As sometimes happens, one of our recent review targets has been updated, and Demian is on the case. As proof, he’s taken a look at two recent additions to the Wickedly Errant Game System from Gamewick Games. First, WEGS: Old Skool Redux tweaks and adds to the core fantasy RPG system, improving on the original edition. Then we hear about Dice Rule!, which is an enhancement more than an expansion, but certainly worth checking out.
Archive for July, 2010
Because we know you can’t get enough, we’re starting the week with another Gaming News Update interview. This time Lee Valentine chats with Colby Dauch of Plaid Hat Games and Hasbro’s Dungeons & Dragons Heroscape line. Colby has several projects in his queue, both freelance designs and new Summoner Wars releases, which Lee quizzes him on for this new episode.
By the way, if you still haven’t familiarized yourself with Summoner Wars we’ve got a review of it right here.
To help keep us up to date on the mass of card gaming goodness available these days, Demian has sent over his thoughts on 7 Ate 9 and Super Circles (both from Out of the Box), and on Third-World General (Battle Bunker Games). As it turns out, at least one of these failed to fully convey its “goodness” to him, while another was selected as part of OgreCave’s Christmas Gift Guide 2009. We trust you’ll figure out which is which.
Mike tweeted about this earlier, but it deserves a main page mention: Betrayal at House on the Hill: Second Edition is on final approach for release October 5th. Co-designer Bruce Glassco announced the new edition back in November 2009, and has recently hinted at new features of the updated game. The new game will feature eight new Haunts, a new “hidden traitor” mechanic, five new items, redesigned die-cut tokens, and new artwork. In all, great news for fans of the original edition (which we reviewed here), especially those who waited too long to pick up a copy.
In our latest Gaming News Update interview, Lee Valentine chats with Chuck Kroegel of Petroglyph Games about the company’s plans to release a card game, a board game, and a PC game in the next few months, all about a single fantasy setting. Kroegel, Petroglyph’s General Manager and one of the company’s designers, goes into the details of their plans to present the world of Graxia to the greater gaming public.
In his quest to examine every corner of Small World, Lee has taken an extensive look at Small World: Tales and Legends, the brand-new expansion for Small World being released this week by Days of Wonder. The set adds random Event cards to the ebb and flow of conquest and civilization decline that fans of the game have come to know and love. How does this set stack up? Have a read and find out.
I mentioned this in our KublaCon 2010 image gallery (on OgreCave’s Facebook page – you’ve become a fan of us, right?), where our readers saw a shot of the Small World iPad app. Well, this just in: Days of Wonder has upgraded the program to include an AI to play against, enabling solo play for the formerly two-player only app. Those who already purchased the app can upgrade for free, or new players can download the app for $6.99.
We’ve given new Cave dweller Daron the task of getting us up to speed on the near-legendary game line of Memoir ’44, and today he has delivered his first two reviews for our edification. To make sure everyone’s on the same page, Daron describes the Memoir ’44 main set first. Then he moves on to one of the game’s early expansions, Memoir ’44: Eastern Front, which brings the Russians barreling into your WWII scenarios like an irate bear. If you still haven’t discovered this board game foray into wargaming territory, read on, and prepare for battle.
What goes better with a dice game than brains and shotgun blasts? That’s right, we’re talking about Zombie Dice, one of the new releases from Steve Jackson Games that puts players in the role of a hungry zombie (is there any other kind?). Lee has thrown the bones for a while and chased down his share of tasty humans, and lets us know just how much game is in that dice cup. Have a look at his review, or browse our long list of previous reviews in the review index.