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Jenkins and Tate Entertainment Announce development deal for live action tv series based on the Scion role-playing game by Onyx Path Publishing

Posted on March 29, 2021 by

Rich Thomas, founder and creative director of Onyx Path Publishing, in conjunction with Jenkins and Tate Entertainment announced a new partnership today. Jenkins and Tate Entertainment will be developing a live action tv series based on the Scion role-playing game by Onyx Path.

“We’re truly excited to be developing this adventure series for TV in collaboration with Onyx Path.” said Brian Jenkins. “We are looking forward to working closely with them in order to bring the world of Scion to life.”

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Wizards of the Coast Announces June Launch Date for Dungeons & Dragons DARK ALLIANCE

Posted on March 16, 2021 by

Pre-Orders Kick Off Today for the Co-op Action RPG DARK ALLIANCE; New Gameplay Trailer Revealed

Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro, Inc is proud to announce that DARK ALLIANCE, the explosive action roleplaying game that builds upon the rich lore of the Forgotten Realms in Dungeons & Dragons, launches on June 22, 2021 for PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One Consoles and Xbox Series X|S.

“DARK ALLIANCE marks an important milestone for us as the first Dungeons & Dragons video game to be published by Wizards of the Coast,” said Chris Cocks, President, Wizards of the Coast. “We’re excited to expand beyond the tabletop and deliver a brand new type of D&D experience to long-time fans and new audiences when the game launches this June.”

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Dungeons & Dragons Expands Beyond the Gothic Horror in Curse of Strahd with Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft

Posted on February 23, 2021 by

D&D Brings Multiple Horror Genres to (Un)Life Including Slasher Horror, Macabre Fairy Tale, and Zombie Apocalypse

One of the most popular adventures published by D&D in the last few years was Curse of Strahd which begins when characters are pulled by creeping mists into a land called Barovia. But Strahd’s domain is just one of the many Domains of Dread that make up the horror-themed setting of Ravenloft. Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft refreshes the setting by giving Dungeon Masters descriptions of more than 30 Domains of Dread beyond Barovia as well as the tools to create their own horrific stories, including details on each domain’s Darklord, a ready-to-play adventure, new monsters, lineages and sub-classes. Be afraid for Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft to pull D&D fans into the Mists on May 18.

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BEOWULF: Age of Heroes is now available from Handiworks Games

Posted on February 16, 2021 by

One of the oldest recorded stories in Western Europe, Beowulf is the ultimate tale of hero vs. monster – and now a dramatic, 5e setting.

Discover a fierce background of wild seas and savage monsters, of meadhalls and of heirloom swords that bear legendary names. Gain Followers, take Inspiration from unique Portents, and use our specially crafted tokens to guide your voyage along the Whale Road.

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Dragon and Masks of the Mythos for Scion 2nd Edition at Kickstarter!

Posted on January 19, 2021 by

The ancient powers never fully went away. They wander our roads and cities, mingling with the teeming masses of humanity. Characters in Scion Second Edition begin as humans touched by fate, heirs to great powers and incredible destinies. In the core setting for Scion, characters discover they are the children of Gods, inheriting mantles, accomplishing great deeds, and deciding their own destinies. It’s a game about divinity and humanity, and everything in between — and now, with these two expansions, everything beyond as well. Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos open new pathways, new origins, and new secrets for Scion Second Edition.

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D&D Announces Candlekeep Mysteries, a New Book Full of Short Adventures

Posted on January 12, 2021 by

Introducing Candlekeep Mysteries, an anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures each centered around a single book found in the iconic library fortress. All of these adventures–many written by new authors—are intended to be played as one-shots in-person or online or simply dropped into any existing campaign. Candlekeep Mysteries is perfect for Dungeon Masters who are looking to inject new characters, story hooks, magic items, and monsters into their game without tons of prep.

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Pathfinder for Savage Worlds Coming to Kickstarter

Posted on December 17, 2020 by

Pinnacle Entertainment Group, creators of Savage Worlds and Deadlands tabletop roleplaying games, and Paizo, creators of Pathfinder roleplaying game announced Pathfinder for Savage Worlds in a surprise revelation Thanksgiving Day.

Fans of both games responded globally to the information with enthusiastic comments on social media, forums, and news sites. As user “Doctor Futurity” said on ENworld’s Comments:

“As a fan of Pathfinder and Savage Worlds this feels like a peanut butter and chocolate moment.”

