The holidays are here and so are Fanfare’s holiday specials!
All of the specials listed below are good while supplies last now through December 24th:
The holidays are here and so are Fanfare’s holiday specials!
All of the specials listed below are good while supplies last now through December 24th:
Genesys RPG: Expanded Player’s Guide and Game Master’s Screen
The Expanded Player’s Guide contains a wealth of knowledge for players eager to equip their characters with interesting new gear, vehicles, and spells and Game Masters designing their own settings. This is the first expansion book that is for Genesys as a whole, rather than focusing on a specific setting. This 112-page book features three exciting new example settings, a step-by-step guide that makes creating your own settings easier than ever, new rules for creating your own vehicles, quick rules for creating your own adversaries, and new spells and talents for the Genesys Magic System to further customize your games.
The Genesys Game Master’s Screen will help you keep your notes, dice rolls, and plans hidden from your players while also providing handy information. This three-panel screen has the most commonly referenced rules and charts to keep your games flowing quickly and smoothly.
Legend of the Five Rings LCG: Shoju’s Duty Dynasty Pack
Duty above all else. This is the creed of the Scorpion, and it has served them well. Slowly gathering power over the decades, the Emerald Empire’s most deceptive clan found themselves in the spotlight of Otosan Uchi. Now, as the Empire is thrown into chaos, it falls to the ever-loyal Scorpion Clan to hold Rokugan together, and once more put themselves in the spotlight.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Shoju’s Duty, the final dynasty pack in the Inheritance cycle for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!
Shoju’s Duty introduces a new version of the Scorpion Clan Champion, as well as new tools for every Great Clan to find their place in the new order of Rokugan.
Star Wars Legion Miniatures Game: Paint Sets
The quick flash of a blaster bolt. The deep crimson robes of the Imperial Royal Guard. From the soft glow of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber to the brilliant gleam of a Stormtrooper’s armor, the Star Wars galaxy is awash in vibrant color. These colors illuminate the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War, breathing life into the epic struggle between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. Soon, you’ll have the chance to bring your own Star Wars armies to life in beautiful color faithful to a galaxy far, far away.
Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce three paint sets for Star Wars™: Legion!
With all the essential colors to depict the troopers and vehicles of the Galactic Civil War, these paint sets are the perfect entry point for miniature painters looking to add some thematic flair to their Star Wars: Legion armies. Containing a total of 34 paints, two distinct washes, and two fine tipped brushes between these three sets, you’ll have all the tools you need to take your armies to the next level.
Dragon Ball Super Card Game: Gift Box 2 and Gift Box 3
Marvel HeroClix Unpainted Miniatures
Wave 1 includes: Wolverine (pictured above), Cyclops, Storm, Emma Frost, Magneto, Cannonball, Magik, Warbird, and Psylocke.
WizKids Unpainted Miniatures: D&D Nolzur’s Wave 10, Pathfinder Deep Cuts Wave 10, WizKids Deep Cuts Wave 10
Nolzur’s Wave 10 includes: Human Female Paladin, Human Female Rogue, Human Female Sorcerer, Goliath Male Barbarian, Goliath Female Barbarian, Elf Female Cleric, Human Male Warlock, Human Female Warlock, Half-Elf Male Monk, Half-Elf Female Monk, Kneku Adventurers, Succubus & Incubus, Iron Golem, Clay Golem, Drider, Grung (pictured above), Air Elemental, Fire Elemental, Earth Elemental, Water Elemental, Black Dragon Wyrmling, Red Dragon Wyrmling, and Blue Dragon Wyrmling.
Pathfinder Wave 10 includes: Half-Orc Male Druid, Elf Male Rogue, Necromancers (pictured above), Bone Golem, and Pit Devil.
WizKids Wave 10 includes: Tend & Lean-To, Bedrolls, Camp Fire & Sitting Log, Archery Range, Horse & Hitch, Well, Heroic Statue, Fountain, Bounty Board, Piles of Wood, Signs & Lights, Guards, Mayor & Town Crier (pictured above), Guillotine, and Hanging Cage.
Bang! the Dice Game: Undead or Alive Expansion
BANG! The Dice Game: Undead or Alive includes five “modules” for BANG! The Dice Game that can be used on their own or combined in any way desired.
