RPG Review: Frostbitten & Mutilated (2018)

RPGnet - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:00
Playtest Review by Antonios S (4/3): Whereupon we stumble upon a pattern in the snow, and see that outright amazing ideas are left in the cold without the elaboration that would have turned them into paradigms of amazement and horror.
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RPG Review: Towers Two (2016)

RPGnet - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:00
Playtest Review by Antonios S (5/4): Deathfuck magic. Cunt whips. A thread of things going in and out of anuses. Compared to that, the psychedelic art with full frontal nudity and masturbators here and there feels rather tame.
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RPG Review: Veins of the Earth (2017)

RPGnet - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:00
Playtest Review by Antonios S (5/4): Forget the well-lit caves, cities mimicking those of the humans above, and monsters only nominally original and though-provoking. This is what the underworld should be. Dark. Uncaring. Alien. Deadly.
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Fenix English Edition 2, 2013

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:09
Fenix English Edition 2, 2013Publisher: Askfageln

The Angels & Demons Issue

Angels  and Demons of Space
Newtonian angel powered space travel in an alternate 17th century on the seven planets. An inspiring article fat packed with weird.

Text; Kenneth Hite, Art: Lukas Thelin

Djinn – spirits between Heaven and Hell
A closer look at these sprits Between Heaven and Hell and how they can be put to use in your own campaign.


Text: Pete Nash, Art: Lukas Thelin

The Restoration of Paradise Lost
Christoffer Krämer has turned the eternal celestial love triangle in to a roleplaying game, where the players take on the roles of angels, demons or humans.

The lights of the many Tiffany lamps cast a warm honey-golden glow over the small company assembled in the parlour. Collected together as if sitting for a painting, they are seated or standing around the oxblood leather armchairs, sipping drinks from the nearby bar cart filled with crystal bottles and seltzer dispensers. There are four of them, each well dressed in exquisite dresses, starched collars, razor-sharp creases, and not a hair out of place on a single impeccably coiffed head. They are the epitome of good friends and civilised societies. And seated in a regal claw-footed armchair, one hand relaxed on the armrest and the other lying in the lap of the person on the sofa beside him, is the gentleman who captures their attention. He leans back in his chair, his eyes half closed, simultaneously distant and yet completely aware. It is his hand in the lap of the person beside him that receives the primary focus. This hand is the centre of it all. The other two persons in the room cannot tear their eyes from it, for the simple gesture signals the end of a love they thought would last forever.
Imagine you and your sibling living and working together for the great love of your life. You do not feel any rivalry towards each other, because you know you have both been chosen. Likewise, you both know that your love will never be reciprocated with the same intensity, but that does not matter as long as you can be near the person you love. Then, imagine the love of your life finds a new soul mate, without having told you first. This new person is an obnoxious, conceited jerk, and it is clear to you that he is receiving the sort of genuine love that you never did. Without warning, your sibling turns on the new rival in a jealous rage, and you must choose. You must either embrace your heartache and side with your sibling, but risk losing the love of your life forever, or turn against your own flesh and blood and defend the newcomer. Not for his sake, but for the sake of your own great love, and for the chance of at least being able to remain in your love’s presence, even if that love now only has eyes for another.
Sibling is set against sibling, and your heart bleeds.

Text: Christoffer Krämer, Art: Lukas Thelin

Better Angels - A Complte Comedy Card Game for 3+ players.
We’ve all seen it before: the classic image with a person who has a little devil on one shoulder and a little angel on the other. There they sit and constantly struggle to lead or mislead their person. Often, they also have internal metadiscussions that the person — helplessly caught in the middle of their tug-of-war — is completely oblivious to.

Better Angels is a simple game with this theme that builds on the classic “prisoner’s dilemma”. It is easy to explain, quick to play, and is excellent as a warm-up game before starting something heavier like Once Upon a Time or The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, or even Elementary, My Dear… from Fenix 4, 2009,

You will need to cut the cards yourself,

Text: Christoffer Krämer, Art: Lukas Thelin

Price: $4.99
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Worldographer Isometric Style High Seas World Map Icons

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:15
Worldographer Isometric Style High Seas World Map IconsPublisher: Inkwell Ideas

Each month we've been putting together icon sets to expand the options available for each of Inkwell Ideas's software programs through Patreon's website. (A way to sponsor ongoing projects for a small amount each creative work or month.) This icon set includes the High Seas icons we created in December 2018 for Worldographer. All of the icons are in the thumbnail/contact sheet product image.  (Click it for a larger version.)

