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Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 6

If I told you I was excited about the new Bestiary 6 for the Pathfinder RPG, I’d be lying. I’m a player, a fairly casual player even. I really only care about the monster in front of my party: give me a sword and let me stab something. Actually, I’m more likely to use a ranged attack and snipe at it from behind a bush or something, but that’s completely off topic right now. My point is that I generally attempt to avoid GMing whatever game I’m playing. It’s just not my passion. So when I saw that Bestiary 6 was being released, I was fairly disinterested as I read the preview description. Then I saw two little words: Four Horsemen. Wait, what? Like, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Horsemen? Yes...

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Epyllion

I am primarily based out of a smaller city with limited access to brick and mortar tabletop gaming and comic stores so, when I manage to get into one, I always try to see what gems I can find. It was on one such adventure that I came across a beautiful black hardcover with gold embossing, sadly shrinkwrapped in plastic. This was my first encounter with Epyllion: A Dragon Epic from Magpie Games.

Epyllion is an incredibly unique game in which you play through the life of a dragon. As the game progresses, you (and the other players) will explore the world and society of Dragonia as you grow from a young drake to an elder dragon and until you ascend on to a higher plane.

The game uses the increasingly popular Powered by the Apocalypse rule system, which is reasonably simple to learn and allow...

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The Shadow Over Westminster

The Shadow Over Westminster is a cooperative deckbuilding game for 1-4 players. Players each take the role of a member of The Agency, a mysterious group tasked with protecting the world from the Darkness and the impending Cataclysm it brings.

Each player selects a character, each with a unique starting ability and a second ability that can be unlocked later in the game. They also start play with a standard seven card starting deck. As the game progresses and smaller encounters are overcome, Agents will be able to acquire new cards as well as earn larger hand sizes and abilities, all with the hope of saving the world from one of 16 randomly selected Cataclysmic events.

The game feels a little bit like Arkham Horror (or several other Lovecraft themed games), although the game mechanics are ...

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Mangaka

Mangaka is billed as “The fast & furious game of drawing comics” from Mock Man Press. Manga is Japanese for comics, and a Mangaka is a comic artist. In the game you, and up to 8 players, are comic artists vying for fame and fortune.

Over the course of four timed rounds, players will draw ever more challenging comics using three Theme Cards that stay with each player throughout the game and an increasing number of Trend Cards that changes each round.  In the first round players draw two panels, then four, six, and finally eight in the final round. Here’s the best part: the scoring is largely objective. It isn’t all about how well you draw, but how well you express your individual Theme Cards and challenges presented by the Trend Cards...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: Gloomhaven (Second Printing)

It’s so fun when you can come together and geek out on things like comics, games and movies with other people. When it’s your boss and fellow geek who introduces you to this week’s feature, Gloomhaven, that’s a pretty cool thing most wouldn’t expect. This looks like an absolutely amazing game, so much so that he already backed it, and you can also go to the Kickstarter to join the campaign.

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