Warpath Firefight: The Other Sci-Fi Game from England
I decided to do a write up of this game after my first two games played. I also watched a third. The most amazing thing is they occurred one after another in a space of five hours. This is a new game to my group. We backed it on Kickstarter.
We went whole hog, full bore, so to speak. Not content to just kill the other player we decided to play scenarios as the designers intended. The armies used were Marauders (Orc like race), Galactic Co-Prosperity Sphere (Normal Human Soldiers), and Forge Fathers (Dwarves). I was maneuvered into playing Forge Fathers. Not a choice I would have normally made. After my two games I love the stunty little bastids’. We played at 1250 point suggested level.
Welcome to an exciting world of roleplaying in Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age!
INDIANAPOLIS (January 20, 2017) Gen Con, the longest-running gaming convention in North America, has announced a renewal of their partnership with Sun King Brewing Company, continuing an uninterrupted relationship that began in 2012. As part of this partnership extension, Sun King will craft the official beer for the historic Gen Con 50, operate an outdoor 21-and-over beer garden during the convention, and provide entertainment on W. Georgia St in Indianapolis.
For Gen Con 50, taking place August 17-20, Sun King will brew a Belgian-Style Golden Ale, available in both cans and drafts at the convention as well as via bar, restaurant, and packaged liquor providers in the Indianapolis metro.
“While pondering Gen Con 50, thoughts of a Belgian Golden Ale came to mind,” said Dave Colt, Head Brewer/Co-Founder of Sun King Brewing. “A golden anniversary should be celebrated with a beer golden in color, with complex fruity esters and moderate spiciness, a first for Sun King Brewery to make in celebration of our partnership with Gen Con.”
Sun King Brewing has created official beers for five prior Gen Con events, including last year’s 20-Sided Rye.
“Our partners at Sun King truly understand the Gen Con attendee,” said Scott Elliott, Vice President of Business Development at Gen Con. “A significant portion of last year’s 61,000 Gen Con attendees sampled the Sun King beer, and their feedback on its taste, branding, and packaging art was our best yet.”
“Gen Con is one of our favorite events of the year and over time, as our partnership has grown, so has the excitement and anticipation around the brewery!” said Clay Robinson, Co-Founder of Sun King Brewing. “We’ve got a lot of fun in store surrounding Gen Con 50 and are honored to be a part of the celebration.”
Badges for Gen Con 50 will go on-sale on January 29 at noon (Eastern) on gencon.com.
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. Gen Con 50 (2017) will be sponsored by Mayfair Games, Paizo, Inc., and Rio Grande Games.
About Sun King Brewing Company
Sun King Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. With the help of family and friends – Omar Robinson, Andy Fagg and Steve Koers – the first keg of Sun King beer rolled out the door for delivery in July 2009. Now available on tap and in cans at hundreds of locations statewide, Sun King has grown into the second-largest beer brewer in the state of Indiana – and the largest brewer in the state that distributes beer exclusively in Indiana.
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STARFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Paizo Announces Initial Product Line-Up and Compatibility License for Highly Anticipated New Science Fantasy RPG Set in the World of Pathfinder
REDMOND, WA (January 31, 2017): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today the initial product line-up for the highly anticipated Starfinder Roleplaying Game, the new science fantasy RPG set in the world of Pathfinder, ready for blast-off at Gen Con Indy August 2017.
Starfinder RPG Core Rulebook: 560 pages of science-fantasy glory, the Starfinder RPG Core Rulebook features all the rules needed to play the Starfinder Roleplaying game, from classes and spells to lasers and starships, plus tons of setting information, new and classic races, and more. MSRP $59.99
Protectorate Army Box 2017 (MSRP $154.99
-Warcaster Vice Scrutator Vindictus
-Sanctifier Heavy Warjacks x 2
-Redeemer Light Warjack
-Choir of Menoth Unit (6)
-Exemplar Errants Unit (10)
-Knights Exemplar Unit (6)
-Visgoth Juviah Rhoven & Honor Guard Unit (3)
Gen Con Selects Child Advocates as Official Charity for 50th Convention
INDIANAPOLIS (February 3, 2017) Gen Con, the longest-running game convention in North America, has chosen Indianapolis-based charity Child Advocates as its Official Charity Partner for 2017. As part of this agreement, they will receive the proceeds from Gen Con’s numerous longstanding charity events, including a charity auction, a balloon sculpture and its destruction, and the popular “Cardhalla,” a giant construction of cards.
“We at Child Advocates are thrilled to be included in the Gen Con 50 event,” said Cindy Booth, Executive Director at Child Advocates. “Child Advocates is celebrating our 35th year of advocacy for children in Indianapolis and what a way to help us celebrate: benefitting from the generous participants of Gen Con, who’ve had a long history of helping children in our community while enjoying their time at Gen Con.”
In 2017, Gen Con will take place from August 17-20, celebrating its historic 50th convention and its 15th year in Indianapolis. During its time in Indy, Gen Con has raised more than $230,000 for local charity partners including organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Gleaners Food Bank, and the Julian Center.
“Gen Con is honored to work with the team at Child Advocates,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO/Owner of Gen Con.
“Their work makes an immediate and important impact in the lives of children in the Indy community. Our team takes great pride in the kindness and compassion of our attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors. We hope for another great donation that really pays tribute to our 50th convention.”
Interested parties can purchase badges now at gencon.com. Sign-up for charity events will begin in May 2017.
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. Gen Con 50 (2017) will be sponsored by Mayfair Games, Paizo, Inc., and Rio Grande Games.
About Child Advocates
Child Advocates is the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) chosen by the courts in Marion County to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children. We fulfill our mission through advocacy, monitoring, evaluation, fact-finding and mediation. Volunteers assist staff professionals in each child’s case to make sure those children do not get lost in the system, that their needs are met during their court cases, and that a safe, permanent home is found for them as soon as possible.
Our volunteers help ensure that the more than 7,000 children whose cases we monitor each year have a voice in court and are placed in a safe and permanent home as soon as possible.
Matt assembles the Ferret For Heavy Gear Blitz from Dream Pod 9.
I am pretty happy with the new plastics.
Since becoming a full-fledged warcaster®, Tristan Durant has been elevated to high station as a sovereign of the Protectorate. He serves the Creator by spreading the word of Menoth to all who would hear it. Though compassionate, Durant does not hesitate to unleash holy wrath in Menoth’s name upon his enemies, particularly when such foes threaten the safety of the growing flock under his protection.
SYRINSCAPE RELEASES UPSIDE DOWN SOUNDSET FOR 1980S-STYLE STRANGER ADVENTURES
January Releases Also Include the Addition of Hell and Wyrmwraith to the Ever-Growing Syrinscape Library of Sounds
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (January 23, 2017 – Syrinscape, creator of the award-winning apps that bring tabletop games to life with movie-like sound, releases today the Syrinscape: Upside Down SoundSet, along with its partner SoundSet Government Facility, to bring authentic 80s sound to tabletop roleplaying games.
In homage to Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things, Syrinscape, along with Christian Körding and Steffen Waschul, has created two SoundSets, Upside Down and Government Facility, featuring all of the sounds needed to play a Stranger Things-style game with the Upside Down, helicopters, trucks, battle music, breathing masks, whispers, the fearful Demogorgon and more.