I’m going to cut to the chase: There’s a new wave of Song of Ice and Fire miniatures out so Lets get straight to the point.
All you Lannister commanders who have been wanting to set things on fire, listen up. Pyromancers are in. For the less incendiary inclined, there’s the Mountain’s Men. On the stark end, Umber reinforcements are in including the Berserkers and Greataxes. Or you can let out your inner sadist and unleash the Boltons. The Bastard’s Girls, Cutthroats and Flayed Men are ready to slot into any army seeking mercenary reinforcements from this treacherous House.
Not all miniatures of course.
On the RPG front, there’s restocks of the all new edition Vampire: The Masquerade RPG and Uprising, an all new dystopian science fiction RPG set in the world of the best selling Resistance and Coup card games.
Board gamers will be happy to note the return to our shelves of both Spirit Island and Scythe. For people looking for a portable space exploration game, try Tiny Epic Galaxies. Or Tiny Epic Quest if your tastes run more towards the fantasy end. Alternatively, give Gizmos a mechanical spin on engine building games.
The smartest minds of our generation are gathering together at the Great Science Fair. In Gizmos, you want to build engines — engines within the game to get things done faster. Using the four types of energy marbles, plucked from the 3D marble dispenser, you purchase and construct new additions to your works. As you build, new attachments can trigger chain reactions, letting you do even more on your turn. Whoever builds the greatest machine and collects the most victory points wins!
In a cyberpunk, dystopian future, the citizens of Paris Nouveau are no more than indentured servants. Virtual reality has come at a cost they can never pay, a tradeoff of freedom for technology. But there are freedom fighters who reject the system, unplugging from the illusion and working to make things right once again. They are La Résistance. Rise up and defy the corporations in Uprising: the Dystopian Universe RPG, a stand-alone game that uses a customized version of the Fate System, set in the same universe as The Resistance, Coup, and One Night Revolution.
A world of peace has been torn asunder by the opening of a vile portal from the goblin kingdom. Now you, the heroes, must quest in order to right this wrong. In Tiny Epic Quest, players embark on a sandbox adventure. During the day, players travel far and wide, visiting villages to acquire quests, monuments to learn powerful spells, mushroom groves to seek guidance, and treacherous locations in search of artifacts! When night falls, players must face the challenge of their quests, and decisions, by rolling dice, hoping for fortune, and knowing when to quit. Will you press on? Or is it time to save your progress and rest? Tomorrow is always another day.
In Tiny Epic Galaxies each player controls a galactic empire, aiming to expand their influence by acquiring highly contested planets and increasing their cosmic armada. The game revolves around an innovative dice-rolling combo mechanic. Each die is engraved with symbols representing the various actions you can take, such as moving a spaceship, increasing your culture or energy resources, or advancing your political or economic influence over newly discovered planets.
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