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Heroes Wear Masks, Character Book 1, Guardians and Villains

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 19:40
Heroes Wear Masks, Character Book 1, Guardians and VillainsPublisher: Avalon Game Company

Need a few villains to beat up in your super hero game.  Got a new player and need a character real fast for them to play.  Well Avalon is here to save the day.  Each issue of the HWM character book series will offer 10 new characters for your super game.

Each character comes with a full stat block detailing all their powers and abilities.  Each also comes with a complete background, motivations and several adventure hooks for using them in your game.  What you want more?  Well each also comes with a full color picture and a figure flat for use when that super battle begins.

While designed for use with Avalon's Heroes Wear Masks system, you can with a bit of work convert these character into any super hero system, so jump into the middle of a super brawl and get these great characters to add to your game.

The first book in the series comes with 10 new characters...

Iron Eagle, a super flying hero.

Cat and Mouse, a super set of heroines these two sisters know how to bring the crime rate down.

Wild Thing, a young girl in touch with her inner animal.

J.J. Jones, the strongest man in the world.

Master Mind, a epic level version of this vile villain brain.

Colonel Khaos, a madman with a mission to bring down a hero.

Photon, the living light.

The Red Rocket, some super suits are just not all that super.

The Marksmen, a man of adventure and danger.

This book also comes with a new origin for HWM, Living Energy.

Price: $5.99
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Heroes Weekly, Vol 1, Issue #5, Mask Hunters

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 19:40
Heroes Weekly, Vol 1, Issue #5, Mask HuntersPublisher: Avalon Game Company

Each week Avalon Games offer a new issue of Heroes Weekly.  

Packed full of great super hero fun, each issue will offer either a short adventure, an NPC or some game mechanics for the Heroes Wear Mask system.  While compatible with the HWM system, you can of course use the information presented in each issue for other super hero games, just monkey around with the stats and mechanics to fit the system you are using.

A great mid-level adventure is outlined for you this week with a bunch of killer assassin hero hunters.  Can your heroes avoid becoming the next trophy?  This issue comes complete with all the full color figure flats needed for the adventure.

Price: $3.99
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Game Geek Issues #32

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 19:38
Game Geek Issues #32Publisher: Avalon Game Company

Another great issues, packed full of gaming goodness.

Musing of the Avalon Stogie 

Behind the Game, HWM Sample builds

Coral Throne

GROMM   

Avalon Pathfinder     

Sorceress issue #1

Heroes Wear Masks, Carnival of Evil

Nova Blast   

Avalon Models     

Arcana   

Reviews 

Writers Toolbox, Formatting.

What's New

Price: $0.00
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A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 18:11
A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. MilitaryPublisher: F+W Media

A comprehensive reference to the customs, language and structure of the Armed Forces

Attention! Learn more about your military now!

Does a corporal have to salute a lieutenant or is it the other way around? What are forward-deployed units? Is an "armored cow" a type of tank or something soldiers eat? Are Polaris missiles dropped from the air or launched from a submarine? If someone calls you a "Cat 4" should you be honored or offended?

Do you feel lost when it comes to all things military? Sure, you hear things on the news and maybe you know someone who is in the military, but you probably have a hard time fully grasping the acronyms, equipment, and protocol they discuss. That's where A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military can help. Author Barbara Schading decodes all things military for you. She discusses each branch--Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and the Coast Guard--in simple terms you can understand. You'll get the background information, an easy-to-read chart showing rank and insignia, and an explanation of the organization of each branch.

In addition, the book has extensive glossaries that cover terms, acronyms, slang, and equipment. You'll find an entire chapter that covers special operations forces like the Green Berets, Force Recons, Army Rangers, and more. You'll learn about their specific training, missions, and history. The book also covers other important aspects of the military like:

flag and saluting etiquette

military funerals

the Tombs of the Unknown

the American Legion, USO, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other groups

military law

military academies

medals and decorations

official military music

an explanation of the Geneva Convention

and a list of resources to help you find more information

So the next time you read the paper or talk with a new recruit, you don't have to feel lost. Become a knowledgeable civilian with the help of A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military.

Price: $6.99
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The Sinking: The Mole

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 13:46
 The MolePublisher: 0one Games


Welcome to The Sinking, Campaign Serial, Season II.

The Mole, written by David Schwartz, is part of an ongoing series set in the Great City. This is not a numbered adventure in a path, but instead, it concerns a mysterious event that will forever alter the Great City, setting the tone for future events. Each one will be a stand-alone adventure, designed to be played independently without a specific sequence and can be completed in a single evening’s play.

