The June Warhammer 40K tournament will be on Saturday, June 15th. 1250 points, 3 rounds. Registration starts at 10:00 AM, first round starts at 11. There will be a $10 entry fee. The new Eldar codex will NOT be legal for use (we wait 30 days from release before allowing new codexes).
Including sixty new power and enchantment cards as well as twenty-four special tokens to add to the base game. And, if you were keen eyed, you notice on the game board for the base game comes pre-built to hold these new pieces.
‘Tis the season, indeed!
Like Saw blended with Silent Hill dosed with a pinch of Arkham Asylum, Sanitarium (which just came back in stock) is for the horror fans among you. Players deal out a number of cards based on the amount of players and then use these cards to construct a mad house. How they got there and what is lurking within its walls is unknown. Collect an assigned amount of items to escape, but do so before the deck runs out and you’re trapped in the Sanitarium forever!
Adding to the extensive library of Ultimate collections, Pathfinder released Ultimate Campaign this week along with the Fey Revisited Campaign Setting booklet. Within the pages of Ultimate Campaign are contain (as stated by Paizo, themselves):
-A detailed guide to generating character backstories, including a new system for random character generation and traits and drawbacks to meld your background with your statistics.
-Story feats that increase in power as you achieve key goals, making quests and crusades more than just flavor!
-A complete downtime rules system to flesh out those parts of a PC’s life that take place between adventures, such as running a business, gaining power and influence in a community, or starting a magical academy.
-New rules for retraining and switching classes; honor, reputation, and fame; young characters; investment; magic item creation; and other key adventuring topics.
-Rules for building up a kingdom, including construction and technological advancements, governing your people, and more.
-Mass combat rules to help you lead clashing armies and conduct epic battles in a fun and efficient manner—without losing sight of the PCs themselves.
-Dryads, guardians of the forest who ensnare mortals’ minds for their own goals of preservation.
-Leprechauns, folkloric pranksters rumored to hide great riches available to those who find their stash.
-Norns, the powerful beings said to pull at the threads of fate.
-Nymphs, stunningly beautiful fey who strike blind those who peer upon them.
-Redcaps, blasphemous and sadistic murderers known for dipping their woolly caps into the blood of their victims.
-Satyrs, creatures of whimsy and strength who use their musical pipes to haunt and bewilder.
-Other capricious creatures, such as a handful of types of pesky gremlins, terrifying nuckelavees, elusive rusalkas, and playful and quirky sprites.
Following on the steel, blood-stained heels of Games Workshop‘s other recent faction rereleases is the updated Eldar army. Going on sale tomorrow, the revised and brand new Eldar Codex along with the Battleforce, Wraithguard, Hemlock Wraithfighter, Wraithknight, Farseer blister, and Eldar psychic power cards. Featured below is the Hemlock Wraithfighter flyer!
Pig or dog?
The correct answer to the latter question is actually both. And, luckily, when you buy a copy of Pick-a-Dog and Pick-a-Pig you get both. When combined with each other, these games go from 2-5 players to 6-8 players, blending matching and dexterity games together no matter which version you play. A grid of cards sits in the center of the table, each with five attributes noted on them. Players also have a single card in their hand. Once the game has begun, everyone tries to grab a card with at least four similar attributes, adding it to their hand and continuing from there. The game stops when one player has no more cards to grab. As one can imagine this game plays well with family members or friends plus a bottle of scotch.
Is your tower protected?
Not exactly a new game, but one we’ve just gotten back in stock, Batt’l Kha’os is a tile laying game with some fighty bits thrown in. Players attempt to take control of various tower tiles laid across the table by placing their own army tiles around it. Each tile intersection point is then totaled up for the amount of humans vs. orcs and whoever has the most takes the corner. Once all four corners around a tower are calculated, whoever has the most corners (orcs or humans) takes control of the tower. Though it leaves some letters out of its title, Batt’l Kha’os combines the best of Carcassonne and Pocket Battles.
Nathan Fillion has charmed television, comics, and cinema, but now he’s setting his sights on the world of board gaming. Castle: The Detective Card Game transformers the comedy and mystery of the hit television series into a clue solving card game. Players take control of a key character from the show in order to piece together the clues and figure out who the murderer is. Players can choose to compete in episode mode, finding only one killer to win the game, or season mode, playing through a range of episodes and murderers to see who has solved the most by the end.
In the middle of all this complicated gaming hooha, let me throw in a quick shout-out to the newest Data Pack for the Netrunner LCG from Fantasy Flight. Humanity’s Shadow includes the standard assortment of sixty new cards to be incorporated into the base game. Download them into your hand right now.
Tear down your quarantine signs, put aside your rifles, and lay down your machetes, and come out of your reinforced basements because it’s time for the first Zombicide expansion to arrive. Although, as this expansion, Walk of the Dead (see what they did there?), contains twenty-four additional zombie miniatures, you may still want to guard your brain. There are also twelve spawn cards include so that these figures can be introduced into the game. Stay close, lock and load, and make sure to wear a helmet.
Ahoy, maties, it be Catan: Pirates and Explorers!
The newest expansion for the hit Catan game series, Pirates and Explorers, like Cities and Knights, Seafarers, and Traders and Barbarians before it, adds new mechanics to the already popular ones from Settlers of Catan. Bridging the gap between Catan and Seafarers, Pirates and Explorers starts players out on one island, searching for resources and settlers to build and pilot a sailing vessel to another island. Once there, players discover a range of new resources to continue building and growing. This version of the game comes packed with five original scenarios to keep the gameplay fresh and original.
And, because of time and all that stuff, the last three items tonight will be presented in image only. They do say pictures speak louder than words, right?
There’s Ugg-Tect, a cooperative game where players have to act like cavemen while instructing each other on how to build a prehistoric building. There are also inflatable clubs included.
One, for Call of Cthulhu (Atomic-Age Cthulhu), providing a 50s era setting for Cthulhuian mystery and murder with a nuclear backdrop.
And, two, the newest addition to the Only War Warhammer 40K RPG, Hammer of the Emperor.
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.