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Friday, 22 January 2016

Fleamarket Friday: New Game City!


Couple of announcements of forthcoming RPGs caught my eye recently.

First off, Modiphius has said the Kickstarter for its official, licensed, Robert E Howard's Conan Roleplaying Game will launch on Tuesday, February 16.

This will be a totally new roleplaying game - unconnected with any Conan games that have before - using Modiphius's 2d20 rules engine. You can find out more about the game here.

Secondly, over at Tenkar's Tavern, I read that the new TSR has tapped the legendary Merle Rasmussen, creator of the original Top Secret, to "create an all-new espionage game for the new millennium".

Currently unnamed, and in playtesting, this new game will make its public debut at Gary Con in March, and then be released into the wild soon after that.

I suspect this latter morsel of news might be of interest to Pete, of the Tuesday Knights, as he's a massive fan of the genre and ran our highly entertaining Top Secret campaign the other year.

Meanwhile, and more in my own ballpark, the Kickstarter to fund the expanded, second edition of Aaron Allston's seminal superhero RPG supplement Strike Force is scheduled to go live on February 1.


And if that isn't enough random roleplaying news for you all, there's (yet another) new iteration of classic sci-fi RPG Traveller, out from Mongoose Publishing, with a whole line of supplements planned for 2016.

8 comments:

  1. I'm equal parts really excited about the Conan game and dreading how much it'll cost me! I'm a huge fan of Conan and know that I will have to go all in for every planned supplement. Not sure this is going to sit well with my newfound addiction to Big Finish Dr Who (for which I blame you entirely!). And isn't that cover just perfect!

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    1. I'm holding out for Modiphius's John Carter RPG, although the news hasn't exactly been forthcoming on that (even though we were promised something before Christmas).

      However, looking forward to reading your blog posts about the Conan game. Even though I really can't justify investing in yet another new game!!!

      And, yes, Big Finish can be very addictive once you get hooked ;-)

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    2. Just finished the first New UNIT box...brilliant...and starting the River Song box. War Doctor and Doom Coalition are sitting on the shelf and Jago & Litefoot 1 and Churchill Years are on the way. If my wife finds out how much I've spent I shall be in trouble!

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    3. Just finished River Song and starting Churchill. ;-)

      If you're ever looking for recommendations from the back catalogue, the best Doctor story/box set, BF have yet put out (in my opinion) is UNIT: Dominion.

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    4. Aaagh! Another one to buy! Big fan of UNIT...I'm not sure I could do DWAiTaS with a Doctor so always think in terms of UNIT or Torchwood. Been thinking what fun it would be to do Torchwood 1899 or something along those lines...perhaps with guest appearances of Jago & Litefoot or Madame Vastra, Jenny & Strax!

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    5. A great idea. I'm a big fan of Victorian era stories (hence my pushing for a Victorian era supplement for the game!)

      Should I ever get my DWAITAS campaign off the ground, there are so many choices of setting that it's slightly overwhelming.

      I've always fancied the idea of a UNIT or Torchwood game, but then all the 'aliens' have to come to Earth, whereas if I go the Time Lord + companions route, the players can go to the aliens ;-)

      Decisions, decisions...

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    6. True...but the first campaign might have them come across a dying Time Agent and his Vortex Manipulator...

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