With summer right around the corner, it’s time to check up on those 10×10 challenges!
Winter Is Coming to the Tabletop
The upcoming The Song of Ice & Fire Tabletop Miniature Game was previewed on Geek & Sundry. “There’s lots for miniature wargamers to be excited about with this game: alternating activations, simplified movement and resolving dice rolls (no comparing of stats on charts), and organized play from day one.”
Runewars Unit Expansions
Two Unit Expansions for Runewars, Carrion Lancers and Reanimates, were previewed on the Fantasy Flight Games website. “With the potential to field twelve-tray units of Reanimates in your army, the eight additional Reanimates figures in this expansion are a key part of growing your army base. … you also have the option to embed a Carrion Lancer into an infantry unit as an additional figure with the upgrade cards included in this expansion. Front Line Carrion Lancer allows you to use surges as mortal strikes if the defender has a blight token, while Support Carrion Lancer lets you inflict a blight token on an unengaged enemy within range.”
The rulebook for the Quadropolis: Public Services is now available on the Days of Wonder website. The game itself “should be available in early june for Europe and at Gen Con Indy 2017 in August for North America.”
ICv2.com previewed the Commander Anthology for Magic: The Gathering, due June 9th. “Commander is a multiplayer format for Magic where players use 100-card singleton decks, including one Legendary Creature which acts as ‘Commander’ for the deck, influencing the way the deck is built and the player’s strategy in the game.”
The Droids You’re Looking For
Three new Ally and Villain Packs for Imperial Assault are now available: BT-1 and 0-0-0, Jawa Scavenger, and Hera Syndulla and C1-10P. “There’s almost no limit to what the droids of the Star Wars universe can do. They can walk and talk and think. They can be loyal. They can be treacherous. Sometimes, they may even be grumpy and cantankerous.”
The site purplepawn.com offered an overview of the board game stores and cafes news from around the world.
I liked this look from arstechnica.com at the hard-to-find Dune. “The sheer amount of hidden information and the sudden bursts of chaos are what make the game great, but there’s no cushion for new players—and no quarter for anyone not prepared to stab their pals in the back.”
Upcoming Board Game Conventions
May 18-21. Geekway to the West. St. Charles, Missouri.
May 25-29. Game Fest 29. Atlanta, Georgia.
May 26-29. Gamex 2017. Los Angeles, California.
May 26-29. KublaCon. San Francisco, California.
June 14-18. Origins Game Fair. Columbus, Ohio.
June 23-35. Polycon. San Luis Obispo, California.
July 5-9. Dice Tower Con. Orlando, Florida.
July 15-17. Protospiel. Manchester, Michigan.
July 22-30. World Boardgaming Championship. Champion, Pennsylvania.
July 28-30. NovaComic-Con. Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.
August 17-20. Gen Con 50. Indianapolis, Indiana.
August 25-27. Coulee Con. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
August 25-27. Congress of Gamers. Falls Church, Virginia.
September 1-4. Gateway 2017. Los Angeles, California.
September 1-4. Pacificon Game Expo. Santa Clara, California.
September 9-10. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 15-17. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, MI.
September 15-17. Protospiel. Chicago, Illinois.
October 6-8. TsunamiCon. Wichita, Kansas.
October 6-8. CinCityCon. Cincinnati, Ohio.
October 7-8. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.
October 13-15. XPO 2017. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
October 13-15. ConnCon/FallCon. Stamford, Connecticut.
November 17-19. PAX Unplugged. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.