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Check Out the Christmas in July Sale at DriveThruRPG.com

Great deals currently on DriveThruRPG

Great deals currently on DriveThruRPG

If you have a little bit of extra money to spend, and you are looking for some roleplaying supplements for your favorite games, or you are looking to try out a brand new game and system, you are in luck. The Christmas in July Sale over at DriveThruRPG.com (a site I’ve loved and used for years) has many thousands of products that are currently 25% off.

While I certainly don’t have the time to talk about all of the products that are on sale here, I can let you know a little about a few gems that I have found and that you might like, as well. Just a blurb on these for now, as I will be reading them and figuring out how to play them over the next few weeks or so.

The Dawnline

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In this game from Voidspiral Entertainment, players are a group of vampires who protect a nomadic village of humans on the world of Janus. This village is always on the move, always trying to stay within the moving twilight. They need to remain ahead of dawn but not too deep into the darkness ahead where terrible things live.

Why do the vampires help the village? It’s a mutually beneficial relationship. There are dangers in the twilight, as well. There are ruins to explore for supplies, terrible monsters, other villages, bandits, and much more. The village needs the protection of the vampires, and the vampires need the blood of the village. They also need a connection to humanity, so they do not lose all of their own.

The vampires are also not run of the mill vamps. Most of the types are… different. And it’s kind of incredible.

This is a weird and cool setting that I feel needs more attention, and I can’t do it justice in this space. Go and check out The Dawnline on DriveThruRPG.com. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

H.P. Lovecraft Preparatory Academy

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What you get with this game is exactly what you would expect from the title. Imagine the Cthulhu Mythos mixed with Harry Potter. You play as first-year students at the H.P. Lovecraft Preparatory Academy, and you can choose from six different character classes including witch, mad scientist, summoner, hybrids, dreamers, and Mondays (mundane folk). As you can imagine, there’s a lot of humor, not just horror, in this setting.

The book is 366 pages and is filled with fun info that can help to make for some great sessions. It features a full, detailed campus with a lot of nods to mythos fiction and other horror luminaries. For example, there is King Hall, Barker Hall, Cushing Hall, and Stoker Hall. You could also take some of your adventures off the campus and out into the town of Arkham and the world beyond.

It looks like a lot of fun! There is even a Savage Worlds ruleset for those who prefer it.

So Many Others

I don’t have too much time for this mid-week post, but I did want to list a couple of other cool games that I’ve either bought during this sale, have had for a while, or that I would like to get in the near future.

There are a lot of options, but it is extremely late at the time I am writing this and I am tired. I’m only missing High Plains Samurai and Würm from this list right now, and I plan to remedy that by the weekend. As an aside, Unity and Overlight are both beautiful books (I have both the pdfs and the hardcovers for each of those).

Whether any of these games interest you or not, do yourself a favor and go check out the discounts on the site before the sale is over. You are sure to find something that you’ll enjoy.

If any of the above games are of interest, and you might like to see an actual review, let me know. I will try to schedule it for an upcoming article.

As a note, the links I have provided above are affiliate links, which help to pay for the site.

10+ Roleplaying Games to Play that Aren’t Dungeons & Dragons

This book is gorgeous and the game is great!

This book is gorgeous and the game is great!

Okay, first things first. I love Dungeons & Dragons. It was the first RPG that I ever played and it is likely one that l will end up playing forever. However, there are plenty of other games out there that I really love. Some I have played (well, run, since I don’t get to play very often) and others I want to start playing/running.

Of course, that would also mean that I need to find a lot more time, since I don’t have much, and more people who want to play. I tend to talk about all those games I want to play from time to time, mostly when I get wistful that I might never get the chance to play them all. The list of games changes sometimes, mostly when new games come out. But for now, I’ve compiled a list of 10 games (I cheated, and it’s technically way more than 10) that I want to play more often, or at all, and I thought that you might want to check out and try some of them out if you haven’t already.

I look forward to running all sorts of games with this system.

I look forward to running all sorts of games with this system.

If I’m being honest, this really just scratches the surface of the games that are out there that I want to play… and more seem to be coming out all the time from large publishers and independent publishers alike. There’s stuff like Mutant: Year Zero, Blue Rose, 7th Sea, Shadow of the Demon Lord, Grimm, Starfinder and so many more. The list literally goes on and on. I will likely be doing some reviews of all the above games, when I get a chance to go through them and play or at least get a good sense of them. I there’s anything you want to know more about sooner, let me know in the comments.

What games might you want to play if you had more time? What games should I be playing that aren’t on this list? Also, how the hell do I find more time to do all of this? If anyone has a time machine or something, let me know.

(Note: The links that I’ve placed in the post are affiliate links, as they often are, which means if you decide to buy anything, I will get a cut of it. Not much, but every little bit is going to help to keep the site running.)

Basics of What You Need to Know About Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron

Well, the Eberron campaign guide is here. Well, it’s mostly here. Currently, you can pick up a PDF version of the guide, which is called Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron, on the DM’s Guild by clicking the link. The current cost is $19.99, and having had a quick look at it, I have to say that thus far, there is quite a bit to enjoy.

What I’ve read so far is well-written and engaging, and there appears to be quite a lot that I will want to use. It also makes me want to run a setting in Eberron, which is saying quite a lot since I am mainly a homebrewer.

However, there’s a bit to unpack when it comes to exactly what this book is and why there is not currently a hardback release, as one might initially expect from a D&D release from Wizards of the Coast.

D&D Random Tables: What’s for Dinner at the Tavern Tonight?

Tables can make the life of a Dungeon Master a lot easier, and I have always been a big fan. They can allow the GM to come up with exactly what they need on the fly

Since I feel there can never be too many tables, I thought I might put up a very simple table from time to time that you can take and use in your own games. Depending on whether people find these handy or now, I will try to add a new table of some sort every couple of weeks, and I will try to switch things up a bit with different types of tables for different sorts of games (modern, horror, etc.). For now, though…

Xanathar’s Guide to Everything: A Brief Review

So, as an RPG addict and unrepentant diceaholic, it was only natural that I pick up a copy of Xanathar’s Guide to Everything… not to mention a load of other stuff to play and review on here eventually. Now that I’ve read through a large portion of the guide, I thought I would do a brief review, letting you know a bit about what’s in it, what I think about it, and whether it might be right for your gaming table or not.

5 Horror Tabletop RPGs for the Halloween Season

With October upon us, it’s natural to start thinking about adding a bit of horror to your roleplaying game. Whether it is a one-shot or an ongoing campaign of terror, you can choose from quite a few fun and interesting games that might pique you and your players’ interest.

I’ve compiled a list of five games that I think will fit in well with the holiday of horror. Later in the month, I hope to post an article or two on building suspense and horror in your gaming sessions. Let's look at these five games to see what they can offer.