Welcome, welcome, to ye ole Red Dragon Inn! Come in, ye two new travelers, and have a seat.
The Red Dragon Inn: Allies expansions enlist two brand new characters this weekend, one the honored Brother Bastion, the other the mystical Ozrik the Adept. Brother Bastion comes with special prayer cards that can be expended at specific times during the game for major benefits. Ozrik the Adept favors hand management, as certain cards increase in power after other cards are discarded. Both of these expansion can be incorporated any of the Red Dragon Inn base games.
The Lord of the Rings LCG series from Fantasy Flight gains another Saga Expansion, called The Road Darkens. This expansion puts the player directly into the Fellowship of the Ring plot, allowing you to play through three original scenarios adapted from the novel. The Road Darkens also includes additional hero characters that increase replay value of the game.
The Warhammer 40K hardcover library grows by one this weekend with the updated edition of the Dark Eldar Codex. As is standard with this gorgeous line of hardcover volumes, the Dark Eldar Codex contains a detailed history of the faction, a glossy page showcase of paint schemes for the miniatures as well as an army list, and, of course, a list of rules for the army and their weapons.
The eldar god, Cthulhu, has been awoken from his slumber and he is not happy. Containing 165 cards to be incorporated into the base Call of Cthulhu LCG, The Sleeper Below, is the newest oversized expansion for the popular card game. Focusing on the Cthulhu faction for the game, this expansion contains support and event cards for the faction. As well, new society cards add other factions for the game.
From Iello, the makers of King of Tokyo, comes a quick play family horror game that melds together Lovecraftian mythos and Harry Potter. Night of the Grand Octopus is a thinly veiled homage to Cthulhu and his cultist followers, tasking players to break into a famous school of the mystical arts to steal enchanting materials that will be used to wake the sleeping octopus god. Ideal for three to five players, Night of the Grand Octopus is easy to learn and fast to play.
Finally a zombie game that doesn’t even feign at cooperative play!
Student Bodies pits up to five players against each other in life or death combat set in the hallowed halls of high school. Nearly the entire graduating class has been turned into zombies, now scattered throughout the building, and you and all your friends have already been bitten. Your only hope is making it to the science lab for the antidote, but to do so you’re going to have to screw over all of the other players. Oh, and to win, you’re going to need to get out of the building and lock everyone else in. Like I said, not cooperative.
Fantasy Flight and Games Workshop have teamed-up once again for a new addition to the popular line of LCG games, this time set in the Warhammer 40K universe. Warhammer 40K Conquest is a two player, head-to-head card game that adapts the rules of the miniature game onto cards. Each player controls armies represented by a card deck, which they then manage as either fighting forces or resource gatherers. As this base game is the beginning of another LCG line, expect regular deck expansions to grow the game.