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Toy Fair 2019: Things Get Strange with a Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set

Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set

The Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set game contains everything players need to embark on a Stranger Things adventure including the essential rules of the roleplaying game. It’s a great way for new as well as seasoned Dungeons & Dragons players to experience the D&D adventure Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler has created for his friends.

Pick your character — will you be Will the Wise or Dustin the Dwarf? Get your fireballs ready as you investigate the mysterious castle and battle the ferocious Demogorgon. Prepare for just about anything, because the game just got stranger.

Game includes Stranger Things Adventure book, Rulebook, 5 Stranger Things character sheets, 6 dice, Demogorgon Figure, and paintable Demogorgon figure. Available at most major retailers nationwide.

Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set contents

Out May 1, 2019, the set will retail for $24.99 and is for ages 14 & up.

Toy Fair 2019: The Orville Comes to WizKids’ Heroclix

nce again expanding its licensing portfolio and suite of collectible miniatures, WizKids has announced a licensing partnership to feature a popular sci-fi TV series, The Orville, in upcoming HeroClix releases. The new line is slated to hit shelves worldwide in Fall 2019, sold exclusively through Alliance and Diamond distributors in the U.S.  

Currently in its second season, The Orville is set 400 years in the future and follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. It is the second television series license to be added to the HeroClix line.

The first product to release will be a Jumbo Starter Set featuring the main crew, including Captain Ed Mercer, played by actor Seth MacFarlane, along with Commander Kelly Grayson, Dr. Claire Finn, Lt. Alara Kitan, Lt. Gordon Malloy, Lt. Commander Bortus, Lt. Commander John LaMarr, enabling HeroClix players and fans to embark in interstellar combat with their favorite characters.

Stop by the WizKids booth (#5302) at New York Toy Fair, February 16-19th to get a sneak peek at upcoming figures from the exciting inaugural release!

Toy Fair 2019: Wizards of the Coast Teases Magic: The Gathering – War of the Spark

In advance of New York Toy Fair, Wizards of the Coast has just dropped a video teaser for the upcoming Magic: The Gathering card set War of the Spark, releasing this spring in stores and as a new content package for digital card game Magic: The Gathering Arena.

Be there when it ends. Find out what’s at stake during PAX East 2019.

Prerelease April 27, 2019
Play it first on MTG Arena April 25, 2019

Games Workshop Announces Warhammer 40,000 Shadowspear, Teases New Sister of Battle, and Abaddon is Coming

At the Las Vegas Open, Games Workshop revealed some of what we’ll be getting our hands on in the coming months.

One of those reveals is Shadowspear, a brand new battlebox that pits Chaos against Vanguard Space Marines. But, making this box more amazing is that every single model in the box is a brand-new sculpt.

The Vanguard Space Marines are brand new warriors focused on covert operations such as assassination, sabotage, and infiltration.

Some of the box has been revealed including:

Vanguard Space Marine Librarian

Vanguard Space Marine Librarian

Eliminators

Eliminators

Master of Possessions

Master of Possessions

Chaos Space Marines

Chaos Space Marines

Obliterators

Obliterators

Venomcrawler – a new class of Daemon Engine!

Venomcrawler

That’s not all, there’s even more in the box!

Also revealed was a new Sisters of Battle model!

Sisters of Battle

And… the Warmaster is coming! Abaddon is getting a new sculpt so get ready!

Privateer Press’ Las Vegas Open 2019 Pre-Releases

Privateer Press has revealed the items you can get early at the Las Vegas Open which takes place February 8-10.

Monsterpocalypse

FEBRUARY
51019 – Zor-Raiden – $22
51020 – Rogzor – $35
51049 – Harbinger Comet Shard – $17
51051 – Shadow Sun Industries – $15

Shadow Sun Industries

MARCH
51022 – Armodax – $27
51024 – Yasheth – $28
51052 – Void Gate – $20
51053 -Apartment Building (Resin) – $19
51054 – Mount Terra – $19

Armodax

Warmachine/Hordes

FEBRUARY
32072 – Initiates of the Order of the Wall – $30
33136 – Greylord Adjunct – $15
34152 – Bane Knight Officer – $17
76031 – Clockatrice – $35

Clockatrice

MARCH
35090 – Garryth, Eye of Vengeance – $17
41152 – Steelhead Arcanist – $15
41156 – Steelhead Gunner – $14
92040 – Warwitch Initiate Deneghra – $15

Warwitch Initiate Deneghra

Fantasy Flight Co-Sponsors Gen Con Through 2021

Gen Con and Fantasy Flight Games have signed a multiyear co-sponsorship agreement for the upcoming 2019, 2020, and 2021 conventions.

