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Walk the Plank with Eddy Webb and the Pirates of Pugmire!

Posted on June 11, 2019 by

Pirates of Pugmire is a chronicle sourcebook for the Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau RPGs from Onyx Path Publishing. Useable as a a supplement for either game or as a great way to crossover the two settings with adventures on the seas and more. Pirates of Pugmire introduces lizards and birds as new playable species for expanding player character options. Additionally, two new locations in the world of Pugmire are introduced and the book comes with exciting adventures to get a campaign launched right away.

Currently on Kickstarter with just over a week to go, we took Eddy Webb portside for a few questions…

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Warriors of Waterdeep RPG Launches on Mobile Platforms

Posted on May 29, 2019 by

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Ahoy There! New Addition to Pugmire Line Sails Into Kickstarter

Posted on May 24, 2019 by

Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced a new Pirates of Pugmire Kickstarter launched this week to fund printing for a Pirates of Pugmire sourcebook. The supplement is compatible with both the Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau roleplaying games. Pirates of Pugmire is a family-friendly tabletop supplement set in the Realms […]

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Markosia Graphic Novels Now in Print at DriveThruComics

Posted on May 20, 2019 by

Markosia Books, one of the UK’s leading publishers of graphic novels, has teamed up with DriveThruComics to offer their graphic novels in print. Horror fans will be thrilled to know they can order print copies of their favorite graphic novels including Voivod: The True Story of Vlad the Impaler and the WWII-era yarn Abominable Glory. […]

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Dungeons & Dragons Gets Down with D&D Live 2019: The Descent

Posted on May 17, 2019 by

Starting TODAY at 2pm PDT, the many eyes of the Dungeons & Dragons community will be focused on D&D Live 2019: The Descent as they get their first glimpse of the 2019 storyline. D&D Live 2019 is an immersive experience even more ambitious than 2018’s award-winning Stream of Many Eyes portraying iconic characters from one […]

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Pre-Order and Excerpt for The Devil’s Guide to Managing Difficult People

Posted on May 7, 2019 by

Flamesrising.com is pleased to present you with an exclusive excerpt of the upcoming book by author Robyn Bennis. The Devil’s Guide to Managing Difficult People will be released on Kindle. You can buy the book before it debuts on May 21st or you can pre-order it now! If you like the author’s style, please visit […]

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Crystal’s Picks for WoD 20th Anniversary Sale

Posted on April 17, 2019 by

The World of Darkness has been a part of many of our lives for a very long time. The 20th Anniversary editions of the games have been some of the most expansive and innovative additions to the game line in years, giving a new breath of life to a classic. DriveThruRPG and Storytellers Vault is holding a sale currently on the 20th Anniversary game lines and supplements. There are many hidden gems in this sale, so I am going to give you my top picks and why you should add them to your collection. I have these in no particular order.

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Matthew Dawkins is infected with the Contagion Chronicle

Posted on April 16, 2019 by

The Contagion Chronicle is an overarching compendium of chronicle hooks, riveting settings, and Storyteller aids to help present all the Chronicles of Darkness game lines with one consistent story. In the chronicle, the Contagion acts as a motivational force and inspires the formation of factions where vampires, werewolves, mages, mummies, etc. come together in new and unique ways.

Developed by Matthew Dawkins and currently on Kickstarter.com with just over a week to go. We asked Matthew a bit about the project and his work at Onyx Path Publishing.

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NorCal Horror Authors Supporting Wildfire Relief

Posted on April 11, 2019 by

New Anthology of Scary Stories to Support Ongoing Wildfire Relief Efforts

Horror authors across Northern California have come together to release Tales for the Camp Fire, a new anthology of short stories, to support wildfire relief efforts. All profits from the sale of the anthology will be donated to wildfire relief funds administered by the North Valley Community Foundation.

On the morning of November 8th, 2018, the worst wildfire in the state’s history erupted in the foothills of Northern California. While emergency efforts were immediate, the Camp Fire burned for seventeen days before it was finally contained. It destroyed the town of Paradise and burned over 150,000 acres. At least 85 people died in the blaze. The impact of the fire was felt across the entire region as air quality became the worst in the world.

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Dungeons & Dragons Invites You to Play the New Storyline at D&D Live 2019: The Descent in L.A. May 17, 18, 19

Posted on April 4, 2019 by

D&D Live 2019: The Descent will be a celebration of the Dungeons & Dragons community as they gather to learn about the latest storyline through an immersive entertainment experience. Following last year’s award-winning Stream of Many Eyes, this year’s D&D event will give fans in Los Angeles the chance to play through an epic adventure designed to plunge players into a captivating story. The three-day extravaganza will include a sneak-peak at upcoming products, signings with D&D luminaries, musical performances, unique giveaways, tons of amazing cosplay and of course a whole bunch of twenty-sided dice rolling critical hits!

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Horror in the Mundane

Posted on April 4, 2019 by

Hi all, my name is Liz and I’m the owner of Angry Hamster Publishing. In May 2019 our newest game Afterlife: Wandering Souls launches on Kickstarter and the Flames Rising blog was kind enough to let me write a guest post about the game and what horror could mean to player characters.

The premise of Afterlife: Wandering Souls (AWS) is: You die, but you don’t end up where you are meant to go – Heaven, Hell, reincarnation, a great nothingness. Instead, you are transported to the Tenebris – a giant scorching desert reaching into eternity. You travel the Tenebris entering into different Limbos (worlds) in search of memories from your past life and struggling to come to terms with who you were and what you lost.

