What is the RPG Pipeline and how to use it

The RPG Pipeline is a posting board to keep track of upcoming tabletop rpgs. When I see a new rpg released, going into crowdfunding or looking for playtesters, I post it here. I cover only games (not supplements or other add-ons) and only English language.

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Monday, 14 October 2019

In the News Today [Free]

In the News Today [Free]: Investigate and write your news story on the Florida Man!


In the News Today

why we go on [Free]

why we go on [Free]: A group meditation / game-liturgy on grief and the anticipation of loss


why we go on

CLOSED FOREVER [Free]

CLOSED FOREVER [Free]: a mini RPG about roadside attractions and failure


CLOSED FOREVER

APOCALYPSE WOUND [Free]

APOCALYPSE WOUND [Free]: A solo meditation / journalling game on grief and the deterioration of the self


APOCALYPSE WOUND

Spirit Wardens [Free]

Spirit Wardens [Free]: A Lasers & Feelings hack about busting ghosts


Spirit Wardens

caustic jerk [Free]

caustic jerk [Free]: a ttrpg for one to three players about blurring lines between dreaming and waking


caustic jerk

Anima Prime [Free]

Anima Prime [Free]: Steambots and Megaswords


Anima Prime

Hand of power [Free]

Hand of power [Free]: In order to get what you want, you must use your own hands


Hand of power

DOUBLE-BRO-SEVEN [Free]

DOUBLE-BRO-SEVEN [Free]: Can you keep an alcoholic superspy out of trouble?


DOUBLE-BRO-SEVEN

Dissection [Free]

Dissection [Free]: A Skeleton adventure by Alvarengu


Dissection

The Enemy Within [Free]

The Enemy Within [Free]: Defend your most cherished beliefs against your worst enemy. Yourself.


The Enemy Within

Arena [Free]

Arena [Free]: He's here. He's hot. He's the Gorn.


Arena

ORDER UP: The ALGORITHM [Free]

ORDER UP: The ALGORITHM [Free]: Serve the ever present algorithm. Spread the word. Become an #influencer.


ORDER UP: The ALGORITHM

Candy Caper [Free]

Candy Caper [Free]: Halloween 'Honey Heist" Hack


Candy Caper

Friday, 11 October 2019

Life Flower [Free]

Life Flower [Free]:

Life Flower

Magnum Opus [Free]

Magnum Opus [Free]: An occultist adventure by Alvarengu


Magnum Opus

Alone [Free]

Alone [Free]:

Alone

the little ones [Free]

the little ones [Free]: play as kid ghost victims of an ancient evil (a prototype)


the little ones

Dungeons With Dragons - A One Page RPG [Free]

Dungeons With Dragons - A One Page RPG [Free]: A pick up and play, quickstart D&D-like tabletop game.


Dungeons With Dragons - A One Page RPG

Reflections [Free]

Reflections [Free]: A fragmentary investigation, told through time.


Reflections

Grave Liasons [Free]

Grave Liasons [Free]: A chocolate-powered roleplaying game about nosy ghosts and flirting with your friends.


Grave Liasons

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Space Madness! $4.99

Space Madness!: $4.99

Space Madness!
Publisher: Fey Market

You and your crew stand as part of the elite explorers: the Space Rangers. With your wands at full charge you can face any threat known to man—from the New Men of the Union-Republika to the strange man-lizards of Venus or the squamous polypoid tentacled Moon-beasts! Yet will it be enough against the unknown horrors of space? Will you help usher in the glory of a new age—or succumb to Space Madness?

Spawned from an ancient pact, this is an RPG blending three key words: Atompunk, Mythos, & Wands. You play the roles of interplanetary militarized law enforcement in the name of the Federation, equipped with your iconic weapon and technological marvel, a wand powered by eldritch energies.

Price: $4.99


Be the Media $0.00

Be the Media: $0.00

Be the Media
Publisher: Kid Minotaur

Be the Media is a tiny role playing game about playing scrappy documentary filmmakers trying to right wrongs in their communities by exposing truth, giving voice to the voiceless, and speaking truth to power. The rules, all of which fit on a single sheet of paper, are inspired by World of Dungeons and should be familiar to anyone who has played a "Powered by the Apocalypse" game. All you need to play is a pair of standard six-sided dice. The download includes a single-page character sheet that includes all the rules, a separate single-page reference sheet for GMs, and a list of resources such as story seeds and inspiration for GMs.

