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Slasher Flick RPG Review

Posted on April 13, 2009 by

Slasher Flick is just over 100 pages, an RPG all about octopi. (That’s actually not true.) It’s written and designed by Cynthia Celeste Miller, produced by Spectrum Games. The game is called Slasher Flick. The pages are edged with blood. It’s not a game about serious exploration of the serial killer phenomenon, it’s not a strategy wargame. It’s a game about sitting around a table, having a night like one spent with an actual slasher movie, only in RPG form.

Slasher Flick is simple and focused in nature. Mechanics focus on the drama and tropes of the genre, instead of “killing the bad guy.” Characters are more likely to think the sound of the villain sneaking up is the wind, than a sign that they need to go monster hunting.

Review By David A Hill Jr

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White Wolf Publishing To Continue PDF Products

Posted on April 7, 2009 by

Renowned RPG Publisher Offering Free and Discounted Downloads to Reward Fan Loyalty

In light of recent announcements, some fans have expressed concern over the future of electronic (PDF) format book sales in the RPG industry. White Wolf Publishing today has announced that it currently has no plans to discontinue its existing PDF products.

“Quite the opposite,” says Eddy Webb, the Alternative Publishing Developer for White Wolf. “I believe this is a growing market with potential we haven’t yet had a chance to fully explore, both as publishers and as fans of role-playing games.” Eddy remarked that he has dozens of upcoming PDF-exclusive products on his schedule in addition to continuing to provide PDF versions of upcoming products, and that White Wolf is still actively looking into returning to the print-on-demand arena.

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Wizards of the Coast Stops Selling PDF RPGs

Posted on April 6, 2009 by

Posted on the front page of DriveThruRPG.com:

Wizards of the Coast has instructed us to suspend all sales and downloads of Wizards of the Coast titles. Unfortunately, this includes offering download access to previously purchased Wizards of the Coast titles. We are in discussions with Wizards about their decision to change their approach to digital sales of their titles and will post more information as we have it. If you would like to let Wizards know your opinion on offering D&D titles for download, we suggest the D&D Message Boards found here.

This…did not go over well with folks who regularly purchase pdf versions of Dungeons & Dragons from these websites.

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Annual GM’s Day Sale at RPGNow!

Posted on March 2, 2009 by

AND THERE CAME A DAY WHEN THE GAME MASTER WAS RAISED ON HIGH…

… And we who roll the dice, move the miniatures, and live the stories did celebrate our provider of fun. We sought out great treasures to grant unto him, and thus endow him with even more wonders to further entertain and enchant us.

It’s the biggest sale of the year for us, and a great time for you to check out whatever might be in your GM’s Wish List and get it for her. Dozens of publishers! Hundreds of products! All at 25% off or MORE!

Visit the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop to check out all of the GM’s Day Sale items.

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New World of Darkness Bundle at RPGNow!

Posted on February 15, 2009 by

Freeze! – World of Darkness bundle available for a limited time.

The discipline required to be a beat cop, or in the military trains you to be strong. It teaches you teamwork, how to rely on others and how to rely on yourself. Which is a damn good thing. You need every edge you can get. You’ll see for yourself when you discover what else is out there in the night…

This bundle includes Tales from the 13th Precinct, Dogs of War and World of Darkness: Armory. At regular price these books would be $81.97 – For this week only, download all three for the sale price of $35.99, a savings of 56%.

The Freeze! bundle is available for a limited time at RPGNow.com.

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Murder Will Out, A New Hunter: The Vigil Adventure Available Now!

Posted on January 28, 2009 by

Murder Most Foul What at first seems a case of an insane but isolated killer expands to put the cell at the mercy of an enemy that lives off violence itself, and can only be defeated by an act that could make the hunters killers on a par with the mass murderers they oppose. The […]

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The “Death” of indie comics?

Posted on January 22, 2009 by

Steve Bennett posted in his Confessions of a Comic Book Guy column It Was Fun While It Lasted and then Michael Churchill of Pulp Nouveau Comix responded with Stop with the Doom and Gloom. Basically Diamond has raised its minimum order level quite a bit and many of the small press/indie comics don’t sell enough […]

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Twilight Crusade: Gabriel Free Download!

Posted on January 10, 2009 by

DriveThruComics.com and Moonstone are offering Twilight Crusade: Gabriel as a free download!

Twilight Crusade is a battle of Heaven vs Hell right here on our Earth, where the READERS will decide who wins!

In the War between Heaven & Hell, one soldier has been on the front lines of the battleground since the very Beginning.

Twilight Crusade: Gabriel is free for a limited time at DriveThruComics.com.

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New Games in the New Year at RPGNow

Posted on January 7, 2009 by

FORGET AULD LANG SYNE – ROLL THE DICE ON SOMETHING NEW! 2008 is out, 2009 is in, and more than ever, it’s is a time of change. That means it’s a great time to try a new game! We really like to encourage people to try new games at RPGNow.com, and we are willing to […]

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FINAL WEEK to buy d20 MasterKit products!

Posted on December 28, 2008 by

Adamant Entertainment’s d20 MasterKit line, which includes such acclaimed products as CORSAIR, HOT PURSUIT and others, will be discontinued and removed from our inventory as of Friday January 1st, 2009. We currently have the entire product line on sale for $1 each, from now until the products are taken down for good. It’s your last […]

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Last Call for Goodman Games 3.5 products!

