Dec 182015
 

For Sale board gameEverything’s for sale!  Or, at least, that’s the idea behind Stefan Dorra’s For Sale:  The Game of Property and Prosperity.  In this fast-paced game of bidding and bluffing to get the highest-ranking properties, it isn’t how much you pay for the properties, it is how much you sell them for.  Manage your money wisely during the bidding and property acquisition phase, then outsmart your rival tycoons during the selling phase.  Be the richest real estate mogul at the end of the game to win!Medieval Academy

While school might be the last thing you’re thinking about over the holidays, Medieval Academy provides an education that is a pleasure to attain.  Over the course of six rounds, players will compete as squires attempting to impress their respective knights.  Master the arts of jousts and tournaments, complete dangerous quests, and polish your education by drafting cards to strategically play.  By the end, the best squire will be knighted by King Arthur, himself.

Deception Murder in Hong KongFans of Betrayal at House on the Hill, Letters from White Chapel, and Fury of Dracula will want to closely examine Deception:  Murder in Hong Kong.  In the game, players find themselves in a scenario of intrigue and murder.  One player is the murderer, secretly choosing their weapon and the evidence they leave behind.  Another is the forensic scientist who holds the key to convicting the criminal, but is only able to express their knowledge through analysis of the scene.  Everyone else plays investigators, interpreting the clues, all while the killer is among them.Star Wars Edge of the Empire Mask of the Pirate Queen

Almost as if there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out or something, Fantasy Flight drops two supplemental hardcover books for their Star Wars roleplaying system.  First up, for the Force and Destiny system, Keeping the Peace.  In Keeping the Peace, players will find additional materials for Guardians, including character options, force powers, signature abilities, lightsabers, armor, and much more.  Out for the Edge of the Empire system is the Mask of the Pirate Queen adventure module.  A multi-part tale for both seasoned and starting players, Schrodinger's CatsMask of the Pirate Queen sends players on a hunt for the eponymous Pirate Queen.

What’s in the box?  In Schrodinger’s Cats, the answer to that question is always indeterminate.  A pseudo-scientific card game for two to six players, Schrodinger’s Cats has players running experiments, forming hypotheses, and trying to one-up each others research.  Taking on the role of one of many cat physicists, like Isaac Mewton or Neil Degrasse Tabby, players will use their special abilities to prove their hypotheses and debunk those of other players.

Feb 282014
 

We, the royal monarch of Pulpington, do dub thee the Imperial Knight Titan!

Yes, this hotly awaited Warhammer 40K, super heavy walker is finally in the store, as of today!  As well, the newest issue of White Dwarf, which includes the stats and information for the Titan, is out today!

While the first Boss Monster expansion is called Tools of a Hero-Kind, it also could have been called On Steroids, as the cards contained within this expansion beef-up the base games weaker hero cards beyond what they were.  This expansion contains new item cards that combine with the previous hero cards to make each hero’s defeat that much more lucrative, as each item provides special offensive abilities for those who defeat the hero carrying it.

The Justice League has just run a recruitment drive, and the new members are decided!

The first expansion for the DC Deck Building card game, Heroes Unite, is out this weekend.  Containing seven additional heroes to play and add to the base game, including fan favorites like Nightwing and Booster Gold, heavy hitters like Shazam and Red tornado, and agile femme fighters like Batgirl and Black Canary.

Sprinkle the fairy dust all around because Once Upon a Fable is taking you to a mystical, merry, unicorn-laden land.

A one to six player game, Once Upon a Fable is all about expansion, seeing players build their fairy kingdoms outward through a variety of means.  Whoever has acquired the most points from building by the end of nine rounds wins the game.  Along with the base game, a seven to eight player expansion (New Kingdoms) as well as the Tree of Wonders wooden pieces enhancement expansion, providing wooden versions of the plastic pieces from the base game and New Kingdoms expansion.

The dungeon crawling continues as Talisman gains another expansion pack this weekend.

The Firelands is all about adding new characters, as the pack contains the Dervish, the Warlord, the Nomad, and the Jin Blooded, each with their own unique abilities.  Three new alternate ending cards are also included alongside new terrain cards that allow players to alter the landscape of the game.

