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.

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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May 042016
 

GEN CON PARTNERS WITH PAIZO ON THREE YEAR CO-SPONSORSHIP
INDIANAPOLIS (April 22, 2016) Gen Con, North America’s largest and longest-running gaming convention, has agreed to a new three-year contract with game company Paizo Inc, extending their Co-Sponsorship which began in 2013. This new agreement will extend through Gen Con 2018. At Gen Con 2016, Paizo will have a large Exhibit Hall presence, increased on-site branding and marketing, and will continue hosting hundreds of Pathfinder® Role Playing Game events in its dedicated space in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom.

“Our team is pleased to see Paizo return as a Co-Sponsor,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO/Owner of Gen Con. “It has been amazing to watch their explosive growth over the past several years, and their Pathfinder gaming events are among the most popular and most attended yearly. With more than 14,000 events to choose from at Gen Con, that is quite the accomplishment!”

Launched at Gen Con 2009, Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG has become a phenomenon, capturing the attention of passionate gamers from around the world. Now, having won more than 50 major awards, Paizo has become one of the most influential companies in the hobby game industry.

“Gen Con gets bigger and better each year, and has become an annual homecoming for more than 60,000 gamers,” says Erik Mona, Paizo Publisher and Chief Creative Officer. “This year, Paizo will host a slew of Gen Con-exclusive Pathfinder events and promotions, and we’re thrilled to return as Co-Sponsor of this must-attend event for game fans everywhere.”

Gen Con 2016 will take place Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Last year, Gen Con set an attendance record with more than 61,000 unique attendees. With attendees from all 50 states, every Canadian province, and more than 54 countries, Gen Con is an international destination for gaming. Badges currently are available at gencon.com.

About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con, The Best Four Days In Gaming!™. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con 2016 is co-sponsored by Mayfair Games and Rio Grande Games. For more information, visit www.gencon.com.

Sep 102015
 

rokuganLegend of the Five Rings RPG: Atlas of Rokugan

$49.99

 

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

–Shinsei

 

For twenty years, the Legend of the Five Rings card game and role-playing game have explored the world of Rokugan. Now, for the first time, the Emerald Empire at last gets a single-volume atlas describing and mapping its lands, castles, and cities!

 

This book contains a comprehensive description of Rokugan’s provinces and settlements, along with detailed explorations of its three major cities (Ryoko Owari and the two Imperial Capitals, Otosan Uchi and Toshi Ranbo).

 

Appromiately 300 pgs, Hardcover

Aug 052015
 

swordAres Games and Gremlin Project announce new Sword & Sorcery board game

Legendary heroes fight the forces of evil in a new fantasy cooperative game designed by the team who created Galaxy Defenders

July 26th, 2015 – Heroes with unique powers are called back from death to save the kingdom and break the spell that binds their souls, in the new game developed by Gremlin Project and due to be published by Ares Games in 2016: Sword and Sorcery, an epic-fantasy cooperative board game, where one to five players fight together against the forces of evil, controlled by the game system itself.

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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.

Jul 242015
 

Academy-SetupMage Wars isn’t a new game but Arcane Wonders is consistently making great releases for the system.  Here is the Product Description for Mage Wars .

 

Mage Wars Academy pits you against your opponent in a Mage’s duel, using a unique Spellbook mechanic that provides you access to all you strategies rather than relying on the luck of the draw.  Train in your school, craft your spellbook, and test your skills at the Academy!

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Jun 132015
 

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Crossed Souls Advance Edition Display

$99.90

 

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game just got a powerful enhancement with the release of a new product configuration, the Crossed Souls Advance Edition! In addition to the 3 booster packs of Crossed Souls, Duelists will also receive 2 Super Rare cards, one from Crossed Souls and one from the upcoming booster set!

