DWKB50 Kingdom of Britannia Windsor Mobile Fortification Built to mimic a Norman castle, the Windsor is one of the more ambitious weapons of war ever created by the Kingdom of Britannia. Less of a robot and more of a mobile gun platform, it is truly devastating in battle as it walks to victory! This behemoth of war was created to inspire the soldiers of the KoB, representing one of the most iconic structures ever built on the fair isles – Windsor Castle. Festooned with volley guns and sporting devastating Cannons the Windsor will be the pride of any military force fielding it. Can be assembled on a scenic ground or water base.
The old Jarl has died and his once prosperous port has fallen into a state of catastrophe. Fearsome creatures are coming in droves, driving chaos and destruction before them. Trolls attack the town, Draugr terrorize nearby villages, and Monsters strike at travelers and merchants alike. The people are suffering and you could be their champion.
I suppose at the end of the day, tabletop board games are a form of entertainment. They allow us to exercise our minds. They make us smarter and more creative. They allow us to build cities and nations, participate in a revolution or explore the vastness of time and space. They even allow us to lie and cheat and win in grand moments of theater while your friends sit there in awe of your apparently new-found ability to bluff. It’s amazing what a few cards, some cardboard and a few plastic bits can achieve. That is what I love about games. The level of pure, unadulterated, personal interaction and immersion that is possible to achieve through games with relatively simple rules, beautiful artwork and clever mechanics is nowhere to be found in any other form of entertainment. So yes, at the end of the day, tabletop games are simply a form of entertainment, but I can not imagine a better form it could take.
I should introduce myself. My name is Andy and I am very excited to be part of Through Gamer Goggles as board game reviewer. I hope to do as much justice to gamer-goggles.com and the games that I review as I possibly can. I have a many obsessions in my life. This should allow me to effectively vent two of them; board games and writing. I truly hope you guys will enjoy my articles and if you do, you can look forward to hearing from me a lot more often in the future in both written and video form. Please look forward to my first review coming up very soon. The GenCon pre-release One Night Revolution by Indie Boards and Cards. Thanks guys, and go out there and play some games!
From Blue Orange Games
Blue Orange Games Expands Catalog to Include New Europe Collection at Origins 2015
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—May 15, 2015— Blue Orange Games, leading publisher of tabletop games for children and families, announces their new line of European designer games: the Blue Orange Europe Collection available to consumers for purchase for the first time at the Origins Game Fair. This collection of games will offer all of the simplicity and quality that the industry has grown to expect from a Blue Orange game, but with titles specifically developed with Hobby and Specialty Store Markets in mind, with slightly more mature themes and complex mechanics.
“We are excited to bring the best “gamer” games from Europe through our Blue Orange Europe product line with games from famous game designers such as Seiji Kanai, Bruno Cathala, Bruno Faidutti, and Charles Chevallier.” said Martin Marechal, VP of Sales and Marketing. “Last year, we tested the waters by bringing over a few of the games from Blue Orange Europe such as Battle Sheep, Niya and BraveRats. When we saw how overwhelmingly positive the response was for these games, we decided to bring other games to expand further, and offer even more games in this spirit.”
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.
In this Box Breaking Matt looks at Dragon’s Gold from IDW. Dragon’s Gold is a card game for 3 to 6 players. The tag line for this semi-cooperative game is “Hunt together, win alone”
Music and Sound by Syrinscape.
LONE WOLF DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES NEW PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH PACKAGE FOR HERO LAB
First Release, Hero Lab: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition,
Now Available for Pre-Order
SAN JOSE, CA (April 8, 2015): Lone Wolf Development, creator of the award-winning tabletop game accessory Hero Lab, announces today the development of new Pathfinder Adventure Path packages for Hero Lab. The first add-on package, Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition, is available now for pre-order ($24.99), and will release worldwide later this month.
