7/04/2015

'Attack On Titan' Board Game announced.



Reposted from ICv2:

Cryptozoic Entertainment will release an Attack on Titan board game, designed by Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc, in the U.S. in 2016. Bauza and Maublanc have collaborated on Asmodee’s Rampage, but also have extensive individual design credits. Bauza is probably best known for Kennerspiel des Jahres winner 7 Wonders and Spiel des Jahres winner Hanabi. Maublanc’s Cash ‘n’ Guns (from Asmodee) was nominated for an Origins Award this year.
A new mechanic is introduced in the game, in which the Titan piece (played by one player) is a vertical element and the hero game pieces (played by the other players) climb it to try to take it down. The game will be produced via a collaboration between Cryptozoic and France-based Don’t Panic Games. Don’t Panic was formed in 2013 and is producing its first tabletop board game, Drakerys, which was funded last summer via Kickstarter ($180,318 from 758 backers). 
The game is being demoed at Anime Expo in Los Angeles and Japan Expo in Paris, both this weekend.

1/31/2015

Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters Checklist!



Reposted from the Wizkids site:

    COMMON
    9. Baby Dragon: Juvenile Reptile
    10. Black Luster Soldier: Ultimate Soldier
    11. Blade Knight: Lone Wolf
    12. Blue-Eyes White Dragon: Terrifying Behemoth
    13. Breaker the Magical Warrior: Mana Break
    14. Buster Blader: Dragon Butcher
    15. Celtic Guardian: Lightning Fast
    16. Curse of Dragon: Bony Body
    17. Dark Magician: Master Spellcaster
    18. Dark Magician Girl: Arcane Companion
    19. Doomcaliber Knight: Skeletal Warrior
    20. Flame Swordsman: Master Swordsman
    21. Gaia the Fierce Knight: Charging Stallion
    22. Goblin Attack Force: Charge!
    23. Harpie Lady: Cyber Slash
    24. Harpie Lady Sisters: Triple Scratch Attack
    25. Injection Fairy Lily: Rocket Attack
    26. Jinzo: Cyber Energy Shock
    27. Kuriboh: Yugi’s Protector
    28. La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp: Loyal to his Master
    29. Lord of D.: Dragon Commander
    30. Man-Eater Bug: Insectoid
    31. Marshmallon: Fluffy Fairy
    32. Morphing Jar: Canopic Jar
    33. Mystical Elf: Mystical Healing
    34. Red-Eyes B. Dragon: Inferno Fire Blast
    35. Ring of Magnetism: Sidekick Attraction
    36. Saggi the Dark Clown: Sinister Jester
    37. Sangan: Clawed Fiend
    38. Summoned Skull: Intense Lightning
    39. Time Wizard: Turning Back Time
    40. Trap Hole: Deep

    UNCOMMON
    41. Baby Dragon: Soft Scales
    42. Black Luster Soldier: Chaos Blade
    43. Blade Knight: Solo Act
    44. Breaker the Magical Warrior: Magus
    45. Buster Blader: Dragon Slayer
    46. Curse of Dragon: Dragon Flame
    47. Dark Magician Girl: Powerful Sorceress
    48. Doomcaliber Knight: Fiendish Fighter
    49. Flame Swordsman: Flaming Sword of Battle
    50. Gaia the Fierce Knight: Spiral Shaver
    51. Goblin Attack Force: Goblin Squad
    52. Harpie Lady Sisters: Triangle Ecstasy Spark
    53. Injection Fairy Lily: Forced Injection
    54. Jinzo: Mechanical Master
    55. Lord of D.: Dragon Protector
    56. Man-Eater Bug: Insatiable Appetite
    57. Marshmallon: Malleable Monster
    58. Millennium Puzzle: The Eternal Dungeon
    59. Millennium Rod: Scepter of Supremacy
    60. Morphing Jar: All-Seeing Eye
    61. Mystical Elf: Everlasting Support
    62. Obelisk the Tormentor: Fist of Fate
    63. Ring of Magnetism: Action Attraction
    64. Saggi the Dark Clown: Dark Light
    65. Sangan: Zealous Supporter
    66. Slifer the Sky Dragon: Growing Ever Stronger
    67. Summoned Skull: Lightning Storm
    68. Thousand Dragon: Inferno Flame Breath
    69. Trap Hole: Shallow
    70. The Winged Dragon of Ra: Solar Deity

