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Are you a Trog or a Troll Complete Debuting @ Gen Con 50 For Shadowrun

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:46

They can call you a trog. Sure they can. Let ’em think it’s smear. Let them show you what they don’t know. Let them ignore history, the great accomplishments orks and trolls have made in every field in the Sixth World, the homes and enclaves they’ve built out of nothing. There’s enough talent in the trog population to punch, hack, rig, charm, or enchant that smug smile right off their face. You know what you are. They’ll learn—fast, if they know what’s good for them.

The Complete Trog is the definitive guide for ork and troll characters in Shadowrun. With information on what it’s like to be an ork or troll in dozens of spots across the globe, details on working in corps as a trog (including in ork- and troll-dominated corps) and the heroes and enemies of trog culture, the book helps players add flavor and depth to their characters and the world around them. On top of that, it has gear, qualities, and life modules compatible with both Shadowrun, Fifth Edition and Shadowrun: Anarchy. Plunge into the rich culture of trogs and watch them turn that slur on its head.

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Figure Forge 93: Nemesis Command for Dropzone Commander

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 03:13

In this Figure Forge Matt assembles  the PHR’s Nemesis Command.  You have to love how clean these models are.

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I had some problems with glue drying, but I am very happy with the end results.

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Figure Forge 92: Nasier Longhorn for Wrath of Kings

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 01:57

In this Figure Forge Matt assembles the Nasier Longhorn with lightning speed.  This is one of the last models from the Wrath of Kings starter.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

I think this is the last model of the box set.

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Will Gen Con 50 Leave Dark Age Players Skarrd?

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:02

Gen Con 50 is going to be big, very big, and if you play Dark Age you might just come out Skarrd!
This new tome of Dark Age lore and rules puts a new face on the mutant cannibals and introduces a powerful new threat from within their ranks – the undying worshippers of atomic fallout, the Cult of Decay! Bringing new rules for one of Dark Age’s oldest sets of monsters as well as revealing many new units, Dark Age: Skarrd is a must have for Skarrd players and Dark Age fans.


DARK AGE: SKARRD
SRP: $39.99 | Sale On Reception
SKU: DAG0015 Case Count: 10 UPC: 9781941427125
Case Dimensions: 13.2 x 10.6 x 9.7in
CMON.COM | DARK-AGE.COM

COMPONENTS
1 Hardback Source Book

FEATURES
• A high quality, full color, hardback source book.
• This book is used to guide the collecting and gaming of a Skarrd warband for Dark Age.
• This book contains the background of the Skarrd people – focused on each of the sub-factions, a description of the role of each of the Skarrd units, the rules for each of the Skarrd units, photos of many of the Skarrd miniatures, and loads of great ongoing narrative about the world of Samaria and the Skarrd’s place in it.

SKARRD DECK 2017
SRP: $14.99 | Sale On Reception
SKU: DAG0816 Case Count: TBD UPC: 889696006868
Case Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 x 0.75in

The mutant survivalists and cannibal horrors of the
Skarrd are growing by leaps and bounds, shown by their
increased ranks and the threat they pose to humanity
on Samaria. This 95-card pack contains everything
a Dark Age player needs to know. Found inside are
the current rules, statistics, and abilities of the Skarrd
Horde, Blood Cult, Toxic Cult, Cult of Metamorphosis,
Cult of Decay, and a couple of Bounty Hunters willing
to work for monsters. From improved rules on old units
found in existing Skarrd forces to the new models just
now joining them, this card pack has it all!

SKARRD FACTION STARTER
SRP: $59.99 | Street Date: August 18, 2017
SKU: DAG03001 Case Count: 6 UPC: 889696006547
Case Dimensions: 6in x 4.5in x 2.25in

From the early days after the Abandonment, when the they
fled from the ruins of Port City to become the tribes of
the Baniss, to the appearance of the Heretic Saint and the
creation of the Skarrd, the denizens of the Northern Wastes
have had to become brutal killers to survive. There is no room
for the weak, there are no resources to be spared on the
sick or elderly. In Skarrd society, you take what you need to
survive and you follow the commands of your Tribal Father.

