Games

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

Episodes

Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, an adventurer is worried about their previously chatty sword suddenly taking silent.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Shawn Rourk to talk about his cyberpunk roleplaying game Identeco. In the news, the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Beginner Box was announced, ICv2 industry sales numbers for 2019 are in, multiple conventions canceled including PaizoCon, Harlem Unbound 2nd Edition released, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about a DM struggling for ideas.

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Our Guest

Shawn Rourk http://www.playidenteco.com/

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News

Pathfinder 2nd Edition Beginner Box Announced https://www.enworld.org/threads/pathfinder-beginner-box-in-november.671082/

ICv2 Industry Numbers for 2019 https://www.enworld.org/threads/icv2-reports-23-growth-in-rpgs-in-2019.671113/

PaizoCon 2020 Cancelled https://www.enworld.org/threads/paizocon-2020-is-cancelled.671162/

Dungeons & Dragons Unearthed Arcana https://www.enworld.org/threads/spells-magic-tattoos-new-unearthed-arcana.671163/

Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD https://www.enworld.org/threads/chaosium-releases-basic-role-playing-srd.671172/

News Digest for the Week of March 27 (product postponements, convention cancelations, Dishonored RPG) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-march-27.671175/

SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit: http://www.woinrpg.com/solspace-the-spartan-gambit

Harlem Unbound 2nd Edition Released https://www.enworld.org/threads/chaosium-harlem-unbound-2e-chris-spiveys-ennie-winning-game-is-back-and-better.671111/

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Kickstarters

The Ultimate Guide to Hair https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/quantumogrepub/the-ultimate-guide-to-hair

Deep Carbon Observatory Remastered https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gawain/deep-carbon-observatory-remastered

Hidden Oddities: A Guide to Survival https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evaoddveig/hidden-oddities-a-guide-to-survival

Colony: S.A.L.E.M. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/colonysalem/colony-salem-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game

Find all the roleplaying related crowdfunding projects every week with Egg Embry’s Crowdfunding News on EN World https://www.enworld.org/threads/crowdfunding-news-the-greatest-thieves-in-lankhmar-monsters-monsters-rpg-and-more.671078/

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Identeco

Identeco Homepage http://www.playidenteco.com/

On DriveThru RPG in PDF (currently half off) https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/270049/IDENTECO-Core-Rule-Book?affiliate_id=36142

Order directly in PDF or Hardcover http://www.playidenteco.com/merch.html

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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, cutbacks in production force hard choices between Dungeons OR Dragons.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Andrew Gronosky from Shewstone Publishing to talk about his new game, Magonomia! In the news, Critical Role cancels broadcasts and multiple conventions postponed or canceled due to Coronavirus, Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount now available, multiple free games and adventures available from publishers to help gaming during self-isolation, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about how much realism you want in your game.

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Our Guest

Andrew Gronosky https://shewstonepublishing.com/

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News

GaryCon Cancelled https://www.enworld.org/threads/garycon-cancelled-because-of-caronavirus-pandemic.670937/

UK Games Expo Delayed https://www.enworld.org/threads/uk-games-expo-delayed-until-august.670997/

News Digest for the Week of March 20 (FnordCon and Adepticon canceled, FFG Organized Play suspended, PaizoCon and Origins still tentatively going forward) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-march-20.671044/

Critical Role Suspends Broadcasts https://www.enworld.org/threads/critical-role-suspends-broadcasts.670992/

Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount Now Available https://amzn.to/2Us2J7x

Free Stuff During the Pandemic https://www.enworld.org/threads/free-stuff-during-the-pandemic.670989/

News Digest again (more free products announced since the previous article included) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-march-20.671044/

RPG Superstar 2020 https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-superstar-is-back-but-its-different.670976/

Free Beowulf 5e Adventure https://www.enworld.org/threads/beowulf-5e-the-hermits-sanctuary-free-adventure.670991/

Meet Achilles, Greatest Warrior of the Trojan War https://www.enworld.org/threads/meet-achilles-greatest-warrior-of-the-trojan-war.670999/

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Kickstarters

Beam Saber https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/austinramsaygames/beam-saber

GMD Core RPG https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gmdcorerpg/gmd-core-rpg-relaunch

Find more Kickstarters and other RPG crowdfunding projects every week in Egg Embry’s Crowdfunding News! https://www.enworld.org/threads/crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-beam-saber-the-midnight-world-ascendant-and-more.670948/

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Magonomia

Shewstone Publishing https://shewstonepublishing.com/

Magonomia Starter Rules https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/273361/Magonomia-Starter-Rules?affiliate_id=36142

Magonomia Core Rules on Game On Tabletop https://www.gameontabletop.com/cf297/magonomia-core-rules.html

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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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March 19, 2020

Sketch #20 Edition Wars

Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the party welcomes a new player by asking what editions of Caverns & Wyverns he's played with some...concerns.

