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News and chat about the latest D&D and other tabletop roleplaying games!

Episodes

This week, Morrus and Peter go way back to the original U1: Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh for 1st Edition AD&D to discover what secrets may be in store in the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons 5e adventure, Ghosts of Saltmarsh. In the news, rumors of a new D&D campaign setting, Barrier Peaks getting a reissue, Labyrinth Roleplaying Game coming soon, new Starfinder products, and more! Plus Patreon Asked Questions, a new sketch, Our Favorite Game in All the World, and an actual hand-written letter to the show!

News

Pathfinder 2e Bestiary Art Preview http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6124-Check-Out-Wayne-Reynolds-Pathfinder-Bestiary-2-Artwork!

War of the Burning Sky for 5e https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/269352/War-of-the-Burning-Sky-5E-5-Mission-to-the-Monastery-of-Two-Winds?affiliate_id=36142

Expedition to Barrier Peaks Reissue from Goodman Games http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6127-Goodman-Games-Next-Reincarnation-Is-Expedition-To-The-Barrier-Peaks

New Campaign Setting Possibly Leaked http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6141-GameHole-Con-Hints-At-An-An-Yet-Unannounced-Setting-for-D-D-This-Year

Labyrinth Roleplaying Game http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6130-Who-Wants-A-Labyrinth-RPG

Paizo News Update http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6137-Paizo-News-Update-Signal-of-Screams-Concordance-of-Rivals-Starfinder-Beginner-Box

Starfinder Signal of Screams Pawn Collection https://amzn.to/2OekR1o

Pathfinder Concordance of Rivals https://amzn.to/2Hwk7Ea

Starfinder Beginner Box https://amzn.to/2FfeAyg

Arcana of the Ancients 5e “Numenera” Sourcebook http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6131-Arcana-of-The-Ancients-5E-Sci-Fantasy-From-Monte-Cook-Games-Launches-On-KS

Larry DiTillo Passed Away http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6143-Larry-DiTillo-RPG-TV-Writer-Passes-Away

News Digest (Wardlings, Star Wars: Collapse of the Republic, change of ownership of Free RPG Day) http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6136-News-Digest-Barrier-Peaks-for-5e-Labyrinth-RPG-Announced-Sneak-Peak-at-Ghosts-of-Saltmarsh-s-Maps-Wardlings-Mini-Line-Getting-an-RPG-and-more!

Morgrave Miscellany (Eberron Sourcebook) https://www.dmsguild.com/product/270012/Morgrave-Miscellany?affiliate_id=36142

EN Publishing Sale on DriveThruRPG https://www.drivethrurpg.com/featured.php?promotion_id=ENPub-03.19&affiliate_id=36142

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Kickstarters

Mercenaries, Spies, & Private Eyes https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/994700393/mercenaries-spies-and-private-eyes-rpg-by-michael

GODS https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/731310612/gods

Leviathan Rising https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917395140/leviathan-rising-an-enlightenment-punk-role-playin

Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 & Game Reprint https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warehouse23/powered-by-gurps-dungeon-fantasy-monsters-2-and-ga

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Other Updates

Galactic Sentience Catalog (PDF) https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/267997/WOIN-Galactic-Sentience-Catalog?affiliate_id=36142

Galactic Sentience Catalog (Paperback) https://amzn.to/2Jm4wbV

Galactic Sentience Catalog (Kindle) https://amzn.to/2FkfAkV

We got a letter from RPG Encounters! https://rpgencounters.com/

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The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

U1 The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh (1e) https://www.dmsguild.com/product/17069/U1-The-Sinister-Secret-of-Saltmarsh-1e?affiliate_id=36142

U2 Danger at Dunwater (1e) https://www.dmsguild.com/product/17070/U2-Danger-at-Dunwater-1e?affiliate_id=36142

U3 The Final Enemy (1e) https://www.dmsguild.com/product/17071/U3-The-Final-Enemy-1e?affiliate_id=36142

Ghosts of Saltmarsh (5e) https://amzn.to/2OfaFpj

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This week, Morrus and Peter and joined by John Dodd from UK Games Expo, Dragonmeet, and more to tell us all about the behind-the-scenes secrets of managing a major gaming convention. In the news, Critical Role has a Kickstarter, two big new game announcements from Modiphius, Wizards of the Coast gets a new designer, Pathfinder 2nd Edition release information, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World, a new sketch, and a brand new segment: Patreon Asked Questions!

