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 & 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:
Impossible Landscapes campaign released for Delta Green – Recent discussion on one of the Discord servers I frequent has put me somewhat in the mood for some modern Cthulhu. Delta Green is calling to me. I have resisted thus far, but the eldritch horrors are sapping at my will and I feel that I am close to succumbing to their pleas… Also, there’s this new campaign which looks pretty cool:
Seemingly set over four decades, this seems pretty big in scope, and the book itself is a respectable 368 pages. There’s a ton of new material in here as well, including NPCs, Artifacts and whatnot, Not being that familiar with Delta Green, I reckon that I were to pick the game up, then something like this, which would give me a solid campaign to follow.
Tiny Epic Dungeons board game up on Kickstarter – The Tiny Epic games keep grabbing my attention, but I’ve never quite taken the plunge. The series has been going for some time now and is anything but tiny. There are loads of them. And now there’s another one coming via the magic of Kickstarter:
As usual, there are a ton of little bits and pieces crammed into the wee box. The miniatures actually look really nice. To be honest, I know very little about this series because they’re just never quite risen up be top of the purchase list. They always look great and they certainly seem popular. If you’ve got any idea of a good Tiny Epic game to get started with, I’d love to read your suggestion in the comments!
Black Armada releases Last Fleet RPG – That’s a really cool book cover, innit? Last Fleet is a PBtA game, which immediately tells us that the core game is solid. It’s a great system and it deserves the proliferation it’s seen. Anyway, Last Fleet:
At first, it sounds a little bit like Battlestar Galactica, what with the last of humanity all living on a fleet, being pursed across space by their enemy. It also claims to put a focus on action, intrigue and drama, all staples of BSG. This is, I should point out, not a criticism; apart for some strangeness in later seasons, Battlestar Galactica is fantastic. I’m keen to read more about this game to see what really sets it apart, other than the nature of enemy that humanity fights – they seem quite different to the Cylons.
Onyx Path launches Indiegogo campaign for Victorian Age Mage – Onyx Path! Woo! What amazing book are you crowdfunding this time? Will UK postage be less insane? Let’s face it, that’s unlikely. And it’s a pity, because this book looks really cool:
So, Mage: The Ascension is already a fantastic game, and I really love the various historical settings for World of Darkness games. I have Victorian Age Vampire and Mage: The Sorcerer’s Crusade. I’ve also long liked the look of Wild West Werewolf. To have a Victorian setting for Mage makes a lot of sense and will be, I hope and imagine, a lot of fun. I don’t think I’ll be backing this for logistical reasons, but I’ll definitely consider it via print on demand at a later date.
Wizards of the Coast announces Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft for D&D 5E – Curse of Strahd is one of the best books of 5th edition. It’s certainly the best campaign, and it builds on the much wider history of Ravenloft; a history that will be explored further in this release:
I like that the book will flesh out plenty more locations around Ravenloft and will include a lot more thematic content. It also includes an adventure! I mean, it won’t be as big and detailed and wonderful as Curse of Strahd, but still, what else is? My only slight disappointment, given how personality and history the setting has, is that there will only be two new subclasses. Oh, there will be plenty of content, but I’d have been interested to see more of these.
Blog Posts & Articles
The meat of 5 on Friday, the articles are listed in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:
What’s Next for Plastic Craic: A Self-Indulgent Wankfest @ Plastic Craic – A reflective wee post from a blog that I really enjoy. I didn’t realise the author was writing for Goonhammer. That’s awesome! Goonhammer is one of my favourite sites, and they put out such consistent quality… a bit Plastic Craic, I suppose!
New Army update two @ Spalanz – This is just a really nice showcase of the author’s newly painted Ossiarch Bonereapers. The red armour works really well on them but I agree with the author in that the bits that really pop are the cool turquoise weapons. Thanks for sharing – they look fantastic!
What’s on my shelves @ LunarShadow Designs – I like these ‘shelfie’ type posts. There’s somne cool stuff on these shelves. The plushie BSG Viper is really cool, and there are some RPG books that I’d love to read. I’m thinkin’ The Sprawl, Legend of the Five Rings, and Wild Talents. Oh, and hey, there’s one of our books from this weeks releases, Last Fleet!
They Come Back! The Legions of Nagash Project is Finished. @ Here Be Dragons – Neat! It’s always cool to see a completed project that someone has properly seen through to the end. There are plenty of pics of this lovely undead army. The purple works really well against the bone colour and I especially love the Grave Guard, the Wight King, and Arkhan himself. Beautiful work, here.
A Princess Of Mars @ Convert or Die – Hah, this is really cool! I like the admech and it’s nice to see something a bit different in the mix. The conversion is quite simple, but it works. Thanks for sharing!
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There were two articles on NoRerolls this week. First there was a little post about the new layout for the site. Then we took a look back at our previous articles about Triple Triad, the wee card game from Final Fantasy VIII.
Catch ya’ll next week!