Jul 262015
 

Ghostbusters by Cryptozoic

 

Not too long ago Cryptozoic did ran insane kickstarter to fund this game.  You can get a good look at Ghostbusters on Kickstarter.

 

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I love the look to this game.  But I have to admit I wouldn’t have found it if it wasn’t Ghostbusters.  This is the only Co-operative game that has really caught my eye this year.  The quality that is shown in the Kickstarter  looks to be high quality.  The miniatures look great and, for me, they can put the game over the top.

 

Jul 222015
 
WARPO RETURNS TO GEN CON WITH LEGENDS OF CTHULHU 

Slew of Activities includes All-Star Cthulhu Summit with Live Séance for the Ghost of H.P. Lovecraft, Cthulhu Costumed Character, Prizes and More!

CHICAGO, IL (July 22, 2015): Last year, Team Warpo attended Gen Con having just completed their successful Kickstarter to create the retro action figure line, Legends of Cthulhu, which has now become truly legendary. This year, Warpo returns to Gen Con as a proud recipient of Gen Con’s Marketing Fellowship, with a booth filled with Cthulhu activities and the critically acclaimed Legends of Cthulhu action figures, and as host of the epic Cthulhu All-Stars Summit, which will culminate in a live séance for the ghost of H.P. Lovecraft.

Warpo, along with co-sponsor Paizo, has assembled some of the industry’s leading Cth-experts to host the first Cthulhu All-Stars Summit, taking place Saturday at Noon in Paizo seminar room #233. Join moderators Paizo creative director James Jacobs and Warpo president Bryan Katzel, along with Sandy Petersen, Kenneth Hite, and occult expert Brandon Hodge, as they discuss the impact of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories and characters on popular culture and their work. The panel will hold some fantastic surprises, prizes, and will culminate with a live séance conducted by Brandon Hodge to entice Lovecraft himself to join the festivities.

Gen Con attendees will want to visit the Warpo booth (#2939 in the Exhibit Hall), where they will be greeted by the mighty Cthulhu himself, get their picture taken in front of the giant photo wall than puts them inside their own action figure packaging, and collect all four free daily Legends of Cthulhu buttons. Gen Con fans will also get their first look at the new 12” Cthulhu Standard Edition, 12” Cthulhu Glow in the Dark Edition, and the Legends of Cthulhu Collector Club Kit, all of which will be on display in the Warpo booth, and the full line of Legends of Cthulhu 3.75” action figures and select Kickstarter premiums, such as the LoC coloring book and posters, will be available for purchase.

Warpo’s costumed Cthulhu will be making his way around Gen Con, as well as hanging out in the Warpo booth, providing an opportunity for fans to take and post a pic to social media, with the hashtag #CthulhuIsComing. One lucky winner will be chosen from the social media feeds each day to win one of the Signature Series Legends of Cthulhu figures, and in the final drawing on Saturday, a chance to win the one-of-a-kind 12” Cthulhu Glow in the Dark Edition prototype. Winner must be present at the Warpo booth at the time of the drawing.

Gen Con, North America’s largest hobby gaming convention, takes place in Indianapolis, IN July 30 – August 2, 1015.

Legends of Cthulhu retro action figures are available at BigBadToyStore, Think Geek, comic book stores, and in toy and hobby shops nationwide.

Jul 072015
 

Steve Jackson Games Revives Zombie Dice Packaging

AUSTIN, Texas (7/06/2015) – Fans of Zombie Dice can breathe a sigh of relief; it’s returning after a brief period out of stock with brand-new packaging and improved components! New and improved Zombie Dice ships in September 2015. These are the improvements to the game . . . drumroll please:

·       What you see is what you get! All dice are now visible in the packaging.

·       Shiny new back cover design makes it super easy to pick up and play.

·       Improved dice cup (NOW FANCIER).

·       And that’s not all! It’s still only $13.13.

Details about the new packaging of Zombie Dice can be found here: http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/June_25_2015/Zombie_Dice_Is_BACK

“We’re really grateful to the fans who’ve supported Zombie Dice since its release in 2010,” said Phil Reed, Steve Jackson Games CEO. “We want the best in brain-eating fun for everyone!”

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 well over 5 million copies of the 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, which was released in late 2013.

Jul 032015
 

In this interview with Jim Samartino, from Everything Epic Games we discuss Secrets of the Lost Tomb. This includes Kickstarter fulfillment, game mechanics and Gen Con.

They have a lot of cool things planned for Gen Con.

Jun 122015
 

I had the Chance at Origins 201 to chat with Keith from Mr B Games about there recent Kickstarter WarQuest.

WarQuest is off to a promising start.  My initial impression was risk meets fantasy, but as the interview went along I realized that the mechanics are a lot more in depth than that.  I hope to bring you a real review very soon.

May 262015
 

In this interview with Cassidy Werner from Calliope Games about the Titans of Gaming Kickstarter.   Which is your unique chance to own some games from great designers.

 

This has already funded and is very close to it’s first stretch goal.

 

 

I look for a lot of gamers to evolve out of this project.

May 202015
 

Munchkin Dragons booster. To go along with this, you’ll get a brand new booster: Munchkin Dragon’s Trike!

Car Wars Classic

Car Wars Classic (reprint)

Drive Offensively!

