New arrivals for March 4th, 2015

The new products continue to come necessitating this mid-week posting of new releases.

Eight-Minute Empire: Lost Lands by Red Raven Games

Wanderers from afar bring tales of the strange and powerful in distant lands. Set out to find lost heroes, creatures, and cities as you build your kingdom in this first expansion to Eight-Minute Empire: Legends! Eight-Minute Empire: Lost Lands adds even more variety and depth to the game, including:

New “Lost” card faction with unique powers
New Heroes
Components for a fifth player
Double-sized island on a folded board
Player boards
Faster gameplay as players now select cards simultaneously from separate hands passed to the left each turn

Hârndex by Columbia Games

Hârndex is an alphabetical, general reference source book for gamemasters using HârnWorld.

A Note on this Edition: This third edition of Hârndex is a compilation of the entries from the first and second editions, published in 1983 and 1990 respectively. It also contains material from the “Hârnic Dictionary” that was published as part of HârnPlayer in 1994. Additional text, illustrations, and maps in this edition have been taken from Hârn material published by Columbia Games between 1983 and 2014.

The Strange Character Sheets by Monte Cook Games

The Strange character sheet is as unique and intriguing as the game itself. And it’s available as a free download—or in a really nice pad of printed sheets. Once you use those, you’ll never look at your old laserprinted character sheets the same way again!
The pad of double-sided character sheets is printed in full color on heavy matte paper that’s both pencil- and eraser-friendly. You get 20 character sheets—enough for an entire party and several campaigns—and 30 recursion sheets, each double-sided to be used twice. You also get a full-color two-page character generation walk-though—really handy to have at the table when the whole group is making characters!

For the Greater Good by Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of For the Greater Good , the eighth deluxe expansion for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game !

With 165 new cards (three copies each of fifty-five different cards), For the Greater Good lends new strength to the Agency, its Investigators , Government officials, and secret Hunters . You’ll find a host of new characters, new synergies between Agency subtypes, new gear, and powerful effects designed to renew the authority of law and order in a world tormented by burgeoning chaos. Moreover, as your Agency characters pursue their leads to all ends of the earth, you’ll uncover several new conspiracies, each of which, if investigated, may help you safeguard humanity’s future.

Zogwort’s Curse by Fantasy Flight Games

Unleash the power of the Waaagh! in Zogwort’s Curse, the fourth War Pack in the Warlord cycle for Warhammer 40,000: Conquest. The Orks find a powerful new psyker to lead them in this War Pack, allowing you to spread a green tide of destruction across the planets of the Traxis sector. Alongside the vicious Orks, you’ll find powerful new vehicles for the Astra Militarum, dark wargear for the servants of Nurgle, and hideous Dark Eldar torture events.

This War Pack contains sixty cards, including one warlord with its signature squad and three copies each of seventeen unique cards, giving you a full play set of every unit, support, event, and attachment. You can join the hunt with the Space Wolves, fly with an Eldar Vyper Squad, or pilot Tau heavy battlesuits. No matter which faction you support, you’ll find plenty of cards in Zogwort’s Curse.

The Hobbit: Love Letter by Alderac Entertainment Group

Smaug™ The Dragon is enraged that his slumber and treasure have been disturbed. It’s up to you to locate the missing Arkenstone while avoiding Smaug’s vicious attacks.

This is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2-4 players.

Use your allies and wits to avoid Smaug each round. Find the Arkenstone and claim victory in a new spin on classic Love Letter! Features an all-new 0-value The One Ring card, and a new twist on the 3-value card featuring Legolas and Tauriel.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a joint release from Cryptozoic Entertainment and Alderac Entertainment Group.

Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Set #1 by Pazio Publishing

Iconic Heroes is the latest release in the Pathfinder Battles series of pre-painted plastic miniatures from WizKids Games and Paizo Publishing.

Iconic Heroes Set 1 includes six all-new miniatures featuring legendary characters from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game universe:

Valeros, Iconic Fighter
Seelah, Iconic Paladin
Seoni, Iconic Sorcerer
Sajan, Iconic Monk
Lini, Iconic Druid
Droogami, Snow Leopard Animal Companion
Each Iconic Heroes set also includes exclusive Boon Cards (one for each miniature) for use in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game! These special Boon Cards are only available in this Pathfinder Battles product!

Crowns by Schmidt Spiele

Players in Crowns want to gain as many crowns as they can, and they do so by rolling dice, then covering spaces on their grids based on what they roll and how they manipulate what they roll.

In more detail, each player starts with 18 tokens and a player board that shows a 5×5 grid surrounded by a border on two sides that effectively makes a larger 6×6 grid. Next to the left column of the grid are die faces 1-6 from bottom to top, and above the top row are the numbers 1-6 from left to right.

