Role Playing Games

Star Trek Adventures Tactical Combat Rules Released For Free

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April 20, 2018

With Star Trek Adventures: Red Alert, your gaming group can add an exciting three-dimensional tactical experience to your RPG encounters. Now, Federation away teams can do battle against Klingon warriors, Romulan strike teams, Borg drones, or any number of other threats on far-flung worlds across the Galaxy. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of tabletop campaigns or a fresh-fromthe-academy redshirt, you’ll soon be controlling your own away team and battling over the fate of worlds or the entire Galaxy!

This is a FREE PDF chapter of the Operations Division supplementary rulebook, for the Star Trek Adventures role playing game, and contains rules for miniatures combat.

You will also need:

The Star Trek Adventures core rulebook
Star Trek Adventures miniatures
Star Trek Adventures tile sets
At least two 20-sided dice (d20) per player
Several 6-sided dice (d6) to serve as Challenge Dice
Two sets of six tokens for Momentum and Threat

Fully Operational, a new Engineer Sourcebook for Age of Rebellion Available Now

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April 6, 2018

Fully Operational, the new Engineer sourcebook for Age of Rebellion, is on sale now at your local retailer and Fantasy Flight Games!

Design. Build. Repair. Destroy. The struggle against the Empire isn’t only for those who carry the biggest blasters or fly the fastest starfighters. No war can be carried on without the tools to wage it, and Engineers serve the Rebellion and their comrades by designing, building, and maintaining all the equipment necessary to end the Empire’s reign of terror in the galaxy. Weapons, droids, vehicles, and gear of all varieties are more than just plasteel and bolts; they represent the will of the free people of the galaxy made corporeal in defiance of the Emperor.

Fully Operational is a 96-page sourcebook for Engineers in the Star Wars™: Age of Rebellion Roleplaying Game™. Featuring three new specialization talent trees and new races to populate your campaigns, Fully Operational is an essential addition to your collection. It includes detailed rules for vehicle and starship construction as well as sample campaigns that emphasize the role Engineers play in the Galactic Civil War beyond being simple background support. A livery of new ships and vehicles also awaits you, ready to be included in your Age of Rebellion campaign.

Paizo Announces Partnership with Roll20

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Mar 4, 2018

Roll20® and Paizo Inc. unveiled the official support of Pathfinder® and Starfinder® roleplaying games on the Roll20 virtual tabletop.

Pre-orders for Crownfall, the first volume for the Pathfinder War for the Crown Adventure Path, are now available on Roll20. Thereafter, more War for the Crown volumes, monstrous Bestiarycontent, and Starfinder support will roll out in 2018.

In addition to the new Adventure Path, the Pathfinder character sheet will be available for early preview to Pro subscribers on March 6th and free for all subscribers on March 22nd.

“The Roll20 community has been vocal for years about wanting official Pathfinder support on our platform and we are very excited to start providing it,” said Nolan T. Jones, Managing Partner of Roll20. “The added benefit of getting to be part of the already successful first voyages of the Starfinder universe only makes this better.”

The Roll20 Virtual Tabletop provides a full suite of easy-to-use digital tools so players can build characters and run campaigns seamlessly through their web browser. With character sheet automation, simple click-to-roll attacks, and built-in video and voice communication, players can quickly craft stories as a group. Pre-made adventures and fully-integrated bestiaries allow Game Masters to run games with minimal setup, while effortlessly enjoying features such as dynamic lighting and advanced fog of war to build tension on what’s right around the corner… or creeping up from behind.

“I’m a huge fan of virtual tabletops and look forward to bringing the amazing stories and art of the Pathfinder and Starfinder games to Roll20,” said Jim Butler, VP of Marketing and Licensing for Paizo. “We’re looking forward to working with Roll20 to bring our worlds to life for players and Game Masters worldwide.”

Knights of Fate Announced for Star Wars Force and Destiny

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Feb 19, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Knights of Fate, a new sourcebook for Force and Destiny, focusing on the Warrior career and providing new specialization trees, species, gear, and narrative components to bolster the masters of battle in your campaigns.

You can pre-order Knights of Fate at your local retailer or online from Fantasy Flight Games.

From the earliest days of its inception, the Jedi Order has defended even the farthest reaches of the galaxy from chaos and darkness. Often equipped with little more than their legendary lightsabers and a lifetime of training, Jedi Knights defended the weak and vulnerable by the strength of their arms when the avenues of wise guidance and diplomacy fell short. For thousands of years, these champions of the light struggled tirelessly for justice and peace.

Skirmisher Publishing Releases 100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb

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Feb 17, 2018

Welcome to 100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb!

