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Tech & Science Wonder Woman, Marvel Heroes, And Power Rangers Are All Stars Of The Latest Tabletop News

00:03  19 february  2020
00:03  19 february  2020 Source:   gizmodo.com.au

Laura Dern just won Netflix it's first acting Oscar

  Laura Dern just won Netflix it's first acting Oscar Laura Dern won best supporting actress at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday night for her role in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story.” It’s the first Oscar win for Dern, and also the first time an actor has won an Oscar for a role in a movie distributed by a streaming service — Netflix. During her acceptance speech, Dern gave a shoutout to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber, the “Marriage Story” cast and crew, as well as her parents.

Power Rangers All - Stars is a mobile RPG for iOS and Android, developed by NEXON, Movegames and Daewon Media, and soft-released in 2018 in The Phillipines, Australia, and New Zealand. [ The story starts in the RPM World as the are called in to investigate the disappearance of a scientist

This Week in Marvel . Women of Marvel . Get the latest news , original content, and special offers from Marvel . This May, Busiek and Yildiray Cinar unite for one of the most expansive stories in Marvel history! Get hooked on a hearty helping of heroes and villains from the humble House of Ideas!

Clockwise from left: Marvel United, Mysterium Park, Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, and Free League Workshop. (Image: CMON Games,Image: Libellud,Image: Renegade Game Studios,Image: Free League Publishing)© Image: CMON Games,Image: Libellud,Image: Renegade Game Studios,Image: Free League Publishing Clockwise from left: Marvel United, Mysterium Park, Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, and Free League Workshop. (Image: CMON Games,Image: Libellud,Image: Renegade Game Studios,Image: Free League Publishing)

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, Gizmodo's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This weekend’s Toy Fair will bring all sorts of awesome gaming news. We’ve got some exciting stuff here, and be sure to be on the lookout for some reveals and announcements on Gizmodo in the coming days. Right now, we’ve got Mysterium’s first official sequel, the release date for a new Wonder Woman game, and some fantastic union news for Kickstarter.

MAFS' Jessika Power reveals how producers manipulate scenes so that some participants always look like 'perfect little angels'

  MAFS' Jessika Power reveals how producers manipulate scenes so that some participants always look like 'perfect little angels' Married At First Sight's Jessika Power was labelled a 'villain' for her role in a wife-swapping scandal last year. But she claims her portrayal was all down to manipulative editing, with producers only showing her worst moments while airbrushing her co-stars' flaws.© Provided by Daily Mail Claims: Married At First Sight's Jessika Power has revealed how producers manipulate scenes so that some participants always look like 'perfect little angels' Jessika, 27, said on Tuesday that Jules Robinson, who was portrayed as a 'voice of reason' on MAFS, was actually quite opinionated and controversial.

There was Marvel Girl's transformation into Phoenix (from the weakest to the strongest member of the She lives in an apartment at the top of the Statue of Liberty, is best friends with Spider- Woman , and is one of the Avengers. At its heart, Saga is really just about two star -crossed lovers, fighting

Watch as real Marvel fan Lori becomes a hero who can literally dance around villains to rescue those in danger in this edition Prep for 'Champions' and 'Outlawed' with the all - star scribe! Read the latest issue from the X-Men saga, along with fresh chapters from ‘Absolute Carnage,’ all in Marvel Unlimited.

News and Releases

Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionise

In a major victory for labour rights, Kickstarter’s employees (under Kickstarter United) have successfully voted to form a union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union. According to a press release, the 85-member union has become one of the first tech worker unions in American history, setting a precedent for Silicon Valley.

This comes after months of backlash against Kickstarter for refusing to voluntarily recognise Kickstarter United, with CEO Aziz Hasan calling unions “inherently adversarial.” The company has also been accused of union-busting attempts, including firing two staffers who were members of the organising committee and hiring a law firm that specialises in “maintaining a union-free workplace.” Kickstarter responded on Twitter, “In a ballot count today, we learned that our staff voted 46 to 37 in favour of a union. Kickstarter’s leadership supports and respects their decision. We’re proud of our staff and of the fair and democratic process that got us here.”

AFL State of Origin bushfire relief match: When is it, who is playing, how to watch?

  AFL State of Origin bushfire relief match: When is it, who is playing, how to watch? Everything you need to know about the AFL's State of Origin bushfire relief match taking place at Marvel Stadium on February 28.The much-loved State of Origin concept is being revamped for a charity match, with all funds to go to bushfire relief.

Get the latest news , original content, and special offers from Marvel . This May, Busiek and Yildiray Cinar unite for one of the most expansive stories in Marvel history! Earth's Mightiest Heroes stand as the planet's first line of defense against the most powerful threats in the universe.

