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Review: Mystery

Mystery is a fascinating blend of graphic novel, choose-your-own-adventure, and roleplaying game. In it, you get to play the role of a superhero saving Chicago in the year 2025.

Story: Ced
Art: Stivo

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
Van Ryder Games

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Marvel and Games Workshop Announce Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar

A legendary Space Marine Chapter Master of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Marneus Calgar leads his elite Ultramarines against  humanity’s greatest threats and has had his dark past shrouded in mystery…until now. This October, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jacen Burrows will unite to tell Marneus Calgar’s never-before-told origin story – from his beginnings on the world of Nova Thulium, his campaigns in the Black Crusades, and to the unfolding mystery of the Black Altar as a deadly threat from his past reemerges to threaten the present of the Ultramar system.

Gillen, a veteran player of the Warhammer tabletop miniature wargame, can barely contain his enthusiasm for the series.

I am venerable enough to have bought Rogue Trader in 1987. Since then, I like to think every hastily dry-brushed Necron, every badly edge-highlighted Marine, every ignored Harlequin (as painting Motley petrified me) has prepared me for writing the first Warhammer comics for Marvel. If I said, ‘Getting to explore the roots of Marneus Calgar and setting the stage for Marvel’s Warhammer comics is a dream come true,’ I would be betraying everything this grim future should be since ‘dream’ implies the possibility of hope.  But getting to do this is the sort of thing Slaanesh would wave in my direction if she wanted me coming over to the tentacle-y side.

Or to translate for those less indoctrinated in 40K. I’m excited.

This never-before-told tale will be essential reading for 40K aficionados, as well as the perfect primer to the Warhammer 40,000 universe for those new to it. It will also be but the first foray into the larger darkness that is coming from Games Workshop and Marvel

Warhammer 40,000 Marneus Clagar

Giant Robot Hellboy Comes to Hellboy: The Board Game for Charity and More New Expansions

Mantic Games has announced it is working with Dark Horse Comics and visionary comic creator Mike Mignola to help raise money for charity with the release of Giant Robot Hellboy–a new playable character for Hellboy: The Board Game. What’s more, players of Hellboy: The Board Game will soon be able to create their own missions with the release of the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Mike Mignola has been entertaining fans with new illustrations nearly each day. These range from characters from the Mignolaverse to icons in popular culture. However, one of the most eye-catching was Giant Robot Hellboy–a massive mechanical version of Hellboy. 

Each limited-edition Giant Robot Hellboy will be handmade in resin by the team at Mantic Games. It will be a new playable character that can be used to play Hellboy: The Board Game in solo mode. After all, a huge robot isn’t likely to need a great deal of help dispatching the forces of evil
For each Giant Robot Hellboy sold, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to World Central Kitchen–the same charity Mike Mignola has been raising money for with his charity auctions during the COVID-19 outbreak. World Central Kitchen has served more than 10 million meals to students, families in need, seniors, and frontline healthcare heroes in North America and Spain during the pandemic.

  • Giant Robot Hellboy

The limited-edition Giant Robot Hellboy is available to pre-order now for $44.99. The miniature will be available to order throughout June and is expected to start shipping in late July, depending upon demand.

B.P.R.D. Archives expansion

But that’s not the only Hellboy: The Board Game news. Later this month Mantic Games will be releasing the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion. This allows players to create their own missions for Hellboy: The Board Game by selecting their own Case File cards, adding new minions, and choosing what terrifying boss the team will face in the dramatic final confrontation. The B.P.R.D. Archives, along with Baba Yaga and Hecate boss expansions, will be launching in stores this June.

