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Fandom Events for the Lower Mainland & Greater Victoria Region Update

24 Mar

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Two more fandom events in Victoria and Vancouver, BC have confirmed they won’t be taking place in 2021. They made the announcement this week, and the list may continue to grow. Potential fatalities on this list include Sidney, BC’s Van Isle Comic Con and Westshore’s Phenomacon; little activity exists on their social media channels.

Capital City Comic Con decided February of this year–a weird call only a month away from their traditional date–and the sister event, Victoria BC’s Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair, is not happening for the spring season. If restrictions lift for Autumn, this event may take place. But that depends on how many people are vaccinated as the pandemic is well into its second year. The good news is that the dates for 2022 have been booked. To keep up with the situation, please visit their Facebook page.

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There’s Gold with CMON’s Gods of Egypt

25 Apr

Ankh: Gods of Egypt by CMON — KickstarterBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

It’s not Ankh-expected that CMON’s Gods of Egypt is exceeding expectations amongst board gamers to be a Kickstarter success. That said, just what miniatures enthusiasts and wargamers can expect is finally revealed. This crowdfunding campaign began a week ago and hit six times the amount (at the time of writing) required to get this game into production! They are very close to unlocking all the stretch goals, and this is particularly exciting for me, it’s cheaper to buy this game than to collect the giant-sized knock-offs from a local Arabian shop to display. The difference between those touristy items and the product here is that I can play with them!

Here, the story is simple: Play an Egyptian god or goddess hoping to stay strong–worshipped by the devout as they provide the only means for survival as monotheism crawls closer. Only can survive whilst the others will fall.

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Mind Mgmt Comic Fans Are Kickstarting the Game to Gear!

14 Mar

MIND MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” is doing very well in its first week since launching on Kickstarter. It is billed as a tense, paranoia-fueled game of deduction and second-guessing. It’s based on the NY Times Best Selling series from Matt Kindt, and it’s published by Dark Horse Comics. This board game is being published by Vancouver, BC based operation Off the Page Games.

After the product has been sent out to Kickstarter backers, it’s very likely to appear in select games stores near you.

The story is about Meru who has to deal with other strangeness in the likes of X-Files. Instead of aliens and ghosts, she’s dealing with spies, rogue agents and psy-ops. In what she finds, the trouble she gets in requires the help of others.
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Rebuilding Cars Wars from the Chassis on Up on Kickstarter & More!

14 Dec

Image result for car wars kickstarterBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Those thrilling car chases in Mad Max or Cannonball Run is getting a Steve Jackson Games‘ (SJG) rebuild of their classic game Car Wars. It’s on Kickstarter to help revv production up to a higher gear before it makes its reintroduction in the retail market. After more than a week since its launch, this miniature war game hit its goal of going into production and it’s about time it’s reimagined as my friends and I have played more than a decade ago.

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So When Will Ankh: Gods of Egypt Kickstart?

6 Dec

CMON Announces Ankh Board GameBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

The news of a miniatures based board game set in Ancient Egypt has me over the moon, if not hovering by Ra (the sun), in anticipation of its eventual Kickstarter launch. The original press release suggested it will launch in late 2019, but with everyone in Christmas mode, I don’t think the listing will appear until early next year.

The images of the demo on Twitter (see below) is merely a tease. After receiving CMON’s Cthulhu: Death May Die board game last week, the super high quality of the minis is as I expected. The Egyptian fanatic in me is hopping! An unboxing video will be coming soon (update: it’s become a review during my editing–the video is here).

The quality of the scale model pieces are amazing and the painter in me can’t wait to give colour to not only the game I currently have but also with adding to my collection. Technically, they’re not usable with other games like Games Workshop’s Warhammer series. Sadly, the Khemri was removed from the game and are deeply buried under the sand. The same can be said for Reaper Miniatures’ Warlord which no longer sees updates.

It’s not ank-hpected (had to say it) that enthusiasts of any game product in this setting desire a quality game, and I can’t wait for CMON to launch this project. I’m sure they are still fine tuning the 3D models for mass production, hence the delay.
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