This expansion adds eight new enraged gunslingers and two new duel dice for fighting duels. If you lose a duel, you must draw a duel wound token. During your turn, each duel wound token you have cancels one identical symbol rolled on a die that you decided to keep.
The new dice also feature another new symbol: the whiskey bottle. If you roll a whiskey bottle during your turn and you have no duel wound tokens to discard or if you lose two or more life points in one turn, you must draw a rage card; the symbols on those cards are added to the results of the dice!
With four or more players, you can play the “Undead or Alive” module, which adds a deck of boneyard cards. If the boneyard overflows with corpses, a zombie outbreak might begin!
Deckscape: The Curse of the Sphinx
During a visit to the ancient Egyptian monuments, an unforeseeable event locks the players in a secret room inside the pyramid. Will they be able to decipher the enigmatic hieroglyphics and find a way out before the mummy catches them?
Deckscape: The Curse of the Sphinx is the sixth title in a series of cooperative games inspired by real escape rooms in which a group of people is “trapped” inside a room full of puzzles and odd items. The goal of the game is to solve puzzles, understand the plot of the story, and make intelligent use of the items provided in order to exit from the room as quickly as possible.
Geek Out!: Disney Edition
Geek Out! is a party game that can determine once and for all which player is the most knowledgeable about your favorite pop culture subjects!
In the game, you draw cards asking you to list a certain number of things which fall under a certain category: comic books, fantasy, games, science fiction, and miscellaneous. Before you begin, however, the other players may try to steal your points (and bragging rights!) by bidding to list even more than the card requires. The bidding continues until one player is ready to “out-geek” their friends. Collect a predetermined number of cards, and you win!
Geek Out! Disney features 350 questions about ninety years of Disney productions.
Munchkin: Duck Tales Edition
In Munchkin: Disney DuckTales, players choose from Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and other DuckTales icons to battle it out against monsters (and each other) while uncovering treasure that will have you swimming in gold — just like “Unca Scrooge”!
True to the original Munchkin game, your goal is to collect as much treasure as possible while enlisting the help of interesting Items and Allies you’ll come across during your adventures. If you’re the first to reach Level 10, you win! However, watch out for conniving villains such as Bigtime Beagle or Curses that could distract you from becoming filthy rich.
The treasure hunt begins as soon as the first player “Kicks Open a Door” to reveal what’s hidden on the other side. If a villain is nowhere to be found, you’ll be free to use your Class skills to “Loot the Room” for hidden items and treasures. Will you uncover the Crown of Genghis Khan or Magica’s Magic Mirror to aid you on your quest? If you’re not so lucky, you’ll be greeted by that stingy Flintheart Glomgold, the wicked Magica DeSpell, and other bad guys that must be defeated using card bonuses, powerful Treasure items, Ally cards such as Bubba the Caveduck and Donald Duck, or even teaming up with other players! Choose your friends wisely!
When you’re feeling as mischievous as Huey, Dewy, and Louie, you may also decide to “Look for Trouble” and fight a monster already in your hand. Use your best judgment to decide if combat will increase your chances of winning, or send you into a tail spin.
Codenames: Simpsons Edition
Codenames: The Simpsons combines the hit social word game Codenames, while featuring characters and locations from thirty years of The Simpsons.
In Codenames, two teams — Team Homer and Team Bart — compete to see who can guess all of their “field agents” (identified by either a word or picture) correctly first — but those field agents are hiding in plain sight in a 5×5 grid that includes the agents of the other team, neutral words, and an assassin that will cause you to lose the game immediately if you guess it. One person on each team is a spymaster and only these two know which agents belong to each team. Spymasters take turns giving one-word clues that can help their teammates identify multiple agents on the board. Their teammates try to guess agents of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team — and everyone wants to avoid the assassin.
Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Epic Monster Cards and Creature & NPC Cards
The Epic Monster Set consists of 77 laminated, over-sized cards. This set expands on the previous releases by adding the most dangerous monsters to your menagerie and allows Dungeon Masters to bring even more enemies to their tabletop in card form.
The Creature & NPC Set features 182 creatures and people from the Monster Manual and Volo’s Guide to Monsters. It will be a welcome addition to any Dungeon Master’s collection.
Aftermath is an Adventure Book Game in which players take on the role of small critters struggling to survive and thrive in a big, dangerous world. Humans have mysteriously vanished, and the remnants of civilization are quickly being reclaimed by nature and the animals who still remain.
