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D&D Attack Wing: Playthrough

We take WizkidsDungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing: Starter Set through a play through trying out the basic rules to show off how the game works. Check out the quick video to get a basic idea of how the game plays and be on the lookout as we show off more of what you can add to expand your gameplay!

Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing uses the core rule set of the FlightPath game system seen previously in Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Trek: Attack Wing, but with a Dungeons and Dragons twist as the players now control dogfighting dragons, while also having forces on the ground such as giants and magic users. As with Star Trek: Attack Wing, the Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing game series consists of a starter set and expansion packs. The Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing Starter Set includes three pre-painted dragons, maneuver dials, and upgrade cards and tokens. You can check out our unboxing video here.

 

 

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Golem Arcana Announces Updates

golem arcana featuredHarebrained Schemes have announced some updates for their digitally-enhanced miniatures board game Golem Arcana. This update includes numerous expansions and new features that are added for free through the Golem Arcana App.

These features provide greater re-playability, even more strategy & tactics, and new support systems for Golem Arcana Emissaries running in-store events.

  • Scenario Builder - Players can design their own custom games laying out map tiles, mana wells, deployment zones, capture zones, and set unique victory conditions. This feature significantly expands the variety of Golem Arcana scenarios.
  • Army Builder – Golem Arcana’s built-in Army Builder has been revamped to include many new player-requested features, including a highly flexible Unit Sorting system and Tap-to-Find-Unit system.
  • In-App Purchases – While building their forces, players will have the option to instantly download digital Knights and Ancient Ones to add to their armies. These powerful new units provide players with exciting new tactics and strategies while the Army Builder maintains the game’s balance.
  • Save Game - For the first time, players will be able to save the status of their boardgame and resume it at a convenient time.
  • Emissary System – The new Emissary System makes organizing and running Organized Play events a snap and provides Golem Arcana’s dedicated team of Emissaries around the world with management features such as Event Registration, the ability to unlock special in-store only scenarios, and provide feedback on events.

More updates to the Golem Arcana App are already planned. The game’s follow-up release will allow up to 8 players to vie for supremacy in giant free-for-all battles.

Harebrained Scheme’s first Living World Campaign, Shadow of the Khan, is already underway. Living World Campaigns consist of three story-arc scenarios in which players’ in-game choices have a direct effect on the world of Eretsu. These special scenarios, each available for a limited two week window, give players the opportunity to directly affect the game setting through their choices of factions and leaders, acceptance and completion of quests, conversations with game characters and, of course, the win or loss of every battle.

Data is collected during each scenario and trending results are tweeted as “dispatches from the front” at @HeraldofEretsu. The final results of players’ actions are aggregated to determine the fate of the world of Eretsu.

The Shadow of the Khan campaign’s first scenario, The Battle of Two Rock, has already been recorded in the annals of Eretus History and can be read here. The next scenario, The Caves of Mahtis, is live and can be played through December 3rd. The final scenario, The Lords of the Line will be live from December 10th through December 24th.

Finally, the company announced the next seven Golem Expansion Sets beginning with Urugal – Reapers of the Sands, available in retail stores starting today. Golem Expansion Sets increase a player’s army building strategies and add exciting new battlefield tactics. Titles and release dates are:

  • Urugal – Reapers of the Sands – November 19, 2014
  • Iron Earthfall and Carapace Brute, Elite GolemsDecember 3, 2014
  • Gudanna Valkali Colossus – December 10, 2014
  • Map Tile Set 3: Marshes of KeshDecember 10, 2014
  • Jade Guardian Elite Set - January 7, 2015
  • Durani – Scions of Honor - January 21, 2015
  • Rangers of the Oath Elite SetFebruary 4, 2015
  • Zikia – Spirits of the Wildwood - February 11, 2015

We purchased and played the game at Gen Con, experiencing numerous issues with the app. You can read our initial review here. After upgrading to newer technology we still have experienced numerous issues including frozen games and bluetooth connection issues. Our initial review stands that the game is a great concept, but without serious work on the app itself, the game is a crap-shoot if it’s playable.

Unboxing Kill Shakespeare the Game

Funded by Kickstarter and released by IDW Games, we open up our copy of Kill Shakespeare the board game! Based on the comic book Kill Shakespeare from IDW Publishing, players pick one of Shakespeare’s greatest heroes and battle his villains in this semi-cooperative board game.

We open up the box and show off what you can expect!

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers: Age of Ultron in April

WizkidslogoIt’s a bit of a no-duh, but Wizkids will release a set based on next summer’s movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. Marvel HeroClix: Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in April 2015. This will be a bit smaller of a set and feature a starter set as well as a Gravity Feed.

The Movie Starter includes six Avengers figures: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, all with new dials. There’ll be a two-sided map featuring the Avengers Tower and HYDRA base (locations featured in the film), as well as a rulebook, tokens, and the usual cards.

