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Dive Deep into D&D’s Origin with The Making of Original Dungeons & Dragons 1970-1977

Posted on June 19, 2024 by

How are you celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons? If you’re a fan or history buff, take advantage of a brand-new, 500-page, gilded crimson tome titled The Making of Original Dungeons & Dragons 1970-1977. Included in this massive volume are never-before-seen handwritten notes, drafts, and ephemera published in a collectible, coffee table-style edition. […]

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What’s New at Roll20? New D&D Character Sheet Preview + Bonus for Pre-Order

Posted on June 18, 2024 by

Roll20 is proud to fully support D&D 2024 with a brand new suite of best-in-class tools to play online. Starting today, the new Roll20 D&D character sheet is available to preview during a public Alpha period. The virtual character sheet offers a modern design, enhanced spell and inventory management, greater customization and automation, and compatibility […]

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SFWA Awards the Late Jennell Jaquays the 2024 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award

Posted on May 30, 2024 by

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association is pleased to announce that the 2024 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award will be presented posthumously to Jennell Jaquays at the 59th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards® ceremony on June 8, 2024. The Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award is given by SFWA for significant contributions to the science fiction, fantasy, and […]

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Going to Gen Con: Indy 2024? Check out these 10 Writer’s Symposium Events!

Posted on May 29, 2024 by

Are you heading to GenCon: Indy? This year, Gen Con will be held from Thursday, August 1st, 2024 through Sunday, August 4th in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Writer’s Symposium, featuring over seventy award-winning authors, poets, experts, and game designers, will be held on the second floor of the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott at 350 W Maryland St, […]

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Through the Gates with Onyx Path Publishing

Posted on May 28, 2024 by

At the Gates is a high fantasy tabletop roleplaying game about burgeoning heroes struggling to survive, fighting for what’s right, exploring dangerous places, and saving the world. Onyx Path Publishing is currently running a crowd-funding campaign over at BackerKit.com. We had a chance to catch up with Danielle Lauzon, creator and lead developer of At the Gates, to talk about the game a bit.

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Review of Vecna Eve of Ruin Celebrating 50 Years of D&D

Posted on May 7, 2024 by

Vecna: Eve of Ruin is a campaign book for characters of levels 10 through 20. Compatible with Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, the campaign tasks the players with a seemingly-impossible job: to save the multiverse from annihilation. The campaign book is offered in two editions: standard and an alternate cover. The standard edition cover, illustrated […]

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Goliath Coins to Feature New Pathfinder Coin Collection

Posted on April 30, 2024 by

Goliath Coins and Paizo Inc. have announced a partnership to create a series of large, collector’s coins featuring Pathfinder creatures and characters. The coins, which are currently available for preorder, will ship in June.

This initial series of coins has been in the works between Goliath Coins and Paizo for quite some time, and the Pathfinder Remaster Project’s new dragon designs gave Goliath Coins the perfect opportunity to craft collector’s coins that are steeped in Pathfinder imagery. The designs on the four coins in this set are: the Diabolic Dragon, Dragon Turtle, Feiya and Daji, her familiar, and Lini and Droogami, her animal companion.

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Now Available! Guard Cards TTRPG Accessory for Pinching Tarts

Posted on April 16, 2024 by

Guard Cards is a pay-what-you-want game aid compatible with Pinching Tarts, a Wonderland-themed PocketQuest 2024 game designed by Monica Valentinelli. The cards can either be printed out and used as half-sheets or folded in half to create cards. Guard Cards is a digital download. The game accessory is not playable on its own without a […]

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Designing Hellion City Heists for PocketQuest 2024

Posted on April 15, 2024 by

Hellion City Heists design essay written by Richard Lackinger So, I finally did it. I made a game! After thinking about it for many years, scribbling notes, compiling composition books, and virtually scrapbooking inspirational images, I decided to cast all of that aside and make something new and completely different. You might ask, “Why would […]

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Want to Support a Brand New Designer? Check out these PocketQuest titles!

Posted on April 4, 2024 by

Though “heists” may not be FlamesRising.com’s usual horrific fare, I think you’ll agree that it’s challenging and downright scary to not only create a game for the first time-but offer it for sale as well. Thanks to Kage at DriveThruRPG.com, I got my hands on a list of PocketQuest 2024 titles from first-time game designers*. […]

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Wonderland-themed Pinching Tarts and Creature Sheets now Available on DriveThruRPG!

