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MGM And Wyvern Gaming To Launch Stargate Roleplaying Game Inspired By Hit Television Series

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Fans to Get Sneak Peek at Gen Con in August, with Release to Follow at Gen Con 2020

June 11, 2019 — “Permission to barge in, sir?” Now all Stargate aficionados have “permission to barge in” and take on the bad guys with the Stargate Roleplaying Game. MGM, a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content including major franchises such as Rocky, James Bond, Fargo, Vikings, The Handmaid’s Tale and Pink Panther, and game design company Wyvern Gaming, are collaborating on a new roleplaying game based on the popular Stargate SG-1™ TV series. Fans will be able to get a sneak peek at the game at Gen Con this August, with the launch expected to follow in 2020. MGM’s licensing agency, Brandgenuity, is managing the development and roll out of the Stargate licensing program and brokered the agreement between Wyvern Gaming and MGM.

Brad Ellis, CEO at Wyvern Gaming, said, “We love the Stargate franchise, and we wanted to create a roleplaying game in which fans can become a member of the SGC. Just imagining progressing a character from level 1 to 20 while exploring the universe is a thrilling thought. We’re building on top of the D&D 5th edition Open Gaming License to make this an approachable game for roleplayers while adding the exploration and mechanics necessary for a modern science fiction setting.”

Robert Marick, Executive Vice President Global Consumer Products and Experiences at MGM, said, “There’s a passionate fanbase for Stargate SG-1 who are eager to immerse themselves in experiences that extend the brand well beyond the TV screen. Collaborating with Wyvern Gaming on the Stargate Roleplaying Game enables us to give those who continue to watch and re-watch episodes of the hit TV show the opportunity to enjoy the series and its memorable characters in a whole new way.”

The new Stargate Roleplaying Game lets players explore the galaxy and aid in the fight against the Goa’uld System Lords. The core rulebook contains all the information needed to create a character and join the Stargate Command (SGC). Players will choose from a set of playable races and classes as they learn the skills, feats, equipment, and technologies needed to make their character thrive as an SG team member. The book also covers how to be a Game Commander (GC). In the game, Stargate Missions are handed down from Stargate Command. Players may be asked to capture a point of interest, explore new worlds, retrieve important artifacts, rescue important VIPs, or assassinate/capture high-value targets. Stargate Missions will launch the Living Campaign that will allow the players’ characters to advance through the ranks of the SGC. Through an online system, players can track their character’s progression, earn unique items, and become a legend within the SGC. For updates on the Stargate Roleplaying Game, sign-up at https://stargatetherpg.com/

Beyond the Stargate Roleplaying Game, MGM and Brandgenuity continue to grow the Stargate SG-1 licensing program with recent products/partners including an upcoming fan convention from Creation Entertainment, collectible figures from Chronicle Collectibles, and tees from The Forecast Agency and American Classics.
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Good Games Stores to Run Australian National Dungeons and Dragons Day on May 18

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International game store chain Good Games will run Australian National
Dungeons and Dragons day this May, during which people wanting to try D&D can visit any store in the country and get a learn-to-play experience.
Good Games has worked in partnership with Wizards Australia and podcast partners I Speak Giant and 7LandHand to create the day, where anyone can get involved in the cultural phenomenon of D&D. Prospective adventurers will be given a miniature and guidance in painting it, a character sheet that matches it and an adventure to play through. In addition to this, new players will receive a voucher that can be redeemed at each store’s next D&D event for a free dice bag. The entire experience, lasting around 2 hours, provides an introduction to the world’s most popular roleplaying game.

“The whole world is finally discovering what a select few of us have known since the 70s - Dungeons and Dragons is great fun!” said Brand Manager, Jaime Lawrence. “We want to welcome them to our stores to experience everything we love about the hobby - minis, dice, adventure and the incredible sense of camaraderie that comes from telling an epic tale together”.

Anyone who has questions can email Good Games Brand Manager Jaime Lawrence at jaime@goodgames.com.au or try contacting him on the site:
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Or, you know 1000. Today

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became the fifth person in the history of the geek to have written 1,000 reviews. Even more amazing, for us, is that all Bryce's reviews are on the RPG side. He's the first person to achieve 1,000 reviews of rpg items or products.

His reviews are nearly always of adventures with a strong focus on their usability by GMs.

Thanks Bryce for all your hard work!

Here's his first review: Ymmu, M'Kursa tastes like chicken!
and, of course, his 1000th: IT ATTACKS!!!!