Price: $0.00


Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars Quick Start Kit $0.00

Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars Quick Start Kit: $0.00

Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars Quick Start Kit
Publisher: Elf Lair Games

By the Blood of the New Moon is a Quick Start rules set and adventure for the forthcoming Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars RPG, which will debut the new O.G.R.E.S. old-school system.

Designed by industry veterans Jason Vey and Timothy S. Brannan and using three basic and intuitive mechanics, this game allows you to model any sort of urban fantasy or horror series you like, from cheerleaders destined to hunt the forces of darkness to legacy monster hunters to fae trapped in the factional politics of a secret world.

This adventure provides all you need to play a single adventure, including a breakdown of the rules and pre-generated characters. Check it out, then head over to the Kickstarter and back the full game!

Please Note: The game is still in playtest and tweaking, and this file is very bare-bones with no art and limited layout. It's designed as a basic means of offering the flavor of the system and in no way is representative of what the final game will look like when laid out and published.

Kickstarter URL: http://bit.ly/NightShiftVSW

Price: $0.00


Lambs to the Slaughter [$3.00]

Lambs to the Slaughter [$3.00]: A one-shot horror RPG in which each success makes further success harder...


Lambs to the Slaughter

Meridian [$3.00]

Meridian [$3.00]: A Story Game of Journeys Wondrous and Fantastical


Meridian

歸妹 Returning Maiden - Fundraiser [$3.00]

歸妹 Returning Maiden - Fundraiser [$3.00]: Partner Game inspired by Legends


歸妹 Returning Maiden - Fundraiser

Le Systeme "D" [$10.00]

Le Systeme "D" [$10.00]: A belonging outside belonging game.


Le Systeme "D"

Family Dinner [$3.00]

Family Dinner [$3.00]: a "family dinner" game or meal-making expansion for any game


Family Dinner

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Helene Heroines [$3.00]

Helene Heroines [$3.00]: The Heroines of Ancient Greek Myth have their own stories to tell. How will your


Helene Heroines

The Playlist: A Game of Soundtracks and Feelings [$3.00]

The Playlist: A Game of Soundtracks and Feelings [$3.00]:

The Playlist: A Game of Soundtracks and Feelings

Climbing Trees Together [$4.20]

Climbing Trees Together [$4.20]: A game I wrote while in a tree about climbing, pretend, and relationships.


Climbing Trees Together

Wolves of God: Adventures in Dark Ages England ^

Wolves of God: Adventures in Dark Ages England: Click here to view Wolves of God: Adventures in Dark Ages England

Experience savage adventures and grim perils in Dark Ages England in this historical fantasy RPG. - [$25,000 goal]


Wolves of God: Adventures in Dark Ages England -- Kicktraq Mini

Moth Children | A Vampire TTRPG ^

Moth Children | A Vampire TTRPG: Click here to view Moth Children | A Vampire TTRPG

Moth Children | A new vampiric story-telling TTRPG of manipulation and control. Keep the moth from the flame. - [currently $268 (38%) of $713 goal]


Moth Children | A Vampire TTRPG -- Kicktraq Mini

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Titan Effect RPG [$12.99]

Titan Effect RPG [$12.99]: A tactical espionage and science fiction RPG!


Titan Effect RPG

Way of the Forgotten Hero $0.00

Way of the Forgotten Hero$0.00

Way of the Forgotten Hero
Publisher: Tainted Edge Games

This is my "Ode to Dave Arneson".

In honor of Mr. Arneson, I wanted to design something that was free form but had enough structure to allow the referee to focus solely on the story.

