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Valiant Unveils Panels and Signing Schedule for New York Comic Con 2018

Posted on September 19, 2018 by

It’s that time of year again… The air’s getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and Valiant Entertainment is gearing up for another jam-packed New York Comic Con, the biggest celebration of pop culture and comics on the East Coast!

From Thursday, October 4th to Sunday, October 7th, join Valiant at Booth #1635 in the Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s West Side and discover why Valiant is one of the most talked-about comic book publishers in the industry! Check out an extensive selection of award-winning comics and graphic novels, including BLOODSHOT SALVATION, ETERNITY, SHADOWMAN, X-O MANOWAR, and many more – plus a vast array of enthralling exclusives, must-have merchandise, and giveaways that can’t be found anywhere else! (More details to come!)

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Endless Games Releases Horror Trivia Game

Posted on September 18, 2018 by

THE TERROR IS REAL–LY FUN! Endless Games makes nationwide horror news today with the release of its cool new cult classic game, Horror Trivia.

The company slashed its way onto store shelves just in time this Fall to make every fright fan shriek with delight to covet its hauntingly hit game. “It’s a fun new game that is especially fun for Halloween time, or anytime,” Kevin McNulty, founder of Endless Games, said.

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Dungeon Mayhem: A Fast-Paced D&D Card Game Coming This November!

Posted on September 6, 2018 by

Wizards of the Coast is ready to throw down with Dungeon Mayhem, an easy-to-learn card game pitting the wits and brawn of a party of adventurers against each other. 2 to 4 players choose one of four decks modeled after characters in Dungeons & Dragons (barbarian, paladin, rogue, or wizard) and sling spells, daggers and, well, MAYHEM at each other until there’s only one left to claim the treasure. Look for Dungeon Mayhem in stores everywhere starting on November 16!

“The colorful art style and fast pace makes Dungeon Mayhem perfect for introducing new fans to D&D,” said Nathan Stewart, director of D&D. “In the time it took me to dictate this quote to my underlings, I’ve already thrown two dagger cards at Shelly Mazzanoble and blocked incoming damage from both the paladin and wizard. That treasure is MINE!”

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TIMELESS: R.A. Salvatore returns with Drizzt Do’Urden

Posted on September 5, 2018 by

At long last, New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore returns with one of fantasy’s most beloved and enduring icons, the dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden, in an all-new trilogy full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills.

For any fan of Epic Fantasy or gaming, there are few characters that hold quite as much significance as Drizzt Do’Urden, the iconic dark elf warrior. New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore created the legendary swordsman thirty years ago, spawning novels, video games, and tabletop gaming campaigns – and taking hold of the imaginations of countless fans in the process.

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Valiant Teams Up with KBOOM for New Publishing Partnership in Poland

Posted on August 28, 2018 by

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce a partnership with KBOOM, a new foreign publishing house that will license and distribute a selection of its critically acclaimed titles in print in the Polish language. The program will begin with the publication of the Polish-language version of THE VALIANT, which will make its debut at the International Festival of Comics and Games, September 14-16, in ?ód?, Poland.

“We are very happy to welcome KBOOM as a new official publisher in Poland,” said Russell Brown, Valiant President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Their boundless enthusiasm and love of our titles will set the stage for an ambitious publishing program there and we look forward to welcoming a new group of Valiant fans!”

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Onyx Path Publishing and Eschaton Media Launches the Kickstarter to Fund Dystopia Rising: Evolution

Posted on August 22, 2018 by

Onyx Path Publishing and Eschaton Media Launches the Kickstarter to Fund Dystopia Rising: Evolution, a New Tabletop RPG

Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing, in conjunction with Eschaton Media announced the Kickstarter to fund Dystopia Rising: Evolution has launched today. Dystopia Rising: Evolution is based on Eschaton Media’s popular post-zombie apocalypse themed Dystopia Rising live-action scenarios.

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Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition is available now from Onyx Path!

Posted on August 8, 2018 by

All the stories they told you about what it would be like after you died? They were wrong.

There is no Heaven and there is no Hell. There’s only the Underworld, with the ravening maw of Oblivion at the bottom and the impossible dream of Transcendence at the top. And in between, all the Restless Dead.

Are you ready to join them?

Wraith: The Oblivion is the Storytelling game of passion and horror. Take the role of a ghost whose unfinished business won’t let them rest.