The earthquake that caused the Sinking and the aftershocks that followed have opened up numerous cracks in the Great City’s foundations. Recently, several vagrants disappeared in the warehouse district known as the Shacks. When a stevedore disappeared, the Shacks militia traced the disappearances to a vacant warehouse.

The Mole is an adventure for Season II of the Great City: The Sinking adventure serial. It was designed using the Pathfinder RPG system and intended for a group of 6th-level Player Characters

Price: $1.99
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0one's Blueprints: Crimson Sea - Pirate Galleon

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 13:42
 Crimson Sea - Pirate GalleonPublisher: 0one Games

This is the standard fast and well-armed galleon used by most of the pirates of the Crimson Sea. Many pirates customize this kind of ship to suit their own needs. For example, the Karnak feared ship, the Black Leviathan, features a second row of cannons that grants it a double firepower.

If you wish to purchase all the Crimson Sea products at once plus some nice extras you can head to the Crimson Sea - Virtual Boxed Set©

Top View

Side View

Features
Rule the Dungeon.
Enhanced customization (choose which features are visible)
Alternative hexagonal grid
"North" mark available and orientable
Master control panel allows you to control all the maps at once
Buttons for printing only blue maps or black and white maps

WARNING: you must use Adobe Acrobat 6+ in order to use all the features of this product

Welcome to Øone’s Blueprints!
The Blueprints product line offers you old-fashioned blue printed maps for using in your adventures and campaigns. For each map you get a blueprint version and a standard black and white version. The maps are all vector-based so you will get maximum print resolution. Despite their old fashioned appearance each map offers you a degree of customization, using the pdf technology at its best. A button (which will not be printed) on each map allows you to turn on and off the grid, eliminate the room numbers, get the walls filled, don’t show doors and furniture and many other options, depending on the kind of map.
Each product features a classic fantasy adventure location: a dungeon, a keep, a temple complex, a thieves guild and so on. You can use these map as reference to build your own adventures or simply take them at hand in case your players go in an unexpected direction during the campaign.
While offering you the best quality, these products are really inexpensive.

Price: $1.95
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Psionic Items of Legend Subscription

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 13:34
Psionic Items of Legend SubscriptionPublisher: Dreamscarred Press

The Psionic Items of Legend will contain at least twenty legendary items of a psionic nature, with the first—Disruptor, Shield of the Mind Slayer—already available. This Work in Progress will get you access to all Psionic Items of Legend as they are released.

Price: $4.99
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Fantasy Dice

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:00
Fantasy DicePublisher: Radical Approach

The Fantasy Dice Roleplaying Game Engine.

SCALE your rolls.
TACTICALLY outwit your foes.
TRIGGER your characteristics and aspirations.

Easy to run with rich tactical play.
Reward creative roleplaying.
Put the focus on the players.
Play in your favourite fantasy or medieval world as villains or heroes.

You provide the setting, adventure and dice - Fantasy Dice does the rest.

Price: $9.95
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The Ranged Barbarian

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 22:50
The Ranged BarbarianPublisher: Huge Nerd Games

Hack and slash your way to the top with an all-new Barbarian build, Swiftkin Skirmish! Get access to a new Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition Barbarian build that uses devastating Rage powers with tomahawks, javelins, and throwing hammers to rain destruction down upon your enemies. With powers of every level from 1-30, plus Paragon Paths, an Epic Destiny, Feats, and a Theme, Swiftkin Skirmish gives you unprecidented mobility and deadliness!

Drive your enemies before you; check out the Ranged Barbarian today!

Price: $2.99
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The Deep Pact

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 22:49
The Deep PactPublisher: Huge Nerd Games

Conjure the horrors of the deep with an all-new Warlock build, the Deep Pact! Get access to a new Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition Warlock pact that revolves around the mysteries of the sea, from summoning tentacled monsters to crushing your enemies with the pressure of the ocean floor. With powers of every level from 1-30, plus Paragon Paths, an Epic Destiny, Feats, and a Theme, the Deep Pact gives you the edge you need to leave your foes reeling!

Throw your enemies off the deep end; check out the Deep Pact today!

Price: $2.99
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Quick Builds: Arcane Archer

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 22:48
 Arcane ArcherPublisher: Huge Nerd Games

Show those haughty wizards what a real magic missile is and become an Arcane Archer with this Quick Build! Over 20 all-new powers at every level for Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition can quickly turn your Ranger into a a powerhouse of arcane might: attacks include the deadly Black Arrow that never fails to return, the unpredictable Chromatic Arrow, or even the legendary Arrow of Death! Then, with the Arcane Archery Fighting Style, you can use that energy to imbue your shots with the most effective damage type for the situation again and again!