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This week, Morrus and Peter discuss professional Dungeon Masters including a hands-on review of hiring someone to run a Dungeons & Dragons game for you. In the news, Fantasy Flight’s roleplaying games and the Lord of the Rings licenses have both found new homes, new information about Baldur’s Gate 3, the top 5 bestselling RPGs, Origins Award nominees announced, Ed Greenwood returning to write Forgotten Realms, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about how dire a dire badger actually is.

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News

The One Ring/Adventures in Middle-earth License Goes to Free League https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-one-ring-adventures-in-middle-earth-license-goes-to-free-league.670839/

Latest ICv2 Stats Sees Free League’s Alien RPG Sneak into the Top 5 https://www.enworld.org/threads/latest-icv2-stats-sees-free-leagues-alien-rpg-sneak-into-top-5.670845/

News Digest for the Week of March 13 (Baldur’s Gate 3, Chaosium and Chris Spivey part ways on sci-fi RPG, Starfinder FAQ website updated, WizKids Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-march-13.670922/

FFG Star Wars and Other Roleplaying Games Aren’t Going Away After All https://www.enworld.org/threads/ffg-star-wars-other-roleplaying-games-arent-going-away-after-all.670882/

Origins Award Nominees for 2020 https://www.enworld.org/threads/origins-awards-nominees-include-alien-pathfinder-and-more.670904/

Goodman Games Reincarnating X2 Castle Amber https://www.enworld.org/threads/goodman-games-is-reincarnating-castle-amber.670868/

The Troubleshooters: 60’s Cartoon Themed RPG https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-troubleshooters-60s-cartoon-themed-rpg.670889/

Ed Greenwood and Alex Kammer Working on The Border Kingdoms https://www.enworld.org/threads/ed-greenwood-alex-kammer-working-on-the-border-kingdoms.670925/

One Page Adventure: Flight of the Almost Dragons https://www.enworld.org/threads/one-page-adventure-flight-of-the-almost-dragons.670923/

Baldur’s Gate 3 AMA (EN World forum discussion) https://www.enworld.org/threads/baldurs-gate-3-ama.670914/

RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-ptolus-stibbles-codex-of-companions-pasi%C3%B3n-de-las-pasiones-and-more.670804/

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Professional Dungeonmasters

Wired Magazine Article https://www.wired.com/story/its-a-living-meet-one-of-new-yorks-best-professional-dandd-dungeon-masters/

Dungeon Master for Hire Homepage (San Francisco) https://www.sanfranciscodungeonmaster.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 Adventurer's Helpdesk looks to advise an adventurer confused about the increasingly generic names of the NPCs.

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This week, Morrus and Peter explore the new Dungeons & Dragons setting from Magic: The Gathering, the Greek-inspired Theros! In the news, a new Tales from the Loop starter set, Cyberpunk Red cover revealed, Labyrinth RPG released, new details about Dune, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about the World’s Greatest Warrior.

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News

It’s Time to Die Hard on a Starship with SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit (on Kickstarter until Monday!) https://www.enworld.org/threads/its-time-to-die-hard-on-a-starship.670702/

International GM’s Day https://www.enworld.org/threads/happy-international-gms-day.670722/

Tales from the Loop Boxed Starter Set https://www.enworld.org/threads/theres-a-tales-from-the-loop-boxed-starter-set-coming.670708/

Cyberpunk Red Cover Art https://www.enworld.org/threads/cyberpunk-red-cover-art.670728/

Dune RPG Details Emerge https://www.enworld.org/threads/dune-rpg-details-emerge.670734/

The Labyrinth RPG Is Out https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-labyrinth-rpg-is-out.670735/

