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Chthonian Highways – Beta Playtest Kit
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:26:15 CST
Chthonian Highways – Beta Playtest KitPublisher: Ironspine

Chthonian Highways

Chthonian Highways is a tabletop role-playing game set in a world where nightmarish creatures have ravaged the Earth and otherworldly landscapes have merged with ours. Strange, dreadful beings prowl in the shadows, and dangerous alien flora is taking over the green forests and grasslands. The few remnants of civilization are held together by the Chthonian highways – a web of roads that are still traversable by ground vehicles. The characters are dauntless road warriors who roam the cursed highways in their souped-up cars and motorcycles for as long as there is gasoline to keep the engines roaring.

The Beta Playtest Kit

Chthonian Highways is currently at its beta development stage and in open playtesting. The latest version is a playable prototype including a brief description of the setting, rules, character creation, equipment, vehicles, monsters and NPCs, and two ready-to-play scenarios for 2 to 4 players. 

Please note that this is not the final product. The game is still in development and some parts are still missing and/or only partially proofread. It probably has some mistakes here and there too.

The World of Chthonian Highways

What we know now as the Reckoning started roughly twenty years ago. First, there were massive earthquakes like none we had ever seen before. The quakes were followed by tsunamis and the thick fog that rolled in from the sea. Millions of people were killed and lost in these natural disasters. At least we thought they were natural until the great sinkholes appeared and many cities collapsed into the deep chasms on the ground. Dense, foul-smelling steam poured out of these holes and people reported that they saw horrific creatures climbing out of the thick mist.

The earthquakes and the sinkholes of the Reckoning shattered most of the old roads and highways, but some were spared. The highways that are still good are used to transport people and goods through the wastelands between the settlements. While the cannibals and bandits often lie in wait along the roads, the roads are still safer and faster to travel than the badlands that are filled with unknown threats and abominable monstrosities.

The Road Warriors

The player characters are road warriors, brave men, and women who are willing to risk their lives on the chthonian highways for a cause or for worldly riches. Some road warriors are more like mercenaries or wasteland paladins on a quest, while others are more like traveling merchants or messengers trying to keep up people’s hopes.
Because death is always lurking on the chthonian highways, road warriors tend to form groups called convoys. The road warrior convoys are tightly knit groups with people, who are willing to give their lives for each other. Only by trusting your convoy, you can survive another day on the chthonian highways.

Price: $5.90
Fenix English Edition 2, 2016
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:13:18 CST
Fenix English Edition 2, 2016Publisher: Askfageln

The Death Issue

Death, death never changes
Death should be savoured, like a fine wine, from the perspective of the players themselves. There are many more ways to die than just a sword in the guts, and the dread of impending death is often overlooked. In this article you find a couple of examples of how to instill that fear of ultimate demise, drawn from literary sources that begin at the very dawn of history...

Text: Pete Nash, Art: Axel Widén


RuneQuest – a retro gaming style of play
Clarence Redd (the Swedish game designer behind M-Space) interviews Michael O’Brian on retro gaming and the future of RuneQuest. The step from Drakar & Demoner 2 (Sweden’s most beloved rpg from back in the day) to RuneQuest 2 was quite natural back in 1984. Now, 30 years later, both games are being reprinted at the same time through successful Kickstarter campaigns. I asked Michael O’Brien, vice president at Chaosium, why people are so interested in early games - and why now.

Text: Clarence Redd (with Answers by Michael O’Brian)


La Llorona – a Legend of New Spain
Known in English as the Weeping Woman, La Llorona (pronounced “yo-RO-nah”) is a legend of Mexico and the Spanish Southwest. The Weeping Woman is a type of ghost or demon that can be encountered anywhere in New Spain. According to the TV series Sleepy Hollow, a sub-type is also found occasionally in the Thirteen Colonies. This article explores the legend of La Llorona, looks into a few variations, and suggests a range of ways to use this legend in Western adventures.

