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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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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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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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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Inevitable Exess

Posted on January 27, 2022 by

Owlcat Games and META Publishing are happy to announce that the first story DLC for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous will launch on 15 February 2022.

The Inevitable Excess DLC will take players on new adventures that await just before the moment of their greatest triumph: victory over the Worldwound. Players leave Golarion and use unparalleled mythic powers to defend the space-time continuum against imminent collapse. The DLC will be available on February 15, 2022 as a part of Season Pass, as well as via a standalone purchase on major digital storefronts.

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CCP Games partners with BBC Studios for EVE Online x Doctor Who Crossover Event

Posted on January 4, 2022 by

CCP Games and BBC Studios have joined forces for EVE Online x Doctor Who, an original crossover event between the beloved action-adventure series Doctor Who and the free-to-play deep space-faring MMO EVE Online. Universes will collide as Capsuleers and Whovians face the Daleks together in massive space battles in EVE Online x Doctor Who starting 13 January until 1 February.

EVE Online is a free-to-play, community-driven spaceship MMO game where players can choose their own path among the stars from countless options, developed by CCP Games in Reykjavik. The game first launched in 2003 and has since gained recognition for its scale, complexity, and the world record-breaking exploits of its online community. EVE Online is one of the most critically acclaimed MMORPG intellectual properties (IPs) in time and space, and one of the most extensive works of science fiction in the world.

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The adventure continues: Toy Vault releases two new Pathfinder puzzles

Posted on November 22, 2021 by

Toy Vault, Inc. – in partnership with award winning role playing game publisher Paizo Inc. – is announcing the release of two new 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles featuring artwork from the exciting and popular Pathfinder fantasy role-playing game franchise.

“The Pathfinder RPG has such a rich and expansive catalog of artwork from which to make high quality jigsaw puzzles,” said Tony Smith, Director of Toy Vault. “I’m proud of the two newest puzzles recently released in our growing Pathfinder puzzle line. I think they are a must-have item for anyone that’s a fan of world class fantasy art.”

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The Legendlore campaign setting is now available from Onyx Path Publishing

Posted on November 20, 2021 by

The Realm of Legendlore sits on an unstable nexus of reality and sees many visitors from other worlds. You are such a visitor.

In Legendlore, you have Crossed from Earth into East Azoth and become a changed version of yourself — a songwriter finds themself a bard, a scientist a wizard. You might find yourself in a whole new body to better match your true self, including adopting a new fantasy race.

Legendlore offers a diverse and inclusive world filled with adventure and mystery. Fight megalomaniacal dictators, explore magic and strange science, and claim your Legend as you find a way back home.

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Highly Anticipated Planegea 5E Campaign Setting Funds in 30 Minutes on Kickstarter Launch Today

Posted on October 19, 2021 by

Atlas Games is the publisher of the extensive 3rd Edition Penumbra series, as well as the critically acclaimed Nyambe: African Adventures and Northern Crown: New World Adventures campaign settings. Planegea 5E is the company’s first foray into 5th Edition. “We’ve been waiting for the right IP,” Atlas Games co-owner Michelle Nephew commented. “I knew when I first saw it that Planegea was something special. Who could resist dinos and dragons … together?!” This is Atlas Games’ 11th crowdfunding project. They’ve delivered eight Kickstarter campaigns so far, with two more en route from China and fulfilling by the end of 2021.

Planegea author David Somerville, who also created the hit board game Vast: The Crystal Caverns, says he designed the Planegea setting “out of a love for adventure and the desire to explore new horizons of fantasy at my own gaming table.” He created much of the setting while on a year-long RV trip around the US with his family. Those landscapes and natural wonders inspired the breadth and scale of Planegea.

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Meet Valiant Entertainment’s New Marketing Coordinator Nic Osborn

Posted on October 1, 2021 by

Meet Nic Osborn, the new Marketing Coordinator at Valiant Entertainment. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Purdue Global University, over four years of freelance comics press experience as well as two years serving as the Editor in Chief at the comics press outlet Comic Watch and co-host of the Valiant Watch podcast, Nic […]

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That Feeling When Oracle Deck is on Kickstarter

Posted on September 1, 2021 by

That feeling when you discover a word in another language that so perfectly captures a familiar experience is a joyful, exciting feeling in itself. Think hygge (a Danish concept for the quality of being warm and comfortable that gives a feeling of happiness) or shinrin-yoku (a Japanese word for the healing act of forest bathing).

Inspired by these hard-to-name but universal feelings, those liminal spaces between Big Emotions, That Feeling When is a 44-card oracle deck crafted from evocative, inclusive, and community-sourced collage imagery. The 2.5″x3.5″ cards sport a satin-matte finish and glittery turquoise edge and are packed in a two-piece box with a full-color guide book.

