Jul 252016
 

MYTHIC BATTLES: PANTHEON TO MAKE ITS NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT GEN CON

Gen Con Attendees will be First in North America to Play a God in New Miniatures Board Game Based on Greek Mythology
PARIS, FRANCE (July 25, 2016): Mythic Games, the new game studio from co-creators of the Conan Board Game, announces today the company’s highly anticipated first release, miniatures board game Mythic Battles: Pantheon, will make its North American debut at Gen Con August 4 – 7, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN.

Gen Con attendees will be the first gamers in North America to play as a famous god of Greek mythology, assemble warriors, lead troops into battle, create their own Pantheon and become the new ruler of Olympus in Mythic Battles: Pantheon. Learn-to-play games of Mythic Battle: Pantheon are scheduled in the Event Hall from 10am – 8pm each day and tickets are available on gencon.com for $4 each. Players will also receive an exclusive set of four collectible buttons of iconic Olympic gods.
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Jun 152016
 

 

Relive the End of the World!

 

Doomsday has come to the Guest Artist series with Munchkin Apocalypse Guest Artist Edition and Munchkin Apocalypse 2 Guest Artist Edition, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble! Len Peralta is back, with a fresh take on the post-apocalyptic wasteland. In addition to new Door, Treasure, and Seal cards, Munchkin Apocalypse Guest Artist Edition features 12 player standies and a circular board unique to this version! This is the first time a guest artist has tackled an expansion, with Munchkin Apocalypse 2 Guest Artist Edition adding 106 new cards to the fray. As part of our Guest Artist Edition line, these titles have limited print runs.

 

Len Peralta is known for his work on Star Munchkin Guest Artist Edition, Munchkin The Guild, Munchkin comics, and his own Geek a Week trading cards. Munchkin Line Editor Andrew Hackard had this to say: “Len’s vision of the End Times is wonderful. It will be a pleasure to experience a fiery death with his art to guide me.”

 

About Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with almost 7 million games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve’s very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars’ worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition, released in late 2013.

Oct 202015
 

Matt takes his first look at Spurs from Mr B Games.  Sean is a fan of the RPG Boothill so I think I know where this is going. It’s a western where players assume the role of a character and mine for gold, but there are all kinds of factors like gunfights that are going to be exposed.

I can’t wait to play this game.  This will be up soon.

Aug 042015
 

At Gen con one of the very first things I had the opportunity to do was to sit down with Neil Fawcett from Spartan Games.   It was the first time they visited us in the states and I think it’s the beginning of many more.

I did two interviews with them where we chat about Firestorm Armada, the return of Uncharted Seas, Dystopian Wars, Planetfall, and of course HALO. The first is below.  I had to refilm it because of the background noise, Neil has a soft voice.   I wasn’t going to keep this interview at all, but there is enough in it that we didn’t cover in the second interview that I couldn’t ignore it.

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Jul 072015
 

For Immediate Release

 

The Ed Greenwood Group

ACD Distribution

Traditional-Formats License Agreement Reached,

Sales and Distribution Deal Struck

 

TORONTO and MIDDLETON, WI—The Ed Greenwood Group (TEGG) and ACD Distribution (ACD) today reached a traditional-formats licensing agreement that will allow readers and fans to obtain all TEGG literary works in both hardcover and trade-paperback formats. This subsidiary license deal also extends to TEGG’s game division, for which ACD will be producing traditional-format roleplaying and other games. ACD will provide sales, distribution, and fulfillment to both large and small retailers and individuals wishing to order TEGG Works in traditional formats anywhere in the world. For TEGG’s line of handcrafted artisanal projects (managed through the TEGG Artifacts division), ACD will provide cataloging and order-collection services for the individual artisans.

