23 January 2018
Including an in-depth look at the making of miniatures, the return of legendary RPG campaign Masks of Nyarlathotep, the future of The 7th Continent and more
There are just seven days until you can read all about the latest board game adventure for Batman in the February issue of Tabletop Gaming magazine.
Our cover feature next month is Batman: Gotham City Chronicles, the tabletop take on the Dark Knight from the creators of hack ‘n’ slash hit Conan. As the team prepares to bring their superhero extravaganza to Kickstarter, we get an exclusive look at the game and ask what’s in store for the Caped Crusader and his sidekicks.
If amazing miniatures get your blood pulsing, you won’t want to miss our in-depth look at the entire process of model-making, following the creation of plastic and metal figures from sculpting to casting and discovering how they ultimately end up on your table.
2018 is already lining up to be a year of fantastic new releases, but there’s some exciting returns in store, too. One of the biggest is a new edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep, the epic Call of Cthulhu campaign widely considered to be one of the greatest roleplaying adventures ever written. As Masks prepares to terrify a new generation of players, we examine the history of the revolutionary tale and see what’s planned for its horror homecoming.
We’re also looking ahead into the future of The 7th Continent, the ambitious choose-your-own-adventure that blew up Kickstarter with its innovative cardplay and absorbing world. With the end of the journey in sight, co-creator Bruno Sautter tells us what could be next.
Another grand finale is A Handful of Stars, bringing Martin Wallace’s trilogy of history-inspired deckbuilders to a thrilling conclusion – in space. The designer looks back on the whole series and reveals how the final chapter came to be.
Taking a trip into the digital world, the developers of Magic-rivalling collectible card game app phenomenon Hearthstone tell us how they made pixels feel real, and discuss finding inspiration in dungeon-crawlers for the game’s latest expansion, Kobolds & Catacombs. But can an app really live up to the physical world? We find out.
We’ve got plenty more world-beating features, interviews and games in store, plus the bumper selection of regular guides, columns, news and more you’ve come to expect, including reviews of the hottest games you should consider picking up (or avoiding…):
- Battle for Rokugan
- Pandemic: Rising Tide
- Gaia Project
- Genesys RPG
- Legacy of Dragonholt
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
- Fog of Love
- A Game of Thrones: Catan – Brotherhood of the Watch
- First Martians
All of this and much more, PLUS a free promo card for champion-battling, god-fighting dice-roller Arena: For the Gods! – just for Tabletop Gaming readers.
Tabletop Gaming February will be out in shops including our web store, WHSmith, Tesco and Sainsbury’s on February 28th, and is also available as a digital edition on phone, tablet and PC. Or why not subscribe and never miss an issue of the world’s leading tabletop magazine again?