Dragonlance Classics Volume I (2e)

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Pages: 128
Link: Dragonlance Classics Volume I (2e)

 

 

Calling all Dragonlance saga heroes!

 

At long last, the first four Dragonlance modules are back.

Together for the first time, play the entire adventure of the first book of the Dragonlance saga!

Starting from the Inn of the Last Home in Solace, journey throughout the lands of Ansalon and defy the evil that threatens to overwhelm an entire continent. Explore the Lost City of Xak Tsaroth, defeat the mighty black dragon Khisanth, and recover the Crystal Staff of Mishakal. Penetrate the fastness of Pax Tharkas and face the evil Verminaard and the red dragon Ember. Can you survive the dangers of Skullcap, hounded by the undead minions of the wizard Fistandantilus?

Your journey, should you survive that far eventually takes you to the subterranean wonders of Thorbardin, the kingdom of the dwarves. What waits for you there is known only to those who dwell within!

The immense, world-sweeping Dragonlance saga awaits you. Answer the call to save the world of Krynn from the threat of ultimate evil!

An epic adventure for 3rd- to 8th-level characters.

 

All in With Star Wars Legion

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Warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars universe, from the blow dealt to the Rebel Alliance in the Battle of Hoth to a few Rebel strike teams taking on a legion of stormtroopers stationed on Endor. Seize your chance to get your boots on the ground and lead your troops to victory with Star Wars™: Legion, a miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Wars universe!

Star Wars: Legion invites you to join the unsung battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army filled with troopers, powerful ground or repulsor vehicles, and iconic characters like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. While innovative mechanics simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the unpainted, easily assembled miniatures give you a canvas to create the Star Wars army you’ve always wanted to lead into battle—whether you fight for the monolithic, oppressive Galactic Empire or the ragtag Rebel Alliance.

Star Wars Legion has hit the shelves of FLGS all over the country now and many of us are in various stages of putting together our armies. For my figures are put together and primed and I am itching to get some test battles in. I only picked up a core box ATM and even though I have not played a round of the game yet I am already debating with my self if I want to pick up extra units or a second core box.

Ever since seeing some sample play of Legion at Pax I have been itching to get the game at my table. So I must admit that I am thrilled to have learned that where I was a bit worried that myself and only a few others would be interested in Legion. The local wargaming community seems to be all in with Legion.

In the coming days, I will be doing some mini blogs going further into SWL, my impressions and some of the crafty things I have been cranking out on my 3d Printer as I am writing this.

If you want to get in on Star Wars Legion here are a few affiliate links to get you started.

Pick up Star Wars Legion on Amazon
Star Wars Legion Core

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RISE OF THE LOOT BOX!

RISE OF THE LOOT BOX!
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Following on from the massive popularity and success of Loot Boxes in MMO video games such as Star Wars: Battlefront, WotC has announced that they will be coming to D&D! Loot Boxes, which are priced randomly, will be available from your local game store. Inside, customers will find a randomized selection of items, including inspiration dice, bonus levels, and automatic free completion of the current adventure.

Amongst the bonus items, you will find in a D&D Loot Box is a special Critical Hit Token. WotC lead developer Mark Morles said

“We’ve done a lot of study on this. We discovered that the two things players love most of all about D&D are collecting things and critical hits. So we’re combining the concept and allowing them to collect critical hits for a fair price”.

WotC’s Jeremiah Crowford has been answering “sage advice” rules questions on social media and in a semi-regular column for years now.

“I’ve always felt we don’t do enough”, Crowford observed. “As a modern role-playing games company, we should be even more accessible than we currently are. To that end, in a number of uncommon Loot Boxes, the cell phone numbers of Mark Morles, Christine Firkins, and myself. You will be able to call any of us at any time, day or night, with your rules questions.”

I managed to get hold of a partial list of items:

  • Rare Miniatures. Included are the Nuclear Flumph, Intangible Weasel, Giant Giant, and Polka Dragon.
  • Super Advantage Dice. These come in d4s, d6s, d8s, d10s, d12s, d20s, and d100s, and can be used in combat to add to attack rolls. Seasonal color schemes will ensure that players can only use their super advantage dice during the season for which they were produced.
  • Critical Hit Tokens. Play these tokens during play to automatically turn a hit into a critical hit.
  • D&D Designer Cell Phone Number. Use these numbers to ask for rules clarifications day or night.
  • DM Overrides. These special items enable you to override a DM’s decision.
  • Level Up. Your character instantly gains a level.
  • Skip Adventure. Using this item enables you to immediately skip to the end of the current adventure.
  • Edition Change. Morles explained this one — “We recognize that there are many fans of older and future editions of D&D, so we are offering those people the ability to switch the edition of the game for a session. As we all know, it’s illegal to play a previous edition of D&D, but these special licenses provide an exception to the usual rules.”
  • New PC Classes & Races. Including the Chef, the Clown, the Pacifist, and the Snowman (the latter only available for the Summer season).

