Portray gods and demigods -- children of Olympian Gods, Titans, or Primordials in this diceless roleplaying game of multi-dimensional mythology Fantasy. Explore new realms or the classic worlds of Earth and Mythological Greece. Visit Zeus' Olympus, Poseidon's Seas, or Hades' Underworld. Mix politics with intrigue, alliances with wars as power-struggles and vengeance drive stories. Or, go the route of lesser power with mortals and heroes.
Lords of Olympus is a retroclone, providing a new and original version inspired by the rules of the most successful diceless roleplaying game of all time. The goal of this book is to not only be successful and enjoyable as a game in its own right, but also maintain the interest of players seeking out and experiencing the original and greatest diceless roleplaying game.
There you are at the Sign of the Prancing Pony in Bree, when you hear the sounds of rollicking song inside. You push open the heavy oak door to see small hobbits dancing on the bar, spilling beer and singing at the top of their lungs.
Little did you know that there are scores of great hobbit drinking songs. Marc Gunn, The Celtfather, met up with Daisy Brambleburr of Bindbale Wood (aka Rie Sheridan Rose) in Hobbiton to discuss and share the drinking songs of the hobbits. He came back with a plethora of great hobbit songs and tunes to share in his newest album, Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits.
Three years ago, the Brobdingnagian Bards were invited to perform at the first A Long Expected Party where they celebrated a reenactment of Bilbo Baggins’ birthday party. It was an amazing event, a weekend of high adventure, stories, songs, legends, languages, art, and more.
Now, the same folks who brought us that bring us There & Back Again for another weekend of Tolkien bliss. Once again, Marc Gunn will be there to perform.
It was the first party that inspired the idea this album of hobbit drinking songs. Gunn loves Lord of the Rings. It is one of the reasons the Brobdingnagian Bards recorded Memories of Middle Earth. While Memories of Middle Earth featured music inspired by Lord of the Rings, this album also shares Marc Gunn’s love of drinking songs and fun songs with which you can sing-along.
For GMs in need! When you need a PC right now, “The Emergency Character Collection” comes to your rescue—whether you had a PC perish mid-adventure, a friend drop in for your game, or just want a stable of fully-statted NPCs.
“The Emergency Character Collection” includes thirteen detailed characters, each ready to play with printable character sheets for levels 1, 3, 6, and 9. Each complete PC comes with an illustration, roleplaying hooks, design notes, quick customization tips for different campaign types, interesting variants, and an in-game justification for appearing right on scene, right when you need it.
“The Emergency Character Collection” contains a daring half-elf bard, a jolly dwarf cleric, a roc-riding halfling druid, a bow-wielding elf fighter, a boisterous dwarf gunslinger, a surly tiefling magus, an honorable half-orc monk under a vow of poverty, a zealous human oracle of battle, an inquisitive catfolk paladin, a shrewd human urban ranger, an impetuous halfling rogue, a gregarious gnome sorcerer, and a fey-haunted elf witch. With character sheets for each of four different levels, you have 52 ready-to-go PCs. Just print and play!
Champions: The Live Action Roleplaying Game brings the excitement of superheroic adventure to the world of LARPs! Using the popular Champions Universe setting from the award-winning tabletop RPG and the Champions Online MMO, Champions: Live Action gives you all the pulse-pounding adventure while allowing you to play away from the table or computer. The groundbreaking PCD system uses a simple stopwatch as a randomizer so the action never has to slow down!
This book includes:
x) The complete rules for playing the game - nothing else needed!
x) Dozens of sample characters, including the Champions themselves and several of their most fiendish adversaries!
x) An introduction to the Champions Universe, including Millennium City, the City of Tomorrow built on the ashes of Detroit!
x) Extensive advice for how to LARP in a world of superheroes and supervillains, even if you’ve never LARPed before! Costumes, props, locations, and how to recruit and manage players!
So bust out your uniform, strap on your utility belt, and get ready to smash some evil, because it’s time to play Champions: Live Action!
God doesn't love me. But He's given me these teeth to spill your blood and these words to speak over your remains.
And when I do that, He's going to make my dreams come true.
God is good.
-- Sister Snow, upstart Bishop of New Orleans
Being a vampire is inherently trading humanity for power, but most Kindred don't do it on purpose. Blood Sorcery is about wrapping your arms around blood sacrifice or inhuman philosophy and holding it close against your silent heart. As presented in Vampire: The Requiem, sorcery is a series of rituals passed down from hierophant to acolyte, pastor to parishioner. The blood caked on these rituals is dark and dried, and they are ancient and horrible indeed.
That's what this book is: a gory and grand new exploration of blood sorcery from the powers of the great covenants to the dirty secrets of the street to the figures that lurk in the shadowed history of the Kindred.
This book includes:
• A flexible new system for blood sorcery, allowing you to build and enact your own rituals
• Threnodies, sacrificial charms that build on Disciplines and add a little mojo to any character
• A legion of occult antagonists, from the heartless Sons of Phobos to the enigmatic Empty Liars
So there's this week's Picks. Let me know what you think of the idea - should I keep doing this?