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There's a new crop of releases available for Dark Age. Both Skarrd and Outcasts get a new faction box, so if you're looking to join in with one of those, there's a great starting-off point. Added to that, the Outcasts have a new Faction Deck. There's some other Outcast and Skarrd releases, as well as the return of the Brood Howler in fancy, new packaging.
Scotland Yard has seen a massive rise in crime lately. Their regular squad of bobbies is doing their best, but they're going to need help. That's where you come in. Take on the role of a detective looking to solve some of London's most baffling cases. Be the first to figure out your clues and prove that you're the best sleuth on the streets. 13 Clues is available now from CMON.
February is the month of love. But if you missed out on the HATE Kickstarter, it can also be the month of HATE. For those that didn't join up with the Kickstarter and are just hating yourself for that (see what I did there?), you can still join in during the Late Pledge time and still get the game. Remember, this is a Kickstarter-exclusive game. If you want it, speak now or forever hold your peace.
In the post-apocalyptic world of HATE, certain things that were once familiar have been twisted and deformed. The very plants that sustained the majority of life on the land became unrecognizable, with tendrils and grasping vines looking to hunt out prey. The result is the Sarrassa, a grotesque tribe that hovers between live and death. This new tribe has been added to the Kickstarter campaign as an add-on.
Well, the world's come to an end again. Damnit, Todd! I told you not to poke at that big, red button! Now humanity's had to form back into small Tribes in our own, isolated Villages. There's not much left out there, and what there is has to be grabbed before anyone else gets it. And, you know, if you just happen to grab an enemy and cook them for dinner, so be it. Such is the story in HATE, the new board game from CMON that's up on Kickstarter now.
The folks over at CMON are starting 2018 with a bang! Dark Age is looking forward to a really big year, and they've got the first-month releases to prove it. There's a total of 10 new releases over in the CMON webshop. If you're a fan of Dragyri or Skarrd, you'll want to go look at them. However, with the new Faction-Specific Secondary Objective Deck also available, no matter what you play, there's something for you.
In the post-apocalyptic world, people have turned to the worship of the old gods and spirits that inhabit the ethereal realm. But it's not always just the good spirits that they pray to. In such harsh, evil times, you might just need a harsh, evil god. These Shamans can bring powerful and different abilities to a Tribe's arsenal. Check out the art and sculpt for one of them coming in the HATE board game.
It's a tough life out there in the wastelands. But, apparently, if you're good enough, strong enough, and eat enough other people, you can grow up to be pretty big. Makes sense, I suppose. What could be better for your body than exactly what it's made out of? Well, if you're a Prince in one of the Tribes in HATE, you'll grow up to be pretty big. Check out these figures coming for the game.
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Just about all of us have heard that in some form or another. The Um'Cal tribe feels that way in HATE, the upcoming game from CMON. They're all about individual sacrifice for the good of the Tribe. And the rest of the Tribe knows it. So if they see someone sacrifice themselves, they'll work even harder to make sure that wasn't in vain.
Each tribe in HATE focuses on different strategies within the game. For the Um'Kator, they're the type that can work with fate, itself, to bring themselves victory. The old saying, "It's better to be lucky than good" applies here. If all the dice roll in your favor, how can you lose? (obviously, they can't just make all their dice roll whatever they want, as much as all of us wish we had such power...)
Early next year, CMON will launch its Kickstarter campaign for HATE, its newest game. Based on the graphic novel, the game takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where society has collapsed (Gee, thanks Todd!) and civilization has been reduced to a few people, living in tribes, fighting over the meager resources. But what was it like developing the game? We get a small bit of insight into that with this preview.
Well, the world's come to an end. Damnit, Todd! How you managed to turn a taxi service into a catalyst for Armageddon I'll never now, but here we are. We've gotta keep our tribe safe and secure from others, even as we head into the wastes to do battle. By the way, is that leg of that enemy tribesman done roasting yet? I'm getting a might peckish.
That's what you'll be saying when you play HATE, a new game coming from CMON next year. In this preview, we get a look at the Um'Rak tribe, getting an idea of how they work, plus checking out the various figures.
CMON has announced a new game that they will be releasing next year. Originally announced by Space Cowboy, CMON has entered into an agreement to make Victorian Masterminds. In it, players will be some of history's most evil masterminds, who are seizing on the opportunity created by Sherlock Holmes' disappearance. But there's still the Secret Service to contend with. Will one of the masterminds take over the world? Will the Secret Service be able to stop them? That's up to you to decide.
The new year is starting off with a bang at CMON. They have announced that they will be launching their Kickstarter campaign for HATE on January 16th. They've also announced that this will be a Kickstarter-exclusive game. What does that mean? What does it entail? How will this affect retailers? They knew you would have questions, so they've come up with a FAQ with all the answers.
Just about all of us have played some version of Munchkin in our time as gamers. It's a fun, little card game from Steve Jackson that takes the usual tropes of dungeon delving (or going into space, or pirates, or faeries, or a hundred other things it's spun off into) and turns them on their ear, many sets lovingly drawn by famed artist John Kovalic. Well, soon, that fun, little card game is going to be a board game series from CMON. Steve Jackson and CMON are partnering up to create a new line of games based on the beloved card game.
Do you like getting things for a lot cheaper than usual? I know I do! Well, if you're a fan of miniatures and board games, you'll want to check out CMON's holiday sale. It got underway yesterday and goes until Christmas Eve. Items are discounted up to 80% off (and, trust me, I know, it's not just 1-2 things that low just to promote the price drop. There's literally thousands of items reduced by that much). Get them while supplies last!
In any army, you're going to have the elite units. Those that take on extra training and get extra equipment. This month's releases for Wrath of Kings epitomize the "elite" ethic. Both House Nasier and House Goritsi are getting new units. Check 'em out.
It's CMON's release day for the latest board games. This time around, they've got a new medieval-based one called Richard the Lionheart. Be a part of either Robin Hood's band of merry men or throw your support behind Prince John. When Richard returns from the Crusades, only one side will be victorious. There's also a new set of heroes for the Blutrausch faction in Rum & Bones. Finally, Massive Darkness gets a massive release, with three new sets.
CMON has posted up the latest Dark Age releases. And my favorite faction is front and center. What can I say? I'm a polar bear and they have a lot of Ice Caste stuff. So that's how things are. This month continues the new packaging and numbering releases, as well as the updated sculpts and switching to plastic for some models. You'll want to check them out. If you're looking to get into the game, now's a great time.
If you're a fan of the artwork of Zombicide and Massive Darkness these days, you'll be happy about this announcement. CMON has hired artist Edouard Guiton as the senior artist for the company. So you can expect to see much more of his art style represented in games as the company moves forward, such as in Council of 4.
It's never to early to think about the future. In this case, we're already getting things prepped for CMON Expo 2018. In fact, we're ready to start taking your names down for if you want to join in. Registration for the show is now open. If you're wanting to learn about all things CMON, talk with the game developers, and try out upcoming games, this is the place to do it.
It's just about Halloween, so it's all about scary dreams and darkness. That's what we're getting from CMON this month, anyway. Ok, so Dream On doesn't have to be about scary dreams, but we've all had dreams that seem just fine one minute and then go off the rails the next. The other releases are for Massive Darkness. And we all know how scary the dark can be.
It's Saturday. I'm hanging out in the bear's den here. LGS has a huge tourney going on, so I'm just gonna hang out here. So it's me, John Mulaney, and typing up the Review Roundup. Literally Netflix and chill (no innuendo). Everyone needs just some relaxed days occasionally. Anyway, as for the reviews...

