Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel Box 2020 arrives in December and Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers in November

Konami has updated the release dates for some of their upcoming releases for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.

Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers (SRP: $9.99) will be now be arriving on November 20, 2020.

Speed Duel: Battle City Box (SRP: $29.99) will be hitting shelves on December 11, 2020.

Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers

Master the elements alongside the Charmers and their familiars with Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers!

Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers focuses on Spellcasters and controlling monsters of many Attributes. Basic Charmers can steal away monsters that match their Attribute, and if you control even one Charmer, you can fill the field with familiars! Buff the whole team with Awakening of the Possessed then back up your monsters with powerful Spiritual Art cards that let you remove the best card from your opponent’s hand, bury any card they control to the bottom of the Deck, inflict massive damage, and more!

The Charmer cards have some of the most popular artwork in all the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, and Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers will add to that legacy with variant artwork of the “Familiar-Possessed” versions of Hiita, Wynn, Aussa, and Eria. Each Deck will come with 1 of these 4 variant art cards.

In addition, 5 new pieces of art have been created showing the daily lives of the Charmers and their familiars, and each Structure Deck will have 1 of 5 Tokens featuring one of these pieces. New artwork will also be featured on the playing side of the Deluxe Game Mat. There are 5 Deluxe Game Mats in total, each also featuring 1 of the 5 new pieces of art. Don’t forget to check out the reverse side for strategic advice and a look at early concept illustrations for some of the new art featured in Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers!

Each Structure Deck: Spirit Charmers contains:

  • 5 Ultra Rares (4 fixed + 1 of 4 Variant Art cards)
  • 2 Super Rares
  • 35 Commons
  • 1 of 5 Super Rare Token Cards
  • 1 of 5 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mats/Dueling Guide
Speed Duel Box

Relive the fierce competition of the epic Battle City tournament with your friends, in the Speed Duel Box*!

Designed to allow up to 8 players to jump into their own dynamic tournament experience, the Speed Duel Box* includes a static pool of 200 cards to construct various popular strategies from, 193 of which are brand-new to Speed Dueling! Whether you prefer to keep the strategies together, or draft the card pool between your friends, you decide how you want to play!

The coveted Egyptian God Cards finally descend upon Speed Duel! Devastate with Obelisk the Tormentor, overwhelm with Slifer the Sky Dragon, or rule with The Winged Dragon of Ra! Other iconic cards have also been introduced, including powerhouses like Jinzo, Dark Paladin, and XYZ-Dragon Cannon.

With Skill Cards for many legendary Duelists from the anime, you can Duel as some of your favorite characters. Harness Yami Yugi’s bold tactics, Kaiba’s calculated power, or experience the darker side with the villainous Espa Roba, Odion Ishitar, Arkana, and more!

Each Speed Duel Box* contains 20 Skill Cards, 16 of which are brand-new. Fully customize your strategy even further with special effects unique to Speed Duel, giving you endless hours of Deck-building experience!

Kaiba hosted the Battle City tournament to claim the legendary Egyptian God Cards as his own, so it would only be fitting for you to Duel for exclusive prizes of your own too. To top off the Speed Duel Box*, a special prize pack will be included with 8 Secret Rares from a pool of 24 cards. Channel your inner Rare Hunter and upgrade some of the most iconic cards in Dueling history, along with other fan favorites, to the highest Speed Duel rarity ever released! You can distribute them as prizing in your own tournament, give one to each of the participants, or just keep them all for yourself!

Each Speed Duel Box* contains:

  • 200 Commons
  • 20 Skill Cards
  • 8 (of 24) Secret Rares
  • 4 2-Player Deluxe Game Mats

To use a card in Speed Dueling it must have the Speed Dueling Symbol on the card, cards without the Symbol are not legal. Skill Cards may only be used in Speed Dueling.

*Name and contents subject to change.

Infinity N4 Has Arrived

Infinity N4

The fourth edition of Corvus Belli‘s Infinity is here! Infinity N4 is a new version of the game that brings with it some big changes.

Infinity is a unique wargame that simulates skirmishes in a science fiction universe with a manga aesthetic. It has a spectacular background that has something for everyone.

Main Infinity N4 developments 

  • Removal of repetition and rule interactions.
  • Overhaul of the rules based on player feedback.
  • Rules are provided to make the playing space scalable to different formats – allowing for smaller and faster games.
  • The maximum number of troops in play will be 15 in standard games.
  • Update of all of the troops and profiles.
  • Flexibility in skills and equipment.

The Infinity N4 rules can be downloaded off of the Corvus Belli website.

