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Flip Through Curse of the Crimson Throne for Pathfinder

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 03:26

Matt doesn’t spoil this look at the revised edition of Curse of the Crimson Throne.  He discusses some of the changes or additions that were added to the story.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

Next Week I will take a look at at Bestiary 6!  And then some Rifts the following week.

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Figure Forge 88: Iguana for Heavy Gear

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 01:54

Matt assembles the bear bones of the Iguana for Heavy Gear,  This is the new plastic.

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So, who is going to Origins and do you want to play Heavy Gear Blitz.

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Box Breaking 207: Myth Blackwall Warrens

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 01:42

Watch as Matt sift throw the goodies in Myth’s Blackwall Warrens box set from Megacon Games.  If you are familiar with Myth then you already know these models are awesome!

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I use these models for everything from Myth to to RPG’s.  The boards too!

When I play Myth I reminisce about Dirk the Daring.  How about you?

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Ninja Division brings us My Little Pony

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 19:15

My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria is a storytelling pen and paper game for 2 to 6 players. Players create and role-play as pony heroes who explore and seek adventure in the various lands of Equestria. Guided by a Game Master (GM), players adventure together and use the magic of friendship to overcome obstacles as they learn more about each other and the world around them. With a full-color, hardback, 152-page rulebook outlining character creation, scenarios, play, Tails of Equestria brings My Little Pony to life for all who love the magic-filled world of Equestria. Using the rulebook, players are encouraged to create their own pony that represents them. Armed with core skills and special abilities, each player then ventures into the world with their pony peers, forging deeper friendships as they help one another in the whimsical world  they create through every action they take. MY LITTLE PONY: TOKENS OF FRIENDSHIP LAUNCHES APRIL 21ST

My Little Pony: Tokens of Friendship   My Little Pony: Tokens of Friendship is a game expansion and collector’s item for the storytelling pen and paper game, My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria. Featuring 12 Friendship gemstones and an embossed drawstring bag for storage, Tokens of Friendship enhances gameplay by making it more tactile and visual.

Fragments of pure crystallized Friendship are not only tokens of Friendship earned in My Little Pony, they are also beautiful gifts to friends and denote a pony of character in the wide lands of Equestria. Tokens of Friendship serve a vital role, allowing players to share their friendship and grow stronger through the bonds of unity and togetherness.

My Little Pony: Tokens of Friendship is an expansion in a growing line of fun, family-friendly My Little Pony products proudly produced by River Horse and Shinobi 7, and sold by Ninja Division. This product requires the My Little Pony: Tails for Equestria rulebook to use. Strongly supported with future adventure books, character cards, and game tokens, My Little Pony and it’s growing line of gaming products are sure to unite all in the bonds of friendship!
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CUBICLE 7 PARTNERS WITH MAKE BELIEVE GAMES ON CTHULHU MYTHOS RPG

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 19:58
CUBICLE 7 PARTNERS WITH MAKE BELIEVE GAMES ON CTHULHU MYTHOS RPG COMPANY TO PUBLISH NEW TAKE ON HORROR GAMING UK games publisher Cubicle 7 Entertainment has forged a partnership agreement with Make Believe Games, the company of legendary Vampire: The Masquerade creator Mark Rein-Hagen. They have announced their intention to release a tabletop roleplaying game inspired by the cosmic horror of writers like H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth. In Unspeakable: Sigil & Sign expectations are flipped on their heads, and players take the role of cultists, members of an apparently evil organization, dedicated to the destruction of mundane reality. The game explores the multifaceted themes of what it means to be monsters, looking out on a world that is as disturbing and maddening to them as they are to it.

