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Donning the Purple Launches on Kickstarter TODAY!

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Feb 20, 2018

Donning the Purple from Tompet Games will launch on Kickstarter on February 20th.

It is the year 193 AD. The Roman Empire is not as great as it once was. Hordes of enemies are crossing the borders, famine spreads throughout the provinces and the political intrigues are tearing the empire apart from within. The previous emperor was killed by his own Praetorian bodyguard and has left a power vacuum that the powerful families in Rome are trying to fill.

Are you ready to don the purple yourself and take on the stressful job as emperor? If you fail, the other families are ready to take over at a moment’s notice. While they wait for your doom, they won’t hesitate to backstab or undermine you as much as they can. However you all have to work together as the fall of the Roman Empire is closing in.

Donning the Purple is an asymmetrical king of the hill game with a bit of worker placement. Each player leads a powerful family in ancient Rome, trying to get the most victory points during 4 rounds. If your family member becomes the emperor and manages to hold the position he can earn lots of points. However he will also become the target of the other players as they will try to dethrone him and become the new emperor themselves.

Players 1-3 Playtime 70-90 min age 13+

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Mystic Vale Conclave Announced

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Feb 20, 2018

AEG has announced the April release of Mystic Vale Conclave with an MSRP of $49.99.

The ultimate Mystic Vale Storage System that expands the game to 6 players and adds even more expansion content.

As the struggle to restore the Valley of Life intensifies, the ranks of those combating the curse continues to swell. Druidic clans from across the land heed the call, including the Frostcaster and Nightvale clan.

Mystic Vale: Conclave provides the ideal storage solution designed to hold all of the previous releases, with room to spare for future expansions! The new Equinox mechanic allows players to greatly speed up gameplay and can even scale up to 6–player games with the two additional starter decks provided. The new conclaves grant players the option to customize the starting decks of advancements and vales, creating a new play experience each game. Unique totem cards imbue players with awesome abilities they can use each turn, to truly feel the power of Gaia’s blessing. Spirit counters provide a way for players to track their spirit symbols during their turn.

Key Features

  • Incredible collector box for Mystic Vale, like the Smash Up: Big Geeky Box.
  • Includes dividers for easy sorting.
  • Includes all-new cards and mechanics!
  • Additional starting cards for up to 6 players.
  • The base game is required to play.

Heroic Maps Releases Desert City – Streets, Rooftops and Markets

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Feb 20, 2018

Heroic Maps has released their modular kit: Desert City – Streets, Rooftops & Markets, a printable tileset compatible with any RPG/Dungeon-Crawl game.

Modular Kit: Desert City – Streets, Rooftops and Markets comprises 84 different modular tiles that can be printed multiple times and arranged in limitless combinations. Depicting a desert city, the set is ideal for building towns and cities for RPG settings that include desert, Arabian, Persian, Moorish or other cultures that have similar architecture. The set contains 18 rooftop tiles (various sizes from 4×4 to 10×12), and 66 street tiles (long streets, market stalls, fountains, stairs, corners etc), and also includes a huge 16×14 open air market and a 16×14 plaza.

Included:
A set of 300dpi full size jpg files, for poster printing or VTT.
PDF of A4 300dpi for home printing
72dpi VTT Ready jpeg files

That 70’s Expansion Announced for Smash Up!

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Feb 19, 2018

AEG has announced a “That 70’s” Expansion for their hit card game, Smash Up will be available in March!

Can you dig it? We’ve put Smash Up into the not-so-wayback machine and set the controls for “GROOVY!”

That 70s Expansion celebrates all the greatest pop-culture memories from the Age of Aquarius! Put on your mood rings, bust out your leisure suits, spin that disco ball and put the pedal to the metal good buddy! The streets are mean, there’s a bear in the air, but the music is fantastic and everyone is Kung Fu Fighting!

Knights of Fate Announced for Star Wars Force and Destiny

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Feb 19, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Knights of Fate, a new sourcebook for Force and Destiny, focusing on the Warrior career and providing new specialization trees, species, gear, and narrative components to bolster the masters of battle in your campaigns.

You can pre-order Knights of Fate at your local retailer or online from Fantasy Flight Games.

From the earliest days of its inception, the Jedi Order has defended even the farthest reaches of the galaxy from chaos and darkness. Often equipped with little more than their legendary lightsabers and a lifetime of training, Jedi Knights defended the weak and vulnerable by the strength of their arms when the avenues of wise guidance and diplomacy fell short. For thousands of years, these champions of the light struggled tirelessly for justice and peace.

Skirmisher Publishing Releases 100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb

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Feb 17, 2018

Welcome to 100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb!

Ancient Egypt’s tombs and funerary rites have long captivated the imagination of many, with their impossibly rich golden treasures, mummies, elaborate beliefs in a physical afterlife, curses, hordes of servants doomed to eternal servitude. And for each god of rejuvenation, light, and life, there is a monster of damnation, consumption, and terror.

In 100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb, Skirmisher Publishing provides Game Masters with descriptions of thematically appropriate encounters, items, and creatures with which to bedevil or intrigue players as they venture beneath the dunes and sandstone, into a tomb that promises death and revivification. This universal mini-sourcebook fills in for hours of research, sparks the imagination of storyteller and player alike, and enhances the experience of an iconic RPG environment.

100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb also includes a section on using Scarab Tokens in game sessions and an appendix on randomly generated mummies.

13 Clues Now Available from CMON

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Feb 16, 2018

13 Clues is now available from CMoN.

London 1899. Just before the turn of the century, the city is gripped in the throes of a crime wave. Scotland Yard is overrun with cases, so they must rely on outside help. That’s where you come in. As one of the world’s best detectives, you must interpret the clues and solve the case before your competition. Did the Countess commit an unspeakable act in the Theatre? Perhaps the Duke made use of a Crossbow in the Museum? Dangerous criminals are on the loose and the game is afoot!

In 13 Clues, you take on the role of a master detective trying to solve your own case. You’ll need to identify the culprit responsible for the crime, the location it took place in, and the weapon they used to carry it out. 

13 Clues puts your reputation as a master detective to the test. Listen to the responses you get, read the information at your fingertips, and above all, observe everything. The answers to your case are all around you, but do you have the skills to find them?

Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers! On Kickstarter Now

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Feb 16, 2018

Ready, Set…Sonic! Burst into action with Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers, currently on Kickstarter!

Select your racer, choose your route, and fight your way to the finish while avoiding opposing racers and a variety of dangerous obstacles. Control your speed, use your abilities, and activate your special powers to collect as many rings as you can in an amazing race.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers is a Pre-Painted Miniatures board game. Play as Sonic, one of his friends, a rival, or a foe, and race through a track full of different obstacles and challenges. Along the way, collect as many rings as possible and destroy Badniks at every opportunity. But don’t forget to keep an eye on your fellow Racers, they could be hot on your heels and ready to strike!

Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers comes with 5 iconic Sonic characters as Pre-Painted Miniatures, each with a different racing style and flavor. Each Racer has a Pre-Painted Miniature, Racer Profile, and Speed Token. Each profile contains the Racer’s unique special Ability, Power, and is used to track the Racer’s speed, and rings collected throughout the game.