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New RPG Roundup: ‘GM Emulator’, ‘Micro Zombies’, and More

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Jan 25 2024

It’s time to roll the dice on new releases! Come check out this week’s batch of brand-new tabletop role-playing games.

Quirked Lands – 5E

The Quirked Lands are a set of mostly flora and weather that have been magically influenced. They can be used to add texture to a world, creating interesting encounters during overland travel without relying on monster encounters. The provided mechanics are 5E-compatible.

This anthology includes 12 types of Weather. Each of the three full versions contains explanations of what causes the effect, quest hooks, obstacles, a unique monster, relevant rewards, how to transplant the effect, how it fades or why societies clear it away, and more. The 9 minis include a cause, obstacle, and reward.

Micro Zombies – Micro Player

It all began when the portal opened to hell, a mistake made by scientists trying to create inter-dimensional teleportation technology. What came through was a germ, a germ that raises the dead from their graves . . . and they have a ravenous hunger for human flesh!!! Can you survive as the dead begin to rise? 

This super basic RPG has a complete playable rules set that fits on ONE side of a printed piece of paper and will get you and your RPG group playing in minutes! The abstract nature of the rules means they are very open-ended for storytelling and choosing how YOU want to play the game. Because of the bare-bones basic style of this game format, when there is a question about how a rule works in any given roleplaying situation, it is up to the Play Master to decide how it will work for YOUR GROUP. Remember to make it fun for everyone! 


Mythic Game Master Emulator Second Edition

Play any role-playing game solo or without a Game Master!

Mythic’s oracle-style question resolution system revolutionized solo role-playing. The Second Edition of the Mythic Game Master Emulator updates the ground-breaking 2003 ruleset with essential new additions, a wide range of options to customize your adventures and numerous refinements.

Mythic Game Master Emulator Second Edition can be used with any role-playing system to replace the Game Master or played on its own without another RPG.

Maps for a Sewer

This title includes two versions of a large map for a Sewer, one with a grid and one without. The non-grid version of the map and three full-page illustrations appear in a preview PDF, and high-resolution JPG versions of both maps, along with a custom compass rose, are included in a ZIP folder. The gridded version of the map is 36 x 24 inches and has 1-inch squares. 

These beautiful maps by noted fantasy artist Bob Greyvenstein are suitable for any modern, fantasy, urban fantasy, or horror RPGs, miniatures games, or wargames and are especially suitable when running games online or on virtual tabletops. 


The Book of Zombies for Shadowdark

In the desolate landscapes of decay and the macabre, where the stench of death lingers and the restless dead roam, “The Book of Zombies” unfolds its grim pages. This unhallowed tome delves into the world of the undead, chronicling the diverse and nightmarish forms that zombies can assume.

From the relentless hordes of Shambling Revenants to the cursed carriers of the Rotten Plaguebearers, this sinister compendium reveals the horrors that emerge when life’s final curtain falls and an insatiable hunger for flesh takes hold.

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Author: Matt Sall
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