In the game, you play as a misfit band of critters known by their colony as “providers”. There’s the guinea pig with anger issues, a hamster that talks fast and drives faster, a small mouse with keen eyes and a lot to prove, and a mysterious vole who’s borderline feral. These characters each have their own personalities, play-styles, and personal goals.
You’ll leave the safety of your colony and venture out into the abandoned world on one of 20+ story-driven missions and side missions. Scavenge the ruins of mankind in search of food and supplies for your colony, but beware — the world is filled with bandits and predators, and you must fight or flee to stay alive.
Return to your colony with resources and information that will help your friends and family survive. Grow your colony and keep it safe by building structures and improvements with the spoils of your adventures, but plan accordingly, for the colony will face hardship each time you leave it…
Dragon Ball Super Card Game: Malicious Machinations Boosters, Parasitic Overlord Decks and Android Duality Expert Decks
Star Wars Legion Miniatures Game: Dewback Rider Unit Expansion
Within this expansion, you’ll find an unpainted, beautifully-detailed Dewback miniature featuring a Sandtrooper rider with four distinct customization options: your Dewback Rider can be built carrying their standard shock prod, or you can equip them with three different weapons. On top of the ability to customize the look of your Dewback Rider, this Unit Expansion gives you plenty of ways to tweak how this unit operates in the thick of battle. Six upgrade cards accompany the miniature, letting you modify its armament, training, or the comms systems it carries into battle. Rounding out this expansion are a unit card and all the tokens you need to deploy it as a support unit for your Imperial armies.
Immersive Battle Maps
As a Dungeon Master you never know where your party is going to get into trouble next. Gone are the days of drawing and redrawing the most basic of maps and landscapes. 30 highly detailed, full color, gridded battle maps of common and curious fantasy locations. Double laminate finish on each page to facilitate the use of dry erase markers. Lay flat binding allows you to play on a level surface whether you are using the first map or the last.
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Mystic Fighters Booster Packs
Once Upon a Time: Fairytale Mash-Ups Expansion
All Together Now!
Everyone knows Cinderella, Humpty Dumpty, and the Three Bears. And everyone knows to avoid magic bean peddlers and ovens big enough for children. But what happens when all these classic fairytale elements — and more! — come together in the same story?
Mash-ups is an expansion for Once Upon a Time, the card game where players tell a story using cards that show fairytale elements and endings. Add these cards to your Once Upon a Time game to find out what happens when classic fairytales collide!
Tsuro Phoenix Rising
Long ago, a vengeful god stole the stars from the night sky. To illuminate the night, hopeful people sent glowing paper lanterns floating toward the heavens. Out of nowhere, clever magical phoenixes appeared, soaring through the sky. As they flew from lantern to lantern, their enchanted touch changed the lanterns into new stars! The phoenix who can create a constellation of seven new stars will be the champion of a world looking for light!
Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is a new entry in the classic Tsuro series. The game shares a bond with the foundations of the venerable original: play tiles, move pawns, and stay in play, but it introduces a revolutionary board that allows for the double-sided tiles to flip and rotate throughout the game, creating diverging paths and opening up new strategies.
Featuring gorgeous phoenix miniatures, beautiful lantern tokens, and unique gameplay elements such as life tokens that allow your phoenix to be reborn from the ashes once per game, Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is a new chapter in the legacy of Tsuro!
Pokemon TCG: Tag Team Generations Premium Collection, Collector Chest 2019, and 2019 World Championship Decks
Welcome to Arzium, land of ancient civilizations, bizarre creatures, unexplained wonders, and vibrant characters.
A great sleeping sickness has spread across the land, sending every type of creature to roam for hundreds of miles in a dazed, incoherent march. It’s your job to seek them out and wake them from their sleepwalk, recruiting them to help you find even more lost souls!
In Roam, you and up to three friends compete to find lost adventurers. The game includes more than fifty unique, tarot-sized adventurer cards, which feature characters from Near and Far, Above and Below, and Islebound. The opposite side of each card depicts a landscape split into six squares, and two rows of three of these cards are placed in the center of the playing area to make the board.
