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1819 - Baseball pioneer Abner Doubleday mb
1898 - German aircraft designer Willi Messerschmitt mb
1997 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (aka Sorcerer's) Stone released on film mb
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June 27
1880 - Blind and deaf author Helen Keller (It's Helen Keller)

June 28
1491 - English King Henry VIII mb
1703 - English clergyman John Wesley, founder of Methodism mb
1712 - French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau mb

June 29
1901 - Actor-singer Nelson Eddy mb
1919 - Actor Slim Pickens mb
1944 - Actor Gary Busey mb

June 30
1896 - Film director Howard Hawks (Rio Bravo, Rio Lobo, El Dorado)
1917 - Actress Susan Hayward (The Conqueror)
1917 - Drummer Buddy Rich mb
1943 - Singer Florence Ballard of The Supremes mb

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1867 - Canadian Dominion Day
1936 - Actor Jamie Farr mb
1942 - Actress Karen Black mb
1952 - Canadian Actor-comedian Dan Aykroyd mb
1967 - Canadian Actress Pamela Anderson Lee mb
1977 - Actress Liv Tyler mb

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1903 - King Olav V of Norway mb
1961 - Writer Ernest Hemingway took his own life. mb

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What's New? June 21, 2016: Atomic Robo, Bubblegumshoe, 1879, Ninja Crusade, DCC, Base Raiders, C&C, and D&D PDFs

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As Summer hits the Northern Hemisphere hard, the new releases get a bump with some Origins releases and a batch from Impressions.

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Evil Hat Productions is in stores with two new releases this week. For Atomic Robo, it's Atomic Robo RPG: Majestic 12 - a secret organization source book. For GUMSHOE, it's Bubblegumshoe - the RPG of teen sleuthing. (Source: Alliance)

1879 Player's Guide is the first print release from FASA. This new RPG presents an alternate 1879 with steampunk, zombies, and... well... just about everything. (Source: Alliance, Leisure Games)

The print version of The Ninja Crusade Second Edition is now in stores from Third Eye Games. (Source: Alliance)

Goodman Games has released softcover versions for Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game and Metamorphosis Alpha Deluxe Collector's Edition, and the new adventure Dungeon Crawl Classics #90: The Dread God of Al-Khazadar. (Source: Impressions)

From the Underground is the newest release from Slang Design for Base Raiders. This supplement details an abandoned super villain's base with new heroes, villains, traps, super teams, and gear. (Source: Impressions)

Every Fantasy campaign needs some Classic Monsters (2nd Printing), right? This book adds more than 120 monsters for your Castles & Crusades game. (Source: Impressions)

New PDF releases

D&D PDFs this week: A Question of Ethics (3.0), FRS1: The Dalelands (2E), The Kopru Ruins (3.5), and World Builder's Guidebook (2E).

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This Week in Geek History June 19 - 25

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1623 - French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal mb
1903 - Baseball player Lou Gehrig mb

June 20
1909 - Actor Errol Flynn mb
1924 - Master guitarist Chet Atkins mb
1942 - Songwriter Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys mb

June 21
1947 - Actress Meredith Baxter (Family Ties)

June 22
1856 - English adventure novelist H. Rider Haggard (King Solomon's Mines, She)
1898 - German novelist Erich Remarque (All Quiet on the Western Front)
1941 - TV reporter Ed Bradley (60 Minutes)
1949 - Actress Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman)
???? - RPG Geek member: James Lowry aka Rindis

June 23
1894 - Pioneer sex researcher Alfred Kinsey (The Kinsey Report)
1940 - Runner and U.S. Olympic gold medalist Wilma Rudolph mb
1943 - Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine mb
2007 - First ever Free RPG Day

June 24
1763 - French Empress Josephine (wife of Napoleon)
1842 - Writer and satirist Ambrose Bierce mb
1895 - Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey mb
1942 - Drummer Mick Fleetwood mb

June 25
1903 - English novelist and critic George Orwell, author of "1984" mb
1975 - RPG Designer Jason Bulmahn
???? - RPG Geek member: Jonathan Tullsen aka Military Muskrat
???? - RPG Geek member: Yohann Delalande aka Shadow Hexagram

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What's New? June 15, 2016: Savage Worlds Horror, Valiant Universe, Dare the Stars, and D&D PDFs

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Is it still "early June"? Did I make my deadline? (Apologies for the in-joke.)

