Friday, 21 July 2017

Wyrd Games - Friday Preview

A Wyrd Games 'The Other Side' Friday preview...
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As far as Commanders go, the Frenzy is one of the stranger ones. Rather than a powerful individual, they are actually a group of creatures known as Frenzies that travel in a hunting pack.
Frenzies have a strict, hierarchical command structure. If there are three Frenzies or less in a pod, they work together to bully the weaker creatures into submission. If there are more than three Frenzies, only the strongest three are in charge. Though this arrangement is simple, there are regular challenges to authority, and in larger pods, the three Frenzies in charge of the group can change quite regularly.
Frenzies are capable of a very rudimentary form of telepathic communication. They do not speak but instead project their thoughts outward. They cannot read or command thoughts, and it is incredibly challenging for them to single out a single person with their thoughts (essentially the equivalent of a whisper).
These telepathic emanations can be felt by those the Frenzy are not attempting to communicate with, which can create an intense amount of discomfort or even fear as others pick up on the hunger and drive of the Frenzy.
On the table, the Frenzy benefits immensely from being a Squad. Most importantly, they can Reinforce if they lose members, which gives them a greater capacity to survive incoming attacks than most Commanders.
Each Frenzy operates independently, though they must still adhere to the 8" distance limiter. This means that the Frenzy gets three Actions from an Order in addition to their one Morale Action, which can be quite deadly, given the strength of the Tear Apart Action.
Even if the Frenzy is uninjured, it can still use Reinforcement Tokens to make extra attacks. This makes the Frenzy a very "lead from the front" Commander.

Here's some of the earlier previews...

 Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Forge World - Newsletter

Are your Sisters of Silence bored of walking every-where? Forge World has the solution...

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Kharon Pattern Acquisitor

A sinister harbinger of mystery and terror

With this assault transport in your armoury, there'll be no place for your enemy to hide. Bring your Sisters of Silence to where the fighting is thickest, skim over any battlefield and unleash muderous hails of advanced munitons with the Kharon Pattern Acquisitor.
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The Hobbit™ Strategy Battle Game

Iron Hills Dwarves

A hail of steel from the Iron Hills

Armed with crossbows, Iron Hills Dwarves combine the discipline and tenacity of their brethren with deadly range. These warriors are an invaluable addition to the armies of Dain Ironfoot, either when defending the shield wall or bringing Dwarven fury to bear upon the furthest of foes.
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Iron Hills Chariot

Run them down!
 

Iron Hills Chariots are the vanguard of Dain Ironfoot's armies, scything through enemy ranks with blades of Dwarven steel, harrying them with hails of bolts or simply crushing them underhoof. With this spiked juggernaut on your side, you'll be able to cut a red path through any Orcish horde.
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Show pride in your Legion colours

Blood Angels Transfer

Splendor worthy of Sanguinius

With Chapter icons, battle honours, banners and more, this beautifully illustrated Blood Angels transfer sheet is a great way to personalise your army.
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Thousand Sons Legion Transfer Sheet

Show pride in Prospero
 

From eldtrich runes of fealty to banners and squad markings, this Thousand Sons transfer sheet has a host of options for adding character to your miniatures.
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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Games Workshop - Newsletter

Games Workshop's global Warhammer 40K campaign is nearly upon us...

  
Fate of Konor

Muster for Konor

The global campaign is still a week away, but the war has already begun. Defend the Imperium, or destroy it for Chaos. Earn points for your chosen side by winning battles and painting models; and get a powerful new Stratagem card when you buy from a selected line each week - starting with Start Collecting! box sets. Build your force and get your free card in time for battle.
 
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Codex Space Marines

Codex: Space Marines – your first look

The first codex of the new edition is coming soon, and it's packed with content: the history of the Space Marines, a guide to how they fight, photos of beautifully painted models and 85 datasheets for units old and new. There are also great new ways to customise your army, including the return of Chapter Tactics – find out more on Warhammer Community.
 
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Redemptor Dreadnought

The Ultramarines go to war on Warhammer TV

Last Friday saw James Karch test out the new codex with his Ultramarines army, combining powerful new Chapter Tactics and Stratagems with the deadly Redemptor Dreadnought. This is a great time to be a son of Roboute Guilliman, so start your own Ultramarines force today!
 
 
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Raven Guard

New Chapter Tactics for the Raven Guard

The Space Marines codex is packed with new ways for Raven Guard players to build their armies – you'll be able to hide in the shadows then strike with sudden force. Find out what to expect on Warhammer Community, and start your army with legendary hero Kayvaan Shrike:
 
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Path to Glory

Leading the Aelves to blood and glory

Path to Glory is now available, and soon, generals across the Mortal Realms will be able to turn warbands and heroes into mighty armies led by storied champions. We spoke to Chris Peach to check out his Daughters of Khaine army and his plans for a Path to Glory campaign.
 
