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Osprey Games Announces Wildlands Fantasy Miniatures Game

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Feb 22, 2018

Osprey Games is delighted to announce its first miniatures board game, Martin Wallace’s Wildlands, scheduled for worldwide release in Q4 2018.

In this fantasy game for two to four players, rival factions struggle for power in the ruins of a once-great kingdom, now known simply as the Wildlands. Each skirmish sees players attempt to outwit, outmanoeuvre, and overpower their opponents as they fight for riches and glory, scoring points by defeating enemy characters and collecting treasure. Familiarity with your favoured faction will help, but adaptability is the key to victory, as a semi-randomized set-up and double-sided board means that no two battles will tell the same tale.

The vivid world of Wildlands is brought to life through the artwork, board, and the twenty unique miniatures included in the game. Sculpted by Bobby Jackson and Tim Prow, they portray a wide range of characters, from powerful wizards and cunning gnomes to hulking beasts and mighty warriors.

The great evil has fallen, and has taken the capital with it. Where once there was a kingdom, there is now only the WildlandsIn a lawless fantasy world, you must band together for survival, treasure, or maybe even glory. Players control rival factions, each with a unique deck of cards dictating their abilities across the battlefield. Some focus on ranged prowess, some on raw strength, and others on the bond between characters, offering a wide range of playstyles to explore.

Wizards of the Coast Announce Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes for D&D 5e!

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Feb 15, 2018

One of the most powerful wizards in the Dungeons & Dragons multiverse shares some of his hard-won knowledge with fans in a new book full of lore and monsters for D&D fifth edition. Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes is available from Wizards of the Coast everywhere on May 29, but you can pick up a limited alternative cover in game stores on May 18, 2018.

Mordenkainen hails from the City of Greyhawk, but over the eons he has expanded his mastery of the major conflicts in the multiverse. Similar to 2016’s Volo’s Guide to MonstersMordenkainen’s Tome of Foes not only contains everything you need to run challenging new monsters at the table with your friends but also provides tons of storytelling information on some of the most contentious relationships in the multiverse. You’ll learn more about the schism between drow and other elves, githyanki and githzerai, and dwarves and duergar, in addition to reading about the incessant Blood War between demons and devils.

Players will love to delve into Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes to search for story hooks to use with their characters, as well as try out some of the player options for races like tieflings and elves, or maybe an otherworldly githyanki or githzerai. Dungeon Masters looking for inspiration and greater challenges for players who have reached higher levels of play will find much to explore in Tome of Foes.

DreadBall Season 2 Available to Pre Order from Mantic

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Feb 12, 2018

DreadBall Second Edition – the fast-paced, futuristic sports game – is available to pre-order now from Mantic, ahead of its retail release on March 19th.

The Second Edition introduces new teams, re-balanced stats and streamlines the rules to make it more action-packed than ever.

For those who are just starting their DreadBall career, the new Boxed Game provides the perfect entry point. Choose from the agile Ninth Moon Tree Sharks or the unstoppable Draconis All-Stars before taking to the pitch and going for glory. Outwit your rival coach with tactical set pieces, push your luck with daring plays, or just smash your opponent to the ground with brutal tackles. When the game begins, anything goes…

The boxed game comes with 29 miniatures (including two teams with 12 players each), a double-sided game board and rulebook to get you started in the game. What’s more, those who pre-order the game from the Mantic website before March 19th will receive a free, limited edition Blaine MVP! After March 19th, Blaine will become a show exclusive miniature.

Also available to pre-order now is the DreadBall Second Edition Collector’s Rulebook. This mighty 210-page tome is perfect for the experienced DreadBall player, as it contains rules for all the existing DreadBall teams, along with rules for giants, leagues and more. This will be a limited print run, so once it’s gone, it’s gone!

Talking of existing players, if you fancy picking up two brand new teams, then look no further than the Matsudo Tectonics and the New Eden Revenants. The Tectonics are a team of honourable space lizards that might play by the rules but don’t mind getting stuck in when it counts. Meanwhile the New Eden Revenants are a collection of famous DreadBall players brought back from the dead. They may be slow but they’re hard to stop!

Finally, if you want to add a little random fun to your games, then the DreadBall Event Deck is the perfect option. This set includes 26 Event Cards that trigger a range of wild events, like exploding balls, malfunctioning machinery and rioting fans. Mix these into the standard DreadBall deck and no two games will ever play the same! Plus, the Event Deck comes with the special resin Elmer & Dobbs card stand. Slot the current Event Card behind the commentators to make sure you’ll never miss any special effects.

All these products are available to pre-order now from the Mantic website or your local game store. They are due to launch on March 19th.

Clash of Kings 2018 Available Now from Mantic

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Jan 25, 2018

Mantic Games is pleased to announce that the new Clash of Kings supplement is available now. The 72-page supplement includes new units, faction changes, refreshed spells and more for the mass fantasy battle game Kings of War.

