New Expansion for Fallout: the Boardgame Coming

What, it’s July 13 and I haven’t posted anything in July yet?

My apologies for my tardiness.

How about some Fallout news?

I played the base Fallout boardgame at the Terminal City Tabletop Convention back in March, and it was a fun game. Went on a bit too long, but I think with more plays it would be very great and cut down on the time issue.

Being a big fan of the video game helps.

Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new expansion for the game coming out in the fourth quarter of 2018!

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All images taken from the FFG article

The New California expansion appears to go back to the original Fallout video games, with new factions such as the New California Republic coming along to join, or perhaps spar with.

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Lord Eradikus Getting More Annoyed in August

To end the week, how about some news that I missed out on while I was saving the world away?

One of my favourite games played in 2017, Clank! In! Space!, is expanding! (too many exclamation marks…I’m going to run out! Damn, there’s another one…).

This beautiful, wonderful deck-building heist game is getting a new expansion this August.

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Renegade Game Studios recently announced Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse! (oh, my poor exclamation mark key! Damn it, did it again…)

From the Renegade  blurb:

The deck-building adventure of Clank! In! Space! continues. Small pockets of resistance continue to oppose Lord Eradikus, but the evil cyborg now plots to wipe them out with one grand and wicked scheme!

Thwart the efforts of Lord Eradikus!
Reap the rewards of noble (and sometimes reluctant) heroism!
Save the galaxy…. And get rich in the process!

Maybe you can avert the Apocalypse! (Or at least escape with the treasure while someone else does!)

The original game has so many cards with nods to popular science fiction properties that I’m surprised they could find more.

But I trust designer Paul Dennen to come up with some!

The game comes with 35 new cards, two double-sided modules (the only expansion the game really needed was more modules to vary the map even more), 8 scheme cards (schemes? Hoo boy!!! This sounds awesome), and somebody named Lord Haldos.

I can only imagine what he’s doing there and his relationship to Lord Eradikus!

Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse! is scheduled for a GenCon release and to hit stores in August, and to retail for $25.

And I’d better end this post before I totally wear out my exclamation mark key! (Damn it)

 

 

Necrodude Coming to Meteorfall – Gamers Go Nuts

Meteorfall, the rogue-like deck-building card game app created by Slothwerks, was one of my favourite apps of the last year.

It was the perfect blend of difficult but not impossible game play, where you could spend a good deal of time with it but eventually you would finish it with all four classes.

Of course, like many games, once you’ve done it with all of the classes, what is there to do? You could try and better your scores, but that’s not very interesting for me.

So I’ve set it aside for a while.

However, fans of the game (like me) were greeted with wondrous news on Twitter this morning:

 

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Star Realms App Expands and Goes to the Arena

Fans of White Wizards Games excellent Star Realms app have some reason to be excited today.

Literally as I type this, the new update has dropped and is available for download onto your favourite mobile devices.

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The glasses make the look

For two measly dollars (us Canadians of course have to pay $2.79, stupid exchange rates), you get the Ultimate Heroes expansion which has a new single-player campaign chapter and eight new heroes that are much more powerful than their counterparts from the Crisis set.

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Arboretum Coming from Renegade

I know what you’re thinking.

Two posts in one day? Really? Dave, are you sick?

As I was finishing today’s review, I received an interesting email with exciting news, especially since it refers to a really hard-to-get game that I played for the first time recently and really enjoyed. I couldn’t wait to share it.

Yes, the brilliant Arboretum card game (designed by Dan Cassar and originally published by ZMan Games back in 2015) is being published by Renegade Games Studio and coming out in Autumn 2018!

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Wonderful logo! Taken from the Renegade Games Studios site

This game of tree-growing and vicious back-stabbing gardeners is very highly-regarded and I was excited when I finally got to play it back in March.

It lived up to its reputation.

But it’s so hard to find!

Not for much longer.

This new edition will have brand new art by the wonderful Beth Sobel. The new edition will have the same rules, but some new types of trees will be on the cards and the game will be made more color-blind friendly, which is definitely a plus.

I can’t wait to see images from this version of the game.

Here’s a picture from the previous version, just to give you an idea.

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I need a robotic hand for these pictures.

Until then, we’ll have to settle for that great logo above and wait with great anticipation for Autumn to come.

Arboretum is expected to retail for $20.

 

GMT Games Time of Crisis expansion – Made the Cut!

Fans of this blog (Hi, Bob!) are aware that I’m a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge fan of GMT Games Time of Crisis. (Editor: Here, have another “u”. They’re free).

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The brilliant game, designed by Wray Ferrell and Brad Johnson, depicts the Roman Empire during the tumultuous 3rd century, a time where if you became Emperor, your days were most likely numbered.

When Wray (or maybe it was Brad, but I think it was Wray) announced that they were working on an expansion, my ears perked up immediately.

When they said that it was now available on the P500 list at GMT, I jumped onto it so fast that there was still an after-image of me standing there gawking at the computer.

The other day, it was announced that they had reached 500 orders and it has officially “made the cut!” Woo!

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Stonemaier Games Announces Viticulture Rhine Visitors

One of the knocks against Jamey Stegmaier’s wine-making opus game, Viticulture, has been the fact that you could potentially win the game without making any wine at all.

Earlier, Jamey had teased the fact that a new expansion would be coming out sometime soon. Today, that announcement came.

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Viticulture: Visit From the Rhine Valley (Pictures on this post taken from this page) will consist of 80 new Visitor cards and it’s considered an alternative to the visitor cards from the base game.

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