Gen Con Coverage 8: Sean Patrick Fannon of Evil Beagle Games LLC.

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Aug 222017

I caught up with Sean Patrick Fannon at Gen Con 50.  We talked about Savage Rifts And Evil Beagle Games LLC.  Some cool info in this one like Freedom Squadron and the omniverse.

I am looking forward to seeing Sean at Con on the Cob in November.

Ninja All-Stars: Clan Kitsune

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Aug 222016

kitsuneNinja All-Stars: Clan Kitsune



As the spine of the mountains gives way to the eastern lands, dark and mysterious forests cover the great northwest. Wet, damp, and mossy, the lush ferns and spongy ground are seldom travelled except in times of the greatest need. There are many superstitions about the secretive denizens of this verdant expanse. Mythical creatures are said to walk freely here, the kami, fickle and quick to anger, range far and wide, sometimes luring unwary travelers into the forests depths, to what ends, no one knows. Under the shadowy and damp canopy many magical and natural herbs are grown and traded by the few people who live in small villages along the safe paths through the woodland realm. These ingredients make the most powerful of healing agents and the most deadly of poisons. These are the lands of the Kitsune clan.


For many on Kagejima, the difference between the Kitsune and the kami inhabitants of the dark forest is nonexistent. For their part, the Kitsune are a relatively open and happy people glad to share friendship with any worthy of their esteem. However, they do possess a mercurial and fickle nature much like their namesake. Normally this is expressed through silly jokes and tricks, but their playful behavior can can quickly turn dark depending on the mood of the Kitsune. Many of the more stoic clans view the Kitsune as unreliable rogues, while their friends see them as wise tricksters.

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Shadowrun Howling Shadows

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Jun 022016

howling shadowsShadowrun: Howling Shadows



Gangers. Corp security. Mr. Johnson. Organized crime. Other shadowrunners. Running in the Sixth World does not exactly lack for obstacles, but only foolish runners worry solely about metahuman opponents. There are plenty of other ways the world can kill you, from throat-ripping martachoras to blood-sucking chupacabras, from the aggressive gamma spider to the swarming harpy. While most runners would be happy to simply avoid these threats, it’s not always possible. Critters may be used as security, they may swarm in abandoned areas runners must investigate, or they may carry valuable reagents runners need. Some of them may even hold the keys to unlocking the sort of powers runners covet.

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Box Breaking 179 Odin’s Ravens

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Apr 112016

Matt takes his first look at Odin’s Ravens.  On the video I said the game had a bgg rank of 150.  The information given to me was incorrect, it’s currently ranked 850.  Anyway it’s a game about racing around the world using a card driven mechanic.

I have played it half a dozen times now and I can’t believe how close the games have been.


Nov 202015


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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Captain’s Wager From Grey Fox Games

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Jul 182015

captains wagerCaptain’s Wager



In Captain’s Wager, players take on the roles of rogue airship captains sending their pirate crews off on adventures in search of treasure. Problematically, several captains often show up for the same adventure. So how shall we figure out who gets what loot? We’ll gamble for it of course. That’s the pirate way!

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Ares Games to preview new Galaxy Defenders expansions, Jolly Roger, and Odyssey at Origins 2015

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May 202015

Ares Games to preview new Galaxy Defenders expansions, Jolly Roger, and Odyssey at Origins 2015


The new products, releasing this summer, will be introduced to the public at the show, together with the Wings of Glory, Sails of Glory, War of the Ring, Euro, and Family game lines

jolly rogerAres Games will attend Origins Game Fair 2015 (Booth #703, June 3-7, Columbus, Ohio) and several of the upcoming games will be introduced to the public for the first time at this show. Visitors at Ares’ booth will be able to have a first encounter with the upcoming Galaxy Defenders expansions Operation Strikeback! and Extinction Protocol (releasing in July); demo previews of Jolly Roger and Odyssey – Wrath of Poseidon, two new games to be released this Summer, are also scheduled.