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Our Guest: John Dodd

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

Dragonmeet https://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/

LongCon https://www.thedodd.com/

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What’s Caught Our Eye

Order of the Stick http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0001.html

Joe Manganiello’s Death Saves at GaryCon http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6122-Joe-Manganiello-Gifts-D-D-Staff-With-Death-Saves-T-shirts

Critical Role Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/criticalrole/critical-role-the-legend-of-vox-machina-animated-s

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News

Critical Role Kickstarter http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6103-Critical-Role-s-Kickstarter-Breaks-1-000-000-In-About-An-Hour!

Modiphius to Distribute Grimmerspace http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6101-Modiphius-To-Distribute-Sean-Astin-s-Grimmerspace

Dan Dillon Joins Wizards of the Coast http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6104-Dan-Dillon-is-D-D-s-Newest-Designer!

Fallout Tabletop Roleplaying Game http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6108-Fallout-Tabletop-RPG-Announced-from-Modiphius

Pathfinder 2nd Edition Launch Titles and Release Schedule http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6102-Paizo-News-Update-2E-Gets-a-Release-Date!-1E-Celebration-Sale-Tyrant-s-Grasp-for-Pathfinder-and-Dawn-of-Flame-for-Starfinder-Adventure-Paths

Relics & Rarities Free on YouTube http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6115-Deborah-Ann-Woll-s-Relics-Rarities-Ep-1-Is-Now-Free

WotC Changing NPC Stat Format http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6116-WotC-Considering-NPC-Stat-Format-Change

Ghosts of Saltmarsh Map Preview http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6123-Sneak-Peek-At-Ghosts-of-Saltmarsh-Maps

Galactic Sentience Catalog (DriveThru) https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/267997/WOIN-Galactic-Sentience-Catalog?affiliate_id=36142

Galactic Sentience Catalog (Paperback) https://amzn.to/2TzGMG8

Galactic Sentience Catalog (Kindle Edition) https://amzn.to/2u4JiFd

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Kickstarters

Comrades: A Revolutionary RPG https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/695502966/comrades-a-revolutionary-rpg

Jinkies! The Roleplaying Game https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1810228397/jinkies-the-roleplaying-game

Terry Mancour’s Spellmonger https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/battlefieldpress/terry-mancours-spellmonger

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Chris Spivey of Darker Hue Studios to talk about his multiple award-winning game, Harlem Unbound! In the news, Amazon leaks the new Dungeons & Dragons book early, Numenera for D&D 5e Confirmed (kinda), Critical Role goes solo, the first look at the Warhammer: Age of Sigmar RPG, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch!

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Our Guest

Chris Spivey http://www.darkerhuestudios.com/

On Twitter https://twitter.com/darker_hue

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What’s Caught Our Eye

“May I Play a Character from Another Race” by James Mendez Hodes https://jamesmendezhodes.com/blog/2019/2/14/may-i-play-a-character-from-another-race

How to Set Up a 200 Member, Self-Sustaining Gaming Community https://www.reddit.com/r/rpg/comments/am4eo9/how_to_set_up_a_200_member_self_sustaining_gaming/

EN Publishing Job Opening http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6078-EN-Publishing-is-Hiring-Publishing-Administrator-(UK-Part-time)

Rosenstrasse Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/unrulydesigns/rosenstrasse/description

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News

Statements from Wizards of the Coast, Gen Con, and more on Zak S. http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6067-WotC-GenCon-Respond-To-Zak-S-Allegations

RAINN Charity Bundle Starter Kit https://www.dmsguild.com/product/266776/RAINN-Starter-Kit-BUNDLE?affiliate_id=36142

