. Tribes and Factions details some of the predominant tribes, groups, factions, and the rough society the inhabitants of the valley have built. There are suggestions for treasure, how tribes trade goods, and more. Rotten at the Core details some of the predominant tribes and adversaries in the Valley, as well as the mother under the hills, Yaath, via encounters and three full underground lairs. Gods Walk the Valley is designed for mid- to high-level characters and provides four adventures of lost world mayhem.
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Curse of Kobold Cove | Prayer Quest by Throwigames
  • SYSTEM: Old-School Essentials
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplements
  • RETAIL PRICE: $19.99 each
  • DESCRIPTION: Curse of Kobold Cove is an adventure for seventh level PCs.
  • A cluster of small islands is home to bizarre creatures, dangerous tribes, and worst of all, pirates. The PCs have heard that fabulous riches are hidden deep within the cursed archipelago 's lagoons, temples, and caves. Prayer Quest is an adventure for a single cleric of fifth to seventh level. The goddess Kestorra has called in a long-standing favor to the cleric's deity. A promising acolyte has been kidnapped and hidden in a dark and evil plane along with a secret artifact he was carrying for the goddess. Both are now lost in this plane controlled by the deity Jrargurot, the god of death and disease. The cleric must rescue the acolyte and recover the artifact to the consider their god's favor paid in full.
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Fantastic Geographic Volume 3 | Fire in the Mohle | Jungle Incursion Into the Lair of the Batmen by Silver Bulette Productions
  • SYSTEM: systemless fantasy/Mutant Crawl Classics
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplements
  • RETAIL PRICE: $15/$16/$15
  • DESCRIPTION: Fantastic Geographic Volume 3 focuses on languages. Included are articles on ciphers and riddles, two adventures containing riddles and ciphers, a dragon, and more. Fire in the Mohle is an adventure for PCs of levels three to five. They explore a super science facility created by hyper intelligent monkey scientists. An AI asks them to assist by exterminating his MOHLE problem. Unfortunately, that MOHLE is a cybernetically enhanced giant possum created to swim through the magma tunnels beneath the surface of the planet. PCs explore the unexpectant verdant swath of jungle amidst the barren desert in Jungle Incursion Into the Lair of the Batmen. They discover the technology of the Great Science Apes and hopefully survive their mad creations as they face the dreaded Night Flyers, mutant batmen plaguing the area.
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The Rose Labyrinth by Steve Jackson Games
  • SYSTEM: The Fantasy Trip
  • PRODUCT TYPE: two identical 24" x 24" hex-marked gameboards and two sheets of color counters
  • RETAIL PRICE: $29.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Hex battle maps with different mazes on the front and back to vary the rose labyrinth. The color counters include blooms, monsters, and more. Also included is a page of ideas about the rose labyrinth and an adventure seed about the location.
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