In Royals, players take on the roles of the great noble houses of the 17th century, fighting for supremacy in Europe at that time. With the help of the right country cards, they occupy influential positions and obtain bonuses for this in the form of victory points. The higher the rank of the title associated with the position, the more country cards required. Already-occupied positions can be contested by playing intrigue cards.
GEN CON PARTNERS WITH PAIZO ON THREE YEAR CO-SPONSORSHIP
INDIANAPOLIS (April 22, 2016) Gen Con, North America’s largest and longest-running gaming convention, has agreed to a new three-year contract with game company Paizo Inc, extending their Co-Sponsorship which began in 2013. This new agreement will extend through Gen Con 2018. At Gen Con 2016, Paizo will have a large Exhibit Hall presence, increased on-site branding and marketing, and will continue hosting hundreds of Pathfinder® Role Playing Game events in its dedicated space in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom.
“Our team is pleased to see Paizo return as a Co-Sponsor,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO/Owner of Gen Con. “It has been amazing to watch their explosive growth over the past several years, and their Pathfinder gaming events are among the most popular and most attended yearly. With more than 14,000 events to choose from at Gen Con, that is quite the accomplishment!”
Launched at Gen Con 2009, Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG has become a phenomenon, capturing the attention of passionate gamers from around the world. Now, having won more than 50 major awards, Paizo has become one of the most influential companies in the hobby game industry.
“Gen Con gets bigger and better each year, and has become an annual homecoming for more than 60,000 gamers,” says Erik Mona, Paizo Publisher and Chief Creative Officer. “This year, Paizo will host a slew of Gen Con-exclusive Pathfinder events and promotions, and we’re thrilled to return as Co-Sponsor of this must-attend event for game fans everywhere.”
Gen Con 2016 will take place Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Last year, Gen Con set an attendance record with more than 61,000 unique attendees. With attendees from all 50 states, every Canadian province, and more than 54 countries, Gen Con is an international destination for gaming. Badges currently are available at 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 2016 is co-sponsored by Mayfair Games and Rio Grande Games. For more information, visit www.gencon.com.
Watch as Matt takes a look at Vanifer and the Fire Priest from Gale Force 9 for Dungeons and Dragon.
Vanifer is part of the Dungeon and Dragons collector series from Gale Force 9.
Pathfinder Player Companion: Magic Tactics Toolbox
Magic can do anything – but it’s more effective if you know what you’re doing. Learn to use your magical powers to their best effect with Pathfinder Player Companion: Magic Tactics Toolbox! Discover effective spell strategies to augment allies, control the battlefield, or just blast foes!
In addition to class options and abilities, this Player Companion includes dozens of new magic options including blood hexes, discoveries, new magic item mastery feats, and spells designed to work with specific eldritch strategies!
32 pages, Softcover, Full color
Pathfinder Pawns: Bestiary 5 Box
The monstrous menagerie of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5 comes to life on your tabletop with this box-busting collection of more than 300 creature pawns for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or any tabletop fantasy RPG!
Printed on sturdy cardstock, each pawn contains a beautiful full-color image of a monster from the fifth volume in the Pathfinder RPG’s core monster reference series. Each cardboard pawn slots into a size-appropriate plastic base, making it easy to mix with traditional metal or plastic miniatures.
With multiple pawns for commonly encountered monsters and over 200 distinct creature images, the Bestiary 5 Box is the best way to ensure you’ve got the perfect creatures to make your Pathfinder campaign more terrifying than ever!
Pathfinder Module: Ire of the Storm
Pridon’s Hearth is Sargava’s newest colony, pushing the country’s borders further south than ever before and attracting treasure-hunters, fortune-seekers, and troubled souls hoping for a fresh start. But unnaturally powerful storms rock the tiny settlement just as the local lizardfolk tribe declares war on the colonists within. Are these threats somehow related? What became of the heretical cult of Gozreh that journeyed to the region a century ago, and do its corrupt teachings hold the key to calming the growing hurricane? Can the heroes protect the growing community from raging tempests and hostile monsters alike? And what role does the shadowy Aspis Consortium play in these recent dangers? These challenges and more await heroes willing to face down the Ire of the Storm!
Far Space Foundry
The Far Space Federation is leading an ongoing peacekeeping mission. The crew on the front lines are in constant need of new supplies and equipment, so the Federation has set up a massive supply line network. This network is composed of massive space stations called Foundries. Some Foundries are specialized in mining and processing ore from asteroids. Other Foundries are equipped with robotic manufacturing and repair facilities. Your job is to keep the flow of supplies going efficiently as possible.
Watch as Matt opes up Bomb Squad from Tasty minstrel Games. In Bomb Squad 2-6 players cooperatively work together piloting a robot to disarm bombs and rescue hostages.
Coming to soon a Bomb Squad review!
In this episode of Role-Play Ramblings I discuss the social considerations of cheating. This includes how it can even be acceptable.
Stop back next week for PC death.