Press Release: Free League Wins Six ENNIE Awards, Including Best Game and Fan Favorite Publisher

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Free League Wins Six ENNIE Awards, Including Best Game and Fan Favorite Publisher

Free League Publishing – Aug 01, 2020 15:09 BST

It was quite a night for Free League Publishing at the ENNIE Awards last night. The ALIEN RPG claimed the Gold ENNIE for Best Game, and artpunk RPG MÖRK BORG won no less than four ENNIES, including Product of the Year. Free League was also named Fan Favorite Publisher.

The ENNIE Awards are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. The ENNIES give game designers, writers and artists the recognition they deserve. It is a peoples’ choice award, and the final winners are voted upon online by the gaming public.

“The Fan Favorite Publisher award is especially humbling – feeling the love and support from the community is what drives us forward,” says Free League CEO Tomas Härenstam.

Here is the full list of awards to Free League Publishing and their games:

BEST GAME

  • ALIEN RPG – Gold
  • MÖRK BORG – Silver

BEST LAYOUT AND DESIGN

  • MÖRK BORG – Gold

BEST WRITING

  • MÖRK BORG – Gold

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

  • MÖRK BORG – Gold

FAN FAVORITE PUBLISHER

  • Free League Publishing

The official ALIEN roleplaying game by Free League Publishing was released in December 2019 along with a host of supplements, in partnership with 20th Century Studios. The game immediately sold out its first print run and swiftly entered the Top-5 list of best-selling tabletop RPGs in the fall of 2019. The game is currently being translated into seven languages.

MÖRK BORG, designed by Ockult Örtmästare Games and Stockholm Kartell and published by Free League, 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.

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: Does Love Forgive? – a special surprise release from Chaosium for Gen Con 2020!

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Does Love Forgive? – a special surprise release from Chaosium for Gen Con 2020!

Does Love Forgive? is a collection of two special scenarios for Call of Cthulhu for one Keeper and one player. Great for a fun evening of gaming for two people. And perfect if you’re currently in lockdown or socially isolating with a friend or loved one.

Does Love Forgive? is a collection of two special scenarios for Call of Cthulhu originally released in Poland by Black Monk Games on February 14th, 2020. Usually, Call of Cthulhu is played with one Keeper and between four to six investigators. Sometimes, for any number of reasons, it can be hard to get such a large group of players together, so the scenarios in this collection have been specifically designed for just two people: one Keeper and one player.

Each of the standalone scenarios—Love You to Death and Mask of Desire—can be played over the course of one session and are suitable for all levels of Keeper and player experience. Advice is provided on how to support one-to-one play, as well as on how to create a bespoke investigator for each scenario or incorporate an existing investigator, if desired.Available now in PDF from Chaosium* and DriveThruRPG.

*purchase the PDF direct from Chaosium and you receive the full cost of the PDF off the printed version, which will be out later this year.

CONTENTS

Introduction
Advice on running one-to-one scenarios
Using Luck

Love You to Death

Chicago: February 15th, 1929. It’s a cold winter’s day when the investigator’s good friend Hattie May appears in their office at the detective agency. Her beloved pet dog, Highball, is currently scheduled to be destroyed later today and she needs the investigator’s help getting him back from the Chicago PD. It doesn’t sound like too difficult task, does it—so how hard could it be?

Mask of Desire

New York: September, 1932. The investigator, together with their two close friends Anna Konrad and Lucas Reston, has been invited to a party at wealthy—and notorious—socialite Madame de Tisson’s swanky apartment on the Upper West Side. But both Anna and Lucas are distracted by Anna’s audition tomorrow for Nancy Turner, the famous jazz orchestra conductor. What is the link between that and the mysterious parcel that arrives the next day at the investigator’s apartment? And why do so many people seem to be interested in the contents of
that box?

Both scenarios are perfect for a quiet evening of gaming for two people and require either the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set or the Call of Cthulhu: Keeper Rulebook to play.
By Lynne Hardy, Airis Kamińska, Anna Maria Mazur.

Based on Miłość ci wszystko wybaczy? by Airis Kamińska and Anna Maria Mazur, published for the Polish version of Call of Cthulhu in February 2020 by Black Monk Games.

Our award-winning roleplaying games, boardgames, and fiction have been acclaimed as some of the most engaging and innovative of all time. For more than forty years, Chaosium Inc. has captivated gamers, readers, and mythic adventurers worldwide.The Chaosium was founded by visionary game designer Greg Stafford in 1975.

Press Release: “Crypt of the Mellified Mage” Module For Award-Winning Forbidden Lands RPG Launched Today

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“Crypt of the Mellified Mage” Module For Award-Winning Forbidden Lands RPG Launched Today

Free League Publishing – Jul 30, 2020 14:18 BST

As Free League’s second Gen Con release this year, the Crypt of the Mellified Mage adventure module was officially launched today. The book compiles four thrilling dungeons and other adventure locations for the multiple award-winning Forbidden Lands tabletop roleplaying game.

Crypt of the Mellified Mage lets players visit a dungeon of dripping honey, explore a firing pit for magical pottery, stand in awe of the temple of a monkey king, and go on a dizzying tour through the mind of a mad mage.

The beautifully illustrated hardcover book is now available at the Free League webshop, and in digital format at DrivethruRPG. The book will soon also be available in general retail worldwide.

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying. In this sandbox survival roleplaying game, player characters are not heroes sent on missions dictated by others – instead, they are raiders and rogues bent on making their own mark on a cursed world. They will discover lost tombs, fight terrible monsters, wander the wild lands, and if they live long enough, build their own stronghold to defend.

REVIEWS OF FORBIDDEN LANDS:

“It’s like somone took hazy childhood memories of a classic D&D game and mixed them with a dash of bleak Scandinavian darkness.” –Tabletop Magazine

“Superbly packaged, Forbidden Lands is a pleasing combination of ‘Old School’ nostalgia and fast, simple mechanics with unobtrusive narrative elements designed to bring aspects of the character into play. Its setting offers scope for the player characters to develop not just personally, but also in terms of their place in the world.” –Reviews from R’lyeh

“This may be the most perfect role-playing game product I’ve ever seen.” –Plot Points RPG Podcast

Winner of four ENnie Awards 2019!

  • Product of the Year (Silver)
  • Best Rules (Silver)
  • Best Cartography (Gold)
  • Best Production Values (Gold)

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: Destroyer of Worlds For The ALIEN RPG Launching September 8 Alongside Starter Set

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Destroyer of Worlds For The ALIEN RPG Launching September 8 Alongside Starter Set

Free League Publishing – Jul 29, 2020 14:00 BST

Free League Publishing today announced that Destroyer of Worlds, the next Cinematic scenario module for the ALIEN RPG, will be officially released on September 8. Destroyer of Worlds, written by sci-fi author Andrew E.C. Gaska, will be launched alongside a new Starter Set for the game.

Destroyer of Worlds lets players take the role of an iconic type of character from the ALIEN universe: the Colonial Marine. A team of Colonial Marines get dropped onto the moon Ariaricus to handle a growing insurgency, but soon find themselves fighting for their lives against enemies beyond their worst nightmares. Priced at $29.99, the Destroyer of Worlds Cinematic scenario comes in a boxed set, including maps, handouts, and cards for a fully immersive tabletop experience.

The ALIEN RPG Starter Set is designed to be the perfect entry point into the game and the ALIEN universe. Affordably priced at $49.99, it contains everything needed to start playing, including an abridged 104-page softcover quickstart of the core rules, 20 custom dice, reference cards, character handouts, a huge starmap, and the complete Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods, also penned by Gaska.

For more information about Destroyer of Worlds and the ALIEN RPG Starter Set, go to alien-rpg.com. Both items are available for pre-order on the website.

The 392-page core rulebook for the official ALIEN roleplaying game was released in December 2019 along with a host of supplements, in partnership with 20th Century Studios. The game immediately sold out its first print run and swiftly entered the Top-5 list of best-selling tabletop RPGs in the fall of 2019. The game is currently being translated into seven languages, and was recently nominated for both an ENnie Award and an Origins Award for Best RPG of the year.

