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August 13, 2022

#213 The 2022 ENnie Awards

This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about the 2022 ENnie Awards! In the news, new Lord of the Rings 5e RPG from Free League, new Warhammer 40K RPG from Cubicle 7, new edition of 13th Age from Pelgrane Press, Gen Con may be moving from Indianapolis, and more! Plus Five Minutes at Gen Con with Egg Embry and brand new sketch about bluffing your way out of being caught red-handed.

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News

Dungeon Delver’s Guide from EN Publishing Kickstarter Pre-Launch Page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/dungeon-delvers-guide-a-sourcebook-for-5e-and-a5e?

News Digest for the Week of August 12 (Gen Con possibly moving from Indianapolis, Mythic Britain and Ireland for Vaesen, Yawning Portal board game, ) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-august-12.690600/

Gen Con 2022 Draws Over 50,000 Attendees https://www.enworld.org/threads/gencon-2022-draws-over-50-000-attendees.690515/

ICv2 Reports on RPG Growth This Year https://www.enworld.org/threads/icv2-reports-on-rpgs-growth-this-year.690516/

13th Age Escalation Edition Coming in 2023 https://www.enworld.org/threads/new-13th-age-escalation-edition-coming-next-year.690495/

Free League announces Dragonbane https://www.enworld.org/threads/free-league-announces-dragonbane-the-translation-of-swedish-rpg-classic-drakar-och-demoner.690427/

Free League announces Lord of the Rings 5e https://www.enworld.org/threads/free-leagues-lord-of-the-rings-rpg-comes-to-5e.690506/

Uncharted Journeys from Cubicle 7 (announced in July but mentioned in the show) https://cubicle7games.com/uncharted-journeys-the-journey/

Warhammer 40K Imperium Maledictum from Cubicle 7 https://www.enworld.org/threads/d100-based-wh40k-imperium-maledictum-announced.690455/

Broken Weave 5e setting from Cubicle 7 https://www.enworld.org/threads/broken-weave-is-a-tragic-fantasy-setting-from-cubicle-7.690511/

Battlezoo Eldamon Monster Training and Year of the Monsters https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rollforcombat/5e-pf2-monster-training-and-year-of-monsters

Cute Creatures Compendium https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/catilus/cute-creatures-compendium-by-catilus

Oneironaut by Cesar Capacle https://capacle.itch.io/oneironaut

Pelgane Press Website https://pelgranepress.com/

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2022 ENnie Awards

2022 ENnie Award Winners https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-who-won-ennies-this-year.690474/

ENnie Awards Live Stream Archive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMtwgU8pJI0

ENnie Awards Process and FAQ https://ennie-awards.com/awards-process-and-faq/

2023 ENnie Submission Form https://ennie-awards.com/new-submission/

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

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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August 6, 2022

#212: Imposter Syndrome

This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about imposter syndrome. In the news, the Dragonlance novel is out, more Spelljammer previews, Wizards Presents event coming soon, Free League kickstarting Dragonbane, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about preparing for the Big Convention.

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News

Classic Dragonlance: Dragons of Deceit: Dragonlance Destinies: Volume 1: A Dungeons & Dragons Novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman https://amzn.to/3zDseHN

EN Live Actual Play audio podcast https://enrpg.podbean.com/

Dungeon Delver’s Guide on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/dungeon-delvers-guide-a-sourcebook-for-5e-and-a5e?

News Digest for the Week of August 5 (Gen Con harassment, Wizards Presents, Dragonbane from Free League, Evil Genius Games Everyday Heroes new Editor-in-Chief, Critical Role Clue(do), ) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-august-5.690442/

2022 Diana Jones Awards https://www.enworld.org/threads/this-years-diana-jones-award-winner-is-ajit-george.690414/

D&D Beyond previews Spelljammer monsters https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-beyond-previews-flying-pigs-space-hamsters-and-more.690350/

Space Clowns for Spelljammer https://www.enworld.org/threads/space-clowns-are-a-thing-in-spelljammer.690361/

Collection of art previews from Spelljammer https://www.enworld.org/threads/a-look-at-the-upcoming-spelljammer-boxed-set.690376/

