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All Hallow's Eve October 31, 2008

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Greetings Ghosts and Ghouls, and welcome to the All Hallow's Eve 2008 edition of the Saving Throw! This week we have a couple of reviews, chugging towards the end of the second Pathfinder Chronicles adventure path, Curse of the Crimson Throne. It is only fitting that the second of these reviews covers a chapter featuring haunts and a large number of undead.

On the news front, we have some scary news from Wizards of the Coast, concerning the Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures game. Speaking of miniatures, Upper Deck is getting set to release the World of Warcraft Miniatures game. If you want to ask the designers a question about the new game, email them to me as we will be having an interview with them in the next couple weeks. Please submit your questions by November 7th.

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This Week's Features

A History of Ashes October 31st, 2008
Burn Baby, Burn!

Skeletons of Scarwall October 31st, 2008
And you thought the skeletons in your closet were bad.

Tabletop Gaming News

Wizards of the Coast Announces Changes to the Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures Game

   Last week Wizards of the Coast announced changes to its Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures line in order to streamline the buying and collecting experience for players. According to Scott Rouse, Senior Brand Manager, "We have received a tremendous amount of feedback from fans regarding the D&D Miniatures line, and have made some exciting changes for 2009. As part of our continued dedication to meeting players' needs and making gameplay more fun, we are changing our approach to our minis product line."

These changes are being reflected in the miniatures by Wizards of the Coast, offering more player character minis, more large figures, and miniature groupings designed to make it easier to find miniatures for a specific campaign. The Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures - Player's Handbook Heroes and Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Monster Manual series will both be available starting in the Spring of 2009.

The Player's Handbook Heroes series will feature six different packs with 18 total miniatures, featuring Martial Heroes, Arcane Heroes, Divine Heroes and Primal Heroes. Each package will contain 3 player character minis (2 males and 1 female) and corresponding power cards. All three characters will be visible in the new packaging and will retail for $10.99. The Monster Manual: Dangerous Delves series will be the first Monster Manual themed release. The 40 piece set will include medium and large figures, with each booster box containing 5 semi-randomized minis: 1 visible figure, 1 rare figure, 1 uncommon figure and 2 common figures. Each box also includes full-color D&D Dungeon Delve stat cards and will retail for $14.99.

The D&D Miniatures: Demonweb due to be released in November will be the final release sold in fully randomized booster packs.



I hope your Halloween is full of treats and not tricks. And lots of Natural 20s. Next time we will have a review of White Wolf's flagship title, The World of Darkness, the conclusion of the Pathfinder Chronicles second adventure path, and Wizards of the Coast's Scepter Tower of Spellgard. If their schedule permits, we will have an interview with the design staff working on the World of Warcraft Miniatures game. Until next time, happy gaming!

Martin "Demons? Nah, I'm scared of children." Drury

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