REVIEW QUOTES:

“Move over, Dungeons & Dragons, Swedish publisher Free League has released Alien: The Roleplaying Game, and it is as great as it is terrifying.”
–The Gamer

“Free League Publishing has knocked it out of the orbit. It’s an interstellar masterpiece that honors the Alien legacy and builds on the stories that made the series great. It’s a sci-fi adventure that roleplaying fans will surely love, and it’s an accessible system for anyone interested in a good story and a rollicking good time.”
–GameTyrant

“The real horror of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi flick Alien has always been the creeping, slithering fear of the unknown. It’s impressive, then, that Free League has been able to craft a tabletop roleplaying game that can conjure up that same pitch-dark dread from the safety of your kitchen table.”
–Dicebreaker

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: Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying Launched

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Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying Launched

Free League Publishing – Jul 28, 2020 13:00 BST

Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying

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Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying, a brand new tabletop roleplaying game line was officially launched today by Free League Publishing, makers of the official ALIEN RPG. Based on the works of illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans, the Vaesen RPG offers an exciting take on Gothic folklore horror with a unique Nordic twist.

The core rulebook, along with a GM Screen and map, a card pack and a set of custom dice, is already available in the Free League webshop, and will be available in hobby stores worldwide shortly. It is also available in digital format at DrivethruRPG.

An actual play show of Vaesen will be go live on the Free League official YouTube channel on July 31, at 9 pm US Eastern Time, as part of Free League’s activities during Gen Con Online.

Written by award-winning author Nils Hintze (Tales From the Loop RPG) and based on the work of Swedish illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans, Vaesen presents a dark Gothic setting steeped in Nordic folklore and old myths of Scandinavia. The game mechanics use an adapted version of the award-winning Year Zero Engine. The game was funded in a very successful Kickstarter last fall, gaining the support of close to 4,000 backers.

In the Vaesen RPG, the players step into the roles of 19th century investigators in the Mythic North. They have all been born with the Sight, and are able to see what normal people cannot. Embarking on journeys to remote villages in the wilderness, the players will uncover the secrets of the Mythic North. Armed with nothing but their courage, conviction, and ability to see the supernatural, they will face the creatures of the forest.

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: Twilight: 2000 By Free League Coming to Kickstarter on August 12

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Twilight: 2000 By Free League Coming to Kickstarter on August 12

Free League Publishing – Jul 31, 2020 14:17 BST

Twilight: 2000, 4th Edition

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The new edition of the classic roleplaying game Twilight: 2000 will come to Kickstarter on August 12, Free League Publishing announced today. The new edition of Twilight: 2000 goes back to the roots of the franchise with a boxed set for sandbox roleplaying in the devastation of World War III.

As of today, fans can sign up to be notified at the pre-launch page on Kickstarter. There is also a new  newsletter out today, showcasing the layout of the upcoming game books. Finally, there is a teaser trailer to get into the apocalyptic mood.

Twilight: 2000 will be released in the first half of 2021, in partnership with Game Designers’ Workshop and Amargosa Press. This will be the fourth edition of the classic apocalyptic RPG, the first being released by Game Designers’ Workshop in 1984. Just like the original version, the new edition is set in a year 2000 devastated by war – now in an alternate timeline where the Moscow Coup of 1991 succeeded and the Soviet Union never collapsed.

In the game, players take roles of survivors in the aftermath of World War III – soldiers or civilians. Their goal, beyond surviving for another day, can be to find a way back home, to carve out their own fiefdom where they are, to find out more about the mysterious Operation Reset, and maybe, just maybe, make the world a little bit better again.

The core gameplay uses a “hexcrawling” system established in the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero and survival fantasy Forbidden Lands RPGs (both Silver ENnie winners for Best Rules, in 2015 and 2019), developing it further to fit the gritty world of Twilight: 2000. The core rules are built on the Year Zero Engine used in those games (as well as in the ALIEN RPG), but heavily adapted to fit Twilight: 2000 and its focus on gear and gritty realism.

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: Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters (D&D 5e) on Kickstarter

  • Hardcover D&D 5E book
  • Spiritual successor to Deities & Demigods
  • Foreword by Jim Ward
  • 100 mythological figures, 30 mythical artifacts

Achilles. Lancelot. Robin Hood. Thor. Heroes, all.

The world is full of myths and legends which inspired those in our modern fiction and games. Iconic warriors and wizards, vampires and things from the deep, epic figures from history, these legends are universally known.

Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters delves into these paragons of literature, fable, and folklore. From Ancient Greece to Victorian England, deepest Transylvania to the High Seas, you’ll meet champions and thieves, pirates and knights, demigods and fey queens, ancient evils and urban legends. Archetypal heroes meet exemplars of villainy like Blackbeard, Rasputin, Dracula – even Lucifer, the Lord of Hell!

From Mike Myler’s popular by-request column on EN World, this 230-page epic compilation of over 100 legendary heroes, villains, and monsters brings these characters to life for the 5th Edition of the world’s oldest roleplaying game.

Plus a foreword from James M. Ward, author of the original Deities & Demigods!

Brought to you by game designer Mike Myler (Vast Kaviya, Hypercorps 2099) and industry veteran Russ ‘Morrus’ Morrissey (ENnies creator, EN World, What’s OLD is NEW, Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD).

This 230-page full-colour hardcover contains over one hundred stat blocks drawn from myths, legends, and history all across the world, each beautifully illustrated with full descriptions and designer’s notes, with Challenge ratings from 1 to 35 (well, we had to include Lucifer, Cthulhu, and Fenrir!)

PRESS RELEASE: 9TH Level Games Announces New Hosted Online Play Service 9th Level RPGs run by vetted GMs

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9TH Level Games Announces New Hosted Online Play Service 9th Level RPGs run by vetted GMs

[PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 6, 2020]

9th Level Games are launching an online roleplaying game program on July 18th featuring Kobolds Ate My Baby as well our two new ENnie nominated games The Excellents and Mazes. Players can book seats now! Tickets can be purchased individually or as an entire virtual table for up to 6 players per game! Book now at https://www.9thlevel.com/hostedonlineplay

9th Level’s GMs will be running games of:

  • Kobolds Ate My Baby! The beer and pretzels classic where players have silly, brutal adventures as the monsters dungeon adventurers typically kill
  • The Excellents, a game about being excellent princesses in an AWESOME cartoon world
  • 9th Level’s first fantasy RPG, MAZES the Polymorph RPG of dungeons and danger!

Many of the 9th Level Games’ GMs have been running games for 9th Level at conventions for over 10 years. These experienced, imaginative folks will give players the adventure of their dreams, in the comfort of their own home for the price of a movie ticket! 9th Level Games is a small indie game design and publishing house known for its unique blend of humor, playability, and willingness to try new things. We focus on bringing fun, great looking, great playing games to your table!!! Our most well-known games include the Kobolds Ate My Baby! RPG line, the Schrödinger’s Cats card game, Meeple Party board game and Mazes fantasy RPG Zine.

Kickstarters and Good Intentions

Art by Larry Elmore

At the beginning of last year, I was body-snatched and convinced that doing something for the Kickstarter Zine promotion was a good idea by Egg Embry (of this very site among many others). Actually, it was an opportunity to dip my toe into the Roleplaying world that I’ve often thought about over the years. In fact, if you go all the way back to high school, the very first thing I ever submitted to anything was to Dragon Magazine, which was THE Dungeons and Dragons magazine. I read it every month. Anytime my parents happened by a bookstore, I’d search for the latest issue and read and reread them until the covers fell off (literally in some cases).

For those who may not know, Dragon would contain articles about the game. Sometimes this came in the form of how-to-play certain situations that might make an appearance in the game. Other times it was additional weapons or spells that your character might be able to gain access to in your own campaign.

It was in that vein that I decided to make one of my senior independent study class’s goals to write and submit an article to Dragon Magazine.

