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Shinobi7 will be bringing the action and excitement of Robert E. Howard's Hyborea to your tabletops with new games. They have acquired the license to create Conan games. Their first venture will be a tabletop miniatures game. That one's coming to Kickstarter soon. The other will be a card game. That one's going to be direct to retail.

The week continues along. We're halfway to the end. Just gotta put our heads down and power through. Not that the week's been terrible, mind you. Just busy. Lots of things on my metaphorical plate before I get lots of things on my actual plate next week. But before we can get there, let's snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Star Trek Dice Available From Modiphius, New Female Military Figure Available From Brother Vini, X-Case Clear Expandable Miniatures Display and Transport Up On Kickstarter, Conan: Gamemaster Screen + Gamesmaster Toolkit Available From Modiphius, and Arcane Scrollworks: First Level Spell Scrolls up On Kickstarter.

The world of Conan isn't one filled with a lot of magic, but it certainly does exist. Sorcerers and wizards tap into spiritual energies of the gods and do wondrous things. In The Book of Skelos, players will be able to bring such magic and mysticism to their games of the Conan RPG. The new sourcebook is available now as a .pdf from Modiphius.
Asmodee is giving you more options for when you bring out your Conan board game. They have posted up four new scenarios for you to try out. They're free, even. So why not go check them out?
Sure, for us here in the Northern Hemisphere, things are heating up (or "hotting" up, for you in Britain). But down South, it's getting cold. And to go along with that, Asmodee has announced Nordheim, their new Scenario Expansion pack for the Conan Board Game. Yes, I know it specifically says it's taking place in the very far North. But that's not getting cold right now, is it? :P
In any 1-vs-many board game, the single player needs to have a lot of options to feel that they have a chance at defeating the others. The more varied tactics they can use, the more likely they'll come up with something that the heroes (as they generally are) can't handle. As such, those that play as the Overlord in the Conan board game have a new set of villains they can employ: the Kushite Witch Hunters.
Robert E. Howard's Conan series of books had a very wide cast of characters. The titular barbarian king traveled far and wide across Hyboria and met with many strange creatures. Howard was also friends with H.P. Lovecraft, and you can see where that friendship influenced certain things, such as Yogah of Yag. Now, you can add Yogah, as well as some new crossbowmen, to your games of Conan.
Another Saturday, another Review Roundup.
It's a calm and subdued Saturday here at the den. Just chillin' for a cool, December day.
So, let's just head over to today's articles.

We've got: Rise of the Kage, Imhotep, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Conan the Board Game Review, Dominion: Empires, Dicey Goblins, Theomachy, Microfilms, Clank!, and The Amberden Affair.

