After a much too long hiatus TGG is back on the air. Join me for reviews of Romance of the Nine Empires from AEG, Dawn of the Zeds 2nd Edition from Victory Point Games, and Phantom Leader Deluxe Edition from Dan Verssen Games. I chat with Phil Lawrence about this weekend’s Long Beach Comic and Horror Con as well as bring you the latest in news from the world of table top gaming.
In this edition’s contest the first three people who correctly guess the musical theme (comprised of the three tunes included in this episode) will win a copy of the PDF version of All Flesh Must be Eaten Revised from Eden Studios. To make a guess just post in the comment section below and, [...]
Our pals at AEG are taking their hit introductory card game Love Letter and giving it the Legend of the Five Rings treatment. Themed to coincide with the popular collectible card game, Love Letter: Legend of the Five Rings will feature art by Andrew Hepworth.
The new edition will include 16 game cards, 4 reference cards, 13 tokens of affection, and a green velvet bag emblazoned with Love Letter and L5R Rings in gold. The gameplay will remain the same and, with an MSRP of $10.99, the title will continue to be a steal.
This time around it’s a look at what you’ll find when you crack open the box to the new 15th anniversary edition of Romance of the Nine Empires, featuring five championship caliber decks and a whole lot more, from our pals at AEG.
A game I’d heard quite a bit about in the past, but never had a chance to play, is Romance of the Nine Empires. Now AEG has a special 15th anniversary edition which includes the top decks used in the 2012 Gen Con tournament. Designed as an introduction to the game, this boxed set of R9E carries an MSRP of $39.99.
Will Conquer for Food!
Countermay: The Tapestry of Worlds, crossroads of civilizations beyond imagining. Yet after a thousand years of war, Countermay is dying. Battles, curses, extraterrestrial parasites, demonic influence, and other hazards have ruined much of the planet. The food is running out. The threat of starvation [...]
This was one I hoped would be coming from AEG for Smash Up and sure enough we now have word The Obligatory Cthulhu Expansion will be available in September. Rats! I was keeping my fingers crossed we’d see this at Gen Con! Regardless, four new Lovecraft inspired memes will be part of your shuffle building arsenal to drive your opponents mad. The MSRP for The Obligatory Cthulhu Expansion is $19.99.
Just when you thought Smash Up might escape… the International Gaming Authority reminded us we were honor bound to include Cthulhu in one of our products. So we set on to make the Cthulhu est product ever which you now hold into your hands.
Here’s the latest from Zenescope Entertainment, We Can Be Heroes, Stronghold Games, Ares Games, AEG, Margaret Weis Productions, Wizards of the Coast and more!
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Our pal Todd Rowland, of AEG, has sent word of a summer release for an English language edition of Hisashi Hayashi’s Trains. The game was available in very limited numbers at last year’s Essen and now the title will be made available to a much larger audience! Two to four players take part in this new deck building game as they look to control the most powerful railroad in all Japan.
I’ll guess we should see the release at this year’s Gen Con but there’s no guessing with the price tag, as the MSRP will be $49.99.
The railways of today are amazing things and bullet trains, freight trains and more keep entire countries [...]
Coming in March is the follow up to last Summer’s hit AEG release Smash Up. The Smash Up: Awesomeness Level 9000 expansion features four new factions to add to the shuffle building action. The expansion features 4 all-new distinct factions that you can mix and match to defeat your opponents. Try them with the Core Set to create exponential new combinations!
Killer Plants – Better deal with these guy fast, leave them alone and they’ll grow all over the place… like weeds! *rimshot*
Ghosts – Unlike just about every card game in history, Ghosts benefit from having less cards in your hand. Can you be immaterial?
Steampunks – Can’t leave a good base alone, the [...]
The new year is here but the boys are up to their same old tricks! There are reviews of Courtier from AEG, Invasion from Outer Space from Flying Frog Productions, and the Armies of Germany supplement for Bolt Action from Warlord Games on this edition. Of course, there’s the latest gaming news and the usual off topic discussion.http://archive.org/download/TheGamingGangEpisode52CourtierInvasionFromOuterSpaceArmiesOf/TGG-EP52-1-13-2013.mp3
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You’ve got just over a week to save big (40% off) on over fifty RPG eBook titles at DriveThruRPG! We aren’t talking about just run of the mill, one shot game supplements either as, during the New Year, New Game Sale you can score some really great core systems like Trail of Cthulhu from Pelgrane Press for $14.99; a system I’ve always wanted to take a peek at in Little Fears: Tenth Anniversary Edition from FunSizedGames for $7.20; one of my favorite RPGS in Fantasy Craft Second Printing from our pals at Crafty Games for $17.99; prepare yourself for the huge upcoming Gloriantha sourcebook with the Heroquest Core Rules from Issaries, Inc and Moon Design Publications [...]
Let’s take a look at the fourth game in the City State of Tempest line from AEG. Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck, for 2-4 players. Get your love letter into Princess Annette’s hands while keeping other players’ letters away. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long and your letter may be tossed in the fire!