Dominic McDowall, CEO of Cubicle 7 Entertainment, had this to say: “As a life-long fan of Mark Rein Hagen’s work I am insanely excited about this partnership between our companies and what it enables us to bring to gamers. Cubicle 7 has some really strong experience with Mythos games, and Mark’s company brings some really brilliant creative talent, like C.A. Suleiman, to the table. We’re creating something truly fresh with Unspeakable: Sigil & Sign. New situations, new play experiences, and a whole new way to explore the Mythos.” “For me, the entire concept of The Unspeakable setting is like a final exam of game design,” added creator-developer Suleiman. “Without abandoning what’s central to it, nor even leaving its classic pulp era, we get to pull back the veil on some of the deeper mysteries of the Cthulhu Mythos, in the process rendering a game environment as rich and compelling as that of any tabletop game setting.” “I can’t remember a time before I loved the Mythos,” said Mark Rein-Hagen, founder of Make Believe Games and creator of Vampire: The Masquerade and the World of Darkness. “It was my introduction to horror. Real horror. Words cannot express how excited I am to finally be involved in a truly Lovecraftian RPG.” Work is now underway on the core set for Sigil & Sign, which introduces the characters and setting as it establishes core rules and themes. It launches on Kickstarter in April. All products in the series will run on the Axiom System, first launched in MBG’s “Toxploitation” RPG, I Am Zombie. About Cubicle 7 Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd is the creative team behind such popular games as The One Ring Roleplaying Game, Adventures in Middle-earth, Doctor Who Roleplaying Game, Cthulhu Tales, World War Cthulhu, Cthulhu Britannica, Doctor Who Time Clash, Dalek Dice, The Laundry RPG, and many more. Contact Cubicle 7 About Make Believe Games Make Believe Games is a U.S.-based company committed to making innovative games across multiple platforms. Founded by Vampire: The Masquerade and World of Darkness creator Mark Rein-Hagen, it is the publisher of President Cthulhu, the Democracy board game, and the I Am Zombie RPG, which introduced the tabletop gaming world to its card-based in-house game engine, the Axiom System.
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President’s 2005 Tax Returns

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 19:48

 

 

Cheapass Games Releases President’s 2005 Tax Returns

 

Seattle, WA—April 1, 2017. Cheapass Games have come into possession of shocking and revelatory documents concerning their own president’s financial dealings as well as possible ties to domestic powers.

These documents are coming to light during what can only be described as a tumultuous and scandal-ridden period, James Ernest’s first 100 days of his twenty-second year as president of Cheapass Games.

Before linking to these documents, we want to let you know that what they contain is groundbreaking and shocking. And you are not going to see them anywhere else. Just here.

Take a long slow minute to think about that. Take another. That’s good. Breathe it in.

Linked here are the actual 2005 tax returns of James Ernest and family, then a jointly-owned sole proprietorship in Washington state. Using the pragmanym “John Miller,” James Ernest and his beautiful first wife Carol Monahan, according to these documents being made available for the first time today, have clearly paid no federal income taxes, a triumph which by today’s standards shows that he is a genius and is eminently qualified to be president, if only of a small tabletop game company in the Pacific Northwest.

Unreachable for comment, James Ernest nevertheless had this to say about these astounding revelations this morning, tweeting:

Although this 2005 tax return is absurdly out of date and tells us nothing of the current financial health of Cheapass Games, we hope it will nevertheless serve as a stirring reminder of the greatness of our president, and his willingness to abide by the letter of the law in order to suck hundreds of dollars in taxpayer money from the federal government.

About Cheapass Games

Cheapass Games is a small tabletop game company in the Pacific Northwest. They make small tabletop games and continue to abide by the letter of the tax code. James Ernest has been their unelected president since 1996, and vows one day to repeal and replace every game the company has ever published. So far he is 0 for 174.

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PATHFINDER RPG: BOOK OF THE DAMNED

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 19:18

PATHFINDER RPG: BOOK OF THE DAMNED EXPLORES THE WORKINGS OF THE POWERFUL FORCES OF EVIL

Now Available for Pre-Order, Book of the Damned Takes Players from the Darkest Depths of the Demon-Haunted Abyss, to the Apocalyptic Realm of Abaddon and the Infernal Layers of Hell Itself
REDMOND, WA (March 23, 2017): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today the forthcoming Pathfinder RPG: Book of the Damned hardcover rulebook will be released September 2017 and is now available for pre-order (MSRP $44.99).

