This week is a wild one here in the world of tabletop RPG news. Short of any big-budget announcements, the indies have a chance to shine. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Friday without Hasbro trying to get all it can from the Dungeons & Dragons brand. So what’s in store for all you intrepid adventurers out there? Let’s find out! 

Koboa Brings South American Stories To 5E, Pathfinder, And Black Flag

An upcoming Kickstarter project called Koboa just dropped its trailer, and it paints a vivid picture. The setting book will be made by an all South American team and present a fantasy realm based on their legends and culture. The trailer, available in English/Spanish/Portuguese, tells the story of ancient magics and the colonizers that stole them. The heroes of the setting will be tracking down the artifacts of old and using them to restore the land to its former glory. Koboa is set to launch on Kickstarter soon and will eventually be playable in 5E, Pathfinder 2E, and Project Black Flag (now called Tales of the Valiant). 

Alchemy VTT Announces Partnership With Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu 

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Early Access virtual tabletop Alchemy RPG revealed that it’s working with Paizo to bring Pathfinder to the platform. Alchemy will arrive on Kickstarter on April 18, and the Pathfinder launch will be timed within one week of that. Promo art of what Pathfinder will look like in Alchemy seems to hint at the popular Kingmaker adventure path. Call of Cthulhu and Kobold Press partnerships were also announced this week. 

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Japanese D&D Players Get Their Own Adventuring Party

via: Wizards of the Coast

Dungeons & Dragons has been making a big push for the Japanese audience recently, complete with a ridiculously epic commercial. As part of the marketing effort, the official D&D Japan account shared this image of the mascot adventures. You‚Äôll notice no Drizzt or Dragonlance characters in this party‚Äďinstead, the heroes are anime takes on iconic player characters. There‚Äôs a beefy dragonborn with a giant sword, the tool-cool-for-school elf, and the kawaii halfling rogue that looks more like your standard teenage anime girl. Fans have taken well to the characters, with requests for minis already happening in the comments.

D&D… Snowboards?

via: Wizards of the Coast

It‚Äôs been repeated many times, but Hasbro did say that its corporate side thinks D&D is under-monetized. To that end, there‚Äôs been an increase of branded merch like demilich chocolate bars and a D&D coffee club. Now, the next weird piece of official swag is a snowboard! While invoking beloved Honor Among Thieves character Jarnathan, WotC announced themed snowboards created in collaboration with Gilson. The ‚Äúnumbered and authenticated‚ÄĚ boards cost $649 and are available for pre-order now.¬†

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And that concludes this week’s news! Whether you’re entering a new setting, playing with old friends, or hitting the slopes in mid-April, have a wonderful weekend!

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Apr 14, 2023
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