War of the Rings Second Anniversary Release

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Oct 022016
 

war-ringAres Games is opening pre-orders today for a limited edition of the Game Rules, Strategy Guide and Gameboard in a deluxe format matching the components included in the War of the Ring Second Edition Anniversary Release.

For players who missed pre-orders of the Anniversary Release (now sold out), or who are interested only in these components and not in the full set of 205 painted figures, it’s the chance to become the owner of a set of very special items: an extra-size War of the Ring gameboard (two boards, each 64 x 88 cm) with UV and hot foil printing; the deluxe edition of the Game Rules (56 pages); the Strategy Companion written by Kristofer Bengtsson (104 pages). Each of these two volumes is hardbound, with quarter binding in cloth paper and hot-foil imprint on the slipcase.

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Warquest from MR. B Games

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Aug 222016
 

war questtWarQuest

$119.99

 

WarQuest is a high fantasy/grand strategy game that immerses players in the world of Myrathia where each takes the role of a warlord seeking to reunite the fractured land under his/her banner. During the game, players will recruit different races (wood elves, dwarves, goblins, orcs and satyrs) to fill their armies, travel across the world of Myrathia, complete demanding quests, engage in ferocious battles, conquer and control strategic regions, and if successful, make themselves ruler of all Myrathia.

 

Contains

Custom plastic coins

Over 100 highly detailed Minatures

 

1-4 players

Age 13+

30-45 minutes per player.

Gen Con T-5 and CountingWalking Dead All Out War

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Jul 292016
 

9d9071124d9150a462cad733602cdfac_originalThis is another game by Mantic Games.  I don’t know too much about it, in fact I even missed the Kickstarter. I know that it was a huge hit, like all the games they make.  This is a bit different though it features the characters from the comic book.

Check out the kickstarter,  “The team will be taking pre-orders ahead of the retail release and you will be able to have a look through a production copy of the game. If you swing by stand 833 you can also pick-up your own free Walker figure – but be quick, because numbers are limited.  ”  That’s from the Mantic Games news letter.

And please check out my Gen Con  Go Fund Me. Just sharing will be a huge help.

SYRINSCAPE ANNOUNCES GEN CON LINE-UP

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Jul 192016
 

SYRINSCAPE ANNOUNCES GEN CON LINE-UP WITH PATHFINDER, CATAN®, MUTANTS & MASTERMINDS, ATTENDEE AUDITIONS AND MORE
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (July 19, 2016) – Syrinscape, creator of the award-winning apps that put the power of custom, movie-like sound effects, soundscapes and music at the fingertips of the gamer, announces today its line-up of activities and events for Gen Con 2016, the Best Four Days in Gaming.

Live RPG Plus Pathfinder All-Star Event
Dicestormers host Benjamin Loomes will attempt a TPK against Pathfinder all-stars Erik Mona, Jason Bulmahn, F. Wesley Schneider and Crystal Frasier in Live RPG Plus, an audience-driven interactive RPG adventure. Using the Realm Works campaign management tool and Syrisncape’s sound app, Live RPG Plus will transform the Westin Capitol III Ballroom into a fast and fun gaming experience for the players as well as the audience, who will contribute to the action via shout-outs and social media to alter the course of the game. The event includes live audience auditions to become the monstrous roar of the boss the party will encounter, a workshop for creating sounds for tabletop games and incorporating Syrinscape and Realm Works into your game. Tickets are $2, on sale now. Saturday, August 6 from 7-9:00pm.

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Box Breaking 187 Wreckage miniature 2 Player Box Set

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Jun 102016
 

Check out the two player starter for Wreckage from Hyacinth Games.  Wreckage is a miniatures and a RPG game set in the post fall of humanity.  The world is not all that different from that of Mad Max.

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Retailer Alert

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May 042016
 
GTS DISTRIBUTION ACQUIRES GLOBAL ENTERPRISES
 
Everett, WA (May 4, 2016) – Headquartered in Everett, WA, GTS Distribution announces today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Global Enterprises, headquartered in Hauppauge, NY.
Global Enterprises is a respected distributor with a long history, a talented team and above all, a trendsetter in bringing cutting edge products to their customer base.  Over the years, they have developed an excellent reputation for providing industry-leading customer service and product knowledge.  Excellent customer service and product knowledge are core tenants at GTS, and retailers who have been working with Global Enterprises can expect to receive the same stellar customer experience they have grown accustomed to throughout the transition and in years to come.
With an industry-leading 11 locations across the U.S. and an unparalleled depth of products, we are certain that all of our existing and future customers will continue to benefit from GTS’ dedication to providing the best service and cutting-edge products to help your business succeed and grow. “The customer comes first at GTS, and we’re confident this acquisition will further our ability to not only serve our current customers better, but also partner with and build some new relationships with fantastic retailers in the area,” said GTS President, Steve Snyder.
The GTS management team is very pleased to announce that all of the existing staff of Global Enterprises will be joining our team – we look forward to having them become part of the GTS Family. “We would like to thank all of our customers for their loyalty, friendship and support over the years,” said Ed Storey, Owner of Global Enterprises. “My staff looks forward to continuing working with you as part of the GTS team.”
GTS would like to thank our existing customers for their continued support, and to all of our new customers, we can’t wait to begin servicing your needs!
New customers can find all of the necessary paperwork and information on the GTS Website: http://www.gtsdistribution.com/info/opening-a-gts-distribution-business-account.asp