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Mysterium Park

The Big Top has never seemed so...murdery. Libellud has announced the first official sequel to Mysterium, its award-winning board game where a group of psychics work together to solve a murder, with one player taking the role of the ghost to help them along.

Mysterium Park, which is not an expansion of the original game, heads to a carnival for a new round of thrills and surprises, as the former director has “disappeared” and all sorts of spooky things are happening at the fair. Could it be the ghost of the director trying to find closure? Only one way to find out. Mysterium Park is set to come out sometime this year.

Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons

Ravensburger has unveiled the release date for Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons, a new cooperative game where Wonder Woman and her Amazon allies work together to defeat Area, Circe, or Cheetah (who is featured in the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984). The game includes five Amazon miniatures, including Wonder Woman, all of which are paintable. Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons comes out next month and will cost around $52.

State of Origin bushfire relief match: Victorian and All Stars squads revealed

  State of Origin bushfire relief match: Victorian and All Stars squads revealed Damien Hardwick and John Longmire have revealed their squads for the upcoming State of Origin bushfire relief match . Victoria will take on an All Stars outfit on Friday, February 28 at Marvel Stadium, with the AFLW clash between Collingwood and Melbourne acting as the curtain-raiser.Last year's premiers Richmond have the equal most representatives, with both the Tigers and Brisbane supplying six participants to the two 27-man squads.MORE: Eddie McGuire warns Richmond off a move for Darcy MooreGWS and Collingwood come in next, with five of their players set to turn out for the fixture.

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  Wonder Woman, Marvel Heroes, And Power Rangers Are All Stars Of The Latest Tabletop News

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid Expansions Pre-Order

It’s Morphin’ Time! Renegade Game Studios’ Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid is finally getting ready for Phase Two, which will feature three new expansions to grow the franchise. Following a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, the three expansions are available for pre-order, including the Zeo Ranger Pack, the Mega Goldar Deluxe Figure, and the legendary Tommy Oliver set, which includes four different figures depicting Tommy as the Mighty Morphin’ Green and White Rangers, Turbo Red Ranger, and Dino Thunder Black Ranger, as well as a cyborg Tommy monster figure. Each expansion costs about $60 and is set to be released by winter.

Blade Runner 2049: Nexus Protocol

One of the biggest mysteries in modern science fiction is whether Blade Runner’s Rick Deckard is a replicant. Now, WizKids’ new game is providing an answer, and it’s...maybe? Blade Runner 2049: Nexus Protocol is a social deduction game based on Blade Runner 2049. Players work together to figure out which one among them is secretly a replicant, interrogating witnesses and finding evidence cards in order to solve the puzzle. But if the humans take too long, the replicant escapes and wins the game. Blade Runner 2049: Nexus Protocol comes out this April.

A point vs Ulinzi Stars will be enough for Kisumu All-Stars - Aroka

  A point vs Ulinzi Stars will be enough for Kisumu All-Stars - Aroka The coach believes it will be a tough game but is confident they can get a positive result against the SoldiersThe tactician was appointed to help the struggling side, who are currently at the bottom of the table with eight points. Aroka says it will be a tough game but they have to fight to get out of the danger zone.

  Wonder Woman, Marvel Heroes, And Power Rangers Are All Stars Of The Latest Tabletop News

Free League Workshop

Free League Publishing has announced a new community content program called Free League Workshop. The digital storefront and resource invites creators, fans, and gamers to publish their own adventures set in the worlds of Free League’s most-popular roleplaying games—including Tales From the Loop, Mutant: Year Zero, Forbidden Lands, and Coriolis, among others. Creators retain ownership of their content (with the exception of Free League’s copyrighted stuff), and if they choose to charge for it they receive 50 per cent of royalties. You can find out more information on the Free League Workshop website.

Crowdfunding

Note:Kickstarter, a huge fundraising site for tabletop gaming, has come under fire for opposing its employees’move toward unionization under Kickstarter United. This includesfiring two staffers who were members of the organising committee. In astatement, Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan denied the company was engaging in union-busting but confirmed that the companyis refusing to voluntarily recognise Kickstarter United and called unions “inherently adversarial.”

As of February 18, Kickstarter United hassuccessfully voted to unionise.GMG Union stands in support of the union, and we continue to oppose Hasan’s comments. As of now, Kickstarter Unitedhas not yet called for a boycott of the company, so Gizmodo will continue to showcase creators as we monitor the situation.

