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Happy Birthday to Barad_the_Dwarf & GovMiller!

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August 13th, time once again to celebrate these two characters!

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Happy Birthday Michael Lavoie!

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August 10th!

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What's New? August 9, 2020: Battlelords of the 23rd Century, Delta Green, DCC, D&D5e, Numenera, Pathfinder, Starfinder, Rangers of Shadow Deep, and Veil 2020

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23rd Century Productions
Battlelords of the 23rd Century (7th Edition)

Arc Dream Publishing
The Labyrinth for Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game

Goodman Games
Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar #11: The Rats of Ilthmar

Monte Cook Games
Beneath the Monolith a 5e Game System Product (D&D 5th Edition Compatible)
Voices of the Datasphere for Numenera

Paizo Publishing
GameMastery Flip-Mat: Cathedral (Flip-Mat "Classics")
Pathfinder #154: Siege of the Dinosaurs
Pathfinder #155: Lord of the Black Sands
Pathfinder Arcane Spell Deck
Pathfinder Divine Spell Deck
Pathfinder Focus Spell Deck
Pathfinder Occult Spell Deck
Pathfinder Primal Spell Deck
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2
Starfinder #027: Deceivers' Moon
Starfinder #028: The Hollow Cabal
Starfinder Flip-Mat: Stadium
Starfinder Flip-Tiles: Space Station Starter Set
Starfinder: Near Space Pawn Collection

New PDF releases @ DriveThru

Azukail Games
100 Encounters for Fantasy Oceans for Generic / Universal and Pathfinder 1E Compatible Product
Crypt of Shadows

Green Ronin Publishing
Death in Freeport - 20th Anniversary Edition a 5e Game System Product (D&D 5th Edition Compatible)

Joseph McCullough
Menagerie for Rangers of Shadow Deep: A Tabletop Adventure Game

Wrecking Ball Games
Veil 2020: Minimalist Cyberpunk Action Roleplaying
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August 9th! Please join me (without a mask, it's virtual!ninja) in the Tavern to wish a

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This Week in Geek History August 9 - 15

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1828 - Author Leo Tolstoy Microbadge: Leo Tolstoy fan
1945 - "Fat Man" dropped on Nagasaki, Japan Microbadge: Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds
1965 - Singapore leaves Malaysia Microbadge: I love Singapore!
1968 - Actress Gillian Anderson Microbadge: The X-Files fan
1969 - Sharon Tate, along with 5 others murdered by the "Manson Family" Microbadge: Chaotic Evil
???? - SilvaShado

August 10
__70 - Traditional date given to Roman General Titus' destruction of Herod's Temple as he sacks Jerusalem Microbadge: Siege of Jerusalem fan
1874 - Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States Microbadge: Presidential Trivia fan
1899 - Actor Jack Haley Microbadge: If I only had a heart.
1949 - TSR artist/cartographer Dave LaForce Microbadge: AD&D fan (2nd edition)
???? - Michael Lavoie
2000 - Player's Handbook (D&D 3e) released Microbadge: D&D fan (3rd edition)

August 11
3114B - Mayan Calendar begins Microbadge: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar fan
1833 - Author Robert Ingersoll Microbadge: Robert G. Ingersoll
1921 - Author Alex Haley (Roots)
1950 - Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak Microbadge: Apple fan Microbadge: Apple hater
1953 - Wrestler Hulk Hogan Microbadge: Hulk Hogan fan
1965 - Watts riots begin in Los Angeles (6 days) Microbadge: Riot Games
2014 - Robin Williams dies Microbadge: Suicide Awareness

August 12
_30B - Cleopatra commits suicide by asp Microbadge: 7 Wonders: Leaders fan
1859 - Educator and poet Katherine Lee Bates (America the Beautiful)
1887 - Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger Microbadge: Schrödinger's Cat
1981 - IBM introduces its first Personal Computer Microbadge: IBM userMicrobadge: PC gamer
1990 - "Sue" (T-Rex) discovered Microbadge: Dinosaur Island - pink T-rex fan
2000 - Kursk lost at sea Microbadge: Submarine

