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:
Preorders up for D&D Adventure, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – Been really into my D&D this year. I’ve been into RPGs for ages, but I’ve always been resistant to this particular game, but 5th edition has really grabbed me. Oh, hey, look! A new D&D book is coming out:
It’s an adventure module, which is great for lots of people, but I know that a lot of folks like to come up with their own stuff. Personally, I’d like to finish getting all the sourcebooks and stuff before going for adventures, but I like the city of Waterdeep and the premise of this adventure sounds interesting. One to watch?
Cryptozoic releases Pickle Rick game – Memes! Lol! LMAO! Meh. I love Rick and Morty, but I’ve never really liked my fellow fans. They seem to take things just a bit far, y’know? Cryptozoic seem to be putting out a lot of Rick and Morty themed games and this is their latest offering:
It looks fine, and I’ve heard quite good things about some of their other titles. I’m always a bit sceptical of Cryptozoic titles, but I think that fans of the series will lap this stuff up with gusto.
BIG 20 digital dice up on Kickstarter – an interesting Kickstarter for a digital dice roller and accompanying platform. The hardware looks pretty cool:
I wonder if this is trying to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist, but with a big overlap between RPG nerds and tech nerds, there will definitely be a decent target audience for this product. Worth taking a look at.
P Works reformat their gaming mats for Saga – Yeah, I know, I’m linking to P Works again, but that’s just because they make such great stuff. Today, I’m looking at the latest reformatting of their existing mats for the game, Saga:
I mean, it’s the same quality, the same designs. The only real difference is the size. These mats are optimised for Saga and so are printed at 3×4′. So yeah, if you play Saga or another game that uses this size of board, check out P Works!
HeresyLab launches the Sauberung Punisher Squad on Kickstarter – A nice set of miniatures on Kickstarter. This set would look great in games like Rogue Stars or possibly as some Arbites for Kill Team or Necromunda:
The price is not ridiculous and the quality looks great. Given that there are no Arbites around at the moment, this might well be worth a punt if you intend to bring the Emperor’s justice to the Underhive.
The meat of 5 on Friday, the articles are listed in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:
Converting Imperial Knights @ Dice be Damned! – Simple, little article showing off some conversions to a Knight. Just making a little change to the stance does change the feel and apparent weight of the model. Good pics and I really like the yellow that the author is using!
Review of My Little Scythe @ The Meeple Street – I enjoyed this review of a game in which I am cautiously interested. The review gives a good, helpful breakdown of the game and I like the pros and cons section at the end. In addition to the thoughtful content of the article, it’s illustrated with lots of lovely, cool images that really showcase the components of this pretty, little game. A good read, but it doesn’t help me resist spending money! I suppose it’s not trying to…
Dreadball Review @ Geek. Sleep. Rinse. Repeat. – Dreadball has been around for ages, so it’s a little surprising to see a review, but I really enjoyed reading it. The author clearly enjoyed their time with the game – though I completely agree with their gripe about the ball! – and offer some thoughtful comments. I like that they also pepper their article with a good selection of pictures to illustrate their points.
Review – It’s Quiver Time! @ World of Women Network – Huh, this is an interesting product. I hadn’t ever seen it before, but I’m not sure if it’s something I’d want or not. The author manages to fit a lot of content into her Quiver, but she’s obviously a tidier and more organised person than I am. I don’t see my stuff staying that neat! Really good review of an interesting product, with lots of great, colourful, illustrative pics.
Warhammer 40,000 : Conquest @ Manchester Trekkie – I don’t know if I like this product or not. To be honest, I’d not really looked into it, so the author’s detailed explanation of the whole series of upcoming magazines and models is actually pretty handy. I’m just not convinced of the value, overall. I like that the author really takes the time to explain the whole thing. Worth a read, especially if you haven’t really been following the publicity and announcements around this series.
Catch you next week!