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RPG Print News – Petersen Games, Khepera Publishing, Catalyst, and More

Sandy Petersen writing D&D adventures, animal adventurers, fantasy cyberpunk, world building rules and more. Fight ghouls and serpent people, play a courageous canine, run a bar, survive a zombie apocalypse, and fight to save humankind’s new planetary home. There is even dockside terrain to check out.

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Ghoul Island, Act One and Yig Snake Granddaddy, Act One by Petersen Games
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover full color adventures
  • RETAIL PRICE: $24.99 each
  • DESCRIPTION: A voyage begins with a mutiny and ends in underground tunnels in Ghoul Island. The our adventurers discover an ancient temple dedicated to a horror legends say was vanquished long ago! In Yig Snake Granddaddy, evil serpent folk seek to bring back prehistoric times, complete with pterodactyls, dinosaurs, and other monstrous beings. In the first act, the PCs travel into wilds infested with slime molds, giant crocodiles, and more. They have to face down an evil serpent wizard prepping a terrible ritual.
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Animal Adventures RPG Starter Set by Steamforged Games
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: boxed set
  • RETAIL PRICE: $39.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Created for beginners, this D&D based RPG starter set introduces animals and the adventures they go on. Includes rules, 4 dog miniatures, 3 cat miniatures, 7 character sheets, double-sided game map, gamemaster screen, set of illustrated tokens, and dice. Unique to the starter set is Chantilly the Labrador Fighter. The miniatures use 25mm and 20mm bases, single piece, and no glue required.
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Cyperpunk Red Edgerunner Miniatures B and Cyperpunk Red Lawmen Miniatures by Monster Fight Club
  • SYSTEM: Cyberpunk Red
  • PRODUCT TYPE: three plastic miniatures with bases
  • RETAIL PRICE: $20.00 each
  • DESCRIPTION: Each pack comes with three plastic miniatures and bases. Cyberpunk Red is the Dark Future, the Time of the Red. Megacorps have ravaged civilization and PCs plug in and fight to survive. Edgerunners B include a well-connected Fixer, veteran Nomad, and a kitted-out Tech. They represent PCs and other citizens living on the edge of civilization. Lawmen includes a Trooper with rifle, a Sergeant, and a Riot Trooper with pistol and riot shield (includes head variant). In the time of the Red peacemakers wearing a badge put their lives on the line every day. Plastic miniatures are supplied unpainted. Preparation and assembly may be required.
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Bridge, Dock, and Walkway Terrain by CZYY Store
  • SYSTEM: systemless terrain by CZYY Store
  • PRODUCT TYPE: dockside terrain for miniatures
  • RETAIL PRICE: $14.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Die cut wood terrain for RPGs. While not a new release, Amazon is offering returns on the item and many other CZYY models until the end of January. Also, the price is reasonable. CZYY has many other models if this one works for you. I haven’t used this type of terrain before so buyer beware.
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Mythic D6 Terra Oblivion by Khepera Publishing
  • SYSTEM: Mythic D6
  • PRODUCT TYPE: 96-page hardcover full color sourcebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $29.95
  • DESCRIPTION: A just before the apocalypse game of eco-espionage. In the distant future, the world is slowly being killed by humanity’s need to consume. Humans leave a dying earth and colonize a pristine world called Terra. However taking resources requires something in return and the new planet is dying. The PCs band together to safeguard their new home and fight humankinds’s voracious appetite for consumption. Has rules for the use of esoteric Gnostic Prana Abilities, new equipment, new adversaries, and a full adventure
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Shadowrun Gun Rack by Catalyst
  • SYSTEM: Shadowrun Sixth Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: 55 card deck
  • RETAIL PRICE: $14.99
Shadowrun Slip Streams
  • PRODUCT TYPE: plot sourcebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $49.99
DESCRIPTION: 55 card card pack with the Colt Secret Agent, the Ultimax 71, the Izom Artemis, and more. Each card includes game stats and art drawn from from Shadowrun, Sixth World, and Firing Squad. Reality is falling in Slip Streams, a plot book advancing the story of Shadowrun, Sixth World. PCs can dive into holes torn into the fabric of reality. Past, present, and future mix together in visions that may or may not be real.

