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Jim Butler Named Paizo President

Jim Butler

Paizo Publishing has announced that Jeff Alvarez has stepped down as president due to health reasons. Paizo has named Vice President of Marketing and Licensing, Jim Butler, as its new president. 

Jim brings decades of gaming experience to his new role, including serving as Paizo’s vice president of marketing and licensing over the last five years. Before Paizo, he has worked at TSR, Wizards of the Coast, Warner Bros./Turbine, and Trion Worlds. 

Jim lives in Redmond, WA with his husband, Matthew, and their fur-kids: Toker, Stella, and Skylar. He’s currently playing through volume 5 of the Pathfinder Return of the Runelords Adventure Path as a kobold druid and GMing the Extinction Curse Adventure Path for Pathfinder Second Edition.

A Mysterious Secret Hidden for Decades is Revealed in Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #2

BOOM! Studios has released a first look at Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #2, the next issue in a brand new four-issue comic book series from comic book and screenwriter Mairghread Scott, artists Fabiana Mascolo and French Carlomagno, colorist Francesco Segala with Gloria Martinelli, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, about the deadly Liliana Vess and the hidden planeswalker she discovers who will change the fate of the entire multiverse forever, available on May 25, 2022.

Liliana’s hunt for the mysterious planeswalker begins! She races to the legendary hero’s home plane, determined to find her before the Master of Metal twists her unique powers to his terrible purposes. But this dangerous new plane holds secrets of its own, and eyes frozen shut will open for the first time in fifty years…

Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #2 features main cover art by acclaimed artist Karen S. Darboe as well as a set of connecting variant cover art by award-winning illustrator Miguel Mercado, and variant covers by star artists Valentina Remenar, and Yanick Paquette with Mat Lopes.

Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #2

Asmodee and Ulysses Press Team for Cookbooks based on Catan and Ticket to Ride

Asmodee Entertainment

Asmodee Entertainment has announced a brand partnership with independent publisher Ulysses Press to create and release cookbooks based on the internationally popular and best selling board games CATAN and Ticket to Ride.

Scheduled for publication in Spring and Summer 2023, respectively, the hardcover cookbooks will each feature original recipes, full-color photographs, and beautiful interior layouts. Expanding on the worlds the gamers already know and love, the official CATAN and Ticket to Ride cookbooks will promise to take players on eating expeditions never before experienced.

With fans from around the world, CATAN is available in 40+ languages and has sold more than 40 million units worldwide since it was first published in 1995. Distributed in 40 countries, Ticket to Ride is the world’s best-selling train game.

The official CATAN cookbook (title and cover to be revealed) will be available for pre-order this fall, and both books will be distributed by Simon & Schuster.

Magic #14 preview. The planeswalkers journey to Locthwain to find the Cauldron of Eternity

Magic #14

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Ig Guara (CA) Miguel Mercado
In Shops: May 04, 2022
SRP: $4.99

The planeswalkers journey to Locthwain to find the Cauldron of Eternity, and finally uncover the identity of the specter haunting Niko’s steps.

Many knights have fallen in their quest for the Cauldron-if our heroes find it, they must prove their worth.

But if they can succeed, they just might discover the identity of the specter… and the dangerous implications of that knowledge!

Magic #14

There’s Danger Found in the Truth in Your First Look at Magic #14

BOOM! Studios has revealed today a first look at Magic #14, the second issue of a brand new arc of the original comic book series from acclaimed writer Jed MacKay, artist Ig Guara, colorist Arianna Consonni, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, perfect for new readers and long time fans, available on May 4, 022.

The planeswalkers journey to Locthwain to find the Cauldron of Eternity, and finally uncover the identity of the specter haunting Niko’s steps. Many knights have fallen in their quest for the Cauldron—in order to find it, our heroes must prove their worth by surviving a deadly test. But if they can succeed, they just might discover the identity of the specter… and the dangerous implications of that knowledge!

Magic #14 features main cover art by acclaimed artist Miguel Mercado as well as variant cover art by acclaimed artists Fabiana Mascolo and Stephanie Hans.

