Hasbro said its board has authorized a sale process for the part of its eOne TV and film business not directly supporting its branded entertainment strategy following a review of the business initiated by new CEO Chris Cocks.The company has retained J.P. Morgan and Centerview Partners to move ahead with the sale process for a 6,500+ content library; the non-Hasbro branded film and scripted TV business which produces and finances content like The Woman King, Yellowjackets and The Rookie franchise; Hasbro’s interest in Entertainment One Canada Limited’s Canadian film and TV business; and Hasbro’s unscripted division, which includes the Naked & Afraid franchise.

Card Conjurer was a tool for entering any text and art into a Magic: the Gathering card frame and generate a card image. The site did not have any monetization of any kind, and was not a storefront, just a creative tool. Nothing Card Conjurer did was impossible in something like GIMP or Adobe Photoshop, it was just easier. It was first created several years ago by a then-high-schooler, Kyle Burton, who taught himself to code using the project. Wizards of the Coast recently sent a cease and desist to the creator and the tool is now offline.

Despite reportedly making more money than ever before, MTG fans haven’t been too pleased with the state of the game recently. In recent years, Wizards of the Coast has been releasing more and more products than ever before. Typically this kind of exceptional growth would have fans tremendously excited. MTG players, however, have heavily criticized Hasbro for this approach as they’re being overwhelmed by new content. Even MTG’s original creator recently jumped aboard this bandwagon, decreeing that Hasbro pushed their game down the wrong path. Things have now gone from bad to worse for Hasbro. In a new report, the Bank of America has accused Hasbro of “killing its golden goose,” Magic: the Gathering. Identifying the pressing concerns of MTG players, this report has already caused Hasbro’s stock to dip 5.2%. Unfortunately for Hasbro, according to Analysts, things are only going to get worse in the future. 

Wizards of the Coast has responded to rumors of changes to the Open Game License and System Reference Document as it works on a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons. For weeks, rumors have swirled about the future of two documents critical to the publication of third-party material for Dungeons & Dragons. The Open Game License and the accompanying System Reference Document allows third-party publishers (ranging from companies like Paizo or Kobold Press to self-publishing creators) to publish and sell material that uses 5th Edition rules. The Open Game License acts as a public copyright license, while the System Reference Document specifies which rules and game mechanics can be used when making third-party material.

Free League Publishing revealed this week they would be publishing a brand-new tabletop RPG based on The Walking Dead. The official name of the game will be called The Walking Dead Universe, where, as you might have guessed, your characters will be thrown into an unforgiving post-apocalyptic sandbox setting where they will have to bond quickly and learn how to survive and thrive in a world filled with the undead. This is not a game where you just happen to run into famous characters from the series and roll with them, or have them at your disposal. You’ll have to survive as a group of original characters created by the players in a setting created by the GM. The game will launch sometime in the Fall of 2023.

Battletech Humble Bundle! Aspiring MechWarriors, are you looking to jump into the BattleTech tabletop armored combat game? Equip yourself with this bundle of over 20 resources and get started on your journey! This colossal collection features digital rulebooks, field manuals, campaign books, and more—and when you pay $30 or more, you’ll get a physical BattleTech: Beginner Box containing two high-quality miniatures, quick-start rules, a mapsheet, cards, dice, and more from Catalyst Game Labs (US customers only; shipping & handling not included). Plus, your purchase helps support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society!

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WARNING: The audio quality this week was not ideal for Matt’s remote audio. Apologies for the difficult listening. We will find a better solution for next time.

We just have one topic today – KICKSTARTERS

A few examples of current crowdfunding campaigns. Warzone Eternal by Res Nova, Blade Runner by Free League and Household RPG by 2LM and CMON. We discussing generally what is good about the platform and how this recent boom may be drawing attention away from small projects that need Kickstarter attention the most.

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#2LM #bladerunner #freeleague #householdrpg

Friend or Foe for Twilight 2000 by Matt Robinson (affiliate link): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/387584/Friend-or-Foe?affiliate_id=2081746

Blade Runner RPG by Free League:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/blade-runner-the-roleplaying-game

Warzone Eternal Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/resnova/warzone-eternal/

Household RPG website:
https://twolittlemice.net/household/

DriveThruRPG’s ‘RPGs For Reproductive Justice’ Bundle (affiliate link): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/m/product/395890?affiliate_id=2081746

The film right for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are up for sale. This includes live-action film. merchandise, gaming and live events rights. The owner is the Saul Zantz Company who has owned the rights since 1976 and is also in litigation with Warner Bros over profits from the two trilogies they produced. If Disney secures the rights we may hear some grave turning from the author. Tolkien was not a fan. Amazon is producing a ten episode TV series title Bladerunner 2099. This follows 50 years after the sequel film. Ridley Scott is involved as an executive producer and may also direct. Look forward to every character not knowing they are a replicant. What a twist! Finally, Free League Publishing has announced their organized play program. It will be available worldwide and will annually provide exclusive PDF scenarios for all of their most popular TTRPGs. They promise support for gamemasters on a exclusive forum and support materials for conventions and local game store play.

