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:
Evil Hat releases Uprising RPG – So, I really like Evil Hat. They are one of my favourite companies and I love the books that they put out. FATE is a great game system and The Dresden Files is one of my favourite RPGs. This latest release is also based on the FATE system:
The game uses the cyberpunk, dystopian setting establishes across several games from Indie Boards and Cards, including The Resistance, Coup and One Night Revolution. I can’t say I have a huge understanding of the setting, but if Evil Hat reckon they can make a compelling game out of it, I trust them.
Games Workshop taking preorders for Rogue Trader – More amazing miniatures and whatnot from Games Workshop. This set seems to be an expansion to the recently released Kill Team which has gone down rather well, itself. The whole thing looks bloody gorgeous:
Great models and they all use the really cool, eccentric aesthetic that runs through the Rogue Trader RPG and the first edition of Warhammer 40,000. Need to finish up (read: start) my Kill Team box so I can move onto this!
Vampire: The Masquerade 5th edition arrives at retail – The new edition of Vampire, one of my favourite games, has hit retail and I should be really excited:
My heart’s not in it. Oh, I’m sure it’s great, but I’m not enthused by some of the decisions that have been made. I’m sure it plays great and I’ll probably give it a chance somewhere down the line, but for now, I’ll just stick with Revised.
Indie Boards and Cards releases Exodus – Another really promising-looking game from Indie Boards and Cards. As usual, it’s a social deduction/social game with lots of opportunities for deception and intrigue:
It’s also, as with so many of their games, set in their Dystopian universe. This is the same universe portrayed in the Evil Hat RPG that we took a look at above.
Khepera Publishing releases Mythic D6 RPG – This is basically a repackaging of the Legends D6 game from West End Games, which was a decent system :
Thing is, I’m not sure of what I’ve seen in terms of production values from the new company behind it and I reckon this is a system thst could do well with the right push and support. Hopefully Khepera will surprise me and start pumping out great material for this system, as it does deserve it.
The meat of 5 on Friday, the articles are listed in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:
Terrain Tutorials: Industrial Silo (Corellian Shipyards, Part 2) @ Imperial Discipline – A nice, simple terrain article in which the author makes a nice, simple bit of terrain. The process of making this silo is pretty straightforward, but it’ll look great on the board with a swathe of other, similar terrain!
Gaming Accessories: Stack-able Crayon Box @ Everyone and their Grandmother Games – A good article highlighting one of those little accessories that seem so innocuous but which are essential to the organised hobbyist. Little trays and tubs like this can really make a difference when it comes to keeping your hobby in order. Lots of good pics in the article, too!
Five Alternative Warhammer 40,000 Monopoly Player Tokens @ Vincent Knotley’s Hobby Blog – A fun article which looks at your options for swapping out the players pieces from the upcoming Warhammer 40,000 edition of Monopoly with some of the cool, wee miniatures from Games Workshop. I love the Cherub and Squig suggestions!
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition – A Quick Look @ Manaburnt – As someone who has never really been big on Warhammer Fantasy RP, this article is good for me. The author comes in from a similar angle and explores how the game appears to the new player. They lay out the gist of the book and the first impressions they glean from it and it all seems really promising. I’ve not looked into this new edition at all, but this gives me a good starting point from which to investigate!
Necromunda! @ Spalanz – One hobbyist’s journey with the new edition of Necromunda. The author looks at the setting of the game, the idea of it, the aesthetic, their impulse to just buy everything put out for it and their experiences thus far with the game and minis. There’s also a good mix of GW pics and photos taken by the author. I really enjoyed this article!
On No Rerolls this week, we’ve done our usual hobby update. That’s all really. I keep writing, editing, deleting and re-writing an article on dice. I think I need to be less fussy and be more confident about putting content out rather than letting it drag on and bog me down.
Oh well, catch you next week!