The denizens of the evil planes of existence have long tempted, tormented, and tortured mortal life. From the lowliest imp to the mightiest demon lord, these realms are ripe with horrors and festering with threats to body, mind, and soul, and the routes to knowing these blasphemous secrets are held within the infamous pages of the Book of the Damned.

With details on demon lords and arch devils, information on the realms of Hell, Abaddon, and the Abyss, and rules for incorporating fiendish influences into the game—be they in the form of foes for heroic parties to face, or temptations for less scrupulous adventurers to consider—Pathfinder RPG: Book of the Damned explores the workings of these powerful forces of evil, focusing on the numerous demigods that influence mortal life and the countless fiends who prey upon the living and dead alike. Pathfinder RPG Book of the Damned includes:

  • Information on the sinister boons granted to worshipers of dozens of fiendish demigods drawn from the planes of Abaddon, the Abyss, and Hell, including Archdevils, Demon Lords, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
  • An exploration of the infernal realms of Hell, the sinister reaches of Abaddon, and the bottomless rifts of the Abyss.
  • New feats, spells, magic items, and prestige classes for use by characters who both fight against and serve the forces of darkness.
  • Rules for infernal contracts and sinister rituals.
  • Statistics for several never-before revealed fiends and lavishly-illustrated in-world excerpts from the pages of the notorious Book of the Damned itself.

Book of the Damned fills my dark soul with devilish delight,” says Paizo Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Erik Mona. “Demons, devils, and darkness are always popular topics around the Pathfinder game table, and Book of the Damned arms players with tools to fight against (or alongside) these paragons of evil, adding a demoniacal twist to any Pathfinder campaign. Are your players taking a trip to Hell? Don’t Satanic Panic! Book of the Damned has all the infernal answers you’re looking for!”

Book of the Damned is a dark and beautiful new hardcover tome for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. For additional information, visit Paizo.

About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.

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Mini’s for Fragged Empire

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 19:56
WOW! Minis for Wade Dyer’s awesome Fragged Empire RPG. Modelled in resin these 28mm, Heroic Scale Miniatures are the perfect accompaniment to Fragged Empire’s far future indie RPG, which chronicles the fates of four non-human races as they seek to build a new society and begin life again amongst the stars, after barely surviving a genocidal war with their creators. The Fragged Empire minis line is available on Modiphius.net where you can also discover the Fragged Empire core book, and awesome adventures like Let Sleeping Gods Lie, Genetic Spectres and Alien Flame.

Here’s just a small sample of the new minis on offer. Maximus, Legion Male A physically imposing race, they are strong and fearless expert warriors. hastily created by the Archons to fight their losing war against X’ion, the Legion now struggle to create a stable society and to find meaning without a war to fight. the Corporation employ large numbers of Legion mercenaries to do their dirty work. Theodore & Texos, Male Corporate Rejected by their Archon creators as inferior, the Corporation have grown to love the Great X’ion War because it freed them from an existence of insignificance. Discarding their racial identity, they are now eager to prove themselves. Not a nation in the classical sense, they are now a purely capitalistic society. Hina_0845, Palantor Female During the Great War, the Archons believed they were adapting human-created software to produce the mechanical horrors known as Mechonids, but in truth they were ham-fistedly warping sentient and fully aware digital human minds into sociopathic killers. We hope you enjoy these latest releases a
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Ninja Division brings us Starfinder minis

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 02:32

Paizo Inc. and Ninja Division Publishing announces pre-painted miniatures for Starfinder RPG

Boise, ID (March 10, 2017) – Ninja Division Publishing LLC. and Paizo Inc. are proud to announce the Starfinder Miniatures collection – the first officially licensed miniatures for the epic campaigns and adventures that players, worldwide, will start experiencing with the launch of the Starfinder® RPG.
Set thousands of years in Pathfinder’s future, the Starfinder RPG is a stand-alone science fantasy game evolved from the Pathfinder RPG rules in which players take on the role of a ragtag starship crew exploring the countless mysteries of a weird galaxy. Starfinder is also designed to integrate easily with the Pathfinder RPG, allowing players of either game to port over monsters, items, and adventures with a minimal conversion effort.

