Episode 31

Tabletop Gaming News

Gamorra coming to Marvel Champions

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Gamora Hero Pack for Marvel Champions: The Card Game!

As a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora dances into the scene with a deadly flurry in this expansion pack, which introduces Gamora as a brand-new playable hero, along with her fifteen signature cards. While she comes packaged with the Aggression aspect, Gamora is unique in that she can have up to six cards from other aspects in her deck as well! With event cards for both Protection and Justice also included in her pre-built deck, you’ll be able to try out her unique tactical flair right off the bat. With incredible combo potential and the ability to both deal damage and thwart schemes reliably, Gamora is a versatile hero and a valuable member of any team. You’ll be happy to have her!

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Alien: Fate of the Nostromo

Soon you will be able to experience the nightmare aboard the Nostromo mining ship in another Alien game. This time a cooperative board game called Alien: Fate of the Nostromo by Ravensburger.

In the game One to five players will fill play the roles of the classic Nostromo’s crew members - Ripley, Lambert, Parker, Brett and Dallas.

Over the course of the game, they collect scrap, craft items, and fulfill different objectives. The crew will lose and gain morale as they encounter the Alien and other situations. If crew morale reaches zero, players lose the game.

Each turn has two phases. In the Crew Action phase, players creep through the Nostromo's halls, gathering scrap, crafting items, trading scrap and items with other players, and using items and their special abilities. Brett, for example, can craft items with one fewer scrap than other players. If the Alien is within three spaces of the player with the incinerator, that player can use the incinerator to send the Alien back to its nest.

In the Encounter phase, players draw and resolve an Encounter card. The Alien could be lurking behind any corner...

Alien: Fate of the Nostromo is scheduled to release on August 1st of this year. No information on pricing or what’s included in the box is currently available.

 

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CoraQuest to be published by Bright Eye Games.

In Episode 27 where we spoke to Dan Hughes, one of the things he spoke about was the game he had coming to Kickstarter, called CoraQuest. In that episode we asked whether the game would be coming to retail and Dan replied there were no plans unless it funded really well and a publisher could make a great offer. Following an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, which funded in under 36 mins, a new company called Bright Eye Games has agreed a deal to publish the game. Fronted by Mark Cooke, who we spoke to in Ep 25, will look to bring Coraquest to stores, once the game has been delivered to all KS Backers.

 

 

Skyrim the Boardgame

Modiphius have announced, Skyrim, the extremely popular fantasy video rpg from the Elder Scrolls series, is being adapted into an upcoming board game.

 Modiphius, which have already turned the open-world fantasy adventure into a skirmish-based miniatures game, The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms.

There are currently hardly any details on the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Board Game. What we do know is its pre-launch crowdfunding page simply describes it as an “an epic board game of adventure across Skyrim for 1-4 players”.

The Gamefound campaign for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Board Game is expected to launch in June, with a full release date yet to be detailed.

https://gamefound.com/projects/draft/zx6js610y7lvnlnav6qbisnxqqy#/

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Alien RPG: 

Chariot of the Gods

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Alien RPG

Published by Free League Publishing 

                

The ALIEN tabletop roleplaying game is a beautifully illustrated 392-page full-color hardcover book, both presenting the world of ALIEN in the year 2183 and a fast and effective ruleset designed specifically to enhance the ALIEN experience. The game can be played in two distinct game modes:

Cinematic play is based on pre-made scenarios that emulate the dramatic arc of an ALIEN film. Designed to be played in a single session, this game mode emphasizes high stakes and fast and brutal play. You are not all expected to survive.

Campaign play is designed for longer continuous play with the same cast of player characters over many game sessions, letting you explore the ALIEN universe freely, sandbox style.

The rules of the game are based on the acclaimed Year Zero Engine, used in award-winning games such as Tales from the Loop and Mutant: Year Zero, but adapted and further developed to fully support and enhance the core themes of ALIEN: horror and action in the cold darkness of space.

Chariot of the Gods pt 2 Live Playthrough:

 
 

Kickstarter Kickaround

Tiny Turbo Cars

 

A frantic racing game where you use sliding puzzles to program the movements of your remote controlled toy cars!

Tiny Turbo Cars is a frantic racing game where players will need to

dodge furniture and furnishings and be the 1st to cross the finish line in customized in-house tracks! To move your car, you’ll need to think fast and use your sliding puzzles to program the most awesome sequence of commands ever… before your opponents!

But that’s not all! You’ll also need to use the unique abilities of your car to create awesome combos, and take advantage of the environment to race even faster. With the modular track-building mechanism no race will be the same.

Can your fingers be as fast as your mind… and faster than your opponents? Rev up your engine and race into the danger zone with Tiny Turbo Cars!

Designed by 4Brains4Games (Laura Severino, Giulia Tamagni, Alessandro Manuini, Jonathan Panada) and Hjalmar Hach.

 

Published by Horrible Guild

2 -4 players                         30 mins                           8 yrs +

 

KS ends:- Tues, March 16, 2021

 

Tiny Epic Dungeons
A quick playing cooperative dungeon crawler for 1 to 4 players, featuring a modular dungeon, epic boss battles and detailed miniatures!.

In Tiny Epic Dungeons, players control a band of Heroes exploring a treacherous dungeon in search of the fearsome Dungeon Boss. Heroes make their way through the dungeon one room at a time. Around every corner goblins and ferocious minions seek to block the Heroes’ path. Where there isn’t an enemy, traps are set, ready to spring on even the most prepared Hero.

Tiny Epic Dungeons features a modular dungeon that is unique with each play.

Designed by Scott Almes

Published by Gamelyn Games

1 - 4 players                       30 - 60 mins                         14+ 

 

 

 

KS ends:- Weds, March 18, 2021

 

Zoo Break
 
A simple but challenging game for players of all ages: Free the animals!

The concept is simple: Help the animals break out of the zoo. Zoo Break is compact and easy to grasp for kids as young as five, who are still learning their numbers, but it involves strategy and level variations that make it intriguing for the sharpest of gamers. (We challenge advanced gamers to try getting through Levels 1-10 in one play session!) Zoo Break can be played alone, or collaboratively by multiple people. It's a great family game.

 

Designed by Scott Wayne Indianna

Published by Scott Wayne Indianna

 

1 - 4 ? players                  15 ? mins                    Age 6+ ?

Campaign Ends:- Thurs , March 18, 2021