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Wyrd Posts Gen Con Newsletter

15 hours 28 min ago

Good lord, it’s so close that Gen Con might as well be here. Thankfully, there is still some prep time, but not a lot. So, as you’re getting your last details in order, you might want to spend some time perusing Wyrd’s Gen Con Newsletter. If you’ve been looking for what they’ll have in terms of new releases, alternate sculpts, or other special things going on, this is your one-stop shop.

From the post:

Gen Con is near! We’ve been pretty busy gearing up for the best four days in gaming (August 2nd – 5th) and can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store this year for the big event. If you’re making your way to Indianapolis this year, be sure to stop by our booth (Booth #1129)!

In this special edition newsletter, we’re covering all things Gen Con. You can find details on our Tyrant Tournament, our upcoming releases, and all of the awesome promotions we’ll have at the Indiana Convention Center below.

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Free Update for Outlands Now Available

July 16, 2018 - 23:00

Who doesn’t love getting things for free? Nobody. That’s who. So, everyone should be excited, because Shades of Chaos Games is giving everyone something for free. Yes, it’s the latest update for Outlands (the 8th one, to be particular). There’s new modes of play, new special characters, a mini-campaign, and much more. You can download your copy now.

About the update:

Shades Of Chaos Games are please to release the 8th (yes 8th) Free content update for OUTLANDS. In this issue you will find:

All By Itself:- A comprehensive guide to playing OUTLAND games outside the normal ‘Campaign’ setting. Stand Alone OUTLANDS game is a subject that is always asked. ALL BY ITSELF is the 1st steps to starting individual one off battles.

Special Character:The Drunk. This is by far the worst Special Character ever!!!!! Or is he?? Keep him alive long enough to find out.

REVELATIONS: Episode 1 is the start of a 3 mission mini-campaign which signals the end of OUTLANDS Phase 1.

OVERSEER RULES:- Introducing a 3rd Player to act as Game Master for Episode 1 of Revelations. New rules, outcomes and of course a few surprises.

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Monsterpocalypse Create a Color Scheme Contest Happening Now

July 16, 2018 - 22:00

The new version of Monsterpocalypse coming to Gen Con in just a couple weeks will allow players to assemble their teams of giant monsters and color them up. But how will you make your figures look? Privateer wants to know. They’re running a Create a Color Scheme Contest, and you could win fabulous prizes (everyone loves fabulous prizes).

From the contest page:

Monsterpocalypse prereleases at GenCon…

But that doesn’t mean you have to wait to get started on planning out your color schemes for your favorite montsters.

There’s actually a pretty MASSIVE reason to start right now:

Download any (or all) of the images below and get to designing your own color scheme of your monster(s) of choice – you can use crayons, Formula P3 Paints, colored pencils, photoshop, or whatever – then share a picture of that scheme on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and tag @privateerpress with #FP3MyMonster.

Share those images by September 1st, and we’ll comb through them, and pick a favorite of our own. That scheme will then be painted on that monster LIVE on Get Your Paint On by Studio Director Dallas Kemp! The winner will then get that hand painted monstrous masterpiece sent right to their door to really add a one-of-a-kind item any collector can be proud of!

So…

Get YOUR Scheme On!

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Fantasy Flight Previews Outland Scouts for Runewars

July 16, 2018 - 21:00

We’ve gotten quite a few previews of upcoming releases for Runewars that were monsters, or some elves, or some undead. It feels like it’s been a while since the humans have gotten anything new for Runewars. Well, that ends… well… soon, as the Outland Scouts will be making their way to tabletops in the near future.

From the post:

Across Mennara, the armies of the Daqan are famous for their chivalry, bright banners, and shining armor. Yet there are some among their ranks who hail from more humble origins, yet are no less vital to the battalions of the twelve baronies. The Daqan’s expert pathfinders, known as the Outland Scouts, are more at home among the forbidding wilds of the realm than in winding city streets. Still, many governments employ them in the vanguards of their armies for their incomparable skills as hunters and trackers. As ancient threats arise in the Mistlands and the Ru Darklands, these talents will prove invaluable as the Scouts spearhead legions into enemy territory.

Today, Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to offer you a closer look at the Outland Scouts Unit Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game, available for pre-order now at your local retailer or online through our website!

