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PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS
RPGnet Newsletter #70
September 20, 2016
Christopher Herde also continued Our Story – a column about using history in roleplaying – with “Revolting, Part One,” for those groups who want to add some verisimilitude to their overthrow of a fictional government.
We’ve got two busy weeks of reviews to cover in this issue, so let’s do a bit of a lighting round.
- Antonios S reviewed several expansions for the Campaign Cartographer 3+ mapping software:
“Symbol Set 1: Fantasy Overland / Symbol Set 2: Fantasy Floorplans / Symbol Set 3: Modern /Symbol Set 4: Dungeons Of Schley,” four high-quality collections of map symbols and styles;
“Character Artist 3,” a character-drawing add-on; and,
“The Cartographerís Annual 2015 / The Cartographerís Annual 2016,” a subscription service to keep you up-to-date on CC3+ expansions.
- Speaking of mapping products, Antonios also took a look at “Fractal Terrains 3,” which does for world-building what CC3+ does for mapmaking.
- Antonios also reviewed several supplements for Achtung! Cthulhu:
“Terrors of the Secret War,” a bestiary that is content-packed enough to qualify as a full sourcebook;
“Secrets Of The Dust,” a sourcebook introducing a crossover with the Dust miniatures game;
“Guide To The Eastern Front,” which is what it says on the tin;
“Guide To The Pacific Front,” a solid addition to the Mythos-infested WWII world of Achtung! Cthulhu; and,
“Guide to North Africa,” one of the best sourcebooks of the line.
- Antonios S reviewed “Mare Nostrum: Empires,” an abstract, shortish civilization-builder with quite a few novelties.
- Matthew McFarland took a look at “Headspace,” a cyberpunk RPG using the Powered by the Apocalypse system and found it to be quite well done.
- Endzeitgeist reviewed “Crimson Dragon Slayer 1.11,” an ultra-light version of the Crimson Dragon Slayer RPG.
- Endzeitgeist also reviewed the “Lamentations of the Flame Princess Player Core Book: Rules & Magic,” and found the horror/dark-fantasy centric take on OSR-rules to have some awesome rules modifications.
- Shane Mclean rounded things out by reviewing the Delta Green “Agent’s Handbook,” a stunning product that easily fulfils its aim of delivering a player-facing rules set for modern conspiracy and horror.
Threads You Might Have Missed
For a great question from the cavemen vs. astronaut school, check out “Which period is better for adventure: 1893 or 1936?”
If you’re looking for some reading material, do yourself a favor and stop by “Rec a novel that you love and that is underrated [+].”
For some discussion of an interesting media phenomenon, head over to “Shows where the finale “doesn’t count” [Spoilers I guess].”
And, last but not least, “Petty uses for time travel” is just good old-fashioned RPGnet fun.
Have a good week, everyone.