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Road to Gen Con 2016: Arcane Wonders is Speechless

The fourth Dice Tower Essentials game Speechless is a party game designed by Mike Elliott, and will be pre-releasing at Gen Con! Arcane Wonders will have a limited supply of pre-release copies available, so make it a priority to stop over at the Arcane Wonders purple couch lounge in booth 839!

What is the purple couch lounge? Great question! The company will have two purple couches at the Arcane Wonders booth #839 where weary attendees can take a moment to rest and demo their Gen Con pre-release Speechless!

Speechless

Road to Gen Con 2016: Giant Killer Robot’s Road Trip

GKR: Heavy Hitters (GKR = Giant Killer Robots) is heading to Gen Con and will be showing off demos of the game along the way at various game shops. GKR is an augmented reality miniature board game from Weta Workshop, Cryptozoic, and Evolver Studios.

The year is 2150.

Mega corporations rule the world of GKR, fighting for control over cities long destroyed and abandoned after a devastating world war 100 years earlier.

Like MODERN DAY GLADIATORS GIANT KILLER ROBOT battles are broadcast across the globe as entertainment for the masses.

These sponsored robot armies battle in proxy as a way to humiliate and financially break their competition, as well as profit off the entertainment advertising and promotion during these global events.

What’s even more fun is the GKR crew are showing off their travels. If you get a chance, absolutely check out a demo and if you’re not able to, we’ll have coverage at Gen Con.

SDCC 2016: ThinkFun Inc. Brings the Escape Room Sensation

Escape the Room Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor 2ThinkFun is heading to Gen Con – North America’s largest table top gaming convention that takes place in Indianapolis!

Our booth at Gen Con will feature an escape room adventure based on our recently released game, Escape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor. The game, which features a never before seen storyline that acts as a prequel to the events in the game, will be held in Booth #1460, where you can purchase Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor. What sets the game apart is that you can escape from this room in the convenience of your home – it’s a board game! In the Gen Con version players will have 20 minutes to escape the ‘manor’ using scene cards, sealed envelopes, and a solution wheel – your job is to unlock clues and try to solve the puzzles before time runs out!

The Premise: It’s been a year since the Astronomer went missing. Grab your friends and family to investigate what’s happened to the decaying Stargazer’s Manor using puzzles and clues. But be quick! There’s strange things happening within the manor and if you stay too long, you may be trapped forever!

Escape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor is for ages 10 to adult, and is best played with two or more players. The game will retail for $21.99.

Road to Gen Con 2016: Boss Monster in Virtual Reality at Premieres

Brotherwise Games announced the convention premier of the Virtual Reality (VR) version of their hit tabletop card game, Boss Monster, at this year’s Gen Con, Aug. 4-7 in Indianapolis. Convention goers will be able to experience the tabletop game in virtual reality.

Brotherwise partnered with VR pioneer AltspaceVR to bring Boss Monster to the virtual table. AltspaceVR made waves in the gaming community in 2015 with their VR Dungeon & Dragons sessions, but Boss Monster VR represents the first virtual reality version of a tabletop game with complex pieces, cards, and interactions.

The tabletop game market has been experiencing double-digit growth for several years, and the population of gamers continues to grow. VR offers a new frontier for game developers, and AltspaceVR allows multiple people to be together in virtual space, which is ideal for tabletop games.

Brotherwise and AltspaceVR will demonstrate Boss Monster VR at booth #2343 during Gen Con.

The game is already available online. You can sign up, sign in, and play now. Boss Monster can be played in AltspaceVR in full VR mode using Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or Samsung Gear VR. Players without VR devices can play Boss Monster in desktop mode on their PC or Mac, using an audio headset with a microphone.

Boss Monster in Virtual Reality

Road to Gen Con 2016: Paizo Announces Hundreds of Pathfinder Events

Paizo_logoPaizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, has announced the line-up of events and promotions planned for Gen Con 2016. With hundreds of activities for players of all levels, Pathfinders will experience a Gen Con like never before.

Pathfinder Society’s takeover of the Sagamore Ballroom is now the stuff of legends, with hundreds of gaming tables arrayed wall-to-wall across Gen Con’s largest and most luxurious gaming space. Highlighted Roleplaying Guild events include Thursday night’s pre-generated character special Serpents’ Ire (a follow up to last year’s Serpents’ Rise) and Saturday’s pre-generated character special Through Maelstrom Rift. Also highlighted is The Cosmic Captive, Friday night’s massively multiplayer 1,000-hero Special kicking off the Year of the Stolen Storm, Season 8 of the world’s largest organized play campaign! Join the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild in the Sagamore Ballroom for hundreds of games for every level of play, 3 new scenarios, 6 new quests, and a silent auction for valuable boons to raise money for Gen Con’s charity, The Pourhouse. All are welcome, no experience necessary!

Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild returns to the Sagamore Ballroom as well, with four days packed full of adventure. On Friday, cards and dice come together in The Cosmic Captive. This is a world-premier event, incorporating a card game component into the interactive special. Throughout Gen Con, players can join the 2nd annual Open Tournament, where teams of four go head-to-head to proclaim themselves champion. Attendees may play through all of the Season of the Runelords organized play campaign, or pick up games from past campaigns the Season of the Shackles and the Season of the Rightous. Loaner decks are available for new players, so come on out and give the cards a try!

– Gen Con 2016 launches Pathfinder Society Academy, Pathfinder Society’s newest program designed to introduce kids ages 6 and up to the world of Pathfinder. Pathfinder Society Academy includes Kid’s Track Beginner and Advanced scenarios, as well as Transitions —5 new adventures to get players to level 2 and ready to join Pathfinder Society— and youth-friendly versions of some favorite Pathfinder Society scenarios.

– Paizo is proud to launch the new summer Pathfinder RPG hardcover book each year at Gen Con and this year will be no exception with the release of Pathfinder RPG: Horror Adventures. Horror Adventures takes game masters and players into the darkest reaches, where madness and death lurk around every corner. Horror Adventures is available for pre-order now.

– Stop by the Paizo booth in the exhibit hall (#103) to meet Pathfinder cover artist Wayne Reynolds and many of Paizo’s designers, artists, and other team members, collect daily buttons, and participate in a demo of the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Mummy’s Mask for a free Reta Bigbad promo card.

– Cheer on Team Pathfinder in the Live RPG Plus event, where Erik Mona, Jason Bulmahn, Crystal Frasier and F. Wesley Schneider face off against GM and Dicestormers host Benjamin Loomes who will be attempting a Total Party Kill on our fearless adventurers. Tickets are available from Gen Con for $2.

– Post a picture to social media with a Pathfinder goblin, tag it with #GoblinHorde, and join the community chronicling the adventures of Pathfinders’ mischievous mascots.

– Visit Scotty’s Brewhouse, the official Pathfinder clubhouse of Gen Con, for a food menu straight out of Golarion and enjoy a pint of the limited edition Pathfinder Cthulhu Brew. Wednesday, Scotty’s plays host to the Pathfinder Society in a spin-up to the launch of Gen Con on Thursday.

Road to Gen Con 2016: Mythic Battles: Pantheon to Make its North American Debut

Mythic Battles PantheonMythic Games, the new game studio from co-creators of the Conan Board Game, has announced the company’s highly anticipated first release, miniatures board game Mythic Battles: Pantheon, will make its North American debut at Gen Con August 4 – 7, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN.

Gen Con attendees will be the first gamers in North America to play as a famous god of Greek mythology, assemble warriors, lead troops into battle, create their own Pantheon and become the new ruler of Olympus in Mythic Battles: Pantheon. Learn-to-play games of Mythic Battle: Pantheon are scheduled in the Event Hall from 10am – 8pm each day and tickets are available on gencon.com for $4 each. Players will also receive an exclusive set of four collectible buttons of iconic Olympic gods.

The mighty Titans of Greek lore awoke and unleashed a massive attack on Olympus. While the Titans were ultimately defeated, the world is ravaged and the surviving Olympians now mere mortals. As the former Gods awake to a broken world, Mythic Battles: Pantheon begins their adventure through Olympus, Styx and the Labyrinth of Minos to regain the glory left decimated by the wrath of the Titans. Playing as Zeus, Athena or any number of Greek gods alongside an army of heroes such as Achilles and Hercules and monsters such as the Hydra, Cerberus and Medusa, in victory players will be a god.

Mythic Battles: Pantheon launches on Kickstarter autumn 2016 with an anticipated release date for hobby gaming stores worldwide summer 2017.

Road to Gen Con 2016: “What’s in the box…..” Arc Dream Announces Festivities

Delta Green Gen ConArc Dream Publishing has a plethora of announcements for Gen Con 2016. More than two dozen role-playing games of Delta Green will be run, along with six games of Godlike and three of Monsters and Other Childish Things. Event information can be found online

Creators will be on hand to sign Better AngelsA Dirty World, Godlike, Monsters and Other Childish Things, the Reign EnchiridionWild Talents, back issues of The Unspeakable Oath, and a number of Delta Green fiction anthologies. Arc Dream even has a new Delta Green T-shirt.

Want to get the first look at the Puppetland RPG? Get your sneak first peak at the color proof in its entirety from Arc Dream at Booth 623. Make sure and get your copies of Delta Green’s Need to Know and Agent’s Handbook as they are currently up for three Ennie Awards: Best Writing and Best Supplement for the Agent’s Handbook, and Best Free Game for Need to Know.

