Aug 142017

Succession-Wars-300x247BattleTech: Technical Readout: Succession Wars [$29.99]
On February 5, 2439, the Mackie obliterated all opposition during its first combat trial, ushering in a new era of warfare. The BattleMech—King of the Battlefield—was born. BattleMechs reached their pinnacle during the golden age of the Star League. The fall of the Star League and the Succession Wars that raged for centuries afterward took their toll and by the Fourth Succession War, the technology employed on the battlefields was a mere shadow of what it once was. However, the discovery of the Helm Memory Core unlocked the technological potential to develop new BattleMechs and experimental technologies for the first time in centuries.

Technical Readout: Succession Wars is the perfect “first Technical Readout” companion to the BattleMech Manual. Combining the ’Mechs previously found in Technical Readout: 3039Technical Readout: 3050 UpgradeTechnical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, and Technical Readout: 3075, this volume features some of the most common ’Mechs from the Age of War to the Succession Wars. Each machine is illustrated in detail, and accompanied by a description of its history, capabilities, game stats, along with their most famous pilots.

Plus some surprises!


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Aug 102017


With the Release of Star Trek Adventures and Demos of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, Modiphius Entertainment Announces Plans for Gen Con 50
LONDON, ENGLAND (August 10, 2017): Modiphius Entertainment, award-winning publisher of the Star Trek Adventures, Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, announces today the line-up of activities planned for the historic Gen Con 50 convention (August 17 – 20, Indianapolis), including the launch of the highly anticipated Star Trek Adventures: The Roleplaying Game, the first new Star Trek RPG to release in more than a decade.

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Aug 072017

ec2faf42-4191-486a-9d4d-0cf2d6be91faTHE WORLD OF STARFINDER SET TO LAUNCH AT GEN CON 50

Paizo Announces Line-up of Events for an Historic Gen Con
REDMOND, WA (August 7, 2017): Nearly a decade after Paizo Inc. released the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the countdown is now on to celebrate the release of the company’s newest game, the epic science-fantasy Starfinder RPG, set in the far-future of the world of Pathfinder.  Along with the release of Starfinder’s Core Rulebook and first Adventure Path, Dead Suns, at Gen Con (August 17 – 20, Indianapolis), Paizo will host a line-up of gaming events and activities for any Pathfinder or Starfinder fan attending the show.

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Aug 022017


More Than 100 Board Games Make Up the Throne, One Gen Con Attendee Will Win Them All
HELSINKI, FINLAND (August 1, 2017): Playmore Games, developers of Dized, the board game companion app that removes the rulebooks and gets gamers playing right away, announces today Dized’s return to Gen Con (Indianapolis, August 17 – 20). In celebration of the app’s August 28 launch on IndieGogo and Gen Con 50, Dized will construct a giant throne of games for attendee photos and one attendee will win the throne and all of the games after the show.
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Jul 272017

E-CAT35260-Combat-Manual-Mercenaries_Cover_580wide-240x300A Draconis Combine warrior struggles with immoral orders in the First Succession War. A House Davion MechWarrior participates in a risky heist as part of Operation Guerrero. A history buff battles the Word of Blake during the Liberation of Terra. What do these MechWarriors have in common? Each one pilots the same BattleMech, a survivor that has been repaired and rebuilt countless times throughout its long and bloody 300-year lifespan.

The seventy-ton GHR-5H Grasshopper can outmaneuver and outlast some of the most fearsome enemy ’Mechs, making it an invaluable asset to battlefield commanders. Even an incapacitated Grasshopper will be rebuilt to fight another day, with a new pilot at its controls, because MechWarriors can be replaced, but ’Mechs cannot.


In BattleTech: Legacy, thirteen all-new stories chronicle the fortunes and tragedies of a single ’Mech across several tumultuous points in its wide-ranging combat history. Veteran BattleTech authors Kevin Killiany and Craig A. Reed, Jr. bookend this exciting collection, while other familiar names and new blood explore important moments in this ’Mech’s history of constant, unmitigated warfare that leaves no corner of the Inner Sphere untouched.

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Jul 272017

Sprawl Stories.front coverThe Sixth World is a place of danger and few places depict that danger better than Seattle. Where the sprawl expands, klic after klic, in all directions while trying to swallow the Emerald City. It ‘s the home to millions who struggle to survive the hazards of decaying neighborhoods and the scrupulous eyes of their neighbors.

