Tabletop Tuesday: Wherein Elder Gods get smashed and the Dominion blitzes the Alpha Quadrant

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Welcome back for another week of delightful tabletop gaming news.  It’s been a busy, busy week in the wide world of analog gaming.  We’ve got space ships, dark gods from beyond space and time, a few coveted awards and ELVES…IN…SPAAAACE!

 

 

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Arguably the most exciting news this week was WizKids’ announcement of an Organized Play Event for their upcoming Star Trek: Attack Wing game.  As a huge fan of Star Trek: Deep Space 9, the theme of this event was particularly exciting – the Dominion War!  Beginning in September, game stores will be hosting tournaments and events for 6 weeks.  Players will be able to take their fleets into battle to fight back the iron grasp of the Dominion and their Cardassian allies or to bring order to a barbaric Alpha Quadrant by crushing the likes of the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire.  These Organized Play events will feature exclusive ships that players can compete for as well as the prestigious title of Fleet Admiral for the winner!

 

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While we’re on the subject of…umm, stars…  It seems like the folks over at AEG have foreseen the movements of the celestial bodies.  Rising from the depths this summer, Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set will add the likes of Cthulhu Cultists, the odd-looking inhabitants of Innsmouth and foul Elder Things to the fast paced card game all about pitting the most popular factions of fandom against one another.

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The Crimson Hunter is an Eldar strike craft designed to obliterate heavily armed targets from the skies.

And finally, for the space trifecta, we’re going to have a look at some of the amazing new models for the Eldar of Warhammer 40,000.  This ancient and powerful race of spacefarers has a slew of new models coming out this summer and fans of the popular sci-fi miniatures game can get these impressive sculpts to add to their existing models or being a new army to take control of the galaxy!

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These Eldar Wraithknights are constructs brought to life by the spirits of fallen Eldar Warriors.

 

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The powerful form of the Wraith Knight looms over the battlefield, rending the foes of the Eldar apart and leaving nothing but destruction in its wake.

 

Table Term of the Week: This weeks tabletop term is “meeple”.  The term was coined by Allison Hansel in 2000 during a game of Carcassonne in which she fused the words “my” and “people” to describe the game’s wooden worker figures.  In modern use, the term refers to almost any pieces (usually wooden) which represent either a game’s players or their minions.



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According to his peers, Ryan plays far too many board games, an awful lot of role-playing games, and occasionally makes time for video games. If asked his opinion, he would just laugh and wish for more hours in the day to create characters and place meeples. On the rare occasion he isn't rolling dice, he's reading comics or watching movies. He eats and sleeps between initiative steps

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