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A cool-looking Kickstarter for a Christmas RPG

I’ve sometimes seen posts in RPG forums or on Reddit from people asking holiday themed roleplaying games or adventures, and that has often gotten me wondering about the same thing. There seems to be a relative abundance of the latter (i.e. adventures for preexisting systems like D&D or Fate) but not of the former.

But while recently browsing on Kickstarter (I’m always looking for cool RPGs to back), I came across what looked like a fun little rules-lite Christmas RPG that I thought I’d share for those interested.

 

It’s called ‘TWAS: The Roleplaying Game Before Christmas. It’s created by Jonathan Green who’s the found and writer of Ace Gamebooks, a line of old school-style gamebooks based on classic works of literature like Alice in Wonderland (Alice’s Nightmare in Wonderland), The Wizard of Oz (The Wicked Wizard of Oz), and Beowulf (Beowulf Beastslayer). ‘TWAS itself is based on Green’s own ‘TWAS: The Krampus Night Before Christmas which was also a gamebook and which had been successfully Kickstarted.

 

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Ridiculously cheap Pathfinder Humble Bundle!

Humble Bundle is known for offering some great deals, and right now they’ve teamed up with Paizo to offer an insanely cheap Pathfinder bundle of books and even comics. I thought I should share this for any Pathfinder fans out there, or those who wish to start playing Pathfinder, who weren’t aware of it yet. 

I should note that this everything in this bundle is for the first edition, so if you’re looking for the second edition book you’ll still have to pay retail price. Still, the amount of material that’s on offer, and the prices it’s being offered at, are practically ridiculous. 

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Playing ‘City of Mist’ with geek musician Debs

One of the great things that I really appreciate about being part of the role-playing game community, and the wider nerd community in general, is the opportunity to meet a lot of cool, interesting people.

Last night I ran a City of Mist one-shot in my home at the request of a friend of mine, Daniel, who’s an active member of the RPG meetup that I run, the Chicago Alternative RPG Meetup (CARM). Daniel’s friend, Debs, was visiting from Vancouver and he had never had the chance to game with her before.

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‘Call of Cthulhu’ is second most played RPG game on Roll20

Roll20 just released their Orr Group Industry Report for Q3 2019 and it looks like Call of Cthulhu’s popularity continues to grow. According to the report, 13% of Roll20 users currently play the Call of Cthulhu (CoC) system. CoC supplanted the spot that Pathfinder previously used to have, becoming the second most popular role-playing game second only to D&D 5e. It remains to be seen how long it will hold onto that spot, but that’s still an impressive feat.

(via Roll20.net)
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