Apex, Dominion: Empires, Castles of Burgundy Card Game, Dark Deeds and More!

Apex: Theropod Deck-Building Game

Apex is a deck-building game, played solo or with up to 5 friends. You play as a prehistoric predator competing for territory and resources against other predators. Each playable species has a unique deck to master. Each deck has different strengths, weaknesses, and strategies— creating a varied and constantly evolving experience.

Your species must overcome a very brutal environment including harsh climate changes, disease, attacks from predators, grievous wounds, infections, and deadly prey. The game incorporates many dinosaurs that behave in their own distinct way. The goal of the game is to endure the environment, build up the population and evolve your species, and become the apex predator.

Base Game includes:

• 17″ Dinosaur size box
• 525 cards + 20 Card Dividers
• 24″ x 16″ Hunting Grounds game board
• Six 16″ x 9″ Nesting Grounds mats
• 80mm T.rex miniature Player Marker
• 40pg Rulebook
• 5 Foam Blocks to protect cards and fill empty spaces

Includes 7 Playable Apex Decks:

• Acrocanthosaurus
• Carnotaurus
• Giganotosaurus
• Spinosaurus
• Tyrannosaurus
• Utahraptor
• Velociraptor

The 525 cards includes 7 playable Apex Decks, 22 diverse animals to hunt, 11 dangerous carnivores, 8 opposing Boss cards with Minions (acts as artificial players for solo play), 11 environmental effects, 5 genetic evolution types, and 3 grievous wound types.

 

The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game

The Hundred Years’ War is over and the Renaissance is looming. Conditions are perfect for the princes of the Loire Valley to propel their estates to prosperity and prominence. Through strategic trading and building, clever planning, and careful thought in The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game, players add settlements and castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, farm livestock, and more.

 

Imperial Settlers: 3 Is a Magic Number Expansion

Imperial Settlers: 3 Is a Magic Number, the second Empire Pack for Imperial Settlers, introduces a new rule: SET. This new ability allows players to score and trigger new effects each time they build three cards in a particular color. With this rule, the drafting phase and the choice of the “right” card to draft becomes even more interesting.

This expansion includes new cards for the common deck as well as new cards for each of the five factions and two cards for use in the solitaire game.

 

Dominion: Empires

The world is big and your kingdom gigantic. It’s no longer a kingdom really; it’s an empire — which makes you the emperor. This entitles you to a better chair, plus you can name a salad after yourself.

It’s not easy being emperor. The day starts early, when you light the sacred flame; then it’s hours of committee meetings, trying to establish exactly why the sacred flame keeps going out. Sometimes your armies take over a continent and you just have no idea where to put it. And there’s the risk of assassination; you have a food taster, who tastes anything before you eat it, and a dagger tester, who gets stabbed by anything before it stabs you. You’ve taken to staying at home whenever it’s the Ides of anything. Still, overall it’s a great job. You wouldn’t trade it for the world — especially given how much of the world you already have.

Dominion: Empires, the tenth addition to the game of Dominion, contains 96 metal tokens and 300 cards, with cards you can buy now and pay for later, piles with two different cards, and Landmarks that add new ways to score. VP tokens and Events return from previous sets.

 

Dark Deeds

Dark Deeds is a darkly humorous card game of skullduggery and suspicion for 2 to 5 players. In Dark Deeds players take the role of minions in service to a powerful, mysterious, and clearly villainous, patron. The Patron wants deeds of infamy, violence and coercion committed and you are the ones who must avoid the authorities, the do-gooders and, most of all, each other to perform them. Rich rewards beckon, along with horrific punishments for failure. So are you the kind of malevolent minion the patron needs?

There’s a ‘street’ deck for the minion’s prospective targets – clerics, artisans, and merchants and their protective guards from the city watch. Then there’s a ‘tavern’ deck with potentially useful loot and plot cards to help the minions get the job done. The implacable hand of evil is revealed by the nemesis cards in the street deck – princes, politicians, and do-gooders the player’s evil patron wants eliminated. The tavern deck includes ‘Dark Deeds’, specific missions to take out particular nemeses (that’s the plural of nemesis in case you’re wondering). Picking up a Dark Deed is a very mixed blessing. A rich reward is earned for completing it, but it can’t be discarded and the patron will exact a heavy price for any incomplete Dark Deeds held at the end of the game.

The masterful touch is how the street deck is laid out to create a constantly moving scene of different characters. Each turn the street moves along, the card closest to the end leaves and everyone else shuffles up with empty spaces filled from the deck. Minions enter from one end of the street and have to get past any intervening guards to reach their targets.

 

Magic The Gathering: Eternal Masters

Draft Through Eternity

Take a step outside time with Eternal Masters. This exciting set lets you draw on some of the most sought-after cards from throughout the history of Magic—some with new artwork—to enhance your Cube or your favorite Commander, Vintage, and Legacy decks.

