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Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground Launches May 27

Focus Home Interactive and developer Gasket Games have announced that Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground will release on May 27, 2021, on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

A new trailer also offers the closest look yet at one of the three factions from this action-packed, turn-based strategy adaptation of Games Workshop’s iconic fantasy IP: the Maggotkin of Nurgle. A tide of death that corrupt everything they cross, the Maggotkin create hazardous zones on the battlefield they can use against their enemies.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground lets you lead one of three highly customizable armies — the eternal Stormcasts, the ghoulish Nighthaunt and the rotting Maggotkin — to glory in rogue-like single-player campaigns or against real players in online PvP. With each new battle, you’ll collect new cards granting new units, skills, weapons and gear to strengthen your armies and let you define your own style of conquest.

Pre-order Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground today on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One to receive a special discount and the “Spoils of War Weapon Pack,” featuring one exclusive weapon for each of the game’s three armies. Visit the official store for more information.

Necromunda: Hired Gun – Enter the Hive Gets a Gameplay Trailer

Focus Home Interactive and Streum On Studio have released a new gameplay trailer for the fast-paced FPS Necromunda: Hired Gun, this time taking you deep into the depths of the city of Necromunda itself. In this gritty underworld, anything goes — for the right price. And as a bounty hunter, you’ll want to get to know the lay of the land, if only to figure out who’s most likely to stab you in the back.

Introduce yourself at Martyr’s End, the hub of all the action in your little corner of Necromunda. Here you’ll meet other scoundrels and stock up on libations and information from the local barmaid. It’s also where you’ll gear up, upgrade your bionic augments, customize your character, get treats for your cyber-mastiff, and decide on your next contract. And then you’re off into the Underhive, hunting targets through a towering metropolis of warring factions, toxic factories, colossal fortresses and other generally inhospitable locations.

Necromunda: Hired Gun launches digitally on June 1 and is available to pre-order now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. All pre-orders receive the “Hunter’s Bounty” pack, which features unique cosmetics for your knife, stub gun, and outfit. It also includes a new chew toy for your dog, giving your best mate the extra incentive to chase down its targets.

Unboxing: McFarlane Toys’ Warhammer 40K Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister

The world of Games Workshop‘s Warhammer 40K has come to McFarlane Toys and the second wave has begun to arrive!

We unbox and review the Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister!

What do we think? Find out!

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Get a Look at Jace’s Uncertain Fate in Magic #2

BOOM! Studios have released a first look at Magic #2, the next issue of the new 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 12, 2021.

With their homes rocked by an attack – and Jace Beleren’s life hanging in the balance – Planeswalkers Kaya, Ral, and Vraska must discover who is behind it all. But as they begin to suspect one of Ravnica’s most prominent Guilds is behind the attack, it becomes clear their enemy may be plotting something even more destructive…

Magic #2 also features main cover art by acclaimed artist Matteo Scalera as well as variant cover art by Ig Guara, Daniel Warren Johnson, Michael Walsh, Jahnoy Lindsay, and Kael Ngu.

Magic #2

Humble Bundle and Black Library Launch a Warhammer 40,000 Stories 2021 Bundle

HUMBLE EBOOK BUNDLE WARHAMMER 40,000 STORIES 2021 BY BLACK LIBRARY

Push back the forces of Chaos with Black Library ebooks like Dawn of Fire Avenging Son, Lords of Silence, and Double Eagle. Humble Bundle and Black Library have a new Humble Bundle featuring $295 worth of Black Library books for pay what you want.

Each purchase helps support EveryLibrary! Check out the bundle tiers below.

Pay $1 to unlock:

  • Cadian Honour
  • Gunheads
  • Choose Your Enemies
  • Double Eagle
  • Fifteen Hours
  • Cadian Blood

Pay $10 or more to unlock:

  • Black Legion
  • Fabius Bile: Clonelord
  • The Lords of Silence
  • Shroud of Night
  • Lords and Tyrants
  • Blood Reaver
  • Dark Apostle
  • Lucius: The Faultless Blade

Pay $18 or more to unlock:

  • Nexus & other Stories
  • Blood of Iax
  • Ashes of Prospero
  • War of Secrets
  • Knights of Macragge
  • Dawn of Fire: Avenging Son
  • The Great Devourer
  • Rise of the Ynnari: Wild Rider
  • The Beast Arises Volume 1
  • Battle of the Fang
  • Brothers of the Snake
  • Path of the Dark Eldar

A New Pathfinder Comic Comes to Kickstarter!

Dynamite Entertainment and Paizo Inc. are launching a new Pathfinder comic book. It’s currently being funded on Kickstarter and live right now with lots of cool extra content for fans!

