Modiphius Entertainment is coming out with a brand new game, Agatha Christie- Death on the Cards designed by Dr. Thomas Rawlings from Auroch Digital. This is a 2-6 player cooperative game that stays true to the classic stories written by Agatha Christie. Players will work together to solve a murder mystery, but there is a twist! One of the players is the murderer and will attempt to stay hidden, but all players have dark secrets in this thrilling card game.
Components include 80 cards consisting of 18 secret cards, 25 detective cards, 22 event cards, 4 devious cards, 10 “Not so Fast” cards, and 1 Murderer Escapes! card.
This game is set to hit retail this Christmas and you will be able to give it a try at UK GAMES EXPO, GENCON, and ESSEN SPIEL.
The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms will have you and your band of heroes set out on narrative-driven scenarios, ranging from treasure-seeking dungeon delves to Tamriel battles, completing quests and objectives – and enjoying high quality 32mm resin miniatures each with its own custom base (including fan favorites such as Hadvar, Ralof, Yrsarald Thrice-Pierced, Marcurio, Mjoll the Lioness, Ulfric Stormcloak, Galmar Stone-Fist, General Tullius and Lydia).
In the first wave, players will lead their forces of the Stormcloaks or Imperial Legion – comprised of 1-5 heroes and 3-15 troops – to fight for the future of Skyrim in the civil war. This wave of releases will be a two player starter set and reinforcement sets of resin miniatures for the Stormcloaks and Imperial Army, as well as a Dragonborn single player set. Planned future releases include additional races and characters from across the Elder Scrolls franchise.
Leading up to the launch, Modiphius will be releasing promotional miniatures, including the Dragonborn miniature which is available in limited quantities online but will also be available at the UK Games Expo in June and GenCon in August.
“The game uses the Furious Action Dice which show various faces: a Kick, a Punch, two Moves, a Chi and a Claw. Players frantically roll four dice to get different combos to move around the board, attack enemies, and complete exciting objectives. The game features a unique mechanic, if you roll Claws on the dice, you move around the Dial of Destiny triggering enemies to spawn and attack!” [source]
Players need to face the different challenges such as Ox Grunts, Wolf Slashers & Spearmen, and the Wolf Boss. Finally, they will face Tai Lung himself.
The base game will cost about $33 (excluding shipping) while a collector’s edition will set you back $80, which includes the Masters miniatures and player boards and additional stretch goals. The Kickstarter campaign ends Sunday, July 15th, 2018, with delivery estimated to be March 2019.
Modiphius Entertainment has announced plans to release both a Collector’s Edition and a Limited Edition of the book Rendezvous with Randomness. These two elaborate art books feature extremely high quality images of dice. The limited edition photobook will only have 200 copies produced.
Rendezvous with Randomness is a coffee table style book for impressing your RPG guests. Måns Danneman has taken incredible photographs of dice to fill out this volume. Images feature effects and situations you might never want to put your own dice into. Bio Hazard Dice are dropped into frying pans of oil to melt on impact while other dice are featured in equally appropriate situtations.
Freeway Warrior Choose Your Own Adventure
Modiphius Entertainment has also announced plans to release Freeway Warrior 1 – Highway Holocaust, a choose-your-own-adventure-gamebook from British Lone Wolf game designer Joe Dever. Dever was the first British winner of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Championship in 1982.
The Freeway Warrior book is set in a post apocalyptic world, the first in his America 2033 AD series.
Eight years ago the terrorist agents of H.A.V.O.C. triggered a nuclear nightmare that devastated the northern hemisphere, its radioactive aftermath claiming all but a few lucky survivors. Patiently, in scattered colonies deep underground, these survivors have been waiting for the earth to heal itself, waiting for the day when they could walk once more upon the surface of their shattered world.
That day has arrived, but it means the battle for your survival has only just begun. As Cal Phoenix, the Freeway Warrior and protector of Dallas Colony One, you need to defend your colony from a the gang of H.A.V.O.C. clansmen led by psychotic Mad Dog Michigan. Make critical choices to defend yourself and those who rely on you in this choose your own adventure.
The Kickstarter for the reprint of the popular Siege of the Citadel game successfully completed, and with it comes a completion of a deal as well. Modiphius has partnered with Fantasy Flight Games to co-publish the game after it has funded on Kickstarter. This new partnership will allow Modiphius access to FFG’s extensive knowledge of manufacturing miniature games as well as their distribution and localization infrastructure. This means a higher quality game and a wider and more broad release of the game once it comes time for fulfillment, which we can all appreciate that. You can read the full press release about the partnership below.
MUTANT CHRONICLES: SIEGE OF THE CITADEL SECURES DEAL FOR CO-PUBLISHING, GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION, AND LOCALIZATION WITH FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
LONDON, ENGLAND (October 5, 2016): Today Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity, and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, and Cabinet Entertainment (Conan the Barbarian, Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane, Mutant Chronicles, Mutant: Year Zero, Kult) announced a new partnership with Fantasy Flight Games for the global publishing, retail distribution, localization, and translation of the Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel miniatures board game.
In a joint statement issued by Fredrik Malmberg, president and CEO of Cabinet Entertainment and Chris Birch, publishing director of Modiphius Entertainment, “FFG’s global reach is unsurpassed in the hobby game industry and their expertise allows us the opportunity to focus on the game’s design and development. We’re thrilled to be working with them to bring Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel to friendly local game shops everywhere.”
Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel [Kickstarter Link] has currently raised more than $280,000 in a highly successful Kickstarter campaign with more than 2200 backers and three days to go. The retail version of Siege of the Citadel will be released worldwide after the delivery of the Kickstarter rewards, which are due to be shipped Q4 2017.
