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)

 

 

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New to Me – May 2018

Sorry for the super-long delay in posting here at Dude Central (not counting yesterday’s repost).

I had a mission, should I have chosen to accept it, that I had to take care of.

Yes, you are looking at Tom Cruise, why do you ask?

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Anyway, I’m back now and hoping to keep up the blogging goodness that you all (well, my one reader anyway) are expecting.

And why not start again with this month’s “New to Me games” post?

It was a pretty lean month for games (I was away saving the world, you know) (Editor: Ssshhhh!!!! That was classified!). But I did manage to get four new games in, and three of them were pretty good!

First, though, we are recruiting new Cult of the New to Me members. We especially need somebody to be treasurer because…well, let’s just say that the books are pretty much the opposite of balanced.

But that’s not important right now.

So without further adieu (all the adieu went up in a fiery explosion in the jungles of Brazil anyway), let’s get started!

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Modern Dating – A Flash From the Past

I just heard today that Game Informer Online (GIO), one of the best video game sites and magazines that I’m aware of, is going to be releasing their new web site design soon. Part of the redesign, unfortunately, is the closure of the “user blog” section, where anybody could sign up as a member of the site and write blogs, comment on blogs, and basically become part of the Game Informer community.

I met a lot of new friends on that site when I started there in 2010, some of whom I am still in touch with today, and I treasure the time I had on there before I started moving away from video games and stopped blogging there.

I cut my blogging teeth on that site, and one of my most popular posts was one I did to satirize the aggravation of all the preorder codes that you were (maybe still are? I don’t know anymore) required to enter to get all of the preorder content that you were entitled to.

To date, it has 18,207 views in five and a half years (not bad for a user blog). It was originally posted on November 12, 2012. I had just finished entering a bunch of codes for one of the new games I had bought (I can’t remember which one) and everything just flowed in about 30 minutes. I don’t think I edited it much except for grammar/clarity.

(I have edited it for the repost, but just a touch here and there)

The post also includes some satire of the video game industry in general (at the time, though I’m sure not much has changed)

Since those blogs are going to be inaccessible soon, I’m reposting it here for your enjoyment.

If you aren’t a fan, don’t worry. Board game posts will be back later this week.

Thank you, and thank you to all of the friends I made on GIO. We were a fantastic group!

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Flashpoint South China Sea – Let’s Get This Produced!

Just a quick post is all I have time for on this sunny Monday.

Lately I have been on a bit of a GMT Games kick, mainly starting with Time of Crisis. It’s not so much the wargames or the COIN games, because I unfortunately wouldn’t get much chance to get those played, so while I look through the window with longing eyes, I don’t pick those up.

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Instead, I’ve seen some quick-playing 2-player games that would make perfect lunchtime games with a co-worker, and I’ve snatched them up quickly (ok, as quickly as promising to pay the P500 pre-order price and then patiently waiting for them to be produced and released can be).

I jumped on Fort Sumter: the Succession Crisis because I love learning about the American Civil War and this game hits that sweet spot of 20-45 minutes.

I say all of this as an introduction to the fact that there’s a game that sounds completely totally awesome oh my god I can’t wait to see it, it can’t come soon enough oh why does it have to take so long… (Editor: *SLAP*).

Oh, thank you.

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This game is called Flashpoint: South China Sea and it’s not a wargame either.

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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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New to Me – April 2018

April was an interesting month for the Cult of the New to Me.

First, we had our new member initiation, but nobody came (oops!). (Editor: Doesn’t help that you gave them the wrong date)

Then I took a look at the new to me games this month and found quite the eclectic collection.

There is some Uwe Rosenberg love in here, a couple of small card games, a new expansion for a great game that I haven’t played in a while, and only three of the seven games were published in 2017 or 2018.

That’s true to the new motto of the Cult: “It doesn’t have to be new to be new to me.”

(I’m selling T-Shirts with that, don’t all come to the counter at once, though)

Anyway, without further adieu (Odin ate all the adieu anyway, greedy bastard), let’s get going!

A Feast for Odin (2016 – ZMan Games) – 1 play

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Designer: Uwe Rosenberg

Artist: Dennis Lohausen

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