He triggered the rear guns once more. A direct hit! The blue car skidded as the driver lost control – then flipped and caught fire.

That would teach him not to tailgate . . .

Drive the freeways of the future — where the right of way goes to the biggest guns. Players choose their vehicles — complete with weapons, armor, power plants, suspension, and even body style. Then they take them out on the road . . . to come home as “aces,” or to crash and burn. If a driver survives, his abilities improve, and he can earn money to buy bigger and better cars. Advanced rules let players design their own customized cars, trucks, and cycles.

Playing time 30 minutes and up, for players 10 and older. Any number can play . . . games with 2 to 8 are best.

Game components include:

  • 103 full-color game counters and separate Turning Key.
  • 64-page rulebook, plus extra tables and record sheets.
  • 2-sided game map, with autoduel arena and raceway.

Car Wars: The Card Game

Car Wars: The Card Game (3rd Edition)

Welcome to the sport of the future — autoduelling! Killer cars battle with machine guns, missiles, autocannons, and flamethrowers. You’re behind the wheel . . . and the last survivor wins.

This fast, fun game, based on Steve Jackson Games’ award-winning Car Wars, includes six full-color car cards, 150 full-color playing cards, and short, easy rules.

Munchkin Dragons

Munchkin Dragons (reprint)

Here There Be Dragons!

Dragons are fearsome! Dragons are cool! Dragons have LOTS of treasure for munchkins to loot! Munchkin Dragons has 15 new cards. The treasures are wondrous indeed . . . but first, you’ve got some dragons to slay. Good luck.

This is an expansion for Munchkin. It is not a stand-alone game. This is NOT a collectible or randomized set. Every Munchkin Dragons pack is the same as every other.

Munchkin Dragons Trike

Munchkin Dragon’s Trike

Now You’ve Done It!

You stirred up the nest and now Dragons are everywhere! Big ones, tiny ones, even undead ones. Munchkin Dragon’s Trike has 15 new cards. Kill enough Dragons and you might even be able to start your own treasure hoard . . .

May 202015
 

GURPSMATopps and Steve Jackson Games Invade Earth with GURPS Mars Attacks

AUSTIN, Texas (May 13, 2015) – Steve Jackson Games and Topps have a successful history of partnering together, particularly where Mars Attacks is concerned. Mars Attacks: The Dice Game was a big hit with fans, and soon Mars Attacks: Ten-Minute Takedown will hit stores, allowing dexterity game fans to destroy Earthling cities too. But what about GURPS fans? Well, now they’ll get their chance too, with GURPS Mars Attacks! This book will let GURPS players act out the invasion of Earth, from either the Earthling side or the Martian side!

 

“It should be no surprise by now that we love Mars Attacks, and that we love working with Topps,” said Phil Reed, Steve Jackson Games CEO. “And now we get to share that love with all of our loyalGURPS fans. That’s exciting!”

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May 202015
 

21After an incredibly successful convention in our new venue, AdeptiCon will return to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center March 31st through April 3rd, 2016!

 

AdeptiCon 2015 saw several changes, the most obvious being the move to a new venue. The Renaissance Schaumburg, with all its additional space and amenities, proved to be the upgrade AdeptiCon needed. We are very excited to announce our return to this fantastic facility in 2016. AdeptiCon 2015 also saw the integration of a new registration system which we will continue to refine and polish going forward.

 

AdeptiCon 2015 attendance was at an all-time high, as the convention offered the widest and most diverse event list to date. Huge tournaments, the addition of board gaming events, a much larger Vendor Hall, a new area for the Crystal Brush painting competition, and an expanded Hobby Seminar classroom space all made for an exciting and busy convention.

 

AdeptiCon 2016 will continue to build on our recent successes by refining our existing schedule and adding new and exciting events. Work has already begun, so mark your calendar now!

 

A couple of additional dates to keep in mind:

  • Hotel Block: The hotel blocks will open on May 15th, 2015. The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel is currently accepting hotel reservations at the special AdeptiCon rate. Please note that all individual reservations will be charged a non-refundable deposit of one (1) night room and tax at the time of booking with a minimum of a two (2) night stay.  Click here to reserve your room at that special AdeptiCon rate!
  • Event Submission: Begins on August 15th, 2015.
  • Convention Registration: Late October/Early November of 2015.

Now get painting…that new army and that Crystal Brush entry aren’t going to paint themselves! See you in 2016!

A Special Thanks to our AdeptiCon 2015 Sponsors!

AdeptiCon relies on our sponsors.  Eighty-seven companies contributed to help make AdeptiCon 2015 a success!

Check out the full list of sponsors at adepticon.org.

May 182015
 

Announcing the Titans’ Introduction to Game Design Seminar

Titans of Gaming team up to offer five-hour seminar to Titan Series backers
Redmond, WA-May 15, 2015. Calliope Games announced a new benefit to backers of their Titan Series Kickstarter. All backers at the Titan and Mt. Olympus levels will now be invited to attend an online seminar introducing them to the basics of game design.

In addition to their impressive design credentials, Titan Series designers Rob Daviau, James Ernest, Mike Elliot, Mike Mulvihill, and Jordan Weisman all have teaching experience at universities and learning institutions across the US. Each will share their knowledge and experience in one-hour segments for a total of five hours of content available exclusively to Titan Series backers.

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