August 13
1860 - Sharpshooter Annie Oakley Microbadge: Wild West Games fan
1895 - Actor Bert Lahr Microbadge: Courage!
1899 - Film director Alfred Hitchcock Microbadge: Alfred Hitchcock fan
1961 - Construction of the Berlin wall begins Microbadge: Pink Floyd fan - The Wall
2009 - Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) released Microbadge: Pathfinder RPG fan
???? - GovMiller
???? - Barad the Dwarf Microbadge: I potty trained a dwarf in the Tavern

August 14
1863 - Writer Ernest Thayer Microbadge: Baseball fan (Casey at the Bat)
1945 - VJ Day, Japan unconditionally surrenders, ending WWII Microbadge: Victory in the Pacific fan
1945 - Comedian/actor/banjo-player Steve Martin Microbadge: Steve Martin fan
1950 - Cartoonist Gary Larson Microbadge: Far Side fan

August 15
1057 - Malcolm Canmore kills King Macbeth of Scotland (Lumphanan) Microbadge: If it's not Scottish it's Crap!
1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte Microbadge: Field of Glory Napoleonic fan
1859 - Longtime Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey Microbadge: Chicago White Sox fan
1888 - British soldier and writer T.E. Lawrence Microbadge: Lawrence of Arabia fan
1969 - Woodstock begins (4 days)Microbadge: Carlos Santana fanMicrobadge: Grateful Dead fanMicrobadge: Creedence Clearwater Revival fanMicrobadge: Sly & The Family Stone fanMicrobadge: The Who fanMicrobadge: The Band - Robbie RobertsonMicrobadge: Crosby, Stills & Nash fanMicrobadge: Jimi Hendrix fan
1979 - Apocalypse Now premieres Microbadge: "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" - Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore

I'm sure this list is incomplete. Feel free to offer suggestions for this and upcoming weeks. If you want your birthday included just add it to this geeklist: RPG Geek Birthday List
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From the pages of the August Game Trade Magazine... The following items have release dates between September and October. Please remember, however, that everything is subject to change.

Ares Games
Lex Arcana Core Rulebook
Lex Arcana Demiurge Screen

Bully Pulpit Games
Star Crossed 2nd Print

Chaosium
Malleus Monstrorum Cthulhu Mythos Bestiary Two Volume Slipcase Set
Mansions of Madness Volume I: Behind Closed Doors

Green Ronin Publishing
Fantasy AGE Lairs

Kobold Press
Brilliant East Worldbook a 5e Game System Product (D&D 5th Edition Compatible)

Monte Cook Games
Voices of the Datasphere for Numenera

Paizo Publishing
Assault on Hunting Lodge Seven for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (2nd Edition)
Pathfinder Bestiary 2 Battle Cards
Lost Omens - Pathfinder Society Guide
Dominion's End for Starfinder Roleplaying Game
Starfinder Flip-Tiles: City Starter Set for Starfinder Roleplaying Game

R. Talsorian Games, Inc.
A Witcher's Journal

Renegade Game Studios
Kids on Brooms
Wardlings Campaign Guide (listed as an April release - typo assumed)

River Horse Ltd.
The Curious Case of the Malfunctioning P.R.A.N.C.E.R. and Other Tails

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Quest of Yore: Barley's Edition
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What's New? August 6, 2020: Vaesen, CoC7e, WFRP4e, Mothership, Forbidden Lands, Root, Star Trek, D&D5e, Deadlands, Cyberpunk, SotDL, and more!

