Are you a god?
Winston told us to always say, "YES!" and in True Messiah, you can make that a reality. Gain followers, sabotage your opponents, and become an actual deity. You can pick up this award-winning game now.
From the website:
True Messiah is an award-winning war game for 2-4 players with deterministic tactical combat, deck-building, and board control.
What’s the premise?
It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.
From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah.
It's also October.
I mean, seriously, can it really get that much better than this? Oh, yeah, *puts on some Type O Negative while working on the post* There we go.
Anyway, you want 'em, so here's your reviews for the week.
Today we have: Patchwork, Epic Roll: Eclipse, Arcadia Quest, Tutti Frutti, True Messiah, Eclipse, Trickerion: Legends of Illusion, Dodge Dice, Grifters, Codenames: Pictures, and Agamemnon.
Toucan Play That Game:
In this video you can find out my thoughts on Patchwork by Mayfair Games.
Epic Roll: Eclipse Preview
theMCGuiRE review takes a preview look at Epic Roll: Eclipse the brand new Epic Roll game from Summon Entertainment! Its currently on Kickstarter! This game follows a similar game play style as the first Epic Roll with some fun new mechanics and the twist of being the villains instead of the heroes. Just a fantastic dice based board game that never disappoints!
Arcadia Quest Review
theMCGuiRE review takes a look at Arcadia Quest from Spaghetti Western Games and CoolMiniorNot (CMON). This is one of my favorite games at this point and cant wait for the Pets and other expansions to come out! You really have it all in this system (PvP, PvE, Campaigning, Questing, single play sessions, great artwork, fun game play, and more).
Low-Hanging Fruit (a review of Tutti Frutti)
Tutti Frutti is a speed matching/recognition game for two to six players. Players try to collect matches to the fruits on either end of their fruit stack. The player with the tallest stack at the end of the game wins.
True Messiah Kickstarter Review
Central to True Messiah is the concept of belief, it's the power needed to fuel your miracles and the majority of your game will be spent carefully managing this important resource. Belief can only be generated by your faithful followers praying on a holy site. The problem with praying is all that kneeling and closing of eyes leaves you rather open to attack and so while they may be generating your God-fuel, they become a complete push over in combat – they can take a hit, but aren’t going to be dishing one out.
Whilst not the freshest game to be covered by our beady eyes here at Polyhedron Collider, Eclipse stands out for me as a very good example of a 4X game manifested in tabletop form. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, 4X stands for “eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate” and that tells you pretty much what you need to know about the premise of Eclipse. If any of you have played Sins of a Solar Empire or Civilisation on the PC, you’ll have a fair idea of what’s involved. Start with a small patch of space, blindly stumble around trying to find stuff, start a fight or two then crush your enemies with superior firepower. Or play nice and see how far that gets you.
Board Game Quest:
Trickerion: Legends of Illusion Review
In each game of Trickerion, players are trying to earn the most victory points (called Fame in the game). Each round, they will be visiting the games different area to hire assistants, earn money, learn tricks, and buy resources. Eventually they will put on a performance constituting of one or more tricks. Perfuming on the stage will earn players money, trickerion shards and, of course, Fame points. At the end of the game, the player with the most fame wins.
Dodge Dice Review
In Dodge Dice, you need luck on your side as you roll a set of dice hoping to avoid earning any points. A round will end when a player either rolls a stop icon on the action die or all the dodge dice are removed from the round. Players are not alone in this fight, armed with skip chips that can allow them to skip their turn or ignore a result on a roll. When this happens a player will be awarded the points and a new round begins. This will continue until a player has reached 100 points and ends the game. The person with the fewest points wins the game, with tied players continuing to play until a winner is determined.
Drive Thru Review:
Intro (00:00); game overview (00:57); final thoughts and review (06:30)
Codenames: Pictures Review
Intro (00:00); game overview (00:56); final thoughts and review (03:38)
Intro (00:00); game overview (00:49); final thoughts and review (07:34)
In the game, players take on the role of one of the four prophets looking to prove that they are the true messiah. You do this by converting followers and building temples. Doing such will allow you to gain more miracles to add to your deck. However, your temples aren't safe once built, and it's not just conversion to another faith that can force you to lose followers. They can also simply be killed off. You'll have to position your followers strategically to protect your temples while you look to build up your power. Become the most powerful and show that god is truly on your side.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It's set to go for another 28 days.
But that's as may be. At the moment, it's time to nosh on some bite-sized stories.
Today we have: S.T.A.R. Trooper Miniatures Launched, True Messiah Teaser Video Posted, Jobstacles Funds With 2 Weeks Left On Kickstarter, DeepWars - Blood Reef Reaches Funding Goal, Final Sculpt for Shattered Earth's Aurora Unveiled, and Blitzkrieg 222 Assault Vehicle Now Available From Kromlech.
