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IDW Games Splits with Ninja Division

IDW Games

IDW Games has released an update on a few of their games about their involvement with Ninja Division.

Ninja Division was hired to create the six hero miniatures for the Wayward board game. IDW has announced they are hiring a new sculptor or studio to create these miniatures. Due to that, the Kickstarter for the Wayward board game is being pushed back.

Ninja Division was also hired to work on the Men in Black/Ghostbusters game. That is no longer the case and instead sculptor Hector “Hec” Moran will handle that. Moran worked on the Street Fighter The Miniatures Game. IDW clarified that while Ninja Division was announced initially, they were actually never hired and involved in the project.

Ninja Division has been having issues of late running late on Kickstarter and not delivering on games promised. The Idaho Statesman has a fantastic article running through the issues with the popular miniature company.

Games Workshop Announces Warhammer 40,000 Shadowspear, Teases New Sister of Battle, and Abaddon is Coming

At the Las Vegas Open, Games Workshop revealed some of what we’ll be getting our hands on in the coming months.

One of those reveals is Shadowspear, a brand new battlebox that pits Chaos against Vanguard Space Marines. But, making this box more amazing is that every single model in the box is a brand-new sculpt.

The Vanguard Space Marines are brand new warriors focused on covert operations such as assassination, sabotage, and infiltration.

Some of the box has been revealed including:

Vanguard Space Marine Librarian

Vanguard Space Marine Librarian

Eliminators

Eliminators

Master of Possessions

Master of Possessions

Chaos Space Marines

Chaos Space Marines

Obliterators

Obliterators

Venomcrawler – a new class of Daemon Engine!

Venomcrawler

That’s not all, there’s even more in the box!

Also revealed was a new Sisters of Battle model!

Sisters of Battle

And… the Warmaster is coming! Abaddon is getting a new sculpt so get ready!

USAopoly and Games Workshop Sign a Deal for Licensed Editions of Talisman

Talisman

In the lead up to ToyFair, USAopoly and Games Workshop have announced plans to develop licensed versions of the critically-acclaimed adventure board game, Talisman.

USAopoly will release two new licensed versions of Talisman in North America and other select regions later this year. This will be the first time a licensed version of the game will be available. The new partnership grants USAopoly international rights to distribute co-branded renditions of the “Magical Quest Game” via distributors, online marketplaces and beyond.

First released in 1983, Talisman has sold millions of copies worldwide. The game’s fourth edition, which was released in 2009, was granted the Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection award.

USAopoly has said that more details will be announced later this year.

This is the latest partnership announced by Games Workshop which has shifted gears in recent years shifting it’s focus and break out from just being a “miniature game” manufacturer. They’ve also announced deals with WizKids and Funko expanding their footprint.

Fantasy Flight Co-Sponsors Gen Con Through 2021

Gen Con and Fantasy Flight Games have signed a multiyear co-sponsorship agreement for the upcoming 2019, 2020, and 2021 conventions.

Fantasy Flight will get dedicated event space and physical and digital marketing at each convention as part of the agreement as well as promotion and logistical support during the convention.

Fantasy Flight first became a co-sponsor, the highest level of sponsorship, in 2018.

Gen Con returns to Indianapolis August 1-4, 2019.

Combiners Take Shape in “Rise of the Combiners” for Transformers Trading Card Game

Transformers Trading Card Game: Rise of the Combiners

This March a new set for Transformers Trading Card Game hits shelves and it’s bringing with it super-sized Transformers in the shape of Combiners! Five cards will combine to create one giant robot. Predaking is just one of the six combiners that will be part of “Rise of the Combiners” set.

A new mechanic in the expansion has players collect the five Transformers that make up the torso, arms, and legs, and then form them together. You’ll need special cards called “Enigma” and players will need all five of the combiners in bot form in their battlefield or KO area. You then activate the enigma card bringing the Transformers together.

Transformers Trading Card Game Rise of the Combiners Predacon Enigma

In the example released, the Decepticon Predaking, you’d need Torox, Divebomb, Headstrong, Razerclaw, and Rampage in play. Play their Enigma card you you can form Predaking! You can see the character has lots of health, a solid attack rating, and a room for five upgrades but a big robot also equals big target so the defense isn’t all that great.

Transformers Trading Card Game Rise of the Combiners Predaking

But, it’s not just combiners!

Fan favorite Windblade gets in on the action and is a combiner hunter, helping you take down the giant beasts.

Transformers Trading Card Game Rise of the Combiners Windblade

The new set features 46 new charater cards and 81 battle cards.

Calliope Games Launches Tsuro: Phoenix Rising on Kickstarter

Tsuro: Phoenix Rising

Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is now live on Kickstarter. The game for 2-8 players is from Calliope Games which is celebrating their 10 year anniversary.

The game is a follow up to Tsuro: The Game of the Path and has each player playing as a phoenix, soaring across the bard hoping to reach glowing lanterns and transform them into new stars in the night sky. The first player to collect seven star tokens wins the game.

In the game, you place tiles to extend the path, traverse the board, but be aware of your surroundings. The game has new features such as diagonal movement and can be flipped and rotated to help choose your destination. It also comes with a molded board. The game also takes advantage of the idea of the phoenix allowing players to rise from the ashes and return to the board once per game.

The game is for 2-8 players, ages 8+, and plays 20-60 minutes.

The campaign runs until February 9.

DnD 5E Gets Augmented Reality Magic Item Cards

Moglan’s Many Magical Items is a deck of Magic Item reference cards that can be used in Dungeons and Dragons 5E. There are tons of brand new magic items to tempt your players with, as well as classic items we know and love like the Bag of Devouring. The deck features 60 magic item reference cards that can be used in Augmented Reality on a smarthphone!

Currently running on Kickstarter, the team is looking to raise $26,000 in a campaign that ends December 4.

The Core Deck features 40 cards, containing 30 brand new magic items and 10 classic fifth edition items. There’s also two 10 card themed decks, Legendary Artifacts and Cursed Objects.

Once funded, they’ll launch a free smartphone app which will allow you to scan any one of the illustrated item cards and it will pop up in 3D Augmented Reality where you can move around the item and see why it is so Magical! In addition it saves all the cards stats into your phone’s “Inventory” so your players can reference their items at any time.

Celebrate 25 Years of Magic with Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends

Magic: The Gathering is celebrating 25 years and VIZ Media is recognizing the event with this officially licensed illustrated history exploring the legend, lore, and origins of the bestselling card game.

Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends is written by James Wyatt, a Senior Game Designer for Magic. The book takes you through the creative process behind the evolving art and design of the games and its worlds and characters.

The book is out now in comic shops and book stores and retails for $39.99.

You can order yours now.
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VIZ Media provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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