This week on Re-Roll, it’s surprises and preparation and a few things to look forward to…
- It’s the calm before the storm, folks. Not much news this week as, I’m sure, everyone is packing their bags and readying for Gen Con next week.
- Speaking of that, there’s a better than likely chance that there will be no Re-Roll next week, for the first time since we started almost a year ago. Since I write this on Thursdays, and August 17 is the first day of Gen Con and I am scheduled until past midnight next Thursday, it’s pretty unlikely you’re going to see anything next week. Sorry! But be sure to follow me on Twitter and the GeekDad account, as well. If time allows or I can’t sleep, maybe I’ll do a mid-weekend post and our usual mountain of coverage in the weeks that follow.
- If you’re going to be at Gen Con, come play games with us Thursday night. We have two sessions with spots still open. And, if I can add, we have some wickedly fun things planned. I’m really excited about it!
- Renegade Game Studios released this mysterious tweet this week. What does it mean? I can’t wait to find out!
— Renegade Games (@PlayRenegade) August 7, 2017
- Not to be outdone, Fantasy Flight dropped this nuclear bombshell …
— Fantasy Flight Games (@FFGames) August 8, 2017
- … but were polite enough to follow it up with a whole bunch of information about the 1-4 player game, which plays in 2-3 hours, and is coming to shelves all across the wasteland in Q4 of this year.
- Fantasy Flight also announced Legacy of Dragonholt, a “narrative adventure game” set in the Runebound universe. Assemble your team of adventurers, the journey begins in Q4.
- T.I.M.E Stories gets yet another expansion, this one called Estrella Drive. The setting is a luxurious, but possibly haunted, Hollywood mansion in the early 1980s. More information will no doubt be on the way, but you can look for this one in (say it with me) Q4.
- Renegade Game Studios announced that Sentient, Flip Ships, and Atlas: Enchanted Lands would re releasing, respectively, September 6, 13, and 20. That’s, not Q4! It’s Q3!
- BoardGameGeek posted that they would be publishing some game-related posters. The first, Blood Rage, is pretty amazing looking.
- Pretzel Games will be releasing a version of Flick Em Up that’s twice as big as the version they had last year and comes in a pretty nice suitcase. You can buy it for $300 if the earlier version wasn’t big enough for you or you want a game-branded suitcase for your next vacation.
At GeekDad, we write a lot about tabletop games. Here’s what we’ve written about this past week:
- Most of us headed to Indianapolis next week wrote about what about Gen Con we are looking forward to most.
- Ryan Hiller tried to divorce your money from your wallet in the miniatures extravaganza that is the fourth Reaper Bones Kickstarter.
- Jonathan Liu looked at a Kickstarter for Before the Earth Explodes and let us know about a few others in his Kickstarter roundup. Then he looked at the final products of two others he had previously written up: Leaders of Euphoria and Sol: Last Days of a Star.
- I reviewed Donner Dinner Party, a cannibalistic bluffing game, and Indulgence, a trick-taker from Restoration Games. I also circled back to Hive Mind, a favorite party game from the past year that hadn’t been reviewed. I also looked at another older title, The World of SMOG: On Her Majesty’s Service. Finally, I had a list of tips for attending Gen Con.
Finally, here’s what some of the GeekDad Crew has been playing this week:
- Ryan Hiller: Gloom, Pathfinder RPG, Star Trek Attack Wing, Zombicide: Black Plague
- Jonathan Liu: Go Nuts for Donuts, Flying Kiwis, Now Boarding (upcoming Kickstarter), PACG: Mummy’s Mask, Stop Thief!, Horizons (upcoming Kickstarter), Ice Cool, Nefarious: Becoming a Monster, Sol: Last Days of a Star
- Anthony Karcz: Exploding Kittens, X-Wing Miniatures
- Robin Brooks: Shipwreck Arcana, Outfoxed, Warhammer 40k, Citadels.
- Chris Wickersham: Go Nuts for Donuts, Scattergories Categories
- Dave Banks: Downforce, Indulgence, Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game, Kingdomino