Text: Graeme Davis, Art: Lukas Thelin


Afterlife on Mars
The dead go to Mars. The Egyptians knew it, when they identified it with the Red Land to the West of the Nile – Mars is a red planet and as an evening star visible in the west. The last chamber of the Tuat, the Egyptian Underworld, is the “Place of Ascending to the Imperishable Star,” depicted as the Red Eye of Horus. The Egyptian god of the planet Mars was Anhur, whose name meant “the one who leads back the distant one” or “sky carrier,” which both imply the task of carrying the dead into the sky – to his world of Mars, as it happens. The Babylonians associated the planet Mars with Nergal, lord of the dead. And it doesn’t end with the ancients, as our own Martian myths reveal. For example, a close reading of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ mystical Barsoom series indicates that John Carter dies in that Arizona cave in 1866. In Gods of Mars, Burroughs states nearly outright that Carter dies for good in 1886, and Ulysses Paxton is blown in half by an artillery shell in 1918 before ascending to Barsoom in The Mystery Men of Mars.

So why can’t your heroes do the same?

Text: Kenneth Hite,  Art: Lukas Thelin

Price: $2.99
Fenix English Edition 1, 2016
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:07:46 CST
Fenix English Edition 1, 2016Publisher: Askfageln

The Random Chance  Issue

The House of Ill Fortune - Minigame and Random Encounters Table
It stands at the edge of town, or on the oldest street, or out in the country. It is usually decades – sometimes even centuries – old, although it might be new and modern and alien in this way instead. Its doors and windows resemble a screaming face, or express the bland idiocy of a serial killer. It is the haunted house, and you have found yourself inside it while we talked. And now the door swings shut, although there is no wind.

The House of Ill Fortune lies somewhere in the misty halfway world between “random encounter table” and “minigame,” and you can certainly use it as both, or either. As a random encounter table, or random scenario design generator, the GM can simply use this as an idea mine and pick her preferred outcome from any given table or set of options. Toward the game axis, playing the card you’re dealt is kind of the point, but don’t wreck the game if something just seems completely impossible to fit into the story you’re building.

Text: Kenneth Hite , Art: Lukas Thelin


Chance would be a fine thing
This issue we approach the realm of chance. Rather than deep-diving into how probability is used in game design theory - which would be tedious to those less interested in mathematics - we shall instead create some new RuneQuest creatures, items and spells which manipulate chance.

Text: Pete Nash, Art: Reine Rosenberg


11 Shipwrecks – a Random Encounter Generator
These eleven shipwrecks represent a diverse array of ships and crews with potentially fantastical elements and curious discoveries amid their cargoes. (We’ve also included a bonus wreck that might not be a ship at all.) Get out your dice!

Text: Will Hindmarch, Art: Magnus Fallgren

Price: $2.99
Fenix English Edition 6, 2015
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:53:28 CST
Fenix English Edition 6, 2015Publisher: Askfageln

The Thieves Issue.

The cover art was made by Lukas Thelin, for one of the Swedish articles (about thieves in Anskaven, for the Swedish rpg Ensamma Vargen, based on Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf)

Stealth in Play
Kenneth Hite interviews Will Hindmarch on Project Dark, among many other things.

Introduction & Questions: Kenneth Hite, Answers: Will Hindmarch, Art: Rachel Kahn, Jenna Blazevich, Eric Quigley, Jeff Holt


Quest for the Khaos I’um – A scenario to RuneQuest
Shamelessly inspired by Fritz Leiber’s story The Jewels in the Forest, this wicked and satirical adventure is based around the machinations of an assumed dead thieves guild. It can be slotted into any fantasy game with little effort.

