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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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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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Dungeons & Dragons Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel is available now!

Posted on July 19, 2022 by

An anthology of thirteen stand-alone adventures set in wondrous lands for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Journeys through the Radiant Citadel is a collection of thirteen short, stand-alone D&D adventures featuring challenges for character levels 1–14. Each adventure has ties to the Radiant Citadel, a magical city with connections to lands rich with excitement and danger, and each can be run by itself or as part of an ongoing campaign. Explore this rich and varied collection of adventures in magical lands.

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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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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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