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The world’s biggest tabletop RPG weekly news show! News and chat about Dungeons & Dragons (and other tabletop roleplaying games)!

Episodes

This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about how to get your group to try a new RPG. In the news, attendance figures from UK Games Expo and Origins, Critical Role launches a record label, Free RPG Day offerings, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about an adventuring tavern hosting a pair of tourists.

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News

UK Games Expo and Origins Game Fair attendance numbers https://www.enworld.org/threads/ukge-and-origins-report-2022-attendance-figures.689448/

Marvel Multiverse Preview: Sabretooth https://www.enworld.org/threads/marvel-shares-sabretooths-stats.689335/

News Digest for the Week of June 24 (Critical Role record label, Midnight: Legacy of Darkness previews, Cohors Cthulhu playtest applications, Spiel des Jahres nominees) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-june-24.689447/

First chapter of The Radiant Citadel available for free on D&D Beyond https://www.enworld.org/threads/radiant-citadel-free-preview-on-d-d-beyond.689391/

Free RPG Day 2022 product list https://www.enworld.org/threads/free-rpg-day-2022-%E2%80%93-the-offerings.689438/

X Marks the Spot: Piratical Resources for Your 5e Games from EN Publishing https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/x-marks-the-spot-nautical-resources-for-your-5e-game

Thematic Toolkit: Venomous Shadow for Level Up Advanced 5e from Purple Martin Games https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/400541/Thematic-Toolkit-Venomous-Shadow-A5E?affiliate_id=36142

Pre-orders for the Level Up: Combat Maneuvers Card Deck https://enpublishingrpg.com/collections/newly-added/products/combat-maneuvers-card-deck-level-up-advanced-5th-edition

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Trying a New RPG System

Not DnD – Wanderhome (GMless RPG) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYB3uikmHT4

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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

Ask your Awfully Cheerful Question on Twitter using the hashtag #AwfullyCheerfulQuestion, email morruspodcast@gmail.com, or contact us on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@enpublishingrpg

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Research: Egg Embry

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

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Check out all the media content from EN World at http://enliverpg.com

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the challenges of getting people to believe in an invisible horse.

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This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about starting and running a gaming café. In the news, Backerkit launching a crowdfunding service, D&D streamers accused of abuse and harassment, Diana Jones Award finalists announced, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about running “human” resources for a dungeon.

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News

D&D Celebrity Satine Phoenix & Husband Jamison Stone Accused of Abuse Toward Freelancers https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-celebrity-satine-phoenix-husband-jamison-stone-accused-of-abuse-towards-freelancers.689276/

Backerkit launching their own crowdfunding service https://www.enworld.org/threads/backerkit-announces-crowd-funding-platform.689261/

Kickstarter Advisory Council https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/welcome-to-the-members-of-kickstarters-community-advisory-cou

Over the Next Hill on IndieGoGo from EN Publishing https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/over-the-next-hill-5-plug-in-settlements-for-5e#/

X Marks the Spot on Kickstarter from EN Publishing https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/x-marks-the-spot-nautical-resources-for-your-5e-game

News Digest for the Week of June 17 (Diana Jones Award Finalists, Paizo Leadership Team expands, D&D Player Survey) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-june-17.689309/

Level Up’s Archlich The Mouthless One https://www.enworld.org/threads/level-up%E2%80%99s-archlich-the-mouthless-one.689224/

Dungeon Delver’s Guide: It’s a Trap! https://www.enworld.org/threads/dungeon-delver%E2%80%99s-guide-it%E2%80%99s-a-trap.689278/

Third-Party Products for Level Up: Advanced 5e https://a5e.tools/rules/third-party-products

EN Publishing Monthly Update for June https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjw7cJMbSMI

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Crowdfunding

Vermin 2047 https://gamefound.com/projects/studio-agate/vermin-2047sk

TravellerconUSA 2022 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tcon-usa/travellerconusa-2022-14-16-october-2022

Adventurer’s Agency https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shanecollins/adventurers-agency

Find out all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon each week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News at https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-over-the-hill-mythos-monsters-vermin-2047-and-more.689244/

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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

Ask your Awfully Cheerful Question on Twitter using the hashtag #AwfullyCheerfulQuestion, email morruspodcast@gmail.com, or contact us on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@enpublishingrpg

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Research: Egg Embry

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

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Check out all the media content from EN World at http://enliverpg.com

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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 faces their greatest challenge: running out of their favorite snacks.

