PRESS RELEASE: Get Spooky this Halloween, back the Gruesome Ghoulies™ RPG Kickstarter

Concord, CA — October 1, 2020 – Randy Angle launches the Gruesome Ghoulies™ RPG Kickstart campaign, visit www.gruesomeghoulies.com. Gruesome Ghoulies™ is the spooky tabletop role-playing game of cartoon hijinks. Be a ghoul. Solve mysteries. Drive a hot rod. Play in a rock & roll band. Inspired by the cartoons and kid’s sitcoms popular in the 1960s and 1970s.

Originally a one-page RPG submission for a gamejam on Itch.io, this 64+ page version will have more gameplay, adventures, and spooky artwork and only possible with the support of Kickstarter backers. You can play the FREE one-page RPG version this Halloween – link on the Kickstarter page

This funny, non-violent game of slapstick cartoon hijinks uses a fast resolution system called, VERSES ROLL. It is easy to generate a new ghoulie character and be playing in a schtick (a cartoony adventure) in minutes. This makes Gruesome Ghoulies™ RPG the perfect holiday one-shot game, pick-up game when a party member is missing, or for convention fun.

About Randy Angle

Randy Angle, the Grand Poobah of Hoppsbusch, is a game designer and imagineer on over 100 video games, toys, and tabletop role-playing games. In a career spanning more than 40-years and working on brands like: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Top Gun, LEGO, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, Nicktoons, CLUE, SpongeBob, Scooby Doo, Zorro, Deal or No Deal, 1 vs 100 and many original titles. Hoppsbusch was founded 37-years ago and is Randy’s self-publishing business where he makes tabletop RPGs that are SMAFF: Smaller, Faster, and Funnier. For more information please visit www.hoppsbusch.com.

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.

Website: www.freeleaguepublishing.com
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Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/FrialiganSe
Twitter: http://twitter.com/FriaLigan

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.

PRESS RELEASE: Announcing the Basic Roleplaying System Reference Document and Open Game License

27 March 2020 – for immediate release
Chaosium is pleased to announce the release of the Basic Roleplaying System Reference Document (SRD).

The Basic Roleplaying SRD is based on Basic Roleplaying, the simple, fast, and elegant skill-based percentile system that is the core of most Chaosium roleplaying games, including Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, SuperWorld, and others.

Under the provisions of the Basic Roleplaying Open Game License (OGL), designers can create their own roleplaying games using the Basic Roleplaying rules engine, royalty-free and without further permission from Chaosium Inc.

For further details and to download the SRD document, see our
Basic Roleplaying SRD information page.

Please note: the BRP Open Game License for use of the Basic Roleplaying system differs from the Wizards Open Game License and has different terms and conditions.

PRESS RELEASE: Blacklist Games Introduces Blacklist Miniatures

Click here to be notified at launch.

Los Angeles, CA – March 12, 2020.Blacklist Games is proud to announce a new line of products to be released under a new division, Blacklist Miniatures. Led by Senior Game Designer Adam Sadler, this new division will focus exclusively on producing highly detailed plastic miniatures intended to be used with any tabletop board game, miniatures game, or role-playing game.

“I’ve always been a big fan of miniatures,” said Adam Sadler. “Miniatures are essentially what got me into tabletop gaming when I was a teenager and then later led me to game design. Blacklist Miniatures is a way to both celebrate my love of miniatures and to offer our customers a large number of quality miniatures at a reasonable price.”

The first Blacklist Miniatures product, Fantasy: Series 1, will launch on Kickstarter on April 14, 2020 at 12pm EDT and offer a beautiful set of 70 highly detailed fantasy miniatures at a great price point, as well as exciting exclusives for backers in the form of stretch goals that will add even more value to their pledge once unlocked. Blacklist Games is made up of a small group of passionate gamers and initially began as an overseas 3D modeling and printing company. With our resources and innovation, our goal is to create games and miniatures that are not only exciting, but also unique, thematic, and engaging.

Visit www.blacklistgamesllc.com for more information, as well as the product page.

PRESS RELEASE: Towns & Taverns are on Kickstarter now!

Towns & Taverns are on Kickstarter now!