The B.P.R.D. Archives expansion comes with

  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic werewolves
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic wolves
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic witches
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic killer birds
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic harpies
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic bat swarms
  • CASE FILE CONSTRUCTOR CARDS
  • 1 Rules card
  • 6 Environment cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Investigation cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Threat cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Objective cards + 1 title card
  • 6 Twist cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Showdown cards + 1 title card
  • 1 Confrontation card + 1 title cards
  • 5 Enemy Cards
  • 10 Deck of Doom cards
  • 3 Unexpected Threat cards
Hellboy Hecate

The Hecate monster booster is an expansion that brings the evil  Hecate to your adventures. The expansion includes:

  • 1 x pre-assembled plastic Hecate
  • 1 x Unexpected Threat card
  • 1 x Hellboy enemy card
  • 2 x Boss Behaviour cards
  • 1 x Case File Confrontation Card
Hellboy Baba Yaga

Hecate is joined by Baba Yaga, another monster booster also available for the game that adds the cunning Baba Yaga to your adventures. Baba Yaga comes with:

  • 1 x pre-assembled plastic Baba Yaga
  • 1 x Unexpected Threat card
  • 1 x Baba Yaga enemy card
  • 2 x Boss Behaviour cards
  • 2 x Confrontation Case File card

The Op Announces their Newest Rising Game, The Batman Who Laughs Rising

The Batman Who Laughs Rising

Do you hear that laughing? That’s The Batman Who Laughs, the subject of The Op‘s latest “Rising” game, The Batman Who Laughs Rising. Our sister site Board Game Today has the news that DC’s breakout villain is the focus of a new game coming out later this year.

The Batman Who Laughs is a twisted version of Batman from the Dark Multiverse, one where he was infected with Joker Toxin. Yes, it’s the brains and cunning of Batman mixed with the pure anarchy of the Joker!

The multiverse’s disturbing cross between The Caped Crusader and The Joker is the epicenter of conflict in The Op’s newest cooperative card and dice game, in which players work together and recruit key Super Heroes to dominate a host of Super-Villains. In The Batman Who Laughs Rising, a passage from the Dark Multiverse has allowed the most dangerous evildoers to infiltrate Gotham City, and these Dark Knights alongside their menacing leader are eager to do their worst to the city.

Save the multiverse and do battle with Power, Purpose, Determination, and
Justice with four starting heroes: Wonder Woman, Green Lantern,
Hawkgirl, and Batman, each with their own teams and special abilities.
Prominently on the opposition stands a custom sculpted, full color figure of The Batman Who Laughs, crazed and commanding a fistful of chained Evil Robins.

The Batman Who Laughs Rising

As the demonic leader doles out damage wherever he turns, regain control by empowering Allies such as Harley Quinn, The Flash, and Cyborg, whose
skills can complete objectives or help recover what is lost to darkness. Take out villainous versions of Batman such as The Merciless, The Dawnbreaker, The Murder Machine, and more before facing off with the psychotic Jokerized antagonist himself!

The Batman Who Laughs Rising is the fifth installment of The Op’s cooperative Rising game series of fateful battles, and also features new solo play rules for fans to put an end to the mayhem single-handedly! Made for 1-4 players ages 15 and up, the $49.99 game includes over 200 components and eerie illustrations that will add a uniquely grim visual to your Batman collection this fall

The Batman Who Laughs debuted in DC Comics’ The Casting #1 in September 2017 and created by Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder.

Tokyo Sidekick, a Cooperative Superhero Board Game, Comes to Kickstarter June 2020

Our sister site Board Games Today has news that Japanime Games has announced Tokyo Sidekick, a cooperative superhero board game. It’s set to come to Kickstarter in June 2020.

Yusuke Emi designed Tokyo Sidekick and has been writing the background story for these characters for many years. Japanime Games is partnering with Little Future to bring Tokyo Sidekick to wider audiences!

Tokyo Sidekick is about pairing heroes and sidekicks together to battle ever-increasing odds against villains until the biggest, baddest villains known as “the Menace” show up and you take them down!

Stride across Tokyo resolving incidents together, powering up your duos by using your experience and energy wisely to power up your abilities! Once you’ve dealt with enough incidents, minor villains, and caused enough of a ruckus then it’s time to battle the Menace!

Are you ready to partner up and take the fight to those nasty villains? Stay tuned this June for the launch of Tokyo Sidekick on Kickstarter!

