New to Me – January 2020 (Part 2)

Whew! I’m finally awake again after finishing last week’s Part 1 of my “New to Me Games – January” post.

That really took a lot out of me. It’s been a week and I’m just now recovering!

Excuse me while I hop on my Peloton and limber up for today’s posting.

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Yes, I live that high up! (And if you want to see a hilarious parody Twitter thread of the Peloton ads, check them out here (where I got this picture from, though no idea where he got it)

My fellow Cult of the New to Me members are very happy after seeing today’s post. There’s a game from 2009 in there! And 2016! Of course, there are a few too many 2019 games on there so there was a little grumbling.

I may have to do something for them for Valentine’s Day.

So, without further adieu (all of my adieu was sold for a tomato at a Chinese market anyway), let’s begin!

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New Designer Diary out for Clank in Space: CyberStation 11

Just a quick news post (hasn’t been one of those for a while!) to give you more information on the exciting new Clank in Space (my #3 best game played of all time) expansion, Cyberstation 11.

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From Evan’s blog post. Looks very cool!

Designer Evan Lorentz has posted to the Dire Wolf Digital page a lot of information on just how this expansion came about.

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Clank in Space Expands to the Cyber Station 11

It’s no secret that Clank in Space  (designed by Paul Dennen and published by Dire Wolf Digital and Renegade Game Studios) is one of my favourite games and I will always be willing to sit down and play it if I have time.

The Apocalypse expansion really adds to the game, so much so that I will always play with it if possible.

Now comes word that there’s a new expansion coming out in November!

Clank in Space: Cyber Station 11  will add some really cool stuff to the game.

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box cover from the Renegade Game Studios web site.

According to Boardgame Geek, this expansion was designed by Evan Lorentz and Tim McKnight.

In Cyber Station 11, you’re no longer trying to steal from Lord Eradikus. Instead, you’re dealing Commander Preon.

Let’s blurb this thing because there’s not a lot of information out there yet.

“Eager to prove her worth to Lord Eradikus, COMMANDER PREON has built a research station on the edge of civilized space. There, she’s developing strange and powerful CYBERWARE — and using all the best of it to augment her own half- mechanical body. “

The expansion will include 40 new cards to add to the deck, as well as a new double-sided playing board (does this mean it’s a board like the original Clank and not a modular piece combined with the rest? Interesting).

You can also install (somehow) cyberware that will give you abilities that work throughout the rest of the game.

Does that mean…asymmetric powers?

I’m very intrigued, and November isn’t that far away.

Let’s hope more information comes out soon.

Keep tabs here for when that happens and you’ll know as soon as I do!

 

Expansion Review – Clank in Space: Apocalypse

Clank in Space is one of my favourite games.

As you would know if you read my Top 25 Games Played of All Time!

While it certainly didn’t need anything additional added to it, there is always room for more cool cards and concepts, and Clank in Space: Apocalypse (Almost forever after just called Apocalypse because I’m a lazy git) delivers that in spades.

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Apocalypse is designed by Andy Clautice and Evan Lorentz with art by a number of people (Rayph Beisner, Ralph Beisner, Raul Ramos, Le Rastislav, Nate Storm, Franz Vohwinkel). It’s published by Renegade Games Studios and Dire Wolf Digital and came out in 2018.

How awesome is this expansion?

Well, it falls just short of awesome into the almost awesome category.

Which is still pretty good.

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New to Me – December 2018

I’m back!

It’s been a long month at Dude Central, and thank you everyone for the good wishes, the patience, and the condolences. December was a pretty bad month in general, with me generally not being in the mood to play games (or write blog posts either).

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Shocker, I know!

That really plays havoc with the Cult of the New to Me and could have actually sparked a rebellion.

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Thankfully, all of the cult members overdosed on sugar cookies and passed out for the entire month (Some people really know how to bake, like my sister-in-law).

So thankfully, my position is secure. While I played no new games in December, I did get to play three new expansions.

So without further adieu (all of my adieu was hijacked from a colony trade ship as it was headed to Pluto anyway), let’s take a look at those expansions!

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