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The Mythos Comes to Jane Austen’s England!

Posted on November 8, 2022 by

Regency England: a time of social niceties, grand balls, romantic intrigues, and disappointments—as described in the novels of Jane Austen. Through the lens of the Cthulhu Mythos, horrors weave themselves into the hearts of everyday Georgians—from the richest to the poorest.

Regency Cthulhu: Dark Designs in Jane Austen’s England is a historical sourcebook for Call of Cthulhu.

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Masks of the Mythos, a new Scion supplement from Onyx Path is available now!

Posted on October 27, 2022 by

Those that touch the Mythos are forever altered. The World explodes into full view for them, leaving some shattered, others power-mad, and still others knowing only secrecy protects humanity.

Mythos Scions fair little better, empowered by these alien beings that alter their very essence, the ability to break Fate and leave the walls of reality weaker in their wake. These human embodiments of the Mythos are not good or evil; such easily definable morality is for lesser beings.

What does one do when their power comes with a cost?

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Wizards of the Coast Goes Back To School For Teachers and Kids

Posted on September 20, 2022 by

As kids and teens return to the classroom, some for the first time since the pandemic hit in 2020, parents and educators are concerned about how the children will interact with each other and their teachers. A new initiative from Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, hopes to provide a platform using the […]

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Paizo Announces Stolen Fate Adventure Path and More!

Posted on August 30, 2022 by

Paizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying games, announced the Pathfinder Stolen Fate Adventure Path: The Choosing (1 of 3), Pathfinder Lost Omens Grand Bazaar Special Edition, Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Boardwalk, and Starfinder Drift Hackers Adventure Path: Into the Dataverse (3 of 3) will come to game stores, book sellers, and the Paizo Store […]

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Wizards of the Coast Reveals Exciting Lineup for Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering

Posted on August 18, 2022 by

Wizards of the Coast announced a lineup of innovative releases for later this year and beyond during their direct-to-fan virtual event, Wizards Presents. These initiatives enhance Hasbro’s $2.1 billion games portfolio for players of all ages, which include iconic fantasy brands Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons.

Hosts Jimmy Wong, Ginny Di, and Sydnee Goodman showed off exciting fantasy storytelling products for use at the table, in the game store, and digitally online, cementing Wizards’ leadership in the fantasy gaming category and building on the company’s continued success within Hasbro’s family of brands. Watch the entire video presentation of Wizards Presents on YouTube on our Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering channels and on our Twitch channels (twitch.tv/magic and twitch.tv/dnd) for details and commentary from the creative product designers.

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BARDS. IN. SPAAAACE! Spelljams Confirmed!

Posted on August 16, 2022 by

For nearly five decades, Dungeons & Dragons has inspired generations of creative people to make movies, novels and, yes, music. Now that relationship is even more distinct with the release today of an album of music created by cutting-edge bands and musical acts all inspired by Spelljammer: Adventures in Space. The far-out storytelling in the world’s greatest roleplaying game’s latest offering is fertile ground for composing some of the most original songs you’ll hear this year from bands like Magic Sword, Shabazz Palaces and OSEES.

Spelljams features a double LP’s worth of tracks from artists all produced by Chris Funk, guitarist from The Decemberists who plays D&D with many folks in the music scene in Portland, Oregon. Chris Perkins, story architect at D&D and lead designer of Spelljammer, worked with Funk to bring the Flash Gordon-esque soundtrack to life.

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Syrinscape Changes the Way You’ll Hear Online TTRPGs

Posted on August 4, 2022 by

The new Syrinscape Web Player makes it easier than ever to add immersive sound and music to online tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs). Syrinscape Pty Ltd, creators of the revolutionary app adding immersive sound and original music to your tabletop roleplaying games, announces the release of the new Syrinscape Web Player. This amazing new tech promises […]

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Available Now! Tales of the RED: Street Stories for Cyberpunk RED

Posted on August 4, 2022 by

Night City is a big place, full of wild parties, dead bodies, and neon lights. Beneath the thin layer of advertising and grime, it’s got some tales to tell. Stories of vicious gangs, hellbent artificial intelligence, and love. You’ll get to meet suave mercenaries and movie stars, and even take a ride in a submarine. […]

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New D&D Starter Set Aims at Target Release, Easier Onramp for New Players

Posted on August 3, 2022 by

Dungeons & Dragons has been enchanting generations of fantasy fans for decades and the memories and friendships created around the table are long-lasting, if shows like Stranger Things or the 80s D&D cartoon are to be believed. It’s never been easier to introduce the game to new players with the release of the D&D Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle, available now at Target stores for $19.99. With a streamlined rulebook and accompanying online video tutorials, heroic ready-to-play characters, a set of six dice, and an exciting adventure designed with new Dungeon Masters in mind, the only thing needed is your imagination.

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Roll for Combat Announces Battlezoo Eldamon, World’s First Collectible Tabletop RPG for 5E and Pathfinder

Posted on July 26, 2022 by

Battlezoo Eldamon, the world’s first collectible tabletop RPG supplement for 5e and Pathfinder, is now available for pre-order from Roll for Combat at Kickstarter!

Eldamon are playful ancient creatures, slightly out of phase with reality, and can meld into items, creatures, and locations. Appropriate for all ages and playstyles, Battlezoo Eldamon allows players to befriend over 160 unique eldamon, catalog their unique abilities in their eldadex, battle other players’ eldamon in playful battles, and even evolve their eldamon into more powerful forms. You can add them seamlessly into any roleplaying game, allowing any character, no matter their class, to interact and collect them without disrupting the established adventure.

