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November 28, 2020

#128: Level Up 5e Update

This week, Morrus and Peter discuss the progress on EN Publishing’s Level Up, the advanced 5e rules set for release in 2021. In the news, information about the Dune RPG, Pathfinder Adventure Paths coming to Savage Worlds, Jeremy Crawford talks about Tasha’s Cauldron’s approach to race and alignment, and more! Plus coverage of this week’s RPG crowdfunding projects and a brand new sketch about the dangerous whenwolf!

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News

Dune RPG Art Preview https://www.enworld.org/threads/check-out-the-first-dune-rpg-art-preview.676557/

Dune RPG Cover Reveal https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-dune-rpg-has-a-cover.676613/

News Digest for the Week of November 27 (ModCon/Dragonmeet, Yawning Portal miniature) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-november-27.676672/

Pathfinder Adventure Paths Coming to Savage Worlds https://www.enworld.org/threads/pathfinder-adventure-paths-are-coming-to-savage-worlds.676662/

D&D’s Jeremy Crawford on Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, Race, and Alignment https://www.enworld.org/threads/wotc-on-tasha-race-alignment-a-several-year-plan.676664/

EN Publishing 5e Adventure Path Zeitgeist Available on Roll20 https://www.enworld.org/threads/its-time-to-rethink-what-an-adventure-path-can-be-on-roll20.676659/

RPG Kickstarter News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-heroes-of-the-cypher-system-questlings-and-more.676610/ (Note: As we did not have a guest this week, there will not be an episode of Our Favourite Game in All the World this week)

Favorite RPG Podcast Nominations for 2020 https://www.enworld.org/threads/nominate-your-favourite-rpg-podcasts-of-2020.676428/

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Level Up 5e

Main Site https://www.levelup5e.com/

Level Up (Almost) Final Heritage/Culture/Background/Destiny List https://www.enworld.org/threads/level-up-origins-list.676583/

Playtests https://www.levelup5e.com/news/category/Playtests

Surveys https://www.levelup5e.com/news/category/Surveys

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, game night runs into trouble as someone has a preferred game.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Eugenio Vargas of Into the Mother Lands to play Our Favourite Game in All the World, Guess the Kickstarter from Just the Name and Nothing Else!

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Eugenio Vargas

Into the Mother Lands RPG https://motherlandsrpg.com/

On Twitch Sundays at 7 PM Eastern/4 PM Pacific https://www.twitch.tv/cypheroftyr

The Last Refuge Podcast https://dndlastrefuge.com/

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Kickstarters

GeneFunk 2090: Shadows of Korea https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crisprmonkey/genefunk-2090-shadows-of-korea

New Bristol https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coyotesisters/new-bristol-a-campaign-setting-for-your-supers-rpg

Death of Divinity: Riches of Andvari https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dodrichesofandvari/death-of-divinity-riches-of-andvari

Boldly Go! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/653621489/boldly-go-science-fiction-role-playing-game

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Find all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon every week on EN World with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-besm-genefunk-2090-and-more.676478/

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Research: Egg Embry

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

 

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Eugenio Vargas to talk about Into the Motherlands. In the news, Gale Force 9 sues Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything released, Comic Relief Plays D&D Part 2, and more plus a brand new sketch about the Aragorn the Ranger finding his place in the party.

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Eugenio Vargas

Into the Mother Lands RPG https://motherlandsrpg.com/

On Twitch Sundays at 7 PM Eastern/4 PM Pacific https://www.twitch.tv/cypheroftyr

The Last Refuge Podcast https://dndlastrefuge.com/

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News

Nominate Your Favorite RPG Podcasts of 2020 https://www.enworld.org/threads/nominate-your-favourite-rpg-podcasts-of-2020.676428/

Gale Force 9 Sues Wizards of the Coast https://www.enworld.org/threads/gale-force-9-sues-wotc-updated.676516/

Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything https://amzn.to/2Kj6YRt

Rob Wieland’s Favorite Player Options from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything https://www.enworld.org/threads/my-favorite-player-options-from-tasha%E2%80%99s-cauldron-of-everything.676455/