S.T.A.R. Trooper Miniatures Kickstarter Launched
RBJ Game Company and Fortress Figures have teamed up to launch S.T.A.R. Trooper minis on Kickstarter now. This is the first installment of a new universe of science fiction miniatures.
Master sculptor Bobby Jackson has turned out some of his best work on these figures. Combining the latest 3D printing and the casting technology from Fortress Figures, some of the most exquisitely detailed Science Fiction miniatures have been produced for this line of figures.
Stay tuned for more exciting news from RBJ Game Company and Fortress Figures.
True Messiah Teaser Video Posted
Come learn more about True Messiah!
Jobstacles Funds With 2 Weeks Left On Kickstarter
Thanks to everyone for their support in bringing the hilarious hiring game to life! I've added new stretch goals to the page including 10 more cards I'm calling "Dead End Jobs."
DeepWars - Blood Reef Reaches Funding Goal
The Blood Reef Kickstarter has bee funded is is rolling through stretch goals now, including the Triton Berserker and Sea Goblins. There are still more than three weeks left to unlock more miniatures of the briny depths, so come pledge.
Final Sculpt for Shattered Earth's Aurora Unveiled
Massive Awesome have today unveiled the final sculpt for Aurora, the Light of Progress, in their first post-Kickstarter update. Aurora is a unique character for the Humanist Rebellion faction, and comes complete with a wing-based 'glide' unit, wrist-mounted Shard Projector, and an esoteric piece of Etheric-technology called a Neural Lash. The sculpting was done by James Cain based on concept art by Klaus Wittmann.
Massive Awesome will also be in attendance at Salute 2016 at the ExCeL Centre in London on Saturday April 16th, where they will be displaying their current range of Shattered Earth miniatures, plus running demo games on a custom-made board. Why not swing by booth TK19 and check out the game?
Blitzkrieg 222 Assault Vehicle Now Available From Kromlech
we finally have the main course of this week :) I am proud to present you:
Blitzkrieg 222 Assault Vehicle
It is highly detailed, resin model kit, which includes two options for turret. First with rocket launcher, second with HMG. You can use both interchangeably.
Best to fill up on some bite-size gaming stories in the meantime.
Today we have: New Double Grip Sniper Rifle From Puppets War, New Preview Artwork From Siren Miniatures, Topside Minis Releases Pear Harbor Battle Set, True Messiah March 2016 update posted, Kromlech Releases Lady Hellena, Tercios Miniatures on Kickstarter, 28mm Skulls and Bones kickstarter last day, and Miniature for Life Vol. 1 Annamaria & Poppy on Indiegogo.
New Double Grip Sniper Rifle From Puppets War
Set contains 5 resin sniper rifles with arms. Arms have 3x1mm magnet type holes allows to easly attach mount and dismount part to Striker armour if magnets will be used. Parts are designed to fit 28mm "heroic" tabletop wargames scale, supplied unassembled and unpainted. Designed by and sculpted by Puppetswar Art Team
New Preview Artwork From Siren Miniatures
Happy weekend guys! Lets start it with some concept art. Here is second of our knee kicking dwarfs. Let us know what you think.
Topside Minis Releases Pear Harbor Battle Set
The latest Pacific WWII naval battle set has been released. The Pearl Harbor battle set let's you recreated the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It includes 167 units (111 ships and 56 planes). This includes 54 brand new units, many of them support and auxiliary type units. You can buy the set with or without planes.
True Messiah March 2016 update Posted
Well hello there! It seems that I have another True Messiah update for you.
In this update, we have:
- lovely miniatures of the four messiahs!
- the last of the remaining chit designs!
- theme music (yes, that's right, theme music)!
- a discussion of my ongoing efforts to trim down the game's total playtime!
Kromlech Releases Lady Hellena
This set contains one mystic Lady Hellena.
This is 32mm heroic scale model.
Model consist of 5 resin parts (body, right arm with rod, left arm with claws, sword and dagger).
Plastic 25mm plain base included.
Sculpted by Maciej Pomianowski.
New Releases from Battle Valor Games
This weeks new releases from the Battle Valor 15mm Fantasy Range are the Frigian War Mammoth with Crew, the Frigian War Mammoth with Bolt Thrower and Crew, and the Orcian Tricericade with Crew.
Create an account on the website and receive a permanent 10% discount.
Join our facebook group-Battle Valor Games
Tercios Miniatures on Kickstarter
El Kraken Released to produce their own range of miniatures!