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Monday Terrain Corner

July 16, 2018 - 20:00

Well, after a weekend that was exceedingly full of D&D (for me, at least), we’re back at Monday.
Can’t say I’m that thrilled about that, but waddyagonnado? So, while we start that long climb back to some days off, let’s make sure your gaming tables look as good as possible.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Priority Supplies Set Available From Fantasy Flight Games, Deep-Cut Studio Updates and Improves their Asteroid Game Mat, and New Infinity Terrain (and Tokens) from Micro Art Studio.

Priority Supplies Set Available From Fantasy Flight Games

As the desperate struggles of the Galactic Civil War play out across the galaxy, the goals of the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire are rarely as simple as the total destruction of the opposing army. Similarly, whether they take you to the dense forests of Endor, the vast deserts of Tatooine, or the frigid wastes of Hoth, the battles of Star Wars™: Legion see you fighting to accomplish a variety of different objectives.

Now, you can bring these objectives to vivid life and reshape the very landscape you fight on. The Priority Supplies Battlefield Expansion for Star Wars: Legion is available now from your local retailer or online through our website, encouraging you to bring a new level of Star Wars realism to your battlefields today!

Deep-Cut Studio Updates and Improves their Asteroid Game Mat

New game mat release! Asteroid theme playmat just got a serious update with completely new textures and visuals. Twice as sharp and twice as smooth, it will serve as a great battlefield to launch a skirmish assault on a distant colony or as a background for space dogfights.

New Infinity Terrain (and Tokens) from Micro Art Studio

Hello everybody!

How are you guys doing? We sure have a lot on our heads lately. Don’t believe me? Then see for yourself!

The first product is new resin small LoF blockers – Military Supplies and Riot Walls. We decided that after all this time it may be a nice idea to add some new scatter terrain so it would make your battlefield look even more interesting. This set may be perfect for an USAriadna board with it’s futuristic/military look.

Next, we prepared some new accessories and tokens that we have created thanks to your feedback so we would like to say, Thank you!

Do you know that feeling when your favourite model cannot be placed by the wall because of his gun or other accessories? Then this product will be perfect for you, let me present – Infinity Arc Markers. They come in two packs, 25 mm and 40mm/55mm, more than that the arcs are double sided so you can mark both front and rear arc of your miniature with one template.

But we are not done with useful markers yet, we are proud to announce that with this product your smoking problems (ahh couldn’t resist the pun) will be blown away!
Our Smoke Grenade Marker are created with our experience of hundreds of games so you can be sure that you will be satisfied with it.

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New Crucible Guard Releases Available From Privateer Press

July 16, 2018 - 19:00

The newest faction for Warmachine is hitting the tables now. Who knew that Gorman Di Wolfe was just one in an entire army’s worth of alchemists, all ready to take their rightful place in the world of Western Immoren? This first wave of releases gives you the new army box, as well as Aurum Lucanum Athanor Locke.

The sizzle of acid eating through armor, the roar of pyrophoric ammunition burning a target alive, and the hiss of gas venting from grenades, jet packs, and rocket shells—these are the sounds that accompany the Crucible Guard in battle. This army of alchemist-soldiers represents the most scientifically advanced military to hit the battlefields in the modern age. After their former headquarters was seized by hostile forces, the Guard reformed under the direction of a new patron and a cadre of radical leaders who advocate a more aggressive agenda. Emerging from smoke-filled laboratories and workshops, their faces veiled by gas masks and their bodies protected by advanced gear, they stand ready to use whatever force is required to reclaim what they lost and to secure their rightful place among the great powers of the Iron Kingdoms.

Take command of the alchemical might of the Crucible Guard with this box, which contains a full army including elite rocketmen and combat alchemists along with a battlegroup of warjacks led by the warcaster Aurum Adeptus Syvestro.

Aurum Lucanum Athanor Locke is a young and accomplished arcane mechanik and warcaster who also happens to be a pious Cyrissist. Outfitted with a custom-built and augmented armor frame, Locke is not only a Crucible Guard warcaster, but she leads the arm overseeing the fabrication of the Crucible Guard’s warjacks. While her faith is known to her peers, they do not suspect she acts as a secret observer and agent for the Convergence of Cyriss, bringing them intelligence from within the other organization. Her skill with machinery and engineering both on and off the battlefield has made her a highly valued asset to both groups.

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New Nighthaunt and Stormcast Eternals Available to Order From Games Workshop

July 16, 2018 - 18:00

With the latest edition of Age of Sigmar hitting tabletops, new players are looking to expand their armies. Those that picked up the new starter box have their choice of the Nighthaunt or the Stormcast Eternals. This week’s new pre-orders add to both of those factions, giving you more options for your tabletops.

