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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 are joined by Mike Myler to talk about the current EN Publishing Kickstarter, Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters. In the news, ENnie nominations announced, a new RPG from 2000 AD publisher Rebellion, Warhammer 40K Wrath & Glory Release Schedule, controversy over DMs Guild Art, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about a dearly departed ally.

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Our Guest

Mike Myler https://mikemyler.com/

Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/mythological-figures-and-maleficent-monsters

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News

2020 ENnie Nominations https://www.enworld.org/threads/congratulations-to-the-2020-ennies-nominees.672979/

Judge Dredd Uprising: The Live Experience https://2000ad.com/news/coming-spring-2021-judge-dredd-uprising-the-live-experience/

2000 AD Publisher Rebellion Launches Anthology RPG Series https://www.enworld.org/threads/2000-ad-publisher-rebellion-launches-anthology-rpg-series-starting-with-tartarus-gate.673021/

Here’s What’s Coming for Warhammer 40,000: Wrath & Glory https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-whats-coming-for-warhammer-40k-wrath-glory.672999/

Jeremy Crawford Talks Dungeons & Dragons Alignment Changes https://www.enworld.org/threads/wotcs-jeremy-crawford-talks-d-d-alignment-changes.673029/

Esper Genesis Master Technicians Guide Preview https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-some-previews-of-esper-genesis-master-technicians-guide.673036/

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay’s Death on the Reik Released https://www.enworld.org/threads/wfrps-death-on-the-reik-out-in-pdf.673032/

News Digest for the Week of July 3 (Jim Holloway Passed Away, DMs Guild Art Guidelines Controversy) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-july-3.673053/

RPG Writer Workshop https://www.rpgwriterworkshop.com/

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Kickstarters

Ngolo Diaspora https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mvmedia/ngolo-diaspora-an-african-martial-arts-adventure

Terra Oblivion https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1269000670/terra-oblivion

RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-terra-oblivion-ngolo-diaspora-and-more.672948/

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Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters

Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/mythological-figures-and-maleficent-monsters

Mythological Figures and Epic Monsters Column Series on EN World https://www.enworld.org/ewr-porta/categories/mythological-figures.56/

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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

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

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, an adventurer must defend himself from accusations of the crime of adventuring.

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This week, Morrus and Peter talk about the open playtest for EN Publishing’s new comedy/action RPG, the Awfully Cheerful Engine aka ACE! In the news, three kobolds in a trenchcoat, D&D’s Rime of the Frostmaiden inspiration and traitor mechanic, Icewind Dale minis, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about what it means to be an adventurer…or a turnip farmer.

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News

New Statblocks for Dungeons & Dragons Kobolds https://www.enworld.org/threads/new-statblocks-for-d-ds-kobolds.672836/

“The Thing” Inspired Rime of the Frostmaiden Has Player Secrets https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-thing-inspired-rime-of-the-frostmaiden-has-player-secrets-updated.672837/

Icewind Dale Minis Coming from WizKids https://www.enworld.org/threads/icewind-dale-minis-coming-from-wizkids.672817/

Stat Block for Zaknafein Do’Urden, father of Drizzt https://media.wizards.com/2020/dnd/dragon/32/dra32_itw_zaknafein.pdf

Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters Kickstarter Launches Next Week https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/mythological-figures-and-maleficent-monsters

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Kickstarters

Age of Antiquity https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aruzian/age-of-antiquity

Dancing with Bullets Under a Neon Sun https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/apollyonpress/dancing-with-bullets-under-a-neon-sun-a-light-cyberpunk-rpg

2 Worm 2 Furious https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stratosfiend-2-zine/2-worm-2-furious-a-dcc-rpg-funnel-and-mini-setting

Find all the RPG related crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with EN World’s RPG Crowdfunding News by Egg Embry https://www.enworld.org/threads/crowdfunding-news-age-of-antiquity-book-of-beastly-creatures-and-more.672844/

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Awfully Cheerful Engine (ACE!)