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Play D&D in the Magic: The Gathering World of Ravnica This November & Delve into an Updated Eberron Now

Posted on July 23, 2018 by

Wizards of the Coast is psyched to announce the first collaboration on a major product between Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering with Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica releasing everywhere on November 20. The book will contain everything fans need to play D&D in the world-spanning city of Ravnica, the fan-favorite Magic setting populated by ten rival guilds, each with its own ethos and agenda. Wizards is also announcing D&D fans can now return to a magic-heavy noir setting with Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron, a new document written by Keith Baker available online now. The exploration of these settings is a testament to how fan excitement can shape where D&D travels to next.

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Valiant Entertainment Adds Matthew Klein as Director of Sales

Posted on July 5, 2018 by

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it has named comics retailer veteran Matthew Klein its Director of Sales. Klein will oversee the publisher’s much-lauded Sales team to actively engage with comic shop owners and assist them in maximizing sales of Valiant’s titles in their stores, including the current HARBINGER WARS 2 crossover event; the much-anticipated BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME; and the recently announced VALIANT BEYOND initiative that includes FAITH: DREAMSIDE in September, BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT in November, LIVEWIRE in December, and INCURSION in February of next year.

“Matthew was with us once before and quickly showed he had a keen aptitude for Sales, from his innovative ideas to his smooth working relationships with store owners,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “I’m happy to welcome him back to lead our Sales team as we look forward to an ambitious slate to close out the year and to an aggressive publishing plan in 2019.”

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Magic: The Gathering to Celebrate 25 Years at Gen Con

Posted on June 28, 2018 by

Magic: The Gathering will commemorate its 25th Birthday on August 2-5 in Indianapolis at Gen Con, North America’s largest and longest-running tabletop convention. Making an international splash at Gen Con in 1993, Magic: The Gathering has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 100 booster releases, printings in eleven languages, and more than 20,000 unique cards. At Gen Con 2018, Magic will give back to the gaming community with a host of planned events, tournaments, and surprises.

“We are thrilled to see Magic’s exciting plans for 2018,” said David Hoppe, Gen Con President. “25 years ago, Magic’s debut at Gen Con changed the course of gaming history, and we’re eager to see not only what they have planned for this year, but for the next 25 years of Magic: The Gathering.”

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Neverwinter: Ravenloft is Now Available on PC

Posted on June 26, 2018 by

ENTER THE MISTS OF BAROVIA IN NEVERWINTER: RAVENLOFT NOW AVAILABLE ON PC

Venture Beyond the Forgotten Realms to a Land Defined by Dangerous Nights, Deadly Creatures and the Rule of Count Strahd von Zarovich

Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Neverwinter: Ravenloft is now available on PC and arrives later on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. In the 14th module for the free-to-play MMORPG set in the Forgotten Realms (and beyond), adventurers are called to Barovia, where they face Strahd’s cursed land and all of its horrors. This departure from the Sword Coast brings gameplay features unique to Ravenloft such as a meaningful day-to-night cycle, Tarokka Card collections and readings, an Endgame Dungeon in Castle Ravenloft and much more.

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Arkham Horror: The Deep Gate is available now from Fantasy Flight

Posted on June 21, 2018 by

“I dream under the sea, and I see faces, bloated faces with bulging eyes. They remind me of people I knew as a boy, half-drowned, but not dead.” Silas shivered, but not from the chill gusts blowing through the open door. Pointed teeth grinned, webbed hands reaching for him, glowing eyes in the darkness… He couldn’t tell Martin those details, of course. Some things you couldn’t say aloud if you wanted to stay out of the madhouse.
–Chris A. Jackson, The Deep Gate

What secrets have been drowned in Devil Reef?

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Interview with Fetch Quest Designer Eddy Webb

Posted on June 11, 2018 by

Flamesrising.com is pleased to present an interview with Eddy Webb, the creator of the Pugmire RPG, Monarchies of Mau Early Access, and Fetch Quest a deck-building card game. Currently, Eddy is in the middle of a Fetch Quest Kickstarter campaign to fund new stretch goals. What can you tell us about the world of Pugmire? […]

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Chaosium’s new edition of RuneQuest is available now!

Posted on June 9, 2018 by

Get Started in RuneQuest with beautiful full-color PDF!

RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha is an all-new edition of one of the world’s most influential and acclaimed fantasy roleplaying games. First appearing almost 40 years ago, RuneQuest is as dynamic and vital as ever. This all-new, deluxe edition introduces RuneQuest and its setting of Glorantha to new players everywhere.

