GAMES & THINGS: January 6, 2017
Each week, Fanboy the Comic Imp spotlights a few of his favorite recent game releases. Here’s what FB’s playing this week:
SPACE WOLVES SKYHAMMER WOLF PACK
Viewed by some as wild, even barbaric, the Space Wolves are nonetheless a proud brethren, as noble as they are fierce. Those who dare to oppose them quickly feel the fangs of the wolf around their throats, for the Sons of Russ are dedicated to the hunt – slamming down onto the theatre of war in Drop Pods, the ultimate shock weapon of terror and surprise.
This great-value set contains a ten-man Space Wolves Pack, and a Drop Pod with which to send them hurtling into battle.
TAU EMPIRE OPTIMISED PATHFINDER TEAM
Light reconnaissance units, Pathfinder Teams are the eyes and ears of their Commander in a way no drone can yet emulate. A Pathfinder’s foremost role is not to engage the enemy, but instead to operate ahead of their comrades, close to their foe, to accurately scout the enemy. They are aided in this task by their transport, the TY7 Devilfish; fast and manouevrable, it boasts a burst cannon for those times when stealth just doesn’t get the message of the greater good across.
This great-value set contains a Tau Empire Pathfinder Team consisting of 10 Pathfinders, a Pulse Accelerator Drone, Recon Drone and Grav-inhibitor Drone, and a TY7 Devilfish.
INDEX IMPERIALIS: APOCRYPHA
A collection of articles taken from Citadel publications and issues of White Dwarf spanning almost thirty years of history, Index Imperialis: Apocrypha presents the origins and evolution of the adepts of the Imperium. Read about the ways in which their miniatures, wargear and gameplay have evolved over the decades from manuscripts reproduced for the first time since their original publications, in an engrossing and unique insight into the manifold worlds and institutions of the Imperium. An essential, 136-page hardback addition to the bookshelves of every Warhammer 40,000 fan!
Amongst the articles included:
- the original accounts of the Emperor and the Imperium of mankind from Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader;
– background on the organisation and deployment of Imperial Guardsmen;
– early descriptions of the Legio Cybernetica of the Adeptus Mechanicus;
– concept sketches for a selection of Imperial miniatures and special characters;
– in-depth background on the Ecclesiarchy and the Battle Sisters of the Adeptus Sororitas;
– influential early artwork from artists such as John Blanche and Jes Goodwin;
– a comprehensive study of the hive world and gangs of Necromunda;
and much, much more!
NUMENERA: STARTER SET
The perfect intro to the Ninth World and the Numenera RPG, the Numenera Starter Set has everything needed to play your first few sessions—at a price that makes it easy to try!
Contains everything needed for a great Numenera experience: pregenerated characters, basic dice, a poster map, introductory rules, two adventures, cards, and a cheat sheet.
In time for Numenera Organized Play, Numenera novels hitting Barnes & Noble and Amazon, The Ninth World board game, the Numenera short film, and of course, the hit CRPG Torment: Tides of Numenera.
MONSTER MENAGERIE 2
WizKids is pleased to bring the heroes, villains, and monsters from the world of the Forgotten Realms® to life in this latest series of fantasy miniatures! Collect all 54 figures from Monster Menagerie 2, the newest set of randomly sorted monsters and heroes in our exciting line of D&D miniatures Icons of the Realms.
D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie 2 fantasy miniatures come in two product configurations, the Standard Booster and the Standard Booster 8 Ct. Brick.
D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie 2 Standard Boosters each contains four figures total: 1 Large figure and 3 Medium or Small figures.
PATHFINDER CAMPAIGN SETTING: THE FIRST WORLD, REALM OF THE FEY
Explore the First World, the legendary realm of the fey, where reality reinvents itself and strange creatures peddle stranger wares to the unwary. Learn about the godlike Eldest who rule this plane, and how to navigate their fairy courts. Delve for legendary treasures in locations too weird for mortal lands, study the lost origin of gnomes, and bargain with ageless adversaries in a realm where death is seen as a game. Whatever you do, don’t blink—because nothing in the First World stays the same for long.
