So the Rebel transport expansion is coming out soon for X-Wing miniatures but it also comes with a variant paint X-Wing ship with brand new pilots. Until now we haven't seen what any of these bad boys can do, and they actually look really good and could make for some interesting squads. It looks like the new mechanics Fantasy Flight is adding are all about Stress mitigation and target locks, which makes sense since most of these pilots are elite members of Rogue Squadron.Continue reading
Well, it was bound to happen eventually. Mage: The Ascension has turned 20. Anyone else remember when it was a brand new game? Doesn't it make you feel old? It's been a good 20 years. So what's in store for the next twenty?Continue reading
Valve software the company that brought us the video-games Half-Life and Portal has been working on a prototype of a Portal boardgame. They have made several other board-game prototype before (hmm I wonder which? Team Fortress could have been cool?) but this is the first they feel lives up to their standards. Valve then approached board-game publisher Cryptozoic with their fully playable concept for some polish and to see if they would want to release it.
For now it's amazingly called "Portal: Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game (final name TBD)
“Comes with Cake! (no lie)"Continue reading
It's once again that time of the week for Wizards of the Coast to reveal another round of classic releases for all your favorite ancient Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. And as a special bonus, this week I rant about Wizards in Space!Continue reading
We've been playing Fantasy Flight's Edge of the Empire for a few months now and while it's a very fun game I'm not a fan of how FFG has been releasing the new sourcebook volumes for the classes. Firstly, they have an MSRP of $29.99 and there's one for every single class and there are SIX CLASSES. That's $179.94 just to have every option of every class available to you. Should this cost fall on the DM who wants his players to have lots of options? or to the players themselves who are playing each class. Obviously that would split the costs up a bit, and there is an advantage for each player having a separate book to flip through at the same time.Continue reading
Board games have been growing like crazy this year, even Slashfilm.com just made a top 11 list of all the board games that would make amazing movies and their list is pretty solid. Some really great game world's made it including Of Mice and Mystics, Pandemic, and Eldritch Horror. I personally think that Netrunner should be way higher though. It'd make such a great movie.Continue reading
With D&D Next set to arrive this summer, it's not unreasonable that Wizards of the Coast would be dropping hints and teasers about mechanics and flavor, and what could be more inciting then class information.Continue reading
That's right, now available for purchase from Cryptozoic Entertainment is Card Wars, a (previously fictional) game first introduced in an episode of Cartoon Network's Adventure Time. What originally began as a fairly clear parody of fantasy card games like Magic: The Gathering has now evolved into it's own game, so get ready to settle once and for all who is the dweeb and who is the cool guy.Continue reading
The new expansion to Eldritch Horror has just been announced and it adds a new Elder God to destroy you and your friends: Yig, the Father of Serpents. Eldritch has been one of our favorite games lately, and damn is it challenging, but it's that perfect level of 'let's just play one more and get revenge on these ancient elder demons kind of challenge.'Continue reading
Get out your tinfoil hats, a conspiracy is afoot!
In a bit of what appears to be downright brilliant viral marketing, clues to a new MTG set have been unearthed!
It all started at a Born of the Gods prerelease event in the Philippines. Where one of the packs from a prerelease box yielded this mysterious foil card:
The new X-Wing ships have just been revealed, and right after the new details on the first capital ship, we've got an asteroid field full of X-Wing news. This new wave is all about dog fighters and we are seeing some ships from the expanded universe and the X-Wing Vs. Tie Fighter games.Continue reading