Tag Archives: Fantasy

The City of Kings to Launch on Kickstarter March 28th

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March 22nd, 2017

At 16:00 GMT on Tuesday 28th March, The City of Games will launch their latest board game on Kickstarter: The City of Kings.

The City of Kings is a 1 – 4 player cooperative fantasy adventure featuring tactical (deterministic) combat against procedurally generated creatures, resource gathering, trading, role playing side quests, exploration and full character customisation.

Set in The City of Kings universe, you will play through a series of 7 stories as you are introduced to the world, and find yourself at the centre of the War of Cloud Keep. Whether you want to charge into the battle, defend your party, care for the wounded, or build out infrastructure far from the battle, you can tailor your role to your own style of play. Whilst you try to survive against the devastating creatures of Vesh, where you must use the environment and work together to find ways to overcome the creatures’ terrifying abilities.

Heroic Maps Release Hobcastle Ruins – Orc Fort

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March 21st, 2017

It didn’t take long for Hobcastle Ruins to get a new set of owners. After it fell in a siege and was abandoned, it wasn’t long before travellers reported campfires burning in the ruins at night, and sound of hammering and construction during the day. It has now become the stronghold of the Ullfrag’uk tribe of orcs.

 Hobcastle Ruins – Orc Fort is a printable battemap from Heroic Maps that is compatible with any RPG game. It can be used as a standalone game board, or combined with any same-scale tile set.
Hobcastle Ruins is a day & night set, comprising of 2 30×30 battlemaps. The daytime map features the ruins of a castle that have been turned into an orc camp. Palisade fences, decorated with skulls, have been built to block the gaps in the wall, and the courtyard is filled with tents, fires and rubbish. The chieftain has taken over the remains of a small hall within the castle, whilst her minions make camp in the open air.  The other version depicts the castle at night, with more torches and braziers lit to prevent sneak attacks.
The pack includes an A4 pdf document with 300dpi gridded versions of each map. Also included is a set of gridded and gridless 300dpi full size jpgs, for poster printing or VTT.

CMON Announces A Song of Ice and Fire

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March 16th, 2017

CMON Limited is proud to announce its exciting new project A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game based on the beloved novels by George R.R. Martin in cooperation with Dark Sword Miniatures, Inc. Heading to Kickstarter in Q3 of 2017 and retail stores in 2018, this new miniatures wargame allows fans to enter the world of the novels and control units of troops and heroes with easy to pick-up rules and fast-paced, brutal gameplay.

Since the A Song of Ice and Fire series was first published in 1996, fans from around the world have fallen in love with the amazing lands of Westeros and Essos and the iconic characters that inhabit them. CMON’s new tabletop miniatures game brings the conflicts set in those lands and the beloved characters to life with gorgeous, pre-assembled miniatures that make picking up and playing the game a breeze right out of the box. Gameplay is strategic yet easy to learn, meaning players will get to the battles as quickly as possible.

Jim Ludwig, Founder and President of Dark Sword Miniatures, Inc., commented on the partnership leading to the creation of the game: “I have been a big fan of what CMON has done in the tabletop miniatures space since 2004. Their expertise in plastic miniature production and their extensive body of work with both board games and tabletop miniatures games, that not only look amazing but are actually fun to play, made it an easy choice on who to collaborate with on this project.”

CMON’s Founder and President, David Doust, explains, “CMON’s relationship with Dark Sword dates back over a decade, and we have contemplated a more serious collaboration for a very long time. This project allows us to dig deep into George R.R. Martin’s mind and recreate the iconic battles from his award-winning novels on the tabletop.”

The A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game lets players take control of their favorite Houses from the novels, represented by trays of high-quality, pre-assembled miniatures, and lead them into battle against their opponents. Players can recreate their favorite moments from the series or create their own stories. What if the Red Wedding never happened, and Robb Stark assaulted King’s Landing? Now fans can find out!

Battles can range from large-scale wars with hundreds of miniatures, to simple skirmishes between a few units without complicating the elegantly designed rules. The game features several unique systems, including alternating activations that keep the players engaged; a Rank System that changes a unit’s capabilities as the battle rages on; a Tactics System that provides strategic powers fueled by a finite resource each round; and, most importantly, the iconic Heroes, such as Robb Stark and Jaime Lannister, that can change the course of war both on and off the battlefield.

CMON is excited to reveal the game during the GAMA Trade Show 2017 and will have even more information before the launch of the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game: Stark vs Lannister Starter Set on Kickstarter later in 2017, with a healthy lineup of regular retail releases and support to follow.

Two New Deluxe Expansions for Ashes from Plaid Hat

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March 9th, 2017

Plaid Hat Games have been very busy lately developing new, deluxe expansions for Ashes, their fantasy card game.

They have announced that there will be two new sets coming out soon. They also give some info about a new organized play kit and a bit of the future of the game.

