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National Gaming Day 2008 @ your library
"On Saturday, November 15, 2008, hundreds of libraries throughout the country will showcase gaming programs and services in support of National Gaming Day @ your library." For more information and to find events in your area go to the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/mediapresscenter/presskits/National_Gaming_Day/National_Gaming_Day_2008_Press_Kit_.cfm
Z-man has announced plans for publishing Prophacy Expansions 1 & 2 in 2009, as well as expansions for Duel in the Dark and Pandemic. Some other games listed on Z-man's 2009 release schedule that had titles that might be of interest to F:AT members are Aviation Tycoon, Council of Wyrms, a new B-Movie deck, and something called Monster Liner.
Fantasy Flight Games
Who asked for a Warhammer board game? Well you've got it. Fantasy Flight has announced plans for a late spring 2009 release of Chaos Over the Old World, a board game set in the Warhammer universe.
Does anyone here speak Italian. This is all I got: http://www.gioconomicon.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4253 .
According to a status update on Fantasy Flight's webpage, it appears that finally, Battlestar Galactica: The Boardgame is shipping!
Should this be true, you will be able to find the title in your favorite FLGS or OLGS very shortly.
The following details about the upcoming Kingsburg expansion were posted on FFG's website:
"The expansion is going to be composed of five "modules" — think about them as five mini-expansions all in one box, if you prefer. One or more modules can be added to the game in order to customize it to your liking (and/or to have a slightly different challenge each time).
- Two extra rows of buildings — one more expensive than any other to build but granting a lot of resources once you get it going, the other the cheapest of them all, giving small but nice bonuses.
- Seven "alternative rows" of buildings, each replacing one of the seven standard ones. Each player gets two of these during setup and thus has a slightly different board than the others to manage.
- More than twenty Characters, each one with a special ability. Every player gets one of them (chosen within the three randomly dealt to him in the setup) and enjoys his/her special power for the whole game. The power may be points, resources, small rule-bending triggering upon actions of the opponents, etc.
- More than twenty Events. They're shuffled and one is revealed at the start of each year, producing a special effect for that year only, which may be helpful, neutral or detrimental, but it's always equally applied to all players.
- An alternative (deterministic) way to handle wintry reinforcements: rather than the die, each player gets six tokens numbered 0, 1, 1, 2, 3 and 4 during setup; at the beginning of each Winter you use and discard a token to get that many extra soldiers from the King. The token that you still have after the fifth year is converted into that many points. "
Rumour had it that the Christian Children's Fund refused to take charity money from Gen Con 2008, on account of Gen Con being a convention for a bunch of Satan worshipping, deviant, D & D players. Jeannette LeGault, the Gen Con Director of Event Programing, has now set the record straight. Gen Con had chosen CCF as this year's charity, but when Gen Con asked CCF for a logo for their website, CCF refused due to Gen Con's association with D & D. Gen Con then picked another charity. Therefore, CCF never refused charity money, because Gen Con never tried to donate any money to CCF. Whew! Thanks Jeannette for
splitting hairs clearing that up.
Deadly "World of Warcraft" Plague Angers WOW fans, Blizzard prematurely 'cures' it
Here's a tip: don't tip the applecart on the heads of some of the most devoted online gamers on the planet.
"The makers of World of Warcraft, an online game with more than 11 million players, today brought an end to a virtual plague that has infected hundreds of thousands of players, causing uproar among many fans who said it was spoiling the game.
Howls of gamer protest brought an end to the plague prematurely. You can read more about this at:
(Thanks to Troy Zigler for sending in this news item.)
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