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T.I.M.E. Stories

Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants!
It's time to get some sunshine on your skin and some salty air in your lungs. The new expansion for T.I.M.E. Stories has been announced, and it's sending players to the golden age of piracy. Brotherhood of the Coast is the name of this new set, and you'll be looking to find out what happened to a previous team that was sent to the same time but never came back (because that's not ominous...).
What's past is past.
At least, we thought so, anyway. It would seem that's not quite the case. The stream of time has whirlpools and eddies and you can head back to them over and over again. In fact, sometimes you need to, lest the whole thing jump the banks and change course. That's when the characters in T.I.M.E. Stories head back and make things right again. The newest expansion coming out is Estrella Drive. Asmodee is giving us a bit more of a preview of what you can expect this time around.
In T.I.M.E. Stories, players are sent to ancient lands and exotic locations. This time, they're going to that far-off time of... uh... 1982. ... That's how you know you're old, kids, when a game is like, "we're going to send you way back in time, to this time where the person that's writing this article was alive." Thanks, everyone. Anyway, agents are being sent to check out 1982 California. And, as one would expect, it's not for the younger audience. That's what's going on in Estrella Drive.
You'd think that time could just take care of itself. Once something's done, it's done. That's not the case, though. Without regular monitoring, the whole time stream can unravel. In this case, the Reconquista of Spain isn't going as it should. The T.I.M.E. Agency has to send agents back in order to get things back on-track. That's just what you'll be doing in Lumen Fidei, the new expansion for T.I.M.E. Stories from Asmodee. It's available now.
What's done is done. Or is it? The time stream isn't as unalterable as we think it is. Things can go wrong that threaten all of existence as we know it. In this case, there's a special stone in 15th-century Spain that must be brought to the future for study due to its supernatural importance. That's the story behind Lumen Fidei, a new expansion for T.I.M.E. Stories coming from Asmodee.
Yes, I know it's Tuesday and not Saturday. But Saturday I was preoccupied wondering how he (Jonah) eats and breathes, and other science facts. And then Monday I was recouping from the weekend of laughing my ass off. So today's going to be a bit of a catch-up day. Anyway, let's get to it.

Today we have: Phara-Oh-Oh!, Res Publica: 2230AD, Quests of Valeria, Vinhos Deluxe Edition, Mess Machine, Tokaido App, T.I.M.E Stories: Expedition: Endurance, and Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle.

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.
And if you happen to trip while trying to acquire a strange stone that both the Christians and the Moors are looking for, during the time of the Reconquista, you would fall on the Spanish plain, too. That's where (and when) you'll be headed in Lumen Fidei, the 5th expansion for T.I.M.E. Stories coming from Asmodee.
Nobody said that traveling across the Arctic was going to be easy. There certainly was a rather high chance for everything to go to pot and everyone dying. Well... that kinda happened. Luck was not on the side for the crew of the Endurance. But as bad as being trapped in ice and slowly dying is, there's also a time anomaly to deal with. That's just what you'll have to solve in Expedition: Endurance, the new expansion for T.I.M.E. Stories, which is available now.
In games we get to live out situations that we, ourselves can't do. In T.I.M.E. Stories, your characters inhabit the bodies of others in history and look to fix the time stream. But what if you want to go a step further? The new Endurance expansion coming for the game lets you jump back in time and take on an alternate form, if you so choose. Now, who's a good boy?
While you can just pull up Google Earth from any internet-capable device and go exploring all over the world, 100 years ago, the only way to go discover a new place was to actually get there, yourself. And that's just what the crew of the Endurance were attempting to do. Unfortunately, ice has surrounded and trapped their ship and the crew is slowly running out of resources. Add to that, a time anomaly has opened up that you and your futuristic crew are having to travel back in time and fix. No, you're not supposed to make it so the expedition is a success, but you're still needed. That's the story behind T.I.M.E. Stories' Expedition: Endurance expansion and what we get a preview of here.
There certainly was plenty going on in 1914. But this particular situation doesn't revolve around the rolling fields of Europe. That's not to say that being part of a trans-arctic expedition is that much safer than being on the Western Front. As you find your consciousness put inside one of the crew members of this ill-fated expedition, you already find death all around you. Something happened here. Exactly what you'll have to find out, lest all of time unravel around you. That's the story behind Expedition Endurance, a new expansion for T.I.M.E. Stories.
Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day like today?
*hears someone shout out "You can't build Rome in a day!"* ... Ok, besides that. *hears people shout out hundreds of other things* Ok, fine! But besides the roads, education, the aqueduct, and stability, what have the Romans ever given us?
... I feel I've gotten off-track. Here's today's Review Roundup.

This time around we have: V-Wars, Imhotep, Celestia, Escape From the Aliens in Outer Space, Ghost Stories, Adventure Time Card Wars: Fionna vs Cake, Tanks – Panther vs Sherman Starter Set, T.I.M.E. Stories (spoiler-free and spoiler reviews), Light of Dragons, Roots of Mali, and Mage Wars Arena Battlegrounds Domination.

Aaaaaah... Saturday.
What a glorious day. What cannot be achieved on such a day as Saturday?
Well, I know I can be working on various articles for the site. Hopefully you're getting in some gaming, like I am, too.

At the moment, though, we've got ourselves the Review Roundup.

In today's feature we have: Vikings Gone Wild, Blood Rage: Mystics of Midgard Expansion, Codinca, Blood Rage: Gods of Asgard Expansion, Imperial Settlers: Atlanteans Expansion, King's Forge: Queen's Jubilee Expansion, Talon, 13 Days, 51st State, The Grizzled: At Your Orders, One Night Ultimate Vampire, Area 1851, Tesla vs. Edison: Powering Up, No Thank You Evil, Valeria Card Kingdoms, Legends of the American Frontier, Jail Break, Adventure Land, Anachrony, Android: Mainframe, Shogunate, T.I.M.E Stories: Under the Mask, Aya, Porta Nigra, The Gallerist, Doctor Panic, and Knit Wit.