Corvus Belli also has some useful resources for players to play their favorite wargame:

  • Army online and mobile app: the most complete list manager tool updated for the new edition of the game.
  • Markers and Tokens in PDF: All Infinity materials updated and ready to print and play. Fireteams PDF: Fireteam rules updated to Infinity N4
  • Fireteam Visual Aids: Complete chart of Fireteams for each faction and sectorial.

A new edition that is making a strong impression, accessible to everyone, and already available in every store and on the Corvus Belli online store.

Infinity N4

Purchase: Game Nerdz

Pokémon: Champion’s Path is Out Now

Pokémon TCG: Champion’s Path

The first wave of products from the Pokémon TCGChampion’s Path expansion is here! The Champion’s Path Pin Collection, including those based on Milo’s Turffield Gym, Nessa’s Hulbury Gym, and Kabu’s Motostoke Gym; Champion’s Path Elite Trainer Box; and Champion’s Path Collection—Dubwool V are now available at participating retailers around the world.

Champion’s Path gives Trainers the chance to “relive” their adventures across the Galar region in the Pokémon TCG by collecting various pins decorated with Gym logos, along with foil cards representing each Gym Leader’s partner Pokémon—reminiscent of the experience they’d find in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games. Champion’s Path also features a number of highly-collectible cards, including 11 Pokémon V such as Venusaur V, Lucario V, and Incineroar V, plus four full-art Pokémon V; three Pokémon VMAX like Alcremie VMAX and Drednaw VMAX, which are shown in their Gigantamax forms; and one full-art Supporter card.
 
In addition, Trainers can look forward to the following Champion’s Path products arriving in the future:

  • Champion’s Path Special Pin Collection (available October 2, 2020): Available in two versions—one representing the Stow-on-Side Gym and another representing the Circhester Gym—with each pin collection including collector’s pins featuring each Gym’s two logos and two foil cards showcasing the partner Pokémon of both Gym Leaders
  • Champion’s Path Collection—Hatterene V (available October 23, 2020): Includes a foil promo card and foil oversize card of Hatterene V plus four Champion’s Path booster packs
  • Champion’s Path Marnie Special Collection (available October 23, 2020): Comes with two Pokémon V promo cards, five Champion’s Path booster packs, a collector’s pin, and a Pokémon TCG poster.
  • New Champion’s Path Pin Collection Versions (available November 13, 2020): Available in three more versions inspired by Opal’s Ballonlea Gym, Piers’ Spikemuth Gym, and Raihan’s Hammerlocke Gym

Purchase: Game NerdzCool Stuff IncAmazonPotomac Distribution

CMON’s Comic Imprint Guillotine Press Brings Asmodee’s Twilight Imperium and Android to Graphic Novels in 2021

CMON

CMON LTD and Asmodee Entertainment have entered into a licensing partnership to bring two of the most famous boardgame universes of all time to the pages of comics! The best-selling game worlds of Twilight Imperium and Android are slated to make their graphic novel debut in 2021. The deal is the latest example of Asmodee Entertainment’s continued expansion into licensed publishing opportunities. For CMON, this deal secures the first-ever licenses for their newly minted comics arm, Guillotine Press.

CMON has seen some of their games turned into comics through IDW Publishing and recently Kickstarted three graphic novels “CMON Comics – Vol. 1.” That project raised $501,632 from 12,261 backers and featured not just print comics but expansions for CMON’s popular tabletop board games. It’s slated to be delivered in February 2021.

As with CMON’s first set of graphic novels, these new books will be created by veteran writers and artists, who will bring their immense talents to the projects. Scheduled to be launched on Kickstarter in 2021, the books will be paired with tie-in game components designed to delight long-time fans of both franchises.

Asmodee

Twilight Imperium, the genre-defining 4x strategy game immersing players into interstellar conquest and diplomacy for over 20 years, is set against the backdrop of a sweeping, epic space opera filled with iconic races, locations, ships, and characters. Twilight Imperium was first released in 1997 and has seen four editions released with the latest in 2017. The game was designed by Christian T. Petersen with art by Bill Heagy.

Meanwhile, the cyber-noir setting of Android explores a future where megacorporations compete across the globe and cyber-espionage is just business as usual whilst criminal gangs fight for dominance in the overcrowded streets below gleaming corporate starscrapers. Android has been explored through board games, card games, and roleplaying games for over a decade. Android was released in 2008 by designers Daniel Clark and Kevin Wilson. It features art by Julie Dillon, Henning Ludvigsen, Stefan Morrell, Aaron Panagos, Didier Poli, and Zoe Robinson. 2012 saw the release of the popular card game Android Netrunner by Richard Garfield and Lukas Litzsinger which featured art by Bruno Balixa, Ralph Beisner Del Borovic, Adam S. Doyle, Amelie Hutt, Thomas Lishman, Henning Ludvigsen, Ed Mattinian, Dallas Mehlhoff, Adam Schumpert, Mark Anthony Taduran, and Matt Zeilinger. That release saw numerous expansions well into 2018.