Let loose the power of magic in every shot. Try a Quick Build with the Arcane Archer today!

Price: $1.00
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The Alpha Centauri Campaign

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 21:24
The Alpha Centauri CampaignPublisher: Art of War Games

The Rising Storm

The representatives of a local preservation society from a world within the sector, called Heaven's Gate, have been working with the governments of Earth for the last two decades. These represenatives have helped scientists from around the globe in understanding the very advanced technologies of the Synod of Worlds.

As a result, the overall level of technology for the planet has jumped far ahead of what was predicted and the Earth is on the cusp of a new era of exploration and war. Planetary and orbital defenses have been manufactured non stop since the Prometheus Revelation. Planetary Defense Forts are littered around the globe on volcanic islands and barren mountain ranges in order to minimized collateral damage. Armies of powered armor, tanks and mecha fighting vehicles have been rolling off of the production lines and the men and women who will pilot them trained relentlessly in thier use. New tactics and weapons have been developed and the beginnings of a space navy are taking shape.

The preservation societies cannot provide warships to the Terrans but only old and frail cargo haulers of various sizes. Many of these have been put to use building a naval shipyard in the asteroid belt. The first of many warships are not due to for completion for many months and even more months for shakedown and training of its crews. The rest of the second hand frieghters are being hastily converted, with some advisor's assistance, into heavily armed Q-ships and commerce raiders. A half dozen bulk frieghters are being converted into military transport ships and one enormous bulk goods ship into a fleet carrier capable fo carrying squadrons of drone fighters. The first Operation of this new fleet would be to establish a base in the nearby system of Alpha Centauri.

The Alpha Centauri system lies on the main trade route and shipping lane through the sector. It is one of the many links in the jump chain between the Jump Gate worlds of Heavan's Gate and Lion's Gate. Jump sensors will be placed around the main jumps points and a ground base will be placed on the only habitable world in the system, Alpha Centauri 3a, nicknamed Plymouth Rock by the predominately American ground forces.

The Alpha Centauri Campaign uses a Logistics Point and Intelligence Point system to represent the Tail of the military force you are commanding on the table-top and to give you a real sense of growing or depleting resources with each victory or loss. Intelligence Points earned represent the ebb and flow of information on the battlefield. In order to play another schenario you must spend Logistics and/or Intelligence points as you attempt to find, fix and destroy your enemy.  It is fairly simple and uncomplicated. 

The campaign is compatible with the Full Thrust, Stargrunt II and Dirtside II rules systems available for free from Ground Zero Games.

Price: $3.00
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Black Sun Wars RPG, 2 Frigates Starships

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 21:14
Black Sun Wars RPG, 2 Frigates StarshipsPublisher: Desktop Wargames



Black Sun Wars RPG Frigates Starships (this listing is for 2 Frigates ONLY, want to buy the full starter set?

The set uses a modular building system, scalable printing and multiple colour variations for most of the models that allows you to create a near infinite amount of ship variations.

Why modular?
We specifically designed the sets to be modular so that you can truly have a unique fleet, no matter how many friends or gamers own the set, we can guarantee that no two builds will be the same. Its real simple to use, all the components are created from mostly basic shapes that can be assembled in any way you see fit. You can even mix and max different ships components, for example just out of the Battleship we were able to create one large frigate and a battleship and used some of the left over pieces to add weapons to the freighter set.

Not a kit basher or modular player?
No problem at all, each ship comes with full instructions on how to assemble it to resemble the original design. But trust us…. You will very soon be printing it out and modding it because its just sooo easy to totally get creative and unique with your builds.

Is there a Black Sun Wars gaming system?
Not yet, we will shortly launch a kickstarter campaign to help raise the funds we need to develop the Black Sun Wars system as well as 3 extra factions.

The Frigate set contains
2x Frigates
1x Stand and assembly instructions

It does not look like a lot but due to the modular nature of ships there is thousands upon thousands of assembly, colour and size variations.

A weapon and utility pack will follow shortly with the weapon stat cards.

Why is the frigates centred and only one per page?
This allows you to scale the model using just your printer settings, this increases the modular components available to build new ships.

Suggested Paper Weights

  • Frigates - 120gsm

You can also Buy the full starter set for only here,  the following is included in the full starter set:

Battlecruiser (length 20cm / 7.8 inches) (NOT INCLUDED IN FRIGATE SET. Buy this model in the full starter set?)

