A Pawn's Perspective https://pawnsperspective.com Game reviews, unboxings, and more Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:24:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4 133399695 Godzilla Coming to Magic: The Gathering https://pawnsperspective.com/godzilla-coming-to-magic-the-gathering/ https://pawnsperspective.com/godzilla-coming-to-magic-the-gathering/#respond Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:24:36 +0000 https://pawnsperspective.com/?p=8469 Wizards of the Coast announced that Godzilla, King of the Monsters is coming to their upcoming set, IKORIA: Lair of Behemoths. Godzilla, Mothra, King Caesar, and more of TOHO’s monsters are set to appear as cards when IKORIA is released on April 16th, 2020 in Magic: Arena, and on May 15th in stores. You can obtain Godzilla, King of the ...

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Wizards of the Coast announced that Godzilla, King of the Monsters is coming to their upcoming set, IKORIA: Lair of Behemoths. Godzilla, Mothra, King Caesar, and more of TOHO’s monsters are set to appear as cards when IKORIA is released on April 16th, 2020 in Magic: Arena, and on May 15th in stores.

You can obtain Godzilla, King of the Monsters by purchasing a draft booster pack display through a Wizards Play Network store. Each sealed draft booster pack display will contain a random Godzilla Series Monster card. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Collector Boosters will also contain two random Godzilla Series Monster cards. These cards will not appear in draft boosters.

The full list of Godzilla, King of the Monsters cards is as follows:

  • Anguirus, Armored Killer
  • Babygodzilla, Ruin Reborn
  • Biollante, Plant Beast Form
  • Bio-Quartz Spacegodzilla
  • Destoroyah, Perfect Lifeform
  • Dorat, the Perfect Pet
  • Ghidorah, King of the Cosmos
  • Gigan, Cyberclaw Terror
  • Godzilla, Doom Inevitable
  • Godzilla, King of the Monsters
  • Godzilla, Primeval Champion
  • King Caesar, Ancient Guardian
  • King Caesar, Awoken Titan
  • Mothra, Supersonic Queen
  • Rodan, Titan of Winged Fury
  • Spacegodzilla, Void Invader

There will also be three Japanese exclusive cards in addition to the ones above. Crystalline Giant, Dirge Bat, and Mothra’s Great Cocoon will not be available as English cards.

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VCG Con 2020 Announced https://pawnsperspective.com/vcg-con-2020-announced/ https://pawnsperspective.com/vcg-con-2020-announced/#respond Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:55:52 +0000 https://pawnsperspective.com/?p=8463 Victory Condition Gaming has announced that it is hosting an online convention from April 6-11th with designers, publishers, and content creators streaming various panels, actual plays and more! Each day will have content planned from 1 pm EST until at least 10 pm EST each day of the con. The current schedule can be found on Google Docs here, and ...

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Victory Condition Gaming has announced that it is hosting an online convention from April 6-11th with designers, publishers, and content creators streaming various panels, actual plays and more! Each day will have content planned from 1 pm EST until at least 10 pm EST each day of the con.

The current schedule can be found on Google Docs here, and will be posted on the Victory Condition Gaming website soon. For those interested in joining in the action, VCG Con 2020 has an official Facebook group set up.

Expect a wonderful and diverse set of panelists, GMs, and players. I’ll be on several panels, as well as running a Forbidden Lands live play on Wednesday and playing in The Mechaen Gambit (using the Tiny d6 System) on Saturday.

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Free Kingdomino Expansion “The Court” https://pawnsperspective.com/free-kingdomino-expansion-the-court/ https://pawnsperspective.com/free-kingdomino-expansion-the-court/#respond Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:34:05 +0000 https://pawnsperspective.com/?p=8457 Blue Orange Games released a free print-and-play expansion for their award-winning game, Kingdomino. Titled “The Court,” this expansion adds resources, new buildings, and influential characters of the court. The game is played like normal, except resource tokens are placed on every domino side without a crown. After a player finishes their normal turn they may either spend 2 resources from ...

