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PR: Onyx Path Publishing Revives a Fan Favorite with Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition

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Onyx Path Publishing Revives a Fan Favorite with Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition

February 6, 2020 — Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced today that the Kickstarter to fund a prestige edition of Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition core rulebook has recently launched. This new edition of Hunter: The Vigil was developed by veteran Monica Valentinelli.

“Hunter: The Vigil has always been a fan favorite because it’s a modern horror game that gives everyday people the chance to be heroes,” says Monica Valentinelli, the Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition developer. “In Second Edition, there are more monsters than ever before. You are given more tools to investigate the strange and unexplained while reinforcing your connections to fellow hunters and your community. Hunter isn’t just about fighting bloodsuckers or expelling ghosts from a haunted house–it’s about the hard choices you make from night to night to keep yourself, your cellmates, and your loved ones safe while recognizing that hunter society is not a utopia or a monolith.”

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition is a modern horror game for players committed to hunting the supernatural. Three playing styles are included in this standalone rulebook: cells for tier one gameplay, compacts for tier two, and conspiracies for tier three.

In addition to seven compacts and seven conspiracies included in this new edition, highlights include:

– Storyteller support that includes a sample setting and chronicle-rich tool kit called The Slasher Chronicle inspired by the slasher film genre.

– Expanded lore and support to play a hunter at the tier you prefer. Includes two new compacts (SWORN, Nine Stars) and a new conspiracy called the Council of Bones.

– A guide to the strange and unexplained lurking in different environments and how to create your own. Includes cryptids like the black dog, ghosts like the haunted hitchhiker, and new monsters inspired by urban legends.

– Setting rules for three types of mysterious places to add locations hunters can explore, investigate, and cleanse of their supernatural taint.

– Tools to ground hunters in their everyday lives and help mitigate the horrors of the Vigil.

– Rules to facilitate different playing styles for investigation, social engineering, and more!

The manuscript for Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition has been completed, and chapters will be released during the Kickstarter to backers. Delivery is planned for February 2022 to account for stretch goals and printing of this supplement. Standard eBook and Hardcover editions will be released in game stores and online following fulfillment of the Kickstarter.

About Onyx Path Publishing:
Founded in 2012, Onyx Path Publishing is a Pennsylvania-based company dedicated to the development of exemplary, immersive worlds. Working with a group of amazingly talented creators, we explore print, electronic and other forms of media distribution to make our products available to our fans. With over 25 years of publishing experience from which to draw, we are industry professionals who love the art of the game and plan to continue making meaningful, innovative contributions in the years to come.

On the web: http://www.theonyxpath.com
Twitter: @theonyxpath
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheOnyxPath

About Paradox Interactive:
The Paradox Interactive group includes publishing and internal development of games and licensing of World of Darkness. The
publishing operation publishes both internally developed titles and titles developed by independent studios as well as music and books. The game portfolio includes more than 100 titles and Paradox Interactive owns the most important brands, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Magicka and Age of Wonders. From the start over ten years ago, the company has published its games all over the world, initially through physical distribution using partners, but beginning in 2006 has primarily distributed digitally using its own publishing arm. The development platform is primarily PC, but the company has released games on console and mobile platforms as well.

Paradox Interactive AB (publ)’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under ticker PDX. FNCA Sweden AB is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.paradoxinteractive.com.

PRESS RELEASE: Housing Registration Opens Sunday

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Housing Registration Opens this Sunday, February 9

If you want to make a housing reservation this Sunday:
  • By Friday Evening: Buy a badge (It doesn’t matter when you buy your badge, as long as it’s before Friday evening).
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  • Sunday: Log in to the My Housing section of your account about five minutes before your access time and wait for the countdown to complete.
  • When your time comes: Click to access the housing portal. It’s OK to refresh your page if the link doesn’t appear right away, just don’t mash refresh.
  • Once you’re in the housing portal: Select a reservation from the available inventory, and make sure to complete checkout within ten minutes of adding your reservation to your cart.
This Friday at 2 pm (PT), join Kristen and Mike live on Twitch for a special Housing Registration edition of Gen Con News!

They’ll walk through the housing process on screen and answer questions from chat. Can’t watch the stream live? Check back after it ends to watch it on demand on Twitch.

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PRESS RELEASE: Free League launches Community Content Program

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Free League launches Community Content Program

Free League Publishing – Feb 07, 2020 11:05 GMT

Free League Publishing today launched the Free League Workshop – the official community content program for Free League tabletop roleplaying games, in collaboration with OneBookShelf. In the Free League workshop, gamers can publish their own adventures set in the worlds of the acclaimed RPGs Tales from the Loop, Mutant: Year Zero, Coriolis, Forbidden Lands, and Symbaroum.

Tabletop roleplaying is a uniquely creative medium. Free League Publishing has seen fans create fantastic content for its games since the publisher’s first RPG was released in 2012. To celebrate this, Free League today launched the Free League Workshop, a new digital storefront on drivethrurpg.com where fans can create, distribute and sell products for Free League RPGs.

Free League Workshop provides design templates and guidelines to make the creative process for users as easy as possible. Users get to set the price of a product, or even make it available for free.

Already at launch, a score of products are available in the Free League Workshop. And this is just the beginning – with the launch of the Free League Workshop, players and fans of Free League games are invited to start creating and share their work with the community.

The Free League Workshop store front can be found here.

Read more about the program on the Free League web site.

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

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PRESS RELEASE: Roleplay in the Magical World of Wardlings This Spring!

Roleplay in the Magical World of Wardlings This Spring

Jump into this 5th Edition-compatible campaign guide!

In case you missed our announcement last year, we partnered with our friends at WizKids to transform the world of their popular miniatures line, Wardlings, into a 5th Edition-compatible roleplaying supplement.

Designed by industry veteran Elisa Teague, this campaign book gives players a chance to create and explore stories centered around young heroes embarking on enchanted adventures, along with their favorite, mystical animal companions.

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Step into a world of wonder and magic, sparked by the innocence of humanity’s most important heroes: the children.

The Wardlings Campaign Guide brings an enchanted new campaign setting to life, where the minds of the youth, uncorrupted by the vices and responsibilities of their elders, are able to perceive magical creatures and events in the world around them, where adults cannot. Here, children are the saviors of the land who venture on epic quests to protect their realm; holding on to the virtues of youth has never been more imperative!

This book contains character creation guidelines for your Wardlings character, new core class options, a magic system for your Wardling’s familiar, an overview of the lands of Or’Mya and its inhabitants, new backgrounds, powerful spells, whimsical monsters, and more – all fully compatible and customizable with the 5th Edition of the “world’s greatest roleplaying game.”
The world of Or’Mya awaits its mighty champions. What kind of hero will you be?Come explore the world of Or’Mya when the game releases in May for Gamers 10+. Pre-order at your friendly local game store and learn more about The Wardlings Campaign Guide on the Renegade Game Studios website.
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Many of our upcoming games are up for nomination for the Most Anticipated list on Board Game Geek! Vote for your favorites now by visiting this page!

PRESS RELEASE: Blackened Artpunk RPG MÖRK BORG To Be Released February 25 By Free League Publishing

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​Blackened Artpunk RPG MÖRK BORG To Be Released February 25 By Free League Publishing

Free League Publishing – Feb 04, 2020 13:00 GMT

MÖRK BORG Artpunk RPG coming February 25

Following a Kickstarter campaign fully funded in roughly 66.6 minutes, blackened artpunk RPG MÖRK BORG gets its worldwide release on February 25. Designed by Ockult Örtmästare Games and Stockholm Kartell, MÖRK BORG is the first RPG to be published under Free League Workshop, Free League Publishing’s upcoming sublabel for selected externally developed games.

MÖRK BORG is a pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG about lost souls and fools seeking redemption, forgiveness or the last remaining riches in a bleak and decaying world. Who are you? The tomb-robber with silver glittering between cracked fingernails? The mystic who would bend the world’s heart away from it’s inevitable end? The world is dying. And you with it.

