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Massive Darkness is the latest title from Guillotine Games & Cool Mini or Not to arrive on Kickstarter with a bang!

This game is a fantasy dungeon crawler whose design is based upon Zombicide Black Plague and extends to include a campaign and leveling up your characters and their skills and abilities.

The game is fully cooperative and requires no game-master. Also notable it that it also features massive roaming monsters and the ability to use the dark to avoid them or weaken them in combat.

Of course, being from Cool Mini or Not it’s already smashed it’s funding goal of $200,000 within minutes (and currently sitting on $1,037,396 at time of writing around 36 hours in). It also has LOADS of stretch goals already unlocked, adding LOADS and LOADS of great new miniatures to the game, with more to come.

For more information see the Kickstarter

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Seeing as how you are reading this story on Dice Tower News, I imagine you know exactly what a dice tower is, but for those who stumbled upon this, I will explain.  A dice tower is a simple little tower with alternating sloped sections on the inside meant to randomize your dice when you drop them inside.  They can be simple wooden affairs or acrylic in many colors, even elaborate shapes and sizes, but with this campaign you get something a little different.

In the mechanical dice tower campaign you can get the standard dice tower without any frills, but if you pay a bit more you can get one of the jewels of this campaign in the form of a mechanically assisted dice tower.  What this means is that you can place your dice on top of the tower, press a lever and the dice tower will articulate, throwing the dice down the chute, rolling them for you.  While personally I can go either way on the use of a dice tower, these are impressive and if I had one I would use them just because of their novelty.  If you would like your own then you can head on over to the campaign page to pledge for one.

copper dice

Some interesting dice Kickstarters have been popping up so here are a couple of the good ones.  First are hand stamped copper dice where except for the initial bar of copper that he starts with, are made completely by hand from start to finish, including stamping the individual pips or numbers on each die.  Price is not cheap at $20 for a pair, but you will be getting high quality and craftsmanship, so if you want a pair, head on over to the campaign page.

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Next is the second wave of Little Cluus dice, these are also hand made dice that are clear with a small sculpture of some kind in the middle.  The iconic figure for the line is dragons but you can also get anything you want made like skulls, the TARDIS, Cthulhu, or anything else that the artist thinks she can create.  The dice come in various sizes and sets so if this sounds like something you want you can head over to the campaign page.

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Next are not dice, but dice towers and dice shaped containers made by Elvenroot Woodworks.  The dice cases are themselves shaped like giant D20s and offer lots of room to store your dice with a capacity of 100 dice for the larger version, and they come with magnets to secure the lid.  The dice towers are special in that they are collapsible, so once you are done using them you can flatten them out to about the size of a pack of coasters for traveling to your next game.  If you would like any of these hand crafted beauties you can head on over to the campaign page.

weather die

Last are dice that belong in the “Why?” category, and like the D120 that was recently created the answer is a simple, why not?  The dice in question are emotion and weather dice by Studio 6d6, both are d12s with each side depicting a different emotion on one, and different weather conditions on the other.  The emotion die has emotions like love, worried, sly, mad, and other emotions while the weather die has very sunny/hot, rain with wind, overcast and more.  The only use that comes to mind from me are for randomizing emotions and weather in an RPG, but collectors don’t need such a reason, so you can head on over to the campaign page to pledge for your own set.

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It’s that time again! Time to announce this week’s winner of a $10.00 gift certificate good for purchases made at Cool Stuff Inc!! Congratulations to Dane B! Prior to sending posting this article an email was sent to Dane explaining how to redeem hiscertificate.

Dice Tower News would really like to thank Cool Stuff for supplying the certificates. They’ve been doing this for over a year now – over $700! If you want the lowest prices in board games, visit Cool Stuff here!

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Stonemaier Games today announced that they are working on their first Legacy style game, titled Charterstone.

Charterstone is a worker placement, Euro style game for where players will have unique, secret skills which they’ll use to build a village. Each building that players construct will become a permanent action space that all players can use and will carry over into future games.

Charterstone is for 1-6 players and, unlike most other Legacy style games, is less destructive and more constructive and will remain playable once the campaign is over – you will have a fully functioning game that is unique to you and your group.

There is no release date as yet, as the game is still in the early stages of development, but it is anticipated to be on Kickstarter by the end of 2016 with fulfillment sometime in 2017.

To view the official announcement, please visit the Stonemaier Games website here

pathfinder digital

The digital implementation of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game has finally arrived for tablet devices and is titled Pathfinder Adventures.

Pathfinder Adventures is essentially a role-playing game in card form featuring leveling up, a long campaign and everything else you’d expect. Each character is represented by a deck of cards which you can customize and includes equipment, weapons, armor, etc – additionally, each card represents your character’s life points, when your deck is empty you are defeated.

The game is a free download that comes with a tutorial mission and a 3-part taster mission. Additional scenarios, characters and treasure chests are purchasable with cash or gold that you earn through playing.

The game is very polished with excellent graphics and nice transition scenes. Currently only solo and pass & play modes are available but online play has been mentioned and may appear later.

Get it for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play

 

 

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NSKN Games has announced the creation of a new games studio concentrating on publishing small, portable games for both families and gamers.

Strawberry Studio is founded by Agnieszka Kopera, Andrei Novac and Blaxej Kubacki of NSKN Games along with Rainer Ahlfors.

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Their first title will be ‘3 Wishes’ which is scheduled to be released this summer in cooperation with Passport Game Studios. This game will be for 3-5 players aged 8 and above and will play in 3-5 minutes. Gameplay is based on wit and speed where you are trying to outsmart your friends with risk management and bluffing!

For more information please see the Strawberry Studio website here.

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The Family Zone is a new range of games from MAGE Company designed for families. The games play in around 15-30 minutes for ages 8+ and feature awesome gameplay and clever twists.

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The first title, Carrotia is a light, co-operative tile placement game for 1 to 6 players where the rabbits must explore the wilds and collect enough food to feed the colony while avoiding the owl, hawk and other birds as they swoop in causing mayhem.

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Secondly is The Cohort, a fast-paced card game for 2 to 6 players where you are racing to be the first to assemble a Legion to prove yourself to Caesar as the best of his commanders.

And finally, the third game in the line is Wrong Chemistry, an ‘easy to learn – hard to master’ game that includes funny references to real elements from the periodic table. Players try to change the pieces on the board to match the shapes on the cards in their hands.

The games will launch at the UK Games Expo in June 2016 and can also be pre-ordered from Mage Company’s webstore.

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Well, it’s that time again. Time to pick this week’s winner of a $10.00 gift certificate with Cool Stuff Inc. This week’s winner is John B. CONGRATULATIONS!!

As mentioned in the past, I always email the winner prior to posting this article. Thus, if you’re another John B. and you didn’t get the email, you were not the winner. Having said that, however, don’t give up hope. We choose a winner *every* week and to be entered to win, all you have to do is be a subscriber to our news. You can register by filling out the short form on the right.

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