Now, that class was the biggest blow-off class (I’ll need a whole other post to talk about the goings-on in that class over the course of a year) and a perfect thing for my senior year. But this was something I was passionate about. I spent time crafting my article, which focused on a series of magic spells inspired by one of my characters. Without getting too much in the weeds, I thought the spells had promise and offered a different way to play the game.

Sadly, I received a rejection piece as my response (which I still have upstairs somewhere). And while I wasn’t crushed or anything, I was disappointed. It certainly felt like the ability to get anything potentially published was beyond a longshot.

(Later, after a few years passed, I stumbled upon the file and realized immediately why it had been rejected. There just wasn’t enough meat.)

Which brings me to last year’s Kickstarter: Love’s Labour Liberated. It was a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons focused Zine around the idea of Chivalry and Enchantment… Love would guide us.

They say that every campaign you run, you should look to learn from. They also say (whoever “they” might be) that it is easier to learn from your failures than your successes. When I ran the Gilded Age Kickstarter, I was definitely learning on the fly. But overall, I was happy with the way the campaign went. The bigger problems came in dealing with the printers and the end of the year holidays. With Liberated, there were a number of things I’ve learned:

Have a clear assignment of roles and duties in regard to the project.

With comics, I’m the writer. I know what it is I’m supposed to be doing. With the Zine, we had 3 writers and once the other 2 had called “dibs” on a couple of things, I was left wondering how best to contribute to the Zine. We all kinda had a “we’ll figure it out as we go along”, but I believe that only caused us to delay things needing to be done.

Have milestones set up for the project even as you are crafting the Kickstarter.

We had our big due date for sending the finished product out (about 5 months), but we didn’t sit down and break down exactly how long we might need for a particular task. This meant that there wasn’t much in the way of check-ins by any of us… which led to the approaching deadline and not nearly enough done on things.

Just because you have time, doesn’t mean you have all the time.

This ties into the above. I think we all thought that 5 months was more than enough time to get everything done. Heck, between the 3 of us, that will be extra time. Maybe we’ll get this thing done early. Yeah, about that.

Communication is key.

Not saying that anyone should look to be late in delivering their projects, but I think Egg has done a decent job of keeping the backers updated. We’ve had a couple of hiccups here and there, but generally the backers get an update every 2 weeks. Sadly, for a long while, most of the updates were “we’re working on it, but we’re behind”.

This is more a personal one, but I think I want to have the Thing completely done before doing my next Kickstarter. There is a stress level that builds the later things go, and I know that with Gilded Age, that part wasn’t as much a concern. The only thing I had left to do was the overall layout and get the book printed. For my next comic Kickstarter, I’m going to basically send to the printers as soon as the thing ends. No delays!

We’re in the process of finishing the Liberated Zine project up. Last week we sent out an artless draft – basically all the meat of the new “stuff”, but not prettied up. This past weekend I mocked up the Zine and would legitimately say we’re 95% done. And I’m very proud of the work we all put into it. I think it will be a good representation of our work.

It just took a bit longer than we would have liked.

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John McGuire is the creator/author of the steampunk comic The Gilded Age. The Trade paperback collecting the first 4 issues is finally back from the printers! If you would like to purchase a copy, go here!

Want to read the first issue for free? Click here! Already read it and eager for more?

Click here to join John’s mailing list.

His other prose appears in The Dark That Follows, Hollow EmpireBeyond the Gate, and Machina Obscurum – A Collection of Small Shadows.

He can also be found at www.johnrmcguire.com

Press Release: Light Strikers RPG – A Sci-fi/Fantasy Super Hero Story game with a brand new setting & rules system!

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“It’s fun, positive and truly heroic!”

What is a multi-platform tabletop roleplaying game?

Light Strikers is a multi-platform TTRPG that mashes up fantasy, novels, retro cartoons, anime, jrpgs & superhero comics into an original synthesis. From its inception, it’s designed to exist within a collection of rulebooks, battlebooks, novelettes, comics, anime, and more.

The setting:

In the world of Adamah, you’ll be a Light Striker super hero for the Altasharon Kingdom. Adamah blends sci-fi and fantasy into an awesome anachronistic landscape. Everything epic you’ve ever dreamed of exists here in some form, with a Light Striker twist. Yet there are so many surprises in store that you’d never expect. You’ll find mystical treasures, enchanted areas, transforming robots, mythic beasts, supernatural powers, evil monsters, and wicked villains. This place will be your other home. You will make fond memories as you enjoy your stay, and protect it from harm. The stories that take place vary between heroic battles, drama, politics, romance, whimsical fairytales, horror, intriguing mysteries, and legendary adventures. With your powers and position, your choice always matters. It will affect others and the world around you.

“Get ready to unleash your Spiritus powers and become a Light Striker. Fight to uphold love, equality, peace & beauty!”

About the gameplay:

Utilizing the customizable Clash system, you can start playing right away with a rules-lite version. You can always add more rules and powers, or play with the entire rules set straight away. All that’s required are at least two 6 sided dice for the rules lite version. Add a full set of polyhedral dice for the complete version.

To play:

You simply describe what you want to do, as your character, in Adamah. Talk to other players and characters, ask questions about what is around you. You can act out what your character says, or simply state it. Next, the game referee/narrator (Sage Commander, who controls the game elements, scenes, and plot points) responds to you. They provide more details, and describe how other characters interact and reply to you. They might ask you to roll dice to determine the outcome of your action, and will explain what happens with the results.

The lore and world-building support an endless campaign. Develop your characters and their stories along with the Sage Commander. You’ll enjoy plenty of ways to roleplay. Your hero will interact with a rich world filled with distinct allies, villains, races, factions, and monsters.

The combat is fast and fun. Keep it simple with the rules-lite mechanics. Or, use all the powers, abilities and options for more skirmish and tactical play. You can even set up your game session to be like a traditional dungeon-crawl and boardgame. Explore, fight monsters and enemies, collect treasures and enjoy the thrill of combat. You’ll love playing in the wondrous world of Adamah as a Light Striker!

“This RPG is configurable in multiple ways for adults, kids and teens of all backgrounds.”

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Launching this summer on Kickstarter, you’ll have the opportunity to support & be part of our origins with:

The Academy Pack

This includes the 1st edition core-rulebook, an introductory battlebook, and a novelette immersing you with everything you need to play!

Be prepared to enter the Light Striker Academy in the world of Adamah, and become a true super hero for the Altasharon Kingdom.

For more info, check out Light Strikers on Kickstarter and join the adventure! Clash

Press Release: The Bitter Reach – Epic Campaign Module For Award-Winning Forbidden Lands RPG Launched Today

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The Bitter Reach – Epic Campaign Module For Award-Winning Forbidden Lands RPG Launched Today

Free League Publishing – Jun 23, 2020 15:42 BST

The Bitter Reach – Forbidden Lands

The Bitter Reach epic campaign module for the multiple award-winning Forbidden Lands tabletop roleplaying game was officially launched today by Free League Publishing, makers of the official ALIEN RPG. The massive book expands the Forbidden Lands game with a huge map to hexcrawl, new rules, encounters and monsters, and a full campaign to play.

In the southern lands, elders speak of cold storms from the north. Cursed voices borne on the icy winds whisper of secrets from ages past that would plunge realms and kin into ruin if only someone could understand these ancient words. They are the desperate confessions of the lost. They are the legends of the Bitter Reach.

The 312-page beautifully illustrated hardcover book is now available at the Free League webshop, along with the The Bitter Reach Map & Cards Pack, containing a huge double-sided color map of the Bitter Reach (format 720 x 520 mm), a sheet of stickers for adventure sites and gravestones, and custom playing cards for unique mounts and magical artifacts.

Both products will soon be available in general retail worldwide.

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying. In this sandbox survival roleplaying game, player characters are not heroes sent on missions dictated by others – instead, they are raiders and rogues bent on making their own mark on a cursed world. They will discover lost tombs, fight terrible monsters, wander the wild lands, and if they live long enough, build their own stronghold to defend.