Pixar’s Onward Will Give Disney Its First Animated LGBTQ+ Character Voiced By Lena Waithe

  Pixar’s Onward Will Give Disney Its First Animated LGBTQ+ Character Voiced By Lena Waithe Diversity is still not great in the film industry, especially for LGBTQ+ movie characters, but Disney is continuing its efforts to change that. Onward producer Kori Rae explained to Yahoo Entertainment that the inclusion of the character felt organic to the story.“It just kind of happened. The scene, when we wrote it, was kind of fitting and it opens up the world a little bit, and that’s what we wanted,” she said.

i’m sorry did you say street magic

February is Zine Quest 2 month at Kickstarter, where creators are invited to create short two-week campaigns to promote unique RPG zines. I’m highlighting one game during each Gaming Shelf as the campaign is ongoing (there are plenty of others to check out too). This time around, I’ve picked i’m sorry did you say street magic from Caro Asercion, a GM-less citybuilding story game where players work together to explore a city, creating it as they move through neighbourhoods and landmarks while coming across unforeseen events like festivals, elections, natural disasters, or even something that could change the fabric of time itself.

The designer is dedicated to keeping its games accessible for those who cannot afford them—so, for any folks who pledge $15 more than the minimum, Caro Asercion will add an extra digital community copy to its itch.io page for someone to access free of charge. i’m sorry did you say street magic will be on Kickstarter through February 27. The minimum pledge for a digital copy is $15 and comes out in May, while a print zine costs $22 and is expected to ship out in August.

Marvel United

CMON Games has unveiled its latest cooperative game, which takes place in the wild world of Marvel Comics. Marvel United has two to four players take control of Marvel’s superheroes in a fight against some of its biggest villains, like Red Skull and Ultron. Done in the Japanese “chibi-style,” the figures are both adorable and dangerous.

CMON also announced in a press release that the Kickstarter campaign has already reached a level high enough to unlock S.H.I.E.L.D. Solo Mode, meaning players can also take on solo missions. Marvel United will be on Kickstarter through March 5. The minimum pledge for a copy is $89 and it’s set to come out March 2021.

Mark Ruffalo's tragedies have shaped him

  Mark Ruffalo's tragedies have shaped him Mark Ruffalo's tragic experiences have shaped him as a person - including being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2001 and then tragically losing his younger brother Scott in 2008 when he was shot in Mark's Beverly Hills apartment.The 'Avengers: Endgame' star has been through a number of hardships in his life - including being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2001 and then tragically losing his younger brother Scott in 2008 when he was shot in Mark's Beverly Hills apartment - but he feels they have made him who he is and it has made him "painfully aware" of people's "vulnerability".

Chaosmos

Imagine if Clue was mixed with Finders Keepers, with a little dash of Hot Potato. Chaosmos is an open-world board game where players are trying to find, protect, and hide something called the Ovoid card. They do that by going to different planets and collecting equipment to help on the mission. Cards are placed in envelopes on different planets, and anything you leave behind on a planet because part of that miniature deck.

That way you can go back for it later, unless someone else gets there first. It’s an interesting concept for a game and I’m curious to see how it plays out. Chaosmos will be on Kickstarter through February 21. The minimum pledge for a copy is $65 and it’s set to come out April.

Wonderland’s War

A major crisis has arrived in the world of Wonderland. No, it’s not Johnny Depp. It’s logic! In Wonderland’s War, players take on the role of key Alice in Wonderland characters—like Alice, the Red Queen, and the Mad Hatter—who are engaged in a war over control of Wonderland. The goal? To return it to its former nonsensical glory.

Players vie for support, gather resources, go to battle, and complete side quests in order to gain power. The winner becomes the new ruler of Wonderland, and hopefully madness will return with them. Wonderland’s War will be on Kickstarter through March 4. The minimum pledge for a copy is $74 and it’s set to come out March 2021.

Recipe for Adventure: Lost Tomes of Culinary Arts

This Kickstarter campaign combines two of my favourite things: roleplaying games and cooking up tasty treats. Recipe for Adventure is a series of 25 cards that feature a fantasy-esque (but totally do-able) recipe on one side and a party encounter on the other. The encounters are connected to gathering some of the main ingredients in the recipe and typically include a challenge or monster of some kind.

Could be a fun challenge for a DM to task your players with gathering the ingredients to cook up an elderflower and cheese tart, only to surprise them with a real version for everyone to enjoy together! Recipe for Adventure: Lost Tomes of Culinary Arts will be on Kickstarter through March 10. The minimum pledge for a set is $36 and it’s set to come out in September.

Why It's Hard, But Not Impossible, To Make A Board Game About Climate Change .
Game designer Elizabeth Hargrave helped jumpstart a tabletop revolution with Wingspan, an environmental board game about creating habitats for birds. Her upcoming release, Mariposas, has players guiding monarch butterflies on their migration. But there’s something unsettling lurking beneath the table. “It’s easy to overlook butterflies and to just think, like, they’re always there. We see them every summer. But I personally have noticed seeing fewer monarchs over the last several summers,” Hargrave told Gizmodo. Monarch butterflies are just one of the many victims of climate change.

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