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I'll put something more exciting here later.

In the meantime, have a beverage and relax. It could be awhile.

What beverage would I suggest?

  • A nice sangria.
  • An old fashioned.
  • A Long Island Iced Tea.

Noteworthy News: July 22-28, 2012

Cubicle 7 continues to trickle info about the upcoming Dr. Who card game, and they are offering a 10% discount for early pre-orders.

From their site:

Coming this Summer...
“Daleks! Cybermen! Sontarans! The list of threats is endless and no place in the universe is ever truly safe from danger. But there’s one man who’s made it his mission to defend the defenseless, help the helpless, and save everyone he can. A mysterious stranger. A force of nature who has seen his own planet die. A madman with a box.”

I have been following the development of X-Wing from Fantasy Flight Games for almost a year, since they announced it at Gen-Con 2011.  Getting very excited!

From their site:

“We’ll have to destroy them ship to ship. Get the crews to their fighters.”
    –Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope

, the miniatures game of thrilling Star Wars space combat, is coming this summer at Gen Con Indy 2012. With its tense dogfights, intuitive rules, and stunning miniatures, X-Wing brings the magic of the movies’ most dramatic space battles to your tabletop.

In our earlier X-Wing previews, we’ve reviewed the rules for combat and explored how the development team’scommitment to detail led to the stunning sculpts for the game’s starfighters, including a TIE fighter produced accurately at scale for the first time in the industry. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the ways you can customize your experience.

For those who subscribe to D&D Insider, issue #204 has some interesting news, perhaps someone at Wizards has taken note of the popularity of Paizo's GameMastery card series.

From their site:

Axe-wielding orcs, fire-breathing dragons, and flesh-eating zombies are a few of the deadly adversaries that adventurers face on a daily basis. The Injury deck provides an optional system that lets the monsters give the heroes a little something to remember them by—wounds that go beyond a mere loss of hit points to afflict characters in lasting ways.

Less Death, More Danger!

The Injury Deck

Ares Games continues their coverage of the development of the first expansion to the second edition of The War of the Ring, Lords of Middle-Earth.

From their site:

Possibly one of the most controversial new characters in the 1st edition expansion, Battles of the Third Age, was the alternate version of the Witch-king, the Chief of the Ringwraiths.
The Chief of the Ringwraiths was originally designed to be an alternative to the “main” version of the Witch-king, the Black Captain. The Black Captain was supposed to be a powerful military leader, while the Chief of the Ringwraiths represented a “what-if” in the storyline – what if Sauron decided to use his most powerful servant to harass the Fellowship, rather than to lead his armies?
Ares Games also has their new War of the Ring section up at their store, a one-stop shop for everything you need to take part in the on-going struggle for the One Ring!

And finally, Steve Jackson Games has announced their October Munchkin Releases, including the Duck of Gloom!

From their announcement:

Why does the Duck of Gloom look so perky? He comes with a new Munchkin card and, by special arrangement with Atlas Games, a new Munchkin-flavored Gloom card as well! Plus a zippered pouch to hide all your hopes and dreams from an uncaring world. Or to keep your keys in. Whatever.

I can't even wrap my head around this, a Munchkin-flavored Gloom card?  So awesome, I love cross-over events!  It's like G.I. Joe and the Transformers comics from the '80s!!

Until next week!