5 on Friday 05/08/22

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 new edition of Warcry in the Heart of Ghur – Warcry is a fantastic skirmish game set in the Mortal Realms, setting of the wonderful Age of Sigmar. I’ve never had a bad game of Warcry, but I’ve also not played enoughi Warcry. I need to give it a more sustained go. And, hey, how’s this for timing?

The set looks great. The terrain is nice. The miniatures are great. I’m really hoping the second edition rules will keep the core and tighten up some of the iffy bits from first edition, such as shooting being a bit OP. I had store credit sitting, so I’ve ordered myself a copy. I’m looking forward to this one.

Cubicle 7 releases second edition of the Doctor Who RPG – The timing on this, eh? Plastering Jodie Whittaker across the front of your bright, shiny new book, just as her replacement has been confirmed? Oh, well. I wasn’t aware that Cubicle 7 had this license at all, let alone that they were onto a second edition. Well, I was made aware a couple of months back when this was announced, but that’s it now making its way to the brick and mortar stores:

The game uses the Vortex system which is… well, I’ve never actually heard of it. It does promise to be fully compatible with the previous edition, which is always reassuring if you’ve bought into the various supplements and whatnot that tend to comprise these ranges. I stopped caring about Doctor Who some time ago, but I imagine this will be pretty cool to the remaining fans.

Cubicle 7 releases Death supplement for SoulboundI’ve got a game of Soulbound starting next week that I am really looking forward to. I like the content that Cubicle 7 have been putting out for it. I need to actualyl pick up some physical copies of the book, but they feel unreasonably expensive. The core book certainly does.

As we all know, Destruction is the best Grand Alliance in Age of Sigmar, but Death is still great. Heck, I’m working on a couple of Death armies (Soulblight and Flesheaters) right now! I’m really keen to pick this up, at least in PDF form, and having a look at some of the cool, new archetypes.

Wizards of the Coast releases a new D&D book, Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel – I like adventure anthologies. I like books that give a number of little adventures that can either be one-shots, short campaigns, or good jumping-off points. Sometimes they’re just good for inspiration, and that’s fine. This is an anthology book with a wide range of cool, little stories.

I’m a little behind on my D&D collection, actually. I should pick it back up, as I do like D&D. I just really wish I could get into a game that was a little different. Maybe I could run one? I dunno. We’ll see. This book seems fun though, and it’s also the first such book from WotC that has been written entirely by writers of colour.

USAopoly releases Disney Haunted Mansion-themed dice set – I know, it’s USAopoly. They’re the worst. Shovelware incorporated. Blandness commodified. The dice are nice, though. I like them. The theming is on point. They’re well-presented. Yeah, it’s cool…

The thing is, why would I own them? What would I play? If this were a set of typical RPG (read: D&D) dice, then I could see the point. As it stands, who needs 6 random (if pretty) D6s? Also, the price isn’t that high, but for just 6 D6s? It’s a tad steep.

Blog Posts & Articles

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

GH23-1: A Guide to Endless Spells @ Plastic Craic  I’m absolutely loving the new Endless Spells. the changes that GW has made have revitalised an aspect of the game that I really didn’t care about before. As usual, Plastic Craic has interesting, thought-provoking, and entertaining commentary to share on the topic. This is a great read.

Woehammer AoS GT @ Woehammer The Woehammer guys are on fire just now. The blog is ticking over well. It feel like they’ve really been expanding, and it’s great to see them now venture out into running an event. I wish I could make it along to this one, but it doesn’t look so likely. At least I know that it will be extensively covered on Woehammer!

Warcry Heart of Ghur Review and Unboxing @ Sprues & Brews Sprues & Brews is a blog that I really trust for reviews. Not only do I trust the veracity and honesty of their content, but I also enjoy the writing. The review really whets my appetite for this new Warcry edition and boxed set.

Book review – Descent of Angels @ Scent of a Gamer – I generally like the Horus Heresy series. I never read it in order though, and I’ve kind of just picked out books that sounded interesting. As such, I’ve not read any of the Dark An gels-focused ones. This review suggests that I am justified in my skipping.

June 2022 – Personal Painting Round-Up and 2022 Hobby Goals Reflection Update @ Azazel’s Bitz Box Yeah, it’s not Azazel’s most recent post, but I’ve been away, alright? This is a really nice selection of miniatures. I love the classic Last Chancers in there, along with the Zombiecide stuff. I’ve never gotten into Zombiecide, but the minis are pretty good for a board game!

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I’ve not been around much lately. Holidays be busy, yo! My last 5 on Friday was back in June. Since then, there have only been 6 posts on the site. They are:

It’s good to be back, pals!

Catch ya’ll next week.

2 Comments

  1. Great post as always Stuart. Gutted you won’t be able to come to the event. Perhaps you’ll be up for our international TTS warm-up instead?

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