Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New Releases for the New Year

Whether you are celebrating or mourning, there will be a new president of the United States come January - but who cares about that when there are new toys coming!

Mantic has just announced their releases for December and January.  I don't have exact release dates, but in general they start shipping new releases on the last Monday of the month.

For the Dungeon Saga fans, Mantic is releasing the Black Fortress Tile Pack.

Can you ever have enough tiles?
Dungeon Saga: The Black Fortress Tile Pack
MGWPP202 £19.99/€27.49/$34.99

The raid itself had been swift and entirely unexpected. Nobody  had seen much from  the local Orcs for many  years, and to suddenly find them so brazen, so strong. For years the hills had been a haven for a small number of Orcs. everyone knew that. Even so, there had never been more than a handful of them, and  they lacked any organisation. How did they mount such a carefully planned attack, and why?

This exciting expansion for Dungeon Saga: the Dwarf King’s Quest includes a huge quantity of extra tiles  to expand your  game or  create your own adventures and a brand new six-­‐mission narrative campaign for  the four original heroes from Dungeon Saga.

For the bibliophiles out there, Mantic has heard your plea for more background for their games, and are putting out three books in December. And with Mantics NaNoWriMo competition currently going on, these could just be a taste of what is to come.

Dungeon Saga: Rise of the Shadow King
MGDS26  £6.99/€8.99/$10.99
Rise of the Shadow King is a Dungeon Saga Adventure Gamebook in which YOU are the Hero. Set in the fantasy world of Mantica, you can immerse yourself in a quest to defeat the Shadow King, master of undeath. This is a classic adventure where you have plenty of opportunity to battle the undead denizens of Mantica, travel across plains,swamps, forests and an ancient fortress as you journey towards your ultimate goal. You might even stumble upon a Zombie Troll!

Many of us found our way into this hobby via Adventure Gamebooks like this and so this makes Rise of the Shadow King an ideal accompaniment to the Dungeon Saga board game: classic dungeon crawling and adventuring in two great formats!

Deadzone: Containment Protocols
MGDZM36  £6.99/€8.99/$10.99
Deadzone is the kind of game that invites stories. What we have here are ten examples of those stories, chronicling the adventures of various factions from the no-nonsense Enforcers to the piratical Marauders, with idealistic Rebs and wise Asterians thrown in for good measure.

Warpath: First Strike 
MGWPM107  £6.99/€8.99/$10.99
When a backwater world is invaded by ruthless aliens, the Drakenhof Corporation’s best marines are sent to repel them. But they are not the only interested parties, what secrets are hidden beneath the planet’s surface that, if uncovered, could threaten the stability of the galaxy itself?

January is all about The Walking Dead : All Out War.  Two expansions and four boosters are set to be released.  So what is the difference between an expansion and a booster you ask?  Expansions have additional rules and scenarios, while boosters just add components to the game (more survivors and walkers usually).

The first expansion is Days Gone Bye - referred to in the Kickstarter as the "Atlanta" expansion. This will finally include more scenarios, and with more survivors you can start to make more and varied teams.

MGWD006 Days Gone Bye (Expansion) MSRP $39.99
Contents: Paper mat, card counters, templates & scenery, cards, 4 survivors,
2 walkers and new scenarios.

The second expansion coming out a "Retailer exclusive" - meaning that this was NOT part of the kickstarter.  Here is your chance to play as "The Governor" himself, with solo rules.  Or of course add him to your regular games - really give Rick something to challenge him!   For close up pictures of the miniatures - check out my previous post - here
MGWD002 The Prelude to Woodbury (Expansion) MSRP $39.99
Contents: Quick Start Guide, card scenery, templates & counters, The Governor, 5 Walkers, cards and dice.

Have your games of TWD:AoW been leaving you feeling a little flat?  Well now if you chance to get all the cool 3D scenery produced in the kickstarter.  Cars, barricades and supply counters - all you need to fill out your apocalyptic wasteland.
MGWD201 Scenery Booster MSRP $34.99
Contents: 4 cars, 6 barricades, 10 supply counters

Personally when I am playing a game, I hate having to hand dice around to other players while you are playing - it is so much easier and faster if everyone has their own.  Now you can get an extra set of custom dice so you don't have to share your precious polyhedrals!
MGWD202 Dice Booster MSRP $19.99
Contents: 11 dice and dice bag

Another Retailer Exclusive, the Morgan booster adds Morgan and Duane to your survivors.  For close up pictures of the miniatures - check out my previous post - here
MGWD104 Morgan Booster MSRP $19.99
Contents: Morgan, Duane, Walker, Character Cards and Equipment Cards

And finally, Shane is finally available.  Now you too can play out the final events as Shane challenges Rick for leadership of the group.
MGWD102 Shane Booster MSRP $19.99
Contents: Shane, Reggie, Walker, Character and Equipment cards

Because it is all fun and games . . .

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