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From the Screamsheets, 1/26/2019

You may have to sort your sword collection based on the carbon content in the steel but you can still read From the Screamsheets, our weekly look at R. Talsorian news and miscellania!

Announcing the Witcher TRPG Bestiary

This week, lead Witcher TRPG designer Cody Pondsmith officially announced A Witcher’s Journal, the first bestiary for the game! You can read more about it, as well as get an idea about what the book will contain, in his developer’s note.

Cyberpunk LARP Creators Holding Q&A

Curious about the upcoming Cyberpunk 2020 LARP being put together by Jackalope Live Action Studios? They’ll be holding a Q&A on January 29th at 7pm Central. Find out more information from their Facebook page.

HIntPlays Reaches the End

We want to send a special congratulations to the HIntPlays Actual Play crew. They’ve just finished the first season of their Galaswyen Investigations campaign for The Witcher TRPG. To our knowledge, this represents the first full, completed season of a Witcher Actual Play campaign since the game came out. You can find the full season on their YouTube page. If you enjoy, like and subscribe and let them know what you want to see in season two!

Homebrew Spotlight

R. Talsorian Games has always believed in the power of gamers to make amazing new things for their games. Back in the day, gamers exchanged their homebrew items via fanzines and usenet. These days, of course, you’re more likely to find it on a blog. This week, we’d like to spotlight Voices in my Head. We particularly like their new patron companies as perfect sponsors for a Cyberpunk 2020 crew.

Remembering a Classic

While we’re thanking gamers out there, let’s also thank OldSchoolFRP for remembering one of our favorites, the Dream Park Roleplaying Game.

Love for the Lifepath

Over on Twitter and Facebook, we asked folks what their favorite thing about the games we put out are. There were a lot of answers but many people were especially enthusiastic about the Lifepath system which helps you flesh out a background in Interlock system games. Here’s a few sample quotes:

  • “I love the Lifepath section of the Cyberpunk 2020 Core RB. Making sense/fleshing out all the randomly generated information for a character’s backstory is totally fun, and often comical. Best part of the character creation process for me.” Mike Morrison
  • “For me, it’s a tie between the character life path development and the combat system. The depth of the life path and the adventures it can spawn make the job of the GM so much easier. My players a lot of times wanted to explore their histories and confront enemies generated during character generation, so I would use that as a spring board into a new story.” Mike Tiberi
  • “The character creation in RTG games is designed to give players a connection to their character and the character’s motivations based on their history. When you start playing (which, of course, you already ARE when you create a character) you already know so much about who your character is. This encourages real role-playing.” Chris Parsons

Thanks to everyone who responded. You really brightened up the day for the R. Talsorian Games crew.

Answer Trivia, Win a Prize!

Last week we introduced a new feature to From the Screamsheets. We asked a trivia question and invited people to send in their answers. From the correct answers received, we randomly picked one winner to receive an R. Talsorian Games PDF of their choice. Last week’s question:

In Cyberpunk 2020, the USSR still exists but the the anagram doesn’t mean Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. What does USSR stand for in the Dark Future?

The answer was: The Union of Sovereign Soviet Republics. And our winner is Tim Dickson! Tim will be receiving a copy of Night City via DriveThruRPG!

Want to win a PDF? Try giving this week’s trivia question a go! Again, we’ll pick one winner at random from the correct answers received and send them their choice of PDF.

Here’s the question. Answer using the form below.

Not counting the Hardwired or When Gravity Fails supplements for Cyberpunk, R. Talsorian Games has produced five licensed tabletop roleplaying games over the course of the company’s history. Please name all five.

And that’s it for this week’s From the Screamsheets! Thanks for sticking with us. Keep your swords sharp, your giant robots polished, and stay safe on the streets. See you next time!

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