Magic #14

Unboxing: Joy Toy Warhammer 40,000 Ultramarines Infiltrators

From Warhammer 40,000 comes the most elite Space Marines Chapter in the Imperium of Man.

We finally have the Joy Toy Warhammer 40,000 Ultramarines Infiltrators in hand! How do they stack up compared to the recent wave of Warhammer 40,000 toys? Find out!

You can get yours:
Entertainment Earth
Big Bad Toy Store


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Review: Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #1

Spinning out of the main Magic comic series, Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker follows Liliana Vess and her run-in with Tezzeret.

Story: Mairghread Scott
Art: Fabiana Mascolo
Color: Francesco Segala, Gloria Martinelli
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

comiXology/Kindle
Zeus Comics


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Preview: Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #1 (of 4)

Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #1 (of 4)

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Fabiana Mascolo (CA) Karen Darboe
In Shops: Apr 20, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Delve even deeper into the Magic: The Gathering universe with comic and screenwriter Mairghread Scott (Transformers, Guardians of the Galaxy) and artist Fabiana Mascolo (Firefly: Brand New ‘Verse)! !

While our heroes have many dangers to face throughout the multiverse, the powerful Necromancer Liliana Vess returns to her new home as a professor at the greatest college of magic in the Multiverse.

But she doesn’t return alone. Sensing the presence of a distant planeswalker calling for help… one with the power to save, or destroy, entire planes, puts her on a collision course with the diabolical machinations of the Tezzeret, the Master of Metal…

Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #1 (of 4)

Dive into Tales of Space Marine Chapters with this new Black Library Humble Bundle

Discover the fearless exploits of the Adeptus Astartes—the elite Space Marines of the Warhammer 40,000 universe—in this collection of novels and fiction from Black Library! This galaxy-spanning bundle gathers war stories of Chapters and squads from across the Imperium, charged with defending humanity against the relentless forces of Chaos. Explore the grim darkness of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and support EveryLibrary with your purchase!

The Humble Bundle features 24 total releases worth $284 and you can get them all for just $18!

Aconyte Books announces Play to Win, a new non-fiction series focusing on the world of games

Aconyte Books have announced the first two books in a brand-new non-fiction series, Play to Win. This new range of non-fiction titles will focus on the wide world of games and gaming, to entertain, inform and intrigue gamers and an interested general audience alike. The first two titles will launch in Fall 2022.

Everybody Wins: Four Decades of the Greatest Board Games Ever Made

Everybody Wins: Four Decades of the Greatest Board Games Ever Made chronicles the recent revolution in tabletop gaming through an entertaining and informative look at the winners of the prestigious Game of the Year (Spiel des Jahre) award, known as the Oscars of the tabletop. Acclaimed British author and games expert James Wallis investigates the winners and losers of each year’s contest to track the incredible explosion in amazing new board games. From modern classics like CATAN, Ticket to Ride, and Dixit, to once-lauded games that have now been forgotten (not to mention several popular hits that somehow missed a nomination), this is a comprehensive yet hugely readable study, penned by one of tabletop gaming’s most knowledgeable commentators. Accompanying the book will be a dedicated podcast series, presented by the book’s author, James Wallis.

Rokugan: The Art of Legend of the Five Rings

Rokugan: The Art of Legend of the Five Rings presents stunning art and illustration from the Japanese-inspired fantasy realms of Rokugan, setting for the famed Legend of the Five Rings series of games, in a lavish, large-format hardcover art book. The Emerald Empire is captured in an age of strife and upheaval – war, intrigue, wild magic and celestial turmoil – through the very finest artwork from across the history of the series. Iconic pieces from the L5R roleplaying and collectible card games are presented in their full glory, together with never-before-seen images, taking the game’s many fans and lovers of fantasy art on a journey through this extraordinary world.

These titles are just the first in a planned series of in-depth non-fiction titles, Look for further announcements and more information on plans for the Play to Win range later in the year.

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