Forbidden Lands: Book of Beasts & The Bloodmarch Launches on Kickstarter

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Forbidden Lands The Bloodmarch and Book of Beasts

Rejoice! Monsters and demons are roaming the land! Free League Publishing has launched its crowdfunding campaign – a double-feature for the multiple award-winning RPG Forbidden Lands. The time has come to fight murderous monsters and explore the demon-infested lands of the west.

Brace yourself, because the Kickstarter offers two major expansions:

  • Book of Beasts, a bestiary you can play, beautifully illustrated and filled to the brim with murderous monsters and lethal encounters.
  • The Bloodmarch, a campaign book expanding the game world and including a full campaign – Legacy of Horn.

Forbidden Lands: Book of Beast

Forbidden Lands: Book of Beasts is a bestiary you can play. It presents at least twenty-five new monsters in great detail, with further bonus monsters unlocked as stretch goals. Each beast comes ready to play with tailored random encounters, presenting the Gamemaster with a handy set of mini-adventures to go.

The book also includes legends about each monster, introduces the option to harvest resources from slain beasts, and lets players use their Lore skills to gain insight into a monster´s strengths and weaknesses. This will help you and your fellow adventurers to defeat – or at least survive – an encounter with the book´s monstrosities.

Among the monsters within these covers you will find the Amphibian, the Basilisk, the Iron Dragon, the Twisted Ent, and many more, ready for use in any Forbidden Lands campaign.

Forbidden Lands: Book of Beasts is penned by seasoned game writers Andreas Marklund and acclaimed Swedish fantasy author Erik Granström, gloriously illustrated by Henrik Rosenborg and with graphics by Niklas Brandt.


The Bloodmarch

With this expansion, Forbidden Lands will become even stranger.  The Bloodmarch is the name given to the volcanic region west of Ravenland, accessible as the Shadowgate Pass is again opened. This ancient land of battle-ready horse riders and secretive dwarves is rapidly changing due to the demonic vegetation spreading across the land. Most see this red curse as a threat to all that is good, while others view it as a good thing – or at least a necessary evil needed to reach other goals. 

You will be able to choose a side, or side with yourself, as the Legacy of Horn campaign sets explorers on a hunt for Horn´s Astra, a legendary set of artifacts sought by many in the ashen land. These powerful items are said to be able to stop the demonic growth, or be powerful enough to ensure its triumph.

The Bloodmarch and the Legacy of Horn are written by acclaimed Swedish fantasy author Erik Granström, lead setting writer for Forbidden Lands RPG and designer of the game’s first campaign module, Raven´s Purge. The Bloodmarch is illustrated by Henrik Rosenborg.

Carbon Grey, the Tabletop RPG Based on the Popular Graphic Novel Series, Launches on Kickstarter

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Carbon Grey RPG

Magnetic Press Play, the new tabletop game imprint from publisher of graphic novels and art books Magnetic Press, today launched the Kickstarter for their first tabletop role-playing game — Carbon Grey. In the game, players will experience and explore a land similar to World War I-era Europe, featuring dieselpunk technologies and paranormal elements. Carbon Grey will use an updated and streamlined version of the renowned D6 System from West End Games, which offers accessible gameplay coupled with mechanical depth.

Carbon Grey is set in an alternate land reminiscent of World War I-era Europe, filled with fantastic dieselpunk technologies and elements of the paranormal. In the game, players will explore a war-torn universe filled with mystery, prophecy, and intrigue, taking the role of one of 24 character archetypes which they can customize with unique traits, skills, and talents. The sourcebook is being written and overseen by game designer and graphic novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska, an ENnie and UKGE award winner for his work on the recent Alien RPG from Free League and the lead writer of the Terminator RPG from Nightfall Games.

Built upon the classic D6 System developed by West End Games, the Carbon Grey role-playing game will be the first release to use the Magnetic Variant of the popular tabletop role-playing game rules (D6MV). The Magnetic Variant rewinds the D6 system back to its classic roots while streamlining it for a modern audience.

Rules variations unique to the Magnetic Variant of the system include Genre Defined Attributes, Streamlined Skills, and Character Quirks and Obligations. Space/time in Carbon Grey is bent — apply too much pressure, and it will snap — so a special Wild Die has been added to the formula representing this element of chaos to the game — chaos that can cause Continuity Surges, Flux Effects, and more.

The game is offered in two configurations: as a 224-page standalone Hardcover Core Rule Book, and as a complete Boxed Edition which adds 21 plastic miniatures, 140 character and item cards, a sturdy three-panel GM screen, 12 custom D6 dice, a large two-sided battle map, and multiple boards of punch-out map-modifying markers and tokens. Other offerings include the complete 300+page hardcover Carbon Grey Omnibus collecting the entire original comic series, remastered and re-edited to fit the newly re-defined game world. Retailer bundle tiers will also be available at discounted wholesale prices.
 