Towns & Taverns – 2 Modular Books of Battle Mats for Roleplay – is the new modular map book release from Loke BattleMats. A unique product which combines easy storage and portability with up to an epic 2’x2’ map area and an endless number of urban fantasy map combination options.

These 2 beautiful map books are fully Laminated throughout and thus wipe clean. They will save hours of game preparation time and mean no more hastily drawn mid game maps. Just open & roll on our highly detailed maps!

The wire bound spine allows the books to open completely flat or fold in half to fit your space and adventure. It also means you can ensure the books are 100% level so your adventure can move seamlessly across the map.

Our linked designs feature standard entry & exit points so the books line up seamlessly allowing you to create your own maps from hundreds of combinations! Move seamlessly through alleyways, taverns, docks and coaching inns as your adventure unfolds.

The Towns & Taverns Books of Battle Mats feature – 

  • Wipe Clean laminated pages of Urban Fantasy themed Battle Maps for RPG encounters
  • Two Hardback Books presented as a set
  • Portable, adaptable, expandable and modular.
  • Standard entry/exit points and linked designs allow you to create your own maps!
  • Wire Bound format, 360° spine offers unrivalled flexibility and lays completely flat.
  • 1 inch grid design throughout.

So its over to you. Roll initiative……….

Towns & Taverns is the follow up to The Dungeon Books of Battle Mats. Following the same format, with the same standard entry & exit points, Towns & Taverns is full compatible with The Dungeon, along with the entire back catalogue of Loke BattleMats RPG Map Books thanks to consistent scale and modular designs.

Loke BattleMats full range of RPG Map books, including The Dungeon Books of Battle Mats, is available from local gaming stores worldwide.

Kickstarter link.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE: Onyx Path Publishing Launches Kickstarter for Legendlore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Onyx Path Publishing and Caliber Comics Announces the Legendlore RPG based on the Award-Winning Legendlore and The Realm Comics

3/3/20 — Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing, in conjunction with Caliber Comics have launched the Kickstarter for the Legendlore RPG Setting for 5th Edition Fantasy Roleplaying. The Legendlore RPG is based on Caliber Comics’ long-running fantasy comic book series The Realm and Legendlore.

“What I love about Legendlore is it’s you, reading this right now, who gets to explore the world. Small but fierce? The portal makes you a warrior. Always talking your friends into things they shouldn’t do? You get to be a bard. Read more books about magic than you can remember? A sorcerer! It’s completely up to you,” stated Steffie de Vaan, developer for the tabletop RPG. “Character creation and setting will be incredibly diverse, so regardless your ethnicity, body, gender or sexuality: the Realm is for you.”

“It’s a privilege to be working with Onyx Path in bringing a Legendlore RPG to a whole new audience. Onyx Path are one of the best in the business in crafting and launching an entertaining tabletop RPG that gamers truly come to enjoy,” said Eric Reichert, President of Caliber Comics. “The Realm/Legendlore property is one of the gems from the hundreds of IP titles within Caliber’s extensive library. And its concept and grand fantasy scope is a natural fit for a tabletop RPG. It will be interesting to see what new adventures await us in the land of Azoth.”

Drawn from The Realm and Legendlore comics, the Legendlore RPG will whisk characters from our modern world to a magical Dungeons and Dragons-meets-Game of Thrones land filled with dragons, orcs, unicorns and hobgoblins. With over 60 comics published covering twelve graphic novel volumes, The Realm and Legendlore comics became one of Caliber Comics most critically acclaimed and popular series. In the RPG, players can choose to play as themselves or create a new character using the Storypath system.

Some of the creative talents featured in the comics were Ralph Griffith (Deadworld/OZ), Stuart Kerr (Deadworld/OZ), Guy Davis (Hellboy/B.P.R.D./Grendel/Aliens), Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spiderman/Guardians of the Galaxy/Avengers/Daredevil), Jim O’Barr (The Crow), David Boller (Spiderman/X-Men/Ghost Rider), Tim Bradstreet (Punisher/Serenity), and more!

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

About Caliber Comics:

Caliber Comics has released over 1500 individual comic issues and graphic novels since its inception. With its large library of titles, Caliber Comics became one of the top independent comic publishers in the 1990s and helped launch the comic careers of some of the top artists and writers in the industry today. The company was newly re-established in 2013, and continues to be a hub for comic fans young and old alike with its on-going graphic novel releases. Properties include Deadworld, Legendlore, OZ, The Searchers, Vietnam Journal, Raven Chronicles, Shepherd, and many more!