For those who enjoy math, that's about .387 reviews per day which makes him more prolific than Tom Vasel.
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Happy Birthday to ctimmins and wavemotion

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January 27 marks the birthday of two big contributors to the 'geek:

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Happy Birthday to Dave and Clark!
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Last Day for Sign-Ups

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Sunday, Sunday Sundayyyy!!!

Today is the last day to sign up for two of the big exchanges this year.

The 10th (2018) Cthanta Claus (RPG Secret Santa) Gift Exchange - Targets Assigned
The oldest of our gift exchanges, this one is in it's 10th year. You pick an item or two from your target's wishlist and send it along. This is a very entertaining international exchange.
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2018 RPG Geek Tavern Christmas Card Exchange
This is a great exchange for the budget-conscious gamer as all you need to send is a card. It's a fun international exchange of holiday cards and this is the 7th year.
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Each of these events has an associated free microbadge for participants. If you have any questions, you should contact the person running the exchange or post in the associated thread (every title is a link to the thread).

Don't forget that just posting in the thread isn't enough to get inot the exchange; each one has an entry in the GeekExchange system. If you browse that list you might find some other exchanges you're interested in.

(Yep, mostly the same night as last week).
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It's that time of year when a lot of things are happening at once. This is a reminder of some of those deadlines

Announcing the 2018 24 Hour RPG Contest
One of RPG Geek's most venerable contests having run in some form since 2010. The good news is that you can still enter, but the bad news is, you might not get 24 hours depending on when you're reading this.
Deadline: Monday November 12.
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T.O.S.S.E.R. 2018 - this time for real
This is the 5th anniversary exchange. Unlike Secret Cthanta, this one is about homemade items, ephemera and knickknacks which might not be games. This is the exchange where you might be able to let your crafty or clever side shine.
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The 10th (2018) Cthanta Claus (RPG Secret Santa) Gift Exchange - Targets Assigned
The oldest of our gift exchanges, this one is in it's 9th year. You pick an item or two from your target's wishlist and send it along. This is a very entertaining international exchange.
Deadline: Sunday November 18.
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2018 RPG Geek Tavern Christmas Card Exchange
This is a great exchange for the budget-conscious gamer as all you need to send is a card. It's a fun international exchange of holiday cards and this is the 7th year.
Deadline: Sunday November 18.
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Each of these events has an associated free microbadge for participants. If you have any questions, you should contact the person running the exchange or post in the associated thread (every title is a link to the thread).

Don't forget that just posting in the thread isn't enough to get inot the exchange; each one has an entry in the GeekExchange system. If you browse that list you might find some other exchanges you're interested in.
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Happy Birthday Stargate!

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He's so old (and evil) that there were no calendars at the time of his birth, but April 28 is the observed birthday of

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Happy Birthday Bob!
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Happy Birthday Kronik!

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Today, April 26, marks the birth of

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Happy Birthday Jan!
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This Week in Geek History April 22-28

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April 22
1451 - Spanish Queen Isabella I, who funded the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World mb
1922 - Jazz bass player Charles Mingus mb
1937 - Jack Nicholson mb

April 23
1564 - English playwright William Shakespeare mb
1791 - James Buchanan, 15th president of the United States mb
1891 - Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev mb
1940 - Actor Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy)

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1905 - U.S. poet laureate Robert Penn Warren mb
1974 - Actress Alyson Hannigan mb

April 25
1599 - Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England mb
1874 - Guglielmo Marconi (Inventor of the radio telegraph )
1918 - Singer Ella Fitzgerald mb

April 26
1785 - Naturalist John James Audubon mb
1900 - Inventor Charles Richter, responsible for the Richter Scale of earthquake measurement mb
1933 - Entertainer Carol Burnett mb
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April 27
1759 - Writer and groundbreaking feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft mb
1791 - Samuel F.B. Morse mb
1822 - Ulysses S. Grant mb
1904 - English poet C. Day Lewis mb

April 28
1758 - James Monroe mb
1948 - Terry Pratchett
1950 - Talk Show Host Jay Leno mb
18?? - stargate

I'm sure this list is incomplete. Feel free to offer suggestions for this and upcoming weeks. If you want your birthday included just add it to this geeklist: RPG Geek Birthday List
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Happy Birthday Gnoll_Commissar!

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In addition to Erik Mona, our own

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celebrates his birthday on April 21st.

Happy Birthday Randy!
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