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The Breaking of Forstor Nagar

The carved stronghold of Forstor Nagar has been taken by The Hungering Legion and the ambassador of Ithulandis, the City of Adventure is trapped. The adventurers must cross through enemy lines, cut off by the Forstorheim glacier, and rescue the ambassador within the few hours before he is eaten by his captors. The Breaking of Forstor Nagar, published by Rite Publishing, is an 8th…

Metamorphosis Alpha Relaunch

Signal Fire Studios would be relaunching a new product line for Metamorphosis Alpha, with its creator James M. Ward. The new product line would be using the D&D 4E rules under the GSL, as players can choose to play as primitive mutant humans, animal or plant fighting to survive in the vast generational Starship Warden and unlock the ship’s secrets. Metamorphosis Alpha…

Fantasy Adventures; a Kindle-based RPG

Fantasy Adventures is a kindle based rules light RPG that uses 3d6, created by Christopher Ng from Singapore. It is mostly a generic fantasy which allows players to play as one of four classes (Warrior, Scoundrel, Priest and Wizard) and five races (Human, Elf, Dwarf, Halfling and Orc) and it does not use miniatures for combat. An introductory adventure is also included in …

Vigilance Press Creating a Medical RPG

Vigilance Press is attempting to create a combat-free medical RPG in the spirit of TV shows like House MD, ER, MASH and Scrubs, titled Medical Mystery. Chuck Rice, who said that this would be Vigilance Press first RPG designed from the ground up, revealed that in Medical Mystery, players will play as doctors of a medical team that would have to solve cases through three…

Free Chronicles of Arax Expansion until April 26

Crystal Star Games is offering a free expansion to their Chronicles of Arax to anyone who e-mails them until April 26 as an Easter special. Send an e-mail to crystalstargames@gmail.com with the subject ARAX EASTER and you will receive a reply with a promotional code to download an expansion for free. Chronicles of Arax is a fantasy solo game where you play as …

Stars Without Number on shelves in September

Sine Nomine Publishing will be bringing Mongoose Publishing’s Stars Without Number sci-fi RPG to GenCon and store shelves this coming September. This will be followed by the game’s first supplement, Skyward Steel, in October. Stars Without Number is a science fiction RPG inspired by old-school gaming aesthetics. Quick and familiar game mechanics are supported by extensive tools, tables, and tips for creating…

Riots and roleplaying games

Photo by jerekeys Why aren’t there more riots and civil disorder in roleplaying games? Because they’re a pain in the ass to run, and no PC has ever been able to mind his own business, that’s why. Here are some ways to introduce riots and revolution to your games. Riots and mobs are massive, moving forces. Treat a riot like a large river, pushing the characters at…

Old School Podcast: Amaranthine Interview with David Hill

Last week, I heard about a new project on Kickstarter called Amaranthine . I checked it out and was intrigued. Imagine a group of immortals that are continually reborn into new bodies. As they live their lives, flashes of the previous lives are unlocked when they bump into others of their kind. Think Highlander but with a hefty dose of memory loss (also, without…

Amethyst for Pathfinder

EN World reports that Deus Ex Machina will be creating an adaptation of their Amethyst setting to Pathfinder which will be named Amethyst Renaissance. There is not much detail of what the book will contain but the report indicates that it will be an adaptation of Amethyst Foundation and Evolution for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition to the Pathfinder system. The report also emphasized that Deus Ex Machina…

Living Legends solving crime In Broad Daylight

Monkey House Games co-founder Jeff Dee has created Living Legends, a roleplaying game set in the superhero setting of Villains and Vigilantes, according to ICv2 . This is an updated version of the classical Living Legends, and will offer a point-buy system or an optional random generation method for character generation and faster paced mechanics. The 160 page standalone core rulebook, …

Troll Lord Games planning introductory set for Castles & Crusades

The lords of Troll Lord Games, Stephen Chenault and Todd Tripp, are planning to produce an introductory set for Castles and Crusades. This was revealed in Scott Thorne’s column over at ICv2 while he was musing about the benefits of introductory sets in many RPG games of late. Although there isn’t much details on whether the introductory set is confirmed, it was stated in Thorne’s column that…

Arcanis: the Roleplaying Game Fastplay Rules for Free RPG Day 2011

Paradigm Concepts, Inc president Henry Lopez has announced that they would be handing out fastplay rules of their upcoming Arcanis: the Roleplaying Game to participating retailers for this year’s Free RPG Day (June 18 2011). The 2005 ENnie Award winner for Fans’ Choice Best Publisher is also welcoming reviewers to take a first glance of the final game at their ‘Reviewers Table’ at Origins where they would…

Call of Cthulhu 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Chaosium is offering a special, one time printing, of the Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game (6th Edition) to celebrate its 30th anniversary (1981-2011) of immersing roleplayers in the Cthulu mythos by HP Lovecraft. The 320 page rulebook would be covered by a 3mm leatherette hardcover, with the front cover and spine stamped with gold foil wordings. The interior pages …

The Mutant Epoch Roleplaying Game

The Mutant Epoch Roleplaying Game, by William McAusland, is about humankind’s attempt to reclaim some semblance of civilization in a post apocalyptic setting. Players take on the roles of pure stocks, mutants, cyborgs, beastial humans or synthetic humans to form excavation parties as they venture into ruined cities, junk strewn wastelands, twisted forests and polluted seas to uncover lost…

Dungeon Crawl Classics Adventure Starter and Beta Rules on Free RPG Day 2011

Goodman Games has announced that they will be releasing the first published adventure module for their upcoming Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) Roleplaying Game to retailers participating in this year’s Free RPG Day . The release of the Adventure Starter would also coincide with the online release of the DCC RPG beta rules, which will give players a chance to have a…

Weekly Kickstarter Game Projects

I don’t know that this will be a weekly post; maybe as long as there are five or more new projects. We’ll see how it develops. Some major players again this week. I’m wondering if Hasbro, etc will ever take a yen to Kickstarter. Project Description Required Raised Ends The Road to Canterbury FRED Distribution A Euro-style game about …

Parahuman Designer’s Diary: Secret Origins

I wanted to take the opportunity this week to discuss the secret origins of the Parahuman world; where it came from, how it evolved and why it seems to have a pretty rich history despite there being no comic series or previous sourcebooks published for it. Simply put, the world of Parahuman is much older than you might think and has evolved over about 30 years into something far…

And You Thought Your School Was Bad – Book Review of Curriculum of Conspiracy

It’s no secret that I fell in love with Monsters and Other Childish Things when I reviewed it some months back. It’s a game that offers you the opportunity to relive childhood, except this time you’ve got a slavering Horror From Beyond as your best friend. When the opportunity came to review an adventure/setting for the game, I was more than pleased to do so…

37th Annual Origins Awards Nominee List

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design has unveiled the list of nominees for the 37th Annual Origins Awards that will be held at the Origins Game Fair in Greater Columbus Convention Center on June 22-26 . Five nominees have been named in each of the 9 categories (except for Best Historical Board Game) through a vote by game retailers in March 2011 during the GAMA Trade Show from a shortlist…

April Kickstarter Game Projects 2

A scant 9 days after our last post and things are really hopping on Kickstarter. Furthermore, the site is starting to be used by larger, experienced, traditional designers and publishers, and not only first-timers. A show of hands: if projects keep getting added at this pace, how many readers want this roundup to be weekly? Here are new projects since the last post : Project Description Required …