News / 5th Edition
I thought of many different ways to say this but in short -- we have a $1 Sale on most of our products over on DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.com!
We've got sales on...
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible Products
- All 7 Astonishing Races (from Catfolk to Tieflings)
- All 12 Call to Arms equipment books (from Axes & Picks to Tomes of Power)
- All 6 Campaign Kits with mini-campaign settings in one book (including 8-Bit Adventures: Fungal Kingdoms!)
- All 17 CLASSified class books (from Astra base class to Volatile Blade alchemist archtype)
- All 11 Fat Goblin Games Presents (including Starjammer Compatibale races like the new vinyari and rhyans!)
- All 6 Knowledge Checks (including Codes & Cyphers and Last Rites)
- And SO MUCH MORE!!!
5th Edition Fantasy Compatible Products
Our full line of 5th Edition Fantasy books is on sale, including:
- 7 different race books for Kobolds and Kitsune and much more!
- 6 "Expanded Options" that bring new rules options to specific aspects of the game
- And other new options for things like Alchemy, Weapons and Armor, and Ritual Magic!
- And our new Creature Card Catalog cards!
Old School Revival Titles
System Neutral GM Resources
All our GM Journals are on sale too! From the Worldbuilding Journal to the Starlog, you can get numerous resources to help you organize your game for just $1 each!
And So Many Other Things Too!!!
And then there are things like 16 of our vs. M Engine products, from the vs. Ghosts line of RPG and adventures to our vs. Stranger Stuff books where you play as a Kid in the 80's!
Even a lot of The Fattest Goblin's art assets and stock art are only $1!
Its also a good time to pick up our Shadows over Vathak backstock as we'll be rolling out all new products in that line very soon!
Today's going to be a rapid-fire review and preview of products recently released, and still planned -- broken down by system. First up -- vs. Stranger Stuff!
vs. Stranger Stuff
We released Send in the Clowns: A Special Edition vs Stranger Stuff RPG (now available in an incredible hardcover edition!) only three weeks ago, but we've already got a new one all but done -- Summer C.A.M.P. from Ben Dowell.
Just look at that beautiful layout The Fattest Goblin has going on!
|Schools out, and the Kids’ parents hooked them up with a sweet gig that will make adults of them all — fixing up Camp Hope, an ideal property on a picturesque lake just outside of town. The fact that it was the scene of several grisly murders performed by a deranged camp counselor in the 1960’s is nearly called an “urban legend,” but the camp was closed after a series of lawsuits bankrupted the owner over its sordid history. Now, decades later, the camp has a new owner who needs help fixing up the dilapidated campgrounds and he’s hired local teens to help spruce the place up!
But, something strange is going on. Tools go missing. Sounds wake people up at night. Odd lights are seen at night. Is this the ghost of a former camper? Perhaps the “Camp Creeper” has returned? Only the Kids can figure this mystery out!
Keep an eye on the vs. M Engine Games over on DriveThruRPG for both this AND the all new vs. the Wasteland post-apocalyptic vs. M Engine game!
5th Edition Fantasy
I just finished a copy-edit pass on a new Expanded Options book from Ishmaelstorm, our resident Line Developer for 5th Edition Fantasy. That one, on Skill Specializations, should be available very soon too -- but in the meantime, show some love for our new Creature Card Catalogue!
The first pack of four cards is available, but we have a LOT more planned in this line, with Ish and his team cranking them out quickly for hot-and-ready release. A great part about these is you can get them Print-on-Demand but they're printed on cardstock with hole punches set for where to do them so you can add them to your own 3-ring binder!
Beasts are among the most numerous of creatures in any bestiary, but while most creatures are familiar and recognizable, they need not be so! Fantastic beasts that have evolved side by side with dragons and manticores are sure to have a few tricks of their own. Our short and focused bestiary showcases such terrible beasts for use in your campaigns. Surprise your players with Brutal Beasts today!
The beasts within this tome are meant to represent new and interesting animals that could feasibly occupy a fantasy world. Though many real world beasts surely inhabit your world of choice, there is plenty of room for amazing new beasts that exhibit great strength or curious talents that make them tough or deadly.
The following beasts have been carefully considered not only for fighting prowess, but for their ability to thrive and compete in ecosystems that contain awful aberrations, deadly dragons, and magnificent monstrosities. These are Brutal Beasts!