Ninja Division is proud to announce a partnership with Paizo Inc. to bring fans of Starfinder an exciting range of pre-painted miniatures to accompany players on their Starfinder adventures. With painstaking detail and coloring, these pre-painted miniatures bring the heroic crews and explorers from Starfinder to life. The range of pre-painted miniatures will include both adventurers and the ships they use to traverse space, both scaled appropriately to use as gameplay pieces for their unique roles in the Starfinder game system.

Ninja Division Creative Director John Cadice comments: “Ninja Division has been working hard with Paizo to create a line of pre-painted miniatures for gamers. We are all fans of miniatures here, and lovers of Paizo’s fantastic RPG worlds. Starfinder has not disappointed in the richness of the races and designs we get to help bring to life for players.”
Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today the initial product line-up for the highly anticipated Starfinder Roleplaying Game, the new science fantasy RPG set in the world of Pathfinder, ready for blast-off at Gen Con Indy August 2017.

Starfinder Creative Director James L. Sutter says: “The sculpts that Ninja Division have been creating for both characters and starships have been blowing our minds with their artistry and obvious love of the genre. I’m especially excited about the ships-I can’t wait to see the looks on my players’ faces the first time I pull out a bunch of the starship miniatures for a space battle!”

About Ninja Division Publishing™, LLC

Ninja Division Publishing™, LLC produces and publishes high quality board games, card games, and beautiful hobby model miniatures for tabletops around the world. Ninja Division’s tabletop lineup includes beloved originals such as the ground-breaking, dungeon-dashing Super Dungeon®: Explore; the charming chibi-ninja battle game, Ninja All-Stars®; the immersive and ever-expanding space war of Relic Knights®; and the forthcoming interstellar railway hold-up and heist, Rail Raiders Infinite™. Ninja Division also publishes an array of licensed games including favorites such as My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria™, Alien v Predator™, Codinca™, DrunkQuest™, and the award winning family game, Luchador!™. With legions of fans around the world, Ninja Division supports league play and encourages both collaborative and competitive play in its community of gamers of all ages!

About Paizo Inc.

Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel, and is being developed into an MMORPG. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.

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News from Privateer Press

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 23:21

Build a Solid Foundation With These 50-Point Army Boxes!

March is in full swing, and along with lions, lambs, and Ides, this month also sees our 2017 Army Boxes marching on with the release of new Army Boxes for both Cygnar and Retribution of Scyrah.

Each of these Army Boxes contains a ready-to-play 50-point army, designed by the Privateer Press Development team to provide a solid foundation for new players or for veterans interested in diving into a new Faction. While the last couple of Army Box pairs have each contained a similar theme in composition, this month we present two very different takes on the art of WARMACHINE.

Choose Your Path in Season 3 of the Crossroads of Courage League!
Crossroads of Courage: Season 3 began 3/1/2017! This year’s narrative league has been a rollercoaster thus far, with your reports directly influencing the fate of the league’s central protagonist (antagonist?), Holden. If you haven’t heard, the Crossroads league is culminating in a huge narrative event at Lock & Load® GameFest 2017, in which Holden’s final fate (and rules) will be decided. Why does that matter? Because Holden is going to get released as a full model for WARMACHINE & HORDES sometime after Lock & Load 2017!

Ever since the release of Zachary C. Parker’s action-packed novella Wrath of the Dragonfather in 2016, readers have clamored for a print edition of this climactic battle between dragons to add to their Skull Island eXpeditions’ library. But up to now, the printing costs of a book under 200 pages have presented a challenge….

…but not anymore! Amazon.com now has a special print-on-demand service that allows us to offer shorter novels to you at a solid price, and we are starting with Wrath of the Dragonfather because we know it’s one you’re waiting for.

