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Legendary Encounters is releasing a new Firefly deck building game that will allow you to play characters like Mal, Kaylee, Zoe, and River as you work with other players to complete objectives from Firefly episodes.

Each player can select an avatar from the 5 main characters and 4 supporting characters, which means all 9 crew members are represented. “In a game with fewer than five players, additional Avatars are selected until the total count including players is five”. Each character has their own talent and flaw. For example, Mal’s flaw is that he’s antagonistic. Our Cap’n? Never!

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There’s more to it, obviously, but they pretty much had me at being able to play in the ‘Verse with my friends. The game releases on August 10th and we have a preview of four of the cards for you to check out below. [click to continue…]

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If you attended school in the US back in the ’70s and ’80s, chances are you’re familiar with The Oregon Trail. However, if you grew up in an entirely different country like I did, then you should at the very least know that you can, during the course of the game, die of dysentery.

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Either way, the game has been adapted as a tabletop card game by Pressman Toys. It’s designed to be played as a group, and will be available as a Target-exclusive starting Monday, August 1st.

Curious about how the game plays? Worry ye not, for Pressman Toy President Jeff Pinsker can be seen in the video below demonstrating how the game is played. Huzzah! Check it out below. [click to continue…]

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Playing Dungeons & Dragons has always been an interactive and cooperative experience, and now you can fully enjoy that experience online thanks to Wizards of the Coast who have inked a deal with Roll20 to officially distribute Dungeons & Dragons content.

Basically, this eliminates the need for players to distribute their own materials. All of the official stuff will be right there in the Roll20 interface. [click to continue…]

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Blizzard has erected a 2-ton, 10-foot high, 14-foot wide bronze statue of Arthas Menethil in a park in Taichung, Taiwan as a tribute to the Taiwanese gaming community and in celebration of Blizzard Entertainment’s 25th anniversary.

It took 9 months for an entire team of artists and craftspeople to create this statue which is described as “The Lich King in his purest form”. It truly is an incredible work of art and a fitting tribute to the legions of gamers around the world who have spent so many hours trying to down him over the years. The video below is a tribute as well—to gamers, to Warcraft, and to the power of story and it’s ability to last over the decades. [click to continue…]

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There are, it seems, people out there who may need to be reminded of what an augmented reality game is – it’s a game that takes place in a virtual space overlayed within our real, physical world. That’s how Pokémon Go works, stashing free-range Pokémon, PokéStops and Gyms into locations within our world without them being, y’know, real.

This was apparently not a distinction that two Pokémon Go players near Isla Vista were aware of when they saw an object floating in the ocean that shared the same coloring as the standard Poké Balls used in the franchise. They swam out, collected the thing, only to discover it was a research buoy used to track kelp. Whoops!

The mix-up was shared by a member of the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara on the edhat Santa Barbara website, where the report included a plea to “Please stop taking our drifters from the ocean!” and a couple of hastily Photoshopped but thematically relevant pictures, which we’ve included for you below. Aren’t we nice. [click to continue…]

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Color your own Dungeons & Dragons adventures in Monsters and Heroes of the Realms: A Dungeons & Dragons Coloring Book. It features 16 illustrations that come direct from the pages of the official D&D manuals as well as never-before-seen artwork.

I have a feeling some of you are going to create some gorgeous dragons using all the crayons in the box.

Monsters And Heroes Of The Realms: A Dungeons & Dragons Coloring Book $10.35

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These awesome Pokémon Go propaganda posters are the work of Savannah Alexandra. Prints are even available in her Redbubble store. Take a closer look at the series below. [click to continue…]

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If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like if Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy decided to give Pokémon Go a try, this video is probably about as close as you’re going to get. YouTuber Joerg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel has made many crazy weapons in the past, but this time he’s built a Poké Ball Launcher specifically designed to… well, I won’t ruin it for you. Suffice to say, it’s a highly entertaining bit of video, even if it does take a minute or so to get going. Watch it below. [click to continue…]

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We’ve all heard stories about cats being able to see ghosts. But can they see fictional digitized Pokémon? Some people in Japan seem to think so—and it isn’t just the cats. Apparently dogs and birds have the gift as well.

Then again, the people behind the photos could be just trolling everyone for a good ‘n’ proper laugh. Either way, though, these tweets are great fun to look at. Check out some of them below. [click to continue…]

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Modiphius Entertainment has announced that a new RPG dubbed Star Trek Adventures is currently in development with a playtest starting in early September. This is the first new Star Trek RPG in nearly 15 years. The release will also coincide with a new miniature line. [click to continue…]