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Gen Con 2018 Video Blitz 28: Batman Demo From IDW Games

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 13:43

Demo of Batman the animated Series from IDW Games

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

This demo was about an hour long, but the game is so smooth it felt like 15 minutes.

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Gen Con 2018 Video Blitz 26: Battlestar Galactica Demo from Ares Games

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 07:06

Demo of Battlestar Galactica from the Ares Games booth at Gen Con.  This take the Wings of Glory franchise to a new level.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

 

Instead of the standard Wings of Glory movement cards they use hexes -which does crazy cool things on the table.

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Gen Con 2018 Video Blitz 27: Ross Thompson with IDW

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 07:03

Ross Thompson and I caught up at Gen Con 2018 in the IDW booth
Where we discussed Masque of the Red Death, Wayward, Batman the Animated series, and T.M.N.T.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

I am hoping to see some Wayward soon!

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Gen Con 2018 Video Blitz 25: Kevin Siembieda From Palladium Books.

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 06:58

I caught Kevin Siembieda outside the hotel and we decided to do an interview. We talk Splicers, Palladium, Dead Reign, and Rifter. We even spend some time talking about the potential of Rifts 2e.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

Kevin and I always have a good talk.

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Gen Con 2018 Video Blitz 24: Tripods and Triplanes Demo Ares Games

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 05:50

At Gen Con I caught a Tripods and Triplanes demo at the Ares Games booth. It’s set in the War of the Worlds timeline and you can use your WWI planes.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

If you like the Wings of Glory system I’m sure you will enjoy Tripods and Triplanes.

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Gen Con 2018 Video Blitz 23: Monsterpocalypse demo

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 02:15

I managed to catch a game demo of Monsterpocalypse at Gen Con.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

I like the fact that this is a hobby miniatures game now – and I want to the the Privateer Press office prize!

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Gen Con 2018 Video Blitz 22: Oz From Privateer Press

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:45

At Gen Con 2018 Oz (Will Schooner) and I talked about Monsterpocalypse, Crucible Guard and he even taught me a little more about Company of Iron, and I think we talked about Hordes. After this interview I felt like I could play Monsterpocalypse.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

This was the first time I spoke with Oz and I hope it won’t be the last.

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Gen Con 2018 Video Blitz 21: Carl From 4Ground

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:10

I caught up with Carl from 4ground at Gen Con 2018. We talked about Fable Realms, terrain – their product is prepainted.

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I really can’t wait to tear into some of their sets!

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Gen Con Video 2018 Blitz 20: Dave Lewis Dropzone Commander and Dropfleet

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 00:54

At Gen Con 2018 I found Dave Lewis dug in at the TTC booth. We had the chance to talk about Dropzone Commander and Dropfleet.  He was happy to pull a Dreadnought out of the case for me and you to look at.

 

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

The new ships are huge!

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Gen Con 2018 Video Blitz 19: Stuart Mackaness From War Cradle Studios

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:36

I caught up with Stuart Mackaness from War Cradle Studios at  Gen Con 2018. We talked about Wild West Exodus, Dystopian Wars, Uncharted Seas, Planet Fall and Firestorm Armada.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

They have so many cool things in the works I can’t wait!

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Thief’s Forture Returning to Kickstarter

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 19:58

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATHENS (July 2018) – Nabbarah: A city full of wonders and stories to be told awaits. Will you manage to live your best possible timeline and take charge of your own fortune? This Card-Drafting, Engine Building Game returns to Kickstarter on August 14th. Don’t miss out!

A Thief’s Fortune, designed by Konstantinos Kokkinis and Sotiris Tsantilasand published by Artipia Games is a game for 1-4 players that take glimpses of the future and create alternate paths of their common life in the city of Nabbarah. They might lead different paths, but they all are the same person. Which player will create the most promising timeline?

The game will releaunch on Kickstarter on August 14th, featuring new improved aspects at a lower price.

