5 on Friday: 09/11/18

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:

Forgeworld releases new Heresy-era Landspeeder – I love a lot of the Heresy-era miniatures that Forgeworld put out, but my favourites are some of the stranger-looking vehicles.  This landspeeder is a great example:

I really like this design.  I like the engines and the whole “flying couch” thing it has going on.  I also love the big plasma gun on the front of it!  There’s another, similar set without the plasma, but I’m not linking that.  I mean, come on.  Why would you want that?

CGE releases Codenames Pictures XXL – Codenames is a great game, and Codenames Pictures is also fantastic.  It’s pretty much the same game, but swaps out the word cards for a selection of images.  Now, CGE has released their XXL edition of the game:

codenames pictures xxl

It’s actually exactly the same as Codenames Pictures, but just scaled up.  If you’re using the game with kids, or if you’re intending to run games at events or the like, this might be the edition for you.  Or maybe you just like your games supersized?  Either way, you’re getting the jumbo edition of a great game, here!

Impact Miniatures launches Siblings of Conflict on Kickstarter – Impact has a really good range of chibi miniatures, including lots of adventurers, monsters and a fair number of ponies.  I’ve not picked any up yet, myself, but they look pretty cool.  Now, they’re launching their chibi answers to Games Workshop’s Sisters of Battle:

These are really cool and, I think, pretty unique miniatures.  I don’t know that I could see myself picking them up, but I really want Impact – a great company making great products – to do well out of this Kickstarter.

CGE releases Team Play DLC for Adrenaline – Yeah, so Adrenaline keeps passing me by.  Also the game.  Hah!  Get it?  Cos, adrena… like…  Never mind.  I never picked up the game as there just always seems to be something that looks just that little bit more enticing.  The release of an expansion always draws attention back to such a game:

adrenaline team play dlc.png

The expansion seems to add quite a lot to the game, with the team play looking pretty interesting.  Hopefully, this will be a good addition for existing players and will prompt others, like me, to try out the core game.

Fantasy Flight Games previews Emperor Palpatine for Star Wars: Legion – Hey, it’s Legion, that game that looks vaguely interesting but which I don’t know that I’d ever actually pick up myself.  Hey, look, they are releasing a miniature for one of my favourite characters from the Star Wars saga:

It looks like a decent set, and this will be great for Legion fans.  I won’t be picking this up as I have enough miniatures games that I do not play, but as they continue to expand this game it does become more and more tempting!

Blog Posts/Articles

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

7 Signs You’re Ready To Be A DM @ Dicey Encounters – A good, fun article.  I like the points that the author makes, and I agree with them quite strongly.  I love being a DM/GM and I think I’m, better at that than I am at being a player.  I’m trying to get better, though!  The article is worth a read and is worth pointing out to people looking to make the jump to running their own games.

Games Explained: GMT COIN Series @ Katie’s Game Corner – I have three COIN games (Cuba Libre, A Distant Field and Colonial Twilight) sitting unplayed on my shelf.  The shame!  It burns!  This article encourages me to try and get them off the shelf and onto the table.  This is a great article that runs through and gives a good overview of the whole series.

Killteam! @ Tin Soldiers – I played my first game of Killteam last night and it filled me with ideas of what I could do to make unique models, conversions and teams for the game.  The author of this post of creating some really cool miniatures for Killteam.  Take a look!  I’m looking forward to seeing them painted.

Alert Alert Alert This is Not a Drill @ Riders of Skaith – A Dresden Files TV show?  Well, I should say, another one?  Oh, yes, please!  That said, I have some of the same reservations that the author of this article has on the prospect.  I also agree with the author on their thoughts about the timing, with Jim Butcher being more influential than he was at the time of the original show, and of audiences having different expectations since the game-changing popularity of A Game of Thrones.  I’m still not sure, but this could be good.

Ellerium Games Fundraiser @ GoFundMe – Ellerium is the game store in Inverness and they seem to be trying to sort some stuff out.  I encourage you to take a look.  They are the only proper gaming store in the Highlands, as far as I’m aware, so they perform some great services for the community.  Take a look and, if you feel like it, maybe drop them a few quid.

This week on No Rerolls, I put up a Triple Triad deck.  I intend to bring back the Hobby Updates this weekend!

Catch you next week!


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