Tag Archives: Fantasy

Print Edition of Monolith Sourcebook for Conan RPG Now Available

May 20, 2019

Since the introduction of fantasy into wargaming, Robert E. Howard’s Conan has loomed large across popular culture, recently inspiring the award-winning Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of roleplaying game and Monolith’s hit Conan boardgame.

Here, for the first time ever, is the crossover between these two games: miniatures and roleplaying adventure meet in the Hyborian Age!

Developed closely with Monolith Entertainment, The Monolith Sourcebook provides players and gamemasters with a host of exciting material: new campaigns for both games, standalone adventures, and advice for creating original boardgame adventures using the roleplaying resources.

  • A Red Tide to Kush, a complete boardgame campaign with ten new scenarios.
  • A solo/cooperative campaign made up of nine new scenarios for the boardgame.
  • Shadows from Gulsaggah, a complete roleplaying adventure campaign set in the legendary Black Coast.
  • Rules for solo and cooperative play for the boardgame.
  • Guidelines for using Conan tiles and roleplaying resources to create new scenarios for the boardgame.
  • Characters, monsters, equipment, and artifacts, from Amboola the Spearman to Xuthal’s Crown

Get the most out of Monolith’s Conan boardgame with this essential sourcebook!

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth – The Adventure Game RPG Coming from Riverhorse Games

March 28, 2019

Riverhorse Games has announced they will be publishing Jim Henson’s Labyrinth – The Adventure Game RPG.

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth – The Adventure Game contains everything you need to enter the magical world of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. This beautiful collectors item contains a full epic adventure which can be played both by expert role players using their favourite RPG rules system, and by fans of the Labyrinth who are not role players, using the streamlined rules system included in the book!

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth – The Adventure Game will be released in 2019.

WizKids Announces Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage

Feb 5, 2019

WizKids has announced the release of the new D&D Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage .. what a mouthful to say, but a lot of minis included in the set!

Releasing in March 2019.

In the city of Waterdeep rests a tavern called the Yawning Portal, named after the gaping pit in its common room. At the bottom of this crumbling shaft is a labyrinthine dungeon known as Undermountain, domain of the mad wizard Halaster Blackcloak who has seeded his lair with monsters, traps, and mysteries. This set of collectible figures perfectly represents many of the monsters and villains found throughout the 23 levels of Undermountain detailed in Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.

Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage includes exciting new player characters & monsters like the Elf Cleric of the Grave and the terrifying Death Tyrant. Undermountain’s most infamous villains make an appearance, including the Mad Mage, Halaster himself and his ambitious apprentices. This set also includes several classic creatures such as the benevolent Flumph and the 3-eyed terror known as the dreaded Froghemoth!

Collect all 44 figures from Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, the newest set of randomly sorted monsters and heroes in our exciting line of D&D miniatures, Icons of the Realms.

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, A New Board Game of Adventure and Heroism from Fantasy Flight Games

Jan 11, 2019

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, a fully cooperative, app-supported board game for one to five players, inviting you to become the greatest heroes of Middle-earth!

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth lets you embark on your own adventures in J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic world, embodying heroes of the Free Peoples and fighting back against the oppressive might of Sauron. You’ll battle villainous foes, make courageous choices, and strike a blow against the evil that threatens the land—all as part of a thrilling campaign that leads you across the storied hills and dales of Middle-earth.

Each individual game of Journeys in Middle-earth is a single adventure in a larger campaign. You’ll explore the vast and dynamic landscapes of Middle-earth, using your skills to survive the challenges you encounter on these perilous quests. As you and your fellow heroes explore the wilderness and battle the dark forces arrayed against you, the game’s free companion app guides you to reveal the looming forests, quiet clearings, and ancient halls of Middle-earth, while also controlling the enemies you encounter. Whether you’re venturing into the wild on your own or with close companions by your side, you can write your own legend in the history of Middle-earth.

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.

 

Heroes of Terrinoth Arrive from Fantasy Flight Games

Nov 18, 2018

Terrinoth is in peril and now the realm looks to you for a savior in Heroes of Terrinoth from Fantasy Flight Games!

The restless dead rise in the Mistlands, the Bloodguard sow discord in the Free Cities, and even the Land of Steel is no longer safe as tales of marauding goblins travel along the roads. You must step into the shoes of a hero and journey into the darkest dungeons and caverns, seeking out the dangers that threaten Terrinoth and casting them down. And if you happen to get rich along the way… well, what’s the harm in that?

In this cooperative card game of questing and adventure, one to four players choose from an array of twelve distinct heroes, spread across four possible archetypes: healer, warrior, mage, and scout. Each hero has a special ability reflecting the skills and talents they’ve learned along the way, and as you gain more experience through your quests, you’ll have the chance to grow from a fledgling student to a true master of your art and specialize in different classes.

Spiral Arm Studios Releases Pa’ku Artillery

Nov 4, 2018

This month sees the release of a new support unit for the Broken: Pa’ku Artillery, available now from the Maelstrom’s Edge webstore!

Behind the implacable visage of the Pa’ku resides a powerful, if often misunderstood intellect. Extremely logical creatures, when the Pa’ku are convinced a certain course of action will do more good than wrong, they will take lives without scruples if that is what it takes. Pa’ku artillery has been known to mercilessly bombard hospitals or civilian refugee groups when they have concluded that this was the most logical course of action. They do not make any decision lightly nor do they act carelessly. In fact, the Pa’ku sometimes drive their commanders crazy as they sit pondering the pros and cons of a proposed course of action and all the alternatives, and where the situation is particularly complex have been known to gather for private war councils with their own kind before they will consider responding to a call to arms. Despite their reputation for ruthlessness, when Pa’ku take lives it is because they believe there is no viable alternative. This does not however mean they are saints – all of a Pa’ku’s deliberations are still ultimately guided by self-interest and a desire to survive the chaos of the Edge. Despite their peculiarities, Pa’ku are especially desirable to the Broken. Their solid physiques make them extremely suited to carrying heavy loads, including the biggest artillery the Broken manage to cobble together. At close range, the Pa’ku can extend their very long tongue with enough force to cave in a man’s skull. Pa’ku only speak to other species when necessary, and their language is difficult for most races to translate or speak. Combined with their large size, this generally results in them being overlooked by evacuation efforts, and so as with the even larger Gnolti, joining the Broken is often the only reasonable chance for a Pa’ku to escape the edge and find a new home. Pa’ku are often found in the support lines of Broken forces with giant cannon and other esoteric weapons strapped to their broad shoulders. Linked with electronic targeting systems, these weapons can be slaved together to unleash devastating barrages of firepower onto enemy lines. Their favoured weapon is a multi-barrelled EMP mortar, which carpets the battlefield with explosive energy packets that can fry electronic systems and incinerate softer targets.

You can find the rules for the Pa’ku Artillery unit in the Force Builder section of the Maelstrom’s Edge website.

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!