We round out the Week of Adventure with this special Shaintar release, something that goes way back to when my dear friend Aaron “Ace” Acevedo (Pinnacle’s Art Director, among many things) used to play the (in)famous Lord Damon Severance in my campaign. This was when we played the setting in Fuzion and it was part of the dearly-departed Shards […]


Heroes of Drakonheim (SW) – Sean’s Pick, 032317

Thu 23 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Looks like I accidentally ended up with a theme week after all – adventures! Today’s is a Savage Worlds series of adventures for the Drakonheim: City of Bones setting from Sneak Attack Press. You’ll probably want the Drakonheim Savage Companion if you really want to delve full-force into this ...

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In Volo’s Wake (5e) – Sean’s Pick, 032217

Wed 22 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

In honor of my Belovedest Carinn‘s birthday, I am Picking an item that features the work of one of her favorite people, Monica Valentinelli (as well as Shawn Merwin and Rich Lescouflair). Part of the D&D Adventurers League, this is a set of six mini-adventures (each intended for ...

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Cartoon Action Hour 15th Anniversary Pack – Sean’s Pick, 031617

Tue 21 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

So I just got the following very cool message in my inbox from Spectrum Games: “Buy the Cartoon Action Hour: Season 3 rulebook PDF and get all twelve of the currently released supplements for free! That’s right… we’re celebrating the 215th anniversary of Cartoon Action Hour by offering ...

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Elijah’s Battle, Ewing Sarcoma – Happiness, Peace, and Dreams 031617

Tue 21 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Many of you know I am a member of The Royal Manticoran Navy, a club dedicated to celebrating the Honorverse (a rather excellent, long-running military sci-fi series by David Weber and other authors, featuring one of the foundational woman protagonists in the genre, Honor Harrington). I am, in fact, honored ...

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Jon Brazer’s Big Book of Everything (PF) – Sean’s Pick, 031717

Tue 21 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

`Tis a good day to be savin’ a bit o’ green, and you’ll save plenty of it with this rather insane deal. Every single thing JBE created for the Pathfinder system from 2009-2016 is available in this single $20 compilation. That’s over $200 of stuff at well over ...

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A Breath of Fresh Air (Cypher) – Sean’s Pick, 032017

Tue 21 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Another cool adventure from Jan Sielicki (The Bridges we Burn), this one set up for any Cypher setting. Those that have played through Jan’s stuff have really enjoyed it, so anyone who’s a fan of the system should really give this a look. It’s a strong entry ...

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Dungeon and Dragon Magazines – Sean’s Pick, 032117

Tue 21 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Forgive me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. I just noticed this – then again, it kind of just happened! Paizo posted two issues of Dungeon (84 and 85) and two issues of Dragon (274 and 275), making them available to DriveThruRPG fans. I suspect some waters are ...

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Shadowrun: Book of the Lost – Sean’s Pick, 031517

Wed 15 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

The days of Full Campaign In Hand are back in force, as more and more Game Masters find they appreciate a well-crafted pre-loaded campaign to dive into and run for their groups. I predict this is a trend we will see more and more of, including with core game releases ...

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Kickstarter Roundup – 031417

Tue 14 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

I’ve a lot of great Kickstarters I want to make sure you know about, so here we go! Michael Surbrook’s Ghosts, Ghouls, and Golems Ghosts, Ghouls, and Golems is a guide to the darkness-dwelling creatures of folklore and myth for roleplaying games. Until the invention of reliable and ...

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Deadlands: Paradise Lost – Sean’s Pick, 031417

Tue 14 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Whether you’re a Deadlands: Reloaded fan (playing it Savage Worlds style), or an aficionado of Deadlands Classic, the “Night Train,” John Goff, has something very special for you with this adventure. Statted for both, this is one of the many great adventures written by the man who knows the ...

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Story, Please! – Sean’s Pick, 031317

Mon 13 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Gaming for kids is a thing I’ve been very proud to see (and be a part of) building over the last few years. Monte Cook Games did a great job breaking even more new ground in this field with their charming and well-crafted No Thank You, Evil! Fans of ...

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Nerzugal’s Game Master Toolkit (5e) – Sean’s Pick, 030917

Mon 13 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Nerzugal Role-Playing (aka Steven Williams) has come from seemingly out of nowhere (actually, he built a serious following on the Dungeon Masters Guild site before trying his luck on DriveThruRPG) to build a massive following among 5e fans looking for more good stuff to enhance their games. With the relative ...

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High Fantasy Magic (Fate) – Sean’s Pick, 031017

Mon 13 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Fate fans, whether focused on Fate Core or the more streamlined Fate Accelerated, have something new to be excited about – a “drop in” magic system with its foundations in the Core part of the rules. What’s really interesting is that I think those wanting a Mage-style experience in Fate ...

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Savage Worlds Sector Asgard Kappa – Kickstarter Pick, 031017

Mon 13 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

My friend Ian Liddle has another great game idea going, an entire space sector you can drop into any Savage Worlds science-fiction campaign, or sent your entire campaign within. While it’s certain you need the core rules and the Science Fiction Companion, I am betting you’d get a ...

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The BAMFSIES and Aaron Allston’s Strike Force

Wed 08 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Overconfident and even shameless in my public persona, I assure you I am never unaware of how fortunate I am. I spend every day doing things that countless fellow gamers would dearly love to pursue, and I am permitted to call this my vocation (and my avocation). Today is one ...

