Mondo Games has announced that their popular Unmatched series will be entering the Marvel realm with the upcoming releases of four new titles in the Marvel universe: Redemption Row, which will feature Luke Cage, Ghost Rider, and Moon Knight; Hell’s Kitchen, with Daredevil, Elektra, and Bullseye; Teen Spirit, featuring Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and Cloak and Dagger; and For King and Country with Black Widow, Black Panther, and Winter Soldier. The games should be out this summer. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog was a GeekDad Game of the Year finalist.
Good Puppers, a card game about, well, dogs, had an unusual update on its Kickstarter page. It turns out that the container ship that was bringing the copies of the game to the US to fulfill Kickstarter backer orders encountered a powerful storm at sea that dislodged 15-20% of its containers, sending them overboard. The ship rerouted to Japan to assess the damage, so at this point, the company does not know if the games are OK or heading into the watery abyss.
A couple of news items this week about D&D in other media:
Chaldea is, according to its YouTube page, an “epic fantasy story told through comic art, voice acting, fiction, and live-action film. The world of Chaldea is based on Peter Adkison’s tabletop roleplaying game and the characters and story are inspired from RPG sessions of Dungeons & Dragons and Burning Wheel.“
Variety is reporting that Wonder Woman love interest, Enterprise captain, and IRL Ponch and Jon’s boss’ son Chris Pine is set to star in the D&D movie, currently in development. The movie’s release has been pushed from November 2021 to May 2022 because, well, you know.
Max Brooke, senior developer of the second edition of X-Wing Miniatures Game, has left Fantasy Flight Games.
One of the holiday-themed dice from QWorkshop’s advent calendar is our featured image this week.
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