Role Playing Games

Two New Mindjammer Books Available from Modiphius

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Nov 15, 2017

Modiphius is expanding the world of Mindjammer with two new books.

The first is the Core Worlds book, which provides the information needed about the Commonality Core and the other is the Mindjammer Companion which takes you to the Outremer subsector.

The Core Worlds Sourcebook details a vast sector of Commonality Space for your Mindjammer games. Focussing for the first time on the ancient, decadent, and sophisticated heart of the Commonality, it provides you with deep background and material to explore this fascinating region. Play Fringe Worlders experiencing the strangeness of the Core first-hand, or Core Worlders, sure of their superiority, until they leave their homes and are found wanting. Play planetary sentiences ruling whole worlds, ancient dynasties with plans crossing millennia, illegal xenomorphs fighting oppression and neglect in the forbidden substrates beneath the towering arcologies. Push the boundaries of transhuman science-fiction gaming—explore what it means to be human itself. A bright, bizarre, and thought-provoking milieu for your Mindjammer games!

In The Mindjammer Companion, welcome to the turbulent worlds of the Outremer subsector, out on the Commonality frontier. It’s the heart of the Rim Sector, a spectacular, violent place of feuding polities in the no-man’s land between the Commonality and the Venu Empire. In the aftermath of war, everything is up for grabs: Successor States rise and fall, the new xenomorph Sentient Alliance flexes its muscles, and the Commonality and the nefarious Venu jostle for position, knowing that war could break out again at any moment.

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Achtung! Cthulhu – Zero Point – Code of Honour Available from Modiphius

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Nov 5, 2017

Modiphius has released a new pre-made adventure for Achtung! Cthulhu titled Zero Point – Code of Honour.

Istanbul in 1942 is a neutral city, packed with spies. Everyone’s here – the Nazis, the Soviets, the Brits and the Yanks, the Japanese and a host of other nations, all waging a deadly war of wits against a backdrop of cocktail bars and polite smiles. From the infamous Snake Pit in the Park Hotel, to the jazz clubs and fashionable restaurants of Istiklal Avenue, to the warrens of alleys around the spires and mosques of Fatih and Sultanahmet, it’s a city in ferment. While Turkey desperately tries to stay out of the war, the Führer’s armies mass less than a hundred miles away.

But that’s not all. Something even more terrifying is going on beneath the ancient streets of the Sublime Porte. Meddling forces have unearthed an ancient treasure, setting in motion plans centuries old which threaten to change the course of the whole war – and even the world!

Code of Honour: Zero Point 1942 is a multi-session Achtung Cthulhu adventure with a difference. It features:

  • descriptions and personalities of Istanbul in 1942
  • a detailed map of wartime Istanbul
  • rules for tradecraft and spying
  • secrets and mysteries of Istanbul, including new grimoires
  • a multi-session adventure of lethal conspiracy

Can you fathom the mystery of Code of Honour, and win this deadly battle in the secret war?

Ghosts of Dathomir Available for Star Wars Force & Destiny RPG

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Oct 24, 2017

Ghosts of Dathomir, an all-new adventure for the Star Wars: Force and Destiny roleplaying game, is available now from Fantasy Flight Games.

With the Jedi Order abolished and the Jedi all but extinct, now is a dangerous time to be a Force user. Seeking the remnants of Jedi teachings and chasing the whispers of artifacts while avoiding Imperial persecution would be difficult enough, but young Force adepts have to contend with the temptation of the dark side. Ghosts of Dathomirplaces you on the hunt for a statue rumored to have ties to the Force, ties so powerful that its discovery could lead you to a greater understanding of the Force… or to your annihilation.

The statue is called Tragic Hope, and it has popped up for auction on the Hutt-controlled world of Toydaria; of course, your party are not the only people interested in the artifact. A ruthless mercenary named Jerserra has left a trail of bodies throughout the Mid and Outer Rim territories as she builds up her crime network, and she seeks the statue with a fervor that suggests something personal is at stake. The Empire has their eyes on Jerserra, and Hutt spies are everywhere across Toydaria. Can you navigate the criminal underworld and escape unscathed to discover what ties this statue to the Force and learn how the dread world of Dathomir is involved?

Renegade Game Studios Announces Overlight Game World

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August 31, 2017

Renegade Game Studios is excited to announce the creation of a novel fantasy setting, Overlight.

Overlight is a fantasy roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic journeys: a visceral, dangerous, and brightly-colored setting. Characters will search for personal meaning among a fantastic, sometimes violent, and overwhelming world.

The first product wiithin the Overlight world is a role-playing game designed by Paul Alexander Butler and George Holland, expected to release in 2018.

“We want to return a sense of wonder to fantasy roleplaying. Elves and Dwarves and Orcs are great, but we’ve seen them done countless times, and we want to take players someplace they haven’t been before,” explains Paul Alexander Butler, co-creator of Overlight.

