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Unboxing: D&D Attack Wing: Dwarf Fighter

Wizkids‘ Wave 6 releases for their Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing have hit shelves. We open up and take a look at the Dwarf Fighter. Dwarves get their second release for the game.

You can order the Dwarf Fighter now and add him to your forces!

 

 

 

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Unboxing: D&D Attack Wing: Water Cult Warrior

Wizkids‘ Wave 6 releases for their Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing have hit shelves. We open up and take a look at the Water Cult Warrior. The figure has some interesting cards that come with it, and absolutely adds a new interesting aspect to the game!

You can purchase the Water Cult Warrior and add him to your forces now!

 

 

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Cryptozoic Entertainment Expands Game Distribution

CryptozoicToday, Cryptozoic Entertainment announced a change in their hobby gaming sales distribution strategy. The exclusive relationship with Alliance Game Distributors for board games has been modified to allow for additional distribution through a select number of other companies.

Historically, Cryptozoic has utilized Alliance, Diamond, GTS and ACD to help it with specific product lines in specialized markets. The new strategy expands its relationships with each distributor to include Cryptozoic’s entire line of products. These new partnerships strategically align for the long-term by combining the strength of expanded distribution systems with Cryptozoic’s dedicated focus and expertise as a leading card, game, and soon to be toy producer. This updated distribution plan will be implemented in May 2015.

Stores should contact their distributor for more information and details.

IDW Games Gets Awesome With Kevin Wilson

AWESOME KINGDOM THE TOWER OF HATESKULLReady your steed, sharpen your blade, and crank the tunes to eleven, as you prepare to enter IDW Games‘ first entry into fantasy gaming. Awesome Kingdom: Tower of Hateskull, from legendary game designer Kevin Wilson is an over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek, sword-in-hand dungeon-crawling card game due out later this summer.

Awesome Kingdom is a lightweight, fast and funny dungeon-crawling card game for two to four players in which they compete to be the most awesome hero after three days of adventuring. Players enter the dungeon as one of eight epic characters, such as the Ragebarian, Prestidigimancer, or Paladude, each bestowed with an appropriately amazing ability. Over the course of play, players have to outmaneuver each other while battling ferocious beasts and avoiding enticing traps, all in the hope of emerging from the tower with the biggest haul and most spectacular trophies.

Look for Awesome Kingdom: Tower of Hateskull to hit stores in July 2015.

New 40K Releases Include Plasma Obliterator, Promethium Relay Pipes, and Mechanics Onager Dunecrawler

The new releases for Games Workshop‘s Warhammer 40K look impressive this week with the Onager Dunecrawler for the new Adeptus Mechanicus army and two new terrain pieces. The Plasma Obliterator adds a whole new weaponized fortress to your games and the Promethium Relay Pipes provide some handy cover and obstacles.

If you see the Plasma Obliterator on the shelves, you might want to grab it as the kit has been allocated and sold out.

plasma obliterator promethium relay pipes

Forgeworld Teases The Horus Heresy Book Five

Forgeworld released a new teaser video for their next book in their Horus Heresy series. The Horus Heresy: Book Five Tempest will be released this Spring 2015.

From previously released information, the book will feature Ultramarines, Word Bearers, Mechanicum, Imperial Militia, Warp Cults, Knights, and Titans. It also focuses on the Word Bearers assault on Calth as well as background on the chapter, the background on the Ultramarine Legion, more information on Knights and Titans, a campaign, lists for Imperial Militia and Cult armies, as well as new rules including new Legion units.

It will be followed by book six which is the Shadow Crusade which will be out some time in 2015.

New Expansion for Machi Koro Releases This Summer!

Machi Koro Millionaire’s RowGet ready for more fast-paced, city-building fun! The latest expansion for Machi Koro, Machi Koro: Millionaire’s Row, will be available in June! With almost 100,000 copies of Machi Koro and Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion already in circulation, the buzz keeps growing around one of the year’s biggest gaming hits! This new expansion adds more than 80 new cards and a new strategic mechanic that will have players completely re-thinking their construction plans.

Machi Koro: Millionaire’s Row contains 12 new establishment cards for Machi Koro. That brings the total number of market cards now available for play to more than 30, meaning gamers will never play the same game twice, and it gives the ability to fully customize their gaming experience by swapping establishments in and out of their marketplace in order to build the perfect Machi Koro game for any group. This new expansion also brings an interesting and infuriating Vacation mechanic into play that will foil even the best-laid plans. Machi Koro: Millionaire’s Row is truly re-shaping the whole town!

New Pathfinder Adventure Path Packages for Hero Lab

Rise of the Runelords Encounter List (Work in Progress).Lone Wolf Development, creator of the award-winning tabletop game accessory Hero Lab, announced today the development of new Pathfinder Adventure Path packages for Hero Lab. The first add-on package, Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition, is available now for pre-order ($24.99), and will release worldwide later this month.