RAINN Charity Bundle Benevolent DM Kit https://www.dmsguild.com/product/266773/RAINN-Benevolent-DM-Kit-BUNDLE?affiliate_id=36142

RAINN Charity Bundle Explorer’s Pack https://www.dmsguild.com/product/266775/RAINN-Explorers-Pack-BUNDLE?affiliate_id=36142

RAINN Charity Bundle Folk Heroes https://www.dmsguild.com/product/266780/RAINN-Folk-Heroes-BUNDLE?affiliate_id=36142

RAINN Charity Bundle Epic Heroes https://www.dmsguild.com/product/266781/RAINN-Epic-Heroes-BUNDLE?affiliate_id=36142

Critical Role Going Solo http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6068-Critical-Role-Goes-Independent-From-Thursday

Monte Cook Games Arcana of the Ancients http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6069-Monte-Cook-Games-Announced-Its-5E-Project-Arcana-of-the-Ancients

Age of Sigmar Announcement http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6072-Age-of-Sigmar-s-Cover-Art-Unveiled

Ghosts of Saltmarsh Leaked (article updated with official information announced after recording) http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6076-The-New-D-D-Book-Is-Called-Ghosts-of-Saltmarsh

Pre-Order Dungeons & Dragons Ghosts of Saltmarsh on Amazon https://amzn.to/2EeJmqG

EN World News Digest (more on Critical Role, Legend of the Five Rings Sourcebook) http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6071-News-Digest-Numenera-for-5e-Confirmed-Critical-Role-Going-Solo-Huge-Pathfinder-Bundle-from-Humble-Bundle-and-more!

Era: The Consortium Miniatures and 5th Anniversary Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/era-the-consortium-miniatures-and-5th-anniversary?ref=enworld

Odyssey of the Dragonlords http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6074-Odyssey-of-the-Dragonlords-Player-s-Guide-is-Free!

Most Popular D&D Feats from D&D Beyond http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6073-Here-Are-The-Most-Popular-D-D-Feats-(War-Caster-Leads-The-Pack!)

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Kickstarters

Ultimate Player Race Creator https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loottheboss/ultimate-player-race-creator-endless-5e-dandd-race

Pocket Box Games of the Eighties from Steve Jackson Games https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sjgames/pocket-box-games-of-the-eighties

Hudson & Brand: Shadows of the Past https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stephaniemcalea/hudson-and-brand-shadows-of-the-past

Beat the Boss https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/346468029/beat-the-boss

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Chris Spivey, Harlem Unbound, and Darker Hue Studios

Harlem Unbound 1st Edition on Drive Thru https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/218062/Harlem-Unbound?affiliate_id=36142

Harlem Unbound 2nd Ed Preview List https://www.chaosium.com/blogjoin-the-harlem-unbound-2nd-ed-preview-list/

Sci-Fi Game Announcement from Chaosium https://www.chaosium.com/blogchris-spivey-to-develop-scifi-rpg-game-setting-for-chaosium/

Even Death Can Die https://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/even-death-can-die-an-adventure-collection-for-cthulhu-confidential/

Ta-Nehisi Coates Author Page https://amzn.to/2Nv8oG6

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Nora Neale Hurston https://amzn.to/2Xp2g6N

Imaro by Charles Saunders https://amzn.to/2Elu7fI

Bastion: Afrocentric Sword and Sorcery RPG Setting https://kheperapublishing.com/2017/10/24/bastion-afrocentric-sword-and-sorcery-rpg-setting/

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February 7, 2019

#34 What’s OLD is NEW

This week, Morrus and Peter dive into the multi-genre roleplaying system from EN Publishing, What’s OLD is NEW. In the news, The Mountain Goats have an official D&D concept album, Gen Con gets a new mascot, a new D&D product announced, Robotech getting a Savage Worlds book, and more! Plus a brand new sketch and Our Favorite Game in All the World!

