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  1. Hm... I have over 1000 hours in this game. Pretty fun. - Very good graphically. - Easy to pick up gameplay. - Has a decent, maybe even very good story, depending on how you look at it and how DE handles their storytelling. - Game allows for a degree of flexibility, the 'mods' system being well thought, though it needs a better balance. - No real endgame, due to the lack of balance I mentionned. - 'I joined for the gameplay, stayed for the fashion' kind of vibe. - Overall decent community. I'd give this 'in beta since 2013' game a solid 7/10. Maybe 8.
  2. Type: Features Author: Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito Subtitle: Dragon Talk Banner: Text: It’s time to celebrate! Greg & Shelly announce our new release, Candlekeep Mysteries! After our opening news segment, we are joined once again by our very own Adam Lee for another Lore You Should Know on group patrons! Our special interview this week is actor Eddie Cooper! Dragon Talk is executively produced by Greg Tito, Shelly Mazzanoble & Wizards of the Coast. Show production by Lisa Carr & Ryan Marth of Siren Sound. Podcast recording, editing, mixing and mastering by Ryan Marth & Siren Sound. Dragon Talk: Eddie Cooper, LYSK on Group Patrons Dragon Talk - 01/13/2021 By Greg Tito, Shelly Mazzanoble SEE MORE PODCASTS Podcast/Notes Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins: 00:00: Intro and News with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble 09:10: Lore You Should Know 51:16: Interview 1:39:47: Outro Stay Informed More Ways to Tune-In: Subscribe to the Dragon Talk podcast on iTunes, on Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts. More Ways to Play: Learn more about the Adventurers League here. More Ways to Become Involved: Find out more about the Guild Adept program here. If you’re interested in submitting your artwork to be considered for use with D&D, send five images to artdrop@wizards.com. Podcast Guests EDDIE COOPER Eddie Cooper is an actor living in New York City. He is one of the voice actors on Encounter Party. You may have also seen him on TV in shows like Banshee or The Night Of. Eddie’s been playing D&D for years and it's pretty much his favorite thing to do. Twitter: @mreddiecooper Twitch: @mreddiecooper Your Podcast Hosts Greg Tito Greg Tito has had weird and long career as an Off Broadway stage manager, a playwright, a theater carpenter, a secretary, an RPG designer, a games journalist, and now a PR/Marketing person. He has loved Dungeons & Dragons ever since 1985 when he found an old copy of the AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide on his brother’s bookshelf and he honed that love of fantasy storytelling in the dark streets of Sasserine by way of the Upper West Side gaming group he joined in 2004. He moved his family (wife + two young kids) to Seattle in 2015 to work on D&D and he’s never looked back. Twitter: @Gregtito Shelly Mazzanoble Shelly Mazzanoble will always play a magic-user. There. She said it. Enough pretending to want to break out of her comfort zone. She’s a magic-user. She’s also the brand lead for Avalon Hill and loves talking about that one time she played Diplomacy and SOMEONE (okay, it was Ben Petrisor) stabbed her in the back and took over her beloved Russia. If you enjoy tales of sorcery, board game upheavals, and reasons her 3 year-old is crying (HINT: She tried to make him eat a Nutella crepe), find Shelly on Twitter and Facebook. Facebook: shellymazzanoblewriter Twitter: @shellymoo Publication date: 01/13/2021 Tags: Features Podcast Texture banner: Show Black text:
  3. Type: Features Subtitle: Nights of Eveningstar Banner: Text: With clues and leads, as well as plenty of suspicions, the party attempt to clear Dusk's name in the city of Arabel. Episode 14 - On the Trail Nights of Eveningstar - 01/13/2021 By Nights of Eveningstar SEE MORE PODCASTS About the Cast Mark Hulmes (DM) Mark Hulmes is the Dungeon Master for HighRollers, Europe's star D&D live play stream and podcast. Mark has appeared on Critical Role, DCA, as well as been involved with every D&D Live show to date! Follow him on Twitter for all the latest updates about his D&D shows, behind the scenes notes on Patreon and exciting future projects! Twitter: @Sherlock_Hulmes Twitch: twitch.tv/HighRollersDnD YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/highrollersdnd Mica Burton (Azara Mithras) Mica Burton is a professional cosplayer, esports host, actor, and a self-titled Tiefling Enthusiast. She appeared on the Wizards of the Coast show