Dungeons & Dragons: Baldur’s Gate 100-Pager Preview

Dungeons & Dragons: Baldur’s Gate 100-Pager

(W) Jim Zub (A) Various (A/CA) Max Dunbar
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019
SRP: $5.99

Join Minsc, Delina, Krydle, Shandie, and Boo the Miniature Giant Space Hamster on their original adventures in this oversized, value-priced, introductory issue! Dungeons & Dragons is more popular than ever-now is the perfect time to join the fun, and this is the perfect place to start!

Dungeons & Dragons: Baldur's Gate 100-Pager

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

Visit Strange New Worlds with Star Trek Adventures from Modiphius

Star Trek Adventures Strange New Worlds

Modiphius Entertainment has announced more information about the upcoming Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game supplement releases, as well as news of its development team. 

The second compendium of missions Strange New Worlds is available online from the 24th of October 2019, and hitting friendly local game store shelves in November 2019. This adventure supplement contains nine missions exploring the strangest and most challenging missions on dangerous planets and weird environments. Strange New Worlds follows on from the huge success of the first adventure compendium These Are the Voyages, and provides fans with missions from the Enterprise, Original Series, and Next Generation eras. Some incredible writing talent was recruited, from well-known Star Trek fiction writers such as Christopher L. Bennett (The Captain’s Oath, Greater Than the Sum), to roleplaying game luminaries like Jason Bulmahn (Pathfinder 2nd Edition).

Star Trek Adventures Strange New Worlds

In early 2020, Modiphius will complete their series of supplements covering each quadrant of the Galaxy, with the Gamma Quadrant Sourcebook and Delta Quadrant Sourcebook.

In January, the Gamma Quadrant Sourcebook provides a wealth of detail about the Gamma Quadrant and many of the species found within, with a major focus on the Dominion and its allies. The book also details the brutal Dominion War, and brings the Star Trek Adventures timeline up to 2375. Gamemasters and players will find a wealth of information in the book, including guidance on how to add non-Starfleet player characters and non-Federation species to your adventures and campaigns, along with a selection of starships and NPCs to enhance your games.

In March, the Delta Quadrant Sourcebook delves into the unexplored reaches of the Delta Quadrant and details many of the species and worlds discovered by the U.S.S. Voyager on her historic journey home, especially the implacable Borg Collective! This book brings the Star Trek Adventures timeline up to 2379 and provides players and gamemasters with information on locations, species, starships, and NPCs in the Delta Quadrant, for use in their continuing missions. 

In addition to those major print releases, there are several PDF-only releases coming soon, including the Star Trek: Voyager crew player characters, the Star Trek: Enterprise crew player characters, and a selection of Iconic Villains character sheets to supplement the miniatures in the Star Trek Adventures: Iconic Villains miniatures set, as well as several more standalone adventure releases in PDF. All of these PDFs will be available to buy from Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com.

Modiphius also announced Jim Johnson, long-time Star Trek Adventures line editor and contributing writer, as the Star Trek Adventures game line developer, who will lead the development of the game’s products, bringing with him the experience he has of editing most of the products in the game line along with years of authoring stories for the brand, including Shards and Shadows and Strange New Worlds VII, 9 and 10, as well as being a key contributor to the Star Trek Adventures core rulebook,The Command Division Sourcebook, These are the Voyages, and curating living campaign PDF adventure modules as well as the line of PDF standalone adventures.

Star Trek Adventures Strange New Worlds
Star Trek Adventures Strange New Worlds
Star Trek Adventures Strange New Worlds

White Wizard Games Announces KAPOW! A Buildable Dice Superhero Game

KAPOW!

White Wizard Games will now sell and distribute KAPOW! worldwide. The game will launch through White Wizard in 2020 with a reprint and expanding the game universe with more superheroes via a partnership with 2 Ton Porcupine. The game was designed by Doug Hettrick, Carl Hettrick, and Larry Bogucki and was initially launched via a successful Kickstarter.

KAPOW! uses buildable dice, allowing you to add and remove dice faces during the course of a battle. This makes for a super-strategic dice-battling experience.

KAPOW! uses buildable dice, allowing you to add and remove dice faces during the course of a battle. This makes for a super-strategic dice-battling experience. With each roll, you decide how to attack, defend, and power up your character by choosing where to place your dice. The battles get more explosive with each roll and as you gain more dice and dice faces. KAPOW! is simple to learn (roll and place), but has layers of strategy as you customize your dice pool and leverage the unique powers of the KAPOW! universe’s heroes and villains.

KAPOW! is a 2-player game that can be expanded to 3 or 4 players.

Atomic Mass Games Shows Off Thanos for Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Marvel: Crisis Protocol debuts November 15 and Atomic Mass Games has revealed one of the more anticipated characters for the miniature game, Thanos!

The Mad Titan comes on a display base of a throne and features him wielding the Infinity Gauntlet with gems!

The miniature game features 40mm models where you can put together teams to do battle! The game allows you to mix and match heroes and villains presenting some interesting team-ups. Since it took an army of heroes to defeat Thanos in The Infinity Gauntlet, we can’t imagine what this character will be like on the tabletop.