REVIEWS OF FORBIDDEN LANDS:

“It’s like somone took hazy childhood memories of a classic D&D game and mixed them with a dash of bleak Scandinavian darkness.” –Tabletop Magazine

“Superbly packaged, Forbidden Lands is a pleasing combination of ‘Old School’ nostalgia and fast, simple mechanics with unobtrusive narrative elements designed to bring aspects of the character into play. Its setting offers scope for the player characters to develop not just personally, but also in terms of their place in the world.” –Reviews from R’lyeh

“This may be the most perfect role-playing game product I’ve ever seen.” –Plot Points RPG Podcast

Winner of four ENnie Awards 2019!

  • Product of the Year (Silver)
  • Best Rules (Silver)
  • Best Cartography (Gold)
  • Best Production Values (Gold)

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: Inn between Worlds Kickstarter

“Inn between Worlds” Kickstarter goes Live

Murchison, TX – Texas in August Studio is pleased to announce the launch of a Kickstarter for Inn between Worlds, an RPG supplement book.

The Kickstarter may be found here; http://kck.st/3e90QoT

The Inn between Worlds is an RPG supplement which explores the idea of inns (hotels) and taverns (bars). An RPG book should always provide as much useful material as possible. This supplement doubles down on being useful.

It provides a modern hotel, and a fantasy tavern-inn compound. It can be used in a modern game, or a fantasy game. Both versions of the place stand on damage to space and time. Basically, both serve as a small version of the Bermuda Triangle with its own front desk and room service.

The Inn between Worlds also provides:

·       Seven new powers or stunts,

·       Five new monsters,

·       12 NPCs,

·       And tables for encounters and plot hooks.

Inn between Worlds also has a new subsystem, which helps a gaming group design their own version of the hotel or inn-and-tavern. So, the GM can use the predesigned version that comes with the book, or the group can design their own special take on the place.

The Inn between Worlds provides a unique set of tools for an awesome inn-tavern combo that you can use in a classic fantasy game, or a modern game. It provides a grab bag of NPCs, monsters, and new powers.

It lets PCs connect to dozens of worlds and even more adventures.

It is a place that touches many worlds, some beautiful, some mad, some terrifying.

And all those worlds are calling out for adventurers.

You do not just use the Inn between Worlds as an occasional base between adventures.

It is a home to adventures.

The writing is done, the editing is done, and the layout is done. The art is… not done!

So, yeah, this Kickstarter is to generate funds for the art for In between Worlds.

Please support the Kickstarter.

PRESS RELEASE: Anima Press announces launch date for Mew-Tants! A RPG where you play as fur-midable cats with mutant powers

Anima Press is proud to announce the launch date of it’s first RPG Mew-Tants! Mew-Tants will be available from Friday the 19th of June 2020.

Designed by Anima Press founder Aled Lawlor, Mew-Tants! is a rules-lite, indie rpg zine that uses a simple d6 system where everyone is a cat. Not just a normal cat, but a cat with a unique mutant superpower that ranges from tele-cat-nesis to laser pointer eyes to cat-ortionism.

Players will explore their neighbourhoods, rescue stranded kittens and take down fearsome were-woofs in this game designed for 2-5 players and a games master. Anything is possible, except for things requiring thumbs, you are still a cat.

Mew-Tants! is presented in a gorgeous A5, 24 page, risograph printed, 120 GSM, saddle-stitched zine format. This contains all the rules needed to play as well as a short adventure ‘The Catnapping.’ Will your team of mutant cats find the missing Kitty Foo-Foo and bring the culprit to justice?  Ideal for one shots but able to carry longer adventures, Mew-Tants is a purr-fect addition to any cat lovers RPG collection.

Mew-Tants was successfully funded at over 200% on Kickstarter and has been fully fulfilled to the early backers.

The RPG will be available to the public in both print and PDF from Friday the 19th of June.

You can pick up a physical copy from https://www.anima.press/ 

Digital copies will be available from Anima PressItch.io and DriveThru RPG

Mew-Tants is the first in a planned series of animal based RPGs, with the next planned game ‘Were-Woofs’ being set within the same universe but have players take control of a muttley group of doggos. All of the games will be cross compatible in respects to rules and adventures you can play together.

This is the first physical RPG product Anima Press is launching, beyond Mew-Tants they are working on multiple projects including Alchemists Apothecaries and Accountants a Troika! RPG supplement, an entry for the Dissident Whispers a one page dungeon project in support of Black Lives Matters and artwork for the post-brexit RPG Shadow of Mogg.

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Press Release: Announcing the Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention

Announcing the Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention
Join a completely digital tabletop gaming convention from Onyx Path Publishing, taking place June 12-14, 2020.
June 1, 2020 – Onyx Path Publishing is holding its very first convention over the course of three days to provide fans and players of tabletop roleplaying games with a uniquely online convention experience. Onyx Path Gaming Con will be completely digital and accessible to anyone with a laptop, computer, or cellphone, allowing fans and players of Onyx Path games to connect with one another over their favorite game.
The convention will feature actual play streams of Onyx Path game lines, workshop sessions for gamemasters and game developers, panels with tabletop RPG industry professionals. Along with behind the scenes updates and developments of upcoming Onyx Path titles. This online content will be accessible across Twitch and YouTube channels owned by Onyx Path Publishing, Gehenna Gaming, and other partners.
A major focus of Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Con will allow attendees to play in virtual tabletop sessions run by professional gamemasters. The goal of this event is to provide Onyx Path customers a uniquely focused gaming convention experience based on the games they enjoy playing and introduce new games to fall in love with. These games include Scarred Lands, Legendlore, They Came from Beneath the Sea!, Scion, and Trinity Continuum. Along with Exalted and many World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness games, such as Vampire: The Masquerade, Mage: The Ascension, Hunter: The Vigil, and many more.
Some of the proceeds from the Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Con will go to both Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) as well as The Bodhana Group.
“TMCF distributes 98% of its awards exclusively to HBCUs and PBIs, which is more than any other organization that supports the Black College Community.” Read more about Thurgood Marshall College Fund here: https://www.tmcf.org.
The Bodhana Group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for “tabletop gaming as a directed therapeutic and clinical practice that can benefit personal growth as well as enhance social and educational services to individuals and families.”
Read more about the Bodhana Group here: https://www.thebodhanagroup.org.
In order to make this convention possible Onyx Path Publishing has partnered up with Gehenna Gaming, a New England-based horror gaming experience company, in an effort to assist in the organization of the event. Gehenna Gaming successfully launched VirtualHorror Con this past April, which was host to over 18K viewers and attendees. This partnership will ensure a successful con enjoyed by Onyx Path Publishing customers and players of tabletop roleplaying games from around the world.
Come walk the Onyx Path with us.
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.
Twitter:@theonyxpath
About Gehenna Gaming:
Gehenna Gaming is a New England-based company dedicated to providing unique gaming experiences to fans and players of horror-themed tabletop and live-action roleplaying games. Our distinct perspective gives insight into what players are looking for and how to best run traditional horror RPGs. We partner with game designers, distributors, content creators, and industry influencers in order to entertain players, empower brands, and educate fans. While bolstering a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment.
Twitter: @GehennaGaming

Media Release: Announcing the Aquelarre RPG

Announcing Aquelarre

The “best RPG not available in English”, now available in English!

A Classic Roleplaying Game

Aquelarre (“Coven”) has been described as the “best RPG not available in English”. And now, almost 25 years since it was first released in Spain, Aquelarre is available for English-speaking gamers!

Originally from Spanish publisher Nosolorol, Chaosium is distributing Aquelarre after Nocturnal Media’s successful Kickstarter. The English edition is a gloriously illustrated complete roleplaying game, which comes with a selection of supplements and gaming aids for long-term play.

Game and Setting

Aquelarre offers everything you expect to find in a fantasy RPG: character creation, game system and magic system. It also includes detailed information about the medieval Iberian setting, the cosmology of angels and demons, and a bestiary.

Player characters in Aquelarre begin life in one of five kingdoms that dominated the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages—Castilla, Aragón, Granada, Navarra, or Portugal. Based on their region, characters may be of various cultures—Arabian, Basque, Castilian, Catalan, Jewish, Muslim, and many more. Social position (from nobility to slave) and father’s occupation affect their capabilities, including profession.