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Pinnacle Entertainment Group is in stores with Savage Tales of Horror: Volume 1, Savage Tales of Horror: Volume 2, and Savage Tales of Horror: Volume 3. These Savage Worlds adventures cover Horror in many different genres and Pinnacle settings. (Source: Leisure Games)

The newest print release for Valiant Universe RPG from Catalyst Game Labs is Transcendent's Edge. It's a campaign book. (Source: Alliance)

Dare the Stars - a retro, pulpy Science Fiction RPG - is now available from Wild Boar Edizioni. While the game is standalone, it is fully compatible with White Star. (Source: Leisure Games)

New PDF releases

D&D PDFs this week: Sheep's Clothing (3.5), Fait Accompli (3.5), Greyhawk Wars (2E), H2: The Mines of Bloodstone (1E), H4: The Throne of Bloodstone (1E), and WG9: Gargoyle (1E/2E).

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1932 - Author Rona Jaffe (Mazes and Monsters)
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1865 - Irish poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats mb
1903 - Football player Harold "Red" Grange mb

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1995 - Roger Zelazny mb

June 15
1330 - Prince Edward of England, son of Edward III and known as the "Black Prince" mb
1843 - Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg mb
1914 - Artist Saul Steinberg mb
1941 - Singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson mb
1954 - Actor Jim Belushi mb

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1890 - Film comedian Stan Laurel mb
1917 - Publisher Katharine Graham (Watergate era publisher of the Washington Post)
1937 - Author Erich Segal mb

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1882 - Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky mb
1917 - Actor-singer Dean Martin mb

June 18
1910 - Actor E.G. Marshall mb
1942 - Singer-composer Paul McCartney mb
1952 - Actress Isabella Rossellini (Legend of Earthsea, The Odyssey)

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What's New? June 7, 2016: One Ring, Star Wars, Traveller, Fiasco, Shadowrun, Exalted 3E, and D&D PDFs

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Any week with Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Traveller releases is a big week, right? Small, but mighty?

New releases at your FLGS

From Cubicle 7 Entertainment, the latest release for The One Ring is Horse-lords of Rohan. As you might expect, this details Rohan and its surrounding area and introduces all things related to horses (including mounted combat). (Source: Leisure Games)

Fantasy Flight Games is back on store shelves with another release for Star Wars: Force and Destiny. Savage Spirits is a Seekers sourcebook and features wilderness survival. (Source: Alliance)

Traveller (Mongoose) is now available in a new edition. Traveller Core Rulebook and Traveller Referee's Screen are now in stores courtesy of Mongoose Publishing. (Source: Alliance)

New PDF releases

Return to the Ice for Fiasco is available as Pay What You Want on OBS. This playset from Bully Pulpit Games is a followup to The Ice with all proceeds going to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) charity (which helps to keep people safe from mines and unexploded ordinance around the world). (Thanks to Sam aka Bifford for the tip!)

So we're just recovered from the chupacabra disaster from last week when Lars sends a cyber elf bomb (that's a thing, right?) through the mail to announce the release of SRM06-04: Tick Tock - a mission book for Shadowrun (5th Edition). I'm not sure how I got on Lars' bad side, but there's cyber elf everywhere. (Source: Lars)

D&D PDFs this week: The Tempter, The Artifact, The Donjon (all three for 5E; further adventures in Misty Fortunes and Absent Hearts), Road to Oblivion (3.5), Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? (3E), H1: Bloodstone Pass (1E and Battlesystem), HWA3: Hollow World: Nightstorm (Basic), S2: White Plume Mountain (1E), and Ravenloft Player's Handbook (3.5).

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Exalted Third Edition has been available on OBS for a few weeks as print-on-demand and PDF. From Onyx Path Publishing, of course. (Thanks to Sam aka Bifford for the tip!)

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