Hello, fellow Portalites!
Sadly, I haven’t found as much good stuff this go ’round; there’s definitely some shiny, and some dice – some awesome dice! – but the cycle is rolling back down to famine. Don’t worry, I’m sure your pocketbooks will breath a sigh of relief… and then you’ll trip over the Dungeons and Doggies Kickstarter, and there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth… I know how this works.
Heartbeat Dice Presents: Pride Dice
Got Pride? Want dice to match? Just like rainbows? Should probably take time to check this out. Not going to swear they will be well-balanced, but I’ve bought more than one set of dice for ‘pretty!’. Pretty and a cause I whole-heartedly support? Let me wave some dice at you guys.
Available … not quite the full spectrum, but the Pride rainbow is definitely there, along with many others, if you want to support or show off a specific group.
Green Ronin Publishing Presents: The Expanse RPG
Anyone not seen or read James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse series? I got into this a while back, just in time for this to come through, apparently. “The Expanse is based on the exciting new Modern AGE rules-set, and includes many of its features, such as customized character building using Backgrounds and Professions, Drives for character engagement, and an abstract resources system. It also makes use of the Modern AGE approach to action, exploration, and social encounters, complete with stunts and systems for all of them. To get a closer look at Modern AGE, you can find the quickstart rules here.”
I can’t speak for the rules; but the setting is fascinating, and the physics … well, near-realistic and consistent will do for a good start. Did I mention gritty? Yah, there’s some of that too.