STAR TREK ADVENTURES LEAVES DRY DOCK AND LAUNCHES AT GENCON

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Aug 102017
 

STAR TREK ADVENTURES LEAVES DRY DOCK AND LAUNCHES AT GENCON

With the Release of Star Trek Adventures and Demos of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, Modiphius Entertainment Announces Plans for Gen Con 50
LONDON, ENGLAND (August 10, 2017): Modiphius Entertainment, award-winning publisher of the Star Trek Adventures, Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, announces today the line-up of activities planned for the historic Gen Con 50 convention (August 17 – 20, Indianapolis), including the launch of the highly anticipated Star Trek Adventures: The Roleplaying Game, the first new Star Trek RPG to release in more than a decade.

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Gen Con Countdown T-minus 8 Star Trek Panic

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Jul 282016
 

With only eight days left I’m going to start sharing the games I’m looking forward to.  I doubt I will get to try them all with nearly thirty interviews scheduled at Gen COn 2016.  This list will be presented in no particular order, but I think, at times, you will be able to tell which ones I anticipate more.

st_p_web_bannerThe first game is Star Trek Panic. I have not yet played any of the panic games, even though I have wanted to; life is a nasty villian sometimes that gets in the way of gaming.  You might think that as a reviewer I play more games than the average individual.  I’m not entirely sure that is true, I think I get to play about as much as most gamers.  The difference is I almost always get to experience something new, which is cool most of the time.

Why Star Trek Panic? One it’s Star Trek and with the franchise turning 50 good things are happening.  This is just what I believe the first of many  will be. I’m a Star Trek fan. Plus, one of the mechanics reminds loosely of Star Fleet Battles, a game I used to play frequently.

Here is what I know

It is the fourth “panic” game.

You play in the Kirk era.

It comes with a cool 3d version of the Enterprise.

One of the key elements is recording damage doen to different sections of the ship.  This is the part that reminds me of Star fleet Battles.  It’s not nearly as tgactical but I really like the flavor it gives the game.

It is card driven and the cards are dependent on the number of players.

You can play the different characters, and they each have different special abilities reflectiung their personality and role from the Original series.

It’s a Co-operative game.

 

Without playing any of the panic I can’t say I have any reservations about Star Trek Panic.

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Alien Frontiers Demo from Gen Con 2014

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Aug 232014
 

I had the chance to grab a demo of Aline Frontiers from Gen Con 2014.   A game that I have wanted to look at for a long time.

 

 

I have to admit from articles I read about Alien Frontiers I expected it to have a much larger learning curve.  I found the game to be delightful.

Words With Sean Brown at Gen Con 2014

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Aug 202014
 

At Gen Con 2014 I had the chance to sit down with Sean Brown and chat about Spurs and Alien Uprising.  Spurs is a do it all kind of Western game.  While Alien Uprising is all about crashing on the wrong planet.  This interview was a lot of fun, a lot of wierd things happen during it that distract us.

 

You can learn more at MR. B Games.

Last Starfleet Overview

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Jul 062014
 

Last Starfleet is a thrilling and intensely strategic cooperative adventure card game – Wicked Grin Games’ first publication!   Last Starfleet is a card game that focuses on teamwork and communication.  The game takes about 60 minutes to play and has a small learning curve.

 

 

Currently on Kickstarter here.  Check back in a day or so for the written review.

Words With Matt Sprange from Mongoose Publishing at Gen Con 2012

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Aug 302012
 

Join us as Matt entertains us with information on Traveller, Star Trek (Tholian Web), Judge Dredd’s Prowler Tank, Historical line coming soon, and what is Ratzenkriege?

 

 

 

 

I look forward to hearing from Matt soon about that Prowler Tank.   Please follow us the links are on the Right hand side of the screen.

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George Takei – Happy Birthday

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Apr 202012
 

This is just one of times that Real Life rushes into the gaming world.  What kind of gamer would I be if I didn’t post this?

The guys at Five Year Mission have made George Takei an awesome birthday video.

 

Happy Birthday George.

 

 

Thanks to Five Year Mission for celebrating in style.  You can visit Five Year Mission here

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Romulans RPG Soure Book Will be Out in March

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Feb 092012
 

Romulans

$ 24.95 SRP

 

ROMULANS! The very name sends shockwaves of terror through the Federation (and waves of anguish through the Klingons and other empires). With their cloaked ships, deadly plasma torpedoes, and self-aggrandizing attitude, the Romulans are just full of themselves (and full of trouble for everyone else in the galaxy). This sourcebook has been updated and revised for the modern versions of 20-sided dice RPG systems. Everything you want to know about these ex-Vulcan renegades is here. History, political system, politics, culture, and society, it’s all here. The Great Houses, extended families that function as gigantic corporations, control most of the economy, but each House is more concerned with its own wealth than with the Empire at large. Somehow, the Emperor must play the Great Houses off against each other to maintain any progress (and keep himself on the throne!) in the face of Federation economic pressure. The book details the justice system, religions, military forces, weapons, starships, and much more. The book includes complete deck plans of the SkyHawk war destroyer, the workhorse of the Romulan fleet. Deck plans and characters are included for Abbraxas Station, the primary point of contact with the Federation. Also included are detailed surveys of all major (and several more) Romulan planets. This book has everything you need to fight the Romulans — or to become one!

New From Bandai Star Trek The Next Phase

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Nov 292011
 

 

 

 

 

 

“Space, the final frontier…these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise…it’s continuing mission…to explore strange new worlds…to seek out new life and new civilizations…to boldly go where no one has gone before.”

 

You are the Captain of a small Starship with a standard crew and basic weaponry. Will you use your crew’s experience to improve your ships systems or to recruit more experienced crewmen to your ship? Will you form diplomatic relationships or conquer civilizations in battle?

 

Build your deck and explore the Star Trek universe! Play these different scenarios or create your own!

[Free For All] Exploration – Explore the universe, interact with alien races, complete missions and experience the mysteries of space. Gain knowledge and power to become a legendary Captain!

 

[Teams] Reunification – Team-up and determine if you are in favor of peace or war in the Alpha Quadrant! What will be the future of the Federation?

 

[Co-op] Borg Invasion II – “I am the Borg.” This time the Borg Queen has arrived to assimilate planet Earth! Work with your fellow players to defeat the Borg and the Queen.

 

2-4 Players

Game time: 60-90 minutes

 

Game contents:

• 300 cards

• 5 Twenty-sided dice

• Game manual

• Additional information available at www.bandaicg.com/startrek 

 

Check out this play mat

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