The game

A Thief’s Fortune is a competitive Card Drafting & Engine Building game for 1-4 players that lasts 45 to 90 minutes.

The game revolves around a Thief who has just come across a mystical item that allows him to see glimpses of the future.

Each player represents a different timeline of that character and through the various choices and actions of each player, separate alternate paths are formed.
New Features of A Thief’s Fortune KS Campaign:

New reduced price

A Thief’s Fortune now features a new reduced price of $36 for the base pledge (reduced from $42). This was achieved by focusing more on the card game aspect and replacing the Wooden Resource Tokens with Custom Cardboard Tokens. The game is thus made accessible to even more people.

New Larger Game Board

Reduced price does not mean reduced quality. The game’s table presence was improved by including a beautiful, new game board! This board is going to have 3 main uses in the game:
Firstly, it is used for tracking the current Round and the players’ Fortune Points.
Secondly, it includes the “Common Future” area. This is an area where cards are placed each round and are considered part of each player’s Future. Players may interact with them as if they were in their own future, allowing for more combos and cool interactions among the players!
Finally, the board has spaces where piles of all the resource tokens can be placed during the game.

First 48-Hour Gift

All backers that will pledge during the first 48 hours of the campaign, will be getting a special gift, as a token of our gratitude. For those that pledge afterwards, that gift will still be available as an add-on, so they can increase their pledge amount accordingly to add it in their pledge.

Returning Customer Treat

Finally, to express our deep appreciation to those who supported us in the first, canceled campaign and to all those who have pledged in our recent Kickstarter projects, we are going to give a Returning Customer Treat for free, as we promised! New backers will also be able to get it as an add-on through the campaign.

*Returning backers for this campaign are those who backed one of the following: Kitchen Rush, Whoosh: Bounty Hunters, Fields of Green: Grand Fair, Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake and the canceled A Thief’s Fortune campaign.

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Flip Through: Alien Archive for Starfinder

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 03:24

In this Flip Through Matt takes a look at the Alien Archive for Starfinder from Paizo.  This is no ordinary accessory with nearly 25 new player races and over a hundred aliens to put into your game.

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I wonder what’s next?

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Box Breaking 251: Folklore the Affliction Dark Tales Expansion

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 03:06

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at the Dark Tales expansion for Folklore the Affliction.Where players try to stop evil from advancing into the heart of the land.

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I think I will get to play this October.

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Gen Con 2018: Ares Games to preview Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 22:24

Gen Con 2018: Ares Games to preview Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles

 

First copies of the retail edition of Master of the Galaxy will also be available at the show, together with new expansions for Sword & Sorcery

 

Ares Games will present for the first time at Gen Con 2018 (Booth #335, August 2-5, Indianapolis) a preview of the upcoming Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles, miniature game. Based on the Battlestar Galactica™ TV series, the game is scheduled to be available at the end of 2018. At the show, visitors will also be able to play with the upcoming Wings of Glory – Tripods & Triplanes.

In addition to these previews, new games also release at the show: the board game of galactic conquest Master of the Galaxy and new expansions for the Sword & Sorcery line – the Hero Packs Krogham and Samyria and the third campaign set, Darkness Falls.

Players will also have a chance to take a look at the new expansion for This War of Mine: the Board GameTales from the Ruined City (scheduled to release in November 2018), and to play recent releases with the assistance of the Ares demo team: the epic strategy game Hannibal & Hamilcar: Rome vs Carthage; the thrilling card game Monsters vs. Heroes – Victorian Nightmares; two new games published by Pendragon and exclusively distributed in North America by Ares – Hexemonia and Waterloo: Enemy Mistakes.

At Ares’ booth, visitors will find several exclusive promo items offered together with purchases at the booth, including the alternate “Frodo” promo card for Hunt for the Ring, the mini-expansion “TV Set” for This War of Mine: the Board Game, the promo pack “Chaos in Hadria” for Age of Thieves, the promo cards “Necronomicon” and “H.P. Lovecraft” for Stay Away, and “Bubi” for Last Friday.

