Issue #388 – Weekend gaming links

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Aug 12, 2017 – Issue #388

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Issue #387 – Hands in the Sea

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Aug 10, 2017 – Issue #387

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Hands in the Sea

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Hands in the Sea is a two-player deck building card driven war game set during the First Punic War between Rome and Carthage from 264-241 BC. Each player uses their deck of cards to perform up to two actions per round. Actions range from colonization to naval movement, to battle, with most activity centered in Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica. Players may also purchase additional cards to bolster their decks and provide them with more choices. There are also Strategy cards that players can purchase to give them additional advantages.

Inspired by A Few Acres of Snow, this game features several new elements, including navies and naval battles, cavalry superiority, mercenaries, field battles, sieges, manpower, strategy cards, random events, turn based scoring, bribery and tactical bonuses. The name of the game is based on a quote from a Carthaginian commander, who claimed at the outbreak of hostilities that the Carthaginian control of the seas was such that the Romans would not even dare wash their hands in the sea.

The updated 2.0 version of Hands in the Sea is funding on Kickstarter now. You can reserve your copy for just $50.

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Issue #386 – Dawn of the Archmage

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Aug 5, 2017 – Issue #386

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Dawn of the Archmage

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Dawn of the Archmage is a small unit (miniatures) skirmish game for 2 to 4 players. Each mage will represent a school of magic, summoning powerful monsters to the battlefield. Pitting their fearsome creatures in gladiatorial battle, one mage will reign victorious, ascending to the title of Archmage. Each mage uses summoning powers to bring new and dangerous creatures to the battlefield. Expending massive mystical energy, their battle grows in frenetic power as monstrous beasts fight for the mages who control them, seeking to destroy all challengers in a magic-fueled frenzy.
Dawn of the Archmage from Brave Frontier Studios is on Kickstarter now. A pledge of $69 will secure your copy.

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