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Rivet Wars: Reloaded, coming to Kickstarter in September

Rivet Wars: Reloaded

Steamforged Game has announced the launch of Rivet Wars: Reloaded! Rivet Wars: Reloaded will be launching on Kickstarter on Tuesday, September 6th and will include a new faction, new ways to play, exciting new artwork, an updated game engine, and beautifully refined miniatures.

After announcing the acquisition of the Rivet Wars IP in July, Steamforged Games gave eager fans a sneak peek of the game at Gencon 2022, which was incredibly received by old and new fans alike.

Rivet Wars is a Dieselpunk inspired, tactical miniatures game where each player takes on the role of the commander of a Rivet army representing one of the opposing factions. Set in the world of Rivet, the game features unique technology such as diesel powered mechs, unicycled vehicles, and armour plated cavalry.

Strategic decision making is key to success, whilst giving the player the choice of new options each turn means that players can adjust their play and tactics by reacting to what is unfolding during the game. It’s an incredibly fun, fast and frantic experience. 

Launched in 2014 by video game legend Ted Terranova, Rivet Wars has been out of print for some time and now has an exciting future at Steamforged Games.

To be notified when the Kickstarter goes live, follow the campaign here.

Gen Con 2022: Steamforged shows off Dark Souls, new Rivet Wars, and Adventures & Academia: First Class miniatures

Steamforged Games has announced some exclusive exhibits for their appearance at the immensely popular tabletop convention, Gen Con, taking place 4-7 August in Indianapolis. Attendees can visit their booth #2221 to enjoy, amongst other things, world premieres of a host of never-before-seen miniatures and material.

First to be displayed are miniatures from the new Dark Souls: The Board Game release, Tomb of the Giants, due to be released later this year. These stunning models include skeleton soldiers, necromancers, an imposing skeletal beast and a huge new boss, the iconic Gravelord Nito.

This is the first Dark Souls: The Board Game content released since 2017, and is the first of a series of new core sets, which include a new campaign system and an updated rulebook, designed to be backward compatible and with community involvement.

Attendees will also get an exclusive look at the new faction for the recently acquired Rivet Wars franchise. More information about the exciting future of the game, including new ways to play, will be revealed in due course.

Finally, Steamforged are excited to give an exclusive world-first preview of the upcoming miniatures for Adventures & Academia: First Class. After securing the support of 7,611 backers on Kickstarter, this hotly-anticipated range of miniatures is currently in production. This exhibit is a chance for backers to whet their appetite for roleplaying fun in advance of the campaign’s delivery, slated for early 2023.

As well as displaying minis, they’re running demos of various games every day at Gen Con, giving visitors a chance to get hands on with Steamforged’s awesome tabletop experiences.

Gen Con 2022: Hasbro and Avalon Hill teases the return of Heroscape

With Gen Con kicking off this week, it looks like Avalon Hill is getting a push after being generally quiet. After a successful relaunch of Heroquest, it looks like the next big return is Heroscape!

Dubbed Heroscape: Age of Annihilation, the teaser video shows off the return of the cult classic tabletop miniature game.

Launched in 2004 until 2008 from Milton Bradley and then with Wizards of the Coast from 2008 until late 2010, the game featured pre-panted miniatures and a hexagonal tile board with 3D landscape. The game was designed by Craig Van Ness, Rob Daviau, and Stephen Baker.

While it generally had a fantasy setting, the game also featured Marvel characters in a set and later Magic: The Gathering.

The game has become highly collectible over the years with a solid community springing up around it.

We’ll have more information about Heroscape: Age of Annihilation as it’s announced.

RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg gets a trailer

RuneScape and Steamforged Games have just revealed the trailer for RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg. The game will be coming to Kickstarter on May 31st, 2022.

RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg board game, inspired by one of the most popular and longest-running online role-playing video game franchises in the world is a cooperative campaign board game for one to five players set in RuneScape’s “sometimes epic, often irreverent” fantasy world of Gielinor.

Monolith’s Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 and RPG is live on Kickstarter

After months of teasing, the Kickstarter for Monolith‘s Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 and RPG is now live!

The Kickstarter is a dual one featuring season 3 of the board game Batman: Gotham City Chronicle as well as the launch of the Batman Roleplaying Game.

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 features a solo and cooperative mode allowing games to play all of the existing adventures, and new ones, in new ways. If you missed the original game, no need to worry, that’s available too!

For the roleplaying game, you can get the core book, a game screen, a guide to the city of Gotham, and adventures book to get you going.

Plus, there’s the stretch goals!

