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ANCIENT LANDS, ELDRITCH SECRETS AND VAST RICHES AWAIT IN PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME: MUMMY’S MASK

Paizo, Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Mummy’s Mask, the latest edition of the award-winning strategy card game.

The publisher describes this new edition thus:

Heroes will brave terrible guardians, foul cults, and the burning sands of the desert to stop the rebirth of an ancient tyrant in this cooperative strategy game that pits one to four players against the monsters, curses, and traps of the Mummy’s Mask Adventure Path from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Players will choose their character’s class, build a deck of equipment, magic, and allies, and explore dangerous locations as they journey through an exciting fantasy tale.

This new edition of the game will include:

  • More than 500 cards, featuring 7 character classes, a wide array of gear and magical treasures, and dozens of allies, monsters, and villains from the Mummy’s Mask storyline
  • The Half-Dead City Adventure Deck
  • A complete set of 5 polyhedral dice

Also available will be Character Add-On Decks, Class Decks, and monthly Adventure Decks.   Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Mummy’s Mask is scheduled for an October 2016 release.  For more information about this new edition of the game, visit the game’s page on Paizo’s website.

hostage negotiator

In the October 2015 press release for Van Ryder Games, the company announced that Kevin Wilson, designer of hit games such as Descent, Civilization, Android, and TMNT, will be creating 1 of 4 upcoming new Abductor Packs to expand the solitaire game Hostage Negotiator.

See the official press release below:

Thompsons Station, TN – October 12th, 2015 – Van Ryder Games announced today that Kevin Wilson, designer of such notable games as Descent, Civilization, Android, and the upcoming TMNT, has signed on to design an Abductor Pack for the hit solitaire game Hostage Negotiator. The Abductor pack from Wilson is slated to be 1 of 4 new expansion packs to be released in 2016.

Van Ryder Games’ owner A.J. Porfirio comments, “We are thrilled to have Kevin on board to contribute to the growing amount of Hostage Negotiator content. He is undoubtedly the most prolific designer we have worked with and we couldn’t be more excited.”

Hostage Negotiator is a quick to play 20-30 minute card and dice game that has you negotiating with a hostage taker for the release of hostages. Gameplay features a hand building mechanic which has the feel of deck building, but without the deck. The game immerses you in the theme with many players reporting a strong emotional response when hostages are released or killed. The game is expandable by adding Abductor Packs that feature new Hostage Takers and new game play elements.

Hostage Negotiator is currently sold out and a 2nd printing is in progress with an expected Nov/Dec release date which will include a reprint of Abductor Packs 1 & 2, as well as, the introduction of Abductor Packs 3 & 4!

For more information on Hostage Negotiator and its upcoming expansions, visit the company’s website here.

dice city

By decree of the Queen, there needs to be a new capital!

The Kingdom of Rolldovia is in turmoil. Her royal highness the Queen, has decreed that there will be a new capital, after the old one was sacked by hordes of barbarians and bandits from the south. As leaders of one of the country’s influential noble families, players vie with each other to establish their provincial city as the best home for Rolldovia’s new capital.

Those who enjoy city-building games rejoice!  Those who love dice games rejoice again!  AEG and Artipia Games announce Dice City, a city-building, dice-crafting game in which players will be seeking to gain the approval of the others in the kingdom.  To promote your city, you can create strong armies, construct wondrous buildings, or open up trade routes.

Dice City is a “dice-crafting” game, in that the locations in your city act as the changing faces of your dice each turn.  The goal to winning is to manage your city and its natural resources wisely.

The game will contain:

  • 4 player boards
  • 20 dice
  • 149 cards
  • 93 tokens
  • 4 player aids
  • 1 rulebook

Dice City is for 1-4 players ages 14 and up and plays in about 45 minutes.  The game is scheduled for release in October of 2015.  For more information about Dice City, check out its page at AEG’s website here.