Solforge Kickstarter was announced. I consider myself a fan of the digital version of Ascension and so was quite interested to see what Stoneblade (previously Gary Games) could do with a purely digital format. Online card games aren’t something new and a slew of them coming out made me interested in the genre as a whole. The deal was sealed when Stoneblade announced that the don of the CCG genre, Richard Garfield was involved I got rather excited. Now imagine my surprise and disappointment when I discover that Solforge is a lane based card game that has already been done to death.
Space Hulk, Talisman, Doom of the Eldar (maybe that last one should be ignored)? It seems an age ago now but at one time Games Workshop where the kings of theme based board games. Time has passed and the mantle has been handed on to Fantasy Flight Games, along with many of Games Worksop’s licences and settings. Relic is the latest offering as Fantasy Flight have combined the Warhammer 40,000 universe and Talisman’s game mechanics into an epic space quest to defeat the evils of chaos.
Welcome to the first (of hopefully a regular) of the News Collider, a roundup of interesting tit bits and news to come out of the table top gaming world in the last few weeks. In this round up we go back to look at some older news you may have missed as we look at a new Blood Bowl video game, shiny screenshots from the Space Hulk conversion, a shiny new board game from Gale Force Nine and a Warmachine deck building game.
Warmachine two player battle-box is a brilliant and cheap way to start playing Warmachine. You get a load of miniatures for the game with some extra units that will take you beyond the faction starter boxes. You’re going to be stuck with small games straight out of the box. This isn’t a bad thing, one of Warmachine’s great strengths is it works so well with just a handful of models as well as larger armies and it allows you to get to grips with the rules. Starting at the 15 point mark you can easily tweak the two armies to suit your needs, but if you want to take your armies to the next level, 25 points, then you’re going to have to expand both armies slightly. Luckily with just a handful of extra models you can take these armies much further.