This first week of October starts with a bang, and is showing us just how the tabletop RPG scene has stepped out of the basement and into the greater world. (Not that there’s anything wrong with a cool basement setup, I still dream of building my ultimate game room.) Whether you get excited for the customization of Pathfinder, the new storytelling opportunities afforded by systems like Alice is Missing, or just want to play some classic D&D, this week delivered some intriguing news. 

Roll20 Con Returns With Freebies Galore

Once a year, Roll20 puts on a big show to catch the eye of new users and reward current ones. This year’s proceedings are no different, with the big draw being free Roll20 modules! Throughout the whole month of October, you’ll find different free games being featured along with chances to play those games via StartPlaying. The first free drop is a good one: Alice is Missing! Just follow the link to claim the game for free, and check out StartPlaying’s listings to find more tables running Alice is Missing! 

Lego Links Up With D&D

It’s a thought that has probably crossed every Dungeon Master’s mind at least once–what if I made a battle map using Lego? After all, Lego building blocks are the original modular terrain. Well that idea is now closer to reality, as Lego announced a collaboration to celebrate 50 years of Dungeons & Dragons. 

But before you get too excited, this isn’t confirmation of Lego battle maps or buildable dungeons. Rather, Lego is inviting fans to create submissions and judges will eventually pick a winner to become a real product. Some top selections can be seen on the Lego site now, and run the gamut from a small tavern to a scale model of a mimic. The site does mention “Functional Display Models for Players / Dungeon Masters” as a possible idea, so Lego is clearly aware of the demand. Only time, and fans, will decide if the dream of an ultimate customizable 3D dungeon is realized. 

Pre-Order Goodies For Pathfinder Abomination Vaults 5E

Pathfinder continues to make its foray into Fifth Edition with its well-known Abomination Vaults Adventure Path. The level 1-11 megadungeon is getting a 5E adaptation, and pre-orders are now live with some sweet bonuses. If you pre-order through Paizo from now until October 31, you’ll get a complimentary PDF copy of the Adventure Path when the physical book ships. There is also a $5 off coupon for the Abomination Vaults cardstock pawn set included. Finally, those who spring for the Special Edition will get a free PDF of the Kingmaker 5E Bestiary to add some extra monsters to the mix. 

And that news brings us officially into the weekend! Stay safe, and if you’re looking to start playing, come join us for some games!

Oct 7, 2022
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