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The tabletop RPG weekly news show! News and chat about the latest D&D and other tabletop roleplaying games!

Episodes

This week, Morrus and Peter talk about the upcoming EN Publishing Kickstarter for SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit! In the news, most popular Dungeons & Dragons feats according to D&D Beyond, the announcement of a trailer for a preview for Baldur’s Gate III, Fantasy Flight ending their RPG development, Kickstarter votes to unionize, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about NPC names.

Note: Due to technical issues, the audio quality of this week’s episode is lower than our normal standards. The issue should be resolved by next week.

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News

D&D Beyond Revisits Popular Feats https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-beyond-revisits-popular-feats.670311/

Fantasy Flight Games Discontinuing RPGs? https://www.enworld.org/threads/fantasy-flight-games-discontinuing-rpgs.670385/

News Digest for the Week of February 21 (Baldur’s Gate III gameplay footage announcement, Kickstarter unionization, Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide preview, the passing of West End Games founder Daniel Scott Palter) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-february-21.670449/

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons Review https://www.enworld.org/threads/rick-and-morty-vs-dungeons-dragons-a-review-of-chapter-1.670001/

Goodman Games Statement on Judges Guild https://goodman-games.com/blog/2020/02/18/a-statement-on-judges-guild/

Only One Week Left (technically two days by the time of posting) in EN Publishing Bundle of Holding https://www.enworld.org/threads/only-one-week-left-in-en-publishings-bundle-of-holding.670351/

Monte Cook’s Ptolus Kickstarter Launched https://www.enworld.org/threads/monte-cooks-ptolus-kickstarter-has-launched.670359/

Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/crowdfunding-news-altered-carbon-hunter-the-vigil-2e-ultimate-guide-to-alchemy-and-more.670331/

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SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit

Official Site http://www.woinrpg.com/solspace

N.E.W. Introduction Free Preview https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150304/WOIN-NEW-Introduction-Free-Preview?affiliate_id=36142

N.E.W. Core Rules https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191271/NEW-The-Science-Fiction-Roleplaying-Game-v12?affiliate_id=36142

Real Solspace: A Guide to Our Stellar Neighborhood https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193547/WOIN-Real-Solspace-A-Guide-to-our-Stellar-Neighborhood?affiliate_id=36142

Galactic Sentience Catalog https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/267997/WOIN-Galactic-Sentience-Catalog?affiliate_id=36142

Starship Recognition Manual https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/236251/WOIN-Starship-Recognition-Manual?affiliate_id=36142

The Holds of Vendalyr https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/235561/WOIN-The-Holds-of-Vendalyr?affiliate_id=36142

W1: Xenomorphs: The Fall of Sommerset Landing https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225096/WOIN-W1-Xenomorphs-The-Fall-of-Somerset-Landing?affiliate_id=36142

SolSpace: An Age of Galactic Exploration Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOagMtQ8Fjc

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

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

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, a couple of old experienced adventurers grumble about how much harder it was back in their day.

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February 15, 2020

#87 Starfinder with Alexa

This week, Morrus and Peter take a trip to Absalom Station by way of Amazon and tries out the Starfinder app for Alexa. In the news, Dungeons & Dragons praised in Hasbro shareholders meeting, Wizards of the Coast video game company Archetype Entertainment gains Mass Effect lead writer, new RPG streaming show from DC Comics, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about the troubles taking a vacation in the D&D multiverse.

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News

Companies Cut Ties with Judges Guild After Owner’s Racist Posts https://www.enworld.org/threads/companies-cut-ties-with-judges-guild-after-owners-racist-posts.670222/

D&D Digital Plans To Be Revealed on February 21 https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-digital-plans-to-be-revealed-on-february-21st.670243/

DC Universe All Star Games is a New RPG Show Featuring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sam Witwer https://www.enworld.org/threads/dc-universe-all-star-games-is-a-new-rpg-show-featuring-freddie-prinze-jr-and-sam-witwer.670255/

Coming Soon: SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit from EN Publishing https://www.enworld.org/threads/coming-soon-solspace-the-spartan-gambit.670187/

News Digest for the Week of February 14 (Drew Karpyshyn joins Archetype Entertainment, Free League announces foreign language edition of Alien RPG) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-february-14.670289/

RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-tome-of-beasts-2-high-colonies-rpg-zines-and-more.670201/

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Starfinder on Alexa

Starfinder Skill by Paizo https://amzn.to/2OVieD8

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

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

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, the Adventurer’s Support Line gets a call requesting help determining if someone is a doppelganger.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Cubicle 7 CEO Dominic McDowall to talk about the history of the studio, Doctor Who, Middle-earth, Warhammer, and more! In the news, Wizards of the Coast launches a new video game studio, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous video game launches on Kickstarter, Dungeons & Dragons Unearthed Arcana meets controversy, and more plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about murderhoboing in space, the final frontier.

