Steamforged Games and Kobold Press have teamed up to develop a new Starter Set for the Tales of the Valiant 5E Fantasy RPG, a project building upon the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition rules. While details about the contents of the set are currently scarce, the collaboration aims to enhance the introductory experience for new players. Both companies are renowned in the tabletop gaming industry, and their joint effort seeks to make tabletop roleplaying more accessible.

Ninja Division, a miniatures game publisher, has filed for bankruptcy, leaving thousands of Kickstarter backers without their pledged rewards.

Daggerheart, a beginner-friendly fantasy RPG from Critical Role’s Darrington Press, has launched its public playtest, offering players a chance to experience its original gameplay mechanics before its full release in 2025.

Awaken Realms withdrew AI-generated promotional images for its Puerto Rico 1897 Special Edition crowdfunding campaign after Ravensburger, the game’s licensor, intervened. The campaign faced criticism for its use of AI-generated artwork. Despite this setback, the campaign replaced the images with a blurred version of the box cover from a previous release of Puerto Rico 1897 and a plastic sculpt of a ship. The remaining campaign imagery featured photography from Awaken Realms’ previous project with Ravensburger, Castles of Burgundy.

Renegade Game Studio revived Heroscape with a new master set and starter kit, addressing past failures in the game’s relaunch by offering lower-priced options and emphasizing organized play. The new releases for Heroscape include both painted and unpainted miniatures, providing options for players and collectors alike.

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OneBookShelf and Roll20 have made a deal to offer Dms Guild content on Roll20. This will increase the amount of fan-made content available to dungeon masters tremendously. Is this also the beginning of Wizards of the Coast focusing on Roll20 for a possible acquisition? They seem to doing a bit of that these days. OneBookShelf updated their Conduct Guidelines for publishers and have rubbed a lot of creators on DriveThruRPG the wrong way. It includes limitations to external linking and price controls as well as focus on Hostile Marketing. Which is vaguely defined as any type of promotion that courts controversy or bad press for OBS. Chris is not happy and we will find out why!

Alice is Missing, the text message based TTPRG created by a producer from Critical Role, has been optioned by Paramount. GenCon should be prepared to move to California and be overrun by scouts and producers from Hollywood to find the “next big thing” to make into a movie. Creative bankruptcy or trend chasing? TTRPG designers better start moving to LA and finding agents. Keyforge is back with new ownership.

Keyforge, the card game that went on hiatus during the pandemic has been purchased Asmodee by Ghost Galaxy, a company run by former Fantasy Flight CEO, Christian T. Petersen. They are bringing along some of the principals involved in the games production so things may be able to pick up where they left off. This should be good news for fans of the unique decks built by software card game. And finally, someone has created a competitor to by making an exact copy of the website right down to the CSS and stealing the games being sold there. They want to offer an alternative to creators that want to include NFTs and blockchain in their games. The response to these thieves will make your non-native English speaking day.
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We have the details about what is shipping to your local friendly game store for Free RPG Day 2020. Black Library continues its Warhammer Crime series. Free League has released the physical copies of the Tales From The Loop Starter Set. Facade Games releases the fourth entry in their Dark Cities series, Bristol 1350. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, an action PCRPG by the infamously doomed 38 Studios, is getting a remastered version. Alice is Missing, the silent TTRPG, is on Kickstarter. Wretched and Alone Game Jam continues with great entries including Bluebeard’s Castle. Finally, we seek solace during these uncertain times in Albert Camus’ The Plague.

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