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Blood Bowl Night Terrors Cheerleaders Available to Pre Order from ForgeWorld

Oct 11, 2018

Many Dark Elves aspire to be Witch Elves or Assassins so they can turn torture and murder into a lucrative profession. Then there are those who are truly cruel and pitiless, these join the Naggaroth Nightmares cheer squad the Night Terrors!

If the unpleasant antics of the Naggaroth Nightmares keep other teams up at night then the Night Terrors give the Nightmares nightmares. They are so vicious and vindictive one of the few times the Nightmares were defeated they made a ‘commiseration’ banner out of the opposing team’s cheerleader squad – though when they waved the banner it didn’t so much cheer as scream.

This resin kit contains the components necessary to assemble The Night Terrors, a 4-model Dark Elf cheerleading squad. Slender and furious, much like the team they support, they each clutch not only the standard pom-pom you expect from a cheerleader but 2 include a sinister dagger.

These models are supplied with 4 32mm Blood Bowl bases, and rules for using cheerleaders in games can be found in The Inaugural Blood Bowl Almanac.

Loke Battlemats Releases the Big Book of Battlemats

Oct 11, 2018

Attention Adventurers!

The Big Book of Battle Mats is the award-winning set of fantasy mats to keep your party rolling through any and every random encounter.

58 wipe clean maps will lead you through dungeons, along winding marsh tracks, past suspicious looking lairs and even into throne rooms on your quest for danger, excitement and treasure. And very possibly a little bit of a fight. Designed to spark the imagination, as well as illustrate encounters using the handy grid format, the Big Book of Battle Mats offers endless flexibility. You can play each map page individually or use the lay flat format to play across the complimentary opposing pages as one larger version.

The Big Book of Battle Mats Features

  •  58 Wipe Clean pages of Battle Mats for RPG encounters
  • Wipe clean format – The Big Book is fully laminated
  • Wire Bound lay flat format
  • Linked designs on opposing pages so option to play on A3 map
  • Fantasy Themed
  • 1 inch grid throughout

Winner of the People’s Choice Award for Best Accessory at the UK Games Expo The Big Book is now available from all good retailers!

Z-Man Announces The Great City of Rome

Oct 10, 2018

The Emperor of the greatest civilization in history calls for the finest master architects to rebuild Rome! Compete against your fellow architects for blueprints and materials, and manage your resources carefully to sculpt a city where any citizen can live and thrive.

Pre-order The Great City of Rome today from Z-Man Games or your local retailer.

The construction of a city is a complex endeavor, requiring meticulous planning, dedicated workers, and sturdy materials. Before the work can start, players must first travel to the court of the Emperor for blueprints and materials to enact their plan. Using emissaries to earn the Emperor’s favor, players can claim spaces on a unique action strip to strategically prepare and move their city plan forward.

At the start of each round, players reveal a set of available building cards, each with their own attributes, as well as flip one of the six unique action strips. Using their emissaries, players claim spaces on the action strip, carefully choosing the placement to earn the right to claim the best building cards or maximize the number of actions they can take. Once emissaries have been placed on the unique action board, players draft building cards, resolve actions, and construct buildings in order from closest to farthest from the golden Emperor pawn.

Send out your emissaries wisely. Spending less time beseeching the Emperor leaves more time to gather resources and materials; players receive the resources depicted on each space between their emissary and the Emperor pawn (including the emissary’s space). Balancing your priorities each round is key to victory.

Porcupine Publishing Licenses Worldwide Rights in English for The Elephant and Macaw Banner RPG

Oct 10, 2018

The Elephant and Macaw Banner has sealed its second major licensing deal in two months, this time with Porcupine Publishing, a publisher of RPG books based in Hong Kong.

The Elephant and Macaw Banner began as a series of fantasy stories set in colonial Brazil. The stories have received nominations for the Nebula Award and other international awards. The Elephant & Macaw Banner RPG was released in Brazil in late 2017 and was an instant success, selling out its initial print run in just three months.

Christopher Kastensmidt, author of the series, says:

“It is an honour to be able to work with Porcupine, a company that, in a few years of existence, has already published a number of daring and important works in its field. They contacted me very enthusiastically to offer The Elephant & Macaw Banner system to the international market. Porcupine believes in the project, which for me makes this partnership very enjoyable. “

Thomas McGrenery, founder of Porcupine and winner of the Ennie Award for Best Podcast for “Fear of a Black Dragon”, writes:

“Making the English edition of The Elephant & Macaw Banner RPG is a very exciting project. Like the stories that inspired it, the roleplaying game offers adventure and wonder, exploring a vibrant natural environment, a unique meeting of historical cultures and a rich tapestry of folklore, all of which deserve to be better known in the English-speaking world. It’s a real privilege to present in English the outstanding work that created the original Brazilian edition. “

Tabletop Tycoon and Vicotry Point Games Align

Oct 10, 2018

Tabletop Tycoon has added game publisher Victory Point Games as a publishing imprint retaining their VPG brand and logo.