News Digest for the Week of November 20 (Blue Rose Quickstart, Star Wars Miniature license going from Fantasy Flight to Atomic Mass) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-november-20.676530/

UPZONE Pop-Up Terrain Books Kickstarter https://www.enworld.org/threads/pop-up-terrain-is-this-the-best-thing-since-sliced-bread.676531/

Comic Relief Plays D&D Part 2 https://www.enworld.org/threads/comic-relief-plays-d-d-for-a-second-time.676509/

Disney Withholding Royalties from Author Alan Dean Foster https://www.sfwa.org/disney-must-pay/

Advanced Rules Miscellany Kickstarter from EN Publishing https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/advanced-rules-miscellany-5th-edition-rules-modules

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Into the Mother Lands

Into the Mother Lands RPG https://motherlandsrpg.com/

On Twitch Sundays at 7 PM Eastern/4 PM Pacific https://www.twitch.tv/cypheroftyr

Cortex Prime https://www.cortexrpg.com/

Into the Mother Lands Archive on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaJ6mCpkCVQ&list=PLAHfidpOmZk8oP58WptCpNfBAWL-yfFFe

Into the Mother Lands Archive on iTunes (audio only) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/into-the-mother-lands/id1534647360

The Last Refuge Podcast https://dndlastrefuge.com/

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

Don’t forget to join the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033145023517295/ and join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/VAuxX8M

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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November 19, 2020

Sketch #51: Titles of Address

Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, an adventurer and shopkeeper debate the proper modes of address for one another.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Jason Bulmahn of Paizo to play Our Favourite Game in All the World, Guess the Kickstarter from Just the Name and Nothing Else!

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Jason Bulmahn

Paizo https://paizo.com/

On Twitch http://twitch.tv/JasonBulmahn

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Kickstarters

The Wildsea RPG https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mythopoeia/the-wildsea

Shiver: Roleplay in the Strange & Unknown https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/399308593/shiver-a-film-and-tv-inspired-ttrpg

Before the Stroke of Midnight https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/midnight-tower/a-gothic-mystery-5e-adventure-inspired-by-edgar-allan-poe

Dust https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegilaboy/dust-3

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Find all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon every week on EN World with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-wildsea-shiver-before-the-stroke-of-midnight-and-more.676336/

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Research: Egg Embry

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Jason Bulmahn from Paizo to talk about Pathfinder 2e, Maul, and more! In the news, Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder get errata, Pathfinder 2e Beginner Box released, Vampire: The Masquerade development going back to Paradox, Terminator RPG update, and more! Plus a brand new very cheesy sketch!

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Jason Bulmahn

Paizo https://paizo.com/

On Twitch http://twitch.tv/JasonBulmahn

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News

Pathfinder 2e Beginner Box https://amzn.to/3eZLR1M

Pathfinder 2e Errata https://www.enworld.org/threads/pathfinder-2e-errata-2e.676339/

D&D 5e Errata https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-sage-advice-2-6-update.676351/

News Digest for the Week of November 13 (Terminator RPG update, Pathfidner 2e No-Prop Characters, GAMA Expo Canceled, Wizards of the Coast Charity Art Auction) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-november-13.676398/

Eberron Confidential http://enworld.org/threads/eberron-confidential-by-keith-baker.676348/

D&D Monopoly https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/monopoly-dungeons-and-dragons/news/dnd-monopoly-coming

Superhero Cypher System Game on Kickstarter https://www.enworld.org/threads/cypher-system-does-superheroes.676375/

Weather Dice from Steve Jackson Games https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/steve-jackson-games-weather-dice-set#/

Ultraviolet Grasslands Free Introduction https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/241606/The-Ultraviolet-Grasslands--Free-Introduction?affiliate_id=36142

Paradox Developing Vampire: The Masquerade In-House, Renegade Games Studio to Publish https://www.enworld.org/threads/renegade-game-studios-takes-over-world-of-darkness.676399/

Advanced Rules Miscellany from EN Publishing https://www.enworld.org/threads/advanced-rules-miscellany-5th-edition-rules-modules.676337/

