Matt takes a look at the Ultimate Intrigue from Paizo. It features the Vigilante Class, verbal duels and intrigue systems to enhance your game. I think I will use verbal duels and the leadership system the most.
I think the pursuit rules have a place in any game there is a chase. Check back soon for my full review.
The tale of a clever rogue and her angelic partner pit against a centaur army
PATHFINDER TALES: Shy Knives
By Sam Sykes
Tor Books and Paizo are pleased to announce a new and original novel set in the Pathfinder universe: PATHFINDER TALES: Shy Knives (A Tor Trade Paperback; $14.99; On-sale October 18, 2016) by Sam Sykes.
Shy Ratani is a clever rogue who makes her living outside of strictly legal methods. While hiding out in the frontier city of Yanmass, she accepts a job solving a nobleman’s murder, only to find herself sucked into a plot involving an invading centaur army that could see the whole city burned to the ground. Shy could stop that from happening, but doing so would involve revealing herself to the former friends who now want her dead. Add in an aristocratic partner with the literal blood of angels in her veins, and Shy quickly remembers why she swore off doing good deeds in the first place.
Onitama is a two player abstract game based on the complexity of a Martial Arts fight. With a random set up the players use their cards to move and outwit their opponent. This wrestling match relies on the card players were dealt at the beginning of the game.
It is part of the Dice Tower Essentials line.
Codenames can now be played with pictures! Whimsical, mind-twisting illustrations are used instead of word cards. Can you find one word that ties your team’s pictures together?
Can be played with or instead of the original Codenames. The rules of the game are the same: Two rival spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple pictures on the table. Their teammates try to guess pictures of their color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team.
Recently Mantic announced Kings of War Historical – and the response has been amazing. While it has somewhat of a “Hollywood” approach to historical accuracy, we think you’ll get some terrific games played using the rules. I expect to see battle reports of both recreations of epic battles of old – and some of those scraps we have always asked over beer like “who’d win in a battle between the Romans and an army of the undead”? The book is primarily a way to fight historical clashes, but we felt it would be missing something without a little ‘mythical’ fun in there.
Stepping back, it is fantastic to see Kings of War continuing to grow around the world; it seems to have taken deep hold in the USA and Australian tournament scenes for mass battle fantasy gaming, and continues to grow rapidly in the UK and Europe too. There are more new people trying it out and then joining the ranks of KoW than ever before, and new releases – both new armies and gap filling in the range – are happening all the time.
That excerpt is from the Mantic newsletter.
I have come to love Kings of War and I am looking forward to see how the historical armies play.
If you are interested in KoW you can pick up the two-player starter here.
POLARIS: Deluxe Core Rulebook Set
“Humankind was born in the seas and is now coming back here to die”
–Vulrick the Mad
From the publishers of the Pathfinder RPG’s French edition comes POLARIS, an exciting
post-apocalyptic sci-fi RPG, now in English and its Deluxe Edition!
Take part in the political intrigues, action, exploration and the quest to survive. An all new
and revised english version with over 400 full-color pages, split in two books that are also
sold as a set in a slip case.
Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game
The last human city is under attack by giant, fearsome Titans and it’s up to your team to stop them! Based on the action from the world-renown Attack on Titan anime and manga series, you and your fellow players will battle relentless Titans for humanity’s very survival in this cooperative deck-building game. Collect the weapons and tactics you need, then test your mettle on the wall before it’s too late.
Play as Eren, Mikasa, Armin and many others as you struggle to keep the Titans at bay. New to this Cerberus Engine game is movement. The location of your Hero in the game area matters. Protect the walls or watch them crumble. But do not lose hope, no matter the odds and no matter who among you falls to the onslaught. It may soon be up to you to land the killing blow that will turn the tide of battle…
RETRO 8-BIT GLORY COMES TO SYRINSCAPE WITH NEW BOSS MONSTER SOUNDSET
Play Boss Monster: The Dungeons Building Game Like Never Before with Custom 8-Bit Sounds for Character Deaths, Victories, the Voices of the Bosses and More
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (August 16, 2016) – Syrinscape, creator of the award-winning apps that bring tabletop games alive with the power of custom, movie-like sound effects, soundscapes, and Brotherwise Games, developers of the Boss Monster: Dungeon Building Game, announce today the release of Syrinscape’s Boss Monster SoundSet.
Delta Green Wins Multiple ENnie Awards
(LOCATION REDACTED — August 25th, 2016) Award winning publisher Arc Dream announced today that their first two Delta Green products since rebooting the game line via Kickstarter both won ENnie Awards. Delta Green: Need to Know won the gold medal for Best Free Product and Delta Green: Agent’s Handbook won the silver medal for best supplement. The Gen Con EN World RPG Awards (the “ENnies”) are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. The ENnies give game designers, writers and artists the recognition they deserve. It is a peoples’ choice award, and the final winners are voted upon online by the gaming public.
PAIZO ANNOUNCES BESTIARY 6 FOR
PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME
Archdevils, Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Two-Headed Dragons and Satanic Foes Are Coming To Pathfinder in Sixth Installment of Legendary Bestiary Series
REDMOND, WA (August 25, 2016): Paizo Inc. announces today the development of the forthcoming Bestiary 6, a 320-page hardcover book featuring hundreds of hellish new beasties for the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Bestiary 6 is set for a March 2017 release, $44.99 MSRP.
Truly legendary heroes require truly legendary foes, and now these world-ending menaces have arrived with Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6. Within this book, players will find hundreds of monsters to test their mettle against Archdevils and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, two-headed dragons and the Wild Hunt, conqueror worms or living statues haunted by dead gods, troops of goblins or strangely sentient oozes, and myriad other menaces suitable for all levels of play. Yet not every legend needs to tell of foes, and within these pages players will also find that new empyreal lords, dragons from Heaven, and the mythical Green Man all stand ready to aid players on their quests.
Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 6 is the latest indispensable volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and serves as a companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook and Pathfinder RPG Bestiary. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 10 years of system development and an Open Playtest featuring more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into a new era.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 6 includes:
- More than 200 different monsters.
- Strange new player-character-suitable races like the canine rougarou, the watery fey naiad, the crazed monkey goblin, and the Lovecraftian yaddithian, and the Darklands-dwelling munavri.
- Powerful foes from myth and legend, such as the Archdevil Mephistopheles, Charon of the River Styx, and that notorious haunter of holidays known as Krampus.
- New animal companions, constructs waiting creation by skilled spellcasters, and a new category of true dragon from the Outer Planes.
- New templates to help you get more life out of classic monsters, including the shape-changing vermin-themed entothrope and the intelligent hivemind swarm.
- Appendices to help find the right monster, including lists by Challenge Rating, monster type, and habitat.
- Expanded universal monster rules to simplify combat.
- Challenges for every adventure and every level of play.
For additional information visit paizo.com.
About the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
In the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into eight languages, and the vibrant Pathfinder universe has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, and apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.
About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel, and is being developed into an MMORPG. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.