In addition to the activity at the booth, Ares will also be present in the Events Hall A, from Thursday to Saturday, with lots of Wings of Glory WW1 and WW2, Sails of Glory, Sword & Sorcery events, and open gaming with all the great titles by Ares and our partners Galakta and PHALANX.

 

FIRST LOOK AT BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – STARSHIP BATTLES

 

Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles is a combat miniature game based on the Battlestar   Galactica™ TV series, including both the “Classical” and “Reimagined” settings. Players will take control of Colonial and Cylon spaceships and face each other in furious dogfights and daring missions, piloting beautiful pre-assembled and pre-painted miniatures, faithfully representing the spaceships from both the Re-imagined and Classic versions of the shows.

Designed by Andrea Angiolino (Wings of Glory, Sails of Glory) and Andrea Mainini (Sails of Glory), the game uses a unique game system, inspired by its “glorious” predecessors, but at the same time featuring many new features, to represent the cinematic, yet realistic space battles of the show.

Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles will be first presented to the public at Gen Con 2018, in a demo table with pre-production samples. The game will release at the end of the year, with a Starter Set and the first two Spaceship Packs – Viper Mk. II and Cylon Raider. More info about the game is available at Ares Games website.

 

NEW GAMES AT GEN CON

Master of the Galaxy – A fast playing 4? board game for 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, Master of the Galaxy presents a unique and innovative blend of bag-building, card-drafting, and tech-tree development mechanics, inspired by classic science-fiction, movies and computer games. Nine Elder Races are expanding through space, ready to assimilate or exterminate anybody who stands in their way. Players are challenged to conquer the Galaxy, starting with one-star system, one Species card, and a modest supply of resources. Players can choose different ways to dominate the Galaxy – trying to quickly spread their people across the stars, developing science to a level unreachable by the opponents, or embarking on a methodical extermination of the rivals. A complete game requires 1 to 2 hours, depending on the number of players.

The game was funded with a Kickstarter campaign and will be in distribution just after the KS fulfillment is completed. At Gen Con, Ares will have the first copies of the retails edition for sale.

Sword & Sorcery Darkness Falls – In this second campaign expansion for Sword & Sorcery Immortal Souls, the heroes’ path brings them toward their final destiny. Players are challenged to complete the heroes’ epic campaign across the quests of this expansion, recreating the final act of their legendary saga. High soulrank powers, treasures, and challenging enemies await you! Be prepared for the most intense and glorious experience in the Sword & Sorcery lands!

Darkness Falls includes 20 new lethal enemies: Succubi, Skeletons, Death Knights, and Werewolves, two new, powerful master enemies, 14 new modular boards, new Act II cards for items, traps, treasures, events and enemies. The campaign is played through seven new high-level quests, using the innovative combination of Storybook, Book of Secrets and cards to create a challenging, story-driven climax to the Immortal Souls campaign.

This expansion will pre-release at Gen Con with a limited number of copies arriving at the show. It will be in distribution by September 2018.

Sword & Sorcery Kroghan and Samyria Hero Packs The world of Sword & Sorcery always needs new heroes, and the Hero Packs introduce new, powerful characters into the game. Following the four Hero Packs already released – Onamor, Victoria, Morrigan and Ryld, two new characters debut at Gen Con – Kroghan and Samyria.

Kroghan is the fiercest warrior of his Clan of the Northern Lands and can be played as either a Barbarian or a Dreadlord. As a Barbarian, Kroghan is an example of extreme courage, a champion who gathers heroes under his guidance and leads them into battle. As a Dreadlord, he is a cold-blooded and remorseless warrior, a dreadful champion.

Samyria is daughter of the Earth, bear–friend and skin–changer. She can be played as either a Druid or Shaman. As a Druid, Samyria is able to control the forces of nature, summoning grasping roots from the ground and ultimately changing her body into a gigantic Grizzly. As a Shaman, she calls and interacts with all the spirits of Otherworld. She can control the battlefield by creating soul totems and commanding Bjorn, her valuable Grizzly companion.

