Archive for July, 2016

Press Release: Anime Robot Fighting Game ‘A.E.G.I.S.’

July 31, 2016

Greenbrier Games has announced a deal with Zephyr Workshop to produce A.E.G.I.S. – Combining Robot Strategy Game

Inspired by robot manga and anime, A.E.G.I.S. is a strategy game of battles between teams of robots.  The robots can fight individually, or they can combine together Voltron-style into gigantic fighting robots.  Players can put together their own custom teams using combinations of five different robot classes.  Robots that combine together become more powerful and open up new tactical options, but they must share a pool of energy, forcing players to carefully manage their resources to get the maximum benefit.

Zephyr Workshop has produced a small run of the game and has been presenting it at conventions for a while as well as offering offered a print-and-play version.  Now Greenbrier will put it into full production and handle distribution, following a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, which it plans to launch soon.

A.E.G.I.S. is designed for 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, and plays in about half an hour.  MSRP is $49.95.

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ENnies 2016

July 21, 2016

From the ENnies website: The Gen Con EN World RPG Awards (the “ENnies”) are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. The ENnies give game designers, writers and artists the recognition they deserve. It is a peoples’ choice award, and the final winners are voted upon online by the gaming public.

The ENnies were created in 2001 as an annual award ceremony, hosted by the leading D&D/d20 system fan site, EN World in partnership with Eric Noah’s Unofficial D&D 3rd Edition News. Since they were originally conceived the ENnies have expanded from an Internet-based awards selection to an annual award ceremony at Gen Con Indy. The ENnies have also branched out from their roots as an award ceremony focused upon d20 system publishers and products to celebrate the achievements of all tabletop RPGs and the publishers and products that support them.

With award categories recognizing the components that make a game great to the types of products fans have come to love, categories for fan-based websites and much more, the ENnies are the best way for fans to acknowledge outstanding effort from and to say “thank you” to the publishers, designers and artists who make this hobby great.

This year Kotodama submitted their translated Kickstarted backed RPG Ryuutama to this year’s awards.  It has been nominated in Best Cover Art and Best Family Game.  Others games related to this blog are King of Slimes (Best Free Game) and Cubicle 7 who puts out Kuro (Fan’s Favorite Publisher).  Other categories to vote in include: Best Adventure, Best Aid/Accessory, Best Blog (of which I am not nominated), Best Electronic Book, Best Miniature Product, Best Monster/Adversary, Best Podcast, Best Rules, Best Setting, Best Software, Best Supplement, and more.

You could vote for any nominated game at the voting booth.  It is completely free, no login required, and you do not have to vote for all categories, just the ones you are familiar with.  The voting goes to the midnight tonight, so hurry and sorry this took so long to get up.  Winners will be announced in August at GenCon.

Press Release: Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game at San Diego Comic-Con

July 17, 2016

Comic-Con International: San Diego attendees will want to make booth #3713 their leadoff stop so they can be the first to see what’s new from Konami during the world-renowned five-day show July 20 – July 24. Year after year the company is right in the thick of things, offering pop culture fans the latest and greatest from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME as well as other new booth features and fun activities.

Always a fan favorite, KONAMI will once again have the green screen photo booth. A Comic-Con must-have, fans can create their own exclusive one-of-a-kind Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card. They can choose from 6 different card backgrounds, with Dueling legends Yugi, Jaden, Yusei, Yuma, Yuya or the 2016 Comic-Con International: San Diego logo – suitable for use during Duels!

Looking for a Con exclusive and the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products? Head over to the booth’s retail counter early in the show to get KONAMI’s Comic-Con International Exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG game mat before it sells out! Available for just $30, this collectible game mat features awesome imagery of Yugi and Kaiba along with Amulet Dragon and Mirror Force Dragon!

There will be plenty of products for sale too. Fans wanting to add to their card portfolio can purchase new and popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products every day of the show while supplies last, including the recently released Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck, Shining Victories Special Edition and the brand new Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack.

Attendees wanting to learn the game can take a seat at a game table to get a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG demonstration from the experts! Those completing a demo will receive a show exclusive coupon good for $3 off the purchase of Starter Deck: Yuya (redeemable only at KONAMI’s booth during Comic-Con). Players wanting to tweak their Deck-building strategies can get helpful hints from KONAMI’s many Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG experts on-hand throughout the show. Plus, players feeling lucky and confident in their Dueling skills can Duel the Master as he sits on his royal throne, for a chance to take home some other prizes!

Know all the Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and characters? Fans can test their Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG prowess as they peruse the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG card display. Featuring hundreds of cards highlighting the different eras of Yu-Gi-Oh! – “The Fusion Era,” “The Synchro Era,” “The Xyz Era,” and “The Pendulum Era” – and cards from the most recent products Shining Victories, The Dark Illusion, Rise of the True Dragon Structure Deck, and Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack, this show of cards is sure to please old-school Duelists and new players alike.

Duelists looking for more opportunities to show off their Dueling techniques can visit the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Organized Play Room #16B on the Mezzanine level where KONAMI will host a variety of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG events from Thursday through Sunday including Win-A-Mats, 2017 Regional Qualifiers, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! and more! Dragon Duel Tournaments, for children born 2004 or later, will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. And best of all – these tournaments are free to Comic-Con attendees!

San Diego Comic-Con hours:
Wednesday, July 20: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Preview Night; some booth activities not available)
Thursday, July 21: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 22: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 23: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 24: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.