Each turn, you may activate one of the adventurer cards in your party by flipping the card face down. Activating an adventurer allows you to place search tokens on the board in the shape depicted on your adventurer card. When every square on a landscape card has been searched, the player who did the most claims the card, finding the lost adventurer and adding them to their party. Each adventurer you add to your party gives you points and a new search pattern that you can use.
When searching, you also claim coins, which can be spent to use special actions or purchase artifacts with useful powers. When one player has ten adventurers in their party, the game ends, and the player with the most points wins.
In Moneybags, players try to have the most gold coins, with each player having their own bag filled with some number of brass coins. If you think you have the most coins, you might want to exit the round to keep them as others will try to transfer coins from your bag to theirs!
Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Eberron: Rising from the Last War
Explore the lands of Eberron in this campaign sourcebook for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
This book provides everything players and Dungeon Masters need to play Dungeons & Dragons in Eberron—a war-torn world filled with magic-fueled technology, airships and lightning trains, where noir-inspired mystery meets swashbuckling adventure. Will Eberron enter a prosperous new age, or will the shadow of war descend once again?
Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Rick and Morty Starter Set
The world’s greatest roleplaying game meets television’s most dysfunctional family! What could possibly go wrong? Coming this fall, D&D has partnered with Adult Swim to bring this boxed set blending the world of Dungeons & Dragons with the mad narcissistic genius of Rick Sanchez’s power-gaming sensibilities, and it includes everything a Dungeon Master needs to channel their inner mad scientist and run a rickrolling adventure for up to 5 players, levels 1 to 3.
Illimat has the style and flavor of a classic card game with a dynamic twist. As you play, you combine cards and collect them, trying to gather more than your opponents. But hidden Luminaries and changing seasons can alter your plans. Featuring a cloth board, metal tokens, and illustrations by Carson Ellis.
Illimat supports two to four players and a single round takes approximately fifteen minutes. The cloth board is divided into four fields, and the box the game comes in is also a component of the game: it sits in the center of the board and sets the seasons for each field, which affects the actions that can be performed in each field. Turning the box and changing the seasons is a critical part of the strategy of the game.
Illimat has been playtested with devoted gamers and people who haven’t played a game in years. The result is a game that’s easy to learn, dynamic, and just a little bit addictive.
This house mysteriously moves through space and time, and no one knows its destination. Will you be brave enough to enter?
Experience the thrill of an escape room in Mystery House: Adventures in a Box, which features a mix of technology and tradition. You are imprisoned in this house, and the only way out is to solve all the riddles you find inside! You must search for clues in the box, which features multiple doorways on all sides. At the beginning of the game, you insert enigma cards in the box top, and these cards will tell a story as they’re revealed and resolved during play. An app drives you through the game and records the progress of your team and your playtime.
The base game includes two adventures: “Family Portrait” and “The Lord of the Labyrinth”. All future expansions will use the same base game box as a game system.
Reavers of Midgard
Reavers of Midgard is a single worker placement game with elements of set collection, dice combat and engine building set in the Champions of Midgard universe.
In Champions of Midgard, your quest was to become Jarl. You battled back the trolls, draugr and some of the epic monsters that once threatened the sanctity of your humble port town. Now it’s time to go on the offensive.
In Reavers of Midgard, you’ll be looking to gain glory by raiding nearby villages for their riches, sacking well-fortified castles and battling both man and monster on the open seas. You’ll not only need to take your rowdy crew of vikings and the food needed to keep them happy along for the ride but you’ll also have to recruit a crew of elite warriors – the Reavers.
Reavers can be used in three different ways. They can be made your ship’s leader, earning you a one-time bonus and enabling your warriors to be more versatile in combat. They can also be used to rally more warriors to your cause, filling your ship to the brim with the right fighters for the right situations. Finally, they can also be used to help your crew specialize, earning you a bonus every time your crew sails into battle.
Whoever can earn the most glory after six rounds will be the winner.
3 Laws of Robotics
3 Laws of Robotics is a lively deduction game for 4-8 players in which you know everyone’s information except your own!
Each round, you ask a single question to try to figure out who is on your side, being sure to obey the laws as they’re added. Ask the right questions, find your team, and boot up victorious in 3 Laws of Robotics!
