Here we are at the start of a new month. This is going to be a rough one for a lot of us. But being informed, even if it's not the brightest of news, is still better than just being in the dark. That's why, though it's not the happiest of news, Paizo's posted an April Update so you can know what they've got going on, as well as their convention schedule for the next several months (hey, some of them aren't cancelled. And many are moving to online).
Like every company, Paizo's been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They've posted an update about how things are going over there. Long story short: no physical shipments for 2 weeks, PaizoCon for this year is cancelled, you can still get pdf purchases right away so you can game while you're at home.
Every day, we're seeing more and more updats about what we can expect going forward with the rest of the year as the pandemic continues to evolve. In this update, we have a look at WizKids, who have updated their timeline about organized play events, as well as an update about parts replacements during this time.
It's just the theme of the day, unfortunately. Games Workshop has cancelled Warhammer Fest 2020 and other events all over the world. It's just not a good time to be getting together in big numbers.
Staying home and not gathering in groups larger than 10 is a key way that we can ease the strain on the doctors and nurses during this outbreak. Obviously, that means no big gaming conventions. WizKids has announced that they're cancelling all of their public appearances during both Q2 and Q3 of this year in order to do their part.
Unfortunately, that featured image is a lie. Adepticon XVIII will not be held March 25-29th in Schaumburg. The show has been cancelled. Because of the virus outbreak happening, the convention staff felt that it was in everyone's best interest to cancell the show. I mean, we've all gotten Con Crud after a show before. But this is stepping it up a notch. It's a tough decision to make, and I'm sad to see it come to this, but it's what's right and I salute them for making the right, tough choice.
Buying direct can save you when it comes to your pocket book. You can also make sure that you get exactly what you want. But then there comes shipping fees. That can often negate any savings you had. But what if you and your favorite company are going to be at the same show? Well, you could just have them bring your order along! And that's just what Warlord Games is doing with their Show Pick-Up plan.
Growing up in Chicago, I would hear about relatives taking trips up to Lake Geneva to rest and relax. It's known as a resort town, and has been for quite a long time. However, back when I was 7, I didn't realize that it was also where modern gaming also basically started as it was the home to Gary Gygax and the location of the first Gen Cons (the name being a shortened version of The Geneva Convention). I've never actually been to Lake Geneva, but if I were to go, I'd definitely go via Geek Nation Tours, because then I'd know I was doing it right. They're booking now for their Classic RPG Retreat. Hurry and get on the list now as space is limited.
The GAMA Trade Show is going on. That means lots of new stuff to see. Games Workshop is there and they've got a whole bunch of things they're showing off. New Necromunda, Age of Sigmar, Adeptus Titanicus, and 40k are on display. Have yourselves a peek.
While we usually see new games or minis or terrain up on Kickstarter, occasionally, we'll get a convention looking to raise funds so it can take place. That's what we've got here with Con on the Cob, a 4-day event being held October 1-4 in Richfield, Ohio. If you're in the neighborhood, why not stop by?
Want to help out at conventions? Maybe get to know some of the people behind some of your favorite games? It can be a first-step to getting into the gaming industry as a career (that's where I started, after all). Well, Paizo is looking for people to help at various events they'll be attending. Send in your application and you may just be picked.
WizKids' Organized Play events let players get some cool prizes, including minis they wouldn't be able to get elsewhere. They're currently showing off their Green Arrow and the Justice Society OP kit for HeroClix, including, of course, Green Arrow and some of his friends. Have yourselves a look.
Gen Con can be extremely hectic. For anyone who's never gone, or even for veterans, there's just so much to do and see that there's a very real chance that one can get overwhelmed, having no idea where to go and thus missing out on a lot of stuff. So, save the hassle of the planning to someone else and get some amazing exclusives while you're at it by booking with Geek Nation Tours. Teras and the crew will have you gaming in style. And especially if you're a Call of Cthulhu fan, you won't want to miss this year's tour. Booking is extremely limited and happening now.
Want to help out with one of the largest game companies when they go to shows? Want to feel like you're part of a team? Want to get some cool stuff for helping out? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then Paizo is looking for you. They're seeking GMs to help out and run events when they head to conventions. Check out the details to get your name in the hat when submissions open later this month.
WizKids' OP kits for HeroClix are known for containing some great figures. The one they're showing off now revolves around some of the most well-known superheroes in the form of Batman and the Martian Manhunter. Together, they're taking on the mind-controlling Despero. Who will come out on top?
Hard to think that we're less than a month from 2020. Also hard to think of how I played Super Baseball 2020 all those decades ago and yet, here we are in what seemed like "so far in the future" at that point. Anyway, enough reminiscing. PaizoCon is coming up. It's everything Paizo, and tickets are available now.
Humanity is in danger. Barbarians, diseases, floods, and Cthulhu are all coming to get us. They must be stopped! And that's what you'll be doing in the Pandemic Survivor Series. Z-Man Games has posted up this year's events and games for you to check out. Can you keep humanity safe?
Paizo has a pretty busy October planned, from the looks of the update they just posted. If you're wanting to know what's going on with the continued rollout for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Starfinder and the Starfinder Society, and what events that the company will be attending this month, you'll definitely want to check out this post.
While the Normandy invasion, known as D-Day, obviously took place in a very specific part of the world, the ramifications of it spread out to all corners of the globe. Soon, all the world will be recreating it as Battlefront launches their D-Day Global Campaign for Flames of War at the end of October. Read on to find out about this new campaign event.
It's started to get cooler out, even here in Atlanta. Highs will soon drop below the 90s and lows might dip into the upper 50s. Autumn is nearly upon us, and with it comes the haunting season. All things ghoulish are coming, including Fantasy Flight's Arkham Nights 2019, a 3 day festival of all things horror and weird based on H.P. Lovecraft's work. Tickets are available now.
For many people here in the US, once Gen Con is over, they might feel that the biggest show of the convention season is over. But those over in Europe know better. Essen Spiel is still coming up, and Fantasy Flight will be there with a special, limited edition of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Star Wars: Legion.
We're in the thick of Gen Con day 2, but that doesn't mean the show's over by any stretch. Arcane Wonders is here, and they've got a post talking about all the cool things they've got going on in their booth just over *points* there.
And no, I don't mean that I will be finding my "special someone" while here at the show, breaking my 7 long years of being single... at least, I don't think that'll happen. No, I'm talking about the popular card game. Fog of Love will be here in Indy, and are also talking about the game coming to a broader description.
Psst. Hey... Gen Con is this week. Pass it along.
Ares Games will be there. And they're going to be there big and in style. They have a lot going on, including Tripods & Triplaes, Battlestar Galactica - Starship Battles, WW2 Quartermaster General Second Edition, and much, much more. Have yourselves a look-see.