MEET THE PARTY: D&D CHRISTMAS EDITION

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring . . .  except for the orcs, goblins, devils, demons, and assorted other hordes of monsters seeking to ruin the holiday. Thankfully, wherever evil creatures or spiteful naughty kids seek to overthrow the season of giving and good cheer, there are those who stand in their way. Every Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. This time we’re using 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons to build a very special party for a very special adventure. After all, who else is going to defend Christmas besides Santa and his elves?

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A GLIMPSE INTO THE VAULT: RED DRAGON INN

It’s been a long, hard day of adventuring in the wild places and ancient dungeons of the world. Now, like every adventurer, it’s time to return to something resembling civilization so that you can rest. But you’re not going to just fall into bed the moment you arrive. No, you’re an adventurer, and you and your party have victories to celebrate and loot to spend! What better way to do so than with a night of drinking, gambling, roughhousing, and chaos at the (in)famous Red Dragon Inn! Oh, just try not to pass out or end up sleeping in the stables.

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MEET THE PARTY: DARK HERESY 2E, THE ENEMY WITHOUT

A skilled negotiator and a true believer in the God-Emperor who is still willing to sail with a Rogue Trader and deal with xenos to make her fortune. A Heretek who has abandoned the strictures of the Machine Cult, seeking knowledge and technology from alien sources. A veteran of the Imperial Navy who has fought His foes at the controls of a mighty ship and throughout its corridors. A death worlder mercenary who thinks that Dark Eldar and Kroot are easy compared to the horrors she grew up with. Every Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. It’s time to head back to the grim, dark, far future of Fantasy Flight Games’ Dark Heresy Second Edition, there to join the Ordo Xenos and fight the Enemy Without!

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MEET THE PARTY: IRON KINGDOMS MERCENARIES

A well-spoken trollkin captain who leads his troops from the front, with a blade and his voice as weapons. A former lone gun mage who has signed on to earn a better living while keeping her old business on the side. A trader from Rhul who takes his business to the battlefield, accompanied by the iron might of a steamjack. A former member of the Cygnaran Trenchers, still in search of a leader worthy of being called korune. Each Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. If you’re going to fill your coffers with the wages of war you’ll some muscle-for-hire to do the job, so let’s head to Western Immoren’s more mercenary side as we Meet the Party once again for the Iron Kingdoms RPG from Privateer Press!

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Meet the Party: Edge of the Empire Explorers

A trader quite literally addicted to wheeling and dealing, always dreaming of piles of riches waiting to be found. An archaeologist who can’t walk away from the search, always preparing for another expedition but needing to support a family at the same time. A hunter who lives to bag the nastiest creatures of the galaxy, all in an effort to discover what she is capable of. A scout who does official work exploring the galaxy and finding new planets, secretly passing information to the Rebellion every time he finds a good hiding place. Each Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. It’s time to leave the literal Edge of the Empire behind and enter the unknown reaches of the galaxy as we make the jump with a crew of Explorers!

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Meet the Party: Blood: Path of the Shinobi

A guerrilla fighter who avoids an open fight, striking from the shadows and going where he wills. A predator in the corporate boardroom who is no less dangerous when she’s faced with open combat. A scavenger and traveler with an honest face, a sly tongue, and a generous drink. A digital thief who prefers to talk with ghosts outside of the machine, with assistants of paper instead of drones. Each Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. It’s time to join the Shadow Folk in the dark places of Riku, below the corporate towers and among the spirits, as we Meet the Party for Blood: Path of the Shinobi from Lettuce Inn Games!

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Meet the Party: D&D 5E Underdark

A former solider who has sworn an oath of vengeance in the name of his god, charging into the earth on the offensive. A ranger who stalks her prey through the shadows, ambushing her targets with point-blank shots. A sorcerer with shadows in her soul, disturbing to friends and foes alike. An acolyte who worships the raw stuff of life itself, determined to go into the darkest places of the world and cast the shadows out. Each Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. It’s time to bid the surface goodbye and travel where the light of the sun is a memory, as we explore the Underdark of Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition!

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Meet the Party: Force and Destiny Knight Level

A charming duelist determined to end the darkness of the Sith with a sweep of his saber. A warrior, centered in his body and one with the cockpit, sworn to bring justice to a galaxy bereft of it. A healer determined to master her craft and become one with the Living Force. A guerrilla fighter determined to use her saber, rifle, and skills to bring freedom to the galaxy. Each Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. It’s time to complete your Trials and ditch the Padawan braids as we explore Knight Level play in our return to Star Wars: Force and Destiny from Fantasy Flight Games!

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Meet the Party (Member): D&D 5E Rune Scribe

It’s time for a very special Meet the Party, where we narrow our focus but broaden our range. The idea of the prestige class has returned to Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, and the playtesting goes on. Thanks to the Unearthed Arcana series, we get to once again be on the cutting edge as the first of the prestige classes is brought to light: the master of the magic of ancient runes, the Rune Scribe! So let’s meet one of these scribes, see what she can do, and talk about what the prestige class looks like so far!

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Meet the Party: Shadowrun 5th Edition #2

A down-on-his-luck troll who’s using his powers as an adept to turn things around. A shaman from the NAN who protects the world with spirits at his side. A victim of the Crash 2.0 who doesn’t need a ‘deck to see the Matrix anymore. A driver and a drone pilot who feels more alive when she’s one with her machines. Each Meet the Party article gives you an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings. Get ready for magic made physical, spirits bound in service, technosorcery across the grid, and swarming drones (and never forget what I told you about the dragons) because we’re heading back to the Sixth World of Shadowrun 5th Edition from Catalyst Lab Games!

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