The world is ripe for exploration. Undiscovered civilizations, never-before-seen species, and forgotten treasures are out there for whomever can come across the first. But it’s also a dangerous world. Good adventurers know when to proceed with caution while others might rush ahead. Getting a fine balance between the two is what you need to find in Exploriana, a new board game headed to Kickstarter on April 24th.
The week rolls on. We’re halfway there. The weekend is ever-closer as time marches on, and other sayings of “it’s not yesterday anymore!” It seems people around me are feeling a bit drained. Tuesday wasn’t the best for them, so they’re gonna try and regroup today. Along with that, getting some bite-size gaming stories in their brain will help out, I’m sure. So let’s get to that.
On today’s platter we have: Jess is done for Purgatory, Men and Monsters of Ethiopia Cardstock Characters Now Available, Final Week For The Lords of Rock On Kickstarter, Triple Ace Games Running Viking Dice Kickstarter, New Kromlech Release: Legionary Frag Launcher, and True 13 and 15 sided Dice now funding on Kickstarter.
Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day such as this?
… except maybe typing correctly, since the first time through writing that I had 3 typos. *double-checks that they’re all fixed* … Ok, I think I got ’em.
I’m big on tradition, and the tradition for Saturday is to post a Review Roundup. So let’s get to it.
Today we have: Destroy BCN, Waggle Dance, Amasser Dragons, Cthulhu Realms iOS, Builders of Blankenburg, Imps Devilish Duels, Crisis, Ra, Piratoons, Star Wars: Empire Vs Rebellion, The Chicago Way, GemPacked, Animals On Board, Cry Havoc, Potion Explosion, and Klask.
As I have said time and again, there is no such thing as having too many resources available to draw from when you are the GM/DM of an RPG group. Be it location guides or monster books or adventure modules, they can all help you run your game the way you’d like, but may not have the time to create from whole cloth. And since every gaming book I see as *pirate voice* more like guidelines */pirate voice*, no matter what they were originally created for, you can alter them to your needs. As such, I give you the Hellfrost City Guides by Triple Ace Games, up now on Kickstarter.
As you readers know, I’m a fan of cooking (and also eating). So when a game combines my joy of cooking with my joy of gaming, I take notice. Triple Ace Games has done such a thing with Halfing Feast, their new card game of competitive eating that’s up on Kickstarter now.
And we find ourselves once more deposited here on the weekend. With any luck, yours includes gaming of some kind. Be it CCG, LCG, RPG, Minis, or something else (hey, someone out there might still be playing with POGs, you never know…), may the odds be in your favor.
As it is Saturday (most beloved of days), it’s time for another Review Roundup.
This week we have reviews/previews of: Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, Dungeons & Dragons: Out of the Abyss, Citadel Air Paint, Pathfinder Battles: Dungeons Deep Booster, Halfling Feast, Sentinels of the Multiverse App, Ubongo, Traders of Osaka, VS System Card Game, The Undercity, Arcadia Quest, Clockwork Wars, Codenames, Privateers: The Golden Decade, and Neuroshima Hex.
Polyhedron Collider sets their sights for the stars with this review of Rocket Race.
From the article:
The year is 1898 and the only valuable piece of real estate to conquer in the name of Queen Victoria and the mighty British Empire is the moon. So it has fallen upon you, the League of Adventure, to put down your cup of tea and build a rocket to the moon. Rocket Race is a card game form Triple Ace Games where the aim of the game is to build the first rocket to the moon, the Queen herself that wave the chequered flag.
Each rocket needs at least three components; a habitation pod, a propulsion system and a steering mechanics. But it’s none of this titanium hulls and computer aided geo-satellites for you, no its diving bells, anti-gravity paint and a team of mice to build up your rocket (because mice will instinctively navigate to the nearest sauce of cheese, of course). You can also pimp out your rocket with add on such as Cushionomatic Impact Reducers, Artificial Nutrition Pills or a Clockwork Autopilot. Each one of these zany components has a reliability, to fly to the moon you simply have to be able to roll under your total reliability for your rocket on two dice. Easy.
Triple Age Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Rocket Race, their card game of rocket building action.
It’s easier than rocket science.
From the campaign:
In Rocket Race, each player represents the combined resources of one such League that has taken up the challenge to construct and launch a Moon Rocket!
In order to achieve this magnificent feat you need to assemble a Rocket. Your Rocket must comprise a Steering Mechanism, a Capsule, and a Propulsion System, and you can add Accessories you think might aid your successful moon landing and return to the Earth!
Triple Ace Games has a Kickstarter campaign going for Hellfrost: Atlas of the Frozen North, a set of maps for your Savage Worlds games.
From the campaign:
The world of Rassilon is an ancient land, one scarred by war, weather, and time. Over countless millennia it has hidden its many secrets from view. Unlock these secrets and discover the world of Rassilon in all its glory!
Hellfrost Atlas of the Frozen North takes you on an epic journey of discovery and exploration, one which delves deep into the rich geography and history of the lands of the frozen north. Triple Ace Games invites you to hold all of this epic landscape in your hands as we open up the secrets of Rassilon in new and amazing detail.
Triple Ace Games has a Kickstarter campaign going for Hellfrost Rassilon Expansion II.
Be sure to pack extra thermal underwear.
From the campaign:
In the frozen lands of the northern continent proud warriors recite the deeds of their ancestors; intrepid explorers cross the storm-wracked oceans or delve into Ertha’s dark realm; clerics invoke miracles with the power to affect hundreds of lives; and powerful organizations strive to make the land a safer place. And now your heroes can join them!
Triple Ace Games is expanding Hellfrost with the Rassilon Expansion II and builds on the Hellfrost setting, adding new information and bringing older material to print for the first time.
We also want to complete the printed adventure line for Rassilon by offering both the Hellfrost Adventure Compendium III & IV as stretch goals.
Triple Ace Games announces their new G-Men & Gangsters Core Setting Book. They are offering some freebies on their website.
From their announcement:
This weeks update is all about freebies! We have a cool freebie for the brand new showdown setting Gmen & Gangsters which contains blank unit cards, Vehicle flats and two new ace tales for this amazing new game!
Download them here!
The second freebie is for All For One. Nestor Rodriguez has submitted this cool character generation cheat sheet to help you build your musketeer heroes.
Download the sheet here!