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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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Follow Us to a Gorgeous Illustrated Edition of The Yellow Sign

Posted on February 8, 2019 by

Acclaimed artist Samuel Araya illustrated a brand new edition of The King in Yellow, published by Arc Dream Publishing, featuring ten landmark tales of the horror genre in a 220-page volume. Stories include: “The Repairer of Reputations”, “The Mask”, “The Yellow Sign”, “The Street of the Four Winds”, and more! Full-page paintings and unnerving sketches […]

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Heat Up in February with a Fire-Themed Creative Challenge!

Posted on January 29, 2019 by

Flames Rising contributor Monica Valentinelli, best known for her many contributors in the tabletop gaming industry, has teamed up with comics professional Mark Stegbauer to bring you a fun, fiery creative challenge.

In #febrrrary, pick a daily prompt to stat up an antagonist for your favorite game, write a 250-word story, or warm up your creative muscles with a fun sketch! Monica has mentioned on Twitter she plans on using the prompts for a quick, morning warm-up. What about you? Are you planning to draw, write, or stat up characters? Sounds like creating new Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition monsters could be a fun way to deal with freezing cold temps.

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Onyx Path Publishing Announces Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos

Posted on January 28, 2019 by

Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing announced Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos, two new supplements for the Scion 2nd Edition tabletop RPG (currently available for pre-order on Backerkit.com. Both offer new opportunities for gameplay by introducing new Pantheons, rules, storytelling advice, and expanded setting materials using the Storypath system.

Scion: Dragon will be a new supplement that shows players how dragons fit into the World of Scion. Developed by Danielle Lauzon-Harper, a designer of the Storypath system whose worked on the Trinity, Scion, Dystopia Rising, and They Came From Beneath the Sea gamelines, the supplement will introduce playable dragon Scions and outline the role of dragons and their Pantheons in the cold war between the Gods and Titans.

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Once upon a time, they took you from your home. Changeling: the Lost Second Edition is available now!

Posted on January 17, 2019 by

The latest addition the Chronicles of Darkness line of games from Onyx Path Publishing is here! Changeling: the Lost Second Edition has arrived in eBook and hardcover versions!

Changeling: The Lost Second Edition includes:

– Everything you need to create and play your own changeling, a human abducted by the fae and transformed by the experience.
– A complete setting of faerie wonder and macabre horror for the Chronicles of Darkness.
– A guide to changeling society, caught between the twin poles of human hearts and the vast fantastic.
– Supernatural powers, mystical oaths, and creatures out of legend.

Changeling: The Lost Second Edition is now available in PDF and Hardcover editions at DriveThruRPG.com and StorytellersVault.com!

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Return to Wonderland and more with Elizabeth Chaipraditkul and Steffie de Vaan

Posted on January 14, 2019 by

We’re Elizabeth Chaipraditkul and Steffie de Vaan, and we wanted to tell you about our newly launched RPG Patreon. We’ve been active in the RPG industry for some years now. Liz was the lead developer for the Crescent Empire book for 7th Sea, author of the Book of Lore for Bluebeard’s Bride, and owns her own Indie company Angry Hamster Publishing which published Witch: Fated Souls. Steffie wrote for the Changeling the Lost 2nd Edition Corebook, Beckett’s Jyhad Diary (Vampire: the Masquerade), and is the developer for Promethean: The Created and the upcoming Legendlore RPG. So you’d think we have lots of creative outlets. And we do. They’re just… still not enough. Hence our Patreon, to finally release our bottled ideas into the world.

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Renegade Games Announces Proving Grounds

Posted on January 12, 2019 by

Maia Strongheart stands alone against the world. A cabal of conspirators has framed her for the death of her own mother, the Sun Queen, and they intend to usurp the throne from her family. To prove her own innocence and reclaim her birthright, Maia must step into the Proving Grounds to complete a trial that […]

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Deadlands: The Cackler laughs his way onto DriveThruComics

Posted on December 30, 2018 by

Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Visionary Comics have released a digital edition of The Cackler graphic novel at DriveThruComics.com!

The Cackler is an ancient Harrowed in search of a very particular blood relative for a nefarious and mysterious ritual that could change the world of Deadlands forever!

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Scarred Lands Creature Collection for 5e announced!

Posted on December 28, 2018 by

Rich Thomas of Onyx Path Publishing has announced the Scarred Lands Creature Collection for 5e will be made in collaboration with Handiwork Games!

