Episode 29

Tabletop Gaming News

Spartacus re-release

 

GF9 have announced that once again the sound of sword on steel will ring out in arenas across the world, as alliances are formed, and just as swiftly broken, all in the name of gaining influence, leading to victory. 

They are referring to the re-release of one of their most popular games, beloved by critics and players alike, Spartacus.

A first for Gale Force Nine, Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery will be released in 5 languages simultaneously, English, Spanish, German, French & Polish widening availability to the global audience

Hitting the shelves at your FLGS 17th April, 2021.
 

This fast-paced board game is set in Ancient Rome & includes backstabbing schemes, fierce bidding, and bloody gladiatorial combat!

Bid against your opponents in the open market.  Acquire the best new prospects for the Arena!  Pit your champion against your enemy’s and wager on the results.

Includes Game board, detailed miniatures, dice cards, tokens and everything you need for victory

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Star Wars X-Wing Reinforcements of Reknown

Fantasy Flight gam have announced three new Squadron Packs for Star Wars™: X-Wing

Featuring exciting options for some of the most iconic ships of the Star Wars saga, these Squadron Packs for the Rebel Alliance, Galactic Empire and Scum and Villainy factions offer new, thematic pilots and upgrades for both standard and Epic play!

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2021/2/15/reinforcements-of-renown/

 

Tiny Epic Dungeons

 

Tiny Epic Dungeons is a fully cooperative dungeon crawler for 1 to 4 players set in the fantasy world of Aughmoore.

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.

The game is played over 2 ACTS: The Dungeon, and the Dungeon Boss. In both acts, the players are constantly struggling against the waning firelight of their torch which decreases each turn. When the torch goes out, the Heroes are forever lost in the darkness.

After clearing the dungeon of all its' minions and finding the entrance to the lair, players must engage in an epic battle against the Boss. Each boss has unique abilities and a lair with a unique environment that gives various advantages and disadvantages depending on the skill used and where the Hero attacks from.

These Epic Monsters cannot be slain by mere swords, axes, arrows, and the occasional spell. Ritual Rooms around the dungeon must be used to lower their magical bond to the dungeon. The Dungeon boss must be lured to these rooms to lower their defenses and allow the Heroes to strike the final blow!

Victory in Tiny Epic Dungeons is achieved by defeating the Dungeon Boss! In order to do that, the Heroes will need to collect legendary loot, and supreme spells

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Legend of the 5 Rings LCG days are numbered

 

 

 

Fantasy Flight Games announced the release of Under Fu Leng’s Shadow, will be the last installment of the long-standing card game that has invited thousands of players to play as samurai in the Emerald Empire of Rokugan.

Fantasy Flight Games first announced that it had acquired the rights to Legend of the Five Rings in 2015. Two years later, the next iteration of Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game was announced, reimagining the classic collectible card game as a Living Card Game.

With the release of Under Fu Leng’s Shadow, Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game will be complete. Introducing new cards for every Great Clan and the chance to battle the Shadowlands in cooperative or challenge deck variants, this final premium expansion marks a fitting capstone to this Living Card Game. What's more, while Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is drawing to a close, the vibrant and immersive world of Legend of the Five Rings will continue to be explored with other exciting games currently in development. Players will discover even more opportunities to interact with the story of Legend of the Five Rings through these other games. In the meantime, while it is too early to go into details on those games now, you can keep up with the world of Rokugan through Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying from EDGE and novels from Aconyte Books

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2021/2/17/future-of-legend/

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Great Western Trail Trilogy

Eggertspiele is overjoyed to announce the Great Western Trail Epic Trilogy!

“ Great Western Trail is real masterpiece, according to the gaming community. We can’t agree more. We dreamed of a new edition; one we would like to find on every gamer’s shelves for years ahead. ”

• Sophie Gravel, CEO of Plan B Games •

Eggertspiele has been at work over the last few months with designer Alexander Pfister to make an essential edition of Great Western Trail. To craft something that matches the epic scale of Great Western Trail, we sought inspiration from Western films. Artist Chris Quilliams used a distinct letterbox style for the cover art that evokes the essence of those movies. Further, he’s been working diligently on a new game board and card art. There’s nothing else like this on the market!

