New arrivals for Thursday August 13th, 2015

The only thing that you can guarantee about the weather here in Calgary is that someone is going to make a joke about it changing every 5 minutes. The last few days should put a end to that tired old joke.

What isn’t tired though, aside from the quality of the segues I write, are the staff at The Sentry Box who toil day in and day out to make sure that you have new arrivals. Does anyone else have a saccharine taste in their mouth?

New this week is…

Iron Kingdoms Unleashed – Skorne Empire by Privateer Press

Far to the east of the Iron Kingdoms lies the treacherous land where the enduring skorne have built their empire. Iron Kingdoms Unleashed: Skorne Empire explores the scorching expanses of eastern Immoren, where survival means embracing the brutality and lethality of the punishing environment. Assume the warrior code of hoksune and adventure through eastern Immoren as a skorne, mastering the powers of pain and death to thrive in a land as dangerous as its inhabitants!

Venture far outside the boundaries of the Iron Kingdoms with this essential full-color guide to the Skorne Empire, eastern Immoren, and its inhabitants

The Undercity by Privateer Press

Evil lurks beneath the city of Corvis. Burdened by the growing tide of corruption, the desperate and undermanned City Watch turns to a mercenary company for help investigating a rash of smuggling activity and strange disappearances. But beneath the soot-filled streets of the metropolis a sinister plot unfolds, greater and more dangerous than anyone has dared imagine.

Join the Black River Irregulars and delve into the treacherous Undercity in this fully-cooperative adventure board game for 2-4 players. As you brave the decaying labyrinth of tunnels and caverns sprawled beneath Corvis, you’ll need to work as a team and utilize your hero’s unique strengths to battle the Undercity’s deadly denizens and expose the dark conspiracy festering in the city’s underbelly. If you’re tough and smart, you’ll gain valuable experience and equipment you need to destroy the evil threatening Corvis. Fail, and death will be the least of your concerns.

Aradus Sentinel Skorne Heavy Warbeast by Privateer Press

The horrific, insect-like aradus are among the most terrifying of the skorne’s warbeasts. Protected by a thick layer of chitin, aradus soldiers lash out in battle with hooked claws to drag enemies toward their vicious mandibles. The soldier grows strong from its feast, wounds closing with each mouthful. The aradus sentinel possesses venom sacs that can be constricted to fire a precise blast of debilitating venom at its enemies. Living tissue exposed to this toxin dissolves and sloughs off the bone in melted gobbets.

This box set contains two color stat cards and one multi-part heavy warbeast plastic model (PIP 74083). Included are all the components to assemble one of two heavy warbeast variants: Aradus Sentinel or Soldier. A player may field any number of these heavy warbeasts in a Skorne army.

Netrunner Old Hollywood Data Pack by FFG

From the seedy, gang-infested depths of The Underway, the SanSan Cycle for Android: Netrunner carries you to the airy, glittering heights of society… Old Hollywood is now available at retailers throughout the U.S. and online on our webstore!

As the SanSan Cycle continues to explore the different boroughs, cultures, and color of the American megacity responsible for much of the world’s top tech, Old Hollywood reminds us that no matter what the future brings, there will always be room for fame, celebrities, hero-worship, and scandal. With its sixty new cards (three copies each of twenty different cards), Old Hollywood depicts a vertiginous juxtaposition of the borough’s ultra-famous and ultra-wealthy celebrities alongside their drug dealers, backroom muscle, paparazzi, and vanity projects.

Descent: Bonds of the Wild Hero and Monster Collection by FFG

A branch from the Tree of Life has the power to stop plague and heal illness. Now, you must find this lost artifact, for the good of all Terrinoth in the Bonds of the Wild Hero and Monster Collection! In this Hero and Monster Collection, you’ll find twenty-two plastic figures, previously only available in the first edition of Descent: Journeys in the Dark, now reimagined with new figure sculpts and artwork. In addition to these detailed figures, you’ll find two brand-new quests chronicling your quest for the healing power of the Tree of Life.

Four heroes gather together and venture into the wild in this expansion. You can work magic alongside Lyssa or Challara, or rely on the aid of your familiars with Vyrah the Falconer or Ronan of the Wild. The overlord’s monsters stand to oppose these noble heroes, however. Twelve kobolds, four hellhounds, and two deep elves oppose the heroes’ quest and seek the branch for their own nefarious ends.

