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:
Warhammer 40,000 edition of Munchkin released – Is Munchkin a great game? Probably not. It’s a good game with the right group, though. This latest edition is aimed squarely at 40K players:
It’ll be interesting to see the grim darkness of the 41st millennium represented in the artistic style of John Kovalic. It will be an interesting tonal shift. I’ve not played a lot of Munchkin recently, but I might be tempted by this set!
Deepcut Studio releases Blood Bowl mats – Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. I am constantly including mats on these lists, and most of those are from Deepcut. They just make good stuff! Now, they’ve put out some mats especially for Blood Bowl:
These are really great if you have a team that deserves a themed pitch. The mats have all the required markings for the current edition of Blood Bowl. The initial batch of designs is really cool. A Norse team would look great on the Frostgrave mat, whilst the volcanic mat would look great with some Chaos Dwarfs tearing it up.
Games Workshop releases Maggotkin Start Collecting box – The only army I’ve managed to put any sort of paint to in the past years has been my Tzeentch Daemons. I do have a pile of Nurgle miniatures that I’d like to at least start this year. I do love the Maggotkin, and now GW has released a new set for those starting out with the army:
I’d be tempted to buy one, myself. There’s always room for more Blight Kings and i don’t have the other models in the set. Really, this is another of these sets that you could happily buy multiples of in order to build the core of the army. There’s a new Deepkin set as well but I just don’t care so much about that…
Ulisses puts out Wrath and Glory, the new Warhammer 40,000 RPG – I’ve had a mixed relationship with the previous batch of 40K RPGs from Fantasy Flight. I’ve taken part in Rogue Trader campaigns that I’ve really enjoyed, but I don’t ultimately like the system. Now, a new company holds the license and Wrath and Glory is their attempt at a 40K RPG:
I imagine this game will face somewhat of an uphill struggle and could be quite divisive. A lot of people really liked the FFG books and will be reluctant to switch to a new system. I mean, why should they if they don’t wish to, really? I’m looking forward to having a flip through Wrath and Glory to see if it’s more suited to how I like to play.
Ignorance is Bliss, an expansion for Euphoria, put up for preorder by Stonemaier – Oh, hey, look! Something not Games Workshop related! It’s a very GW-centric week for me, this week…
Euphoria is a pretty solid worker placement game with a great theme. It’s also by Stonemaier Games, now more famous for Scythe, and they are pretty consistently awesome. As such, the expansion does grab my interest:
I mean… it’s Stonemaier. It’s Euphoria. It’s more of it. Go get it.
The meat of 5 on Friday, the articles are listed in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:
Let’s Play! – Monsterpocalypse 2nd Edition from Privateer Press @ Guerilla Miniature Games – I played a little bit of Monsterpocalypse when it first came out. I remember having a big mole monster thing with drills for arms. I didn’t really get into it. This was largely due to the blind-buy format. It’s why I don’t like Magic, either. Now, Privateer Press is bringing the game back and what better way to see the game played than with the Guerilla Miniatures Games guys? I really love their Youtube channel.
PC Generation: Shouldn’t it be more fun? @ Crits at Night – Huh, I had not heard of this game, but it sounds really interesting. The concept sounds pretty meta, with players working to make great RPG characters. The author makes it sound both interesting and, in a way, useful. I like that the author has used this game to create characters for use in other games. The components look pretty decent, too.
More Rainy Day Activities @ Candore et Labore – Well, the author makes much better use of rainy days than I do, that’s for sure! I tend to binge on TV shows or read random crap online or, I dunno… Time has a habit of vanishing at weekends. I love all the great pictures in this article of all the great terrain than the author has put together. I really like the colour the author went with on the office building. This is an inspirational post that should (but I think, sadly, won’t) give me a kick up the arse to get stuff done on down or rainy days.
My little corner of gross @ The Tragic Life and Thoughts of a Fangirl – Classic Nurgley goodness! I remember these models from back in the day. The old Nurgling were full of character and were more… I don’t know what words to use… gribbly (?) than today’s smoother miniatures. I still like the current Nurglings, but I think someone was lost a bit in tone and personality. It’s nice to read this article from an author that appreciates these minis and it’s great to see all the cool pictures that are included.
It Builds Character #8: Dungeons & Dragons @ Thoughts of a Lost Limey – A very detailed, interesting and useful rundown of the character creation process for Dungeons & Dragons. This is really thorough and puts everything that a player would need into one very good article. I’ll be sharing this with a few friends and with any new players joining my groups!
This week on No Rerolls we’ve maintained radio silence. Will try to post something this week!
Catch you later!