A doom metal album of a game. A spiked flail to the face. Rules light, heavy everything else.

MÖRK BORG is already available to pre-order in the Free League webshop, and will be available in select retail stores from February 25.


Confront power-draining necromancers, skulking skeletal warriors and backstabbing wickheads. Wander the Valley of the Unfortunate Undead, the catacombs beneath the Bergen Chrypt or the bedevilled Sarkash forest. But leave hope behind – the world’s cruel fate is sealed, and all your vain heroic efforts are destined to end in death and dismay. Or are they?

MÖRK BORG is a complete game in the OSR genre, that can be played as is or be picked apart for use in your own homebrew. The rules are easily made compatible with most other major fantasy roleplaying games. Within the book you’ll find:

  • A brief look at this dying world. From The Two-Headed Basilisks’ gothic cathedral in Galgenbeck and Blood-countess Anthelia’s limestone palace, to the fields of death in Graven-Tosk and the barren wastes of Kergüs.
  • The Calendar of Nechrubel, that decides the speed of the world’s demise.
  • 20 occult Powers that let you bend reality, and just as many magical catastrophes for when you disastrously fail.
  • Optional rules which bring more depth to the game. Omens let you turn bad luck into a slightly better one. Classes with unique traits and quirks, and tables that will bring life into your character.
  • 12 creatures to be murdered by.
  • Game master tools such as tables for corpse plundering, occult treasure, adventure sparks, dungeon generating and other devilry.
  • The introductory dungeon crawl scenario Rotblack Sludge, where you investigate a forgotten part of the Shadow King’s enormous ruin palace. Cannibal warlocks, poison peddlers from beyond the void and hungry gutworms await.

MÖRK BORG is designed by Pelle Nilsson (Ockult Örtmästare Games) and Johan Nohr (Stockholm Kartell). The game is published by Free League Publishing and is available in Swedish and English. The English text is edited and cursed by Patrick Stuart (Veins of the Earth, Silent Titans).

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

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Press Release: Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Kickstarter Campaign Launches Today

PRESS RELEASE: “Symbar – Mother of Darkness” Released Today By Free League Publishing

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“Symbar – Mother of Darkness” Released Today By Free League Publishing

Free League Publishing – Jan 28, 2020 14:46 GMT

Symbar – Mother of Darkness, epic campaign module for the acclaimed dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum, was released today by Free League Publishing, creators of the official ALIEN roleplaying game.

Symbar – Mother of Darkness is the fourth installment of the epic Chronicle of the Crown of Thorns campaign for the award-winning Symbaroum tabletop roleplaying game. It is also a good starting point for players who have never played Symbaroum before – they can jump right into the action and head straight for the grand prize.

The lead artist for Symbar – Mother of Darkness is Martin Grip, known for his acclaimed work on the recently released work on the official ALIEN roleplaying game by Free League Publishing.

Today, four new products was released worldwide:

  • Symbar – Mother of Darkness campaign book
  • The Davokar Gamemaster Screen
  • The Davokar & Symbar Hexagon Map, size 42.0 x 59.4cm
  • Journey to the temple of Exaltation (80-page softcover booklet)

These products are available in the Free League webshop now and will be available shortly in general retail worldwide.

The dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum was launched in 2015 and has captured the imagination of thousands of gamers with its evocative art and rich game setting.

“Symbaroum excels in every single aspect of game design: the setting, the rules, the layout, the art.” – Antonios S, RPGnet

“The simple system and rich setting, thick with dark and evocative imagery, makes this a worthy consideration for new and experienced gamers alike.”– Paul Baldowski, GeekNative

“All in all, this is a stunning piece of work. It has all the sophistication of 13th Age, the mechanical beauty of Dungeon World, and the dark attractiveness of Warhammer Fantasy in a comprehensive and elegant game.”– Rodney Orpheus, Medium


Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

Website: www.freeleaguepublishing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FriaLigan
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PRESS RELEASE: Descent into Midnight Coming to Kickstarter

What is Descent into Midnight

At its heart, Descent into Midnight (DiM) is a game about community, family, and hope. It’s a tabletop roleplaying game that takes place in a technologically advanced aquatic civilization whose culture has never been touched by humanity. Bioengineering and psionic, or mental, powers allow the strange and varied species to communicate and interact with their surroundings no matter their physiology.

In the game, players take on the roles of guardians, defending their community from a physical, emotional, and even existential threat. The game focuses on the relationships between the guardians, the inhabitants they protect, and their internal struggles and dreams in the face of a corruption that threatens to change their world.

The thing that we were building together was so hauntingly beautiful, that when something threatened to corrupt and destroy it, I felt it more viscerally than most experiences I’ve had throughout many years of playing and GM’ing games.” – Jason Robinson, UX Designer, host of The Secret Cellar Podcast

Unlike other RPGs, we have no canon setting for Descent into Midnight. Instead, we help players create the species they want to play, then work with the other players to weave their cultures and histories together to form a civilization that’s entirely unique to their table. Designed to welcome everyone, no matter their knowledge or understanding of our real-world oceans, Descent into Midnight guides you into a new and mysterious world, one that you and your friends help create.

The way [the playbooks] guided me into the character creation was great and let me explore something that I didn’t think I would do on my own.” – Drew Corkill, UX Designer

Descent into Midnight uses the award-winning Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) system developed by Vincent and Meguey Baker and used in popular roleplaying games like Masks: A New Generation, Monsterhearts, and Headspace. PbtA is a story-focused system that incorporates the best of both narrative and mechanical gameplay. Though players familiar with other PbtA games will have a solid foundation with Descent into Midnight, we have developed the setting and mechanics to inspire your imagination to play in new and surprising ways.

All of the things that you think you know about the world completely shift, and so the world building ends up happening on this level of continuous surprise. I don’t think it could ever get boring.“-DC, creator Mutants in the Night; Narrative Designer, Wizards of the Coast

Descent into Midnight has been in development for the past 3+ years and playtested by game designers, artists, podcasters, streamers, scientists, and con-goers around the world. We are finishing the final drafts of the project, but you can play the game using the Quick Start packet available right now. This campaign is to provide funds to bring you the best PDF and hard-copy versions of the game we can.

Descent into Midnight is a deeply personal project for us. Not only does it help us introduce players to the wonder, beauty, and terror of our real-world oceans, it works to build empathy in a way that is critically important to us as designers, and to the world we live in.

It’s very spiritual and very emotional, yet you are playing things that don’t resemble you at all. It’s a fascinating exercise in empathy.” -Devon George, Descent into Midnight artist, www.devongeorgestudios.com

Playbooks

Instead of classes or point-buy systems, Descent into Midnight uses Playbooks to guide you through character creation and to weave your story into all the others at the table. Each playbook is written around a familiar trope, giving you a narrative anchor in this alien environment, and then uses leading questions and evocative language to seed your imagination with ideas.

Our playbooks are as much about what story you want to tell, as they are about what you do in the world.

The Empath – Emotions, memories, and experiences flow through you — both your own, and those of the inhabitants around you. At one time these energies overpowered you, pouring through the open door to your heart and mind. Now you have learned to ride the waves of emotion, flowing with and redirecting the anger, joy, fear, and corruption of others.

The Cultivator – Gardener, bioengineer, aquaformer. You coax and shape the world around you to serve your needs, sometimes at great personal cost. You nurture life and those around you, growing the tools you need to solve some problems, and giving of yourself what is necessary to solve the rest.

The Redeemed – You were created to excel at one thing: conflict. Whether through physical training, bioengineering, or psychic reprogramming, you are the center of the storm when challenges arise. Though your original purpose may have been to inflict terrible consequences on your enemies, the choice is now yours – are you a weapon of war, a symbol of peace, or something else entirely?