Victory Point Games is a small format, indie board game publisher currently based in Irvine, California. Originally the company focused on developing quick playing historical war games like the Napoleonic 20 series, States of Siege series, and BATTLESSON series.  They have since expanded their product range to include strategy, card, family, and casual board games like Nemo’s WarDarkest NightRenegadeand Dawn of the Zeds. Alan Emrich, States of Siege series designer, sums up what the alignment means:

 We are very happy to be working with the entire team at Tabletop Tycoon. By allowing us to focus on what we do best, developing and creating amazing gameplay experiences, it means more great games and expanding game universes for our popular series are closer on the horizon.

Tabletop Tycoon will leverage its game industry expertise and its various game publishing capabilities, from logistics to wholesale and retail sales, to support Victory Point Games.  Through Game Salute, Tabletop Tycoon publishes popular games such as  Everdell, Black Orchestra, Alien Frontiers, and Nothing Personal. Having worked with Victory Point Games team for ten years, President and CEO Dan Yarrington is pleased with the addition:

We have worked very well with the team from Victory Point Games for a long time. We are pleased to have their team joining our staff to continue to expand opportunities for the fans of their games.

In Daznak’s Pit Chapter Pack Available Now for A Game of Thrones TCG

Oct 8, 2018

In Daznak’s Pit, the fifth Chapter Pack in the Dance of Shadows cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, is on sale now at your local retailer or from Fantasy Flight Games!

As winter descends on Westeros, the players in the game of thrones find they must continually make compromises in order to survive. At the Wall, Jon Snow seeks solutions that will satisfy his own conscience, protecting the wildlings even if it means angering his brothers in the Night’s Watch. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister must confess her crimes before the faith and the kingdom, placing herself at their mercy even as she plots their destruction. And in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen bends on her own morals and permits the reopening of the fighting pits to keep her people from being slaughtered. But with each of these choices, characters change until they are barely a shadow of their former selves. Now, each must decide where they draw the line—what piece of themselves are they unwilling to sacrifice, even if it means losing everything else.

The long summer is over. Now is the time when all shall reap what they have sowed as they look to the frigid winter ahead. Have you laid your plans carefully? Spring your traps, ensnare your enemies, and show all of Westeros the true meaning of power!

Renegade Game Studios and Huch! Announce Reprint of Trajan

Oct 7, 2018

Renegade Game Studios and Huch! are excited to announce a reprint of the Roman development game, Trajan! In this award-winning game (designed by Stefan Feld, illustrated by Jo Hartwig), players balance politics, military, trading, and other parts of Roman culture while enjoying a rondel mechanic to plan out their actions.

You can find this title on game shelves beginning December 2018.

Pre-order from your Friendly Local Game Store now or through the Renegade Store

110 AD – the Roman Empire is at its height of glory, ruled by the “optimus princeps,” Emperor Trajan. All borders are secured, and people can focus again on the empire’s internal matters — ROME. Take your chances and boost your power! With the proper tactics, you may outmaneuver your opponents and eventually claim victory.

Players try to score victory points (VP) by taking advantage of opportunities with six different actions. At the end of the game, the player with the most VP is the winner.

To succeed, you must allocate action markers to the trays of your action circle cunningly, trying to catch the best time for certain actions. On the one hand, it is important to make use of sudden opportunities, such as to get hold of attractive tiles. On the other hand, you must not neglect to give other players a hard time at crucial times. To accomplish this, you may need to scheme some of your actions a few turns in advance.

Regardless of the outcome of your first game, you will become more experienced with each new game, always learning new refinements to your strategy.

Gnomes & Associates Now Available from Happy Games Factory

Oct 7, 2018

Gnomes & Associates is now available in the online store of Happy Games Factory !

For those who missed the kickstarter, now it is the time to correct that !

This simple, family-friendly and easy-to-play game will allow you to introduce your whole family to the miniatures board game!

Each player will run a guild whose goals will be different and you will earn gold for each good action performed. But be careful, whether you are a thief, a brigand or an usurer, the right actions will be different!