The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Mr. Gracie Used to Live Here
Night's Watch
Call of Cthulhu (6th Edition)
The God-Machine Chronicle
Night Below
Cocaine
Spelljammer: AD&D Adventures in Space
Distant Worlds
In Flames
The Hunters Hunted II (V20)
There Can Be Only One
World War Cthulhu: Cold War
Dungeon Masters Guide (AD&D 1e)
Monster Manual (AD&D 1e)
Empire in Flames
S3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
The World's Greatest Screen
Star Wars: Force and Destiny Beginner Game
Mutant: Year Zero Core Book
S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors
The Golden Cobra Anthology 2015
NEXUS
Ambrosia: Basisspel
Diversity Dungeons : Worldbuilding & Game Design in the Safe Space Age
Freelance Traveller (Issue 75 - May/Jun 2016)
Players Handbook (AD&D 1e)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness
Star Frontiers
Fiend Folio
Wilderness Survival Guide
B2: The Keep on the Borderlands
Delta Green
Delta Green: Countdown
Player's Handbook (D&D 3e)
CGR1: The Complete Spacefarer's Handbook
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set
A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying: A Game of Thrones Edition
Psychedelic Fantasies #1: Beneath the Ruins
Mutant: År Noll
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
The Rise of Tiamat
Zonkompendium 1
The Seventh Doctor Sourcebook
FAITH: The Sci-Fi RPG – Core Set
Curse of the Yellow Sign
Polyhedral Dungeon: Basic Edition
The Lofty Beacons
Alarums & Excursions (Issue 488 - Jun 2016)
Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras
H1: Keep on the Shadowfell

RPGG News

A team of hard-hitting investigative reporters brings you the news when it happens, as it happens at the time it happens. Or maybe a little later.

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [94]

Recommend
23 
 Thumb up
2.00
 tip
 Hide

What's New? May 31, 2016: Pathfinder Compatible, Shadowrun, Cthulhu Wars, and D&D PDFs

Bruce McGeorge
United States
Lawrenceburg
Indiana
flag msg tools
designer
Hey you kids, get off my Avatar!
mbmbmbmbmb
It's another light week, but convention season is nigh upon us. Things should pick up.

New releases at your FLGS

Frog God Games is in stores with the Pathfinder System Compatible Product Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms (Pathfinder). (Source: Alliance)

Market Panic for Shadowrun (5th Edition) has been released into distribution by Catalyst Game Labs. As Lars' drone told me back in March, this is a Corporate sourcebook. (Source: Alliance, Leisure Games, Lars)

Osprey Publishing has released another Generic / Universal book in their Dark Osprey line. Dark Osprey 11: The Cthulhu Wars: The United States' Battles Against the Mythos presents the history of the struggle between the US and Cthulhu. (Source: Alliance)

New PDF releases

You know what's not fun? When Lars sends a chupacabra to your house to announce the PDF release of Howling Shadows - a critter sourcebook - for Shadowrun (5th Edition) by Catalyst Game Labs. Not cool Lars.

D&D PDFs this week: A Harvest of Evil (3E), S1: Tomb of Horrors (1E), To Quell the Rising Storm (3.5), and DA3: City of the Gods (Basic).

(Note: Due to time constraints, I only cover the WotC D&D PDFs and anything that I receive as a tip. Let us know about new PDFs you've seen in the comments. If you would like to cover PDFs, please let us know!)

Have a news tip for us? Please send it along to rpgg-news@googlegroups.com!
Twitter Facebook
5 Comments
Tue May 31, 2016 3:27 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
25 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Established when?

Some Steve

Allen Park
Michigan
msg tools
mb
Today marks the birth of the man who brought us PYUREDEADBRILLIANT!

Jim O'Neill (Established 1949)
Scotland
Motherwell
I aten't dead yet...
flag msg tools
VENI, VIDI, VISA - my good wife conquering a Shopping Mall.
badge
Like a good red wine, I improve with age... and being laid.
mbmbmbmbmb


mb

If you want your birthday included just add it to this geeklist: RPG Geek Birthday List
Twitter Facebook
15 Comments
Tue May 31, 2016 6:00 am
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
15 
 Thumb up
3.00
 tip
 Hide

This Week in Geek History May 29 - June 4

Some Steve

Allen Park
Michigan
msg tools
mb
May 29
1874 - English novelist G.K. Chesterton mb
1917 - John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States mb
???? - Steve Dubya

