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Around the Tubes

patience_fc_colors-1It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Complex – The Story of Fantagraphics, the Company That Changed Comics – Cool to see this story and boy are they.

Variety – Movie Based on Daniel Clowes Graphic Novel ‘Patience’ in Development at Focus – Nice to see!

Kotaku – Transformers: Forged To Fight Takes Kabam’s Fighting Game To The Next Level – Sounds fun.

ICv2 – WotC Eliminates Its ‘D&D’ Organized Play Volunteers – Are they getting ahead of a lawsuit?

Rock Paper Wizard is Available Now!

rock-paper-wizard-2WizKids has announced the release of Rock Paper Wizard, a fast-paced, high-energy card game that combines strategy, luck and a wee bit of hand coordination! Rock Paper Wizard gathers some of the most iconic spells from Wizards of the Coast’s popular Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game for a spell casting challenge. The game is now available in North American retailers for $19.99.

In Rock Paper Wizard, 3 to 6 players take on the roles of wizards who must try to outwit their opponents in an epic race for loot!

Each player chooses their wizard’s spell and casts some magic by repeating one of the hand gestures found on the cards in front of them. Everyone says “Rock, Paper, Wizard” aloud, and upon saying “Wizard”, forms a hand gesture and points it towards a target. Each card describes the spell’s effect, which can push opponents towards the exit, advance themselves towards the hoard, or manipulate the coins that the wizards must collect to win.

The first wizard to collect 25 pieces of gold wins the game, but you’ll want to start right over and let the magic begin all over again!

Pick up Rock Paper Wizard today!

 

 

 

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Dungeons & Dragons, Volo’s Guide to Monsters is Out Now

Wizards of the Coast has announced the release of the newest supplement to Dungeons & Dragons, Volo’s Guide to Monsters. In Volo’s Guide to Monsters, adventurers explore the breadth of D&D’s monsters in an immersive 224-page volume filled with beautiful illustrations and in-depth lore designed for the fifth edition. Volo’s Guide to Monsters provides something exciting for both players and Dungeon Masters and is now available online and at hobby stores and mass-market retailers across the country. Also, Volo’s Guide to Monsters will be released in a limited edition format exclusively available at core hobby stores that features an alternative-art cover beautifully illustrated by Hydro74.


The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back and he’s written a fantastical dissertation, covering some of the most iconic monsters in the Forgotten Realms. Unfortunately, the Sage of Shadowdale himself, Elminster, doesn’t believe Volo gets all the important details quite right. Don’t miss out as Volo and Elminster square off (academically speaking, of course) to illuminate the uninitiated on creatures both common and obscure. Uncover the machinations of the mysterious Kraken Society, what is the origin of the bizarre froghemoth, or how to avoid participating in the ghastly reproductive cycle of the grotesque vargouille.

Dungeon Masters and players will get some much-needed guidance planning their next ventures, traipsing about some dusty old ruin in search of treasure, lore, and let’s not forget … dangerous creatures whose horns, claws, fangs, heads, or even hides might comfortably adorn the walls of your trophy room. If you survive.

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Dungeon & Dragons is a 2016 inductee to the National Toy Hall of Fame

It’s been 42 years in the making! Dungeon & Dragons has been revealed as a 2016 inductee to the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum for Play in Rochester, NY. Since it was first published in 1974, Dungeons & Dragons has inspired millions of gamers to create stories and adventures and it has brought people from all backgrounds together to share those experiences.

Director of D&D at Wizards of the Coast, Nathan Stewart, was in Rochester to accept the award and witness history, as D&D was officially inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. It is not just a proud moment for Wizards of the Coast, but also for parent company, Hasbro.

Also inducted this year are Fisher-Price Little People and the swing.

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Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire #4

Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire #4

Jim Zub (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

Trapped in the menacing lands of Ravenloft, our heroes are hunted by the minions of Count Strahd. With nowhere left to hide, it’s time for battle!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Wizkids Reveals Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Strahd Rainbow Draft Weekend Details

Dice Masters Strahd ArtUnravel the mysteries of Castle Ravenloft with the Dungeons and Dragons Dice Masters: Strahd Rainbow Draft event!

At Origins, Wizkids revealed a Dungeons and Dragons focused Rainbow Draft event for later this year. Today, the game publisher has revealed the event will take place the weekend of October 8, 2016.

An Organized Play event available to top stores, players will have an opportunity to Rainbow Draft and have a shot at winning limited edition alternate art cards! Just for participating, everyone will receive a Strahd: Master of Ravenloft card and die for use in Dice Masters!

