Weekend Update: 4/10/21

Welcome to the Cannibal Halfling Weekend Update! Start your weekend with a chunk of RPG news from the past week. We have the week’s top sellers, industry news stories, and discussions from elsewhere online.

DriveThruRPG Top Sellers for 4/10/2021

  1. Dune – Adventures in the Imperium
  2. Worlds Without Number
  3. Warhammer Age of Sigmar Soulbound: Bestiary
  4. Cyberpunk Red
  5. WFRP: Altdorf Crown of the Empire

Top News Stories

Embers of the Imperium Announced: Buried in the latest Twilight Imperium codex is the announcement that the next Genesys supplement, Embers of the Imperium, will come out this summer. This represents the first new RPG title coming from Asmodee since they reorganized their RPG staff into Edge Studio.

The RPG LATAM JamAn itch.io game jam for Latin American TTRPGs is coming to an end this weekend. An outgrowth of the #RPGLATAM tag/community, the #RPGLATAMJAM has been all about games created either by Latin Americans themselves, or material inspired by existing LatAm games. While the jam ends on the 11th, there are already 31 submissions to check out, a great entry point in the scene.

Discussions of the Week

‘Unpopular Opinion Swords’ hits #DnD: On Twitter this week, @zacnaoum posted a #DnD flavored version of the meme with Flynn from Tangled getting all the swords pointed at him. The responses are all over the place and make for some fun reads.

Six RPG Cultures: On his blog ‘The Retired Adventurer’, John Bell lays out six cultures of gaming as he sees them. While the analysis is clearly written from an old-school standpoint (which the author does not refute), it has some interesting insights in terms of what separates OSR and ‘classic’ gaming, as well as some perhaps controversial takes on new gaming styles and what he calls ‘neo-trad’. As Bell can’t engage comments on his blog, the Reddit discussion is where the discourse is most lively.

Have any RPG news leads or scoops? Get in touch! You can reach us at cannibalhalflinggaming@gmail.com, or through Twitter via @HungryHalfling.

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