Text: Pete Nash, Art: Magnus Fallgren

Price: $1.99
Fenix English Edition 5, 2015
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:44:02 CST
Fenix English Edition 5, 2015Publisher: Askfageln

The Tech Issue

The Highway of Time
A highway runs across, or along, or between Time. Yearposts dot the roadside, along with truck stops, diners, and the inevitable roadside attractions. (“SEE the World’s Largest Pyramid of Skulls! Only 28 years ahead, at Exit 1402!”) The rate at which years and miles correspond varies along the way, with years spread out in historically congested areas and bunched together in the long, desert stretch back to the Cretaceous. There are off-ramps at 1588 and 1776 and 1861 and 1940 and so forth, each one of which might lead to a town, or a city, or another road elsewhen. Where the road forks, so does history – if enough people use one fork, it becomes the main highway. If enough people avoid an exit, it degrades into a dirt road, and then disappears entirely. (I steal this whole idea cheerfully, and openly, from Roger Zelazny’s novel Roadmarks.) Wildcat civilization engineers may grade, pave, and sign new roads (and put in more gas stations) in the hopes of attracting traffic to a new continuum – and devotees of the old history tend to oppose them violently.

Text: Kenneth Hite, Art: Lukas Thelin

Technology Level & Gadgets
Technology is a fundamental part of human existence. Whilst the word is associated with modern or futuristic gadgets and gizmos, even the most primitive of stone tools are examples of technology, replicable items used to control aspects of the environment.

Of course when players think of technology they immediately imagine settings along the lines of James Bond spies, superheroes like Iron Man, or best of all, far-future science fiction games like Traveller or Star Wars. But there are many issues which need to be considered when deciding which technological level the game is set and what gadgets to give to characters. Nothing is quite as fascinating as a good mystery, let alone solving one. So it is no surprise that the key elements of investigation have become an inseparable part of the roleplaying game hobby.

Text: Pete Nash, Art: Reine Rosenberg

Price: $1.99
Fenix English Edition 4, 2015
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:18:56 CST
Fenix English Edition 4, 2015Publisher: Askfageln

The Swedish material in this issue had a focus on roleplaying games for kids. Thus, the amount of material in English was kept to a minimum. Still, you always get at least one title to train your language skills if you are a Swede – or not to get completely ignored if you follow our work from other parts of the world.


The Cover art for this issue was made by Peter Bergting, an Internationally well known illustration artist, writing and drawing comics as well as novels for a younger audience. This cover was originally used at the front of one of Peter Bergting’s books about Morwhayle, an appreciated bookseries of his.


Travelling Traditions in RuneQuest 6
This issue focuses on unique and imaginative methods of travel. Travel is a rather strange concept in human culture. Despite our implicit specialisation for walking long distances, humanity since the advent of civilisation has been fairly static. Whilst nomadic peoples of course are forced to follow the migration of the animals they herded or hunted, agrarian societies were naturally forced to remain in one place to tend the crops they raised.

Text: Pete Nash, Art: Linus Larsson

Price: $0.99
Affiliation Guide: Retribution (for AMP: Year Two)
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:35:38 CST
Affiliation Guide: Retribution (for AMP: Year Two)Publisher: Third Eye Games

Affiliation Guide: Retribution

Humans are a treacherous, insecure species at the core, and deep down, every member of Retribution has known from the moment their powers first manifested that it was only a matter of time before humanity saw them as a threat to their survival and came for them with torches and pitchforks. Smart AMPs admit it sooner rather than later; trust no one, expect betrayal around every corner, and prepare against the day when war inevitably comes calling. 

Retribution is determined to still be standing when the last casualty of that war falls. If the war doesn’t come soon on its own, they have no problem ensuring it starts on time. 

Includes: 

  • A look at the inner workings of Retribution and how they are planning to fight back
  • New Power: Evil Eye
  • A New Adventure: Fighting For Freedom
Price: $3.99
Dark [BUNDLE]
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:37:21 CST
Dark  [BUNDLE]Publisher: Starbright
This special bundle product contains the following titles.


Cthulhu in Space powered by Fate Core
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This book includes a Sci-Fi Cthulhu setting and a compact version of the Fate Core rules, so you have everything you need to adventure through space and confront cosmic horrors, all in one place. This 126-page book provides monsters, NPCs, sci-fi gear, an example scenario, several cults, a secret history of the Earth, and a library full of uncanny Mythos tomes, with the spells and powers they contain. In space, no one can hear you go gibbering insane!...

