Games

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 Matt Corley to talk about his new 5e compatible horror game, Whispers in the Dark. In the news, Wizards of the Coast are publishing a Critical Role campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons, a new Unearthed Arcana for D&D, new Pathfinder 2nd Ed and Starfinder books coming this month, Joe Manganiello brings the magic of RPGs to a children’s hospital, and more! Plus a brand new sketch where we go old school (like, really old school) and Our Favorite Game in All the World!

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Our Guest

Matt Corley https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/14738/Saturday-Morning-Scenarios

Whispers in the Dark Quickstart https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/299564/Whispers-in-the-Dark-Quickstart-Rules-for-5e?affiliate_id=36142

Harper’s Tale https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/harper-s-tale-an-adventure-path-for-dnd-5e#/

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News

The New D&D Book is The Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-new-d-d-book-is-the-explorers-guide-to-critical-roles-wildemount-by-matt-mercer.669603/

The Cover of Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount Leaks of Barnes & Noble https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-the-cover-of-the-explorers-guide-to-wildemount-plus-its-15-in-amazon-bestsellers.669614/

The Official Wildemount Announcement https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-the-official-wildemount-announcement.669618/

Matt Mercer Speaks About the Wildemount Book https://www.enworld.org/threads/matt-mercer-speaks-about-the-wildemount-book.669621/

Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount Rockets to #1 in “All Books” on Amazon https://www.enworld.org/threads/explorers-guide-to-wildemount-rockets-to-1-in-all-books-on-amazon.669650/

Deep Magic: Combat Divination for 5th Edition https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/265939/Deep-Magic-Combat-Divination-for-5th-Edition?affiliate_id=36142

Unearthed Archana: Four New Subclasses https://www.enworld.org/threads/unearthed-arcana-four-new-subclasses.669660/

Here Are the Cards in Laeral Silverhand Explorer’s Kit https://www.enworld.org/threads/here-are-the-cards-in-laeral-silverhand-explorers-kit.669620/

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Video Game Kickstarter Announced https://www.enworld.org/threads/pathfinder-wrath-of-the-righteous-video-game-coming.669639/

Hero Forge Custom Color Miniature Kickstarter Launched and Funded https://www.enworld.org/threads/hero-forge-custom-color-mini-kickstarter-is-live-and-funded.669658/

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/

Adventures in Zeitgeist (sign up to be notified when the Kickstarter goes live) https://www.enworld.org/zeitgeist.html

They Came From Beyond the Grave from Onyx Path https://www.enworld.org/threads/they-came-from-beyond-the-grave-from-onyx-path.669668/

Whispers in the Dark Kickstarter – An Interview with Matt Corley (hey, that name sounds familiar…) https://www.enworld.org/threads/whispers-in-the-dark-kickstarter-%E2%80%93-an-interview-with-matt-corley.669474/

News Digest for the Week of January 17 (Joe Manganiello vists a children’s hospital) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-january-17.669714/

Paizo Product Update: January https://www.enworld.org/threads/paizo-product-update-january.669630/

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Kickstarters

Destiny Aurora https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1169263915/destiny-aurora-starfinder-sci-fi-rpg

Blood Floats in Space https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/apollyonpress/blood-floats-in-space-a-new-setting-for-the-mothership-rpg

Find more crowdfunded roleplaying projects ending soon each week in EN World’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-destiny-aurora-blood-floats-in-space-and-more.669617/

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Whispers in the Dark

Whispers in the Dark Quickstart https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/299564/Whispers-in-the-Dark-Quickstart-Rules-for-5e?affiliate_id=36142

Whispers in the Dark Interview https://www.enworld.org/threads/whispers-in-the-dark-kickstarter-%E2%80%93-an-interview-with-matt-corley.669474/

Lamp’s Lamp: Sanity Rules & Sanitarium Staff Bundle for 5e https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/274889/Lamps-Lamp-Sanity-Rules--Sanitarium-Staff-Bundle-for-5e?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, a villager aspires to be something more and asks the question what IS a wizard exactly? I mean ANY arcane spellcaster counts, right?

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This week, Morrus and Peter count down the Top 10 Roleplaying Game Podcasts of 2019! Both categories are covered, RPG Talk and Actual Play. In the news, Dungeons & Dragons announces a new product and also doesn’t, layoffs at Fantasy Flight Games, applications for the Fallout RPG closed beta open, and a lot, LOT more (there was a lot of news this week) plus a brand new sketch about an “invisible” bank robber!

