Feb 162017
 

enforcers-plagueWarpath Firefight: The Other Sci-Fi Game from England

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I decided to do a write up of this game after my first two games played.  I also watched a third.  The most amazing thing is they occurred one after another in a space of five hours.  This is a new game to my group.  We backed it on Kickstarter.  

We went whole hog, full bore, so to speak.  Not content to just kill the other player we decided to play scenarios as the designers intended.  The armies used were Marauders (Orc like race), Galactic Co-Prosperity Sphere (Normal Human Soldiers), and Forge Fathers (Dwarves).  I was maneuvered into playing Forge Fathers.  Not a choice I would have normally made.  After my two games I love the stunty little bastids’.  We played at 1250 point suggested level.  

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Feb 102017
 

maxresdefaultSTARFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

Paizo Announces Initial Product Line-Up and Compatibility License for Highly Anticipated New Science Fantasy RPG Set in the World of Pathfinder
REDMOND, WA (January 31, 2017): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today the initial product line-up for the highly anticipated Starfinder Roleplaying Game, the new science fantasy RPG set in the world of Pathfinder, ready for blast-off at Gen Con Indy August 2017.

Starfinder RPG Core Rulebook: 560 pages of science-fantasy glory, the Starfinder RPG Core Rulebook features all the rules needed to play the Starfinder Roleplaying game, from classes and spells to lasers and starships, plus tons of setting information, new and classic races, and more. MSRP $59.99

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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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Nov 272016
 

Check pout Helionox from MR.B Games. Helionox is a movement based strategy Deck building game.

Sean Brown compares this too Star Realms and after playing Star Realms and hearing what Sean had to say about Helionox I really can’t wait to play.

Nov 162016
 

9959da00-71a7-4f67-b3a1-a0e20db22ea0SHADOWS OF ESTEREN ANNOUNCES FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL
PARIS, FRANCE (November 15, 2016) – With 2 days left to go in the successful Kickstarter campaign, Agate RPG is thrilled to announce the first graphic novel based on the award-winning Gothic horror RPG Shadows of Esteren has been unlocked for backers and offers a first look of the book with the attached preview pages. The graphic novel, Yldiane, will serve as an introduction to the forthcoming Shadows of Esteren video game, The Mac Lyrs’ Legacy.

The graphic novel, written by Emmanuel Roudier and Shadows of Esteren creative director Nelyhann, with illustrations by Roudier, will follow will follow Yldiane returning home to Melwan to find her world has changed and reflects events depicted in the 3 scenario from SOE: Book 0 Prologue.
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Aug 262016
 

Delta Green Wins Multiple ENnie Awards

(LOCATION REDACTED — August 25th, 2016) Award winning publisher Arc Dream announced today that their first two Delta Green products since rebooting the game line via Kickstarter both won ENnie Awards. Delta Green: Need to Know won the gold medal for Best Free Product and Delta Green: Agent’s Handbook won the silver medal for best supplement. The Gen Con EN World RPG Awards (the “ENnies”) are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. The ENnies give game designers, writers and artists the recognition they deserve. It is a peoples’ choice award, and the final winners are voted upon online by the gaming public.

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Aug 102016
 

At Gen Con I finally had the chance to meet with Jonathan Nelson of AAW.  We chatted about Snow White – not the Disney version. One amazing thing I learned about this product is it has rules for love.  How sweet is that.

I look froward to reviewing this book soon.

Aug 102016
 

In this interview with Bryan Steele and Dave Taylor and we talk about Dark Age And Wrath of Kings.  We spend a good bit of time talking about the tournament system.

Check back soon to see the Gen Con album or hit my Facebook page later today.

Aug 082016
 

At Gen Con I hooked up with Firelock Games to chat about Blood and Plunder.  Blood and Plunder is a historical game set during the height of pirates plundering the coastline. All I have to say is beautiful models plus boarding rules has to make for a good time.

There frigates are amazing.

Aug 012016
 

3c6c05f4b9b113d27bdc6e85eb758f36_originalThis one is a little bit unusual, the game will not be at Gen Con for sale. What! Whoa! Let’s back up. Dropfleet  Commander was kickstarted by Hawk Wargames, the makers of Dropzone Commander, and it was a huge success. Of course it was, Dropzone Commander has a great community, one of the best, plus Hawk Wargames doesn’t seem to make mistakes.  I mean they put out great models, have good rules and they love their community even if they did make mistakes major mistakes they’d be forgiven. With that kind of support they shouldn’t have been surprised by the success – they were.

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