Strahd is a 4 cost lightning bolt character that features Experience and Energy Drain and doesn’t count as an Adventurer. His dice stats are 1/2/2, 1/3/3, and 2/4/3. Those that participate will receive a card, a blank art card, and a die.

Dice Masters Strahd BlankAlso part of the kit is three other cards that are available for individuals to win.

There are five Kobold: Greater Humanoid cards as part of the kits. The card is an alternate art for the card and die released as part of the Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn set. The card from that set is popular as it’s a 1 cost die to purchase and features Swarm.

Two Human: Paladin: Lesser Emerald Enclave alternate art cards are part of the kit. The card was originally released in the Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn set. It protects your characters from global abilities used by your opponent and allows you to pay to reduce damage you take from a character by 1.

Finally, the winner of the event will get an alternate art card for Magic Missile, a basic action card. A popular basic action card, it can deal damage to characters or players.

Dice Masters DnD Rainbow Draft 2016

 

D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie Miniatures- Available Now!

D&D Icons of the Realms Monster Menagerie 2WizKids, a premier creator and publisher of premium tabletop games and accessories, has released the D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie series of pre-painted miniatures to North American retail. In this collection, you will find a vast array of monstrous challenges for heroes to overcome in their tabletop D&D role-playing adventures. Face a variety of popular monsters from the D&D universe, including the Gelatinous Cube, Bulette and Displacer Beast. Summon allies to fight by your side, including five companions from Sword Coast Legends, the innovative RPG Available on PC, MAC, and Linux from n-Space and Digital Extremes!

Don’t miss out – head to your local FLGS immediately to collect all 45 D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie miniatures.

Dungeons & Dragons: Curse of Strahd, Out Now

Curse of StrahdWizards of the Coast have announced the release of the newest Dungeons & Dragons adventure, Curse of Strahd, and it’s now widely available at retail stores around the country! Designed for fifth edition of the D&D tabletop roleplaying game, Curse of Strahd is a new gothic horror-themed adventure set in the cursed land of Barovia, including the iconic Castle Ravenloft. The new release was written in collaboration with Tracy and Laura Hickman, the authors of the original Ravenloft adventure.

In addition to Curse of Strahd, there are many other opportunities for D&D fans to experience Ravenloft, including:

  • D&D Adventurers League Enjoy additional adventures in Ravenloft by participating in the D&D Adventurers League organized play program at local hobby stores around the country.
  • Tarokka Deck This 54-card deck by Gale Force Nine represents the Tarokka cards used by the fortune-teller Madam Eva to randomly determine key aspects of the adventure. (Sold Separately)
  • Dice, Camera, Action! Tune-in and watch Dungeons & Dragons Principal Story Designer, Chris Perkins, guide a party of prominent YouTube and Twitch D&D players through Curse of Strahd live.
  • Dungeon Masters Guild In addition to allowing creators to distribute and sell adventures set in the Forgotten Realms in the Dungeon Masters Guild online marketplace, you can now use most of the content from Curse of Strahd as fodder for new gothic horror stories.

Unravel the mysteries of Ravenloft in this dread adventure!

 

 

 

 

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D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie in April

72287_Monster_Menagerie_Pkg2Building upon the success of its D&D Icons of the Realms series of miniatures, WizKids has announced the upcoming release of the D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie series. In Monster Menagerie, the fourth set of randomly sorted monsters and heroes, you will find a vast array of challenges for your heroes to overcome. Face a variety of popular monsters from the D&D universe, including the Gelatinous Cube, Bulette and Displacer Beast. Summon allies to fight by your side, including five companions from Sword Coast Legends, the innovative RPG available on PC, Mac and Linux from n-Space and Digital Extremes!

  • Bryn Lightfingers
  • Hommet Shaw
  • Illydia Maethellyn
  • Jarhild Stoneforge
  • Larethar Gulgrin

TreantThese sets aren’t just worth checking out for Dungeons & Dragons fans, many of the figures wind up as releases for Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing, the miniature game also by Wizkids. Expect to see these on the tabletop in many ways.

On top of the boosters being released there is also a case intensive promotional figure, a Treant. That figure will retail for $39.99. Attack Wing does love its larger figures, so I’d expect this one to be released for that game eventually as well.

Collect all 45 D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie miniatures arriving in North American retail on April 2016!

Unboxing: D&D Attack Wing: Ogre Mage

The Ogre Mage is an expansion for WizkidsDungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing. The figure is part of the tenth wave of releases for the game and adds some interesting aspects to the game.

We look at the figure itself, as well as the upgrade cards that come with it.

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