Inside the two pages that contain the rules, you will find:

  • Classless Character Creation
  • d12 resolution system
  • Hit Points to determine the luck, skill, and stamina of the character
  • d6 for damage
  • Freeform Magic
  • Adversary Creation
  • Advancement
Price: $0.00


Legends of Kralis Players Guide: Playtest Version $5.00

Legends of Kralis Players Guide: Playtest Version$5.00

Legends of Kralis Players Guide: Playtest Version
Publisher: Talarius Gaming

The Legends of Kralis opens a portal with your mind, come and join us on adventures that spans the multiverse!
Explore ancient ruins amidst deadly jungles through which your Ba-Liyan lithely traverses whilst being pursued by beasts unknown! Grapple with foes from the depths of burning crevices as an Acires fighting to remain free from slavery as your ancestors did before you! Stalk the unforgiving corridors of a vacuum filled space craft as a Bhahuul scavenger drifting near a frozen moon, watch your horns though, you don’t want to get them caught in the torn power cabling or you may be nothing more than the next withered corpse found frozen in this adrift tomb! With the Legends of Kralis you have the ability to walk in the shoes of any species, in any time and any place as strange and varied as your imagination can roam! Join us and become more than heroes. Your Legend awaits.

The Legends of Kralis is a universal role playing system that gives you access to a plethora or races, skills, abilities and amazingly in depth lore from which to build any type of game you wish to play. Each chapter is filled with the rules and options you’ll need to design and run a table top role playing game fit perfectly for your particular players. You can make it as simple or as customizable as you’d like and easily play with varying levels of technology, a vast array of environments or as much lore as your players could want to be immersed in. Come and check us out, you’ll find it worth your time.
Price: $5.00


S.C.R.E.A.M: The Horror $2.00

S.C.R.E.A.M: The Horror: $2.00

S.C.R.E.A.M: The Horror
Publisher: Ursidice

It’s your favourite Slasher movie come to life – take on the role of doomed characters and make every mistake in the book.

Go off alone, tell your friends you’ll ‘Be Right Back’, investigate that spooky sound, engage in vices, do all of the stuff you’d scream at the Characters on-screen for doing in real life.

Be brave. Be sexy. Be dumb.

There will be blood. Your blood.

In S.C.R.E.A.M: The Horror, players are encouraged to act foolishly and put themselves in danger, just like characters in a horror movie, but don't worry, death is not the end! Whenever a character dies, they join the GM in being 'The Horror' and everything gets more dangerous for the surviving characters.
Price: $2.00


Night's Black Agents: Solo Ops $24.95

Night's Black Agents: Solo Ops: $24.95

Night's Black Agents: Solo Ops
Publisher: Pelgrane Press

You used to be a spy. You were part of the clandestine world, backed up by the full strength of the shadow state. Then you asked the wrong questions, discovered things you shouldn’t know about who really rules the world.

You found the truth. You found the vampires – and got burned.

You’re all alone against them.

One player. One Gamemaster.

The odds are against you. You’ll have to use every edge you can muster, every contact you can blackmail, every weapon you can find just to survive. But maybe, just maybe, you can fight back against the monsters.

This corebook combines the award-winning Night’s Black Agents setting with the innovative GUMSHOE One-2-One rules, designed for the thrilling intensity of head-to-head play.

Create your own Agent, or take on the role of Leyla Khan – an ex-MI6 officer who must confront her own half-remembered past as a thrall of the vampires!

Use the GUMSHOE One-2-One rules, designed for the thrilling intensity of head-to-head play. Navigate complex mysteries with investigative abilities! Overcome challenges with luck and mastery edges! And if you fail, pick up Injury, Heat and Shadow problems that’ll cause trouble later on.

Play through three complete adventures for Leyla Khan, or use them as templates to create your own mysteries:

  • Never Say Dead: Leyla wakes up in a hospital with only fragmentary memories of her past life. She was left for dead at the side of the road. Who’s trying to kill her? Who’s trying to save her? Who can she trust?
  • No Grave For Traitors: A drug war in Spain. Mysterious intrigue in London. Haunted castles in the Carpathians. Can Leyla unravel the mystery that connects these events, and stop her rivals from unlocking the door to an ancient horror?
  • The Deniable Woman: Leyla’s tasked by her old allies at MI6 to investigate the disappearance of a British spy in Moscow. Can she find the missing man – or will she, too, vanish into the shadows of the Kremlin?
We’ll give you the tools you need to battle the undead princes and crime lords, all alone. But will it be enough? Find out, with Night’s Black Agents: Solo Ops!

Price: $24.95