You may publish maps using these icons--see the license below.

Each image is a transparent PNG so it can be imported into many image and map editors, including Hexographer and Worldographer. (It has a paid version and a free version which limits some features.)

Instructions are included in the zipped file.

Price: $1.99
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Legend of the Five Rings: Emerald Empire

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:14
 Emerald EmpirePublisher: Fantasy Flight Games

Learn of the intricacies of Rokugan with the Emerald Empire Source Book for the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game!

The Emerald Empire is vast and as varied as the seven Great Clans that control its lands in the name of the Hantei Emperor. Its society is modelled after the Heavens themselves. It is a culture steeped in history and tradition, in a land where decorum and propriety carry the weight of life and death. It is a land where spirits shape the very earth and control the flow of rivers and streams. 

Emerald Empire explores the places and people of Rokugan, from small villages of  fisherfolk to mighty daimyō in their castles, to deep primordial forests and the spirits that dwell within. This book examines every aspect of life in the Emerald Empire, from food, to dress, to religion and spirituality, and matters of etiquette great and small.

Price: $24.95
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Worldographer Isometric Style Sylvan World Map Icons

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:14
Worldographer Isometric Style Sylvan World Map IconsPublisher: Inkwell Ideas

Each month we've been putting together icon sets to expand the options available for each of Inkwell Ideas's software programs through Patreon's website. (A way to sponsor ongoing projects for a small amount each creative work or month.) This icon set includes the Sylvan icons we created in November 2018 for Worldographer. All of the icons are in the thumbnail/contact sheet product image.  (Click it for a larger version.)

You may publish maps using these icons--see the license below.

Each image is a transparent PNG so it can be imported into many image and map editors, including Hexographer and Worldographer. (It has a paid version and a free version which limits some features.)

Instructions are included in the zipped file.

Price: $1.99
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Hex/Worldographer Classic Style High Seas World Map Icons

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:12
Hex/Worldographer Classic Style High Seas World Map IconsPublisher: Inkwell Ideas

Each month we've been putting together icon sets to expand the options available for each of Inkwell Ideas's software programs through Patreon's website. (A way to sponsor ongoing projects for a small amount each creative work or month.) This icon set includes the High Seas themed icons we created in December 2018 for Hexographer or Worldographer. All of the icons are in the thumbnail/contact sheet product image.  (Click it for a larger version.)

You may publish maps using these icons--see the license below. Full list of buildings is also noted below.

Each image is a transparent PNG so it can be imported into many image and map editors, including Hexographer and Worldographer. (It has a paid version and a free version which limits some features.)

Instructions are included in the zipped file.

Price: $1.99
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Hex/Worldographer Classic Style Sylvan World Map Icons

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:10
Hex/Worldographer Classic Style Sylvan World Map IconsPublisher: Inkwell Ideas

Each month we've been putting together icon sets to expand the options available for each of Inkwell Ideas's software programs through Patreon's website. (A way to sponsor ongoing projects for a small amount each creative work or month.) This icon set includes the Sylvan themed icons we created in November 2018 for Hexographer or Worldographer. All of the icons are in the thumbnail/contact sheet product image.  (Click it for a larger version.)

You may publish maps using these icons--see the license below. Full list of buildings is also noted below.

Each image is a transparent PNG so it can be imported into many image and map editors, including Hexographer and Worldographer. (It has a paid version and a free version which limits some features.)

Instructions are included in the zipped file.

Price: $1.99
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Dungeonographer High Seas Map Icons (Any Editor)

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:54
Dungeonographer High Seas Map Icons (Any Editor)Publisher: Inkwell Ideas

Each month we've been putting together icon sets to expand the options available for each of Inkwell Ideas's software programs through Patreon's website. (A way to sponsor ongoing projects for a small amount each creative work or month.) This icon set has High Seas inspired icons for Dungeonographer. All of the icons are in the thumbnail/contact sheet product image.  (Click it for a larger version.)

You may publish maps using these icons--see the license below. Full list of buildings is also noted below.

Each image is a transparent PNG so it can be imported into many image and map editors, including Dungeonographer. (The program has a paid version and a free version which limits some features.)

Instructions are included in the zipped file.

Price: $1.99
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Dungeonographer Sylvan Map Icons (Any Editor)

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:53
Dungeonographer Sylvan Map Icons (Any Editor)Publisher: Inkwell Ideas

Each month we've been putting together icon sets to expand the options available for each of Inkwell Ideas's software programs through Patreon's website. (A way to sponsor ongoing projects for a small amount each creative work or month.) This icon set has Sylvan inspired icons for Dungeonographer. All of the icons are in the thumbnail/contact sheet product image.  (Click it for a larger version.)