Destiny and Doom as the rogue elf ‘Freya’, and has continued to appear in various D&D content since with many of her friends, including debuting her druid Aasimar 'Reani' on the popular show Critical Role. Mica is also an avid anime fan, and spends more time playing idol rhythm games on her phone than she cares to admit. Twitter: @MicaBurton Instagram: @MicaBurton Jonathan Indovino (Tarkhal Essenca) Jonathan Indovino has been creating gaming content for the past seven years, but gaming has been a passion of his since he could walk. You may have seen him working with Pokémon Company during the competitive season, or yelling about some gaming passion on YouTube or Twitch. His love of fantasy and storytelling comes second to the love for his family, but he plans to leave it all out on the table during this season. Twitter: @Shadypenguinn Instagram: @Shadypenguinn Anna Prosser (Agnis Crownsilver) As a host and presenter, you may have seen Anna heading up live shows or events like E3, Blizzard, The Pokemon World Championships, and TwitchCon - as well as Dungeons & Dragons’ yearly live streaming events! She also works full-time as Managing Producer on the Creator Development team at Twitch, where she creates content and resources that inspire, elevate, and stretch the capabilities of online media creation and it’s community. This year, she co-founded Cantrip: a fantasy and tabletop roleplaying game-inspired streetwear brand, which launched in 2019. She loves to sing, show people pictures of her dog, and talk about the Pacific Northwest. You can follow her adventures on Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, and just about everywhere else under the username “AnnaProsser.” Twitter: @AnnaProsser Instagram: @AnnaProsser Nathan Sharp (Marcel) Nathan Sharp is a Korean American singer, songwriter, voice actor and composer with a professional bio. In 2017, he co-founded independent record label Give Heart Records. Under the moniker NateWantsToBattle, he’s created over 300 songs which is probably more than any artist should ever do, yet here we are. He has sung official theme songs for shows such as Dragon Ball Super and Beyblade Burst Turbo and has voiced characters like Craig in Dream Daddy and Damien in Monster Prom. He’s often tired and is the co-founder of fantasy-inspired clothing line, Cantrip. Twitter: @NateWantsToBtl Instagram: @NateWantsToBtl Publication date: 01/13/2021 Tags: Features Podcast external_urls: External url: https://www.twitch.tv/dnd External url description: New episode every Tuesday on Twitch Texture banner: Show Black text:
  4. Following up on March, we’ve had a number of sales over the past month to try to alleviate the twin forces of stress and boredom that we’re all dealing with. Included in that are, of course, plenty of new releases: Scarred Lands: Vigil Watch, Chapter 2: The Yorling of Mansk (PDF via DriveThruRPG) Scion: Mythical Denizens (PDF/PoD via DriveThruRPG) Trinity Continuum: Æon: Distant Worlds (PoD via DriveThruRPG) Dystopia Rising: Evolution (Indie Press Revolution, Studio 2, PDF/PoD via DriveThruRPG) Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Dystopia Rising: Evolution Storyguide Screen and Reference (Indie Press Revolution, Studio 2, PDF via DriveThruRPG) Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Helnau’s Guide to Wasteland Beasties (PDF/PoD via DriveThruRPG) Vampire: The Masquerade: The Chicago Folios (PDF/PoD via Storytellers Vault) Exalted: The Silence of Our Ancestors (Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, ebook/PoD via Storytellers Vault) Geist: The Sin-Eaters: Memento Mori (PDF/PoD via Storytellers Vault) Virtual Tabletop Scarred Lands: The Hag’s Feast (via DriveThruRPG) Scarred Lands: Separation Anxiety (via DriveThruRPG) Scion: Origin Signature Tokens (via DriveThruRPG) Scion: Hero Signature Tokens (via DriveThruRPG) Merch Our April Fools 2020 design, Wreck ‘Em Rich (RedBubble) Sales Jumpstart PDFs are now free! Get started on a new game , as all our jumpstarts are now available for free for the next week! Scion 2e: A Light Extinguished Cavaliers of Mars: A Festival of Blades Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Trouble on the Steel Pier Pugmire: The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb V20 Dark Ages: Legacy of Lies Changeling: The Dreaming 20th: Yours to Keep Exalted 3e: Tomb of Dreams Vampire: The Requiem 2e: Reap the Whirlwind Revised Changeling: The Lost 2e: Hearts on Trial The following are older-style quickstarts and were already free, but are listed here for completeness’ sake: Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition Quickstart Demon: The Descent Quickstart Indie Press Revolution has a number of other great bundle deals up until May 24th, or while supplies last! Kickstarter Update Our Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter for Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition launched yesterday! We hit our $35,000 goal in just 45 minutes! We’re currently at $114,151, or 329% of our original goal, thanks to our 1,314 backers. Wow! We’ve hit a bunch of stretch goals already, including: Technocracy Reloaded ST Screen Technocracy Player’s Companion: Constructs and Symposiums (Expanded), Digital Web 3.0, Technomancer’s Toybox 20, Unlikely Allies Technocratic Union PDF bundle Backer T-shirt Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit: Scarred Lands: Creature Collection 5e They Came from Beneath the Sea!: They Came from Beneath the Sea! rulebook Trinity Continuum: Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Realms of Pugmire: Pirates of Pugmire Exalted: Lunars: Fangs at the Gate Chronicles of Darkness: Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 Chronicles of Darkness: The Contagion Chronicle Chronicles of Darkness: Deviant: The Renegades Chronicles of Darkness: Hunter: The Vigil 2nd Edition Chronicles of Darkness: Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Community Spotlight The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last month: Slarecian Vault Classic Art Pack 4 Vigilant Training Mission: Maritime Patrol Sins of Shelzar Stock Art Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last month: Dogs Guide to Solo Play Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell? The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last month: Scion Art Pack 2: Heroes and Denizens Vengeful Daughters: The Furies Your product could be here! Have you considered creating your own to sell?
  5. ICYMI from yesterday’s release post: Jumpstart PDFs are now free! Get started on a new game, as all our jumpstarts are now available for free for the next week! Scion 2e: A Light Extinguished Cavaliers of Mars: A Festival of Blades Dystopia Rising: Evolution: Trouble on the Steel Pier Pugmire: The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb V20 Dark Ages: Legacy of Lies Changeling: The Dreaming 20th: Yours to Keep Exalted 3e: Tomb of Dreams Vampire: The Requiem 2e: Reap the Whirlwind Revised Changeling: The Lost 2e: Hearts on Trial Some years ago we shifted from the smaller quickstart format to the beefier “jumpstarts.” The following older-style quickstarts were already free due to the size and content difference, but are listed here for completeness’ sake: Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition Quickstart Demon: The Descent Quickstart
  6. >> Join us here << Technocracy Reloaded peels back the curtain and examines the role of the Technocracy in Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition. The various future fates presented in Mage 20 are examined, and this book introduces a few of its own. Within this book you will also find a detailed look at life within the Technocracy; expanded information on the conventions; a wealth of equipment, adjustments, and procedures; a breakdown of the various shadow conspiracies and factions within the Technocratic Union; and tips for running your own Technocracy chronicle. This Technocracy Reloaded Kickstarter campaign is designed to enable us to create a deluxe hardcover edition of this supplement, designed to match the look and feel of our other 20th Anniversary Editions, and specifically the Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition. We want to create a deluxe edition with a leatherette cover featuring the title of the book on the spine, 200+ full-color interior pages, and a silk ribbon bookmark. The cover will feature an embossed image of the Technocracy symbol. Exceptional funding will allow us to further develop the setting and provide additional materials for play. >> Prepare for integration here, Citizen <<
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  8. Free coloring page for families and Storia fans, Ptolus news and Kickstarter tunes, a Cypher Podcast Directory, raising funds for those in need, revealing crushes, and much more in this week’s Cypher Chronicles! You can get Cypher Chronicles, and other MCG news, delivered right to your inbox! Enter your email address and click the Subscribe button in the right-hand column, and you’ll never miss a post. The post Cypher Chronicles, vol. 12-2020 appeared first on Monte Cook Games.
