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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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My 2023 Publications in Review

Posted on December 28, 2023 by

I’m extraordinarily proud of the releases I had in 2023. These games and books are affiliate-linked to pages where you can purchase or find out more information about them. Yep, affiliate links. Because I am an artist and I enjoy food. Hah! 2023 didn’t yield a ton of publications for me, but that’s okay! I’m […]

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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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Renegade Game Studios Partners With By Night Studios to Expand Distribution

Posted on June 23, 2023 by

Renegade Game Studios is excited to announce that they are entering into a co-publishing arrangement with By Night Studios to support all future World of Darkness 5th Edition Live Action Roleplay (LARP) book releases from this partner. By Night Studios will continue to head creative on their books while Renegade works to expand their distribution […]

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Paizo Announces Pathfinder Second Edition Remaster Project

Posted on April 26, 2023 by

Pathfinder RPG publisher Paizo Inc. is pleased to announce the Pathfinder Second Edition Remaster Project, four new hardcover rulebooks that offer a fresh entry point to the popular Pathfinder Second Edition roleplaying game. The first two books, Pathfinder Player Core and Pathfinder GM Core, release this November, with Pathfinder Monster Core (March) and Pathfinder Player […]

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Channel Your Inner Rogue with 13 Heist Adventures in Keys from the Golden Vault

Posted on February 3, 2023 by

D&D players can live out their fantasies of running a caper like one they might have seen on the silver screen in movies such as Mission: Impossible; Ocean’s 11; or even The Great Muppet Caper. The thirteen adventures in Keys from the Golden Vault range from levels 1 to 11. They can be played as one-offs dropped into ongoing campaigns, or run as a campaign of heists perpetrated by the same crew.

“Each adventure includes two full-page maps: one that players can use to plan their heist, and another the Dungeon Master uses to run the adventure,” said Chris Perkins, Story Architect of the D&D Team and co-lead of Keys from the Golden Vault. “The players’ map, however, is often unreliable or incomplete.”

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Paizo Announces System-Neutral Open RPG License ORC

Posted on January 13, 2023 by

In response to rumors that an upcoming revision of the Open Gaming License (OGL) by Wizards of the Coast would “de-authorize” this keystone of the modern tabletop roleplaying industry, Paizo has begun work on a new open, perpetual, and irrevocable Open RPG Creative License (ORC). Since 2000, the OGL has improved the community, incubated creativity, […]

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My 2022 Game Release List

Posted on December 30, 2022 by

Hello, Flames Rising readers! On Saturday, January 7th, I’ll be teaching a new class called Emotional Self-Care for Creatives. Also in January, I’ve got an essay about the witch hysteria in Apex Magazine along with a new project I’ll announce via BooksOfM on Patreon. This year, I taught a lot of gaming-related classes through the […]

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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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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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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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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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Designing One Night in the Catacombs

Posted on March 14, 2022 by

One Night in the Catacombs is a party game for three or more Guests (or players). The game begins with your invitation to a fancy party that takes place in Naples, Italy. You and your friends are influencers invited to explore a newly-discovered section of the Catacombe di San Gennaro at midnight. You are all […]

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From the Developer’s Desk: Creating Space in Hunter The Vigil Second Edition

Posted on November 12, 2021 by

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition is now available for pre-order on BackerKit, and is nearing its debut. As fans review the text one section that has gotten a lot of questions is the Native compact, SWORN. Fans wanted to know whether or not that was written by an indigenous designer, and the answer is “Yes.” […]

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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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Scarred Lands Vigil Watch Collected Volume Review

Posted on August 31, 2021 by

Review written by Brian LeTendre When the Scarred Lands setting first debuted during the d20 boom of the early 2000s, I bought every single book in the line. The way the setting was introduced, and information about it revealed, felt like the unraveling of a mystery. I first got introduced to the world of Scarn […]

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Opening the Eyes of Spiragos for Scarred Lands

Posted on August 5, 2021 by

In the opening section of Eyes of Spiragos, my new Scarred Lands adventure for the Slarecian Vault, I explained that: “Eyes of Spiragos is an adventure for optimized 3rd level characters as a follow-up to Gauntlet of Spiragos. The events in Eyes of Spiragos are designed to occur before the second adventure in this series, […]

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Paizo’s Epic Starfinder Alexa Skill Finds a New Home at Wanderword

Posted on May 27, 2021 by

Wanderword, the thought leader in interactive audio entertainment for smart speakers, has signed a licensing agreement with Paizo, the prolific tabletop roleplaying game publisher, to take their award-winning science-fantasy Starfinder Alexa Skill to new heights. Wanderword will manage development of the audio adventure, adding the power of their experienced team. “We are proud to be […]

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Dungeons & Dragons Celebrates 2020 Milestones

Posted on May 19, 2021 by

Wizards of the Coast proudly announced that 2020 was once again the most successful year for Dungeons & Dragons in its rich franchise history. This is on the back of 2019 also being a record year already, with the legendary tabletop game continuing to grow and diversify its community which now counts with more than […]

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