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20 Years in the Making: NeMoren’s Vault Anniversary Edition

Posted on December 9, 2020 by

In December 2000, Fiery Dragon Productions released NeMoren’s Vault, one of the earliest adventures for Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition put out using their Open Game License. Part of the first wave of the D20 boom, Fiery Dragon went on to release another 70 products over a decade, before semi-retiring the brand in 2010.

Twenty years later, the original Fiery Dragon trio expanded a bit and rebranded as Platinum Dragon. They’ve just released NeMoren’s Vault 20th Anniversary Edition on DriveThruRPG via the same Open Game License, this time updated for the 5E ruleset. James Bell, the original author of NeMoren’s Vault in 2000, reflects on this anniversary edition and some of the design decisions that went into the initial adventure.

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Onyx Path Publishing Launches Kickstarter for Dead Man’s Rust

Posted on November 25, 2020 by

Dead Man’s Rust is a mega-adventure for fifth edition fantasy, set in Onyx Path’s Scarred Lands campaign setting! The book contains:

– A complete campaign taking characters from level 1 to 10
– Detailed write-ups of four major locations in central Ghelspad: the Broadreach Horizon, The Gleaming Valley, the Hornsaw Forest, and the necromancer’s stronghold of Glivid-Autel.
– New playable options including races, subraces, and subclasses
– New monsters, magic items, and more!

Gamers new to the Scarred Lands campaign setting have several options with this Kickstarter to add-on the Scarred Lands Players Guide, the Creature Collection, and other supplements when they back the Kickstarter for Dead Man’s Rust.

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Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything for Dungeons & Dragons is now available!

Posted on November 17, 2020 by

What Wonderful Witchery is This?

A magical mixture of rules options for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

The wizard Tasha, whose great works include the spell Tasha’s hideous laughter, has gathered bits and bobs of precious lore during her illustrious career as an adventurer. Her enemies wouldn’t want these treasured secrets scattered across the multiverse, so in defiance, she has collected and codified these tidbits for the enrichment of all.

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Adventure with the Pathfinder Second Edition Beginner Box

Posted on November 11, 2020 by

Paizo Inc. has launched the Pathfinder Beginner Box for Pathfinder Second Edition! This hefty box contains everything a new player needs to begin a lifetime of fantasy adventures, serving as an entry point for players new to roleplaying games, experienced gamers new to Pathfinder Second Edition, and Pathfinder veterans looking to teach friends and family […]

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Masters of Horror Cullen Bunn and Jon Davis-Hunt Team up for SHADOWMAN

Posted on October 28, 2020 by

Terror will be unleashed this April in SHADOWMAN #1 from Valiant Comics. New York Times-bestselling writer Cullen Bunn (VENOM) and acclaimed artist Jon Davis-Hunt (CLEAN ROOM) pull you into a world of horror and supernatural suspense as Jack Boniface, aka SHADOWMAN, protects humanity from the nightmares that lurk within the dimension known as the Deadside… […]

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Onyx Path Publishing Launches Kickstarter for Ghost Hunters, a World of Darkness 20th Anniversary Supplement

Posted on October 9, 2020 by

Rich Thomas, founder and Creative Director of Onyx Path Publishing, announced the launch of a new World of Darkness Anniversary Edition Kickstarter for the deluxe printing of Ghost Hunters.

World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters presents paranormal investigation from a mortal’s perspective. Chapters cover skeptical ghost hunters, well-organized groups, natural mediums, and their families and the equipment they use to uncover the “truth” that ghosts are real. In the World of Darkness, however, paranormal investigators may unwittingly stumble across any one of its other denizens, putting themselves (and the creatures they encounter) at risk.

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Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle is now available!

Posted on September 23, 2020 by

The world is ill. You have everything to lose through its sickness.

Loss. Change. Chaos.

Your own blood will rebel against you. Your own herd.

Your own loved ones. Do not believe that just because you’ve had a hundred years on this earth, you’ll be exempt. Just because you were ignorant of it until now does not make you immune. Your waking to the reality of this world — of the great machine in its heart, and the sickness in its veins — is just the first step. You must find others like you and me and make them swear to drive back this Contagion. This world doesn’t have long left. You may be a monster, but perhaps with other monsters, you can drive back the destruction of everything.

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Free League expands the ALIEN RPG with a Starter Set and more!