Of course, personal characteristics play their part, too. One such is the Rationality/Irrationality rating, which determines how attuned a character is with the Irrational world, how capable with magic, and how susceptible to it. Rituals of faith depend upon a high Rationality instead. Advantages and Disadvantages help to round characters out.The game system itself relies mainly on percentile rolls against either characteristic ratings or skills based on those (and on character experience). As might be expected from a game that has thrived for several decades now, rules for combat, weapons, and healing are all nicely detailed, with options to suit a variety of playing styles.

Aquelarre also includes considerable detail about medieval life in Iberia, from daily business to social mores to fairy tales, besides the expected focus on angels and demons.

Experience one of the finest European roleplaying games ever published and treat your play group to a different, darker fantasy campaign. Available now from Chaosium.com.

In print (comes with PDF as part of the purchase price):

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Our award-winning roleplaying games, boardgames, and fiction have been acclaimed as some of the most engaging and innovative of all time. For more than forty years, Chaosium Inc. has captivated gamers, readers and mythic adventurers worldwide.The Chaosium was founded by visionary game designer Greg Stafford in 1975.

Press Release: Gaming Days Announces New Date For Free RPG Day

Gaming Days Announces New Date For Free RPG Day

NEW DATE FOR FREE RPG DAY – July 25th, 2020

Hillsboro, OR – May 28, 2019: On July 25th, 2020 game stores across the globe will host Free RPG Day, a celebration of tabletop Role Playing Games. Free RPG Day offers retailers and publishers an opportunity to connect players with their local game stores using role playing games as a platform for community building.

Free RPG Day will offer publisher-supplied game materials, helping retailers provide early looks and unique play experiences to their community. The roster of participating publishers includes: 9th Level Games, Army Painter, Cubicle 7, Dave Taylor Miniatures & Mantic Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Gatekeeper Games, Goodman Games, Hit Point Press, Magpie Games, Oni Games, Paizo, Q-Workshop, Renegade Game Studios, Roll 20, and Wizkids.

Paul Alexander Butler of Gaming Days, says, “2020 has been a crazy ride and we feel that our communities need a reason to celebrate role playing games more than ever. Our team feels strongly that this is the best Free RPG Day kit in the history of the event and we hope that this year’s event will serve as a rallying cry for role playing games this summer.”

For more information or to get involved, please visit https://www.freerpgday.com/.

ABOUT GAMING DAYS, LLC

Gaming Days LLC. was formed by retailers Paul Alexander Butler, Steve Ellis, Rob Harrington, and Travis Severance in early 2019 and acquired Free RPG Day, the annual gaming event, that same year. The team’s mission is to provide premium play experiences to a worldwide audience by working together with the best of the gaming industry.

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Press Release: [Iron GM Games]Open Playtest Adds New ARCop Class

The ARCop
New Class Free to Download at the Grimmerspace Open Playtest!

We recently announced the Grimmerspace Open Playtest over on our forums, and we made our first two classes publicly available to download and play test for free just the other week.

Today, we’re announcing out third class, The ARCop, is on the forums, ready for you to test drive!

To maintain order and serve justice in a mega-arc, a structure so huge it houses a nation’s worth of citizens and is visible from space, requires a special brand of policing. It require an ARCop.

As an ARCop you are trained at the bleeding edge of police technology, and you are never alone. For you carry your Piece, an ARCop’s signature weapon which holds the veteran mind of a deceased ARCop.

Your Piece is your partner, mentor, friend and confidant. It is both a companion and an instrument of justice, helping you bring your brand of law to a dark and dangerous galaxy.

Owen K.C. Stephens (Design Lead for the Starfinder Core Rulebook, Development Lead for the Character Operations Manual), author of our Grimmerspace classes and races, is running the play test.

To jump in just register with the forums. See you there!

– Rone & Lou
Iron GM Games 2020

What is Grimmerspace?
Grimmerspace is the highly-anticipated horror setting for Starfinder, including adventures, a bestiary, and more. What happens when magic invades a sci-fi only horror galaxy? It’s bullets vs. fireballs against a backdrop of alien terrors! From Iron GM Games and co-developed by Sean Astin (LotRStranger Things) Grimmerspace is fueled by the award winning design talents of industry veterans.
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Missed the KIckstarter? Never fear, Grimmer, Backerkit will accept your late pledge.
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Press Release: Game Master’s Guide For Acclaimed Dark Fantasy RPG Symbaroum Coming June 2

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Game Master’s Guide For Acclaimed Dark Fantasy RPG Symbaroum Coming June 2

Free League Publishing – May 26, 2020 14:00 BST

The Game Master’s Guide and Adventure Pack 4

Free League Publishing, creators of the official ALIEN roleplaying game, today announced that the worldwide release of the official Game Master’s Guide for the acclaimed dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum, is set to June 2, 2020. With the Game Master’s Guide, Symbaroum’s collection of core books is complete.

The book is set to release next week, but it can be purchased today in the Free League webshop, alone or bundled with Adventure Pack 4, which will be officially launched later this year.

The Game Master’s Guide features three sections, meant to inspire and support Game Masters when it comes to everything from the creation of homebrew adventures to managing sessions around the gaming table:

  • The Adventure section, with chapters on the design of game worlds, chronicles, adventure landscapes and of adventures set in the Underworld, Yonderworld and Spirit World. It also offers tips regarding how to construct scenarios for experienced player characters, and guidelines for Troupe Play in Symbaroum.
  • The Challenges section, containing alternative rules for pitched battles, advanced traps and social challenges. Adding to this are chapters on Ceremonial Magic (including sixteen ceremonies), expeditions in Davokar, exploration of ruins, the design of legendary creatures and rules for handling player characters owning and managing an estate or smaller domain.
  • The Rewards Section, which offers suggestions on different ways of rewarding player characters and their players, aside from Experience and shiny coins. The chapters also present guidelines for designing what in Symbaroum are called Curiosities, Mystical Treasures and Artifacts, after which the book is rounded off with the description of no less than twenty seven artifacts – all of them with a unique adventure set-up.

Adventure Pack 4 is a 112-page hardcover book, including two scenarios that in different ways relate to the growing internal divisions within the Ambrian realm. Call of the Dark plays out in the northern territories of the Lost Land of Alberetor, where the player characters will accompany a lowborn noble who is looking to prove the status of her family. The second adventure, Retribution, initially deals with the search for a person who has gone missing in the city of Kurun, but is soon shown to involve events which may have serious consequences for the relationship between the peoples of the Davokar region.

The dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum was launched in 2015 and has captured the imagination of ever growing crowd 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.

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PRESS RELEASE: Andrews McMeel Publishing Signs Exclusive Licensing Deal to Distribute ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Content via Roll20

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Andrews McMeel Publishing Signs Exclusive Licensing Deal

to Distribute ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Content via Roll20

 

Kansas City, MO (May 21, 2020) —Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) has signed a licensing deal to distribute ZWEIHÄNDER RPG content via Roll20, effective May 21, 2020. Roll20’s Virtual Table Top (VTT) will be the exclusive virtual tabletop for all ZWEIHÄNDER and Powered by ZWEIHÄNDER d100 tabletop role-playing games.

In addition, AMP has released the ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Player’s Handbook in Roll20 Compendium format, playable here now. With ZWEIHÄNDER RPG, gamers are able to create grim characters, write perilous adventures, and build their own low fantasy & dark fantasy campaigns. The ZWEIHÄNDER RPG can be found on the Roll20 Marketplace here. AMP will also develop and support future ZWEIHÄNDER RPG supplements and a variety of yet-to-be published tabletop role-playing games on the Roll20 Marketplace.

 

“One of the key challenges modern audiences face is which virtual tabletop (VTT) to use when playing tabletop RPGs online,” said Daniel Fox, AMP’s Executive Creative Director, Games. “While other VTTs have their own unique advantages, the intuitiveness, flexibility, and user-friendly interface that Roll20 offers simply can’t be beat. The release of the ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Compendium is a perfect complement to the Roll20 Spotlight program. The future of VTT gameplay rests in Roll20’s capable hands, and I am excited for our partnership with them.”