Not DND - Blade Runner RPG with Tomas Härenstam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mVs0z2RDDk

Human Almost by Egg Embry https://eggembry.itch.io/human-almost-a-post-cyberpunk-police-procedural-roleplaying-pamphlet-playtest-v

D&D Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle https://www.target.com/p/dungeons-38-dragons-dragons-of-stormwreck-isle-starter-set-game/-/A-85017140

The Game Master Screen by Wyrmwood https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wyrmwood/the-game-master-screen-by-wyrmwood

Stranger Sights: Challenges for 5e and Advanced 5e https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strangersights/stranger-sights-challenges-for-5e-and-advanced-5e

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Imposter Syndrome

Lewis Pulsipher’s Worlds of Design: Imposter Syndrome https://www.enworld.org/threads/worlds-of-design-imposter-syndrome.689925/

Neil Gaiman’s post on Imposter Syndrome https://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/160603396711/hi-i-read-that-youve-dealt-with-with-impostor

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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

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This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about playtesting a new game. In the news, a Gelatinous Cube toy announced, another million-dollar Kickstarter on the horizon, Star Trek Adventures Utopia Planitia book announced, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about the discourse when a new RPG movie comes out.

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News

Gelatinous Cube Toy for Action Figures https://www.enworld.org/threads/gelatinous-cube-toy-for-action-figures.690158/

Astral Elves Spelljammer preview https://www.enworld.org/threads/astral-elves-spelljammers-elves-in-spaaaaace.690156/

News Digest for the Week of July 29 (Hadozee preview on YouTube, Star Trek Adventures Utopia Planitia Sourcebook, Hasbro Quarterly Earnings report, D&D movie news) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-july-29.690265/

Steinhardt’s Guide to the Eldritch Hunt: A 5e Supplement https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monkey-dm/eldritch-hunt

Pathfinder Revolution Kickstarter (cancelled) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sjgames/pathfinder-revolution-by-steve-jackson-games

EN Publishing’s Til Death Do Us Part: Adventures with Heart for 5e https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/til-death-do-us-part-4

Stranger Sights: Challenges for 5e and Advanced 5e https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strangersights/stranger-sights-challenges-for-5e-and-advanced-5e

Circle of the Monster on Dungeonmasters Guild by DM Sarah https://www.dmsguild.com/product/403829/Druid-Subclass-Circle-of-the-Monster?affiliate_id=36142

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Playtesting

Level Up 5e Playtest Surveys from 2020 https://www.levelup5e.com/news/category/Surveys

Worlds of Design: A Playtesting Framework by Lewis Pulsipher https://www.enworld.org/threads/worlds-of-design-a-playtesting-framework.685880/

Worlds of Design: Playtest Your Games by Lewis Pulsipher https://www.enworld.org/threads/worlds-of-design-playtest-your-games.687928/

Treantmonk’s Guide to Wizards 5e https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1IeOXWvbkmQ3nEyM2P3lS8TU4rsK6QJP0oH7HE_v67QY/mobilebasic

“Dolphins and Chariots” thread from Ad Astra Games on Twitter https://twitter.com/AdAstraGames/status/1551740524268240897

Level Up: Advanced 5e site to sign up for mailing list https://www.levelup5e.com/

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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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This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about the San Diego Comic Con previews for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves! In the news, previews for Spelljammer, a tease for Planescape, Doctor Who 5e Doctors and Daleks released, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about pitching an RPG film to a studio.

