Issue #385 – Argent: 2nd Edition

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Jul 25, 2017 – Issue #385

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Argent: The Consortium

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Welcome to Argent University, the premiere magical institution in the World of Indines! The previous University Chancellor has announced his resignation, and the race is on to fill the empty seat. Espionage and Bribery are the classic tools, but you also have powerful magic spells, artifacts looted from the university’s vaults, and your student aides to do your bidding.

Argent was published in 2015, and became a favorite among gamers for its hybrid of American and Euro-style play. Though you have a variety of powers at your disposal, turns are tight and every choice matters. Figuring out the best course of action is always difficult, and players must use all sorts of tricks and diplomacy in order to get the upper hand.

Argent is not your typical worker-placement game. Mages wield powers to hinder and displace one another. Players cast spells to interfere with opponents and upend expectations. Treasures provide aggressive and defensive tools, and supporters can quickly shift the balance of power in any direction. Even the conditions for victory are uncertain-until you are able to spy on the Consortium and learn them!

The updated second edition of Argent is available on Kickstarter now from Level 99 games. Get your copy for just $60!

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Issue #384 – Weekend gaming links

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Jul 22, 2017 – Issue #384

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Burning Rome

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Burning Rome is a quick tactical card game about the warfare, soldiers and tactics deployed on battlefields throughout the ancient world. Put yourself in the shoes of history’s greatest generals as they lead their armies to victory in some of the most iconic battles of the ancient world.
Burning Rome is from designer Emil Larsen of SunTzu Games. It plays 2 or 4 players and plays in under 30 minutes. It’s funding on Kickstarter now – you can reserve your copy for around $25 US.

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“Look at your theme, really look at it. What is it made of, what does it do, how does it do it, why, when, where? All of it. Take it apart and really look at what you have. Stop trying to make a ‘game’ when you can make an experience, something the players will talk about and feel like they were involved.” – Benny Sperling

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Issue #383 – Time for gaming links!

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Jul 6, 2017 – Issue #383

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Issue #382 – 4th of July Gaming!

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Jul 4, 2017 – Issue #382

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Issue #381 – Weekend gaming links

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Jul 1, 2017 – Issue #381

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Issue #380 – Weekend gaming links

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Jun 24, 2017 – Issue #380

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Issue #379 – Rise of Tribes

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Jun 10, 2017 – Issue #379

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Rise of Tribes

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In Rise of Tribes you are pre-historic people looking to grow in number, gather resources, and lead your tribe to victory. Build villages, discover advancements, and control territories to win!

Using a unique dice-pushing mechanic to activate 2 actions per turn, you will choose to grow, move, gather or lead. Explore a modular hex world, deciding whether to advance your fledging civilization with new developments, or achieve greatness with feats on the board.

Spread across the world, taking advantage of mild winters and discovery of new tribes, or plant your roots and establish powerful villages. Share the land with the other players peacefully, or push them out of your territory. There are many paths to victory in Rise of Tribes!

Rise of Tribes is the latest offering from Breaking Games and is funding on Kickstarter now. You can secure your copy for a pledge of just $39.

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Issue #378 – Weekend gaming links

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Jun 3, 2017 – Issue #378

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Issue #377 – Thursday Gaming Links

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Jun 1, 2017 – Issue #377

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Issue #376 – Weekend gaming links

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May 27, 2017 – Issue #376

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