Level Up Playtest Document #6: Sorcerer https://www.enworld.org/threads/level-up-playtest-document-6-sorcerer.676397/

Level Up Playtest Document #5: Inspiration and Destiny https://www.levelup5e.com/news/level-up-survey-inspiration-amp-destiny

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Pathfinder 2e and MAUL

Monster Arena Ultimate League (MAUL) on Jason Bulmahn’s Twitch http://twitch.tv/JasonBulmahn

MAUL Stream Archives https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn0PBlIqpgk-ojJx1uCY_BAznv4OeaC1o

Minotaur Games http://www.minotaurgames.com/

Blue Maps on Roll20 https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/publisher/519/minotaur-games

Jelle’s Marble Runs https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYJdpnjuSWVOLgGT9fIzL0g

Age of Eventide Patreon https://www.patreon.com/JasonBulmahn

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

Don’t forget to join the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033145023517295/ and join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/VAuxX8M

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

 

Play Now

Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, an attempt to rescue the prisoner from the detention center of a space station goes awry due to some bad dice rolls.

Play Now

This week, Morrus is joined by guest co-host Shane Stacks and Ed Jowett to play Our Favourite Game in All the World, Guess the Kickstarter from Just the Name and Nothing Else!

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Our Guests

Ed Jowett https://www.shadesofvengeance.com/

Violete #2: Backlash on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sovcomics/violete-2-backlash

Shane Stacks https://shaneplays.com/

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Kickstarters

Three Step Plan https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/three-step-plan/three-step-plan

Heavenscape: Reloaded https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sngaming/heavenscape

Shotglass Adventures https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laidbackdm/shotglass-adventures-kal-zars-bane-2-mined-games

Dark Places & Demogorgons https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jiangshi/dark-places-and-demogorgons-5e

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Find all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon every week on EN World with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-carbon-2185-black-void-and-more.675875/

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Research: Egg Embry

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

 

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This week, Morrus is joined by guest co-host Shane Stacks of Shane Plays to talk with returning guest Ed Jowett of Shades of Vengeance. In the news, more previews from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything for D&D, Pre-orders for Pathfinder Mwangi Expanse sourcebook, Starfinder playtest for a new class, Jackals: Bronze Age Fantasy Roleplaying announced, new Star Trek Adventures adventure, and more plus a brand new sketch where the player has an interpretive way of rolling the dice.

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Our Guest

Ed Jowett https://www.shadesofvengeance.com/

Violete #2: Backlash on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sovcomics/violete-2-backlash

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News

Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything Table of Contents https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-tashas-contents-page.676045/

Level Up 5e https://www.levelup5e.com/

Mwangi Expanse Pre-Order https://paizo.com/products/btq026i4?Pathfinder-Lost-Omens-The-Mwangi-Expanse

News Digest for the Week of November 6 (Starfinder Pre-Cog Class Playtest, The One Ring 2e Update, Star Trek Adventures Back to Reality) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-november-6.676254/

Jackals: Bronze Age Fantasy Roleplaying https://amzn.to/3eD4ybJ

Geek Native Preview of Jackals https://www.geeknative.com/101145/osprey-will-publish-the-bronze-age-fantasy-rpg-jackals/

Shane Plays Interviews Creators of Fan-Made Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon Finale https://shaneplays.com/dungeons-and-dragons-cartoon-fan-created-final-episode-requiem-podcast/

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Shades of Vengeance

Shades of Vengeance Homepage https://www.shadesofvengeance.com/

Violete: Backlash https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sovcomics/violete-2-backlash

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Ep 25 (Ed’s first appearance) https://morrus.podbean.com/e/25-ed-jowett-and-shades-of-vengeance/

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Ep 35 (Ed’s second appearance) https://morrus.podbean.com/e/34-sci-fi-games-with-ed-jowett/

Era: The Empowered https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/247187/Era-The-Empowered--Players-Guide?affiliate_id=36142

Shades of Vengeance Discord https://discord.gg/6C4H9Cv

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

Don’t forget to join the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033145023517295/ and join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/VAuxX8M

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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