This week’s news is a bit of a breather as different publishers gear up to release some big things in the fall. It’s a great time to take stock of all the things that will soon release and prepare your wallet for the inevitable. For this roundup, let’s take a look at what’s coming down the pipeline.
Dragons Of Stormwreck Isle Hits Target This Weekend
It might’ve slipped under the radar among all the Spelljammer, Dragonlance, and D&D Movie news, but there’s a new D&D Starter Set coming out this weekend. It’s called Dragons of Stormwreck Isle and it’s a unique case. For one, the content is quite mysterious. It seems to feature references to the Dungeons & Dragons 80s cartoon and is aimed at being a more welcoming tutorial for new players. Yet the actual storyline or adventure content has not been spoiled in-depth as with other D&D products pre-release.
Another oddity about Stormwreck Isle is that its initial release will only be available through Target. A more widespread release will happen in October but Target has the exclusive day one rights. You’ll have to head to your local Target store or pre-order online to get it on release day, which is July 31.
Make Your Own Starfleet Ship
Meanwhile, in space, Modiphius announced a new sourcebook for Star Trek Adventures. Called the Utopia Planitia Starfleet Sourcebook, it will be a guide on designing game-ready Federation ships and space stations. It will also detail aspects of daily life on a starship like operating crucial systems and the various rooms of a craft. Those looking to live the Starfleet life will be able to purchase this book in October. You can also join a crew on StartPlaying today!
Try A New TTRPG Inspired By Final Fantasy And JRPGs
With the fantasy RPG space dominated by European-style settings, it’s always nice to see something pull from different mythology. In this case, ICON weaves a world born from the likes of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and other successful Japanese video games. It also splits its combat and narrative mechanics up into two different systems, so that you can play either as its own thing or combine them for a JRPG experience. The narrative system encourages story-driven play while the combat calls to mind Final Fantasy Tactics with its depth. The art is also a huge selling point.
ICON is gearing up to release soon, but in the meantime you can download a free playtest of the full game’s current iteration here.
And as always, you can try something new this weekend by hopping in one of the hundreds of open games running on StartPlaying!