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Our Guest

Dominic McDowall https://www.cubicle7games.com/

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News

Wizards of the Coast Announces Sci-Fi Video Game with ex-BioWare Developers https://www.enworld.org/threads/wizards-of-the-coast-announces-sci-fi-video-game-with-ex-bioware-developers.669998/

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Video Game Kickstarter Live https://www.enworld.org/threads/pathfinder-wrath-of-the-righteous-video-game-kickstarter-live.670085/

New Unearthed Arcana – Subclasses 2 https://www.enworld.org/threads/new-unearthed-arcana-subclasses-2-updated.670079/

WotC Removes Latest Unearthed Arcana https://www.enworld.org/threads/wotc-removes-latest-unearthed-arcana.670098/

The Unearthed Arcana is Back with Cleric’s Unity Domain https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-unearthed-arcana-is-back-with-clerics-unity-domain.670129/

Roll20 Reports First Drop for D&D https://www.enworld.org/threads/roll20-reports-first-drop-for-d-d.670107/

Chart of ICv2 Rankings for RPGs Back to 2004 https://www.enworld.org/threads/chart-of-icv2-rankings-back-to-2004.670122/

Altered Carbon RPG Kickstarting Now https://www.enworld.org/threads/altered-carbon-rpg-kickstarting-now.670058/

Onyx Path Publishing Revives a Fan Favorite with Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition http://www.rpgnews.com/pr-onyx-path-publishing-revives-a-fan-favorite-with-hunter-the-vigil-second-edition/

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Kickstarters

Age of Ambition https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tabcreations/age-of-ambition-forward-facing-fantasy-roleplaying

The Waking of Willowby Hall https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/questingbeast/the-waking

The Artefact https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jhrrsn/the-artefact-a-solo-rpg-zine

Valor Knights: The Electrocube War https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ericfrombloatgames/valor-knights-the-electrocube-war-rpg-for-zinequest

Find more RPG crowdfunding projects every week with EN World’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-age-of-ambition-maricopacon-zinequest-2-and-more.670037/

And to save you a bit of Googling, this is Terrahawks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrahawks

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Cubicle 7

Cubicle 7 Website https://www.cubicle7games.com/

On Twitter https://twitter.com/cubicle7

The Lord of the Rings 5e Final Encore Bundle on Humble Bundle https://www.humblebundle.com/books/lord-rings-5e-final-encore-cubicle-7-books?partner=gamerstavern

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

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

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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Every week, we release a special Bonus episode just for our Patreon backers full of material there just wasn’t room for in the main podcast. This is a special preview of what our Patreon backers get every single week! If you want access, make sure to back us over on http://patreon.com/morrus for just a dollar a month or more and you get immediate access to all eighty-plus previous Bonus episodes plus a new episode every week!

This cut content episode was made from material not included with Ep 85: Capers with Craig Campbell which included guest co-host Shane Stacks and our guest Craig Campbell. For more information, check out the show notes for the original episode at https://morrus.podbean.com/e/85-capers-with-craig-campbell/

Once again, you can support the podcast and receive content like this every week at http://patreon.com/morrus

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This week, Morrus is joined by special guest co-host Shane Stacks as we talk with Craig Campbell about his award-winning RPG Capers and the current Kickstarter for a deluxe hardcover edition! In the news, Critical Role’s Matt Mercer updates his custom D&D class the Blood Hunter for charity, a new Dungeons & Dragons board game on the horizon, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay’s GM screen on its way soon, and more plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about a very equine-focused wizard.