Battlelore Mountain Giant by FFG

Bring the might of a Mountain Giant to your army with the Mountain Giant Reinforcement Pack for BattleLore Second Edition! This Reinforcement Pack features a Mountain Giant that can be included in any army, alongside three new lore cards to customize your lore deck and a unique terrain tile. With the Mountain Giant at your side, you can hurl massive boulders at the enemy, or even use the Mountain Giant’s crushing blows to reduce occupied buildings to rubble!

What’s more, this Reinforcement Pack includes a pre-built scenario: The Sound of Thunder. In this scenario, the Uthuk Y’llan call upon the power of the Mountain Giant in order to liberate prisoners captured by the Daqan Lords. Whether you use the Mountain Giant in this scenario or muster him with your army, he brings an undeniable threat to every game of BattleLore Second Edition.

Battlelore Great Dragon by FFG

Unleash a dragon’s fire with the Great Dragon Reinforcement Pack for BattleLore Second Edition! This Reinforcement Pack features a Great Dragon that can be included in any army, alongside three new lore cards to customize your lore deck and a unique terrain tile. With the Great Dragon in your army, you can defend your hoard of treasure, or unleash a devastating firestorm on any unit that dares to approach!

What’s more, this Reinforcement Pack includes a pre-built scenario: Into the Fire. In this scenario, both armies start on one side of the battlefield and they must race to be the first to overpower the Great Dragon and claim its hoard. Whether you use the Great Dragon in this scenario or muster him with your army, it brings an undeniable threat to every game of BattleLore Second Edition.

LUGU – a storytelling card game by Modiphius Entertainment

LUGU is a storytelling card game for all ages to enjoy.

Three or more players use decks of abstract pictures to create a story together while competing for the highest score. It combines the fun and creativity of Dixit with the freedom and originality of Rory’s Story Cubes. This portable and highly-replayable game includes 6 decks of 22 cards featuring original abstract artwork, which the players use as inspiration to create a unique story together. In each round, the storyteller will use 4 randomly selected cards to create their part of the story while the other players attempt to correctly match the storyteller’s cards with cards from their own decks.

Meow by Asmadai Games

You are either Meow, or Not Meow. An eloquent game of deception, fun for all. Infiltrators are among us! Some of our friends might be…Not Meow. Find them!

The rules of Meow are simple: On your turn, draw a card into your hand and say ‘Meow’. Most cards are Meow cards, but some are Not Meow cards. Skeptical Meows at the table can accuse you of being Not Meow after you draw and meow, which means you must reveal your hand of cards.

If they’re right, and you have a Not Meow card, they win. If they’re wrong, they’re out of the round! And if you’re the last Meow standing, you win!

Adorable Pandaring by Asmadi Games

Your goal (both in life and in this game) is to have the most adorable pandas. However, the fickle Panda Laws of Adorableness change often, and with them which pandas are adorable. Playing your pandas cleverly and navigating the Laws well will reward you in bamboo! You want that.

The gameplay of Adorable Pandaring is easy to learn. The deck consists of four copies each of ten pandas, numbered 1-10, and four Panda Law cards [High(6-10), Low(1-5), Even, Odd]. On your turn you will play one hidden panda face down, and one panda face up. Your face up panda uses a special ability to do something — steal a panda, change the Panda Law, or even gain bamboo!

The Red Panda sits in the middle of the table, ready to award bamboo. If your turn starts and you can see four currently adorable pandas (by the Panda Law), scoring happens. You take the Red Panda card, and follow the instructions on the back. All hidden pandas are revealed, and everyone with at least two adorable pandas in play gets a bamboo. The player(s) with the most adorable pandas get a second bonus bamboo. Then, all adorable pandas are shuffled back into the deck (Other pandas remain). You choose a new Panda Law, and play continues. When someone gets to five bamboo, they win!

Games last 5-15 minutes, and Adorable Pandaring can be played with 3-5 players.

Traveller 2300 AD Liberville: Corruption in the Core Worlds by Mongoose Publishing

Libreville: Corruption in the Core Worlds is a sourcebook and adventure for 2300AD. It outlines the history and geography of Gabon and Central Africa along with the culture, fringe societies and seedy politics of Libreville.