You can expect to see four Loot Box seasons per year, and you will need to use your rewards in the correct season.

 

 

 

~ April Fools

Shadows of the Dusk Queen for 5th Edition

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Publisher: Kobold Press
Pages: 36

Link: Shadows of the Dusk Queen
Includes a 12-page art and map appendix to speed play; heavily illustrated.

 

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

Before you is a dark forest with trees rising as much as a hundred feet into the air. Foreboding and sorrow seem to emanate from within. Occasionally, shadowy creatures are glimpsed moving among the trees. Slow, plaintive howls echo among the dark branches as a cool wind begins to blow as if whispering barely discernible words…

“She has returned. She has returned. She has returned.”

 

Shadows of the Dusk Queen is a 5th Edition adventure for 8th-level characters that take players deep into a forest out of a dark fairy tale, where a long-imprisoned fey queen has returned – and evil creatures are stirring.

Featuring full-color art by Brian Syme, Shadows of the Dusk Queen is great for groups who love dark fantasy adventure, or for GMs looking to shake things up by bringing a little fear to the table.

The whispers are getting louder. Do you dare take the forest path, and learn the secrets of the Dusk Queen?

 

Kickstarter Watch: Self-Standing Leather – Lite Dice Bags

With only a few days left on Kickstarter, Easy Roller Dice Companys newest project had nearly slipped under my radar. These cool self-standing dice bags not only look good but they are Gigantic, holding up to 400 dice!

Currently with 10 different patterns offered and choices of either leather or color this is a pretty awesome deal for just $19 Dollars!

Dimensions:

Size: Each bag measures 7x5x5 inches and holds approx. 400 16mm polyhedral dice with ease.
Double Clasp: The top of every bag features 2 brass colored clasps for easy access.  As shown below, this dice bag seals tightly to eliminate the risk of spills.

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This Kick has 4 days left for you to get in on it, its already fully funded and expects to deliver in June. Not a bad turn around time from a solid company with several successfully funded and delivered Kickstarters already under their belt. Check out the link below for all the details on this project.

Easy Roller Dice Bag Kickstarter

Get on over there and get in on this project if you have been looking for a new dice bag. I know I have been looking for a replacement for my legendary Crown Royal bag. I think I may have found a worthy successor.

Dead in the Eye (4e)

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Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Pages: 16
Link: Dead in the Eye (4e) D&D Adventure

Years ago this was a free RPG Day RPG that I have run in the past. It was pretty straightforward but a lot of fun. I enjoyed pitting my players against the twisted beholder Omaranathax.
I feel that it also would be pretty easy to convert this to a 5E adventure without much difficulty.

SHOW THIS BEHOLDER WHO’S BOSS

The Keepers of the Celestian Order, valiant defenders dedicated to destroying horrors from the Far Realm, have trapped a beholder in its lair. However, the evil aberration has proven far more dangerous than expected, and the Keepers need the help of adventurers to end the threat of Omaranthax once and for all.

This DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® Roleplaying Game adventure, created for Free RPG Day 2012, pits player characters against a mutated beholder and its vile underlings.

Although set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, the adventure can be easily adapted to any D&D® world.

This is an adventure for 4E characters level 8-10.

 

Olympus Inc The Pelion Report for Savage Worlds Live

Last week my friend Charles White launched his newest campaign on Indiegogo.  An expansion to Olympus Inc Savage Worlds. Part Percy Jackson Part Shadow Run made in the Spirit of Scion Olympus Inc is a fresh look on a modern world where the gods, in fact, were real.

The new project features several new things.

The Pelion Report presents five new Paragon bloodlines (Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hephaestus, and Hera) and two new Demihuman bloodlines (Cyclospawn and Centaur) for Olympus Inc. Along with the new bloodlines, the book also presents powers for new and existing bloodlines, rules for working with Orichalcum, new corporations, new edges/hindrances and so much more!

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If you are not familiar with the Olympus Inc setting here is a brief rundown:

In a world that appears identical to our own, the Titans of myth have deposed the upstart Olympians and now rule the heavens. But Zeus and the other gods of Olympus have found a new way to harvest the power of worship—through mankind’s love of money! Step into a world of shadowy politics, satyr cyber-raiders, demigods, and an ongoing clandestine war for control of the firmament.

The campaign is slated to run until March 29, 2018. For more information, visit the campaign page on Indiegogo.

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