Friday, September 30, 2011
New Games In Hand
Things have been quiet around here on the gaming front. I'm still doing stuff, it just hasn't been the over-the-top game-a-palooza pace that y'all have been accustomed to seeing me do. A cool thing to report on though is a couple of rulebooks I picked this week and last.
First things first is the above copy of Tomorrow's War, and man has this book been highly anticipated! It's the definitive sci-fi standalone in the same vein as the modern cousin, Force on Force. I can't wait to sink my teeth into this one, and there's a lot of sinking to do...it is a mighty tome indeed. I see it's not released for a couple of more weeks yet, so I count myself lucky to have been able to snag an advanced copy.
Next up on the new rules list is 5150 Star Army, and if you've been a reader here you know there have been a lot of 5150 games in the past. Also, readers will note there have been times where getting the rules down consistently has been troublesome for me. Well even after a cursory glance it seems all that and more has been fixed in this new edition. It's not just a new edition, it's a complete overhaul really.
In related news, I will be reviewing these two games in particular, as well as other games and the like over at Santa Cruz Warhammer. In addition to my Barter Bucketing responsibilities at SCWH there's going to be a new feature with me reviewing tabletop games, card games, videogames, movies, whatever that may be gaming related. My first review is up of the Space Marine videogame, and a preview of 5150 Star Army is due in a few days from now. I'll keep the cross-posting to a minimum, and still keep my battle reports here of course.