Chaosium, the creator of Call of Cthulhu and RuneQuest, is hosting the Basic Roleplaying: Universal Game Engine Design Challenge, offering a total of $10,000 in cash prizes to amateur tabletop RPG designers. The challenge invites participants worldwide to create new tabletop titles using Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying engine. Contest entries must use the 2023 release of the Basic Roleplaying: Universal Game Engine core book, and entrants can submit digital or physical projects. The goal is to financially assist new designers, and shortlisted entries have the chance to be published. The submission window is open until May 31st, with prizes including $500 for 10 shortlisted projects and additional cash prizes for the top three winners.

Humble is offering a comprehensive Dune: Adventures in the Imperium TTRPG bundle for $18, featuring core rulebooks, character sheets, and other supplementary materials worth $200. The bundle includes everything needed for the Dune tabletop setting, with PDFs for various components. Purchasers also receive a 50% discount on physical Dune: Adventures in the Imperium products from the Modiphus store.

As part of the Season 2 Reloaded update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, a collaboration with Warhammer 40,000 brings three new Warhammer-themed Store Bundles. Inspired by Space Marines, Sisters of Battle, and the Astra Militarum, these bundles feature Operator Skins, melee weapons, Weapon Blueprints, and custom tracers. Additionally, a new Juggermosh game mode is introduced, with Space Marines participating. Players who purchase the Space Marines Tracer Pack gain access to exclusive Juggernaut Recon Killstreak Skins. The Space Marines Tracer Pack is set to release on March 11th, followed by the Sisters of Battle and Astra Militarum packs on March 14th. Limited-time in-game events and accessories are also part of the collaboration.

Modiphius has announced a new Mass Effect board game called “Mass Effect: the Board Game – Priority: Hagalaz.” Designed by Eric M. Lang and Calvin Wong Tze Loon, the co-operative, story-driven game is set during the events of Mass Effect 3. Players control Shepard, Liara, Tali, Wrex, and Garrus on a mission to prepare an ancient alien superweapon, the Crucible, to defeat the Reapers. The game features a branching narrative campaign, card-driven AI, and evolving stories that respond to players’ actions. The board game allows for 1-4 players, with highly detailed plastic miniatures of the characters.

Demiplane and Free League Publishing have introduced “Alien RPG Nexus,” a digital platform for Alien: The Roleplaying Game. This platform offers a full digital suite for campaigns, including rulebooks, character sheets, and dice. Alien RPG Nexus aims to provide an easily accessible way to run campaigns and features everything needed for players to engage with the Alien franchise in a digital format.

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Hasbro has revealed their plans to “reprint” Heroquest through their HasLab crowd-funding-like website. Honey & Hot Wax is an anthology of sex-positive roleplaying games. The collection of games varies from 2-player to games needing 6 to 12 players along with a facilitator or two. It is published by Pelgrane Press and was edited by Lucian Kahn and Sharang Biswas with a foreword by Naomi Clark of Consentacle. An open license for creating content for Mork Borg, the award-winning game published by Free League. The latest Adventurer’s League Guide contains new custom racial ability score rules. This gives us a preview of the new rules that Wizards of the Coast will be adding to 5E in the release of Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything coming soon. We lament the failure of 2020 as the year of Dune, with only the boardgame reprint being released while the Denis Villeneuve feature film and Modiphius 2d20 system will not be released until next year.

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Frank Herberts’s Dune in 2020. Galeforce9 holds the right and released an update of the classic boardgame. Modiphius will release a 2d20 variant of a Dune RPG. Denis Villeneuve is directing a remake of the film with Timothée Chalamet in the role of Paul Atreides. Modiphius has released a conversion kit for their 2d20 Conan and John Carter of Mars, if you want more pulp mechanics in your Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of. The Netflix Witcher series is creating a renewed popularity in the CDPR Witcher 3 video game and the physical copies of The Witcher TTRPG by R. Talsorian Games are now sold out. Plenty of coin for your Witcher. The Sisters of Battle Army box can still be found at retail in Japan. Chris will be working on a TTRPG one-shot similar to the Deathwatch adventure we played featuring the Adeptus Sororitas. Lost in Space releases season two on Netflix. The Doctor Smith character is a great way to play a villain in a secret agenda-based TTRPG.

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