Eternal Masters is designed to be a unique and enjoyable Draft experience, much like Modern Masters. It will not contain cards from the Reserved List, but it will feature many exciting Eternal staples!

 

Doctor Who: The Card Game-Twelfth Doctor Expansion One

Doctor Who: The Card Game – Twelfth Doctor Expansion One contains 42 new cards from the Twelfth Doctor’s adventures, from Madame Vastra and Strax to Missy and the Boneless. It also contains all the rules, components, counters and cards you need to play the game with five players, too.

Guild Ball Playmats: Classic Pitch and Proving Grounds

 

The ultimate surface to play your games of Guild Ball on, our Play Mats consist of a 3′ x 3′ neoprene base with a finely detailed cloth cover, providing a beautiful gaming surface that can be rolled up for easy storage and transportation.

The Classic Pitch design features the typical Guild Ball playing field, all of the essential markings laid out for a convenient play experience.
The versatile Proving Grounds design features a 2′ x 2′ inner marked grass area, giving an arena to enjoy the fast paced 3 v 3 starter games. For larger games, the surrounding wood and stone terrain come in to effect, the centre pitch just a small portion of the ground you need to defend.
Contents:

1 3′ x 3′ Playmat

1 Playmat Carrying Case

Star Wars: The Card Game-Galactic Ambitions Deluxe Expansion

“You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor. Take her away!”
–Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope

Galactic Ambitions, the fifth deluxe expansion for Star Wars: The Card Game is now available at The Wandering Dragon!

Two great powers struggle for the fate of the galaxy across the Star Wars saga. On one side, you find the fledgling Rebel Alliance, led by a few brave politicians and desperately fighting for the hearts and minds of people on countless planets. The Rebels stand against the tyranny of the Empire and spread hopes of freedom and justice across worlds choking on fear of military reprisal.

Opposing the Rebels stands two shadowy individuals with the might of the Galactic Empire behind them. From his palace on Imperial Center, the Sith Lord publicly known as Emperor Palpatine rules the galaxy with the might of the Imperial military and the power of his apprentice, Darth Vader. Though they spent centuries waiting in the shadows, the Sith have risen to rule the galaxy, and they will crush the nascent Rebel Alliance by any means necessary.

Galactic Ambitions pits these two powers against each other in a struggle for the galaxy itself. Like previous deluxe expansions, the twenty-six new objective sets included in Galactic Ambitions fix the spotlight on two factions—the Sith and the Rebel Alliance—but every faction receives cards that push your decks in new directions. Here, you’ll find an assortment of iconic characters to include in your decks, such as new versions of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Leia Organa, and Mon Mothma. Other characters make an appearance in Star Wars: The Card Game for the first time, including Kanan Jarrus and The Inquisitor from Star Wars: Rebels, as well as General Jan Dodonna. Whether you’re fighting to free the galaxy or to squelch any trace of resistance, Galactic Ambitions offers new strategies and cards to support new decktypes.

A Mission from High Command

Even from the days of the Core Set, the Rebel Alliance has relied upon the prowess of its Leaders to support its other units and spearhead assaults against the dark side. In Galactic Ambitions, you’ll find a new focus on your Leadersthemselves. One of the objective sets that primarily contributes to this new focus is Mission to Talay (Galactic Ambitions, 1097). On its own, the objective only offers two resources, but even this relatively common objective takes on new significance when combined with some of the other cards in this objective set.

The set begins with a new version of an iconic Rebel Leader, Mon Mothma (Galactic Ambitions, 1098). Mon Mothma can participate in a fight if necessary, using a valuable tactics icon to clear the way for your attackers or neutralize an enemy attack, but her best usage almost always lies in planning assaults from behind the scenes. Mon Mothma provides two resources to build your resource base, but more importantly, she has an ability that reads, “While this unit is committed to the Force, reduce the cost of the first Rebel card you play each phase by 1.” Obviously, this represents a huge economic advantage, and importantly, this deduction is not limited to a certain phase. That means you can discount the first Rebel unit you play in the deployment phase, as well as the first Rebel event you play in any other phase. Many Rebel events such as Infiltration (Join Us or Die, 575) even become free to play with Mon Mothma!

Even as she sits and plans behind the scenes, you can continue to make Mon Mothma relevant with Inspiring Presence (Galactic Ambitions, 1100). This enhancement can be attached to any friendlyLeader unit, and every card that shares an objective set number with the enhanced unit gains elite! By giving the elite keyword to a segment of your deck, you can quickly decrease the power of enemy tactics and allow two-resource objectives like Mission to Talay to refresh much more quickly. Even if Mon Mothma never enters an engagement, she can still have a powerful effect when combined with Inspiring Presence.

