Jun 082016
 

Frostgrave is one of the hottest games on the market, featuring a fast and furious combat system that children can understand.  Frostgrave was created by Joseph McCullough and published by Osprey Games.

Frostgrave is a phenom.

 

 

May 242016
 

Odin’s Ravens from Osprey Games is a race around the world.  It uses card to create an environment where outwitting your opponent may be the only way to win.  It takes seconds to learn and only minutes to play.

Would you believe the simplicity of this game is pretty complicated?  Well, the tactics that can be created certainly are, and you can out think yourself.

May 192016
 

My friends and I play Escape From the Aliens in Outerspace at Adepticon.  As you will see it is a blind movement bluffing game.  While I have only played it once, I believe it can turn into a very intense game where you might just out think yourself.

Special thanks to Christian and Joe for demonstrating this and taking time out of their schedule for us.

May 102016
 

Survive or evolve, in Post Human you are one of the last humans alive and you are being hunted by mutants.   Watch as Matt opens it up.

I have wanted to play this for about two months now and I really can’t wait.

Apr 262016
 

Watch as Matt opes up Bomb Squad from Tasty minstrel Games.  In Bomb Squad 2-6 players cooperatively work together piloting a robot to disarm bombs and rescue hostages.

Coming to soon a Bomb Squad review!

May 072015
 

 

Alignment is one of those weird game mechanics that can be viewed as both a hindrance and an aid. Because of this it is often the victim of a love hate type of relationship among players that can cause some heated disagreements. If they could apply their thoughts to its use they would not have so many words in lost to indifference.

When I speak of alignment in this article I’m not referring to any one system or style. I’m instead writing about the concept of what it can be in the development of character. If you apply such a system to developing the personality of your individual I believe it can be invaluable. Many of us walk through our lives with no “moral” code, at least not the way an alignment is is presented in game terms. That’s because games have a difficult time presenting alignment in an effective way. Since many alignments are presented as a code that creates a struggle of some sort, usually good and evil, they have to be broad so players can use them effectively with their creations. Not to mention many characters are created with to be adults ready to start their adventuring career. In reality this couldn’t be farther from the truth. In the real world we develop our “alignment” over years of character growth. For us our alignment is directly linked to what we believe, or to be more accurate, what we have come to believe. That is our faith directs our choices. This could mean you are guided by religion, science, or philosophy. It doesn’t matter what guides your thoughts what matters is that when you apply this to your character she has already lost years of development.

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Jan 152015
 

In this Flip Through Matt takes a look at the Advanced Class Origins book for Pathfinder.  Inside you will find new spells, feats, magic items, and archetypes.  I find this companion to have more than enough power to help sustain the new hybrid classes in Pathfinder.

 

 

If you enjoyed the Advanced Class Guide you’ll enjoy this book.

May 012014
 

This is one of those Kickstarters that I really wish I had the money to buy into.  These sets are absolutely amazing!

 

Mantic fort2Battle Zones: Urban Quadrant

$174.99 SRP

Densely-populated cities are often prime targets for attack by aliens, rebels or anyone else who has a cause to stand against the expanding human race. As civilians are evacuated and fortifications are hastily erected, the fighting intensifies around key objectives such as landing pads and communications arrays.

 

This set contains 46 assorted Battlezones terrain sprues and 8 connector sprues, allowing you to construct a huge range of buildings that will provide plenty of cover for a 6’x4’ area (or a 4’x4’ area of dense urban terrain). You can expand this set using other kits from Mantic’s Battlezones Tile System range.

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted.

 

Mantic Fort distBattle Zones: Fortified District

$39.99 SRP

 

Although any building can be fortified given adequate time, proper purpose-built defense emplacements are vital. Designed to withstand heavy ordnance as well as small arms fire, pre-fabricated bunkers can be fully assembled within an hour of being dropped into position. They can be found in a variety of roles, from command posts to medical centers, but are most often used as the central point of a defensive position.

 

This set contains eight terrain sprues plus a connector sprue, allowing you to build a single heavily fortified bunker or several smaller ones for use in any 28mm sci-fi wargame. It can also be assembled in a variety of other ways, and combined with other sets from Mantic’s Battlezones Tile System range.

 

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted.

 

Mantic battle linesBattle Zones: Defense Lines

$19.99 SRp

As mankind presses outwards into the galaxy, there is an ever-present threat from aliens, rebels and warring factions. Prefabricated defense lines are quick to raise, whether at ground level or atop a building, and offer durable protection from enemy fire. With the addition of a communications array or point-defense cannon, a string of defense lines can become a solid redoubt.

 

This set contains two Defense Line Sprues and a connector sprue, allowing you to build a single 29.5” Defense Line or several smaller ones. It also contains a laser cannon and comms antenna. This set is compatible with all others in Mantic’s Battlezones Tile System range.

 

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted.

