Weird Wars Rome, Rocket Age, and the New Arcana Rising

Here’s a look at today’s new, third party, and accessory releases.

Pathfinder

Radiance House [visit their website here] has released the second volume of Pact Magic Unbound for Pathfinder. “Continue your journey into the rituals, power, and dangers of pactmaking. You can scribe a few seals, but are you ready to bargain with devilish Forash, the Prince of Spirits? Call upon Kaylos, genie Master of Wishes? Or tangle with Jörmungandr, He Who Circles the World? You will surely need their aid to defy inquisitors, battle spirit-touched monstrosities, and shake off pact maladies that warp the soul. Your reward is your sanity and perhaps some scraps of lore, occult spells, and rare magic items made for intrepid binders like you.” Written by Alexander Augunas and Dario Nardi, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG: Pact Magic Unbound, Vol. 2 (PFRPG).

Total Party Kill Games [visit their Facebook page here] has released a preview of their upcoming Pathfinder supplement Laying Waste: A Guide to Critical Combat. “Everything you know about critical hits is wrong. There, I said it. In days past, critical hits were a simple doubling of damage for scoring a well-placed blow upon an enemy. As games evolved, the notions of critical hits did too. Soon, there were expansions to the rules and critical hits could dish out even more damage and a multitude of charts were crafted so that you could die from an arrow to the eye, ad infinitum, until the whole system became so convoluted that it actually stopped adding value to the game. The scythe-wielding fighter that deals 180 points of damage on a critical hit really diminishes the fun of the game for the other players and the GM as well.” Written by Brian Berg, it’s available for Pay What You Want from DriveThruRPG: Laying Waste: A Guide to Critical Combat (Free Preview).

Savage Worlds

Atomic Overmind Press [visit their website here] has released their latest One Sheet post-apocalyptic adventure for The Day After Ragnarok – Fire Down Below. “Lawrence is a town of nearly 300 in the heart of coal country. Yesterday, disaster struck the nearby Darby Company mine: an underground coal fire is burning, threatening Lawrence and its inhabitants. But is there more to this fire than meets the eye?” Written by Paul Stefko, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG in both Savage Worlds and Fate editions:

DriveThruRPG: One Sheet – Fire Down Below (Savage Worlds)
DriveThruRPG: One Sheet – Fire Down Below (Fate Core)

PEG-WWR-WellspringPinnacle Entertainment Group has released a collection of PDF supplements for their historical action horror Weird Wars Rome [view our entry in the Roleplayers Chronicle Reference database here]. “166 AD, Britannia. The Picts have pushed the legions back to Hadrian’s Wall. During the day, painted barbarians engage with arrows, spears, and skirmish attacks, seeming to appear as if by magic, then fade into the undergrowth. At night, fellow legionaries vanish and strange cries are heard on the wind. Legio IX is on edge. They’ve been pushed hard, and are ready to push back.” All are available for purchase from DriveThruRPG:

DriveThruRPG: Weird Wars Rome: Wellspring
DriveThruRPG: Weird Wars Rome: Legionary Archetypes
DriveThruRPG: Weird Wars Rome: Res Romana
DriveThruRPG: Weird Wars Rome: Cyclops

Mutants & Masterminds

Green Ronin Publishing [visit their website here] has released their latest Wild Cards SCARE Sheet supplement for Mutants & Masterminds, featuring John Fortune. “What’s it like when you’re the only child of two of the world’s most famous aces, but have no ace to call your own? For John Fortune it mean years of obscurity until fate unexpectedly gave him the opportunity to wield power again and make a difference, at least for a while.” Written by John Jos. Miller and Steve Kenson, it’s available for purchase from the Green Ronin webstore: Wild Cards SCARE Sheet 17: John Fortune (PDF).

Xion Studios [visit their Facebook page here] has released a pair of Mutants & Masterminds supplement; the WatchGuard super solo Regent and the new Acts of Villainy Solo Headshot. “Never-before-available in any format! This newest solo release features a major character from the WGU’s latest setting! Who is Regent? Where does he come from? How did he get into power? Who can stop his galactic reign? Find out more about this terrific tyrant in this new WG Solo release!!!” Written by Charlie McElvy and Leon Chang and DT Butchino respectively, they’re available for purchase from DriveThruRPG:

DriveThruRPG: WatchGuard Solo – Regent (M&M 3e)
DriveThruRPG: Headshot – AoV Solo (M&M3e)

