Can you believe I’ve made nearly 100 posts? I’m quite surprised! In less than 4 months, I’ve wittered on a fair amount, which is quite marvellous, really! For my 100th post, I’m planning to commemorate the milestone with a post that celebrates something I really enjoy. But that will come soon…
There has been a lot of games news of late, so let’s get to it!
I mentioned this game the other day, but I’m really quite looking forward to this game, it looks like it should be really good! I do enjoy this sort of thing. The app seems a bit gimicky, of course, but even so, it looks like a good premise, and I enjoy a good disaster, so I’m looking forward to it.
Fantasy Flight have released the rules for the upcoming Warhammer: Conquest LCG, which reinforces my opinion that it seems to be a lot like High Command. That’s not a bad thing, of course, as that is a very good game as well, so I am cautiously looking forward to it. Still not entirely sure just whether I’ll be buying everything for it as much as I do for the others, but then I always say that… Speaking of which, they’ve already previewed the second War Pack for the game! I’m guessing the game will be available from GenCon, which takes place between August 14 and 17 this year.
Something that surprised me – in a good way – was a preview of the upcoming Saga Expansion for the Lord of the Rings LCG. There had been some speculation about the identity of the heroes in the expansion – or, at least, the hero – so it was good to see that resolved. I was, however, surprised that it was Gandalf. A neutral hero is going to be a bit difficult to work with, even given Gandalf’s special ability. There are some interesting-looking cards that go along with him, however, so it’s going to be intriguing to see how this all works when it gets released.
Back to board games now, and Talisman has had another preview of the fourth corner expansion. I’m going to blog about that game in due course, but suffice it to say it’s a wonderful fantasy adventure game, with much more whimsy than, say, Runebound. The game has so far had four large expansions, three of which provide additional boards that are placed at each corner of the main board, and the upcoming Woodland expansion adds in the final corner. There is a touch of fairy-tale-like cuteness in this expansion, but it is a lot more Andersen-like than a true bedtime story. Looking forward to this one!
I’ve also had quite a lot of deliveries this week, including a very exciting mini-expansion for Descent: Journeys in the Dark. Another game that has yet to be investigated in my blog, Descent is a wonderful dungeon-crawl game that I rarely get to play because it’s at least a two-player game, but the new mini-expansion Forgotten Souls brings a cooperative element to the game, for one to four players, so I’m planning to give this a look at the weekend. My thoughts will, naturally, make it here in due course!
Moving away from Fantasy Flight now, a new expansion for Cryptozoic’s DC Deckbuilding Game has been released this week, the Crisis Expansion Pack 1! I quite like the game, at some point I’ll make a post about it, but it uses the same game engine as the Street Fighter deckbuilding game. This Crisis expansions introduces a new co-operative game mode, as well as additional cards for the basic game. Hopefully this expansion will make its way across the pond soon enough.
I’ve also noticed a small nugget of info about a new ‘Rivals’ game, a PvP version of the game for two players, where you play Batman and try to defeat the Joker. Or something. Can’t seem to find anything official on this, so we shall have to see what happens on that score…
Some interesting news from Paizo was emailed to me the other day, the next Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is going to be on its way soon – the base set for Skull & Shackles! Well, there’s the base set, the character add-on deck, and four promo cards! Quite exciting times ahead for that one, then! From what I gather, we’re going to be seeing a lot more piratical stuff in this one – I know very little else as I still don’t really know my way around Golarion, but anyway, it should be an exciting one!
Finally, some kickstarter news. Fallen continues on its merry way through the manufacturing process, and will apparently be finished and on the boat to distribution by the end of next week, so that is very exciting. Draco Magi, which I have not yet mentioned but will definitely blog about once I have it, is virtually complete and should be with me soon, following the kickstarter survey coming out earlier this week. And finally, Shadows of Brimstone has had a pre-GenCon update that has me in a minor froth, although it does disappoint me that the miniatures require assembly. I have, however, made a small leap and bought some modelling stuff to practice with, before I eventually get the game in my hot little hands. So exciting times are definitely afoot!
On that note, I’m going to shut up. Brace yourselves for post 100…