 

Mantic landing padBattle Zones: Landing Pad

$34.99 SRP

In the ongoing battle for the galaxy, secure supply lines are as important as the ability to move troops from place to place. Armored landing pads play a vital role; they allow the controlling faction to bring in cargo drops as well as reinforcements. If one should fall into enemy hands the tide of battle can turn in an instant, so they are fiercely guarded and will often be destroyed before they can be captured.

 

This set contains four Landing Pad sprues, two Defense Line sprues and a connector sprue, allowing you to build a raised landing pad with laser cannon and comms antenna. It can also be assembled in a variety of other ways, and combined with other sets from Mantic’s Battlezones Tile System range.

 

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted.

 

Battle Zones: Connectors (5)

$19.99 SRP

 

Mantic’s Battlezones system is the ideal terrain solution for sci-fi wargamers everywhere, bringing modular terrain to the table at an affordable price. For ambitious projects, you may want to stock up on extra connector clips, so this pack contains five sprues, giving you 128 right-angle (90°) connectors and 64 straight (180°) connectors.

 

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. Sprueless Plastic requires super glue.

 

MGCTSCI01-1Battle Zones: Urban District

$39.99 SRP

Mankind’s continuing settlement of the galaxy does not go unchallenged. Alien races do not appreciate others encroaching on their territory, and are not afraid to make strikes against civilian settlers. Frontier outposts can become

the focus of fierce fighting as troopers from both sides set up ambushes and plan counterattacks across the densely-packed streets.

 

This set contains ten assorted Urban terrain sprues and a connector sprue, allowing you to construct a range of buildings that will provide plenty of cover for a 2’x2’ area. This set is compatible with all others in Mantic’s Battlezones Tile System range.

 

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted.

 

 

MGCTSCI02-1Battle Zones: Urban Sector

$79.99 SRP

Mankind’s push into the galaxy had made it a number of enemies, but it shows no signs of slowing. Settlements can be found on thousands of worlds, from frozen tundra to heat-seared magma fields, and everything in between. Most settlements consist mainly of modular prefabrications, which are cheap to produce and transport but which provide more than adequate shelter for the many colonists that choose to leave the cradle of civilization.

 

This set contains 21 assorted terrain sprues and 3 connector sprues, allowing you to construct a range of buildings that will provide plenty of cover for a 2’x4’ area. This set is compatible with all others in Mantic’s Battlezones Tile System range.

 

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted.

MGCTSCI22-1Battle Zones: Watchtower

$24.99 SRP

Although sophisticated scanning equipment is commonplace throughout the galaxy, most armed forces still place their trust in watchtowers to give the word that the enemy is approaching. They also act as ideal firing platforms, giving snipers and support weapons a view of the entire battlefield. Transported as pre-fab flatpacks, they can be assembled in less time than it takes to set up a command tent.

 

This set contains six assorted Urban sprues and a connector sprue, allowing you to construct a watchtower for any 28mm wargame. It can alternatively be used in conjunction with other sets in the Battlezones Tile System range to build larger constructions.

 

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted.

MGCTSCI04-1Battle Zones: Fortified Sector

$79.99 SRP

Certain objectives need to be held no matter the cost. Central command stations, main drop zones, even important landmarks that would strike a blow against morale if lost. These vital locations will usually be fortified, but if the enemy is expected to make a serious assault full fortified emplacements will be set up. These networks of bunkers and strongholds will take a concerted effort to breach, and even if the enemy does get through they will have paid a heavy price.

 

This set contains twenty terrain sprues plus 3 connector sprues, allowing you to build several heavily fortified bunkers (or a single massive stronghold) for use in any 28mm wargame. It can be assembled in a variety of different ways, and combined with other sets from Mantic’s Battlezones Tile System range for even more options.

 

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted.

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Mar 232014
 

undead slayers handbookPathfinder Player Companion: Undead Slayer’s Handbook (PFRPG)

$12.99

 

Discover the secrets of battling the undead, mindless zombies and diabolical liches was you master the right tactics to identify and battle against all types of undying foes, and learn how to survive their varied deadly lairs. Join the ranks of the Inner Sea’s greatest undead hunters, discover their tested methods, adopt their lethal gear, and employ the powers of those who have faced death and survived.

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Oct 172012
 

Bolt Action: Assault on Normandy

Coming Soon

$ 92.00

Bolt Action: Assault on Normandy gives you everything you need to pit your tactics and wits against your opponent as you recreate the great battles of World War II on the tabletop! In addition to the glorious Bolt Action rulebook and eight Orders Dice, you will find forty hard plastic, multi-pose 28mm miniatures as well as terrain for them to fight over. This is a great starting point as you seek to defeat your foes and bring an end to the greatest conflict in history. Bolt Action: Assault on Normandy contains:

Full-colour 216-page hardback Bolt Action rulebook

40 multi-pose, hard plastic 28mm miniatures:

20 US Army infantry

20 German Heer infantry

1 hard plastic Ruined Farmhouse

8 Bolt Action Orders Dice.

Go check out Warlord Games and rewrite history with you friends this weekend.

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