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One week until the August issue of Tabletop Gaming is out, including a first look at Starfinder and world-exclusive The Walking Dead gift

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There’s just seven short days until the August issue of Tabletop Gaming hits shelves, featuring a huge first look at sci-fi RPG and Pathfinder sequel Starfinder, plus a world-exclusive free gift for The Walking Dead: All Out War that you just can’t miss! Make sure to secure your copy by pre-ordering our physical or digital edition online, pick it up in stores around the world from August 3rd or subscribe to never miss a magazine again.

Our cover feature this issue is the awesome Starfinder, an epic spacefaring roleplaying game set thousands of years later in the Pathfinder universe. We speak exclusive to creative director James Sutter about taking the fantasy RPG far into the future, reveal some never-before-seen artwork from the upcoming game AND give our verdict in the reviews section.

It’s not the only huge universe we’ll be exploring, as we’re also celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s land of Middle-earth 80 years after The Hobbit was first published. Influential and renowned board game designers who have brought the world of The Lord of the Rings to life on the tabletop tell us why the fantasy world continues to captivate almost a century on.

We’ll be marking the anniversary of another enchanting British fantasy world, too. We take a look at the Discworld RPG as the roleplaying game based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s iconic comic-fantasy creation receives a 20th anniversary re-release.

Whether you made it to Birmingham’s NEC or not in June for this year’s UK Games Expo, you won’t want to miss our bumper picture special, rounding up the best sights, news and games from Britain’s biggest gaming show.

This issue has an extra special treat for fans of roleplaying, as we talk to legendary R. Talsorian founder and designer Mike Pondsmith and his son Cody about revolutionary RPG Cyberpunk and their upcoming adaptation of blockbuster video game series The Witcher.

Of course, there’s plenty more to discover and enjoy in the August issue, including a close look at the wargaming community, a guide to solo gaming and an examination of the colliding worlds of analogue and digital as tabletop apps become the norm.

This isn’t even to mention the regular features and columns you’ve come to love, which this month include the making of innovative subscription box murder-mystery game Hunt a Killer, a painting guide and review of the latest edition of Warhammer 40,000, advice on creating dungeons in your roleplaying campaign, our round-up of the ten best word games that aren’t Scrabble and loads more.

We also give our thoughts on the latest releases you should – or shouldn’t – be picking up and playing this summer. Just some of the games and accessories we’ve reviewed this issue include Century: Spice Road, The Captain is Dead, Secrets, Sagrada, Energy Empire, Unfair, Bärenpark, Werewords, Ethnos, Dice Forge, This War of Mine, Sub Terra, Unfair, Saltlands, Magic: The Gathering: Archenemy: Nicol Bolas, A Feast for Odin, Word Slam, Arcadia Quest: Inferno and Escape from 100 Million B.C.

As you can see, it’s a magazine crammed to the brim with the absolute best board games coverage in the world – make sure you order your copy now or subscribe to keep up with our very exciting plans for the future!

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