The release of the Rise of the Runelords package launches a new package option within Hero Lab, to provide players all the tools they’ll need for specific Pathfinder RPG Adventure Paths. This first package includes:
- Access to all of the encounters from the award-winning, fan-favorite, Pathfinder Adventure Path: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition
- Pre-built NPCs with spells, gear, feats, traits, armor, items, and more
- Ability to import the encounters into the Hero Lab Tactical Console to manage combat with a laptop at the game table
- Option to print-out NPCs and monsters for easy reference
- Automatic integration of spells, items, and other material from other Pathfinder RPG supplements, such as the Bestiary or Advanced Players Guide, for use within that Adventure Path (purchase of these packages is not necessary)
“We’re thrilled to offer new Adventure Path packages to the tens of thousands of gamers using Hero Lab,” says Lead Developer Colen McAlister. “And there isn’t a better place to start than the quintessential Pathfinder RPG adventure, Rise of the Runelords.”
Designed for players and GMs alike, Hero Lab is the ultimate RPG character management tool. With this award-winning software, players can build characters in minutes for their favorite RPGs, and play from their laptop, iPad or printed character sheets. Indispensable Game Mastering tools, like the Encounter Builder and Tactical Console, ensure GMs don’t have to worry about the hassles of creating or running an encounter. With Hero Lab, preparing for games has never been easier.
In addition to the Pathfinder RPG, Hero Lab is available for Shadowrun, Mutants and Masterminds, Savage Worlds, Call of Cthulhu, World of Darkness, and the d20 System. For more information, visit the Hero Lab website.
About Lone Wolf Development
Lone Wolf Development specializes in creating innovative digital tools for the tabletop gaming industry, allowing players to streamline game preparation, eliminate errors, and spend more time playing the games they love. With an ever-growing suite of tools, including the award-winning Army Builder, Hero Lab, and Realm Works products, Lone Wolf’s digital tools are the industry standard and are in regular use by tens of thousands of gamers, from miniatures games to role-playing games.
The quickest and easiest way to storm the battlefields of WARMACHINE!
A perfect entry point for new players and an amazing value for seasoned vets looking to start a new faction, this All-in-One Army Box contains everything you need to quickly field a complete and competitive army suitable for every battlefield engagement—from casual games at home to organized leagues and tournaments. The conveniently sized rulebook containing the full core rules, along with the included strategy cards, will equip you with all you need to lead your army to victory!
The quickest and easiest way to storm the battlefields of WARMACHINE!
A perfect entry point for new players and an amazing value for seasoned vets looking to start a new faction, this All-in-One Army Box contains everything you need to quickly field a complete and competitive army suitable for every battlefield engagement – from casual games at home to organized leagues and tournaments. The conveniently sized rulebook containing the full core rules, along with the included strategy cards, will equip you with all you need to lead your army to victory!
Well with only 6 days left I’m getting antsy. New announcements are rolling in everyday, ranging from new tournament software to the next new release. It is getting overwhelming, I’ve scheduled eighteen interviews, and I’m going to get some great games in their somewhere.
With that being said I’d like to share with you my thoughts on Munchkin! Steve Jackson Games will be there and they are releasing Munchkin Pathfinder deluxe. Munchkin is a great game that lends a role playing feel to a tabletop game. It brings spirit to the table that rings the tone of a drinking game with out drinking. Do you now what I mean? The suspense build up while the players concoct their scheme to win. Then the tension breaks and there is laughter and loud roars of joy that grow more deafening as the game goes on, drowning out the bar next door. At least that has been my experience, – fun exploding at every turn.
Beyond that I’m really looking forward to the Deluxe version of the game. It includes a board, standies and well great art.
I really don’t need to ramble on and on about Munchkin. It’s been around long enough that you should know. If not check it out.
Since that was so short I am really going to work my way into the Cryptozoic area and explore some of their games. They have done a lot in the last couple of years and I really need to catch up. I’m told that ROFL, The Hobbit, and the DC Comics Deck Building Game are all must haves. I’ll do my best to get you the skinny on that.