“ZWEIHÄNDER is a great game that calls back to the classic tabletop RPG feel and crunch, while also having the design sense for a modern audience,” said Trivia Fox, Roll20 Licensing Director.

“We have watched continued growth of ZWEIHÄNDER on the Roll20 virtual tabletop and are honored to be the exclusive place to play ZWEIHÄNDER online. We look forward to continuing a partnership with both Daniel and Andrews McMeel as the ZWEIHÄNDER series grows and develops.”

About ZWEIHÄNDER:

Celebrated as Best Game and Product of the Year at Gen Con, ZWEIHÄNDER RPG is a dark fantasy tabletop role-playing game. Using an intuitive D100 system and modern design principles, it’s easy for Dungeons & Dragons and tabletop RPG fans to learn and play. ZWEIHÄNDER also offers enough crunch to satisfy veteran gamers, making a dynamic alternative to craft your own dark fantasy campaigns. Using its unique profession-based system, you’ll create grim & perilous characters unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

About Andrews McMeel Publishing:
Andrews McMeel Publishing is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, a global, independent and integrated media partner to creators of inspirational content, comics, and illustrated humor. It distributes creator content through global syndication; book, calendar and greeting card publishing; digital consumer experiences; and entertainment licensing.  For more information, please visit andrewsmcmeel.com.

About Roll20:

The Roll20 team is dedicated to enabling gamers to unite across any distance via our easy-to-use gaming tools. This means we strive to lessen the technical burden on the participants, facilitate the formation of new gaming groups, and to make barriers to entry as few as possible when gathering around a table for camaraderie. To accomplish these goals we seek to create a service that is sustainable and will be a resource to the gaming community as long as it is needed. For more information, please visit https://roll20.net/.

PRESS RELEASE: New Edition of Classic RPG Twilight: 2000 Announced by Free League Publishing

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New Edition of Classic RPG Twilight: 2000 Announced by Free League Publishing

Free League Publishing – May 13, 2020 14:01 BST

Twilight: 2000, 4th Edition

A new edition of the classic roleplaying game Twilight: 2000 was announced today by Free League Publishing, makers of the ALIEN RPG, in partnership with Game Designers’ Workshop and Amargosa Press. The new edition goes back to the roots of the franchise with a boxed set for sandbox roleplaying in the devastation of World War III. It will come to Kickstarter in August, to be released in early 2021.

The new edition of the apocalyptic RPG Twilight: 2000 will be the fourth in the series, the first being released by Game Designers’ Workshop in 1984. Just like the original version, the new edition is set in a year 2000 devastated by war – now in an alternate timeline where the Moscow Coup of 1991 succeeded and the Soviet Union never collapsed.

“The first edition of Twilight: 2000 was an iconic game for me back in the ’80s, and we are humbled and honored to work with Marc Miller and Game Designers’ Workshop to bring a new edition to life. The original game was really ahead of its time. Our goal is to build on the amazing sandbox survival gameplay and develop it further, making it more accessible using the tools of modern game design,” says lead game designer and Free League founder Tomas Härenstam.

“When I saw this proposal to revisit the Twilight universe, I signed on immediately. As I have seen the work proceed, I have not been disappointed, and I look forward to seeing this project become reality,” says Marc Miller of Far Future Enterprises and co-founder of Game Designers’ Workshop.

Also part of the project are Amargosa Press (who have recently announced the new Dark Conspiracy 4th Edition RPG), Polish RPG publisher Black Monk Games (who will act as a consultant on the Poland in 2000 AD game setting as well as publish a Polish edition of the game), and Far Future Enterprises (who publishes the fifth edition of the Traveller science-fiction roleplaying game).

The design team is led by Tomas Härenstam (ALIEN RPGForbidden Lands, Mutant: Year Zero), with setting and scenario writing by Chris Lites (Conan, Over the Edge), editing by Angus Abranson (Doctor Who, The One Ring), interior art by Niklas Brant (Forbidden Lands), cover art by Martin Grip (ALIEN RPGSymbaroum), and maps by Tobias Tranell (Forbidden Lands). Several active and retired servicemen from the U.S. military are assigned to the project as consultants.

“Twilight: 2000 was a favorite of ours at school in the ’80s, with many a lunch hour spent salvaging what we could as we traveled across the ruins of Europe trying to survive. I’m honored to be involved in a new edition, and being able to work with the Free League is a fantastic bonus!” says Angus Abranson of Amargosa Press.

Just like the original game, the new edition of Twilight: 2000 is set in a Poland devastated by war, but the game also offers an alternative Swedish setting, as well as tools for placing the game anywhere in the world.

In the game, players take roles of survivors in the aftermath of World War III – soldiers or civilians. Their goal, beyond surviving for another day, can be to find a way back home, to carve out their own fiefdom where they are, to find out more about the mysterious Operation Reset, and maybe, just maybe, make the world a little bit better again.

The core gameplay uses a “hexcrawling” system established in the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero and survival fantasy Forbidden Lands RPGs (both Silver ENnie winners for Best Rules, in 2015 and 2019), developing it further to fit the gritty world of Twilight: 2000. The core rules are built on the Year Zero Engine used in those games (as well as in the ALIEN RPG), but heavily adapted to fit Twilight: 2000 and its focus on gear and gritty realism.

More information about the new edition of Twilight: 2000 will be forthcoming soon.

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: RiotMinds announces Trudvang Adventures, tabletop RPG for 5E

Announcing Trudvang Adventures, tabletop RPG for 5E

RiotMinds announces Trudvang Adventures, tabletop RPG for 5E

Stockholm 2020-05-11. Swedish games publisher RiotMinds today announced the upcoming release of Trudvang Adventures, a full adaptation of the critically acclaimed award-winning RPG setting, for 5E. The game is based on the successful “Trudvang Chronicles” campaign world setting that was voted “The most anticipated game of the year” by the ENWorld community upon its release.

Trudvang Chronicles has served thousands of players worldwide for more than a decade. “For several years now, we’ve been asked by players to adapt Trudvang Chronicles to the popular 5E system. With interest in the game higher than ever, along with the incredible rise of our Kickstarter community, we have decided that now is the right time to make this happen,” says Magnus Malmberg of RiotMinds.

Trudvang Adventures 5E (TA5E) is anchored in a unique world setting of fused Celtic and Nordic myths and sagas. TA5E players are afforded the opportunity to explore the incredibly rich and visually stunning fantasy setting of Trudvang Chronicles while still remaining familiar and accessible for players of 5E. Both players and DMs will feel instantly at home and comfortable with the TA5E toolsets for their epic campaigns.

Trudvang Chronicles is licensed and translated for use in a number of countries and is also the basis for the new board game Trudvang Legends. The Trudvang Legends board game is scheduled for release later this year and is produced and published by renowned game design company CMON.

“We envision this as an opportunity to reach a broader audience with 5E being another tentpole in our strategy to serve our player community and expand the Trudvang brand. However, for fans of the original Trudvang Chronicles RPG, rest assured that we will continue to support that game with an array of new supplements and adventures. We have an exciting and extensive release plan ahead – we can’t wait to share more information soon.” Magnus Malmberg concludes.

Trudvang Adventures will be launched as a Kickstarter campaign May 23rd 2020.

For more information about Trudvang Adventures 5E please visit: https://riotminds.se/TA5E

For more information about Trudvang Chronicles please visit: https://riotminds.se/trudvang/

For more information about Trudvang Legends board game please visit: https://cmon.com/product/trudvang-legends/trudvang-legends

About

RiotMinds is a Swedish games publisher with proprietary fantasy and horror brands including Trudvang Chronicles, LexOccultum, Ruin Masters and Drakar och Demoner. For more than 20 years RiotMinds has published and licensed its games for the international market and created a range of recognized books and supplements becoming a trusted name in the industry renowned for its talent at creating immersive fantasy and horror settings.