“I’m so excited to be working with Paul and George to bring their unique world to life. The Roleplaying game is a great way to introduce everyone to Overlight and the world is so rich that we decided not to stop there. We have a lot of plans for the World of Overlight and I can’t wait to tell you all more about it,” says Scott Gaeta, President of Renegade Game Studios.

Modiphius Releases The Dying Ship Adventure for Coriolis RPG

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August 23, 2017

Modiphius Entertainment has released The Dying Ship adventure for use with Coriolis Sci-Fi RPG.

The ice hauler Orun II has stopped responding to hails, and has changed course towards a deadly asteroid cloud. The player characters are tasked with intercepting the heavy freighter to find out what has happened onboard and bring it back to Coriolis safely.

What is hiding aboard the silent hauler and what has happened to her crew?

In this full-length adventure for Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG, the players get to explore the mystery of the dying ship, confront an ancient secret – and hopefully live to tell the tale. The contents include:

An exciting and action-packed scenario taking place on Coriolis, in space and onboard the dying ship.
Ship plans for the ice hauler Orun II.
Several player handouts.
Practical tips for the Gamemaster.
Five pre-made characters, ready to be used right away.

New Mindjammer Releases Available from Modiphius

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August 2, 2017

Explore a Brand New World of Transhuman Sci-Fi Roleplaying For Your TRAVELLER™ Game!

The Ennie Award-winning transhuman science-fiction RPG setting returns, in a brand new edition for use with the TRAVELLER roleplaying game! This brand new 384-page hardback book includes:

* full rules for starships, organisations, and culture operations;
* detailed character cultures, genotypes, and new careers-play a sentient starship!
* new and innovative systems for describing planets, star systems, and alien life;
* deep setting material on the New Commonality of Humankind;
* rules for the Mindscape and virtual worlds;
* starmaps and planet descriptions, histories and background.

THE FAR HAVENS is a campaign pack supplement for your Mindjammer game, providing rich setting detail for an exotic polity far beyond the Commonality frontier, above the galactic plane, which fiercely resists the inexorable advance of the event horizon probes. Join the Licensed Free Agents and the New Traders: explore this perilous frontier, and fight the machinations of the Commodus sentience and the rise of ancient powers…

In the last centuries of the Fifth Cycliad, a great malaise fell on the lands of humankind… It is the far future. Our civilisation, and its glorious technological future, is gone. Only rusted ruins and tunnels beneath the ancient cities hint at what once was. In the Chronomancer’s Tower, a young apprentice stumbles upon a secret which will change the world; an ancient evil, little more than a fairy tale to frighten children, is real, and threatening to return. But is everything what it seems? Wheels turn within wheels, and political machinations wrought by selfish men and women bring the world to the brink of devastation. Can Iago and his unlikely allies unravel the knot in time, and fathom the mystery of… the Worm Within?

The-Worm-Within     Traveller

FFG Announces Dawn of Rebellion Sourcebook for Star Wars RPG

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July 19, 2017

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Dawn of Rebellion, a new sourcebook for the Star Wars Roleplaying Game line.

Dawn of Rebellion is the first sourcebook of its kind, designed to be used alongside any of the three core roleplaying lines. Campaigns using Edge of the EmpireAge of Rebellion, or Force and Destiny—or any combination of the same—will find a wealth of valuable information within its 144 pages. Primarily focusing on the years preceding the Battle of Yavin, Dawn of Rebellion features descriptions, context, and statistics for many of the iconic characters and vehicles appearing in the Star Wars: Rebels television show and in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The might of the Empire is at an unprecedented peak and a successful rebellion seems like a fever dream to all but the most optimistic. Even those who have no personal stake in the Galactic Civil War feel the tremendous impact of this new order.

New Specialization and Signature Abilities Decks Available Now for Star Wars RPG

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July 18, 2017

Fantasy Flight Games has released new Technician and Soldier Specialization and Signature Abilities decks for the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG.

The Technician Specialization and Signature Abilities Decks are on sale now, ready for your ingenuity and fine tuning! Featuring the new Specialization trees and Signature Abilities found in the Edge of the Empire™ Technician sourcebook, Special Modifications, these 20-card packs each provide a card for every talent found in the three new Specializations introduced. Each card is produced in full color and contains all the rules text needed that makes them a handy tool for players and gamemasters alike.

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The Soldier Specialization and Signature Abilities Decks are on sale now! Introduced in Forged in Battle, the Soldier sourcebook for Star Wars™: Age of Rebellion™, these three new Specializations offer increased flexibility and firepower for your campaigns, all of which are represented wonderfully in these high-quality card packs. Each card features full-color art that accompanies the name and rules text of every talent available in the particular Specialization tree for easy reference and organization.

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