One More Multiverse is a new VTT that uses a pixel art style for its assets. They will be releasing a Blades in the Dark module that will include every asset, character and location from the core rulebook. That means players and gamemasters will have access to the entire Doskvol setting for only $29.99. Seems like a good deal and a novel approach, but does it move tabletop roleplaying too close to PC gaming?

Twilight Inscription is a new roll and write game from Fantasy Flight Games. It is set in the same universe as their Ameritrash monster Twilight Imperium. This may be a better option for getting new players into a game that doesn’t take a long time to set up and an eternity to play. Is this just Twilight Imperium without the plastic pieces? Does it offer a different experience or just a modified version of the original boardgame?

As part of the current Kickstarter for the Elric: Rise of the Young Kingdoms boardgame, Le Département is offering a PDF version of the Official Elric RPG, Mournblade translated into English as an add-on. This RPG has previously has only been available in French and will be heading to retail in English for the first time after the Kickstarter is fulfilled. This makes us very curious and is giving us a reason to take a second look at the Kickstarter.

Corvus Belli will soon be Kickstarting their Warcrow Adventures, a tile-crawling boardgame. This is the first step in their release of an alternative setting to the scifi, anime-inspired world of Infinity. The setting will be fantasy, but not a Tolkein-inspired world but something closer to the Wild West meets the Age of Exploration. Warcrow will be released as a miniatures skirmish game later next year. This game is giving us a taste of the world and what to look forward to as far as factions in the new fantasy game. Their version of an undead faction and dark elves already has us very interested!
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TSR is back! Again? Which one? They have started an IndieGoGo campaign to assist them in suing Wizards of the Coast for libel and slander, mostly concerning the disclaimer that has been added to legacy products. Cortex Prime, owned by Fandom has released the license details for fans interested in developing mods, etc. for the game. The fans are not happy. The agreement appears to give ownership of all free materials developed to Fandom. New expansion for Vaesen by Free League lets players leave the Nordic setting and explore folklore monsters in Britain and Ireland. EN Publishing loses the 200AD license and holds an enormous flash sale of all remaining stock. Forged in the Dark Bundle of Holding give you 4 RPGs using the system, including the original Blades in the Dark designed by John Harper and published by Evil Hat Productions , for only $10. Quite a deal if you have never tried the system and setting.
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Broken Token fires half of their staff as “necessary changes” after a string of contract withdrawals based on accusations of power abuse by former employees against the CEO. He has also stepped away from his position. Duncan Rhodes, the former face of Warhammer painting tutorials, has moved out on his own and along with a YouTube channel is now releasing a new line of paints, named for his recurring advice of “Two Thin Coats”. Ed Greenwood, the creator of the Forgotten Realms, is releasing a new setting for 5E called Tanares. Avatar Legends has a massively successful Kickstarter that has now reached around $10million. Is this a huge success for Magpie Games or have they bitten of more then they can chew? The expectations of backers and the realities of production need to be balanced, but has this project already gotten away from them? #brokentoken #duncanrhodes #magpiegames #tanares #avatarlegends

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Kobold Press collects all of their 5E material into Tome of Heroes. This will give players the choice of 10 new races and 50 subclasses. The new hardcover book is currently on Kickstarter and includes both new and previously published material. Omnichromatic Pirate Unicorn Games has published a guide to Intellectual Property in RPGs. It is currently pay-what-you-want on DriveThruPRG. This is a useful overview of what can be protected and what cannot in the world of RPG design and development. Tiny Library is also currently on Kickstarter. It is an anthology of TTRPGs that can be printed on a single standard size playing card (both sides) and all 50 games can be yours for US$10. John Harper, the creator of the Blades in the Dark RPG, recently tweeted that Warp Films is currently developing a TV series based his RPG setting. Evil Hat Publishes the RPG and no further details have been released regarding dates or platform. There have also been rumors of an Exalted TV series in development based on the RPG of the same name. Is this a new trend in mining ideas for the creatively bankrupt entertainment industry? Are comic books yesterday’s bananas? Remember the Fox TV series based on White Wolf’s Kindred: The Embraced?
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After some technical difficulties, we discuss San Diego Comic-Con 2021 being inevitably cancelled following the cancellation of their WonderCon. They will hold  Comic-Con@Home on July 23rd-25th and also announced Comic-Con Special Edition. Special Edition is a scaled-down version of the live event scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend. Should be interesting. Marvel Comics announced they will be ending their 27 year-old exclusive relationship with Diamond Distributors. They signed a new exclusive world-wide deal with Penguin Random House. Later on the day of this announcement Diamond Distributors sent a letter to comic retailers telling them that they will still be carrying Marvel books. A non-exclusive exclusive deal? Your guess is as good as ours. Also, after fallout of the cancellation of the Perfect RPG Kickstarter, Luke Crane will be departing his position at Kickstarter as community head. Finally, we discuss the evolution of the GM from their tribal beginnings to the more recent role of another kind of player, inspired by the article at Cannibal Halfling Gaming.

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The rights to all Michale Moorcock’s works, including Elric of Melniboné, were acquired by New Republic Pictures. Vaesen artbook by Johan Egerkrans arrived and it is beautiful. We are hoping the RPG looks the same. A High School RPG for ESL learning. When is a good time to introduce the TTPRG hobby to kids? Alien Debriefing is on Patreon. Chris explains Trophy covered in bees! Bundle of Holding’s Indie Cornucopia 7 features poplar small press RPGs like Blades in the Dark, Bubblegumshoe, Kids on Bikes and more. #vaesenrpg #bladesinthedark #trophyrpg #bundleofholding

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