From the website:

Ancient skeletons and mouldering corpses crawl from their barrows, called forth by the dark sorcery of Nagash, Supreme Lord of the Undead. Ancient beyond reckoning, cruel and infinitely calculating, Nagash seeks to remake the Mortal Realms in his own image, transforming them into an ordered empire of mindless thralls, leashed to his will. In opposition, thunder rolls as the Stormcast Eternals, heavenly champions of order, rage forth to meet this threat head-on in epic clashes to decide the fate of the world, This is a new epoch, a time of mighty battles and unending war, a time of heroes and monsters. This is the Age of Sigmar!

A perfect introduction to Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and the wider hobby of collecting, building, painting and playing with Citadel miniatures, Tempest of Souls is a starter set packed with miniatures, rules and accessories that will have you up and running in no time. It includes 32 miniatures split across the factions of the heroic Stormcast Eternals and ghastly, undead Nighthaunt – mortal enemies locked in unending combat – along with detailed guides on assembling, painting and playing with them.

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New Strontium Dog Releases Available To Order From Warlord Games

July 16, 2018 - 17:00

Strontium Dog is the latest minis game from Warlord Games. It delves back into the world of 2000 AD, and all the strange sorts of things that, uh, happened therein. You can order the rulebook, as well as various minis kits, plus markers and dice. Because everyone loves dice.

The setting is late in the 22nd century. Many survivors of the devastating Atomic Wars were mutated by the Strontium 90 fallout. These mutants became an underclass, hated by the ruling ‘norms’. The only job left for them was bounty-hunting.

The strongest of these mutants hunt down criminals throughout the galaxy for the Search/Destroy agency, cruelly nicknamed the Strontium Dogs by the ‘norms’. Operating from an orbiting space station known as The Doghouse, SD agents take many shapes and forms.

Armed with highly advanced technology including, electrified brass knuckles, short-range teleporters and time bombs to name a few, they bring justice to the far reaches of the galaxy!

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Successful Search/Destroy agents rely on speed, cunning and firepower in equal measure. The ubiquitous skimmer provides high speed, all-terrain manoeuvrability and is often the vehicle of choice for bounty hunters and outlaws alike. Also known as hover sleds or hov-bikes, skimmers are able to operate in high radiation areas where natural mounts such as Morks struggle.

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The Weerd brothers, Cuss, Hiss and Silent, fought alongside Johnny Alpha during the first mutant war. They joined the Search/Destroy agency at the end of the war to cash in on their deadly skills.

Becoming somehow trapped in an alternate dimension, Hell-World, they stole three tickets back to Earth, and would have escaped, but lost them in a fight with Johnny Alpha, against whom they swore revenge.

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The Stix brothers come from an unknown number of apparently identical mutants, all of whom are contracted to the Search/ Destroy agency. They are on the whole utterly mercenary and without scruples – ice-hearted killers who affect the look of gunfighters from Earth’s Old West, with an unflinching and laconic demeanour to match.

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When your band needs an extra gun or three to back you up, these Goons won’t let you down. They might be S/D Agents, local law enforcement, outlaws or even slavers – depending on the company you keep.

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The setting is late in the 22nd century. Many survivors of the devastating Atomic Wars were mutated by the Strontium 90 fallout. These mutants became an underclass, hated by the ruling ‘norms’. The only job left for them was bounty-hunting.

The strongest of these mutants hunt down criminals throughout the galaxy for the Search/Destroy agency, cruelly nicknamed the Strontium Dogs by the ‘norms’. Operating from an orbiting space station known as The Doghouse, SD agents take many shapes and forms.

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Paizo Looks at What is and isn’t Common in Pathfinder 2.0

July 16, 2018 - 16:00

This one’s a bit more cerebral in nature. Paizo has posted another preview of the upcoming Pathfinder 2.0 rules, this one focusing on what is and isn’t common in the game. But more than that, it’s kind of a breakdown of what it means for things to be common and not in certain settings.

From the post:

When it comes to using game rules to simulate a fantasy setting, one thing that’s always been in the background in Pathfinder has been the idea that certain monsters, types of armor, and so on are more common in some areas than in others. For instance, Pathfinder First Edition’s rules for the Knowledge skill rely on the fact that some monsters are more commonly known, though it doesn’t really define which are which. Meanwhile, there are circumstances such as the spell Echean’s excellent enclosure from Rival Guide where knowledge of a spell is closely guarded by its creator (in this case, an evil 20th-level wizard).