Rich Thomas: “Last year, when we were planning just how to take the efforts that Stewart Wieck had started and run with them, we knew that a new version of the legendary Creature Collection was how we wanted to lead into Onyx Path’s new exciting era of Scarred Lands.

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7th Sea: A Pirate’s Pact by Danielle Lauzon

Posted on December 22, 2018 by

Hi all, Matt’s letting me take over the blog today to tell you about my newly released Choice of Games novel 7th Sea: A Pirate’s Pact. I’m Danielle Lauzon, a long-time freelance writer and developer for Onyx Path and a one-time line developer for 7th Sea Second Edition.

If you aren’t familiar with 7th Sea, it’s a game set in an alternate world 17th Century Europe (and the rest of the world as well). It’s a game about romance, high adventure, and sorcery in the vein of Errol Flynn movies, Alexandre Dumas books, The Princess Bride, One Thousand and One Nights…I could go on, but I think you get it. And in all this we feature not quite but just reminiscent characters and situation from a recognizable history in a fantastical world. Magic is real, myths are real, and you play Heroes fighting against evil and corruption.

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They Came From Beneath the Sea! Tabletop RPG Kickstarter launches from Onyx Path!

Posted on December 19, 2018 by

Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing announced the Kickstarter to fund They Came from Beneath the Sea!, a new B-movie themed tabletop RPG using the Storypath System.

“I’m truly excited to see They Came from Beneath the Sea! reaching an enthusiastic audience!” said developer Matthew Dawkins, “I’ve been running playtests of this game for over a year, refining and polishing it, and I truly believe it’s one of most fun role-playing experiences out there.”

They Came From Beneath the Sea! is a new tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the wonder, horror, thrills, and hilarity of 1950s science fiction. This game evokes the feel of playing in a B-movie from decades past, providing a dynamic, fun experience.

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Valiant Heroes Collectible Card Game App Now Available for iOS!

Posted on December 4, 2018 by

VirtTrade and Valiant Entertainment have announced the official launch of VALIANT HEROES – CARD BATTLES, available now for iOS devices. Developed by VirtTrade, the card-collecting and battle game features characters from the vast Valiant Universe, including Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and Faith, plus many more. The game was initially announced in September. In VALIANT HEROES, characters […]

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Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Posted on November 27, 2018 by

Codename Entertainment is proud to announce Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms will be available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One this December in North America. Idle Champions is the world’s first strategy management game set in the Forgotten Realms from Dungeons & Dragons and is already available in Early Access on Steam for PC and […]

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Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica and Krenko’s Way available now! Plus Ravnica unlocked at DMsGuild

Posted on November 21, 2018 by

Explore a worldwide cityscape filled to the brim with adventure and intrigue in this campaign setting for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

A perpetual haze of dreary rain hangs over the spires of Ravnica. Bundled against the weather, the cosmopolitan citizens in all their fantastic diversity go about their daily business in bustling markets and shadowy back alleys. Through it all, ten guilds—crime syndicates, scientific institutions, church hierarchies, military forces, judicial courts, buzzing swarms, and rampaging gangs—vie for power, wealth, and influence.

These guilds are the foundation of power on Ravnica. They have existed for millennia, and each one has its own identity and civic function, its own diverse collection of races and creatures, and its own distinct subculture. Their history is a web of wars, intrigue, and political machinations as they have vied for control of the plane.

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Out Today for U.S. Readers! A New (Shiny) Firefly Encyclopedia

Posted on November 6, 2018 by

Out now is the Firefly Encyclopedia written by FlamesRising.com contributor Monica Valentinelli. Monica was also the line developer and lead writer for the award-winning Firefly RPG line and wrote The Gorramn Shiniest Language Guide and Phrasebook in the ‘Verse which also featured work by Jenny Lynn, the show’s translator and voice of Serenity.

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Sink Your Fangs Into Chicago By Night. Kickstarter Just Launched!

Posted on November 1, 2018 by

Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced yesterday that the Kickstarter has launched for Chicago By Night, the company’s first supplement for the newly-launched Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition corebook.

Chicago By Night, which was announced during Gen Con: Indy 2018, expands, refreshes, and offers detailed information on one of Vampire: The Masquerade’s signature cities. The supplement will include everything players and Storytellers will need or want to tie this iconic location into their chronicle.

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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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