With all else going on today, I almost decided to let this one go. Still, I like to be consistent, so here's this week's Roundup of my daily Picks.
It should be noted that I started out doing utterly random Picks for the first three days, mostly because I was still recovering from being seriously ill with bronchitis and near-pneumonia. However, the last couple of Picks were specifically chosen, and for obvious reasons.
The rules are short but surprisingly detailed, with colourful illustrations, to make them accessible to children. There are simple rules to design robots and vehicles, and there is a starter adventure too. The Planet of the Moonbugs is described, and there are easy rules to make many more planets. The system is designed for children to enjoy, but it teaches real role-playing, and is fun for adults too.
What kind of monster are you?
(Sorry, that's all they bothered to put. Still, it looks like a really useful product.)
Track #2 - "Blood for Blood" - 7:08
Bonus Track - "Battle for the Throne" Arrangement - 8:52
The Barbarian has traveled far and suffered much. His final task is now at hand. The great stronghold of the enemy lay on the horizon. It is here The Barbarian must face his greatest foe. May his strength and courage lead him to victory!
WINNER - BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF 2007 (Radio Rivendell Fantasy Awards)
Dronolan's Tower produces medieval fantasy music scored for orchestra and choir, in the grand tradition of epic cinema. Often compared to John Williams and Basil Poledouris, this music has found an audience among lovers of fantasy literature, films, and role-playing games.
And that’s not the worst of it.
There are stories going round about things that go bump in the night. Things you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley on a darker night. And those stories aren’t just coming from rummies or saps who read that Epitaph rag.
Still, there are a few heroes left in the concrete jungle. Steely-eyed private dicks, fast-talking grifters, wild-eyed inventors, and shadowy houngans still struggle against the encroaching darkness. With enough moxie—and more than a little luck—they might just be enough to turn the tide.
Deadlands Noir is a pen-and-paper roleplaying game set in the world of Pinnacle Entertainment’s award-winning Deadlands universe. It includes new Edges, Hindrances, and powers, as well as new rules for handling detective work, the state of the Union and the CSA in the Depression-era, a complete Plot Point campaign, and of course, more monsters and ghouls than you can shake a smoking .45 automatic at.
Deadlands Noir is not a complete game. It requires the Savage Worlds core rules to play. The PDF is fully bookmarked with a hyperlinked table of contents and index. The PDF is also layered to serve as its own printer-friendly version. Full color, full-size (8.5″ x 11″ pages), 144 pages.
"The heart of any lasting and memorable roleplaying campaign is the setting. Is it vivid? Alluring? Full of mysteries, as well as straight-ahead challenges?
If the answer is “Yes” to all of these, you are in good hands.
SHAINTAR is deep in “good hands” territory.
Just paging through the Players Guide makes you want to play, and it’s genuinely hard to create a boring character using this book; everything works together to make your Hero interesting. And that’s even before you get to the four detailed Major Enemies lurking in Shaintar. Or the rules for alchemy, or the tantalizing glimpses we get of the Black Lantern and Grayson’s Grey Rangers . . .
A winner. Get this book." -- Ed Greenwood, creator of The Forgotten Realms®
What Is This?
This is, essentially, a simple relaunch of the Shaintar: Player's Guide Beta that was first released by Reality Blurs in August of 2012. We've put a new cover on it, done by the exceptionally talented Susan Knowles.
Really, that's about it. No new edits, no change to the content. The main reason this has been done is to reflect that Reality Blurs is no longer the publisher for Shaintar; that is the domain now of my own publishing effort. Evil Beagle Games. Sean Preston and the RB crew are incredible folks, and they went all out on my behalf for quite a while. I will always be grateful to them for their efforts. They have some serious hits on their hands right now, not the least of which is the fantastic tremulus that is taking the game world by storm ever since their amazing Kickstarter.
With the advent of that wonderful surprise, as well as my finally deciding to strike out on my own as a publisher, we very amicably decided it was time for me to bring Shaintar back under my direct control.
So here is the first step in that process. Relaunching this Player's Guide under the Evil Beagle Games banner. There is much, much more to come, however; by now, you've likely heard or read announcements about Evil Beagle's partnership with Savage Mojo for production; the impending release of the full Shaintar: Legends Arise book; the planned Kickstarted for Shaintar: Legends Unleashed and a slew of other products for the entire line; and so very much more.
For now, enjoy this with our compliments – free, of course – and stay tuned for more.
That's it for this week, and Happy Apocalyptic Shopping, or whatever you're up to this weekend.