May 30
1908 - Mel Blanc mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb
1964 - Wynonna Judd mb

May 31
1819 - Poet Walt Whitman mb
1930 - Actor Clint Eastwood mb

June 1
1637 - Jacques Marquette, Jesuit priest and French explorer of the Mississippi mb
1801 - Mormon leader Brigham Young mb
1890 - actor Frank Morgan mb
1905 - actor Robert Newton, the first to "Arrrh" as a pirate mb
1926 - Actress Marilyn Monroe mb
1926 - Actor Andy Griffith mb
1947 - Rock musician Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones mb

June 2
1857 - English composer Sir Edward Elgar, who wrote "Pomp and Circumstance" mb
1904 - Olympic swimmer and "Tarzan" movie star Johnny Weissmuller mb
1930 - Astronaut Charles Conrad of Apollo XII mb

June 3
1808 - Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy during the Civil War mb

June 4
1953 - Actor Parker Stevenson mb
1971 - Actor Noah Wylie mb

I'm sure this list is incomplete. Feel free to offer suggestions for this and upcoming weeks. If you want your birthday included just add it to this geeklist: RPG Geek Birthday List
Twitter Facebook
2 Comments
Mon May 30, 2016 4:39 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
27 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide

PaizoCon brings news of new Pathfinder releases and STARFINDER!

DMSamuel
United States
Wurtsboro
New York
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb

Atikon's Ratmen - core race concept art
The guys at the Know Direction podcast live tweeted the new product announcements from PaizoCon:

The biggest announcement is news of STARFINDER, a new RPG coming in August 2017 from Paizo. This will be a standalone science fantasy RPG that is backwards compatible with the Pathfinder universe.







It will feature space battles, power armour, rat folk, and technomancers. Details: The timeline is advanced thousands of years into the future and has ties to Distant Worlds. There will be new science themed classes (examples: Celelarian, Techno made). Akiton’s rat folk are a core race, and all of the races in Pathfinder are in Starfinder... The focus is on aliens though. Androids are a core PC race.

Corporations got a hold of android technology and made them. Golarion has disappeared and the gods won’t say where it is. Absolam Station replaces it in orbit.

The Starfinder Core Rulebook and first adventure path will launch at GenCon 2017 (that's next year, not this year - so we are still 1 year out). It will be published under the OGL with a compatibility license similar to Pathfinder's.

Surprising to many, there will not be a public playtest, but select community members will be invited to private playtests.


Absalom Station - concept art

James L. Sutter is the Creative director on the project, but all of Paizo is on deck.

Horror Adventures - Will be bringing in corruptions as a way to bring personal terror to your characters. his opens up the possibility of being "tempted by the dark side" as an exploration of a character's psyche. There will be 11 different corruptions: Vampire, ghouls, hive larvae, promethean, accursed, deep one, hellbound, lich, possessed, shadowbound. They will also provide expanded rules for fear (seven discrete levels) and complete sanity rules. New archetypes make for great villains, such as: mad scientist, mythos cultist cleric, investigator, vigilante archetype called serial killer, and the interesting sounding gingerbread witch.

The book will also feature new story feats, a dozen new monster feats, contact rules for making contact with otherworldly forces, new rules and subsystems include curse templates, and new environmental rules and hazards. This book also inclused rules for being burned at the stake or put in the guillotine, and some cool and terrible magic items.

New release for fall 2016: VILLAIN CODEX - villains broken down into 20 groups, including Arcane Society, Carnival Troupe, Death Cult, Fanged Monastery, Merry Outlaws.

Next new hardback - Encounter Codex!!!! - Uses flip mats for instant set ups and encounters. The plan is to have dozens of vastly customizable encounters giving GMs the settings, foes, and options necessary to run campaign-ready encounters for heroes of level 1 to 20 – with no prep! Each encounter uses Pathfinder Flip-Mats and pawns to create truly immersive came experiences. The techniques and magical traditions of sages and master trainers will be included in the book.

Next 2 Adventure Paths:
1. Strange Aeons - Lovecrafty from start to finish. The characters have Amnesia and start in an asylum. Paizo is working with Chaosium.

2. Ironfang Invasion - Fantasy going back to classic monsters like hobgoblins, minotaurs, and medusa! The PCs are all "Robin hoods" - very Kind to animal companions and Druids.