COMPONENT S
1 Tribal Father, 1 Warhead, 3 Buzzblade, 3 Harpy, 1 50mm
bases, 3 40mm bases, 4 30mm bases, their Dark Age Unit
Cards, and 9 Skarrd Horde Psychogenics cards.

FEATUR E S
• Highly detailed metal and resin miniatures.
• This 500-point Skarrd Faction Starter Box is
the ideal way to start a Skarrd collection.
• This Skarrd Faction Starter Box provides the
core of a brutal Skarrd warband. The Tribal
Father provides leadership, excellent combat
skills, and a great array of psychogenic
abilities. The Warhead, however, is the real
muscle of the group, being able to take quite
a bit of punishment AND deal out a lot once
he closes in. The Buzzblades are the line
troopers of a Skarrd force, great for ganging
up on enemies or picking off stragglers. The
Harpies are excellent for grabbing objectives
and preventing your opponents from
achieving theirs.

RAZE AND DISCIPLES
UNIT BOX
SRP: $54.99 | Street Date: August 18, 2017
SKU: DAG03013 Case Count: 6 UPC: 889696006660
Case Dimensions: 6in x 4.5in x 2.25in

No one can remember where Raze came from, and the silent
Raze does not care to illuminate anyone. There is much
speculation on his origin – from suggestions he is a cyborg to
rumors he was created before the Fall – but none of it really
matters. All that matters is that Raze goes where he pleases, and
the enemies of Raze do not last long. This stoic and constant
presence has spawned a cult of admirers, fanatics who have
modified their bodies to echo the shape of Raze himself.

COMPONENT S
1 Raze, 3 Disciple of Raze, 1 50mm bases, 3 40mm bases,
and 2 Dark Age Unit Cards.

FEATUR E S
• Highly detailed metal and resin miniatures.
• Raze will be a feature model in any Skarrd
warband, while the Disciples of Raze can
provide significant close-range support.
• Raze is simply a brutal killer, so wading him
into the thick of your enemy’s line in key. His
Headbutt can knock even big opponents
to the ground, and then his Halberd Saw
can quickly finish them off. He is immune
to Extreme Damage and his Unstoppable
will keep him in the fight for a long time.
The Disciples of Raze are best used to flank
Raze, keeping any annoying fodder off him
as he barrels toward his targets.

FELL PACK UNIT BOX
SRP: $34.99 | Street Date: August 18, 2017
SKU: DAG03020 Case Count: 6 UPC: 889696006738
Case Dimensions: 6in x 4.5in x 2.25in

Much like the members of the Skarrd tribes, the
fell jackals of Samaria are skilled scavengers who
use pack tactics to bring down their enemies. It is
little wonder, therefore, that the beasts are now
ubiquitous around the fringes any Skarrd camp.
They can be used as hunting dogs, or guided
into battle by the violent Scourge taskmasters.
Whichever way the Fell Packs are used, you can
bet that no tears will be shed over their fate.

COMPONENT S
2 Scourge, 2 Fell Pack, 2 40mm bases,
2 30mm bases, and 2 Dark Age Unit Cards.

FEATUR E S
• Highly detailed metal miniatures.
• Scourges and Fell Packs are solid line troops in
a Skarrd warband.
• The Scourges are most often found driving Fell
Packs forward into combat, but their whips can
guide Buzzblades up the center of the table
just as easily. The Fell Packs are best used on
the flanks, racing forward to tear apart enemy
objective runners, before moving in to snap at
the heels of larger foes.

 

 

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Box Breaking 211: Alien Uprising Zothren Invasion From Mr. B. Games

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:20

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at Alien Uprising Zothren Invasion. The nifty drafting card game allows you to build machines of war.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

For those of you that want to see how this plays Sean and I played this at Origins and you can find that video here.

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My Gen Con 50 Schedule

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 00:41

For those of you following what I will be doing at Gen Con 50.

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WizKids and Gen Con 50

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 03:32

WizKids will not have a traditional Miniatures release at Gen Con 50 but they will have the following – some of which can be considered miniature releases.:

  • Wartime
  • Dungeon Hustle
  • Witching Hour
  • The Expanse
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Tomb of Annihilation Adventure System Board Game

 

The one closest to a miniature release would be Dungeons & Dragons: Tomb of Annihilation.