After the publication of the rulebook Liber Militum: Tercios and its first expansion, Kingdoms, we are setting up for our next goal: to give life our own range of miniatures.
We aim to focus on Seventeenth Century, starting with some Spanish Tercios that honors their name. Miniatures will be produced in quality metal (we are old school) and their scale will be 28mm. In order to give our brand a strong start, we created a crowdfunding campaign. Depending on the success obtained we will be able to offer a wider variety of miniature models as a starting point for our collection.
28mm Skulls and Bones kickstarter last day
Toad King Castings have their second kickstarter campaign in its final 48 hours. Featuring a great Skull and Bone sheet for detailing 28mm bases along with other skull and bone themed items for basing and terrain.
All backers receive a choice of free items. Check the updates for details.
Miniature for Life Vol. 1 Annamaria & Poppy on Indiegogo
Annamaria is a young pretty 12 year old girl from London. She was diagnosed with a large cancerous tumour in her chest, but is a great joy and has a strong will to fight on. She is an avid Harry Potter fan, so Francesco decided to sculpt her during a spell cast dressed like a Hogwarts student.
Poppy is an adorable 4 year old girl from Beaconsfield. She is little and cute, but also combative! Poppy was diagnosed with lung and abdominal cancer. At every surgery and chemio session, Poppy has her little elephant to help her against the enemy.
Today we have: New Doom Rippers Available From Puppets War, Previews Posted For True Messiah Card Game, Space Pioneers Coming To Kickstarter Next Week, 75mm Ky-rà available from Kabuki Models, New Tufts Available From The Army Painter, New Kromlech Gravity Cannons Now Available, Malifaux now available in Spanish, Fighting Fungi miniatures now at Alternative Armies, and Free Heart February Back at Advanced Deployment.
New Doom Rippers Available From Puppets War
Two new releases today:
Don't fear the rippers ;)
Doom Rippers with gauntlets
Doom Rippers with claws
Previews Posted For True Messiah Card Game
Hey there, strategy game fans! As it’s been three months since the last big update, I figured I’d pop on here and tell you all how True Messiah is shaping up. In a word: excellently!
Space Pioneers Coming To Kickstarter Next Week
The 26th century: Humanity has discovered a new planetary system. The first settlers have arrived. Workers and mining companies are building factories and extracting resources. In this era of development there is an urgent need for transportation and trading. It is up to you to plan routes for the transportation of food, people, resources and goods. Building up a supply network is difficult because of the ongoing changes in the planetary configuration. Find ways to plan your network in the best and most efficient way. Only with the best strategy you will be able to compete with the others and establish a successful supply network in the new world.
75mm Ky-rà available from Kabuki Models
After a long wait finally our beloved amazon is ready for preorder!
We are offering only 100units at these crazy conditions, so don't waste time and preorder your unit as soon as possible.
The preorders gives you the following benefits:
- be among the first to claim Ky-rà!
- 5,00euro discount over the full retail price (50,00euro)
- free full color fine art print (A4 size) signed and numbered by the character designer Melissa Spandri aka Reddraws
- packaging is a carton box and not a blister Ky-rà is 75mm scale but 80mm tall, this is because she's a tall amazon and not a standard girl Emoticon wink She's designed by Melissa Spandri and master sculpted by Joaquin Palacios, box art is provided by Sergio Calvo Rubio.
We will post the units preordered during the month of March
New Tufts Available From The Army Painter
New Tuft range from The Army Painter!
Even Ferraris need a fresh set of tires now and again, and even quality products can get better. With these thoughts in mind we have taken a long hard look at our tufts range... AND MADE IT EVEN BETTER.
New Kromlech Gravity Cannons Now Available
today we have for you the most potent of all gravity weapons!
Legionary Gravity Cannons
Malifaux now available in Spanish
Malifaux Second Edition is now available in Spanish. This translation should help expand the game of Malifaux into new communities, providing more players the chance to cheat fate.
The translation of Malifaux in Spanish is available from Dia Cash
Fighting Fungi miniatures now at Alternative Armies
Alternative Armies 28mm: Under our agreement with Ganesha Games we are delighted to announce the first wave of the 'Fighting Fungi' range is now on our website! Produced and Shipped from here in Scotland we have 10% off all the codes too! Plus as fantasy miniatures they qualify for the free Stricken Adventurer in an order placed with us. If you like Spores, Fungus Men and more have a look. Click through for all the images and codes. Great miniatures.
Free Heart February Back at Advanced Deployment
Free Heart February is back!
Place an order over $25 dollars in the month of February and get a back of 10 Heart Tokens. Will they be pink, black, red? Who knows. Both traditional hearts and anatomically correct ones could find their way into your order!