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Our Guests

Shane Stacks https://shaneplays.com/

Craig Campbell https://www.nerdburgergames.com/

Capers RPG Deluxe Hardcover Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582756696/capers-rpg-deluxe-hardcover

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News

Critical Role’s Matt Mercer Updates his Blood Hunter Class https://www.enworld.org/threads/critical-roles-matt-mercer-updates-his-bloodhunter-class.669933/

DM’s Guild Fight Fire with Games – Community Creators Bundle https://www.dmsguild.com/product/300731/Fight-Fire-with-Games--Community-Creators-BUNDLE?affiliate_id=36142

Blood Hunter Class for 5e on DM’s Guild https://www.dmsguild.com/product/301641/Blood-Hunter-Class-for-DD-5e-2020?affiliate_id=36142

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay GM Screen https://www.enworld.org/threads/check-out-the-wfrp-gamemasters-screen.669954/

New D&D Board Game Coming https://www.enworld.org/threads/new-d-d-boardgame-coming.669908/

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Kickstarters

Fungi Fight for Freedom Adventure https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lunargames/fungi-fight-for-freedom-adventure

Monsters of the City for 5e https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monstersofthecity/monsters-of-the-city-for-5e-rpg

Find more roleplaying game related crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News on EN World https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-monsters-of-the-city-never-going-home-hero-forge-2-0-and-more.669902/

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Capers

Capers RPG Deluxe Hardcover Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582756696/capers-rpg-deluxe-hardcover

Capers on DriveThruRPG https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10416/NerdBurger-Games/subcategory/31078/CAPERS?affiliate_id=36142

Murders & Acquisitions on DriveThruRPG https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10416/NerdBurger-Games/subcategory/26288_31077/Murders--Acquisitions?affiliate_id=36142

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

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

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, the Adventurer’s Support Line must deal with a party that’s come across a mysterious deck of cards…

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This week, Peter is on holiday in China so Morrus is joined by guest co-host Shane Stacks. In the news, Wildemount most pre-ordered D&D book since the Dungeons & Dragons core rules, Pathfinder 2e get s a new Lead Designer, Dishonored RPG announced, D&D movie news, and more! Plus a sketch about a GM who wants to try something new…

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Shane Stacks

Shane Plays https://shaneplays.com/

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News

Monte Cook Games’ Next Kickstarter is Ptolus https://www.enworld.org/threads/monte-cook-games%E2%80%99-next-kickstarter-is-ptolus-for-5e-and-cypher.669693/

Voting is Open for the BAMFsies Superhero RPG Awards http://bamfsies.blogspot.com/2019/12/2019-bamfsies-gamers-choice-poll-for.html

Spectaculars https://scratchpadpublishing.com/spectaculars

Greg Tito Says Wildemount the Most Pre-Ordered D&D Book Since the Core Rules https://www.enworld.org/threads/wildemount-most-pre-orders-since-d-d-core-rulebooks.669812/

Logan Bonner Named Pathfinder Lead Designer https://www.enworld.org/threads/logan-bonner-named-pathfinder-lead-designer.669845/

World of Darkness New Blood Starter Set Announced https://www.enworld.org/threads/get-started-with-world-of-darkness-with-the-new-blood-starter-pack.669847/

Dishonored RPG Announced from Modiphius https://www.enworld.org/threads/modiphius%E2%80%99-latest-license-dishonored.669827/

DC Comics Publishing D&D Sourcebook https://www.enworld.org/threads/dc-comics-publishing-dungeons-dragons-sourcebook.669725/

Tome of Beasts 2 Kickstarter Launched from Kobold Press https://www.enworld.org/threads/tome-of-beasts-2-kickstarter-launched.669799/

News Digest for the Week of January 24 (D&D Movie News, Kickstarter 2019 Report) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-january-24.669855/

The Cauldron: A Novel by Russ Morrissey https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-cauldron-a-novel-by-russ-morrissey.669787/

Sign-up Page for Notifications about The Cauldron https://www.enworld.org/cauldron/

Adventure Search https://www.adventurelookup.com/adventures/

DM’s Guild Community Creators Charity Bundle https://www.dmsguild.com/product/300731/Fight-Fire-with-Games--Community-Creators-BUNDLE

DM’s Guild Adventurer’s League Charity Bundle https://www.dmsguild.com/product/300736/Fight-Fire-with-Games--Adventurers-League-BUNDLE

DM’s Guild Wizards of the Coast Charity Bundle https://www.dmsguild.com/product/300739/Fight-Fire-with-Games--Wizards-of-the-Coast-BUNDLE

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Most Anticipated Games of 2020

Full list: https://www.enworld.org/threads/here-are-2020s-most-anticipated-tabletop-rpgs.669761/

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

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

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

PS. Be sure to wish Your Editor Darryl a happy 40th birthday today, January 25!

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, a couple of orc warriors start to question…are they the baddies? (With apologies to Mitchell & Webb)

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