 

Duelists have greater Deck-building opportunities than ever before with the new Zefra monster theme that crosses over five different Deck types! Duelists with Shaddoll, ‘tellarknight, Yang Zing, Nekroz, or Ritual Beast Decks can add their new Zefra monsters to upgrade their Deck, or power up their Deck of Zefra monsters instead. Crossed Souls also arms Duelists with new non-Zefra cards for their Burning Abyss, Madolche, Infernoid, U.A., Yosenju, and other Decks.

 

In addition to the 3 booster packs of Crossed Souls, Duelists will also receive 1 of 2 Super Rare cards of Common and/or Rare cards from Crossed Souls, plus 1 of 2 foil version preview cards of non-foil cards from the next booster set, providing the ultimate value for Duelists!

 

Each Crossed Souls Advance Edition contains:

3 Crossed Souls Booster Packs

1 of 2 Super Rare cards of Common and/or Rare cards from Crossed Souls

1 of 2 Super Rare cards from Common and/or Rare cards from the upcoming booster set

 

Configuration:

3 Packs, 2 Super Rare per Deck

10 Decks per Display

Mar 062015
 

MAGIC: THE GATHERING DELIVERS AN ENTIRELY NEW DIGITAL EXPERIENCE WITH MAGIC DUELS

Storytelling and regular content updates take center stage in new Free-to-Play release

 

1March 4, 2015RENTON, WA – Wizards of the Coast today announced Magic Duels: Origins, the successor to their popular Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise. Magic Duels will launch with the exciting new storyline featured in the upcoming Magic Origins set, and will continue to expand with regular downloadable content that reflects the latest sets. Multiple play modes, including fan-favorite Two-Headed Giant, along with a true Free-to-Play experience will delight both new and returning players.

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Feb 102015
 

moMAGIC: THE GATHERING ANNOUNCES MAGIC ORIGINS

 

New Set to Release on July 17

Marks Pivotal Moment in Magic’s History and Lore

 

February 9, 2015RENTON, WA – Wizards of the Coast announced today Magic Origins, a new Magic: The Gathering set releasing this July. This pivotal new set reveals the origin stories of five of Magic‘s most beloved Planeswalker characters.

 

In the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse, some mages are born with a rare gift, simply known as “the spark.” When such mages face a great ordeal, their spark’s potential is unleashed, elevating them to become Planeswalkers and travel between the planes of the Multiverse. Magic Origins will reveal for the first time these pivotal moments for five Planeswalkers: Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Chandra Nalaar, and Nissa Revane.

 

Magic Origins is a different kind of core set than we’ve ever done before, one with ambitious story goals and deep creative impact,” says Doug Beyer, Magic‘s senior creative designer. “All core sets in recent years have had Planeswalker cards, but Magic Origins doesn’t just contain five Planeswalkers-it’s also about those Planeswalker characters. It’s about certain points in time in those Planeswalkers’ lives-the events that led them to become Planeswalkers-and is meant to set up a lot of our plans for Magic‘s future story. We’ll see these characters’ home worlds, learn about the joys and crises of their early lives, and discover how they became the Multiverse-traveling Planeswalkers we know today.”

 

This Planeswalker spark also exists in Magic‘s 20 million players and fans worldwide. For many fans, playing Magic has become a pivotal point in their own lives, as they forge life-long friendships in a welcoming and supportive community united by the fun of playing the world’s best strategy game. With face-to-face play events and social gatherings in more than 7,000 hobby game stores around the world, Magic invites you to ignite your own spark and join the ranks of the most passionate fans in gaming.

 

Magic Origins will release worldwide on July 17, 2015. Please visit MagicTheGathering.com for the latest news and updates and follow Magic on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is the world’s best strategy game with more than 20 million players and fans worldwide. In this innovate card game, players build personalized decks using cards they collected through booster packs and trading with friends. Magic offers a robust gaming experience for its community of passionate fans through face-to-face play events and social gatherings in more than 7,000 hobby game stores around the world, complemented by its Duels of the Planeswalkers and Magic Online digital games. For more information, visit Magicthegathering.com.

 

 

About Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.