Monthly Archives: January 2019

Today’s New Year, New Game Week Pick is a $15 bundle containing $50 of stuff for the superheroic Masks: A New Generation, a Powered by the Apocalypse game that serves as one of the stronger examples of the system’s versatility. In addition to the core rulebook, the bundle also includes three key supplements to help you structure a complete and long-lasting campaign in Halcyon City.

(From the core rulebook description):

Masks: A New Generation is an ENnie-award winning superhero roleplaying game in which a team of young heroes fights villains, saves lives, and tries to figure out who they are—noble paragons? Dark avengers? Or regular kids? All against the backdrop of Halcyon City, the greatest city in the world.

This is the Playbook Edition – while not a second edition, this version includes the playbooks in the book, along with some changes to content. The rules are the same as the first edition, however.

In this book, you get:

– Ten playbooks for young superheroes, so you can create your own awesome characters
– Rules for superheroic action, interpersonal drama, and changing identity
– Detailed instructions for running the game, building villains, and playing to find out what happens
– Tools for creating your own custom material for 
Masks

Masks makes use of the same rules-light engine as Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, Dungeon World, Urban Shadows, and Epyllion to create stories about young superheroes in the vein of Young Justice, Young Avengers, and Teen Titans.

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, Freedom Squadron, and much more!
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

Still deep in the throes of New Year, New Game Week, here’s a chance to grab what many feel is the best-ever expression of the Star Trek setting as a gaming universe. At $20, it’s a nice price for $50 worth of stuff, including the core Star Trek Adventures rules, the first set of eight adventures, and the Command Division supplement.

(From the core rulebook description) –

Welcome to your new assignment, Captain. Your continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before…

Star Trek Adventures takes you to the Final Frontier of the Galaxy, where new discoveries await keen explorers of Starfleet. Your duties may take you to the edges of known space, or to Federation colonies in need, to the borders of neighbouring galactic powers or into the eye of interstellar phenomena. Your ship and your crew epitomise the best Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets has to offer, and you are needed more than ever.

A new threat looms from across the Gamma Quadrant, as it is confirmed by Commander Sisko and his crew that the Dominion, led by the Founders, represent a significant threat to the Alpha Quadrant. Tension is already high in the region of Bajor and Deep Space 9, as the Maquis continue to act against the Cardassian-Federation peace treaty, with Captain Janeway and the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager preparing for their mission in the Badlands. It is a volatile time for the Federation and new crews have never been in higher demand.

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, Freedom Squadron, and much more!
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

As New Year, New Game Week rolls on, we take a look at the Tiny Dungeon phenomenon (which seems to be part of a bigger “tiny game” kind of aesthetic I’ve also seen in the board game space). The idea is to keep it low-impact in terms of rules, headspace, and resources, and this series of products seems to knock that right out of the park.

This bundle, which is $50 of product for $15, has seven items in it, including core rules, monsters, treasures, adventures, and more.

TINY DUNGEON 2e is a minimalist game, designed to be easy to play, teach, and set up! It only requires three six sided dice per player, some 3×5 notecards and some imagination (ok, a lot of imagination, like any good RPG!)

Characters are quickly built by selecting Traits that define what situations they gain Advantage (where they roll 3d6), but be careful! Certain situations or effects can impose Disadvantage (where a player rolls 1d6), which makes it more difficult to complete tasks! A character consists of three Traits, a Heritage, Family Trade and Belief, and will all fit on a 3×5 notecard (with plenty of room for notes and treasure!)

A intuitive pass/fail system enables the most experienced, as well as the newest gamer to pick it up quickly. All you have to do is have one result of a 5 or 6 in your roll, and you accomplish your task! The mechanics get out of the way and fade to the background as your group tells their story and exciting adventures unfold!

Included in the Tiny Dungeon 2e book are exciting micro-settings designed to help a GM create a new and vibrant world to explore, and this bundle also includes the fully aquatic campaign setting Destiny of Tides, alongside tools to make the Gamemaster’s life easier, as well as exciting Destiny of Tides pre-gens!

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, Freedom Squadron, and much more!
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!

“Hello boys! I’m BAAAAAACK!” – Russel Casse (Randy Quaid), Independence Day

I hope everyone had a grand holiday season (which, for me, extended to January 4th, on which day we celebrated that I’d manage to not die for yet another year). Now we return to the Picks of the Day with New Year, New Game Week, a celebration of your opportunity to dive into a new game, new setting, and/or new rules as you get back to the table in 2019. DriveThruRPG has a number of bundles set up to celebrate exactly this idea, and we’re opening up with the Pugmire Bundle featuring my buddy, Eddy Webb, and his celebration of Good Dogs in the Days to Come.

For $9.99, you get $33 of Pugmire content to give you all you need for a complete deep dive into the system and the setting. The bundle includes:

  • Bizarre Bestiary
  • Digging Up Trouble
  • Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers
  • Pugmire Core Rulebook
  • Pugmire Interactive Character Sheet
  • The Pugmire System Guide for OGL 5e Creators
  • The Secret of Vinsen’s Tomb
  • Adventurers, Acrobats, and Acolytes
  • Character Creation Guide
  • That’s a Rich Tale

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, Freedom Squadron, and much more!
Please check out my Patreon and get involved directly with my next projects!