The Awakened – You were once like the rest of your kind. Then you woke up. Some believe the planet chose you, awakening your Echo to fight the corruption. Others worry you are a child of the Corruption, mutated to serve its ends. Yet something calls to you, from the Far Echo or the deep ocean. You were awakened for a purpose, if only you could find it.

The Orator – Ambassador, politician, commander, or community leader. Your words, presence, and experiences inspire your community to work miracles. When danger lies at your community’s doorstep, folks look to you for guidance. When people have disputes, they go to you to provide mediation. When the community needs a leader, you are there.

The Traveler – Where many lives thrive within and around the cityscape, you have spent years, perhaps even centuries, studying the world outside. Whether as scholar, trader, explorer, or bounty hunter, you have collected a lifetime of knowledge and experience, and seen the best and the worst the world has to offer.

The Muse – Crafters, sculptors, singers, and storytellers, you draw on the thoughts, hopes, and fears of your community and express them for all to see. The manifestations of your imagination exist beyond the physical world, weaving the essence of the Echo into physical expressions of beauty and emotion that live in two worlds, whether through a haunting song, a life-changing story, or an architectural wonder.

The Specialist – You are an expert at getting your allies into and out of dangerous or questionable situations with skill and grace, whether rescuing the victims of a natural disaster, negotiating a lethal hydrothermal vent field, breaching the biotech security of an ancient civilization, or extracting psychic information from a coral hive-mind.

The Seeker – The Far Echo calls to you, a current carrying you to the Echoes of other realities. Do you explore those realities for knowledge and insight, or do you draw on their strange perspectives to manipulate and control the inhabitants around you?

The Touchstone – Corruption can never extinguish the wonder of life as long as life maintains hope. True, deep, and genuine compassion can transform not just a single life, but the world in which it lives. You are the innocent that befriends the grotesque or abandoned; the ally that reminds those around them their unique gifts create a better world; the stable friend providing shelter against the crushing tide of despair.

Statistics

In a game where sapient krakens and microscopic krill can create a complex society, how strong or dextrous you are isn’t as important as the social, emotional, and existential impact of the actions you take. Descent into Midnight is a game about connections, so the statistics we use to describe your character describe your relationship to yourself, your team, and the people around you.

The Stats include:

Hope – Are you a force of optimism and inspiration, or do you struggle with feelings of despair? Hope is the cornerstone of the Muse and Touchstone playbooks.

Altruism – Do you use your skills and abilities to support individuals around you, or do you struggle between your duties and your needs as an individual? Altruism is the cornerstone of the Empath and Cultivator playbooks.

Community – Are you deeply aware of how everyone in an ecology fits together and able to see from others perspectives, or is it difficult to work with others? Community is the cornerstone of the Orator and Seeker playbooks.

Calm – Are you focused and at peace during stressful times, or are you quick to react and easy to anger? Calm is the cornerstone of the Specialist and Redeemed playbooks.

Drive – Are you driven toward success and survival, or do you fold under pressure? Drive is the cornerstone of the Awakened and Traveler playbooks.

What Others Have Said:

“I’m gonna say, my game is really really good, but this game is ridiculous!” -DC (@DungeonCommandr), creator of Mutants in the Night; Narrative Designer, Wizards of the Coast (creators of D&D 5th Edition)

“Uniquely brilliant.” -Jeff Barber, ecologist, award winning designer of Blue Planet, Upwind, and the highly anticipated, Blue Planet: Recontact

“Descent Into Midnight achieves a poignance that captivates scientists and gamers alike, over and over. I can’t recommend this transcendent game enough.” -Darcy Ross, biologist, game designer, Monte Cook Games Community Manager

“It’s completely changed how I engage with my games and the people around my table.” -Aram Vartian, creator, editor, producer GodsFall and DemigodsFall

“Exploration without combat, co-op through building, not destroying. It allowed me to imagine a world outside our own perceptions. It was simultaneously a game and a meditation.” -@tembeep on Twitter, marine biologist, co-host @RSSDefiant

“DiM is the most strange, beautiful, and emotional games I have ever played. I will remember my first experience with it forever.” – Playtester @explosiverunes on Twitter

“The playbooks were built in such a way that failure and hardship were exciting and beautiful things, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.” -@kyle_krueger on Twitter, co-host @RSSDefiant

“I playtested DiM at GenCon and it was one of the defining moments I’ve had from ANY con.” -@billoftheforest on Twitter, Cast member @TalesfromtheGrim @DiceTribe

“The rumors are true. This game lives up to every expectation.” -@kwiksotic on Twitter, Cast Member #TheDyingKingdom @GreyhawkChannel

“I’m seriously missing this game already. Please, Rich Howard, may we have another?” -@gnomedic on Twitter, cast member DemigodsFall, Kobold Press Social Media Manager

We are releasing additional quotes from game designers, podcasters, streamers, and playtesters daily @DiMRPG on Twitter if you’d like to see more.

Kickstarter

Our funding goal for this campaign is $30,000, which will allow us to produce the best quality copy of the game we can. That total includes paying our artists, the entire production team, web designer, Kickstarter, payments, accessibility and campaign consultants, and more. What it does not cover is payment to the designers.

Rich, Taylor, and Richard are not getting paid from the initial funding goal.

We will also be covering a part of shipping for all copies of the book. Backers will be charged $5 for domestic shipping per copy, and international backers $15, no matter where it is being shipped. We are going to cover any overages.

PRESS RELEASE: Onyx Path Publishing Announces They Came From Beyond the Grave! Tabletop RPG

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Onyx Path Publishing Announces They Came From Beyond the Grave! Tabletop RPG

January 13, 2020 — Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing announced They Came from Beyond the Grave! This new B-movie theme tabletop rpg is a tongue-in-cheek horror game employing the Storypath System.

They Came From Beyond the Grave! draws from 60s and 70s horror films similarly to how They Came From Beneath the Sea! built off of the wonder, horror, thrills, and hilarity of 1950s science fiction. They Came from Beyond the Grave! (referred to sometimes as TCfBtG!) encompasses the horror, sex, suspense, and ham of early 1960s through to late 1970s horror movies. This game will be designed to evoke everything dramatic and theatrical of the classics from Hammer, Amicus, and Roger Corman libraries, along with other “dark house” movie gems, where mysteries take place in old manors, old vampires stalk guests, and something evil lurks in the woods.

Matthew Dawkins, who developed They Came From Beneath the Sea! which is now available for pre-order, is reprising his role for this new corebook. The game is currently in first drafts.

Both digital and print editions of They Came From Beyond the Grave! are scheduled for a 2021 release following the success of a Kickstarter. The game has been designed using the Storypath System.

The Storypath System is also the engine that powers Onyx Path’s Scion 2nd Edition and Trinity Continuum RPGs.

About Onyx Path Publishing:
Founded in 2012, Onyx Path Publishing is a Pennsylvania-based company dedicated to the development of exemplary, immersive worlds. Working with a group of amazingly talented creators, we explore print, electronic and other forms of media distribution to produce games and fiction based on the Scarred Lands, Pugmire, Scion, Trinity, Exalted, World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness properties. With over 20 years of publishing experience from which to draw, we are industry professionals who love the art of the game and plan to continue making meaningful, innovative contributions in the years to come.

On the web: http://www.theonyxpath.com
Twitter:@theonyxpath
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Press Release: BAMFSIES Voting and Award Dates

WTF are the BAMFSIES?

The BAMFSIES are a cheeky and fun RPG awards focused solely on superhero RPGs. We’re not nearly as serious as the ENnies. We’re probably more serious than the Grammys.

Here’s our blog.

We’re sponsored by the kind folks at the BAMF Podcast.

WHY should I care?

There’s a renaissance going on with supers RPGs right now – and it’s not really reflected in mainstream RPG awards as those tend to be focused elsewhere.

So – since 2015! – the BAMFSIES aim to highlight the best in Supers RPGs.

 

HOW are you doing this?

