Ultimate Intrigue Review

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Jan 132017
 

20161229_115649Ultimate Intrigue

Published by Paizo Publishing

The latest of the Ultimate series books is packed with a ton of themed information. This is a gem for any espionage player or GM. Ultimate Intrigue features the Vigilante base class, new archetypes, feats, intrigue systems, social combat, new spells, and gear.

Vigilante base class has some pretty cool perks. The first and the coolest is the ability to have dual identities – like Batman! The class has the option for each identity to have a different alignment. My GM would have a lot of fun with that concept, and as a player it would be a great challenge to role-play. Beyond that you get to pick a path of specialization as an avenger or a stalker. An avenger gains an attack bonus equal to the character level, while a stalker capitalizes on stealth to gain 1d8 precision damage on flanked, flat-footed or otherwise unaware foes. This increases 1d8 every two levels. There are also several Vigilante talents. My favorite has to be Blind Spot. It allows the character to hide from creatures with special senses like Tremor Sense. That’s something I could have used in my last adventure.

There are of course several new archetypes in Ultimate Intrigue, and while many of them are specialized most can be used without too much difficulty. My favorite is the Guild Breaker, a Ranger who specializes in taking down an enemy organization. The difference is that the bonuses they get are applied to an enemy organization instead of to a favored enemy. This archetype also gets Deep Cover, which allows bonuses to Bluff and Disguise against the enemy organization.

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The White Wizard Game fair Draws Near

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Nov 162016
 

The White Wizard Games Fair is less than 2 weeks away! Come play Star Realms, Hero Realms, and Epic Card Game with us. Lots of fun and over $100,000 in prizes!

Preregister by Nov 13th with the Discount Code WWGFAN10 to save $10 on a weekend Gamer Pass. If you pre-register for the FREE General Pass or the Weekend Gamer Pass, you will get a free promo card at the show. The WWG Fair on Nov 18-21 in the Boston area features:

  • Learn to play Hero Realms, Star Realms, and Epic Card Game
  • Star Realms Legend Series – winner becomes a character in the game!
  • Hero Realms Legend Series – winner becomes a character in the game!
  • Daily Star Realms $1,000 Digital Tournaments
  • Hero Realms Campaign Adventure Play
  • Learn to play our newest, unreleased game
  • Buy our newest products not yet available in retail

Meet the community:

  • Meet the game designers, Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle
  • Get to know our artists: Antonis Papantoniou, Johnny Morrow, and Dylan Safford
  • Meet and play Star Realms against top-ranked Star Realms players: Benjamin Gartner (Benjotron), Matt McCracken (MattM), Matt Newburg (TheCutter), Chris Shaner (Crshaner), and Ola Vikesland Maehle (Dommola)
  • Meet and play Epic Card Game against Magic the Gathering Pro Tour players: Sam Black, Randy Bueller, Justin Cohen, Paul Rietzl, Tom Ross, Matt Sperling, Adrian Sullivan, Gerry Thompson, and Gary Wise
  • Meet the author of the new Star Realms novel Rescue Run and be the first to get a signed copy of his book!

Epic Card Game World Championship:

  • 12 Last Chance Qualifiers for the $100,000 Epic Card Game World Championship
  • The $100,000 Epic World Championship with the winner taking home $25,000, there are still a few more qualifiers before the Fair listed here.

Register Now! If you pre-register for the FREE General Pass or the Weekend Gamer Pass, you will get a free promo card at the show. If you are a game blogger/reviewer, contact debbie@whitewizardgames.com for a press pass. If you are traveling in from out of town, you can reserve a room at a discounted rate via the White Wizard Games Room Block. We hope to see many of you at the fair!

Can’t make it to the event? We will be livestreaming the Star Realms Digital $1,000 event on Saturday at 11 am and various other events, and we will be livestreaming the Epic Card Game World Championship on Sunday and Monday on The White Wizard Games Twitch Channel.

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.

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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Role-Play Ramblings 6: The Role of Death

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May 052016
 

In this Role-Play Ramblings Matt discusses the role of death as it pertains to players and their characters.  Is it morally acceptable for  a GM to kill off PC’s.

This concludes the first season of Role-Play Ramblings.  I hope to start season two very soon, check back, or follow us on Twiite and Facebook for the Kickstarer announcements.

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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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.

Counting down to Gen Con T-4 Arena of the Planeswalker

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Jul 252015
 

planes_mdArena of the Planeswalker is one of those games that is kind a mystery.  There isn’t a lot of information on it but it’s made by Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast.   The fact that it’s mad by both companies kind of worries me, but I will give it a fair shot.   They did good things in my opinion with Heroscape and it looks this game will be using a lot of those mechanics.

