Every Saturday, we take a look at notable and interesting Tabletop campaigns ending in the next week. We focus on RPG settings & adventures, accessories, and medium-heavy board games with interesting themes.
Here’s some notable quick expansions/new content for existing products ending this week…
Nord Games has been making successful 5th Edition products for the last couple of years. Including Critical Fail/Hit Decks, and NPC/monster source books. This latest effort extends the game’s base trap rules. Those playing D&D know Xanathars extended the trap rules quite a bit, but Treacherous Traps goes further, including hundreds of traps specifically designed per character level. There’s also a trap deck which can be used for random traps.
In my game, we’ve been using the Critical Hit and Fail decks, and they’ve added a really fun and exciting element to the gameplay. I think if your group is looking for more challenging traps to surprise and confound them, this is a great book to invest in.
e-Raptor has been making dice towers and selling them on Kickstarter for a couple of years now. This campaign really ups the quality, and has some fascinating-looking and intriguing dice towers that will be the envy of any table.
Of particular note are the towers with moving parts which animate the tower making each die roll a bit more dramatic than just dropping the dice down a tube. Amazingly, these towers are only $18. Come printed on MDF in color, and snap together with no glue. Definitely a hit!
I hadn’t heard of Codename Colossus, but this is a really cool line of weird war machinery that reminds me a lot of Scythe. This mini features a battery-operated turning gatling gun, which I’ve actually never seen before in a commercial package. If this catches your eye, they have a ton more stuff on their website.
This is a new expansion for the Freeblades miniatures system which I got turned onto at ReaperCon two years ago. These are fantastic metal miniatures with really weird factions that battle it out in a skirmish. I haven’t actually tried the game out yet, but I really like the miniatures, and these are more to add to the collection.
Board & Card Games
Railways of the World (7.7 BGG, #102 overall) is was originally released as an adaptation of the video game Railroad Tycoon in 2005. Since it was re-released in 2009 as Railways of the World, there have been several expansions. This expansion adds Portugal and is designed by popular designer Vital Lacerda (Kanban, Vin Hos, The Gallerist, and Escape Plan.) The base expansion is $33, but you can also add-on the base game for another $90 (the MSRP is $100.)
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