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:
New Eberron book finally comes out from Wizards of the Coast! – Eberron has long been one of my favourite D&D settings. I’ve written about this before. Now, WotC has released the 5th edition book for the setting. This is exciting!
My copy of the book arrived this week and it will be my weekend reading. I’m excited for the new races, particularly the changelings and warforged. The new tinkerer class is also a lot of fun. I’ve been enjoying playing as the UA version. Lookin’ forward to really delving into the book over the next couple of days.
Lord Cireneg’s City 3D-printable terrain up on Kickstarter – Another cool 3D-printing Kickstarter. There are some really creative people putting together hobby-related designs these days, and this modular city set is really something special.
There’s a decent range of different buildings within the line and with the modular element, there seems to be a fair few options as to how you put together and use your buildings. Items likes these have me inching closer, ever closer to picking up a 3D printer…
Cubicle 7 releases a scan of the classic WFRP supplement, Realms of Sorcery – Another classic WFRP supplement re-released by Cubicle 7. This was THE book of magic for the first edition of the game and is somewhat legendary, as far as supplements are. The book has been re-released as a scanned PDF on DriveThruRPG:
The book is full of content. There’s lots of background information about magic in the setting, new character options and careers, and a look at the specialised magic of some of the different races in the setting. There’s also a ton of new spells, obviously.
Games Workshop releases new Start Collecting set for the Chaos Space Marines – I had a large Chaos army. Like, really large. It started in the 90s with single-pose plastic Chaos Space Marines (painted as Night Lords) and Plague Marines. Then I added some robed word bearers, some heavily greenstuffed Plague Marines, some slightly psychedelic Emperor’s Children and a terminator-heavy force of Thousand Sons. I’ve shed that entire army in recent years as they had fallen into a bit of disrepair and were not seeing much use. I loved my Chaos and I’m not against the idea of starting over… and now, a new Start Collecting set is out, based on the recent Shadowspear box:
The new miniatures look great. The Chaos Marines are much more dynamic than the previous versions and the obliterators are a huger improvement. The daemon-engine thingy is also pretty cool. This would be a great start to a Chaos Space Marines army!
The Arcane Library’s Bundle of Horror released on DriveThruRPG – I maintain that Horror is one of my favourite themes for an RPG. The building and release of tension and suspense works so well around the table. With that in mind, here are 4 cool one-shot horror-themed modules for 5E:
With each adventure taking 3-4 hours, there’s plenty of content here to ensure that you get your money’s worth. I’m keen to read Masque of the Worms with all the Poe references it promises. If they preview pages are anything to go by, then it’s also safe to say that the production quality of the PDFs in this bundle is pretty special.
The meat of 5 on Friday, the articles are listed in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:
Mummy & Vampire: The Asekh-sen @ Mephit James’ Blog – I’m aware that Onyx Path have put the second edition of Mummy: The Curse onto Kickstarter, but I’ve not looked into it. I was never big on Mummy, but there seems to be a bit of buzz around it. This is a cool article in which the author shares some homebrew material for bringing Vampires into the Egypt of the World of Darkness.
Flesh Tearers Space Marines Razorback AFV (MechaNovember ’19) @ Azazel’s Bitz Box – I love the Flesh Tearers. They are probably my favourite loyalist Space Marine chapter. This is a nicely painted Flesh Tearers vehicle with a few infantry miniatures for reference and scale. Thanks for sharing!
My First Wargame: Ambush! @ Sword, Board, and Pen – Articles like this are lovely. I like it when an author just sits down and shares with you their favourite game. Or, as in this case, a first love. This is a fun, interesting read. I don’t really like solo games, so I can’t relate to the author in that regard, but I really appreciate this being shared..
Did You Ever Play 1983’s Q*bert The Board Game @ Pop Culture Retrorama – I’d never seen the Q*bert game. I’d seen the Pac Man one before. I’ve come close, a few times, to picking it up from eBay on a whim. I’ve never quite pulled the trigger. Whilst these old chestnuts are not good games per se, they are interesting artifacts in their own right.
Did Someone Say Rank and File Dwarfs? @ Once a Dawi – The end of the rank and file Warhammer game his lots of people hard. I loved playing with my Ogres, Skaven, and Orcs. Thing is, I don’t really miss the game. I get to play Age of Sigmar a lot more often. It’s easier to play. WFB often took longer to set up and pack away than to actually play. I like AoS. That said, I know there are loads of people who still yearn for that massed battle game and Kings of War gives us this option. This is a Kings of War army, and a damn nice one at that. I love the shield conversions and the whole stoic look of the Dorfs arrayed for war.
This week on No Rerolls, there’s not been all that much goin’ on.
Catch you later!