Mar 042017
 

46ad04ea-03be-4a49-b9e4-99e4625862c8Ravage – Dungeons of Plunder

Anti-Hero dungeon crawl coming to Kickstarter

Ain’t no Heroes in this game, you play a band of Blackroot Orcs delving dungeons for loot and teef, that’s right you are smashing in the faces of your enemies for teef! The tile based game is designed and illustrated by artist Ian Schofield (Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Terra Tiles: Misty Moorlands and Coasts & Rivers). Ian will be launching the Kickstarter next week.

Ian found work in horror and terrain illustration commissions however still craved high fantasy work that he grew up on, so started creating a project he would have chewed his right arm off to work on, a dungeon crawler called Ravage.

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 Posted by at 11:05 PM
Mar 022017
 

Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide
Campaign Sourcebook
Retail 39.95
160 pp.
Published by Wizards of the Coast
Get it here http://www.amazon.com/dp/0786965800/?tag= throgamegogg-20

Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide is 160 pages of material that can be broken down into three sections: the history and geography of Forgotten Realms, a tour of Sword Coast, and descriptions of what characters are like in the Realms with some game mechanics. As a whole the book is not up to par with its price tag, but that doesn’t mean it’s worthless – I have found more than a few morsels in this book, but the “morsels” are the exception in this book. I feel it struggles with being an adventurer’s guide while trying to become a campaign book.

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 Posted by at 2:44 PM
Feb 272017
 

Tak: A Beautiful Game Now Available

Combined forces of James Ernest and Patrick Rothfuss  bring Tak to life

 

Seattle, WA—February 22, 2016. Tak: A Beautiful Game is now available in friendly local game stores worldwide and online via  The Tinker’s Packs, an online store benefitting Worldbuilders.

Described by Patrick Rothfuss as “a beautiful game” in his bestselling novel The Wise Man’s Fear (Book Two of the Kingkiller Chronicle), Tak has been made reality be renowned game designer James Ernest. An elegant two-player abstract strategy masterpiece, Tak feels like an old classic reminiscent of mancala or Go.

Thanks to a legion of Kingkiller Chronicle and Tak fans, players can try Tak for free at fan-made site PlayTak.com. They can also explore organized play opportunities via the US Tak Association (USTA). The USTA’s goal is to share and promote the game of Tak and support fair and competitive play by establishing a comprehensive set of rules and standards that can be used for tournaments and other events.

 Posted by at 11:10 PM
Feb 272017
 

ROM KAIJU ISLAND TO SUB-TERRA, SYRINSCAPE’S NEW SOUNDSETS FOR MUTANTS & MASTERMINDS SURROUND GAMERS IN FANTASTIC SOUND ENVIRONMENTS
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (February 23, 2017) – Syrinscape, creator of the award-winning apps that bring tabletop games to life with movie-like sound, announces today the release of two new SoundSets for the Mutants and Masterminds Roleplaying Game, taking gamers from the tropical and monstrous Kaiju Island to the underworld of Sub-Terra with custom-made sounds on the Syrinscape Sci-Fi Player app.

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 Posted by at 10:45 PM
Feb 142017
 
By Crom! Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of and Jeweled Thrones of the Earth release

Welcome to an exciting world of roleplaying in Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age!

 
Hello there, 
 
Today we’re really proud to announce the first two releases for our Conan roleplaying game, the Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of core book, and Jeweled Thrones of the Earth, its first major adventure supplement
 
Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of core book, and Jeweled Thrones of the Earth
are now available in PDF form from Modiphius.net (and from Wednesday on DriveThruRPG). There’s also still time for Conan fans to join in with some of the bigger Conan RPG Kickstarter pledges! Both books will be available in print later this spring once the Kickstarter ships and if you purchase the PDF’s, you qualify for a discount on the hardcopies.
 

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 Posted by at 9:02 AM
Feb 122017
 
Explore an exciting new sci-fi frontier with 
Coriolis – The Third Horizon
 
Dive into an awesome new roleplaying universe from the makers of the acclaimed Mutant: Year Zero. 
 
London 8th February 2017: Modiphius Entertainment and Free League Publishing are pleased to announce the new sci-fi RPG line, Coriolis – The Third Horizon including: Coriolis core book, Atlas Compendium, Icon Deck, Gamesmaster screen and map – plus a special Coriolis ICONs bundle for Coriolis collectors.

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 Posted by at 9:00 AM
Feb 102017
 

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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)

 

 

 Posted by at 2:06 PM
Jan 282017
 

9d84dc93-7411-4f7f-b6c6-505d4fe21460SYRINSCAPE 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.
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 Posted by at 1:35 PM
Jan 182017
 

I have to apologize to all of you, I scheduled this to post back in September of 2016, but for some reason it didn’t and I missed it.

 

I had another great time at Alliance Open House this year. But before I go any further I have to admit that I have lost about thirty percent of my video content – well the video lacks audio.  James took a lot of time walking us through a great demo of the new Warmachine rules but with out the audio it’s not very good.

 

This year was a little different from last year because I feel there was a larger focus on the social aspect of gaming.  I mean it felt like we were there to play games with the manufacturers and experience the community. This year I had the chance to play so many games that will be coming out soon like Blood Bowl, Escape From Colditz, Happy Salmon, Warmachine, Star Realms, and more.  I guess not all of those are new, but at a shor like this things kind of blur together.  Plus I did a handful of interviews.

If you a re a retailer and you have never attended a trade show before I highly suggest it because it gives you the chance to experience future releases first hand.  You get to share your experiences with your peers and profess your concerns to manufacturers.  Plus, there are several workshops that are available throughout the day they can grant you more insight into which games might be best for your store.

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 Posted by at 9:19 PM
Jan 132017
 

20161229_115649Ultimate Intrigue

Published by Paizo Publishing

The latest of the Ultimate series books is packed with a ton of themed information. This is a gem for any espionage player or GM. Ultimate Intrigue features the Vigilante base class, new archetypes, feats, intrigue systems, social combat, new spells, and gear.

Vigilante base class has some pretty cool perks. The first and the coolest is the ability to have dual identities – like Batman! The class has the option for each identity to have a different alignment. My GM would have a lot of fun with that concept, and as a player it would be a great challenge to role-play. Beyond that you get to pick a path of specialization as an avenger or a stalker. An avenger gains an attack bonus equal to the character level, while a stalker capitalizes on stealth to gain 1d8 precision damage on flanked, flat-footed or otherwise unaware foes. This increases 1d8 every two levels. There are also several Vigilante talents. My favorite has to be Blind Spot. It allows the character to hide from creatures with special senses like Tremor Sense. That’s something I could have used in my last adventure.

There are of course several new archetypes in Ultimate Intrigue, and while many of them are specialized most can be used without too much difficulty. My favorite is the Guild Breaker, a Ranger who specializes in taking down an enemy organization. The difference is that the bonuses they get are applied to an enemy organization instead of to a favored enemy. This archetype also gets Deep Cover, which allows bonuses to Bluff and Disguise against the enemy organization.

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