From Software are known these days for Dark Souls, or the *Souls-like genre of games which are marked by their tough encounters, difficulty, and tricky systems to master. You can learn them, but you won’t master them for a long time. People in my circle, fellow gamers and console nerds gave me some odd looks the other day when I dropped a pre-order for Elden Ring down.
This is it, the final week, before En Publishing closes the doors and shutters production on Judge Dredd & the Worlds of 2000 AD. Whilst we don’t know all the details regarding this, it’s a shame that one of the coolest systems for a while (What’s Old is New (WOIN) that powered another incarnation of the Dredd RPG (previous Mongoose) is probably going to be replaced by another system developed in-house by Rebellion (this is speculation, but we’re guessing that WOIN won’t license their system to the IP holder) – we’ll have to wait and see on this though.
Hello Games, out of the blue once again hit No Man’s Sky players with a surprise update. Sean Murray, the absolute master of social media hype these days (though he doesn’t like to admit it) began with a tweet, it was either a water pistol to some on the Bird App, or a revolver from the Old West. It was a gun though, and this fuelled the community speculation on what it might be for several days as the dance of tweets, Re-tweets and Sean’s trademark engagement with his fanbase began.
Until Tuesday Feb 15th 2022 – when CDPR smacked onto the net with their latest Night City Cyberpunk live stream, revealing not only 1.5 but Next Generation version gameplay as well. They capped this off with the words: download now, and offered a trial version of the game complete with progression saving so you don’t need to start again.
You can’t go more than a few books in the RPG industry without finding some amazing art, it’s true, these days many of the books have production values that various companies can only aspire to. I remember being blown away by the art in Cubicle 7’s previous edition of The One Ring RPG and this turned my attention to the work of Jonny Hodgson.
Son of Oak is coming back to City of Mist, or rather they’re bringing a streamlined version of the City of Mist system to the RPG space in the form of COM: Reloaded as the driving force behind their brand-new setting.
As you know, by now. Exiled News doesn’t follow a strict plan, in fact, we have a bunch of contributors who fly by now and then. There are a few of us who work away at various posts to provide a snippet of news and an insight to creators large and small across the tabletop roleplaying game scene, boardgames, as well as video games.
So let me cut to the core and talk about Ethan. H. Reynolds for a little bit.
Minecraft isn’t the only game in town, it has a lot of clones and it has a lot of games that have been inspired by it.
So today, I wanted to look at three games that have a focus on building and exploration in various ways, and are not Minecraft Clones at all.
MP:MotM is the third and more interesting book of the three. There’s a huge buzz around D&D 5th at the moment, and honestly, when is there ever not? In that the system is due for some tweaks, changes, and a potential new but not new edition sometime in 2024…