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The CoolMiniOrNot Expo 2015 (or CMON Expo if you’re hip) kicked off in Atlanta, Georgia today. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it’s an annual tabletop gaming convention hosted by the folks at CMON where gamers get to try out the company’s past, present, and future games along with a wide array of other titles from companies like On The Lamb, Action Phase, Witchborn, and more. To kick off the event, CMON held their State of Affairs panel detailing its releases during 2014 and 2015, what’s to come later in 2015, and a taste of the games we can look forward to in the future.
Blood stains the ground as warriors clash in the fighting pits, each armed with the skills, weapons, and bravery needed to survive. However, no matter how prepared the warriors are, only one will make it out. Combat is fast, furious, and brutal. So it's fitting that the game I'm talking about is Brutal from Italian artist (and game designer) Gipi. Currently funding on Ulule (the first European crowdfunding site), Brutal has been snatched up by CoolMiniOrNot for distribution stateside and already has a tie in with the upcoming Zombicide: Black Plague. For more about the game and the trailer, check after the break.
Twisted Burrito Game Studios is running a Kickstarter campaign to bring the Brutal RPG system to board game form.


From the campaign:

Brutal: The Board Game is based on the Pen and Paper RPG system Brutal RPG. Where Brutal brings you into a world of huge battles with simple rules for rapid action battles, Brutal: The Board Game brings you a world of non-stop action on a smaller scale.

Brutal: The Board Game pits your adventurers against hordes of heart stopping, heavy-hitting, hack-and-slash action unlike any other board game. This game is not for sissy players who do not want their adventurers to die. For in Brutal your adventurers will die...often. In Brutal, survival is a pure testament to its name. Learning to flee or stand your ground will mean the difference between a sigh of relief or choking on your own blood in this game's intense and fast-paced combat system.