 

PREVIEW AT GEN CON 2018

Wings of Glory – Tripods & Triplanes – A new setting for Wings of Glory, the best-selling airplane miniature. Tripods & Triplanes introduces a new twist to the game, as the WW1 historical setting is turned upside down by the crossover with H.G. Wells’ imaginative novel “The War of the Worlds.” In Tripods & Triplanes, what should be the year the war ends, 1918, becomes the “Year of the Invasion.” Two different generations of Martian Tripods, one more advanced than the other, land on Earth, in two invasion waves. The knights of the air battle against these colossal fighting machines. Players will take control of an awesome Martian Tripod, set upon bringing death and destruction on our planet, or fly the most advanced flying machines created by Mankind during World War One, and try to use them to win the War of the Worlds.

Tripods & Triplanes is a stand-alone game, fully compatible with the WW1 Wings of Glory game line. It’s due to release in September, and an advanced prototype will be presented at Gen Con.

For more information about these games, visit Ares Games website – www.aresgames.eu. At Gen Con 2018, visit Ares Games at booth #335 and in Events Hall A.

 

 

About Ares Games

Ares Games is an Italian board game publisher established in 2011 to create quality hobby products for the international audience. Ares Games is the publisher of the award-winning “War of the Ring” board game, of “Wings of Glory” range of airplane combat games and miniatures, recreating aerial warfare in WW1 and WW2, and more recently, of the award-winning tactical ship-to-ship miniature game “Sails of Glory,” and the cooperative tactical miniatures game “Galaxy Defenders” and “Sword and Sorcery.” Ares Games’ catalog also includes Family Games and Euro Games. For further information, visit the website www.aresgames.eu and the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/AresGames.

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Here’s Negan A walking Dead board game from Mantic Games

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 20:12

Here is a brand new, standalone board game set in The Walking Dead universe. Here’s Negan tells the story of what happened to everyone’s favourite tyrant before he became the bat-wielding leader we all love. Due for release direct to retail this November, you can read the announcement here. Plus, make sure you pre-order now in your local store or order direct from the Mantic website.

Here’s Negan is a co-operative game for up to five players, however there’s a competitive element to it as well. Read the blog to find out how the game plays and how you can become Negan’s favourite.

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Warmachine Releases expected July 20

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 17:50

TORO/SUPPRESSOR/VINDICATOR – CRUCIBLE GUARD HEAVY WARJACK MULTI-KIT
Crucible Arms has taken over the production of the Ordic Toro chassis, an aggressive workhorse heavy warjack armed with sword and shield that has fought with the Ordic Army for decades. As a part of the Crucible’s agreements with Ord’s king, Crucible Arms now produces Toros in number, as well as variants outfitted with proprietary weapons better suited to the methods by which these alchemists wage war.

The Suppressor fields versatile pyrodraulic jets capable of burning, freezing, or rusting adversaries.
The multipurpose Vindicator can fight with its heavy maul or fire its compression cannon at range to unleash tactically useful entropic and psychoactive substances.

PIP 37011
MSRP: $39.99
CRUCIBLE GUARD ROCKETMEN – CRUCIBLE GUARD UNIT
Squads of Crucible Guard rocketmen streak across the skies, giving the Crucible Guard an edge against a more numerous foe. Rocketmen assault the flanks of an opposing force, picking off strategic targets with their carbines or dropping devastating gravity bombs into packed enemy formations. Able to fly over traditional defenses, rocketmen squads are tactically versatile soldiers unlike anything before seen in the modern militaries of the Iron Kingdoms.

