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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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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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Hunter The Vigil Second Edition Now Available!

Posted on March 2, 2022 by

In Hunter: The Vigil, you choose between three tiers of gameplay. At tier one, your characters will fight monsters with little to no support. They may find allies along the way, but they’re on their own. At tier two, you play hunters backed by a compact that typically operates on a regional level. Your hunters have more guns and gear to fight the darkness. At tier three, you play cogs in a global conspiracy that has plenty of resources — and politics to boot. Conspiracies have more information about the supernatural than they let on, but even then…it’s unclear if the lore they’ve acquired is accurate or not.

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The Dungeons & Dragons Rules Expansion Gift Set is now available!

Posted on January 25, 2022 by

Expanded Rules. Expanded Foes. Expanded Adventure!

Embark on a journey with the rival wizards Tasha and Mordenkainen and the crime lord Xanathar. Learn new secrets and discover magical new ways to play the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Crafted for DMs and players alike, this collection brings together all the fifth edition rules expansion books in one set, complete with a beautiful new Dungeon Master’s screen.

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Onyx Path’s They Came From Beyond the Grave! is now available at DriveThruRPG

Posted on January 12, 2022 by

They Came from Beyond the Grave! is a dramatic, hammy, and horrifying tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the shock, terror, eroticism, and humor of 1970s horror. This game allows you to play with all the magnificent content from the movies of Hammer, Amicus, and Roger Corman, and promises the fun and thrills of the horror movie genre!

In They Came from Beyond the Grave!, you play humans faced with the horrors of the supernatural. You’ll find yourself pitted against vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and constructed critters, along with demons, slashers, and THE DEVIL HIMSELF. Adventures range from the one-shot exploration of a haunted house, to the multi-era play across the 19th century and 1970s.

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Demiplane Partners with Paizo to Create Pathfinder Nexus

Posted on October 26, 2021 by

Unleash Your Hero Digitally – Pathfinder Nexus Launches in 2022

Today Demiplane, a leading digital platform for tabletop roleplaying fans, announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Paizo Inc. to create Pathfinder Nexus, the official digital toolset and game companion for the award-winning Pathfinder tabletop roleplaying game. Pathfinder Nexus is set to release in early 2022. Pre-orders with early access to the new platform begin today.

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A Red Opera Tarot Deck Interview with Artist Diana Sousa – Includes Card Previews!

Posted on October 15, 2021 by

Have you checked out The Red Opera: Deck of Endless Possibilities on Kickstarter yet? This deck of 80-plus cards is an All-In-One Tarot; Playing Card; Spell, Magic Item, Character, Location, and Adventure Deck filled with potential. Brought to you by Apotheosis Studios, this Warlock-inspired deck is filled with details from The Red Opera: Last Days […]

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Dungeons & Dragons Unveils Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep

Posted on October 12, 2021 by

Building on the success of Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, Wizards of the Coast and Critical Role are teaming up once again to bring another fantastic book to D&D fans with Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep. Inspired by the campaigns of the hit D&D live play series and designed in collaboration with DM Matthew Mercer, Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep is the first major adventure set in the world of Exandria and delivers a thrilling new campaign for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Call of the Netherdeep will be available in stores everywhere on March 15, 2022 for $49.95 USD.

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A new Call of Cthulhu Board Game by Sandy Petersen

Posted on October 6, 2021 by

Game designer Sandy Petersen returns again to Lovecraftian gaming with a new board game: Call of Cthulhu Terror Paths

Forty years ago Sandy’s roleplaying game Call of Cthulhu was published by Chaosium. It changed the world of gaming and also made the then-obscure writer Lovecraft and his creations (such as Cthulhu) both cultural phenomena.

Now Sandy is back with a new board game inspired by the Call of Cthulhu RPG, and produced under license from Chaosium Inc.

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Halloween Horror Nights Music Re-Release and Midnight Syndicate Signing News

Posted on September 14, 2021 by

On September 14th, Universal Orlando will re-release Midnight Syndicate’s Music of Halloween Horror Nights. This limited-edition run of 1000 copies features new artwork and is pressed on golden orange vinyl. The album will be sold in the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store as well as on the Universal Orlando Online Merchandise Store for a limited […]

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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Out Now on PC

Posted on September 2, 2021 by

The Anticipated Pathfinder: Kingmaker Sequel is Now Available for PC on Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store

Owlcat Games and META Publishing are excited to announce that Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is now available for PC on all major digital stores including Steam, GOG and Epic Games Store. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is an epic new RPG from the creators of the critically acclaimed Pathfinder: Kingmaker, which sold 1 million copies worldwide. Following the official announcement of the game on December 4th, 2019, the sequel garnered an outstanding $2 million in pledged support on Kickstarter.