On the web: http://www.calibercomics.com

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Press Release: Vampire: The Masquerade Fall of London is here!

Today we’re delighted to announce the full release of of the Fall of London Chronicle, the first Vampire the Masquerade Chronicle released for Modiphius for 5th Edition.
The Fall of London is available right now in print and PDF on Modiphius.net and in PDF only on DriveThruRPG.com with the print book shipping today and the PDF available to dowload right now.
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 or PDF.
  • 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!
We hope you’ll take a chance to check out this intriguing new Vampire: The Masquerade Chronicle which joins the recent release of Chicago By Night
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.
©2020 PARADOX INTERACTIVE, AB All rights reserved. White Wolf, Vampire: The Masquerade, and the World of Darkness are registered trademarks of Paradox Interactive AB. All Rights Reserved.

PRESS RELEASE: Free League Announces Tales From the Loop RPG Boxed Starter Set

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Free League Announces Tales From the Loop RPG Boxed Starter Set

Free League Publishing – Mar 03, 2020 14:09 GMT

The Tales From the Loop RPG Starter Set

To celebrate the upcoming launch of the Tales From the Loop tv series on Amazon Prime Video, Free League Publishing today announced a new starter set for their award-winning Tales From the Loop roleplaying game. The new boxed set, containing a new scenario called The Recycled Boy, is already available for pre-order.

The Tales From the Loop roleplaying game, based on the wondrous worlds of author and visual artist Simon Stålenhag, was released in 2017 and was a big hit, winning no less than five Gold ENnies, including Best Game and Product of the Year. The game is Free League Publishing’s best-selling title to date.

On April 3, the tv series based on Stålenhag’s work will be launched on Amazon Prime Video, starring Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation), and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones).

Stålenhag’s narrative art books Tales From the Loop and Things From the Flood stunned the world with a vision of an alternate Scandinavia in the 1980s and ‘90s where technology has invaded the tranquil landscapes to form an entirely new universe of the eerie and the nostalgic.

In the Tales From the Loop RPG, players take the roles of teenagers solving spectacular mysteries connected to the Loop – a huge and mysterious underground particle generator.

The new Starter Set is the ideal starting point for roleplayers who want to step into the world of the Loop. The boxed set has a cover featuring key art by Stålenhag made specifically for the tv series. Inside, it contains everything players need to get started:

  • An illustrated rulebook explaining how to play the game
  • The complete adventure called The Recycled Boy by Nils Hintze
  • Five pre-generated characters ready to play
  • A large, full-color map of land of the Loop
  • Ten engraved custom dice

The starter set will be released in April, and it is already available for pre-order for only 248 SEK (approx. $27 USD) via a new dedicated website for the Tales From the Loop RPG. All pre-orders receive a full PDF of the game shortly after purchase. The starter set will be available in retail stores globally at launch.

REVIEWS:

“Tales from the Loop is both exciting and emotional, fantastical and realistic, and is unlike any other game on my shelf.”
– Geek & Sundry

“RPG Tales from the Loop lets you channel Stranger Things and E.T.”
– The Verge

“Tales from the Loop RPG Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again.”
– IO9

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: Between the Lines Coming to Kickstarter

Between the Lines, an immersive storytelling series which blends fiction and so-called real life; the nutshell is that this series is meant to bring the mystery and magic–so loved in choose-your-own-adventure books, RPG’s and good ol’ fiction books–to our everyday lives.
The kickstarter for the first book in the series, titled [ əb’dʒektɪv X ], launches on the last day of this month, February 29th, and will close on the 14th of April. Our work is a proud part of Zine Quest 2. You can see the preview page here, set a to be notified when we launch, or just check back in on the 29th —

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).
  • Saturday Morning: We’ll send you an email with your portal access time.
  • 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.

For more details and information about using our housing portal, check out these resources:

Gen Con Returns to Indianapolis
July 30 – August 2, 2020!

Badges Available at gencon.com
Hotel Registration: February 9
Event Registration: May 17

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.

Website: www.freeleaguepublishing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FriaLigan
Instagram: http://instagram.com/frialigan/
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/FriaLigan

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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.