Never before has there been such a wretched RPG hive of scum and villainy as the Star Wars Edge of the Empire supplement, Dangerous Covenants.  This hardcover edition contains character options for hired gun characters, as well as expanded options regarding Motivations, Obligations, species, and specializations.  Game Masters are also given information on how to incorporate these types of characters into their game.

Pulp Fiction just received multiple copies of the exceptionally rare Vengeance issue of the highly sought after Sentinels of the Multiverse comic!

Within this expanded issue, the classic hero team that is The Sentinels (now capable of being represented by a single card) must go head-to-head with an equal and opposite team of supervillains (each player must face down their own villain card).

Finally, in tonight’s miniature corner are new expansion figures and ships for Pathfinder and Star Trek Attack Wing, respectively.

For the Pathfinder Miniatures Reign of Winter set there is the Monster deluxe set that includes oversized versions of Svathurim and a frost worm.

And for Attack Wing there is the IKS Someraw, the IRW Gal Gath’thong, a 4th Division Battleship, and the USS Equinox.

Mar 092013
 

Next Wednesday is made for those who’s diet is Wolverine deficient.

Whether your Wolverine is regular or Ultimate universe, Marvel has a Wolverine for you.

To begin, Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Captain Britain & MI13, Knight & Squire, Demon Knights) and veteran artist Alan Davis merge their talents together to form one giant glob of SNIKTY SNIKTY awesomeness.  Wolverine #1 does manage to add a new angle to the Canuck that has been rare previously:  mystery.  Beginning with some ancient history where Wolverine made a decision that cost a kid his life.  And as every decision leads back to the present day for Logan, he won’t be able to escape or slice away the mistakes of the past.  Being the best there is at what you do isn’t always everything.

And if that isn’t enough adamantium for you, Ultimate Comics Wolverine #1 has two Wolverines for the price of one.

Primarily starring Jimmy Hudson, Logan’s son and current Wolverine, this new miniseries by Cullen Bunn (Sixth Gun, Helheim, Fearless Defenders), who’s got a load of good work coming out recently, follows Jimmy has he tries to uncover the origins of his birth.  The arrival of Jimmy into the Ultimate universe was crazy enough to begin with, now find out who and why he is what he is.

Okay, that’s enough Wolvy for one post.

Not to keep ragging on the snowmabunga from a couple weeks back, but it did cost us the shipment of a new Alan Moore League of Extraordinary Gentlemen story.  Until now.

Arriving slightly late, but nonetheless an important read, Nemo:  Heart of Ice is the most recent addition to the LoEG universe.  This graphic novel edition features a full 52 page story starring Captain Nemo’s daughter, Janni (introduced in LoEG Century), out on a mission to surpass her father’s legacy.  Venturing as far South as she can go, Janni is headed to Antarctica in search of valuables beyond belief.  But if one things sure it’s that valuables beyond belief will always lure more than one adventurer.  In the tradition of Moore’s previous League stories, expect literary references aplenty, always jam-packed in the back of every panel.  And if I was a betting man, I’d wager a story set in Antarctica might reference the infamous Lovecraft a time or two.

The word “Best” gets thrown around frequently in the world of comics (commonly by us), but there is one unequivocal “Best” comic being published at Marvel right now, and that is Hawkeye.

Or Hawkguy, if you know him well.

The Seinfeld of comic books, Hawkeye is all about what the emerald archer does on his days off from The Avengers.  Like installing cable, holding BBQs, fighting Russian mobsters, and rescuing dogs.  Dogs, by the way, who subsequently get named Pizza Dog.  Matt Fraction is doing the writing of his career on the series, making each issue a stand-alone story full of action, humor, and plenty of witty repartee.  Throw in the female Hawkeye (from Young Avengers), in a constant state of flirtation (did I mention she’s underage?), and you’ve got a duo that rivals and references the likes of Bogart and Bacall.  And if none of that sells you, just take a look at the impeccable art by David Aja.  Every issue is the best 70s crime movie you’ve never seen thanks to his gritty, minimalist style.

Bro, it’s first six issues in trade, bro.  Buy, bro. C’mon.