Open Playtest Packet https://www.enworld.org/threads/playtest-the-awfully-cheerful-engine.672866/

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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

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

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the DM takes the idea of "player freedom" a bit too far.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Jon Hodgson from Handiwork Games to talk about the new Beowulf RPG currently on Kickstarter. In the news (and there is so, so much news), Multiple new Dungeons & Dragons books announced, Paizo management change, Starfinder playtest, GAMA holds board elections, Wizards of the Coast addresses race in D&D, and a lot, lot, lot more. Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about the difficult choice of what character to play.

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Our Guest

Jon Hodgson https://handiwork.games/

Beowulf: Age of Heroes on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonhodgsonmaptiles2/beowulf-age-of-heroes

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News

Bestiary for Call of Cthulhu https://www.enworld.org/threads/bestiary-coming-for-call-of-cthulhu.672709/

Cover Reveal of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Soulbound: Shadows in the Mist https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-the-cover-of-warhammer-age-of-sigmar-soulbound-shadows-in-the-mist.672715/

Burn Bryte is an RPG by Roll20 https://www.enworld.org/threads/burn-bryte-is-an-rpg-by-roll20.672756/

GAMA Has a New Board https://www.enworld.org/threads/gama-has-a-new-board.672755/

Solasta: Crown of the Magister Demo Updated https://www.enworld.org/threads/play-the-solasta-crown-of-the-magister-demo.672754/

News Digest for the Week of June 19 (D&D Cookbook, Baldur’s Gate III Early Access Date, Giant Book of Cyberpunk Battlemaps) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-june-19.672791/

Starfinder Playtest in July https://www.enworld.org/threads/in-july-playtest-starfinders-mechs-and-new-nanite-powered-class.672772/

Humble Bundle Fight for Racial Justice Bundle https://www.humblebundle.com/fight-for-racial-justice-bundle?partner=gamerstavern

New Leadership at Paizo https://www.enworld.org/threads/new-leadership-at-paizo.672727/

Wizards of the Coast Confirms Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden https://www.enworld.org/threads/wotc-confirms-horror-themed-icewind-dale-rime-of-the-frostmaiden.672782/

Beadle & Grimm’s Platinum Edition of Rime of the Frostmaiden https://www.enworld.org/threads/theres-a-platinum-edition-of-the-icewind-dale-adventure.672783/

Icewind Dale Dice https://www.enworld.org/threads/icewind-dale-dice.672785/

Pre-order Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden on Amazon https://amzn.to/2zMhUCf

Pre-order Heroes’ Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook on Amazon https://amzn.to/3eirJXR

Jeremy Crawford’s Statements on Race in D&D https://www.enworld.org/threads/wotcs-jeremy-crawford-on-d-d-races-going-forward.672716/

Wizards of the Coast’s Official Announcement and Action Plan on Race in D&D https://www.enworld.org/threads/wotc%E2%80%99s-official-announcement-about-diversity-races-and-d-d.672769/

Fungi & Dragons One Page Adventure https://www.enworld.org/threads/let-a-dragon-breathe-right-in-your-face-in-this-one-page-adventure.672778/

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Kickstarters

Maximum Apocalypse https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikegnade/maximum-apocalypse-rpg

Beowulf: Age of Heroes https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonhodgsonmaptiles2/beowulf-age-of-heroes

Modern Mythos and Machines https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeshields/modern-mythos-and-machines

Find all the crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-alice-is-missing-beowulf-legendlore-and-more.672735/

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Beowulf

Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonhodgsonmaptiles2/beowulf-age-of-heroes

The Hermit’s Sanctuary https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/306721/BEOWULF-The-Hermits-Sanctuary?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

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

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the group must deal with a player who has an unhealthy fixation on a single spell.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by James Mendez Hodes to talk about cultural consulting plus Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall, Agon, and Thousand Arrows. In the news, the new Dungeons & Dragons storyline leaks early (again), several RPG bundles for Black Lives Matter charities, Origins Online canceled amid controversy, Pathfinder: Kingmaker coming to consoles, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about the difficulties getting a pint when you’re Thor and we play Our Favorite Game in All the World!

