Gen Con Countdown T-4 And Counting Grimslingers Review

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Jul 312016

One of the great things about Gen Con is that so many new games make their debut, I suspect around one hundred every year. One of those games this year is Grimslingers from Greenbrier Games.  Stephen Gibson is both the artist and the creator.

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The Game from IDW Games September 18th

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Aug 312015

the gameThe Game 


Nominated for the 2015 Spiel Des Jahres (Game of the Year), The Game is a co-operative card game for 1-5 players.


In The Game, players will have to work together to play cards into one of four different piles, with the hopes of discarding all 98 cards to win. Each turn, a player must play at least two cards into one or more of the piles and then the player draws as many cards as they played. The next player then takes their turn and play continues until one of the players cannot play the requisite two cards (or one card if the draw pile has been depleted).

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RuneQuest: Monster Island from New Design Mechanism

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Jul 262015

RuneQuest: Monster Island



Imagine a land of dark, sweltering jungles filled with nameless monstrosities and savage reptilian head-hunters… hacking through thick undergrowth to uncover forgotten overgrown ruins filled with glittering treasures…discovering mysterious cities of gold hidden high up between the sheer mountain peaks, filled with foul sorceries…uncovering ancient temples still used by secretive cults to practice their abhorrent sacrifices…and worse still, if those gods arose as titanic beasts beyond mortal comprehension, to destroy those that dare despoil their worshippers…


Then imagine you’ve arrived, shipwrecked or magically transported, to this tropical hell and that there is no escape.  Welcome to the horror of Monster Island!


Monster Island is a fully detailed sandbox setting which can be used in almost any existing campaign, from Swords & Sorcery through to 1930’s Two Fisted Pulp. It contains enough material to run a game for years, including:


-An examination of the native cultures, their strange habits and unsettling magical practices

-Almost a hundred new creatures, plants and spirits to use in any RuneQuest campaign

-Comprehensive tables for encounters, random events, poisons, diseases, treasures and the like

-New spells, miracles and fully defined cults for those that wish to dabble in the dark arts

-Several dozen places of interest, half of which have been fully detailed for immediate play

-Countless plot hooks and scenario ideas, as well as guidance on how to incorporate Monster Island into an existing campaign


With its foetid secrets and gritty adventure, the comprehensive content of Monster Island is guaranteed to inspire any Game Master. Delve back to a time of classic Sword & Sorcery with priceless jewels, fierce dinosaurs and dark horror!


Requires RuneQuest: 6th Edition Core book to play.