PIP 37013
MSRP: $69.99
DOCTOR ADOLPHEUS MORELY – CRUCIBLE GUARD COMMAND ATTACHMENT
Doctor Adolpheus Morley is an alchemist obsessed with his work, foregoing all comforts in his latest efforts to unlock new discoveries. Morley, who supports the Guard as head of its surgical division, has become obsessed with the effect of alchemical concoctions on the body, human or otherwise. Soldiers given to his care receive treatment with wary apprehension, as the man has a reputation as a dangerous lunatic. He views the battlefield as the ideal test bed for his latest creations, exposing his troops to all manner of combat stimulants without restriction. That a significant number of his mercenaries who survive the fighting subsequently expire does not deter the doctor in the slightest.
PIP 37006
MSRP: $14.99

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Free League Publishing at Gen Con 2018 – Bringing you to Other Worlds

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 17:10

Free League Publishing


Free League Publishing – Jul 20, 2018 10:00 BST

Do you long for adventures and dream of exploring the unknown? Well then, an alternate 1980’s, a post-apocalyptic Zone, or a space station awaits you. Free League Publishing will be attending Gen 2018, the largest and longest running gaming and hobby convention in North America.

A prototype of the recently Kickstarted Crusader Kings the Board Game – slated for release later this year – will be demonstrated at the Free League booth throughout the show by the lead designer of the game, Tomas Härenstam.

In addition, all of Free League’s award-winning tabletop role-playing games – the critically acclaimed alternate 80’s RPG Tales from the Loop , the sci-fi adventure Coriolis – The Third Horizon and the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero – are all available to play at Gencon.

The Free League design team is available for interviews, or just chats at the booth, throughout the show.

FREE LEAGUE PUBLISHING AT GEN CON 2018:

Booth: 1455

Dates: 2-5th of August

Web page: https://www.gencon.com/

FREE LEAGUE PUBLISHING:

Crusader Kings the Board Game (upcoming)
Forbidden Lands – Rouges & Raiders in a Cursed World (upcoming)
Tales from the Loop – Roleplaying in the ’80s That Never Was
Coriolis – The Third Horizon
Mutant: Year Zero – Roleplaying at The End of Days

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction that have published several critically acclaimed games and art books set in strange and wondrous worlds. Their upcoming fantasy RPG Forbidden Lands was the third most successful RPG Kickstarter in the world 2017 and was recently named one of the most anticipated RPGs of 2018 by EN World.

The publishers latest game release Tales from the Loop RPG won no less than five ENnies at Gencon last year, including Best Game and Product of the Year. The other published international titles, Mutant: Year Zero and Coriolis – The Third Horizon, have also earned several awards.

Free League Publishing will be at booth and various game demos will be running throughout the convention. Meet the creators and find out more about the upcoming games from Free League Publishing. New worlds awaits you.

FREE LEAGUE PUBLISHING GAMES PORTFOLIO:

CRUSADER KINGS THE BOARD GAME [Upcoming]

Crusader Kings the Board Game is a medieval strategy soap opera where your King or Queen need to survive invasions, plots, crusades, and even marriage. Or at least have children, siblings or spouses standing by to take over the throne. Failure to raise a suitable heir could face you with the end of your dynasty. Oh dear!

As a ruler, be shrewd in the realm of diplomacy and make and break alliances with others. Grow your wealth and military power, develop your dominion and partake in the crusades. All the while experiencing events of the strange life of a medieval ruler including menure explosions and food poisoning.

The game is the first board game from Free League Publishing, the development team behind the award-winning tabletop RPGs Tales from the Loop, Coriolis – The Third Horizon and Mutant: Year Zero. The backstabbing and intrigue of medieval Europe is being brought to life in the iconic medieval intrigue of Paradox Interactive’s long-running PC franchise.

FORBIDDEN LANDS RPG – ROUGES AND RAIDERS IN A CURSED WORLD

[Upcoming fantasy RPG, 2018]

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying where you and your friends will be playing raiders and rogues bent on making your own mark on a cursed world. Discover lost tombs, fight horrifying monsters, wander the wilderness and, if you live long enough, build your own stronghold to defend. The unique rules created by Free League for exploration, survival, base building and campaign in Forbidden lands play can also easily be ported to any other game world.