  9. Catherine Barras See that child hanging out with Sean this morning ? I heard he's his little brother, but the parents abandonned him in the woods cuz they didn't want another male in the family. Catherine is some super-smart French boy who's actually, like 12, but skipped lots of grades. Are you sure he's a boy ? I could swear it's a chick. Must be a Cassidy. Catherine is a midget. Catherine is dating Sean. Catherine's dad is some freelance merc hired by the government. Catherine's dad is a serial killer. He's been here for a dozen years, he looks cool but doesn't speak a lot about himself. I bet Tess is his next target. Catherine is a leprechaun, when he is old enough he'll start to grow a beard. Catherine is Ms. Kyleson's nephew. Guys, where have all the cafeteria snacks gone ?
  10. Are you stuck indoors and need something to do? Onyx Path has you covered. The PDF for Vampire 20th Anniversary Edition: The Dark Ages is free today! It’s 1242. The Mongol army crushed Baghdad, then Russia under its heel, then moved on to devastate Poland and Hungary. The Holy Roman Empire stood to war with the Papacy. The second Lombard League wielded the word of the Pope and fought off Frederick II. The War of Princes rages. Patricide looms. Young powers look up the ladder to the next rungs, and see stagnation and hypocrisy. They see targets. When they look down, they see humanity. They see a power that could change everything. They see mortals organizing into universities and empires. In the mortal world of 1242, power shifted at the rate an army marched. For the undead, power shifts faster than a fire overtakes a haven. To the Damned, power flows as fast as blood from an ancient heart. Vampire 20th Anniversary Edition: The Dark Ages is a storytelling game of horrific power. Featuring 13 clans and 19 bloodlines, this volume spans the Dark Medieval World. Contains full rules for play, inspired by Vampire: The Masquerade Twentieth Anniversary Edition. Features new and updated player options, including a brutal new system for Koldunic Sorcery.
  11. In which Eddy and Dixie interview Josh about his work with Onyx Path and High Level Games, focusing on his Reach-Out Role-Playing Games project. Eddy’s eating Switch cartridges Dixie’s Pet Peeve Corner! Matthew also has peeves How Josh got involved with RPG design/Onyx Path A bit of Josh history Reach-Out Role-Playing Games Gaming as conflict resolution and peacebuilding An example of Josh’s work An example from Eddy! Playing as or with people from other cultures More on RORPG Diversity in tabletop Modules for RORPG Bringing RORPG to people who aren’t gamers A bit on backlash And a bit on allyship Matthew feels entitled We talk about Nintendo Switch, unsurprisingly Dixie’s mad about the Animal Crossing Switch Then we talk about modding systems; nothing is on topic after this Links: M20 Gods and Monsters: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/266029/M20-Gods–Monsters Adventures for Curious Cats: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/273857/Adventures-for-Curious-Cats Reach-Out Roleplaying Games: http://keepontheheathlands.com/rorpg/ Bodhana Group: https://www.thebodhanagroup.org/ Harlem Unbound: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/218062/Harlem-Unbound James Mendez Hodes’ website: https://jamesmendezhodes.com/ White Fragility: https://www.amazon.com/White-Fragility-People-About-Racism/dp/0807047414/ How to Be an Antiracist: https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Antiracist-Ibram-Kendi/dp/0525509283/ Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Kids-Sitting-Together-Cafeteria-ebook/dp/B071KSKT3K/ iThrive: https://ithrivegames.org/ Werewolf The Podcast: https://keepontheheathlands.podbean.com/ HLG Podcast: https://highlevelgames.libsyn.com/ High Level Games: https://www.highlevelgames.ca/ Inclusive Gaming Network: http://keepontheheathlands.com/inclusive-gaming-network/ HLG Twitter: https://twitter.com/HLG_Corporate HLG Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/high_level_games HLG Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/highlevel Mage The Podcast: https://magethepodcast.com/ Gizmondo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gizmondo Hunter: The Vigil Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/hunter-the-vigil-second-edition-tabletop-roleplaying-game/description Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