You may publish maps using these icons--see the license below. Full list of buildings is also noted below.

Each image is a transparent PNG so it can be imported into many image and map editors, including Dungeonographer. (The program has a paid version and a free version which limits some features.)

Instructions are included in the zipped file.

Price: $1.99
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Cityographer High Seas City Map Icons (Any Editor)

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:46
Cityographer High Seas City Map Icons (Any Editor)Publisher: Inkwell Ideas

Each month we've been putting together icon sets to expand the options available for each of Inkwell Ideas's software programs through our Patreon. (Something like a monthly subscription.) This icon set includes the icons we created in December 2018 for Cityogapher. They have a High Seas theme. All of the icons are in the thumbnail/contact sheet product image.  (Click it for a larger version.)

You may publish maps using these icons--see the license below.

Each image is a transparent PNG so it can be imported into many image and map editors, including Cityographer. (It has a paid version and a free version which limits how many custom map items you may import, number of residents it will auto-generate and a few other minor options.) Smaller buildings (houses, small shops) are generally around 200x200pixels.  Other buildings are larger.

Instructions are included in the zipped file.

Price: $1.99
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Cityographer Sylvan City Map Icons (Any Editor)

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:43
Cityographer Sylvan City Map Icons (Any Editor)Publisher: Inkwell Ideas

Each month we've been putting together icon sets to expand the options available for each of Inkwell Ideas's software programs through our Patreon. (Something like a monthly subscription.) This icon set includes the icons we created in November 2018 for Cityogapher. They have a Sylvan theme. All of the icons are in the thumbnail/contact sheet product image.  (Click it for a larger version.)

You may publish maps using these icons--see the license below.

Each image is a transparent PNG so it can be imported into many image and map editors, including Cityographer. (It has a paid version and a free version which limits how many custom map items you may import, number of residents it will auto-generate and a few other minor options.) Smaller buildings (houses, small shops) are generally around 200x200pixels.  Other buildings are larger.

Instructions are included in the zipped file.

Price: $1.99
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Fenix English Edition-1, 2013

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:37
Fenix English Edition-1, 2013Publisher: Askfageln

The Apocalyptic Issue

The Chamber – Legacy of the Apocalypse
The apocalypse was averted by the slimmest of margins, and the threat is sealed into the chamber – but how do we keep it from being explored in the future? And how will the adventurers react when they happen upon this strange place during their campaign?

Text: Christoffer Krämer, Art: Lukas Thelin

Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword?
Why is killing such an issue, and what can a Game Master do to lessen the impact of physical conflict?

Text: Pete Nash, Art: Lukas Thelin


The Lion in Fimbulwinter - Sweden in the Day After Ragnarok
A brand new setting for an excellent game.

Text: Kenneth Hite, Art: Lukas Thelin

Bernard the Barbarian in the Hour of Need

A comic strip

Text & Illustration: Åke Rosenius


Bernard the Barbarian Undercover

A comic strip

Text & Illustration: Åke Rosenius


Bernard the Barbarian Speaks Up

A comic strip

Text & Illustration: Åke Rosenius

Price: $2.99
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Atlas Games is Hiring a Marketing Coordinator

Atlas Games - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:38
The title of the post pretty much says it all: We're looking for a great candidate to fill a newly created Marketing Coordinator position here at Atlas Games. The job is located in our Duluth, Minnesota office. We'll fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate, so while there's not a deadline to apply, there's also no guarantee it'll still be open if you wait too long. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Handbook to the Shadow Plane

RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:27
Handbook to the Shadow PlanePublisher: Zenith Games

Dark, mysterious, and dripping with ominous potential, the Shadow Plane is a favorite of spellcasters and arcane experimenters. Both coterminous and coexistent with the Material Plane, this strange realm provides creatures for summons, energy for spells, and a risky shortcut for canny travelers.

In this tome you will find some secrets of the Shadow Plane unmasked. The Handbook to the Shadow Plane provides new denizens, hooks, and qualities for the Plane of Shadow, including new rules on traveling between layers of shadow, plane-specific encounters, and treasures you might plunder from this mysterious world.

Inside the Handbook to the Shadow Plane, you will find.

