Raging Swan Press has just released the sixth instalment of its Tribes line, Troglodytes of the Tentacled One. Following on from Bleached Skull Gnolls, Hobgoblins of the Mailed Fist, Brethren of the Crimson Altar, Pazuzu’s Fury and Kobolds of the Fallen Halls. Troglodytes of the Tentacled One is written in the Lovecraftian style of elder […]
After playing the amazingly fun “Conquest of the Fallen Lands”, I started looking into the publisher, Assa Games, to see what they’re all about. It turns out that it is essentially a two-man show, and they had produced a second game after Fallen Lands.
This game is a tile-based romp where the players are heroic types who need to rid the countryside of all the nasties that tend to overrun said countrysides. You do this by retaking territories, which are comprised solely of the tiles themselves, and to retake a territory, you simply need to have enough soldiers to take that territory.
This offering in the Tribes line from Raging Swan Press creates its own dramatic tension from the beginning – an underground complex that is home to TWO separate bands of kobolds. Of course they are going to bicker, even if it wasn’t for the two dragons egging them on!
You all know that I love Summoner Wars from Plaid Hat games, so when the opportunity arose to pimp out my game by getting the Vanguards, Fallen Kingdom, and Premium Board, I was all over it. The day I got them back home from Gencon, my daughter and I were laying out the board and ready to wage war upon one another, summoning not just new units on a fresh, new game board, but also summoning such smack-talk as “oh, man…that had to hurt! Not only did I waste your Common, I transformed him into a zombie!” There’s a whole lot new to the game now that the new factions are out, and I, for one, welcome our new Summoner masters. The new stuff is friggin’ awesome, and that’s that. I can also share that I finally beat my daughter at the game, using my new love, the Fallen Kingdom against her Tundra Orcs! w00t!