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5 on Friday: 08/06/18

It’s Friday, and here on No Rerolls that means it’s time for an all-new 5 on Friday.  We’re going to start with 5 exciting releases for this week before moving on to our usual digest of some of our favourite articles from the past week.  Of course, we’re slow readers, so don’t be surprised if there are some articles that are a little older – these are just some of the great articles we happen to have actually read in the past week.

Releases and Previews

Every week there are many games and miniatures released.  This will probably be a mix of previews, preorders and releases, and with release dates being the way they are in this industry, it’s always pretty approximate.  Excuses out of the way, here are 5 of the releases that caught our attention this week:

CGE releases Codenames XXL – Codenames is great!  Like, really great!  Really, really, really great!  I’m always up for more Codenames and CGE keeps giving me more Codenames.  This time, they have released a bigger edition of the game:

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It’s exactly the same as the core set, but bigger!  Great for kids, the elderly or just about anyone who want to play Codenames… but bigger.

Modiphius put out a whole stack of new books for Legacy: Life Among the Ruins – Life Among the Ruins is Modiphius’ beautifully produced post-apocalyptic roleplaying game.  It actually feels redundant to point out that these are beautifully produced books from Modiphius because all books from Modiphius tend to be gorgeous.  I mean, just look at the covers for these new supplements:

The books look to be full of new goodies and alternative settings.  I particularly like the look of the Generation Ship book.  Worth a look!

Orphans fantasy football team from Zenit Miniatures on Kickstarter – I’m always on the lookout for cool Blood Bowl teams.  I’ve never used a Halfling team, so this offering looks pretty cool:

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The team looks really dynamic and I love the insect theme.  I especially love the Mantis and Grasshopper miniatures.  The treemen are cool, too!

The Board Game Book up on Kickstarter – Remember when you were wee and you’d get annuals for Christmas?  For me, it was Oor Wullie and The Broons, but you get them for lots of modern properties too, such as Pokémon and whatever else the kids are into.  Remember?  Yeah?  Well, this is like that, but for board games:

The book covers the year in gaming and is stuffed full of articles and, crucially, so many awesome pictures.  Worth a look for the dedicated hobbyist.  I do hope it gets funded and can become an annual thing.

FFG reveals Lando’s Falcon for X-Wing – I’m kind of a bit sick of X-Wing, to be honest, and I won’t be jumping straight onto the new edition when it comes out.  That said, I still absolutely love the models and it’s always cool to see the new stuff that comes out.  In this case, it’s a new edition of the Falcon, reflecting that ship we see in the Solo movie:

I wonder where they’ll go next with new ships, but in the meantime, it’s cool to see variations like this.  Still not seen the film.  I reckon I should.

Blog Posts/Articles

The meat of 5 on Friday, the articles are listed in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:

Asmodee Digital are bringing Carcassonne and more to the Nintendo Switch @ Critical Hit – This is exciting news!  I love video game adaptions of good board games and Carcassonne is one that I play regularly.  I’ve also just recently bought a Switch.  Serendipity?

Random Doubles Tournament @ 40K Dice Rolls – The random doubles format seems pretty cool.  This article gives a really good rundown of the event that the author played in and included the army list and many, many fantastic pictures.  It was a great read and was visually fantastic.

Cog Building 101 – Dominus @ Miniature Musings of a Bear – I’ve been looking forward to the Bear’s Dark Mechanicus, so it’s cool to see the army get going.  This first model is hopefully indicative of the tone that the army as a whole will follow.  The model looks great, both in terms of the painting and the conversion.  The use of the horror bits and the tentacles look great.  More, please!

Should You Bring Your Children to Game Night? @ The Meeple Street – I like thoughtful articles like this.  The question of bringing your kids along to games night is deceptively straightforward but carries with it a bit of nuance and a number of implications for everyone involved – both positive and negative.  Reading the author’s thoughts on the issue is interesting.

What the #^@% is this blog? @ The Rambling DM – Nice to see a new RPG blog opening up.  This seems like a good intro, with the author setting out his stall and establishing what the blog is.  It sounds interesting and like something I’d read, so bookmarking it for later.

On No Rerolls this week, we’ve taken a look at a Bundle of Holding, and presented the first of our new Hobby Updates, coming soon.

See you next week.

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