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Hello! It’s Thursday, the 6th of October. Welcome to the Gamerati News Update.


The French miniatures game Drakerys gets US release through Chinese publisher Surfin’ Meeple

Don’t you love our connected world? Drakerys, the gorgeous miniatures game Don’t Panic Games successfully kickstarter’d in 2014 with over 500% what they asked for, is getting a retail release in the United States by Sufin’ Meeple starting in December.

Drakerys is a fantasy world where Dwarves, Elves, Orcs and Humans reign over ancient kingdoms. Elemental magic created the world and went into slumber for centuries, leaving myths about dreadful and marvelous creatures ruling over the living. That is, until an adventurer awoke a powerful dragon and triggered a chain of events leading to the destruction of an empire. Now magic is returning to a world shaken by sudden chaos. Armies are assembling to repel the awakening creatures and seize power!

Each player chooses a side, gathers miniature troops and takes the lead against other players in story-driven skirmish battles. The terrain setting as well as the victory conditions are laid out by a battle scenario all players agreed upon. The fate of warriors is determined through combat rules and some rolls of the dice. As a war leader, you’ll need tactical insight (and a bit of luck) to win.

Drakerys was designed by Mohamed Ait-Mehdi, Pierre Joanne, Cedric Littardi, and Nicolas Raoult.

You can start the game with a Starter Set that comes with two armies (which is 36 miniatures), the quickstart rules, a campaign book, a double-sided board, plus cards, tokens, rules and dice. Then you can acquire the full game rules in the form of a full-color softcover and additional Army Boxes, and smaller troops and monster sets. There is a lot of stuff and MSRP is all over the place. If you want to know more, head over to drakerys.com or ask for the game at your FLGS.


A lot of Pathfinder coming to Hero Lab this October

Lone Wolf Development is adding five new books to Hero Lab. They are: Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Planes of Power, Pathfinder Player Companion: Divine Anthology, Pathfinder Adventure Path: Strange Aeons: The Thrushmoor Terror, the Pathfinder Module Doom Comes to Dustpawn, and the Pathfinder Module Daughters of Fury.

Planes of Power is available now in the 16th Pathfinder Campaign Setting package which also includes Inner Sea Intrigue and Path of the Hellknight. You can purchase Divine Anthology as part of the 24th Player Companion package which also includes last months release Haunted Heroes Handbook! Chapter 1 and 2 of the Strange Aeons adventure path is available now in the Strange Aeons package for $25 — that’s the price of the full adventure path; the remainder will be added as they’re released. Doom Comes to Dustpawn and Daughters of Fury are data packages that include everything you need to run the module’s encounters withe ease. You can find them at wolflair.com under Pathfinder RPG Packages, Module Packages.


FG Con is looking for Call of Cthulhu Game Masters

The 9th FG Con, a community-organized virtual game convention using Fantasy Grounds, is seeking GMs for Call of Cthulhu. FG Con happens close to Halloween, making this the perfect event to run horror-based games such as Chaosium’s RPG of unspeakable Lovecraftian madness.

You can run one of the existing products on Fantasy Ground or upload your own materials for a custom game. Currently the two sessions of Call of Cthulhu are already fully booked, so please consider adding more events to support this international, online weekend of gaming.

If you’re part of Chaosium’s Organized Play, session reports for completed games can be turned in for Cthulhu Bucks.

FG Con is entirely free and happens from Friday, 14th October through Sunday, 16th October. You can participate with the demo version of Fantasy Grounds, which is free. Go to www.fg-con.com/fgcon for more information.


Pop Culture Classroom brings gamification panel to NYCC

Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver-based education nonprofit, will take part in a classroom gamification panel at New York Comic Con. Called “Gamification of the Classroom: Taking Classroom Fun to the Next Level with Gaming” will offer unique game ideas for teachers to take and try in their classrooms and promote student engagement. The panel will include ways for teachers to build gamified incentives and grading systems around their goals and assessments.

The panel will be given by teachers and industry professionals includes Illya Kowalchuk (Pop Culture Classroom), Eric Kallenborn, Jason Nisavic and Ronell Whitaker (Comics Education Offensive). It will be moderated by Lys Galati. They’re goal is to offer useful advice on how to not only design gamified units and lessons, but also provide the tools necessary to effectively implement them in a classroom environment.

Gamification of the Classroom will take place on the 6th of October from 2:45-3:45 PM in room 1B03 of the Javits Center in New York City during NYCC, which is happening from today all the way to Sunday.


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