The campaign will also offer numerous ancillary add-ons, such as additional minis, dice, and other gameplay items, as well as various items of Carbon Grey merchandise. Many exciting stretch goals will be revealed throughout the campaign, such as new monster and mini types, gameplay expansion scenarios, and other significant enhancements to the gameplaying experience.

Magic #5 Preview

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Magic #5

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Ig Guara (CA) Qistina Khalidah
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Who will Ral, Kaya, and Vraska encounter on Dominaria?

The answer will scatter the Planeswalkers across the multiverse as the race to find out who is behind the attacks on Ravnica continues!

The answer may lie with one of the oldest living Planeswalkers…

Magic #5

Shocking Secrets on Dominaria await in this Look at Magic #5

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BOOM! Studios has revealed today a first look at Magic #5, the latest issue of the original comic book series from acclaimed writer Jed MacKay, artist Ig Guara, colorist Arianna Consonni, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, perfect for new readers and long time fans, available on August 4, 2021.

Who will Ral, Kaya, and Vraska encounter on Dominaria? The answer will scatter the Planeswalkers across the multiverse as the race to find out who is behind the attacks on Ravnica continues! The answer may lie with one of the oldest living Planeswalkers… 

Magic #5 features main cover art by acclaimed artist Qistina Khalidah as well as variant cover art by Ig Guara, illustrator Andrew ThompsonNimit MalaviaOrnella Savarese and Pierluigi CasolinoChristian Ward, and Ario Anindito and Nicola Righi.

Magic #5

Hasbro Reveals a Ghostbusters Edition of Clue

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CLUE: GHOSTBUSTERS EDITION GAME

(Ages 8 and up / Approx. Retail Price: $20.99 / Available: Fall 2021)

A team of paranormal eliminators will be racing to a mysterious farmhouse in the Ecto-1 to roast some ghosts and solve mysteries in the new Clue: Ghostbusters Edition Game. Inspired by the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife film, players will experience a suspenseful game of “whodunit” with artwork and characters inspired by the iconic Ghostbusters franchise. By moving from location to location, narrowing down the possibilities, and through the process of elimination, players will figure out who the leader is, how to trap it, and where it will appear. Paranormal cards add teamwork to the game, letting players team up to battle a ghost or get closer to the truth. Once an accusation is made, players must check the Tobin’s Spirit Guide card sleeve to see if they are right, with the correct accusation winning the game. Available at HasbroPulse.com and most major retailers nationwide.

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker is a Prequel to Baldur’s Gate III

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Beginning in October, IDW Publishing returns to the Forgotten Realms with Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker, a five-issue monthly comic book series that takes place before the events of Baldur’s Gate III, the highly-anticipated video game!

Acclaimed author Jim Zub, whose prolific career spans publishing, film, role-playing games, and video games, joins artist Eduardo Mello in a tense tale of familiar Dungeons & Dragons adventurers Krydle, Shandie, Delina, Nerys, Minsc, and Boo, as they discover that something insidious has taken root in their homeland!

Mindbreaker builds upon IDW’s expansive library of Dungeons & Dragons tales written by Zub, a sixth entry in a Baldur’s Gate saga that includes prior publications Legends of Baldur’s GateShadows of the VampireFrost Giant’s FuryEvil at Baldur’s Gate, and Infernal Tides.

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Max Dunbar, Cover B by Max Davenport, and a Retailer Incentive edition featuring art by Celia Lowenthal.

Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker

The Nords Skald and Konungyr and Iced Jotnar are Coming for Conquest

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Para Bellum Wargames, the developer and publisher of the fantasy Regimental Miniature Wargame Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings and Skirmish system Conquest: First Blood, turned its attention to the Nords faction and revealed not one, not two but three new releases. Among them, the dreaded but imposing Ice Jotnar, specially sculpted for Conquest by renowned sculptor Michael Kontraros.

The new releases will see a whole new character becoming available to Nords players, bringing a new Supremacy Ability and allowing new Restricted units to be fielded. Coming in August to your FLGS, the Konungyr proves that the fragmented leadership of the Nords respects only one thing: power and strength. Only they can command enough respect to field an Ice Jotun, for the Ice Jotnar are the nobility of their kind and most powerful among the giants. Joining their Konungyr in September, this Monster is gifted with the power of storm and ice, their combat prowess going far beyond the swinging of their massive weapon or even the unforgiving cold their mere presence emanates. As if summoned to tell the tales such powerful new additions promise, the Command Upgrade model of the Skald completes the trio of Nords releases, and all Nord warriors, from the mightiest Jarl to the youngest raider, will fight like lions beneath his gaze, hoping to be immortalized in song.

