Check Out this Week’s New Releases Through Diamond

Diamond Comic Distributors is one of the numerous game distributors out there and this week they have a lot of new releases coming your way.

There’s a little something for everyone from D&D accessories, to Heroclix, to a new game from Renegade Game Studio, and new Yu-Gi-Oh!

Check out what games you can find in shops this week courtesy of Previews. Head to that link for the full list of comics, books, and more.

ITEM CODEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
SEP198087D&D ICONS OF THE REALM EBERRON RISING LAST WAR BRICK (8CT) ($127.92
OCT198380D&D ICONS OF THE REALMS FIG PACK AVERNUS DARK ORDER$39.99
SEP198091DC COMICS HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED BOOSTER BRICK (C$129.90
SEP198092DC COMICS HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED DICE TOKEN PACK$9.99
SEP198094DC COMICS HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED STARTER SET$34.99
AUG193377ICARUS STORYTELLING GAME$35.00
OCT198381MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI ANGEL$4.99
OCT198382MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI BEAST$4.99
OCT198383MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI COLOSSUS$4.99
OCT198384MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI DANGER$4.99
OCT198385MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI GAMBIT$4.99
OCT198386MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI HOPE SUMMERS$4.99
OCT198387MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI ICEMAN$4.99
OCT198388MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI KITTY PRYDE$4.99
OCT198389MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI NAMOR$4.99
OCT198390MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI RACHEL SUMMERS$4.99
OCT198391MARVEL HEROCLIX UNPAINTED MINI ROGUE$4.99
FEB202894YU GI OH TCG DUEL OVERLOAD$29.99
FEB202895YU GI OH TCG SECRET SLAYERS BOOSTER DIS (24CT)$3.99

Primaris Marines Get Assaulty with the Return of Chainswords and More for Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition

With a new edition of Warhammer 40,000 on the horizon, new miniatures and units are already being revealed by Games Workshop for Space Marines with the focus on Primaris Space Marines.

The Primaris Assault Intercessor packs a heavy bolt pistol and chainsword which is about as “classic” 40K and Marine as you can get. It brings a “missing” unit to the Primaris Space Marines making their OG cousins a bit more obsolete. Can jump packs be far behind?

Also revealed was a new Primaris Lieutenant for the new addition. The figure sports a volkite pistol and stormshield.

Primaris Lieutenant

But, that’s not all! How about the Primaris Bladeguard Veteran? Depicted are 1st Company Veterans with power swords and storm shields.

Also revealed was new Primaris Space Marine Outriders, Primaris Marines on a new style of bike. Perfect to expand Ravenwing and Whit Scars armies with Primaris Marines and still keep each army’s theme.

Finally, meet the Judiciar, a new kind of Space Marine whose role it is to execute the orders of the Chapter Masters. The Judiciar wields an executioner blade.

Judiciar

Below is what’s expected to be in the Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition box for Primaris Marines and you can see there’s much more than what’s shown above!

Warhammer 40,000 Primaris Marines Box Set

Games Workshop Reveals Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition

Warhammer 9th Edition

The rumors have proven true, and Games Workshop has announced the 9th edition of Warhammer 40,000. The new edition will allow current codexes to be compatible (until new ones are released) and with a few Psychic Awakening books still to be released, that’s a good thing.

There have been a few teasers as to what we can expect with the new edition and it sounds much more like a .75 rules change as opposed to anything major.

The new edition includes a “Crusade System” that links your games in an ongoing narrative. It allows for both growth in size of an army but also the “story it tells.” Units and characters gain “Battle Honours, special skills and Crusade relics as well as Battle Scars.” Out of all of the initial announcement, this addition sounds the most promising and intriguing as it will encourage ongoing campaigns and narratives that allows us collectors to create an even closer bond with our army. For those who play Blood Bowl, you’ll know what I mean by that.

Other things mentioned in the announcement were “more command points,” “tanks are back on track can shoot in combat,” “terrain has been rebuilt,” “strategic reserves has been changed,” and “aircraft take flight.”

The game too has been “balanced for every size.” With the addition of Kill Team to Games Workshop’s games, it makes you wonder what lessons has been learned from that game, which will continue to exist and will get new material spinning out of the new edition of Warhammer 40,000.