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News

No Hate In Gaming Twitter coverage of leaked Star Frontiers playtest https://twitter.com/NoHateInGaming/status/1549479240390901760

TSR Campaign Setting Sales Figures https://www.enworld.org/threads/from-forgotten-realms-to-red-steel-heres-that-full-d-d-setting-sales-chart.689984/

New Unearthed Arcana teases Planescape https://www.enworld.org/threads/new-unearthed-arcana-wonders-of-the-multiverse.689980/

Spelljammer Preview of Giff https://www.enworld.org/threads/meet-the-giff-spelljammers-space-pirate-hippos.690065/

Doctors and Daleks Preview with Dalek stats https://www.enworld.org/threads/doctors-daleks-previews-include-official-5e-dalek-stats.689973/

Doctors and Daleks Preview with The Doctor’s stats https://www.enworld.org/threads/check-out-the-13th-doctors-5e-stats.690046/

Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel article roundup https://www.enworld.org/threads/radiant-citadel-articles-roundup.689966/

Rob Wieland’s review of Swords of the Serpentine https://www.enworld.org/threads/a-review-of-swords-of-the-serpentine.689697/

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Actual Play of Swords of the Serpentine from August 17, 2019 https://morrus.podbean.com/e/special-episode-actual-play-of-swords-of-the-serpentine-with-kevin-kulp/

Adventures in Rokugan Arrives August 5 https://www.enworld.org/threads/adventures-in-rokugan-arrives-august-5th.690086/

Beth Rimmels Reviews the D&D Campaign Case: Creatures https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-campaign-case-creatures-review.690019/

Dungeon Delver’s Guide Preview https://www.levelup5e.com/news/read-the-first-two-pages-of-dungeon-delvers-guide

Dragons vs Biplanes by Adam Donovan and Peter Coffey https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/403679/Dragons-vs-Biplanes

One If By Land, Two If By Sea, Three If By Air Kickstarter Coming Soon page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/homebrewandhacking/one-if-by-land-two-if-by-sea-three-if-by-air

Follow DM Sarah on Twitter to keep up with her projects https://twitter.com/The_DM_Sarah

EN Live RPG Schedule https://www.enliverpg.com/schedule

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Here’s the D&D Movie Trailer https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-the-d-d-movie-trailer.690069/

An Analysis of the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Trailer https://www.enworld.org/threads/an-analysis-of-the-dungeons-dragons-honor-among-thieves-trailer.690102/

D&D movie cast in costume https://www.enworld.org/threads/check-out-the-d-d-movies-cast-in-costume.690054/

Does the D&D Movie Poster Feature Pathfinder Artwork? https://www.enworld.org/threads/does-the-d-d-movie-poster-feature-pathfinder-artwork.690062/

News Digest for the Week of July 22 (more links to information about the film) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-july-22.690085/

Old Spice D&D Class The Gentlemen https://www.enworld.org/threads/old-spice-d-d-class-thoughts.615863/

 

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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

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This week, Morrus and Jessica talk about creating a character beyond the stats on the page. In the news, DriveThruRPG and Roll20 partnership, previews of Spelljammer and Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, ENnie Award nominees announced, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about a party with a not ideal replacement for their fighter.

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News

DriveThruRPG and Roll20 Teaming Up https://www.enworld.org/threads/roll20-dtrpg-are-teaming-up.689879/

D&D New Edition Design Looks Soon? https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-new-edition-design-looks-soon.689858/

Spelljammer ship art preview https://www.enworld.org/threads/check-out-these-spelljammer-ships.689860/

Spelljammer Academy first adventure available for free on D&D Beyond https://www.enworld.org/threads/spelljammer-academy-get-free-spelljammer-adventures-from-d-d-beyond.689811/

Beth Rimmels review of Slaying the dragon: The Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons https://www.enworld.org/threads/slaying-the-dragon-the-secret-history-of-dungeons-dragons-review.689824/

AD&D Setting Sales Comparisons 1979 to 1998 https://www.enworld.org/threads/ad-d-settings-sales-comparison-79-98.689909/

Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel Table of Contents https://www.enworld.org/threads/journeys-through-the-radiant-citadel-table-of-contents.689910/

ENnie Award Nominees for 2022 Announced https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-ennies-announces-2022-nominees.689752/

The Official 5e Version of Doctor Who Coming Soon https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-official-5e-version-of-doctor-who-is-coming-in-just-2-weeks.689780/

News Digest for the Week of July 15 (Modiphius 2d20 Day and SRD, Steve Jackson Games blog post about paper prices and POD) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-july-15.689904/

