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Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game

Posted in Non-Collectable Card Game, Product Review with tags , , on April 28, 2016 by boccobsblog

 

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The gang over at Expedition have launched a new Kickstarter and it is doing great! Jump on now to grab a cool, fast-paced game (and hopefully some more stretch goals). There are only five days remaining in the Kickstarter.

What will you pledge get you? According to their Kickstarter page:

The Expedition Adventurer’s Kit includes:

  • 166 cards, enough for up to 6 adventurers and one (optional) Guide, including 10 adventurers, 80 abilities, 40 encounters, 30 loot and 6 helpers
  • 1x d20 die
  • 12x plastic health tracker clips
  • Box and quick start rules sheet (not pictured)
  • The Expedition app – available right now at app.expeditiongame.com on all phones and tablets, and for Android (iOS-specific app coming soon)
  • Potentially even more (at no extra cost to you) if we work together and reach our stretch goals

Dungeon Attack Kickstarter

Posted in Gaming Culture, Product Review with tags , , , on August 19, 2013 by boccobsblog

The guys from Attack Dice, the makers of When Zombies Attack, are funding their second game through Kickstarter. The newest game, Dungeon Attack, follows the same AD premise of fast paced, easy to learn, and easy on the wallet, but with a fantasy flavor.

Funding a game on Kickstarter is a great way to get the games for a cheaper price, get them weeks before they hit the store, and a chance to get exclusive content.

Curious about Dungeon Attack? The rules can be downloaded for free from AD’s website.

Check out the Dungeon Attack Kickstarter!

Wizards to Reprint 1974 D&D “White Box”

Posted in Dungeons and Dragons, Product Review with tags , , on February 21, 2013 by boccobsblog

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Holding true to their new motto, “Every Edition Available Again!”, Wizards of the Coast is reprinting the original D&D boxset. From Wizards.com:

 

A premium, deluxe edition of the Original D&D “White Box”!

The original Dungeons & Dragons boxed set was published by TSR, Inc. in 1974 and was the very first roleplaying game, introducing concepts that have persisted throughout later editions. It included three small rules booklets in a white box.

This deluxe, premium reprint of the original “White Box” features new packaging and includes the following seven booklets (plus, reference sheets):

  • Volume 1: Men & Magic
  • Volume 2: Monsters & Treasure
  • Volume 3: Underworld & Wilderness Adventures
  • Supplement I: Greyhawk
  • Supplement II: Blackmoor
  • Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry
  • Supplement IV: Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes

Each booklet features new cover art but is otherwise a faithful reproduction of the original, including original interior art.

Item Details
Item Code: 45390000
Release Date: November 19, 2013
Format: D&D Boxed Game
Price: $149.99; C$172.00
ISBN: 978-0-7869-6465-9
 

 I think it would be fun to own an run a campaign with, but a hundred and fifty dollars is expensive…

RPG With Me, Virtual Tabletop

Posted in Product Review with tags , , on September 3, 2012 by boccobsblog

At this year’s Gen Con I had a chance to talk with the guys from RPGwithme.com, their virtual tabletop is, by far the most visually stunning I’ve seen. The examples they had at the con looked like still shots from a high-quality video game like Dragon Age or Skyrim.

But the virtual tabletop isn’t the main function of the site. They offer free digital character sheets usable on your laptop or tablet. The site also offers campaign management software complete with free artwork.

Finally, the site offers a play by post platform that integrates your campaign website and digital sheets.

Overall, it looks pretty solid and is worth a visit: RPGwithme.com

If you like what you see, check out their Kickstarter page.

Want To Game More But Don’t Have The Time?

Posted in Product Review with tags , on September 3, 2012 by boccobsblog

Check out Conclave. The creators claim you can play at any pace without software. What interests me most is the claim that it can be played from a smart phone.

According to their website:

Conclave is a D&D-inspired RPG that you play with your friends, at any pace, from any Web browser.  As long-time roleplayers, we were motivated to build it when we saw how we, and most of our friends, had stopped playing the tabletop RPGs we all love due to lack of time and opportunity.  So we decided to take the tabletop experience online, and build a game where your sessions can be as long or short as you like, and where you can find buddies to play with anytime – while still preserving story and gameplay.

It is worth a look. Check out their Kickstarter for more info.

Munchkin: The Guild

Posted in Product Review, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 27, 2012 by boccobsblog

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Fans of the Guild will be happy to hear that Steve Jackson Games has released a Guild expansion for the wildly popular card game, Munchkin. The folks at SJG were handing out free promo cards at Gen Con and the art (by Len Peralta) looks awesome.

Order your copy here

All images from Worldofmunchkin.com

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Dragonscale Dice Bags

Posted in Dungeons and Dragons, Product Review with tags , , , on August 6, 2012 by boccobsblog

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Gamers love dice, and we own far more than we need. If you’re in need a cool place to store your beloved dice, head over to Awesomedice.com. They have the coolest dice bags I have ever seen (and that is saying something, as I’ve been a die hound for over 20 years now). Modeled to look like chromatic dragon scales, they come in Black, Red, and Green.

Here is the description from their website:

Without question this large green dragonscale dice bag is one of the coolest dice bags in the world. This dice bag is hand knitted with green thread and special green anodized aluminum scales are knitted into the bag, giving the appearance of dragon scales. The scales are only on the outside (and not on the bottom) and the soft interior ensures that your dice won’t get scratched or marred. A plastic disc sits on the bottom interior of the dice bag to hold its shape (removable if you choose) and a leather drawstring completes this ridiculously awesome dice bag.

This is a large dice bag capable of holding up to 100 standard 16mm dice. This thing is so ridiculously cool that it is very likely to make you pee your pants. It is also a very expensive dice bag, and is available in a smaller, less costly size.

* No dragons were harmed in the creation of this dice bag. Real dragonscales are much larger than these.

If you need a die bag or more dice, I highly recommend checking out their website; it is impressive.

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