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Forbidden Lands RPG Released by Free League Publishing

Dec 9, 2018

Brave adventurer, Free League Publishing announced that the Forbidden Lands RPG has released worldwide on the 6th of December 2018. All rogues, raiders, treasure hunters and scoundrels may now enter the land beyond the mountains. 

The Forbidden Lands RPG is a retro-fantasy game and a brand-new take on classic tabletop roleplaying. 

My dear friend, have you heard that the curse is gone and that the Blood Mist has lifted? Forbidden Lands can now finally be reached. Do you dare to travel into the unknown lands with me? 

Just imagine, it is an unexplored realm filled with treasures left behind… A magical journey into the unknown awaits us. Will you join me in the hunt for ancient treasures and fight whomsoever gets in our way? Let us leave this wretched reality and build a new world for ourselves on the ruins of the old. What say thee, do you want to be one of the first raiders of the Forbidden Lands?

If it will be dangerous? Of course, but what does it matter, friend? Together we laugh in the face of danger and make our mark on that cursed world. Together, we will survive long enough to tell the tale. But we must hurry, before the others take it all…

In the sandbox survival roleplaying game Forbidden Lands, you and your friends will be playing raiders and rogues bent on making your own mark on a cursed world. Discover lost tombs, fight horrifying monsters, wander the wilderness and build your own stronghold to defend.

Forbidden Lands is a legacy game, in which your actions will permanently change the game map, turning it into a living chronicle of your adventures. The unique rules for exploration, survival, base building and campaign in the game play can easily be ported to any other game world.

FORBIDDEN LANDS RPG BOXED SET CONTENTS: 

  • PLAYER’S MANUAL – Hardcover Player’s Manual with faux leather covers, including rules for fast character generation, visceral combat, lethal magic, dangerous journeys and for building your own stronghold – easily be ported to other game worlds.
  • GAMEMASTER’S GUIDE – Hardcover Gamemaster’s Guide with faux leather covers, including a rich and detailed description of the Forbidden Lands setting, a large illustrated Bestiary, extensive random encounters, and three complete adventure sites.
  • LEGENDS & ADVENTURERS BOOKLET – The Legends & Adventurers booklet, that lets you flesh out your characters and give them unique backgrounds.
  • MAP – A large full-color map, that gives you the freedom to explore the Forbidden Lands any way you want, hex by hex.
  • STICKERS – A sheet with stickers for adventure sites and gravestones, transforming the game map to a living, permanent record of your adventures.

 

Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated to Release in Fall of 2019

Dec 9, 2018

Dire Wolf Digital, in partnership with Penny Arcade, announced the next major installment for the award-winning and best-selling board game Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure.

Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated extends the deck-building fun of Clank! with exciting new legacy-style gameplay! Found your own franchise of the legendary adventuring company Acquisitions Incorporated, and shepherd your fledgling treasure-hunters to immortal corporate glory over the course of multiple games. Your game board, your deck, and your world change as you play to create a unique campaign tailored to your adventuring party. Be cunning, be bold, and most importantly be ready:

Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated will release in the Fall of 2019.

“It’s been difficult to get us to stop playing Clank! at the Penny Arcade office, and we were delighted that this gave us an opportunity to count that as working time,” said Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade. “Clank! has been rattling around in our imaginations ever since we first played it on release, so it was a real delight to finally get to see some of those ideas realized in the actual game.”

“We’re beyond thrilled to be working with the mad scientists at Penny Arcade to make some Clank!-y noise in the Acquisitions Incorporated universe,” said Scott Martins, President of Dire Wolf Digital. “We’ve been fans of PA for years, and Acq Inc is such a great sensibility fit with Clank! that we jumped at the chance to bring the two together. It’s like getting chocolate in your peanut butter.”

Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated will be available from your friendly local game store next Fall, finally allowing players to live, as we do, as immortal forever-kings of this timeless corporate entity.

Storeys: The Church of St Pixtus the Martyr Now Available from Heroic Maps

Nov 23, 2018

This small church, named after a famous saint, has been used for worship by generations of villagers. The graveyard is full of their ancestors, with the more noble members of the community buried in the crypt. The living fill the pews, worshipping in the simple but pleasant church.

Storeys: The Church of St Pixtus the Martyr is a printable battlemap compatible with any RPG/Dungeon-Crawl game. Use as a standalone game board, or combine with any same-scale tile set.

