Hello! It’s Monday, 28 November. Welcome to the Gamerati News Update, four tabletop gaming news from last week in under five minutes.
Cubicle 7’s Adventures in Middle-earth is available in the US
The Brit company has put in US stores the Player’s Guide to the RPG Adventures in Middle-earth. Adventures in Middle-earth uses the Dungeons & Dragons OGL to bring the look and feel of The Lord of the Rings to D&D 5th edition.
The Player’s Guide is a 224-page full color hardcover book that has everything you need to create your Tolkenian character, with new classes and cultures that replace the D&D races, rules for journeys, a system for meeting powerful and important NPCs, and much more. Stores carrying the book are running an introductory adventure called The Eaves of Mirkwood.
The Player’s Guide will be followed by the Loremaster’s Guide, the book of setting information and advice for those running the games.
Previously the Adventures in Middle-earth Loremaster’s Guide was only available in a pre-order bundle including the Player’s Guide, but pretty soon you can have your copy as a standalone item. The 160-page, full color PDF is expected before the end of the year, and the print version arrives in stores early 2017, around spring. Right now Cubicle 7 has in their online store a pre-order for print+PDF bundle for $39.99 or £26.99. Link in the description.
Petersen Games is having a Cyber Monday with products 15% off
That Petersen Games online stores, only today, you can find their flagship products at a 15% discount.
Cthulhu Wars has a limited number of core games available, as well as some expansions. You can also pre-order the standard or collector’s edition of Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos for Pathfinder at a discount; the book ships in March. Last but not least, Theomancy is part of the Cyber Monday too. Both The Warrior Gods and The Ancients are available, as well as the New Blood expansion.
Cthulhu Wars is a fast-moving strategy board game about the end of the world. You control one of various monstrous alien factions seeking to dominate the world, such as the Great Cthulhu himself, the slither hordes of the Crawling Chaos, the insane minions of the Yellow Sign, etc. in a game that combines strategy and Lovecraftian horror, with the bonus of high-quality monster figures to make your game even more fun.
Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos for Pathfinder is exactly what it sounds like. The author of the RPG Call of Cthulhu himself proudly presents the definitive and ultimate guide to bringing Lovecraft to the high fantasy sword and sorcery worlds of Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG.
Theomachy is a competitive card game of warring gods. Poseidon against Ishtar? Sure! Thor against Morrigan? You got it. Osiris against Cthulhu? Why not? The game has been released in Europe by Polish game house Historical Games Factory and Petersen Games has contributed with them to publish an English version in the United States.
Head over to petersengames.com to partake in these games at a discount, today only.
New Angeles by Fantasy Flight Games is open for business
In a previous New Update we talked about the board game New Angeles, FFG newest addition to the not-too-distant future Android universe. The game is scheduled to arrive in game stores next Thursday, but you can familiarize yourself with the rules right now by downloading the “learn to play” booklet and the “rules reference” PDFs from FFG website.
New Angeles is a game of bluffs, bribes, negotiations, blackmail, and unfettered corporate greed for four to six players. You and your friends each take charge of one of the world’s largest megacorps, entrusted by your stakeholders with the sacred obligation to transform their unfathomable riches into even larger and more unfathomable riches. Strike deals, undercut your rivals, and maintain piece in the city — or the federal government will come intervene. And that would be bad for your bottom line.
Both the Learn to Play and Rules Reference PDFs a available for free right now from FFG official website. Just follow the link in the description below.
Dungeons & Dragons Rock Paper Wizard by WizKids is available right now
Gathering the most iconic spells from Wizards of the Coast Dungeons & Dragons RPG into a witty, fast-paced, high-energy card game, Rock Paper Wizard promises matches involving strategy, luck and some hand coordination. 3 to 6 players take on the roles of wizards who must try to outwit their opponents in a competition for loot.
Each player chooses their wizard’s spell and casts magic by repeating one of the hand gestures found on the cards in front of them. Everyone says “Rock, Paper, Wizard” aloud, and upon saying “Wizard”, forms a hand gesture and points it towards a target. Each card describes the spell’s effect, which can push opponents towards the exit, advance themselves towards the hoard, or manipulate the coins that the wizards must collect to win.
You can find Rock Paper Wizard at your friendly local game store today. MSRP is $19.99.
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