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Oct 10, 2018
The Elephant and Macaw Banner has sealed its second major licensing deal in two months, this time with Porcupine Publishing, a publisher of RPG books based in Hong Kong.
The Elephant and Macaw Banner began as a series of fantasy stories set in colonial Brazil. The stories have received nominations for the Nebula Award and other international awards. The Elephant & Macaw Banner RPG was released in Brazil in late 2017 and was an instant success, selling out its initial print run in just three months.
Christopher Kastensmidt, author of the series, says:
“It is an honour to be able to work with Porcupine, a company that, in a few years of existence, has already published a number of daring and important works in its field. They contacted me very enthusiastically to offer The Elephant & Macaw Banner system to the international market. Porcupine believes in the project, which for me makes this partnership very enjoyable. “
Thomas McGrenery, founder of Porcupine and winner of the Ennie Award for Best Podcast for “Fear of a Black Dragon”, writes:
“Making the English edition of The Elephant & Macaw Banner RPG is a very exciting project. Like the stories that inspired it, the roleplaying game offers adventure and wonder, exploring a vibrant natural environment, a unique meeting of historical cultures and a rich tapestry of folklore, all of which deserve to be better known in the English-speaking world. It’s a real privilege to present in English the outstanding work that created the original Brazilian edition. “
Oct 7, 2018
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Shadow of the Beanstalk, an Android sourcebook for the Genesys Roleplaying System!
Enter a cyberpunk future and take on the roles of cops, con artists, roughnecks, and escaped androids trapped between greedy corporations, corrupt officials, and vicious street gangs. Outwit your foes, uncover their conspiracies, flee their retribution, and maybe you’ll survive. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even get rich…
Shadow of the Beanstalk is a 256-page sourcebook for use with the Genesys Roleplaying System. In this book, you’ll find new rules for character creation, new weapons, equipment, and adversaries, new rules for running the net, a guide to New Angeles, and advice for Game Masters running a campaign in the cyberpunk future of Android. Even better, all of this comes accompanied by beautiful art and elegant mechanics that can be used in any science-fiction setting for the Genesys Roleplaying System.
The citizens of New Angeles live in the shadow of the Beanstalk. While humanity has stretched its reach to the stars, most just struggle to get by. You may have exemplary skills, but in this world, standing out can get you killed. Do you have what it takes to survive the crowded streets of New Angeles?
Enter a new cyberpunk future with Shadow of the Beanstalk (GNS04), available now for pre-order from Fantasy Flight Games.
Oct 3, 2018
Here there be monsters!
Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG Bestiary is the must-have companion for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The complete Roll20 conversion contains over 400 creatures (including unique entries for all variants), as well as full rules for advancing monsters, adapting monsters to different roles, and designing your own unique creations. You’ll never be without a band of hideous minions again!
The Pathfinder RPG Bestiary includes:
- More than 400 creatures with associated token art, including monstrous variants
- Each creature is set up with one-click actions, integrated feats and spells
- Bonus Pathfinder RPG Bestiary Token Pack, consisting of all the token art to use however you’d like (available for use in-app only)
- Option to share the book around the virtual table with Compendium Sharing
- Extensive searchable rules for creating and advancing effective and balanced monsters
- More than a dozen feats tailored especially for monsters
- More than a dozen different wandering monster encounter tables
- … and much, much more!
Sept 25, 2018
Kids on Bikes is a Collaborative Storytelling RPG set in small towns with big adventure and it is now available from Renegade Game Studios!
The door to the old house creaks open, the rust on the hinges groaning as you see the dust floating like spores in the air inside. By the faint light of your cheap flashlights, you see the stairs to the upper floor, its railings gnarled and broken like crooked teeth. Their curve makes the stairs seem almost like a hungry grin, and you wonder if their age will support your weight. Still, you must go in.
The only question is who will go first?
In Kids on Bikes, you’ll take on the roles of everyday people grappling with strange, terrifying, and very, very powerful forces that they cannot defeat, control, or even fully understand. The only way to face them is to work together, use your strengths, and know when you just have to run as fast as you can.
