Above all else is the return or revenge or attack of the X-Wing miniatures game. After having been out of print for a limited time, all of the wave two ships are back in stock. That’s the Tie Infiltrator, the Millennium Falcon, the A-Wing, and the Slave I. And they’re just in time, too, because this Sunday brings the first Star Wars X-Wing League Play day up at the store. So choose whether you support the Rebel Alliance or the Empire then come knock some ships out of the stars in some head-to-head battle. Sign-up will begin at noon and play will commence shortly after.
After selling out swiftly last week, Dixit Quest has returned from whatever magical land this game hails from. For those who’ve been awaiting the return of Dixit 2, this is your chance. Dixit Quest is an eighty-four card expansion for the base Dixit game, adding a gallery’s worth of psychedelic, gorgeous artwork to this Apple-to-Apples-esque party game. If you’re not familiar with Dixit, then allow me to inform you. Play revolves around players taking turns offering descriptive words, sounds, or phrases, then everyone who didn’t lays down a full-art card which they feel best encompasses the description. From there, everyone chooses the card they think the person who offered the descriptor laid down. Points are awarded based on who is correct and incorrect. An extremely well illustrated game, Dixit is fun for the whole family.
Magazines are supposed to have gone the way of the dodo, but here’s a brand new one in the tradition of Dungeon and Dragon Magazine called Gygax Magazine. As they say in the forward, the name of the publication was chosen out of respect to the originator of the RPG and as a statement of the traditional approach the magazine is going to take to its content. The first issue of this nostalgic treat features stories about “The Future of Tabletop Gaming,” “The Cosmology of Role-Playing Games,” and “DMing for Your Toddler.” A system-neutral play setting is also included, being Gnatdamp a tiny hamlet in the middle of a swamp, full of rowdy cutthroats. Come reminisce with issue #1 of Gygax Magazine.
And, finally, a moment of Warhammer 40K zen featuring (the late arriving; thanks Games Workshop) the XV88 Tau Broadside Battlesuit. Soak it up.