Pathfinder: Fumbus is a 40-page standalone special issue starring the riotous eponymous goblin alchemist. The mischievous goblins of Pathfinder have always been one of the iconic roleplaying game’s most signature features, but now with the new Second Edition ruleset and the added alchemist class, Fumbus takes a starring role in his pursuit to join the Pathfinder Society. With appearances from characters like Seoni, Ezren, and more, it’s a chapter not to be missed!

Writer and lifelong tabletop RPG addict Fred Van Lente has worked closely with Paizo’s creative shepherds to craft this tale alongside returning Pathfinder artist Tom Garcia. They’re joined by the vivid colors of Vinicius Townsend, and lettering of Tom Napolitano.

Just like Dynamite’s previous Pathfinder titles, this comic book comes with extra content that will entice longtime fans of the RPG, with lore and scenario writing that can translate right to one’s next game night. Six whole pages of playable content, including new alchemical and magic items, rules for trapmaking, and a character sheet and stat block for Fumbus himself.

Those same great qualities make the world a perfect fit for comics books. Dynamite has worked closely with Paizo to produce comics for nearly a decade across 11 graphic novels. Many of Paizo’s top internal creatives like Erik Mona and F. Wesley Schneider have contributed to the titles, as well as top creators in the comics industry like Jim Zub (Avengers, Conan the Barbarian), Crystal Frasier (Immortal Hulk, Cheer Up), and Carlos Gomez (Red Sonja, America Chavez). As part of the Kickstarter pledge options, fans can stock up on the previous comics as well.

For collectors, Dynamite is offering a fun glow in the dark version of Tom Garcia’s cover, as well as a limited character sheet variant. Fan-favorite artist Ken Haeser is also doing sketch covers and remark sketches. Those looking for the ultimate Pathfinder haul can turn to the deluxe set, which comes packed with an exclusive custom D20 die, CGC graded copies of the comics, a character trading card, a set of graphic novels, and the gorgeous Seoni statue.

Pathfinder: Fumbus

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle Launches Dungeons & Dragons Bundle

Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle have launched the “Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing.”

The bundle promotion, running from April 12 through May 3, features a thrilling selection of Dungeons & Dragons adventures, including up to 28 full graphic novels, plus individual issues of IDW’s latest D&D series, Infernal Tides and At the Spine of the World. Fans can simply pay what they want, starting at only $1.00 to purchase a basic tier, then increase their contribution up to $25 to add even more epic graphic novels to their collection.

A portion of the proceeds from the bundle will go to Hasbro Children’s Fund. The Hasbro Children’s Fund is responsible for the majority of Hasbro’s grant-making. Grants made by the Hasbro Children’s Fund focus on their philanthropic mission to stand up for children, passionately working together to create a universe where every child experiences hope, kindness  and  joy.

Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $1.00 Tier includes:

  • Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol. 1: Dragons of Autumn Twilight
  • Dragonlance Classics Vol. 1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #1
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 1
Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $10.00 Tier includes:

  • Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol. 2: Dragons of Winter Night
  • Dragonlance Legends: Time of the Twins
  • Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 2: First Encounters
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #2
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #3
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 2
Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $18.00 Tier includes:

  • Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol. 3: Dragons of Spring Dawning
  • Dragonlance Classics Vol. 2
  • Dragonlance Classics Vol. 3
  • Dragonlance: The Legend of Huma
  • Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 3: Down
  • Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 2
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 3
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 3
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 4
Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $25.00 Tier includes:

  • Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 1: Shadowplague
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Abraxis Wren of Eberron
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 4
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun Vol. 1 – Ianto’s Tomb
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Vol.1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury
  • Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt, Vol. 1: Homeland
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire

Miniature Wargaming: The Movie Teaches the History of the Hobby and Shows Its Heart

Miniature Wargaming: The Movie

The world of miniature wargaming is massive. Today, it’s a multi-million dollar business that spans the world. I myself have been a miniature wargame player for about 25 years. I began with Warhammer 40,000 just as the second edition launched and to this day have the first miniature I purchased (an Ork Goff Nob). I consider myself well-versed in the industry so went into the documentary Miniature Wargaming: The Movie intrigued with what I might learn.

It’s an interesting documentary that does an admirable job in condensing the massive industry and vast amount of games into a 1 hour and 46 minute film. And, impressively, it does it quite well.

What’s interesting about the film is that it has a clear thematic arc in the various phases of miniature wargaming, pre-World War II, Post World War II to Games Workshop, Kickstarter/e-commerce, and then YouTube. There’s a fantastic focus on not just the world but also how the time impacted the industry.

But beyond an overview of the industry, the games, the publishers, the film also dives a bit into the “scene”. Two individuals plan for a tournament they’re attending. Another two individuals talk about UK Games Expo that they’ll be exhibiting at. While much of the movie is an overview, its these segments that deliver a bit of heart, especially as one developer struggles to get his board game to audiences. There’s also some dips into what the games and community gives back to individuals. Some interviewed hint at dark times in their lives and that gaming helped get them through it by connecting with others.