Also being released is a 13 figure Gravity Feed set. That set will consist of 8 Common, 4 Core-hobby exclusive Rare, and 1 Core-hobby exclusive Chase.

WizKids and Gale Force Nine Unveil X-Men: Mutant Revolution!

X-Men Mutant RevolutionExpanding upon the successes of Marvel Comics-themed games like Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men and Marvel HeroClix, WizKids today announced a partnership with game creator Gale Force Nine to publish X-Men: Mutant Revolution in March 2015.

Based on Gale Force Nine’s popular Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery tabletop game, X-Men: Mutant Revolution will allow you to play as classic X-Men characters, including Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, or Storm, as each leads a different school with unique powers and abilities. 2-4 players can take part in the mutant action, each recruiting heroes and students to their school, then training teams and sending them on missions to spread their school’s vision for mutants to the world.

In the aftermath of the Phoenix event, new mutants are appearing all over the Earth. Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, and Storm each have a vision for the future, but will they unite humans with mutants or will they tear the world apart?

X-Men: Mutant Revolution Features:

  • Play as Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, or Storm as they lead their school with unique powers and abilities. Recruit heroes and students. Train your team. Send them on missions to spread your vision for mutants to the world.
  • 2-4 players battle head-to-head for the future of mutantkind as leaders of the mutant schools.
  • Based on the bestselling “Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery” from Gale Force Nine.
  • Includes four (4) pre-painted character miniatures and bidding dials featuring the Combat Dial® (HeroClix) technology.

Fantasy Flight Games Merges with Asmodee

Asmodee-DOYAsmodee is gobbling up the game industry. The company has announced it will be merging with juggernaut Fantasy Flight Games. This is the second acquisition for Asmodee in six month. The company earlier this year acquired Days of Wonder.

Fantasy Flight Games brings a solid list of licensed games including Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and Sid Meier’s Civilization, and Games Workshop’s various worlds. It also helps Asmodee get a further foothold into North America, as Fantasy Flight has a great infrastructure with which they can build.

In return, Fantasy Flight gets better access and distribution in Europe. Asmodee oversees has distribution companies in the UK, Germany and the Benelux countries. They also act as a distributor for other brands not their own in various European countries.

FFG-Logo-BlueFantasy Flight Games will continue to operate as a fully independent publisher in the Asmodee Group out of its Roseville, MN headquarters and Fantasy Flight CEO Christian T. Petersen will continue in his current position, while also becoming a significant shareholder of the combined entity.

Most games will not be affected, though some games that are a better fit for Asmodee may shift over to them and vice versa.

Unboxing DC Heroclix: The Flash Rogues Fast Forces

We open up and take a look at Wizkids‘ newest Fast Forces release, DC Heroclix: The Flash Rogues Fast Forces pack. We show you what you can expect in the set, and show off each of the sculpts for these brand new figures.

 

 

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Unboxing DC Heroclix: The Flash Boosters

We open up a brick and take a look at Wizkids‘ newest Heroclix release, DC Heroclix: The Flash. We show off what you can expect as far as figures, sculpts, and some of the new rules for this set.

This new set is out now, and you can order DC Heroclix Flash Boosters today.

 

 

 

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Infinite Crisis: scorch your enemies with flames of Rao, as Arcane Supergirl!

Get an early look at Arcane Supergirl, a powerful blaster and the latest champion from Infinite Crisis – the free-to-play MOBA from Turbine based in the DC Universe! On Wednesday, November 26, players can burn down their enemies when Arcane Supergirl goes live in the game!

On the day Kara Zor-El was to be inducted into the ranks of Heralds of Rao, her life was shattered. A traitor revealed the location of the Shrouded Realm of Krypton to the Black, and servants of that evil realm poured into Krypton.

The Hidden Lords of Krypton and the Kryptonians fought back bravely, but the forces of the Black were limitless. When all hope seemed lost, Alura, Kara’s mother and leader of the Heralds, commanded her Flamebird mount to snatch Kara away. Unable to escape the beast’s talons, Kara watched helplessly as her mother was struck down. The servants of the Black closed in on her as the beast teleported to Earth, a planet in the lower realms.

Her home forever lost, Kara swore that no matter the cost, Rao’s last Herald would have revenge on the Black.

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Dungeons & Dragons Attack Wing Organized Play Begins

D&D Attack Wing OP Kit 1Wizkids‘ latest game D&D Attack Wing sees its organized play program begin! You can find participating retailers on the Wizkids’ event site.

D&D Attack Wing is a new miniatures game which features some pre-painted figures for some tabletop gameplay. It features aerial combat that brings the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe to life.

For this first D&D Attack Wing OP event, participants will receive special codes to unlock digital items in the free-to-play Neverwinter MMORPG.

Players who take part in the first OP event at retail stores will automatically receive a Vanguard Starter Pack, while winners of First Place, Judge and Fellowship will also receive a Fey Wolf Mount.

 

 

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