Today we have: Deep-Cut Studios Print-O-Mat Service, Monster Lands, Clans of Caledonia, Hoyuk, Renown, AssassinCon, Azul, Charterstone, Great Scott!, Escape from 100 Million B.C., Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization iOS, Epic Monster Tea Party, Mortals, The Godfather: Corleone's Empire, and Valley of the Alchemists.

Saturday night's alright for gaming.
Saturday afternoon's alright for gaming.
Saturday morning's alright for gaming.
Pretty much all of Saturday (Saturday, Saturday) is good for gaming. I'm... not currently gaming. I'm baking (yes, again), getting ready for an early Halloween party later. So, while swapping out pans of cookies in the oven, I'm also getting you these reviews. Let's hope nothing burns.

Today we have: Unfair, Sagrada, Forager, Seikatsu, Scythe: The Wind Gambit, The Expanse, Outpost: Siberia, Burgle Bros. iOS, Lisboa, and Loot.

The latest releases for Dark Age are now available. The Shadow Caste for Dragyri gets a bit of beefing up, as they've got four new boxes available, all filled with new an exciting ways to jump out of the shadows and murder your opponents. The Brood is also getting something new. If you've wanted to start them as a faction, but didn't know where to begin, you can now jump in with the Brood Faction Starter. Seems like a solid choice.
 

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