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Arkham Horror LCG

Posted: January 25, 2017 in Gaming, Hobby
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The new hotness from FFG this game seamlessly combines a rich RPG experience with their innovative living card game (LCG) format.

Players take on the role of investigators and build their own player decks either using the pre-built format or with a customisation element to build their characters how they wish. The core game provides 5 different characters but only enough cards to build 2 decks. The game is designed to play anywhere from 1-4 players. Each player deck contains assets and abilities to use but crucially also has a character flaw that must be included. Will paranoia grip your character at a crucial moment?

Games can be played individually or linked through a narrative campaign where a player deck can be enhanced through gameplay or certain cards can be removed as they are affected by the game. Other cards can be upgraded using experience points to make them better.

Each game is a series of Acts to which players must meet requirements in order to progress. against there Acts there are Agendas that will be set in motion should the players take too long to complete an Act. Players travel to Locations and perform up to 3 actions each turn to achieve the requirements of the story. A random deck of monsters and events is used as AI Dungeon Master working against the players.

Another innovative mechanic in the game is the chaos bag. This replaces any dice rolling that is required in standard RPG games. The chaos bag contains a handful of tokens with various numerical modifiers. The contents of the bag can be tailored to change the level of difficulty during a game or campaign. When a character is required to make a skill check or a melee attack he consults his profile for the stat, can discard as many card from his hand that enhance the stat and then draw a token out of the chaos bag. If the final result equals or beats the required target it is a success, otherwise it’s a fail.

With 1 deluxe expansion already published and 2 Mythos Cycle packs released for the expansion this game has some major support behind it. There are also 2 stand alone scenarios available currently. These can be played as standard games or brought into the campaign – Curse of the Rougarou and Carnevale of Horrors.

I have pimped my game out with a box organiser, a special chaos bag (Elder Sign bag) and the official playmat from FFG. Very much looking forward to more games in the future.

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  • Box organiser, custom bag and Curse of the Rougarou expansion.

  • Custom bag and tokens

Oh MY!

Here’s a shot in the arm for TenThunders players. Looking forward to getting these on the table ASAP.

Master Queeg is Black Sheep and is available for use with McCabe.

Mechanized Porkchop (aka Robopig) and Sparks are available to use with Mei Feng through the Foundry characteristic.

Both Jorogumo and Obbsidian Oni are true TenThunders but Jorogumo can be taken with Misaki in her Outcast role.

 

Well isn’t this just the model to add to my collection of werewolf monsters! This is a beautiful miniature and will be added as soon as released…

Reva looks lovely – very Valkyrie-esque

Reva joins Titania in the new book 4 for Malifaux this summer ‘Ripples of Fate’

April Releases from @WyrdGames #Malifaux

Posted: February 24, 2016 in Hobby
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Woop! More renders of upcoming models! Looking forward to more Stitched Togethers and Rooster Riders!

Another great @WyrdGames Preview

Posted: February 8, 2016 in Hobby
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Today Wyrd Games reveal another render of their Emissaries. And again they knock it out of the park with the Mysterious Emissary.

These latest models are shaping up nicely and again show that Wyrd can deliver based on the artwork they have previously put out.

I am not intending to get it since I have my heart set on Shadow, Carrion and Arcane Emissaries but it may just end up on my Xmas wishlist!

So I managed to squeeze in some hobby time today. Thought my Emperor’s Children could use some much needed support in the form of a Reaver Titan from Legio Fureans (Tiger Eyes).

Lacertus Rex, King Lizard, is a combat-focused reaver with a giant power fist for crushing his enemies up close. His command cockpit has been modified with a snapping jaw, giving him his name. Backed up with a plasma cannon and a turbo laser-destructor mounted on his carapace he can also deal with infantry and vehicles.

Bring forth destruction the false Emperor!

Wyrd Games have released a preview of yet another Emissary. This one will be added to my Molly and Seamus crews. May even throw in something to tie in with Yan Lo.

Lovely Bushido Terain from @OshiroModels

Posted: January 28, 2016 in Gaming, Hobby
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