We’ve assembled a crack team of judges from the tabletop RPG scene, and we’ll be announcing the awards in a show on the BAMF Podcast in February of 2020.

But we don’t want to leave out the most important judge: you.

Visit our Gamer’s Choice page to weigh in on your favorite Supers RPG of the last year.

 

WHAT’S Going on NOW?

Voting is open now and runs until 1/31. (Also, please use the comments section to write-in vote for any Supers RPGs that we may have missed.) You can vote here.

 

WHEN do we find out who won?

In early February of 2020, we’ll announce who wins the Gamer’s Choice Award AND reveal the awards from our panel of judges. We will announce the winners [at the blog] and on an episode of the BAMF Podcast.

Press Release: Face the Dominion in the Star Trek Adventures Gamma Quadrant Sourcebook!

Today we’re delighted to announce the release of Star Trek Adventures: Gamma Quadrant, a brand new source book for the Star Trek Adventures RPG, which brings a wealth of new information on a previously unexplored sector of the Star Trek universe.
Star Trek Adventures: Gamma Quadrant is available in print and PDF on Modiphius.net as part of our Star Trek Adventures Collection and in PDF only on DriveThruRPG.com.
Here are the details on this intriguing new source book.
For assets, more info and review copies please contact panny@modiphius.com
THROUGH THE WORMHOLE…….LET’S JUST SAY IF YOU WANT TO DO BUSINESS IN THE GAMMA QUADRANT, YOU HAVE TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE DOMINION. — ZYREE, DOSI TRADER
The Gamma Quadrant Sourcebook provides Gamemasters and Players with a wealth of information to aid in playing characters or running adventures set within the ever-expanding Star Trek universe. The Gamma Quadrant Sourcebook contains:
  • Information on the Federation’s relationship with the Dominion and other Gamma Quadrant denizens, as of 2375.
  • Material about the Dominion and its history, structure, and culture; including information on many of its member worlds, allies, and enemies.
  • Detailed information about the brutal Dominion War, from its beginnings as a cold war to open conflict involving billions of beings.
  • A dozen new alien species to choose from during character creation, including the Dosi, Lurians, S’ona, Wadi, and the Changelings!
  • A selection of starships from the Dominion and S’ona, as well as several notable wartime Federation vessels.
  • Guidance for the Gamemaster on running missions and continuing voyages in the Gamma Quadrant and on the front line, along with a selection of new Non-Player Characters to enhance encounters.
This book requires the Star Trek Adventures Core Rulebook to use. Print buyers will receive a complimentary PDF on completion of purchase.
We hope you enjoy this latest Star Trek Adventure source book and look out for more great Star Trek Adventures including the Delta Quadrant Sourcebook coming your way later this year.
Best wishes,
Modiphius Entertainment

 

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Press Release: Free League Publishing Acquires the Coriolis Game Property

Free League Publishing

Free League Publishing Acquires the Coriolis Game Property

Free League Publishing – Jan 09, 2020 13:00 GMT

Free League Publishing, designers of the Tales From the Loop and ALIEN roleplaying games, today announced the acquisition of the Coriolis game property from Paradox Interactive. The Coriolis roleplaying game, with a unique mix of hard science fiction and mysticism, was released by Free League in 2017. This move signals the start of a new wave of Coriolis projects in the years to come.

Coriolis is a science fiction setting set in a remote cluster of star systems called The Third Horizon. It is a place ravaged by conflicts and war, but also home to proud civilizations, both new and old. Here, the First Come colonists of old worship the Icons, while the newly arrived Zenithians pursue an aggressive imperialistic agenda through trade and military power.

The Coriolis – The Third Horizon roleplaying game, published by Free League under license from Paradox Interactive, was awarded the ENnies Judges’ Spotlight 2017. It is designed by creators of roleplaying games such as Mutant: Year Zero, Symbaroum, Tales From the Loop, Forbidden Lands and ALIEN.

“Coriolis now joins fantasy franchises Symbaroum and Forbidden Lands in the family of game propertys fully owned by Free League Publishing. This move opens up a wide field of possibilities in the science fiction field for many years to come. We want to thank Paradox Interactive for their stewardship of Coriolis, and our close partnership with them continues for the Crusader Kings boad game,” says Tomas Härenstam, CEO of Free League Publishing.

The Coriolis setting was originally conceived by game designers Mattias Johnsson Haake, Mattias Lilja and Martin Grip, who today are part of Free League Publishing.

“Coriolis was the first ever brand we created from scratch, and it feels fantastic to have the it return to base,” Coriolis Game Director Mattias Johnsson Haake says.

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

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Press Release: RuneQuest Glorantha Bestiary is ‘Pay-Want-You-Want’ to Support Australian Fire-fighting and Recovery Efforts

Support Australian bushfire relief

On DriveThruRPG, we’re making the RuneQuest Glorantha Bestiary ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ on for the next seven days (to 12 Jan). If you download it, instead of paying us, we encourage you to make a donation to the Australian fire-fighting and recovery effort.

We think Gloranthan beasts are special, but Australian animals are unique and precious – and real. But it is estimated up to half a billion of them have perished so far in the devastating wildfires still raging across the continent. That number is expected to rise dramatically, as vast swathes of habitat have been consumed by flame.

Some places where you can donate – you’ll find the URLs for all these sites on the RuneQuest Glorantha Bestiary product page at DriveThruRPG:

  • WIRES is a wildlife rescue nonprofit rescuing and caring for thousands of sick, injured and orphaned Australian native animals.
  • World Wildlife Fund Australia is directing its efforts towards koala conservation. Thousands have perished so far
  • The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital is raising funds to distribute automatic drinking stations in the burnt areas to help in koala and wildlife survival, and sharing the funds with other wildlife organisations in the fire affected regions
  • Other places to support:
  • Australian Red Cross:
  • New South Wales Rural Fire Service
  • Country Fire Authority Victoria
with kind regards and thanks from Chaosium Inc. #weareallus
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Teaser Trailer 2 for Denoa – A World Made of Worlds

Denoa Trailer 2 – A World Made of Worlds from Hammerdog Games.

“In this trailer we offer a sneak peek at some of the coming content for Denoa, and showcase the concept of ‘A World Made of Worlds.’ We get a glimpse at some of the upcoming playable races, and a teaser of how and why all the lands of Denoa got separated from each other.”

For more information, check out their sites at:

PRESS RELEASE: LEGENDS of NOVUS ADVENTURES: Kzmatic’s Keep

LEGENDS of NOVUS ADVENTURES: Kzmatic’s Keep

Kzmatic’s Keep is a single 5E DnD adventure set in a new fantasy world called Novus. 

Characters from any campaign setting can enjoy it, however, with a the story hook that brings the adventurers into a magical keep controlled by a powerful lich.

The world was created for a fantasy adventure boardgame, of the same name, and is now being used to design a DnD adventure campaign with.

The game, and this module, will feature some amazing new fantasy artwork, visually stylish character sheets, puzzling situations for the players, and challenging encounters to fight through.

The adventure pack, only $3.75 USD and available on Kickstarter until Dec 27th, includes:

  • A 40 page illustrated Adventure, complete with DM notes, room and encounter descriptions, suggested narrative for NPCs, and Creature statistics.
  • Overhead map of the Keep, and each of the chambers within.
  • Printable Handouts for players, used to solve puzzles.
  • Poker sized Magical Item cards that can be handed to the players.

A deluxe version is available for a bit more, which adds in the unique, fully illustrated character sheets and a special set of images to use on your DM screen during the adventure.

Learn about this, and much more, at the Kickstarter page:

https://bit.ly/2S7KC7l

If you want to learn more about the world, and the characters, then visit the website created just for this setting:

www.legendsofnovus.com

 

PRESS RELEASE: Onyx Path Publishing Launches Kickstarter for V5: Cults of the Blood Gods

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Onyx Path Publishing Launches Kickstarter for V5: Cults of the Blood Gods

December 17th, 2019 — Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced the company launched the Kickstarter for Cults of the Blood Gods, a supplement for the Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition core rulebook.