Cyber-Fate
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A cyberpunk setting for FATE, with the core FATE rules baked in. Fate is a generic role-playing game system designed to offer the least possible obstruction to role-playing. Fate has a large number of innovative gaming mechanics. This game includes the Fate core rules and a cyberpunk setting in one integrated package. Cyber-Fate is set on Earth in the future when city sprawl covers huge areas of the planet. Humanity has made the jump off planet, but only as far as Mars. It's a dangerous world, full of corporate goons, street samurai, androids, towering cities and toxic weather. This distinctive background, with a gritty, cyberpunk feel, integrates beautifully with the Fate rules to create an intense future-dystopia where the GM's and players' imaginations can run wild. This PDF incl...

Extreme Future Fate Edition
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Extreme Future is now available as a setting for FATE. Fate is a generic role-playing game system designed to offer the least possible obstruction to role-playing. Fate has a large number of innovative gaming mechanics. This game includes the Fate core rules and the Extreme Future setting in one integrated package. Extreme Future is about a universe where human space spans the galaxy, but where we share it with countless alien powers and robot empires. It's a dangerous galaxy, strewn with the remains of civilizations that came before us, their secrets, powerful weapons, and enigmatic ruins waiting to be explored. This distinctive background, with a high-adventure, space-opera feel, integrates beautifully with the Fate rules to create a huge game universe where the GM's and players' im...


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Alien Base: Force Wall
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:07:05 CST
Alien Base: Force WallPublisher: Finger and Toe Models

From Classified Intel Report 097/5b  “In spite of extensive scouting of the aliens’ base, we have come to no significant conclusions about the purpose of individual structures, although some tentative identifications have been advanced.  The defensive structures, however, have been extensively studied and are centered around a structure we have tentatively called a “force wall,” a barrier of energy pulses that stops both physical objects such as kinetic weapon projectiles as well as beamed weapons.”

Finger and Toe Models announces the release of the 28mm card stock Alien Base: Force Wall.  The kit has three components identified by Allied Intelligence teams to build your defenses: a force wall generator, a force wall transmitter in three colors, and a gun tower.

Remember, every Finger and Toe model comes with SMOOSH ASSURANCE: if ya’ll smoosh your Alien Base: Force Wall, a new one waits your summons from hard drive and printer.

Price: $6.00
Centaur
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:07:22 CST
CentaurPublisher: Artikid Arts

Three digital hand drawn images of a centaur

Inside the download you'll find the art (three 300 dpi png files: grayscale, color and black and white quarter page images) and the Royalty Free Licence as txt file.

This illustration was first released through Patreon.

The Stock art is released under Royalty Free Licence.

The author grants the Licensee a perpetual, worldwide, non-transferable, non-assignable, non-exclusive license to use the art an unlimited number of times for use by one Licensee or Client, for the Permitted Uses described below.

In all commercial uses of this art, the artist "Luigi Castellani"  must be credited, as illustrator.

This licence allows you to use the art in:

- Print media, including text books, newspapers, magazines, journals, reports, directories.
- Digital media, including digital documents, presentations, proposals, reports.
- Advertising and promotional materials, including brochures, ads, product packaging, book covers, and other printed collateral materials.
- Broadcast, movie, theatrical and video productions.
- Websites, as long as the art is not the primary content of the web page, or used primarily for attracting internet traffic or advertising.
- Products for resale, as long as the art is not a primary element of the product.

The Royalty-Free License permits only a single user or single agency client to use the art.

If you are licensing the art for a company or organization, you may not use it for personal use or for a second company or organization. If you are a designer or agency, you may only use the art for a single client.

The Royalty-Free license does not allow use of the art in:

- Resale products where the art is the primary element such as art books, calendars, engraving templates, prints, posters, bulletin boards, mugs, whiteboards, puzzles, t-shirts, wallpaper or any other product where the art is prominent and other elements are incidental.

- Electronic products and services, such as software applications, hand-held devices, news services, phone networks.

Price: $6.00
Zombie Pirate
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:07:19 CST
Zombie PiratePublisher: Artikid Arts

Three digital hand drawn images of a Zombie Pirate.

Inside the download you'll find the art (three 300 dpi png files: grayscale, color and black and white quarter page images) and the Royalty Free Licence as txt file.