Tokyo Sidekick

(via Board Game Today)

Preview: Starcadia Quest: Heart of a Star

Starcadia Quest: Heart of a Star

James Roberts (Author) Aurelio Mazzara (Artist) Nicoletta Baldari ()

CMON games brings their most beloved game properties to graphic novels!

The Starcadia universe is expanding for the first time with all new stories. Expanding the world of Starcadia Quest, the latest stand-alone game in the Arcadia Quest family where players fight alien monsters and each other, find new gear, explore the far reaches of space, and do their best to not become alien chow.

Starcadia Quest: Heart of a Star

Fallout Wave 1-3 AI Cards + 3D Vault Interior and flooring pack release today!

Modiphius has announced some special treats for Fallout fans with all three AI Card Decks launching in PDF, plus two brand new STL files for those who are printing their own Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Vault.
The three AI Card Decks feature Wave 1: Survivors, Super Mutants and Brotherhood of SteelWave 2’s Raiders and Wave 3’s institute releases, allowing you to play against the AI in solo games and incorporate these awesome releases if you weren’t able to pick them up yet. All are available as part of the Fallout Collection on Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com. Both sites also feature a special bundle containing all three releases.
For 3D print fans we also have the brand new Vault Interior Themed Dressing/Scatter and the Vault Flooring Pack which contain a host of 3D printed files to fill your Fallout Vault with even more detail and authenticity – or alternatively just build it from floor tiles!

AI Card Decks

All PDF AI card decks require the Fallout Campaign Book which is included in the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare two player starter set and which is also available as a standalone PDF for purchase here. Your download will also include a copy of the free AI Handbook which gives more advice for using AI in games.

Wave 1: Survivors, Super Mutants and Brotherhood of Steel

Wave 1: Survivors, Super Mutants and Brotherhood of Steel

Contains  print and play AI Cards for the Fallout Wasteland Warfare miniatures game and includes all the AI cards for:

  • Survivors
  • Super Mutants
  • Brotherhood of Steel 

Includes cards for: Mutant Hound, Super Mutant, Deathclaw, Brute, Aviator, Sole Survivor, Sole Survivor Day One, Dogmeat and many more! Please see each separate listing for full details as there’s simply too many cards to list them all here.

Wave 2: Raiders

Wave 2: Raiders

Contains  print and play AI Cards for the Fallout Wasteland Warfare miniatures game and includes all the AI cards for: 

  • Raiders Expansion

Includes cards for: Putrid Glowing One, Bloated Glowing One, Mole Raty, Weak Feral Ghoul Young Deathclaw, Battered Sentry Bot, Battered Assaultron, Glowing Radroach Swarm, and many more! Please see each listing for full details as there’s simply too many cards to list them all here.

Wave 3: Institute

Wave 3: Institute

Contains  print and play AI Cards for the Fallout Wasteland Warfare miniatures game and includes all the AI cards for: 

  • Institute Expansion

Includes cards for: Engineer, Scientist, Courser, Patroller, Gen 1 Synth Laser Pistol, Gen 1 Synth Baton, Battered Gen 1, Synth Baton, Battered Gen 1 Synth Laser Pistol, Tooper, Conrad Kellogg and many more! Please see each listing for full details as there’s simply too many cards to list them all here.


Vault Interior Themed Dressing Scatter Pack

Build your own Vault-Tec Vault with the STL design files, ready to be the background for epic and immersive games of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare and its RPG Expansion. This Vault Interior Themed Dressing Scatter Pack includes files for all manner of furniture and accessories including beds, chairs, generators, couches, showers and shipping containers, giving players huge amounts of versatility and variation to build their own vault.Includes STL printable files for:

Air Con, Bed, Chair, Consoles 1-7, Dresser, Dryer, Expresso Machine, Fire Control, Generator 1-3, Couch, Kitchen Counter, Kitchen Stove, Mannequin, Office Chair, Picnic Table, Shipping Container, Vault Shower 1-2.