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Hall of Fame

Step into the Hall of Fame

Every month for the past year, a Black Library author has chosen one of their favourite Black Library titles to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. We've collected the first 12 in a great value bundle – get yours now or find out more:
 
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Wizkids - Newsletter

The latest HeroClix news from Wizkids...

Greetings WizKids Fans,
AVAILABLE NOW! DC Comics HeroClix: 15th Anniversary Elseworlds 
The Booster Brick, Starter Set, Dice & Token Pack, and Sky Scraper Wonder Woman for the DC Comics HeroClix: 15th Anniversary - Elseworlds set are available in stores today! Stop by your Friendly Local Game Store to get your hands on this set now and play out the alternate realities on the tabletop with a Release Day Organized Play Event!

 
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UPDATE! 2017 World Champions
We would like to thank all players who participated in the 2017 World Championships and congratulate all of our winners!

Congratulations to first place 2017 HeorClix World Champion, Howard Brock, 2017 Dice Masters World Champion, Victor Maya, and 2017 Star Trek: Attack Wing World Champion, Jordan Kott

Check out the 2017 Dice Masters World Championships Top Teams2017 Star Trek Attack Wing World Championships Top Builds, and 2017 HeroClix World Championships Top 4 Builds – newly released online!

Got what it takes to become the next 2018 World Champion? Start battling in Regional Events in your local area! Find the next event near you in the WizKids Info Network today! 
COWABUNGA! Watch Indomitable Next Monday Night!  
Mark your calendars for a special TMNT HeroClix episode of Indomitable on HyperRPG this coming, Monday, July 24th, starting at 9PM PT/ 12AM ET! Tune in for your chance to win some 15th anniversary prizes! 
NEW EVENT! DC Comics HeroClix: Invisible Jet Colossal OP Event 
The DC Comics HeroClix: Invisible Jet Colossal OP event is now in action at your FLGS! 

Wonder Woman’s Invisible Plane speeds through the skies and onto the tabletop for this all-new Colossal OP Event! This new vehicle figure can move though the map undetected, and strike down foes when the time is right. The Invisible Plane is also able to be played as Special Terrain on the map with unique abilities in addition to a brand-new Terrain Dial!



Want in on the action? Register to participate at a FLGS near you!   

FINAL DAYS! #WEAREHEROCLIX: Video Contest
Grab your cell phone camera, fancy digital camera, camcorders, we don’t care what camera you use, but we want to see you! In 1-3 minutes, please share your best HeroClix memory and favorite figure with us! Post it to YouTube, enter it here and also, don’t forget to share it on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag, #WEAREHEROCLIX!

Help your Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS) win too! In your video, tell us your favorite FLGS that you play HeroClix at – be sure to mention the name of the store, city and state it’s located in! We’ll then randomly select stores to win prizes as well!

Don’t miss your chance to win! Mark your calendar - the deadline to enter is July 31st!


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Chaosium Inc. - Newsletter

The latest RPG news from Chaosium...

Here's an election where you can actually vote for Cthulhu...

Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu has received an astounding 10 nominations in the 2017 ENnies, the annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. 
Now it's time to get out the vote. We'd love it if you could show your support!

The Chaosium Nominees Are...

When the Great Old Ones Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen returned to Chaosium in 2015, the company focused its efforts on fulfilling its behind schedule and struggling Horror on the Orient Express and Call of Cthulhu 7th edition Kickstarters.
Over the next year these projects were put back on track, rewards were sent out, and retail releases of Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition began by early Fall 2016. A line of new CoC products has followed on. We are honored that seven of these Call of Cthulhu releases are now up for ten ENnie awards.

Here is a rundown of the Chaosium nominations...

Doors to Darkness

For tabletop roleplaying gaming to thrive and grow, we need new players, new blood. So we're very happy Doors to Darkness has been nominated for PRODUCT OF THE YEAR and BEST ADVENTURE, as it was designed especially for beginning Keepers and players of Call of Cthulhu. 
Doors to Darkness features "ready-to-play" scenarios and pre-gen characters, so newcomers can jump right in to horror, mystery, investigation, ghastly monsters, strange magics, and forgotten secrets.

What's more, it offers a wide range of hints and tips on running Call of Cthulhu - guidance any Keeper, new or experienced, will find very useful.

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Slipcase Set

We raised the bar with Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition: first class writing and art, matched with high quality production values—paper, bindings, covers, slipcases. And we aim for all our future releases to meet this standard, or exceed it. 
Geekandsundry.com described Call of Cthulhu as "unequivocally the greatest role-playing game ever written", and we want it to look that way too. 
Call of Cthulhu's 7th Edition Slipcase Set is an ENnie nominee for BEST PRODUCTION VALUES. Please show your support!

Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen Pack

The Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen has been twice nominated—for its wonderful maps (BEST CARTOGRAPHY), and as the BEST AID/ACCESSORY
The three panel 34 inch screen itself features an evocative night scene of Call of Cthulhu adventure by Spanish artist Ardila, with useful rules, stats and charts on the Keeper side. 
Inside, there are two 1920s ready-to-play scenarios set in Lovecraft Country by Mike Mason and Scott Dorward, plus twelve ready-to-play pre-gen investigators.
The pack also includes eye-catching color wall maps of Lovecraft Country, the World of Cthulhu, and Arkham & Environs. These are by skilled cartographer Stephanie McAlea. 
[As it happens, Steph's own publishing company, Stygian Fox, is also in contention for several awards: BEST ADVENTURE and BEST ELECTRONIC BOOK. These are for the excellent licensed Call of Cthulhu supplement The Things We leave Behind. Fortunately, you can support Chaosium and Stygian Fox in your ENnies voting: it's a preferential system, so you can cheerfully vote for both!]

Call of Cthulhu - The Coloring Book

Back in May 2016, Tor.com featured the brilliant artwork of Russian artist Andrey Fetisov, remarking, "Doesn’t this look like a page from the most disturbing coloring book?"

We took a look, and we agreed - wow, Andrey's stuff is from the most vivid of nightmares!
That's why we commissioned Andrey to produce the art for Call of Cthulhu - The Coloring Book, which has been nominated for BEST RPG RELATED PRODUCT in the 2017 ENnies.
The scenes Andrey created, both from from H.P. Lovecraft’s stories, and the Call of Cthulhu RPG (Horror on the Orient ExpressMasks of NyarlathotepThe Fungi from Yuggoth and more) are truly striking. 
Please show your appreciation of Andre's talent by voting!

S. Petersen Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors

S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors, aka The Petersen Guide, was the first collaboration between Chaosium and Editions Sans Détour, the French licensee for Call of Cthulhu.

Christian Grussi and his talented team of artists - Loïc Muzy, Mariusz Gandzel, and Claire Delépée - have vividly brought Sandy Petersen and Mike Mason's descriptions of horrors from the Mythos and the Dreamlands to life in a handsome volume. 
The Petersen Guide has been honoured with two ENnie nominations—BEST MONSTER/ ADVERSARY and BEST INTERIOR ART, a testament to this fruitful creative partnership.

Pulp Cthulhu

Nominated for BEST SUPPLEMENT in the 2017 ENnies, Pulp Cthulhu is something Call of Cthulhu fans have been waiting a long time for... 
Back near the turn of the century, Dustin Wright (the longest-serving member of the Chaosium team, after Greg and Sandy) came up with the concept of a game of Call of Cthulhu "where you might be able to play like Indiana Jones". Thus, "Pulp Cthulhu" was born. 
But then the project hit development hell, languishing there for well over a decade. Happily, when Mike Mason came on board as Call of Cthulhu line editor in 2013, he, Dustin and James Lowder assembled the ancient fragments out of the dust of the ages, and work on Pulp Cthulhu began anew. 
Pulp Cthulhu, the game of "two-fisted adventure, weird science, dark deeds, and brave heroes", was finally released to critical acclaim in December 2016, nearly fourteen years after Dustin's crazy idea. And now it's up for an ENnie.
Please do your bit and vote for Pulp!

Call of Cthulhu - Investigator Handbook

The Call of Cthulhu Investigator Handbook has been nominated for BEST COVER in the 2017 ENnies. 
The cover depicts a group of Investigators exploring a Temple of Chaugnar Faugn, one of the Great Old Ones. 
This was artist Sam Lamont's first art project for Chaosium. His brief from Call of Cthulhu line editor Mike Mason was "a cover image that will make people want to buy this book.”

We can all agree Sam did just that – taking inspiration from the early days of roleplaying and twisting it, with aplomb. 
Please show your support and appreciation of Sam's wonderful work!

How you can vote for Call of Cthulhu at the ENnies:


1. Go to the ENnies page: http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017

2. Vote 1 for the Call of Cthulhu product in these categories: And vote for Stygian Fox's licensed Call of Cthulhu supplement The Things We Leave Behind for Best Adventure as well!

3. Pick Chaosium as your Fan Favorite Publisher - we'd be flattered! Like the Great Old One himself, Chaosium is rising once again from the depths, and these nominations and your support are helping the company get there.

4. Tell your friends who are Call of Cthulhu fans to submit their vote too!
It was both wonderful and humbling for Chaosium to receive these nominations, yet we know it is more a testament to all the talented writers, artists and creators involved. To show our appreciation for all they have done it's now time to get out the vote FOR THEM. We'd love it if you could show your support!

Voting finishes on Friday July 21 at 11pm EDT. We encourage all members of the Chaosium tribe to get behind Cthulhu!
 
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