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Hero Lab’s Class Packs for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Lone Wolf Development has announced the release of Pathfinder Class Packs for Hero Lab. Class Packs are the perfect, low-cost entry path to get started creating characters with Hero Lab! Each Class Pack unlocks 3-4 classes and includes everything from seven of the most popular Pathfinder rulebooks. Players choose their favorite Class Pack and harness the power of the ENnie award-winning product for only $29.99. For extra class options, players simply add additional Class Packs for only $6.99 apiece.

Hero Lab Pathfinder

How Do Class Packs Work?

  • Create and manage characters from the 3-4 classes unlocked by each Class Pack. For example, if you select the Druid Class Pack, you’ll unlock the Druid, Oracle, Shaman, and Spiritualist classes, allowing you to build characters from those four classes in Hero Lab.
  • Class Packs include everything from seven essential rulebooks: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Advanced Player’s Guide, Ultimate Combat, Ultimate Magic, Advanced Class Guide, Occult Adventures, and Ultimate Intrigue (when it releases in spring 2016.) All archetypes for unlocked classes are included, as well as all feats, spells, gear, optional rules, and everything else from those rulebooks – it’s all you need to create characters with your unlocked classes.
  • Further add-ons like Advanced Race Guide, the Summon Monster Creature Package, and Player Companion packages can be readily integrated with Class Packs. They are purchased and behave just like they do in Hero Lab today.
  • Hero Lab users who already use another game system, like Shadowrun or Mutants & Masterminds, can get started with their first Class Pack for only $20! Simply add the Pathfinder Class Pack option you want to your Hero Lab license through the website.
  • For existing Pathfinder users, if you feel that Class Packs are a better fit for your style, you can switch to the new Class Packs for free! Be sure to review all the details before converting, as it’s a one-way, one-time option. The conversion option is also a limited time offer, so don’t miss out!

Hero Lab is available for PC, Mac, and iPad.

NOVA Open Day 1 in Photos

The NOVA Open is four days of wargamming. Everything from Warhammer 40k to X-Wing to Magic: The Gathering. My event isn’t until Saturday, which gave me more than enough time to snap photos of some of the amazing figures on display.

Much more to come!

The Art of Magic: The Gathering Announced By VIZ Media & Wizards Of The Coast

ArtOfMagicTheGathering-Zendikar-3DWizards of the Coast and VIZ Media have announced The Art of Magic: The Gathering—Zendikar, an art book featuring images from popular strategy card game Magic: The Gathering. Available worldwide in January 2016, the 240-page book will feature full color illustrations from some of Magic‘s best artists, such as Aleksi Briclot and Adam Paquette, as well as in-depth lore written by best-selling author James Wyatt.

Throughout its 22-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. In its upcoming set, Battle for Zendikar, Magic returns to the fan-favorite world of Zendikar, where united tribes of elves, vampires, and humans battle the monstrous Eldrazi across strange floating ruins and beautiful landscapes. The Battle for Zendikar card set launches on October 2, 2015.

The Art of Magic: The Gathering—Zendikar will be available for pre-order at many retailers starting as early as September 1, and will be available at Amazon.com and retail and hobby gaming stores world-wide starting January 5, 2016.

Warmachine: Prime and Hordes: Primal are now FREE from Privateer Press

privateer-press-logo-blackThe rulebooks for the award-winning Warmachine and Hordes tabletop miniatures games, Prime and Primal, are now available in PDF format for free download.

To coincide with the release of the Warmachine and Hordes rulebooks, Privateer Press is also hosting a contest in which players and retailers can win Warmachine and Hordes prizes. Players will have a chance to win a complete army just for purchasing a Warmachine or Hordes Battlegroup Box or Two-Player Battle Box from their local gaming store. The retailers from which those purchases are made will also have a chance to win a prize package of Privateer Press product worth over $400 MSRP. Retailers can increase their odds of winning by tweeting their store’s name, alongside a photo of customer purchasing a Warmachine or Hordes Battlegroup Box or Two-Player Battle Box, to @privateerpress. You can get the full contest rules online.

Warmachine is a fast-paced 32 mm tabletop miniatures game set in the steam-powered science fiction/fantasy world of the Iron Kingdoms. Each player commands an army of detailed miniatures including a warcaster, an elite soldier-sorcerer who possesses incredible arcane power and the ability to mentally control a force of steam-powered mechanical automatons known as warjacks, and his supporting soldiers in a battle to vanquish the enemy warcaster. The fully compatible feral twin of Warmachine, Hordes, puts players in command of a battle mage known as a warlock who can control an army of powerful warbeasts and leads her own army of warriors into combat to destroy the enemy warlock.

Rumpelstiltskin & Doomtown: No Turning Back Now Available from AEG

Alderac Entertainment has announced that you can now purchase Rumplestiltskin and Saddlebag 5: No Turning Back:

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If I want to win our game, I first must guess your true name!

In Rumpelstiltskin, you and a friend take the roles of fey folk who have decided to engage in a name guessing contest. You must use your magical mischief to learn your opponent’s secret name while protecting your own!

Players take turns going back and forth. To take a turn, you play one card from your hand, perform its actions, and then put it in your discard pile. Then the next player takes their turn. Some cards let you try to win the game by guessing your opponent’s secret name. At that point you guess what your opponent’s secret name is (the card on the bottom of their deck). Your opponent may use a reaction, but then must tell you if you guessed right or wrong. If you guessed correctly, you win! If the card you guessed is not on the bottom of your opponent’s deck, play continues.