Siege of the Citadel, originally designed by Richard Borg and published by Target Games and Pressman Toys in the 1990s, was one of the first games of its kind to offer character development and the unique rotating Dark Legion player, among other groundbreaking ideas. Conceived by Sweden’s gaming powerhouse Target Games, Siege of the Citadel was advertised on television in the US and hundreds of gamers still own much loved copies across the world.
This new edition reboots the classic game with balanced and updated rules, 40 new sculpted minis, new double-sided tiles, new creatures, and an A-List design team of Richard Borg, Eric M. Lang and Kevin Wilson.
Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) is a pioneering publisher of board games, Living Card Games®, miniatures games, roleplaying games, and digital games. Established in 1997, it has earned a reputation for its top level production values, epic themes, and immersive gameplay. Many of FFG’s most popular titles are based on beloved licenses, including Star Wars. Fantasy Flight Games is a subsidiary of Paris-based Asmodee Group, a leading global publisher of games. For more information, visit our website at www.fantasyflightgames.com. You can also find us on Facebook and follow @FFGames on Twitter.
About Modiphius Entertainment
Modiphius Entertainment is a London, England-based entertainment publisher of tabletop games and related hobby merchandise. The company launched its first game, the Achtung! Cthulhu Roleplaying Game, in 2013 via a highly successful Kickstarter, followed by 5 additional projects that were among the biggest in the Kickstarter tabletop games category. A slew of games are in development with licensed properties including the forthcoming Star Trek Adventures RPG & Miniatures, Mutant Chronicles RPG, DUST Adventures RPG based on Paolo Parente’s DUST universe, Infinity Roleplaying Game, Matt Leacock’s Thunderbirds, a cooperative board game based on the classic 60’s show and the official Kung Fu Panda Boardgame.
Modiphius Entertainment seeks to inspire with its tales of heroism, adventure and courage and is built on strong principles of fair business practices. Modiphius Entertainment also works to combat global child trafficking through raising awareness of and funds for Vision Rescue. For more information, please visit modiphius.com.
About Cabinet Entertainment
Cabinet Entertainment owns and develops global entertainment franchises in all forms of media, including motion picture, television, and the gaming, publishing and toy/collectibles industries. Our portfolio consists of such well known brands as Conan the Barbarian, Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane, Mutant Chronicles, Mutant: Year Zero, Kult, and many more. For more information, please visit cabinetentertainment.com.
Thunderbirds, a cooperative game designed by the talented Matt Leacock, is getting another expansion in November, and this time it’s evil. The new expansion is simply titled, Thunderbirds: The Hood, after the main villain of the series and game. For this expansion it only adds a new character to play as, The Hood, meaning now you can play a one vs. many game of Thunderbirds. Everything you need to take on the role of this heinous villain is included along with his own sub, plane, and lair models. Can you best the villain when he is no longer being played by the game? Find out when this expansion hits store shelves in November.
Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of games like Thunderbirds and the Mutant Chronicles RPG, are making good on using the Star Trek license by releasing a new RPG based in the universe. At the start you will only be able to play Starfleet characters, but you will have access to the whole of Star Trek lore from the original series to Enterprise and all the movies. This new RPG will also use the same 2d20 system that Modiphius’ other RPGs use and will be designed by Jason Little, one of the designers behind the X-Wing Miniatures game. And speaking of miniatures, the RPG will also include the launching of a new line of Star Trek miniature figures. This is of importance because no miniature line for Star Trek has been produced in 17 years, and now you will be able to obtain iconic characters like Sisko, Picard, Kirk, and Spock. All of this is slated for release in the summer of 2017. You can sign up for playtesting at major conventions, or sign up for alerts through Modiphius’ website. Until then, live long and prosper.
Airfix has been a mainstay in the plastic modeling community for many years, and one aspect of their catalog is the 1/72 scale model soldiers. For a long time they have just been fun toys to play with or for use in some kind of display, now you can play an entire war game with them. Modiphius Entertainment has announced they are taking pre-orders for their eagerly anticipated Airfix Battles Introductory Set. This aims to take all of the existing Airfix models for WWII and incorporate them into a war game that plays between 30 and 60 minutes. The game will come with cards for all the different vehicles and soldiers so you can build your army how you like as well as instructions for setting up various scenarios in WWII and the maps to go with them. Playing the game is easy as it uses a card system similar to Memoir ’44 where you play cards to order troop movements and attacks.
Look for this to come to stores in May, but if you pre-order ahead of time you will get a bonus reinforcement pack worth $14 for free. You can head over to Modiphius’ site to order the set.
Modiphius Entertainment, in cooperation with Dreamworks Animation, has announced their work on Kung Fu Panda: The Board Game, slated for a Gen Con 2016 launch and retail availability in September of 2016.
Here is the official press release:
Modiphius Entertainment to launch Kung Fu Panda The Boardgame – A Game Of Furious Co-operative Action!
MODIPHIUS ENTERTAINMENT, a UK based publisher of tabletop games has announced a licensing deal with Dreamworks Animation to produce an official boardgame based on Kung Fu Panda.
Letting you step in to the action as either Po or one of the Furious Five, the boardgame will feature intense dice rolling action, as the players co-operate to defeat Tai Lung and other villains from the Kung Fu Panda films and animated series.
Each of the heroes; Po, Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Crane and Viper will be represented by awesome miniatures and have a growing arsenal of martial arts as they progress through a series of exotic adventures. By defeating villains, completing quests and helping others, players will gain Kharma to upgrade their characters abilities and secure the use of legendary artifacts from Master Shifu with which to face yet deadlier perils.
Kung Fu Panda The Board Game will be launching at GenCon 2016 and available to retail from September 2016. Further information on the game will be announced soon and you can sign up at www.modiphius.com/kung-fu-panda or reply to this email.