The main game retails for $99.95 and includes Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Red Skull, Baron Zemo, and more, as well as terrain and the rules. Expansions available for pre-order include Hulk, M.O.D.O.K., Black Panther & Killmonher, Shuri & Okoye, and Venom. Also available are dice, measuring tools, and a NYC themed terrain pack.

You can pre-order the game from Miniature Market, Cool Stuff Inc, Amazon, your local friendly game store, and more.

Modiphius’ Shipyard Prepares Homeworld Tabletop RPG

Homeworld: Revelations

Modiphius Entertainment has announced that under license from Gearbox Software LLC, they are creating a tabletop roleplaying game, Homeworld: Revelations, based on the popular Homeworld video game franchise. 

September 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of the 1999 award-winning real-time strategy video game, Homeworld, originally developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Sierra Studios, now managed and owned by Gearbox Software LLC and developed by Blackbird Interactive.

The original videogame followed the Kushan, an exiled people, who see their planet Kharak destroyed by the Taiidan Empire in response to them developing banned hyperspace technology. The survivors travel with their fleet, led by the Mothership, and fight a war against the Taiidan on an Exodus to reach their true home world, Hiigara. Their journey is one of hardship and discovery as they make allies, scramble for resources and destroy their enemies along the way.

Homeworld: Revelations will give fans of the original Homeworld game the exciting opportunity to view the universe through a new perspective, taking on the role of the crew aboard one of the Kushan fleet’s ships. Whether it’s joining the Mothership on its odyssey, or helping re-establish the Hiigaran homeworld, there will be endless adventures.

Homeworld: Revelations expands on what we know of the Kushan people and the games major factions, like the Kadesh and the Taiidan. Fans of the universe will learn that there are more incredible secrets hidden within the Guidestone which can be discovered through the roleplaying game. You can expect more detail on the people of the whirlpool galaxy so players can create their own stories of discovery and adventure, revisit locations from Homeworld to uncover their mysteries, and even explore the journey of the Exodus to find out what else the Kushan discovered, gained and lost on that famous journey.

Modiphius has employed the expertise of Martin Cirulis, one of the original writers of Homeworld to consult on the setting and lore, along with Homeworld experts at Gearbox Software LLC and Blackbird Interactive. The Modiphius 2d20 roleplaying game system has been adapted and developed by head of RPGs Sam Webb and line manager Virginia Page from Star Trek Adventures (developed by Nathan Dowdell; Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, Mutant Chronicles), based on the original 2d20 system design by Jay Little (Mutant Chronicles, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire).

A fantastic team of dedicated writers, many long-standing fans of the Homeworld games, have been assembled to work on the roleplaying game, including Mike ‘Norsehound’ Ptak, Oz Mills, Jason Brick, Andy Peregrine, Marie Tokuda, John Kennedy, and John Dodd. One of the original artists for the Homeworld video game, Aaron Kambeitz, has created the cover art for the roleplaying game and art director Katya Thomas (Star Trek Adventures, John Carter of Mars, Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of) is working to provide fantastic new artwork to bring Homeworld: Revelations to life! 

More information about Homeworld: Revelations, including product line up and details will be coming in 2020.

Classic RPGs ‘Baldur’s Gate I & II,’ ‘Planescape: Torment’ & ‘Icewind Dale’ Out Now on Consoles

Skybound Games and Beamdog have announced that enhanced editions of several classic Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing videogames – including Baldur’s Gate, the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, Baldur’s Gate IIPlanescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale – are now available on modern consoles for the very first time. Available globally, these boxed versions can be purchased at major retailers for $49.99 each on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch:

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack: Celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the original Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and its sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, return with all DLC and restored quest content, as well as the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, featuring new original content developed by Beamdog to bridge the two games.

Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition / Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition: Two must-play games and all their DLC in one package – the chilling Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, plus its expansions, and the enhanced edition of 1999’s RPG of the Year, Planescape: Torment.

These titles are also now available for digital download on the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Xbox One Store, and Nintendo eShop.  

Tailored for a natural gameplay experience on consoles, these enhanced editions give longtime fans and newcomers alike the opportunity to play these critically acclaimed adventures from a golden age of RPGs in a whole new way. Beamdog has upgraded each title with support for high-resolution widescreen displays, controls optimized for console controllers, new content, new characters and classes, expanded character creation options, redesigns of the UI and UX, bug fixes, balance changes and more.

Skybound Games and Beamdog will also release fellow all-time classic RPG Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on consoles on Dec. 3, 2019. Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition is available to pre-order now at major retailers and the Skybound Shop.

Starcadia Quest #2 Preview

Starcadia Quest #2

James Roberts (w) • Aurelio Mazzara (a & c)

Starkid, a delivery-boy-turned-spaceship-captain, and his crew of a gamer barista and a, well, criminal, are off on their first adventure! They have to get to Teklawn and run a secret mission, because if they don’t, they’ll never be Freelance Adventurers. The only thing that could send them off-course is… a well-placed holo-ad?! The action-packed and hilarious QWST continues!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Starcadia Quest #2
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