Cults of the Blood Gods is a new style of sourcebook for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition that introduces the pernicious horror of twisted beliefs. Designed for players and Storytellers, this supplement includes:

  • An in-character breakdown of the rise of esoteric beliefs among the ranks of the undead and how faith drives many of the major aspects of vampire culture.
  • A host of religions — from historic theocracies and globe-spanning conspiracies to fringe cults and mortal beliefs arising in the modern nights — introduced for incorporation into your character backgrounds or as supporting casts and antagonist groups in your chronicles.
  • The history, structure, and ambitions of the Hecata, the vampire group known as the Clan of Death, as well as a chapter dedicated to playing a vampire among the Necromancers, and the rituals for their Discipline: Oblivion.
  • Guidance on how to use ecclesiastical horror and construct cults in Vampire, making them a vivid backdrop for your own stories, including new coterie styles focused on cult play.
  • Faith-based story hooks and a full story centered on the activities of the Hecata, involving walking corpses, ghosts, ready-made characters, and the secrets of the most twisted family in the World of Darkness.
  • New Loresheets, Discipline powers, and Predator types for inclusion in your chronicles, encouraging player characters to engage fully with the material presented in this book.

The Cults of the Blood Gods Kickstarter has launched for a traditionally-printed full color hardcover edition that will be available in game stores. Previews of the finished manuscript will be released during the Kickstarter. A standard digital edition will be released following Kickstarter fulfillment.

About Onyx Path Publishing:

Founded in 2012, Onyx Path Publishing is a Pennsylvania-based company dedicated to the development of exemplary, immersive worlds. Working
with a group of amazingly talented creators, we explore print, electronic and other forms of media distribution to make our products available to our fans. With over 25 years of publishing experience from which to draw, we are industry professionals who love the art of the game and plan to continue making meaningful, innovative contributions in the years to come.

On the web: www.theonyxpath.com
Twitter: @theonyxpath
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheOnyxPath
About White Wolf Entertainment

White Wolf Entertainment is a licensing company focused on creating the best participatory brands in the world. Since its original entry into the roleplaying game market in 1991, White Wolf’s World of Darkness has grown to be one of the most recognized and successful brands in the hobby game space with collective book sales in excess of 10 million copies during this time. White Wolf’s World of Darkness brands, which include Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Wraith: The Oblivion, and Orpheus, as well as other universes such as Exalted and Chronicles of Darkness, have been licensed for television series, video games, interactive media events, and a myriad of merchandise and other entertainment products.

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PRESS RELEASE: Vampire: The Masquerade Fall of London sinks its teeth into pre-order!

Hello Egg,
Today we’re delighted to announce the print pre-order of the Fall of London Chronicle, the first Vampire the Masquerade Chronicle released for Modiphius for 5th Edition.
The Fall of London is available to pre-order right now on Modiphius.net as part of the Vampire: The Masquerade Collection, with all customers getting a free PDF on completion of order and the full book expected to ship in March 2020. Here are the details on this intriguing new Chronicle:
The Fall of London is a Chronicle set in London in 2012, exploring the events that led to the canonical destruction of the city’s Kindred by the Second Inquisition.
It is centred around a group of members of the Cult of Mithras who are awakened during the turmoil to retrieve five ancient relics of the Kindred god-ruler of Britain.
This is the first Chronicle sourcebook released by Modiphius Entertainment for Vampire: The Masquerade, 5th Edition.
The Fall of London is a Chronicle set in London in 2012, exploring the events that led to the canonical destruction of the city’s Kindred by the Second Inquisition. It is centred around a group of members of the Cult of Mithras who are awakened during the turmoil to retrieve five ancient relics of the Kindred god-ruler of Britain. This is the first Chronicle sourcebook released by Modiphius Entertainment for Vampire: The Masquerade, 5th Edition.
  • Be a part of one of the most exciting plot points that changed the face of the World of Darkness, and make a name for yourself!
  • Decide the final fate of Mithras, once the most powerful Kindred in the British Isles.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition is the newest incarnation of the classic storytelling game of personal and political horror, in which you portray a supernatural predator with all their powers and weaknesses, struggling with the loss of their humanity.
  • Fall of London is a 260 page full color hardback.
  • This game uses the most current incarnation of the Storyteller System.
Want to see Fall of London in action? Well see this exclusive playthrough video preview below as Modiphius own team of Juan, Andy and Matt join Mike Nudd for a two and half hour play session!
This week will also see the launch of the Cults of the Blood Gods Kickstarter for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition from Onyx Path Publishing. Cults of the Blood Gods is a new style of source-book for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition that introduces the pernicious horror of twisted beliefs. Be sure to head on over to Kickstarter to check it out!
·        An in-character breakdown of the rise of esoteric beliefs among the ranks of the
·        A host of religions — from historic theocracies and globe-spanning conspiracies to fringe cults.
·        The history, structure, and ambitions of the Hecata, the vampire group known as the Clan of Death
·        Guidance on how to use ecclesiastical horror and construct cults in Vampire
·        Faith-based story hooks and a full chronicle centered on the activities of the Hecata
·        New Loresheets, Backgrounds, and Predator Types for inclusion in your chronicles,
We hope you’ll take a chance to check out this intriguing new Vampire: The Masquerade Chronicle and the new Kickstarter and look out for more great Vampire adventures and products coming in 2020.
Best wishes,
Modiphius Entertainment
Mature Warning: contains graphic and written content of a mature nature, including violence, sexual themes, and strong language. Reader discretion is advised.
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PRESS RELEASE: Embrace the Holidays – The Fall of London Chronicle for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th is available for pre-order next week & Christmas Shipping Discount!

Embrace the Holidays – The Fall of London Chronicle for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th is available for pre-order next week & Cults of the Blood Gods launches on Kickstarter!
Modiphius Entertainment is excited to announce that The Fall of London Chronicle for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition will be available for pre-order next week online at the Modiphius web-store and in your friendly local game stores. If you pre-order The Fall of London you’ll receive the PDF immediately upon order (plus US & UK orders in December have 20% off shipping). Watch for news of when it goes live!
If you want to find out more about the development of Fall of London you can read this blog by Mike Nudd, London based writer on the Chronicle, who discusses how he and the team brought the city of London to the World of Darkness.
The Fall of London Chronicle is a 260 page, fully illustrated, hardback campaign book that embroils you in Kindred history as it unfolds. Your actions might see a god return, or cast him down from whence he came. London burns under Operation Antigen, as you uncover the shards of your own identity
What legacy will you leave?
The Fall of London includes
• A sprawling Chronicle covering 6 large chapters
• 6 different endings tailored to the coterie’s choices
• 5 pre-generated characters as the Heralds of the Sun
• 6 new Loresheets, including one for secret diablerists
• Statistics for 7 venerable elders, including Mithras and Queen Anne
• A detailed description of London, to facilitate additional chronicles before the Fall
• An epilogue to use for chronicles set after the Fall
Next week will also see the launch of the Cults of the Blood Gods Kickstarter for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition from Onyx Path Publishing.
Cults of the Blood Gods is a new style of source-book for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition that introduces the pernicious horror of twisted beliefs.
Designed for players and Storytellers, this supplement will include:
  • An in-character breakdown of the rise of esoteric beliefs among the ranks of the undead and how faith drives many of the major aspects of vampire culture.
  • A host of religions — from historic theocracies and globe-spanning conspiracies to fringe cults and mortal beliefs arising in the modern nights — introduced for incorporation into your character backgrounds or as supporting casts and antagonist groups in your chronicles.
  • The history, structure, and ambitions of the Hecata, the vampire group known as the Clan of Death, as well as a chapter dedicated to playing a vampire among the Necromancers, and the ceremonies for their death-defying Discipline: Oblivion
  • Guidance on how to use ecclesiastical horror and construct cults in Vampire, making them a vivid backdrop for your own stories, including new coterie styles focused on cult play.
  • Faith-based story hooks and a full chronicle centered on the activities of the Hecata, involving walking corpses, ghosts, ready-made characters, and the secrets of the most twisted family in the World of Darkness.
  • New Loresheets, Backgrounds, and Predator Types for inclusion in your chronicles, encouraging player characters to engage fully with the material presented in this book.
On Halloween we streamed an exclusive live play of Vampire: The Masquerade – Fall of London featuring, Mike Nudd as GM and writers Juan Echenique, Andrew Peregrine and Matt Timm as players.
If you want a live preview of the Fall of London Chronicle in action you can watch the entire video here.
We hope you enjoyed this news on Vampire: The Masquerade 5th and look out next week for the pre-order of Fall of London to launch and the Cults of the Blood God Kickstarter!
Best Wishes,
Modiphius Entertainment
Christmas Shipping Discounts!
Starting today until the end of December, we’ve reduced shipping on orders to the US and UK by 20%* over on the Modiphius online store. Even better, if you spend £150 (approx $200) or more you can get free shipping – just use the code USUK at checkout.
*The 20% discount is automatically applied if you’re shipping address is in the USA or UK.
So why not head to the Modiphius store and pick up a present?
Military Discounts
We’ve introduced a 10% military service discount for the US, Canadian, UK and Australia using VerifyPass, you can signup for it or claim your code if you already have a membership here
In other news from Modiphius…
  • Ride an express elevator to hell with the debut of the Alien RPG available now here.
  • The Institute for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare have landed! Pick up synths,covert-ops, automatons and more here.
  • The deluxe edition of the co-op wargame Rangers of Shadow Deep is available now here for pre-order. Receive the PDF immediately on purchase!
  • Modiphius is hiring! We’re looking for a CIMA or equivalent qualified Financial specialist to work within our fast-growing London based business. Find full details and apply on our jobs application page
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PRESS RELEASE: Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder Lost Omens Lore Archive by Paizo

Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder Lost Omens Lore Archive by Paizo
The Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder Lost Omens Lore Archive by Paizo just launched on Monday, December 9 and will be live through Monday, December 30. Delve into the rich lore of Pathfinder’s Age of Lost Omens campaign setting! Get Sandpoint, Light of the Lost Coast; Guide to Absalom; Planar Adventures; and more.
Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder Lost Omens Lore Archive by Paizo
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PRESS RELEASE: Free League’s ALIEN RPG Officially Launched Today

Free League Publishing

Free League’s ALIEN RPG Officially Launched Today

Free League Publishing – Dec 10, 2019 14:25 GMT

Today, Free League Publishing officially launched the ALIEN roleplaying game worldwide, along with a host of supplements. The game is now available at the Free League webshop, at DrivethruRPG, and in retail stores worldwide. Pre-orders both to consumers and distributors have been selling fast, and the core rulebook is already being reprinted.

The ALIEN RPG core rulebook, published in partnership with 20th Century Fox, is a beautifully illustrated full-color hardcover book, both presenting the world of ALIEN in the year 2183 and a fast and effective ruleset designed specifically to enhance the ALIEN experience.

Alongside the core book, Free League is releasing the Chariot of the Gods scenario by Andrew E.C Gaska, two sets of custom dice, a GM Screen, a custom card deck, and Maps & Markers Pack including a huge star map of chartered space in 2183 AD.

The ALIEN RPG core book and its supplements can be found at the Free League webshop, at DrivethruRPG, and in retail stores worldwide. Due to the high demand, both the core rulebook and the Chariot of the Gods scenario are already being reprinted.

The ALIEN RPG can be played in two distinct game modes: Cinematic play and Campaign play. Cinematic play is based on pre-made scenarios that emulate the dramatic arc of an ALIEN film. Designed to be played in a single session, this game mode emphasizes high stakes and fast and brutal play. Player characters are not all expected to survive. Campaign play is designed for longer continuous play with the same cast of characters over many game sessions, letting players explore the ALIEN universe freely, sandbox style.

The rules of the game are designed by game director Tomas Härenstam and based on the Year Zero Engine, used in award-winning games such as Tales From the Loop, Forbidden Lands, and Mutant: Year Zero, but adapted and further developed to fully support and enhance the core themes of ALIEN: horror and action in the cold darkness of space.

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

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PRESS RELEASE: PAIZO TO PREMIERE STARFINDER VOICE RPG SKILL FOR AMAZON ALEXA

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PAIZO TO PREMIERE STARFINDER VOICE RPG SKILL FOR AMAZON ALEXA

Experience the future of voice gaming with the free pilot episode on December 16.

REDMOND, WASHINGTON (DECEMBER 10, 2019): Paizo Inc. has teamed up with Amazon to bring the award-winning Starfinder Roleplaying Game to Alexa. Alexa transports you to an action-packed science-fantasy experience. The Starfinder skill guides players through an interactive adventure filled with professional voice actors, exciting sound effects, music, and multiple different story paths based on their in-game decisions! The free pilot episode will be available exclusively to Alexa users on December 16.

 

The premiere solo adventure, “Starfinder: Scoundrels in the Spike,” takes a player’s Starfinder hero deep into the lowest levels of Absalom Station, where someone—or something—is wreaking havoc. Players of all skill levels can join in on the fun and experience how their spoken choices propel the adventure forward.

“Starfinder: Scoundrels in the Spike” was adapted for Alexa by James L. Sutter, former Starfinder Creative Director and an award-winning author. The pilot episode was originally written for the Starfinder Beginner Box by Starfinder Managing Developer Amanda Hamon.

 

“We are excited to partner with Amazon to bring the weird and wonderful world of Starfinder to fans through this innovative technology,” Hamon said. “The stars aligned and we think players new and old will love it.”

 

This voice-based version of the award-winning Starfinder Roleplaying Game is designed to bring players a whole new universe of adventures. After players enable the Starfinder skill on Alexa, they can launch their science fantasy tabletop adventures and create futuristic heroes and action-packed campaigns with the Starfinder Beginner Box! To learn more go to paizo.com/starfinder and paizo.com/starfinder/beginnerbox.

 

Starfinder voice episodes will be available across all Alexa-enabled devices. You can prepare for the December 16 launch by getting your own Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled devices today at Amazon.com.

 

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About Paizo

Paizo Inc. is one of the world’s leading hobby game publishers. Since 2002, millions of players have joined the goblin army by playing the Pathfinder® and Starfinder® Roleplaying Games in homes, at conventions, at their favorite local game stores, and digitally on virtual tabletops. Paizo.com is an online retail hobby destination for gamers that carries the latest products from top hobby game publishers. Players can also find the newest releases, as well as accessories like dice and maps, miniatures, T-shirts, and goblin plush toys, to quickly replenish their adventuring supplies for the next dungeon run.

PRESS RELEASE: Volunteer at Origins and get a free badge!

Volunteer at Origins and get a free badge!

Sign up for shifts here!
Origins wouldn’t exist without our team of volunteers – we want you to join that team! The available shifts for Origins 2020 have just been published and are ready for you to schedule your time.
Why should I volunteer?
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, learn more about the show, and get a few extra perks to make your trip to Columbus easier.What are these perks you speak of?
For each 4-hour shift you volunteer for, you bump up one perk level. See the full chart below for an overview of all the possibilities.
What is a Volunteer Lead and how do I become one?
Leads are volunteers that have worked with us in the past and have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills. They are in charge of specific areas at the show, including fielding attendee questions and managing their volunteer teams. If you are an Origins volunteer fitting this criteria and are interested in becoming a Lead, please email Jim Godin (Meetings Manager) at jim.godin@gama.org.
What happens at the Volunteer Appreciation Party?
To celebrate all the hard work our volunteers have put in to make the show a success, we host a party with food and cash bar, recognize outstanding volunteers, and distribute games provided by sponsoring companies.How do I sign up for a shift?
Simply go to originsgamefair.com/volunteer, click on a location you’re interested in, and create an account to reserve your spot. If an area is fully staffed, you can sign up for the Waitlist to be notified if/when a shift opens up.