“ I drew inspiration from the Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns – with wide shots of the beautiful American west. It captures a mood that is indistinguishable! We wanted that same feeling in Great Western Trail! ”

• Chris Quilliams, Illustrator for Plan B Games•

But wait, didn’t you mention a trilogy?

Yes! A new collection of Great Western Trail titles! Fans will discover the new edition of Great Western Trail in late Summer 2021! In Summer 2022, fans will travel to Argentina. Lastly, in Summer 2023, players will visit New Zealand! These titles will all use the core mechanisms of Great Western Trail - deckbuilding and a rondel, but also something new and interesting!

“ It’s been an exciting process for me to revisit my most famous game and work on two new titles in a series!”

• Alexander Pfister •

Fans can expect exciting new changes to gameplay and we invite you to discover the joy of Great Western Trail all over again!

The entire trilogy will be designed by Alexander Pfister and will get the same special treatment as the second edition of Great Western Trail. Fans should note, that a new edition of Rails to the North will be available later to be compatible with the second edition of Great Western Trail. We invite fans to stay tuned, we will reveal more surprises over the next few weeks!

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Our new Discord Channel

Join us on our Beta Discord:- 

https://discord.gg/NgDPgfPWap

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Alien RPG: 

Chariot of the Gods

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.

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Chariot of the Gods pt 2 Live Playthrough:

 
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Kickstarter Kickaround

Cult of the Deep

 

Hidden role dice game. You are a cultist, establishing your faction's rise to power as you fight over rituals and monsters.

 Cult of the Deep is a hidden-role dice game for 4-8 players where you are a cultist trying to establish your faction’s rise to power. Battle for control of rituals and mythical monsters as you seek victory and control of the Cult.

A social deduction game where actions speak louder than words. What do you do?

  • Give life to the High Priest?

  • Sacrifice your body to protect others?

  • Drain your own blood for greater power?

  • Use alchemy to help complete rituals?

  • Harvest the soul of an ally to strengthen your faction? 

  • Control the Kraken and punish those who oppose you?

  • Each action tells a story of who you are, or at least, who you want people to think you are.

  • Remember, even if you are killed, the game is far from over as you become a Wraith. Forever haunting enemies and allies as you tug on the strings of fate itself to gain victory.

 

Designed by Sam Stockton

 

Published by B A Games

4 - 8 players                         45 - 60 mins                           13 yrs +

KS Ends:- Thursday March 4, 2021

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bagamesco/cult-of-the-deep-0?

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The Wilderness Books of Modular Maps for Tabletop Roleplay.

 

A set of 2 Beautiful Map Books for tabletop roleplaying games. Wilderness themed lay flat maps for fantasy outdoor encounters.

Inspire a new campaign of adventures on this adaptable and portable two book fantasy Wilderness map set which will evolve with your adventure. Unrivalled flexibility and playability from the ENnie winning team who brought you 2020's The Dungeon, a must have for DMs!

Are you playing online? Every Book set comes with the digital map package, and a digital only pledge is available too. AND the digital package includes a 100+ page PDF generator of random encounters AND a 50+ page 5e Adventure to play with the maps. All fully illustrated and formatted.

Designed by Sydney Engelstein, Jacob Fryxelius, Nick Little

 

Published by Loke Battle Maps

 

KS ends:- Fri, March 5, 2021

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamingbooks/the-wilderness-books-of-modular-maps-for-tabletop-roleplay

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Human Punishment: The Beginning
A brand new stand-alone game in the Human Punishment universe. 3-6 players fight the Machine Revolution in a dystopian cyberpunk city.

Humanity is nearing its end.

The machines are on the verge of seizing control after making evil plans in the shadows over the years. Only GHOST, a special government unit, can oppose the machine revolution, but it seems the whole city is conspiring against them.

Become a part of GHOST and fight for the survival of your kind... no matter which one it may be!

Designed by Stefan Godot

Published by Godot Games

 

3 - 6  players                 120 - 180 mins                    Age 14+

Campaign Ends:- Weds , February 24, 2021

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13233511/human-punishment-the-beginning

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