Comic Books

Rock Manor Games has launched a Kickstarter Project for the post-apocalyptic western board game, The Few and Cursed, by designer Michael Gnade (Brass Empire, Maximum Apocalypse). The game is based on the rich and engrossing world from the comic series created by Felipe Cagno and Fabiano Neves, and the art for the game is pulled directly from these stories.  

“The Few and Cursed can best be described as a Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets the Old West comic book series about people trying to survive a world where most of the water evaporated overnight in a mysterious apocalyptic event back in 1840. Even though what was left of mankind found a way to adapt using water, the most valuable asset on the planet, as currency, survival turned the world into a wicked wasteland where it’s either kill or be killed. And evil not only endured, it won.”

1-4 Players take on the role of Curse Chasers, each starting with unique strengths, weaknesses, and asymmetric starting decks of cards. Players deck-build without a market, collecting their cards from an upgrade deck, and choosing which to keep and which to discard. Players meet random encounters, try to complete jobs, capture bounties and find supernatural artifacts. Card play moves the characters across the dry Pacific ocean, gains them resources, improves stats, and generally gains fame or infamy. Dangers lurk all over this world, from fearsome monsters that hunt the heroes, to the ever-present supernatural forces that curse the characters.

“Draw on the darkness too much and you will transform and become cursed… every cursed state has it’s own pros and cons but they all lead towards death.”

The game includes 4 player characters with double layered character boards, minis with 38 starting cards and 90 upgrade cards. Also in the box are 4 monster minis, encounter, shop, artifact, and job cards, and numerous cubes and tokens. A Deluxe Edition adds 60 engraved wooden tokens and a metal first player coin. The Kickstarter Campaign for The Few and Cursed continues through June 27, and the game is expected to deliver in July 2020.

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Playroom Entertainment’s best-selling party game, Geek Out!, is getting a fourth edition based on the popular comedy sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Warner Bros. Television and Cryptozoic are teaming up with them to bring this latest installment to the table with all the quality and humor that fans come to expect from both the Geek Out! series and the hit CBS show. For those unfamiliar with Geek Out!, it is at default a trivia game that asks players to list as many things that they can pertaining to a given category, such as Comic Books, Science Fiction, and Games among many others. The two editions of Geek out that have spawned from it’s original release, Pop Culture and TableTop, further delve into those particular categories. As announced in the press release, the addition of The Big Bang Theory to the series is almost a no-brainer:

 “With subjects including, Comics, Games, SciFi, Fantasy and questions about Warner Bros. Television’s hit comedy series, Geek Out! The Big Bang Theory edition will be great for the show’s fans and those knowledgeable about tons of geeky subjects. […] Using the simple, yet competitive game mechanic, Geek Out! lends itself to amazing social interaction play that is perfect for fans of The Big Bang Theory.”

It’s not easy to say where the series will go from here, but it is a very entertaining idea to mix all the sets together to form an interesting challenge for those seeking to out-geek one another. It also calls to question what other franchises might we see for Geek Out! in the future…but only time will tell. For further information, check out Playroom’s and Cryptozoic’s website for  updates on Geek Out! and similar upcoming products.