Forbidden Lands will be Free League Publishing’s fourth English-language RPG. With art by the acclaimed artists Simon Stålenhag and Nils Gulliksson, lore by fantasy author Erik Granström and game design by Free League, creators of Tales from the Loop, Mutant: Year Zero and Coriolis: The Third Horizon.

TALES FROM THE LOOP RPG – ROLEPLAYING IN THE ’80s THAT NEVER WAS

[Awarded five Gold ENnies – among them Best Game and Product of the Year 2017]

In 1954, the Swedish government ordered the construction of the world’s largest particle accelerator. The facility was complete in 1969, located deep below the pastoral countryside of Mälaröarna. The local population called this marvel of technology The Loop.

Acclaimed scifi artist Simon Stålenhag’s paintings of Swedish 1980s suburbia, populated by fantastic machines and strange beasts, have spread like wildfire worldwide. Stålenhag’s portrayal of a childhood against a backdrop of old Volvo cars and coveralls, combined with strange and mystical machines, creates a unique atmosphere that is both instantly recognizable and utterly alien. With the tabletop RPG, you can step into the amazing world of the Loop. Encounter the mysteries around the strange machines and weird creatures that have come to haunt the countryside after the Loop was built. Escape your everyday problems and be part of something meaningful and magical – but also dangerous.

ADD-ON:

Tales from the Loop RPG: Our Friends the Machines – the first official module

CORIOLIS – THE THIRD HORIZON RPG

[Awarded the ENnies Judges’ Spotlight 2017]

The scifi adventure Coriolis is set in a remote cluster of star systems called The Third Horizon. It is a place ravaged by conflicts and war, but also home to proud civilizations, both new and old. Here, the so called First Come colonists of old worship the Icons, while the newly arrived Zenithians pursue an aggressive imperialistic agenda through trade and military power.

Crew a space ship and travel the Horizon. Explore the ancient ruins of the Portal Builders, undertake missions for the powerful factions and partake in the game of political intrigue on Coriolis station – the center of power in the Third Horizon. Make your own fate and discover the truth about the mysterious Emissaries and the threat of the Dark Between the Stars.

ADD-ON:

Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG: The Dying Ship – full-length adventure

MUTANT: YEAR ZERO RPG – ROLEPLAYING AT THE END OF DAYS

[Awarded a Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015]

Of course, the world ends. It was always just a question of time. When it’s all over, nature invades the ruined cities and winds sweep through empty streets. Yet life remains.

In the Ark, a small settlement on the edge of a dead town, the People live. You are the spawn of humanity, but not human anymore. You are a twisted, mutated freak. Your body and mind have incredible powers, but you are unstable. None of the People are over 30 years old. Except the Elder. Your leader, one of the Old People. He has always warned you: Stay in the Ark, or the Rot will get you. So far, you have obeyed him. But now the safe days are over. Food is running scarce, and the fight for what’s left is turning violent. And the Elder is dying.

It’s time to explore the Zone. To seek out others and create a new civilization on the ruins of the old. Seek your origin. Maybe you will find Eden, where salvation awaits according to the legends. Maybe it’s all bullshit. It doesn’t matter. You have no choice. This is the beginning. This is Year Zero.

ADD-ONS:

Mutant: Mechatron – stand-alone expansion
Mutant: Genlab Alpha – stand-alone expansion
Mutant – year zero: Zone Compendium: The Eternal War
Mutant – year zero: Zone Compendium: Hotel Imperator
Mutant – year zero: Zone Compendium: Die, Meat-eater, Die!
Mutant – year zero: Zone Compendium: Dead Blue Sea
Mutant – year zero: Zone Compendium: Lair of the Saurians

About Gen Con LLC

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 founder and former CEO of Wizards of the Coast, Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published several award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our first game, the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero was awarded a Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015. The sci-fi adventure Coriolis – The Third Horizon, was awarded a Judge’s Spotlight Award at Gencon. And we are proud to say that our latest roleplaying game Tales from the Loop RPG based on Simon Stålenhags iconic artbooks made a grand slam at the ENnie Awards 2017, winning five Gold ENnies – among them Best Game.

