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What's New? November 11th, 2017: Bits & Pieces

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A few odds and ends to report today. Don't forget that you've still got time to join the RPGGeek Secret Cthanta Holiday Exchange (despite the name, this is not for Cthulhu lovers only!). If anything in the news this year has piqued your interest, and you didn't pick it up along the way, now is the chance to have someone else get it for you!

As always, if you saw anything I didn't, please drop a note in the comments to let everybody know about it!

Not totally sure about this one. Impressions is listing Cold & Dark as a new release this week, but I'm not sure exactly what's new. The PDF was out in 2012 (according to our database, at least) and Bruce reported that Leisure Games was listing a physical copy available back in 2014 (even though the print edition in the database lists a 2017 publication). Anyone know more about this than I do? It's from Modiphius Entertainment, now, although the earlier info lists Wicked World Games 1.1 as well. (Source: Impressions)

Speaking of Modiphius, they've also got two supplements out for Mindjammer. The Core Worlds and The Mindjammer Companion are the latest books to expand your options. (Source: Modiphius)

From Gallant Knight Games, there's Cold Shadows, a storytelling game of espionage, etc. that sounds a bit like Spione: Story Now in Cold War Berlin. PDF only available for now, not sure if there are any plans for a POD edition as well. (Source: DriveThruRPG)

New Chaosium licensee Trepan has released a PDF copy of The Haunted Clubhouse: The Little Play House of Horrors for Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition). It's advertised as a "lethal and harrowing adventure," but then again, what CoC worth the name isn't? A POD edition is supposedly forthcoming, but this is currently available on DTRPG. (Source: Chaosium)

Mutant Chiron Games, the publishing label of RPGGeek's own Karl Larsson, has released Dead for the Living (not in the database yet?), a game about ghosts, regrets, and tough decisions, in which players are Death Knights, a kind of ghost police, who patrol the afterlife making sure that other ghosts follow the law...sounds fun! (Source: Karl!)

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What's New? November 4th, 2017: New Home...

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...for the news. After some consideration, I've decided that Saturday is going to be the best day for me to do the news going forward. No guarantees that I won't change my mind, though! Here's what I saw this past week-ish, and of course, drop a line in the comments to let everyone know about other stuff!

First things first, we've got the third installment of the Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path. Pathfinder #123: The Flooded Cathedral (which is a cool name for an adventure, if nothing else) finds the players investigating a sea hag who threatens their colony, and another menacing - but hidden - danger. From, of course, Paizo Publishing for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition). (Source: Leisure Games)

I still haven't had a chance to try out Starfinder Roleplaying Game, but that hasn't stopped Paizo from going ahead and releasing stuff for it. This week, we've got Starfinder #002: Temple of the Twelve, which is the second installment in the Dead Suns Adventure Path Adventure Path. Players will find themselves seeking a lost elven temple-city on a jungle planet, as they race against other factions to learn more about the secrets of a mysterious asteroid (this adventure sounds like pure pulp nonsense, and I love it). (Source: Leisure Games)

If you're a Through the Breach player, Wyrd Miniatures keeps releasing stuff for you. Up right now, we've got A Stitch in Time (not yet in the database), advertised as a four session adventure that sends players back to the very first days of the Breach. (Source: Leisure Games)

Achtung! Cthulhu gets a new adventure, which is the third installment in the Zero Point campaign. Zero Point 1942: Code of Honour (CoC) sees players combating something terrifying beneath the streets of wartime Istanbul. From Modiphius Entertainment. (Source: Modiphius)

Seith and Sword is the latest supplement for Fate of the Norns - the description is a little vague, but it appears to be a sourcebook for Eastern Midgard (or, as advertised, "the shores of the Baltic"). Maybe there's an adventure in there as well? From Pendelhaven. (Source: Noble Knight)

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What's New? October 26th, 2017: Happy (early) Halloween!

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Not a ton this week, but some of the stuff I did see looks really interesting! And as always, if you saw something else, drop a line in the comments to let everybody know about it!

