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Rise of the Separatists Sourcebook Announced by FFG

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 EmpireAge 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?

Emerald Empire Sourcebook Available for Legend of the Five Rings RPG

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.

Paizo Announce Starfinder Beginner Box

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.”

CMON Announces Zombicide RPG

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.

Star Trek Adventures: Command Division Supplement PDF Now Available

July 16, 2018

The Command Division supplement for Star Trek Adventures provides Game masters and Players with a wealth of new material for use for characters in the command division. The Command Division supplement PDF includes:

• Detailed description of the command division, including its role in Starfleet, the various branches within the command division, the role of Fleet Operations, life as a command division cadet, and details on starship operations.
• Expanded 2d20 Social Conflict rules, enhancing social encounters and galactic diplomacy.
• An expanded list of Talents and Focuses for command and conn characters.
• Over a dozen additional starships and support craft to command and pilot, including the NX, Nebula, Sovereign, and Steamrunner classes, as well as many shuttle types and the indomitable Work Bee!
• Advice on creating command division focused plot components for your missions to test the mettle of your captain and flight controller.
• New rules on running Admiralty-level campaigns that let you command entire fleets, as well as information on commanding starbases.
• Detailed descriptions and game statistics for a range of Command and Conn focused NPCs and Supporting Characters.

Explorer: Travelling Merchants Available from Heroic Maps

July 5, 2018

Explorer: Travelling Merchants is a standalone set of printable battlemaps from Heroic Maps that is compatible with any RPG/Dungeon Crawl game, comprised of eight 10 x 12  battlemaps.
Each tile depicts a different and unique merchant stall somewhere away from a settlement, because you never know when you might need to buy something.
Rocky Mountain Pass: High above the valley, a merchant has paused their caravan to make camp in the snow
Dungeon Entrance: Nestled beside the entrance to a famous dungeon, this seller offers vital final purchases to adventurers
Desert: A merchant has paused to rest beside an oasis
Raft: Hundreds of miles from the coast, this merchant goes with the tides
Forest: Useful supplies available as you travel through the woods
Cemetery: With a ring of candles as protection, you should be safe to shop here
Roadside: The merchant dutifully drags their stalls down from their home each day, hoping for passing traffic
Sewer: What shady purchases can you make in this shady place?
Please Note: These maps are not geomorphic, and not intended to match up perfectly with anything. They are intended as standalone battlemaps
Also included is a set of 300dpi full size jpgs, for poster printing or VTT, in both gridded and non-gridded versions. (n.b. gridless version only available as full jpeg)

Riverhorse Games Announces Judge Not By The Cover for Tails of Equestria

June 25, 2018

In Judge Not by the Cover, you’ll find yourself setting out on a quest from the Crystal Empire, following an old map left by Starswirl the Bearded. At the other end lies a mysterious and magical library that only appears once every hundred years. Even with all his skill and research, Starswirl was never able to find the library, but he did leave a clue to the whereabouts of its future appearances. The library is set to materialise in Equestria again very soon, and only Starswirl’s map can lead you there! Finding the library is only the beginning. What lies within, nopony knows, and only the bravest and most skilled adventurer will be able to discover the secret of the library, and the identity of its enigmatic curator.

Dea, a sentient book of unknown origins, is one of the many unfamiliar faces you’ll find waiting in the vanishing library. What magic has brought this tome to life, and is he a trustworthy companion? His knowledge of the library’s depths will certainly be useful for any adventurer.

Meanwhile, in the deepest parts of the library, another sentient tome is forming an army of paper monsters and minions. As you work to discover the secrets hidden within, you’ll have to face off against these magical paper golems and their crazed creator. The Origami Army is as dynamic as it is powerful. You never know what form the next enemy will take! A multitude of origami creations dwell in the vanishing library, waiting for intruders.

The Tails of Equestria rulebook is required to play this adventure.

Knights of Fate Warrior Sourcebook Available Now for Force and Destiny

June 23, 2018

Knights of Fate, the Warrior sourcebook for Force and Destiny is on sale now from Fantasy Flight Games!

The galaxy is in chaos. The Jedi Order that once defended the innocent against the forces of darkness has been destroyed, and fear has taken hold beneath the iron fist of the Empire. Now, who will take of the mantle of the guardian and restore hope to a sorrowful galaxy? The time has come to take a stand and widen your view of the galaxy with new specializations, species, as well as weapons and gear, vehicles, starships, and ideas for countless new adventures.

Knights of Fate introduces three new career specializations, allowing you to hone your skills and discover what the Warrior class means to you. Are you a protector of the meek or a vicious brawler? A trained martial artist or a raging berserker? With the dissolution of the Jedi Order, there is no single correct path: the answer lies solely within you.

In addition to these three new specializations, Knights of Fate also brings three new species to Force and Destiny. While Warriors can hail from any species, these new additions are natural fits for the Warrior career—adding variety and complexity to the stories told in your campaigns and offering you the chance to see the galaxy from an entirely new point of view.