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Funko Reveals New Pop! Funkoverse Including Golden Girls, Jurassic Park, and Aggretsuko

At the London Toy Fair, Funko revealed multiple expansions and expandalones for their Pop! Funkoverse board game.

Available for pre-order now:

Pop! Funkoverse: Golden Girls 101 – Expandalone

Pop! Funkoverse: Jurassic Park 100 – Strategy Game

Pop! Funkoverse: Jurassic Park 101 – Expandalone

Pop! Funkoverse: Aggretsuko 100 – Expansion

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Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Nabs Diamond’s Top Spot for December 2019

Diamond Comic Distributors has released its top products for December 2019. Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting was the top-selling item invoiced by dollars for the month. Paizo dominated the month though, taking 8 of the top 10 games for the month.

Find the full list below.

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HCJUN173357GRE
2PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK SPECIAL EDITON HC (P2)MAY193228PAI
3MY HERO ACADEMIA: THE CARD GAMEJUL183082S7
4PATHFINDER ACG CORE SETMAR198499PAI
5PATHFINDER LOST OMENS WORLD GUIDE HC (P2)MAY193231PAI
6STARFINDER RPG ALIEN ARCHIVE 3 HCJUN193098PAI
7CREATURE CODEX HCJUL183073PAI
8STARFINDER RPG CORE RULEBOOK HCJUN173371PAI
9STARFINDER RPG CHARACTER OPERATIONS MANUAL HCSEP193078PAI
10PATHFINDER LOST OMENS CHARACTER GUIDE HC (P2)AUG193363PAI

Pacific Rim Extinction: Wave 2 is Available for Pre-Order!

River Horse has announced that the second wave for Pacific Rim: Extinction is available for pre-order.

Buying directly from River Horse gets you all eight Kaiju and Jaegers that comprise this release all for a discounted price.

The eight models featured in this release include the Jaegers Guardian Bravo, Bracer Phoenix, Chemo Alpha, and Chrimson Typhoon while the Kaiju include Otachi, Raijin, Leatherback, and Slattern.

All the painting schemes have been approved by the licensor, and now River Horse e are creating the actual masters for the factory workers to copy.

You can see the physical masters below.

Find Out the Anatomy of the D20

Ript Apparel is a daily t-shirt site and today they have a design gamers may enjoy. Created by Glassstaff, the “Anatomy of the D20” lets you see what’s really inside your dice.

You can get the design on t-shirts, hoodies, posters, and more for 24 hours for $14.

Anatomy of the D20

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Rising Sun #1 Brings the CMON Board Game to Comics

Rising Sun #1

I’ve never played the board game Rising Sun. Despite my love of board games, I couldn’t tell you what the game is even about. Rising Sun #1 adapts the popular board game from CMON into comics and does a decent job of it all. Written by Ron Marz and David Rodriguez the story focuses on warriors from different clans brought together to take on the monsters ravaging their lands and put a stop to the source. It’s a story we’ve seen before many times. This spin on the familiar plot stands out a bit due to its focus on the characters.

I can’t compare the comic to the game, or how well it adapts it, but the comic itself is an entertaining read. The plot is something we’ve seen but Marz and Rodriguez deliver something a bit more. Through the injury of one of the warriors, we learn about the others. It’d be easy to do flashbacks to reveal who each is but between the initial battle and subsequent events in trying to save their friend, we get a good sense of every character. There’s a lot packed into the issue explaining the world and it all flows easily.

The art by Martin Coccolo helps keep the focus on the characters. With colors by Katrina Mae Hao, each has personality in their design. Looking at each character, you get a sense of their clan and who they are. The body language too helps convey it all. Like the overall plot, the art feels familiar but at the same time stands out. It does a solid job of giving us details on the world and characters without being too obvious and saving the need for clunky dialogue explaining the clans and personalities.

Who knows how well the comic reflects the board game but what’s presented is an entertaining read taking us through a familiar plot but doing so with a lot of personality. The comic also comes with some material to use for those who do play the game adding a nice bonus and reason for gamers to get it. A good start that stands out as more than a cheap cash in on a property.

Story: Ron Marz, David Rodriguez Art: Martin Coccolo
Color: Katrina Mae Hao Letterer: Deron Bennett
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

(via Graphic Policy)

CMON and Spin Master Games Team-Up for Marvel United Coming to Kickstarter

CMON and Spin Master Games are starting the new year by denting our wallets with a new board game coming soon to Kickstarter.

Marvel United is CMON’s next campaign and looks to be based on the popular Arcadia Quest board game but with Spin Master involved, maybe aimed at a younger crowd.

No date has been announced for the launch of the campaign.

Knight Models Kicks Off the Batman Miniature Game 3rd Edition and More for Black Friday

Knight Models has launched the third edition of their Batman Miniature Game for Black Friday. The company is also running free shipping as well as exclusive miniatures available until December 2nd. Miniatures include a previously released exclusives as well as new miniatures for the Harry Potter Miniature Game and BMG 3rd Edition. The new miniature is Batman as Bane, a pretty impressive figure that goes for $45. That figure along with the new edition will cross the free shipping threshold, a cost-prohibitive addition for many in the past.

Batman Miniature Game: Back to Gotham retails for $170 and includes 16 miniature, markers, scenery, rulebook, quick start guide, 130 cards, and dice. The game company promises faster gameplay, “more lethal,” and that it’s easier to learn.

The Ogres are Coming…. to Blood Bowl!

Games Workshop has revealed the next team to be released for Blood Bowl. The Fire Mountain Gust Busters and their Gnoblars are taking to the field in a rumored December release.

Along with the team, the 2019 Blood Bowl Almanac will soon be released. It features all of the rules from Spike! Journals 4, 5, 6, and 7, as well as up-to-date Star Player profiles and a FAQ.

2019 Blood Bowl Almanac

Necromunda Faces a Dark Uprising With a New Starter Set

Games Workshop has revealed a brand new starter set for Necromunda, Necromunda: Dark Uprising.

The set includes modular Zone Moratlis terrain and two complete gangs. One is the brand new Corpse Grinder Cult who will take on the Palanite Enforcers. The set also includes a rulebook, cards, dice, and rulers.

But, that’s not all. The Book of Ruins brings cults to Necromunda creating even more of a threat to the planet. The new supplement features Genestealer Cults, Helot Chaos Cults, and the Corpse Grinder Cult. There are also rules to allow you to corrupt your existing house gang!

Necromunda The Book of Ruins
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