Rising Sun, the award-winning board game published by CMON Limited and designed by Eric M. Lang, will see its epic setting, feudal combat, and political intrigue adapted to comics in an all-new comic book series from IDW Publishing.
Co-written by industry legend Ron Marz and David Rodriguez and illustrated by Martín Cóccolo, the three-issue miniseries will debut its first issue in November, and – as an added bonus – each issue of Rising Sun will feature exclusive content to enhance the game-playing experience for dedicated fans.
IDW’s Rising Sun storyline introduces Chiyoko of the Koi Clan, leader of a group of powerful warriors – the best each clan has to offer – on a mission to save Japan from dragons and monsters. But perhaps the greatest threat she faces is not the many monsters who are ravaging the country… but her very own team!
Calliope Games has announced the availability of Ancestree, Capital City, and ShutterBug, Wave 2 in its ongoing “Titans of Gaming” series. The product line presents family-friendly tabletop games that are easy to teach and play in under an hour.
Ancestree is a tile drafting game designed by Eric M. Lang, illustrated by Larry Elmore and colored by Adelheid Zimmerman. In Ancestree, players get to build their personal family trees! Over three rounds, players cleverly choose Ancestor tiles and cultivate their lineage, scoring points for generations, wealth, and marriages. In the end, the player with the highest score wins and gets to brag that “My family is better than yours!” Ancestree is for 2-6 players ages 8+ and play in 20-30 minutes.
Capital City is a quick-playing card game designed by James Ernest and colorfully illustrated by Brian Bowes. Over four seasons, players hire new kinfolk arriving from the train to run their buildings on Main Street. Picking the right characters can provide bonus points – but may also help the other players! At the end of the year, the player with the most prosperous town will become Mayor of Capital City! Capital City provides 3-6 players ages 8+ a light, strategic experience in about 30-50 minutes.
ShutterBug is a fast-paced game of set collection and exploration designed by Mike Elliott and illustrated by Char Reed. It is 1932 and the world is fascinated by growing rumors of hidden creatures that roam America. As a freelance photographer looking to make a name for yourself, you must crisscross the country, following tips that lead you to “snap the myth” and take the creature pictures that the tabloids most desire. ShutterBug is for 2-6 players ages 8+ and plays in 20-50 minutes.
Ancestree, Capital City, and ShutterBug join Wave 1 titles Hive Mind (Richard Garfield, creator: Magic: The Gathering), Menu Masters (Zach & Jordan Weisman, designers: Got ‘Em & Shadowrun and Mechwarrior) and Running With The Bulls (Paul Peterson, designer: Smash Up) in the Titan Series.
WizKids has released Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set at friendly local game stores in the U.S.. Designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang, the Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set expands on the hit dice-building game, Dice Masters, and is sure to lead to blazing dice battles on the tabletop.
The Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set will be the first annual starter set that is not linked to a larger release. This set features fan-favorite characters like Iron Man, War Machine, Howard Stark, and Rescue and reveals versions of Iron Man’s armor NEVER-BEFORE SEEN in Dice Masters along with new takes on 8 Marvel Dice Masters heroes!
With game-play that supports two players in epic dice battles, the Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set will let players build their own teams of heroes and villains! A great set for both beginners and seasoned players!