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What’s Caught Our Eye

Southampton Guild of Roleplayers https://www.meetup.com/Southampton-Guild-of-Roleplayers/

Big Bang Theory D&D Episode http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6015-Shatner-Wheaton-More-In-D-D-Themed-Big-Bang-Theory-Episode

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News

Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000 AD Released http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6013-It-s-Time-To-Take-The-LAW-Into-Your-Own-Hands!-JUDGE-DREDD-Is-Here!

D&D Bestiary Notebooks http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6008-Now-You-Can-Have-A-D-D-Notebook!

The Mountain Goats D&D-themed Album http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6001-The-Mountain-Goats-Announces-Dungeons-Dragons-Inspired-Album

Dungeons & Dragons Sage Advice Compendium Updated http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6011-Official-D-D-Sage-Advice-Compendium-Updated

News Digest (more info on The Mountain Goats, Gen Con Mascot, Robotech Savage Worlds, and FnordCon) http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6010-News-Digest-D-D-Concept-Album-Announced-Gen-Con-Wants-YOU-to-Name-Their-Mascot-Robotech-is-getting-Savage-and-more!

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Kickstarters

Ultimate Player Race Creator https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loottheboss/ultimate-player-race-creator-endless-5e-dandd-race

Vulcania https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1059671560/vulcania-role-playing-game

Dice Roll Denizens https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/529477987/dice-roll-denizens-instant-npcs-for-dnd-and-pathfi

The Savage Signs https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigil/the-savage-sign

Ambient Music for D&D Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/727514904/ambient-music-for-dandd-waterdeep-dungeon-of-the-m

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What’s OLD is NEW

Official Website with downloads, character generators, SRD, and other resources http://www.woinrpg.com/

O.L.D. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/209297/OLD-The-Fantasy-Heroic-Roleplaying-Game?affiliate_id=36142

N.O.W. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/242910/NOW-The-Modern-Action-Roleplaying-Game-v12?affiliate_id=36142

N.E.W. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191271/NEW-The-Science-Fiction-Roleplaying-Game-v12?affiliate_id=36142

Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000 AD https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/246292/Judge-Dredd--The-Worlds-of-2000-AD-RPG-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=36142

Judge Dredd: Robot Wars https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/251978/Judge-Dredd-The-Robot-Wars?affiliate_id=36142

Starship Construction Manual https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/154678/WOIN-Starship-Construction-Manual-v11?affiliate_id=36142

Xenomorphs: The Fall of Somerset Landing https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225096/WOIN-W1-Xenomorphs-The-Fall-of-Somerset-Landing?affiliate_id=36142

Dark Decade: From Dust to Dawn https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/254825/WOIN-W2-Dark-Decade-From-Dust-To-Dawn?affiliate_id=36142

Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future (bounty hunter adventure/setting based on the novel by Mike Resnick) https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/258914/WOIN-W3-Santiago-A-Myth-of-the-Far-Future?affiliate_id=36142

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January 31, 2019

#33 Exploring Dragonlance

This week, Morrus and Peter take a trip to Krynn and examine the history and nostalgia of the Dragonlance setting for Dungeons & Dragons! In the news, we’ve got new products for BattleTech’s 35th Anniversary, new products for Shadowrun’s 30th Anniversary, hints of a possible new product for Dungeons & Dragons 45th Anniversary, Savage Worlds has a new storefront for fan-made material, Numenera has a bundle for sale for charity, and more! Plus a new listener-submitted sketch and Our Favorite Game in All the World!

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What’s Caught Our Eye

Con-Tingency http://www.con-tingency.uk/

“I’m Sorry but That’s What My Character Would Do” by Rick Neal http://www.rickneal.ca/?p=86

The Archimedes Screw https://goblinshenchman.wordpress.com/2019/01/22/tuesday-toot-the-balanced-encounter/

Accidental Anthropomorphic Animal Hero Generator http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5994-Roll-up-your-Accidental-Anthropomorphic-Animal-Hero!

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News

Dungeons & Dragons 45th Anniversary http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5996-Happy-Birthday-To-Dungeons-Dragons!