To make it easier for players and GMs to engage in worldbuilding, whether playing in Golarion or your own setting, we’ve created a formalized framework for the Pathfinder Playtest—using the categories common, uncommon, rare, and unique—that you can use to help determine the tone of a setting, region, or adventure. These are relative terms; while we list suggested rarities for various rules elements, they naturally vary from place to place even within the same campaign setting. For instance, in the playtest, a longsword is listed as common, and a katana is listed as uncommon, but in a game focused around Japanese fantasy (or, in Golarion, Minkai or Minkai-influenced nations in Tian Xia), a katana would be common and a longsword might be uncommon.

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Fantasy Flight Announces New California Expansion for Fallout Board Game

July 16, 2018 - 15:00

New opportunities arise in New California, a new expansion that new Fantasy Flight (whoops, just kinda got on a roll there) is coming out with for their Fallout board game. There’s new characters, new monsters, new scenarios, new ways of playing. It’s just new, New, NEW!

The New California expansion brings all-new challenges to the irradiated landscape inspired by Bethesda’s blockbuster video game series, inviting you cover even more ground when you return to the four scenarios you experienced in Fallout: The Board Game or enter sunny New California in two brand-new scenarios. While you’re on these adventures, you can visit some of the most memorable locations from throughout the Fallout series, plumbing the depths of The Hole, breaking into the Lost Hills Bunker, or venturing into the imposing Cathedral.

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Review Roundup

July 14, 2018 - 20:00

It’s Saturday once more. I just knew it would show back up eventually.
I’m currently playing D&D, and you can watch if you want.
But I know what you all really are here for are those reviews I know you so desperately desire.
So let’s not keep you waiting any longer.

Today we have: Potion Explosion: The Fifth Ingredient, Miremarsh, Ambar, Shaky Manor, Nut So Fast, Jetpack Joyride, Tiny Trees, Azul, and Rise to Nobility.

theMCGuiRE review:

Potion Explosion: The Fifth Ingredient Review

theMCGuiRE review takes a look at Potion Explosion’s brand new expansion, The Fifth Ingredient! Its out at retail and you can already pick this one up. Its a definite buy, if you are a fan of Potion Explosion. This expansion adds a few more mechanics to the base game and a brand new ghostly white marble that can take the color of any other marble in the game! Pair that with new professor abilities and you have tons of possibilities now to make the most potions for the win!

Undead Viking:

Miremarsh Review

Ambar Review

Board Game Quest:

Shaky Manor Review

Next to card drafting games, one of my favorite genres has to be dexterity games. I think I love not only the skill involved, but how unique the game play is. Even ones that share mechanics can stand out on their own and providing a completely new and entertaining experience.

Shaky Manor (formally known as the KDJ nominated Panic Mansion) is a dexterity game that will have you shaking a board to try and move random pieces around. Sounds easy enough right? Let’s find out.

Nut So Fast Review

You’ll need fast reactions and quick counting skills to play this nutty reaction game from Smirk & Laughter Games. Nut So Fast will test your pattern recognition skills as well as your dexterity. Grab the matching wooden nut tokens or be the first to strike a nutty pose to be crowned the Nut So Fast Champion.

Nut So Fast is a dexterity game for 3-6 players that lasts about 20 minutes. It plays best with 4 players.

Ambar Preview

There are a lot of things that can attract someone to a certain board game. Theme, artwork, mechanics, or any combination of those things. Many games boil down to gathering resources and fulfilling orders to score points. Ambar uses a lot of familiar formulas, but each with a bit of a unique spin, on top of a medieval-fantasy theme that is brought to life with wonderful artwork.

Players compete to collect precious amber from dangerous forests and use it to create attractive jewelry for the nearby towns. The gameplay uses a press your luck mechanism along with card play and engine building. Ambar plays 2-4 players in about an hour.

Meeple Mountain:

Jetpack Joyride Review

Jetpack Joyride was first released as an iOS video game in 2011 by Halfbrick Studios following their hit game, Fruit Ninja. Jetpack Joyride is a side-scrolling, endless runner game in which you are traveling through a laboratory using a stolen bullet-powered jetpack. In this fast-paced video game, you are trying to travel as far as possible through the lab, collect coins, avoid obstacles and hazards, and complete missions. Lucky Duck Games is attempting to capture the same energy and tension of the award-winning digital game and transform it into a tabletop experience with the Jetpack Joyride board game. Have they succeeded in capturing the original spirit? Continue reading to find out.