TABLETOP GAMES CATAN®, SPIKE, AND MORE COME TO LIFE WITH SOUND IN NEW SYRINSCAPE BOARD GAME PLAYER APP

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Nov 202015
 

TABLETOP GAMES CATAN®, SPIKE, AND MORE COME TO LIFE WITH SOUND IN NEW SYRINSCAPE BOARD GAME PLAYER APP

New Syrinscape App Launches with Official Sounds for the Wildly Popular Catan from Mayfair Games, Spike and Spellcaster from R&R Games, and Classic Tabletop Games Like Chess, Casino, and Soduku
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (November 19, 2015) – Syrinscape, creator of the apps that put the power of custom, movie-like sound effects, soundscapes, music, and dynamic audio solutions at the fingertips of the gamer, announces today the release of the new Syrinscape Board Game Player app. The Board Game Player app is free to download, and comes with an array of free sounds to accompany classic board games such as Chess, Casino, and Soduku.
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Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear: Solo Expansion From Academy Games

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Sep 252015
 

conflictConflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear: Solo Expansion

$45.00

 

The Conflict of Heroes Solo Boardgame System revolutionizes solo tactical play. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) utilizes a unique Emergent Behavior and Agent Based Logic system. With this system, each battlefield situation is evaluated and the AI implements the best course of action using available resources and unit assets. Even veteran CoH players will be challenged to hone and adapt their playing styles in order to overcome this resourceful high-level AI. You will experience tense and engaging solo play like never before!

 

Included are several stand-alone missions, plus two full campaigns covering the German 1941 advance on Moscow. In the first campaign, you command elements of the 10th Panzer Division. In the second campaign, you switch sides and command elements of the Soviet 32nd Army trying to undo your gains from the first campaign!

 

This expansion requires Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear.

SYRINSCAPE CALLS ON GEN CON ATTENDEES TO BRING THE NOISE FOR MASSIVE MONSTER RAID AND DRAGON ATTACK,

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Jul 282015
 
SYRINSCAPE CALLS ON GEN CON ATTENDEES TO BRING THE NOISE FOR MASSIVE MONSTER RAID AND DRAGON ATTACK, AND AN EPIC INTERACTIVE LIVE RPG ADVENTUREFans Will Help Create Official Gen Con SoundSet, and Determine the Fate of the Players in an All-Star Live Pathfinder RPG Experience

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (July 28, 2015) – Syrinscape, the award-winning app that puts the power of custom, movie-like sound effects, soundscapes, and music, into the hands of the gamer, announces today the activities and adventures planned for Gen Con, North America’s largest hobby gaming convention, taking place in Indianapolis, IN July 30 – August 2, 2015.

Attendees will experience the next-gen in tabletop gaming in the Dicestormers’ Live RPG Plus, brought to life by Syrinscape, Realm Works, and Dicestormers host Benjamin Loomes. Live RPG Plus is an audience-driven, truly interactive Pathfinder RPG adventure, featuring an all-star line-up of players, including Paizo creative director James Jacobs, Gen Con owner/CEO Adrian Swartout, Green Ronin founder and president Chris Pramas, and Lone Wolf data entry specialist Jeremy Land. Live RPG Plus takes place on Friday from 2-3pm, and tickets are available for $2.

A massive monster raid and dragon attack is coming to Gen Con! The Syrinscape booth in the exhibit hall (#1045) will be transformed into a recording studio, where attendees will step up to the microphone with their most-creative roars, grunts and growls, smashes and crashes, frightened villagers, brave fighters, crafty wizards, zombies, giants, trolls, werewolves, goblins, orcs, and more, to be made into the official Gen Con SoundSet. Those who contribute sounds used in the final Gen Con SoundSet will receive the SoundSet for free, along with their name in lights on the credits page in the Syrinscape store. One lucky attendee will also become the roar of the official Gen Con dragon.

Pathfinder Society kicks off The Year of the Serpent in massively epic style, with a multi-table, interactive event, Pathfinder Society Friday Night Special. Benjamin Loomes will be on hand to DJ the event with Syrinscape, transforming the giant Sagamore Ballroom and transporting the hundreds of players straight to Golarion through the power of sound.

The award-winning Syrinscape app Fantasy Player and Sci-Fi Player bring fantastic, realistic sound to tabletop gaming. Each is available to try for free, can be completely unlocked for free for 30 days at syrinscape.com/freetrial, and includes 2 free SoundSets to keep after the trial. The Syrinscape app is compatible with a wide range of devices, including PC, Mac, Android Phones and Tablets, iPads, and iPhones. To download the free Sci-Fi Player, or Syrinscape Fantasy Player, with an extensive library of sounds for fantasy gaming, including the official sounds for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, visit Syrinscape.

About Syrinscape
Using a powerful audio engine and complex algorithms to produce ever-changing soundscapes and rich encounter-specific music, Syrinscape conjures every aural landscape imaginable, from ethereal forests and stony shorelines, to dank, vermin-filled dungeons, to the spooky depths of the underdark. Designed by accomplished composer and tabletop gamer Benjamin Loomes, along with the developers at the Interaction Consortium, Syrinscape builds on more than 8 years of prototyping and community feedback. Syrinscape is based in Australia. Syrinscape is available for a wide range of devices, including PC, Mac, Android Tablets, iPhones and iPads, and the players can be downloaded via syrinscape for free.

Countdown to Gen Con T-7 and Counting Telestrations After Dark

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Jul 222015
 

I’m actually pretty excited about this game, here is the manufacturer description.

 

Our favorite party game is all grown up. Telestrations After Dark is the adults only version of the #1 LOL party game Telestrations. Draw what you see then guess what you saw for hilarious, weird, irresponsible and just plain wrong outcomes. Telestrations After Dark is “adults only” miscommunication at its best!

Ages 17+ | 4-8 Players | MSRP: $29.95

 

With that said I’ve been playing Telestrations pretty much since it’s conception.  I can only imagine what an adult version means.  I’m sure it’s done with great taste and style.  I find this to be one of the most intriguing releases of the year.  I only hope that as a reinvented game it doesn’t stray from it’s origin too much!