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News from Modiphius

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 20:53
Today we’ve got two very special releases for Symbaroum fans, the Symbaroum Advanced Player’s Guide and Adventure Pack 2, a double helping of excellence for lovers of the acclaimed dark fantasy RPG. Symbaroum Advanced Player’s Guide is available exclusively in print and Adventure Pack 2 is available in both print and PDF on Modiphius.net. The Symbaroum Advanced Player’s Guide is a major release from Järnringen which brings new depth and variety to the game, expanding on every aspect and is useful for players and Game Masters. The book is brimming with new races, occupations, abilities, powers and rituals, also with lots of new equipment. With dozens of optional rules and a major expansion of the game world, it’s essential for everyone who cannot wait to delve deeper into the shadowy halls of Davokar!

Featured content

  • Five new playable races, in the form of Elf, Abducted Human, Dwarf, Troll and Undead.
  • 20 new occupations, with new Professions that the characters can strive to reach – like Inquisitor, Monster Hunter, Wrath Guard and Pyromancer.
  • A system of Boons and Burdens, effective in problem solving situations and perfect for adding color to your character.
  • 50 new Abilities and Rituals – some exclusive for members of the Professions, others only available to certain archetypes.
  • Rules on the crafting of artefacts and items, along with creatable Lower Artefats and Mystical Qualities to instil into the masterworks.
  • Alchemical weapons in the form of explosive grenades and fire tubes, the latter either stationary or carried by Sappers
Adventure Pack 2 includes two stand-alone adventures dealing with what happens when careless individuals dig too greedily and too deep into the black soil of Davokar’s past. The Fever of the Hunt, revolves around an excavation site somewhere in the woods where the explorers are at risk of breathing life into an age-old battle that can have disastrous effects on everyone living near the area.   The second adventure takes the player characters to the town of Kastor, where a more contemporary fight has just been settled, giving the winners a chance to put their fiendish plan in motion. In both cases, the characters will be up against mighty opposition and their actions will undoubtedly have consequences for the future of both Ambria and Davokar. Featured content
  • The town of Kastor and the dig-site Salindra’s Hope as detailed adventure landscapes.
  • Full color maps of the two landscapes.
  • Powerful mystical artefacts.
  • New rules in the form of rituals, monstrous traits, elixirs and an introduction to the extremely powerful form of collective rituals called Ceremonies.
  • More than a dozen colourful NPCs and creatures
We hope you take this chance to sample this double dose of Symbaroum goodness and plunge back into Järnringen’s acclaimed dark fantasy world. Look out for more great Symbaroum products coming from Modiphius soon,   Best wishes,
Modiphius Entertainment
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GNOMELAND SECURITY SOUNDSET FROM SYRINSCAPE

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 19:15

HILARITY ENSUES WITH CRAZY GNOMES AND A VERY ANGRY CHIMERA IN NEW GNOMELAND SECURITY SOUNDSET FROM SYRINSCAPE
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (March 30, 2017) – More than three years in the making, Syrinscape, creator of the award-winning apps that bring tabletop games to life with movie-like sound, announces today the release of the Gnomeland Security SoundSet. Gnomeland Security is available now on Syrinscape for $3.99 or is already unlocked for free to all SuperSyrin and Fantasy subscribers.

The Gnomeland Security SoundSet features the voice work of Ryan Costello of the Know Direction podcast with his iconic chimera and gnomes from the show. With the most-ridiculous solutions to a raid from a most-vicious beast, with flying attacks, fireworks, flamethrowers, chainsaws and more, Gnomeland Security is already a fan favorite in the SuperSyrin community.
“Gnomeland Security is hands-down the funniest darn SoundSet you’ve come out with. I listen to it just to bathe my ears in the hilarious images it forms in my imagination.”  – SuperSyrin Subscriber
Gnomeland Security is bar-none the most chaotic Syrinscape SoundSet I’ve ever heard,” says Costello. “Even if you’ve run a million encounters about a chimera attacking a gnome village, none will compare to running that encounter with the Gnomeland Security SoundSet.”

