5 on Friday 17/12/21

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:

Games Workshop releases new Maggotkin of Nurgle Battletome for Age of Sigmar – My intention for this year was to really double down on Destruction for Age of Sigmar. I’d chosen them as my grand alliance of choice for AoS and really had the intention of trying to get a couple of Destruction armies. I did make some decent progress on my Gloomspite Gitz, but I then quickly got distracted by the idea of a fully converted Maggotkin army and never looked back. Now, they’re getting a new book!

Exciting! The new book sounds interesting, with quite a lot of change coming for the army. I always thought that was more Tzeentch’s thing… It’s hard to really know how much the army has changed until I really get into it and try it out. Hope to maybe get them to the table next week.

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Space Time card game up on Kickstarter – There’s something to be said for wee micro-games. The creator of this one seems to have made a plethora of the things, and this is his latest offering:

I mean, it looks like a neat little game and there are a few options. You can get a physical copy or a print-and-play one to make at home. In addition, there’s the option of ordering one or more of the previous games.

Renegade Game Studios releases Sabbat: The Black Hand supplement for Vampire: the Masquerade Oh, I’ve been waiting for this one. I don’t like my Vampire: the Masquerade players playing as Sabbat, but I will definitely be using the info in here to inform my NPCs and antagonists:

The Sabbat has changed pretty significantly in this edition. The loss of the Lasombra will be a big blow and mean a pretty significant change of course for the sect, and I’m keen to see where they go. This will also be the first really in-depth look at the Tzimisce in this edition, which is very exciting!

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Modiphius releases a new PDF adventure for their Dune RPG –  From what I’ve seen, the Dune RPG seems to have been pretty well-received. I’ve not picked it up myself as I’m just not that invested in the setting and the price is a little steep for an impulse purchase. I’m glad to see that Modiphius is supporting the game with new adventures such as this digital offering:

An adventure of exploration, Time Becomes a Narrow Door promises to put players into ethical quandaries. I love this sort of thing in an RPG. I love putting my players into situations where they need to really consider what their characters would do. How far would they go? Are they fighting for a cause or out to help themselves? This does sound fun to me.

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Catalyst releases PDF version of The Kechibi Code, a sourcebook for Shadowrun – Yaaay, more Shadowrun! I do like these books, but I’m still not hopeful that they will actually see any use. This is partly due to a bit of a lack of interest, and also some of the very real issues with the rules for this edition. This latest book is a plot sourcebook:

This means that there won’t be many or perhaps any rules in there. This is all about the story, padding out the world with stuff you can use in your own games. In this case, it’s all about a powerful code that can really shift the balance of power. I keep buying these books and may need an intervention…

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Blog Posts & Articles

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

The New Warhammer Age of Sigmar Maggotkin of Nurgle Battletome review @ Sprues & Brews  As I said above, I’ve been very excited for this book. The review comes from the point of view of someone already really interested in this army, which is great. I can relate. The enthusiasm of the review is contagious and just adds to m’hype!

Turnip28 and The Kings own 23rd Boggy Marsh Rutabagas – Part 3 @ Imperial Rebel Ork Oh, I love these. I could see myself stealing this idea. The combination of the GW zombies and the Napoleonic bits looks so natural. Yeah, these are really amazing.

Highground Tactics: Movement in AOS 3.0 @ Highground Gaming Movement. Is. Key. There’s some good stuff in here. I like the illustration of a pincer attack with the Screamer of Tzeentch. I also really think that I am hugely underutilising the redeploy command. This needs to change!

This Week in Hobby Streak: Idoneth Deepkin Deep Dive @ The Wargame Explorer – See, the Idoneth Deepkin are an army that didn’t appeal to me when they were first released, but have grown on me since. Posts like this help with that. I particularly love the bold blues and purples of the mounts. Thanks for sharing!

Ironjawz – A Competitive View @ Woehammer I’ve played a couple of games with my Ironjawz now. I must say, I really like them. I’ve been enjoying the recent coverage they’re been getting on Woehammer. I feel that they really get this army and I love reading the reasoning behind the lists.

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Still busy, but I finished one post that had been sitting in my drafts for a while (on getting back to board games that I want to play again) and also put up some pictures of some Nurgle-themed kitbashes.

Catch ya’ll next week!

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