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June 11, 2022

#204: RPG Starter Sets

This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about what makes a good RPG Starter Set. In the news, what’s in Dragons of Stormwreck Isle, free dice and supplement on D&D Beyond, Cypher System gets an open license, Cyberpunk Edgerunners trailer released, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about unappreciative nobility.

Note: Before anyone gets too excited about the image, this is a very early mock-up that Morrus tweeted about a possible future product.

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News

Dragons of Stormwreck Isle’s Table of Contents leaked https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-dragons-of-stormwreck-isles-table-of-contents.689084/

Dossier Vecna free on D&D Beyond https://www.enworld.org/threads/get-the-vecna-dossier-free-at-d-d-beyond.689143/

News Digest for the Week of June 10 (D&D Beyond free Pride dice and statement about regionally blocked content, Cyberpunk Edgerunners trailer, ) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-june-10.689154/

EN World thread from a user from Turkey who got the regionally blocked content message https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-beyond-self-censorship-pride-month-digital-dice-blocked-in-some-countries.689097/

Cypher System released under Open Cypher System License https://www.enworld.org/threads/monte-cook-games-launches-open-cypher-system-license.689083/

WizKids D&D Book Tabs https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/51357/organize-important-d-d-rpg-tomes-d-d-book-tabs

Critical Role NPC miniatures https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2022/06/dd-wizkids-adds-critical-role-npcs-to-your-games-if-you-want-em.html

EN Publishing’s Over the Next Hill on IndieGoGo https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/over-the-next-hill-5-plug-in-settlements-for-5e#/

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Kickstarters

Incredible Items https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/icv1/incredible-items

Gangs of Titan City https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/soulmuppet/gangs-of-titan-city-grimdark-urban-roleplaying

Return to Dark Tower https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/9thlevel/return-to-dark-tower-rpg

Find out all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon each week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News at https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-return-to-dark-tower-endless-realms-incredible-items-and-more.689086/

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Starter Sets

The One Ring Starter Set https://amzn.to/3MGL1X2

D&D Starter Set (2014 edition with Lost Mines of Phandelver) https://amzn.to/3NDIiyW

D&D Essentials Kit (2019 edition with Dragons of Icespire Peak) https://amzn.to/3zydNX0

Ikea Kallax Bookshelf https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/kallax-shelf-unit-black-brown-20275885/

Dune – Adventures in the Imperium: Agents of Dune Box Set https://www.modiphius.net/en-us/products/dune-agents-of-dune

Pathfinder 2nd Edition Beginner Box https://amzn.to/3aOnbeJ

Dicebreaker Best RPG Boxed Sets for Beginners https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/roleplaying-game/best-games/best-tabletop-rpg-boxed-sets

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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

Ask your Awfully Cheerful Question on Twitter using the hashtag #AwfullyCheerfulQuestion, email morruspodcast@gmail.com, or contact us on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@enpublishingrpg

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Research: Egg Embry

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

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Check out all the media content from EN World at http://enliverpg.com

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, a hero and villain must deal with their greatest conflict: Staying polite at a wedding.

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June 5, 2022

#203: UK Games Expo

This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica are recording live from UK Games Expo. In the news, details about Paizo's Abomination Vault for 5e, a new Critical Role novel announced, a breaking story about a new Modiphius license, and more!

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News

News Digest for the Week of June 3 https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-june-3.689017/

Paizo releases details about Abomination Vault for 5e https://paizo.com/community/blog/v5748dyo6si1z?The-Abomination-Vaults-Comes-to-5E

New Critical Role novel The Nine Eyes of Lucien pre-order https://amzn.to/3mbsabU

EN Publishing on Twitter https://twitter.com/enpublishingrpg

Steve Jackson Games announces they will no longer ship physical rewards for crowdfunding campaigns internationally due to shipping costs and legal requirements http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/June_01_2022/Kickstarter_Reports_June_2022_Update

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

Free RPG Day 2022 https://www.freerpgday.com/

Spectre: The Board Game from Modiphius https://www.modiphius.net/blogs/news/spectre-the-board-game-development-blog-1

Itch.io Queer Games Bundle 2022 https://itch.io/b/1404/queer-games-bundle-2022

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Kickstarters

Sickness and Health: New Diseases for Your 5e Games from EN Publishing https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/sickness-and-health-new-diseases-for-your-5e-game?

