Dice Combat

Vengeance: Director’s Cut is an expansion to 2017’s Vengeance, a game in which the players are downtrodden heroes seeking to get revenge against those who have wronged them. In Vengeance: Director’s Cut, the players are movie directors, shooting a film about the heroes attempts to confront their nemeses – in fact, the expansion is billing itself as “A revenge movie in a box.”

In the Vengeance: Director’s Cut expansion, a new gang is introduced as well as a new hero. The expansion also introduces Hero Perks and Story Missions, which are specific to each hero and add more narrative to the base game.

Through the currently running Kickstarter campaign, which has funded, those interested can get the base game as well as the expansion. For further information, be sure and check out the Vengeance Kickstarter campaign here. The campaign only has about a week to go!

Breaking Games has brought a new worker placement fantasy game, Dwellings of Eldervale, designed by Luke Laurie to Kickstarter! This 1-5 player game will have you each controlling a unique faction including Air, Earth, Water, Fire, Light, Darkness, Order, and Chaos. The game combines worker placement with tableau/engine building mechanisms as each player summons special units, dwell in Eldervale to gain points as well as combat advantages, battle other players or even monsters with dice driven combat that can be mitigated, play magic cards, and advance your elemental power.

The standard box includes 8 sets of player wooden components, 8 player boards but 11 factions, 8 monster cards, 49 magic cards, 8 jumbo starter cards, 72 adventure cards, 24 elemental hexes with unique artwork on every tile as well as 7 ruin hexes, 100 treasure tokens, 54 dice, 9 glass orbs, cardboard resources, and a board of elements. The game also comes with storage trays.

To find out more, visit their Kickstarter campaign here.

Tired of carrying your Star Wars Destiny dice in old Crown Royal bags? Fantasy Flight games has just released three themed binders to hold the dice and cards necessary to play Star Wars: Destiny. The Princess Leia Dice Binder, the Boba Fett Dice Binder, and the Darth Vader Dice Binder have been released to retail this week.

“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”
   –Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Hope

The spacious binder has room for up to fourty-four dice and fourty-four cards. the binder design allows for each of the die to be individually displayed, allowing for a much faster retrieval when adding new upgrade and support carts to your characters.

The binder is compatible with all current and future dice and cards released for the game.

About Star Wars Destiny
Star Wars: Destiny is a collectible dice and card game from Fantasy Flight games that allows players to create battles between iconic heroes and villains with various locations and themes from the Star Wars universe.

In each game two players take part in a fast-paced duel in an attempt to be the first to eliminate the other player’s characters. The combines dice-driven combat with card based hand management. Players can create decks that include characters from any faction and or era, just as long as heroes and villains are on opposite sides of the fight, not on the same team.

Each player will construct a thirty-card deck with appropriate events, upgrades, and supports as well as the appropriate dice. Once play begins players alternate actions; activating die, playing cards, and attacking. Whoever has characters still standing at the end of the game wins.

 

Upper Deck Entertainment has announced plans to release the Marvel Contest of Champions: Battlerealms game in the Summer of 2018. The game has 3-6 players aged 12+ battling against each other as Marvel superheroes and is set in the “Contest of Champions” universe made popular in video games.

In Battlerealms each player will take control of a one of 12 available Marvel Superheroes, rolling dice to activate powers, move across locations to gain points of their own and to take points from other players.

At the beginning of each game each player will choose one of the 12 available superheroes and then construct a play area containing different locations. Once the game is set the battle begins. On each turn players will roll up to six custom dice to discover what powers they will be able to use, rerolling the dice up to two times. Arrangement of the dice will matter when unlocking unique powers, attacking and moving among locations.

Actions will allow you to both move and eliminate the victory points of other players while also earning your own victory points. If a players victory points ever fall to zero they are knocked out of the game. Players will win the game by either eliminating all other heroes or by being the first to reach 21 victory points.

Marvel Contest of Champions: Battlerealm is scheduled for a Summer 2018 release.