Gaming News in July

New perils await the unwary heroes…

Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (5th Edition)

The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy.

Ideal for a group of 4 – 6, the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set includes a 64-page adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started, a 32-page rulebook for playing characters level 1 – 5, 5 pre-generated characters, each with a character sheet and supporting reference material, and 6 dice.

 

Crown of Destiny

In this expansion for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition, you and your fellow heroes embark on an quest to discover the fabled artifact that allows you change your life – both past and future. If the overlord’s minions can seize this artifact for their dark master, however, all of Terrinoth will surely fall into ruin and your accomplishments will crumble to dust.

You’ll find two brand-new quests and thirteen plastic figures from the first edition of Descent within this Hero and Monster Collection. Each of the heroes and monsters have been reimagined with new plastic sculpts and artwork, in the aesthetic of the second edition. Whether you walk with one of four heroes, or lead the attack with two giants, three chaos beasts, and four lava beetles, you’ll find them all in Crown of Destiny.

 

The classic collectible card game Deadlands: Doomtown returns as an Expandable Card Game in Doomtown: Reloaded . Featuring four factions fighting for control of Gomorra, California, Doomtown: Reloaded allows you to build your own deck from a fixed set of cards in the box. Play your dudes to control deeds in the town, and use actions, hexes, and more to thwart your opponents.

Shootouts are resolved via a poker mechanism as every card has a suit and value. Preparing for the hands you want to draw is as much a part of deck building as choosing the actions and dudes you’ll want to play. Your deck is built around an Outfit, one of the four main groups attempting to control Gomorra, California, and these outfits are:

  • The Law Dogs: The Sheriff and his deputies, tasked with enforcing law and order in an extremely chaotic town.
  • The Sloane Gang: The main cause of a lot of the chaos, the Sloane Gang takes what they want, no matter who it costs.
  • The Morgan Cattle Company: Progress and investment, Morgan Cattle has moved into the surrounding ranch lands and uses its deep pockets to influence the town.
  • The Fourth Ring: It’s that circus that’s been here for months, but I swear it just arrived…

The base set of Doomtown: Reloaded will be followed by Saddlebag expansions, in-store OP events, and the Badge Series of tournaments.

If you are completely new to Doomtown, be sure to read this quick introduction to the game by lead developer Mark Wootton: http://www.alderac.com/doomtown/doomtown/

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