The release of the Rise of the Runelords package launches a new package option within Hero Lab, to provide players all the tools they’ll need for specific Pathfinder RPG Adventure Paths. This first package includes:

  • Access to all of the encounters from the award-winning, fan-favorite, Pathfinder Adventure Path: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition
  • Pre-built NPCs with spells, gear, feats, traits, armor, items, and more
  • Ability to import the encounters into the Hero Lab Tactical Console to manage combat with a laptop at the game table
  • Option to print-out NPCs and monsters for easy reference
  • Automatic integration of spells, items, and other material from other Pathfinder RPG supplements, such as the Bestiary or Advanced Players Guide, for use within that Adventure Path (purchase of these packages is not necessary)

Designed for players and GMs alike, Hero Lab is the ultimate RPG character management tool. With this award-winning software, players can build characters in minutes for their favorite RPGs, and play from their laptop, iPad or printed character sheets. Indispensable Game Mastering tools, like the Encounter Builder and Tactical Console, ensure GMs don’t have to worry about the hassles of creating or running an encounter. With Hero Lab, preparing for games has never been easier.

In addition to the Pathfinder RPG, Hero Lab is available for Shadowrun, Mutants and Masterminds, Savage Worlds, Call of Cthulhu, World of Darkness, and the d20 System.

The Skinsaw Man, a villain in Rise of the Runelords, pre-built in Hero Lab and ready for the encounter. Users can manage all of the Rise of the Runelords encounters in the built-in Hero Lab Tactical Console

Dungeons & Dragons Comes to Virtual Tabletop

Sample Dragon NPCWizards of the Coast and SmiteWorks today announced the launch of Dungeons & Dragons content in Fantasy Grounds, the online virtual tabletop. Fantasy Grounds is an application developed by SmiteWorks to help gamers play tabletop role playing games over the internet. D&D fans can now play D&D adventures online inside Fantasy Grounds by purchasing and downloading the virtual tabletop via the Fantasy Grounds website or on Steam. All of the rules, classes and monsters available in the core rulebooks has been converted to be usable within Fantasy Grounds.

The DM runs the game like any other D&D session, with mapping, combat and skill checks all automated through Fantasy Grounds. One of the greatest experiences in Fantasy Grounds is rolling 3D animated dice and having the results shown to the whole table. The drama of rolling that natural 20 against the big ogre about to pummel the party feels just like the group was physically sitting together. Players can download the Fantasy Grounds client, available from FantasyGrounds.com or from Steam, and log in to your Dungeon Master’s specific table.

Now players can purchase the D&D Complete Core Class Pack with all the class, feats, spells and equipment or can purchase individual classes based on what the group is using. It’s possible to buy the monsters in packs separated by monster type like aberrations or dragons or as the D&D Complete Core Monster Pack. All of these packs have been converted to work tightly with Fantasy Grounds to give players the best possible gaming experience. Each pack contains all the great artwork and content from the official products published by Wizards. Not only will players get the same content that can be found in print, but they’ll also get a new UI theme for the client, as well as adventures and content customized specifically for ease of play inside of Fantasy Grounds.

The adventure found in the D&D Starter Set – the Lost Mine of Phandelver – is available for purchase now, and SmiteWorks will be bringing the Tyranny of Dragons and Elemental Evil storylines

Dungeon Masters and players on a budget might pick up a Player Customization Pack and one or two Class Packs. Dungeon Masters can often get by with just the Adventure of their choice and one or two Monster Packs. Players can gift purchases through Steam for Dungeon Masters who have linked their license on Steam.

Fight cunning beholders and ancient red dragons with long-distance friends! Roll that virtual d20 with advantage!

D&D content available for play inside Fantasy Grounds includes:

  • D&D Complete Core Class Pack offers twelve core character classes, class descriptions, special features, spells and abilities, as well as customization options such as equipment and feats. The Complete Core Class Pack also includes D&D Player Packs, which allows players to access information about all the characters classes, and D&D Monster Packs for Dungeon Masters to collect as needed. ($49.99)
  • D&D Complete Core Monster Pack features the entire collection of core monsters from the D&D Monster Manual and is perfect for Dungeon Masters to use to create encounters and combats within their campaigns. ($49.99)
  • D&D Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure is set a short distance from the city of Neverwinter in the Sword Coast region of the Forgotten Realms and can be played with four to five 1st level characters. During the course of the adventure the characters will advance to 5th level. ($19.99)

Character Race Info. Monster Overland Map

A look at Dungeons & Dragons: Princes of the Apocalypse

Called by the Elder Elemental Eye to serve, four corrupt prophets have risen from the depths of anonymity to claim mighty weapons with direct links to the power of the elemental princes. Each of these prophets has assembled a cadre of cultists and creatures to serve them in the construction of four elemental temples of lethal design. It is up to adventurers from heroic factions such as the Emerald Enclave and the Order of the Gauntlet to discover where the true power of each prophet lay, and dismantle it before it comes boiling up to obliterate the Realms.

Princes of the Apocalypse lays out a new adventure for Dungeon Masters to run their parties through geared towards characters level 1-15. It includes new elemental spells and the element-touched genasi as a new playable race.

You can order a copy now!

 

 

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