And that’s the unexpected thing about the film.

There’s a focus on how this fun hobby has members who struggle and it’s the hobby that helps them get through that. The first half of the film gets you caught up about the world but the latter half brings the heart. It’s a pivot that hits viewers as it creates a human element to the film. It takes what is a documentary about a commercial venture that one can argue is superficial, and shows that it’s anything but. This is a hobby that means so much to so many and it’s a hobby that involves connections with others.

What starts, and was expected to be, a documentary about the miniature wargame community turns into something so much more. It’s a touching film about a community brought together through a shared love of something. There’s highs and lows… and a lot of heart. It doesn’t attempt to do much. There seems to be a recognition you could do a full length film on any of the topics it touches upon, so it doesn’t attempt it.

Miniature Wargaming: The Movie is an impressive introduction to the hobby but it’s so much more. It brings a human aspect to it all. It brings emotion to an industry ruled by rules. While not a perfect film, I walked away knowing more about the industry and its history and also recognizing why the hobby means so much to me as a player. It’s something I’ve struggled with during the pandemic and general isolation for the entire time. Miniature wargaming is an escape from the stress of things. That can be the modeling aspect of it, getting immersed in the world, learning new rules, or playing the game. Any and all of those achieves that. It’s a way to connect with others over a shared love of something. Most importantly, it’s a way to have fun.


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Review: Magic #1

Magic #1

The popular game Magic: The Gathering has found a new home in comics with BOOM! Studios. Magic #1 kicks off a new series and adventure in the worlds crafted over decades by Wizards of the Coast. The debut is an interesting one that can be enjoyed for the straightforward story or the deeper cuts into the world of Magic: The Gathering. It’s been years since I played but the comic is full of references that fans of the game will enjoy.

Written by Jed MacKay, Magic #1 introduces us quickly to the multiverse and concept of Planeswalkers and most importantly the setting of Ravnica. The setting is an interesting one. It’s not just a setting of a Magic: The Gathering set but it also might defy expectations of those new to the world. Ravnica is as much a character in the comic as the Planeswalkers. It’s a sprawling city with thousands of cultures, numerous guilds, and lots of possibilities.

Despite the at times complicated world of the game, MacKay keeps things simple. Magic #1 focuses on an assassination attempt on three heads of guilds and the fallout from that. It’s a simple concept that introduces the key players, creates conflicts, and gives a logical reason for these characters to come together. Fans of the game will recognize the high-profile choices. Where I fall short is recognizing the spells. There’s some I think I know but those who have played and know the world will likely appreciate some of what’s on the page more. It’s a comic that feels like it has a lot for long-time fans but it also presents things so that new readers can hop in and not feel overwhelmed or that they’re missing something.

The art by Ig Guara is interesting. Along with color by Arianna Consonni, the art is much more geared towards “comics”. Those expecting an art style that’s similar to Magic: The Gathering cards might be disappointed. The art though is really engaging. Ravnica looks fantastic and the introduction to the various guilds makes it all look fantastical and sucks the reader in. The art does a great job of balancing the various perspectives with page layouts that are dynamic. There’s some really interesting choices that make an exciting flow to the story. Ed Dukeshire‘s lettering is great too, really adding emotion to the characters. At times, there’s also a lot of dialogue as well but Dukeshire’s choices never feel overwhelming and the art still shines.

Magic #1 does a solid job of bringing the massive world of Magic: The Gathering to comics. Its story keeps things simple with an attack and assassination attempt, something that’s easy to understand and brings characters together in an organic and easy way. It’s a great mix of the game and comics that’s fun for long-time fans and those new to the world.

Story: Jed MacKay Art: Ig Guara
Color: Arianna Consonni Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Magic #1 Preview

Magic #1

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Ig Guara (CA) Matteo Scalera
In Shops: Apr 07, 2021
SRP: $4.99

A new beginning for the pop culture phenomenon of Magic starts here from Jed MacKay (Marvel’s Black Cat) and Ig Guara (Marvel’s Ghost-Spider), perfect for new readers and long time fans.

Across the vast Multiverse, those gifted with a “spark” can tap into the raw power of Magic and travel across realms -they are Planeswalkers.

When coordinated assassination attempts on Guildmasters Ral Zarek, Vraska and Kaya rock the city of Ravnica and leave Jace Belleren’s life hanging in the balance, a fuse is lit that threatens not just these three Guilds, but the entire plane of Ravnica.

Now these three must covertly infiltrate the wild plane of Zendikar and form a tenuous alliance to uncover why the targets of the assassins have all been Planeswalkers…

…which will lead them straight to one of the most enigmatic characters in Magic history!

Magic #1
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