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Dystopia Rising: Evolution by Onyx Path Publishing
  • SYSTEM: unique
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rulebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $55.00
  • DESCRIPTION: A RPG grown from a live action roleplaying game, Dystopia Rising: Evolution is a new edition of zombie post-apocalyptic tabletop roleplaying game. Includes background into the setting and people including eight Lineages. Each Lineage has Strains that fight to reclaim the shattered world. Rules cover surviving harsh environments, dealing with factions, dealing with violence, leaning on faith to cope with a harsh reality, and even the possibility of psychic potential.
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Tiny Taverns by Gallant Knight Games
  • SYSTEM: Tiny D6
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover core rulebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $29.99
  • DESCRIPTION: You work at a tavern serving adventurers. You may be a bartender, performer, servers, chef, or bouncer while also being thieves, warriors, and wizards. High fantasy in a place where everyone knows your name.
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BESM Naked by Japanime Games
  • PRODUCT TYPE: light rulebook
  • RETAIL PRICE: $34.95
BESM Character Folio
  • PRODUCT TYPE: character sheets
  • RETAIL PRICE: $9.95
BESM GM Screen and Adventure
  • PRODUCT TYPE: screen and adventure
  • RETAIL PRICE: $19.95
BESM Eight d6 Pack
  • PRODUCT TYPE: eight six-sided dice with BESM logo
  • RETAIL PRICE: $14.95
  • DESCRIPTIONS: BESM Naked is a stripped (get it?) down set of rules for anime and manga fans who may know something about role-playing but aren't traditional gamers. Also, RPG players who want an indie-style RPGs with simple rules and more narrative game flow will enjoy the game. Closer in style to BESM First Edition from 1997, it has been updated illustration and graphic design that meets modern standards. The Character Folio has expanded areas for game stats and descriptions as well as background. Also includes journal pages to record adventures A 4-panel reference screen for game masters the GM Screen includes BESM tables, charts, and other resources, wrapped in a full-color panoramic image on the front. Also includes a two-part, multi-genre adventure that can be dropped into nearly any campaign. The BESM Dice have custom designs: the full Tri-Stat System logo that powers BESM 4E (replacing the 3s; reflecting a group of players) and one-third of the logo (replacing the 1s; reflecting a single player). Includes eight six-sided dice.
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Fate Condensed by Evil Hat Productions
  • SYSTEM: Fate
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover rules
  • RETAIL PRICE: 8.00
  • DESCRIPTION: Compatible with other Fate Products, Fate Condensed is streamlined for clarity and ease of reference. It includes a few refinements as well. A generic ruleset to let a GM create or adapt any world or scenario desired.

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Charles Dunwoody

Charles Dunwoody

Aaron L

I still read through my Tenchi Muyo! book for BESM quite a bit. I picked it up back in 2000 when it first came out, right after Toonami started airing the show and I fell in love with it. Then I went out and bought the DVD set of the first two OVAs.

It's a damn shame what they've done with the latest two series, however. My beloved Ryoko has been rendered grotesque, the new animation giving her those grossly gigantic anime breasts and having her wear a skimpy swimsuit all the time. It genuinely upsets me.

I wanna be the sheltie bartender zombie killer with an alien sidekick.
So combine the rules with the Animal Adventures dog and cat characters+the DMguilds Adept Tavern supplement+(?)the Waterdeep Tavern, you get in Dragon Heist, refluffed as the bar+Aquisition Incorporated franchise rules+Ghoul Island and Yig Snake Granddaddy+plus whatever else you need or can use for the 5E Zombie Apocalypse.

"I was the goodest of bois/gurls who was traveling with my Master and the family to the Mystical Land of Canada, which has been blessed and untouched by the Zombie Hordes. Much sad though for they did not make the journey. Before my Master died, I was taught the Art of The Master's Hand. Now I use this sacred technique to run a bar that was left to me in my Master's will, mixing drinks for both the weary and the heroic, who make their way through this Zombie Apocalypse. Secretly though, I am doing this for the sake of gaining enough money to accomplish an important goal: To buy the legendary Way to Canada and finally escape the twisted nightmare the world has become."

Embark on epic quests to score enough treasure to pay for your business expenses. Choose from various lineages, such as Humans, Dogs, Cats, Half-Orcs, Toasters and more, to fill the various job positions within you bar. (*Yes you can hire that tabby cat you like to be the bouncer.) Seek out legendary drinks, such as the famous Mead of Vahalla and the Ambrosia of Mt. Olympus, to garner increased fame, and profit, for your lowly establishment. Face off against the Zombie Hordes and the Eldritch Abominations that have ruined the world.

But in the end you must decide what is most important: Will your lead your Bar to become a bastion of hope amidst a world ravaged by the dead and the unknown, or will you FORSAKE everything you have built, and those around, in order to reach the Land of Canada?

The World's tab has been called and somebody has to pay.