Also announced: Curse of the Crimson Throne AP Hardcover - There will be some changes to some things compared to the original. Including: Blackjack will be a vigilante, lots of new art (all the good art from the AP stays), new content, and rebuilt encounters. The team looked back at feedback and changed the AP so you don't leave Korvosa.

Here are more pics of the previewed items:














































There are a few more things that they talked about - including the PF Society Academy and the Card game. If you'd like to know more, go to this link: Know Direction Post.
Twitter Facebook
4 Comments
Mon May 30, 2016 3:31 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
25 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Happy Birthday Steve Dubya!

Some Steve

Allen Park
Michigan
msg tools
mb
May 29 marks the birth of

Steve Dubya
United States
Scotia
New York
flag msg tools
admin
designer
I know where you live, and I've seen where you sleep. I swear to everything holy that your mothers will CRY when they see what I've done to you.
badge
Oh, not in Utica, no. It's an Albany expression.
mbmbmbmbmb


If you want your birthday included just add it to this geeklist: RPG Geek Birthday List
Twitter Facebook
22 Comments
Sun May 29, 2016 6:00 am
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
33 
 Thumb up
2.00
 tip
 Hide

What's New? May 24, 2016: Pathfinder, OSRIC, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Small Press, and D&D PDFs

Bruce McGeorge
United States
Lawrenceburg
Indiana
flag msg tools
designer
Hey you kids, get off my Avatar!
mbmbmbmbmb
With Pathfinder, Impressions and Small Press "new" releases, it's one of the bigger weeks of the year so far.

New releases at your FLGS

Paizo Publishing is in stores with more Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Pathfinder #106: For Queen & Empire, Inner Sea Intrigue, Magic Tactics Toolbox, Ire of the Storm, and related accessories. (Source: Leisure Games, Steve Donohue)

Remember when Shabbath was lidded? AA#33: The Halls of Lidless Shabbath is the newest release from Expeditious Retreat Press for Old School Reference and Index Compilation (OSRIC). I don't think being lidless has improved her disposition. (Source: Impressions)

What's that on store shelves? Towers Two and World of the Lost have been released into distribution from Lamentations of the Flame Princess (for Lamentations of the Flame Princess, of course). (Source: Impressions)

In the You-Never-Know department, several "small press" games have been spotted at Leisure Games. Most of these are Kickstarter projects that Leisure Games backed at the retail level or perhaps they special ordered. Most have been "released" before (none have 2016 dates in the database), but this is the first time I've seen them in a store (YMMV): Microscope Explorer from Lame Mage Productions, Downfall from Caroline Hobbs, The Colors of the Sky: Bonus Material for Golden Sky Stories from Star Line Publishing, Ryuutama: Natural Fantasy Role Play from Kotodama Heavy Industries, and Open Anime from Battlefield Press, Inc.. (Source: Leisure Games)

New PDF releases

D&D PDFs this week: G2: The Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (1E), PC2: Top Ballista (Basic), S3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (1E), Tarus's Banquet (3.5; s's ?!?), and The Temple of Redcliff.

(Note: Due to time constraints, I only cover the WotC D&D PDFs and anything that I receive as a tip. Let us know about new PDFs you've seen in the comments. If you would like to cover PDFs, please let us know!)

Have a news tip for us? Please send it along to rpgg-news@googlegroups.com!
Twitter Facebook
11 Comments
Tue May 24, 2016 3:07 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
17 
 Thumb up
2.00
 tip
 Hide

This Week in Geek History May 22-28

Some Steve

Allen Park
Michigan
msg tools
mb
May 22
1813 - German composer Richard Wagner mb
1859 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mb

May 23
1824 - Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who was a U.S. senator and for whom sideburns were named mb
1961 - Comedian Drew Carey mb

May 24
1883 - Elsa Maxwell (Credited with introducing the "scavenger hunt" )
1938 - Comedian Tommy Chong mb
1941 - Musician Bob Dylan mb
1943 - Actor Gary Burghoff mb
1944 - Puppeteer Frank Oz mb

May 25
1803 - Poet-philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson mb
1926 - Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis mb
1927 - Spy novelist Robert Ludlum mb
1939 - Actor Ian McKellan mb
1944 - Director/Puppeteer Frank Oz mb
1953 - Comic creator Stan Sakai mb
1963 - Michael Meyers mb
1977 - Star Wars released
1983 - Return of the Jedi released

May 26
1907 - Actor John Wayne mb
1951 - Sally Ride, first American woman in space mb

