Hey everyone. I have some sad news: I’ve decided to pull all of the Star Trek: Cypher content from the site. This might seem abrupt, and it definitely is, but I got an advisory email from Monte Cook Games that made me think critically about the implications of using this much copyrighted material.
Last time I reviewed the setting of Tales From the Loop but a setting is nothing without characters. The PCs in this game follow the same general format as other Fria Ligan games but with a distinct twist because we’re talking about kids and 1980s archetypes.
For my Adventures in Middle-earth game I’ve done something that I always encourage with my campaigns. I want to make sure there’s a record of what’s happened so I encourage my players to take notes. I could do it, of course, but there’s so much that the GM has to do and this is something I can pawn off on the players.
Like I’ve mentioned previously, the material for The One Ring RPG is a great boon for the DMs running Adventures in Middle-earth RPG. In particular, I’ve been making frequent use of all the extra undertakings listed in the Adventurer’s Companion and in a previous post I converted the common undertakings to AME. I’m back now with some more from the area around Rivendell. My players have been dealing with that location a lot and I want to extend their options when visiting. They also have been splitting up nearly every Fellowship Phase so I’ve expanded the list of individual tasks they can try. Now you all get the benefits of my labor!
All of these are inspired by the undertakings from The One Ring RPG. I take no credit for their originality.
Fria Ligan and Modiphius have released their latest game: Tales From the Loop. This uses the same base mechanics as Coriolis and Mutant: Year Zero with a setting that draws from 1980s strangeness like Stranger Things and Flight of the Navigator. There’s a lot in this book so I’m going to be breaking it up into multiple review articles.
The latest Eclipse Phase release is one that I’ve been looking forward to for a while. Argonauts is a small-scale sourcebook funded through the Transhuman Kickstarter way back when. This book is intended to fill in some of the details on the Argonauts faction the way that Zone Stalkers filled in information on the TQZ and the beginning of The Devotees filled in information on Nine Lives. How did they do? Well, no surprises, amazingly.
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