The Creature Card Catalogue is a product line that brings you a set of 5th edition monsters printed on cardstock and ready to be hole-punched and collected in a 3-ring binder or simply used as a pdf. Each set presents a set of creatures marked by their type and keyed to colored symbols for easy reference.
And some photos from Rick of his print copies!
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
And don't worry, we're still showing a bit of love for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (more on that likely next week) with releases like Equipment Tricks for Everyone from Matt Roth!
| With a wealth of feat options at a player’s disposal, it can be difficult to find something new to define your character.
The Equipment Trick feat introduced new ways to specialize around the gear you use the most, differentiating your character from every other rank-and-file adventurer. With Equipment Tricks for Everyone, you’ll find dozens of exciting new ways to utilize your favorite gear against your enemies. Caltrops can be more than the circumstantial annoyance!
The Equipment Tricks for Everyone compiles the complete collection of Equipment Tricks originally released as part of our Sidebar product line.
Stock Art & Maps For Everyone!
And those that come to Fat Goblin Games for our Stock Art, we have you covered with some new stuff from The Fattest Goblin's desk -- a Pay-What-You-Will skeleton art set and The Fattest Goblin Himself-Himself's take on the "fairy dragon!"
And then we have a new line of maps for close encounters, they look incredible Print-on-Demand!
A PoD copy of the Fattest Goblin's own!
And Don't Forget Our Imprints!
And one more great little product I was fortunate enough to work on -- this time for Starjammer! Racial Repository -- The Scyleen
| From the depths of an ocean world comes the tentacled Scyleen!
An extremely friendly and empathic octopus-like species, the Scyleen were delighted to discover that they were not alone in the universe. With the scyleen, exploring the land, sea, and sky was never so easy! Though quite suited for aquatic campaigns, the scyleen are equally suited for land and space adventures.
Included in Racial Repositories: The Scyleen:
* Full racial history and culture
* Alternate racial traits
* A new class archetype: Witch of the Depths
* Two new technological items
* And more!
This was written and laidout by Kristopher Cruz of our Imprint, Golden Glyph Publishing, and if you look at these page spreads you can see he does an excellent job of it!
I'll let you check out J Gray's Falken Friday and the Castle Falkenstein Facebook page for all the latest and greatest from him -- but I assure you, we've got some incredible stuff coming down the pipeline right now for that!
We're already on The Tenth Day of Sales, but you can still pick up every release going forward as they become available!
Sales in RED are active now! Comeback each day to see the next!
The First Day of Christmas -- Call to Arms
Every Call to Arms Book for only $1 Each!
Call to Arms is a bookline for players and gamemasters alike. Each book focuses on a different type of item, expanding rules for those items and adding everything from new mundane and magical examples of the item to new character options related to the item.
The Second Day of Christmas -- Labyrinth Lord
Every Labyrinth Lord OSR Book for only $1 Each!
The Third Day of Christmas -- Race Book Bundle
(for Pathfinder & 5th Edition Fantasy)
The Fourth Day of Christmas -- Traveler's Guide to Hell
Our Traveler's Guide to Hell for $1,
the official Hell of the Shadows over Vathak setting.
Welcome to Hell.
Come along with our intrepid guide as he explores the myriad layers of Hell in all of its glory. Written for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, this guide not only visits, but delves deep into the history, legends, and horrors that is the darkest and most deadliest of realms.
The Pits - Check out the worlds within worlds of Hell and visit Cocior, Belocor, Neir and other hellish realms.
Hierarchy of the Pit - Find out who the true rulers of Hell are and what motivates the likes of Baalzebul, Belphegor, the lovely and deadly Malfia and many more!
Tools of Hell - The crunch of the book! Learn about the various ways to arm yourself in Hell with new feats, magical items and spells to rock even the strongest of Archdukes.
Classes of Hell - Thirteen hellish archetypes await you including the Contractor (Wizard), Tongue of Sin (Bard), Nemesis (Inquisitor) and the unique Prestige Class, the Blood Knight.
If your party is going to Hell, then they need a guide. Fat Goblin's Travel Guide to Hell is that important manuscript for any adventuring party looking to take the ultimate plunge!
The Fifth Day of Christmas -- Stock Art Sale
All of our Publisher's Choice Stock Art and Templates for $1 each!