Shadowrun Humble Bundle https://www.humblebundle.com/books/shadowrun-trpg-catalyst-game-labs-books?partner=gamerstavern

Til Death Do Us Part: Adventures with Heart for 5e https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/til-death-do-us-part-4

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Kickstarters

Iron Kingdoms: The Nightmare Empire https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/privateerpress/iron-kingdoms-the-nightmare-empire

Arcanis 5e Campaign Setting Runic Edition https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418216834/arcanis-5e-campaign-setting-runic-edition

Fading Suns: Lost Worlds https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ulissesspiele/fading-suns-lost-worlds

Hieronymus: Garden of Earthly Delights Edition https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laurieoconnel/hieronymus-garden-of-earthly-delights-edition

Find all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-iron-kingdoms-arcanis-fading-suns-and-more.689836/

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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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This week, Morrus and Peter talk about the NODES dungeon design system from the Dungeon Delver’s Guide. In the news, Mork Borg has a new official free version, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves coming to San Diego Comic Con, Apotheosis Studio releases a statement, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about some of the more esoteric class choices available.

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News

Download a few version of Mork Borg https://www.enworld.org/threads/download-a-free-version-of-m%C3%96rk-borg.689729/

Jamison Stone and Satine Phoenix’s Apotheosis Studio to Wind Down https://www.enworld.org/threads/jamison-stone-satine-phoenixs-apotheosis-studio-to-wind-down-updated.689723/

@ArcDragnBreth casting for Twitch stream https://twitter.com/Arcdragnbreth/status/1544788283246485504

News Digest for the Week of July 8 (Everything BattleTech rebranding) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-july-8.689745/

Advanced D&D Sales Figures https://www.enworld.org/threads/tsr-d-d-sales-numbers-compiled-by-benjamin-riggs.689704/

Basic D&D Sales Figures https://www.enworld.org/threads/basic-d-d-was-selling-600-000-year-at-one-point.689740/

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves experience at San Diego Comic Con https://www.enworld.org/threads/dungeons-dragons-honor-among-thieves-at-san-diego-comic-con.689701/

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Dungeon Delver’s Guide NODES System

Preview of the NODES System https://www.levelup5e.com/news/dungeon-delvers-guide-the-nodes-system

Dungeon Delver’s Guide Trap List Preview https://www.levelup5e.com/news/dungeon-delvers-guide-trap-list

A Look at Some Traps https://www.levelup5e.com/news/dungeon-delvers-guide-a-look-at-some-traps

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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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This week, Morrus and Jessica talk about pitching your game to a publisher. In the news, Alice is Missing getting a film adaptation, DM’s Guild material coming to Roll20, Pathfinder Society rules update, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about a suspicious invitation to a noble ball.

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News

Trailer for Bite Me! Awfully Cheerful Engine one-shot stream on Thursday, July 7 at 7 PM Eastern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5i5IDMmMPs

News Digest for July 1, 2022 (Alice is Missing movie, World of Darkness Nexus early access, Pathfinder Society rules changes, D&D and Pathfinder miniature news) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-july-1.689594/

DM’s Guild and Roll20 integration https://blog.roll20.net/posts/roll20-announces-partnership-with-dungeon-masters-guild/

Wizards for Justice Twitter account https://twitter.com/WizardsJustice

Level Up: Advanced 5e Combat Maneuver Card pre-orders https://www.enworld.org/threads/you-can-now-pre-order-the-a5e-combat-maneuver-cards.689454/

Tabletop Time Roleplay’s Actual Play Ragtag starting soon https://www.enworld.org/threads/tabletop-time-roleplays-actual-play-ragtag-showcases-level-up-advanced-5th-edition.689525/

EN Live sponsorship applications https://www.enworld.org/threads/en-live-offering-sponsorship-for-ttrpg-actual-play-series.689504/

Slaying the Dragon: A Secret history of Dungeons & Dragons by Ben Riggs, coming July 19 https://amzn.to/3NweBiB

Dicebreaker's 10 Things You Didn't Know About Early D&D History https://www.dicebreaker.com/series/dungeons-and-dragons/feature/dnd-history-things-you-didnt-know

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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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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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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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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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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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