In the Tomb of Annihilation Adventure System Board Game, you play a heroic adventurer. With amazing abilities, spells, and magic weapons, you must explore the jungle of Chult, as well as the Tomb of the Nine Gods, where you will fight monsters, overcome traps and find treasure.

 

Featuring:

  • 42 Pre-Painted Miniatures
  • 3 Misty Arch standees
  • 2 Devil Face standees
  • 5 Hero tiles
  • 4 Villain tiles
  • 1 rulebook
  • 1 adventure book
  • 20-sided die
  • 40 interlocking Dungeon tiles
  • 5 double-sized interlocking Special tiles
  • 225 cards
  • Over 300 tokens

 

 

Following in the path of the other critically-acclaimed D&D board games, Tomb of Annihilation features multiple scenarios, challenging quests and game play designed for a single player or a cooperative group of 2-5 players. The Tomb of AnnihilationAdventure System Board Game features new trap and spell decks for even more exciting game play content!

Tomb of Annihilation can also be combined with the other D&D Adventure System Cooperative Play Board Games, including the terrifying Temple of Elemental EvilThe Legend of DrizztCastle Ravenloft, and Wrath of Ashardalon, to create an even more exciting experience.

 

There will be a Standard and Premium Edition of this game. The Premium Edition will feature fully-painted miniatures while the Standard Edition is single-color.

 

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Third Horizion RPG from Modiphius

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 23:19

 

From Modiphius

Today we’re really pleased to bring you four new releases for the Coriolis – The Third Horizon roleplaying game, with a Artifacts & Technology, Hamurabi, Mahanji Oasis and Aram’s Ravine supplements, all releasing individually as well as in a combined bundle featuring all four.

 

All four supplements are available on Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com 

Designed to expand and enhance your adventures in the Coriolis – The Third Horizon roleplaying game, which has been described as “the Arabian Nights in Space” these four supplement describe new technology, settlements, NPCs and adventures to be found in The Third Horizon.

 Artifacts & Technology Supplement
This 19-page PDF contains mysterious artifacts and powerful faction technology for the award-winning Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG and includes new technology like the Survival Cocoon, Symmetry Helmet and Scarabaeus Armor, as well as details on the mysterious Draconites race.

 

Hamurabi Supplement

This 12-page PDF describes the Hamurabi portal space station, and includes a complete scenario location for the award-winning Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG.  From the outside it looks like any other portal station, a lonely chunk of dark metal and flashing lights, but inside, the rundown corridors and dim-lit halls are rife with intrigue, adventures and danger.

 

Mahanji Oasis Supplement

This 13-page PDF describes the Mahanji Oasis on the planet Lubau, a complete scenario location for the award-winning Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG. Under the scorching sun, and in almost unbearable heat, life on Lubau continues. Nomad caravans, Zenithian explorers and ancient cultists manage to live their lives on the inhospitable planet closest to the star of Kua. They all meet at the Mahanji Oasis to escape the oppressive heat, make deals and scheme plots of intrigue.

 

Aram’s Ravine Supplement

This 15-page PDF describes the Aram’s Ravine colony on the planet Jina, a complete scenario location for the award-winning Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG. Between the deep forests of Kua and the smoldering wastelands of Lubau, we find Jina, an acidified hellhole with only one colony, Aram’s Ravine. The colony is a mining station for bauxite and other mineral salts and rife with mine lords competing for power.

 

We hope you enjoy these latest Coriolis releases and look out for more great Coriolis – The Third Horizon adventures coming soon!

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MAGE COMPANY ACQUIRES GOBLIN DICE BY GAGA GAMES

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 19:54
MAGE COMPANY ACQUIRES GOBLIN DICE BY GAGA GAMES

The fun and challenging dice game is not part of MAGE Company’s Family Line

Athens, GREECE (July, 2017) – MAGE Company is proud to announce that it has reached an agreement with GAGA Games in order to acquire its game Goblin Dice.

This 2-6 player board game challenges your attention and reaction time since you turn into a small agile goblin who participates in the race of the century. You will be followed by the Magic Stone that threatens to smash anyone who slows down for a second.