If Mon Mothma is excellent at organizing events behind the scenes, you also need warriors willing to fight on the front lines. To that end, this set also includes a Rebel version of Kyle Katarn (Galactic Ambitions, 1099). At this point, Kyle Katarn has not yet tapped into the full potential of his Force powers, but he’s still a dangerous opponent. He bears the targeted strike keyword to pick off enemy units, and while Kyle Katarn is attacking, you win all tied edge battles, making him even more dangerous for the dark side to oppose in combat. 

Kyle Katarn becomes even more dangerous if you equip him with a Concussion Rifle (Galactic Ambitions, 1101). ThisWeapon can greatly increase your damage potential—whenever the enhanced unit is focused to strike, you can focus the Concussion Rifle to deal a damage to any ready enemy unit. When combined with Kyle Katarn’s targeted strike, the amount of damage you deal in a single engagement may become insurmountable for the dark side. 

Finally, you may call upon your Leaders to search for new heroes with Rebel for Hire (Galactic Ambitions, 1102). This event allows you to search your deck for any card that shares an objective set number with one of your Leaders and add that card to your hand! The more Leaders you have in play, the more of your deck you have on-call access to, making Rebel for Hire one of the most potent deck searching effects in the game. 

Master of Darkness

Even as Mon Mothma and Kyle Katarn plan their missions and carry out important strikes against enemy objectives, Emperor Palpatine watches from the shadows, silently plotting and waiting. You can wield the power of the dark side with a new version of Emperor Palpatine introduced in this deluxe expansion.

The Sith excel at locking down their opponents and winning the Force struggle in Star Wars: The Card Game, and Galactic Ambitionsexpands both of these aspects with the new version of Emperor Palpatine (Galactic Ambitions, 1067). This version of the Emperor still retains the elite keyword, but he has gained a different line-up of combat icons. Although he can still attack or lock down enemies with tactics icons, the Emperor now boasts two unit damage combat icons that he can use to kill opposing enemy units if necessary. More often, though, you may choose to leave Emperor Palpatine committed to the Force and lurking in the shadows, because while the Emperor is committed to the Force and you win a Force struggle, you can remove up to two focus tokens from another Force User or Force Sensitive unit you control. By refreshing powerful units like Mara Jade (Lure of the Dark Side, 529) and Darth Vader (Core Set, 35), your dark side can be more aggressive than ever. Naturally, the Emperor is expensive to play, but a Sith Library (Galactic Ambitions, 72) in this set helps to accelerate your resources. 

Other cards grant you additional rewards for focusing on the Force struggle. The objective of this set, Power of the Dark Side (Galactic Ambitions, 1066), lets you deal a damage to each enemy unit committed to the Force whenever you win a Force struggle by three or more Force icons, steadily whittling away at the light side’s Force-committed units until they crumble beneath your power. You may also play the Royal Guard Champion (Galactic Ambitions, 1068), a powerful defender with edge (1) who can return to play from your discard pile whenever you win the Force struggle by at least three Force icons. 

You can further demonstrate your superiority over the Force with the event contained in this objective set: Force Manipulation (Galactic Ambitions, 1069). After you win the Force struggle by at least three Force icons, you can play Force Manipulation to instantly destroy a chosen enemy unit committed to the Force! You may even combine this with Echoes of the Force (Galactic Ambitions, 536) to commit an enemy to the Force and destroy him.

A War-Torn Galaxy

Even outside the Sith and the Rebel Alliance, everyone is affected by the tumult of the Galactic Civil War. Although they’re out of the spotlight, each of the other four factions in Star Wars: The Card Game gains a new objective set to expand their options. The Smugglers and Spies may hide contraband goods in a Hidden Grove (Galactic Ambitions, 1121) where your cards can remain secret from the Empire. The Jedi faction gains a new addition in the person of Kanan Jarrus, and by playing Kanan’s Concentration (Galactic Ambitions, 1117), you can negate the effects of enemy tactics icons or use a single unit for both resources and combat.

The multiple factions of the dark side are also not idle as the war for supremacy rages around them. Bounty hunters like Zuckuss (Galactic Ambitions, 1079) and 4-LOM make their living on the periphery of the combat, and they excel at capturing units who have a bounty placed on their heads by Imperial authorities. Meanwhile, the Imperial Navy works to establish an Entrenched Defense (Galactic Ambitions, 1084) for their objectives, preventing the light side from outracing you on the road to victory. No matter which side and faction you play, Galactic Ambitions expands your horizons.

Battle for the Fate of the Galaxy

The galaxy is caught between dark and light, between the secretive machinations of the Sith and the valiant freedom-fighters of the Rebel Alliance. With this deluxe expansion, you choose which side emerges victorious. 

Look for Galactic Ambitions at The Wandering Dragon now!

 

 

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