Game of the Week – Star Wars: Age of Rebellion. Following-up the brilliant Edge of the Empire RPG, Fantasy Flight have now released theBeginner Box for Age of Rebellion, bringing roleplaying to a galaxy far, far away set in the period of the original film trilogy. With its clever use of cool custom dice and easy-to-pickup rules, Age of Rebellion is perfect for people brand new to roleplaying, or experienced gamers looking to topple the might of the Empire. For more information, check out theDesigner Diary from Fantasy Flight. May the Force be with you!
Free RPG Day. We’re having an unapologetically roleplaying-focused Friday Rules this week. Partly this is because we’re all really excited for this year’s Free RPG Day, which we’ll be running at Rules of Play on Sunday 21st June. So, whether you’re a veteran of countless campaigns or just want to dip your toes into the wonderful world of RPGs, come along for a chance to free your imagination and have loads of fun.
Art of the New D&D. The 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons should be with us sometime in July. To whet your appetite for the latest edition of the grand-daddy of roleplaying, check out some of the gorgeous new artwork in this article from The Escapist.
Indie RPGs Inbound! Arriving in time for Free RPG Day, we have a horde of exciting new indie RPG books freshly on the shelves. Highlights include Kingdoms, from the designer of brilliant world-builder Microscope; Double-Cross, the super-powered RPG from Japan; Polish resistance against the Nazis in the haunting Grey Ranks from Jason Morningstar (creator of Fiasco); Torchbearer, fantasy roleplaying based on the much-loved Mouseguard system and, last but certainly not least, DnDizzle: Dragons in the Hood, which mashes up classic roleplaying with ’80s and ’90s hip-hop!
The Thoughts of a Strategy Master. Philip Sabin is a Professor of Strategic Studies at Kings College London. As part of his studies, Professor Sabin makes extensive use of wargames to simulate historical conflicts and dilemmas.Author of a number of excellent books highly recommended for anyone with an interest in history, military conflict or wargaming, Rock Paper Shotgun have reviewed his most recent book, Simulating War, which is very high on our reading lists!
A Heartfelt Request for Re-Release. TheTabletop section of the Escapist is rapidly becoming one of our favourite websites covering boardgames. A recent feature which brought back many nostalgic memories (ok, so we’ve been playing boardgames for a long time) was John Keefer’s article on classic Avalon Hill games deserving of a modern reprint.
Gaming to Help the Homeless. This Sunday,Llamau are hosting their Big Game Night at theEmbassy Cafe in Cathays. Running from 6:30pm until 11:30pm, there will be loads of boardgames to run, with entry costing only £4, with all proceeds going to Llamau’s work fighting youth homelessness in Wales.
New in store from next week -Devilish dice-rolling for the whole family with Diavolo; Egyptian deck building with Valley of the Kings; capture all the fish with your nimble and stealthy feline in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; the revised edition of Fading Suns RPG, and the return of the classic Citadels!
New Releases Available Now - Heroes of Normandie, the WW2 action game generating a massive buzz; Galactic Strike Force, the new co-op game from the creators of the super Sentinels of the Multiverse; the super-deluxe and very special Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition; all aboard with Ivor The Engine: The Boardgame; Pirates & Bounty Hunters, a new expansion for Firefly: The Boardgame; The retro-tastic Boss Monster (and 1st expansion, Tools of Hero-Kind); Fungi (also known as Morels); return of the fantasy classic Blue Moon Legends; the Nemesis expansion for Relic, and the brilliant One-Night Ultimate Werewolf.
Arriving soon - Hills & Sheep, the brand new expansion for Carcassonne; Foul Play, the second expansion for Blood Bowl Team Manager; the new game for 6-25 (!!!) players, The Last Banquet; expansions for budding starship captains with Space Cadets: Resistance is Mostly Futile, Space Cadets Dice Duel: Die Fighter, and a brand-new Space Cadets game, Away Missions;Warhammer Conquest, the new card game based in the 40K universe;Civilizations, the first expansion for Clash of Cultures; dark fantasy adventure based on the massively popular series of novels and computer games in The Witcher; Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue; new ships for Star Wars: X-Wing; Seafall Legacy, from the designer of the brilliant Risk Legacy, and the return of the classic Prophecy. PRE-ORDERS FOR ALL THESE BEING TAKEN NOW!
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