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Blue Orange Games released a free print-and-play expansion for their award-winning game, Kingdomino. Titled “The Court,” this expansion adds resources, new buildings, and influential characters of the court.

The game is played like normal, except resource tokens are placed on every domino side without a crown. After a player finishes their normal turn they may either spend 2 resources from their kingdom to construct a building to add extra crowns or recruit a member of the court that has special scoring rules. The buildings and court members available are placed on a small board, and refreshed when one is taken.

The Court board with sample tiles

The Court was delivered to members of the Blue Orange Games newsletter today, but you can grab the PDF right here. Keep in mind you do need to print this yourself. If course there’s not much to print and a whole lot to play. If you own Kingdomino this is a little extra gravy on top of an already excellent game.

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Harn 5e & Hârn 5e Bestiary Pay What You Want https://pawnsperspective.com/harn-5e-harn-5e-bestiary-pay-what-you-want/ https://pawnsperspective.com/harn-5e-harn-5e-bestiary-pay-what-you-want/#respond Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:05:17 +0000 https://pawnsperspective.com/?p=8453 Columbia Games has released its 5e adaptation of Harn on DriveThruRPG as Pay What You Want titles. Both the 5e Harn book and 5e Harn Bestiary available, so pick ’em up now! It is recommended that players have both the HârnWorld and HârnMaster books, but they’re aren’t necessary to play. HârnWorld is a detailed, realistic, flexible, and system-neutral setting for fantasy ...

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Columbia Games has released its 5e adaptation of Harn on DriveThruRPG as Pay What You Want titles. Both the 5e Harn book and 5e Harn Bestiary available, so pick ’em up now! It is recommended that players have both the HârnWorld and HârnMaster books, but they’re aren’t necessary to play.

HârnWorld is a detailed, realistic, flexible, and system-neutral setting for fantasy role-playing games. Since 1983, HârnWorld has been used by thousands of people across the world to run a wide array of medieval fantasy adventures. HârnWorld can accommodate whatever style of campaign you are looking for, whether your player characters are knights, mages, barbarians, clerics, noble lords, mercenaries, gladiators, craftsmen, merchants, thieves, or even simple peasants yearning for adventure.

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The Great Cake Escape Coming Soon from WizKids https://pawnsperspective.com/the-great-cake-escape-coming-soon-from-wizkids/ https://pawnsperspective.com/the-great-cake-escape-coming-soon-from-wizkids/#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:09:08 +0000 https://pawnsperspective.com/?p=8446 WizKids has just announced The Great Cake Escape, a dexterity game from designer Jay Treat where bakers smuggling contraband into a local prison inside their cakes. Each player will flick various escape tools into a 3 dimensional cake, trying to knock other players’ tools out while also making sure theirs are the least visible. At the end of the game ...

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WizKids has just announced The Great Cake Escape, a dexterity game from designer Jay Treat where bakers smuggling contraband into a local prison inside their cakes. Each player will flick various escape tools into a 3 dimensional cake, trying to knock other players’ tools out while also making sure theirs are the least visible. At the end of the game guards come and inspect the cake, so you’d better hope your tools are well hidden!

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Upcoming Product Release from Yu-Gi-Oh TCG — Battles of Legend: Armageddon https://pawnsperspective.com/upcoming-product-release-from-yu-gi-oh-tcg-battles-of-legend-armageddon/ https://pawnsperspective.com/upcoming-product-release-from-yu-gi-oh-tcg-battles-of-legend-armageddon/#respond Wed, 25 Mar 2020 22:44:35 +0000 https://pawnsperspective.com/?p=8442 Battles of Legend: Armageddon (MSRP: $3.99) will be hitting store shelves on July 24th and is an all-foil set. Some things you can expect to find: Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon previously only available to those who proved themselves worthy in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, released now for all to harness its power! Alongside new soldiers from Toon Chaos, ...