This illustration was first released through Patreon.

The Stock art is released under Royalty Free Licence.

The author grants the Licensee a perpetual, worldwide, non-transferable, non-assignable, non-exclusive license to use the art an unlimited number of times for use by one Licensee or Client, for the Permitted Uses described below.

In all commercial uses of this art, the artist "Luigi Castellani"  must be credited, as illustrator.

This licence allows you to use the art in:

- Print media, including text books, newspapers, magazines, journals, reports, directories.
- Digital media, including digital documents, presentations, proposals, reports.
- Advertising and promotional materials, including brochures, ads, product packaging, book covers, and other printed collateral materials.
- Broadcast, movie, theatrical and video productions.
- Websites, as long as the art is not the primary content of the web page, or used primarily for attracting internet traffic or advertising.
- Products for resale, as long as the art is not a primary element of the product.

The Royalty-Free License permits only a single user or single agency client to use the art.

If you are licensing the art for a company or organization, you may not use it for personal use or for a second company or organization. If you are a designer or agency, you may only use the art for a single client.

The Royalty-Free license does not allow use of the art in:

- Resale products where the art is the primary element such as art books, calendars, engraving templates, prints, posters, bulletin boards, mugs, whiteboards, puzzles, t-shirts, wallpaper or any other product where the art is prominent and other elements are incidental.

- Electronic products and services, such as software applications, hand-held devices, news services, phone networks.

Price: $6.00
Old Orthodox Jew
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:07:17 CST
Old Orthodox JewPublisher: Artikid Arts

Three digital hand drawn images of an old orthodox jew.

Inside the download you'll find the art (three 300 dpi png files: grayscale, color and black and white quarter page images) and the Royalty Free Licence as txt file.

This illustration was first released through Patreon.

The Stock art is released under Royalty Free Licence.

The author grants the Licensee a perpetual, worldwide, non-transferable, non-assignable, non-exclusive license to use the art an unlimited number of times for use by one Licensee or Client, for the Permitted Uses described below.

In all commercial uses of this art, the artist "Luigi Castellani"  must be credited, as illustrator.

This licence allows you to use the art in:

- Print media, including text books, newspapers, magazines, journals, reports, directories.
- Digital media, including digital documents, presentations, proposals, reports.
- Advertising and promotional materials, including brochures, ads, product packaging, book covers, and other printed collateral materials.
- Broadcast, movie, theatrical and video productions.
- Websites, as long as the art is not the primary content of the web page, or used primarily for attracting internet traffic or advertising.
- Products for resale, as long as the art is not a primary element of the product.

The Royalty-Free License permits only a single user or single agency client to use the art.

If you are licensing the art for a company or organization, you may not use it for personal use or for a second company or organization. If you are a designer or agency, you may only use the art for a single client.

The Royalty-Free license does not allow use of the art in:

- Resale products where the art is the primary element such as art books, calendars, engraving templates, prints, posters, bulletin boards, mugs, whiteboards, puzzles, t-shirts, wallpaper or any other product where the art is prominent and other elements are incidental.

- Electronic products and services, such as software applications, hand-held devices, news services, phone networks.

Price: $6.00
On Adventure - Lair of the Drider Queen
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:07:11 CST
On Adventure - Lair of the Drider QueenPublisher: Artikid Arts

Three digital hand drawn images of a group of adventurers facing the Drider Queen.

Inside the download you'll find the art (three 300 dpi png files: grayscale, color and black and white quarter page images) and the Royalty Free Licence as txt file.

This illustration was first released through Patreon

The Stock art is released under Royalty Free Licence.

The author grants the Licensee a perpetual, worldwide, non-transferable, non-assignable, non-exclusive license to use the art an unlimited number of times for use by one Licensee or Client, for the Permitted Uses described below.

In all commercial uses of this art, the artist "Luigi Castellani"  must be credited, as illustrator.

