Gaming Industry News – April 28th

Hey folks. Another week and another influx of news.

First up we have the Release of Space Base from AEG, we played this awesomely fun game (and it’s not just because I won – Kris) on our Facebook Live stream a couple of weeks ago and now you can play it too!

The Kickstarter campaign for Steamforged Games’ Godtear came to an end this week but you can still back it through the Sentry Box as there are still a couple of spaces available on the “all in” pledge level.Steamforged also announced the newest addition to their Guild Ball line up with the Fateful “New Beginnings” box.

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The wise are not fooled by the theatrics of desperate villains and thieves, instead looking to their own brothers and sisters for strength. For it is amongst our own fraternity that true heroes shall arise, and not those already poisoned by foul hearts and minds.  

— Ferrite, Master of the Blacksmith’s Guild
The low cunning of traitors and turncoats does not taint the hearts of all to take to the pitch. For each defector plenty more hold their heads proudly aloft, no matter the hardship visited upon them. Resolution replacing sorrow, these figures remain faithful to their teammates and Guild, respect and honour of utmost importance as they begin the next chapter of their lives.

But faith can represent something far more spiritual to the devoted. The August Lord Solthecius ever promises rebirth to those willing to sacrifice allegiance in the name of resurrection, their souls cleansed as they step into the light and claim their own new beginning…

Games Workshop announced Blood Bowl Blitzmania II starting next week.  Blitzmania is an international Blood Bowl league where you’ll be able to battle it out on the pitch against participating players at your local store and beyond – and can even feature you on the international Blitzmania league table!

All you’ll need to participate in Blitzmania II is a team, a copy of the rules and to register the results of your games with a local participating league promotor – you’ll be able to find one near you on the website next week. Your games at home and in-store can all count towards your standing in the league tables.

Registration for Blitzmania II will be live next Thursday (the 3rd of May) on the Blood Bowl website, and kickoff will be the following Saturday (the 5th of May). We’ll see you on the pitch!

As always we will be doing what we can here at the Sentry Box to support your gaming so make sure you sign up and let us know when you want to play some Blood Bowl!

 

Stronghold Games have two new games coming; Memoarrr! and Steamrollers.

To play MemoArrr!, 2 to 4 players need the power of recollection and the luck
of Pirates. Only then can they make their escape from the island of Captain
Goldfish, their pockets lined with rubies, before the lava swallows them up!
In turn order, players reveal locations that are connected via animals or landscape to the most recently revealed location. If you reveal a location without any connection, you’re out of the round. The last remaining Pirate grabs one of the valuable treasures. Then all revealed locations are turned face down before the search can start afresh!
Advanced rules enable players to use the special powers of the animals, which are triggered when a connected location is revealed, making MemoArrr! exciting for the young and for experienced gamers.

 

SteamRollers is “Age of Steam” meets a modern “Roll & Write” style game!
You are a U.S. Railroad Baron not long after the Civil War. Private investors are betting heavily on this new industry and building railways all over America.
Use the dice to build a network of railways, improve your steam engines, and grab the most profitable delivery contracts before your opponents. Be faster and more efficient to become the greatest railroad baron!

SteamRollers is a very fast-paced roll-and-write train game with great replayability!  Even Tom Vasel likes it a lot… but is that really a positive…:):)

 

Big news for all of you Gloomhaven fans!

A new expansion is in the works called Forgotten Circles

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This expansion should not be going to Kickstarter and they are hoping to have it ready for launch at Essen.

 

As we mentioned last week the Overlight RPG by Renegade Game Studios is now live on Kickstarter.

Overlight is a roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic fantasy among the shards of a broken world. It’s a world in which seven great continents hang in the sky, stacked almost vertically far above an unending sparkling sea. And shining down upon it all is a limitless light, emanating not from a great sun or moon, but from the sky itself: the hallowed Overlight.

The heroes of this world are called the Skyborn. These individuals are born to disparate folk and cultures the world over, and who on some deep genetic or spiritual level are driven to make the world a better place, knowing in their hearts that things are not as they should be. The Skyborn are able to consciously manipulate the Overlight, fracturing it into seven distinct colors and using it to power remarkable abilities called Chroma.

While this game system is an RPG, this is just the beginning. This backbone can be used in future games and allow players to dive into this world through different entry points. While this book will cover the game mechanics to run this as an RPG, it can also be viewed as a source book for games to come.

So make sure you let us know if you are interested in us adding this to our RPG Wall!

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