Syrinscape creator Benjamin Loomes gives pro-tips for incorporating the Gnomeland Security SoundSet into tabletop gaming in this new video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W653gZMJW0

The award-winning Syrinscape apps bring fantastic, realistic sound to tabletop gaming and are compatible with nearly any mobile device or computer. Syrinscape’s Fantasy Player, Sci-Fi Player and Board Game Player apps are free to download and the official sounds of Pathfinder, Mutants & Masterminds, Catan and hundreds of other sound creations for nearly any tabletop game are available for sale individually or as part of the Supersyrin Subscription for $10/month.

Syrinscape can also be completely unlocked for free for 30 days at Syrinscape.com/freetrial and includes two free SoundSets to keep after the trial.

About Know Direction
Know Direction is the award winning Pathfinder news, reviews, and interviews podcast. Co-hosts Ryan Costello and Jefferson Jay Thacker (also known as Perram) have been speaking with developers, designers, and industry experts involved in all things Pathfinder since 2009. They were rewarded for their enthusiasm to the Pathfinder community by co-winning the Paizo Volunteer of the Year award in 2015. In addition to the Know Direction podcast, which updates twice a month, you can find original Pathfinder material every weekday, including a variety of blogs and the Private Sanctuary podcast.

About Syrinscape
Using a powerful audio engine and complex algorithms to produce ever-changing soundscapes and rich encounter-specific music, Syrinscape conjures every aural landscape imaginable, from ethereal forests and stony shorelines, to dank, vermin-filled dungeons, to the spooky depths of the underdark. Designed by accomplished composer and tabletop gamer Benjamin Loomes, along with the developers at the Interaction Consortium, Syrinscape builds on more than 8 years of prototyping and community feedback. Syrinscape is based in Australia. Syrinscape is available for a wide range of devices, including PCs, Macs, Android Tablets and phones, iPhones and iPads, and the players can be downloaded via syrinscape for free.

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Figure Forge 79: Ferret for Heavy Gear

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 03:31

Watch mat assemble the basic Ferret for Heavy Gear. The new plastics are easy to clean and go together in a flash.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

I have a lot more Heavy Gear coming in the near future.

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Box Breaking 206: Zombie Munchkin From Steve Jackson Games

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 03:15

In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at Munchkin Zombies. One of the things about this edition is you play the zombie!!

 

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Munchkins eating brains!! It has to be fun.

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Box Breaking 205: Myth Shores of Kanis Expansion

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:32

In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at the first part of his kickstarter pledge for Myth, the Kanis box set.  Watch as Matt checks out the the set.  If you are Myth lover this is for you.

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Many of you might know this but the models are beautiful.

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VIRAL coming in August!

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:04
VIRAL coming in August! ARCANE WONDERS AND MESA BOARD GAMES TO RELEASE NEW DICE TOWER ESSENTIALS GAME: VIRAL

Sachse, TX (Feb 6th, 2017) – Arcane Wonders® is pleased to announce they have partnered with MESAboardgames® to release the English language version of VIRAL, designed by António Sousa Lara and Gil d’Orey. VIRAL is an intense area?control board game where players compete to infect and control organs in a human body.

You are a deadly VIRUS! You have just infected a patient. Your objective is to mutate and take over the host’s organs. Choose your strategy carefully, though, because other player’s viruses are sure to get in your way! If too many viruses are present in an organ, a CRISIS occurs and the IMMUNE SYSTEM will surely wipe out your infection!

“When Tom brought us VIRAL to play, we fell in love with it immediately!” says Arcane Wonders President, Bryan Pope. “It has a fresh, original and clever theme; a territorial control game set inside the human body! The game play is simple and streamlined, yet it has lots of great tactical decisions and difficult choices. The game has a lot of flavor and personality, with great player interaction. My favorite part is the mutation cards; They allow you to mutate your viruses, changing how they behave, and develop your strategy.”

VIRAL is being released in the Dice Tower Essentials line of games; games that noted reviewer Tom Vasel (www.dicetower.com) believes are essential for any gamer’s collection.