 

The Ed Greenwood Group, a new transmedia publishing company from the creator of the Forgotten Realms®, launches this fall with its first novel, a brand-new Ed Greenwood title. Your World Is Doomed is the first novel in an urban fantasy setting called Hellmaw; 6 story arcs, 86 novels, 14 anthologies, 5 games, and 9 Artifacts are planned between Mr. Greenwood’s first novel in 2015 and the end of the sixth story arc, projected for October 2022. Next year (2016) will see the launch of a more traditional sword-and-sorcery setting code-named Pony Island Adventures. More settings in more genres will follow—For Wolf & Empire (steampunk), Lost Princesses of Mars (space opera), and In So Deep (sex fantasy), to name only a few.

 

“This agreement with ACD is great news for us,” said Ed Greenwood, president and publisher at The Ed Greenwood Group. “ACD ‘gets’ creative individuals like few other large companies do…and our partnership with them means we can follow both of our goals: to serve our Creatives, and to serve our readers, players, and fans!” The ACD traditional-format editions will all be available simultaneously with TEGG’s other formats and editions, allowing readers and players to choose whichever format suits them best without having to wait a year or more between formats.

 

ACD is one of the world’s largest distributors of game and hobby products, representing more than 350 publishers and thousands of products from their Madison, Wisconsin, headquarters and three warehouses across the United States. ACD brings more than 20 years of market experience and knowledge to Mr. Greenwood’s new venture. “It’s amazing to be working with Mr. Greenwood and his Sessorium of Creatives, said Bob Maher, president and owner of ACD. “I’ve been a fan of Mr. Greenwood’s work for a long time. Watching him take talented new and established creatives from the literary, gaming, and arts worlds, add a dozen or so new and original Ed Greenwood worlds, and shake them together to form a brand-new transmedia company is incredible. For myself and all of us at ACD, it’s a joy to be able to join his creative team.”

 

For more information, please visit:

o   Twitter: @acddistribution | Facebook: www.facebook.com/ACDDist

o   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/acd-distribution

oTwitter:@TheEdVerse

Facebook: facebook.com/TheEdVerse

 

To schedule an interview:

Jun 172015
 

Relic Knights: Star Nebula Corsairs: Golden Vance

$14.95 SRP

 

Few Star Nebula Corsairs have a reputation as unsavory as Golden Vance. Known for his cruelty and violent streak there are few who are willing to cross him. Golden Vance cares little for the end result of the Calamity as long as it continues to fill his hold with treasure and provide victims aplenty for his malice.

 

Contains:

1 Golden Vance Model – Questing Knight

1 Minnow Model – Cypher

Two 30mm Bases

Assorted Unit Tracker and Reference Cards

 

Miniatures are supplied unpainted and assembly may be required.

Jun 132015
 

relicRelic Knights: Doctrine: Anthony Master Wu

$27.95

 

and split his cypher in two. With Master Wu’s patient guidance and protection, he may still fulfill the destiny laid out for him.

 

This combo box of Questing Knight and Unique units gives your cadre a new leader and powerful new options on the field of battle.

 

Contains:

1 Anthony Model – Questing Knight

1 Castor Model – Cypher

1 Pollux Model – Cypher

1 Master Wu – Unique

Two 30mm Bases

Assorted Unit Tracker and Reference Cards

 

Miniatures are supplied unpainted and assembly may be required.

May 172015
 

Game of ThronesGame of Crowns

$29.99

 

Many will sit on a throne, but only one can wear the crown!

 

Long ago, the great Ruelen Empire was united under a single banner. In the aftermath of Ruele’s Doom, the Empire was shattered, torn apart into nine houses each led by one of the Emperor’s former council. The realm was thrown into bitter conflict, as each of the nine houses vied for power over the others–each seeking to reunite the broken Empire under their rule. This conflict became known as the Game of Crowns.

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Apr 292015
 

In this Figure Forge Matt assembles an Eisenkern Stormtrooper with his rifle.  The Eisenkern Stormtroopers are available from Warlord Games and Dreamforge Games.

These models have a lot of pieces but they go together nicely.

Feb 192015
 

In this Flip Through Matt looks at the Giant Hunter’s Handbook for Pathfinder.

his book will work for any one who is playing in a campaign where there are several giants.  You can be a player from any game system and still make many of these concepts work.