Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Dreamwars Board Game - Kickstarter Unboxing (Part Two)

I'm a big fan of Steampunk, Horror and interesting board games so when this particular Kickstarter caught my eye I decided to give it a try.


I looked at the core game in Part One...here's a look at the expansion.

First some background...
Dreamwars is a new board game set in a breathtaking, brand new steampunk horror setting where every choice has a consequence. The game is cooperative and playable by 1 to 8 players, while the setting is characterized by its own sense of style, refined and unique: a rich setting, horrible creatures and an articulate story fabricated to build up a thrilling world where the players can immerse themselves completely. Mysterious and terrifying beings await in the dark recesses of a strange, ever-changing world, while their contorted and inhuman masters plan on the fall of the free peoples. What are you going to do when the last Cantico will be sang, the last sword will be broken and the last bullet will be shot?

cooperative game for 1 to 8 players featuring 70 playable scenarios,
enough content for more than 500 hours of play 
new gaming mechanics easy to learn
 modular scenarios that you can suspend between chapters and resume when you want 
9 branched Ordeals whose endings will reflect what happened during the game 
great gaming variety thanks to our Adventure decks and Events decks
8 high-quality miniatures of the playable Heroes

Dreamwars Expansion Set - Box
Depending on the level you pledged at the number of models in this expansion box varied. There could be as many as eight but due to financial considerations at the time mine only contains four...

Dreamwars Expansion Set - Accessories
The expansion set contains all the necessary bits and pieces to use the models contained within as well as a few bonuses.

Dreamwars Expansion Set - Miniatures
The particular variant I received contained four new miniatures and the cards needed to use them.


Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Should you ever choose to purchase something based on one of my features or reviews then it would be nice if you could let the company know where the inspiration came from...who knows...they might be grateful to the poor unappreciated blogger who sent you their way...if however I've put you off a product...well...you can keep that info to yourself...

Warcradle Studios - Spartan Games Announcement

Reassuring news for any-one who had a lot of time invested in their game systems...

Hi

We have some great news from Warcradle Studios!

We are proud to announce that we have acquired all rights and materials relating to the Dystopian Wars, Firestorm Armada and Uncharted Seas settings.

Dystopian Wars, Dystopian Legions, Armoured Clash, Firestorm Armada, Firestorm Planetfall and Uncharted Seas were created by the team at Spartan Games and we are excited to now be able to explore these settings further. We will also be developing and expanding on a large number of exciting scenic products to support these ranges.

We are actively working to bring the games to a wide audience from next year. Through Warcradle Studios, Wayland Games will be investing in all aspects of the design, development and supply of these worlds.

We are committed to producing an exciting range of new plastic and resin miniatures to support the growth of our games. These will build on the established releases as well as introduce new narrative and competitive gaming opportunities.

We are planning in-store organised play support for our games as well as a range of exciting events planned throughout 2018 and beyond.

Look out for our announcements of new products and show attendance in the coming weeks!

Take a look at our announcement on Beasts of War!
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Steamforged Games - Resident Evil 2 the Board Game

A new Kickstarter from Steamforged Games...

CLICK TO PLEDGE NOW!!

The Kickstarter for Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game is live NOW!


We need your support to make sure this campaign is a success! There will be 2350 Early Bird Pledges to reward our Day One backers.

Please spread the word to friends who would be interested and lets become the Master of Unlocking, and get all backers additional goodies through the stretch goals!

