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Noteworthy News August 20-26, 2012

GameSaluteNews.com, via The Dice Tower, have posted some excellent GenCon coverage with a series of videos.

From their site: "As news chief of Game Salute, I was thrilled to be joined by my Dice Tower team – Eric Summerer, Ryan Metzler, Eric Teo, and Greg Franceth to put together a series of five videos covering the fair.  The first two, and overview and some of the new games, are up for your viewing pleasure!"

Pete Adkison, owner of GenCon, has launched a new site called The First Paladin, A Dungeons & Dragons Campaign set in Peter Adkison's Fantasy world of Chaldea

From his site: "Peter Adkison met Dungeons & Dragons in 1978 and fell deeply in love. Though he is best known as the founder and original CEO of Wizards of the Coast and current co-owner of Gen Con, he’s equally proud that he’s still running D&D games in the Chaldea campaign he started in 1981. Some say that his prime stats are Intelligence and Charisma, and that his heart is shaped like a d20. The truth is, he’s just a man with a gift for turning a game into something magical."

Ares Games has announced that they will be publishing a new edition of the classic board game Inkognito – Conspiracy in Venice.

From their announcement: "Inkognito is a deduction board game for 3 or 4 players. Players take the role of secret agents during a Venetian carnival. Wearing a mask, they move stealthily through the city’s streets and canals, searching for top secret information."

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the second Deluxe Expansion for The Lord of the Rings, Heirs of Númenor.

From their site: "Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Heirs of Númenor, a new deluxe expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game! Its 165 new cards (three copies of each of player card) transport players to the realm of Gondor, where new heroes and allies stand firm against the armies of Mordor in thrilling battles, sieges, and three new scenarios!"

Also from Fantasy Flight,  Legends of Andor, a cooperative board game, has been announced.

From the thier announcement: "Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Legends of Andor, a cooperative adventure board game for two to four players! Revealed last week at Gen Con Indy 2012, Legends of Andor is a unique scenario-based board game by the accomplished artist Michael Menzel. In it, a band of heroes must work together to defend the fantasy realm of Andor from invading hordes."

Again from Fantasy Flight Games, comes a dice app designed to be used for both Star Wars: X-Wing and the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Roleplaying Game Beta.  Available on both Apple's app store for and Android's Google Play.  The app includes all the custom dice that are needed for both previously mentioned games, as well as your normal polyhedron dice that we all know and love.  I was a little surprised by the $5.99 price, but the app is well made and seems to work as advertised.  It will have to do for our beta testing needs until the official dice are made available.

From their site: "Make the jump to hyperspace with the Star Wars™ Dice app for your iOS or Android device, an accessory for your favorite FFG Star Wars-themed game! The ultimate accessory for both the X-Wing™ Miniatures Game and the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, this comprehensive application allows you to quickly and conveniently select and roll custom dice, and even includes an assortment of polyhedral dice for all your gaming needs. This convenient digital accessory is now available on the App Store and the Google Play Store, so you can start your download!"

Privateer Press has announced September 19, 2012 as the release date of their new Iron Kingdoms Roleplaying Game, set in the world of their popular Warmachine/Hordes minature war game.  If you attended GenCon, you may already have your copy, those us not so firtunate will have to wait a few weeks.

From their site: "Embark upon a journey of adventure and intrigue in a steam-powered world fueled by magic and contested with gunfire and steel. Armed with mechanika and accompanied by mighty steamjacks, explore the soot-covered cities of the Iron Kingdoms and the fell ruins of ancient powers."

Atlas Games has posted some pictures and an update from GenCon.  They have also released the cover art for their upcoming Ars Magica supplement Against the Dark: The Transylvanian Tribunal! Also they have announced that the 3rd edition of Once Upon a Time will be published later this fall.

From their announcement: "Once Upon a Time is the award-winning storytelling card game that encourages creativity and collaborative play. One player is the Storyteller, and begins telling a story using the fairytale elements on her Story cards, guiding the plot toward her Ending Card. The other players use their own cards to interrupt her and become the new Storyteller. The winner is the first player to use all her Story Cards and play her Ending Card. The object of the game, though, isn't just to win, but to have fun telling a story together."