  • Umbral paths, umbral portals, and the hazards therein.
  • The maddening curse of the baleful moon.
  • Memory stealing dusk snatchers and Umbral hags.
  • Shadow imbuements, umbral elixirs, and umbral compasses.
  • Spells such as darken the inner light and shadow puzzle sphere.
  • The shadow shaman spirit and the class-transforming shadow psychopomp hex.
Don't leave home without it!
      Price: $1.99
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      Secrets of Silent Streets

      RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:19
      Secrets of Silent StreetsPublisher: Monte Cook Games

      This is a preorder. Secrets of Silent Streets will be available in February. Purchase now and get the 15-page free preview; your file for the full book will be added to your library automatically on the release date.

      The City of Notions. The Heart of Indigo. The Center of the Real World.

      Like any metropolis in any realm, Satyrine isn’t one city but many. Even a vislae can’t know the entirety of it, no matter how many lives they live there. Fartown, the Marquis Quarter, the Strangeglass District, the Hollows, and the vast abandoned stretches—all offer different experiences and moods as well as unique landmarks, resources, denizens, and dangers. Satyrine is something different to every citizen and visitor who explores her streets.

      Secrets of Silent Streets is a guide to this vast, rich, and unique city—the epicenter of the orders of magic and, to many, the very center of the Actuality. Visit the Great Observatory of Zuin, where mystical astronomers equate the movement of the stars with the ebbs and flows of magic. Meet the Phalanx of Liquid Granite, who have turned absurdity magic into a martial art. Enter the Citrine Court, a secret conclave of vislae devoted to transforming themselves—physically and metaphorically—into famous novels from Shadow.

      These are just a few of the experiences you’ll discover as you travel the seventeen districts of Satyrine and beyond, each detailed through dozens of points of interest and illuminated through its own unique atmosphere, social expectations, and traditions. Along the way you’ll find scores of plot hooks, NPCs, creatures—and of course plenty of magic.

      Price: $18.99
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      Random Enchanted Items

      RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:17
      Random Enchanted ItemsPublisher: Ulisses Spiele

      This is a supplement to the Magical Treasures Table as found in the Aysle section of the GM’s Guide chapter. There are 4 more tables of random magic items to choose from. This makes for 75+ new items.

      Price: $2.00
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      Changeling: the Lost Second Edition Storyteller Screen & Companion

      RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:15
       the Lost Second Edition Storyteller Screen & CompanionPublisher: Onyx Path Publishing

      Once upon a time, they took you from your home.

      They promised you a place at their side, and meaning in your life, and they
      surrounded you with beautiful things.

      But the beautiful things were oh so sharp, and they laughed when you bled.

      Day by day, they changed you. But day by day, your will grew stronger.

      On the last day, you smashed your way through the beautiful things and ran, not noticing as you bled or feeling as you cried.

      You fought with courage and cleverness and took yourself home.

      Now the beauty and the horror are yours, to have and to hold and to live.

      Welcome to once upon right fucking now.

      A digital edition of the Changeling: the Lost 2nd Edition Storyteller Screen for use with your tablets or virtual tabletop play. It includes a set of charts and tables for quick reference to assist the Storyteller when running your game.

      Additionally, the Storyteller Secrets Companion to the screen offers additional quick references to make the Storyteller's job easier, including Conditions, charts, and a lexicon.

        Price: $1.99
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        High Seas Update

        RPGNow - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:50
        High Seas UpdatePublisher: Mage Hand Press

        Yo-ho, yo-ho; a pirate's life for me!

        The High Seas Update takes place at a time when there are still holes in the map to be filled. These blank spaces are a canvas of adventure, realms of pure swashbuckling exploits, where buccaneers can raid unsuspecting merchants, explorers can struggle against epic sea monsters, and pirates can bury treasure far away from polite civilization.

        Inside its pages, you'll find everything you need to construct your own pirate adventure: a slew of races, archetypes, and spells, a treasure trove of magic items, new pirate weapons and equipment, a host of magical diseases, and, perhaps most importantly, a veritable armada of ships. It includes a comprehensive, easy to pick up, and fun to play system of ship combat rules and a ton of pre-built example ships so the whole crew can get in on the action.

        More than that, High Seas comes loaded with a sizable bestiary, with entries ranging from colossal sea serpents to the diminutive parrots. Following that is a full complement of human NPC stats to fill the ships, ports, and island colonies of your campaign world, so that every inch of your campaign can feel fully inhabited.

        This book is published by Mage Hand Press under the Open Gaming License.

        82 pages.

        Price: $14.99
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