Arkham Horror LCG: The Search for Kadath Mythos Pack
After taking your first steps into the Dreamlands in The Dream-Eaters deluxe expansion, you find respite in an inn of this strange land, but your mind continues to be tormented by thoughts of those you left behind in the waking world and the dangers they may face there. Perhaps if you find the lost castle and return with proof of the Dreamlands, you can save yourself, your friends, and the other dreamers whose fate is still unknown. But if you wish to gain this proof, you must leave the relative safety of your hosts behind and step into the wild unknown of the Dreamlands.
The Lord of the Rings LCG: Wrath and Ruin Chapter Pack
After traveling down the River Running to the city of Dorwinion and the cursed forgotten temples hidden in the Hills of Rhûn, you have managed to put a stop to the dark machinations of a mysterious cult and push back the shadow of evil that once hung over the city. After restoring peace to a troubled land, all that was left for you was to say your farewells to your newfound friends and return home, or so you thought. But the agents of Mordor are not easily defeated. An old enemy has returned with a vengeance and they now seek to destroy the city you worked so hard to save. Now a new cycle begins with a flash of fire and steel.
Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game 2nd Edition: C-ROC Cruiser Expansion
Designed for use in the game’s Cinematic Play and Epic Play formats, the C-ROC Cruiser Expansion Pack contains one C-ROC Cruiser miniature, one M3-A Interceptor miniature with an alternate paint scheme, seven ship cards, thirty upgrade cards, and all the maneuver dials, damage decks, tokens, and game pieces that you need to fly your C-ROC Cruiser and its escort to battle. Additionally, the expansion includes a new campaign for Cinematic Play in which your C-ROC draws the ire of either the Galactic Empire or Rebel Alliance.
Star Wars Legion Minatures Game: Count Dooku and Clone Captain Rex Expansions
Within the Count Dooku Commander Expansion, you’ll find one unpainted and finely detailed Count Dooku miniature challenging all comers with his lightsaber. Additionally, four upgrade cards let you explore the depths of Dooku’s Force powers, while three command cards invite you to make him a central piece of your army’s strategy.
The Clone Captain Rex Commander Expansion contains everything you need to add this new commander to your Galactic Republic army, including an unpainted Clone Captain Rex miniature that can be assembled without his helmet, or with either a Phase I or Phase II Clone Trooper helmet. This miniature comes with Rex’s three signature command cards that give him the power to issue orders to his fellow clone troopers, as well as five upgrade cards inviting you to unlock Rex’s full potential.
Marvel Crisis Protocol Miniatures Game: Core Set, Hulk Character Pack, MODOK Character Pack, Measurement Tools, and Dice Pack
Marvel: Crisis Protocol is a tabletop hobby miniatures game set in the Marvel Universe. Players assemble, paint, and collect an ever expanding line of highly detailed plastic miniatures representing iconic Marvel characters. Players choose characters from their collections to form their own Marvel inspired dream team and then pit their chosen forces against each other on an interactive tabletop where the very terrain itself can be thrown, crashed into, and destroyed during the super powered showdown.
Nemesis is a 1-5 player survival sci-fi game where players are woken up from hibernation as a crew of a space ship. The emergency procedure states that there is a critical system failure and the space ship can’t continue its cruise. The goal of the crew is to find what is causing this failure and fix the situation to safely return back to Earth. The main problem is that one crew member is dead. Somebody crashed his hibernation chamber and pulled his body out. In addition, if you listen closely, some additional noises and sounds can be heard. New ones, strange ones, ones that were never heard before…
Nemesis is a cooperation game combined with bluffing, backstabbing, and other elements of a science-fiction survival horror adventure.
Starfinder RPG: Character Operations Manual
Enhance Your Hero
The Starfinder galaxy is an expansive and diverse collection of eclectic planets, strange creatures, myriad cultures, and ancient traditions! Characters can draw from far more backgrounds, heritages, and training regimens than can possibly be contained in just one core book. The Starfinder Character Operations Manual expands the universe of what is possible for characters of any class or race, providing new choices at every stage of character creation and advancement. Whether you are a veteran or new to the game, there’s something here for you! Inside this book, you’ll find the following:
Starfinder RPG: The Forever Reliquary (Attack of the Swarm Adventure Path Part 4)
Comet And Get It
The heroes must hunt for an icy comet hurtling through the void, the supposed home of a secret monastery dedicated to the insect goddess Hylax. Once there, they’ll have to gain the trust of the inhabitants by undertaking a series of trials. If they succeed, they will be granted access to a powerful artifact that will aid in the battle against the ravenous, nigh-unstoppable Swarm. But before the monks can entrust the item to the PCs, the comet is besieged by waves of Swarm creatures eager to get the artifact for themselves!