Inside this book, you’ll find:
Detailed information on all the Eldest, including overviews of their strongholds and magical boons for their worshipers.
Dozens of bizarre fey adventure locations, from the legendary Witchmarket to the Chittering Tabernacle, with secret histories, maps of prominent cities, and more.
The new feysworn prestige class, allowing you to harness the power of the fairy lords.
New spells and magic items to help you survive the First World, as well as rules for spellcasting in the fey realm and bending the landscape itself to your will.
Six new fey monsters, including the skull-headed escorite and the technology-trashing bulabar, plus a new First World template and suggestions to help you create unique fey foes on the fly.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The First World, Realm of the Fey is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder campaign setting, but can easily be used in any fantasy world.
PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH #112
THE WHISPER OUT OF TIME (STRANGE AEONS 4 OF 6)
With their memories once again intact, the adventurers continue their pursuit of Count Lowls. But first they must visit Cassomir, where they believe the wayward noble is meeting with an old associate, but find only danger in his absence. Next, they travel to Katheer, capital city of Qadira, to track down a blasphemous tome in a hidden library, only to discover Lowls has stolen the vile book. They then venture to the slave-trading city of Okeno to pick up the count’s trail again and encounter the mysterious and alien entity that has been haunting their dreams. If they can’t stop their crazed nemesis before his plans come to fruition, doom will come for all!
This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the Strange Aeons Adventure Path and includes:
“The Whisper Out of Time,” a Pathfinder adventure for 10th-level characters, by Richard Pett.
A gazetteer of the dangerous slaver city of Okeno, by Richard Pett.
A look into the inscrutable ways of the alien beings known as yithians, by Paris Crenshaw.
A diva has a fateful meeting in the Pathfinder’s Journal, by Jason Scott Aiken.
A bestiary containing a new Great Old One and other loathsome monsters, by Ed Grabianowski, James Jacobs, Richard Pett, and Greg A. Vaughan.
STAR WARS X-WING
ROGUE ONE: U-WING EXPANSION PACK
The Rebel Alliance used the U-wing to deploy troops under the cover of darkness or into the midst of dangerous situations. You can use the U-wing Expansion Pack for X-Wing to transport Jyn Erso and the other heroes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story straight to your tabletop. It features one highly detailed and pre-painted miniature U-wing with articulated wings that can pivot back and forth, along with four ship cards and fourteen upgrades. Conduct espionage. Promote Rebel bravery. Pivot your ship`s wings to real effect. The U-wing Expansion Pack makes it all possible!
ROGUE ONE – TIE STRIKER EXPANSION PACK
The sleek and agile TIE striker was developed primarily by Imperial forces stationed on planetary installations, where its adaptive ailerons and potent weaponry made it an excellent safeguard against Rebel incursions. The TIE Striker Expansion Pack for X-Wing contains one highly detailed and pre-painted miniature TIE striker, along with six ship cards and three upgrades. These reflect the ship`s exceptional, atmospheric maneuverability, as well as its use in Imperial swarm tactics.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: DUNGEONOLOGY
The world`s most beloved roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons, joins the legendary `Ology series as Volo the Wizard takes you on an unforgettable journey to the Forgotten Realms! From the dreaming spires of Waterdeep and the frozen majesty of Drizzt Do`Urden`s Icewind Dale, to the despicable Underdark and the mysterious Underchasm, you`ll learn the history, secrets, and wonders of this incredible world.
THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR
THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR – CORE SET
The battle for survival from the smash hit ‘The Walking Dead’ series comes to the Tabletop… The base game contains all you need to get playing The Walking Dead miniatures game All Out War.
- Highly detailed miniatures of Rick and Carl
- An opposing band of 4 desperate survivors
- A horde of 12 different Walker models
- Custom ‘The Walking Dead’ dice set
- Complete 40 page rulebook for pitched PvP battles
- Quick start guide offering new players a walk-through rules intro
- Extra rules for solo play and upgraded scenery rules
- All the cards and counters you need to play
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