Vampire: The Masquerade V5 features a new set of modern rules and continues the dark and sexy tale started with the original 1991 Vampire: The Masquerade. Rooted in the exploration of evil and morality, the Vampire series challenges players to confront or channel their inner monster and exploit the weaknesses of society to satiate their own hunger for power — and thirst for blood. This new edition honors the deep, enthralling lore of the original while advancing the metaplot from where it last left off and redesigns the rules for a new era.
The long-anticipated V5 launch will feature three main full-color hardback books, starting with the V5 corebook shipping in August. The Anarch and Camarilla source books will release later this Fall. Pre-order options include a high-quality slipcase, a Collector’s Edition of the corebook and bundles including the V5 dice set, V5 storyteller screen and V5 notebook.
Ethiopia is one of the oldest, strangest, and most fascinating places in the world and its history, peoples, legends, and folklore can serve as rich sources of inspiration for encounters, whole adventures, or even entire campaigns. Contents of this book are extrapolated from such sources; from references in classical mythology and other external sources to events in Ethiopia; and from firsthand research by the author during a research trip that included visits to sites around the country, from the ancient cities of Axum and Lalibela to numerous museums and the Institute for Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University.
This detailed 5th Edition book includes:
* 17 new types of monster presented in 29 stat blocks
* Roles of 20 types of existing monster in an Ethiopian setting
* Roles of 11 types of Nonplayer Character in an Ethiopian setting and stat blocks for five new types of NPC
* Brief sections on Religion and Animals
* Encounter tables that include the monsters presented in this book
Fifth Edition Urban Fantasy Races is a collection of races for use with the OGL SRD 5.0 system, collected in an RTF file, as well as a .pdf for quick, easy reference. These documents have been stripped of any product identity and all text included in the download is Open Game Content.
This document includes twelve races and two new human sub races that are compatible with the 5.0 SRD modified with an eye toward use in a modern horror or urban fantasy setting. All information has been adapted from supplements created for the Contagion roleplaying game.
These documents are presented without accompanying art, without formatting or borders, in a fully editable RTF file for use by GMs to reconfigure, modify or print, or for other publishers to incorporate into their own publications in accordance with the OGL.
Some of the abilities within this document may reference spells, classes, races and game elements not included in these pages. These may be found in the Contagion line of roleplaying games and may also be included in future OGL collections from Aegis Studios.
Lone Wolf Development announced the release of D&D 5th Edition SRD support for their character management software; Hero Lab.
“Hero Lab is already the go-to character management tool for many RPGs, and the D&D 5th Edition SRD will be no different,” said President Rob Bowes. “Gamers can quickly create characters and even add their own material. Even better, DMs can build monsters, create NPCs, weave them into an encounter, and manage the combat – all in one convenient place. This level of support is unparalleled, and we’re thrilled to bring it to D&D.”
Hero Lab includes everything in the official SRD, such as races and their traits, character classes and class features, spells, equipment, magic items, and other character creation necessities. This initial release offers character creation support, and DM-specific tools, including all monsters and mechanics, will be incorporated throughout the month of February.
Hero Lab support for D&D 5th Edition SRD is available on Windows, Mac, and iPad. Current Hero Lab users can add it to their existing license for $20, while new users can purchase it for only $29.99. This price includes all the DM tools and access to community-created content.