Battleship

Frigate 1 (length 7cm / 2.7 inches) (INCLUDED in this set)
Frigate 1



Freighter (Length 14cm / 5.5 inches)(NOT INCLUDED IN FRIGATE SET. Buy this model in the full starter set?)

Freighter

Frigate 2 & Fighters (Frigate Length 8cm / 3.1 inches, Fighters Length 1.3cm / 0.5 inches) (Small fighters NOT INCLUDED IN FRIGATe SET)
Frigate 2 & Fighters



Alternative Builds for Battlecruiser & Frigates  (NOT INCLUDED IN FRIGATE SET. Buy this model in the full starter set?)

ALternative builds for battlecruiser

Skill Level
Beginner --- Intermediate --- Advanced
1 / 2 / 3 --- 4 / 5 / 6 / 7---- 8 / 9 / 10


Battlecruiser Skill levels
Cutting Level: 4+
Glueing Level: 4+
AssemblyLevel: 3+
Time: 2-3 hours

Frigates Skill Level (at 100% print size)
Cutting Level: 4+
Glueing Level: 5+
AssemblyLevel: 3+
Time: 1-2 hours

Freighter Skill Level
Cutting Level: 4+
Glueing Level: 4+
AssemblyLevel: 3+
Time: 1-2 hours

Fighters Skill Level
Cutting Level: 7+
Glueing Level: 6+
AssemblyLevel: 6+
Time: 1-2 hours

Stands / Supports Skill Level
Cutting Level: 3+
Glueing Level: 4+
AssemblyLevel: 2+
Time: 1-2 hours


...and last but not least a little fun video that shows the scale and size of the ships



Did you know our Facebook fans get a 15% discount?
Not only will you get a discount for each new release but you will be able to keep up to date with all our latest releases and any new free models figures we release.

So follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DesktopWargames


Price: $3.50
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#1 With a Bullet Point: 6 Nonmagic Special Qualities for Weapons

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 19:31
#1 With a Bullet Point: 6 Nonmagic Special Qualities for WeaponsPublisher: Super Genius Games

Sometimes rules supplements read like the world-setting bible of frustrated novelists. While solid world- building is a useful skill, you don’t always need four paragraphs of flavor text to tell you swords are cool, magic is power, shadows are scary, and orcs are savage. Sometimes a GM doesn’t have time to slog through a page of history for every magic weapon. Sometimes all that’s needed are a few cool ideas, with just enough information to use them in a game. Sometimes, all you need are bullet points.

#1 With A Bullet Point is a line of very short, cheap PDFs each of which gives the bare bones of a set of related options. It may be five spells, six feats, eight magic weapon special abilities, or any other short set of related rules we can cram into about a page. Short and simple, these PDFs are for GMs and players who know how to integrate new ideas into their campaigns without any hand-holding, and just need fresh ideas and the rules to support them. No in-character fiction setting the game world. No charts and tables. No sidebars of explanations and optional rules. Just one sentence of explanation for the High Concept of the PDF, then bullet points.

The High Concept: Six new nonmagic weapon special qualities (similar to brace, reach, and trip) to vastly expand the options a campaign has for unusual or bizarre tools for killing things. This is the latest in a series of products to celebrate the "Summer of Bullets" event!

The qualities included are:

  • Back Spike: A back spike weapon is a weapon that has a pick-like spike as a counterweight, allowing you to do their normal damage type or piercing damage.
  • Basket Hilt: A basket hilt weapon increases your CMD against disarm and sunder maneuvers made against the weapon, and gives you a shield bonus to AC when taking the full defense action.
  • Flamberge: A flamberge weapon has an undulating, wavy pattern along its length, allowing you to attack your foes when using the parry class feature.
  • Parry Hooks: Parry hooks (also called parierhaken) are forward-curing spikes or flukes mounted just in front of the ricasso (unsharpened section of a blade) of a twohanded sword or bastard sword, or partway along a 2-handed hafted weapon (such as a longspear).They function exactly the same way as the flamberge feature.
  • Ringed: A ringed weapon has a number of metal rings added along its length, giving it additional heft and momentum when swung. Increasing damage dealt at the expense of accuracy.
  • Springy: A springy weapon is more flexible than normal, able to bend by a considerable angle and still spring back to its original shape. A springy weapon is harder to pin down with combat maneuvers, and the wielder gains a +2 bonus to his CMD against disarm and sunder maneuvers made against it.
Price: $1.00
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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 19:23
Publisher: Polyhedron Games LLC

A small tome of 20 common and not-so-common monsters, each illustrated and including representative lairs. In addition the habits, diets and life and mating patterns of each are described.

