Dec 26, 2017
It is 2450. Earth died 250 years ago. In its place, stands the Colonial Dominion. Defending it, is the United Colonial Marine Corps. Most marines are trained to fight ‘Rebel scum’, but there are many more horrors to face than that.
I LOVE THE CORPS is a role-playing of military, action, science fiction and horror. It uses only a single D6 for cinematic story and scene building, in games designed to feel like TV episodes or movies. Grab the Quickstart for a taste of the full game, which was funded through Kickstarter in 2016.
Oct 23, 2017
Malifaux Broken Promises PDF is now available from DriveThruRPG.
After a year of chaos and fighting, the new Governor-General has finally forced the city into an uneasy peace. His predecessor might have stopped there, content with the illusion of control, but Franco Marlow has bigger plans. Under his leadership, the Guild has tightened its iron grip on Malifaux City, and the Masters of the Guild have but one choice: obey his commands or suffer the consequences.
Divided by their own internal conflicts, the other factions of Malifaux have been unable to stop him. Distrust spreads like wildfire through the Arcanists, Nephilim slaughter Nephilim beneath the dark boughs of the forest, and the agents of the Ten Thunders murder each other in the streets.
Everywhere, promises are broken and loyalties are tested, and only one thing is certain: nothing will ever be the same again.
April 23rd, 2017
Tequendria: Fantastical Roleplaying is a brand new RPG inspired by the works of fantasy master Lord Dunsany and is available now as a pay what you want PDF from DriveThruRPG.
Tequendria is a rules-lite roleplaying game by Trollish Delver Games that puts players in the shoes of everything but the usual fantasy roles. The game boasts twenty archetypes, including Gravekeeper of Zum, who defends against the undead, a construct called the Doomgaunt, and the aethership pilot.
Locations are all inspired by Dunsanian stories, where adventurers can do battle against the god-spider Hlo-hlo in his underground network, or discover Babbulkund, the City of Marvel; and even assault the Tower Unvanquishable. Travel the wilds of Yann where the winter will bite as fiercely as the wolves, or delve in to the ancient Pits of Snood and face the demons within. Magic coarses through the veins of Tequendria, meaning every creature is somewhat capable of casting spells. Above the clouds of the world adventurers can take to their aether in mighty vessels, visiting strange alien worlds like Dim Carcosa and the Snurk Pits of the Bounds of Leng.
Tequendria is powered by Unbelievably Simple Roleplaying (USR), which is a quick, flexible system designed for beginners and veterans alike.
Creator Scott Malthouse said: “I was surprised that nobody has created a game inspired by Dunsany’s works. His works and worlds are so evocative that they make for rich game fodder. His stories don’t necessarily take place in the same world, which is why I wanted to bring everything together under one roof and put my own spin on his cities and countries.”
The book contains several works by Dunsany to allow new readers to experience his poetic writings first hand.
January 28th, 2017
MASHED is a tabletop role playing game that uses Powered by the Apocalypse rules to explore the value of human life and the stresses of war—but it’s also about relationships. And courage. And laughter. And love.
Although your characters spend long hours performing surgery, MASHED compresses these into short events to focus on the most dramatic moments. Much of the game actually occurs outside of the operating tent, at times when the flow of casualties has ebbed. Here you may fall in or out of love, fight the orders of ineffective top brass, set up pranks, help your South Korean allies, pick fights, seduce your way through the unit, pull rank, and much more.
If you can find ways to relax amid the horrors of surgery and war, you might get rotated home with your sanity intact. Just remember that you’re practicing medicine in a combat zone—and death isn’t confined to the operating tent.
“MASHED weaves history and military procedures through the game in a totally fitting way, doesn’t dwell on or ignore the challenges of the era for modern eyes, and features a brilliant use of countdown clocks and wounds. I cannot wait to see this finished and on the table.” – Meguey Baker, creator of 1001 Nights, co-designer of Apocalypse World
The download includes the MASHED RPG (260-page PDF, $15) and all of the complete handouts designed for print:
- 7 playbooks (Angel, Corpsman, Cowboy, Cutter, Doc, Grunt, Padre)
- 1 character creation guidebook
- 1 moves summary playsheet (basic and medical)
- 1 patient playsheet (including 4 patients; 2 per side)
- 3 CO field manuals (quick reference guidebook, first session workbook, event workbook)
- 1 personnel tracker (22 pages)
- 1 calendar covering June 1950 to July 1953 (38 pages)
- 2 printable camp maps (with and without labels)
August 20th, 2016
Throughout the course of the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game, you and your fellow samurai have walked the length and breadth of Rokugan. From the lofty mountain temples of the Dragon Clan to the Crab Clan’s Great Carpenter Wall, from the Burning Sands in the west to the Islands of Silk and Spice in the east, you’ve had countless adventures, won undying glory, and fought to maintain your honor.
Now, you’ll be able to locate your adventures with greater ease than ever before: The Atlas of Rokugan will be available for digital download or print-on-demand purchase through DriveThruRPG next month!
Naturally, The Atlas of Rokugan includes dozens of maps, but it also offers much more than that. You’ll find a detailed overview of the lands beholden to each Great Clan, offering background detail and full information about the provinces, cities, and castles that define those lands. With additional sections showcasing the lands of the minor clans, Imperial holdings, the Shadowlands, and even the great Shinomen Forest, no part of Rokugan has escaped the attention of the Imperial cartographers.
May 29th, 2016
Skirmisher Publishing has released Raiders of Pertalo, an RPG adventure for 5th Edition D&D available now on DriveThruRPG.
During the spring equinox, on the Ides of the Falcon, the peaceful village on Lake Pertalo readies itself for the Fertility Feast of Agnor in celebration of a long winter coming to an end. All preparation comes to a sudden halt, however, when the community is overrun by an enemy that disappears as quickly as it arrived. Many are killed or wounded, but it soon becomes clear that this was not the goal of the raiders … All of the village’s children are now gone, apparently carried off in the chaos of the attack. As the characters begin to search for the missing children, they will discover a plot far more sinister than any of them had imagined … and possibly be destroyed by it.
Players will face a wide variety of perils throughout the course of this adventure, ranging from Goblin depravity to mystical puzzles and mysteries unknown, as they take their first steps toward learning the fate of the missing children. May the gods be with them in their quest!
This module includes six pre-generated starting characters that players can use if desired to jump right into the adventure.
May 4th, 2016
The sci-fi themed Rho-Aglaci Research Station printable map is now available to download from Heroic Maps over at DriveThruRPG.
There are few that call the barren ice-world of Rho-Aglaci home, but the scientists that live and work at the Rho-Aglaci Research Station certainly do. Isolated from the nearest military outpost by over 700km, the facility is self-contained and self-sufficient, and the isolation gives the team plenty of time to focus on their work. However, when they find something trapped in the ice, the extreme isolation perhaps isn’t the best situation to be in.
Rho-Aglaci Research Station is a printable battlemap compatible with any RPG/skirmish game. Use as a standalone gameboard, or combine with any same-scale tileset.
Contents: A 20 x 30 sci-fi map depicting an a research station on a frozen ice planet. Night has fallen, the exterior lights are on, and the research station is alone. Living quarters, locker rooms, bedrooms, workrooms and laboratories make up the main facility, although there is also a landing platform outside and a transmitter room reached by a stretch of steps that lead up a frozen cliff.
March 5th, 2016
Men & Monsters of Ethiopia, an RPG sourcebook for 5th edition is available now at DriveThruRPG.
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