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Two lovers who have long been under the same umbrella are finally kissing and getting truly together!
Dungeon & Dragons and Magic the Gathering are finally mingling their intellectual property, In a great article on Magic.Wizard.com HERE. The beautiful “adventure world” of magic “The Plane of Zendikar” where groups of brave and daring adventures delve into dungeons and search for lost wonders of bygone ages lied in the roots of our beloved D&D. Wizard of the Coast are finally officially letting Magic the Gathering (MTG) and Dungeons and Dragons get into bed together and I think it’s going to be awesome!
If you do get a chance to look through The Art of Magic The Gathering: Zendikar you’ve seen the BEAUTIFUL art that MTG has collected from near and far to flesh out the card game, and I for one enjoyed looking at it to get visual references for stuff I use in D&D Journey of the Fifth edition, especially with the new group “The lady Knights of Adventure” (who’s first episode I’ll be posting next week!).
Well Back to the big news! Wizard has published an almost official free pdf of the game world and different things belonging to it! Currently its 38 pages long and comes with the caveat of “The mechanics in this supplement are usable in your D&D campaign but are not fully tempered by playtests and design iterations. For these reasons, Material in this supplement is not legal in D&D Organized Play events”. But hey totally cool to use in your games. I know I so want to run a few One-Shot trilogies ( a One Shot, Three session game: 12-18 hours of gameplay).
The Races included are the Humans (a strong militarized force scattered about), the Kor (a Tall, slener ivory skinned race associated with white mana and magic communicating with hand signs), MerFolk (More aquatic race love! Natural scholars and amphibious explorers), Vampires (I’m super excited about this one actually, I so want to kill a group of players and bring them back as vampires!!!! Though in this context:“The vampires of Zendikar are not undead. Rather, their unique nature comes from an eldritch disease that turns their flesh cold, makes their gray or purple skin feel dead to the touch, and enables them to drain energy from the blood of other living creatures”), GOBLINS! (Ok I love running goblin player groups, since slowly groups evolve into goblin play style =D, and the tree tribes have great abilities!), elves (I love the different ‘Nations’ of elves! Mask of the wild and the Death and poison dealing Mul Daya Nation!)! All of this adds great flavor text and a ton of new options for your D&D games!!!!
Then comes the Beastiary adding local flavor to monster manual classics like Angels, Griffins and more. Wait till your players look at the Felidars!!!! They will fall in love with this as a possible mount! (“Felidars consent to be ridden only by knights they consider virtuous.”) Krakens have been released! These massive lightning tossing Jr Chuthulu’s will be the storm giants of the sea! By the way you’ll really enjoy the Troll Picture in here! You’ll love how at the end they give great advise on how to redress and repurpose other monsters for the use of Lesser Eldrazi.
Definitely check this out and download a copy while it here, since you never know how long till it gets to the D&D DriveThru RPG site!
Thank you Wizard of the Coast for letting these IP’s merge for us fans of both Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering!
Today I got asked a great question on Twitter from a long time listener of our Scion RPG Ragnarok & Roll, a Scion Hero to Ragnarok story podcast asked me how to help the group keep making more podcasts? I actually been asked this once or twice and figured I should write up something in all the ways we all can help keeping our podcasts and YouTube channel making content and share cool stuff:
1 We need to keep enjoying making cool stuff! If you know me you know I’m always up for sharing cool things and willing to burn the midnight oil editing stuff and I’ll keep at it hoping to have the podcast as an actual full time paying gig!
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10 and Finally be kind to each other and support makers in your community I’ve heard of too many Makers, Cosplayers and Game designers get their dreams and hopes crushed and at the very least we can choose to be kind and supportive as people to each other and be kind to our fellow humans who have that amazing zeal to create and share!
How many times have you caught yourself daydreaming about something, especially when you were at work or in class? The thing is we all enjoy pretending and make believe, sometimes it is the only thing that keeps us going. And nobody daydreams about working, or doing the dishes; what we dream about are becoming heroes, doing something for the world, having power and being a position where we can influence people. That is why the world seems to be addicted to Role Playing Games (also referred to as RPGs). The truth is that no other genre in the gaming world lets us play out our fantasies quite like role playing games do, we have their popularity as witness to that statement.
Other than just the make believe element of it all, these games let you connect and interact with other people, there are online role playing game podcasts where you can discuss your favorite games and share tricks and tactics with fellow fanatics of the role playing games genre. www.creativeplayandpodcastnetwork.com is a very popular website among RPG lovers.
We have put together a list of the top ten role playing games, those that are already released and those we are still waiting for, as a tribute to the amazing world of role playing games.
- Fantasy Flights: Edge of Empire
Set in the amazing universe of Star Wars Edge of Empire uses the new Fantasy Flight Dice system, that though they look intimidating are very easy to learn and excel at using in encounters and social interactions. Edge of Empire was the first of the new Star Wars books and let you play the Scum and Villians of the Universe! You can hear the CPPN’s Edge of Empire groups Podcast episodes HERE.