Savage Worlds Adventurer’s Guild http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5979-Savage-Worlds-Adventure-s-Guild-Launches

New BattleTech Beginner’s Box https://amzn.to/2Udf9OS

New BattleTech Core Rulebook https://amzn.to/2U86U6E

Shadowrun No Future https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/264740/Shadowrun-No-Future-A-Cyberpunk-Sourcebook?affiliate_id=36142

Shadowrun Anarchy: Chicago Chaos https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/264742/Shadowrun-Chicago-Chaos-Anarchy?affiliate_id=36142

Numenera Humble Bundle https://www.humblebundle.com/books/numenera-monte-cook-books?partner=gamerstavern

Gamer’s Tavern History Check “Deities & Rashomon” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNTsMf2Yhp0

D&D Beyond Usage Stats http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5993-These-Are-DDB-s-Most-Viewed-D-D-Adventures

Chris Perkins Map Sketch Tease http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5997-Chris-Perkins-teases-map-sketches

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Kickstarters

Wolfspell https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/epidiah/wolfspell

Destination: Danger https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rosenbaugh/destination-danger-by-guardian-moon-games-0

Dark Places & Demogorgons: The Cryptid Manual https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ericfrombloatgames/dark-places-and-demogorgons-the-cryptid-manual-tab

The Superverse https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1884184046/the-superverse-a-superhero-campaign-sourcebook

Between Sun & Shadow 2nd Edition https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/913109781/between-sun-and-shadow-second-edition-for-tiny-dun

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Dragonlance

DL1 Dragons of Despair https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/16880/DL1-Dragons-of-Despair-1e?affiliate_id=36142

Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman https://amzn.to/2MGsYTw

Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight on DVD https://amzn.to/2TmSa49

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12VEGknMx6s

“The Ballad of Goldmoon” by Mary Kovarik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjF0B83sNAs

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What makes a good character sheet? It’s the first impression any new player will have to a system. This week, Morrus and Peter look to find what features a character sheet needs and how to spot one that will do more harm than good. In the news, we’ve got a new class from one of Dungeons & Dragons 5e’s designers, a streamlined Borg Cube for Star Trek Adventures, more Allies and Adversaries for Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars, and more! Plus a new sketch and Our Favorite Game in All the World!

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What’s Caught Our Eye

Eigengrau’s Scenario Generator http://eigengrausgenerator.com/

EN World Random Generator Collection http://www.enworld.org/forum/dnd_portal.php

Planescape Original Art from Tony DiTerlizzi http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5974-Arist-Tony-DiTerlizzi-Reflects-On-25-Years-of-Planescape

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News

Robert Schwalb’s Warlord for 5e http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5978-Robert-Schwalb-releases-his-version-of-Warlord

Acquisitions Incorporated Dungeon Manual http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5976-A-New-D-D-Book-in-2019-Acquisitions-Incorporated-Dungeon-Manual!

Star Trek Borg Cube https://www.modiphius.net/collections/star-trek-adventures/products/star-trek-adventures-borg-cube-boxed-set

The original Borg Cube (includes miniatures) https://amzn.to/2Mwkpe8

Star Wars Allies and Adversaries https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/1/10/allies-and-adversaries/

Crazed Gamers Gen Con 40 Year Celebration http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5947-Crazed-Gamers-Celebrate-40-Years-at-Gen-Con

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Kickstarters

Secretum Mundi: The Book of the Secret World https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2120854352/secretum-mundi-the-book-of-the-secret-world

100 Maps of Fantasy Islands https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loreobserver/100-maps-of-fantasy-islands

Iron Monolith and the Tomb of the Sun A’Galla https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/895183626/iron-monolith-and-the-tomb-of-sun-agalla-d20-rpg

Off the Beaten Path https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/throwigames/off-the-beaten-path-mountain-excursions

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Character Sheets

EN World Character Sheet Collection http://www.enworld.org/forum/rpgdownloads.php?categoryid=34

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This week, Russ (who still has the plague) and Peter count down the Top 20 RPG Podcasts with the 10 best Actual Play podcasts and 10 best RPG talk podcasts! 9,099 votes on 99 nominated podcasts! In the news, Pathfinder Playtest closes, a new D&D class coming to Unearthed Arcana, the most popular games on Fantasy Grounds of 2018, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and another listener-submitted sketch!