Try out a skill-based percentile system that balances experience-based progression with deadly combat!

The core rules of RuneQuest are essential for players and gamemasters, as they contain all the rules for character creation, starting homelands, background history, professions, skills, starting Runes and magic, and the cults and gods whose influence will define your character’s activities. Further, the rules for character advancement are contained here, for the times between adventures.

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Stream of Many Eyes and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes

Posted on May 31, 2018 by

One of the most powerful wizards in the Dungeons & Dragons multiverse shares some of his hard-won knowledge with fans in a new book full of lore and monsters for D&D fifth edition. Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes was released on May 29th. If you pick up a copy from your local game store, you can […]

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Book of Freeholds is available now for Changeling: the Dreaming

Posted on May 9, 2018 by

HOME IS WHERE YOU GO…

They are the center of Kithain culture, the havens and shelters required when times get grim. They are dreams made manifest, and hopes kept burning. From the Mythic Ages to the present day, freeholds have been the linchpin around which the changeling world turns.

Fragile, powerful, mysterious and oft-dangerous, the complex natures of freeholds make for valuable commodities to all changelings, worth dying to protect or killing to acquire.

… WHERE THEY HAVE TO TAKE YOU IN…

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Onyx Path Publishing and DriveThruRPG Launch “Slarecian Vault” for Scarred Lands

Posted on May 3, 2018 by

Onyx Path Publishing is partnering with DriveThruRPG to allow independent content creators to publish material in the Slarecian Vault utilizing the OGL for both Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition editions of existing and future Scarred Lands books produced by Onyx Path.

A world known to its inhabitants as Scarn, the Scarred Lands is a place of dynamic heroism, supreme villainy, and incalculable magic. Torn and twisted by battles between the titans and their children, the young gods —fought largely by monstrous titanspawn pitted against humans, elves, dwarves, and other “divine races” — Scarn is a world still wounded deeply by the Divine War that took place less than two centuries ago.

“Scarred Lands is a gem of a setting that’s flush with opportunities for great storytelling, adventuring, and good, old-fashioned monster hunting,” says Scarred Lands developer, Monica Valentinelli. “With this setting, there’s an unlimited potential for creators to explore Scarn by offering new classes, races, and more!”

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Dungeons & Dragons Announces The Stream of Many Eyes!

Posted on May 1, 2018 by

On June 1 – 3 2018, D&D will bring tons of Twitch streamers, actors, comedians and D&D luminaries to the Stream of Many Eyes, a three-day livestreamed extravaganza full of cosplay, crazy sets and amazing stories. During the Stream of Many Eyes – #SOMEDND – the D&D team will unveil the new adventure story coming this year and showcase extraordinary D&D live play entertainment, and it will all stream live on twitch.tv/dnd.

The Stream of Many Eyes starts at 4pm PT on Friday, June 1st, with a visual tour of the studio led by host Anna Prosser Robinson and a roundtable conversation with the D&D team on the new storyline and what makes it so exciting. Dungeons & Dragons will then present live D&D play sessions with Force Grey & Dice, Camera, Action.

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Vampire: The Eternal Struggle returns to print

Posted on April 24, 2018 by

Black Chantry Productions brings classic Vampire: The Masquerade-themed card game back to unlife

“We are really excited to do this, together with White Wolf Entertainment. Players all over the world have hungered for new cards for eight long years, and we are proud to serve. And of course, we aim to attract many new players too”, says Hugh Angseesing, CEO of Black Chantry Productions.

Vampire: The Eternal Struggle has been called the best multiplayer collectible card game ever published. It is loved for its blend of strategy and social interaction, set in the classic urban horror game setting World of Darkness, home of the role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade.

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The Story of the World’s Most Iconic Monster! Dracula: Rise of the Beast

Posted on March 13, 2018 by

Vlad III Dracula. A warleader in a warlike time: brilliant, charismatic, pious. But what became of him? What drove him to become a creature of darkness—Bram Stoker’s cruel, ambitious “Un-Dead”—and what use did he make of this power, through the centuries?

More than a hundred years after the monster’s death, the descendants of the survivors piece together the story— dusty old manuscripts, court reports from the Holy Roman Empire at its height, stories of the Szgany Roma who once served the monster—trying to understand. Because the nightmare is far from over…

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