Traveller 2300 AD Liberty by Mongoose Publishing

Liberty: Fighting Crime in America’s Off-World State is a sourcebook and two adventures for 2300AD. It outlines the culture and politics of Ellis’s state capital, Liberty, and several of its prominent citizens.

Ashen Stars Accretion Disk by Pelgrane Press

An Accretion Disk forms around massive bodies in space. Gravity drags in random objects and debris, spinning them around and bringing them in closer and closer, faster and faster, hotter and hotter, until something explodes.

It holds true for stars and black holes – and for politics and crime, too.
And let’s face it – you’re the ones who are going to be standing in the path of that explosive release. Better get ready.

Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar: The Patrons of Lankhmar by Goodman Games

From beneath the Outer Ocean, from out of the depths of the Great Salt Marsh, and from the odd fanes of the Street of the Gods, they come: the Patrons of Lankhmar! With the information contained in this tome, a judge can introduce such formidable beings as the Sea King, Mog the Spider God, Sheelba of the Eyeless Face, and even Death himself into any DCC RPG campaign setting.

This early look at the upcoming Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar line introduces a half-dozen supernatural powers and eerie entities for use in your DCC RPG or Lankhmar campaign. Each power’s entry includes details on the entity and their role in Nehwon, tables for invoking that power’s aid, corruption charts for when things go wrong, and new spellburn possibilities. Are you ready to serve the Patrons of Lankhmar?

Dungeon Crawl Classics #87: Against the Atomic Overlord by Goodman Games

For a thousand years Mezar-Kul has known only war, and now the Overlord reigns supreme. From his gargantuan metal fortress he rules the blasted remains of the planet’s last city. Hope seems lost – until visitors arrive from a distant world, bringing uncanny, magical powers. Your adventurers must pick a path through twisted ruins, ancient missile silos, strange monorail systems, and a conflict with four deadly factions to save a world – or destroy it!

Munchkin Zombies Deluxe by Steve Jackson Games

It’s the sickest, silliest Munchkin yet! You are zombies, kicking down doors and eating brains. The “monsters” you’re attacking are people, some helpless and some hazardous, with a few rogue zombies thrown in. The armor is whatever you’ve blundered across during your lurching search for brains. So bravely you’ll go forth, with mousetraps on your feet and a bowling trophy protecting your poor rotting head . . . to level up, or to die.

Dark Moon by Stronghold Games

Dark Moon (formerly known as BSG Express), is a game of deception and betrayal at the cold edge of space.

You are a crew member on a deep space mining expedition to Titan, the dark moon of Saturn. During a routine excavation, an “incident” occurs whereby some of the crew become infected with an unknown virus, and become paranoid, deceitful, and violent, trying to destroy the others.

At the start of the game, players are divided into two teams: Uninfected and Infected. The Uninfected team simply needs to survive until the end of the game, while the Infected team secretly attempts to destroy them. Each player knows which team they are on, but does not know which team the other players are on! Who is your teammate and who is your enemy? Can you trust your best friend? And why doesn’t anyone trust you when you tell them you’re one of the good guys?!

Doomtown: Reloaded Nightmare at Noon by AEG

The Sloane Gang has called out Sheriff Dave and his deputies to an epic showdown! Bullets (among other things) will fly! Plus the Morgans have something that Ivor Hawley wants … and neither is letting go without a fight.

Doomtown: Reloaded is a fast‑paced expandable card game set in the Deadlands™ universe of gun slingin’, spell
slingin’ and mud-slingin’!

Nightmare at Noon is Doomtown: Reloaded’s sixth Saddlebag Expansion. Featuring a complete playset of cards, Nightmare at Noon expands your options for takin’ over Gomorra, no matter your play style.

Legendary: Secret Wars – Volume 1 by Upper Deck

As the second Big Box Expansion since the Dark City, players get to play through the Secret Wars storyline within Legendary!

With five all new Heroes, six new Villain groups, five new Masterminds and eight new Schemes ready to challenge players like never before! Players can work both with and against other players to defeat the various Battleworlds while laying waste to planet Earth and, for the first time ever, players can now play as the Mastermind against the other players!

The game will feature playable characters from the Illuminati, Cabal and favorites from alternate universes including Black Panther, Dr Strange, Namor, Miles Morales, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) and Old Man Logan!

Build your team to battle against the various universes in Battleworld including the Domain of Apocalypse, Monster Metropolis, The Deadlands, Limbo and The Wastelands!

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