At the Ares Games’ booth, attendees will also find the Origins Awards finalists The Battle of Five Armies (nominated in the “Best Board Game” category), Sails of Glory (in Best Historical Rules and Best Historical Miniatures), as well as all the other games from the ever-expanding Ares Games catalog.

extinctThe latest releases in WW1 Wings of Glory line (the Airplane Packs featuring the fighters Fokker E.V, Nieuport Ni.28, Macchi M.5 and Hannover CL.IIIa) and the Sails of Glory Special Ship Packs with the iconic ships HMS Victory and USS Constitution will be available for sale, and “show specials” are planned to welcome the visitors.

In addition to the activities at the Ares’ booth, 23 events dedicated to Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory will be hosted by Buckeye Gamers in Flight, Wings of Glory Aerodrome, and Sails of Glory Anchorage. Prizes and freebies will be offered by Ares Games, Aerodrome Accessories, BGIF, and The Soldiery. The events have limited seating and some are already sold out, so players who want to take part in these activities should register soon at the Origins Game Fair events page. For more details click here.


Upcoming new games

oddysseyThe new games to be previewed at Origins 2005 include the new expansions for Galaxy Defenders, the first Ares’ card game, Jolly Roger, and a new title in the Euro game line, Odyssey – Wrath of Poseidon.

The upcoming Galaxy Defenders expansions, arriving in July, are set after Agents have won the battle on Earth. In Operation Strikeback, the Agency launches a strike against the Invaders’ base on the Moon, with the help of new, genetically modified agents to face new the alien menace.  In Extinction Protocol, it’s time for the final assault on the Alien home planet, with Agents equipped with a new generation of weapons and wearing awesome Power Armor to fight  the deadly perils and the worst enemy they have ever faced.

Jolly Roger – The game of Piracy & Mutiny is a card game of pillage, plunder, and mutinies. Fun, rowdy, fast, and easy to learn, the game can be played with 4 to 10 players. Players are the crew of a pirate ship, ready to do anything to collect the highest amount of gold and become the richest pirate in Tortuga!

Odyssey – Wrath of Poseidon is a deduction game for two to five players. The war is over, and the Greek ships are trying to sail back to their homeland after a long absence. They need to reach the Sacred Island to make offerings and prayers to the gods, but the irascible Poseidon will use all his powers to prevent them from getting there.

Jolly Roger and Odyssey are due out at GenCon 2015.

For more information about the games, visit Ares Games website – At Origins Game Fair, visit Ares Games at booth 703.


About Ares Games

Ares Games is an Italian board game publisher established in 2011 to create quality hobby products for the international audience. Ares Games is the publisher of the award-winning “War of the Ring” board game, “Wings of Glory” range of airplane combat games and miniatures recreating aerial warfare in WW1 and WW2, and more recently, the tactical ship-to-ship miniature game “Sails of Glory,” and the cooperative tactical Sci-Fi miniatures game “Galaxy Defenders.” The Ares Games’ catalog also includes Family Games and Euro Games. For further information, visit the website and the Facebook page –


Three Cheers for Master From Atlas Games

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Feb 042015

madThree Cheers for Master


Master has been blue, lately…

It’s just not the same now that all lands known to evil have been conquered. When Master’s blue, it’s the minions who suffer the most. As a lieutenant in Master’s army – a foreminion – it falls to you to cheer him up. Not the easiest task, even in the best of times but then it hits you. What better way to cheer Master up than an evil cheerleading competition?


Whichever foreminion builds and scales the most impressive tower of war-hungry minions will surely win Master’s heart! What could possibly go wrong with that?

Forge War Coming in February

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Jan 292015

forgeForge War



The wild lands are growing restless. The king has called upon all able-bodied men to push back the creeping edges of the map. As the leader of a fledgling adventurer’s guild, you are tasked with gathering resources, forging weapons and slaying epic monsters of the wilderness to earn riches and prestige with the king.


Forge War is a competitive game of economic management and spatial reasoning in a high fantasy theme. Players must undertake quests set forth by the king to slay fierce foes like goblins, assassins and a mighty red dragon. But weapons and adventurers don’t come easily! Players must successfully navigate the kingdom’s mine to gather metals and precious gems, then head to the market to get their hands on weapon designs so they can forge their own implements of victory!


1-4 players

Ages 12+

60-180 minute play time