Dungeon Crawl Classics

Purple Duck Games [visit their website here] has released a pair of Dungeon Crawl Classics adventure modules – Prince Charming, Reanimator and Silent Nightfall. “Prince Hubert Charming, son of the Baron of Westlake, and heir to Westlake Manor, is well known as a cold man, whose watery blue eyes seem to betray no emotion at all. Yet he is a great lover of beauty, as all his wives have proven. The first he found working in the cinders of a woodsman’s cottage. Some say that the girl’s jealous stepsisters threw her down a well to prevent her from becoming the young prince’s bride, but even death did not bar Prince Charming, and she enchanted everyone at the wedding. Her stepsisters were placed in spiked barrels filled with hot coals and dragged through the town until they themselves died.” Both are written by Daniel J. Bishop and available for purchase from DriveThruRPG:

DriveThruRPG: FT 0 – Prince Charming, Reanimator (PWYW)
DriveThruRPG: CE 5 – Silent Nightfall

Other RPGs

Cubicle 7 Entertainment has released a new pulp sci-fi adventure module for Rocket Age – Bring ’em Back Alive [view our entry in the Roleplayers Chronicle Reference database here]. “It is 1938 and the annual Anglo-French Expedition on Venus is getting ready to set out from Roosevelt Station to capture and catalog the alien flora and fauna of that jungle-covered planet. Marvel at the wondrous landscapes and the power of the mighty thunder lizard. Be thrilled by the drums of the native Venusians as they pound through the night. Join the expedition now in this Rocket Age episode for 2-4 players with a maximum of 15 Story Points per character.” Written by Ken Spencer, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG: Rocket Age – Bring ‘Em Back Alive.

Bedroom Wall Press [visit their website here] has released a new modern fantasy RPG called Arcana Rising. Generations ago, the source of all raw magic was sealed away beneath the frozen ice of the southernmost continent, but now, with the breaching of the ancient seal by Russian scientists, magic once again flows throughout the world as it once did. Wizardry is once more a genuine calling, the divine influence is making itself known in greater strength than has been seen on the Earth in human memory, and with the return of magic, supernatural creatures that had long fled to the outer planes where magic still held sway are once again encroaching into the material realm and threatening mankind.” Written by John S. Berry III, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG: Arcana Rising.

Mystic Ages Publishing [visit their website here] has released a new epic fantasy RPG called The Life and Times of a Teenage Sorcerer. “Players create and play teenage sorcerers with developing skills and desperate social situations. Use different magical powers to solve mysteries and make high school bearable. Roll back time. Speak powerful words to sway the local bully. Empathize with your over-worked teacher to get an extra hour before the big exam. Alter reality in your favor. Summon secret notes to ruin your rival.” Written by Nathan J. Hill, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG: The Life and Times of a Teenage Sorcerer.

Systemless

Occult Moon [visit their Facebook page here] has released their latest Toys for the Sandbox universal fantasy supplement The Lost Ward. “Count Rolet had been in clandestine cahoots with demons for years. Now they’ve got a landing in The Spice City and the fight to oust them is on. But the city goes after the Count before vanquishing the demons . Big mistake! Look at Brustin Vos with his lidless eyes and garments woven right into his skin. That’s the direction they want to go? Sure, Brustin is a powerful demon mage and he’s wallowing in bliss, but come on! Follow his lead? Demons will win for sure and reduce humans to pea-brains fed on sensual titillations. It’s up to you to fix this. Search out Avlina. She’s a good commander – just young, just inexperienced. She’s not like you with multiple issues of Toys under your belt. You’ve got the whole picture. So straighten out Avlina and banish the demons. Just do it. Do it for the Third Age.” Written by Quinn Conklin, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG: Toys for the Sandbox 97:The Lost Ward.

Spectacle Publishing [visit their website here] has launched a new series of universal supplements called The Unconventional, starting with Dwarf. “The Unconventional Dwarf is the first in a series of books intended to bring roleplaying into the 21st century by taking it back to its roots and questioning its fundamental assumptions. The Unconventional will show some of the ways to make a game unique, to re-ground fantasy in real-world myths and logical consistency while also renewing that lost sense of wonder. Each of the dwarven societies presented herein have some familiar traits, but in new contexts, and they all overturn certain aspects of dwarves as you know them in favor of an original and consistent society inspired by everything from Ancient Sparta, Imperial Rome, and the Amazons to cave diving, celebrity culture, and even the naked mole rat.” Written by Amy Walraven, Jeremiah Smith, Rhiannon Reyes, Tof Eklund Malcom Dale, Sean Boyce, and Kevin Archibald, it’s available for POD purchase from DriveThruRPG: The Unconventional: Dwarf.

Accessories

DramaScape has released a new fantasy battlemap – The Landing [view our entry in the Roleplayers Chronicle Reference database here]. “The landing is a single map having three major terrains. The western edge of the map is a combination of grass and trees at a higher elevation. The center of the map is a beachhead consisting of rocks and shrubs on top of sand with a single pier extending from the beach. The eastern edge of the map is water with rocky shallows and three scattered dinghies along the shore.” Developed by Simon Powell, Steven Black, and Vidar Edland, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG: The Landing.


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