Wednesday, October 29, 2008

GAMING ANNOUNCEMENTS

I have a couple of announcements for you today.

First, for those of you who enjoy the Dungeons & Dragons products, I noticed a recent announcement (
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/mi/20081021) on the Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) website which some of you may have missed. It concerns the D&D miniatures line, and the last paragraph of the announcement is what really caught my interest. Apparently, upon the Spring 2009 release of D&D Monsters and D&D Heroes, WOTC will no longer package the D&D Miniatures line in its current configuration (fully randomized booster packs and huge packs). This means that November's set -- D&D Miniatures: Demonweb -- will be the final release sold in fully randomized booster packs. As a DM and not a player of the miniatures rules, all I can say is: YAYYYYYYYYYY! (It has been bugging me since the miniature line came out that I couldn't just buy a pack of goblins, orcs, or kobolds for "adventure night.")

Second, I thought I'd give a quick reminder about CrisisCon this weekend (
http://www.crisis.epicenternetworks.com). When I initially learned of this local convention several months ago, I was rather excited about the gaming possibilities. However, over the months, I've noticed that the convention seems more focused on Anime than gaming (a little disappointing to me since I am more of a gamer than an Anime-fan). The gaming schedule is rather skimpy. That being said, in case you are planning on attending (either the entire weekend or only Saturday to play my amazingly fun and awesomely inspired games), I've included my game summaries below...

Hellboy Vs. Cthulhu
System: HorrorClix
Players: 1 to 4
Level of Experience: Beginner-Experienced
Time: Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm
Character Creation: N/A
Synopsis: There are things in this world, dark things, that are simply waiting... waiting for their chance to claim this world as their own.The greatest of these ancient evils is Cthulhu, who has slept for eons untold in the underwater city of R'lyeh. But now, a crazed cult has awakened him to begin a new dark age for Earth. There is only one thing that stands between Cthulhu and all of humanity: Hellboy and the rest of the B.P.R.D. team.

White Flume Mountain (or listed as Feathertop Mountain)
System: TOON Munchkin
Players: 3 to 8
Level of Experience: Beginner-Experienced
Time: Saturday 1:30 pm - 5:30pm
Character Creation: Pre-generated
Synopsis: Remember those great Saturday morning cartoons? Now they'reback – and you're the star! In TOON, anything can happen, and nobody ever gets killed. Been punched? Blown up? Steamrollered? Don't worry – you'll bounce back in the next scene, ready for more! And what could make all of this even more fun? By combining it with that fun-filled card game, Munchkin! Now you can kill the monsters, steal the treasure, and stab your buddy in your own cartoon (based on the classic Dungeons & Dragons adventure, White Plume Mountain)! Are you ready to get silly yet?

The Crack'd And Crook'd Manse
System: Call of Cthulhu
Players: 3 to 5
Level of Experience: Beginner-Experienced
Time: Saturday 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Character Creation: Pre-generated
Synopsis: The year is 1925 and you are about to enter the world of Lovecraftian horror, where danger lies hidden in darkened doorways and ancient evils whisper secrets to those who will listen. Arthur Cornthwaite, beloved uncle and brilliant archaeologist, is missing. Can you unravel the Cornthwaite mystery and uncover the secret of the Fitzgerald Manse?

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