Tiny Trees Review

The Demigod of Trees has fallen. Seduced by Maion, the God of Decay, and his promises of power, he has been cast out in disgrace. Now Fisaven, the God of Growth, is looking to fill in the recently vacated position. And he thinks that YOU could be the one. Now it’s time to prove you’re worthy.

iSlaytheDragon:

Azul Review

Azul is an abstract game for two to four players. Players are trying to collect sets of tiles to fill in empty spots in their mosaics without collecting too much waste. The player with the most points is the winner.

Polyhedron Collider:

Rise to Nobility Review

There are things in life that are perfectly understandable. Things like buying German cars because they’re well made and can go round corners; wearing a crash helmet when riding a motorbike; sacking work off to go to the pub and drink in the beer garden because it’s a nice day or avoiding old people on the pavement as they dawdle and you’ve got places to be. There are also things that make less sense. Like Brexit or Donald Trump.

I feel that the subject of this review falls into the latter category, although purely in name alone. Rise to Nobility for me conjures images in my mind of a pleb trying to become more than they are. Earning money, working hard and gaining a title. A bit like Heath Ledger in A Knight’s Tale. What doesn’t spring to mind on hearing the title, is the strife involved to become the next Town Clerk to manage the organisation of inhabitants in a new city in the Five Realms and succeed a particularly bungling, but delightful old chap called Berk. Perhaps “Rise to Administration” would be more appropriate.

But, like a drunk trying remain focussed on explaining the finer points of Quantum Theory, I digress.

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Game Nite Issue 26 is Now Available

July 13, 2018 - 23:00

I’m gonna be doing a lot of gaming this weekend. But that also means the chance to have some downtime. Maybe we’re taking a break during a session. Or we’re waiting for someone to show up. Whatever the reason, it’s good to have something like a gaming magazine ready. Good thing the latest issue of Game Nite is now available.

In this issue:

Issue #26 of Game Nite magazine is now available. This issue features an interview with abstract game designer and publisher, Nestor Romeral Andres. We take a look at the new “Among the Stars” app for the Android and iOS platforms. This month’s featured Abstract game is “YINSH”. Solo Gaming takes a look at “The Gallerist” Plus, game reviews and more! …and as always, FREE!

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Space 1889: The Fate of Angahiaa Adventure Now Available

July 13, 2018 - 22:00

International politics is already hard enough. Interplanetary politics is even that much more difficult to untangle. In Space 1889: The Fate of Angahiaa, the Canal Prince wants to expand his influence and power. However, various nations on Earth, who have vested interests in the goods coming through that region aren’t so excited about things. How does this drama play out? That’s for your characters to decide. The new adventure book is available from Modiphius now.

From the announcement:

Today we’re really pleased to announce the release of a new adventure in Clockwork Publishing’s splendid steampunk RPG, Space 1889: The Fate of Angahiaa, which is now available on Modiphius.net in print and PDF as part of our Space 1889 Collection.

Mars and its city states are the most important concerns of Earth’s colonial politics. Liftwood is a critical, highly sought after resource, and not all nations have equal access to it. But the Martians are playing their own games and seek to use their contacts with the humans for their own plans.

The Canal Prince of the small Martian city-state of Angahiaa seeks to expand its power through a trade treaty with the German Empire. But other groups within the city do not want any human influences, while others seek power over the city themselves and will use the foreigners for their own schemes.

The player characters forming the German delegation are drawn into the midst of the battles and intrigues for power in the city. They must maneuver between the decadent Canal Prince, his enemies in the nobility and guilds, as well as the priests, the slaves, and the Hill Martians of the surrounding valleys, to find friends and allies.

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Cyclopes Miniatures Now Available for WarGods

July 13, 2018 - 21:00

The Cyclops is one of the great monsters of ancient times. WarGods is a miniatures game all about the great monsters of ancient times. So, it only seems appropriate to have Cyclopes miniatures in the game. So that’s what Crocodile Games has done. You can pick up these massive minis now.

From the announcement:

We are happy to announce that our WarGods Cyclopes are in-stock, and now available for purchase at Crocodile Games!