May 27
1894 - Author Dashiell Hammett mb
1907 - Pioneering environmentalist and author Rachel Carson mb
1911 - Vice President Hubert Humphrey mb
1911 - Actor Vincent Price mb
1922 - Actor Christopher Lee mb
1934 - Author Harlan Ellison mb
1936 - Actor Lou Gossett, Jr. mb

May 28
1908 - Ian Fleming mb

I'm sure this list is incomplete. Feel free to offer suggestions for this and upcoming weeks. If you want your birthday included just add it to this geeklist: RPG Geek Birthday List
Twitter Facebook
7 Comments
Sun May 22, 2016 5:30 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
34 
 Thumb up
7.00
 tip
 Hide

What's New? May 19, 2016: Numenera, Northlands Saga, Earthdawn Shadowrun, and D&D PDFs

Bruce McGeorge
United States
Lawrenceburg
Indiana
flag msg tools
designer
Hey you kids, get off my Avatar!
mbmbmbmbmb
If two days late is two dollars short, why wasn't I told math and money would be involved?

New releases at your FLGS

Into the Deep from Monte Cook Games for Numenera is now in stores. This is a sourebook about what lies beneath the waves of the The Ninth World. (Source: Alliance, Leisure Games)

Funded by Kickstarter, the Earthdawn Gamemaster's Guide (4th Edition) from FASA is now on store shelves. (Source: Alliance)

The newest release from Frog God Games is the The Northlands Saga Complete Player's Guide for both Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Swords & Wizardry. (Source: Alliance)

New PDF releases

True-ish story. This Dwarf holds me hostage for two days in a storage locker. He'll only tell me that I need to hang tight for news from Lars. Turns out that SRM06-03: Ancient Rumblings is now available for Shadowrun (5th Edition) from Catalyst Game Labs. If you listen close, you'll hear me banging on the door in a future episode of Storage Wars.

D&D PDFs this week: MC01: Monstrous Compendium (Volume One) (2E), MC02: Monstrous Compendium (Volume Two) (2E), The Crumbling Hall of the Frost Giant Jarl (3E), and The Sea Witch (3E).

(Note: Due to time constraints, I only cover the WotC D&D PDFs and anything that I receive as a tip. Let us know about new PDFs you've seen in the comments. If you would like to cover PDFs, please let us know!)

Have a news tip for us? Please send it along to rpgg-news@googlegroups.com!
Twitter Facebook
1 Comment
Thu May 19, 2016 2:53 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
14 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide

This week in Geek History May 15 - 21

Some Steve

Allen Park
Michigan
msg tools
mb
May 15
1856 - Author L. Frank Baum ("The Wizard of Oz") mb
1918 - Country singer Eddy Arnold mb
1961 - Jeff Dee

May 16
1867 - William Seward mb
1952 - Actor Pierce Brosnan mb
1971 - David Boreanaz mb
1973 - Actress Tori Spelling mb

May 17
1749 - English physician Edward Jenner mb
1860 - Schuyler Wheeler, inventor of the electric fan mb
1955 - Actor Bill Paxton mb
1965 - Musician Trent Reznor mb
1972 - Soccer player Mia Hamm mb

May 18
1883 - German architect Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus mb
1897 - Film director Frank Capra mb
1946 - Baseball player Reggie Jackson mb

May 19
1945 - British rock guitarist Peter Townshend mb
1946 - French wrestler and actor Andre the Giant mb
1952 - Rock-star Grace Jones mb

May 20
1908 - Actor James Stewart mb

May 21
1688 - English poet and satirist Alexander Pope mb
1917 - Actor Raymond Burr mb

I'm sure this list is incomplete. Feel free to offer suggestions for this and upcoming weeks. If you want your birthday included just add it to this geeklist: RPG Geek Birthday List
Twitter Facebook
0 Comments
Mon May 16, 2016 12:29 am
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
23 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

Happy Birthday Hida Mann!

Some Steve

Allen Park
Michigan
msg tools
mb
May 13 marks the birth of

Jaime Lawrence
Australia
Sydney
New South Wales
flag msg tools
designer
Jingle Bells, Cthanta Smells, I will kick his ass
badge
Because I am an awesome Crab with style, charm and class, oh!
mbmbmbmbmb


If you want your birthday included just add it to this geeklist: RPG Geek Birthday List
Twitter Facebook
17 Comments
Fri May 13, 2016 6:00 am
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [94]

Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.