First things first: from Melsonian Arts Council, we've got Fever Swamp, which is compatible with Lamentations of the Flame Princess (and, as usual, most OSR games). I have a feeling that this maybe came out of the Crypts of Indormancy Kickstarter, but my memory isn't great right now, and I can't find it in my emails. It's available as a PDF, whatever the provenance. (Source: DriveThruRPG)

Also in the realm of only-available-as-a-PDF, there's Dark Places & Demogorgons, another OSRish type thing...but this one definitely has a Stranger Things vibe as well, because you're playing teenagers in the 1980s... I don't know much else about this, or where it came from, but it's from Bloat Games. (Source: DriveThruRPG)

One more PDF (that actually isn't in the database yet, I think): The Wasted Hack is yet another hack of The Black Hack (1st & 2nd Ed.) (which has got to be getting to be one of the most-hacked games out there). This one, from Shattered Pike Studio, has a mutant-post-apocalypse kind of thing going on. (Source: DriveThruRPG)

This one has a physical form as well as digital, and it looks super cool: Dungeon Full of Monsters, from Red Box Vancouver is a modular megadungeon for Labyrinth Lord (with conversion notes for The Nightmares Underneath, which sounds even cooler to me). It's kinda spendy ($50!), but might make a good holiday present for someone in the Secret Cthanta exchange... (Source: DriveThruRPG)

I don't honestly know anything about Mythras, but RPGGeek's own Chad Bowser has written a scenario for it that looks pretty cool. White Death sends players to investigate an abandoned Soviet drift station in the Arctic ocean (I'm already sold!), and includes new rules for handling insanity in the game. It's available on Lulu, at least. (Source: Chad!)

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What's New? October 19th, 2017: Double Feature!

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Apologies for missing last week - I've been promoted to a full-time position at work, and I've been trying to get my legs under me a bit. I'm trying to catch up on the last couple of weeks here, but some things will definitely have slipped past me, so please drop a note in the comments about anything else you have seen! Also, the news may be moving again to a different day of the week - watch this space for more information. And now, on to the update...

First up, for Star Wars: Force and Destiny, we've got Ghosts of Dathomir, which is a full-length adventure, which sends characters chasing after a mysterious and powerful artifact along the Outer Rim. From Fantasy Flight Games. (Source: Alliance)

The latest Pathfinder Player Companion is Blood of the Coven, a supplement that explores the mysteries of witchcraft, with new hexes, curse, archetypes, spells, magic items and more. From Paizo Publishing for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition), obviously. (Source: Alliance)

The newest supplement for Adventure's in Middle-Earth is the Rhovanion Region Guide, which covers a pretty big swath of Middle-Earth in some detail, and provides new mechanical options to go along with it. From Cubicle 7 Entertainment. (Source: Alliance)

This PDF was out last year, but you should be able to snag a hard copy of Good Intentions for Deadlands: Reloaded pretty soon if you can't already. This is a plot point campaign featuring the latest plans of Dr. Darius Hellstromme. From Pinnacle Entertainment Group. (Source: Leisure Games)

Another installment in Goodman Games Fifth Edition Fantasy series: Fifth Edition Fantasy #11: The Archmage's Lost Hideaway is a 7th level adventure featuring, by the cover art, some kind of beholder, and by the description, some kind of extradimensional lair. Have fun! (Source: Leisure Games)

A longstanding Kickstarter is nearing completion. Elite Encounters Role-Playing Game was launched back in February of 2013 has been released as a PDF. No word, as far as I know, on a date for physical delivery. (Source: Bifford)

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What's New? August 5th, 2017: Pugmire, Tales of Equestria, Shadowrun and more!

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It's not out until November (the 21st, to be exact), but Xanathar's Guide to Everything, the next major release for Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) has been popping up for preorder at a few places, so I figure it's worth mentioning that you can get your copy stored away for later delivery. And now for the rest of the news...