Released in August (Skald and Konungyr) and September (Ice Jotnar), the end of the summer will bring warmth to the hearts of Nord Warlords everywhere… and terror to their enemies.

Magnetic Press launches a Tabletop Game Imprint, Magnetic Press Play

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Magnetic Press Play

Graphic novel and art book publisher Magnetic Press has announced the formation of Magnetic Press Play, a new imprint focused on tabletop games and transmedia properties. The first project to launch under the company’s banner will be Carbon Grey, an original Tabletop Role-Playing Game based on the popular graphic novel series by Hoang Nguyen and originally published by Image Comics. Other projects in the works include games and supplements based on popular licenses such as Chaosium’s Call Of Cthulhu and several beloved anime series. More details on these, and additional projects, will be announced in the coming weeks.

West End Games

Magnetic’s first project under the new imprint is also the first to capitalize on their licensing partnership with the well-known game publishing house, West End Games, best known for their D6 System role-playing ruleset. This ruleset served as the core for several top-selling (and beloved to this day) licensed tabletop RPGs, including the original Star Wars and Ghostbusters RPGs, and will serve as the foundation of Carbon Grey’s gameplay mechanics.

Magnetic Press Play’s first title, Carbon Grey, sets players in a unique alternate history reminiscent of World War I-era Europe, but with fantastic dieselpunk technologies and elements of the paranormal. In the game, players will explore a war-torn universe filled with mystery, prophecy, and intrigue. The sourcebook is being written and overseen by game designer and graphic novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska, an ENnie and UKGE award winner for his work on the recent Alien RPG from Free League and the lead writer of the Terminator RPG from Nightfall Games.
 
Other titles coming from Magnetic Press Play include a series of expansions for Chaosium’s popular RPG Call of Cthulhu that will make use of Magnetic Press’s background in the graphic novel marketplace, as well as games based on various anime and manga licenses.

Mantic Games’ OverDrive is Available for Pre-Order

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OverDrive

OverDrive is now available for pre-order from Mantic Games‘ website and your friendly local game store! In OverDrive you’re a coach that’s in control of a team of three players, chosen from a cast of larger-than-life characters, including a teleporting space turtle, walking shark, mind-controlling jellyfish, and more!

Before each game, you must draft your Players from the line-up available, which means you may never play the same team twice. All future releases of new Players can be added to the line-up, giving you even more choices.

After choosing your Players it’s time to hit the arena in one of six different game modes:

  • King of the Hill
  • Capture the Flag
  • Pass the Bomb
  • Invade
  • Kill Streak
  • DodgeBrawl

The core game also includes rules for league play and a short story to introduce you to the world of OverDrive.

The core game box includes:

  • 1x PVC Plastic Karadon
  • 1x PVC Plastic Brank Reborn
  • 1x PVC Plastic Skarathron
  • 1x PVC Plastic Synechdoche
  • 1x PVC Plastic Dozer
  • 1x PVC Plastic The Spawn
  • 6 Player Cards
  • 6x Tri-Hex Bases
  • 12x Six sided dice
  • 56-page Rulebook
  • 63 tokens
  • Game board

If you pre-order the game, you’ll also get a set of exclusive resin counters.

OverDrive

Also available is Rivals Pack: Tigrax and Shadow. Tigrax stalks the arena, looking for its latest victim, while Shadow’s advanced programming allows it to turn the opponent’s attacks against them with devastating results.

The Rivals Pack includes two resin players, tri-hex bases, and Player Cards.

Rivals Pack: Tigrax and Shadow

And finally, get Coach Abilities and Sponsorship Cards for the game. As you learn powerful new Coach Abilities and earn lucrative Sponsorship Deals during an OverDrive League, use these cards as a handy reminder during matches.

Coach Abilities and Sponsorship Cards

You can get the above separately or an all-in-one bundle that features the exclusive resin counters.

Batman: Escape from Arkham Asylum is Coming to Kickstarter

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Knight Models has revealed Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum. Coming to Kickstarter in the Fall, the game is for 1 to 5 players.

In the game, you play as the villains and have to fight Batman as you attempt to get out of Arkham Asylum.

There are seven main characters, Poison Ivy, Bane, Scarecrow, Two-Face, Penguin, Harley Quinn, and the Joker. There’s “hundreds” more characters being worked on along with “skins” for characters. The intention is to create the “biggest” Batman game on Kickstarter ever. And that means expansions!

As the project has months to go before its launch, Knight Models is also looking for feedback as to what gamers want to see.

We’ll have more as soon as Knight Models releases more information.

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