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The Village Square: October 12, 2017

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Boldly go for free
Itching to try out Modiphius Entertainment’s hit RPG Star Trek Adventures? Now you can get a 30-page Quickstart PDF to check out the core system…FREE. It even includes a standalone scenario set on DS9 on the eve of the Dominion War.
Source: https://thegaminggang.com/game-news/grab-the-star-trek-adventures-quickstart-rules-free/

It’s good to be the king
CMON Games has announced another cool mini game, Richard the Lionheart, available soon. There is little information right now, but it involves sweet miniatures, England, power and influence…all while the titular monarch is away at the crusades.
Source: https://cmon.com/product/richard-the-lionheart/richard-the-lionheart

More horror
Fantasy Flight Games announces a new expansion to Eldritch Horror – the Masks of Nyarlathotep.  You won’t find it in your spell check, but it will hit shelves in the first quarter 2018.
Source: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/10/6/masks-of-nyarlathotep/

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Take library science to the next level in Ex Libris. Renegade Games Studio releases the title October 25.  Find and collect the most valuable tomes to win the coveted position of Grand Librarian.
Source: http://www.renegadegamestudios.com/ex-libris

Do you feel cyber, punk?
Wizkids has announced they will release Dark.Net soon, a card game about battling mega-corporations in network espionage.
Source: http://www.phdgames.com/dark-net-wizkids/

Essen releases
NSKN Games announced three titles to be released at Essen Spiel ’17. There is the dice-drafting Dragonsgate College. Teotihuacan: City of Gods is a spiritual follow-up to the same designer’s Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar. And finally a deck-builder set in the Mistfall universe, Chronicle of Frost.
Source: http://www.dicetowernews.com/nskn-announces-new-games-present-at-essen-2017/47351

AMUSEing party game
QSF Games will release Muse next month. The party game includes over 100 cryptically beautiful cards in a unique clue and deduction design.
Source: http://www.quicksimplefun.com/product/muse/

Gaming in print
Issue #21 of Casual Game Insider is now available. The on-demand or subscription magazine features reviews, news and informative articles form the hobby. If you’re looking for varied and in-depth hobby content, check it out.
Source: http://casualgamerevolution.com/magazine/issues/cgi21-10-minute-heist-gen-con-50-abstract-games-kingdomino-and-iello

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
October 13-15. XPO 2017. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
October 13-15. ConnCon/FallCon. Stamford, Connecticut.
November 16-19. ChiTag. Chicago, Illinois.
November 17-19. PAX Unplugged. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
January 19-21. Cascade Games Con. Bellingham, Washington.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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