Board Games, Card Games, Miniature Games, RPGs, Tabletop Games

5 on Friday 10/01/20

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 to release new Disciples of Tzeentch Battletome for Age of Sigmar – I’ve long been a fan of the forces of Tzeentch in Warhammer.  I think the fact that I’ve always liked using magic is a big part of this.  When I started Age of Sigmar, I decided to put together an army of Tzeentch Daemons.  Now, several years later, their Battletome is somewhat dated and is due a pretty extensive update.  That update is coming:

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I’m told that my package with my book, dice and cards has now been dispatched from Dark Sphere, so I’m looking forward to (hopefully) receiving that tomorrow.  We’ll see, the post can be inconsistent this far north.  The new book looks interesting, but I’m expecting a lot of changes and my army lists will probably have to change quite considerably.  I’m excited for this one!

Northstar Games releases Vegas edition of Wits and Wagers – Wits and Wagers is my favourite trivia game.  Regular trivia games just aren’t that fun.  You either know the answer or you don’t.  There’s not much ‘game’ there.  Wits and Wagers changes this.

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Answers take the form of numbers and, once each player has given an answer, they can then bet on which answer is closest to the correct one.  This means that if the question is about the topic you know little about, you can at least bank on the player that might know or the answer that sounds about right.  This latest edition is a lot prettier than my old yellow-boxed version.

Evil Hat releases new standalone Fate game, Fate of Cthulhu – Evil Hat continues to put out great books and I continue to buy them.  I’m starting to resent them a little for this…  Their latest offering brings the works of H. P. Lovecraft to the Fate system:

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This is a standalone game, rather than one of Evil Hat’s supplements or toolkits.  The highlights of the book seem to be the new magic/rituals system, where you can do wonderful things, but at great personal cost, and the tools to help players characters change and evolve through their actions.

Deepcut Studios releases Realm of Fire battle mat – Another great mat from Deepcut!  This is a beautiful lava-themed mat that can represent the realm of fire in Age of Sigmar and would great with a Chaos army on it, or maybe some Fyreslayers.  That said, maybe not if I ever Fyreslayers, as I’ve always liked the idea of going for a more Frostslayers theme…

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As usual, there are lots of options for your mat.  There are several different sizes, as well as the choice of neoprene, PVC or cloth as your material.  The art is brilliant and I expect the print quality to be as wonderful as I’ve come to expect from Deepcut.

Corvus Belli previews Double Trouble expansion for Aristeia – Aristeia is on my list of games to play this year.  The sports game spinoff of Corvus Belli’s Infinity, Aristeia continues to see the release of more and more pretty miniatures and their accompanying cards and tokens.  Double Trouble is the latest of these character-based expansions:

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In addition to two gorgeous new miniatures, this expansion adds a new mechanism to the game in the form of profile flipping, whereby each character has two profiles which one can switch between by carrying out specific actions.  I really like the Moonchild miniature – the wolves have long been one of my favourite parts of Infinity.

blog posts and articles

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

Mordheim 2019 – Mikael Silvantot @ Echoes of Imperium – The author of this post showcases the work of Mikael Silvantot.  Specifically, it’s Mikael’s Mordheim miniatures that a featured and, my God, they are beautiful.  They are incredibly distinctive and have that dark look that is so associated with Mordheim (and more recently with Dark Age of Sigmar) whilst still striking their own tone.  You should take a look at all the Mordheim 2019 posts on this site.  There are a lot of really stunning miniatures.

Looking Uphive – Necromunda Plans For 2020 @ Convert or DieNecromunda!  All the new miniatures from the past few years are things of beauty and the author of this article is showing off a fair few of them here!  This is a wonderful showcase of gangs that demonstrates a level of hobby commitment that I can only hope to approach, let alone match.  The Eschers looks wonderfully vibrant and I really like the look of the author’s upcoming Cawdor gang.

Norscan Chosen @ Mandolies – The third miniatures showcase of this week’s selection, this article sees the author share their Norscan Chosen.  Like the author, I do like the potential that comes with King of War’s multi-basing.  The author has painted up some really amazing Marauders and has mounted them onto beautiful diorama bases.  Go take a look, because these units are really fantastic.

1d12 Places To Start An Adventure Besides A Tavern @ Red Hoodie Hub – A fun article in which the author provides a list of different options to avoid the old “you start in a tavern” trope that features at the beginning of so many RPG campaigns.  GMs who are confident in improvising can even roll a D12 and take a random starting location, complete with a nice, descriptive paragraph.

GMG Reviews – Chaos Battletome: Disciples of Tzeentch by Games Workshop @ Guerrilla Miniature Games – A review of my army’s new book by my favourite miniatures-themed Youtube channel.  Ash gives a solid, detailed review of the book.  Worth a look if you’re considering picking it up.  They don’t sound as OP as they were when they were first released, but some of the new stuff sounds fun!

At NoRerolls, after a pretty busy period of posting, we’ve taken a bit of a break this week.

Catch you later!

1 thought on “5 on Friday 10/01/20”

  1. Cheers for the shout-out, glad you’re enjoying the gangs 🙂 I always really enjoy the “5 on Friday” – once again you’ve put me onto posts and events from the week that I’d missed so cheers for that as well!

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