Both the Twilight Imperium and the Android game lines are products of Asmodee’s Fantasy Flight Games studio.

Mother of Frankenstein Heads to Kickstarter

Mother of Frankenstein

From the genius minds behind Hatch Escapes, creators of the #1 Escape Room in Los Angeles, in collaboration with Arvind Ethan David, producer of Broadway hit Jagged Little Pill and cult TV series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective AgencyMother of Frankenstein is equal parts immersive theater, escape room, board game, and novel. When COVID shut down both Broadway and Escape Rooms, these two creative forces decided they needed to build entertainment they could ship into people’s homes. Out of their own creative lockdown was birthed Mother of Frankenstein, a gothic mystery that begins with the true-life story of Mary Shelley, author of the iconic Frankenstein, and expands into a speculative story full of heartbreak, suspense, and surprise. This highly-anticipated tabletop gaming experience is now available on Kickstarter!

Spanning three volumes, Mother of Frankenstein tells the story of Mary Shelley, proto-feminist and celebrated author of the famous Frankenstein, hidden in a series of hollowed out books containing handwritten letters, 2D and 3D jigsaw puzzles and clue-strewn artifacts. Blending historical truths with fantastical fiction, Mary Shelley has culled these documents and objects from various periods of her life to leave a secret legacy to her son. It’s your job to uncover the “true” story behind Frankenstein and discover that perhaps her famous novel wasn’t quite as fictional as we’ve been led to believe….

Unlike most puzzle games and escape rooms, Mother of Frankenstein was designed to be as welcoming and fun for newbies as it is rewarding for experts. Recommended for groups of 1 – 6, ages 13 and upMother of Frankenstein combines the narrative complexity of a good novel, the physicality and interactivity of immersive theater, the brain-bending challenge of a puzzle-filled escape room, and the accessibility and broad appeal of the best board games. Throw in a couple of clue-strewn jigsaw puzzles, and the game truly has something for everyone!

Turn off your phones, turn down the lights, and immerse yourself in the most fully-realized narrative puzzle game ever devised: Mother of Frankenstein.

Heavy metal mayhem as Mörk Borg is unleashed!

Mörk Borg

Modiphius has announced the release of the acclaimed Mörk Borg, a doom metal album of a game. A spiked flail to the face. Light on rules, heavy on everything else.

Mörk Borg is from Free League Publishing and is available in print and PDF on Modiphius.net.

Mörk Borg is a pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG about lost souls and fools seeking redemption, forgiveness or the last remaining riches in a bleak and dying world. Who are you? The tomb-robber with silver glittering between cracked fingernails? The mystic who would bend the world’s heart away from it’s inevitable end? Confront power-draining necromancers, skulking skeletal warriors and backstabbing wickheads. Wander the Valley of the Unfortunate Undead, the catacombs beneath the Bergen Chrypt or the bedevilled Sarkash forest. But leave hope behind – the world’s cruel fate is sealed, and all your vain heroic efforts are destined to end in death and dismay. Or are they?

Mörk Borg is a complete game in the OSR genre, that can be played as is or be picked apart for use in your own homebrew. The rules are easily made compatible with most of the editions of the world’s largest role-playing game. Within the book you’ll find:

  • A brief look at this dying world. From The Two-Headed Basilisks’ gothic cathedral in Galgenbeck and Blood-countess Anthelia’s limestone palace, to the fields of death in Graven-Tosk and the barren wastes of Kergüs.
  • The Calendar of Nechrubel, that decides the speed of the world’s demise. 
  • 20 occult Powers that let you bend reality, and just as many magical catastrophes for when you disastrously fail. 
  • Optional rules which brings more depth to the game. Omens let you turn bad luck into a slightly better one. Classes with unique traits and quirks, and tables that will bring life into your character. 
  • 12 creatures to be murdered by.  
  • Game master tools such as tables for corpse plundering, occult treasure, adventure sparks, dungeon generating and other devilry. 
  • The introductory dungeon crawl scenario Rotblack Sludge, where you investigate a forgotten part of the Shadow King’s enormous ruin palace. Cannibal warlocks, poison peddlers from beyond the void and hungry gutworms await. 

Mörk Borg is designed by Pelle Nilsson and Johan Nohr, and published by Free League Publishing.

Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion Comes to Comic Stands December 30

Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion

Source Point Press has revealed that Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion will be released on December 30. The 24-page one-shot comic is inspired by the best-selling board game Gloomhaven and is written by Travis McIntire and game creator  Isaac Childres with art by Tyler Sowles.

The City of Gloomhaven can be a tough place to make it as an adventurer and being in the right party is key to survival. The Jaws of the Lion are the top of the mountain in the hierarchy of the city, but their latest job goes sideways, and Anaphi, the mindthief, is to blame! The first comic from the wildly popular GLOOMHAVEN game launches a fantasy world unlike any in existence. Get ready for Quatryll punk bands, drug dealing Inox street gangs, and a dark God sleeping beneath the surface, eager to destroy the world. Welcome to the City!

The comic will explore the world of Gloomhaven and features the “Jaws of the Lion” crew. Work has been done to make sure the comic fits into the canon the Gloomhaven and where there’s room to create.

It’s a definite get for fans of the board game as well as those interested in fantasy adventure! You can pre-order it now or contact your local comic shop.

The Appalachian Horror RPG Holler Comes to Savage Worlds

Holler

Pinnacle Entertainment Group, creators of Savage Worlds and Deadlands tabletop roleplaying games has announced plans to develop the Appalachian Horror RPG Holler with Odd Bard Games and author Tim Earley

It’s a land of ghostly, shrouded mountains sealed off from the rest of the world, dominated by the schemes of madcap industrialists and their strange inventions, threatened by ecological collapse in the form of a toxic fog known as the Blight, and beset by a harrowing array of demons, cryptids, haints, and roguish fey.

Author Tim Earley pulls inspiration from Appalachia’s history of labor conflicts—the Battle of Blair Mountain, Bloody Harlan, the textile strikes of the 1930s—and fuses those complex, real world struggles with the folklore, legends, murder ballads and ghost stories that characterize the region’s abiding cultural richness.

Heroes are everyday folks in Holler: miners, moonshiners, granny women, holy rollers, bluegrass pickers, and roustabouts. Outmanned and outgunned by robber baron industrialists, Holler’s heroes must rely on their wits, ingenuity, kinship bonds, and hardscrabble toughness to win the day.

Pinnacle Entertainment Group kicks off interest in the Holler setting with a free online-only game convention, “Hollerween,” for Savage Worlds games October 29th-November 1st. Special livestream games, panels, and more are anticipated. Game Masters and Players can grab your badges now (use discount code “free”) to submit games and get notices when event registration goes live.

HeroQuest is Back through HasbroPulse

HeroQuest

HeroQuest is getting a new physical release with updated miniatures through Hasbro‘s HasbroPulse HasLab crowdfunding platform and its Avalon Hill board game division. It’s currently available for those in the US and Canada (minus Quebec) and it’s unknown if it’s coming to other regions.

The updated Heroquest features updated miniatures and scenery though looks to be similar to the original release.

The miniature roleplaying fantasy board game is beloved having been released in 1989 by Milton Bradley and Games Workshop. Designed by Stephen Baker, the game was for 2 to 5 players that had players creating their own dungeon to quest in using tiles, miniatures for furnishings, and figures. The game received numerous expansions as well.

The new edition has two tiers, “Heroic” at $99.99 plus shipping and “Mythic” which costs $149.99 plus shipping.

The Heroic Tier includes the core HeroQuest game system (featuring 71 highly detailed character and furniture miniatures) as well as 4 bonus hero miniatures and 1 exclusive miniature only available during the HasLab campaign.

The Mythic Tier includes the Heroic Tier offer (featuring 71 highly detailed character and furniture miniatures as well as 4 bonus hero miniatures and 1 exclusive miniature only available during the HasLab campaign) as well as 2 game expansions, 2 more exclusive figures, and all available unlocks.

Unlocks include more characters, dice, miniatures, and quests.

As of this article, the fundraising campaign is already about two-thirds to its $1 million goal with 45 days to go. If it passes its goal, backers will be charged and the game will go into production.

Hasbro Announces Monopoly Star Wars: The Mandalorian Edition

MONOPOLY STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN Edition

(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99 /Available: Fall 2020)

Imagine traveling around a dangerous galaxy where Imperial enemies threaten the safety of The Child, the character fans call “Baby Yoda”. In the MONOPOLY STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN Edition edition board game, players can play as The Mandalorian, Cara Dune, IG-11, or Kuiil. Getting The Child token lets players enhance their character’s special ability and use The Child’s unique ability. Buy hideouts, win battles, and earn Imperial credits. The player with the most Imperial credits wins, but be vigilant! If an Imperial enemy gets The Child, the game’s over for everyone! Available at most major retailers beginning 10/1.

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