Contents: A set  of 20 x 30 maps depicting a traditional NW European church. The nave of the church has a pulpit, pews and font, with the chancel and apse housing a small altar. An additional nave has been built to the side, and this is home to a small chapel. A bell tower is accessed by stairs, and a ladder leads to the roof of the tower. A set of stairs lead below the church to the crypt

Asmodee Announces The Release of Nosedive Card Game At Target Stores

Nov 23, 2018

Global content producers Endemol Shine North America and gaming publisher and distributor Asmodee North America announced the launch of NOSEDIVE, the first-ever social board game inspired by Emmy Award-Winning Netflix series Black Mirror. Modeled after the iconic episode of the same name starring Bryce Dallas Howard, NOSEDIVE players are challenged to create a “perfect” life by collecting Lifestyle Cards, while avoiding any “dings” to their Social Score.

Integrated with the free NOSEDIVE smartphone app available on iOS and Android, the game includes over 1,000 unique experiences to impress players’ important friends and improve their social standing.

NOSEDIVE features light social and strategic gameplay that is engaging, interactive, and accessible for new players.

NOSEDIVE is published by Asmodee Group and distributed by Asmodee North America and launches at Target.com and Target stores nationwide on November 25th, and retails for $19.99.

Plaid Hat Games Introduces Gen7: Breaking Point

Nov 23, 2018

Plaid Hat Games is pleased to Introduce Gen7: The Breaking Point, an expansion for their upcoming Crossroads game.

Breaking Point adds components for 5-6 players and an all-new scenario! Gather your crew and continue your journey across the stars as humanity struggles for survival among the stars.

Breaking Point adds two new barracks to the four found in Gen7: Logistics and Security. The Logistics Barracks can be used in any play of Gen7, benefitting from a third schema slot, allowing a Logistics player to further customize their strategy. The Security Barracks is used in the special competitive scenario included in Breaking Point. In addition to two new barracks, Breaking Point also includes an all-new optional scenario for Gen7 players! Designed to follow the events of the base game, this scenario is a competitive version of the cooperative experience found in Gen7

In Gen7: Breaking Point, the allies you’ve come to rely on may be revealed as the gravest threats to your barracks and your mission. Included in this expansion are new crew and more, presenting players with even more variety on each playthrough of the Gen7 campaign.

Z-Man Games Announces Lift Off

Nov 22, 2018

Humanity yearns for the stars and the race to explore is in full swing! With everyone wanting to claim their spot in history and start the golden age of space exploration, you must make strategic choices to outwit your opponents. Compete against other agencies to hire the best specialists, expand your research, upgrade your rocket, and complete missions in this retro resource management game.

Lift Off will be $59.99 and release in spring 2019. You can pre-order your copy of Lift Off through Z-Man Games or your local retailer today!

The unexplored cosmos awaits you in Lift Off. Build your space agency and compete to claim the most glorious milestones of space travel. New research has refined techniques to send astronauts into space. Specialists in the field will give your agency the edge. Bring a lead researcher or astronaut commander onboard and prepare for launch.

With the skills and technology to reach space finally within humanity’s grasp, there are many different possibilities to explore. Send up the first satellites, mine minerals from asteroids, build an orbital trading post, or land on a new planet. Select your missions carefully. A more complex mission will have a bigger payoff for your agency but will require more work.

To prepare for your missions you’ll need to develop technologies: life support, oxygen, energy, and fuel. You’ll also need to carefully manage your agency’s funds to upgrade your rocket to carry larger loads and fly more efficiently with rocket boosters. An upgraded rocket will be better suited to tackle the more ambitious missions. Plan ahead and your agency will win the race to the stars!

The Mighty Exo-Armoured Dwarves 28mm scale miniatures On Kickstarter Now

Nov 22, 2018

The miniatures are cast in high quality metal, which may contain some lead, they are not toys and are not suitable for children. They are intended for collectors of 14 years of age or above. The miniatures will be supplied in kit form, unpainted and will need a small amount of assembly. They will supply 25mm round plastic bases if requested, you will be asked this on the survey when the Kickstarter ends.

On average they measure 28mm from foot to top of head (not including steam pipe exhaust). They fit scale wise with existing Olleys Armies Miniatures scrunt ranges.

Battlespace Games Releases Red Menace Solo Wargame

Nov 22, 2018

Red Menace from Battlespace Games is a solitaire war game pitting the strategic nuclear and defensive forces of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom against those of the Soviet Union and its client state, Cuba, in 1959. ?

The game focuses primarily on the role of strategic bombers, but other types of supporting aircraft such as Interceptors, Airborne Early Warning, and Aerial Refueling Tankers are also represented. The player takes control of the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Decisions for the Soviet units are made by the game system using random events and dice.

The term “Red Menace” was used during the Cold War by the U.S. because it was believed that thousands of Soviet bombers could be unleashed at a moment’s notice. This turned out not to be true (the Soviets had several hundred bombers at best, and many had significant range limitations). ?

The game is not meant to be an accurate simulation of the actual capabilities of the strategic forces involved, but rather reflects what the governments and citizens of the U.S., Canada and the U.K. believed could happen. ?