  12. Zombies aren’t the only problems survivors have in the wastelands. Hell is other people, but some folks don’t neatly sit on one side or the other of the “undead abomination” line. There are those who aren’t quite undead, but aren’t quite living either. These cannibalistic raiders comprise another collection of antagonists for your player characters to struggle against. In nearly all creatures that walk the wastelands, a spark exists that enables them not only to survive, but to do so earnestly, with eyes facing the future despite the sins of their past. But in this bleak world, desperation grows paramount. One tragedy can lead survivors on paths riddled with horror, and tragedies are all too common nowadays. In the face of that agony, eating people becomes a little more convenient. Then the question of searching for bodies is answered by hunting them down instead, with other like-minded things that are not truly animals but definitely not people. These “survivors” go on to develop heinous conventions about how to eat flesh, how to harvest it, and how to process it. But the entire time, their brains are ill-equipped to perpetrate these horrors. In a final search for amity, they unite with others who have fallen into this abyss, to turn such acts into conventions, and then to turn conventions into dark and terrible cultures of rage and hate. In the dark depths of their minds, that spark to survive goes out. It is replaced by a drive to do nothing more than exist, and in the wastelands, existence is monstrous. Therein lies the truth of the matter; that you are one bad day away from becoming just another terrifying raider. Across the wastelands, individuals and communities alike are regularly assaulted by the unreasoning cannibals known as raiders. Driven insane by the weight of their deeds and the infection inside the meat they consume, they are warped into a force of nature, comprised of countless beings who are beyond redemption. Bestial, ravenous, utterly amoral, and downright petrifying, entire clans are composed of these genetic abnormalities. Within the cultures they have grown, each clan is unique in expression, traits, and tactics. Those who deviate are killed and eaten. But those who survive can transform their clans into something worse than before. As cannibalistic people, their diet of infected meat is crucial to survival. Without it, raiders cannot heal over time and perish from starvation. But if they eat enough, they are remade with forms like the Strains, allowing for more insidious plots to hatch among their clans. Due to their reliance on the infection though, they do not pass through the Grave Mind like survivors. They are remade without consequences and view those who return with trauma as a greater threat than the undead. For all their crimes, raiders cannot be redeemed. Due to the concentration of the infection inside their bodies, raiders have become reliant on it and will die if they do not eat enough. All attempts to reform them have failed, for they are now different from all the other strains. No longer people, they are the monsters of the wastes, wholly separate from the all-too-common undead.
  13. I'll go with a Togruta Gray Jedi, but I have to work around a decent custom template yet (it'll probably fit Noir's "poorly trained jedi" idea since I don't want no OP character, where would be the fun ?)
  14. I've been a bit busy these last days, but I'll work on a post for sure. Looks like weird stuff is happening, I can't miss that.
  15. I feel you. I spent my whole childhood reading books, gaming and being a roleplayer without really knowing what a roleplayer is at the times. There is nothing as wholesome as a good story/game scenario. Hell, I cried at the end of AC:Brotherhood. Even the stupid stuff Rexzilla uploads on Youtube, him and his buddies fooling around in Star Citizen, moves me sometimes.
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