News Digest (GAMA Expo Cancellations) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-march-6.670766/

D&D’s Top Magic Items, Armor, and Weapons https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-ds-top-magic-items.670629/

Tower of the Realms Mini https://www.enworld.org/threads/tower-of-the-realms-mini-scenery-piece.670630/

Free RPG Day 2020 Publishers Announced https://www.enworld.org/threads/announcing-the-free-rpg-day-2020-publishers.670655/

Paizo Product Roundup https://www.enworld.org/threads/paizo-product-roundup-march.669636/

Crowdfunding News by Egg Embry https://www.enworld.org/threads/crowdfunding-news-spheres-of-might-and-power-descent-into-midnight-and-more.670667/

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New D&D Setting Theros

Official D&D Greek-Themed Mythic Odysseys of Theros Setting Leaked by Penguin Random House https://www.enworld.org/threads/official-d-d-greek-themed-mythic-odysseys-of-theros-setting-coming-in-may.670615/

Mythic Odysseys of Theros Official Announcement https://www.enworld.org/threads/mythic-odysseys-of-theros-now-has-a-description-pre-orders-updated.670670/

16 More Details About Theros https://www.enworld.org/threads/16-more-details-about-theros.670691/

Which Cover is Better: Regular or Alternate? (ENWorld Poll) https://www.enworld.org/threads/which-is-better-regular-or-alternate-cover-art-for-theros.670692/

Theros Setting Wiki https://www.enworld.org/threads/theros.670794/

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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, we talk about the Annoucement of our New RPG Product! Well, the announcement of the announcement. Of the live stream. Of the trailer. Of the podcast. Of the event...

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Dominic McDowall to talk more about Cubicle 7 including Warhammer 40,000: Wrath and Glory, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, and more! In the news, gameplay reveal from Baldur’s Gate III, new Unearthed Arcana, Paizo has a new retailer program, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about trying to find the right curse.

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Our Guest

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

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News

Combat in Age of Sigmar https://www.enworld.org/threads/combat-in-age-of-sigmar.670490/

Check Out Jared Blando’s Age of Sigmar Map for Cubicle 7 https://www.enworld.org/threads/check-out-jared-blandos-age-of-sigmar-map-for-cubicle-7.670594/

Seven Digital D&D Games in Development https://www.enworld.org/threads/7-digital-d-d-games-in-development.670467/

World Reveal of Baldur’s Gate III https://www.enworld.org/threads/world-reveal-of-baldurs-gate-3.670601/

Vampire: The Masquerade 5e: Modiphius’ Fall of London https://www.enworld.org/threads/vampire-the-masquerade-5e-modiphius%E2%80%99-fall-of-london.670315/

Tales from the Loop Trailer https://www.enworld.org/threads/tales-from-the-loop-trailer.670599/

Unearthed Arcana Subclasses Part III: Artificer, Druid, and Ranger https://www.enworld.org/threads/unearthed-arcana-subclasses-part-iii-artificer-druid-and-ranger.670517/

News Digest for the Week of February 28 (more Baldur’s Gate III analysis, Legend of the Five Rings Sourcebook Announcement, Paizo Direct-Sales Retailer Program) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-february-28.670609/

Bits and Mortar https://www.bits-and-mortar.com/

SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit http://www.woinrpg.com/solspace

Official D&D Greek-Themed ‘Mythic Odysseys of Theros’ Setting Coming in May https://www.enworld.org/threads/official-d-d-greek-themed-mythic-odysseys-of-theros-setting-coming-in-may.670615/

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Kickstarters

Dragon Stew https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antodemico/dragon-stew-a-5th-edition-cooking-supplemental

They Feed on Fear https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexeivella/they-feed-on-fear-a-horror-rpg

The Infinidungeon https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasmundi/infinidungeon-scrolls-for-tabletop-roleplaying-games

Find more crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-dragon-stew-broadsword-monthly-space-kids-rpg-and-more.670485/

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Cubicle 7 Part 2

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

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Soulbound https://www.cubicle7games.com/category/age-of-sigmar/

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay https://www.cubicle7games.com/our-games/warhammer-fantasy-roleplay/

Warhammer 40,000: Wrath and Glory https://www.cubicle7games.com/cubicle-7-entertainment-to-publish-warhammer-40000-roleplaying/

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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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