This licence allows you to use the art in:

- Print media, including text books, newspapers, magazines, journals, reports, directories.
- Digital media, including digital documents, presentations, proposals, reports.
- Advertising and promotional materials, including brochures, ads, product packaging, book covers, and other printed collateral materials.
- Broadcast, movie, theatrical and video productions.
- Websites, as long as the art is not the primary content of the web page, or used primarily for attracting internet traffic or advertising.
- Products for resale, as long as the art is not a primary element of the product.

The Royalty-Free License permits only a single user or single agency client to use the art.

If you are licensing the art for a company or organization, you may not use it for personal use or for a second company or organization. If you are a designer or agency, you may only use the art for a single client.

The Royalty-Free license does not allow use of the art in:

- Resale products where the art is the primary element such as art books, calendars, engraving templates, prints, posters, bulletin boards, mugs, whiteboards, puzzles, t-shirts, wallpaper or any other product where the art is prominent and other elements are incidental.

- Electronic products and services, such as software applications, hand-held devices, news services, phone networks.

Price: $6.00
1879 QuickStart
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:13:31 CST
1879 QuickStartPublisher: FASA

Interested in giving 1879 a try? Want to do it for free?

The 1879 Quickstart presents an overview of the basic game concepts and rules, pre-generated characters, and an introductory London adventure to introduce you to the game and its world, and perhaps jump start your campaign.

Price: $0.00
Battlemap : Crashed Scout
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:05:46 CST
Battlemap : Crashed ScoutPublisher: Christian Hollnbuchner

This full color battlemap is the 437th of a series featuring various terrains. This installment of the battlemap series features a crashed spaceship.

The map is 28 x 30 squares in size, with each 1 inch square scaled to represent 5 feet. It is provided in 12 segments, which need to be assembled, in a single PDF using the letter format.

The product has been updated to include a large gridless JPG image of the map, intended for use with VTT software. It is 2016x2160 pixels in size at 72dpi.

Price: $1.37
Ragnarok! [BUNDLE]
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:43:08 CST
Ragnarok! [BUNDLE]Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
This special 61% off bundle contains Skirmisher Publishing's bestselling Ragnarok: Age of Wolves and five affiliated titles! They include the Gold-bestselling "100 Oddities for a Viking Encounter"; two smaller wargames that use the same basic game system as R:AW and served as the initial basis for it; a short story set in Norse waters by the author of R:AW; and an art collection that includes a number of Viking-oriented images

100 Oddities for a Viking Encounter
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Welcome to the tenth title in Skirmisher Publishing’s popular and ongoing “100 Oddities” series! "100 Oddities for a Viking Encounter" is a thematic sourcebook that contains lists of 100 Items, 20 Places, and 30 People & Monsters that can be used separately or in conjunction with one another to add some evocative details to a Viking-themed encounter or to construct one from scratch. These elements routinely cross the line between actual mythological elements and meta-references to them, and storytellers can decide in any given case whether they are dealing with something legendary or merely reminiscent of it.  Oddities are things that stand out from the ordinary, and prompt both game masters and players to wonder about them. Oddities intrigue and&nbs...

Chevauchee: Rules for Battles with Medieval Miniatures
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During the 100 Years War between France and England, bands of soldiers from both sides launched raids into enemy-held territory, burning, pillaging, and slaying as much as possible before opposition could be mounted in strength. This practice, known as chevauchee, is the inspiration for this game of medieval and Renaissance warfare.  Designed for fun and playability, Chevauchee is perfect for novice and veteran gamers alike and offers a basic set of man-to-man combat rules, expanded optional rules, and a special system for simple siege warfare. It can be played with almost any appropriate miniature figures, each of which can use whatever weapons it is armed with and is equipped with whatever armor the model wears, eliminating paperwork and speeding...

Ragnarok: Age of Wolves
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Ragnarok: Age of Wolves is a skirmish-level game for novice and experienced tabletop players alike that emulates the desperate small-scale actions that might result during the unending winter that is the first stage of the Viking Apocalypse. As crops fail and food grows scarce, banditry becomes rife as formerly good folk are driven to extremes and bad men take advantage of chaos and hardship. Monsters haunt the wilds and prowl the outskirts of palisaded settlement and isolated steading alike. Huldrfolk, never easy neighbors, but generally peaceful if left undisturbed, now move to defend their sacred groves and to seize places once devoted to gods who now seem absent. Trolls and their ilk gather, marauders sweep brigands and more into their bands, and whispers abound of gau...