Today's the release day for two new board games from Asmodee. Well, one's all-new while the other is a new expansion. They're Histrio and the Under the Mask expansion for T.I.M.E. Stories.
The discovery and excavation of King Tut's Tomb in Egypt is seen by many as one of the greatest archeological finds of all time. When Howard Carter and his team came across it and opened it up, it gave us an invaluable and unprecedented look into the world of ancient Egypt.
But what if the funeral mask that had been placed on the boy kind weren't there? How would the world be changed? It's just that question that is asked in Under the Mask, the 3rd expansion for T.I.M.E. Stories.
Get on there, little dogie! Hup! Hup!
Hey there, pardners, it's time once more for a Review Roundup.
So let's get this rodeo on the road!

Today we have: Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King, Mage Knight, Lil' Cthulhu, Fleet Wharfside, Patchwork App, Techno Bowl, Rubicon's Opel Blitz, Arena Rex, Black Hat, Captain's Wager, T.I.M.E Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons, Quadropolis, Orphan Black, City of Spies, and Empires: Age of Discovery.

Who here remembers the series Quantum Leap? In the show, the main character would jump through time, inhabiting the body of someone in history and have to make sure they didn't mess up the timeline at all. When I think of T.I.M.E. Stories by Asmodee, I get a similar sense. Granted, you're trying to go fix the timeline, but it's still the first thing that comes to mind. Anyway, Asmodee is showing off a preview of their upcoming expansion for the game, called A Prophecy of Dragons.
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday night's alright for fightin'! (as long as it's fighting battles out on the tabletop. Don't actually go out and get into fights, people)
When this posts, I'll be hanging out with Shaughn, our warehouse manager/resident tattoo artist, getting myself my 2nd tattoo. Should be good times.

Anyway, while I have some ink permanently injected into my skin, you can check out some game reviews.

This week our review/preview products include: Seven Card Samurai, 7 Wonders: Duel, King Chocolate, Sentinels of the Multiverse: Vengeance, Twilight Struggle Collector's Edition, Nippon, The Best Treehouse Ever, T.I.M.E. Stories, Bermuda Crisis: Discovery Dawning, Sheriff of Nottingham, Cthulhu Wars, Soldiers of God, Space Crusade, Concordia, Abyss, and Dark Stories.

Happy New Year (to those that celebrate it at this point in time)! :D
I hope your new year is full of all the gaming you want. My the dice roll in your favor.

But as we look forward to the future, we must look back and reflect on the past... namely, we need to look at some reviews for games. So let's get right to it.

Today's review article topics include: Isle of Skye, Diamonds, KLASK, T.I.M.E Stories: The Marcy Case, Codenames, Le Havre: The Inland Port iOS, and Dark Stories.

Hello to everyone on this cold Saturday. I hope you're having a good day. I'm cracking nuts... for that fruitcake I've been telling you all about all week. They don't use the phrase, "nutty as a fruitcake" for nothing, you know. I hope you have your own projects you're working on, be they gaming-related, culinary-related, or just whatever else you feel like doing.

What I feel like doing at the moment, though, is taking a small break from making small breaks (these are the jokes, people!) and share with you the reviews I've come across in the past week.

Today's articles feature: Black Hat, Ships, Above and Below, Traders of Osaka, The Bloody Inn, Hangtown, Rum & Bones, The World of Smog, Avarium Academy, The Builders: Antiquity, T.I.M.E. Stories, Bang! The Dice Game, Mysterium, Fury of Dracula, Pandemic Legacy, Between Two Cities, El Grandulon for Freebooters Fate, Opel Blitz by Rubicon Models, Star Wars Armada Wave 2, DreadBall Xtreme, and Pathfinder Battles: Red Dragon Evolution Set.

Welcome once again to Saturday. It's been quite a morning over here. Rather busy for a Saturday. Biggest thing I've been working on is my decision to magnetize my Betrayal at Calth set (yes, this means it's not 100% assembled yet. The games I've been playing of it have been using stand-in figs for much of it. It happens). The only problem comes from maneuvering small, fiddly pieces that, very literally, will move on their own. As such, I have glue all over my fingers. Thankfully, though, on at least one occasion, that's helped me when my drill bit slipped and instead of giving me a scrape, it just gouged the glue that'd built up there. So, an asset hidden in a liability.

But that's a story for when I post the review later today. At the moment, we've got other reviews/previews to deal with.

In this batch we have: Late French Napoleonic Infantry from Perry Miniatures and Warlord Games, Dark Moon, Clockwork Kingdom, Queen of the Hill, Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man, Conquest at Kismet, Barony, Star Wars Armada Wave 2 Ships, Tides of Time, Pentoggle, Mars Attacks Miniatures Game, Risk: Star Wars Edition, Space Cadets: Away Missions, Bomb Squad, Escape the Nightmare, and T.I.M.E Stories.

Well, as I sit here, assembling The Horus Heresy set, working on articles related to it for next week and beyond, I think about other games and other review articles.

Oh hey, here's a whole bunch of them in one, convenient spot for you. It's today's Review Roundup.

In this installment we have articles on: Age of Tyrants, Mansions of Madness, More Cash ‘n More Guns,DC Dice Masters: War of Light, The King is Dead, Fury of Dracula, Roll for the Galaxy: Ambition, Two Rooms and a Boom, Aura, T.I.M.E. Stories, WWE Superstar Showdown, and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game - Wrath of the Righteous.


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