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 releases new Killzone terrain – Games Workshop continues to just hit it out of the park, and last year’s release of Killteam seems to have been a big success. The latest release seems to be a terrain/environment expansion:
This set is, of course, significantly less impressive than the core set terrain, but that box was exceptionally good! This is a bit more sparse and a lot simpler. It looks pretty good, all in all.
Fantasy Flight previews new Android sourcebook for Genesys RPG – I’ve been looking at the Genesys RPG recently, and I was delighted to see that it’s just a setting-neutral version of FFG’s fantasy Star Wars RPG system. Now, they’re putting out this splendid setting sourcebook for Android:
I love this setting and the huge amount of art that FFG has commissioned for it through their Android: Netrunner card game. I also love the system, so perhaps this, along with the core book, could be good purchases for me.
GMT Games releases Spacecorp – GMT! The games I love to buy and then never, ever play. I love GMT’s games, but I just find them so hard to get to the table. This latest offering is yet another really cool game:
I love the theming of this, and the idea of it. The variable game length could also help me get this to the table. I mean, there’s no question that the game looks great, but I still have the concern about actually getting it played. Tempting, but I just don’t know that it would see use.
New Wizard-themed addition to the Legendary Coins range – I’ve been thinking about picking up more RPG props, and coins are a really good example of the sort of thing I’ve been thinking of. The Legendary coins line has lots of really cool designs, including this latest offering:
These designs are really nice, and I love how intricate they are. In the above picture, I especially love the top left and bottom right coins. The top middle one is really nice, too.
Tabletop Scotland tickets go on sale – Tabletop Scotland was held for the first time last year. It’s intended to be the biggest board game and RPG convention in Scotland and has a ton of exhibitors, events and games. Tickets have just been released for this, their second year of conventioneering:
I never went last year, but several friends did. They all had a really good time and the ticket price is really reasonable. I’m thinking about going along this year.
The meat of 5 on Friday, the articles are listed in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:
Tale of Warlords: Local Edition – First Post @ The Tabletop Gamer – I love all these Tale of Warlord/Tale of X Gamers style articles. It’s always cool to see the gradual buildup of an army. This, being the first article in the series, focuses on the planning and initial purchases. It’ll be interesting to see which way the author goes and I’m curious to see how the winter theme is developed in the army.
Fan Theory: Agricola as an Ameritrash Game @ The Top of the Table – I’ve never actually played Agricola. I’ve played a fair bit of Caverna, though. I like Caverna, so I expect I’d also like Agricola. It’s interesting to read the author’s considerations on the game and on their rationale for claiming that this totem of the eurogaming movement is actually an Ameritrash title. A really fun read.
Genestealer Cult: Thoughts on the upcoming codex @ Too Mini – The new miniatures that are coming out for the Genestealer Cult army are really pretty. I’m not usually a big fan of “theoryhammer” articles, but I quite liked reading this one, with all of the author’s thoughts on the upcoming codex. Maybe it’s because I’m quite stoked to see the new book? I don’t know.
Warhammer 40,000 – Harlequins For Kill Team @ Steinberg Shed Space – As noted above, I think GW really did well with their Kill Team release. I love that it gives people a great reason to pick up models outside of their usual armies and exercise a bit of creativity. It’s nice to see what another hobbyist is doing with their miniatures and this article is full of nice pics of the newly-built models along with the author’s thoughts on the Kill Team. I do love those Harlequin Miniatures, too.
Amanda’s D&D Intro @ OnlyPlayWizards – Another really nice post about one person’s first go at D&D and RPGs as a whole. It’s always great to read about people having fun with the games that I love, though I do feel sorry that Amanda’s first game was punctuated with vomit! A pleasant read.
This week on No Rerolls we’ve maintained radio silence.
Catch you later!