During the game players will have to roll the dice and then grab those with numbers they need as fast as they can. This gambling and fascinating board game, which lasts no more than 30 minutes, will stir up anyone playing it.

“The Development Team had so much fun while playing Goblin Dice that they insisted in adding it to our Family Line. This is a great game that everybody can have fun with, younger and older!”, underlines Alexander Argyropoulos, General Manager of MAGE Company.

The game will be published in Q2 2018 with an estimated MSRP of $20.

ABOUT GAGA GAMES

We love board games. And we want more people to enjoy them. That’s why we create, publish and distribute board games and organize various gaming events.

Our team consists of more than 80 employees and each of them is crazy about board games.
We have 10 board game shops in Saint-Petersburg.
Our partners from all over Russia sell our games in their stores.
Currently we publish about 3 new games a month including our own games and localizations of great games from all over the world.

We are focused on all kinds of board games: games for kids, for the whole family, and games for adults.

ABOUT MAGE COMPANY

MAGE Company is a board game publisher based in Eastern Europe and in USA. The company was created back in 2010 for the purpose of creating new and exciting board games. Since then MAGE Company has published a variety of titles such as 12 Realms, Wrong Chemistry, Hoyuk, Raid & Trade, Res Publica: 2230AD, Carrotia, the Cohort and more. MAGE Company develops and publishes games that offer a different playing experience and always supports the main titles with news expansions that enrich the games with new mechanics. Following the standards of the marker, each board game includes components of high quality. Few titles are published each year, each with its own style, theme, and mechanics. Our priority is to keep a very special line of board, card and miniature games. Our current titles are divided in two different parts: the Family Zone and the Original Games. We build our lines based on games for the kids and families and for those who are more experienced gamers.

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Star Realms Kickstarter Going Bonkers!

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 19:41

About a week ago I received the following email.

 

We are thrilled to announce the first Star Realms Kickstarter since we first launched Star Realms and White Wizard Games in 2013. Many of our fans missed the first Kickstarter, and so we decided to bring Star Realms back to Kickstarter with 9 new expansions!

This Kickstarter features NINE all-new Star Realms Expansions:

  • Frontiers is a deckbuilding game for 1-4 players, that is both a standalone game and fully compatible with Star Realms Deckbuilding Game and all of its expansions!
  • Stellar Allies is a 12-card Kickstarter exclusive multi-faction expansion pack!
  • The Alignment, The Alliance, The Coalition, The Pact, The Union, and The Unity are 17-card Command Decks that allow you to play as a legendary commander in the Star Realms universe!
  • The Lost Fleet is a Kickstarter exclusive* Command Deck!

Visit the live Kickstarter page here and back now!


We truly appreciate your support! We created this Day 1 Backer avatar for anyone that backs us today to let everyone on Kickstarter know that you are one of our biggest fans! You can add this to your Kickstarter profile and post it on your social media to let people know you are as excited about Star Realms Frontiers and our new Command Decks as we are!  Please share the Kickstarter link on social media to help us spread the word! It really does make a difference!

Play as a Legendary Commander with the new Command Decks, and take your Star Realms game to a new level! 

I haven’t been able to check it out until now.  If you are a fan of Star Realms get on board now! It’s already funded and still going- this project has already left our solar system hitting nearly 400K of 100K!

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MetaArcade to Launch Tunnels & Trolls Adventures on August 17 at Gen Con 50

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 19:16

MetaArcade to Launch Tunnels & Trolls Adventures on August 17 at Gen Con 50

 

Developer to Celebrate Release of Inaugural Title on “Adventure Creator” Platform; RPG Fans Invited to Visit Booth #509 from August 17–20 to Play Iconic RPG on iOS and Android

 

SEATTLE, WA – (July 12, 2017) – MetaArcade, a developer building a platform to allow players to create and publish their own RPG adventures, announced it will launch Tunnels & Trolls™ Adventures on the App Store and Google Play on August 17th, coinciding with the first day of Gen Con 50 in Indianapolis. Tunnels & Trolls Adventures, which will also release on PC, Mac and Steam later this year, is a dungeon crawling RPG experience that brings new and classic quests to life from Tunnels & Trolls, the second RPG ever published. The game is the first component of MetaArcade’s new platform, with the other being the upcoming Adventure Creator software that will allow players to create their own quests for the game.