Posted on September 8, 2020 by

Free League Publishing has just released two new expansions for the popular ALIEN RPG offering a new adventure as well as a way to jump into the game with a basic introduction rule set! ALIEN RPG Starter Set The job was routine, the money fair. Then the damn company diverted you to answer a distress […]

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Onyx Path continues the 2nd Edition of the Scion RPG with Demigod!

Posted on September 4, 2020 by

As a Hero, a Scion becomes a figure of myth and story, an exemplar of some virtue of their chosen society or the culture they’re born into. Even before their Visitation, the children of the Gods are a breed apart. But some want more than this lesser form of immortality, forever in the shadow of their parents. The golden ichor within the Scion’s heart sears and cooks them, ever burning away any human frailties of the Scion and driving them toward more audacious Deeds. They seek to become truly transformational figures, leaving The World forever different in their wake. At the fifth dot of Legend, it all reaches a tipping point, where the Scion is formed more of divine ichor than mortal flesh–more immortal than mortal, a true Demigod. They have declared to The World that they will not be pawns of Fate, but players in their own right. They will succeed in becoming a God, or they will die with their failure.

Everything up to this point was your prologue. Now it’s time to live your myth in Scion: Demigod.

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Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything Debuting this Fall for Dungeons & Dragons

Posted on August 24, 2020 by

What wonderful witchery is this? Dungeons & Dragons presents a magical mixture of new rules options and subclasses for the world’s greatest roleplaying game with Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything. The contents of Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything will be available on November 17, 2020, with a cover by Magali Villeneuve and an alt-cover by Wylie Beckert only available through local game stores. Pre-orders are available now, and fans will get a chance to preview some of the new subclasses and more at D&D Celebration, an online gaming event open to fans all over the world, taking place September 18-20.

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Bury Yourself in Gothic Horror with the Curse of Strahd Revamped Premium Edition

Posted on July 28, 2020 by

Unearth the terror of Ravenloft one more time! Wizards of the Coast presents a collector’s edition boxed set for the world’s greatest roleplaying game: Curse of Strahd Revamped. Packaged in a coffin-shaped box, Curse of Strahd Revamped provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to stage chilling and thrilling scenes starring the vampire villain Count Strahd von Zarovich. This deluxe box is packed with irresistible treats, including updated adventure content, a beautifully illustrated and foil-stamped Tarokka deck, and lots more to satisfy even the most bloodthirsty fan of Gothic horror. Curse of Strahd Revamped rises from the grave everywhere on October 20, 2020, just in time for Halloween!

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Fantasy Flight Games’ announces the Lord of the Rings: The Board Game Anniversary Edition

Posted on July 2, 2020 by

First published in 2000, The Lord of the Rings: The Board Game has been a seminal classic and an iconic tabletop retelling of J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy, created by world renowned game designer, Reiner Knizia, and brought to life with the stunning artwork of John Howe. Twenty years later, the game returns to print in a brand-new anniversary edition—a faithful recreation that now includes beautifully sculpted plastic miniatures for the Hobbits, Sauron, the threat die, and the One Ring.

The Lord of the Rings: The Board Game Anniversary Edition is the definitive edition of this classic cooperative board game, challenging you and up to four other players to play through the entire trilogy, from the long darkness of Moria and the ferocious battles beneath the walls of Helm’s Deep, to the shadows of Shelob’s Lair and the dusty grey wastes of Mordor. In every location, you and your fellow Hobbits must push forward, battling the forces of the Dark Lord and marching ever closer to the Cracks of Doom and the destruction of the One Ring. The road is long, the Eye of Sauron is watchful, and the threat of the Ring’s corruption is ever-present. Can you save the Free Peoples of Middle-earth and destroy the One Ring?

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Acclaimed Game Designer Justin Achilli Rejoins World of Darkness as Brand Creative Lead

Posted on June 30, 2020 by

World of Darkness, the transmedia entertainment brand behind celebrated fantasy horror properties like Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse, has announced the hiring of Justin Achilli as Brand Creative Lead. The author and designer of a wide range of World of Darkness games, rulebooks, and supplemental material over the last 23 years, Justin rejoins the World of Darkness team as the brand continues to expand in 2020 and beyond. Martyna “Outstar” Zych, a popular YouTuber, Twitch Streamer, and Vampire: The Masquerade enthusiast, has also recently joined as Brand Community Developer and now broadcasts a weekly livestream show “WoD News.”

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