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Midnight Syndicate Releases Bloodlines Mini-Album, A Prequel to the 13th Hour

Posted on August 26, 2021 by

Midnight Syndicate has just released a mini-album entitled Bloodlines. Their 14th studio album, Bloodlines is a prequel to the duo’s best-selling, haunted mansion-themed, The 13th Hour. The new release draws listeners deeper into the world of the Haverghast family, a sinister clan whose dark secrets were first introduced on the 2001 asylum-themed album, Gates of Delirium.

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New Edition of Blood Sword for 5th Edition Live on Kickstarter

Posted on June 18, 2021 by

When it was first released, Blood Sword was the first series of interactive novels that allowed you to play singly or in a group. Part-gamebook, part-RPG, it allowed its readers to imagine themselves in a fantastic and dark world, full of dangerous magic and populated by powerful sorcerers and frightening beasts. That revolutionary epic, a five-volume masterpiece, was an overwhelming international success, and went on to thrill generations of adventurers. Even today, after numerous reprints, it remains a bestseller.

“Blood Sword is the sword of life, the only weapon capable of opposing the evil power of the Wizards of Krarth who threaten the Lands of Legend. Your mission is to retrieve the fragments of the sword and thus bring an end to the impending doom, but to do so, you will have to face the grim and harsh Kingdom of Wyrd, with its trap-ridden labyrinths, fearful beasts, and enemies of all kinds and shapes.

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Save the date! Take an Online Tarot for Writers Workshop

Posted on May 28, 2021 by

In this two-hour Tarot for Writers workshop, author and narrative designer Monica Valentinelli (Vampire: The Masquerade, Shadowrun, Firefly, and more!) will show you how to use tarot in your storytelling. From inspirational prompts to building characters and scenarios, you’ll come away with fresh ideas to help you brainstorm everything from character relationships to plot twists. […]

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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Second Beta Launches May 5

Posted on April 23, 2021 by

Last Playable Version Before Launch to Include Crusade Gameplay, New Side Quests, A Weapon Companion, New Systems and More Owlcat Games has announced that the second beta for its classic isometric CRPG, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, will be available to backers who contributed to the title’s Kickstarter or Slacker Backer campaigns in the relevant […]

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Cthulhu is Hard to Spell: The Terrible Twos from Wannabe Press!

Posted on January 10, 2021 by

Cthulhu is Hard to Spell: The Terrible Twos contains thirty-eight all-ages appropriate stories from 73 creators about the gods and monsters of the Lovecraft universe.

Yes, there is horror, but there are also silly stories, funny stories, sci-fi stories, whimsical stories, and slice of life stories as well.

The focus is on the gods and monsters themselves, with plenty of psychological and cosmic horror thrown into the mix, too.

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Vault Comics’ has even more horror comics out now!

Posted on December 7, 2020 by

Vault Comics, publishers of the successful Vamipre: the Masquerade series Winter’s Teeth, continue to roll out more horror series at DriveThruComics!

New issues of Bleed Them Dry, I Walk With Monsters, and Vampire: the Masquerade are available now!

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Dreadful Realms: Caverns of the Wise Minister

Posted on November 10, 2020 by

In Caverns of the Wise Minister, you play denizens of the city of Sepulchre, descendants of those plucked from their homes on the surface, trying to forge a new life in the darkness of the Underworld. If you’re clever, quick, and fortunate, and you live long enough to find your niche, you might learn how you got here. Maybe you’ll even set things right.

Once upon a time, there stood an elven city called Silverhome, and an aboleth and a deity vied for power over it. The god Empyrea struck down the aboleth, and in revenge it drowned her favoured city. The survivors set out for the Underworld to beg for mercy from the god of death and reclaim the souls of their beloved dead.

They never reached death’s domain.

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Giochi Uniti And Paizo To Create Pathfinder Arena Board Game

Posted on October 22, 2020 by

Giochi Uniti and Paizo Inc. will release Pathfinder Arena, a new board game set in the Pathfinder roleplaying game’s fantasy fiction Age of Lost Omens setting. The game will be available through a crowdfunding campaign in 2021.

Pathfinder Arena is a competitive strategy game divided in four stages of challenges between monsters and heroes. In each stage the number and power of monsters increase, while heroes level-up and gather resources to gain new skills, magic spells, equipment and the deities’ favor.

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Water Woman: Into the Deep by Steffie de Vaan and Crissie Brown!

Posted on August 11, 2020 by

Water Woman is a new indie comic written by Steffie de Vaan with art by Crissie Brown. The two both participated in Gail Simone’s Comic School, hosted during the lockdown, and combined forces to make a joint vision come true.

Into the Deep tells the story of Niqui, a young artist living in Miami, her mom Pearl and her abusive soon-to-be ex Romain. It’s a story about escaping domestic violence, artistic creation, and renewal. When Romain knocks Niqui overboard on a trip to the Bahamas, Niqui finds herself transformed into Water Woman. After a harrowing return, Niqui must face her fears and bring Romain to justice.

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