(Editor’s Note: Due to Russ’s voice, I had to raise the overall volume of the recording which means the room echo is a bit more pronounced than normal.)

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What’s Caught Our Eye

Starfinder Flip Mats https://amzn.to/2TVegKW

Mech Frame Zero http://mobileframezero.com/mfz/

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News

Fantasy Grounds Player Statistics http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5959-Top-Games-Played-On-FG-In-2018-D-D-Pathfinder-Savage-Worlds

Pathfinder Playtest Closes https://paizo.com/community/blog/v5748dyo6sgg9?The-Pathfinder-Playtest-is-Closed

Silver Gryphon Games Stops Sales of Savage World Products https://silvergryphongames.com/2019/01/departing-savage-worlds/

“Artemis Entrari”’s Rations for Forgotten Realms Races http://artemis-entreri.tumblr.com/post/160744381948/rations-for-various-rpg-races

Unearthed Arcana Class Announcement for February http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5962-Artificer-UA-to-be-released-in-February

RPG Job Listings http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5960-RPG-Jobs-Roundup-January-2019-%96-New-Year-New-Opportunities

Choose Your Own Adventure Sues Netflix https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/bandersnatch-lawsuit-choose-your-own-adventure-netflix-1203105544/

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Kickstarters

Make100: Era: Lyres https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/make100-era-lyres-definitive-edition

They Came from Beneath the Sea https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/they-came-from-beneath-the-sea-a-tabletop-roleplay

Heck Yeah / Oh No! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1871496317/heck-yeah-oh-no-d20-dice

Treacherous Traps for 5th Edition https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nordgames/treacherous-traps-for-5th-edition

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January 9, 2019

#30 New Year News Catch-Up

This week, Morrus and Peter go over all the news from the holiday break, including the new D&D Spring 2019 release and other new products, Modiphius taking over Vampire: The Masquerade, discussing the Matt Mercer Effect, new releases announced from Cubicle 7, Gale Force 9, Warhammer 40K, and a lot more! Plus a new listener-submitted sketch and Our Favorite Game in All the World!

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What’s Caught Our Eye

Robot Dance Party One-Page RPG https://ursidice.com/25percent/

D&D 5e Flowchart for Class Selection http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5939-Use-This-Flowchart-To-Choose-Your-D-D-Class

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News

Unearthed Arcana: Sidekicks http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5907-Unearthed-Arcana-Sidekicks

Wizards of the Coast Monster Art Contest Winner Announced http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5906-WotC-Monster-Art-Contest-Winner-Announced

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Spring 2019 Releases http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5944-Spring-s-D-D-Release-Will-Be-Ship-Themed

Nathan Stewart on the “Eberron Experiment” http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?656154-Spring-s-D-amp-D-Release-Will-Be-Ship-Themed/page2&p=7544841&viewfull=1#post7544841

Savage Worlds Adventure Edition https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/261539/Savage-Worlds-Adventure-Edition?affiliate_id=36142

John Carter of Mars Core Rulebook https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260847/John-Carter-of-Mars-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=36142

Starfinder Beginner Box Details Revealed http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5913-You-Can-Now-Pre-Order-The-Starfinder-Beginner-Box

Pre-order link https://amzn.to/2VNuDLk

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition Starter Set https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/261941/Warhammer-Fantasy-Roleplay-Fourth-Edition-Starter-Set?affiliate_id=36142

WorldofDarkness.com Closed http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5915-WorldOfDarkness-com-Closing-Down

Modiphius Taking Over Vampire: The Masquerade http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5919-Modiphius-Takes-Over-Vampire-The-Masquerade

Warhammer 40,000 Animated Series “Angels of Death” https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/12/17/an-animated-series-from-the-far-future-yeah-it-isgw-homepage-post-1/