Skirmish!
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Skirmish! is a quick-to-learn, easy-to-set up game of combat that can played using almost any miniature figures to simulate small-scale battles. It is intended for both veteran and novice players and is simple enough to be a beginner's first wargame and versatile and expandable enough to satisfy more experienced gamers — especially those who want to pull some of their old toy soldiers out of a footlocker or the closet and use them in a game.<o:p></o:p> Skirmish! is designed for simplicity and playability. All that is needed to play Skirmish! are some miniature figures, a ruler or tape measure, and three standard, 6-sided dice. The basic rules can be read, a handful of soldiers selected, and a game set up in about 20 minutes, and in much less time than that for...

Their Blood Is the Sea
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"North Sea, in the 22nd year of the reign of blessed Honorius, Imperator Romanorum ..." Set on the cusp of civilization during the final years of the Roman Empire and the onset of the Dark Ages, "Their Blood Is the Sea" explores the horrors encountered by the crew and passengers of a vessel that runs aground on a hostile shore. It was written by game developer and historian Clint Staples, who has extensively researched the period in which this story takes place and sailed through the waters where it is set. ...

Vintage Stock Art: Ships & Boats Volume 1
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This book contains more than 20 vintage clipart images from a number of sources and which were originally or subsequently published between 1880 and 1926. All have been scanned at 600 dpi and are provided individually as or grayscale JPEGs and/or as black-and-white TIFFs, and one has been provided as a full-color JPEG (25 image files total). The purchaser of this collection is granted the non-exclusive rights to use these images in any commercial or personal projects they choose subject to the conditions of the included license.  An eye toward variety has been taken in compiling this collection, and it contains an assortment of styles and themes, including various combinations of complementary images that could be used in conjunction with each other. Several images suitable for use...

Total value: $25.94 Special bundle price: $9.99 Savings of: $15.95 (61%)
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Rocket Pig Games GOTHIC CITY Treasure Chest C
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:28:40 CST
Rocket Pig Games GOTHIC CITY Treasure Chest CPublisher: Rocket Pig Games Inc.

Rocket Pig Games is a leader in the 3D industry. We specialize in creating 3D printable files that work on your home or public 3D printer. If you are looking for unique and flawless 3D printable files to create miniatures, modular terrain, and props then look no further! We have yearly Kickstarters! Follow our progress on our website or on Facebook.

We are now making our Dungeons Core TOTALLY FREE for you to download and enjoy! Make sure to check out our RocketPigGames store on the web for tons of other terrain to make your dungeons complete!

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Our new Kickstarter GOTHIC CITY is now LIVE.

You will NOT want to miss this!

It's been in the works for almost two years and is going to be the biggest terrain Kickstarter you've ever seen!

DONT FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE DUNGEON CORE SET, IT'S FREE! OVER 60 PIECES AND NOW WITH 12 BONUS TILES!

These are the settings we have used to get perfect prints on our printers. Printers vary as do different types of filaments and how prints behave in different types of weather! You will need to get comfortable with your printer and how it prints in the hot, cold, and humidity. Regardless of the printer you choose, I recommend keeping your room cool and dry. I also, highly recommend using Hatchbox PLA. It may cost a bit more but it’s 100% worth it. Seriously.

Here's what is working really well with Hatchbox PLA: 
TEMP: 195 (40-55 for bed depending on season) 
SPEED: 60 mms 
RETRACTION DISTANCE: 0.8
RETRACTION SOPEED: 30 
INFILL: 15% (for tiles) 
TOP SOLID LAYERS: 7 
BOTTOM SOLID LAYERS: 4

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Fenix English Edition 3, 2015
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:53:08 CST
Fenix English Edition 3, 2015Publisher: Askfageln

The Detective Genre Issue

The Theory and Practice of the MacGuffin
Every so often, we like to drift from the specific to the general, providing not just fantods and fripperies for your campaign but a look, if you will, at fantodology, or at least at fantod aesthetics. With this installment, we approach the generally specific, or the specifically generic: the MacGuffin, which can be any sort of thing, as long as it’s the right sort of anything for your game. And now that I’ve toppled through your office doorway with that cryptic utterance, let the chase begin!