You're going to be getting a whole bunch of stuff in the base game box for the Conan board game coming from Monolith and Asmodee. Plenty there for hours of gaming.
But if you're anything like me, you know that after a while, you're gonna want to expand out from it. Thankfully, there will be numerous extra sets you can use to add to the game. One such is the Kushite Witch Hunters set, of which we get a look at here.
Also dice. Because... dice.
As people have started to get their copies of the Conan board game from Monolith Games. As such, everyone else is getting a bit of a look inside of it in preparation for when the game comes out on November 23rd. But for those that don't have a friend whose copy they can borrow, Asmodee gives us a look inside the box. This time around, we check out some of the equipment and spells your characters will be able to acquire while you play.
Robert E. Howard, writer of the Conan series of stories, was friends with H. P. Lovecraft, writer of the Cthulhu series of stories. The two wrote letters often. So, do you think that some of Lovecraft's style would find its way into a Conan book? I think you'd have to look no further than Yogah of Yag and see that it did. Originally seen in Tower of the Elephant, you'll soon be able to bring Yogah to your own tabletops in the Conan board game. Also, crossbowmen.
I swear this show is just screaming by this year. It's already the end of Day 3. Today will be the last day for Gen Con 2016. As usual for Gen Con Saturday, it was a whirlwind of activity. There was roaming the hall, taking photos most of the morning and early afternoon. Then there was the media event in the CMON booth. Expect a few more posts about games from that in the morning. My brain's just too fried to do much more than get you a recap of the photos I posted earlier today.
Games do well when they have support behind them from the companies that make them. Well, Modiphius is showing that they have their RPG line fully supported with a new living campaign series they're calling Modiphius Frontiers.
As I mentioned previously, when different games all take inspiration from and use the same source material, it's potentially very easy for them to have crossover material. It doesn't always come to pass, though. Modiphius, on the other hand, is making sure to create as much crossover as possible with their Conan RPG. They've announced yet another partnership. This time with the upcoming Conan Exiles video game.
Kickstarters sometimes end up at rather inopportune times for people. Maybe you just backed another project you're really excited about, or maybe it falls in-between pay periods, or maybe you had some car repairs or something. Whatever the reason, perhaps you weren't able to get in on the campaign while it was running. Thankfully, there's when the Pledge Manager opens up and you have another chance to get in on things. Monolith Games has just opened up their pledge manager.
Pulposaurus Entertainment has been running their Conan: Rise of Monsters Kickstarter campaign for a little bit now. The campaign had made it over the $100k mark, but that was still below 50% of their goal. I got to see the miniatures at Gen Con and thought they looked very good, especially for pre-painted plastics. Well, the guys over at Reaper Miniatures thought they looked pretty good, too. As such, they've decided to partner up with Pulposaurus.
I'm always a big proponent of "try before you buy." These days, most of us can't afford to buy into a game without being sure we really want to play it. That's why I always like to see companies post up rules for their game online. This is extra-crucial during a Kickstarter or other crowdfunding campaign, if you ask me. The fellows over at Pulposaurus Entertainment agree. As such, they've posted up the Quickstart rules for Conan: Rise of Monsters on their Kickstarter.
About a month ago, I was digging through Netflix for something to watch when I saw that they had the original Conan movie. Right then and there, I knew what I was going to be doing for the next couple hours. The characters and world are so iconic, especially to nerds and gamers (of which I fit into both categories), it's almost impossible not to love them. We've had some cool Conan games come around recently, and Pulposaurus Entertainment is looking to answer the riddle of steel and add theirs to the list. Conan: Rise of Monsters is now up on Kickstarter.
Cabinet Holdings has acquired Paradox Entertainment Inc. This new acquisition includes all of Paradox's holdings, meaning all the rights for things associated with Robert E. Howard's Conan world and characters is now Cabinet's. In the past year, we've had a lot of announcements about new Conan games. Modiphius has their RPG. Monolith has their successfully Kickstarted board game. And Pulposaurus is working on the fantasy miniatures game Rise of the Monsters. TGN has contacted these companies for their remarks on the change of hands and if it will affect any of their production schedules.
Modiphius has announced some new big names who are attached to work on their Conan game. For the gamebook covers, they've got Ken Kelly and Tomas Giorello joining the team. For writing is also growing with Thomas M Reid, Monical Valentinelli, Kevin Ross, Lou Agresta, and Scott Oden. They've worked on titles such as Forgotten Realms, the Firefly RPG, Cthulhu by Gaslight, and more. Patrice Louinet, who works also with the Conan board game by Monolith, will be making sure everything is tip-top in quality. Sally Christensen will be there to make sure all the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed.
It's quite a group they're putting together.

From the announcement:
Monolith Games is doing a crossover with their Conan board game and the Blood Rage Kickstarter. The Conan game will now include a scenario using models from the Blood Rage game, since they're the same scale, same theme, and heck, even have some of the same concept artists!

From the update:
Modiphius Entertainment has announced that they will be making a new RPG game based on the works of Robert E. Howard. Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of will bring in some rather big names, like Timothy Brown (creator of the Dark Sun setting), Jeffrey Shanks (an award-winning Howard historian), Jason Durall (he worked on Serenity), Chris Lites (who's done work with Paizo and for Savage Worlds), and more. They will also be partnering up with other Conan properties, such as Monolith's Conan board game to let you use those minis in the RPG, as well as working with the Conan MMO.
The game will be on Kickstarter this summer with a release planned for the fall.


From the announcement:
Monolith Games has listened to you, the backers of their Conan board game Kickstarter campaign, and expanded their Khitai expansion to include more. More what? More just about everything. There's a new hero, a new game board, and a pair of new scenarios.
The campaign still has a little less than 2 weeks to go. Go take a look and see all the good stuff going on.


From the update:
Monolith Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new Conan board game. The scenario-based game has several players playing as iconic heroes from Robert E. Howard's books, while the other controls the various evil entities that stand in their way. The game even has solo modes, if you want. The game's already more than 2x funded, so be sure to keep an eye out for stretch goals and extras.


From the campaign:

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