Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News

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Here are the latest announcements and stories that caught our eyes this week:

    • Renegade Games announced Flip Ships, a cooperative dexterity game by Kane Klenko, the designer of FUSE and Covert.
    • Also, Renegade and Oni Press are teaming up for Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Game, a deck-building game by Keith Baker about figuring out how to adult. (I’ve played an early prototype of this one and I’m looking forward to the game’s release this summer.)
    • WOTC announced D&D Beyond, a digital toolset for D&D 5e, in partnership with Curse. Sign up for the beta now.
    • Catalyst Game Labs has plans to release two new Shadowrun games this fall—a card game (in June) and a board game (at Gen Con).
    • Bezier Games announced that Palace of Mad King Ludwig, a standalone sequel to the wacky tile-laying Castles of Mad King Ludwig, will be released in October. Pre-orders are open now.
    • Gen Con’s CEO Adrian Swartout will be stepping down after this year, to be replaced by David Hoppe. Swartout will continue to serve on Gen Con’s Board of Directors.
    • CMON has hired designer Eric Lang as Director of Game Design—to the delight of fans of both the publisher and the designer.
    • And in case that wasn’t enough, at GAMA this week CMON announced a new game… of thrones. Yep, A Song of Ice and Fire is planned for a late 2017 Kickstarter launch. (In the meantime, Kickstarter better upgrade their servers before then.)
    • Games Workshop also had some announcements at GAMA: a whole new race for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, the Kharadron Overlords” aka Steampunk Duardin, aka dwarfs, which feature some cool new models including some that are carried over the battlefield by balloon.
    • Also from Games Workshop: two new small skirmish type games. Shadow War: Armageddonset in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, will feature small units of troops fighting it out over a new modular terrain system. Units will have the opportunity to grow and improve over the course of a campaign

Finally, here’s what some of the GeekDad Crew has been playing this week:

  • Mike LeSauvage: Dominion, Clank!, Haiku Warrior, LotusBreaker Blocks
  • Robin Brooks: Shadows Over Camelot, Warhammer Quest: Shadows Over Hammerhal
  • Rob Huddleston: Divinity Derby
  • Samantha Fisher: Stroop, Splendor, Yahtzee
  • Ryan Hiller: Pathfinder RPG
  • Jonathan Liu: Kingdomino, Knot Dice, Gloomhaven, Herbaceous, PACG: Mummy’s Mask, Rise to Nobility (upcoming Kickstarter), Sea of Clouds
  • Chris Wickersham: Sat and looked forlornly at his newly arrived Vast box

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