TA5E Hero and Setting Companion

Trudvang Adventures 5E Hero and Setting Companion books.
Trudvang Adventures 5E Hero Companion
Trudvang Adventures 5E Setting Companion

 

PRESS RELEASE: Limitless Adventures to launch a second DM-less adventure

On May 4th, 2020, Limitless Adventures will launch a Kickstarter campaign for their new 5th Edition adventure path: Journey to Beryl’s Reach (JBR). The three-adventure arc is distinctive because it requires no dungeon master. Take note: this is not a board; there will be roleplay, puzzles, skill challenges, and of course, combat. Our DM-less feels like a standard session. The adventure features unique mechanics that allow for high replay value to ensure that it will be a different experience each time.

This DM-less adventure is meant to reduce dungeon master burnout, as well as provide those groups that don’t have a dungeon master a way to still get together and roll dice with their friends. We’re not looking to put DMs out of work, but rather give them a chance to play a character for once.” said Andrew Hand, co-founder of Limitless Adventures.

 

Journey to Beryl’s Reach will be Limitless Adventures’s fourteenth Kickstarter and it will run from May 4th until May 29th. JBR will be available as a print and play PDF or a premium box set. Both domestic and international shipping will be available.

 

Limitless Adventures was founded in 2016 by Andrew Hand and Michael Johnson. Limitless Adventures offers high-quality 5th Edition gaming products. They specialize in DM-friendly products that minimize your prep time so you can spend more time at the table playing and less time writing.

 

With our new DM-less product, Limitless Adventures helps you battle the ultimate RPG boss fight… the schedule.” says Michael Johnson, Limitless Adventures co-founder.

 

Journey to Beryl’s Reach

End Date: Fri, May 29 2020 11:07 AM EDT.

A new DM-less 5e adventure path for characters of 6th level.

 

Limitless Adventures

Website: limitless-adventures.com

Facebook: facebook.com/Limitless2016

Twitter: twitter.com/Limitless5e

PRESS RELEASE: Free League Announces Starter Set and New Cinematic Scenario for the ALIEN RPG – Now On Pre-Order

Free League Publishing

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Free League Announces Starter Set and New Cinematic Scenario for the ALIEN RPG – Now On Pre-Order

Free League Publishing – Apr 26, 2020 14:01 BST

The ALIEN RPG Starter Set and the Destroyer of Worlds Cinematic Module are coming this August.

Free League Publishing and 20th Century Studios are proud to announce not one but two major expansions for the official ALIEN tabletop roleplaying game, released last December to universal acclaim. This August will see the release of a boxed Starter Set, as well as a brand-new Cinematic module entitled Destroyer of Worlds. Both titles can be pre-ordered from the ALIEN RPG website as of today in honor of ALIEN DAY, the annual 4/26 celebration of the ALIEN franchise and fandom.

The ALIEN RPG Starter Set is designed to be the perfect entry point into the game and the ALIEN universe. Affordably priced at $49.99, it contains everything needed to start playing, including an abridged 104-page softcover quickstart of the core rules, 20 custom dice, reference cards, character handouts, a huge starmap, and the complete Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods by sci-fi author Andrew E.C. Gaska.

Destroyer of Worlds, also penned by Gaska, is a continuation of the story from Chariot, this time focusing upon an iconic type of character from the ALIEN universe: the Colonial Marine. A team of Colonial Marines get dropped onto the moon Ariaricus to handle a growing insurgency, but soon find themselves fighting for their lives against enemies beyond their worst nightmares. Priced at $29.99, the Destroyer of Worlds Cinematic scenario will come in a boxed set, including maps, handouts, and cards for a fully immersive tabletop experience.

The 392-page core rulebook for the official ALIEN roleplaying game was released in December 2019 along with a host of supplements. The game immediately sold out its first print run and swiftly entered the Top-5 list of best-selling tabletop RPGs in the fall of 2019. The game is currently being translated into seven languages, and was recently nominated for an Origins Award for Best RPG of the Year.

Pre-order the ALIEN RPG Starter Set and Destroyer of Worlds today on alien-rpg.com. Then follow Free League on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and previews of the ALIEN products soon to come.

REVIEW QUOTES:

“Move over, Dungeons & Dragons, Swedish publisher Free League has released Alien: The Roleplaying Game, and it is as great as it is terrifying.”
–The Gamer

“Free League Publishing has knocked it out of the orbit. It’s an interstellar masterpiece that honors the Alien legacy and builds on the stories that made the series great. It’s a sci-fi adventure that roleplaying fans will surely love, and it’s an accessible system for anyone interested in a good story and a rollicking good time.”
–GameTyrant

“The real horror of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi flick Alien has always been the creeping, slithering fear of the unknown. It’s impressive, then, that Free League has been able to craft a tabletop roleplaying game that can conjure up that same pitch-dark dread from the safety of your kitchen table.”
–Dicebreaker


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
Instagram: http://instagram.com/frialigan/
Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/FrialiganSe
Twitter: http://twitter.com/FriaLigan

PR: Onyx Path Publishing and Eschaton Media Announce the Release Dystopia Rising: Evolution, a New Tabletop RPG

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Onyx Path Publishing and Eschaton Media Announce the Release Dystopia Rising: Evolution, a New Tabletop RPG

April 15, 2020 — Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing, in conjunction with Eschaton Media announced the release of Dystopia Rising: Evolution. Dystopia Rising: Evolution is a tabletop RPG based on Eschaton Media’s popular post-zombie apocalypse themed Dystopia Rising live-action scenarios. The game was designed using the Storypath system.

Dystopia Rising (DR) is set in a post-zombie apocalypse world where characters fight to survive in horrific conditions. Created in 2009, DR has enjoyed a cult following of players who immerse themselves in live-action horror scenarios. Every weekend, DR players reside in survivor settlements to step away from the modern world and into a unique post-apocalyptic experience. Though it began as an event, DR has become so popular the property has spawned novels and the upcoming RPG.

Both digital and print editions of the new tabletop RPG, Dystopia Rising: Evolution, are now available online and in stores. Find copies at:

DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283402/Dystopia-Rising-Evolution

Studio 2: https://studio2publishing.com/products/dystopia-rising-evolution

Players interested in creating new content for Dystopia Rising: Evolution will be thrilled to know the game will be unlocked for Storypath Nexus, the community content program powered by the Storypath system, in May 2020.

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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
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheOnyxPath

About Eschaton Media: Eschaton Media is a collective of the creative minds behind the Dystopia Rising Universe, the CHRONOS Universal LARP system, The Mass Action RPG System, as well as a number of stand alone quick play RPGs such as Tempus Omni and Writer’s Blocks. For over seven years, the team has also produced materials for companies such as Make Believe Games, Heavy Metal Magazine, Nerdy City, and the Imagine Nation Collective.

On the web: http://www.eschatonmedia.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EschatonMediaINC/

PRESS RELEASE: Origins Game Fair Postponed to October; Origins Online Scheduled for June


Origins Game Fair Postponed to October;
Origins Online Scheduled for June

COLUMBUS, OH – April 9, 2020 – The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the non-profit organization serving the hobby games industry, today announced that it will postpone the 46th Annual Origins Game Fair, originally scheduled for June 17-21, 2020 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, to October 7-11, 2020.  The tabletop convention attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the world to central Ohio to play thousands of board games, collectible card games, miniatures and role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Catan, and hundreds of other titles.

The decision to postpone the convention follows extensive discussions with its membership, the city of Columbus, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, hotel partners, and exhibitors. “The decision to postpone the convention was not one we made lightly,” said GAMA Executive Director, John Stacy. “The safety and well-being of the Origins community is our number one priority. Given the current health situation, we believe that it is best to move the convention to October.”

With the postponement, GAMA also announced that they would be hosting an online gaming convention during the original show weekend, June 19-21, 2020.

Origins Online 2020 will be a fully virtual convention for tabletop gaming fans to enjoy from their devices and will feature an Exhibit Hall where attendees can demo and buy games and merchandise. In addition, the virtual convention will offer streaming workshops and educational seminars with guest authors, artists and game designers, plus hundreds of games online that attendees can sign up to participating in.