We’ll have more to come, including a look at the new Space Marines and Necrons, and we’ll have the new edition of the game in our hands not too long from now it sounds like.

The Op Celebrates 40 Years of the film adaptation of The Shining with The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel – A Coded Chronicles Game

The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel - A Coded Chronicles Game

The Op has revealed The Shinning Coded Chronicles: Escape from the Overlook Hotel, an “escape room” type game. This is a new edition to Op’s new Coded Chronicles line of escape room style games coming out this year. And with the 40th anniversary of the film set for May 23rd, what better time to announce this game!

“Here’s Johnny!” In The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel, take on the roles of Wendy and Danny and work together to search for a way out! Use psychic abilities like “the shining” to solve challenging puzzles, but beware of Jack and the hotel itself, which are conspiring to keep the Torrance family captive. Can you get Wendy and Danny out of the Overlook Hotel while avoiding the axe-wielding Jack?

Coded Chronicles is an at-home escape room style game where players work together to unlock clues and solve puzzles by using a unique code revealing mechanic. Each game offers a unique storyline and objective to provide a one-of-a-kind game-play experience.

The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel – A Coded Chronicles Game is for players age 17+ and can be played with 1 or more individuals. Games take over 120 minutes.

Atomic Mass Games Shows Off Ant-Man for Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Atomic Mass Games has been teasing upcoming releases for Marvel: Crisis Protocol and we now have a look at Ant-Man! Like The Wasp, Ant-Man has two different sizes for you to play with, and has us hoping for a “Giant Man” version down the road.

The release of these two figures introduces the “Transform” rule which covers figures which can change form/shape, or size.

Check out the two Ant-Man figures below as well as the new rule:

Cubicle 7 Releases Graveyard Shift for Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory for Free

Wrath & Glory: The Graveyard Shift

Spend your weekend with this free roleplaying game campaign for Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory. Cubicle 7 has released “Graveyard Shift” for free from their site and on DriveThruRPG.

“Graveyard Shift” is a clandestine mission perfect for introducing players to the horrors of daily life (and death) in the 41st Millennium. Tasked by an Interrogator of the Inquisition to retrieve a dangerous xenotech artefact, the Agents explore a corpse starch production facility, encounter villainous Scum, and scour the dangerous wastes of the Boneyards before confronting the profane dangers of xenos technology.

This adventure can be played as an introduction to Wrath & Glory, or inserted into an ongoing campaign in the Gilead System. The choices the Agents make in the course of this adventure are almost guaranteed to have wider repercussions, as detailed in the Resolution.

Create a Masterpiece Out of Thin Air in El Maestro, Coming Soon from WizKids

El Maestro

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of hit game El Maestroin English for the first time! For 3-8 players ages 10+, El Maestro is expected to release July 2020 and retails for $24.99.

In El Maestro, one player leads the group in air drawing their Oeuvre (their fine work of art). The others physically draw along with the motions, doing their best to recreate the Maestro’s shapes and understand their signals. Sign your masterpiece, then guess what you’ve been creating – and try not to laugh too hard when you share!

Players gain points for artistic merit, as well as for words guessed correctly. The Maestro gains points depending on whether or not they spoke during their performance. The game ends after 4 rounds, and the player with the most points wins!

The game includes

  • 70 Double-sided Oeuvre cards, with a pair of images on each side
  • 1 Lectern stand
  • 2 Guides for the Maestro’s hand signals
  • 7 Pencils
  • 1 Pad of Paper for your masterpieces

Perfect for game night, El Maestro is a fun new spin on charades-style gameplay that will earn a standing ovation from the whole family! Pre-order from your Friendly Local Game Store today!

Today’s Ript “Hex Sports” Design is for Catan Fans

Ript Apparel has three brand new designs today and one is perfect for fans of Settlers of Catan! You can get “Hex Sports” by walmazan today only! Get it before it’s gone!


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Atomic Mass Games Delivers a Better Look at The Wasp

Atomic Mass Games has posted a new image of the upcoming Wasp figure for Marvel: Crisis Protocol.

In it, we get to see both sizes of the figure though it’s still a bit tough to get a really good idea in the actual size difference.

The introduction of characters being able to change sizes/shapes should be a fun new mechanic to the game with a lot of potential for other characters.

Check out that new rule for the game and the Wasp below!

Marvel: Crisis Protocol the Wasp
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