Attendees of Gen Con will have the first public opportunity to play VIRAL at Arcane Wonder’s booth. Look for VIRAL to hit retail shelves in August 2017 with a MSRP to be determined. Gameplay is 60?90 minutes for 2?5 players ages 14+.

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Figure Forge 78: Black Mamba For Heavy Gear Blitz

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 15:53

In this Figure Matt Shows you the basic build for the Black Mamba.

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Hey Who wants to play I’m ready.

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Box Breaking 204: HALO Ground Command

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 20:13

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at the two player starter for HALO Ground Command from Spartan Games.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

I have played HALO Ground Command and I like it.   I find it to be a game that can easily be casual or competitive, and that’s a hard balance to find with miniatures.

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Ravage Dungeons of Plunder from Modipheus

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 04:05

Ravage – Dungeons of Plunder

Anti-Hero dungeon crawl coming to Kickstarter

Ain’t no Heroes in this game, you play a band of Blackroot Orcs delving dungeons for loot and teef, that’s right you are smashing in the faces of your enemies for teef! The tile based game is designed and illustrated by artist Ian Schofield (Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Terra Tiles: Misty Moorlands and Coasts & Rivers). Ian will be launching the Kickstarter next week.

Ian found work in horror and terrain illustration commissions however still craved high fantasy work that he grew up on, so started creating a project he would have chewed his right arm off to work on, a dungeon crawler called Ravage.

The game boasts 3 play modes:

Solo Survive the dungeon and its random boss encounter for victory, there is no resurrection in this mode.

Adventure (Co-Op) Play co-operatively with your friends to complete quests, bury the head, defeat the cave serpent and destroy the spider’s lair.

Treachery (VS) You each control the dungeon and monsters that you pull on your turn, pitting them against your friends, setting off traps, looting your opponents whilst you try to keep the dungeon at bay. Each hero kill will gain you promotions, become the war chief to win.

You get to pick from one of the 4 castes:

– Berserker – Unleash powerful attacks charge at your enemies, frenzy and attack multiple foes.

– Shaman – Using your tribal magic transform into a raven or a bear, summon spirits and blood wield your enemies.

– Cultist – Inflict fear, life drain your enemies and even summon the undead to fight for you.

– Head hunter – Use poison and flaming arrows to destroy your enemies and even take head shots.

 

Each player’s orc has a set of weapons and ability cards that require energy to use, once you have enough energy you can unleash these devastating attacks on your enemies. Exhausted energy turns into experience, gain enough experience and level up your abilities.

The dungeon is presented in a deck of cards, cards are drawn each turn for you to explore the dungeon, they include hallways or room cards, for you to construct your dungeon randomly every time. You will encounter traps as you traverse through the dungeon it’s not a safe place to be, as you and your friends will discover. The custom dice determine trap outcomes, your attack and defence rolls and allow you to gain energy. The different coloured dice represent low, medium, or high odds of a successful outcome.

About Ian Schofield

Ian has been creating Ravage – Dungeons of Plunder for the past 2 years, working on the game design, illustrations, graphic design, also working with Tony Strongman on the stories for the quests. His friends helped out with inspiration, stories, rules clarifications and play testing.

Ian played Ravage with the Modiphius crew back at the UK Games Expo last year, and have been in communication with them since and we are delighted to say Modiphius Entertainment will be co-publishing Ravage, handling distribution and supporting his Kickstarter which launches next week.

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BombShell Miniatures Reveals VIG bag for Adepticon

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 04:01

Bombshell Miniatures is dropping the bomb in the VIG bags for AdeptiCon 2017. VIG recipients will receive one of the limited or regular production run miniatures, shown here. Each miniature is cast in high quality lead-free pewter and is a great example cross section of our entire range. If you are looking for more of these fantastic models, be sure to drop by the Bombshell Miniatures booth near the center of the vendor hall where you can see our entire line of miniatures. Meet the “Sculptdude” Patrick Keith himself, and possibly even test drive the new edition of our dieselpunk, sci-fi game, Counterblast.

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