“We are all in this together. The postponement of the in-person event and introduction of Origins Online is an opportunity for the hobby games industry and broader gaming community to get excited together and come back stronger on the other side of this pandemic,” Stacy continued.

Details regarding the postponement of Origins Game Fair and Origins Online will be shared soon on the event website.

 

Press Release: Vampire: The Masquerade Blood Sorcery and Discipline cards are here!

Today we’re delighted to announce the release of the pre-order for the Vampire: The Masquerade Blood Sorcery and Discipline Card Decks.
This card deck which is now available to pre-order on Modiphius.net as part of the Vampire: The Masquerade Collection is expected to ship in July. Pre-order players and GMs will immediately receive both full colour and Black White PDFs to print at home, so that can start using them right away.
Here are the details on these brand new decks which are an essential playing aid to enhance your Vampire chronicles playing experience.
This deck of cards gives you all the reference material you need for Disciplines, Blood Sorcery powers and rituals, and Thin-Blood Alchemy in your Vampire: The Masquerade games. With 80 colour and symbol coded cards for referencing Disciplines and 41 cards that include all Blood Sorcery powers and rituals, and all Thin-Blood Alchemy powers, these cards will keep your game moving smoothly.
This combined deck is perfect for players and Storytellers who want a quick reference and an easy way of keeping track of Disciplines, Blood Sorcery, and Thin-Blood Alchemy abilities and the rules associated with them. The Deck Includes:
  • A total of 121 full colour cards 80 Disciplines and 41 Blood Sorcery powers and rituals, and Thin-Blood Alchemy abilities from the Vampire: The Masquerade core rulebook.
  • Each card features essential rules and description text to make for easy reference, and a page reference to the relevant section of the core rulebook.
  • Packaged in a duo tuckbox that makes for easy carrying to your game table.
  • Includes a PDF with both colour and grey scale versions of the cards suitable for home printing.
We hope you enjoy this latest Vampire: The Masquerade accessory and look out for more Vampire: The Masquerade products coming soon,
Best wishes,
Modiphius Entertainment
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The Dishonored the Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook PDF is available on Modiphius.net where you will also receive a discount code for the full value of the PDF which can be used against the future purchase of the Dishonored print Core Rulebook if you would rather wait.
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PDF to Print & Other Discounts
During these difficult times, physical products aren’t shipping, so we’re releasing many more digital files as PDFs or STLs. However we’ve introduced a new feature on the store: if you buy a newly released PDF, you’ll receive a code which discounts its cost against future print purchases or if you buy on DTRPG, contact support@modiphius.com who’ll help you out. If you don’t receive a code and later decide to purchase the print edition just email support and they’ll get you a code for what you spent on the PDF. Simple!
For those who fancy stocking up on PDF’s if you add £50 or more PDF’s to the check out and use the code PDFME you’ll get a whopping 40% off – so only costing you £30.
We just wanted to let you know that due to the lockdown in the UK, our warehouse has stopped processing any new shipments. We expect to resume shipments in May. Until then you can continue to purchase or pre-order and support us, and you will still get any PDFs associated with the product as usual but your physical shipments will be sent once the warehouse re-opens.
Remember we have free shipping if you spend £150 or more in the UK, Europe, USA or Canada – use the code GAMESUNITED, for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa use the code AUNZZA for free shipping up to the value of £40 when you spend £150 or more.
Any order that you place during this time really helps our business through these difficult times so thanks for all your support!

Press Release: Free League Launches Kickstarter for Tales From the Loop – The Board Game

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Free League Launches Kickstarter for Tales From the Loop – The Board Game

Free League Publishing – Apr 07, 2020 14:11 BST

Prototype of Tales From the Loop – The Board Game

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The Kickstarter for Tales From the Loop – The Board Game was launched today by Free League Publishing. The game, based on the universe created by artist and author Simon Stålenhag recently adapted to a tv series on Amazon Prime Video, offers cooperative gameplay using robot miniatures by Paolo Parente’s Dust Studio. A complete Print ‘n Play kit can be downloaded for free from the Kickstarter.

Simon Stålenhag is the internationally lauded artist and author of Tales From the Loop and Things From the Flood, narrative art books published by Free League that stunned the world with a vision of an alternate Scandinavia in the 1980s and ‘90s, where technology invaded tranquil landscapes to form an entirely new universe of the eerie and the nostalgic.

In 2017, Free League published a tabletop roleplaying game based on Tales From the Loop, which went on to win five Gold ENnie Awards, including Best Game and Product of the Year. A tv series adaptation of Tales From the Loop was launched just a few days ago on Amazon Prime Video.

Tales From the Loop – The Board Game lets players take another step into the amazing world of the Loop. In the 1-5 players take the roles of teenagers who investigate the mysteries originating from the Loop, a huge underground science facility with strange effects on the suburban landscapes around it – but they also need to make sure they’re home in time for dinner!

Tales From the Loop – The Boardgame is designed by Martin Takaichi and includes high-quality miniatures by Paolo Parente’s Dust Studio.

To let players try out Tales From the Loop – The Board Game for themselves, Free League provides a Print ‘n Play kit of the current Alpha game prototype for download from the Kickstarter page. The Print ‘n Play kit includes four characters and one scenario to play.

You can find the Kickstarter here.

The Free League website can be found here.

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
Instagram: http://instagram.com/frialigan/
Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/FrialiganSe
Twitter: http://twitter.com/FriaLigan

PRESS RELEASE: FLGS Locator & Programs: Support your local game stores!


FLGS Locator

GAMA has created a Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS) locator to help people find stores nearby.

During these changing times, stores have begun offering alternate shopping experiences such as curbside pick-up or local delivery for purchased items. Some stores are also offering gift cards as another outlet for customer support.

This locator, with more than 800 stores, highlights these alternative services and connects you with those closest to your home. Search for your nearby store(s) and support the gaming community!

Visit flgslocator.org to support stores!

Retailer Support Programs

Many publishers have also developed initiatives to show support for their retail partners. Several of these initiatives trigger with consumer action.

Click the link below to view all of the retailer support programs currently announced (more added constantly). This resource is designed to help you support your local stores, your favorite publishers, and the gaming community in general!

View retailer support programs!

Join the Origins Facebook Group to connect with other attendees and talk about games!

Join the Facebook group!

PRESS RELEASE: ATLAS GAMES – Help Your Local Game Store (and Play New Games)

Support Your Local Game Store

Everyone is affected by the current global health crisis. While we at Atlas Games are focused on flattening the curve (including remote and separate work, to the tune of one person per building), we also remain committed to our retail partners. That’s why we launched the Friendly Local Game Drop program last week.

The Friendly Local Game Drop program allows you to support your local store — or one somewhere across the United States — during this time of economic uncertainty and closures.

It’s simple:

1. Order an Atlas Games product from your store of choice. (View our most popular games here.)
2. Pay the store for the game, just like you would normally.
3. We ship the game to you directly from our warehouse. If you live in the lower 48 US states, shipping is free.

See Participating Stores

Currently, Friendly Local Game Drop has been rolled out to stores in the lower 48 US states. Living somewhere else? Have your local store email us and we’ll discuss ways we can include them too.

Thank you for supporting small businesses during this global health crisis!

Cogs and Commissars Nominated for Origins Award

Cogs and Commissars, our card game of glorious robot revolution, has been nominated for an Origins award. Don’t be fooled by other games of communist robot propaganda; this one is the real deal!

Order it through Friendly Local Game Drop or from us directly and we’ll include a playable promo bookmark with your purchase.

Game Development Update: Dice Miner

Development on our May Kickstarter game, Dice Miner, continues! Our video team is building our Kickstarter video and artist Grzegorz Pedrycz continues on game art.

This is the prototype for the punchboard mountain, which will be included in the basic edition of the game. (The deluxe version includes a 3D plastic mountain.)

Interested in learning more about Dice Miner? Check out our pre-launch page and sign up for a notification when we go live on May 5th.