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:
Games Workshop puts Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars up for preorder – Games Workshop makes amazing starter sets that are just packed with unbeatable value. This new starter set for Age of Sigmar pushes that theme even further, containing a ton of amazing content:
I can see these selling heavily. Existing Stormcast armies will swell and everyone will suddenly have a Nighthaunt force, and with good reason. It’s great to see that GW is taking the second edition of AoS seriously and is putting a lot of work in to ensure it starts off strong.
Heroic Maps – Modular Kit: Mossy Dungeon Chambers up on Drivethru RPG – I’ve only just started really thinking about using props, maps and the like in my RPGs. I’ve not really been into that stuff before, but I’m coming around to it. This is a nice, new set of dungeon tiles on DriveThru RPG:
With it being print and play, there’s lots of scope to make up as many of them as you need, edit what needs editing and end up with exactly what you need for your games. Worth a look, I reckon.
FFG releases new Netrunner deluxe expansion, Reign and Reverie – More Netrunner cards! Woo! Netrunner is a great game that, as I’ve lamented before, I’ve just not been able to play as much as I’d like. This is another of the fantastic deluxe expansions:
Rather than focus on a couple of factions like many of the deluxe expansion, this one spreads the love, providing new goodies for all of the factions and exploring the Midwest. That means that fans of any faction should consider picking up this set! Crafty, that…
Kromlech put out Soviet Goblin Tank Crew miniatures – Kromlech makes amazingly cool, nicely themed and unique orcs and goblins. Their latest offering will add some extra flavour to your ramshackle vehicles:
Not a huge amount to say on this one; it’s just a cool set of minis. Good stuff!
Secret Agents of CROSS for Savage Worlds up on Kickstarter – This is a cool setting for your games of Savage Worlds, where you play as secret agents in the service of the Pope:
This seems like a fun, quirky setting built upon the solid Savage Worlds system. I think it’s a game that will appeal to some groups and not to others, but that’s not a bad thing. It does seem very tongue-in-cheek!
The meat of 5 on Friday, the articles are listed in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:
Steam Summer Sale for Digital Boardgames @ House of Nerdery – It’s that time of year again: the Steam Summer Sale! Oh dear. This article highlights some of the offers available on digital versions of fantastic board games. I’ll be taking a look at Through the Ages, Ascension and The Witcher. I also heartily recommend Tabletop Simulator. Thanks for the links!
Review – Ticket to Ride: New York @ Geeks Under Grace – TTR:NY is a game I’ve been waiting for since it was announced, and I’m very keen to read some early reviews. This is a short review that highlights the production values of the game and looks at how it compares to the full version. I like the sound of the game as a portable/travel edition. I’d have liked to have seen some photos from the author’s playthrough of the game, though!
Infinity – Mavericks WIP I @ rats east – A nice little modelling/painting article looking at some cool biker miniatures for Infinity. The author’s thoughts about the miniatures and all of the cool pictures of the building and the beginning of the painting of the miniatures make for a really cool, visually appealing article.
How to play D&D 5th Edition, Part 1: Introduction @ The Apprentice’s Guide to D&D – An interesting article that pretty much does what it says on the tin. It’s an introduction, and very much the first part of that introduction. This covers the basics of what the game actually is, what is needed and how to find a group. It is simple and straightforward, but not patronising. The only thing it lacks, really, is some colour. Chuck some pictures in! Looking forward to part 2 of the series.
5 Amazing Tabletop Role Playing Games (That Aren’t Dungeons and Dragons) @ popLURKER – I love articles like this, where people can discover great games that they might not have heard of. Of the games listed here, I’d heard of four out of the five. I’ve played two of them. I can heartily and completely recommend Changeling: The Lost. I’d love to play Demon: The Descent. A good article that highlights some really great titles.
See you next week.