Day 33 - President’s Log: Our situation is desperate. Endlessly pursued by our enemy, supplies are running low and I don’t know who I can trust. If anyone can get us through this crisis in one piece, it’s Bill Adama, so say we all! Our annual Game Night tradition for my birthday has become playing Battlestar Galactica. I readily admit playing #BSG once a year is not a great way to play the game. The first two hours are spent relearning how the game mechanics function and no o
When #FantasyFlight announced they were producing a Lord of the Rings Living Card Game it had as everything the Tolkien fan in my belly could have ever wished for, well all except for one thing. You see in #LOTRLCG you play in stories that are adjacent to the real heroics that we grew up reading about. Sure you can play as Aragorn, Legolas or Gimli but you can't take the ring to Mount Doom or prevent Smaug from scorching Laketown. That is until FFG announced the Saga Expansio
When #FantasyFlight announced that we would be setting sail from the Grey Havens aboard the Dreamchaser and sailing beyond the sea, I was excited. This was a new and interesting direction for The Lord of the Rings and an opportunity to explore lands beyond that which appear in Tolkien's work. Does it live up to expectations, you'll have to wait until I've finished reviewing the #DreamchaserCycle to find out, but for now let's take a look at what comes in the box. New Mechanic
Five years ago Fantasy Flight Games answered the nerd dream I'd had ever since picking up a brush at the tender age of 11, they gave us a Star Wars adventure game with minis and everything. Since then I've painted nearly every mini released for the game with only a handful of exceptions. However, what I've never really done is take some good photos of them with terrain and all that jazz. That is until now... The core set of Imperial Assault comes with 6 heroes, 9 Stormtrooper
So, I'm on annual leave which usually means I have a lot of time to paint. This year I've decided to use my time to try and finish painting Descent 2.0. There are seven main expansions and today I present two of them, Trollfens and Manor of Ravens Trollfens The Trollfens expansion adds two new heroes and two new monster groups. The heroes are a mage called Augur and a scout called Roganna. Both of these came out better than expected. I'm very happy with the yellow robes which
Hey y'all, The Duke here. As some of you who are following the Facebook page will know I recently started painting my Descent 2nd Edition minis. Initially when I bought the game I only painted the Merriods, which were the one mini I didn't have a proxy for already in my collection. Last year I painted a handful of the heroes (3 to be precise) to use with Road to Legend when the app came out, but that was largely it. So for the most part the game has sat unpainted since 2012 a
Admiral’s Log: Admiral Saul Tigh - Deep Space - 33 days since the attack. Caprica is lost, according to the reports from our civilian fleet, the other 11 colonies fared no better. The Galactica suffered heavy damage before being ordered to retreat to the rendezvous. We waited as long as we could but no other Battlestars made it, we are alone. A Quick Overview Battlestar Galactica is based on the enormously popular (and still relevant) TV series of the same name. BSG, designed
The King looked out across the green and verdant land. It was filled with peace and tranquility. The Merchant was trading goods in the market, the Architect was quietly thinking on new designs in the library and the Bishop was tending the poor houses. Wait… Where is the Assassin?! The King’s realisation came to late… That’s right, the Game Night Guys are playing Bruno Faidutti’s Citadels. When I began games night I had six players and one of my first thoughts for games that w
Imperial Assault is one of my most played games of all time, hitting the table 80 times since it’s release in 2014. Imperial Assault is a retheming of the popular dungeon crawler Descent 2nd Edition (which in turn is based on Kevin Wilson’s original Doom, which takes a lot of inspiration for MB’s Heroquest), so when Descent received an app based cooperative campaign system via Road to Legend we all held our breath and hoped that Imperial Assault would get the same treatment.
The self-styled king of the goblins, Splig, is terrorising the town of Goldhall. As the greatest heroes in the realm it is up to us to rid Goldhall of this menace. We must travel from our roadside inn, through the dark forest to find the bandit camp Splig calls home and break up his band of miscreants before they really cause trouble. Heroes of Terrinoth is a retheming of Warhammer Quest the Adventure Card Game. The Sadlers are back behind the wheel with this one and they’ve
“The entrance to the forest path was like a sort of arch leading in to a gloomy tunnel made by two great trees that leant together, too old and strangled with ivy to bear more than a few blackened leaves. The path itself was narrow and wound in and out among the trunks. Soon the light at the gate was like a little bright hole far behind, and the quiet was so deep that their feet seemed to thump along while all the trees leaned over them and listened.
As their eyes became
The second adventure pack in the #RingMakerCycle sees our heroes bound and brought before the chief of the Boar Clan. But before we embark on our next adventure, let's take a look at the new heroes and allies that will be joining our merry band. New Hero Idraen - Continuing the run of great heroes Idraen not only offers up some solid stats, especially for a spirit hero, but a great special ability to ready each time a location is explored. Combining this power with other spir
The Dunland Trap kicks off the #RingMakerCycle, picking up from where we left off in The Voice of Isengard our heroes find themselves deep in the heart of Dunland facing a horde of unfriendly foes. The New Hero Love Celeborn. He is largely just a dependable and stalwart quester when I use him but he’s also a great leadership hero and the first one to bear the Silvan trait. Like other Leadership heroes, Celeborn is celebrated, not for his own stats but his ability to boost oth
We've traversed the flood plains of the Isen, and the foothills of the Misty Mountains, we've even ventured deep into the Forest of Fangorn, but none of that is what we came for. We came in search of power, knowledge and heroes; brave and bold and boy do we have them! Join me as we explore the player cards in the Voice of Isengard Deluxe Expansion for Lord of the Rings LCG. New Heroes Éomer - Éomer is a great addition to the tactics heavy Rohan team and he’s a powerhouse of a