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Katanas & Trenchcoats: Episode 1 – Sean’s Pick, 030817

Wed 08 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, my Pick is one that features a number of top-notch women designers and writers within the RPG business – Tiara Lynn Agresta, Rose Bailey, Jennifer Brozek, Lillian Cohen-Moore, Crystal Frasier, Jess Hartley, Anna Kreider, Lauren Stone, and Filamena Young! It’s also one of ...

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GM’s Day Yawning Portal Special – Sean’s Pick, 030717

Wed 08 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

GM’s Day kicked off while I was at CoastCon, but the rest of this week represents ongoing sales and specials to celebrate what is arguably our biggest holiday observation in the gaming culture. Wizards of the Coast has Tales from the Yawning Portal coming in April, but they’ve ...

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Dien-Vek: An Ashelon Novella

Wed 08 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

My friend Carolyn Kay has a new book out, illustrated by the incomparable Chaz Kemp. She’s exceptionally talented, and the description is beyond intriguing – “It’s a steampunk/fantasy story about an elven princess who travels to the mortal realm to find that Queen Victoria might not be the ...

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Deadworld Mega Bundle – DriveThruComics Special

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

This one is just too good a deal to let pass without letting you know. If you want to delve into a zombie world full of character depth and good story, here’s a great chance to get the whole thing and binge away. 76 comics for only $30, saving ...

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Kaiju Incorporated – Sean’s Pick, 022717

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

You know that scene in Pacific Rim where Ron Perlman’s character is on TV, selling post-monster attack stuff? It begged the imagination to wonder about the kinds of market changes a world with kaiju attacks would experience. Well, Evil Hat‘s taken that idea and run with it, although ...

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[WOIN] Universal Upgrades – Sean’s Pick, 022417

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

The What’s Old Is New (WOIN) system from EN Publishing gains more and more momentum, and this sci-fi oriented release helps that along as fans gain new races, new Exploits, and more for their science-fiction gaming. Upgrade your sci-fi game! This essential manual for sci-fi themed What’s OLD ...

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7th Sea: Pirate Nations – Sean’s Pick, 022317

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Behold! The reason why almost no one else dares do a pirate-themed game! The juggernaut that is the new 7th Sea swarms the seas, and now we have the Pirate Nations arrayed before us! Let’s get the glad-rags on and drive her to sea For a free sailor’s ...

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Savage Worlds Zombie Squad – Kickstarter Pick, 022217

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t “another zombie game.” Yes, I suspect zombies are one possible opponent these poor bastards might have to fight, but the term refers to the heroes being “dead people walking.” They were on death row, you see – military people scheduled for ...

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All Things Lee Garvin – Happiness, Peace & Dreams, 022217

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

My friend Lee Garvin has been struggling for a long while from a list of health issues no one should have to face, but especially without the financial resources to get them under control. He’s the guy responsible for one of the most entertaining RPGs of all time, Tales ...

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Legendary Planet (5e) – Sean’s Pick, 022217

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

I was simply going to pick the latest release, Legendary Planet: Confederates of the Shattered Zone, but when I realized it’s the latest in a long sword-and-planet saga for 5e, I decided it was important to point out the whole thing to you. This is especially true since this ...

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Symbaroum – Sean’s Pick, 022117

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Symbaroum, the European hit – originally produced in Swedish, now available in English – has an advanced player’s guide to expand your options and your fun. The chanting of the cultists came drifting with the breeze. Dorael-Ri had tracked them all the way from the settlement of Merel, at the border ...

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Shaintar Anthology: Southern Kingdoms (SW) – Sean’s Pick, 021716

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Capping off this week with something Shaintar fans have been asking for since the line launched. Here’s the first collection of smaller products for the world, all wrapped up in a nice, printable package for those who want a solid book at the table. Naturally, the opener is a ...

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Into the Outside (Cypher) – Sean’s Pick, 021617

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Numenera, it seems, is not insane and expansive enough. Clearly moving towards the Cypher Singularity that entails The Strange and All Things Cypher, here’s the doorway for Numenera players to head into the infinite multiverse. Head into the Multiverse! The Ninth World is filled with the bizarre and unexpected ...

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Safe Travels to Beyond, Loren Wiseman

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

I was sad to learn yesterday of the passing of industry giant Loren Wiseman. One of the founders of the trailblazing company, Game Designers Workshop and a co-creator of the definitive sci-fi RPG, Traveller, Loren was a friend, mentor, and inspiration to multiple generations of gamers and, especially, game designers ...

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Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium (PF) – Sean’s Pick, 021517

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

I haven’t Picked anything from Jon Brazer Enterprises in a while, but this one absolutely screams “Hey, Pathfinder fans! Want some cool, badass races and other options to supercharge your game? Want hundreds of class options, feats, items, and spells, too? Boom.” Well, that’s what this says to ...

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Vehicle Handbook (Traveller) – Sean’s Pick, 021417

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

Traveller fans have reason to be happy these days as they get a whole book of rides of all kinds for their planet-side adventures, and a system with which to craft or upgrade whatever they can imagine. Universes of science fiction are filled with vehicles ranging from the mundane to ...

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Magnum Fury – Sean’s Pick, 021317

Mon 06 March 2017 by spfannon from Sean's Pick of the Day

[WARNING – NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN*] Len Pimentel is a very dear friend of mine. He is also a brilliant RPG designer who doesn’t get anywhere near the attention and credit he deserves. Seriously, you folks should know who he is, and I intend to make sure you do. That ...

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