The Cyclopes miniatures were sculpted by Todd Harris, and the display models painted by Felicity FitzPatrick. Each model is a little over 3″ tall, making them about 18 feet tall (if the were real – they are not, of course!). The head/neck joint of each Cyclops is the same, so you could put each head on either body. Also, each Cyclops has a separate bit hanging from his belt – one has a huge hammer and tongs, for helping Hephaestus at his forge, the other has a big jug of wine and the leg of a slow-moving farm animal… in other words, lunch! Each of these belt ornaments have a universal connection, and so they be swapped onto the other Cyclops if you like. So, collectors who like lots of variety can make 4 different Cyclopes by swapping their heads and gear around!

Each is a resin and pewter model supplied with a laser-cut wood base. The resin components were cast by our friends at “On the Lamb” games, and they did a super job capturing the detail and nuance of Todd’s original sculpture. The miniatures are supplied unpainted, and require some assembly.

You can get yours now, in the Croc Online Store

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Friday Snippets

July 13, 2018 - 20:00

Tonight: I have a game of D&D.
Tomorrow: I have a game of D&D.
Tonight: I am bringing some snacks.
Tomorrow: I am bringing homemade dark chocolate caramel brownies (I made the caramel last night).
Today: I am noshing on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On the platter we have: WizKids To Release New Magic: The Gathering Token Minis, New Star Wars: Destiny Dice Cases Available From Fantasy Flight, Kraken Dice Posts New Releases, and The RPG Coloring Book Up On Kickstarter.

WizKids To Release New Magic: The Gathering Token Minis

Bring your Magic: The Gathering Battlefield to life with Creature Forge. Measuring up to 55 mm in height, each highly detailed Creature Forge token figure comes with a base representing one of the five iconic colors that make the foundation of Magic’s mana system. Mainstays like artifacts and Multicolored creatures can also be found in the set, each with their own unique corresponding colored base. Collect well-known token creatures from Magic’s 25-year history, like the Angel, Dragon, Spider, Zombie and more! Many of the tokens include translucent parts and all come as never-before-seen three-dimensional representations!

Collect all 28 Creature Forge tokens from this inaugural release!

New Star Wars: Destiny Dice Cases Available From Fantasy Flight

The power that binds all things within the galaxy has stretched across the entire Star Wars saga. Now, it’s returning to your games of Star Wars™: Destiny. Three brand-new Star Wars: Destiny Dice Binders are now available at your local retailer or online through our webstore:

Captain Phasma Dice Binder
Jyn Erso Dice Binder
Luke Skywalker Dice Binder

Kraken Dice Posts New Releases

What’s NEW this week at Kraken Dice!

The RPG Coloring Book Up On Kickstarter

The RPG coloring book brings new meaning to the “pen and paper” of tabletop gaming.
Put aside your dice and grab your colored pencils, a fun and relaxing adventure awaits!

The RPG Coloring Book includes 30 Illustrations for coloring of varying complexity, from beginner to expert.
Each page depicts fantasy creatures and monsters from your favorite classic roleplaying games.
There’s everything from iconic fantasy races such as Elves, dwarves and orcs to traditional monsters like Goblins, Dragons, and Jellies.

We’ve run half a dozen successful Kickstarters. The coloring books are prepped, proofed, and ready for production — we just need money to print!

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A Thief’s Fortune Coming Back To Kickstarter

July 13, 2018 - 19:00

Artipia Games will be returning this August to Kickstarter to relaunch their A Thief’s Fortune card game. In the game, players take on aspects of the same thief. There’s many potential paths for what might happen to them, but only one will create the “best timeline” of events. Create your best life, coming back to Kickstarter on the 14th of August.

From the announcement:

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? A Thief’s 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 Tsantilas and published by Artipia Games is a game for 1-4 thieves 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.

“For those of you that like card drafting and love building a game engine, this is going to be a blast but also a real challenge, as you have to be constantly on the look for better combos and more loot for your Thief!” – Konstantinos Kokkinis, game designer

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Flotsam: Adrift Amongst the Stars RPG Up On Kickstarter

July 13, 2018 - 18:00

While space travel might be only for the scientists and soon for the hyper-elite, one day it will be the usual course of things. And as space expands to the everyday people, there will be those that go about their regular lives always in the more downtrodden areas of space stations. That’s where you find yourself in Flotsam: Adrift Amongst the Stars. It’s the life of the lessers, in the world of off-world. The sci-fi RPG is up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Flotsam is a roleplaying game by Josh Fox about outcasts, renegades and misfits living in belly of a space station, in the shadow of a more prosperous society. You play through their everyday lives, interpersonal relationships and small-scale drama in the Below, a dangerous world where poverty, social strife and gang conflict sit side-by-side with alien technology and supernatural weirdness.