Morrus' One Page Adventures Patreon https://www.patreon.com/1pa

New D&D Foreign Language Localizations https://www.gf9.com/Default.aspx?tabid=225&art_id=6367

Adventures in Middle-Earth: Bree-land Region Guide for 5e https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product_info.php?products_id=262110&affiliate_id=36142

The Fantasy Trip: The Chaos Triads http://www.warehouse23.com/products/SJG37-5531

Hasbro Resort and Waterpark https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/board-games/news/hasbro-is-opening-a-water-park-and-holiday-resort-with-magic-the

Mike Mearls on RPG Art http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5926-Mearls-on-RPG-Art

Scarred Lands Creature Collection Announced http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5928-Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-for-D-D-5E-Coming!

Beating the Matt Mercer Effect http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5930-How-do-I-beat-the-Matt-Mercer-effect

Kickstarter’s RPG Zine Quest http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5903-Open-Call-Kickstarter-s-RPG-Zine-Quest

Darwin Bromley, CEO of Mayfair Games, Passed Away http://www.tabletopwire.com/darwin-bromley-co-founder-of-mayfair-games-dies-at-68/

Steve Jackson Games Announces FnordCon http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/December_31_2018/Our_Own_Convention

Starfinder Critical Hit Deck Preview http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5945-Here-s-A-Closer-Look-At-The-Starfinder-Critical-Hit-Deck

Order from Amazon https://amzn.to/2Rl1DMc

Pre-Order Starfinder Critical Fumble Deck https://amzn.to/2CZST5l

Michael A Stackpole Resigns from GAMA Board http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5948-Michael-A-Stackpole-Resigns-from-GAMA

Epic Monsters: Chupacabra http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5949-Epic-Monsters-Chupacabra-(5E)

GaryCon Faces Boycott Calls https://www.geeknative.com/63976/gary-con-faces-boycott-calls/

Original EN World story about Bill Webb and PaizoCon 2017 http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?4613-Harassment-At-PaizoCon-2017

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Kickstarters

The Streets of Avalon https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/encoded/the-streets-of-avalon/description?ref=enworld

Dragon Scales https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/308858186/dragon-scales-a-tabletop-rpg-game-of-chance?ref=enworld

Gauntlets & Gaslight https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infiniumgamestudio/incarnae-gothic-horror-steampunk-fleshpunk-for-pat?ref=enworld

Chronicle Cards https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/516658521/chronicle-cards-universal-rpg-tools?ref=enworld

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Quickstarting

Egg Embry Article on EN World http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5946-Quickstarting-On-Your-Mark-Get-Set-Fund!

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Morrus and Peter are still off for the holiday break, so here is an older interview Morrus did at UK Games Expo in 2014 with Monte Cook and Shanna Germain!

Monte Cook worked on D&D for TSR back in the 1990s, and continued working there as the company was bought by WotC, and then by Hasbro. He founded Malhavoc Press, and later co-founded Monte Cook Games with Shanna Germain.

This is a long-form interview, covering a wide range of subjects. Monte talks about working at WotC on D&D (twice!), and both he and Shanna talk about Monte Cook Games, creating Numenera, Kickstarters, and more.

Apologies for the audio quality; this was recorded live in a small room with a single microphone and a loud fan.

You can watch the original video version on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBmzrQnxf4w

And you can find out more about Monte Cook Games at their homepage: 

https://www.montecookgames.com/

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This week, we have a special holiday episode, a compilation of our sketches from 2018! Part One of the compilation features:

Polearms Shop

Dr. Smythe Interview Part 1

Helpdesk: Gelatinous Cube

Malack Interview Part 1

Monster Psychiatrist: The Orc

Fetchquest Giver

Helpdesk: Replacement PC

Dr. Smythe Interview Part 2

Malack Interview Part 2

Monster Psychiatrist: The Troll

A Dalek Takes the Voight-Kampff

Helpdesk: Adventuring with Dr. Smythe

Malack the Maleficent Sings

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