Gifted Vision, the company that produces the Dungeon Crawler card game (formerly collectible, now expandable) is introducing a miniatures line. We’ve got an exclusive preview of some paint masters of one of the minis.
Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) was held recently in Seattle. Fortunately Robot Vikingâ€™s roving reporter was there to bring you all the hot scoops. I explored the gigantic expo halls for the greatest loot, fighting off rabid fans and the occasional scary cosplayer all to get the greatest intel on the coming games. Continue reading
WoTC’s big push at this years Gen Con was a return to Neverwinter, the venerable northern city that’s been a major crossover location for decades. Most of our readers probably remember Neverwinter Nights, the Bioware game from 2002 â€” but there was an even older title with the same name that AOL ran as one of the world’s first MMORPGs from 1991-1997. Continue reading
I had a chance to talk to Paizo’s James Sutter at Gen Con 2011, and calling Pathfinder a mindblowing success is understating it. Continue reading
Speculation has been swirling for months about who bought the Star Wars gaming license from Lucasfilm. Most of the speculation, including the speculation on Robot Viking, centered on Fantasy Flight Games. Turns out the speculation was correct, as FFG made the official announcement today. Want to talk about skillful marketing? They’re creating a whole lot of buzz the week of Gen Con.
Recreational Conflict is an online retailer selling minis from a variety of smaller miniature producers, but they also make their own line of minis called Lead Bones. I think everyone could use a Crate O’ Zombies.
As schoolchildren, we all learned of the great general Moleon II and his many victories over the mice and capybaras of the Mare-Civitas city-states. Now you can relive those historic battles on your own tabletop with Brushfire, an indie miniatures game designed for both fast skirmish and deep campaign play.
This edition of MotW features a couple of Warhammer 40K armies assembled and painted by Chris Lomartire (he goes by the name “generic” here at RV). Lest you doubt the visual impact of fully painted armies marching to battle, feast your eyes on these beauties!
Fans of prepainted plastic miniatures took a hit last year when Wizards of the Coast dropped their D&D minis line, replacing it with pogs. Paizo and Wizkids are the latest to step into that void with a newly announced line of ready-to-run minis.
This week’s MotW has absolutely nothing to do with games, but it is truly stunning. If seeing this doesn’t rekindle some sense of child-like wonder and amazement in you, then you are clearly one of the walking dead.
This week’s MotW might make you question the veracity of the word “miniature” in this context. Courtesy of Robot Viking contributor Billy Gibbs is this insanely elaborate model of some kind of industrial structure. This is what happens when engineering students play RPGs.
This week’s Miniature of the Week comes from SSDC and their classic Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century sci-fi RPG. They’ve got a collection of new Battlelords minis available, plus a limited supply of original series minis.