Posted on April 1, 2024 by

Pinching Tarts is a caucus game of tart-stealing nonsense inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). You and your friends play Wonderland creatures who infiltrate the Red Queen’s castle to steal Her Majesty’s tarts while protecting what you hold most dear-your heart. I designed this PocketQuest game to be played without a GM. Suitable for […]

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Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors Launches April 4th on Steam!

Posted on March 6, 2024 by

In partnership with Paizo, BKOM Studios is proud to announce that Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors will be launching on April 4th on Steam. Experience the renowned world of Pathfinder through a whole new lens as the exhilarating roguelite bullet hell survivor exits Early Access. Delve into Gallowspire playing solo or with a friend and confront the […]

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New Runefire Deckbuilding Game from Catalyst Game Labs and Paizo Publishing

Posted on February 28, 2024 by

Catalyst Game Labs—publisher of the massively popular BattleTech and Shadowrun games—is profoundly excited to announce Runefire, a cooperative deckbuilding game based on the popular Pathfinder roleplaying game. A crowdfunding campaign will launch later this year, with behind-the-scenes details shared through 2024. Runefire combines the vast lore of the Pathfinder universe with the fast play of […]

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The Curious Cats of Mau Are Now on BackerKit!

Posted on February 20, 2024 by

The Age of Man is long over. Cats – uplifted from our clever feline companions to use tools and language – now rule the world. In the Monarchies of Mau, cats study relics the Old Ones left behind to create new wonders, expand their understanding of the world, and combat the monsters and minions of […]

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Celebrate 50 Years of Dungeons & Dragons All Year Long!

Posted on February 12, 2024 by

Out of a small cobbler’s home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in 1974, generations of dreamers and adventure-seekers were inspired with the publication of the first version of Dungeons & Dragons. The tiny black text and line drawings printed on those first pamphlets have grown into beautifully illustrated tomes, meticulously crafted physical artifacts, and comprehensive digital tools all designed to enhance the core of D&D: Getting together to tell fantastic stories with friends and family.

Now the stewards of that legacy of imaginative play, Wizards of the Coast is poised to celebrate five decades of fantasy roleplaying in 2024 by engaging with fans at events around the world and offering games, entertainment, and products informed by the history of D&D to inspire generations to come.

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Come to Gen Con. Stay for the Writer’s Symposium!

Posted on February 8, 2024 by

Mark your calendars! Gen Con 2024 will take place from Thursday, August 1st through Sunday, August 4th in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Writer’s Symposium, now in its 28th year, is a celebration of speculative fiction for new and experienced writers and will be on the 2nd floor of the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott. “The Gen Con Writers’ […]

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Chains of Asmodeus Benefiting Extra Life Now Available in PDF, Print, VTT!

Posted on January 26, 2024 by

Want an immersive, well-reviewed infernal campaign with gorgeous art in multiple formats? Chains of Asmodeus is a 286-page source book and adventure for the Nine Hells written by legendary game designer James Ohlen (Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age: Origins) and award-winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky (Children of […]

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Pre-Order The Dagon Collection

Posted on January 15, 2024 by

The Dagon Collection is a unique anthology edited by Nate Pedersen that debuts early this year from PS Publishing. The Dagon Collection is a companion book to “The Starry Wisdom Library. Once again, the new anthology is presented as a fake auction catalogue, however this time it is 1929, shortly after the events in “The […]

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Paizo Announces Retail and Convention Partners for Upcoming PaizoCon in May

Posted on January 10, 2024 by

As part of their annual PaizoCon celebration, Paizo will include several friendly local game stores (FLGS) and one convention as pilot partners in the PaizoCon@ project. These local game stores will receive access to the PaizoCon exclusive Organized Play releases, as well as the ability to participate in the PaizoCon Interactive Specials for both Pathfinder […]

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Legions of Carcosa The Yellow King Bestiary Available Now!

Posted on December 7, 2023 by

Have your The Yellow King Roleplaying Game players grown complacent battling gargoyles, vampires, and riot dogs? Do you have a reality horror mystery crying out for a fresh and bizarre villain to drive it? Legions of Carcosa: The Yellow King Bestiary solves your problems by helping you create some for your Belle Époque art students, […]

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