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Roll20 and OneBookShelf Joining Forces, Gain +5 to Intelligence

Posted on July 13, 2022 by

Digital tabletop juggernauts combine powers to create an industry-leading platform for digital play, promising a seamless future of cross-platform PDF support and synchronized content libraries on the largest virtual tabletop.

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A New Dungeons & Dragons Campaign from Onyx Path Publishing

Posted on July 6, 2022 by

New from Onyx Path Publishing for the Scarred Lands campaign setting is Dead Man’s Rust.

Now available in eBook and Hardcover formats, this book provides a complete mega-campaign, with deadly new threats, interesting and lively locations, and many potential new allies and enemies.

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Jim Zub’s SKULLKICKERS: Caster Bastards and the Great Grotesque is now available!

Posted on June 3, 2022 by

When the Skullkickers take on a mission at the Academy of Serious Sorcery and Holistic Occult Learning, it’ll take every ounce of courage they possess to find their target while steering clear of warped wizardry, whimsical wands and wicked witchcraft wielded by weeping wimps or woeful waifs.

This book is both a celebration of sword & sorcery adventure and a cunning cash grab built around the staggering ever-increasing popularity of that damned nostalgic RPG we all know and love despite its endless flaws.

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First Hybrid PaizoCon Celebrates Pathfinder and Starfinder RPGs

Posted on May 27, 2022 by

Today Paizo Publisher Erik Mona opened PaizoCon 2022 with an energetic, one-hour Keynote Address on the state of the Pathfinder and Starfinder roleplaying games. Highlighting the convention are the Starfinder Drift Crisis Meta-Event and upcoming Pathfinder Dark Archive hardcover rulebook. PaizoCon 2022 runs today through May 29 at the DoubleTree Hotel, and through May 30 on @OfficialPaizo on Twitch and on Discord.

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Jim Butler Named Paizo President

Posted on May 17, 2022 by

Jeff Alvarez has stepped down as president due to health reasons. Paizo has named Vice President of Marketing and Licensing, Jim Butler, as its new president.

“I have had the pleasure of working closely with Jim from his days at TSR through his time working on Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition at Wizards of the Coast, and now working with me at Paizo,” Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens said. Jim is a hardworking visionary whose almost three decades of game experience makes him the perfect person to guide Paizo into its third decade.”

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The Dead Are Rising in Pathfinder: Book of the Dead

Posted on April 27, 2022 by

Inside Book of the Dead, players will find tools and skills to fight against the undead hordes. Or they can join the other side and turn their character into a ghost, ghoul, lich, mummy, skeleton, vampire, or zombie! They’ll also find new haunts, as well as information about the undead-plagued lands within the Lost Omens campaign setting, perfect for adding undead to their next adventure! A massive bestiary section full of undead creatures brings more threats for GMs and summonable creatures for players, including more versions of classic undead like vampires, skeletons, and zombies. This book also includes “March of the Dead,” a grim and dangerous adventure themed around an undead uprising!

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Paizo and Foundry Virtual Tabletop Content Partnership

Posted on April 5, 2022 by

Paizo has announce an official partnership with Foundry Gaming LLC to bring premium content to Foundry Virtual Tabletop. This new level of partnership represents the culmination of nearly a year of communal effort from Paizo, Foundry Virtual Tabletop, Sigil Entertainment Group, Syrinscape, and contributors from the FVTT Pathfinder Second Edition development community. Paizo has heard the outpouring of support from the Foundry VTT userbase and is excited to continue to work with the Foundry team to bring Pathfinder content to their platform in a way that emphasizes the quality of the respective products.

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Dungeons & Dragons Invites You to Explore the Radiant Citadel

Posted on March 22, 2022 by

Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel is a new collection of short adventures set in wondrous lands.

Following in the footsteps of anthologies like Candlekeep Mysteries and Tales from the Yawning Portal, Wizards of the Coast is excited to announce Journeys through the Radiant Citadel. This new D&D book provides adventures set in a variety of all-new locations Dungeon Masters can add to ongoing games, stream as one-shot sessions, or use as the basis for entire campaigns. Each adventure is connected to the Radiant Citadel, a mysterious city at the heart of the Ethereal Plane.

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Enter the Cyclops’s Cave…An Interview with Matthew Dawkins

Posted on March 21, 2022 by

They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave! sees characters ranging from heroic swordsmen and cunning sorceresses to charming minstrels and agile scoundrels, embarking on quests designed to evoke the majesty of fantasy movies and television shows from the 1940s onward. Whether you’re looking to channel an epic like The Thief of Bagdad or grim fantasy such as The Sword and the Sorcerer, Cyclops’s Cave! has everything you need for swashbuckling, noble heroism, and monster slaying.

The Flames Rising crew is pleased to present an interview with Matthew Dawkins, the co-developer for They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave. In this interview, Matthew talks about inspirations for the game, as well as different styles of play, and more!

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Onyx Path launches two new They Came From… RPGs!

Posted on March 11, 2022 by

The They Came From… tabletop roleplaying games take your favorite movies, television shows, and pop culture touchstones and turn them into action-packed and wise-cracking opportunities to tell your own versions of these cinematic stories. Previous releases have explored B-movie atomic horror from the 1950s (They Came from Beneath the Sea!) and twisted tales of horror from the 1960s and ’70s (They Came from Beyond the Grave!). With this campaign, Onyx Path is ready to introduce TWO new entries enabling you to take on quest-filled fantasy adventure stories with They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave! and thrilling tales of world-saving espionage with They Came from [CLASSIFIED]!

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