- Tom Clancy’s The Division
This RPG is available on PC, PS4 and XBOX. This game is set in a snowy apocalyptic New York. You play as a member of the Division, a group dedicated to bring life back to normal after a virus has wiped away most of the world’s population. Your enemies would be other groups of human with different agendas.
The game has a very strong focus on the story and character development. How you respond to each task ultimately will define your path in the game.
One interesting feature of the game is that it lets you find missions and then select if you want to play it with other people online, this involves a lot of creative play and makes the game more exciting. You can also choose to play alone if that is what suits your fancy.
3. Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons is another amazing role playing game. Each person has a specific character to play inside an army. There is a Dungeon Master, who is basically the referee and controls the storytelling of the game. Together the group goes through different lands, goes through battles and collect treasure and knowledge. It was this game that led to the creation of www.dndjourneyofthefifthedition.podbean.com, a website dedicated entirely to Dungeons and Dragons players who play together and share their tricks. This game is very popular among different online communities that are dedicated entirely to the fans of role playing games like the CPPN’s main podcast DnD Journey of the fifth edition!
4. The Technomancer
This game is available on PC, XBOX One and PS4. This game has one incredibly exciting story line. It is based on Mars, a few centuries after mankind settled on Mars and now the resources are scarce and big companies are exploiting the common people left right and center. You will be playing a Technomancer (fancy name, right?) who will travel into different cities on Mars where different quests await you.
This is a game based many million years from now on Earth. It is all about how numerous generations before the one you are part of now, have risen and fallen. This game is very popular among different online communities that are dedicated entirely to the world and fans of role playing games.
6. Heroes Unlimited
This is a superhero based RPG, which features a very comic book like world, where there are superheroes and there are also villains to complement the heroes, because what is a hero without its arch nemesis. Each character has a specific skill set which can be improved and the character can then be customized.
7. Horizon: Zero Dawn
Coming December 2016!
This is an open-world RPG, based in the post apocalyptic era, this world has mechanized dinosaurs with remnants of numerous dead civilizations that have lived and died on that very land. The game has amazing graphics and visuals which makes roaming around in this world all that more exciting and entertaining. You will be playing Aloy, a hunter as he tries to survive different challenges of living in such a world.
8. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
This is the new installation in the wildly popular series whose last game was called Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The player keeps the role of Adam Jensen, who now has augmented abilities as he tries to fight off the terrorists and the Illuminati of the world. The game can be played either with a full on brutal approach, or stealthily, depending on how the user wants the character to progress, as the story line is left up to the player mostly.
9. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Also coming in 2016!
This is an extremely exciting RPG and if you just happen to be interested in history, you are going to love this game. It is set in the 15th Century and the game tries to stay honest to actual historical events and customs. The game has a special group of historians on board to ensure that the clothing, weapons and other elements of the game are all in check. You play a blacksmith who is on a mission to avenge his father’s death and how you act and play will ultimately decide the future of the character.
10. Fire Emblem: Fates
After the stunning popularity of Fire Emblem: Awakening, the series is back with a new installation. This game is distinct because it allows the player to choose the path they want the game to take. The player will basically be deciding a family to side with, their blood relatives or the people who raised him and who the character chooses will change the entire story of the game.
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Here comes Valentine’s day in Gaming!
First things first, I know my Valentine’s day plans are to go see Deadpool! Here’s some Valentine’s Day E-Cards we want to keep alive and flowing through the internet 😉
One thing I love about gaming is RPG and Games love to join in the festivities and spread the love this February.
Love is in the Air
In our Guilds we’ll be smelling the love in the air on World of Warcraft celebrating love and friendship during which
Our fellow players share gifts and candy, and the air is filled with perfume and cologne. This holiday of course is based on the real world customs of Valentine’s Day.
Players can show their appreciation for their friends and faction leaders by collecting Lovely Charm to create Lovely Charm Bracelet, which can be turned in daily for rewards. The Crown Chemical Company has set up throughout the major cities of Azeroth, peddling perfumes, colognes, candy, and other seasonal goodies which can be purchased with Love Token earned through completion of daily quests. But everything isn’t exactly as it seems my friends, and it’s up to players to investigate these suspicious new goblins and their perfumed plague!
For those of us Getting a little time on the first persona shooter Destiny its going to be a bloody Valentine! In Destiny’s new Valentine’s Day event called Crimson Days. Unlike previous events, this one doesn’t have much to offer PVE players other than a few new emotes. Crimson Days is all about PVP.
From now until next Tuesday, February 16, there’s a new 2v2 playlist called “Crimson Doubles” that will let you and a friend team up against other fireteams of two. When your teammate dies in this mode, you’ll get a buff called Heartbroken that boosts your stats and makes you reload more quickly. Bloody adorable, huh?
Did you spot the valentine card you’ll send your Valentine? I know I did…