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Forbidden Lands RPG Released by Free League Publishing

Dec 9, 2018

Brave adventurer, Free League Publishing announced that the Forbidden Lands RPG has released worldwide on the 6th of December 2018. All rogues, raiders, treasure hunters and scoundrels may now enter the land beyond the mountains. 

The Forbidden Lands RPG is a retro-fantasy game and a brand-new take on classic tabletop roleplaying. 

My dear friend, have you heard that the curse is gone and that the Blood Mist has lifted? Forbidden Lands can now finally be reached. Do you dare to travel into the unknown lands with me? 

Just imagine, it is an unexplored realm filled with treasures left behind… A magical journey into the unknown awaits us. Will you join me in the hunt for ancient treasures and fight whomsoever gets in our way? Let us leave this wretched reality and build a new world for ourselves on the ruins of the old. What say thee, do you want to be one of the first raiders of the Forbidden Lands?

If it will be dangerous? Of course, but what does it matter, friend? Together we laugh in the face of danger and make our mark on that cursed world. Together, we will survive long enough to tell the tale. But we must hurry, before the others take it all…

In the sandbox survival roleplaying game Forbidden Lands, you and your friends will be playing raiders and rogues bent on making your own mark on a cursed world. Discover lost tombs, fight horrifying monsters, wander the wilderness and build your own stronghold to defend.

Forbidden Lands is a legacy game, in which your actions will permanently change the game map, turning it into a living chronicle of your adventures. The unique rules for exploration, survival, base building and campaign in the game play can easily be ported to any other game world.

FORBIDDEN LANDS RPG BOXED SET CONTENTS: 

  • PLAYER’S MANUAL – Hardcover Player’s Manual with faux leather covers, including rules for fast character generation, visceral combat, lethal magic, dangerous journeys and for building your own stronghold – easily be ported to other game worlds.
  • GAMEMASTER’S GUIDE – Hardcover Gamemaster’s Guide with faux leather covers, including a rich and detailed description of the Forbidden Lands setting, a large illustrated Bestiary, extensive random encounters, and three complete adventure sites.
  • LEGENDS & ADVENTURERS BOOKLET – The Legends & Adventurers booklet, that lets you flesh out your characters and give them unique backgrounds.
  • MAP – A large full-color map, that gives you the freedom to explore the Forbidden Lands any way you want, hex by hex.
  • STICKERS – A sheet with stickers for adventure sites and gravestones, transforming the game map to a living, permanent record of your adventures.

 

Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage And Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica Up on Roll20

Nov 18, 2018

Layer upon layer of devious traps and classic monsters await at the click of a button! Roll20’s digital conversion of the latest D&D adventure, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, puts the full book at your fingertips and on your screen for $49.95.

You can also expand your lore options with eight new races and background options from the newly D&D-ready Magic: the Gathering setting of Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica, which also launched on Roll20!

In Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, adventurers have long converged on Waterdeep to test their mettle in the famous caves beneath the city. The mad mage Halaster makes his domain inside the Undermountain, turning each level into a unique playroom for his twisted imagination. Parties will venture everywhere from a forest refuge to an extraplanar challenge and meet classic creatures from menacing mindflayers to friendly flumphs. Every word, map, and monster has been converted to Roll20, taking care of all the preparation work so anyone can run this adventure right from their web browser.

This official Roll20 conversion includes not only the fully converted adventure, but also a bonus token pack, map pack, and card decks that can be applied to any game. To make it even easier, all Roll20 Plus and Pro subscribers automatically received the “Dungeon Level” of the adventure free for use in their campaigns!

3 New Adversary Decks for Shadow of the Beanstalk, an Android Sourcebook for Genesys RPG

Nov 4, 2018

With an official population of over 500,000,000 people, you never know who you may run into during your adventures in New Angeles. From rogue bioroids to megacorp executives, a chance encounter could spiral into a world of trouble… or the perfect opportunity to make a profit.

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce three new adversary decks for Shadow of the Beanstalk, an Android sourcebook for the Genesys Roleplaying System!

  • Androids, Drones, and Synthetics Adversary Deck
  • Citizens of New Angeles Adversary Deck
  • Runners, Mercs, and Criminals Adversary Deck

Each of these decks features twenty cards representing powerful adversaries from the Android universe. These cards feature all of the vital stats and information that you need for these characters to be used during your games of Genesys, giving Game Masters the tools to keep the game running while introducing new NPCs into your adventure!

The Androids, Drones, and Synthetics Adversary Deck features characters brought to life by the massive advancements in technology prevalent in the Android universe. The Citizens of New Angeles Adversary Deck populates your world with everyday citizens, and the Runners, Mercs, and Criminals Adversary Deck brings some of the most famous (and infamous) characters of the Android universe to your tabletop!

While two of these adversary decks exclusively feature characters found in the Shadow of the Beanstalk sourcebook, within the Runners, Mercs, and Criminals Adversary Deck you’ll also find adversaries that are profiled for the first time within this deck!

Renegade Game Studios Taking Pre-Orders For Kinds on Bikes: Strange Adventures

Oct 22, 2018

Odd events are happening in Small Towns. There are Shadows in Sharon Hollow, Strange Things are afoot at the Circle Q… Not to mention there is some Double Trouble at Skateland! Will a bunch of Boxcar Boys, face a Minor Threat of Ghosts & Steel? Or will there be a Culling in Cheyenne? Only YOU can find out!

Coming in February from Renegade Game Studios, Strange Adventures Volume One is a non-core book of adventure hooks and story guidelines to help you find new adventures in the RPG Kids on Bikes.

Featuring 20 unique towns under the writing expertise of both new and seasoned story writers – such as Ross Watson, Scott Woodard, Elisa Teague, Matt Colville, Sen-Foong Lim, and Amanda Harmon Kunz.

Find out more, in this edition of STRANGE ADVENTURES!

Porcupine Publishing Licenses Worldwide Rights in English for The Elephant and Macaw Banner RPG

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. “

Shadow of the Beanstalk Announced for the Genesys RPG System

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.

Pathfinder RPG Bestiary Available Now on Roll20

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!

Kids on Bikes RPG Available Now!

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.