To celebrate the game and platform launch, MetaArcade will showcase the mobile RPG adventure title at Gen Con from August 17–20. Media and roleplaying fans alike will have a chance to play the game, talk to its creators and get an early look at the Adventure Creator software for creating your own quests.

MetaArcade at Gen Con 50 Details

 

WHO:

MetaArcade, RPG game and platform developer
– David Reid, Founder and CEO of MetaArcade
– Liz Danforth, Artist and Designer, who co-designed Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls and created signature art for Tunnels & Trolls and Magic: The Gathering
– Rick Loomis, Founder and President of Tunnels & Trolls publisher, Flying Buffalo, who wrote Buffalo Castle, the first solo adventure for any RPG

 

WHERE:

Gen Con 50 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Booth #509

 

WHAT:

MetaArcade is hosting media and fans to showcase the initial launch of its first title for mobile, Tunnels & Trolls Adventures, a dungeon crawling RPG that brings new and classic Tunnels & Trolls quests to life with player characters, choose your adventure-style decisions, thrilling die rolls, sweet loot and more. In addition, guests can demo the latest Adventure Creator software, MetaArcade’s tool for creating original content that will allow players to create, share and publish their own adventures.

 

MetaArcade will host signings, photo opportunities, contests and giveaways onsite, so attendees are encouraged to stop by Booth #509.

 

WHEN:

Gen Con show hours; August 17–20, 10 AM–6 PM daily and 10–4 on Sunday, August 20th

 

WHY:

Tunnels & Trolls, the second roleplaying game ever published, is beloved by fans for its classic RPG heritage. Tunnels & Trolls Adventures exclusively and authentically brings T&T dungeon crawls to life with rich text, digital dice, iconic imagery and immersive audio cues. Players will make decisions in a ‘choose your adventure’ style and see how dice rolls affect their character’s success—or failure. Players can create their own unique character, with experience and loot carrying through as they complete the various adventure modules. But T&T Adventures is only part of the story as exclusive demos of Adventure Creator will be available alongside appearances by legendary artist and designer Liz Danforth, who will be on hand to answer questions and sign exclusive original art created for the game launch, and RPG icon, Rick Loomis.

 

ADDITIONAL:

Media are encouraged to schedule interview time; press kits will be available onsite.

 

The MetaArcade Adventure Creator platform and Tunnels & Trolls Adventures game are both developed and published by MetaArcade. Keep in touch with the latest MetaArcade news by following @MetaArcade and facebook.com/MetaArcade.

 

About MetaArcade

Launched in 2016, MetaArcade is a Seattle area independent game company building a platform to allow players to create and publish their own RPG adventures – with no technical experience required – for free. The company was founded by lifelong RPG fan and seasoned vet David Reid, who previously held high profile roles at Microsoft, NCsoft, Trion Worlds, and CCP Games. MetaArcade will launch Tunnels & Trolls Adventures, the first title under its RPG platform, on August 17, 2017 at Gen Con 50 for Android and iOS mobile devices initially, with Windows PC, Mac, and Steam versions to follow at a later date alongside the content creation component, Adventure Creator. For more information, visit www.MetaArcade.com.

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SYRINSCAPE RELEASES DREAMS OF THE YELLOW KING SOUNDPACK

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 17:44

 

SYRINSCAPE RELEASES DREAMS OF THE YELLOW KING SOUNDPACK

Dragons, A River Journey, A Water-Born Raid, Ghosts and More Fill the Official Soundtrack to the Third Chapter of the Pathfinder RPG Strange Aeons
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (July 14, 2017) – Syrinscape, creator of the award-winning apps that bring tabletop games to life with movie-like sound, releases today the Dreams of the Yellow King SoundPack for Syrinscape’s Fantasy Player, custom-created to accompany the third chapter of the Pathfinder RPG’s Strange Aeons Adventure Path. The Dreams of the Yellow King SoundPack ($15.99, or as part of either the Fantasy or SuperSyrin subscription packages) is now available in the Syrinscape store.

