Monday, September 26, 2016

The Apathy of New Releases (Oct '16)

October releases are usually light:  Things that missed GenCon and companies releasing things a bit too early for Christmas for boutique stores like your FLGS. 


As I base everything off of Game Trade Magazine by Alliance Games Distributors, it's fair to note that this solicitation is in Issue #200.  Sometime around January of 2000 the first copy of Game Trade Monthly arrived in the mail to the store I was running.  As much as I adored the old checklist solicitations and brightly colored weekly updates,  this new magazine format looked polished, was chock full of item descriptions, plus the distributor provided five copies to each store for free to give out to the "good" customers.  In my post-FLGS running days, I've never seen that occur (which is why I pull up the pdf off the website a month before it arrives in print), but the concept is good.


My Want List
Nuttin'


My "Money Is No Object" Want List
Not even close...   Good to see things are back to normal for me. 


My Imaginary Store "The Pegleg Gnome" List\
Alderac Entertainment Group
Treasure Lair ...................................................................................................... $24.99

The Army Painter,
Warpaints 18ml
A huge release of paints for February 2017.  At $2.99 a bottle, it's got some value.


Asmodee
Conan Board Game ............................................................................................. $119.99
Legendary Inventors ............................................................................................ $ 39.99
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective - Jack the Ripper and West End ........... $ 39.99


Atlas Games
Once Upon a Time:  Fairy Tales .......................................................................... $ 12.95


Ceaco
Go Nuts Dice Game ............................................................................................. $11.00


Chaosium
Call of Cthulhu Keeper's Deck ............................................................................. $44.95


Decision Games
Ceres: Operation Stolen Base ................................................................................ $12.95
Merrils Marauders .................................................................................................. $12.95
Long Range Desert Group ...................................................................................... $12.95
Phobos Rising! ........................................................................................................ $12.95
Gotta love solitaire wargames (all four)!  They don't get enough love nowadays.


Fantasy Flight Games
Doom Board Game ................................................................................................. $79.95
In retail, licensed board games are usually "one and done" items to sell.   This should be the poster child for that phrase. 
Game of Thrones:  The Iron Throne ...................................................................... $49.95
Alright, maybe two and done.  There will be another licensed version of something else in a month or two.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen HC .................................... $29.95
Mansions of Madness  2nd Edition ........................................................................ $99.95
Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition Recurring Nightmare Figure and Tiles ..........  $49.95
Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition Suppressed Memories Figure and Tiles .........  $49.95
Star Wars Armada: Phoenix Home ........................................................................  $29.95
Star Wars Armada: Imperial Fighter Squadrons II Expansion ............................... $19.95
Star Wars Armada: Rebel Fighter Squadrons II Expansion .................................... $19.95
Star Wars Armada: Corellian Conflict Campaign Expansion ................................. $29.95
Star Wars RPG:  Age of Rebellion - Friends Like These HC ................................. $29.95
Star Wars X-Wing Sabine's Tie Fighter .................................................................. $14.95
Star Wars X-Wing Force Awakens Upsilon Class Shuttle .....................................  $39.95
Star Wars X-Wing Force Awakens Quad Jumper ..................................................  $14.95


Gale Force Nine
D&D RPG:  Storm King's Thunder DM Screen ...................................................... $14.99


Games Workshop
Death Masque ........................................................................................................... $150.00
Another overpriced boxed set... although... with the price of dreadnoughts and jet bikes, it might be worth it.
It's Deathwatch and Ogre Kingdoms Time for expensive plastic! 

Green Ronin Publishing
Mutants and Masterminds Hero High Sourcebook - Revised Edition ........................ $32.95


Hasbro
Magic the Gathering:  Arena of the Planeswalker - Shadows Over Innistrad ............... PI
So board games for the next set will be a thing?  I'd wait three months and pick it out of the discount bin.  Lots of opportunities online and in brick and mortar for the last game.

Kobold Press
D&D 5E:  Book of Lairs ............................................................................................... $29.99
D&D 5E:  Tome of Beasts - Pawns .............................................................................. $34.99


Konami Digital Entertainment
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Destiny Soldiers Boosters
Yu-Gi-Oh!  TCG Invasion - Vengeance Special Edition


Koplow Games
Time Dice Sets ...................................................................................................................  $4.70


Legion Supplies
Boomstick Playmat ............................................................................................................ $7.80
Grumpy Kim Playmat ......................................................................................................... $7.80
Kitten Playmat            .......................................................................................................... $7.80
For $7.80 apiece, these need to be some cheap playmats...


Midnight Syndicate
Fantasy Music:  Zombies!! Official Board Game Soundtrack CD. ................................... $9.99


Mongoose Publishing
Paranoia Core Starter Set ................................................................................................ $59.99
Traveller RPG Starter Set ............................................................................................... $59.99


Osprey Publishing
Chosen Men:  Military Skirmish in the Napoleonic Wars ............................................. $19.00


Paizo Publishing
Pathfinder RPG: Adv Path - Strange Aeons Part 5 - What Grows Within ..................... $24.99
Pathfinder RPG: Flip Mat Classics - Arena .................................................................... $13.99
Pathfinder RPG: Map Pack Armada ............................................................................... $14.99
Pathfinder RPG:  Player's Companion - Healer's Handbook .......................................... $14.99


Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Savage Worlds RPG:  Weird War I Players Guide ........................................................ $19.99
Savage Worlds RPG:  Weird War I War Master's Handbook ....................................... $19.99


Pokémon USA
Pokémon TCG:  XY Evolution Boosters
Pokémon TCG:  XY Evolution Elite Trainer Box
Pokémon TCG:  XY Evolution Theme Decks.


Posthuman Studios
Fate RPG:  Eclipse Phase - Transhumanity's Fate ..................................................... $19.99


Rio Grande
Power Grid: The Card Game ....................................................................................... PI




Rogue Games
Colonial Gothic RPG:  The Defeated Dead ................................................................ $14.99


Steve Jackson Games
GURPS 4th Edition - Mars Attacks ............................................................................ $24.95
Munchkin Pathfinder - Truly Gobnoxious Blister ......................................................  $ 5.95


Surfin Meeple
Drakerys Accessory Box Sceneries Set A-C\ ........................................................ $45.00 each
I'm interested in more details about these sets...








Wizards of the Coast
Magic: The Gathering CCG Aether Revolt




WizKids
D&D Assault of the Giants Board Game ................................................................ $99.99
D&D Rock Paper Wizard ........................................................................................ $19.99
Star Trek Attack Wing Borg Sphere 4270 Expansion ............................................. $14.99
Star Trek Attack Wing Federation USS Defiant Expansion .................................... $14.99


















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