Price: $19.49
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Blank Character Sheets

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 19:15
Blank Character SheetsPublisher: When Worlds Collide

Blank Character Sheets for use with the When Worlds Collide Game System.

Price: $0.00
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The Infinity Rings

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 18:52
The Infinity RingsPublisher: Asparagus Jumpsuit

The Infinity Rings

For the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.  A collection of 52 mischievous magical Rings, some highly useful, some annoyingly cursed, some purely of whimsical value, one a true artifact.

Price: $3.00
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A14 - Rise of the Drow, Part 2: Scourge of Embla

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 14:38
 Scourge of EmblaPublisher: Adventureaweek.com, LLP
Rise of the Drow, Part 2 of 3: Scourge of Embla

by Stephen Yeardley & Jonathan Nelson
Cover Art by Tim Tyler
Cartography by Todd Gamble
Interior Illustrations by James J Krause, Tim Tyler, and Andrew Shepard
Special Thanks to Will Myers

A Pathfinder/3.5 Compatible Adventure for 4-6 PCs of levels 6-8

After battling their way to the dwarven trade center of Embla, the PCs find a city under siege, as business dries up and the population show increasing signs of fear towards the drow city of Holoth and its power-hungry head family, House Gullion. So confident, so audacious has Matron Maelora of House Gullion become, that she starts the plans to expand the influence of her house to both the Under and Overworlds by assaulting Embla, initially in a small way, but with greater plans afoot.

Once the ruling council of Embla has woken up to its predicament and gained the PCs as allies, it takes full advantage of the Overworlders help. With most of Embla’s dwarven warriors having been enslaved or killed, the party represents an unexpected addition to the city’s arsenal; advice, guidance and equipment are offered, and the party can either attempt to enter the city of Holoth with a force of Rybalkan soldiers or go along with a reliable and revitalized guide into the lesser-used passages of the Underworld.

But neither path is the easy route; each has its perils and predicaments. Allies may be gained or friends lost, and approaching Holoth will tax the party. Because on accepting the calls to help the dwarves of Embla, the PCs find their choices will have profound implications on the Underworld, as well as Rybalka and the entire Vikmordere Valley. When the dust settles, the entire region may be changed forever.

Also included in “Scourge of Embla”:

  • Maps by 3x ENnie award winner Todd Gamble include:
  • *City of Embla
  • *Back Road to the City of Holoth and the entrance to the Fungi Forest
  • *Map of the Underworld
  • The dwarven city of Embla fleshed out in great detail and usable for future games
  • Three different plot paths to guide the GM through the rest of the trilogy
  • New Feat: Colorless Mercantile
  • New Monsters: Albino Bronze Dragon, Petrous, Purple Worm Hatchling, The Ottaakiinni, The Fungiant, Vvor, Mushroom Golem
  • New Item: Giant Green-spored Parasol mushroom poison
  • New Spells: Ironfiber, Fiber Shape
  • New Item  Fungi Forest Kombucha
  • Amazing multi-layered Mushroom Harvesting Mini-Game by Stephen Yeardley with 6 pages of detailed rules on how to run this mini-game for your players!
  • MUCH MORE!


Price: $8.00
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Episode 78: Non-D&D Fantasy

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 13:12
 Non-D&D FantasyPublisher: Idle Red Hands

Should D&D be everyone’s gateway into RPGs?

After about ten minutes of listening to us talk about D&D, you may start to question the “Non-D&D” part of the title, but we do move on to other games. We look at Exalted, A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, Runequest, and Dragon Age. We evaluate each game’s system, setting, and presentation. We also discuss which ones would be good gateway games. At the end, we talk about an out-of-print game that presented fantasy races in new and badass ways.

Price: $0.00
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Psionics Power Cards: Psionics Expanded

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 05:33
 Psionics ExpandedPublisher: Dreamscarred Press

Psionic Power Cards offer all the information of a power in a handy printable card, so no longer do you need to flip back and forth between book pages to remember the details. If you want all the powers your character knows at your fingertips then these Psionic Power Cards are just for you!

This set of power cards contains all of the powers from Psionics Expanded: Advanced Psionics Guide. The powers are arranged alphabetically.

Each card contains the rules and description of a single psionic power. If you play any manifesting class, then this product is a must-have!

Price: $3.99
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