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D&D Announces Acquisitions Incorporated, a Book Providing the Flavor of Acq Inc within the Forgotten Realms

Posted on April 2, 2019 by

Dungeons & Dragons is publishing a book made in partnership with Penny Arcade that provides a way to jump into the comedic fantasy superhero D&D live-play you’ve seen on the stages of PAX for a decade. Fans will be able to live out their fantasy of climbing the corporate ladder of the most notorious retrieval agency in the Forgotten Realms—Acquisitions Incorporated. Join CEO Omin Dran, Jim Darkmagic, Môrgæn, and the chandelier-riding Viari around the table as a lowly intern or a freshly-minted franchisee with the new Acquisitions Incorporated sourcebook coming from Dungeons & Dragons on June 18!

“To tons of people around the world, the flavor of D&D played by the Acquisitions Incorporated crew was their first taste of just how much fun a Dungeons & Dragons game could be,” said Nathan Stewart, Senior Director of Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast. “We wanted to start experimenting with presenting different playstyles to fans entering the D&D community, and it made sense to start with a group who has spent ten years at a table with Chris Perkins entertaining hordes of fans.”

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Grab Your Average Happy Gnome to Benefit Extra Life!

Posted on April 1, 2019 by

Do you like puns? Love Dungeons & Dragons? Then, have we got the silly character for you! A Happy Gnome is a D&D 5th Edition pre-generated character designed for a player’s use in your next campaign. This title was written by FlamesRising.com contributor and writer/editor/developer Monica Valentinelli (Firefly RPG, Scarred Lands 5E, and Hunter the […]

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Onyx Path Launches Kickstarter for Chronicles of Darkness Crossover Book

Posted on March 27, 2019 by

Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced the launch of a Kickstarter recently to fund a prestige edition of the Contagion Chronicle, a crossover supplement based in the Chronicles of Darkness.

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Baldur’s Gate Adventures Continue With IDW Comics

Posted on March 22, 2019 by

Minsc the Mighty—Evil Beware! The Baldur’s Gate heroes return to the city at last, but their time adventuring in Ravenloft and the frozen northern reaches of the Realms has changed them. Each of them must face great trials ahead before they’ll be ready to embrace their destiny. A new hero of the people roams the […]

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Monte Cook Games Explores Arcana of the Ancients for 5th Edition

Posted on March 15, 2019 by

In the misty recesses of time, before the kingdoms and lands you know existed—before the elder elves, the dwarven ancestral lords, and even the dragons—civilizations undreamt rose and fell. And with their passing, they left behind remnants of the powers they wielded. They built citadels of metal, glass, and light, now hidden away in the […]

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Happy Death Day to You! Happy Death Day 2U!

Posted on March 1, 2019 by

Happy Death Day to yooooooouuuuuuuu. Happy Death Day to yooooooooouuuuu! Author and comedian Aaron Hartzler has penned the official novelization of the #1 smash hit film Happy Death Day and its sequel Happy Death Day 2U produced by Blumhouse (Get Out) and Universal Pictures. The book, titled Happy Death Day / Happy Death Day 2U, was just released, and combines two novelizations in one tome.

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Sail the Seas in Dungeons & Dragons with the Ghosts of Saltmarsh Adventure

Posted on February 25, 2019 by

Dungeons & Dragons is excited to announce a new adventure book called Ghosts of Saltmarsh, which takes classic sea-faring adventures and updates and expands upon them for use with D&D fifth edition. The book details the port town of Saltmarsh and the surrounding lands players can explore using their own ship and the vehicle mechanics included in the 256-page book. Unravel sinister secrets of the sea with Ghosts of Saltmarsh releasing in game stores, digitally and everywhere on May 21, 2019. An alternate art cover with a distinctive design and soft-touch finish is available exclusively in game stores on May 21.

“The Saltmarsh series consistently ranks as one of the most popular classic D&D adventures,” said Mike Mearls, franchise creative director of D&D. “With its ties to ocean-based adventuring, it was an obvious step to augment it with additional sea-based adventures and a robust set of rules for managing a nautical campaign.”

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Valiant Entertainment Announces Sweeping New Sci-Fi Series, PSI-LORDS

Posted on February 21, 2019 by

“FINALLY, THE PSI-LORDS HAVE COME BACK TO THE VALIANT UNIVERSE!” exclaimed Senior Editorial Director Robert Meyers. “After years of teases, red herrings, and misdirects, we are so excited to announce one of the most requested books from Valiant: PSI-LORDS.”

That’s right! As first revealed by The Hollywood Reporter and teased on Valiant’s social media, Valiant Entertainment is excited to announce PSI-LORDS, a brand-new ongoing comic series debuting in June from The New York Times bestselling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER; GENERATION ZERO) and stunning artist Renato Guedes (SHADOWMAN). The announcement comes with a fantastic promo image created by Rod Reis (Winter Soldier, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge).

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The Stranger Things Dungeon & Dragons Starter Set is up for pre-order!

Posted on February 15, 2019 by

“Experience the D&D adventure Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler has created for his friends,” reads the description “Pick your character — will you be Will the Wise or Dustin the Dwarf? Get your fireballs ready as you investigate the mysterious castle and battle the ferocious Demogorgon. Prepare for just about anything, because the game just got stranger.”

It includes 5 Stranger Things character sheets that are based on the characters from the series. It also includes two exclusive Demogorgon figures, one painted the other not (so you can terrorize your players with your own unique style). You can pre-order a copy of the set on Amazon with shipping slated for May 1st, 2019. Local game stores are also taking pre-orders.

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