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Battles of Legend: Armageddon (MSRP: $3.99) will be hitting store shelves on July 24th and is an all-foil set. Some things you can expect to find:

  • Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon previously only available to those who proved themselves worthy in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, released now for all to harness its power! Alongside new soldiers from Toon Chaos, you can show what it truly means for Chaos to reign supreme.
  • More legendary Dragons descend! Duelists will have a chance to collect Trishula, the Dragon of Icy Imprisonment; Judgment, the Dragon of Heaven; Dark Armed, the Dragon of Annihiliation; and Darkness Metal, the Dragon of Dark Steel.
  • In an incredible discovery, Jim Crocodile Cook’s “Fossil” cards from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX have been unearthed! Summon an ancient Level 8 Fusion Monster that can attack twice and steal a monster from your opponent’s Graveyard. But that’s not all, if your “Fossil” monster is destroyed, the “Fossil” Fusion Spell Card you used to Summon it can add itself back to your hand to Summon again!
  • Another shot at tournament powerhouses like Artifact Sanctum and Chimeratech Megafleet Dragon.
  • Themed support like Madolche Anjelly and Black Whirlwind.
  • Foil upgrades to fan favorites like Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion and Dragon Buster Destruction Sword.

If there’s one thing Yu-Gi-Oh has down pat it’s insane card names. Anyway, there’s tons of never-before-seen cards from both the manga and animated series in this release. Each 5-card booster pack contains 4 Ultra Rares and 1 Secret Rare.

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Portal Games supports #stayathome with free content! https://pawnsperspective.com/portal-games-supports-stayathome-with-free-content/ https://pawnsperspective.com/portal-games-supports-stayathome-with-free-content/#respond Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:03:03 +0000 https://pawnsperspective.com/?p=8438 Starting today, Portal Games will be releasing free content for their games that people can play alone from home. The Stay at Home and Play for Free site current features downloadable content for Suburbia and Empires of the North, with more content on the way tomorrow. The cool part? You don’t even need to base game to enjoy the Suburbia ...

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Starting today, Portal Games will be releasing free content for their games that people can play alone from home. The Stay at Home and Play for Free site current features downloadable content for Suburbia and Empires of the North, with more content on the way tomorrow. The cool part? You don’t even need to base game to enjoy the Suburbia content!

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American Tabletop Awards Committee Announces the 2020 Winners https://pawnsperspective.com/american-tabletop-awards-committee-announces-the-2020-winners/ https://pawnsperspective.com/american-tabletop-awards-committee-announces-the-2020-winners/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:00:35 +0000 https://pawnsperspective.com/?p=8421 The American Tabletop Awards Committee today announced its winners for 2019. These awards are for four categories: Early Gamers, Casual Games, Strategy Games, and Complex Games. “We were really excited to launch these awards last year and got a lot of great reception and feedback from the community,” said Eric Yurko, one of the co-founders. “Part of that feedback helped ...

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The American Tabletop Awards Committee today announced its winners for 2019. These awards are for four categories: Early Gamers, Casual Games, Strategy Games, and Complex Games.

“We were really excited to launch these awards last year and got a lot of great reception and feedback from the community,” said Eric Yurko, one of the co-founders. “Part of that feedback helped us shift our timetable to earlier this year; we’re really looking forward to announcing this year’s set of award winners.”

Early Gamers:
Draftosaurus

Your goal in Draftosaurus is to have the dino park most likely to attract visitors. To do so, you have to draft dino meeples and place them in pens that have some placement restrictions. Each turn, one of the players roll a die and this adds a constraint to which pens any other player can add their dinosaur.

Casual Games:
ShipShape

Set sail for fun, adventure, and riches with ShipShape! This game is about outwitting and outbidding all others to earn the biggest bounty while keeping your hold shipshape! As a savvy captain, you must skillfully use your crew to fill your ship’s hold with the best combination of treasure, cannons, and perhaps some risky – but lucrative – contraband. Over three voyages, use numbered crew cards to bid for crates off the central stack. Score coins by comparing your holds with everyone else, looking only at what’s visible in your hold!