£65 - The Early Bird Survivor Pledge will get you:
  • Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game
  • B-Files Expansion Set
  • Kickstarter Exclusive Leon (Alt. Costume)
  • All Unlocked Stretch Goals

£70 - The Survivor Pledge will get you:
  • Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game
  • B-Files Expansion Set
  • Kickstarter Exclusive Leon (Alt. Costume)
  • All Unlocked Stretch Goals
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Black Library - Newsletter

New from the Black Library...well...new-ish...or a new format at least...
A new Astra Militarum tale, and an old classicView in web browser
Coming Soon
New Titles
Series
Authors
Tyrok Fields
The Battle of Tyrok Fields
Justin D Hill
Justin Hill's trilogy of "origin stories" for Castellan Creed comes to an end with this massive tale of an equally massive betrayal on Cadia itself. With a new incursion from the Eye of Terror expected, Imperial forces muster on the fortress world. When treachery strikes on Tyrok Fields, it falls to Creed and his loyal Cadian Eighth to rally the defenders, defeat the traitors and secure Cadia – for if they fail, it might be the first step in the fall of the Imperium itself.

This tale takes the classic story of the treachery of the Volscani Cataphracts (first told in 2003's Codex: Eye of Terror) and shows these historic events from the perspective of Creed and his closest comrades. It's the tale of how he earned his title of Lord-Castellan, and is the perfect thing to read while you wait for your copy of 'Cadia Stands' to arrive.
 
First time as a stand-alone eBook
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The first Warhammer 40,000 novel
(Well, sort of)
You've probably noticed that this month has seen celebrations of 30 years of Warhammer 40,000, and we thought it would be fun to look back at the very first Warhammer 40,000 novel. Of course, we all know that the very first was Ian Watson's 1993 book 'Space Marine', a bizarre (and wonderful) adventure that reflects a unique take on a setting that was still in its infancy. It's well worth a read, but it's not the first true Warhammer 40,000 novel.

That honour goes to 'First and Only' by Dan Abnett. Published in 1999 by Black Library, this first (but certainly not only) volume in the Gaunt's Ghosts series follows Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his men – the last survivors of a dead world – on a desperate mission to stop a sinister conspiracy that threatens to derail an Imperial crusade. You can download 'First and Only' now and experience a piece of Warhammer 40,000 history – and a fantastic novel to boot.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Dreamwars Board Game - Kickstarter Unboxing (Part One)

I'm a big fan of Steampunk, Horror and interesting board games so when this particular Kickstarter caught my eye I decided to give it a try.

First some background...
Dreamwars is a new board game set in a breathtaking, brand new steampunk horror setting where every choice has a consequence. The game is cooperative and playable by 1 to 8 players, while the setting is characterized by its own sense of style, refined and unique: a rich setting, horrible creatures and an articulate story fabricated to build up a thrilling world where the players can immerse themselves completely. Mysterious and terrifying beings await in the dark recesses of a strange, ever-changing world, while their contorted and inhuman masters plan on the fall of the free peoples. What are you going to do when the last Cantico will be sang, the last sword will be broken and the last bullet will be shot?

cooperative game for 1 to 8 players featuring 70 playable scenarios,
enough content for more than 500 hours of play 
new gaming mechanics easy to learn
 modular scenarios that you can suspend between chapters and resume when you want 
9 branched Ordeals whose endings will reflect what happened during the game 
great gaming variety thanks to our Adventure decks and Events decks
8 high-quality miniatures of the playable Heroes

Dreamwars - The Box
In a surprising move they've cunningly put their board game in a box...

Dreamwars - Instructions
The game comes with a rules pamphlet covering the basic rules and an ordeals book (basically a mission book). There's not a great deal of art in the book but it is very well presented overall.
Here are some sample pages from both books...


Dreamwars - Game Board
The game is played on a large fold-out board of good quality construction.

Dreamwars - Game Accessories
The game comes with a large selection of card-stock tokens, cards for in game events, cards for the players and other important characters and of course some dice.
Here are pictures of both sides of the card tokens...
...and the character cards...
...there are also a large number of cards for various in game effects...
 ...and some dice of course...

Dreamwars - Miniatures
There is a miniature for each of the playable characters that matches their artwork on the stat card.



Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
Should you ever choose to purchase something based on one of my features or reviews then it would be nice if you could let the company know where the inspiration came from...who knows...they might be grateful to the poor unappreciated blogger who sent you their way...if however I've put you off a product...well...you can keep that info to yourself...
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