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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Meet the Party: Hired Guns of Hutt Space

An up-and-coming Hutt with dreams of talking his way to the top. A Gank cyborg with an unhealthy addiction to adrenaline and explosives. A Klatooinian heavy who dreams of buying or shooting his way out of the game. A Nikto brawler and thug who considers all this to be just another day job. 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 head to Hutt Space to meet a wannabe clan leader and his band of hired thugs, as we Meet the Party for Edge of the Empire from Fantasy Flight Games!

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Meet the Party: D&D 5E Modern Magic

A cop who draws divine power from the beating heart of his city. A hacker who has been given arcane strength by a ghost in the machine. A scholar who focuses his studies on the blending of the technological and the arcane. An assassin in the shadows who makes his pay one gunshot at a time. 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 travel to a world of urban dungeons and modern day dragons with Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition: Modern Magic!

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The Independents: Blood: Path of the Shinobi

Welcome back to The Independents, your source for reviews of out-of-the-box tabletop roleplaying games. The small outfits, the crazy geniuses, the little projects, the ‘Indie’ creators who are simply out to make a name for themselves and a game people can enjoy. Here at The Independents we aim to highlight some of these games, for a change of pace and a new (and great) experience! This week: Blood: Path of the Shinobi.

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Meet the Party: Force and Destiny

A technophile from a technophobic race, who sees the Force in the things she creates. A passionate seeker of knowledge who lets the Force guide his steps through the wilds and across the stars. A speaker with the Force behind his words, using rhetoric to undermine the Galactic Empire. A fighter who believes that everything is the will of the Force, and that it is its will that she protect those around her. 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 let the Force bind the Galaxy together when being able to tap into it is a death sentence, as we Meet the Party for Star Wars: Force and Destiny from Fantasy Flight Games!

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The Independents: Ryuutama

Welcome back to The Independents, your source for reviews of out-of-the-box tabletop roleplaying games. The small outfits, the crazy geniuses, the little projects, the ‘Indie’ creators who are simply out to make a name for themselves and a game people can enjoy. Here at The Independents we aim to highlight some of these games, for a change of pace and a new (and great) experience!

Long ago the four dragons of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter gave life to twenty dragons of earth and sky, who in turn gave the world its beautiful form, its ever-changing weather, and its many forms of life. These twenty-four dragons were the start of everything we know, and their kin still maintain a watchful eye. Today, an ancient custom among the people tells that all men and women must leave their homes and travel on at least one extended journey. Called Travelers, these people live a life of danger and great rewards, for though the wilds are full of monsters and treacherous terrain and the weather often fierce they are also beautiful, full of potential. And, always, one of the one-thousand and one Ryuujin watches over the Travelers, recording their stories and guiding their steps. Come on, Travelers. The path to Ryuutama awaits.

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Meet the Party: Interface Zero 2.0

A middleman who knows a guy who knows a guy, but shies away from the messier parts of the business. A soldier for the mob with a body built for the job. A ‘genetically superior’ hacker with an ego you can see from space, and skills to match. A cat hybrid bartender with a shady skill set and a literally deadly mind. 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. The year is 2090, and you’re going to need more than luck, omae. You’re going to need a team. Come on, let’s Meet the Party for Interface Zero 2.0 from Gun Metal Games!

We last saw Interface Zero 2.0 with The Independents and, as promised in that article, Meet the Party now brings forth a ready-to-go team of freelancers for a game in the world of TAPs and hybrids and enhanced humanity. As The Independents mentioned IZ2.0 is a licensed Savage Worlds game, so you’ll need a copy of Savage Worlds Deluxe in order to get the most out of the characters, particularly when it comes to Edges, Hindrances, and certain powers.

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Meet the Party: Dark Heresy 2E, The Enemy Within

A novice of the Adepta Sororitas, incorruptible and unyielding in her faith. An aberrant mutant determined to make up for his curse through service to the God-Emperor. A pistoleer from the frontier with sly words as fast as her bullets. A knight from a world frozen in time, on a holy quest across the stars. 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 Hereticus and fight the Enemy Within!

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The Independents: Interface Zero 2.0

Welcome back to The Independents, your source for reviews of out-of-the-box tabletop roleplaying games. The small outfits, the crazy geniuses, the little projects, the ‘Indie’ creators who are simply out to make a name for themselves and a game people can enjoy. Here at The Independents we aim to highlight some of these games, for a change of pace and a new (and great) experience!

The Tendril Access Processor, generally shortened to TAP and called Interface Zero by its creators, has allowed the people of the world to plug their brains right into the net, creating a new era of inter-connectivity complete with all-new dangers. The human genome has been molded and tweaked, leading to the creation of enhanced humans, vat-grown simulacra, and animal hybrids. Technology has allowed others to enhance themselves with augmentations, while at the same time creating full androids that can, with the right spark, think for themselves. National borders have collapsed or shifted, and the corporations have risen to power. The year is 2090. Good luck. You’ll need it.

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