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The Village Square: October 6, 2016

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Reminder: We’re less than a month away from the Extra Life event on November 5th. “Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $22 million for local CMN Hospitals.” Go here for more info.

Miskatonic Museum
The Miskatonic Museum, the first Mythos Pack in The Dunwich Legacy cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, will be released during the first quarter of 2017. According to Fantasy Flight Games, “The Miskatonic Museum contains twenty-six player cards, ranging from levels zero to two, and their secrets may help you unlock new Talents and Tactics. They may afford you new Insights, or you might equip them as Tools. Altogether, you’ll find that artifacts on display in The Miskatonic Museum suggest plenty of ways to spend the experience points you accrue over the course of your The Dunwich Legacy campaign.”
Source: https://drafts.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/10/4/the-miskatonic-museum/

Expedition Endurance
The Expedition Endurance expansion for T.I.M.E. Stories will be out during the first quarter of 2017. Asmodee previewed the expansion: “You’ve never been on a run like this before… Time has burped and buckled around the year 1914 and the Expedition’s trans-Arctic expedition. History says the expedition failed, but history is rapidly changing, and if you don’t repair this temporal rift, history—and your reality—may fall apart completely.”
Source: http://drafts.asmodee.us/en/news/2016/10/3/expedition-endurance/

Dominion History
Over on boardgamegeek.com, designer Donald X. Vaccarino discussed the secret history of updating Dominion and the process of updating the base game and Intrigue.
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1648227/secret-history-dominion-2nd-editions

Stone Giants
Now available for the Pathfinder app: Deck 4, Fortress of the Stone Giants. Obsidian released a video preview on youtube.
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMZGo1W6b4s
h/t https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/58280/app-news-pathfinder-adventures-deck-4-arrives-hear

Force Launch
Star Wars: Destiny launch parties will take place November 18-20 to celebrate the game’s release. The Fantasy Flight Games website states “These exciting gatherings are centered around Star Wars fans meeting new friends, having fun at your local game store, and playing Star Wars: Destiny before it’s released.”
Source: https://drafts.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/10/3/embrace-your-destiny/

The Real Medusa
Asmodee provided a history behind the myths of Cyclades, its game that “derives from Greek myths that were passed down by word of mouth for centuries before they were put into writing.”
Source: http://drafts.asmodee.us/en/news/2016/10/4/the-real-medusa/

Bauza Interview
Antoine Bauza recently discussed his games, including his upcoming 7 Wonders: Armada and 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon.
Source: http://www.geeksundergrace.com/gaming/tabletop/board-game-designer-interview-antoine-bauza/
h/t http://www.dicetowernews.com/geeks-under-grace-interviews-antoine-bauza/32286

Days at Spiel
According to the Days of Wonder blog, some of the titles that will be highlighted at Essen include Small World: River World expansion, Ticket to Ride Rails & Sails, Quadropolis, and the Five Tribes mini-expansion, The Thieves of Naqala.
Source: http://blog.daysofwonder.com/2016/10/04/days-of-wonder-at-essen-spiel-16/

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
October 8. Mid Meeple. Las Vegas, Nevada.
October 14-16. Big Bad Con. Walnut Creek, California.
October 15-16. RetroWorld Expo 2016. Wallingford, Connecticut.
October 21-23. What-Khan. Rockford, Illinois.
October 28-30. ConnCon (Falcon 2016). Stamford, Connecticut.
November 4-6. Carnage Royale. Killington, Vermont.
November 11-13. San Diego Historical Games Convention. San Diego, California.
November 11-13. MEPACON. Scranton, Pennsylvania.
November 25-27. Chessiecon. Timonium, Maryland.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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