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PRESS RELEASE: ONYX PATH PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES NEW EXALTED ESSENCE COREBOOK

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December 5, 2019 — Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced today a new corebook called Exalted Essence is planned for the popular Exalted Third Edition gameline.

“This is a project we’ve been thinking about for quite a while and we’re thrilled it’s moving forward. I’m beyond excited to be overseeing the creative direction of this book, which is being developed by Monica Speca and Neall Raemonn Price,” said Dixie Cochran, the coordinating developer for Exalted. “We handpicked the Essence team, all of whom love and have worked on Exalted, very carefully and can’t wait to see what they do with the outline and alpha write-ups provided!”

Exalted Essence will be developed by Monica Speca and Neall Raemonn Price; Exalted Third Edition developers Eric Minton and Robert Vance will also be involved as consulting developers while they continue to develop other books in the line. The new corebook’s design is geared for new and existing fans who want a fresh and streamlined take on ExaltedExalted Essence will include:

  • Ten Exalt player-character types presented in one corebook for the first time
  • Universal Charms (including Martial Arts) that work across multiple Exalt types, as well as some Charms that are unique to specific Exalt types
  • A brief overview of Creation so players and Storytellers can dive right into their epic adventures.
  • Rules for Sorcery
  • Storyteller Antagonists

“As a long time fan of Exalted, I’m thrilled to be working on a project that will help spread the joy of playing Exalted to all players — from newcomers to dedicated fans,” said Monica Speca, Exalted Third Edition developer and writer.

Writers for Exalted Essence have been contracted, and work will begin in 2020. Once the manuscript is completed, a Kickstarter is planned for the new corebook.

Fans will be thrilled to know Exalted Essence is not a new edition of Exalted. Like its name suggests, the new title distills what makes Exalted Third Edition great into a new corebook and is designed to work with other books in the line.

To discuss Exalted Essence, join the Exalted community! Talk to fans, writers, and developers on these channels:

About Onyx Path Publishing: Founded in 2012, Onyx Path Publishing is a Pennsylvania-based company dedicated to the development of exemplary, immersive worlds. Working with a group of amazingly talented creators, we explore print, electronic, and other forms of media distribution to make our products available to our fans. With over 25 years of publishing experience from which to draw, we are industry professionals who love the art of the game and plan to continue making meaningful, innovative contributions in the years to come.

On the webwww.theonyxpath.com
Twitter: @theonyxpath
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheOnyxPath

About Paradox Interactive: The Paradox Interactive group includes publishing and internal development of games and licensing of World of Darkness. The publishing operation publishes both internally developed titles and titles developed by independent studios as well as music and books. The game portfolio includes more than 100 titles and Paradox Interactive owns the most important brands, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Magicka and Age of Wonders. From the start over ten years ago, the company has published its games all over the world, initially through physical distribution using partners, but beginning in 2006 has primarily distributed digitally using its own publishing arm. The development platform is primarily PC, but the company has released games on console and mobile platforms as well.

Paradox Interactive AB (publ)’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under ticker PDX. FNCA Sweden AB is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.paradoxinteractive.com.

 

[TESSERA GUILD NOTE: All of the above information including the writer’s name and date/time were taken from the press release.]

PRESS RELEASE: HUNTERS ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP FOR WEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE 5TH EDITION

December 7, 2019

HUNTERS ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP FOR WEREWOLF:

THE APOCALYPSE 5TH EDITION

Release date set for 2021

Los Angeles, CA – December 7th 2019. Hunters Entertainment (Kids on Bikes, Outbreak: Undead, Altered Carbon) is excited and proud to announce their partnership with Paradox Interactive, the owners of the World of Darkness (Vampire: The Masquerade, Bloodlines 2, Mage: The Ascension) to develop and publish Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th Edition, the next evolution of the fan-favorite tabletop roleplaying game through Renegade Games (Scott Pilgrim, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Clank, Lanterns).

Werewolf: The Apocalypse takes place in a fictional version of our Earth: the World of Darkness. In the World of Darkness, werewolves, vampires, magicians, and monsters are all living among us. An entire supernatural world hidden in plain sight. You are one of these monsters, pretending to be human but fighting for survival and supremacy among mysteries and conspiracies that threaten the existence of humanity.

“Werewolf is about how we help/hinder each other to survive against great odds,” said Ivan Van Norman, partner and producer of Hunters Entertainment. “This game was the first campaign I ever GM’ed, and I believe its stories are more relevant and impactful now than they’ve ever been – which is why we’re excited to bring it back to fans old and new.”

Players will play as Garou, individuals born of two worlds, the material and the Umbra (spirit world), who can shapeshift into wolves at will. In Werewolf: The Apocalypse the world, Gaia, is dying. After many generations, the Garou – Gaia’s chosen warriors and defenders – are divided on how to save the planet, their spiritual mother. Attacked by outside forces and plagued by infighting, each Garou tribe shares different ideologies and goals, which have – up to this point – all failed them in their ultimate goal, to rescue a dying Gaia.

Set to release in 2021, the new edition of Werewolf: The Apocalypse has been long anticipated by fans and was teased at PDX Con in Berlin by the World of Darkness team.

“The story of the Garou has never been more relevant than it is today, which means Werewolf has an important role in the unique, global, transmedia setting we are building with the World of Darkness. In Hunters Entertainment we have a partner who clearly shares our passion for The Apocalypse,” said Sean Greaney, Brand Manager for World of Darkness at Paradox Interactive. “We were particularly impressed by their creative vision and ability, and so we are very happy to be partnering with them in bringing this newest chapter of Werewolf to the world.”

Mechanically, the game is set to share a lot of similarities with the recent release of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition but will have a lot of elements that make it unique.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th Edition will be marketed and distributed by Renegade Games, and will be available in retail stores internationally and online.

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ABOUT HUNTERS ENTERTAINMENT

Hunters Entertainment LLC specializes in the creation of tabletop games and engaging customers via Actual Play series, many of their products are featured in shows on platforms such as Geek & Sundry, VRV, Pluto, and Project Alpha. Responsible for the popular tabletop games: Outbreak: Undead.., Kids On Bikes, and Overlight, for which they carry the digital rights with Renegade Games. They also are also a Licensee of Dungeons & Dragons with their Children’s Book The ABCs of D&D. Visit www.huntersentertainment.com for more information.

ABOUT RENEGADE GAMES
Renegade Game Studios is a premier developer and publisher of original award-winning board games including Overlight, Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, and the upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade Expandable Card Game (coming in 2020). Our mission is to publish games that are fun, challenging, and unique. We believe that gaming is for everybody and that everybody is a gamer; you just have to find the right game!

Find out more at www.renegadegames.com or by signing up for our newsletter here: http://www.renegadegamestudios.com/newsletter-sign-up/

ABOUT PARADOX INTERACTIVE

The Paradox Interactive group includes publishing and internal development of games and licensing of World of Darkness. The publishing operation publishes both internally developed titles and titles developed by independent studios as well as music and books. The game portfolio includes more than 100 titles and Paradox Interactive owns the most important brands, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Magicka and Age of Wonders.

From the start over ten years ago, the company has published its games all over the world, initially through physical distribution using partners, but beginning in 2006 has primarily distributed digitally using its own publishing arm. The development platform is primarily PC, but the company has released games on console and mobile platforms as well.

Paradox Interactive AB (publ)’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under ticker PDX. FNCA Sweden AB is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.paradoxinteractive.com.

Press Release: Modiphius Unveils Rangers of Shadow Deep Deluxe Edition Coming to Retail!

