Another week is in the books, friends. Happy Friday!
I have been a co-planner for a local convention that is coming up this weekend, so life has certainly been a little busy. It’s a unique beast of a convention; the event features only roleplaying games and is completely free. Hosting a free gaming convention introduces many wonderful and also terrifying elements to the coordination side. But, regardless of what happens, I am excited to be surrounded by a bunch of wonderful roleplayers enjoying some of our favorite games.
I’m running two separate games, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire and Fiasco. It’s been several months since I last ran Edge of the Empire, so I’ve been frantically brushing up on the rules and re-familiarizing myself with the abstract dice system. I’m exciting though, as this puts me one step closer to finally sitting down and planning out the long-term Star Wars campaign that has been gestating in my brain. And Fiasco is always a guaranteed good time which thankfully requires very little preparation.
I’m excited for the roleplaying opportunities on the horizon this weekend, but let’s take a look back at some of the news bits that occurred this last week!
- Details of the 2014 Kotei Season storyline for Legends of the 5 Rings were announced.
- Cheapass Games announced a new pirate-themed tabletop miniatures game, Cagway Bay.
Fantasy Flight Games
- The final Force pack in the Echoes of the Force cycle for the Star Wars Card Game is explained in detail on the publisher’s blog.
- The new Jinteki cards in the upcoming Android: Netrunner expansion, Honor and Profit, were spoiled in great detail.
- Legendsmiths is gearing up for a GenCon release of their new RPG, Narosia: Sea of Tears, which utilizes the HERO System Toolkit.
- More miniatures from the upcoming Reign of Winter collection are previewed, including one of my favorite monsters ever, the catoblepas!
- A significant update to the fantastic Warmachine/Hordes app, War Room, is scheduled to arrive on February 24 and you can watch a preview of some of the new features before it arrives.
Steve Jackson Games
- The company relaunched their website, Warehouse 23, this last week. Looking good, guys!
Wizards of the Coast
- Wizards announced a new licensing agreement with Funko to produce Magic: The Gathering inspired figurines. You know, the cute big-headed ones?
Kickstarter continues to be a paramount player in the independent gaming scene, with more and more creators seeking funding for their games. Each week, we will bring you two or three tabletop-related Kickstarter projects that have especially caught our attention.
Supremacy is a classic Cold War-themed war game about the world’s superpowers vying for global conquest. Command Post Games has resurrected the original game and injected a modern facelift, bringing the themes to the modern era. The board and pieces look great and many of the rules have been updated and streamlined to make the game more accessible and exciting.
Supremacy 2020 has a few weeks left in its crowdfunding campaign and is close to achieving its goal. It seems Command Post Games is on track to hit their goal.
What if you combined classic dungeon crawling with Scrabble? Apparently, you get Dungeon Scroll, a card game where players build words to cast spells to slay the monsters and steal their gold. It certainly sounds like a unique experience and I’m excited to see how the game actually turns out.
If you have a particular project you’d like for us to check out, send it along our way. And as always, check to see if your local game store is supporting any of these games, and if so, ask if you can pre-order a Kickstarter copy through them.