Fantasy Flight will get dedicated event space and physical and digital marketing at each convention as part of the agreement as well as promotion and logistical support during the convention.

Fantasy Flight first became a co-sponsor, the highest level of sponsorship, in 2018.

Gen Con returns to Indianapolis August 1-4, 2019.

Gen Con Badge Registration Opens Sunday

Get ready for the first step in attending the best four days of gaming of the year! Can you hear the dice rolling? The Gen Con 2019 adventure starts this weekend, when Badge Registration opens!

Badges for Gen Con 2019 go on sale this Sunday, January 13 at noon (EST)! Head over to gencon.com to create your account if you plan on going for the first time, or to update your information if you’re a Gen Con veteran.

Information about badge pricing and other details can be found here. Badges cost the following:

  • 4-Day $110
  • Thursday $60
  • Friday $60
  • Saturday $75
  • Sunday $15
  • Trade Day $200
  • VIG $600/Returning VIG’s – $650/New VIG’s

If you have any questions or run into any trouble,  first check out the Account Information page, and if you still have questions, you can send an email to customerservice@gencon.com and they’ll help you out!

We’ll be seeing you at the convention!

IDW Games’ Wayward Board Game Gets a Signature Edition. Demo the Game at PAX Unplugged

IDW Games has announced the Wayward Board Game – Signature Edition, based on the comic series world by Jim Zub and Steven Cummings, with new art by Cummings and game design by Jonathan GilmourWayward presents players with a highly thematic threat management game and multiple unique and challenging scenarios that push them to take risks, and, in return, grant their characters more powerful abilities and items.

Wayward is a cooperative board game for 1-5 players where each player takes on the role of a teenager with newfound supernatural abilities. The next generation of the supernatural has emerged in Tokyo, and these teens are fighting for their survival and to prevent the Weave – the hidden threads of power and destiny that guide our world – from unraveling. These “wayward children” threaten the old order and the creatures and spirits known as the Yokai are determined to eradicate them before they are usurped. Players choose one of five different scenarios to play, each with its own unique rules and challenges, to defeat the Yokai and destroy their places of power.

Wayward Board Game – Signature Edition will be available on Kickstarter for pre-order in February 2019 for $70.00 and will include exclusive upgraded packaging, miniatures sculpted by Ninja Division, and bonus character with scenario.

Prior to the campaign, fans attending PAX Unplugged (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2) will have the opportunity to demo the game at IDW Games booth #3148.

Dungeons and Dragons’ Jeremy Crawford to Deliver PAX Unplugged Keynote

Jeremy Crawford, lead rules designer and managing editor on Dungeons and Dragons at Wizards of the Coast, will give the “Storytime” keynote at PAX Unplugged 2018, taking place Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2018 at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

The lead designer of Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook (5th Ed.), the definitive ruleset for “D&D” players, Crawford joined Wizards of the Coast in 2007 before going on to contribute to many crucial tomes for players and dungeon masters, such as the Dungeon Master’s Guide, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. He then leveled up to become the company’s lead rules designer on the renowned tabletop game.

Badges for PAX Unplugged 2018 are on sale now. Three-day badges are currently available for $65, while single-day badges cost $30. Families can pick up Sunday kids badges (for children age 7 – 12) for $10 apiece. Exclusive PAX Unplugged 2018 pre-sale merchandise, including branded blankets, socks, and dice are now available for purchase as well.

Established in 2017, PAX Unplugged delivers the PAX experience fans know and love, but with a focus on celebrating card, board, and tabletop games. The second year of PAX Unplugged will build on the inaugural event’s success by featuring more exhibitors, new game reveals, hands-on opportunities, tournaments, and panels with industry leaders than ever before.

Gen Con Extends Its Contract with Indianapolis and Expands Hotel Capacity

Gen Con has agreed to extend its commitment to Indianapolis through 2023. Prompted by the announcement of construction of two new hotels connected to the convention center, Gen Con added an additional year to its deal.

Indianapolis’ once-celebrated-but-now-underused Pan Am Plaza is the planned site of the $120 million, publicly funded addition to the Indiana Convention Center plus the two privately funded Hilton-branded hotels. Together the hotels would have more than 1,400 rooms. Groundbreaking will begin in 2019 so it’ll be years before attendees will benefit.

The convention has suffered for a lack of hotel space which sells out at a brisk pace for the show. Capacity usually remains miles away requiring means to travel.

Setting a new attendance record in 2018, the convention surpassed 60,000 unique attendees over its four days. Gen Con 2018 featured more than 520 game companies, more than 600 new games, 17,000 ticketed events, and a significant increase in programming in Lucas Oil Stadium. The convention plans to continue its development of Lucas Oil Stadium as a new hub of convention growth.

Gen Con will return to Indianapolis August 1-4, 2019.

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