An overview of some of the news and events happening in gaming industry.
New Crowdfunding Campaigns
Live Now: Brass by Roxley Games
Martin Wallace’s original masterpiece with new art and improved 2 & 3 player rules, along with a sequel featuring new industries and new mechanics.
Rifts® Board Game Kickstarter – Coming May 2017 from Rogue Heroes Publishing
The tentative launch date for this Rifts® Board Game Kickstarter is May 5, 2017. Fans of Rifts®, even if they have not played in years, will want this game. One, because it is going to be gorgeous, and two, because it is another way to play Rifts® and walk away with that familiar feeling you get from the RPG.
Live Now: Diceborn Heroes
A fantasy dice game where players take control of fantasy heroes known as the Diceborn whose quests send them to far off lands facing monsters to protect innocent bystanders. It aims to give a full RPG experience in 60-90mins with the option to continue the story as a campaign.
Live Now: Unspeakable: Sigil and Sign by Cubicle 7 Entertainment
Unspeakable: Sigil & Sign is a roleplaying game that challenges some of the more traditional conventions of the hobby. In this RPG you assume the role of the cultist, servant, cast-off, or misbegotten child of the Old Ones. Unspeakable Sigil & Sign challenges Narrator and player alike to inhabit the protagonists of that secret world; people whose personas, conflicts, themes, views, and philosophies might well stand in stark contrast to those held by the players depicting them. You’ll face stark choices and challenges as you attempt to navigate your way through the twin minefields of mundane human existence and cult life.
Live Now: Rayguns and Rocketships by IDW Games
Designed by renowned video game designer and author Scott Rogers, Rayguns & Rocketships is a miniatures board game for 2-4 players. Featuring an inventive dual-scale system, players in Rayguns & Rocketships take command of their bulky-but-powerful Rocketship, as well as their agile crew of Planeteers!
Live Now: Barkers Row by Over World Games
Barker’s Row is a new game where you play as a barker in a bizarre carnival using sideshow attractions to try and fill your stands with rubes before the other barkers.
Live Now: Button Men by Cheapass Games
Button Men is a quick, strategic dice game designed by James Ernest where each player selects a single character card, and uses the dice described on the card. Players start by rolling all of their dice, and then take turns capturing each other’s dice. This is a re-release of the 1999 game.
Live Now: The One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows
New heroes, new play mechanics, new dungeons! Play as a standalone game, or in combination with the original base set for One Deck Dungeon.
Live Now on Indiegogo: The Flow of History by Tasty Minstrel Games
The Flow of History is yet another innovative civilization game from Taiwanese designer Jesse Li (Ponzi Scheme). Players develop their nation using a unique bidding/price-setting mechanism to purchase new cards, but what is paid to the supply might also be harvested into the pockets of other players later, which puts a twist on your strategy for bidding, and also cleverly simulates economic inflation in the game.
Tales from the Loop RPG is here from Modiphius
Roleplaying in an 80s that never was! Channeling Stranger Things and ET, plus all the best 80s movies, Geek & Sundry said it “Could very well be the RPG phenomenon of 2017” – check out the full collection for the core book, GM screen, dice set and much more!
Announcing Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Ninth World
A new Numenera campaign book will be on sale in July written by Bruce Cordell! Run an entire campaign around the Jade Colossus, or integrate the site (and the fully realized nearby city of Ballarad) into your existing campaign as the location of one or more exciting adventures.
terminal Directoive for Android: Netrunner the Card Game is now available at the Fantasy Flight Games Center!
Terminal Directive is a narrative campaign expansion for Android: Netrunner The Card Game that allows you and a friend to enjoy a constantly evolving murder mystery in the Android universe.
Rum and Bones: Second Tide retail exclusives
In Rum & Bones: Second Tide, you control the Heroes, Bosuns, and Deckhands of one of two different factions. Tactically direct your forces to board your enemy’s ship and destroy key objectives. Check out the Hammers of Ragnarok and the Mercenary Hero Chest expansions – both available now for pre-order.
Previews of Crystal Clan from Plaid Hat Games
This week’s Crystal Clan preview introduces the Blood Clan! Check out even more amazing art for the upcoming tactical 2-player card game!
Previews of new boosters for Stars Wars: Destiny from Fantasy Flight
Embrace the Dark Side with the Blue Villains in Spirit of Rebellion!
The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire
The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire will be in wide retail release on July 28th.
In The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire, players battle to position themselves to take over for Don Corleone, should anything happen to him. Be careful who you trust and don’t be afraid to send your enemies to sleep with the fishes.
Star Realms: Scenarios
A new expansion pack for Star Realms Deckbuilding Game has been announced. The basic rule for Scenarios is simple: Shuffle the Scenario cards, flip one over, and that’s the rule affecting both players for this game.
Caverna: Cave vs Cave coming late June/July
A great new 2-player Caverna game from Uwe Rosenberg that plays in 20-40 minutes!
New expansion for Ultimate Werewolf
A Hunting Party has arrived in the village! This new expansion for Ultimate Werewolf adds new roles to the game, including the deadshot Huntress, the Mad Bomber who takes out his neighbours when he dies, the all-knowing Mystic Seer, and the terrifying Alpha Wolf
• Fantasy Flight announced the prizelist for the upcoming 2017 World Championships