Aside from all the D&D stuff I’ve already talked about, there were a couple other big RPG developments, as well as a few that I was interested in following personally.
The annual White Wolf Grand Masquerade convention in New Orleans just wrapped up over the weekend. As with other conventions for fans of a particular RPG company, there are panels, announcements, exclusives, and gaming. Unlike most other company cons though, there is much partying and pagentry to be had, especially given the New Orleans backdrop.
The book Player’s Option: Heroes of Shadow is the first real print product we have seen for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons since the Essentials line and also marks what I hope is the end in what I perceived as a lag in print products for the game. Heroes of Shadow was delayed from March until April so that it could be printed as a hard cover book instead of a smaller format paperback, and I am very pleased with having a larger sized hardcover in my hands with 4E content in it after months without one. What this book contains is exactly what you would expect from a book focusing on player characters that tap into the shadow power source and draw their inspiration from the darker corners of your D&D universes. Its contents range from entirely new classes to new builds for existing classes to new races and more than a handful of new options for characters of all types that want to have a bit darker tilt to their abilities.
If you’d like to do something this Halloween that doesn’t involve scaring the unholy crap out of yourself, I humbly suggest you download a copy of Double Fine’s new RPG – Costume Quest. Warning: this game transformed me into an 8-year old boy, and I am no longer able to legally work in the United States. IT WAS WORTH IT.
This one is for The Maze, Scott, and HermitDave, and is a 100% RPG post inspired by my Influenza article. I give you the Zombie Apocalypse RPG Trope Post! Zombies are people, too… Okay, dead people, with poor verbal skills. And the only communication they understand is blowing off their heads. – USA Network commercial […]