This volume of Starfinder Adventure Path continues the Attack of the Swarm! Adventure Path and includes:
Starfinder RPG: Flip-Mat Undercity
The Streets Beneath Your Feet
Whether the heroes are tracking their quarry through the access tunnels beneath a space station’s public corridors or looking for the source of weird alien tech in a hidden subterranean factory, no Game Master wants to spend time drawing every air recycler and trash compactor. Fortunately, with Paizo’s latest Starfinder Flip-Mat, you don’t have to! This line of gaming maps provides ready-to-use science-fantasy set pieces for the busy Game Master. This double-sided map features the maintenance tunnels and industrial machinery that fill the underbelly of a city or space station on one side and a futuristic, mechanized manufacturing plant on the other. Don’t waste time sketching when you could be playing. With Starfinder Flip-Mat: Undercity, you’ll be ready the next time your players delve beneath the streets!
A special coating on each Flip-Mat allows you to use wet erase, dry erase, AND permanent markers with ease! Removing permanent ink is easy—simply trace over any permanent mark with a dry erase marker, wait 10 seconds, then wipe off both marks with a dry cloth or paper towel.
Pathfinder 2nd Edition RPG: Agains the Scarlet Triad (Age of Ashes Adventure Path Part 5)
The slavers known as the Scarlet Triad have been defeated twice before, and now the time has come for the heroes to confront them in their stronghold in the sprawling city of Katapesh. But the Triad still enjoys the support of the city’s government; before the organization can be destroyed, the PCs will need to undermine the Triad’s reputation, a task requiring guile, force of arms, and luck. The Age of Ashes Adventure Path continues with “Against the Scarlet Triad”, a complete adventure for 15th- to 17th-level characters.
Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks – Original Adventures Reincarnated Volume 3
From a mysterious cave high in the Barrier Peaks, they come: savage raiders of unknown origin laying waste to castle and keep, leaving no survivors. The land is in turmoil and only a band of stalwart heroes dares to launch an expedition into the soaring mountains to stamp out this vile menace. What they discover in those lofty peaks is something beyond their comprehension. A danger spawned from the very stars above.
A crashed starship, buried for centuries beneath the Barrier Peaks, has awoken, and now its alien inhabitants—crazed robots, eerie androids, and even stranger things—endanger the world. The adventurers must confront these threats and navigate the unearthly interior of the wrecked starship, puzzling over and mastering alien technology to defeat their foes. If you’ve ever had the urge to zap an umber hulk with a laser rifle while commanding a robotic servant, this adventure is for you!
This tome is an homage to the original fantasy and science-fiction dungeon expedition that began decades ago with S3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks. Herein you will find high-quality scans from multiple printings of the original first edition adventure module, plus commentary by gaming luminaries.
A full fifth edition conversion of the original adventure is included, as well as brand new additional adventure locations and a dungeon level to expand and develop the spaceship and the surrounding environs. This is the perfect framework for a fully playable extended dungeon delve, suitable for taking your fifth edition campaign in out-of-this-world directions, with a distinct old-school vibe.
Dungeons & Dragons RPG: 5th Edition Fantasy – Malady of Kings
Gods are moved by greater things than mortal man.
Lonely upon his gilded chair St. Luther, god of Aihrde, Lord of Dreams, King Palatine of Kayomar, father, and husband, sits in restless slumber. He dreams of times long forgotten and people long passed from the world. He knows not that he slumbers, nor that he dreams. He sits, dreaming forgotten dreams, stalking the corridors of his memory, reliving the moments of his life.
Forever is it the malady of kings that they forget.
He has forgotten that he left a world of enemies. He has forgotten the power of wizards and the hatred of man. He has forgotten all this and more.
Vivienne, his Queen and one great love, died. This he knew; but lost in the machinations of his Dreaming were promises made, of a ring he would give her. And for want of this her spirit lingered in the world to haunt her crypt, looking for him and the ring.
