Happy Friday! Hopefully you have something fun to look forward to this weekend, be it some time away from the grind, relaxing at home, or trying out a new one-shot. The creative wheels of the TTRPG world are still turning, and there’s some fun new releases on the horizon. As usual, we’ve rounded them up for you with hopefully a little something for everyone. Enjoy news from all corners of space, history, and the multiverse, beyond.
Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game Announces Its Full Release
As the MCU prepares to build its multiverse storyline up to the debut of Kang the Conqueror, brand synergy is taking shape with the Marvel TTRPG. It was announced this week that the Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game is set for a June 2023 release. That’s when the core rulebook will hit shelves, but fans will need to wait a month longer for the first hardcover adventure book. The book is titled The Cataclysm of Kang, which makes sense given that Kang will be the next big Avengers bad in the movie-verse. No doubt we’ll also be seeing Kang in video games and in a major comics storyline around the same time as the TTRPG release.
D&D Adventurers League Lets Players Create Eberron And Ravenloft Modules
The multiverse of D&D’s official standard play organization is expanding. Adventurer’s League is the shared rule set that lets fans take their characters and loot to different tables so that they always have a chance to play. This involves releasing constantly-updating guidelines for each 5E hardcover release as well as one-shot modules specifically made for AL. A cornerstone of this community is the open invitation for anyone to write modules for AL.
Up until recently, player-made AL modules were subject to the scrutiny and approval of the AL admins. With the release of Wild Beyond the Witchlight, however, AL debuted a Dungeoncraft program which lets anyone release a module on DMs Guild as long as it adheres to a certain framework. Dungeoncraft at first only allowed Feywild-themed content. Now, Dungeoncraft is expanding to include the worlds of Ravenloft and Eberron. The details are scheduled to drop in late September, and AL admins announced that they plan on supporting future D&D 5E settings with Dungeoncraft.
Here’s Some Free Spelljammer Token Art For Roll20, Foundry, etc.
For some, a new TTRPG setting means a chance to play with new visual styles for character art. If you’re the type that likes photoshopping the perfect token for your VTT, then Alderdoodle on Twitter has a free treat for you. She’s made a series of celestial and sci-fi themed token borders as well as page dividers for the DMs. Alderdoodle allows them for personal and commercial use alike, asking only that you credit her as the artist. So go wild with your Spelljammer tokens and give Alderdoodle a follow!
And if you’re still looking for a Spelljammer game, we’ve got options on StartPlaying!
Now It’s Time For An Edgar Allen Poe TTRPG
Now, for the gothic horror fans, we have Nevermore: A Roleplaying Game of American Gothic Horror. Coming to Kickstarter on October 4, the game will put players firmly in 1888 America as inspired by the works of famous authors of the time. In this world, the strange and supernatural are real, and players are part of a secret order formed to fight these threats. Investigation will be key, but player character abilities also include studying mystic arts and inventing gadgets to take the fight to the horrors.