Zombicide 2nd Edition is coming to Kickstarter very soon. But where did it all begin? I actually remember being here on TGN when that first campaign launched. Back then, we weren't 100% sure how we were going to do coverage for these new-fangled "crowd funding" things. Different times, for sure. In this first part of the series, CMON looks back at the first 3 seasons of Zombicide and how the game changed during that time.
Three factions are getting reinforcements this month for the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game from CMON. House Stark is calling on their longtime allies, House Tully, and getting the Tully Cavaliers. The Lannisters are using the faithful to fight for them with the addition of the Poor Fellows. Meanwhile, further north than even House Stark, the Night's Watch are bringing their Veterans of the Watch as well as their Builder Crossbowmen (pting! pting!) to the field.
The Night's Watch defend Westeros from the horrors beyond The Wall. Keeping them armed and armored are the Builders. They also create units that take to the field of battle. In this instance, they're grabbing trusty crossbows to pepper the enemies with bolts before they can close. Get a look at how this unit will work in the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures game.
Pting! Pting! Pting!
I'm not much of a religious bear. I'm not sure what happens when we die. But the Poor Fellows certainly do (and they're ready to help you get there, if you oppose them). Their devotion makes them formidable troops on the battlefield, even if they have no training and are going to battle in little more than robes. Soon, Lannister players in the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game will be able to add this devout unit to their army.
House Stark has long made allies with the other Houses around them. It's just what they do. So, when the Dire Wolf marches to war, there's a lot of other bannermen that will send troops to help. House Tully is one such house, and they're more than willing to send their most valuable asset to assist. That asset comes in the form of the House Tully Cavaliers. These heavy cavalry troopers are known far and wide for their devastating charges. Soon, House Stark Players will be able to add them to their armies in the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game. Let's take a look.
The Kickstarter campaign for Trudvang Legends continues on. As too does the world primer articles that CMON is posting. In this article, we get a look at Westmark, a land that is set apart from the rest of the continent by its love of learning over simple acts of brawn. But Westmark has a dark past that many don't know about.
The latest batch of releases are available from CMON. There's Foodies, where players own their own food court and must fill it with fabulous food stalls. There's Zombicide: Invader, where players are looking to survive the alien infestation on PK-L7. And then there's a pair of Hero Boxes for the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, one each for Free Folk and Night's Watch.
In the not-too-distant future, gangs and megacorporations fight for dominance in Night City. In this land, we have the Fixers. They're looking to make a name for themselves, and they'll do so by hiring the right people, equipping them with the best gear, and getting the job done. That's the story behind Cyberpunk 2077 – Afterlife: The Card Game, a new card game coming from CMON and CD Projekt Red.
Eric M. Lang. Adrian Smith. Mike McVey.
That's a trio that's known for some amazing games individually and also collectively. They brought you Blood Rage. They brought you Rising Sun. Soon, they'll be bringing you Ankh. Take a trip to Ancient Egypt and become a God, looking to be the one remaining when the society chooses just a single one to worship.
There's a big announcement for you. Zombicide, one of the most-loved cooperative zombie survival games, is getting a new edition. Taking all the innovations that CMON and Guillotine have been working on over the past 7 years, the original version is getting an update.
The Norns are trying to find a way to stop Ragnarok. They have many different paths open, and they are exploring each. In this preview of the upcoming God of War: The Card Game, we get a look at some of those paths and what challenges will be put before the Heroes if that path is taken.
In the deep recesses of space, on the planet PK-L7, the future of humanity's energy needs was met with Xenium. However, the passive aliens that also inhabited the planet suddenly turned murderous. Now, it's a race to get off the planet for the Survivors in Zombicide: Invader, the latest incarnation of the game. You can pick up your copies in just a couple days.
Yes, it's Gen Con week. That means lots of announcements about what's going to be at the show. Here is CMON's (where I'll be most of the time, so stop by and say hello). What sort of things can you also see in the booth (besides me)? Let's take a look.
The members of the Night's Watch have sworn to protect Westeros. While they all have that goal in mind, each one still has their own ambitions and thoughts on how the Brotherhood should be run. With the release of the Night's Watch Heroes 1 box for the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, some of those strong personalities will make it to your tabletop. We get a preview of what's coming here.
In God of War: The Card Game, you are looking to find a way to stop Ragnarok. You'll do that by going on quests, but what does that actually look like? The game uses a mosaic system of cards to create almost a board-game like feeling as you move your figure back and forth, deciding which cards you want to direct your attacks at. In this article, we get a little more detail about how that all works.
The popular Trudvang Chronicles RPG is coming to your tabletops in a new way. CMON and RitoMinds are teaming up to bring you Trudvang Legends, a new adventure board game based on the popular and award-winning RPG. Players must travel the continent, completing quests, each with consequences that will last far into the campaign. In the end, they must conquer the forces of evil. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
The Free Folk aren't so much a cohesive army as they are a group of armies all with the same agenda and moving in the same direction. Within its number are many different leaders, those that stand out from the rest and drive the battle onward. The Free Folk Heroes 1 box for the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game has many of these individuals, and soon you'll be able to add them to your forces, dramatically changing how your army plays on the battlefield in the process.
I don't know. That's what I think of when I think of DBZ. Though I've since found out that all that padding was put in because the animators were under such a schedule that they just needed more time to get more animating done, and that was a great way to stretch things out. But anyway, that's all beside the point. You can power up your attacks as much as you want in the upcoming Dragon Ball Z Miniature Mayhem board game, coming from CMON and IDW.
Yes, you read that right. IDW and CMON are teaming up to bring you Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Zombicide. They had some issues when the sets first were announced, but things look like they're working better now. You can head over and pre-order your sets now.
Whenever CMON launches a Kickstarter campaign, it's a big event. And their next one is just around the corner. Next week, in fact. They'll be launching the campaign for Trudvang Legends on July 23rd.
CMON and Xplored have announced the Teburu Gaming System. It's a new evolution in gaming technology that melds the electronic and the physical in new ways. Utilizing an electronic board and RFID chips in miniatures, as well as smart dice, players' actions and rolls are automatically registered by the gaming system and displayed on the main screen while player's individual smart devices show a player's personal dashboard.
The Norns are looking to stop Ragnarok. They're looking into the well of Fate, trying different combinations of heroes and situations in order to do it. That's what you're up to in God of War: The Card Game, coming soon from CMON. In this preview, we get a look at how the heroes work, and some of what makes them unique from one-another.
Trudvang Legends, coming from CMON and RiotMinds, gives players a new way to travel the land of Trudvang. It is a land that is full of dangers and wonder. In an ongoing series, CMON is giving us a look inside that world, going to the different regions. This time around, we get a look into the Stormlands.
The Houses in Westeros are at war. And, really, it's not just the great Houses, but pretty much everyone, as we can see from this new set of releases for the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game from CMON. The Night's Watch are taking to the field with their Ranger Trackers while the Free Folk counter with their Followers of Bone. Both sets are available now.
Runes. Magical symbols etched into stones or written on parchment that carry a lot of power. In Trudvang Legends, the upcoming adventure board game from CMON and RiotMinds, they are what's used to decide your fate. But how does this runes system work? That's what's discussed in the 3rd installment of their Design Diary series.