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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.

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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

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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: 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: 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: 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.

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Press Release: Mistborn Metal Dice are Live. Back now!

MISTBORN METAL DICE ARE LIVE

They’re funded, and they’re glorious

We’re heading steadily toward our first stretch goal and when it’s unlocked we’ll add 20 all-new acrylic dice to pledges at all but the $1 tier. That’s right – we’ll DOUBLE the number of dice you get, at absolutely no extra cost!

Once this stretch goal unlocks, the Mistborn Dice & Accessories tier will include…

  • 20 unique metal dice delivered in a beautiful collector’s tin (shown above)
  • 1 Mistborn Dice Tray (also shown above)
  • 1 Mistborn Dice Tower (shown below)
  • 20 brand new acrylic dice!


There’s still time to get in on our Early Bird offer!

We expect this one to run out very soon, so if you’d like to score a set of our original Mistborn Allomancy Dice and some lovely Kelsier & Inquisitor miniatures at absolutely no additional cost to you, be sure to back soon

DAILY DICE GIVEAWAY!

Beginning soon, and every day for 20 days, we will post an update with links to specific social media posts on our Facebook page and Twitter account. The following day, we will select one person who has reshared and / or retweeed those posts. We will immediately ship this person the actual factory sample of the pictured die – one of the very same dice seen on the Kickstarter page.

This photo of the Mistborn Metal Bronze Die is an example of the photos you’ll see in these posts. Follow us on social media so you don’t miss this opportunity. Reshare and retweet and you’ll be entered twice!

WHERE TO FIND US

Anytime you need a Crafty fix, you can find us at…

…and at retail stores worldwide!

HOW TO REACH US

Have a question? Missing a game component? Need a digital high-five? We got your back…

PRESS RELEASE: UNLEASH MORE HEROES! THE ADVANCED PLAYER’S GUIDE PLAYTEST HAS BEGUN

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UNLEASH MORE HEROES!

THE ADVANCED PLAYER’S GUIDE PLAYTEST HAS BEGUN

Get ready for more high-fantasy classes for Pathfinder Second Edition:

investigator, oracle, swashbuckler, and witch!

REDMOND, WASHINGTON (November 6, 2019): Today, less than 100 days after the launch of Pathfinder Second Edition, Paizo has launched the worldwide Advanced Player’s Guide Playtest of four new classes. Players are invited to go to PathfinderPlaytest.com, download the free PDF, make one—or more!—of the playtest classes, and put them to the test!

“We’d like you to play these classes in a variety of levels and situations. If you’re looking for a published adventure, we recommend Fall of Plaguestone, which offers a standalone experience at some of the most commonly played levels of the game with some particularly challenging combats that can help put the classes through their paces,” said Jason Bulmahn, Director of Game Design.

This playtest focuses on four new classes for the upcoming Advanced Player’s Guide, a rulebook full of new character options that is scheduled for release at GEN CON in August of 2020.

The investigator is a savvy, street-smart character who takes cases to uncover clues and solve mysteries. This class ties to parts of the game that aren’t covered in depth in the Core Rulebook, so the playtest will see if their approach to solving mysteries is satisfying while keeping the rules for the game as a whole flexible.

The oracle commands divine powers by drawing from universal concepts, casting powerful revelation spells that take a toll on their body and manifest as a double-edged curse. The designers want to make sure the curse effects are fun and engaging without disrupting the balance of the class compared to other characters. For the playtest, they’ve selected only a subset of mysteries, but there will be more in the final version.

The swashbuckler is the flamboyant daredevil of the battlefield, tumbling through foes and entering a heightened state to deliver devastating finishing blows. Players will be testing a system that encourages them to gain panache, a state of bombastic flair that lets them use more powerful abilities. The playtest version emphasizes new rules specific to the class so that they can playtest those thoroughly, but the final version might pick up some of the fighter’s weapon feats suited to dueling.

The witch serves a mysterious patron entity, casting spells and hexes learned through a powerful familiar. This is the most flexible spellcasting class Paizo has introduced since it allows you to build your own path by selecting not only feats but also lessons from your patron. The designers want to make sure those options work well both narratively and mechanically across all three of the spellcasting traditions the witch can gain access to.

