Since we have several Guild Ball players in the club I started a new forum just for this game. I kicked it off (see what I did there?) with a post of David’s “How do I get into Guild Ball” info from the SoCal Guild Ball group on Facebook.
The Kickstarter project for the Parallax: Warbands miniatures game by our own Adam Rosenblum has only one week left but it has already funded and is nearing the next stretch goal.
I suppose you could say that I like the game based on my testimonial on the product page (under Features).
Rick has been in touch with Roger who is designing a space trader board game here locally. He has invited us to attend a demo/discussion session at At Ease Games (in Miramar in case you didn’t realize they had moved to a bigger store) tomorrow 7/12 at 6pm. He is still developing rules and would like feedback from players so he can progress towars getting the game published.
For those of you who couldn’t make it Free RPG Day at Pair A Dice went off pretty well. The store opening time was 10am but by 9:45 we had at least ten people waiting outside in line. Shawn, Gail and I volunteered to run the freebie/swag table to make sure everybody only took what they were allowed. Everyone got one item, store Royalty Rewards members were allowed a second item and anyone who purchased at least $10 from the store was allowed one additional item.
It was encouraging that most of the people in the first hour were already members. There was a nice assortment of booklets, many of them from Catalyst Game Labs. I personally picked up Cosmic Patrol which is a light RPG based on the new Cue System from Catalyst. The interesting thing about this system is that it doesn’t have a traditional Game Master, instead it has a Lead Narrator which passes to each player when a new scene begins. The setting is a 1930s-1940s pulp science fiction theme something along the lines of Flash Gordon or Commando Cody. Continue reading
Anyone interested in transhuman sci-fi roleplaying should check out Eclipse Phase (produced by Posthuman Studios, published by Catalyst Games). Below is some info about the game:
Biotechnology allows people to genefix, enhance, and clone their bodies, while others pursue body modifications to adapt to new environments or make themselves into something no longer quite human. People’s minds and memories can be digitized, uploaded, transferred over long distances, and downloaded into new bodies (biological or synthetic). Death has been defeated—for those who can afford it.
Eclipse Phase uses a variant d100/percentile system with some twists. The game is fast and simple, streamlined so players can dive into the world and action without being burdened down by complex rules.
One really interesting facet is that it was released under the Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. What this means is that you can redistribute it with attribution as long as you don’t charge money for it and you attribute the original material to Posthuman Studio.
In an effort to drum up some players to maybe run a campaign you can get the quick-start rules and the core rule book here at FGS. If you are interested in playing then don’t read the adventure section of the quick-start rules as that would spoil your fun.
Eclipse Phase Quick-Start Rules
Eclipse Phase Core Rulebook
Eclipse Phase Character Sheet
Catalyst Games Eclipse Phase products
Eclipse Phase main page
Please visit our forums to read the newly posted review of The Manhattan Project by Minion Games.
I barely made it before midnight but here’s a flashback photo from GenCon Anaheim 2005 of the Privateer Press demo table for Warmachine. In hindsight I wish I had given up my Axis & Allies Minis and Dreamblade to start collecting Warmachine way back then.
Have you ever supported a project? If so, why and what ones? If your project funded what cool swag did you get? Visit the forum thread and post your thoughts and experiences.
Wyrd Miniatures is having their birthday sale from now until Monday December 10 at their webstore. They have some previous special releases (like the Egg Hauler, Nightmare Chompy and Teddy) as well as a couple of the new Ten Thunders dual-faction box sets early.
Note there are only 13 Nightmare Edition Lord Chompy Bits left over from failed transactions last year. Last chance for them. Only ONE per any order till they are out of stock. No exceptions.
WYR1043 – Dead Justice – $50.00
WYR4027 – Lord Chompy Bits – $100.00
WYR4046 – Nightmare Teddy – $50.00
WYR5073 – War Rooster – $22.00
WYR5074 – Egg Hauler – $15.00
Also Available Early
WYR1056 – Relic Hunters Box Set – $40.00
WYR2060 – Masters of the Path Box Set – $35.00
That’s right you read it right this will be a Dual event a Tournament for all you competitive types and a Casual event for new and seasoned Malifaux players. We are still working on prize support and specifics i.e. a Paint Contest… So come out for a Fun day of Malifaux! Cost is $5, sign-ups start at 10am and gaming starts at 11am (times are according to the guy at the shop).