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Tabletop Simulator runs into trouble as their global chat moderators block users. Free League releases the first boxed expansion set for Twilight 2000 Fourth Edition, Urban Operations. Monsters of the Multiverse collects 33 playable monster types from various sources already in print. This will be first available in a slipcase set of expansion books. It also marks the beginning of Wizards of the Coast removing default alignment from monsters and racial bonuses similar to the changes made in Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything. The Dune pre-production book of the unfilmed Jodorowsky Dune movie was sold at auction to a Dune-loving DAO. They tweeted their plans to develop an animated series and digitally scan, and then burn the book to be made into NFTs.
#tts #dune #wotc #twilight2000 #freeleague

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Another Unboxing! This time the fourth edition of Twilight 2000 by Free League Games. This is the deluxe edition in the metal box and also includes the gamemaster’s screen.

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A classic roleplaying game returns. The new retro-apocalypotic edition of Twilight: 2000, published in partnership with Game Designers’ Workshop, goes back to the roots of the franchise with a boxed set for sandbox roleplaying in the devastation of World War III. The new edition will be the fourth in the series, the first being released by GDW in 1984. Just like the original version, the new edition is set in a year 2000 devastated by war – now in an alternate timeline where the Moscow Coup of 1991 succeeded and the Soviet Union never collapsed.
#twilight2000 #freeleague #frialigan #ww3

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MÖRK BORG is a blackened artpunk doomsday rpg about miserable bastards and heretics enduring a bleak, dying world. It’s a doom metal album of a game. A spiked flail to the face. Rules light, heavy everything else. It’s made by Pelle Nilsson of Ockult Örtmästare Games and Johan Nohr from Stockholm Kartell, and published by Free League Publishing.

PUTRESCENCE REGNANT is a MÖRK BORG bog crawl in LP vinyl format, yellow and black marbled. The gatefold cover doubles up as an impromptu GM screen with a map of Targ-Dungel, rules for traveling, capsizing and drowning, information about the roaming undead bog bodies and a random encounter table for each of the three distinct sections of the bog: The Royal Swamps, Killer’s Moor and The Rotlands.

Included in the record is also an 8-page insert full of content such as a map and description of the swamp hamlet Traurish, circa 20 minor locations as well as the three factions and their dwellings. Adding to this are creatures, swamp gas, foul smells and soggy death for hours upon hours of rotten gaming. The text will be written by Johan Nohr and Pelle Nilsson, and edited by Brian Yaksha of Rakehell fame. Before we call it a day, the relentless typo-hunters from MoonRat Conspiracy Jarrett Crader and Fiona Maeve Geist will dig into the text to ensure that no errors still lurk in the muck.

Treasures Of The Troll King: a MÖRK BORG Adventure is an RPG sewer-crawl adventure by Chris Bissette, with art by Johan Nohr. Galgenbeck is palimpsest. Tumour. A city built on the ruins of itself. Beneath the sewers the bones of the old city fester. The troll-king Niduk was exiled, driven into the depths to rot and die. Now twisted by hatred and rage he oversees the small domain he has carved for himself, in a forgotten chapel to a murdered god. Why are you here? A lost bet? A doomed quest for silver? Boredom? Does it even matter?
#morkborg #exaltedfuneral #ttrpg #flipthrough

Return of Reckoning the fan project resurrection of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning gets to new cities cut from original MMO. Free League announces a Blade Runner RPG coming in 2022. This will be a collaboration with Genuine Entertainament similar to the previous Alien RPG. Mutant Crawl Classics, the post apocalypse version of Dungeon Crawl Classics, is on Bundle of Holding. Funcom okays Star Anvil Studios to produce a Secret World TTRPG based on their original MMO.

#returntoreckoning #bladerunnerrpg #mutantcrawlclassics #secretworldrpg

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The original first version of Twilight 2000 is on sale at DriveThruRPG as part of their Post-Apocalyptic sale. Also, Posthuman Studios is discounting a of their premium color print on demand books for the rest of June. Warhammer World restricts the use of Third-party and 3D printed conversions of their miniatures for events. And finally, there will be a Lord of the Rings anime directed by Kenji Kamiyama, titled The War of the Rohirrim.
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Updated Warhammer World Model Requirements:
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The DriveThru RPG website is previewing its long-overdue redesign. Free League released a new adventure module for their Alien RPG called Destroyer of Worlds. It is a boxed set and features the colonial space marines prominently. Stay frosty. They also released a starter box that is a collection of the game accessories they previously released along with custom dice and a condensed rulebook. Dark World Studios will be running a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter for their Acheron RPG. Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is the newest campaign module for 5E of the World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game. Buy us a copy and force Chris to review it! Ultraviolet Grasslands by Luka Rejec has a free player’s guide available and the physical game is available at the Exalted Funeral webstore.

#acheronrpg #ultravioletgrasslands # alienrpg #icewinddale

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Ultraviolet Grasslands:
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Free Player’s Guide:
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UVG Physical copies:
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Alien RPG Destroyer of Worlds digital version:
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Preorders for the Alien RPG by Free League are finally here! We take a look at what you get in the full bundle, the quality of the components and a quick flip through the book.

We played through the PDF of the Cinematic Starter, Charito of the Gods. You can watch the actual play sessions here:




The retail release is December 10th, 2019 if you are interested in getting your own copy.

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