I guess I didn't cover this one, because I think it's been in general distribution for a bit, but Kickstarter-funded Pugmire is available from Onyx Path Publishing. If anthropomorphic dogs in a post-apocalyptic setting sounds like it might be up your alley, check out Steve's review for more details. (Source: Leisure Games)

For My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria, we've got two releases from River Horse Ltd., neither of which is in the database yet. The first is the Bestiary of Equestria, which is exactly what it sounds like, and the other is The Festival of Lights, which is a low-level adventure taking place in the mysterious city of Umberfoal. (Source: Leisure Games)

If you play Shadowrun (5th Edition), and you like orks and trolls, than this is for you: The Complete Trog is a player-facing sourcebook featuring a mixture of fluff and crunch to help you make the most out of these characters. From Catalyst Game Labs. (Source: Leisure Games)

One I know I missed last week is the latest release for Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of. The Book of Skelos is a magic-oriented supplement for the Hyborian age. From Modiphius Entertainment. (Source: Modiphius Press Release)

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What's New? September 28th, 2017: D&D, Pathfinder and Space: 1889

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A few quick hits below. I didn't have a lot of free time this week, and I saw stuff that I didn't have time to write up - I'll try and update tomorrow evening, but in the meantime, please chip in with other things that you've seen!

I don't follow Critical Role (although some of the people I play with do), so I have no idea if this is an awesome setting or not, but it should be out in the wild soon. Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting is from Green Ronin Publishing, and it's compatible with Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition). (Source: Alliance)

Also for the fifth edition of the world's most popular roleplaying game, we've got The Book of the Righteous (5E), which is actually a revision of the d20 version of this which was published waaaaaay back in 2002. It's also from Green Ronin. (Source: Alliance)

From Monte Cook Games, there's the Ninth World Bestiary 2, which I could have sworn I'd covered already in the news, but I'm apparently hallucinating. It's for Numenera, of course. (Source: Impressions)

The latest installment of the Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) is here. Pathfinder #122: Into the Shattered Continent sees the player characters trying to uncover a plot that threatens their fledgling colony on the lost content. From Paizo Publishing. (Source: Leisure Games)

Space: 1889 (Ubiquity edition) has two new releases: London Bridge Has Fallen Down is an adventure that's been kicking around as a PDF for a couple of years (apparently), but is now getting a physical release. The second item is Venus which has been out for a bit, but I missed it when it hit shelves last month (or maybe earlier, even). (Source: Press Release)

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What's New? September 21st, 2017: Pathfinder, Mistborn, Leagues of Adventure and more!

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How's everybody doing? Hard to believe that 2017 is almost 3/4 over, huh? What great releases does the rest of the year have in store? Keep coming back to find out, but for this week, we've got...

The first Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) release this week is the latest Pathfinder Player Companion. This one is the Antihero's Handbook, which is pretty much what it sounds like, promising to provide the usual passel of new mechanical options, this time for characters on the...greyer end of the moral spectrum. From Paizo Publishing. (Source: Alliance)

Also for Pathfinder, we have Book of the Damned which gives you all the information you could ever want (well, maybe not) on demon lords and archdevils. Out of curiosity, has anyone added up how many pages of official Pathfinder material there are at this point? (Source: Alliance)

Any Mistborn Adventure Game fans out there? This week, you get Alloy of Law: Masks of the Past which expands on Brandon Sanderson's Shadows of Self and The Bands of Mourning, bringing new mechanical and setting options to your table. From Crafty Games. (Source: Leisure Games)

From Khepera Publishing, there's a new release for Atlantis: The Second Age (2nd Edition). This one is Death Among the Trees, which is a full-length adventure set in a tomb high in the Atlas Mountains. (Source: Leisure Games)

Next up we have the latest Troll Lord Games adventure for the fifth edition of the world's most popular roleplaying game. This one is 5th Edition Adventure A08: Forsaken Mountain (5E), which finds characters trying to prevent Coburg the Undying from acquiring the Vessel of Souls. As always, these are conversions of older (2011, in this case) adventures for Castles & Crusades. (Source: Leisure Games)

