Sixth Gun for Savage Worlds Coming to Kickstarter, The Curious Expedition Launches On Steam, Fleabite – What’s Up

Sixth Gun for Savage Worlds Coming to Kickstarter

The Sixth Gun, the Cullen Bunn comic book series set in the Wild West where there are six guns each imbued with magical powers, will be coming to Savage Worlds via a Kickstarter campaign that is launching next Tuesday, May 26, 2015 according to a post from Savage Worlds publishers PEG Inc. The series has been running since 2013 and is currently up to 47 issues (not including spin-off titles), with – I believe – only three more issues remaining before the series is closed out with its 50th issue. The backer rewards will include a GenCon game GMed by Bunn himself.

 The Curious Expedition Launches On Steam

I’ve written a couple of times about The Curious Expedition from devs Maschinen-Mensch, which I have been rather enamored with since they had a free weekend of the browser-based version of the game. Now, the game has launched on Steam for $14.99 (although it is currently 10% off for the launch). The Curious Expedition is a roguelike game where you try to gain fortune with a group of adventures journeying into a mysterious land to find unique artifacts and discover new places. The trailer for the Steam release is below.

Fleabite – What’s Up

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21. May 2015 by Michael
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Atlas Games releases Fiasco Playbooks set in Ars Magica, Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Dustbowl Released on Steam, The Kaams – Carol

Atlas Games releases Fiasco Playbooks set in Ars Magica

Ars Magica line editor recently retired from that position, but it certainly doesn’t appear that Atlas Games’ tabletop RPG set in a mythical European setting where myths and magic are real is going anywhere any time soon. In fact, just last week Atlas Games released Fiasco Playbooks (for free, no less) set in Ars Magica’s world. There are two playbooks, both designed by Will Hindmarch and one features grogs (warriors tasked with dealing with mundane threats to the wizards) and one centered around a group of magi. Having looked through them, I will say that some knowledge of Ars Magica would probably be helpful. But, good news, there is a Bundle of Holding going on right now featuring Ars Magica 5th Edition or you can actually get the 4th Edition for free.

Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Dustbowl Released on Steam

I have heard nothing of Dustbowl before I saw it as a new release on Steam. I haven’t played it, but it certainly looks like something that I will grab at some point. A post-apocalyptic adventure game, Dustbowl requires the player to find supplies to survive as they explore the game’s world made up of more than 50 locations. Dustbowl does feature random encounters, but it also promises “[a] huge main quest line that takes the player across the blistering wastelands.” Dustbowl is available now on Steam for $8.09 and is regularly priced at $8.99. It’s clearly doing something different, and that piques my interest.

The Kaams – Carol

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19. May 2015 by Michael
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No Thank You, Evil Launches On Kickstarter, Lankhmar: Savage Tales of the Thieves’ Guild Available in PDF and Deadlands Noir Player’s Out Now, Brand New – Mene

No Thank You, Evil from Monte Cook Games Launches On Kickstarter

No Thank You, Evil from Monte Cook Games (publishers of Numenera, The Strange, and the upcoming Cypher System Roleplaying Game) went live on Kickstarter and has already met its $40,000 goal with around 33 days left to go as I write this. Instead of targeting teens or adults, like many RPGs, No Thank You, Evil is a roleplaying game designed to be played with children (although they do note that adults can play as well). It also has a really nicely designed web site. In No Thank You, Evil the players can play, well, whatever comes to their mind which is described in a manner similar to Numenera’s one unique thing system where you describe your character by saying I am a ____ ______ that _______ or something along those lines. According to the Kickstarter, No Thank You, Evil can be played with children as young as five and sends the players across an adventure set in a land called Storia, where anything that the players and the GM (called the Guide here) can think up can happen. Like in a traditional RPG, each action has a difficulty (here rated from 0 to 8, with 0 being automatic). The dice rolls are unmodified, but if you want to lowered the difficulty of a task you can Try Harder, which lets you use a point from one of your pools (Tough, Fast, Smart and Awesome, from what I can tell from pictures on the web site). I know there are other kid-aimed RPGs on the market, but I think that the chrome that Monte Cook Games is putting on this one will make it an easier sell, with bright and interesting components. On the Kickstarter, a PDF of the game is $20, the standard edition is $40 and the Kickstarter Edition (which will contain upgraded components as well as stretch goals if those are reached).

Savage Worlds Stuff – Deadlands Noir Player’s Guide and Lankhmar: Savage Tales of the Thieves’ Guild

Lankhmar: Savage Tales of the Thieves’ Guild is available now in PDF format and available for preorder in print according to PEG.  Lankhmar: Savage Tales of the Thieves’ Guild follows the PDF release of the Lankhmar: City of Thieves setting book, which is set in Fritz Leiber’s well-known fantasy world. Lankhmar: Savage Tales of the Thieves’ Guild contains more than twelve adventures set in Lankhmar and costs $9.99 in PDF, $19.99 in paperback and $24.99 in hardback. In other Savage Worlds news, the Deadlands Noir Player’s Guide is now available for $4.99 and contains the non-GM portions of the Deadlands Noir book. The Deadlands Noir Companion Player’s Guide is also available for free and, according to the release, contains information on two of the new arcane backgrounds on Deadlands Noir as well as some setting information.

Brand New – Mene

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14. May 2015 by Michael
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