Where are my concerns?

My first concern is that Hasbro won’t play nice.  That is if Hasbro asserts too much influence the Magic the Gathering Themed game might loos that magic feel and therefore it’s luster to gamers.

It may never have achieved that magic feel so it’s only a miniatures game made to look like Heroscape.

Magic the Gathering has a very large arsenal of mechanics, I hope they can break it down to a starter level.

I hope the mini’s look good.

It might just be the rebirth of Heroscape, which isn’t the direction I would like a Magic the Gathering Board game to go.

Why I want this.

Magic the Gathering has been a part of my life for years.  I have always desired cool figures and I hope that The Planeswalker Arena gives Magic the feel of  two mages dueling it out.   At this point I believe the two companies probably have a solid foundation to build on.

SYRINSCAPE RELEASES DRAGON’S DEMAND SOUNDPACK FOR THE PATHFINDER RPG,

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Jul 082015
 
SYRINSCAPE RELEASES DRAGON’S DEMAND SOUNDPACK FOR THE PATHFINDER RPG, PLUS ALIEN, EARTH ELEMENTAL, AND CRYOGENIC FACILITY

Syrinscape Also Announces Hell’s Rebels as Next Pathfinder Adventure Path in the Works for Syrinscape Treatment

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (July 3, 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 release of the Syrinscape SoundPack: Dragon’s Demand, to accompany the popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Module: Dragon’s Demand.

The Dragon’s Demand SoundSet includes all of the sounds needed to bring the module to life, with a spectacular Green Dragon, complete with a violently hissing acid breath weapon, a complete Kobold lair with a divine and an arcane spellcasting Kobold leader, a Clockwork Guardian, a small Lightning Elemental, Ghouls, bears, Grioths, and a Flame Drake. The Dragon’s Demand SoundPack includes samples recorded by Pathfinder fans at both PaizoCon 2015 and UK Games Expo 2015.

In further news, Syrinscape is thrilled to announce the next Pathfinder Adventure Path in production for its own SoundPack is Hell’s Rebels, and is expected to release August 2015, in conjunction with the release of the Pathfinder Adventure Path.

Syrinscape also releases today three new Sci-Fi SoundSets for the Syrinscape Sci-Fi Player:

Alien from Alien SoundSet: Yes, that alien. The one with the teeth and the acid and the really gross way of reproducing. With a selection of OneShot sounds such as airlock operations, flame throwers, detonators, and lots of things blowing up and trying to eat you, the Alien from Alien SoundSet has everything you need to scare your players, though it’s probably best to just abandon ship and set it to self destruct.

Earth Elemental SoundSet: Along with some usefull basic ambiances, and the earth-shattering fury of the Earth Elemental, this SoundSet is perfect for a Shadowrun summoning, and is replete with guns, missiles, lasers, and spells, and wreaking havoc in the city or the country.

Cryogenic Facility SoundSet: There’s nothing quite so useful on those deep space missions as a smooth-running cryo facility, and when it’s time for chaos with the click of a button, cryo tubes explode, alarms ring, cold steam bursts, and the staff screams in horror as the smooth running cryo facility goes horribly wrong.

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, and 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 coming soon for iPhone. 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 6 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, and iPads, and the players can be downloaded via syrinscape for free.

SYRINSCAPE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR PAIZOCON 2015

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May 202015
 
SYRINSCAPE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR PAIZOCON 2015

Attendees Called On to Bring their Voices and Monster Sounds for New SoundSet for The Dragon’s Demand

Syrinscape Creator and Dicestormers Host Benjamin Loomes to be Special Guest at Annual Celebration of All Things Pathfinder

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (May 14, 2015) – Syrinscape, the app that puts the power of custom, movie-like sound effects, soundscapes, and music, into the hands of the gamer, announces today its plans for PaizoCon 2015 (Seattle, WA, May 22 – 25, 2015).

Syrinscape creator, and host of the popular YouTube gaming show The Dicestormers Benjamin Loomes, returns to PaizoCon as Special Guest, and DJ for the wildly popular Friday Night Pathfinder Special gaming event, Siege of Serpents, from 7pm – midnight. Siege of Serpents is a multi-table interactive adventure in which each group’s actions contribute to the entire room’s success. With hundreds of Pathfinders playing in an epic campaign, Loomes will add realistic sound effects, soundscapes, and music, transforming the ballroom into the world of Golarion, using Syrinscape’s custom sounds for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
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