Greater than Games have opened up pre-orders for their new expansion to Sentinels of the Multiverse, Wrath of the Cosmos. Their pre-order campaign has stretch goals. As more pre-orders are tallied up, art prints, promos, and more expansions will become available. You can find the current counter on the game’s main page.
Wrath of the Cosmos is designed by Christopher Badell, Paul Bender, Adam Rebottaro and will introduce two cosmic heroes, four villains, and two environments for the base game.
APE Games announced its partnership with Rule & Make to publish Rise to Power. Designed by Allen Chang and Alistair Kearney, the game was funded in Australia on Kickstarter earlier this year. Rise to Power is a city building, card game with a set collection mechanism. You can find more information on the game here.
Designer James Ernest of Cheapass Games (Pirates of the Spanish Main, Light Speed) provides the basics of probability theory in a recent article, “Probability for Game Designers.” Ernest goes into some detail on odds, serial probabilities, results, events, and “the gambler’s fallacy,” stating that “a well-known misconception about random events is that their results tend to ‘even out’ over time.“
Also, if you’re attending Gen Con, Ernest will be conducting a lecture on probability and basic math on Saturday at 5pm. The game ID for this event is SEM1465794.
Greater than Games is looking for a graphics designer. For more information, click here.
From the posting:
Job Summary: We are seeking an in-house Graphic Designer with the ability to produce engaging visual elements for games, web, and marketing. An ideal candidate will be good at taking others’ ideas and translating them into graphical communication, as well as contributing their own ideas and standing for good design principles. We will begin the interview process in September, with the intent to complete the hiring process in October.
Company Description: Founded in January 2011 by Christopher Badell, Adam Rebottaro, and Paul Bender, Greater Than Games, LLC designs and publishes tabletop gaming products. We at Greater Than Games are all about making the games that we have always wanted to play. Our initial product, Sentinels of the Multiverse, has enjoyed critical and commercial success, and we are continuing to grow our business both with SotM expansions and with other designer tabletop games. We are a team of game players and product creators who have a ridiculous creation process and plans to continue producing high quality tabletop games for many years to come. We hope to find the perfect match to be a part of our team!
Yes, it is true. Legend of Zelda is finally sneaking onto tabletops but in the Monoply way. This exclusive edition is set to release September 15 and will feature a Hyrulian theme over the entire game…”Hyrule locations instead of the more familiar Monopoly properties, Monopoly money bearing pictures of rupees (in the wrong colours), Deku Sprouts and Deku Trees instead of houses and hotels, and Zelda-themed cards and game pieces.”
The Last Banquet from Fantasy Flight Games was announced in March and as we get closer to release, FFG takes us into the game with a preview of the characters and card anatomy. This party game will have players entering “a world of courtly posturing and deadly intrigue in The Last Banquet. In this large-group game for six to twenty-five players, you and your friends take on the roles of royalty, nobles, commoners, and even servants attending a magnificent banquet. Six different scenarios divide the characters into competing factions, which have a different objective in each scenario, from murdering the king or queen, to rescuing the princess from captivity or securing part of a luxurious estate.“
Some exciting news from Fantasy Flight Games was announced today. The popular video game X-com, a tactical game pitting militia against aliens, is now going to be released as a board game. The game includes various cards, tokens, and miniatures and the artwork looks fantastic. What’s additionally interesting is that a companion digital app will be released.
“In XCOM: The Board Game, you and up to three friends assume the roles of the leaders of the elite, international organization known as XCOM. It is your job to defend humanity, quell the rising panic, and turn back the alien invasion.
Where the world’s militaries have failed to stand against the alien invaders, you must succeed. To do so, you must make strategic use of the resources available to you. You must launch Interceptors to shoot down alien UFOs, assign soldiers to key missions, research alien technology, and use that technology to defend your base, all while you try to keep the world from collapsing just long enough that you can coordinate one final mission to repel the invaders for good.”
You can visit FFG’s website here for more information.
AEG’s Doomtown: Reloaded has been given an official street date of September 8. Both the standard release and the Premium Edition will be available.
Reloaded will be at GenCon with the game’s first major events. And AEG recently announced the first Saddlebag expansion to release in November.
This war-game looks at the battles that started and ended “The Great Northern War,” Sweden vs. Russia. Designed by Paul Rohrbaugh and Lembit Tohver, this was in Against the Odds magazine, #42. Components include one full color 22″ x 34″ map, and 264 large 5/8″ die-cut, color pieces.
Ares Games will be located in booth 459 at Gen Con 2014.
A special event is scheduled on August 14, at 10 a.m.: an attempt to set the record for most players in a Sails of Glory game, with 50 people at the same table.
They will be selling copies of The Battle of Five Armies, a stand alone game in the War of the Ring line. There will also be preview areas for Dino Race and the WW2 Wings of Glory Special Packs.