Our upcoming fantasy RPG is Forbidden Lands, with art by critically acclaimed artist Simon Stålenhag and iconic Swedish fantasy artist Nils Gulliksson, lore by fantasy author Erik Granström and game design by the team that created Mutant: Year Zero, Coriolis: The Third Horizon and Tales from the Loop RPG. Forbidden Lands was the third most successful RPG Kickstarter in the world 2017 and was recently named one of the most anticipated RPGs of 2018 by EN World.

We have also released the critically acclaimed art books Things from the Flood and Tales from the Loop by artist Simon Stålenhag. His third book The Electric State has been released by Free League Publishing exclusively to the backers of the kickstarter campaign.

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Flip Through Gods and Goddesses From Jetpack7

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:14

In this Flip Through Matt takes a look at Gods & Goddesses the Dungeons and Dragons 5e supplement from Jetpack7. It’s a tour of real world lore for your 5e game.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

This is the first Jetpack7 RPG product I have seen and I like the product they have put out. I can’t wait to see more.

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Sling words and swords in Spell Smashers!

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:21

Sling words and swords in Spell Smashers!

San Diego, CA (July 16th, 2018) — Renegade Game Studios™ is excited to announce a new word- and sword-slinging game — Spell Smashers! This title is designed by Christopher Chung, designer of award-winning Lanterns: The Harvest Festival. It also boasts a notable artist, The Mico, renown for his work on the North Sea Trilogy. The two combined create a product bursting with dynamic visuals and engaging gameplay.

You can find this title on game shelves beginning in October 2018. Pre-order from your Friendly Local Game Store or online through the Renegade Store (not available for Gen Con Pick Up).

Harness the power of your vocabulary in this exciting, monster-battling, loot-collecting word game. In Spell Smashers, you combine your letter cards to spell words, smashing fearsome monsters and their even more fearsome adjectives!

When you deal damage to a monster, you gain precious coins. When you defeat a monster, you collect that monster as a trophy … and gain a new letter to use later on! But beware — as you battle these dangerous creatures, you receive wounds, which are difficult letter combinations that could ruin your day.

Between battles, visit the local town and spend your hard-earned loot to outfit yourself with powerful gear, take on new quests, buy devious potions, or grab an ale at the tavern as you boast about your battle scars. Set your sights on fame and glory as you smash monsters with your spelling skills and rid the world of evil!
QUICK FACTS

MSRP: $45.00
SKU: RGS0823
North America Release Date: October
Number of Players: 1-5
For Ages: 12+
Playing Time: 45-60 min
Game Type: Monster Fighting, Word Game

CONTENTS

1 Town Board
5 Player Boards
84 Letter Cards
24 Wound Cards
36 Modifier Cards
4 Boss Monster Cards
24 Gear Cards
29 Quest Cards
5 Player Aids
26 Monster Tiles
1 Round Marker
30 Ale Tokens
55 Coins
15 Potion Tokens
1 Tiebreaker Marker
5 Ready Tokens
5 Monster Crests
1 Rulebook

As a member of The Renegade Society, we will make sure you don’t miss future updates about Spell Smashers, including notable reviews and teasers of the art as we get closer to the release!

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Modiphius Nominated for Multiple ENnies

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:16

ENnie voting is open and Modiphius is nominated in a huge number of categories for the Conan GM screen, Conan the Barbarian cover, Next Generation Minis, Star Trek Adventures for Best Production Values, Star Trek Adventures for Best Rules, Fan’s Favourite Publisher, and Star Trek Adventures for Product of the Year. We’re not saying you have to vote for us, but you should definitely vote for us! Show Symbaroum and City of Mist some love too!

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