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lunes, 1 de diciembre de 2014

News from November to December 2014

I resume the blog again after stopping these weeks with some news from November and December.


Aventuras en la Marca del Este announces its classical line (you may follow news about it reading this link).

Modiphius announces the agreement with Corvus Belli to publish the role-playing game of Infinity

Fanzine Rolero begins its new phase.

Monte Cook announces the edition of the Cipher ruleset in Summer of 2015.

1D10 en la mochila offers some interesting thoughts about role-playing games and education.

Introduction of the role-playing game Tierras Yegimales.


Fantasy Flight Games merges with Asmodee group.

R.A. Montgomery, creator of book-games Choose Your Own Adventure, died last November 9th.

Introduction of Dedalo: an audio series of science fiction and terror (in Spanish).

Introduction of the role-playing game NOVATERRA 2040.

Introduction of the role-playing game Jernhest: steampunk adventures with the ruleset of Aventuras en la Marca del Este.


Next December 6th and 7th will take place in Barcelona the XIV convention Ayudar Jugando.

Next December 20th will take place the 2ª Jornadas Villa de Sedaví Solidario.

Next December 13th will take place the 2on Torneig de FOW “Ciutat de Reus”, sponsored by AJJRR> and Club d'Amics Flames of War Tarragona.

Next December 5th, 6th 7th and 8th will take place the 4th edition of Advanced Castilla y Dragón.


The patronage of the role-playing game Espada Negra goes on with its succesful patronage.

Another successful patronage is the role-playing game Walhalla.

You may also be interested in the patronage of the Spanish edition of Lords of War.

The one at Shadow Hunters: cruzada secreta.

And the one of Islas Natales D20.

In English language patronages you also may foun interesting the one of Vow of Honor,

and the one from Shotguns and Sorcery,

together with Silent Legions, created by Kevin Crawford (author of Stars Without Number),

and that of Coding Cards, a card game to teach children programming fundamentals.

You also wil fin interesting Pandemic Parties and their fundraising campaign for Doctors without Borders and their fight against ebola spreading in Africa (via Jugamos Todos).

Regarding patronages related to comic books and grafic arts you may be interested in the Patreon campaign by Joan 13 and Andres Palomino...

and the Patreon campaign by Don Austin (with illustrations with a style reminiscent of those of the game Cyberpunk 2020).


As you surely may know, last November 12th the lander Philae of the Rosetta probe descended sith success on 67P comet, to see this mission progress you may read the website of the European Space Agency.
You may also be interested in the short film Ambition (website and youtube channel) and in the following image, created by Cristopher Becke, comparing the size of the comet with ships and space stations of a certain science fiction series...

During Soviet Union era a curious vehicle was created: the ekranoplane, I'm sure it will interest of referees and players of Walküre (seen at thanks to El poderoso Crom in the Google+ community of the game).

Can a computer be built in 18th century?. This article by Gizmodo, especially sugggested for fans of alternate history, analyzes this question.

If you are preparing a module or story taking place in tsarist Russia at the beginning of the 20th century you surely want to see photographic collection by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii in the Libreay of Congress of the United States (via la voz del muro and Britait in Google+).

Researchers from the Macquarie University Ancient Cultures Research Centre have been able to decipher an Egyptian book of spells from 1,300 years ago written in medieval coptic. How many of you have immediately thought of Nyarlathotep?.

if you are looking for an unusual environment for your adventures you may be interested in the ancient city of Harappa in the valley of river Indus (you also may read the coresponding article in Wikipedia).

The Antikhytera mechanism (used as an analog computer to determine the trajectory of several celestial bodies) could be more ancient as previously guessed.

And speaking of ancient times, surely those interested in historic role-playing games wil love Old Maps Online.

Lastly some wise words by Ursula K. Leguin (you may read the transcription in this link).


Maps of the Black Box campaign of Aventuras en la Marca del Este are freely downloadable from Holocubierta website.

The online magazine Desde el Sótano reaches its 125th edition with the following articles (Note: The magazine is writen in Spanish):

  • Editorial: a word from the maker.
  • Credits: Those who are behind this (and make it possible).
  • Index
  • Basement Answers: Questions from the fans and the best of our responses.
  • The Voice: Conferences, meetings and events for the coming days and months.
  • Basement exterior: Section with interesting news from the outside world.
  • General: 04 - The subspace jump. we are reaching of this series of articles where how space navigators of Exo go around faster than light is explained.
  • Systems: Vettera-2. Our editors propose am enigmatic star system of Exo created to be a safeguard of the RFP
  • Characters: Anwa Naite. It's often said that any person have a greater one with him. If it is true then Anwa is the great person along Gigi Ciccerone (Exo).
  • Culture: Hennas Sheller. Characteristics of this hand to hand fight, considered a ritual by some, of Sheller (Exo)
  • Business: Alfombras Izquierdo. A new business for the city of Rol Negro hiding a grim reality.
  • Species: Obritas, Xenfer and Yrr. We finish with the description of races of Exo not appearing in the second edition of the game.
  • Actions: Alterante resolution for extended actions. One more possibility for Sistema Sombra.
  • Army: Army formations. How to resolve situations with great formations in your gaming sessions of 1808.
  • Disease: Ebola. What if there was an outbreak of Ebola in the city of Cunia? (Rol Negro).
  • Weapons: Crosbows in Second World War. An unusual equipment for your gaming sessions of Comandos.
  • Objects: Fire piston. Very advanced technology for the savage setting of Pangea, or perhaps not.
  • Equipment: Combat pilot. We continue with this series of articles for Exo with basic equipment of characters regarding their ocuppation.
  • Wardrobe: IPE (Individual Protection Equipments): biological danger. Let nobody say they are not ready for Ebola in Cunia (Rol Negro).
  • Chronology: The Great War, November 1914
  • Runes: News of Pangea.
  • The Truth: Cunia news of the day. November 2014.
  • A.D.E.G. ’70: Exo galaxy news, Pezaku II of 3470.
  • Chronology: November 1809.
  • Pangea: Lago de las escamas. An adventure allowing us to know a little more of the kalavans of the last issue.
  • Rol Negro: El Ébola está en el aire. What will your characters do if there's an ebola outbreak in Cunia?
  • Rojo y Oro: 1x08 – El superviviente. Synopsis of a new chapter of the new series of 1808
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  • 501: 4x02 - Mala bienvenida. Synopsis of a new chapter of the new series of Exo

If you need to create maps and tokens for your gaming sessions you can visit the RPTools website.

Many times we are in need of finding images for our projects and we can't pay for licenses, luckily in this post and this other one by Creativos online it's possible to find lists of sites offering free rights images or with non-restrictive licenses.

If you want to see a blog with a collection of downloads of free games written in Spanish I advise to visit Frikis & Mazmorras.

You also may be interested in Cosmos, a pocketmod with a very easy ruleset written in Spanish and useful for emulating settings like those of Alien or Outland films that can be downloaded from SPQRol.

You also may be interested in Aether Sea • A World of Adventure for Fate Core available as a PWYW download from DriveThruRPG.

Cinema and television

The teaser trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens is already online.

Amazon Instant Video will adapt Philip K. Dick's book The Man in the High Castle.

Writer and producer Glen A. Larson died last November 14th at 77.

The British classical science-fiction series Blake's 7 is available online through its Youtube channel.

The animated film about the ancient Roman city of Carthago Nova (the actual city of Cartagena in Spain) can be viewed online.

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