BREAKING NEWS — The Mage Knight digital game Kickstarter has been cancelled, but Wizkids plans a tabletop version.
Many gamers have bittersweet memories of Mage Knight. It was an awesome tactical miniatures game that didn’t require painting or bookkeeping, with freeform movement and a bunch of cool fantasy factions. Yet the property was horribly mismanaged by the original Wizkids, with alternate rule sets and an eventual revamp (Mage Knight 2.0) that effectively killed [...]
Today I’m here to introduce you to Quarriors. It’s a queer game about quarriors questing the quaking quay for quarry. Forgive me, but I’ve been saving that for weeks. Behind the ridiculous puns and over-the-top marketing that sometimes border on aggressively stupid there’s quite a fascinating game. I’ve described it to people as Dominion Dice [...]
I had a chance to talk to Paizo’s James Sutter at Gen Con 2011, and calling Pathfinder a mindblowing success is understating it.
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.
The latest sensation sweeping the young adult best-seller lists is Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. This is no twee, sparkly tripe, though. Wizkids’ Training Days game lets you step into the roles of post-apocalyptic teens prepping for their day in a one-on-one death arena.
A revitalized Wizkids was at Gen Con last week showing off some new and upcoming games. Drawing the most attention were a pair of prototypes for two very different, very interesting Star Trek games planned for 2011 release.
It’s been far too long since the days of breathless anticipation and constant page refreshing as we waited for each new preview figure from whatever HeroClix set was upcoming. On November 18, HeroClix will be reborn as Wizkids/NECA releases the first HeroClix set in more than a year.
A few years ago, we started a Halloween tradition with our gaming group. Every Halloween, we get together and play an appropriately themed game for a few hours, often with some kind of house rule that lets the players earn the right to eat candy. If we can manage it, we play on Halloween night, [...]
The company that revolutionized tabletop miniatures gaming has been resurrected, according to an official announcement made today. What will the future hold for superheroes, horror monsters and fantasy creatures mounted on clicky bases?
Things have been looking grim for HeroClix fans after the deal between Topps and Catalyst games fell through last month, leaving the former Wizkids property languishing. Now, rumors are swirling that the completed-then-shelved Hammer of Thor expansion will be released this summer, and you might be surprised who’ll be putting it out.
Anyone who has ever entered a tournament or otherwise played a game with strangers has at least one story to tell about a weird, belligerent or utterly bizarre opponent. But have you ever played against a deity?
Jordan Weisman has a strange habit of utterly revolutionizing the gaming industry in incredibly profitable ways. Since founding FASA, creating Battletech, founding Wizkids and basically creating the entire genre of collectible miniatures gaming, he’s been busily forming a new company. What’s he got cooking this time? Probably not what you expect.
The latest collectible miniatures news is that a sale of certain former Wizkids’ properties by Topps is imminent. That there will be new HeroClix sets is fairly certain, but perhaps we will see the return of Mage Knight in 2009 as well.