On a turn, a player rolls the half-dozen six-sided dice once. If she wishes, she can change any die face to a lower number as long as that number is one that she rolled. If she wishes, she then places tokens on the grid to match the die combinations rolled. For example, if she rolls 5-4-4-3-3-2, she could change all the dice to 2, then cover the six 2s space on her grid; she could also change the 5 to a 4 and the 3s to 2s, then cover the three 4s space and the three 2s space. A player doesn’t have to place tokens on her turn.

Trakkx by Schmidt Spiele

TrakkX plays like a combination of Rummikub and Qwirkle, with players trying to rid themselves of tiles by playing them in crossword-style arrangements.

To start the game, each player takes fifteen tiles from the bag and arranges them so that no one else can see them. Tiles are numbered 1-14 in four colors, with each number appearing twice; special tiles show a “swap” symbol and “+3”. Six tiles are laid face up on the table, while the rest remain in the draw bag. On a turn, a player does one of the following four actions:

Draws a face-up tile, then replaces it with a random tile from the bag.
Draws a random tile from the bag.
Uses a special action tile to force an opponent to draw three tiles or force each player to give two tiles to her left-hand neighbor.
Plays one or more tiles.

Imperial Assault Dice Pack by Fantasy Flight Games

The Imperial Assault Dice Pack is an accessory for Imperial Assault. It contains eleven custom combat dice, identical to the combat dice found in the Imperial Assault Core Set. These dice help keep the focus of your game where it belongs: on your tense missions in the Star Wars galaxy. Combined with the eleven combat dice from the Core Set, these dice ensure that you can quickly navigate even the most demanding missions.

If you ever want more Imperial Assault combat dice, look for the Imperial Assault Dice Pack at your local retailer today!

Fog on the Barrow-downs by Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce that Fog on the Barrow-downs is now available for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game!

Brave a perilous journey across the barrow-downs, and come face to face with the barrows’ terrible wights. First released in 2014 as part of a special Fellowship Event, Fog on the Barrow-downs is a fifty-four card scenario for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game directly inspired by one of the early chapters in The Fellowship of the Ring. You’ll need all your courage to survive. You’ll also need to be careful you don’t end up trapped in one of the barrow-wights’ tombs, for the danger of winding up inside a barrow, separated from your friends, is a very real threat.

Moreover, just as with the The Old Forest scenario that came before it, Fog on the Barrow-downs can also be played in campaign mode as part of your The Lord of the Rings campaign. In addition to its quest and encounter decks, Fog on the Barrow-downs comes with a new campaign card and a powerful boon.

East Texas University by Pinnacle Entertainment

East Texas University rules

East Texas University promises prestigious leadership, connected alumnae, the fantastic Southern climate of Pinebox, Texas…and annoying roommates, professors that try to kill you (literally), and things that go bump in the night. Enroll at your own risk.

East Texas University offers a well-rounded syllabus of character creation, new Edges & Hindrances, gear, Setting Rules, and tours of campus and nearby Pinebox, Texas. For advanced credit, read the section on rituals and talismans. Finally, the Adventure Generator and encyclopedia of miscreants is sure to light a creative spark in even the most humorless campus parking enforcement officer. There are generator mechanics for parties and adventures as well as Ritual failure and a little thing we like to call “High Strangeness.”

Can you survive four years of college?

Degrees of Horror

You’ve got exams first thing in the morning.

And the world’s going to end at midnight unless you stop it.

Looks like another all-nighter with the study group.
Degrees of Horror features a full-length Plot Point Campaign that takes the students from Freshman to Senior, and uncovers a mystery as old as the faculty themselves. The syllabus includes classroom intrigue, dark conspiracy, dusty mysteries from the past, killer exams, massive parties, and new horrors to torment the student body.

Degrees of Horror also includes a full course-load of Savage Tales that work equally well with the Plot Point Campaign or your own epic saga.

GM Screen & Class Ring Adventure

A beautiful, hardboard, full-color, landscape screen with the simultaneously dangerous and endangered student body on one side and all the most important charts and tables on the other. The GM’s screen also includes the 32-page adventure “Class Ring,” a creepy tale of love and revenge written by Ed Wetterman his own self!

East Texas University Maps: Classrooms/Off-Campus Housing

One side of this versatile map features a modern educational building with classrooms, conference rooms, computer workstations, lobby, and other interior fixtures as well as an outside fountain and courtyard.

The other side offers two modern houses with very different floorplans. One house has a master bedroom, three smaller bedrooms, and plenty of dining and living space—just like a grad student might share or a professor might own for their growing family. The other house has three bedrooms, a study area…and bar, pool table, and hot tub—perfect for a fraternity house or that hip instructor.

East Texas University Maps: Library/Pinebox Businesses

Twice the room off campus to inspire epic battles!

One side of this versatile map offers small town America or that trendy strip right off campus with a variety of businesses and street area to inspire the Game Master. Included are a coffeehouse/internet café, restaurant, bar, specialty retail, convenience store, and pawn shop/bank.

On the other side, the library offers bookshelves, computer workstations, conference rooms, and other interior fixtures as well as a courtyard and exterior landscaping.

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