D&D PDF Reprints and the Return of The Primal Order

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

Dungeons & Dragons

Wizards of the Coast has released their latest set of Dungeons & Dragons PDF Reprints covering 4th Edition, 3.5, and Advanced D&D, including a delve into the continent of Sarlona in Secrets of Sarlona for Eberron. “Secrets of Sarlona explores the continent of Sarlona for the first time, giving players and Dungeon Masters their first real glimpse inside the empire of Riedra, home of the Inspired and the kalashtar. It also explores the mysteries of Adar, a nation isolated from the rest of the world, and never-before-seen locations. Secrets of Sarlona also presents new options (feats, prestige classes, spells, and magic items) available to Sarlonan characters and characters with psionics.” All of them are available for purchase from the DnDClassics webstore powered by DriveThruRPG:

DriveThruRPG: March of the Phantom Brigade (4e)
DriveThruRPG: EBERRON: Secrets of Sarlona (3.5)
DriveThruRPG: Races of Eberron (3.5)
DriveThruRPG: Guide to Hell (2e)
DriveThruRPG: RR5 Van Richten’s Guide to Ghosts (2e)
DriveThruRPG: Skullport (2e)

Savage Worlds

TAG-HF-LF-RG3-The-Great-Northern-DesertTriple Ace Games has released the latest Realm Guide for their Land of Fire Arabian epic fantasy expansion to Hellfrost – The Great Northern Desert [view our entry in the Roleplayers Chronicle Reference database here]. “Although considered a desolate wasteland by the settled races, the Great Northern Des­ert is the cradle of many civilizations. Although now considered separate lands, the spheres of influence of the gatormen, ophidae, scorpionmen, not to mention fallen Hekata, rose, clashed, and fell here. Even the jinn lorded over the northern desert once. Yet for each of these known ancient cultures a dozen more are now forgotten, the crumbling ruins of their former cities, temples, and tombs are all that remains of their former power. Much adventure, wealth, and danger await those who would disturb the haunted structures.” Written by Paul “Wiggy” Wade-Williams, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG: Hellfrost Land of Fire Realm Guide #3: The Great Northern Desert.

Daring Entertainment has posted their second preview of the upcoming epic fantasy setting Gods and Masters with a look at The Nacarajites faction. “The Gronman Empire has its fair share of dissidents, rebels, and enemies of the state, from the enigmatic desert tribes of the Itinos to the ever-defiant Dorvans and even blood-stained cultists. But none strike fear in the hearts of imperial officials like the controversial and often misunderstood Nacarajite terrorist movement.” View the full preview here.

Old School Renaissance

Pacesetter Games & Simulations [visit their website here] has released their Level Five Assortment supplement from their Monster & Treasure series. “Nothing beats a tough monster and loaded treasure chest. In its most basic form, the dungeon crawl is simply a list of monsters and treasures. Throw in a map and you have all the ingredients necessary to play for hours. This product gives you the tools to easily and quickly build a fifth level dungeon crawl. Still need more? A complete fifth level dungeon crawl is included with a keyed map filled with encounters. Here is your chance to relive the golden age of gaming.” Written by Bill Barsh, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG: DA5 Monster & Treasure Level Five.

Spes Magna Games [visit their website here] has released their latest OSR supplement Rantz’s Fair Multitude. “Welcome to Rantz’s Fair Multitude! This Old-School game supplement offers 30 pages of ideas to challenge and reward your players.” Written by Mark L. Chance, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG: Rantz’s Fair Multitude.

Warhammer 40k

After making considerable changes from the feedback they received, Fantasy Flight Games has reopened the Beta testing for Dark Heresy 2nd Edition. “For those who downloaded the original version, the Dark Heresy Second Edition open beta test is ready to resume, following significant changes based on your feedback. This is a new and complete document containing the newest iteration of Dark Heresy Second Edition. Everyone who has purchased the Dark Heresy Second Edition Beta will be able to download the new version of the beta free of charge, and, of course, will still receive their $20 credit toward the purchase of the final game. Those who are purchasing the beta for the first time will also receive a $20 credit toward the purchase of the final game.” View the full Beta test update here.

Vortex System

Cubicle 7 Entertainment has posted a downloadable preview of their upcoming Rocket Age supplement Blood Red Mars. “In Blood Red Mars you will find a complete gazetteer of the alien world, listing of its major cities, principalities, physical features, and geographic regions, along with story hooks and example characters for each. There’s also information and rules for the (often-deadly) flora and fauna of Mars including the dreaded silt sea dragons, deadly stigia bird, and ravenous desert well tree; a list of organizations operating on Mars, each with detailed descriptions of their history, operations, and rules and story hooks for using them in the game; a complete adventure set on the Red Planet and more besides!” Download the preview here.

Other RPGs

Burning Wheel [visit their website here] has released a short, free creature collection for Torchebearer in The Petersen Bestiary. “David Petersen, author of Mouse Guard, has teamed up with the Torchbearer crew to create five new monsters for the game. Five new creatures to vex adventurers and please game masters!” Written by Thor Olavsrud, Luke Crane, Jared Sorensen, and Radek Drozdalski, it’s available for download from DriveThruRPG: The Petersen Bestiary.

UNIgames [visit their website here] has released a new creature and paper miniature set for Quicksilver – Silverfish. “Giant Silverfish paper miniatures for QuicksilverTM, the 2d10 role-playing game! Usable with all 25-35mm games.” Designed by Talzhemir Mrr and Jeff Dee, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG: Quicksilver Paper Minis Set 1: Silverfish.

Timeout Diversions [visit their website here] has released three new matches for Wild World Wrestling – WrestleDementia, Glorybound, and Thanksbeating. “All the excitement, drama, and pageantry of WrestleDementia 2013 is here! “Boy Toy” Shane Nichols seconds “The Name” with HGH’s career on the line against Brad “The Big Deal” Nessler! Team No Way in Hell battles Ralph Diggler & Huge D. Dunston for the tag title! Phantango makes his long-awaited in-ring debut! Plus guidelines to replay all matches from WrestleDementia 2013!” Written by Tony Lee, they’re available for purchase from DriveThruRPG:

DriveThruRPG: Wild World Wrestling: WrestleDementia 2013 PPV
DriveThruRPG: Wild World Wrestling: Glorybound PPV 2013
DriveThruRPG: Wild World Wrestling: Thanksbeating 2013 PPV

Systemless

Wizards of the Coast founder, Peter Adkison [visit his website here], has ventured out on his own with the imprint Hostile Work Environment. To kick things off, he has brought back The Primal Order in PDF and print-on-demand format. “The Primal OrderTM reigns supreme. Also known as TPO, The Primal Order is the premiere resource for using religions and deities effectively and creatively in roleplaying games. Explore how deities gain power, learn why they need worshippers and temples, discover why they provide their priests with spells, and much more. TPO also offers detailed guidelines for the creation of artifacts, suggesting strategies for their design and use.” Written by Peter Adkison, it’s available for purchase from DriveThruRPG: The Primal Order.


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