Vault Interior Themed Dressing Scatter Pack

Vault Flooring Pack

Build your own Vault-Tec Vault with the STL design files, ready to be the background for epic and immersive games of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare and its RPG Expansion. This Vault Interior Vault Flooring Pack includes files for all manner of flooring tiles giving players huge amounts of versatility and variation to build their own vault. Includes STL printable files for:

Large Tile, Medium Tile, Small Tile, Small Double Tile, Hatch Large, Hatch Medium, Hatch Utility Corridor A, Hatch Utility Corridor B, Floor Mat Large, Maintenance Tile A, Maintenance Tile B, Macro Tile, Macro Tile Double, Rubble Medium, Sheet Scrap, Sign, Stiped Medium Tile, Traffic Cone, Utility Corridor Large, Utility Corridor Small.

Vault Flooring Pack

(via Board Game Today)

Power Up Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid with the Ranger Allies Pack #1

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid Ranger Allies Pack #1

In the quest to defeat the evil that threatens our world, sometimes the Power Rangers need a little help! That’s where Ranger Allies come in!

Enhance your game with five legendary heroes from across time and space who have each helped the Rangers in their fight against evil. This expansion includes various allies including NinjorPhantom RangerShadow RangerMagna Defender, and Zeo Gold Ranger!

You can pre-order the expansion for Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid now from Renegade Game Studios!

Designed by Jonathan Ying with art by Dan Mora, the set retails for $40.

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid Ranger Allies Pack #1

Level 99 Games Announces Bullet❤

Bullet

Level 99 Games has announced its next upcoming project Bullet♥︎. Bullet♥︎ is a shoot-em-up puzzle action tabletop game.

Players take on the role of heroines in a far-flung future earth, and use their incredible powers to defend the earth from evil!… as well as from one another. Each heroine’s powers manifest in a different form—control sound, paper, technology, gravity, triangles, and more!

The game is fast and accessible. 1–4 players can complete a game of Bullet♥︎ in under 20 minutes. With 8 characters to play and 4 game modes, you’ll be able to play multiple matches and modes in a single sitting.

Bullet♥︎ has been designed over 2 years by Joshua Van Laningham, developed alongside the Level 99 Games team, and illustrated by Usanekorin of Collateral Damage Studios.

There are 4 ways to play Bullet♥︎:

  1. Battle Royale Mode: 2–4 players can duel in a free-for-all puzzle battle that plays in real-time!
  2. Co-op Boss Mode: 1–4 players can combine forces to survive against a single boss. There are 8 bosses—one corresponding to each heroine.
  3. Score Attack Mode: A lone player can play for a high score against increasingly difficult odds.
  4. Team Battle Mode: Two teams of two players battle it out! The last team standing wins.

Bullet♥︎ comes to Kickstarter this summer!

(via sister site Board Game Today)

Warhammer 40,000 Wrath & Glory Pre-Order is Now Live!

Warhammr 40K Roleplay: Wrath & Glory

Cubicle 7 has announced that the PDF for Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory is finished! You can pre-order your copy of the book here and get hold of the PDF straight away!

The new PDF is being added to the existing one on DriveThruRPG so that those who purchased the previous Rulebook can access it.

For those who have purchased only the physical copy, Cublicle 7 is working on a free PDF to highlight changes.

Set in the world of Games Workshop‘s Warhammer 40K, Wrath & Glory is the story of the Gilead System, eight Imperial worlds cut off from the Emperor’s light by the Great Rift. The new Rulebook focuses on the Gilead System, allowing you to tell your own stories in a society beset by daemonic invasion and internal corruption.

This edition allows for a streamlined character creation with a focus on Frameworks.

The rulebook highlights the various factions vying for supremacy with expanded backgrounds, each of which provides a bonus during gameplay.

Archetypes are presented in an easy-to-read, single-page format. There’s an emphasis for guiding new players through making characters or helping gamemasters create NPCs.

The Rules have been reviewed, edited, playtested, with a focus on clarity and quick understanding.

(via sister site Board Game Today)

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