The crypt, the Friden Anhohe, is haunted by her ghost. It is up to the characters to find it, discover who or what she is and to free her from her haunted curse. But they are not alone, for an ancient and vile wizard, who wishes to gain access to the Sea of Dreams and to Saint Luther, has learned of her fate and wishes to keep her in this role, for it troubles the Lord of Dreams and makes him vulnerable to the wizard’s attack.
A high-level adventure for a party of 4-8 characters. Play as stand-alone or part of a larger series.
Star Trek Adventures RPG: Strange New Worlds – Mission Compendium Volume 2
Strange New Worlds: Mission Compendium Volume 2 presents nine ready-to-play missions for Star Trek Adventures. Within this book Gamemasters will find the means to test their Starfleet officers while encountering a variety of strange new worlds and the lifeforms they contain.
Fallout RPG: Core Rulebook Special Edition
The Fallout: Wasteland Warfare roleplaying game expansion will build on the narrative wargame experience of the tabletop miniatures game, and will include new rules for character creation, creating adventures in the wasteland, and more.
Fallout: Wasteland Warfare game designer James Sheahan is developing the roleplaying game expansion, that will let you explore the desolate wasteland of the Fallout universe, fight terrifying mutated creatures and encounter the denizens who make the wasteland their home.
Delve into abandoned Vaults, ruined cities, strange facilities, and antiquated military bases. Encounter Super Mutants, Raiders, Survivors, Vault Dwellers, the Brotherhood of Steel, the Institute and the Enclave, and many more! Will you roam wide and far, or build up and protect your settlement? For those who want to create their own unique characters, use the faction based Archetype cards to start your own hero and see them grow from adventure to adventure.
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, The Card Game
Pit your skills against your friends and family in Labyrinth: The Card Game.
The tarot-size cards are beautifully illustrated by Ralph Horsley, based on beloved designs by Jim Henson and Brian Froud. Each player must choose carefully which cards to play every round – too weak and you will lose the trick, too strong and you will leave yourself open next round. You and your teammate must work together and anticipate each other’s needs in order to claim mastery over the Labyrinth!
Inside this elegant magnetic-clasp box you will find:
Pokemon TCG: Galar Collections
Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble are amazing new first partner Pokémon itching to explore the Galar region. Fans can now find these newly discovered Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Galar Collection! In addition to three awesome foil promo cards featuring the adorable Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble, each Galar Collection includes one of two foil oversize cards featuring the newly discovered Legendary Pokémon Zacian or Zamazenta. These cards showcase the upcoming Pokémon V mechanic! In addition, the collection features one of three glossy pins featuring Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble, along with four Pokémon TCG booster packs. The Pokémon TCG: Galar Collection is a great way to kick off your collection for a new region!
Harry Potter, Death Eaters Rising
Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising captures the difficulties and terrors Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger face during their fifth year at Hogwarts as they scramble to persuade the wizarding world of Voldemort’s return.
In Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising, each player must assemble teams of witches and wizards from the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore’s Army, and Hogwarts to fight against the growing threat of the Dark Lord. Starting with either Harry Potter or Hermione Granger representing Dumbledore’s Army, Minerva McGonagall or Albus Dumbledore from Hogwarts, or Nymphadora Tonks or Sirius Black from the Order of the Phoenix, players will be able to rally a variety of year-5 characters to their cause, such as Ginny Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Alastor Moody, Mrs. Norris, Severus Snape, and Rubeus Hagrid. The collective armies and players must then work together to stop the spread of dark influence throughout the wizarding world.
Players have to battle Dark Wizards Peter Pettigrew, Bellatrix Lestrange, Lucius Malfoy, and others who bear the dark mark for control of key wizarding world locations, including the Ministry of Magic, Diagon Alley, and Hogsmeade Village. To be successful, players must vanquish Voldemort’s Death Eaters and eventually defeat You-Know-Who before they corrupt and take control the wizarding world.
Wonder Woman #750
January 22, 2020
Publisher: DC Comics
(W) Vita Ayala, Marguerite Bennett, Kami Garcia, Dean Hale, Jeff Loveness, Steve Orlando, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Mariko Tamaki, Various Others (A) Elena Casagrande, Colleen Doran, Jesus Merino, Gabriel Picolo, Others (CA) Joelle Jones
An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! In the lead story, Wonder Woman’s epic “Year of the Villain” battle comes to a close, leading the way to new challenges ahead. Additionally, this oversized gem tells tales from Diana’s past, present and future by some of the greatest storytellers in the business- including Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, the Teen Titans: Raven team of writer Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo, and legendary Wonder Woman creators returning to the character, including Gail Simone and Greg Rucka!
