5 on Friday 18/02/22

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 this year’s Tome of Champions for Warcry – I like the annuals that Games Workshop puts out for some of their games. The Necromunda ones were good, the Blood Bowl one, and the Warcry ones. They’re always jammed full of new content and updates to older stuff:

Aside from a number of cool updates, the main new thing in here seems to be the new siege rules. I love that Games Workshop is trying to keep things fresh and offer more and more ways for us to keep playing Warcry. A must-buy for anyone remotely interested in this excellent game!

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Mongoose releases Mercenary boxed set for Traveller on DriveThruRPG – It’s been a good few weeks since I’ve shared any Traveller stuff. That’s unusual. Traveller rocks. Mongoose rocks. The combination of the two, therefore, can also be said to rock. This is the PDF release of the Mercenary boxed set that I took a look at around a year ago:

The set seems to cater for combat-focused campaigns, which I can enjoy even it’s not my preference. I like that there’s a lot of variance in scope, from you and your party acting as individuals, all the way through to managing a vast mercenary company. With rules for running merc companies, along with new vehicles and a whole slew of adventures being unlocked as stretch goals, this is a really attractive campaign!

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Modiphius releases new Dry Rock Gulch “Print at Home” set for Fallout: Wasteland WarfareThis is a cool little bundle of STL files to help you print up a settlement for Fallout Wasteland Warfare. They’d actually be useful for a number of different games including Zona Alfa, Malifaux, and plenty of others:

There’s not a lot of variety here, is the only thing. It’d be great to see a western-style church, maybe a saloon. You know, the classics!

Consequences, a resource for Vampire: The Masquerade, released on Storyteller’s Vault – This is a very small resource, being only really a couple of pages filled with tables. That said, the concept is pretty cool and it definitely fits the theme of Vampire:

Done right, a game of Vampire should see you facing some pretty difficult decisions. Your character’s choices should have consequences. These consequences should be meaningful. Any resource that helps to really promote and embed this way of thinking is pretty good by my reckoning.

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Creative Assembly releases Total War: Warhammer III for PC – Total War is a venerable series of video games that includes, obviously, two previous Warhammer-themed installments. These were really good games that I had a lot of fun with. Now, the third offering is here:

Bringing in a lot more Chaos content, some Ogres, Kislev, and other new factions, I was always going to pick this up. In a while, Creative Assembly will get around to adding in a wider campaign mode that will bring in the many, many factions from the previous games. The second game in this series started off well and then got better and better over the course of subsequent updates. I really hope to see the same pattern followed, here.

Blog Posts & Articles

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

Spotlight: Jonny Hodgson Illustrat @ Exiled News  I like posts like this, which introduce me to artists I would not otherwise be aware of. All of the pieces featured in the article look great, and there’s soem good background on Jonny Hodgson, himself.

Mortarion, Daemon Primarch of Nurgle @ Holt Miniature Painting Just a nice post sharing a beautifully painted miniature. I like the quite muted tones of this Morty, and the light blue really works well. Gorgeous mini; thanks for sharing!

Warcry – Cypher Lords @ Adventures in painting miniatures A set of Cypher Lords for Warcry, all nicely painted. I really like the blue and pink, and I think those two colours go together really well here. This is a Warcry warband that I’ve never found especially tempting, but that attitude is always challenged when I see a nicely painted set of miniatures.

Dead in Space – One Bite at a Time @ True Line of Sight – Something that really appeals to me about Stargrave is the opportunity to pick up just about any miniature that appeals to me and get it painted up and onto the table. The author of this post seems to be having a lot of fun painting up lots of different miniatures with the intention of being able to field anything from Stargrave’s random encounter tables.

The Japanese Artists Behind the Variant Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Cards @ Writegeek These gorgeous cards are a real departure for Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: the Gathering line. I love the Japanese-inspired style. it’s great to see someone taking the time to pick out the artists and provide links to their respective bodies of work. I especially love the Land cards in this post and would love to be able to buy prints of some of them…

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On No Rerolls this week, I shared the small amount of hobby progress that I made in the prior week. There won’t be a hobby update this week as I’ve been both busy and exhausted enough to not really get that much done. Hoping to get back on the horse in the coming days.

Catch ya’ll next week!

1 Comment

  1. Wow, thank you for sharing my blog True Line of Sight. That was a real treat to find this morning, I really appreciate the kind words about my nonsensical ramblings.

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