EN Publishing on IndieGoGo https://www.indiegogo.com/individuals/28783272/campaigns

Homebrew and Hacking: Crafting Personalised Feats from Peter Coffey https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/homebrewandhacking/homebrew-and-hacking-crafting-personalised-feats

Find out all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon each week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News at https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-batman-torg-eternity-exalted-and-more.688960/

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UK Games Expo

UK Games Expo https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

EN Publishing at UK Games Expo Photos https://www.enworld.org/threads/enp-at-ukge.689028/

Kasasagi Jewelry (dice earrings) https://kasasagi.co.uk/

Full of Rage Games (taxidermy/platypus card game) https://www.facebook.com/fullofragegames-103405999064391/

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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, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Research: Egg Embry

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

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Check out all the media content from EN World at http://enliverpg.com

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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 runs into a rather contemporary experience attempting to buy a magic item.

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This week, Morrus and Peter talk about the best ways to introduce players to a new RPG. In the news, Dungeons & Dragons product delays, new Unearthed Arcana playtest for D&D, new Pathfinder and Starfinder product announcements, DriveThruRPG hacked, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about learning how to be the best of the best in the danger zone of dragon combat.

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News

UK Games Expo https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

Preview of Dragonlance: Dragons of Deceit https://www.enworld.org/threads/read-the-beginning-of-dragonlance-dragons-of-deceit.688835/

Unearthed Arcana: Giant Themed Class Options and Feats https://www.enworld.org/threads/new-unearthed-arcana-today-giant-themed-class-options-and-feats.688834/

Jennell Jaquay’s Caverns of Thracia getting a remake by Goodman Games https://www.enworld.org/threads/goodman-games-to-reincarnate-jennell-jaquays-caverns-of-thracia.688822/

Multiple new Paizo product announcements https://www.enworld.org/threads/paizo-announces-drift-crisis-lastwall-abomination-vaults-and-shadows-at-sundown.688824/

Gotham City Chronicles Kickstarter and Quickstart https://www.enworld.org/threads/check-out-the-gotham-city-chronicles-quickstart.688773/

D&D Product Delays https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-products-delayed-including-journeys-through-the-radiant-citadel.688768/

News Digest for the Week of May 27 (DriveThruRPG Security Breach, Thirsty Sword Lesbians wins Nebula Award, Dark Souls RPG replacement, New D&D miniatures and plushie Tiamat) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-may-27.688866/

Rob Wieland’s review of Advanced Lovers & Lesbians https://www.enworld.org/threads/a-review-of-advanced-lovers-lesbians.688243/

EN Publishing’s Sickness and Health: Diseases for Your 5e Games https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/sickness-and-health-new-diseases-for-your-5e-game

Peter Coffey’s Homebrew and Hacking: Crafting Personalised Feats https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/homebrewandhacking/homebrew-and-hacking-crafting-personalised-feats

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Kickstarters

Navathem’s End https://diwatamnl.itch.io/navathems-end

Bloodpunk: A Victorian Setting and Dark Adventure for 5e https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/corpusmalicious/bloodpunk-a-victorian-setting-and-a-dark-adventure-for-5e

Arora: Age of Desolation https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/977277590/arora

A Good Book for Bad GMS https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/218255739/a-good-book-for-bad-gms-and-a-book-of-gm-inspiration

CharCon 2022 in Charleston, WV https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/933806098/charcon-2022-the-west-virginia-gaming-convention

Household https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2lm/household

Find out all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon each week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News at https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-arora-everyday-heroes-bloodpunk-and-more.688731/

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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, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Research: Egg Embry

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

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Check out all the media content from EN World at http://enliverpg.com

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, it's time for the red carpet at the All Realms Heroes and Villains Awards.

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