Gen Con is the longest-running, best-attended gaming convention in the country and runs from August 4–7, 2016.

Arc Dream has something special in mind for only the bravest of gamers, a chance to Open the Green Box. This is a must for any Delta Green fan but it’s an amazing chance for any Gen Con attendee. Sign up at Booth #623 and get a chance to Open the Green Box. The Green Box will have…things inside. Delta Green fans may like them. Delta Green fans may fear them. The Green Box will be opened Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 5pm. You must be at the booth at that time to participate.

Road to Gen Con 2016: Modiphius’ Star Trek RPG and Miniatures Line

Star Trek Adventures 1Modiphius Entertainment has announced the development of Star Trek Adventures, the first new official Star Trek roleplaying game to be produced in more than a decade. The news comes as Star Trek fans worldwide celebrate Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary in 2016.

Fans of the legendary Star Trek television series’ and films will not only boldly go to the final frontier, but they will shape the voyages and missions through the Star Trek Adventures living campaign playtest. Each player will experience the game differently based on the ship they are assigned to and attendees of Gen Con will have the exclusive North American opportunity to choose their ship, as well as claim a free Captain Kirk or Captain Picard miniature, while supplies last, when they register for the playtest. Registration will take place daily at the Modiphius booth #2737 in the Gen Con exhibit hall August 4 – 7, 2016.

Star Trek AdventuresAdditional sign-ups will launch online from late August  and fans in Europe will have their chance to claim Kirk or Picard at the Modiphius booth at Essen-Spiel in Germany in October and at Dragonmeet in the UK in December. The living campaign playtest will launch in the fall.

Star Trek Adventures will use the Modiphius 2d20 game system (Mutant Chronicles, Infinity, Conan, John Carter of Mars) designed by Jay Little. Modiphius is also sculpting an accompanying Star Trek miniature figure line, the first to be produced in 17 years. Resin and metal 32mm-scale hobby figures will feature classic Star Trek characters and crews, boarding parties and away teams. Geomorphic tile maps of burning Federation ships, mysterious colonies and embattled Klingon cruisers will set the scene for dramatic new voyages in the Final Frontier.

Star Trek Adventures is slated for a Summer 2017 release and the playtest crews will be listed in the Star Trek Adventures book manifest.Star Trek Adventures 2

Road to Gen Con 2016: Arcane Wonders: Meet the Designer of Sheriff of Nottingham + the Sheriff!

sheriff of nottinghamWe’re a little over a week away before Gen Con 2016 begins and Arcane Wonders is revealing their plans for the convention. The company has announced that Friday is Sheriff of Nottingham day at the Arcane Wonders booth #839.

Meet Sergio Halaban from 1:00 to 4:00 on Friday!

Hear ye, hear ye! Good merchants take heed! The honorable Sheriff of Nottingham shall be honoring Gen Con on Friday with his presence at the Arcane Wonders booth numbered 839. Not only will their most gracious sheriff be attending, but honored guest Sergio Halaban, designer of the Sheriff of Nottingham board game will be at the booth from 1:00 to 4:00 PM!

Meet the Sheriff Friday 2:00 to 6:00 on Friday!

You heard correctly! Both Sergio Halaban, the designer of the hit game Sheriff of Nottingham AND Kevin Burkhardsmeier of Board Game Theater will be at the Arcane Wonders booth on Friday at Gen Con!

Definitely stop by the booth to take some pictures, have your copy of Sheriff of Nottingham signed, and try out the hit game Sheriff of Nottingham! We’ve even heard rumor that Sergio and the Sheriff may be handing out a hard-to-find promo card while they’re at the booth!

Big Trouble in Little China the Game!

On the Road to San Diego, BOOM! Studios‘ latest announcement will get you rolling (dice). BOOM! along with Everything Epic, Flipside Design Studio, and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products will design and produce Big Trouble in Little China the Game, coming in 2017!

The game is a cooperative, cinematic game with miniatures. You play as Jack Burton or one of his brave friends on the mysterious quest to rescue the green-eyed beauty, defeat Lo Pan’s ancient magic, and save Chinatown from his evil minions.Up to six players will venture through the iconic locations in Chinatown saving the helpless and thwarting evil plans, all the while discovering weapons and rare magics to use to their benefit.

The game will be for up to six players and will seen them venture through the iconic locations in Chinatown saving the helpless and thwarting evil plans, all the while discovering weapons and rare magics to use to their benefit.

More details are to come at Gen Con Indy in August (just a few short weeks), so stay tuned!

Big Trouble in Little China the Game

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