07 mars 2015

March the 7th: 3 years that John Carter was released in France!

Three years ago, I was about to go seeing John Carter on the first showing, first day of the release in Paris, France. Impossible to anticipate that I would flatly hate the movie on first viewing, and then adoring it later on unconditionaly, and participating as much as I could to the campaign for a sequel, without any success unfortunately. We were just simply not enough to state our interest. What is left three years later? On the French part of my blog there's not a week without the John Carter 2 articles... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2015

Star Trek the Next Generation : "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

1986: Star Trek 4 is a triumph at the American box-office. The Leonard Nimoy movie manages to gather fans of Star Trek but also viewers that were not especially invested in the saga. It’s been 7 years now that the franchise has been revitalized on the big screen, after having been envisioned originally as another tv show: Star Trek Phase 2, which would have seen all the classical actors back, with the exception, precisely, of Leonard Nimoy (another Vulcan would have replaced Spock). Now the problem for Paramount is what to do next.... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2015

Space Cadets on Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strongholdgames/space-cadets-away-missions While I was wandering on Kickstarter, I saw this very sympathetic project: Space Cadets, an homage to science-fiction from the 50ies. It's a fully cooperative boardgame for 1 to 4 players, with scenarios taking place on hexagonal tiles. The figures are at the 28mm scale, and there will be 100 in the box. The price is 99$ shipping cost included! For 60$, also shipping cost included, you can have only the figures. There's 3 days left to... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2015

Ghostbusters boardgame on Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cze/ghostbusters-the-board-game One Kickstarter kicks the other. At the time the incredible Conan boardgame campaign was finishing, the one for the Ghostbusters boardgame was beginning, by Cryptozoic Entertainment. The game is tailored for 1 to 4 players, in full cooperative mode. The Ghostbusters have to capture ghosts and seal the portals from where they surge. The base game has 3 campaigns of 4 scenarios each, and each one takes 30 minutes to play. Each campaign ends with a Boss... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2015

2D20 system used in the Conan rpg: first informations

The in-house roleplaying game system of Modiphius Games, future publisher of the Conan rpg, seems to have the following characteristics, according to the informations I wa able to gather thus far: - The characters have 8 attributes: Agility, Awareness, Co-ordination, Intelligence, Mental Strength, Personality, Physique, Strength - Under each attribute are the skills, défined by 2 numbers, Expertise and Focus. - The system works as follow: we roll 2 twenty-sided dice. We have to get a result under a... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2015

Pledge amount record for the Conan boardgame Kickstarter!

At the time I'm writing these words, the Conan Kickstarter campaign is over, and it broke all kind of records in the "boardgame" category, owned until then by Zombicide season 3 with 2,849,000$ raised, when Conan gathered more than 3,300,000$. For Frédéric Henry, Adrian Smith and all their Monolith colleagues, it's a worthy reward for an exemplary campaign, and for a lot of hard work which began a very long time before the official launch of the project. The ending of the campaign leaves me somewhat baffled, and tired, with this... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2015

Conan the roleplaying game by Modiphius Games!

http://www.modiphius.com/conan.html Here we are, we already knew for a little that an American publisher had bought the roleplaying game for Conan, and it's ultimately Modiphius Games (Achtung Cthulhu, the new Mutants Chronicles edition), who's up to the task, basic book planned this fall, and a Kickstarter for this summer to finance campaigns and supplements. We're promised a game faithful to Robert E. Howard's spirit, with a "cinematic" system, the 2D20, already in use for Mutants Chronicles. The will have a... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2015

Conan and me

How did I learn about the Conan character, said to be The barbarian? Probably through the ads published in the French LUG editions comic-book magazines featuring Marvel superheroes. Lug was publishing giant-sized softcovers of the Barbarian’s adventures, even if I don’t remember buying one at that time period.  In fact I really fell in love with Conan’s world through the novels, released by the trade paperbacks “J’ai Lu” editions, the first being simply called “Conan”, with a magnificent cover by Frank Frazetta. I bought... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2015

Conan Kickstarter: what will be inside the box?

It’s sometimes difficult to realize what will finally be in a Kickstarter game box, with all the stretch goals unlocked. I will update this message during the campaign: Here is what you will have in the base box, for 90$+shipping cost (some 15-20$) (pledge “Barbarian”), which will be sold at 100$ in retail:   74 figures : 4 heroes and their character sheets (Conan, Shevatas (Black Colossus), Hadrathus (The Hour of the Dragon), Bêlit (The Queen of the Black Coast)) 6 allies (5 pirates under Bêlit’s orders, a princess) 5... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2015

Conan by Monolith - Kickstarter: a great boardgame for Conan fans!

One of the advantages of the Kickstarter development is economy of scale. For many months now has been announced a boardgame with the famous Conan, said to be The Barbarian, as a hero. The content is already huge, for 135 dollars. If I counted correctly, and we're only at the beginning of the Kickstarter campaign, it's no less than 137 figures that will be included in the "deluxe" version of the game (the standard version will cost 90 dollars, and will include the basic game and many stretch goals unblocked by... [Lire la suite]
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