Well hello, everyone!

I know, I know, I KNOW it has been forever! Sorry to everyone that has been upset about the silence. Believe me, we didn’t want to keep quiet this long, but in order to get things figured out we had to keep details internal for a while.

We have been working with our new parent company – Asmodee – to bring you some new amazing stuff in the Ashes line. The transition has been going great! They have been so awesome and helpful throughout this shift. Everything that we have been doing is really helping to make Plaid Hat Games better, and we couldn’t be happier!

Fan: Enough of the Plaid Hat Asmodee romance… where are my cards!?

Ok, ok! Without further ado, here is what we can announce at this time:

These two Deluxe Expansion Sets are slated for release in late spring / early summer. They’ve also given a look at the new Dice and awesome Storage Boxes for your Ashes sets!

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The next OP kit will release alongside “The Law of Lions” and “The Song of Soaksend”. This OP kit will contain enough prize support for four tournaments and this kit will include the alt-art Enchanted Violinist they have promised!

Heroic Maps Release Foxtail Hills: Goblin Caves

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February 27th, 2017

It doesn’t take long for you to track down the hideout of these goblins. A small stream exits the mouth of a cave, and as you follow the path in you find yourself right in the middle of a cave complex that has been modified by the goblins. 

Foxtail Hills: Goblin Caves is a printable battlemap compatible with any RPG/Dungeon-Crawl game. Use as a standalone gameboard, or combine with any same-scale tileset.
Contents: A 20 x 30 map depicting a cave system being used as a hideout by goblins and bugbears. A concealed entrance, river, rickety bridge and waterfall are found alongside a chamber where wolves are chained up, the common room for a group of goblins and their prisoners, and the living area of the bandit leader where they keep their stolen goods.

Heroic Maps Release Hollowild Gorge & Caves

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February 26th, 2017

Miles from the road that cuts through the ancient forest is a secret and untouched place – Hollowild Gorge. Cut down into the rock by ancient rivers, the gorge is now heavily forested and covered with lush greenery. Weathering has eaten into the walls of the gorge and created numerous caves – just perfect for exploring!
Hollowild Gorge & Caves is a printable RPG floorplan compatible with any RPG/Dungeon-Crawl game. Use as a standalone gameboard, or combine with any same-scale tileset.
A forested woodland valley, with trees and undergrowth covering the sides. The floor of the valley is sandy and clear, but the cliffs are covered in trees, punctuated at various points by cave entrances. The set also includes 13 cave battlemaps (of various sizes) which can be used as the caves inside any of the entrances on the surface.
The cave maps include several empty generic caves, as well as a pool, entrance to a dungeon, bandit camp, huge hole, treasure horde and more.
The Discover Range features large surface battlemaps and smaller underground rooms and chambers. When your party discover an entrance to the underground, simply use the underground map of your choice. It can be different every time.
Hollowild Gorge & Caves forms a 20 x 30 area, with 13 cave battlemaps,  and can be printed at 28mm and 25mm scale.

Dead Earth Games announce the release of the Warbear and Stagrider Miniatures

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February 26th, 2017

Dead Earth Games are proud to announce the release of their Warbear and Stagrider miniatures.

Available now from www.deadearth.co.uk these miniatures have been designed for DEG’s forthcoming fantasy battle game The Shattered Crown, but would also fit in any number of other games.

Princess Nave Khra – first of the Stagriders! This beautiful metal model is available now as a single model. This is a multi-part model that requires assembly and is supplied unpainted. Includes wooden base.

Now available to order – a single Hellesburne warrior mounted on a ferocious gigantic bear! This is a multi-part metal miniature which requires assembly. Supplied unpainted. Includes wooden base.

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Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden and the Symbaroum GM Screen announced

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February 25th, 2017

Modiphious Entertainment are pleased to announce two new releases for the acclaimed dark fantasy Swedish RPG Symbaroum, a new source book and adventure Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden, and the Symbaroum Games Master screen.

Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden is the first book in the Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns. It begins with a section that expands on the Core Rulebook’s description of Thistle Hold, written to be read by both player’s and Game Masters. After that comes a section exclusively meant for the Game Master, chiefly containing secrets and information which may be used to create adventures set in the town at the border of Davokar. The final section of this book consists of the adventure Wrath of the Warden – an adventure that undoubtedly will provide you and your friends many entertaining and thrilling gaming hours around the table.

The Symbaroum Games Master screen is a fantastic three-panel screen for the Symbaroum roleplaying game. The front shows an atmospheric art work with a party of four adventurers stalking through the woods of Davokar, the perfect illustration for setting the mood of dark fantasy world. The reverse contains a set of handy tables and charts providing the games master with a charts and tables for some of the game’s most common mechanics, as well as shielding his plans from the inquisitive eyes of players!

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