I hope everyone had a great week; mine was certainly busy yet enjoyable as well. Again, this will be a slightly briefer review like last week, but hopefully things will return to normalcy soon. Maybe?
You may be wondering why there’s an image of a balor and a dragon fighting on this week’s image. Or, if you are uninitiated to roleplaying games, you’re likely thinking it’s Smaug versus Satan or something, right? Well, I chose it because I’ve been running Paizo’s most recent published adventure, Wrath of the Righteous, for my home Pathfinder RPG group. It utilized Mythic Adventures, a set of rules to make your players (and monsters) even more exceptional and larger-than-life than before. My players are on the cusp of receiving their first set of set of mythic powers, and I’m very excited to ratchet up the excitement. For me, fantasy settings are more interesting with mythical heroes and monsters, like Hercules or other Greek myths. Striving for realism in a “swords and sorcery” landscape just isn’t my cup of tea, so I’m eagerly anticipating the incorporation of the mythic rules to our campaign.
Because I’m a masochist, I also started a short Star Wars: Edge of the Empire campaign for another group of friends. I’ve ran the system a handful of times now in one-shot adventure formats, but creating characters and progressing them is an aspect of the game system that is unfamiliar to me. I’ll be running the group through Fantasy Flight’s first published adventure for the game, Beyond the Rim, and I’m excited to see how they progress through the story.
I mention all of this because I’m working on a story for next week where I explore the pros and cons of running a pre-written RPG adventure compared to running your own creation. Keep an eye on the site next week for that. But for now, here’s a bit of extra news that came out this last week.
- On Monday, we revealed the upcoming mutliplayer rules for My Little Pony’s upcoming expansion, Canterlot Nights. On the company’s Facebook page, Enterplay released pictures of the two new theme decks accompanying the expansion, confirming the two additional Mane Characters and their respective colors (Princess Luna/Purple, Princess Celestia/Yellow).
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- Draft packs for Android: Netrunner are now available. I’m excited to pick up a few and try it out for myself.
- Neil Amswych wrote a fun guide to utilizing A-wings in Star Wars: X-wing Miniatures Game.
- Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men ships in April and WizKids released some extra information on how the game works.
No Kickstarter projects this week, but we’ll be back next week with new projects to take a look at. Have a fun weekend and play some games!