Posts Tagged ‘RPG News’

D&D Next – Summer 2014

dnd-nextWizards of the Coast has announced that D&D Next (or 5th Edition to us old timers) will be out this coming Summer.

4th Edition failed to achieve anything resembling traction with the market after version 3 and 3.5. Was it just that bad or are we just not into “gaming around the table” anymore?

Thoughts and ideas?

Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter

achtung_chtulhu_kickstarterI’m a sucker for WWII + Fantasy mash-ups. I admit it. I’m OK with it.

The guys over at Modiphius are trying to scare up funds on Kickstarter and it’s a worthy effort. Check their project out.

What is Achtung! Cthulhu?

Discover the secret history of World War Two – stories of the amazing heroism in which stalwart men and women struggled to overthrow a nightmare alliance of science and the occult, of frightening inhuman conspiracies from the depths of time, and the unbelievable war machines which were the product of Nazi scientific genius – and how close we all came to a slithering end!

Press Release – Azamar

Press Release, 2-22-2011, Wicked North Games, LLC:

AZAMAR is an epic, high-magic, fantasy, role-play setting for the free Cinema6 Games Framework. Brought to you by Wicked North Games, the Cinema6 Games Framework (c6) is a true, Open Source Game System created with use of six-sided dice. The Cinema6 Games Framework has been designed from the ground up to make cinematic elements an integral part of gameplay. It is unique in that c6 streamlines rules and mechanics, simplifying the game so its not only easy to play, but easy to change.

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Drive-Thru RPG – New Zealand Relief Bundle

I love it when geeks get out and help with needy causes.

Drive-Thru RPG is helping out the New Zealand Red Cross in an effort to aid those injured in the recent New Zealand quakes.

New Zealand Red Cross Relief Bundle

They’ve loaded the bundle with about $320 worth of stuff for $20. That’s a hell of steal and for a good cause!

Go do some good today and get some cool gear besides!

For the Kiwis!

Dungeoneering – The Board Game?

It’s been a pet project off and on for a few years. Using the “print & cut once” idea from Dungeoneering’s terrain, I’ve got the basics of an Open Gaming License board game. The idea is simple, multiple board pieces are used to randomly create the whole board. Players then compete in an RPG-like game where random rolls and card draws manage the adventure. If any of you have played “Talisman” you’ll be roughly familiar with the concept. It’s D&D-lite, with all players, no DM.

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New Sponsor:

The guys over at Troll and Toad are the first to buy advertising space here on Dungeoneering. Besides being suave, well-endowed, and handsome men that any girl would be happy to bring home to mom and dad, they run a great site with some awesome deals. Be sure to head on over and check them out. Great stuff, including miniatures and figures of all shapes and sizes.

With Amazon referals having gone buh-bye, here at Dungeoneering, we’re open to most any RPG-related sponsorships. If you want your site advertised on Dungeoneering, let me know!

More D&D on Microsoft’s Surface

A few months back, I put a demo video up of the new D&D prototype running on Microsoft’s Surface technology.

Well, here’s another demo of actual gameplay. It’s a little muddled, but you get a better sense of how it plays.

D&D November Release – Draconoicon 2: Metallic Dragons

Draconomicon 2: Metallic DragonsDraconomicon: Metallic Dragons describes several varieties of dragons, including gold, silver, copper, iron, and adamantine dragons. It also introduces several other kinds of metallic dragons suitable for any D&D campaign.

This supplement presents dragons both malevolent and benign, and gives details on each dragon’s powers, tactics, myths, lairs, servitors, and more. In addition, this book provides new information about the roles that metallic dragons fill in a D&D game. Story and campaign elements in the book give Dungeon Masters ready-to-play material that is easily incorporated into a game, including adventure hooks, quests, encounters, and pregenerated treasure hoards.

Personally, I love using metallic dragons as both benefactors and “chess players,” moving your PCs around in their own personal games. But I’m also keen on using “polymorph self” to keep their identities a complete secret until that last, crucial (and often bloody) moment.