After the success of the Clash of Kings supplement in 2017, Mantic went back to the drawing board for the latest edition. Using data from tournaments around the world, the Kings of War Rules Committee looked closely at those units that needed to be re balanced to ensure Kings of War remains competitive (and fun). This means there are more than double the amount of unit amends in the latest edition.

What’s more, after launching the idea of formations in the Edge of the Abyss summer campaign, Clash of Kings 2018 expands upon the idea and introduces brand new formations for all factions in Kings of War. Alongside this there are new Living Legends for a range of armies, including a massive catapult for the goblins and a gigantic Fire Elemental for the Forces of Nature.

But Clash of Kings isn’t the only big change for Kings of War in 2018. Also launching this week are the brand new Battlefield Cards. This deck of cards adds new objectives to battles, random events and new strategies to push your armies to the limit. Using the Battlefield Cards will ensure that no two games ever play the same!

Clash of Kings 2018 Edition has an RRP of £14.99/€19.99/$24.99 while the Battlefield Cards have an RRP of £7.99/€10.99/$12.99. Both are available in stores now.

Goblin Factory Releases New 28mm Goblin Minis

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Jan 18, 2018

This week sees Goblin Factory’s re-commencement of the 28mm Goblin Factory Fantasy Goblin range. This will be the first of many Goblin Factory releases for the year of 2018.

New Goblins! Their first release is the Unarmoured Goblins on foot, all with axes. These come in a pack of five individually posed miniatures and sell for $10.00 AUD.

Realms of Terrinoth Sourcebook for Genesys RPG Available Now!

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Jan 13, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Realms of Terrinoth, a new sourcebook for the Genesys Roleplaying System!

Terrinoth is a land of forgotten greatness and lost legacies. Once ruled by the Elder Kings who called upon mighty magics to perform great deeds and work marvels, the land has suffered greatly at the hands of its three great foes: the undead armies of Waiqar the Betrayer, the demon-possessed hordes of the bloodthirsty Uthuk Y’llan, and the terrifying dragons of the Molten Heath. Many of its great cities have been cast down into ruins, and many wondrous secrets and powerful artifacts have been lost.

For hundreds of years, Terrinoth slipped into gloom and decay. But heroes arise just when their lands need them the most. Courageous adventurers brave the ruins of past ages and the foul creatures within to uncover the treasures of their ancestors. The Daqan Barons, inheritors of the ancient kingdoms, rebuild their walls and muster their armies, while the wizards of Greyhaven gather runes of power to awaken guardians of stone and steel. These preparations come none too soon, for the ancient enemies of the lawful races are stirring again, and Terrinoth needs champions of courage and cunning to stand against the rising darkness.

Realms of Terrinoth explores the world of Mennara featured in Runewars Miniatures GameLegacy of DragonholtDescent: Journeys in the Dark, and Runebound. As a fantasy campaign setting for your games of GenesysRealms of Terrinoth also features many races, weapons, gear, careers, and more—all of which can be found in the world of Terrinoth and expanded to any fantasy setting you create as the Game Master.

Be The Faith Militant in A Game of Thrones TCG

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Jan 9, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce The Faith Militant, the fifth Chapter Pack in the Flight of Crows cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game!

Throughout the fourth cycle of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, the separate factions of Westeros have continued to increase their strength. But not all power in the Seven Kingdoms is held by political entities like the Great Houses. Religions hold enormous power in A Song of Ice and Fire, and whether it’s the Old Gods, the Drowned God, R’hllor, or the Seven, they each gain new cards and support in this cycle.

The Faith Militant has a special focus on the religions of Westeros, even when viewed alongside the other Chapter Packs of the Flight of Crows cycle. Here, you’ll find characters who’ve sworn fealty to The Seven, the Drowned God, and R’hllor, each serving their gods with the utmost fervor. With iconic characters like Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, and Coldhands also appearing in this expansion, alongside a new agenda focused on The Seven, it’s plain to see that the Seven Kingdoms will never be the same again.

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Journey to Oldtown in A Game of Thrones TCG

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Jan 1, 2018

New intrigues consume the Great Houses of Westeros, and new players enter the game. The Greyjoys and the Martells make their first ventures into the game of thrones, and although the fires of war have dimmed, the Seven Kingdoms are still as deadly as ever. Death is a cruel reality for everyone, and every House must forge new alliances in order to survive. Bring the next chapter of the unfolding saga to A Game of Thrones: The Card GameJourney to Oldtown, the second Chapter Pack in the Flight of Crows cycle is now available!

Like the other Chapter Packs of the Flight of Crows cycle, Journey to Oldtown focuses on the events of A Feast for Crows, the fourth book in A Song of Ice and Fire. Along with that thematic focus, this expansion introduces new incentives to forge alliances between factions and new cards featuring the bestow keyword. Of course, Journey to Oldtown has its own unique cards to offer as well—including a brand-new agenda that promises to revolutionize deckbuilding by giving you a location of your choice at the beginning of the game.

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