Always ready to pimp out Pulp customers who’ve got work coming out, the recently Kickstarted game Exile Sun has arrived on the shelves featuring an entire art design by Eric J. Carter. Eric has been a customer since our original location, building a reputation as a go-to artist for deck building games like Dominion and Eminent Domain. Exile Sun is, as well, a deck-builder, but with a ticking-clock twist. At the end of each player’s turn, after they’ve finished, they progress a ticker on a special timer track, activating special events for the game as players progress.
Apparently the name Ultimate Werewolf was a misnomer as there are two new expansion packs out for the famous party game, making it more ultimate-er than before. The first is Ultimate Werewolf Artifacts, which adds forty artifact cards to the deck, completely changing the method of play. Now, instead of simply having a character designation (human or werewolf) each player also possesses an artifact that gives them special abilities and motivations. The second, Ultimate Werewolf Inquisition is a standalone version of the original game with some altered rules for a smaller group play.
Trick taking games becomes a TICK taking in You Suck.
Players take turns laying down cards from a suited deck onto special tick cards, each granting special abilities to each player. These bids will earn you even more points and abilities based on whether your bid is matched or not, gaining the player the possibility of earning a unique tick card.
If you’ve built up your stable of creature miniatures for Pathfinder, you may want to add an extra wing on it for the triplicate of dragons in the White Dragon Evolution set. As you can see in the picture, this set includes the three growth stages of the legendary White Dragon. Basically, the White Album of Pathfinder, this set will go down in history and away from shelves very shortly.
Finally, the big product for the evening, the release of Magic the Gathering’s newest Core Set, 2014. As per usual, the release of a new set is accompanied by a veritable range of ways to purchase cards. These include, Deck Builder’s Toolkits (the best value to get into Magic), Fat Packs (a 9 booster box set), Intro Decks (pre-build decks and two boosters), and, of course, booster packs in a variety of languages (English, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Korean).