Weekend Update: 5/6/2023

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 5/6/2023

  1. Genesys: Embers of the Imperium
  2. Essays on Freelance Tabletop RPG Writing*
  3. Warhammer 40,000: Imperium Maledictum Core Rulebook
  4. Essays on Surviving an Independent Tabletop Career*
  5. Basic Roleplaying: Universal Game Engine

*These essay collections were put together as part of bundles to help designer Owen K.C. Stephens with medical bills related to his cancer diagnosis. The links go directly to the bundles, as these are the same price as the essay collections while the fundraiser is going on.

Discussion of the Week

Mass Effect 1 is Masks of Nyarlathotep: A fun discussion of parallelism in gaming hobbies. The point is not to claim ripoff, but rather show how good works borrow from the structures and ideas that those who came before it. If you wanted to write a new twist on an older campaign, you could do a whole lot worse than getting Mass Effect from Masks of Nyarlathotep.

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