City folk don’t know how ta tussle with vampires, no sir. Y’all best come on down to Blood Country, learn yo’self how ta stake’em and bake’em.
That right there is the idea behind the newest expansion for the popular deck building game, Nighfall. Nightfall: Blood Country contains 168 blood-soaked cards (note: cards are not actually drenched in blood; the aforementioned statement was for effect only) that introduce new vampires, werewolves, hunters, ghouls, and special powers for all your scratching and staking needs. Plus, the quaint little box they come in has a set of tidy, decorated dividers that allow the game’s owner to separate all of their cards into one, easy-to-transfer box. Y’all come bite now, ya hear?
Serious question time: how long have you wanted to play dwarfs as a primary force in Battlelore? Part two of that question: how long have you wanted to play dwarfs that can ride on bears, in general? Whether the amount is a day to twelve years, the newest Battlelore expansion set allows players to do both. Bearded Brave is a Dwarven Army Pack that contains 40 dwarf figures that can be used in conjunction with units from the core to give players the ability of running a Dwarven army. Now to the part about the bears. Not only to these figures add the new Mighty Bolt Throwing units, but also the Dwarven Bear Riders. Dwarfs. On bears. All over it.
You wouldn’t walk out of a riveting movie during the final act, would you? Okay, maybe if there’s a fire. Or an obnoxious jerk on their cell phone. Or an obnoxious fire on their cell phone. Whatever the case, Thunderstone: Heart of Doom has no fires or cellphones (or, at least, no real ones anyway), but is most definitely the final act of the Thunderstone saga. Capitalizing on the roleplaying allusions present in the game, this expansion is the culmination of the “campaign” that has been building since the beginning of the game series. As such, Heart of Doom expands on the base game with new hero, village, and monster cards to aid players in working through the final, unique scenario to defeat the ultimate evil known only as Doom.
MERCS goes nuclear today! Literally. That level of atomic insanity is due to the new Keizai Waza faction. These advance play style figurines come equipped with a tiny nuclear device embedded in their armor, which makes them a difficult faction to master. If you haven’t picked up on it yet, the Keizai Waza are not made for players just getting into MERCS. Not only does it take some careful timing and coordination to activate the nuke, but you also have to have your accuracy down to a careful degree once you do activate it. If you’ve been looking to add a new level of challenge to your MERCS experience, level up and try the Keizai Waza.
So, the monkey has a knife, the room is filled with hornets, and you’re being covered in chocolate syrup while your buddy loads a bazooka next to you. Most would consider this scenario a Fiasco, which is exactly why these are the kind of insane combinations that arise in the newest RPG from Jason Morningstar. From personal experience, I can safely say this is a brilliant recipe for a good time! Fiasco is constructed in such a way that whatever your players’ level of experience, they will be able to devour this game and end with a happy belly. Basically, everyone involved picks a particular “world” to play in (these can include 30′s New York, the old west, gangsta London, etc.), assigns a name to their character, then picks random-ish elements that tie characters together and give them goals. The rest of the game progresses as a movie, with players trading off “scenes” until they reach the climax. I dare you to play through a game of Fiasco and not collapse to the ground in a fit of laughter.
Continuing with the RPG-centric falling action of this post, lets move on to Part-Time Gods. A new setting from designer Eloy Lasanta, Part-Time Gods creates a mystical world of fantasy and adventure for the philosophical D&D player. Player’s search for various relics and artifacts on their mystical quest to balance their soul. Sounds deep, right? That’s ’cause it is. Each character begins as a normal being who is granted the abilities of a god. As the adage goes, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Or maybe it doesn’t, that is the choice you have to make. Which way will you go?
Halloween’s on the horizon so the creepy, crawly campaign settings are coming out of the Lovecraftian woodwork. This particular Cthulhuian booklet is called Realms of Crawling Chaos. A campaign supplement for Labyrinth Lord and the Advanced Edition Companion, this booklet introduces new races, from Lovecraft’s sordid universe, such as white apes, sea blood, and subhumans, along with new spells, monsters, artifacts (plus a system for designing artifacts), and rules for psionics. Now you know what you’re doing for Halloween (unless you want to play in our Call of Cthulhu game).
And now to round out this riveting romp, here’s a little segment we’ll be calling Restock Roundup!
-Arcana Revised card game
-Lord of the Rings LCG Adventure Packs (ALL OF THEM!!!!)
-Rare Earth Magnets
-Quarriors! (sweet, sweet Quarriors!)