This week we talk a little bit about preorders! Despite the shutdown, many products were already in the process of being shipped and delivered to publishers, and so will continue to arrive more or less on time. A lot of my time the last week or so has been spent working to cull out which publishers are likely to deliver, and which one we will need to “wait and see” on. So, in this update we have some direct links to preorders and backorders for board games and role-playing games that we expect in May, June or July.
Now, if you here about something coming out, and want to snag it, let me know! And don’t forget that Fantasy Flight, ZMan and Days of Wonder (as well as many more) continue to drop ship or redirect to our shipping office, so you can order on our site and get it delivered during the shutdown.
Role-Playing Game Preorders
Featured Preorder: Dishonored
Note that all Modiphius titles are elligable for free PDFs through Bits and Mortar. Due to the shutdown, Dishonored has not yet made an appearance there, but any preorder will have a PDF dispatched to their email on file as soon as they become available!
In Dishonored: The Roleplaying Game, players delve into the turbulent Empire of the Isles, to tell stories of occult lore, intrigue and drama. The Dishonored Corebook contains all the rules and background information you need to kickstart your adventure. It features a streamlined version of the 2d20 System that excels at narrative play while focusing on the core themes of Dishonored with mechanics for Chaos and unique ways to track stealth, intrigues and faction reputation.
Lots of good 3rd party 5th Edition books are also dropping in the coming months and may be worth a second closer look. Also, recall that the Mythic Odysseys of Theros comes with a 50% discount on the D&D Beyond version of the books.
5E: Original Adventures Reincarnated #4: The Lost City – coming soon
5th Edition: Amazing Adventures – coming soon
5th Edition: Numenera: Arcana of the Ancients: Beneath the Monolith
Cypher System: We Are All Mad Here – Coming soon
D&D Mythic Odysseys of Theros ALT COVER – 50% off D&D Beyond
Board Game Preorders
Featured Preorder Aliens
Anticipated release date September 2020
Aliens is a cooperative survival board game in which you and your team of specialist Colonial Marines will gear up with serious firepower and head into Hadley’s Hope to find survivors and answers…but you’re not alone. To survive, you’ll need to work together, keep your cool, and stay frosty to fight off relentless Xenomorph ambushes and get out alive.Players can play up to nine different missions, taking them into different areas from the Hadley’s Hope terraforming facility to the deep, dark recesses of a Xenomorph nest. Aliens also offers an exciting campaign mode to play four of the missions linked together, so players will need to fight relentless Xenomorph attacks and keep each other alive all the way to the end of the campaign.
The remaining two missions are purely about survival…it’s kill or be killed. The players are dropped into the game with nothing more than a pistol. They will need to scavenge weapons and gear while hordes of Xenomorph aliens are trying to defeat them. How long can you survive against the odds?
Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archive – Coming soon
Betrayal at Mystery Mansion – Coming soon
War of Whispers – on backorder
Forgotten Waters – Available now!
Don’t forget about airbrushing class & D&D Youth League
There are a lot of online events to keep you busy while you work from home – and perhaps MOST importantly – these events are essentially all geared toward beginners or children to help keep them busy!