Once you’ve had a chance to try the classes, you can submit your feedback in the following ways. If you only have time for one form of feedback, Paizo asks you to please take the survey. It makes it easier for them to hear and apply your feedback since it’s more structured and puts your responses directly at their fingertips.

Surveys: Head to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APGClassSurvey and https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APGOpenResponse to take surveys that will allow the designers to gather your responses. These surveys will be available starting Tuesday, November 12, 2019 and they will remain open until the end of the playtest.

Forums: On paizo.com, you’ll find a general forum for discussion and announcements, plus forums for each of the four new classes. When you post to the forums, look for existing threads on your topic before starting a new one. Remember that every poster is trying to make the game better for everyone, so please be polite and respectful.

Twitch: Players can engage with designers on Paizo’s Twitch channel at twitch.tv/officialpaizo this Friday at 4:00 p.m. Pacific. Video from that stream will be archived on Paizo’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/PaizoInc.

The playtest will run until December 2, 2019. Paizo is looking for your feedback, comments, and criticisms regarding these classes, but they’re focusing our attention on feedback from play. Make new characters, use them as PCs or adversaries, and run a few game sessions or encounters incorporating them! Go to PathfinderPlaytest.com to unleash your newest hero!

 

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 across tabletops, at conventions, at their favorite local game store, and digitally on virtual tabletops. Paizo.com is an online retail hobby destination for millions of gamers that carries the latest products from top hobby game publishers. Players also find accessories, like dice and maps, miniatures, T-shirts, goblin plush toys, and the newest releases to quickly replenish those adventuring supplies for the next dungeon run.

PRESS RELEASE: Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying by Free League Publishing Funded in 13 Minutes on Kickstarter

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Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying by Free League Publishing Funded in 13 Minutes on Kickstarter

Free League Publishing – Nov 05, 2019 13:18 GMT

Today, the Kickstarter for the new Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying game line was launched by Free League Publishing, makers of the Tales From the Loop and ALIEN RPGs. Vaesen presents a unique take on Gothic horror roleplaying, in a dark Nordic setting steeped in folklore and old myths of Scandinavia. The Kickstarter reached its base funding goal in just 13 minutes.

In dark forests, beyond the mountains, by black lakes in hidden groves. At your doorstep. In the shadows, something stirs. Strange beings. Twisted creatures, lurking at the edge of vision. Watching. Waiting. Unseen by most, but not by you. You see them for what they really are.

Vaesen.

Written by award-winning author Nils Hintze (Tales From the Loop RPG) and based on the work of Swedish illustrator and author Johan EgerkransVaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying 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.

Vaesen takes place in the Mythic North – northern Europe of the nineteenth century, but not as we know it today. A land where the myths are real. A cold reach covered by vast forests, its few cities lonely beacons of industry and enlightenment – a new civilization dawning. But in the countryside, the old ways still hold sway. There, people know what lurks in the dark.

They know to fear it.

In Vaesen, the players take the roles of individuals born different. They have the Sight – the ability to see what ordinary people cannot. They know that vaesen have lived beside humanity for untold centuries, in an uneasy peace. Not anymore. Rumors spread of kittens born with two heads, streams red from blood, groves lulling children into eternal sleep, fairies dancing through villages, luring the young into the woods to be forever enthralled.

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.

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.

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PRESS RELEASE: Lightning War RPG Coming to Kickstarter November 5th

Ben Sandfelder is thrilled to announce that Lightning War will be launching on Kickstarter November 5th. The game is set in a high fantasy world threatened by a reincarnating Dark Lord. When three of the world’s most powerful nations are swayed towards fascism and evil, everyday people are thrown into the front lines of a conflict that will change the world forever.

The game plays like a dramatic tabletop RPG version of X-COM. Each player controls a small team of soldiers – a unique specialist and two helpful grunts. The players’ teams form a single squad, which must work together to complete dangerous missions created by the game master. Every life-or-death decision becomes a chance for heated roleplay. Your squad’s hotshot Arcanist wants to rescue the wounded scout, but can the officer afford to take that risk?

It’s time to stop the Dark Lord’s forces in their tracks. Back Lightning War on Kickstarter on November 5th.

 

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You can learn more about Ben on his professional website.

For more information about Lightning War, check out the Kickstarter page.