Modiphius Unveils Rangers of Shadow Deep Deluxe Edition Coming to Retail!
Coming February 2020 is Frostgrave creator Joseph A. McCullough’s co-op and solo fantasy miniatures game with new and upgraded content!
Press Release, December 03, London, England
For Immediate Release
A kingdom stands on the brink of destruction, as the vast realm called the Shadow Deep slowly swallows everything in its path. As the army fights to contain the tide of evil creatures teeming up out of the black clouds, the kingdom’s best soldiers, the rangers, must venture down into the shadows to gather information, rescue prisoners, and ambush enemy supply lines. It is a desperate fight against overwhelming odds, but every little victory brings another day of hope.
Rangers of Shadow Deep is a solo and co-operative tabletop miniatures game, in which players create their ranger, gather companions, and play through a series of missions in their fight to hold back the darkness. If their rangers survive, they will grow in power and ability, and be sent on more difficult, dangerous and intricate assignments.
First developed by the creator of Frostgrave and Ghost Archipelago Joseph A. McCullough, Rangers of Shadow Deep was previously only available through DriveThruRPG and has been a huge hit with roleplayers and miniature gamers alike with its narrative-driven gameplay.
This 136 page Deluxe edition with a forest ranger green faux leather cover presents an updated version of the core rules and combines them with all of the character-building elements first presented in Temple of Madness. Also included are a dozen new pieces of art from Barrett Stanley, drawn in the same dark, shadowy style that has characterized the entire series. Although there are lots of small tweaks and improvements throughout the rules, perhaps the biggest change with this edition is the introduction of ‘Challenge Levels’ to all of the scenarios. These can be used when playing with 3 or 4 rangers to ramp up the difficulty, or if you want to replay the scenario with a higher-level ranger.
“With the help of Modiphius, it is wonderful to bring this improved edition of the game to a wider audience and I’m looking forward to seeing many more people join the ranks of the Rangers!” Said Joe McCullough.
Chris Birch, Publisher of Modiphius discovered Rangers of Shadowdeep last year,
“After a savage battle through the wildness with my own metal heroes I fell in love with the world and gameplay. I think Joe’s done a fantastic job of crossing the RPG and miniatures streams. We keep pushing the boundaries with narrative and co-op miniatures games and this is such a great introduction to the genre for any player.”
The Deluxe edition also includes the first supplement for the game, Burning Light. In this mission, the Rangers’ must venture to a ruined convent, searching for an ancient artefact. As they choose what order to explore the ruins, and thus the order in which scenarios are played, they must gather clues to the artefact’s location. But they must be quick, for the longer they remain, the more the forces of the Shadow Deep become aware of their presence.
Modiphius will be releasing Rangers of Shadow Deep Deluxe edition in retail as a beautiful hardback in February 2020. You can pre-order it now here for shipping in the first week of February and download the PDF immediately or pre-order in your local store and they can also request the PDF for you.
About Modiphius Entertainment
Modiphius Entertainment is a London, England-based entertainment publisher of tabletop games and related hobby merchandise. The company launched its first game, the Achtung! Cthulhu Roleplaying Game, in 2013, followed by the Mutant Chronicles RPG, DUST Adventures RPG based on Paolo Parente’s DUST universe, Infinity The Roleplaying Game based on the best-selling miniatures game, Conan, Adventures in Age Undreamed of, the official roleplaying game of Robert E Howard’s barbaric universe, Matt Leacock’s Thunderbirds, a cooperative board game based on the classic 60’s show and the official Kung Fu Panda Boardgame.
Modiphius Entertainment seeks to inspire with its tales of heroism, adventure and courage. Modiphius also works to combat global child trafficking through raising awareness of and funds for Vision Rescue. For more information, please visit modiphius.com.

PRESS RELEASE: Here’s the new Kisarta Kickstarter campaign

The italian publishing house Isola Illyon Edizioni is happy to announce that Kisarta, the new Setting Rulebook that will lead all the players straight to the seven planes of the otherworld, is now live on Kickstarter with a new crowdfunding campaign.

The Rulebook will present a series of new rules compatible with the 5th Edition, like Madness and Damnation, a system that will test mental and spiritual integrity of the characters. Players will also find new races, new classes and new dangers to face.

The Kickstarter link is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/isolaillyonedizioni/1031115826?ref=32kur4&token=d52bef07

The goal of the crowdfunding is to create a Rulebook of 200 pages (subject to expansions and additions as result of the various stretch goals unlocked) in english and italian languages, in full-colored paper (hardcover) and digital (PDF) versions. The backers can get exclusive goodies, such as t-shirts and posters, and the “early birds” can get some special limited bundles.

Reaching specific stretch goals will also unlock additional content, such as free expansions for the Rulebook (new races, classes and items) and add-ons (the Master’s Screen, the maps and other contents that will be revealed soon).

Players can have a preview of the full Rulebook right now by downloading the free Quickstart: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/282006/Kisarta–Quickstart-11

 

About Isola Illyon Edizioni. The company, established by Luca Scelza and Mario Ferrentino, is an Italian fantasy products publisher. They have recently completed another crowdfunding campaign, “La Dama Nera”, the first expansion book for the dark fantasy RPG Awaken; Isola Illyon Edizioni is also the Italian publisher of the award-winning noir RPG City of Mist.

More informations about Kisarta: https://www.isolaillyonedizioni.it/kisarta-eng
Kisarta official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kisarta
Kisarta official Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/kisarta5e
Kisarta official Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/790254168035527/
More informations about Isola Illyon Edizioni: https://www.isolaillyonedizioni.it/chi-siamo/

Press Release: Free League Launching the Official ALIEN RPG at PAX Unplugged and Dragonmeet

Free League Publishing

Free League Launching the Official ALIEN RPG at PAX Unplugged and Dragonmeet

Free League Publishing – Nov 27, 2019 13:00 GMT

In Philadelphia, no one can hear you scream. On December 6–8, Free League Publishing will be at PAX Unplugged to launch the official ALIEN tabletop roleplaying game. There will also be a limited pre-release at Dragonmeet in London om November 30.

At the Free League booth #3312 at PAX Unplugged, visitors can meet setting writer and sci-fi novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska and game director and rules designer Tomas Härenstam, have them sign their book and ask them anything they want. Just watch out for the xenomorph lurking in the corner…

A week earlier, at Dragonmeet in London on November 30, a limited number of the massive 392-page core rulebook and a host of supplements will be available at the Free League booth in Trade Hall 2. Visitors can also try the game out in the “Grindbone 2183” tournament.

The ALIEN RPG, officially launching on December 10, is a beautifully illustrated full-color hardcover book, both presenting the world of ALIEN in the year 2183 and a fast and effective ruleset designed specifically to enhance the ALIEN experience.

In addition, the full range of Free League’s award-winning tabletop role-playing games – such as retro-fantasy survival Forbidden Lands, the alternate ’80s Tales From the Loop, the space opera adventure Coriolis The Third Horizon, dark fantasy Symbaroum and the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero – will all be available at the booth at discounted prices at both PAX Unplugged.

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

Website: www.freeleaguepublishing.com
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Press Release: Paizo PR: Humble RPG Book Bundle

Humble RPG Book Bundle:

Pathfinder Comics Cache by Paizo & Dynamite

We’ve teamed up with Dynamite Entertainment and Humble Bundle to bring you a bundle filled with Pathfinder First Edition tabletop RPG books and comics including Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s GuidePathfinder Module: Crypt of the EverflamePathfinder: Worldscape #1Pathfinder: Goblins! #5 (of 5), and much more!

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It’s New Comics Day on Humble Bundle!

“Wednesday always means New Comic Day, when comics fans like me swarm to the racks to find the newest releases. It’s been a while since we released a new Pathfinder comic with our friends at Dynamite (more on that soon—we’re working on something really special), but we thought the approaching holiday season was a good opportunity to team up with Humble Bundle to bring you a huge selection of Pathfinder comics at the best price of all: whatever you feel like paying!”

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