A star-studded celebration of Wonder Woman! DC and Marvel have both been doing some great team-ups with their talent and this cast looks like it will be a lot of fun.
Superman: Heroes #1
January 29, 2020
Publisher: DC Comics
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jody Houser, Greg Rucka (A) Kevin Maguire, Steve Lieber, Mike Perkins, Others (CA) Bryan Hitch
Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, the staff of the Daily Planet, even the Justice League-their lives all changed when Superman revealed his secret identity to the world! This unique Superman experience explores what the identity of Clark Kent meant to those close to him-and what their relationship to Superman will be in the future. All the rules are about to change-and it all starts here.
The dream team of writers Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Greg Rucka, and Jody Houser team up for this amazing special, with art anchored by DC legend Kevin Maguire, plus sequences focusing on each corner of the Superman universe by artists Steve Lieber (Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen) and Mike Perkins (Lois Lane). ONE-SHOT
Speaking of fun collaborations, DC’s got a second one this month! This is another great list of names (Greg Rucka had to sneak on to both) and I think I’m most excited to see what Steve Lieber has cooked up. If you’re not reading Jimmy Olsen, fix that!
Frankenstein Undone #1 (of 5)
January 29, 2020
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
(W) Mike Mignola, Scott Allie (A/CA) Ben Stenbeck
Frankenstein’s creator lies dead in the icy grip of the Arctic, and the monster searches for a new purpose. Just as he thinks he’s found one with a group of unlikely companions, disaster strikes-and the monster is catapulted out of Mary Shelley’s novel and into the world of Hellboy.
Bridging Mary Shelley’s original Frankenstein novella and Mike Mignola’s Frankenstein Underground, this series brings together Mignola, Scott Allie, Ben Stenbeck, Brennan Wagner, and Clem Robins for an all-new horror adventure in the far north.
I’ve mentioned it in this column before but last July, I began a read-through of most of the Mignolaverse. After blasting through 25 years worth of Hellboy, B.P.R.D., and Abe Sapien books, I took a little break from some of the more tertiary content. I’ve often heard that Frankenstein Underground is one of the best of those kind of “extended universe” books and I just ordered it from the store and am looking forward to catching up with that before the release of Undone. If you’re curious to check out the Hellboy universe, take a look at this great reading order from Multiversity Comics.
Hellboy Winter Special 2019
Jan 15, 2020
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Celebrate the season in true Hellboy fashion!
Meet a ghostly miser in an alternate reality, fear the Boogam of rural New York, and embrace the wrath of St. Hagan in this trio of occult winter tales! The familiar faces of Hellboy, Sarah Jewell, and the legendary Knights of St. Hagan will help you ring in the new year with all the shivers you can take-and not all of them from the cold!
o Three short stories in one issue!
I guess the theme of this month’s post is big creative teams coming together. You know I had to put this on the list. Even if you’re not super familiar with Hellboy, the winter specials are a collection of short stories that can typically be enjoyed as one-offs. Tis the season.
January 29, 2020
Publisher: Image Comics
(W) Simon Roy, Daniel M. Bensen (A) Artyom Trakhanov, Jason Wordie, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (CA) James Stokoe
SERIES PREMIERE! From SIMON ROY (Prophet), Sideways Award-winning author DANIEL M. BENSEN (Junction), ARTYOM TRAKHANOV (UNDERTOW), JASON WORDIE (GOD COUNTRY), and HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (Red Sonja) comes a sci-fi adventure equal parts Conan the Barbarian, Mad Max, and The Expanse.
Of all the tribes that dwell in the hot ruins of far-future North America, the Hudsoni reign supreme, but even they fear and obey the godlike Devas. When the Devas warn of an old-world demon in the conquered city of Shikka-Go, Hudsoni war chief First Knife decides to deal with the threat personally.
If I’d read this solicit with no names attached and had to guess who was involved, Simon Roy would be at the top of the list. This very much sounds like his wheelhouse and I can’t wait to see what vast and desolate sci-fi landscapes await in Protector. If you haven’t already, check out Roy’s Habitat and Tiger Lung.