DT_SB5_HR-e1432570440741Doomtown – Saddlebag – No Turning Back

There is no turning back!

The verdict is in, and it’s sure to cause trouble! Will there be a rescue attempt? Will it be in time? Meanwhile, Lillian Morgan has a surprise for Max Baine that he isn’t likely to forget.

Doomtown: Reloaded is a fast paced expandable card game set in the Deadlands universe of gun slingin’, spell slingin’ and mud-slingin’!

No Turning Back is Doomtown: Reloaded’s fifth Saddlebag Expansion. Featuring a complete playset of cards, No Turning Back expands your options for takin’ over Gomorra, no matter your play style.

This product is an expansion, the base game is required to play.

 

 

 

 

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Academy Games Announces the Conflict of Heroes Solo Expansion Release

Academy Games has announced the Conflict of Heroes Solo Boardgame System will be shipping soon. The expnasion revolutionizes solo tactical play. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) utilizes a unique Emergent Behavior and Agent Based Logic system. With this system, each battlefield situation is evaluated and the AI implements the best course of action using available resources and unit assets. Even veteran CoH players will be challenged to hone and adapt their playing styles in order to overcome this resourceful high-level AI. You will experience tense and engaging solo play like never before!

Included are several stand alone missions, plus two full campaigns covering the German 1941 advance on Moscow. In the first campaign, you command elements of the 10th Panzer Division. In the second campaign, you switch sides and command elements of the Soviet 32nd Army trying to undo your gains from the first campaign!

You’ll need at least Awakening the Bear to play.

Conflict of Heroes Solo Expansion

Syrinscape’s In Hell’s Bright Shadow for Pathfinder Out Now!

SyrinscapeHell's Bright Shadow for Pathfinder RPG, the award-winning app that puts the power of custom, movie-like sound effects, soundscapes, and music, into the hands of the gamer, announces today the release of the In Hell’s Bright Shadow SoundPack for the Syrinscape Fantasy Player app.

In Hell’s Bright Shadow, the first module in Hell’s Rebels, the new 6-month Adventure Path for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, finds the city of Kintargo, which has long been a safe haven for artists, freethinkers, and those marginalized by the oppressive Chelish government, has been placed under martial law by inquisitor Barzillai Thrune. When a protest turns into a riot, a new group of heroes comes together to form an organized resistance against the devil-binding government and the church of Asmodeus. Can they survive long enough to establish allies, or will they become the latest victims of the Thrice-Damned House of Thrune?

With the In Hell’s Bright Shadow SoundPack from Syrinscape, players will experience a brand new Pathfinder Adventure Path like never before with fantastic sounds custom-made for the adventure, including:

  • An intense city protest, riot, and battle sequence
  • Zombies and skeletons
  • A super-evil female half-devil villain
  • Frustratingly gleeful gremlins
  • A battle with an alligator in a rebel alliance sewer hideout
  • Rodents of unusual size, feral dogs, disgusting lemures, and so much more!

In Hell’s Bright Shadow also includes sound samples from Pathfinder fans and players, recorded at both Gen Con 2015, and PaizoCon 2015.

The In Hell’s Bright Shadow SoundPack is available now on Syrinscape.com for $15.99.

Unboxing: DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Teen Titans

Cryptozoic‘s DC Comics Deck-Building game is one of our favorite deck-building games out there. With each release they slowly add new mechanics, as well as new characters, that always change up the game just enough to make it feel fresh, but never over the top to make it feel like something completely different.

The company’s latest stand alone set features cards based on the Teen Titans, and also some new mechanics too!

We open up the pack and go over the cards, talking about the new mechanics, and what they might bring to the game.

You can get your set now.

 

 

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Cryptozoic provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Unboxing: DC Comics Deck-Building: Crossover Expansion Pack 2: Arrow TV Series Card Game

Cryptozoic‘s DC Comics Deck-Building game is one of our favorite deck-building games out there. With each release they slowly add new mechanics, as well as new characters, that always change up the game just enough to make it feel fresh, but never over the top to make it feel like something completely different.

The company’s latest Crossover Expansion features cards based on The CW’s television show Arrow.

We open up the pack and go over the cards, talking about the new mechanics, and what they might bring to the game.

You can get your expansion pack now.

This video contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.

Cryptozoic provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Public Voting Now Open in Paizo’s RPG Superstar Game Designer Search

RPG SuperstarPaizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, has announced that Round One voting of RPG Superstar, Season Nine, is now open.

The annual search for the next great game designer is on, and with thousands of entries from around the world, Paizo calls on game fans everywhere to cast their votes to determine the Top 32 who will move on to the next round. Voting is open until 11:59 PST on August 30, 2015. To cast your vote in RPG Superstar Season Nine, Round One, visit Paizo.com.

The winner of the competition will have their adventure published by Paizo as a Pathfinder Module, a full-color, 64-page, high-quality softcover book, compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (RPG). Also, three runners-up will win assignments to write adventure scenarios for Paizo’s Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign, offering all four finalists professional writing contracts with Paizo Inc., and an opportunity to begin their game design careers by working on the world’s largest fantast roleplaying campaign.

In the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into eight languages, and the vibrant Pathfinder universe has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, and apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.

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