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Friday, October 14, 2022

Assassin's Creed RPG Just Announced by CMON! Preorder coming in 2023!


 

Assassin's Creed RPG was just announced from CMON Games in collaboration with Ubisoft.

Fans of the video game can expect a deep dive into a wealth of lore and history pulled directly from the series' core line, as well as the over two dozen spin-off games. Assassin’s Creed and roleplaying fans can expect a deluxe set of the books, along with numerous game supplements and enhancements, like character miniatures, detailed maps, and game aids. Preorders will be starting in 2023. You can see the announcement here: https://cmon.com/news/cmon-set-to-adapt-ubisoft-s-assassin-s-creed-for-tabletop-rpg

Fearsome Wilderness - The Creepiest Year Zero Engine RPG Yet?! | Interview w/Matt Cross

 



Fearsome Wilderness: The RPG goes live on Kickstarter on October 20th. Your characters begin the game as prisoners aboard a transport spaceship who has recently awoken from long-term hibernation. In the prologue scenario, the prison transport ship crashes on a densely wooded planet inhabited by unnatural fearsome critters of American lumberjack folklore. The horror is compounded by the fact that waking up from such an extended hibernation can do strange things to the mind. In this session we chat with Matt Cross from Geektopia Games and the designer of Fearsome Wilderness. Click HERE to watch. You can follow the Fearsome Wilderness RPG Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dystopiamatt/fearsome-wilderness-the-roleplaying-game Download the Fearsome Wilderness Quickstart here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/391627/Fearsome-Wilderness-The-Roleplaying-Game--Free-Version

Castaway - It's Like Mörk Borg Meets Robinson Crusoe | RPG Interview with Monomyth Games

 

Castaway is a standalone shipwreck survival horror OSR tabletop role playing game compatible with the award-winning table top RPG MÖRK BORG. Players are unfortunate lost souls stranded on a far off island... but they aren't the only ones there. With rules for exposure, building shelters & crafting, hunting & gathering, debilitating ailments, escape plans, an island weather system, a menagerie of wildlife and monsters, and mysterious island encounters, players will have to fight tooth and nail exploring the harsh island environment to survive against the odds.

I got to chat with the team at Monomyth Games Matthew Chaimis and Dalton Shaul about the development and the details of their deserted island Mörk Borg infused RPG, Castaway. Click HERE to watch, Castaway is currently on Kickstarter from Monomyth here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monomythpublishing/castaway You can learn more about Monomyth at their website https://www.monomythgames.net

Sunday, September 25, 2022

HEROES OF CERULEA – Pixelated Dungeon Crawl Tabletop RPG "Woodland Temple" | ACTUAL PLAY



Heroes of Cerulea is an adventure tabletop role-playing game where you explore dungeons, fight monsters, solve puzzles, gather keys, find new items, and defeat bosses.

Lo-fi art and rules; high playability. It's heavily inspired by the classic Legend of Zelda games, and by old-school role-playing. In this session, we play Heroes of Cerulea GM'ed by the game's designer Lucas Falk.

Click HERE to watch our actual play! Check out Heroes of Cerulea on Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackfiskforlag/heroes-of-cerulea-pixelated-dungeon-crawl-tabletop-rpg Check out the free quickstart bundle now—including game rules, tools, and a prepared dungeon HERE: https://blackfiskpub.itch.io/heroes-of-cerulea You can learn more about Blackfisk Publishing here: https://blackfiskpublishing.com

Thursday, September 22, 2022

HEROES OF CERULEA – Pixelated Dungeon Crawl Tabletop RPG | Interview with Lucas Falk



Heroes of Cerulea is an adventure tabletop role-playing game where you explore dungeons, fight monsters, solve puzzles, gather keys, find new items and defeat bosses.

Lo-fi art and rules; high playability. It's heavily inspired by the classic Legend of Zelda games and old-school role-playing. Click HERE for my interview with the game's designer Lucas Falk from Blackfisk Publishing. Check out Heroes of Cerulea on Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackfiskforlag/heroes-of-cerulea-pixelated-dungeon-crawl-tabletop-rpg Check out the free quickstart bundle now—including game rules, tools, and a prepared dungeon HERE: https://blackfiskpub.itch.io/heroes-of-cerulea You can learn more about Blackfisk Publishing here: https://blackfiskpublishing.com

Monday, August 29, 2022

Frontier Scum by Den of Druids | RPG Review

Karl Druid takes the Mörk Borg framework and gives us an acid western game of outlaws destined to be brought through the mire and muck just to face certain death... or worse. Not only that he gives us a book that feels as if it's from the setting itself!

Check out my overview and review of Frontier Scum HERE.


Monday, July 25, 2022

Land of Eem RPG Actual Play "Curse of the Chicken-Foot Witch"

 

Land of Eem is a game about adventurers exploring and discovering the remnants of a forgotten, better age. Players portray lore-seeking travelers, fortune-seeking pioneers and adventure-seeking heroes in a time devoid of them.

But for all its post-apocalyptic doom and gloom, Land of Eem is a lighthearted game with a sense of humor. Set in the world of our two fantasy series Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo and Dungeoneer Adventures, the game combines Lord of the Rings high fantasy epicness with a heavy dose of Muppets-like whimsy and a dash of Mad Max dystopia.

Watch our actual play of "Curse of the Chicken-foot Witch" HERE. Check out https://www.backerkit.com/c/exalted-funeral/land-of-eem for the BackerKit Crowdfunding campaign.