The roleplaying book will set you back $60, the all-in for season 3 is about $128, the original game for $134, and the all-in for the roleplaying game is $160. There’s also combinations to get at higher tiers.

The project has blown past its goal on its first day and is scheduled to end on Friday, June 10 at 5:59 PM EDT.

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

Czech Games Edition announces Starship Captains

Starship Captains

Settle into the captain’s chair of your very first star cruiser and get ready to embark on a bold voyage through the depths of space in this euro-style action selection and engine building game for 2-4 players. Czech Games Edition has announced Starship Captains which will launch at Essen Spiel this year, with a North American release following in Q4 2022!

Explore a galaxy full of dangerous pirates and interplanetary missions, as you manage, train, and promote your crew to improve their diverse skills. Do you have what it takes to deftly command your crew, upgrade your ship, harness the power of alien artifacts, and become the best captain in the cosmos? 

The stars are calling!

In the game you manage a diverse crew of cadets, ensigns, androids, and officers—each with different special roles and capabilities. In it, you earn medals to promote and train your crew for even greater effectiveness. You’ll explore an ever-shifting galaxy full of dangerous pirates and interplanetary missions. But. you’ll need to upgrade your ship with powerful engine building technology for maximum synergy. Boost your reputation with three distinct galactic factions for bountiful rewards!

Components

  • 4 dual layer player boards
  • Main star map board
  • Faction tracks
  • Missions deck
  • Technology deck
  • Miniatures
  • Reference cards
  • Scorepad
  • Tokens

Synergic Games’ Harakiri: Blades of Honor opens its Late Pledge

Harakiri: Blades of Honor, by the Spanish publisher Synergic Games, has opened up its late pledge on the Spanish platform Kick & Go. Four months after becoming the most funded dungeon crawler board game in the history of Spain on Kickstarter, Synergic Games offers the last chance to acquire the board game.

Set in a fantasy version of the Japanese feudal era, Harakiri: Blades of Honor offers an immersive cooperative dungeon-crawling experience for up to 4 players where the exploration of a huge and detailed map, along with epic and strategic combat against all kinds of AI-controlled enemies, will take the classic gameplay of the genre to a higher level.

The game features more than 80 fantastic miniatures by sculptors as important as Roberto Chaudon (Wizards of the Coast, DC) and Barruz Studio (Corvus Belli, Hellboy). They also included the tile designer Henning Ludvigsen (Bloodborne, Star Wars or Zombicide) immersing players in action packed epic battles.

All this will be accompanied by a narrative by the Spanish writer David Velasco. Velasco brings together all his accumulated experience in the dark fantasy genre to embark the players of Harakiri: Blades of Honor in an adventure that offers more than 50 hours of gameplay, where every decision taken could be crucial to stop the advance of the terrible tyrant, the Dark Shogun.

The wonderful art that accompanies the entire game is being done by artists like David Benzal (“concept artist” in Game of Thrones, Love Death and Robots, Ghost Recon or Jurassic World) and Björn Barends (“cover artist” in Hulk, Venom, Spawn or Moonknight comics).

This new chance to acquire the game will be open until the end of this year 2022, but during the first 3 months it will have exclusive discounts. This will be the last chance to acquire the board game that cannot be found anywhere else, and that won’t be hitting general retail. Harakiri: Blades of Honor is scheduled for release in May 2023.

Deep Water Games is teaming up with Source Point Press for a limited edition mystery box!

Deep Water Games and Source Point Press are having a company wide Spring Cleaning event! Order an Ox Eye Media Mystery Box and you’re guaranteed:

  • 1 big box Deep Water Games board game
  • 1 small box Deep Water Games board game
  • 1 full 3-5 issue Source Point Press comic series
  • 1 Source Point Press collected trade

1 in 5 Mystery Boxes contain a limited edition metal variant cover of a Source Point Press title. 

A guaranteed $50 or more value for only $45! For a limited time only!

Unboxing: Unmatched: Marvel – Hell’s Kitchen

Make Mine Marvel… with Unmatched! The tactical combat board game dives into the Marvel Universe with Unmatched: Marvel – Hell’s Kitchen which features Elektra, Bullseye, and Daredevil!

It’s all brought to life by the masterful illustration of Oliver Barrett and Ian O’Toole.

We open up and show off everything inside!

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Unboxing: Unmatched: Marvel – Redemption Row

Make Mine Marvel… with Unmatched! The tactical combat board game dives into the Marvel Universe with Unmatched: Marvel – Redemption Row which features Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, and Luke Cage with Misty Knight!

It’s all brought to life by the masterful illustration of Matt Taylor and Ian O’Toole.

We open up and show off everything inside!

Get yours now:
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