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.

Jun 072013
 

Dungeons and Dragons dips back into its much beloved past for their hardcover reprint of AD&D‘s Against the Slave Lords adventure set!  This premium hardcover, wrapped in the standard embossed design that has accompanied these special editions, contains all four of the Classic Adventures from the D&D modules and, as added bonus, the new prequel adventure The Danger at Darkshelf quarry.

THE SLAVES WILL BE FREED!!!!!

Level 7 has been locked down.  You’ve been trapped inside.  And the alien creatures trapped with you are not friendlies.

Level 7: Escape is the first expansion for the hit thriller game of the same title.  Now that Subterra Bravo has been put under lockdown, another batch of aggravated extraterrestrial prisoners have escaped and are ready to do unspeakable things to the soldiers locked in with them.  This expansion includes the enemy tokens and markers for these new baddies, as well extra rule sets, five new scenarios, fourteen additional map tiles, and plenty more to increase the replayability of the base game.

Put on your goggles, pump up your steam powered jetpack, and wrap that scarf around your neck, ’cause you’ve just found yourself in Gearworld!  Gearworld:  The Borderlands is a board game for all the steampunk fanatics out there, applying Risk-like mechanics to a mechanical world, pitting two to four players against each other in a battle for world domination.  Not only to players fight over territory, but also muster resources to build massive weapons to defeat their opponents.  Fantasy Flight‘s remake of the classic Borderlands board game features updated rules and a slick redesign.

The long awaited Magic the Gathering set, Modern Masters, has finally dropped!  And it will likely be sold out by the time your finish reading this sentence.  It’s that sought after.  Containing some of the most expensive cards within the Modern format, this set is valuable.  Also a limited print run, once Modern Masters is gone, it’s gone.  For a limited time, Pulp still has boosters and full boxes for purchase, but, as I’ve tried to iterate, these will be gone quickly!

Jan 282012
 

Allow me to level with you all.

Tonight is a busy, busy night up here at Pulp Ficiton. There is what the Magic the Gathering addicted call a Pre-Release. To give you an idea of what these are like, imagine a horde of monkies with jetpacks high on cocaine. That will give you a slight idea of the insanity inherent in running a Magic Pre-Release.

For that reason, I’ll be cutting a few corners with tonight’s New Game Stuff Post. We’re going to play the back of the game box game tonight, so here we go.

Pathfinder Module: The Ruby Phoenix Tournament
An event-based adventure for 11th level characters…compatible with the 3.5 edition of the world’s oldest RPG. Set in the Dragon Empires of the Pathfinder campaign setting, the adventure serves as an ideal introduction to the folk and fighting styles of the lands encompassing the Eastern-inspired continent of Tian Xia, and contains a fully detailed island location and a brand-new monster sure to challenge players in any campaign setting.

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Jade Regent Poster Map Folio
Within this map folio, you’ll find three huge 8-panel maps: one of the frozen reaches of the Crown of the World, one of Minkai’s capital city of Kasai, and one of the entire continent of Tian Xia, home of the Dragon Empires and site of the final chapters in the Jade Regent Adventure Path. Even if you aren’t running the Jade Regent Adventure Path, the maps inside can serve as the surroundings for all sorts of arctic adventures or urban mysteries, or an entire campaign setting for you to detail on your own! The spirit of exploration calls you – are you brave enough to answer?

Legend of the Five Rings RPG: Imperial Histories
*Ten eras in great detail, including The Dawn of the Empire, The Gozoku Era, The Clan Wars, The Thousand Years of Darkness, and more.
*In depth look at the Clans and personalities who shaped those eras.
*All new schools, spells, ancestors, techniques, and more, some thought lost to the ages.
*The 1000 Years of Darkness in great detail. Offering you an opportunity to fully explore this apocalyptic alternate history.

Nexus Ops
…is a board game of fierce sci-fi battles and fantastic alien creatures in which two to four players control factions of corporate troops and strange life forms on an alien moon. This updated edition of the classic title features detailed plastic figure, stunning new art, a clarified rulebook, as well as a host of optional rules and variants. Gather your troops, tame the aliens, and begin the harvest!

Call of Cthulhu the Card Game: Shadow of the Monolith
The sixth Asylum Pack in this cycle that centers on the South Pacific. This chain of islands has flora and fauna that can be found nowhere else on Earth. What else lies hidden and waiting?

Warhammer Invasion the Card Game: City of Winter
The Fifth Battle Pack installment of The Capital Cycle, a linked expansion series for Warhammer: Invasion, a card game of intense warfare, clever kingdom management, and epic questin. This 60 card pack contains 20 different never-before-seen cards designed to augment existing decks and add variety to the Warhammer: Invasion metagame.