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News

March’s D&D Book to be Announced on January 9thhttps://www.enworld.org/threads/marchs-d-d-book-to-be-announced-on-january-9th.669476/

Wizards of the Coast Delays New D&D Book Announcement https://www.enworld.org/threads/wotc-delays-new-d-d-book-announcement.669515/

More Details about Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit https://www.enworld.org/threads/more-details-about-laeral-silverhand%E2%80%99s-explorer%E2%80%99s-kit.669488/

Hilarious Typos in D&D Books https://www.enworld.org/threads/hilarious-typos-in-d-d-books.669534/

The Tale of the Dawizard https://selinker.livejournal.com/32929.html

Layoffs at Fantasy Flight Games https://www.enworld.org/threads/lay-offs-at-fantasy-flight-games.669517/

RuneQuest Glorantha Bestiary is Pay-What-You-Want to Benefit Australian Wildfire Relief https://www.enworld.org/threads/runequest-glorantha-bestiary-is-pay-what-you-want-for-australian-bushfire-relief.669460/

Fallout RPG Closed Beta Application https://www.enworld.org/threads/want-to-playtest-the-fallout-rpg.669504/

Ed Greenwood Sold the Forgotten Realms for $5000 https://www.enworld.org/threads/ed-greenwood-sold-the-forgotten-realms-for-5-000.669569/

Free League Publishing Announces Acquisition of Coriolis RPG https://www.enworld.org/threads/free-league-publishing-announces-acquisition-of-coriolis-rpg.669547/

HeroForge Custom Miniatures in Full Color https://www.enworld.org/threads/custom-miniatures-in-full-colour.669559/

Star Trek Adventures Gamma Quadrant Sourcebook Released https://www.enworld.org/threads/star-trek-adventures-gamma-quadrant-sourcebook-available-now.669550/

Vote in the Most Anticipated RPG of 2020 Poll https://www.enworld.org/threads/vote-for-the-most-anticipated-tabletop-rpg-of-2020.669501/

News Digest for the Week of January 10 (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar launch line-up, KeyForge Genesys System Sourcebook, Starfinder Deck of Many Worlds, Pathfinder 2e Lost Omens: Gods and Magic Sourcebook Preview) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-january-10.669573/

EN5ider #310: New Race: Sentient Illusions https://www.enworld.org/threads/en5ider-310-new-race-sentient-illusions.669494/

TRAILseeker New Race: Cervitaur for Pathfinder 2e https://www.enworld.org/threads/cervitaur.669561/

TRAILseeker Adventure: The Emerald Crown of Muzo https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-emerald-crown-of-muzo.669466/

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Top Ten RPG Podcasts of 2019

Check out http://ENWorld.org later for the full list of podcasts!

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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

This week’s sketch written by Shane Stacks

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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This special bonus episode features Emmy Allen running a one-shot of their new roleplaying game, Esoteric Enterprises, with Morrus playing the Criminal Hudson and Peter playing the Bodyguard Monty.

Editor’s Note: Character Creation runs until about 16 minutes (the scratching noise is them writing out their character sheets). If you want to jump straight to the action, it starts at 16:02 in the episode.

Esoteric Enterprises https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/297833/Esoteric-Enterprises--Complete?affiliate_id=36142

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Emmy Allen to talk about their new release, Esoteric Enterprises. In the news, what level characters people play, shake-up at By Night Studios, a game designer appearing on The People’s Court, a new Starfinder Adventure Path (really!), and more! Plus a musical interlude, Our Favorite Game in All the World, and bonus discussions of horror gaming and BBC’s Dracula and new battlemaps!

Our Guest

Emmy Allen

Esoteric Enterprises https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/297833/Esoteric-Enterprises--Complete?affiliate_id=36142

The Stygian Library https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/257113/The-Stygian-Library?affiliate_id=36142

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News

D&D Beyond Character Level Stats https://www.enworld.org/threads/nobody-is-playing-high-level-characters.669353/

Most Anticipated RPG of 2020 Nomination Post (closed) https://www.enworld.org/threads/nominate-your-most-anticipated-rpg-of-2020.669264/

Converting 13th Age’s Eyes of the Stone Thief to D&D 5e https://www.enworld.org/threads/converting-13th-ages-eyes-of-the-stone-thief-to-d-d-5e.669271/

News Digest for the Week of December 27 (Starfinder Adventure Path announced, game designer appears on The People’s Court) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-december-27.669335/

Public Domain Day 2020 https://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2020/

News Digest for the Week of January 3 (By Night Studios Buys Out Co-Owner, Figurines of Adorable Power released) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-january-3.669432/

The Lord of the Rings Bundle from Cubicle 7 and Humble Bundle featuring Adventures in Middle-earth for 5e https://www.humblebundle.com/books/lord-of-the-rings-5e-books?partner=gamerstavern&charity=1326853

ICv2 Quarterly Hobby Shop Sales Report https://www.enworld.org/threads/icv2s-latest-quarterly-chart-d-d-top-but-pf2-is-strong.669434/

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Kickstarters

Cults of the Blood Gods https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/cults-of-the-blood-gods-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed

Uno Sguardo nel Buio https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/12gemme/uno-sguardo-nel-buio

The Complete Illustrated Book of Conjuration https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/philtonellc/the-complete-illustrated-book-of-conjuration