Leagues of Adventure gets tentacly! Well, maybe it was always tentacly, but now it's getting everyone's favorite elder tentacle god and friends: Leagues of Cthulhu (not currently in the database) brings Lovecraftian fun to this RPG from Triple Ace Games, Ltd.. You'll apparently also need Leagues of Gothic Horror to get the most out of this. (Source: DriveThruRPG)

From Chaosium, we've got Reign of Terror, a historical scenario set during the French Revolution. This was developed by Mark Morrison as an interlude scenario for Horror on the Orient Express, but it's now been worked up into a two-parter that can be played either as a standalone or within the framework of the larger campaign. (Source: Chaosium)

The only Classic Dungeons & Dragons release from Wizards of the Coast this week appears to be ADP6-04: Fantastic Locations: Fields of Ruin. (Source: Dungeon Masters Guild)

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What's New? September 14th, 2017: Worlds of Fate, D&D, Call of Cthulhu!

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A few bits this week, as always, drop a line in the comments about the stuff I missed!

The latest big Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) release from Wizards of the Coast is Tomb of Annihilation. I'm going to be honest: I haven't looked super closely at this, but I'm going to guess that there's a tomb, and some annihilation. There's also some dice to go along with it, by the looks of it. (Source: Everywhere, really)

The latest World of Adventure for Fate Core is So the Story Goes (gotta add this to the database, by the looks of it), which...I'm not super clear on. You play Storytellers, who are trying to prevent the rise of a Tyrant, and there's an emphasis on the social aspects of roleplaying, but it's a little fuzzy beyond that. From Don Bisdorf and Evil Hat Productions. (Source: DriveThruRPG)

I'm pretty sure that this was a Kickstarter that I missed out on or passed on for reasons I don't recall, but Down Darker Trails is a Wild West-themed setting for Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition) that sounds a bit like Deadlands: the Cthulhuing (which is not necessarily a bad thing!). It's an official Chaosium product. (Source: DriveThruRPG)

A Kickstarter that I did go in on was for Alas for the Awful Sea: Myth, Mystery & Crime in 1800s UK, which is shipping to backers and should be available elsewhere very soon, I think. This is powered by the apocalypse, and it's from Storybrewers Roleplaying. (Source: Mine came in the mail!)

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What's New? September 7th, 2017: Wyrms Footnotes & Conan the Barbarian!

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A couple of good ones this week, but not a whole lot to report in aggregate. Let everyone know about the stuff I missed in the comments!

Chaosium has announced the return of Wyrms Footnotes as the house magazine for the Glorantha setting. Three issues are currently lined up, and issue 16 should be in the wild shortly. (Source: Chaosium)

Conan the Barbarian is the latest supplement for Modiphius Entertainment's Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, providing new rules for barbaric carousing among many other things, as well as new character options and new regions in which you can drive your enemies before you and listen to the lamentations of their women. (Source: DriveThruRPG)

The only Classic Dungeons & Dragons PDF I'm seeing this week is HWR2: Kingdom of Nithia, but I think I'm missing them, because things were obviously released the last couple of weeks, but they're not showing up for me on the Dungeon Masters Guild under "Latest Classic Titles," so if anyone knows a better way to see these releases, let me know! (Source: Dungeon Masters Guild)

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What's New? August 31st, 2017: On the move!

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Due to my work schedule having become a bit more predictable, What's New? is going to be moving to Thursdays. I don't think this makes any real difference, but I'm sorry to everyone who really liked getting their updates on Wednesdays.

There's also not a whole lot to report this week, although as usual, I'm sure I missed stuff, so make sure you drop a note about that in the comments so everyone can stay up to date!

This one was totally not on my radar: Lost in the Lights (7th Edition) is the first in a series of supplements for Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition) detailing modern day cults. I think these were maybe originally released for 6th edition a few years back, and this is mostly an update to the new edition, but I'm not 100% sure. From Sixtystone Press. (Source: Leisure Games)

I'm not sure if I'm missing anything, but I also didn't see any Classic D&D PDFs this week, so if anyone knows what happened to those, let us know!

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