Sprawl Stories contains four Shadorun novellas:

“Neat” by Russell Zimmerman
“DocWagon 19” by Jennifer Brozek
“Big Dreams” by R.L. King
“Blind Magic” by Dylan Birtolo
Each of these novellas takes  a look at life through the eyes of those that live there.  A burnt out mage is now searching for missing person – nothing can wrong there! Then a reporter goes on a ride-along with a high-octane DocWagon crew.  Hmm, something tells me to buckle up! Oh did I mention live on Trideo? Yeah, that’s a story for you. An ex-wageslaver gets caught between powerful forces while looking into his uncle’s death.  And a shaman must recover from an injury that threatens her way of life while extracting revenge on those who double-crossed her!
Yes the Sprawl is the wild side of Seattle. Are you prepared to walk in it?
Jul 272017

Gen Con 50: This War of Mine – the Board Game to debut
at Ares Games booth

The tabletop adaptation of the gripping survival video game will be released at the show by Ares, master distributor in US of the games published by Galakta; Hunt for the Ring, Divinity Derby and Last Friday – Return to Camp Apache will be in preview presentation

image001Ares Games will be at Gen Con 50 (Booth #237, August 17-20, Indianapolis) and this year, in addition to its own new releases (including Galaxy Defenders – Final Countdown, a new expansion for the cooperative tactical board game, and a new series of Sails of Glory Ship Packs), it will also present five games published by Galakta, exclusively distributed by Ares in the USA. Among them, the acclaimed This War of Mine: the Board Game, tabletop adaptation of the gripping survival video game from 11 bit studios, which debuts at the show. Andromeda, Age of Thieves, Ragers: Champions of the Arena and Zombie Terror, will be also in sale at Ares’ booth.

In addition to the new releases, three games to be released after the show will be previewed at Ares booth: the “prequel” to War of the Ring, Hunt for the Ring; the race and betting game Divinity Derby; and Return to Camp Apache, the first expansion for the scary board game Last Friday.

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Jul 262017


The Only Known Female Knight in History Gets Her Own Board Game and Gen Con Attendees Get to Play it First
PARIS, FRANCE (July 26, 2017): Mythic Games, creators and co-publishers with Monolith of the Mythic Battles: Pantheon Board Game, announce today the studio’s return to Gen Con (August 17 – 20, Indianapolis) to debut their latest creation, the Time of Legends: Joan of Arc board game. Gen Con attendees will be the first in North America to play Joan of Arc, as well as play the forthcoming Mythic Battles: Pantheon Board Game from last year’s multi-million dollar Kickstarter.
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Jul 262017


The Get Your Game On Challenge Comes to Gen Con 50
LYON, FRANCE (July 24, 2017) – Game On Tabletop, the crowdfunding community dedicated to tabletop games, will make its debut at Gen Con 50 (August 17 – 20, Indianapolis) and calls on attendees to participate in the Get Your Game On search for the best yet-to-be-discovered games.

The Get Your Game On initiative celebrates independent game design by providing free prototype kits with contents such as dice, meeples, blank cards, pencils and more, to aspiring designers. Tasked with creating a quick-rule game that plays in less than 10 minutes before the end of the convention and then demonstrating it for the Game On Tabletop judges, winners will receive gift vouchers to level-up their prototype development and exposure to the game industry.

“Have you dreamed of becoming a game designer? Are you as dedicated as we are to the discovery of great new games? The Get Your Game On challenge is a fun way to open game design up to everyone, by and for the community that knows tabletop games best – tabletop gamers,” says Laura Hoffmann, Game On Tabletop’s business manager. “We can’t wait to see what the community brings to the table for Gen Con 50’s debut of Get Your Game On.”

After four years of hosting highly successful tabletop crowdfunding campaigns in France under the name Casus Belli, Game On Tabletop is a community-driven platform for gamers, by gamers.

About Game On Tabletop
Game On Tabletop is located in Lyon, France and was created by the team behind Black Book Editions, France’s premier RPG publisher and promoter. With more than 20 years of experience in the hobby gaming industry and four years successfully running the Casus Belli crowdfunding platform, Game On Tabletop takes that platform and launches it on the global scale to create an engaging crowdfunding community for gamers, by gamers. For more information, visit

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