Ah, to relive those halcyon days of yore, when we would run down the local game shop on a Thursday or Friday afternoon to see what goodies the gaming gods sent from Chessex, The Armory, or Wargames West. Nowadays, I'm just a bitter man, probably it costs see a softcover sourcebook in gas just to drive to the closest shop. But enough griping, he's the new releases for pre-order from Game Trade Magazine this month.
My personal must-have list: absolutely nothing. Oh, I've updated my want list to reflect the Gnome Wars American Gnomes and the Holy Gnoman Empire figs, but there's nothing here shouts, "Sell your kidneys!"
My wish list: Nothing. Really! Really-really!
My store list: Everything would be, of course, subject to the whims of my imaginary store, but I will highlight the interesting items.
*L5R CCG Second City Set, plus new WoW expansions.
*There are 25 separate items for Flames of War, TWENTY FIVE. And not much under $35.00. Now I watched a little of the FoW National Tourney at Historicon, and the guys seem nice and looked like they were having fun, but the armies they field on one table could cost as much as a couple of rows of tables at an ancients tourney. I admit, I don't get it.
*There are 11 new boxed sets for the continued roll-out for Heavy Gear. Would I as a store owner, in questionable economic times, be willing to invest even one of each into the game line? I would hope that their would be a discounted store starter dispaly with extra posters, promo material, and maybe an extra 5% off cost. Heck,I really hope FoW has that as well
*Talisman Dragon Expansion - The coolest, yet most overrated of the Talisman expansions is back! $ 40.00
*THE LAUNDRY:THE MYTHOS DOSSIERS
*MUTANTS & MASTERMINDS 3RD EDITION: HEROES AND VILLAINS OF WWII
*Pathfinder - 3 new Third party products, and a slew of stuff from Paizo
*ELDER SIGN: a new board game from the creators of Arkham Horror.
*Star Fluxx and a Mixed Assortment of Fluxx
*Age of Cthulhu 6 Dreams of Japan
*SETTLERS OF CATAN Official Game Pieces! Read the direct blurb.Expand the Settlers of Catan game with these official game pieces! Each set features four cities, five settlements, and 15 roads from different cultures in history, hand-crafted in fine pewter, complete with a special Robber token modeled after each cultural setting. Scheduled to ship in July 2011.
BAVARIAN GAME SETSFP 1203................................$29.95
CHINESE GAME SETSFP 1201..................................$29.95
EGYPTIAN GAME SETSFP 1202................................$29.95
VIKINGS GAME SETSFP 1200...................................$29.95
*WARMACHINE: TWO-PLAYER BATTLE BOX 99.99
*Many new units for Dystopian Wars
*Steve Jackson Games:
Giant cthulhu foam dice. When did big foam dice become $16?
Munchkin Axe Cop from the webcomic.
Munchkin: Conan the Barbarian
*gasp* GURPS Tactical Shooting - Another actual GURPS book? Holy Schniekies!
Trophy Buck - a dice game that looks like farkel or cosmic wimpout.
Axis and Allies: Angel 20 CMG - The Air War begins. Are they the right size of Check Your 6?*D&D dragons collectors set - black,blue, green, red,and white dragon (boo hoo no gold?) $44.95 *Legend of Drizzt board game. 64.99
* MAGIC THE GATHERING: INNISTRAD - Another new set. I am soooooo out of the loop
*DC HEROCLIX: GREENLANTERN GRAVITY FEED
*HALO HEROCLIX:HALO 10TH ANNIVERSARY BOXED SET
*MARVEL HEROCLIX:GIANT-SIZE FIGURES: X-MEN - APOCALYPSE and Sentinel Mk II and Mk V
*PATHFINDER BEGINNERBOX HEROES FANTASY MINIATURES SET
*STAR TREK EXPEDITIONS: EXPANSION SET
There's potential there. Potential for profit or diaster.