Including our Fantasy InDesign Template (regularly $14.95)
The Sixth Day of Christmas -- CLASSified
Every CLASSified book for only $1 each!
|The CLASSified product line from Fat Goblin Games is devoted to bringing you a new and exciting base class for your Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and includes complete rules for a single class or archetype and an assortment of other rules to bring your characters to life.|
The Seventh Day of Christmas -- Fungal Kingdom
Both Welcome to the Fungal Kingdom and Fungifolk are available for only $1 each!
Welcome to the Fungal Kingdom!
Welcome to 8-Bit Adventures! Do you yearn for a simpler time, when video games scrolled right and you only had to deal with 2 buttons at a time? An era where blocky, colorful, vaguely recognizable shapes made up heroes that battled odd and often confusing villains with little to no context? Then Fat Goblin Games has you covered!
The Eighth Day of Christmas -- vs. M Engine
The Ninth Day of Christmas -- Warlock & Drow
The Tenth Day of Christmas -- Worldbuilding Journals
A Bundle of All our GM Journals for $10!
The Eleventh Day of Christmas -- 5th Edition Fantasy
All of our 5th Edition Fantasy products are available for $1 each!
The Twelfth Day of Christmas -- Shadows over Vathak
Come back December 23rd for a link!
And Much More!
If you do the quick math, you'll realize all these sales run till Dec 23rd! The Fattest Goblin has something extra special planned for December 24th (Christmas Eve) and December 25th (Christmas Day) -- so be sure to take a moment away from the family and friends to check out those great deals too!
I am sitting here staring at the latest work by Rick Hershey and I am just agog. Yes.. I said agog. (What the hell agog is.. not sure.. think it is a 2nd edition monster but more on that later).
Check out the detail, from the stitching on the shoulder armor to the faces on the plates and bracers. This is NOT someone that you want to meet in a dark alley. What is worse is that it is a goblin, who hardly ever travel by themselves. Imagine meeting several of these in a dark alley?
Tomorrow we release our third 5th Edition Race book and I want to look back and tell you why I LOVE creating 5th edition races. But first.. let’s have a look at the cover I was talking about? As I look at the cover I also remember the words that Tony Petrecca put into this, his second volume for Fat Goblin Games in our 5th Edition Racial line.
“Most goblins are vile and malicious creatures motivated by greed and filled with anger and hatred. They are scornful and jealous of peoples larger, stronger, and more civilized than their tribes, but are afraid of direct confrontation with powerful foes. They relish the opportunity to wreak havoc on the weak and poorly defended amongst gentlefolk, and when victorious over the easy prey they choose they celebrate in tasteless glee.”
Right there that tells me that I am stepping on potentially dangerous ground here. I am not publishing a goody-two-shoes race that will blithely go around bonking orcs on the head while singing songs from Mary Poppins. Rick, Luke, and Fat Goblin Games are unleashing something dark to your 5th edition games. We put out Kobolds already and they were not nice. But goblins?
We started with Aasimar and I was lucky enough to write that one. I KNEW that Aasimar were already covered in the Dungeon Masters Guide, but I chose to completely ignore it. I wanted my own take on aasimar… something new. Not a re-hash and build up of something that had already been published. I had my fans for that decision, and I also had my detractors. “Why would I buy a book that has material that was already covered in the DMG?” someone asked.
Because they took a page and a half. I took 15. I broke Aasimar out of their tired shells and gave them wings darn it. Literally, as there is a racial feat in there that allows them to have wings!
Then Tony came along. You all know Tony right? Gold selling RPG author over at DMSGuild.com? Complete ninja when it comes to weaving a story in to rules and making everything work? Well he gave us Kobolds. These little trapmonkeys turned out to be a hoot to edit and even more fun to build a few of them.
Tony wasted no time though, wanting to tackle something bigger… and possibly a bit darker. Enter Goblins. I hope you check them out in the next few days because they really are quite stunning…. And scary.
I wonder what this is attached to?
If you think that is awesome? Next week you see Hobgoblins.. And after that… Bugbears. The entire goblinoid family laid out before you as playable races. Or perhaps the next big bad in your campaign. You decide!
I love designing 5th Edition races…: - )
Take care, and good gaming!
5th Edition Lead
Fat Goblin Games