Strategy Games:
Wingspan

Wingspan is a competitive bird-collection, engine-building Game for 1-5 players. You are bird enthusiasts researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your aviary. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). these habitats focus on several key aspects of growth: gain food tokens via custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower. Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them the winner is the player with the most points accumulated from birds, bonus cards, end-of-round goals, eggs, cached food, and tucked birds.

Complex Games:
The Taverns of Tiefenthal

In the village of Tiefenthal lies “The Tavern of the Deep Valley”. There, all citizens from the area gather, but it’s important to attract new, wealthy guests for only then is there enough money to expand the tavern, which will then lure nobles into the tavern as well. But which tavern expansion is best? Should you focus on money? Or rather ensure that the beer will keep flowing?


The American Tabletop Awards Committee is made up of a diverse set of individuals from various parts of the board gaming and tabletop communities. This diversity guarantees a unique perspective on the industry and the games we all love.

The Committee currently consists of:

Brittanie Boe, Nicole Brady, Amber Cook, Ruel Gaviola, Jonathan Liu, Becca Scott, Suzanne Sheldon, Theo Strempel, Annette Villa, and Eric Yurko.

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MYnd Kraft Free to Print-and-Play https://pawnsperspective.com/mynd-kraft-free-to-print-and-play/ https://pawnsperspective.com/mynd-kraft-free-to-print-and-play/#respond Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:24:09 +0000 https://pawnsperspective.com/?p=8417 The logic game MYnd Kraft has gone free to print-and-play for those stuck at home looking for a set of games that are both fun and educational. Having previously reviewed the game, I think it’s a great opportunity for those with children to snag this up and make your own copy. All you need to do to get your free ...

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The logic game MYnd Kraft has gone free to print-and-play for those stuck at home looking for a set of games that are both fun and educational. Having previously reviewed the game, I think it’s a great opportunity for those with children to snag this up and make your own copy.

All you need to do to get your free copy if head over to the MYnd Kraft website and sign up at the bottom to get your free print-and-play files. The game’s designer had this to say with the release”

“As an increasing number of parents and children are spending time at home due to self-isolation, in support of this, I’ve decided to make MYnd Kraft available as a free print and play game so that parents and children can spend more time together over a game of cards and also, so that children can learn in the process…

…The only cost to them would be that associated with printing the game at home. I’m not looking to make money on this and I currently neither sell nor make any money on this game in anyway. It’s absolutely free and something I’ve decided to do to support families who are self isolating at home and are trying to find new and creative things to do together.”

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WizKids Cancels Q2 – Q3 2020 Public Events https://pawnsperspective.com/wizkids-cancels-q2-q3-2020-public-events/ https://pawnsperspective.com/wizkids-cancels-q2-q3-2020-public-events/#respond Mon, 23 Mar 2020 18:45:12 +0000 https://pawnsperspective.com/?p=8412 Straight from the email they just sent out: “Hello WizKids Fans, The safety and well-being of our players, staff, business partners and their families is of the utmost importance, as such we have made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming trade and consumer events during Q2 and Q3 2020. This cancellation notice includes both Origins Game Fair and UK ...

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Straight from the email they just sent out:

“Hello WizKids Fans,

The safety and well-being of our players, staff, business partners and their families is of the utmost importance, as such we have made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming trade and consumer events during Q2 and Q3 2020. This cancellation notice includes both Origins Game Fair and UK Games Expo. We feel this is a necessary and responsible step. As we will no longer be attending Origins Game Fair, we are currently discussing options for the status for our WizKids U.S. National Championships and will follow up with a separate announcement in the coming weeks.

We understand that things are changing rapidly all the time, and should it make sense and is safe to do so, we will consider attending events during the Q2-Q3 timeframe but with a smaller footprint than you are normally used to seeing from us. If so, we will post when and where these events may be held.

At this time, we are still planning to attend our regularly attended Q4 events. This includes The WizKids World Championships at Graceland, PAX Unplugged, BGG Con and more. Keep an eye on WizKids.com for the latest news about our event schedule. We look forward to seeing you all later this year!               

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this trying time.           
     
-The WizKids Team”

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