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Vaesen and various accessories

New PDF releases @ DriveThru

Azukail Games
100 Curious Items to Find
The Haunted Dagger

Chaosium
Does Love Forgive? for Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition)

Cubicle 7 Entertainment
It’s Your Funeral for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (4th Edition)
Ubersreik Adventures II: Double Trouble for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (4th Edition)

Daniel Hallinan
Bloom for Mothership

EN Publishing
Strontium Dog for Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000 AD

Feral Gamers, Inc.
The Black Iron

Fire Ruby Designs
Warlock! Kingdom

Fria Ligan
Crypt of the Mellified Mage for Forbidden Lands

Magpie Games
Pellenicky Glade Quickstart for Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Modiphius Entertainment
Enterprise Player Characters for Star Trek Adventures

Mongoose Publishing
Reach Adventure 7: The Last Train Out of Rakken-Goll for Traveller (Mongoose 2nd Edition)

Monte Cook Games
The Threshold for Invisible Sun

Onyx Path Publishing
They Came From Beneath the Sea!
Yugman's Guide to Ghelspad Part Four a 5e Game System Product (D&D 5th Edition Compatible)

Pinnacle Entertainment Group
The Crater Lake Chronicles (Solo Adventure) for Deadlands: Reloaded

R. Talsorian Games, Inc.
Corporation Report 2020 for Cyberpunk (combines the three volumes from the early 90's)

Schwalb Entertainment
Denizens of Filth for Shadow of the Demon Lord

Serpent Sea Games
Kamigakari: God Hunters
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This Week in Geek History August 2 - 8

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1905 - Actress Myrna Loy (The Thin Man) Microbadge: Fox Terrier lover
1924 - Actor Carroll O'Connor (All in The Family) Microbadge: I Watch too much TV
1932 - Actor Peter O'Toole Microbadge: Peter O'Toole fan
1939 - Horror film director Wes Craven Microbadge: Wes Craven fan

August 3
1811 - Elisha Graves Otis, inventor of the modern elevator Microbadge: Space Elevator enthusiast
1904 - Sci-fi Author Clifford D Simak (Way Station) Microbadge: Science Fiction fan
1926 - Singer Tony Bennett Microbadge: Tony Bennett fan
1940 - Actor Martin Sheen Microbadge: That's some catch, that Catch-22.
1950 - Director John Landis Microbadge: Werewolf fan Microbadge: Animal House fan
1963 - Singer/songwriter/guitarist James Hetfield Microbadge: Metallica fan
1992 - Best Picture winner Unforgiven premieres Microbadge: Unforgiven fan

August 4
1693 - Traditional date ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne Microbadge: Champagne drinker
1901 - Jazz Great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Microbadge: Louis Armstrong fan

August 5
1906 - Director John Huston Microbadge: Chinatown (the movie) fan Microbadge: The Hobbit is the best thing Tolkien ever wrote!
1930 - Astronaut Neil Armstrong Microbadge: Neil Armstrong - first human on the Moon
1948 - Larry Elmore Microbadge: Larry Elmore fan
1962 - Marilyn Monroe found dead Microbadge: In Memoriam
1964 - Rapper MCA (Adam Yauch) Microbadge: Beastie Boys fan

August 6
1809 - English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson Microbadge: Alfred, Lord Tennyson fan
1881 - Alexander Fleming, inventor of penicillin Microbadge: Biologist
1911 - Comedienne Lucille Ball Microbadge: Lucille Ball fan
1934 - Sci-fi/fantasy author Piers Anthony Microbadge: Fantasy fan
1945 - Bombing of Hiroshima Microbadge: Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds
1996 - George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones published Microbadge: A Game of Thrones fan Microbadge: A Game of Thrones fan
2019 - BGG/RPGG/VGG site re-branding Microbadge: I'm an old school Dungeon Master Old Look

August 7
1782 - George Washington creates the Purple Heart Microbadge: Purple Heart Microbadge: Purple Heart
1958 - "Best Pipes in Metal" Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson Microbadge: Iron Maiden fan
1960 - Actor David Duchovny Microbadge: The X-Files fan

August 8
1937 - Actor Dustin Hoffman Microbadge: University Graduate
1961 - Guitarist Edge (David Evans) Microbadge: U2 fan
1974 - President Nixon announces he will resign (Watergate scandal) Microbadge: 1960: The Making of the President fan
1978 - Garfield's canine pal Odie Microbadge: Garfield fan

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50 Score! 10 Legions! A Crap-Ton!

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No matter how you express it, today is an auspicious day.

The curator of the QOTD asked his 1000th question today.

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July 27th, time once again to celebrate

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