    RARE
    71. Baby Dragon: Cute but Dangerous
    72. Black Luster Soldier: Fearsome Fighter
    73. Blade Knight: Last Man Standing
    74. Blue-Eyes White Dragon: Monstrous Dragon
    75. Breaker the Magical Warrior: Counterspell
    76. Buster Blader: Dragon Executioner
    77. Celtic Guardian: Silverblade Slash
    78. Curse of Dragon: Skeletal Structure
    79. Dark Magician: Dark Magic Attack
    80. Dark Magician Girl: Dark Burning Attack
    81. Doomcaliber Knight: Dark Cavalry
    82. Flame Swordsman: Salamandra Flamestrike
    83. Gaia the Fierce Knight: Dextrous Jouster
    84. Goblin Attack Force: Unruly Throng
    85. Harpie Lady: Flurry of Feathers
    86. Harpie Lady Sisters: Trio of Terror
    87. Injection Fairy Lily: Fairy Nurse
    88. Jinzo: Trap Destroyer
    89. Kuriboh: Explosive Body
    90. La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp: The Power of the Lamp
    91. Lord of D.: Dragonkin
    92. Man-Eater Bug: Gaping Maw
    93. Marshmallon: Bites Back
    94. Morphing Jar: Field Reset
    95. Mystical Elf: Protector
    96. Obelisk the Tormentor: Fist of Fury
    97. Red-Eyes B. Dragon: Claws of Steel
    98. Ring of Magnetism: Monster Attraction
    99. Saggi the Dark Clown: Dark Slayer
    100. Sangan: Sacrificial Fiend
    101. Slifer the Sky Dragon: Lightning Blast
    102. Summoned Skull: Lightning Strike
    103. Thousand Dragon: Noxious Nostril Gust
    104. Time Wizard: Time Magic
    105. Trap Hole: Wide
    106. The Winged Dragon of Ra: The Most Powerful Egyptian God

    SUPER-RARE

    107. Obelisk the Tormentor: Intimidator
    108. Slifer the Sky Dragon: Thunderforce Attack
    109. Thousand Dragon: Noxious Vapor Gust
    110. The Winged Dragon of Ra: Blaze Cannon

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1/20/2015

WotC's upcoming Temple of Elemental Evil storyline for D&D 5e



WotC has announced the new storyline event for Temple of Elemental Evil. 

There's a board game, there's minis, the whole nine.
January 20, 2015 – Renton, WA – Today, Wizards of the Coast announced the newest Dungeons & Dragons storyline and accompanying product offerings for both digital and tabletop RPG players. Coming off of the biggest and most exciting year yet for Dungeons & Dragons, the Elemental Evil storyline starts in March and runs through mid-summer. During that time, heroes are needed in the Forgotten Realms to discover and defeat secret cults that threaten to annihilate the Sword Coast by harnessing the powers of the elements of fire, water, air, and earth. 
The product line-up includes the release of a new downloadable module—Neverwinter: Elemental Evil—for the highly acclaimed free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment. Serving as an additional way for fans to experience the storyline, Neverwinter: Elemental Evil brings a new playable class—the Paladin—and increases the game’s level cap to 70. Neverwinter is set in the Forgotten Realms, and the new expansion launches in early 2015. Cryptic also recently announced Neverwinter on Xbox One will be available in early 2015 as well. 
Characters in the D&D tabletop roleplaying game can help prevent devastation to the lands and people of the Forgotten Realms in the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure by Wizards of the Coast and Sasquatch Game Studio. Princes of the Apocalypse is available on April 7, 2015 and includes an epic adventure for characters levels 1–15 as well as new elemental spells and the element-touched genasi as a new playable race. In addition, a free download will be available in mid-March that includes more new races plus the player content available in Princes of the Apocalypse, just in time for the start of the Elemental Evil season of the D&D Adventurers League. 
Other products tied into the Elemental Evil storyline include the Temple of Elemental Evil Adventure System Board Game and pre-painted collectible miniatures, both from WizKids Games. WizKids has also partnered with Perfect World Entertainment to bundle in-game items for Neverwinter with the Temple of Elemental Evil Adventure System Board Game and miniatures boosters. Rounding out the tabletop RPG game products is Gale Force Nine’s new Dungeon Master’s screen featuring Elemental Evil art, as well as unpainted, resin miniatures that tie into the adventure, all slated to release beginning in March.

If you're curious what the big deal is about the Temple of Elemental Evil you might wanna check out the retrospective from the Grognardia blog from 2009.  It's a storied megadungeon from the Gary Gygax, one of the creators of D&D, and it's roots run deep into the could-have-beens of early development on the game. Just by mentioning Hommlett in a game I recently ran caused talk of the Temple even though I had no intention of introducing it into the game.

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