Ancient Egypt’s tombs and funerary rites have long captivated the imagination of many, with their impossibly rich golden treasures, mummies, elaborate beliefs in a physical afterlife, curses, hordes of servants doomed to eternal servitude. And for each god of rejuvenation, light, and life, there is a monster of damnation, consumption, and terror.

In 100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb, Skirmisher Publishing provides Game Masters with descriptions of thematically appropriate encounters, items, and creatures with which to bedevil or intrigue players as they venture beneath the dunes and sandstone, into a tomb that promises death and revivification. This universal mini-sourcebook fills in for hours of research, sparks the imagination of storyteller and player alike, and enhances the experience of an iconic RPG environment.

100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb also includes a section on using Scarab Tokens in game sessions and an appendix on randomly generated mummies.

Wizards of the Coast Announce Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes for D&D 5e!

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Feb 15, 2018

One of the most powerful wizards in the Dungeons & Dragons multiverse shares some of his hard-won knowledge with fans in a new book full of lore and monsters for D&D fifth edition. Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes is available from Wizards of the Coast everywhere on May 29, but you can pick up a limited alternative cover in game stores on May 18, 2018.

Mordenkainen hails from the City of Greyhawk, but over the eons he has expanded his mastery of the major conflicts in the multiverse. Similar to 2016’s Volo’s Guide to MonstersMordenkainen’s Tome of Foes not only contains everything you need to run challenging new monsters at the table with your friends but also provides tons of storytelling information on some of the most contentious relationships in the multiverse. You’ll learn more about the schism between drow and other elves, githyanki and githzerai, and dwarves and duergar, in addition to reading about the incessant Blood War between demons and devils.

Players will love to delve into Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes to search for story hooks to use with their characters, as well as try out some of the player options for races like tieflings and elves, or maybe an otherworldly githyanki or githzerai. Dungeon Masters looking for inspiration and greater challenges for players who have reached higher levels of play will find much to explore in Tome of Foes.

Renegade and Hunter’s Books Partner Up to Co-Publish RPG Products

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Jan 28, 2018

Renegade Game Studios and Hunter’s Books have announced a partnership to co-publish RPG projects. Hunter’s Books is a growing force in the RPG community with Kids on Bikes, Outbreak Undead, and The ABCs of RPGs. Renegade will help bring these popular titles to a larger audience through increased hobby retailer distribution.

“Hunter’s Books has been innovating in RPGs for years,” explains Scott Gaeta, President of Renegade Game Studios. “Every product they have launched is really unique and deserves widespread attention. We are excited to be partnering with Hunter’s Books to share their enthusiasm for RPGs with our fans.”

“Renegade games is a Powerhouse force in the hobby industry,” said Ivan Van Norman, Partner, Marketing Manager, and Developer at Hunter’s Books. “We at Hunter’s Books are excited to be involved in bringing our products to market under their experienced supervision.”

Renegade Game Studios will be managing the sales and marketing of current and upcoming Hunter’s Books titles including the May launch of Kids on Bikes and the fall launch of Outbreak: Undead 2nd Edition.

Realms of Terrinoth Sourcebook for Genesys RPG Available Now!

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Jan 13, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Realms of Terrinoth, a new sourcebook for the Genesys Roleplaying System!

Terrinoth is a land of forgotten greatness and lost legacies. Once ruled by the Elder Kings who called upon mighty magics to perform great deeds and work marvels, the land has suffered greatly at the hands of its three great foes: the undead armies of Waiqar the Betrayer, the demon-possessed hordes of the bloodthirsty Uthuk Y’llan, and the terrifying dragons of the Molten Heath. Many of its great cities have been cast down into ruins, and many wondrous secrets and powerful artifacts have been lost.

For hundreds of years, Terrinoth slipped into gloom and decay. But heroes arise just when their lands need them the most. Courageous adventurers brave the ruins of past ages and the foul creatures within to uncover the treasures of their ancestors. The Daqan Barons, inheritors of the ancient kingdoms, rebuild their walls and muster their armies, while the wizards of Greyhaven gather runes of power to awaken guardians of stone and steel. These preparations come none too soon, for the ancient enemies of the lawful races are stirring again, and Terrinoth needs champions of courage and cunning to stand against the rising darkness.

Realms of Terrinoth explores the world of Mennara featured in Runewars Miniatures GameLegacy of DragonholtDescent: Journeys in the Dark, and Runebound. As a fantasy campaign setting for your games of GenesysRealms of Terrinoth also features many races, weapons, gear, careers, and more—all of which can be found in the world of Terrinoth and expanded to any fantasy setting you create as the Game Master.