Solid Brass Rainbow Serpentine Dice https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/polyhydradice/solid-brass-rainbow-serpentine-dice-by-polyhydra

Dragon & Celtic Laser Dice https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/castleconquest/dragon-font-and-celtic-laser-dice

Dragon Themed Polyhedral RPG Dice Set https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1398817948/dragon-themed-polyhedral-rpg-dice-set

The Horror Out of Hagsjaw (ended) https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-horror-out-of-hagsjaw#/

Find more roleplaying game related crowdfunding efforts in EN World’s weekly RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-cults-of-the-blood-gods-complete-illustrated-book-of-conjuration-and-more.669338/

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Main Topic

Dracula by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9139220/

Dungeon Book of Battlemaps https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-dungeon-book-of-battlemaps.669439/

Esoteric Enterprises https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/297833/Esoteric-Enterprises--Complete?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

“I Put My Low Stat” by Mary Crowell was an entry in the 2012 Battle of the Bards competition

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, Dr. Blakemore, Monster Psychiatrist, assists a troll with some…performance issues.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are taking the week off for the holidays, so enjoy this interview with Ryan Dancey from 2014. The original video description:

Acquiring TSR! The OGL! Releasing D&D 3E! Saving D&D! Indie games! MMOs! Pathfinder Online! This interview is over an hour long, but it is totally cram-packed with interesting stuff if the recent history of our hobby is of any interest to you.

In EN World's third Autograph Interview, Russ talks to Ryan Dancey about his early career, creating D&D 3E and the Open Gaming License, the gaming industry, and MMOs.

In the third of my EN World Autograph Sessions, I interview Ryan Dancey. Ryan is the man who brokered the acquisition of TSR by WotC, and who created the Open Gaming License - which is the license responsible for most third party D&D content for the Pathfinder RPG. He has also worked on the Eve Online MMO at CCP. We cover a wide range of topics throughout his career, from his start, through the TSR acquisition, the OGL, and on to MMOs and his current project, Pathfinder Online. Sometimes a controversial figure, nobody could say that Dancey has not had a significant impact on the RPG industry. This interview, coming in at over an hour in length, was an absolute pleasure to take part in.

Original video interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXLBBp3YDro

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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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December 26, 2019

Sketch #13 Not a Fair Share

Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, a group of fantasy cyberpunk freelancers is divvying up the payout following a successful run and have a few…issues to sort out about fairness.

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December 22, 2019

#79: Eberron with Keith Baker

This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Keith Baker to talk about the Dungeons & Dragons setting he created, Eberron! In the news, Chaosium publishing Red Thread of Fate, A|State being revived by Handiwork Games, voting is now open for your favorite RPG podcast of 2019, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch where we try to run a game with a cat.

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Our Guest

Keith Baker http://keith-baker.com/

Twogether Studios https://www.twogetherstudios.com/

Manifest Zone https://manifest.zone/

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News

Chaosium to Publish Red Thread of Fate https://mailchi.mp/chaosium/redthreadoffate?fbclid=IwAR2Kv3qT1tjNfXwyo4zESn-7B71Fs9hodP3KzmHi7SScrHLfbxvUwLQzinA

Sci-Fi/Horror Game A|State Revived by Handiwork Games https://www.enworld.org/threads/a-state-gothic-sci-fi-horror.669243/

Vote for Your Favorite Actual Play Podcast https://www.enworld.org/threads/vote-for-your-favourite-actual-play-podcast.669215/

Vote for Your Favorite RPG Talk Podcast (hint hint) https://www.enworld.org/threads/vote-for-your-favorite-rpg-talk-podcasts.669216/

Most Expensive Gifts on Our RPG Wishlists https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-most-expensive-gifts-on-our-rpg-wishlists.668522/

A D&D Gift Guide for Everyone https://www.enworld.org/threads/a-d-d-gift-guide-for-everyone.669158/

One Page Adventure: You Kill Me! https://www.enworld.org/threads/one-page-adventure-you-kill-me.669189/

OSR Roleplaying Game Esoteric Enterprises Released https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/297833/Esoteric-Enterprises--Complete?affiliate_id=36142

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Kickstarters

Secrets of Starfall https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/t3kk3y/secrets-of-starfall-a-5e-adventure-campaign-module

Better Backstories https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wordsmythe/better-backstories-for-rpgs

Find more RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon at EN World’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-secrets-of-starfall-dungeon-down-time-better-backstories-and-more.669160/

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Eberron

Eberron: Rising from the Last War on Amazon https://amzn.to/2ZisqcL

Eberron Campaign Setting for 3rd Edition https://www.dmsguild.com/product/28474/Eberron-Campaign-Setting-3e?affiliate_id=36142

Morgrave Miscellany (a supplement to Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron written by Keith Baker and others) https://www.dmsguild.com/product/270012/Morgrave-Miscellany?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 assist a party who has just slain a mysterious giant spider and aren’t sure what kind of spider it is.

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