Imagine the Belters of the Expanse watching as Earth and Mars shape their lives, the civilians in Battlestar Galactica living with the decisions made by the military and the folk of Downbelow in Babylon 5, abandoned to destitution and squalor by those who built the station. This game is about characters like that.

In Flotsam you play one Primary character, telling their story and exploring their relationships. But you also control a Situation: a constellation of threats and problems which you’ll bring to life and push forward when you’re not playing your Primary character. The game gives you the tools and support you need to unlock the creativity of your group in a completely effortless way.

Josh is raising funds to print the book, and to pay for art by Anna Landin and Claudia Cangini and layout by Stianín Jackson to bring the game to life on the page. Stretch goals include exciting scenarios by renowned game designers such as Emily Care Boss and Grant Howitt. The campaign will run until Thursday 9th August.

The Kickstarter is already over its funding goal with still 26 days left to go.

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Cthulhu: The Horror in Dunwich coming To Kickstarter

July 13, 2018 - 17:00

Wyvern Gaming is coming out with a new standalone expansion for the Cthulhu: A Deck Build Game. It’s called The Horror in Dunwich, and it adds all sorts of new elements. If you want to get your hands on this set, you’ve got a little bit of a wait still, though. The campaign will be launching on Kickstarter in October. However, that also gives you plenty of time to save up your nickels.

About the game:

Wyvern Gaming, the creators of Cthulhu: A Deck Building Game are releasing a stand-alone expansion to the original called Cthulhu: The Horror in Dunwich. It will be available October 3rd on Kickstarter!

Wyvern Gaming is proud to present Cthulhu: The Horror in Dunwich. To be played in conjunction with the original game, or separately as an independent game. As a cooperative, deck-building game, it expands on popular games that came before it, but also adds its own unique mechanics. Graham Sisk returns as the artist to delivery his dark, grim, chaotic interpretation of H.P. Lovecraft’s works.

Number of players: 1-6
Time required: 45 to 120 minutes
Recommended ages: 14+

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Paizo Previews Starfinder Armory

July 13, 2018 - 16:00

It’s a dangerous galaxy out there. Best to get yourself something to fight back against whatever hostile alien life you might find. Be it a small sidearm all the way up to a mobile battle suit, the Starfinder Armory has you covered. We get a quick look inside this upcoming book in this article from Paizo.

From the post:

Psst! You look like a sapient species with some credits to spare, and that azimuth laser pistol of yours looks worn OUT. Why don’t you take a look through this catalog of brand-new weaponry, and we’ll find you a great weapon at an honest price.

What’s that? You want powered armor? That guy’s not here ’til next week. Besides, the best defense is a good offense—and I’ve got some real offensive stuff here! Take these disintegrator weapons—they’ll melt your face… OFF! Well, your enemies’ faces. Or face-like appendages. You know what I mean.

And hey, if disintegration isn’t your style, not to worry! I’ve got more than 650 weapons on offer, in more than 150 makes, with 46 new weapon special properties and half a dozen critical hit effects. Wanna keep your hands free while blasting away with a shoulder laser? Put a weapon with the integrated special property into an armor upgrade slot! Wanna scare the nutrition paste outta your enemies? Hit em with a psychic-wave cannon and let its demoralize critical hit effect do the work! Whatever your preferred flavor of proactive self-defense, you’ll find it here.

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Forge World Buy a Knight, Win a Knight Contest Happening Now

July 13, 2018 - 15:00

Who doesn’t like getting free stuff? Nobody. Everyone likes getting free stuff. And to celebrate the release of the Imperial Knights codex, Forge World is giving away free stuff. All you have to do is buy an Acastus Knight (or other type of Knight or Titan), and you could win one. BOGO at its lottery best.

From the website:

Win an Acastus Knight Porphyrion

To celebrate the recent launch of Codex: Imperial Knights we’re offering you the chance to win an Acastus Knight Porphyrion!

All you need to do in order to be in with a chance of winning one of these stunning miniatures is place a qualifying order from forgeworld.co.uk during the month of July. Any Knight or Titan from our range counts as a qualifying order, and there are 4 draws – 1 each week – meaning 4 chances to order and win!

See below for full terms and conditions.

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