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D&D: Mindbreaker Foreshadows the Dark Forces Featured in Baldur’s Gate III

Posted on July 28, 2021 by

Beginning in October, IDW returns to the Forgotten Realms with Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker, a five-issue monthly comic book series that takes place before the events of Baldur’s Gate III, the highly-anticipated video game!

Acclaimed author Jim Zub joins artist Eduardo Mello in a tense tale of familiar Dungeons & Dragons adventurers Krydle, Shandie, Delina, Nerys, Minsc, and Boo, as they discover that something insidious has taken root in their homeland!

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Rob Levin Joins Valiant Entertainment as Executive Editor to Shepherd Shared Universe

Posted on July 20, 2021 by

The future of award-winning Valiant Entertainment‘s slate of comics will fully embrace the potential that its shared universe of compelling characters has to offer, and Rob Levin has joined the team as Executive Editor to help move this vision forward. While 2021’s hit titles SHADOWMAN, NINJAK, and the upcoming series THE HARBINGER (on sale 10/27) […]

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Squeaks in the Deep, a new Pugmire sourcebook from Onyx Path Publishing

Posted on July 16, 2021 by

Venture into the Realms of Pugmire one more time…

Rats and mice live in the margins of the empires of dogs and cats, with homes that connect to the Underneath — a vast collection of warrens, tunnels, caves, and other hidden places. It is a dangerous place full of unexplained phenomena and terrifying creatures. But it is also full of wonders of ages past and the thrill of discovery. For the rodents believe Man was part of something called Science, a way to learn power through study, observation, and experimentation. Perhaps through the exploration of the Underneath, they can rediscover what Man has left behind. It’s time to listen to the squeaks in the deep.

Squeaks in the Deep is a chronicle sourcebook for both Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau. It’s usable with either game, or as part of a joint experience.

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Wizards of the Coast Releases Dungeons & Dragons: DARK ALLIANCE

Posted on June 22, 2021 by

Wizards of the Coast is proud to announce that DARK ALLIANCE, the explosive four-player, co-op action brawler is now available on Steam for PC, PlayStation4, PlayStation5, Windows 10 PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles and on Xbox Game Pass. Developed by Wizards of the Coast and Tuque Games, DARK ALLIANCE is the first Dungeons & Dragons video game published by Wizards of the Coast; a new CGI trailer was released to celebrate the launch.

“Whenever I’m at the table playing Dungeons & Dragons with my friends, I always anxiously await that moment in a scenario when the Dungeon Master says, ‘Roll for initiative’. That’s when you know things are about to get intense and dangerous,” said Jeff Hattem, Studio Head at Tuque Games and Creative Director for DARK ALLIANCE. “We designed DARK ALLIANCE from those moments in D&D campaigns; our game puts combat at the center of the experience and we can’t wait for players to feel what it’s like to battle a Frost Giant up close and personal.”

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Adventure Awaits! The Pathfinder for Savage Worlds Core Rules are now available!

Posted on June 17, 2021 by

Adventure Awaits!

An ancient and evil undead thing rises in a dark dungeon. A long-forgotten horror stirs in the dark forest. A hungry and vengeful dragon awakes in forgotten mountains. A cry for help echoes across the world of Golarion. Brave heroes —the Pathfinders— answer the call. They are crafty rogues, powerful sorcerers, and deadly fighters. They are humans, elves, dwarves, gnomes, and halflings. They are heroes!

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Midnight Syndicate Releases First Live Album, Live Shadows

Posted on June 14, 2021 by

Nearly three decades into their career, on June 11th dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate released their first live album, Live Shadows. Recorded between 2014 and 2019 at their multimedia Midnight Syndicate Live! shows at Cedar Point HalloWeekends, the album features new material and newly-arranged live versions of music spanning their career. A series of music […]

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IAMTW Announces 2021 Scribe Nominees and Faust Award Recipient

Posted on June 8, 2021 by

(IAMTW) recognizes the wide range of authors who work on media tie-ins. Often overlooked, these writers craft exciting tales using beloved characters and settings of franchises including the likes of Mike Hammer, Firefly, Murder She Wrote, James Bond, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Star Trek. These stories can be original adventures, or adaptations of movies or television episodes. They include all genres and a wide range of lengths and formats.

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