Text: Kenneth Hite, Art: Lukas Thelin

Elementary, my dear Game Master
Back in the dim mists of early history the first stories were those involving the gods, monsters and heroes. Then tales of great battles supplanted them, followed by rebellions against injustice and even romances. Eventually a thousand years ago the first investigative stories were written down, starting with the Persian tale of The Three Apples, and soon followed by Chinese Gong’an fiction. Since then the detective genre has become one of our most popular forms of entertainment – as interminable TV series have proven.
Nothing is quite as fascinating as a good mystery, let alone solving one. So it is no surprise that the key elements of investigation have become an inseparable part of the roleplaying game hobby.

Text: Pete Nash, Art: Reine Rosenberg

Price: $1.99
Fenix English Edition 2, 2015
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:45:48 CST
Fenix English Edition 2, 2015Publisher: Askfageln

The Animal Issue

Cats & Nightmares - A Savage Worlds expansion
In Cats & Nightmares, you play a cat. You can’t do things cats can’t. You can’t hold a gun, use a computer, drive a car, or disguise yourself as a dog. But you can do the things that cats can. You can kill rats, smell emotion, jump to the Moon, and walk through Dream. You hunt nightmares and talk to ghosts, not to protect “your humans” but because you want to. Hunting is exciting, talking is interesting. You are a cat, and you don’t need any other reason to do anything.
Cats and Nightmares is a Savage Worlds expansion.

Text: Kenneth Hite, Art: Lukas Thelin

Bernard the Barbarian Carries On
A Comic Strip

Text & Art: Åke Rosenius

A Dragaeran Bestiary – Fantasy Animals in RuneQuest
This issue’s theme is the wonderful topic of animals in roleplaying games. How animals hunt or react when threatened is already comprehensively covered in the RuneQuest 6e rules, as are the statistics for the usual dangerous animals such as big cats, crocodiles and the like. So instead, we shall take a look at the animals of an alternate fantasy world, that of Dragaera.

Text: Pete Nash, Art: Lukas Thelin

Price: $1.99
Fenix English Edition 1, 2015
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:38:46 CST
Fenix English Edition 1, 2015Publisher: Askfageln

The Grim Dark and Gritty Realism Issue

Noe’s Bodies - A hitching mini-game of hobo necromancy
Charlie Noe, Grand Head Pipe of the National Tourist Union, was elected Hobo King on August 22, 1900, at the Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa. He’s got big plans for his kingdom, here at the new century’s morning. And you hoboes are part of those plans. You’ve got the hoodoo and conjure you picked up on the road, the lore let slip in early blues and balladry, even the music-magic learning of the Trismos, those highfalutin’ engineerin’ sons-of-bitches. Now King Charlie Noe wants you to use it all, to get him some new soldiers. These new recruits are just laying around in graveyards like a bunch of bums. Time to get these dead gentlemen back on the road.
This mini-game of hobo necromancy hitches a ride on your pre-existing game system. Introduce the hobo magics as NPC lore, or once your PCs are broke and on the run (again) have them get an offer from King Charlie Noe. Or just readjust it for any other necromantic factions in your game. Don’t matter what clothes you already got, Noe’s Bodies can wear ‘em.

Text: Kenneth Hite, Art: Lukas Thelin

The Tree of Life Eternal
The Tree of Life Eternal is a one-off scenario designed for a single 3-4 hour session of fast paced play. It was originally written for EternalCon in Germany, then rewritten for GenCon in the United States, as an introduction to both the RuneQuest 6th Edition rules and Monster Island – a deadly, old school sword & sorcery setting. Pre-generated characters are provided at the end for those for those not wishing to incorporate it in their own campaign.

Text: Pete Nash, Art: Lukas Thelin

Price: $3.99

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