It seems like the last month of gaming news has been a whole decade. remember the ogl 1.1? That happened less than three weeks ago! For those of you who don’t pay attention to Dungeons and Dragons (teach me your ways), you can check our explainer here. Otherwise, here are some awesome games as we gear up for Zine Month: A Whole 28 Days of indie role playing crowdfunding that will surely drive me crazy and empty my wallet.
Latest releases: Apocalypse Frame, Walker’s Gavel, A Dash of Magic, The Bundle of Fear
“APOCALYPSE FRAMEWORK uses the LUMEN game engine, expanding on that formula to create a tactical mecha RPG heavily influenced by Armored Core, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Battletech, Y XCOM. In a terraformed, ruined world where most of humanity is in the thrall of a brutal regime, former workers at a once-remote factory—now known as youthe colective-they have risen up to create a future free from oppression.”
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“neon nights is a system-agnostic, cyberpunk-themed deck of corridor hangouts, shady bars, gang turf, and evil. Illuminated street corners ready for use in the tabletop RPG of your choice. At the other side of 50 illustrated tarot cardsYYou’ll find suspicious dealers, undercover cops, well-protected soup kitchens, and more.”
“a pinch of magic is a light-hearted set of prompt-based one-page RPGs about a lot of witchy stuff. It can be played by 1-4 players. This anthology series contains the basic rules to get you started along with 10 one-page RPGs focused on the witches you create.”
“The Fear Bundle is a collection of indie tabletop RPG supplements from some of the most creative indie RPG designers, both veteran and first-time authors. We are talking about 11 supplements, packed in a beautiful black folder. The modular structure of the pack allows you to create your own gaming experience and play for weeks, both in groups and solo: survive in a city devastated by Kaijus, run for your life in a world infested with zombies, fight your way out of corporate horror , overcome a suburban nightmare, fight, and much more horrible adventures.”
Fundraising: The fifth season, Lichoma, The search for lost species, Kobolds Ate My Baby, Vast Grimm
“The Fifth Season RPG is designed for you to play adventures and stories set in the world described in NK Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy of novels, a world where constant and unstable volcanic and tectonic activity threatens all life; a world whose people have learned to adapt in order to survive. It’s a world where everyone learns that Father Earth hates his children and is always trying to kill them, where metal rusts and even stone crumbles, and the best thing you can do is be prepared for the next disaster. In the world of Broken Earth, the community, the communication, is everything, because in the community there is support and the opportunity to persevere”.
“lycoma is a dystopian political RPG defined by ecological collapse, social strife, and body-based economics and technology. Character concepts and abilities are based on their cards, but are otherwise free-form and interpretive, not bound by classes or mechanics. This creative aspect is complemented by an intuitive and optimized system. The basic rules fit on a single card and include quick procedures for Non-Combat Challenges and Violent Conflicts. Additional optional rules allow groups to add more depth and nuance to suit their preferred playstyle.”
“The search for lost species take the deductive game of Quest for Planet X to a more terrestrial plane, entering isolated parts of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea in search of animals that many believed to be extinct. Renegade teamed up with Re: wilda real-life organization that actively searches for lost species in our world.”
“the cult classic The kobolds ate my baby returns with a new edition powered by polymorph. That’It’s faster, easier and more fun than ever! All hail King Torg!
“Great Grimm is a punk-fueled, art-filled, indie OSR RPG about the few humans left in a universe being consumed by sprawling parasitic worms. This is a game of survival, no matter how dire things get, humanity must survive.”
In other news
- MÖRK BORG opened pre-orders for ikhona heretic based OSR module based on the original game.
- Join the party‘s third campaign, the rising tide, brought to you by Crew and DM’d for eric silver, will run on Tuesdays from January 31 until February 21; story episodes begin on Tuesday, February 28.
- alone but not alonea TTRPG charity pack, is back and all proceeds will go to Jasper’s Game Day, a TTRPG-based suicide prevention charity.
- Acheron Games, Studio Agate and Uhrwerk Verlag have announced the creation of the european union of role studies.
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