The Dreams of the Yellow King SoundPack is the complete audio companion for the Pathfinders who have boarded a riverboat to Cassomir. They explore the Dreamlands and attempt a number of bizarre dream quests, fragmenting their minds and trying to survive against a dimension of nightmares. All the while, Syrinscape immerses players in the adventure with the sounds of the river journey, a water-born raid from the cult of Razmir (featuring voices by Pathfinder Lead Designer Jason Bulmahn), spooky haunts, dream parties, a drug den, a nightmare dragon, ambient music, one-shot sound effects and much more.

Watch Syrinscape creator and host of the Dicestormers Benjamin Loomes in this video a preview of Dreams of the Yellow King SoundPack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLEO8IR1pxM

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, Starfinder, 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 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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World of Chaldea Casting Call

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:40

PETER ADKISON AND WORLD OF CHALDEA CALL ON GAMERS AND FANTASY FANS EVERYWHERE TO GET IN THE PICTURE

Casting Call Opens for Hundreds of Extras to Be Drawn into the World of Chaldea

Join Director Peter Adkison on Facebook Live at 12:00pm Pacific Today
SEATTLE, WA (July 10, 2017): World of Chaldea, the new web series by Peter Adkison, founder of Wizards of the Coast, co-owner of Gen Con and filmmaker (Chaldea: War Room and The Devil Walks in Salem), opens today a casting call for gamers and fantasy fans everywhere with World of Chaldea’s Part of the Picture. Hundreds of extras from fantasy and history will be immortalized in Chaldea’s graphic novel scenes – from local folk to Legionnaires, necromancers to knights, druids to drunks and many more.

The Part of the Picture call is open to anyone ages 13 and up and requires no previous acting experience. To become #PartofThePicture, fans will pick a character from the extras list, take a couple of photos in costume inspired by the character and post them to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #PartofThePicture and #WorldofChaldea, along with the name of the character they are portraying. For complete details, including the extras list and guidelines, visit:
www.worldofchaldea.com/become-a-part-of-the-picture
“Initially, we started to create characters from scratch until we realized that it would be a lot of fun to make these characters look like people we know. Then we realized, if we think this is fun, maybe others will too, so we’re opening it up for everyone!”, says Adkison, World of Chaldea director.

Adkison will be live on Facebook.com/PeterAdkison at 12:00pm Pacific Time today, Monday July 10, for a behind-the-scenes look at the World of Chaldea and to answer questions about the casting call.

The World of Chaldea series is currently in production, featuring a cast that includes Jen Page, Conner Marx, Sarah Moore, Brandon Marino, Jesse Cheever, Stefan Hajek, Yasmine Aker and Eric Ray Anderson. Created by Adkison along with long-time collaborator Steve Conard, and developed directly from scenarios gamed by players in Adkison’s RPG campaigns dating back to 1981, World of Chaldea brings those games to life in a trans-media web series, using graphic novel art, music, sound, and live action film sequences. Chaldea has adult themes, traditional fantasy roots mixed with real-world places and times in history, and real-world pantheons of deities, all of which are brought together in an epic tale in an innovative blend of film, comics, and fiction.

Those cast by Adkison through #PartofthePicture will be drawn into the graphic novel pages that will become a part of the series. They will also receive a custom digital portrait of themselves as their character and an “extras” name credit.

Photos will be accepted through 12:00pm Pacific Time, September 15, 2017.

Facebook.com/worldofchaldea
Twitter.com/worldofchaldea
Instagram.com/worldofchaldea

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Gen Con Sells Out of 4-Day Badges, Limited Single-Day Badges Remain

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:37

Gen Con Sells Out of 4-Day Badges, Limited Single-Day Badges Remain

INDIANAPOLIS (July 6, 2017) Gen Con, the largest and longest-running hobby gaming convention in North America, has announced a sellout of 4-Day badges for Gen Con 50, its historic 50th convention to be held August 17-20. Sales of single-day badges (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Family Fun) will continue at gencon.com, though supplies are limited. The company urges those interested in attending to purchase these badges soon, as single-day badges also are expected to reach a sellout.

