Week old news, because you're busy, and we're lazy.
Uh...anyway, news inside.
In case you have been living in a cave, the re-release of Space Hulk has a street date of September 5th. However, all the denizens of the Fort seem to already have copies.
Yes, Space Hulk is back! With the same great rules and now with glorious new miniatures, the galaxy's greatest board game is now available to order - but only in strictly limited numbers. Buy your copy today before it's too late.
Source: Games Workshop
Fantasy Flight Games
According to the Fantasy Flight Games newsletter that arrived at the Fort yesterday, Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus Expansion, Chaos in the Old World, and Middle Earth Quest are NOW available. However, the denizens of the Fort seem to have all these as well. Crap, all this news is old. Well, don't feel bad, I haven't played any of these yet either.
Wait, here's something new that hasn't been talked to death. Ad Astra by Bruno Faidutti and Serge Laget and the Descent: Quest Compendium are COMING SOON!
The Descent: Quest Compendium features scenarios designed by giants of hobby gaming such as Monte Cook, Keith Baker, Mike Selinker, John Kovalic, and more!
Source: Fantasy Flight Games
Wizards of the Coast
There is some kind of new Planechase Card for Magic: The Gathering. Since Ken's still on a break, and I know nothing about collectible card game stuff, here's what Erik Arneson had to say about it in his blog.
A new element will be added to the collectible card game Magic: the Gathering tomorrow. The new Planechase cards allow players to "battle each other across a variety of diverse worlds, each with its own unique effect on the game," according to the Wizards of the Coast web site. Four Planechase game packs are scheduled to be available tomorrow: Elemental Thunder, Metallic Dreams, Strike Force, and Zombie Empire. Each pack contains 10 plane cards, a ready-to-play deck of 60 cards, a six-sided die, and a Planechase strategy insert which includes multi-player rules. The suggested retail price is $19.99 per pack.
Source: Erik's Blog
We got this press release from Minion Games regarding Those Pesky Humans. Problem is that they say it's $9.99, but the site says it's $14.99. Ooops. Maybe James will stop by and tell us what's up with that.
Minion Games has released the Print and Play version of Those Pesky Humans for a huge sale price of only $9.99 - we're doing this to hopefully get some feedback on the game before going to print. You'll also get a credit for the PDF purchase when you buy it in print. Within days of it's release it's already the top seller on RPGNow.com, DriveThruRPG.com, and WarGameVault.com. Those Pesky Humans game turns the tables and lets you play the role of the Monsters who are fighting off the annoying Humans who keep invading your dungeon. This game is playable against one or a team of your "friends". It is highly re-playable due to the variable dungeon tile design and the variety of Avatars and abilities you may choose to play with each game. Mechanics are kept very simple to keep the pace of the game moving quickly.
More Info: Minion Games
Z-Man Games has three Tales of the Arabian Nights variants and an FAQ up on their website. They have also updated their release schedule, with Batt'l Khaos now expected this fall. I am curious as to how you "reap the seeds of victory." Don't you sow seeds and reap fruits? And what's with the agricultural metaphors? These aren't medieval farmer orcs are they? Oh, well, we'll cut Zev some slack on the copy on account of sleep deprivation due to baby.
Battle rages on between orcs and knights. Purple and Orange form a chaotic melee and no-one knows which side will win this battle. Mage towers scattered on the battlefield are strategic objectives, and it soon appears that whomever controls the most towers will reap the seeds of victory.
Source: Z-Man Games
Carpathes sounds like fun, just remember your safety word.
Carpathes is a card game from designers Thomas Hubert and Régis Moranzoni and French publisher Try Éditions in which 3-5 players are vampires who want to dominate their fellow players in order to win the game. Specifically, you want to enslave them so that you can force them to take actions...Don't work the slaves too hard, though...
Cornhole on ESPN
Be ready for non-stop cornhole action! The World Championship of Cornhole is today and tomorrow in Evansville, IN. Bring your own chairs. Adult beverages will be available.
The World Championship of Cornhole crew is pleased to announce that ESPN2 will be covering the Beef O'Brady's World Championship of Cornhole on Sunday, Sept. 6. Producers will be filming the event and talking to players for the new sports magazine show E:60.
Source: World Championship of Cornhole
The Inter Toobs
This sounds kinda cool.
Anyone can own a virtual piece of the globe thanks to Monopoly City Streets, a new global campaign by Hasbro in partnership with Google. Launching on September 9th, the campaign will promote the Monopoly City edition, an updated version of the board game where players build 3D cities from scratch. Meanwhile, the four month online version turns the whole world into a board game. Participants will be able to buy, sell, and develop property on any street in the world using Google Maps and Google Earth technology.Check out the Monopoly City Streets blog for updates and news.
There is no Boob Toob, because Ken is still on a break, damn it. Anyone here want to do a TV, Movie, Beer, Trash Culture update sort of thing, because unless you want updates about the Shoe Shopping Network or obscure foreign films you really don't want Uba or Barnes doing this bit.
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