Aug 15, 2018
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Rise of the Separatists, a new Era Sourcebook for the Star Wars™ Roleplaying Game!
Rise of the Separatists explores the early days of the Clone Wars, and is fully compatible with every Star Wars Roleplaying Game line, including Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, and Force and Destiny!
Within this 144-page sourcebook, you’ll find expanded player character options, new weapons, gear, and vehicles, profiles of famous Clone Wars-era characters, guidance for running a campaign in this time period, and more!
Rise of the Separatists brings the Clone Wars to your tabletop. The war between the Republic and Separatists presents plenty of narrative opportunities for heroes to find adventure. In a war for the galaxy, what role will you play?
Aug 15, 2018
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Emerald Empire, a new 256-page hardcover sourcebook for Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying!
The Emerald Empire is vast and as varied as the seven Great Clans that control its lands in the name of the Hantei Emperor. Its society is modeled after the Heavens themselves. It is a culture steeped in history and tradition, in a land where decorum and propriety carry the weight of life and death. It is a land where spirits shape the very earth and control the flow of rivers and streams.
Within the pages of this book, you’ll explore the places and people of Rokugan, from small villages of fisherfolk or mighty daimyo? in their castles to deep primordial forests and the spirits that dwell within. This book examines every aspect of life in the Emerald Empire, from food, to dress, to religion and spirituality, to matters of etiquette great and small. Emerald Empire is the first sourcebook for Legends of the Five Rings Roleplaying, and provides a look at the culture and landmarks of Rokugan as well as several new player options, including new advantages, disadvantages, and techniques.
Emerald Empire is split into seven distinct section. Six of these focus on aspects of society or geography found throughout Rokugan, while the seventh introduces new player options for characters. Rokugan is a vast land, and to detail every town and valley, every tradition and social role, is beyond the scope of any single volume. However, Emerald Empire will give a wealth of in-depth information on a great variety of these locations and traditions.
Aug 9, 2018
Paizo have an important communications dispatch to issue at Starfinder HQ: they’re working on a Starfinder Beginner Box!
Come spring 2019, you’ll be able to get your hands on a box with all of the components needed to quickly learn and play the popular Starfinder RPG. From dice, to maps, to pawns, to separate books for GMs and players, this box is meant to provide a self-contained gaming experience for those with little to no experience with Starfinder—or with tabletop RPGs at all.
“Work on the Beginner Box is still churning apace back in our office in Redmond. In addition to our team’s game design work, at this very moment we have the best production crew members in the business dedicated to making this product as awesome as possible.”
July 29, 2018
CMON Limited announced that they have partnered with Need Games!, an up-and-coming Italian RPG publisher, to design and publish Zombicide: The Role-Playing Game (Z:RPG), based on the celebrated board game franchise.
Z:RPG, designed by Marco Maggi and Francesco Nepitello, merges the classic zombie-bashing action that players expect from the Zombicide line of board games with the exciting character creation and development of an immersive role-playing game. An intuitive set of game rules will allow players to create original Survivors during a Prologue that narrates the players’ first contact with the undead menace. Then, the Survivors will plunge head-first and galvanize into a group of die-hards with their first adventure: “The Crossroad”. This adventure will allow the players to describe where and how they got together, and why they watch each others’ backs. “The Crossroad” is a fully-customizable entry point, created to allow for different play-styles and settings, whether a classic urban locale, an infested shopping mall or hospital, a remote scientific lab, and more.
In Z:RPG, the rules governing gameplay for the players and the Game Master are not the same. Where the players use mechanics inspired by the fast-playing Zombicide board games, the Game Master employs a set of special Zombidice dice that will allow them to quickly determine the consequences of player actions, gauge the strength of their opposition, and even determine the enemy actions during combat. Players of Z:RPG will experience first-hand what it means to witness a zombie apocalypse, and they will discover if they have what it takes to survive it.