Due to these expected sellouts, Gen Con will not offer on-site badge sales at Gen Con 50. Any remaining attendee-type badges will be available for sale at gencon.com with will call pick-up. As in prior years, Gen Con will offer 24-hour will call, starting at noon on Wednesday, August 16 and staying open throughout the entire convention. The will call area also will expand to expedite the packet pick-up process.

“Though 4-Day badges have sold out for Gen Con 50 there are still many opportunities to attend the convention and take part in the celebration,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO/Owner of Gen Con LLC. “Family Fun Day badges provide a great opportunity for visitors who wish to sample the show for the first time. Anyone still interested in attending Gen Con 50 should purchase their badges soon.”
Family Fun Day, held on Sunday, August 20, allows a family of four to attend for $45. Children ages 8-and-under are free to attend any day of Gen Con with a child wristband.
Gen Con has capped Trade Day and some individual badge types previously in Indianapolis, but has never limited its 4-Day or single-day badge sales.

Gen Con 50 will take place August 17-20, 2017 in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and participating hotels. The convention will feature more than 500 exhibitors, more than 19,000 events, and an exclusive concert from Grammy Award-winning recording artist They Might Be Giants.

About Gen Con
Gen Con LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con, The Best Four Days in Gaming!™. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast, Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Last year’s Gen Con featured attendees from all 50 states, each Canadian province, and more than 60 countries. Celebrating 50 years in 2017, Gen Con 50 will be sponsored by Mayfair Games, Paizo, Inc., and Rio Grande Games.

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Figure Forge 91: Rathor From the Wrath of Kings Starter

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 03:37

Watch Matt assemble Rathor from the Wrath of Kings two player starter. This model is super easy to assemble and even cooler looking.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

So far this set has been a lot of fun and I can’t wait to play.

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Box Breaking 210: Ulterior Motives for Frostgrave

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 03:36

Watch as Matt takes a look at Ulterior motives the latest expansion for Frostgrave. These cards change the objective of some the scenario you are playing.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

I have played three games now with Ulterior Motives and I like it.  Check back for more details in a few days, or better yet subscribe so you don’t miss it.

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Ravenwood Catle presents Trouble in on Tatooine

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 01:05

The second mystery of the season of the Ravenwood Detective Agency returning to one of our favorite settings, a galaxy far, far away!

Last year an Imperial laboratory, buried deep in the swamps of Dagobah, was infiltrated by the Rebellion. Rebel spies made off with top secret weapons research, research that must be recovered! After a galaxy wide search, Imperial intelligence has tracked the spies to the desert world of Tatooine, specifically to a Hutt stronghold known as Ravenwood. The Imperial agent’s last report claims that he has successfully infiltrated the stronhold.

Read more on the Ravenwood Castle blog

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New Walking Dead Releases from Mantic Games

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:45
First up we’ve got an exciting new release for The Walking Dead: All Out War – a replica of Hershel Greene’s barn! This set is designed to fit the dimensions of the cardboard terrain included in the recently released Miles Behind Us expansion. Included in the set is:
  • MDF barn with opening doors and removable roof
  • MDF tractor
  • six MDF fences
  • four resin hay bales
You can pre-order the Greene Family Farm from the Mantic website NOW! Or look for it in your local gaming store soon.
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From Kobold Press

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:49
Streets of Zobeck is a 112-page supplement and adventure anthology set in the seedy underbelly of Zobeck, containing:
  • Seven adventures dealing with underhanded themes, shady locations, and double-crossing deals gone wrong
  • Six locales including the Cartways Market Gallery
  • A dirty dozen NPCs: kobold gearsmiths, failed Arcane Collegium students, barge captains, undead ambassadors to use as rivals, patrons, peers and foes
  • New clockworks, street magics and odd enchantments that make Zobeck the distinctive jewel of the River Argent!
This official Midgard adventure anthology is easily portable to any setting. Designed by Ben McFarland, Chris Harris, Matthew Stinson, Christina Stiles, Mike Franke, and Richard Pett.
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Bombshell Miniatures News on the Masters

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:54

According to Bombshell the masters for the Resin minis are at the factory!

This is cool.  They are going to a resin.

Resin has its ups and downs to it, but I think this is a good move.

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