New arrivals for Thursday June 25th, 2015

What better way to spend the weekend than with a few new games? And I’m not just saying that because I work in a game store. This Thursday brings a few new expansions and some RPG fun for Doctor Who fans.

Call of Cthulhu: The Thousand Young by FFG

Deep in the bowels of the fetid swamps and shadowed woods of Louisiana, evil lurks. Dark Priests of hidden religions make blood sacrifices in the name of the All Mother, The Black Goat of the Woods, the mighty and terrible Shub-Niggurath. Soon this darkness will cover all of the city of New Orleans, for her thousand young are spreading and ready for flesh…

With its 165 cards (three copies each of 55 different cards), The Thousand Young adds new depth and resilience to the Shub-Niggurath faction. Nearly two-thirds of the expansion’s cards bolster the All Mother’s ranks with Ghouls, Dark Young, Monsters, Mi-Go, and Cultists. You’ll also find ghastly new Locations, foul Curses, and a new version of the Villainous Dark Mother, herself.

Still, the Black Goat of the Woods is not the region’s only corrupting influence. In the heart of the Big Easy, Nyarlathotep’s many Avatars play a deep and complicated game, manipulating human agencies and monstrous cultists, alike. These Avatars infiltrate every one of the game’s eight factions, even as the factions all gain mysterious new Locations that afford players new interactions with the top cards of their decks.

Battlelore Razorwings expansion by FFG

Hunt your opponents from above with the Razorwings Reinforcement Pack for BattleLore Second Edition. These bloodthirsty predators swoop down from their cavernous lair, soar over the battlefield in search of prey, and descend swiftly to brutally slash and tear their victims apart.

This Reinforcement Pack contains three sculpted plastic Razorwing figures, the cards necessary to muster your Razorwings unit, three new lore cards, and a unique cavern terrain tile. It also features a pre-built scenario, A Shot in the Dark, in which the Daqan forces must traverse hostile territory, fighting against both the Uthuk Y’llan and the ravenous Razorwings in the black of night. Whether you use the Razorwings in this scenario or harness them in other battles, their savage and sudden assaults bring new tactical possibilities and fresh terrors to your games of BattleLore.

Star Wars LCG Attack Run Force Pack by FFG

With Attack Run , you have the chance to relive the climax of Star Wars: A New Hope as the Rebel Alliance makes its desperate attack on the first Death Star. In this Force Pack, you’ll find new Pilot versions of some of the game’s most iconic characters and their starships, including an Imperial version of Darth Vader with his specialized TIE Advanced, and a Rebel version of Luke Skywalker with Red Five. In addition to these, you’ll find Jedi-faction Pilot Keyan Farlander and famed smuggler Platt Okeefe, alongside a new Pilot version of Boba Fett with Slave I . Attack Run also introduces two copies of a entirely new, highly potent, fate card to be found only within this Force Pack.

Eminent Domain: Microcosm by Tasty Minstrel Games

Two mighty empires are about to collide. Play your cards right and become the ultimate ruler of this microcosm!

Eminent Domain: Microcosm is a quick-playing two-player card game which brings you all the thrill of building a space empire in just 15-20 minutes. Each turn you take a card into your hand from the supply, then you either play a card and carry out its instructions, or pick up your discard pile to refill your hand. Each card also has a scoring condition on it, and to win you’ll want to maximize those conditions.

As in the grandfather game Eminent Domain, actions you take can be “boosted” by revealing other cards sharing the same icon. Colonize and attack planets, do research, and take advantage of politics to score the most influence by the end of the game!

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Sourcebook by Cubicle 7

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, this Sourcebook explores the Ninth Doctor’s adventures on Earth and beyond. With detailed information on all the allies, enemies, aliens and gadgets that he encounters, as well as examining each of his adventures, the book contains a wealth of material for the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG, and is also a fact-packed resource for fans of the show!

The Last of his Kind, the Doctor returned to Earth, haunted by what he had done to end the Last Great Time War. Witness the Earth’s destruction as the sun expands, unmask aliens in the British government and dance with Rose Tyler and team up with Captain Jack to save the world. Discover the fate of the Daleks, prevent World War Three and uncover the secret of Bad Wolf!

The One Ring: Ruins of the North by Cubicle 7

Children kidnapped in the night, unusually cunning Trolls, a mysterious caravan, the fate of a company of Hobbits, the legacy of the Dúnedain and an evil awakening beneath the barrows – six new stories set in the ancient land of Eriador. Six adventures that need a company of heroes to undertake them.

Ruins of the North contains six ready-to-play adventures, complete scenarios that can be played separately or as an epic series spanning a number of years. All adventurers are set in the years prior to 2977, and take place in the lands surrounding Rivendell.

Ruins of the North complements the background and rules material contained in Rivendell, the latest supplement for The One Ring Roleplaying Game based upon The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the Rings™.

Mars Attacks: Ten Minute Takedown by Steve Jackson Games

Mars Attacks: Ten-Minute Takedown is a fast-playing dexterity game of Martian aggression and global destruction. Flick the custom die from your flying saucer at the Earthling cities, and claim their points as you destroy them.

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