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WARHAMMER FANTASY - 8TH EDITION
It's here folks! Warhammer Fantasy 8th edition is up for pre-order now here. At a whopping 528 pages full of new rules, art and background, and with rumours of it being one of the most intense rules overhauls in years, it's no surprise that 8th edition has garnered a lot of attention amongst gamers (RRP £45.00, Wayland retail at a bargain £38.50). Whilst we'd like to give you some hard facts about the new edition, truth is, no one knows for sure until its in their hands. However, a lot of the rumours point towards a streamlining of the movement system, an overhaul of the magic system, archers firing in two ranks, as well as boosts for fear and terror causing units/monsters.

As ever with a new edition we get a starter box and this one is shaping up to be fantastic. Whilst we know for certain that the forces will be High Elves and Skaven, there are rumours of new plastic silver helms and spearmen, some kind of plastic weapon team for the skav…

UK Games Expo 2010

Well the UK Games Expo was this weekend and came the day after the end of my exams, giving me a really great way to celebrate the end of finals. The show was even busier than last year, although I think there were slightly fewer companies on show. The biggest news was Steve Jackson and Ian Livingston who were promoting the re-release of their Fighting Fantasy series of books and doing signings. They also gave a talk about how they got going in the industry which was really interesting and illustrated just how much luck is needed in the gaming world as the margins are so slight, especially for a start-up. The two of them clearly have a great friendship and the chemistry between them made the talk a joy to listen to.

Gaming-wise I got to try out a load of RPGs including a long overdue look at D&D 4th. All in all, I'd play it again... not really a ringing endorsement, but it's not an outstanding revolution of the Role Playing world, it has some interesting changes, it has a f…

Flavour of the Month

Boardgame I most want to try: DescentBoardgame I most want to play: Pandemic: On the BrinkBoardgame I most want to buy: Dominion Wargame I most want to try Firestorm: ArmadaWargame I most want to play: DungeonBowlRPG I most want to try: Warhammer Fantasy 3rdRPG I most want to play: Warhammer Fantasy 2nd
Well a little more change this month due to the end of Finals and the UK Games Expo (more in my next post).Still not got in any wargaming of late, it is just too time consuming and the only RPGs are from the Expo (4 games!).