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Our Guest

James Mendez Hodes https://jamesmendezhodes.com/

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News

Is Icewind Dale: Rime of Frostmaiden the New D&D Adventure? https://www.enworld.org/threads/is-icewind-dale-rime-of-the-frostmaiden-the-new-d-d-adventure.672626/

The Plastic Ancestry of the Bulette https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-plastic-ancestry-of-the-bulette.672481/

The Next D&D Storyline Will Be Released in September, Plus ‘Reality TV’ D&D at D&D Live https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-next-d-d-storyline-will-be-released-in-september-plus-reality-tv-d-d-at-d-d-live.672594/

RPG Sales for Black Lives Matter https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-sales-for-black-lives-matter.672627/

Origins Online Canceled After Many Pull Out Due to Lack of BLM Support https://www.enworld.org/threads/origins-online-cancelled-after-many-pull-out-due-to-lack-of-blm-support.672633/

Pathfinder Kingmaker Comes to Xbox One and PS4 on August 18 https://www.enworld.org/threads/pathfinder-kingmaker-comes-to-xbox-ps4-on-august-18th.672636/

Owen KC Stephens Tabletop RPG Truths https://www.enworld.org/threads/owen-kc-stephens-tabletop-rpg-truths.672585/

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Kickstarters

Folk Magic of the Haven Isles https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monkeyblooddesign/folk-magic-of-the-haven-isles

Enchiridion of the Computarchs https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lectrotext/enchiridion-of-the-computarchs-dcc-rpg

Role https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/role/role-a-new-kind-of-platform-for-the-rpg-community

Wretches & Rewards https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1544768818/wretches-and-rewards-mini-adventures-for-5e

Find more RPG 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-wretches-rewards-folk-magic-role-pride-knights-and-more.672582/

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Cultural Consulting in RPGs

Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall (coming to Kickstarter on July 14) https://www.facebook.com/WetInkGames/photos/a.394580767314563/2648544881918129/?type=3&theater

Warrior https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrior_(TV_series)

Thousand Arrows http://www.galileogames.com/thousand-arrows

Agon RPG http://www.agon-rpg.com/

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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

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

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 Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the grognards explain how Lovecraftian roleplaying games REALLY work.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by James Introcaso to talk about the current Kickstarter for Fantastic Lairs: Boss Battles & Final Encounters for 5e D&D. In the news, Paizo’s release schedule for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Baldur’s Gate III teaser trailer released, Tales from the Loop Starter Set available now, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about respecting your GM’s time and energy.

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Our Guest

James Introcaso http://www.jamesintrocaso.com/

Tabletop Babble Podcast https://dontsplitthepodcastnetwork.com/table-top-babble

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News

Baldur’s Gate III Teaser Trailer https://www.enworld.org/threads/new-baldurs-gate-iii-teaser-trailer.672430/

Mythic Odysseys of Theros Table of Contents https://www.enworld.org/threads/wotc-shares-theros-table-of-contents.672437/

Who’s In Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters? https://www.enworld.org/threads/whos-in-mythological-figures-maleficent-monsters.672438/

Alice is Missing on Kickstarter https://www.enworld.org/threads/alice-is-missing-is-a-silent-roleplaying-game.672467/

Free RPG Day Games List https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-whats-available-for-free-rpg-day.672477/

Pathfinder 2nd Edition Release Schedule https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-whats-coming-for-pathfinder-over-the-coming-year.672478/

Tales from the Loop Starter Set https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-tales-from-the-loop-starter-set-is-here.672482/

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Kickstarters

Tiny Thunderscape https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1860935013/tiny-thunderscape-a-role-playing-game

Roll & Play https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sambartlett/roll-and-play-the-game-masters-tabletop-toolkit

Find more RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-book-of-fiends-mineralogy-manual-exalted-vales-and-more.672448/

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Fantastic Lairs

Kickstarter Page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/slyflourish/fantastic-lairs-boss-battles-and-final-encounters-for-5e-dandd?ref=enworld

Fantastic Lairs Website http://fantasticlairs.com/

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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

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

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the player and DM argue over a shopping spree at the magic item shop.

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