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News category contains all news posts about the role playing games, strategy games, mmorpgs, ccgs, and fantasy and scifi related books and movies.

D&D Next Playtest 1st – before the adventure

   As you surely already know, the D&D Next playtest officially began, and the playtest material is (more or less) available for download from Wizards. And what’s even better, it doesn’t have an NDA attached, so we are free to discuss our thoughts and experiences!    For my part I plan to present multiple articles about D&D Next… Read More »

Jet Li packs a punch for the Age of Wushu MMO

   I recently received an announcement, that Jet Li signed a contract to be the face of the free to play martial arts MMO, called Age of Wushu, produced by Snail Games.    As you may guess I instantly looked after the game, as I wanted to know if it’s anything interesting, or just another of the hundreds… Read More »

Forsooth!, the Ultimate Shakespeare RPG is coming !

   Spoiled Flush Games recently announced their first self-published game, Forsooth!, the Ultimate Shakespeare RPG, which is coming in this June. What made me interested in the product apart from the theme, that it’s don’t have a dedicated Game Master, and every player controls multiple characters.    An earlier version of the game won the GameChef 2011 competition,… Read More »

Magic the Gathering: Planechase 2012 – new information revelead

In November Wizards of the Coast announced that on this June they will continue their Magic the Gathering : Planechase product line with a new release. On this week they released some additional info and insight regarding the release.    Thankfully the new addition is not just another couple of planar cards with the same design approach as… Read More »

AetherCon Updates (May)

  We received the recent updates about the incoming AetherCon Online RPG Convention (announcement), and there are many things happened since our last update in February.    Multiple events were added to the schedule, including Leverage, Atomic Highway and Shadowrun scenarios. Many new Game Masters and artists joined the convention, and Pinnacle Entertainment Group offered to contribute prize… Read More »

Take a look at Magic the Gathering: Avacyn Restored!

   The world of Innistrad is changed, and humanity now has a chance of survival as Avacyn, Angel of Hope emerges from the Helvault in Avacyn Restored. But the fight is far from over, as you may experience on prerelease and release event all around the world. The forces of darkness are still powerful.    As the prerelease… Read More »

Shadowrun : Parabotany released

  On this week Catalyst Game Labs released an interesting new expansion to the Shadowrun Twentieth Anniversary Edition titled Shadowrun : Parabotany. It’s our time to get know the various awakened plants of the game!    Plants is an often overlooked part of many roleplaying games, and Shadowrun is no different in this regard. Who cares about trees… Read More »

A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying: A Game of Thrones Edition is available!

   With the debut of the second season of the TV show arrived the much awaited A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying : A Games of Thrones Edition from Green Ronin Publishing. Announced back in January, I think it’s one of the most waited titles of the year, thanks to it’s theme.     Featuring Michael Komarck‘s epic… Read More »

Shadowrun 2050 turns back time (to the future) in 2012

     I know the title seems strange, but it’s pretty much what is it about. Catalyst Game Labs announced the release of Shadowrun 2050, which turns back the time of the Shadowrun universe to its beginning years. This is the timeframe which made this game a legend for the first time, filled with decks, cyberware and big guns.… Read More »

Mike Welham has won Paizo’s RPG Superstar 2012

   After five rounds of competition and weeks of hard work Mike Welham has won Paizo‘s annual RPG Superstar competition. Congratulations to him !    This means, that his  adventure, Doom Comes to Dustpawn, was chosen by the gamer community to be produced as a full Pathfinder adventure. Most likely it will be released by Paizo in 2013… Read More »

Demons for Legend – Arachnodemon and Imp

Hi Legend players !    This is my second article about summon-able monsters for the Legend RPG, using the rules in Arcania of Legend : Blood Magic. After my last article featuring the Succubus and Incubus, I decided that now I will create some much more combat oriented monster, and another one, which is something smaller and easier… Read More »

Marvel Heroic Roleplay – Random Datafile Generator is out for free!

   Margaret Weis Production released another nice supplement to the Marvel Heroic Roleplay game : a Random Datafile Generator. Now it’s easier to make your new superhero (or villain) than ever !    The Generator is working with a very simple and tried out method : dice rolling. You should roll for your hero’s type/origin (mutant, altered human,… Read More »

The final round of voting for RPG Superstar 2012 is open !

   As you may know, this year’s RPG Superstar contest is close to it’s end, as Paizo yesterday revealed the final four entries. So for now, the voting is open !     I think this part of the contest is the most complex, since now the participants had to create full adventure proposals with a plot, encounters, background… Read More »

Press Release : Blue Mammoth Games released the Dungeon Blitz browser RPG

Blue Mammoth Games Brings Multiplayer, Side-Scrolling Mayhem To Browsers with New Action RPG, Dungeon Blitz ATLANTA – March 26, 2012 – Dungeon Blitz — a free-to-play, side-scrolling brawler with light RPG and MMO elements — has been launched by Blue Mammoth Games. The start-up’s founders, both with deep experience developing AAA titles for hardcore gamers, set out to… Read More »

Shadowrun: Damage Control is released, starting a new adventure series

   Catalyst Game  Labs just released a new adventure,  Shadowrun : Damage Control. It’s a start for a new series of adventures called Boardroom Backstabs for Shadowrun: Twentieth Anniversary Edition.    The new Boardroom Backstabs series will explore one of the most common themes of the Shadowrun RPG : corporate machinations and politics, where maybe nothing is what… Read More »

Thunderstone Advance – Compatibility Guide is available !

   Last week AEG produced a highly demanded expansion for Thunderstone Advance : a Compatibility Guide. This means that from now on you may use your old Thunderstone cards with the new game (almost) without a problem. If you don’t know what I’m speaking about, I mentioned the compatibility issues in an earlier article. The Good    Since… Read More »

Rifts World Book: Lemuria is coming in April !

   Last week Palladium Book announced, that the new Rifts World Book: Lemuria is already at the printers. The new book packs a lots content, including new Biomancy spells, mounts, weapons, and gear suitable for both land-dwellers and aquatic adventurers.    So what is included in this 233-page long book ? Well, quite a lot of things from… Read More »

Demons for Legend – Succubus and Incubus

Hi Legend players !    Since I reviewed Arcania of Legend : Blood Magic I was very intrigued by the summoning rules. I think the potential to include demons, devils and other strange things is great, and must be exploited.    I think to get the intended result the demons and their otherworldly ilk should be not only… Read More »

Marvel Heroic Roleplay – Example of Play

   Margaret Weis Production created a very useful supplement for the Marvel Heroic Roleplay, a nicely detailed example of play document. I really think it was a good idea, as many players inexperienced with the Cortex Plus system asked for a document like this.    The document includes a 9-page example of play during an action scene, featuring… Read More »

The Last Sons is available for Deadlands (Savage Worlds)

  The Last Sons is an extensive Plot Point campaign for Deadlands, using the Savage Worlds Deluxe system. On the other hand it’s much more than that, as it contains a lots of information about the Weird West.    It provides detail on the strange locales and trails of the Disputed Territories, and contains a lots of player… Read More »