Posted on December 18, 2008 by

TWO DOLLAR SALE! Goodman Games 3.5 d20 products are only $2.00 until December 31, when they go off sale forever. Buy now while you still can! This sale includes: DragonMech Complete Guide Series Xcrawl …and many more d20 titles. Get ’em before they disappear forever, these titles are available at RPGNow.com.

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Hunter: Block by Bloody Block eBook

Posted on December 16, 2008 by

Block by Bloody Block is a PDF book for Hunter: The Vigil. It includes:

• Systems to run a Hunter: The Vigil chronicle on a larger scale, reclaiming parts of your city from various supernatural factions

• Eight urban territories, complete with story seeds and Storyteller characters, ready to be dropped into an existing chronicle or modified to your troupe’s tastes

• Storytelling advice on how to create your own territories, as well as running a Block by Bloody Block chronicle

• Links to a Block by Bloody Block online wiki

Block by Bloody Block is available now at the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop.

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Postmortem Studios Winter Sale & 100th Clipart Critter!

Posted on December 15, 2008 by

Two reasons to celebrate the season with Postmortem Studios this year!

Today we have published our 100th Clipart Critter so, if you’re a budding – or existing – publisher and are looking for some excellent, cheap artwork to use in your products, or if you are a Game Master looking for something to visualize your scenes and your big baddies, or if you’re a player looking for a character image, now is a great time to bag yourself some excellent artwork by industry veteran Brad McDevitt (Traveller, Nightlife and many more).

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Werewolf: Cabin in the Woods eBook Bundle

Posted on December 12, 2008 by

White Wolf Publishing and RPGNow have made a new PDF offering available today. This week explore what it means to be Forsaken and part of the philosophical groups they refer to as Lodges.

Channel the primal anger of the Lodge of Wrath. Delve into the forbidden lore held by the Lodge of Death. Howl down the thunder with the Lodge of Lightning. Bare your fangs against the twisted scions of the Lodge of Worms. Power and wisdom are there for the taking, for those willing to undertake the rite of passage – and pay the price.

The Cabin in the Woods bundle is available for a limited time at RPGNow.com.

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Jewel Of The Scavenger Lands Bundle for Exalted Available for a Limited Time Only

Posted on December 6, 2008 by

White Wolf and RPGNow have made a new PDF offering available today. This week delve into the Epic Fantasy with the Jewel of the Scavenger Lands bundle for Exalted.

Forged from the shattered remains of the Dragon-Blooded Shogunate and tempered in the fires of war, the so-called Scavenger Lands continue to stand in defiance of the tyranny of the Realm, as they have done for eight centuries. Ranging from mighty Lookshy in the west to the eclectic Hundred Kingdoms in the east, the states of the former River Province offer a treasure trove of First Age wonders, minor dominions and mortal followers for the returned Solar Exalt willing to risk the wrath of the Seventh Legion to claim them.

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2008 Midnight Charity Project

Posted on December 2, 2008 by

The Midnight Charity Project focuses the generosity of RPG hobby enthusiasts as a force for bringing hope to those in need. This project uses a variety of RPG-related fundraising activities throughout the month of December to bring awareness to a worthy cause. The project for 2008 directly benefits the Autism Research Institute. Autism is unfortunately […]

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World of Darkness: War is Hell Bundle

Posted on November 27, 2008 by

White Wolf Publishing has a new eBook bundle available for a limited time only at the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop. This week explore the what it means to be a soldier in the World of Darkness. This bundle includes both World of Darkness: Dogs of War and the SAS Adventure Ruins of Ur.

These materials normally retail for $31.98, but in PDF form for the next seven days, you can acquire both products for $18.99 (USD), a savings of 41%.

The service trains you to be strong. It teaches you teamwork, how to rely on others and how to rely on yourself. Which is a damn good thing. You need every edge you can get. You’ll see for yourself when you discover what else is out there in the night…

The World of Darkness: War is Hell bundle is available at the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop.

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Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. Has Arrived!

Posted on November 25, 2008 by

Come Join the Fight to Protect Earth!

Monsters and demons have existed on Earth since its inception, terrorizing humanity throughout history. But some of them decided to fight back, creating a company of like-minded beings (even other demons) to defend the Earth from supernatural threats. Today, the shadow company has it’s hands in every facet of life all around the globe, using this grasp to police supernatural activity. Demon races that live on Earth (i.e. the aquatic Lochs, shape-shifting Changelings, or even the pyrotechnic Burners) have joined the company as well, ensuring their safety as well as humanity’s.

Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. is available at Lulu.com and RPGNow.com.

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Firstworld “wovel” by Jemiah Jefferson

Posted on November 21, 2008 by

Underland Press has the first few pages of Jemiah Jefferson’s “wovel” up on their website:

Firstworld

Like me, you were probably wonder “What the hell is a wovel?” Conveniently enough, they have a What is a Wovel? page just for us. The author posts part of the story the readers vote and things continue from there. They make claims that it is the first of its kind, but I’m not so sure that is true (for one example, Tim Buckley from Ctrl+Alt+Del did the Idiots in Space series earlier this year).

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Gods of the Shroud from One Bad Egg

Posted on November 19, 2008 by

The gods of the Shroud know that names give you power over them. So it is that they are not called by their true names, but instead by their titles within the sacred zodiac. The Silent Sister. The Rider. The Bone Witch. The Shadow Above. The Root. And more… Thirteen gods in all, though their newest member is an upstart, fresh-born of a once-low race now taking its place among the tribes of men. All vie for power and position through their faithful intermediaries, each one shaken by the coming of the Shroud — or perhaps secretly its source.

Gods of the Shroud is available at the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop.

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