Gamerati News Update: 24 March 2016

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Lanterns: The Harvest Festival gets mobile, My Little Pony RPG is coming, Pathfinder pocket rulebooks, and Numenera: Into the Deep gets retail release. All in this episode  sponored by Tabletop Library.

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival is going mobile!

Renegade Game Studios has announced a partnership with Dire Wolf Digital to bring their games to the digital space. The first title to come out of the partnership is going to be Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, to be released on mobile devices later this year.

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival is a tile placement game set in imperial China designed by Christopher Chung and illustrated by Beth Sobel. Players act as artisans decorating the palace lake with floating lanterns. The artisan who earns the most honor before the festival begins wins the game. But it’s not that simple. The game features a perspective-based mechanic that forces players to balance the benefits they receive from placing tiles with the benefits they give to their opponents.

The app version of this deceptively simple game is also going to have a very cool feature: a store locator within the app will direct players to local brick and mortar stores where they can find the physical version of the game.

Source: Renegade Game Studios

My Little Pony the RPG is coming later this year.

River Horse, a Brit company that has worked on an assortment of miniature wargames and board games such as Dust Warfare for FFG and Dreadball for Mantic Games has announced that they’re working on an officially Hasbro licensed RPG based on My Little Pony.

Called Tails of Equestria, the RPG is being designed by Alessio Cavatore, who is also River Horse managing director, said that he always wanted to write an RPG and that, writing this game, he gets to spend a lot of time with his daughter watching the show.

Source: PurplePawn and TheBeastsOfWar

Pathfinder will get, smaller, more affordable a core rulebook and bestiary.

Paizo Publishing has announced that Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook and Bestiary will get trade paperback versions that will cost significantly less than the conventional hard covers. Erik Mona, the publisher at Paizo, stated that he was inspired both by a similar format that one of Paizo’s German partners already uses and by his convention travels, so the goal was more to lighten the weight load that gamers carry around and the price cut is just a natural consequence of the paper stock and format.

Both versions are already on pre-order at Paizo dot com dubbed “Pocket Edition” costing half the price of the hard backs and are set to be released in October.

Source: ICv2

Numenera dives Into the Deep.

Originally an add-on on the Numenera: Into the Ninth World Kickstarter from last year, the game supplement will be available as a retail product in May. Into the Deep is a full color, 160-page hard cover setting expansion for the Ninth World that describes the great Ocean and the secrets, treasures, and deadly dangers left there by the ancients just awaiting discovery for those willing to leave the comforting familiarity of dry land and accept the ocean’s cold dangerous embrace.

MSRP is $40 for the physical book and I think we can expect it to also be available as a $15 PDF just like the previous sourcebook, Into the Night.

Source: Kickstarter and I’m Board!

This episode was sponsored by Tabletop Library — where you’ll find a great many exclusive modules and material for D&D 5th edition not for sale anywhere else, and also full product lines for other RPGs from big publishers such as Kobold Press, Frog God Games, Hero Games, Troll Lord Games, Green Ronin, and many others.

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