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PNP News - October 8, 2017 - October 15, 2017

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to the PNP News. I've still got a lot of games from the May to October period to cover, but I wanted to post the new games from this week. First, I didn't want to get behind again. Second, there a few Kickstarter games with free PNP options that are ending soon so I wanted to post in time for interested readers to check them out. Third, I wanted to make sure to post the announcement for this year's PNP Santa!

The 2017 PNP Santa is kicking off soon but there is still plenty of time to sign up. All the relevant information can be found here:
Official 2017 PnP Secret Santa Forum Announcement
You may sign up until November 5th, 2017. This exchange is open to anyone, even if you're totally new to PNP. As long as you can commit to building games with at least 10 pages of components, you're welcome to participate. This exchange is one of my favorite holiday traditions!
Once you've signed up, be sure to post a few ideas to help your PNP Santa out in the official Wishlist Geeklist.
I hope to see many of you participating!

And with that, let's get to the news!



New Games

Ancient Artifacts designed by Derik Duley with art by Fedor Sosnin
The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Ancient Artifacts is a 1 to 4 player game. Players are archaeologists searching for artifacts in a variety of ancient settings. Players draw dice from a bag which determine their available actions and then roll to try and avoid raiders. This is a roll and write game with just two pages of components.

Image credit: David Luchetti



The Shipwreck Arcana designed by Kevin Bishop with art by Matthew Bishop
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
The Shipwreck Arcana is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a coop deduction game where the players are all trapped in a purgatory type world. The active player can never speak so players must deduce the card that he or she is holding based entirely on the clues revealed through card play. The PNP file includes 12 pages of cards and backs.

Image credit: Ivan Karmanov



Doom Realm with design and art by Jason Glover
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Doom Realm is a solitaire game. This is a roll and write game in which you must explore a realm and find and defeat six enemies. Each turn, players will roll 4 dice and assign them to different actions and areas on the map. The PNP file is a single sheet.

Image credit: Jason Glover



D100 Dungeon designed by Martin Knight
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
D100 Dungeon is a solitaire game. This is a paper and pencil game in which you must explore and map out a dungeon while solving quests. You must create a character and improve him or her through looting and adventuring. The rulebook is 50 pages, but you can play with just a few sheets of paper. The game is designed to be played in short time periods, such as lunch breaks and commutes.

Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Peninsula: North Korea Crisis designed by Tom Harvey
This is available on DriveThru Cards. The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Game on DriveThru Cards
Peninsula: North Korea Crisis is a 2 player game. This is a asymmetrical strategy card game of the 2017 North Korea Crisis. One player is the US and the other is North Korea. The players must use diplomacy combined with showing military strength to gain strength while avoiding a war that could be ruinous for both. The game includes about six pages of cards with backs. The game is free on DriveThru Cards.

Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Ladders designed by Mark Tuck
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Ladders is a 2 player game. In Ladders, both players are workmen who are competing for business. You must grow your ladder by matching the patterns on the ends (or partway through to overlap) the ladders. The game only has 18 cards with optional card backs.

Image credit: Mark Tuck



Forest of Fate designed by Phil Hazelton with art by Milly Hanson
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Forest of Fate is a 2 to 6 player game. In this game, players are part of a group of adventures who have just completed an epic quest. Now they must make their way back through the forest and survive to tell their tale. You must defeat numerous threats, and if you die, you will become a shade and terrorize the other players. The PNP file has 10 pages of tiles and cards which includes the backs.

Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Reign of Man - Legendfolk designed by Sam Oplinger with art by Erwin J. Arroza
This is available on Wargame Vault. The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Game on Wargame Vault
Reign of Man - Legendfolk is a 2 to 5 player game. Reign of Man is a 2 to 5 player game. In this game, players are raising and developing armies, dealing with events, and trying to be the first to achieve three victory points. The PNP file is 37 pages of boards, cards, and charts. The new version includes expansions such as Legendfolk, in which races that live in the world but aren't strong enough to control it are added to the gameplay, and March of the Damned in which you must fight undead warriors in addition your other objectives.

Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

Sunset Over Water designed by Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, and Keith Matejka with art by Benjamin Shulman, Beth Sobel, and Helen Zhu
This is available on Kickstarter until October 16, 2017. The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Sunset Over Water on Kickstarter
Sunset Over Water is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a simultaneous action selection and set collection game in which players are artists. They must travel to the most beautiful locations, paint the landscapes, and then sell their artwork. The PNP files are located in the file section of the game's BGG page. The artwork is significantly lightened from the finished game. There are 16 pages of cards.

Image credit: Eduardo Baraf (note that the PNP files have lightened artwork)



Haunt the House designed by Josh Cappel and Helaina Cappel with art by Josh Cappel and Apolline Etienne
This is available on Kickstarter until November 2, 2017. The PNP files are free for the demo version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Haunt the House on Kickstarter
Haunt the House is a 2 to 4 player game. Each player is a ghost in a haunted house. You are trying to scare out a group of ghost hunters and steal their gear. This looks like the perfect game for Halloween! The PNP file contains 18 pages of cards, but most of the pages only have 4 to 6 cards.

Image credit: KidsTable BG



Stellar Leap designed by Carla Kopp with art by Tyler Harris
This is available on Kickstarter until October 19, 2017. The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Stellar Leap on Kickstarter
Stellar Leap is a 1 to 4 player game. In this game, you are managing a civilization of space aliens who must explore and discover new planets. You can grow your population, tax them, and use them to work in the mines in order to become the most prestigious empire in the cosmos! The PNP file includes 23 pages of components.

Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Dice Hospital designed by Stan Kordonskiy and Mike Nudd with art by Sebastian Koziner and Sabrina Miramon
This is available on Kickstarter until November 1, 2017. The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page. Dice Hospital on Kickstarter
Dice Hospital is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a worker placement game in which players must staff and manage a hospital to treat as many patients as possible. You can use your own doctors or call in specialists to gain more points. The PNP file contains 15 pages of components. it can be found in the game's forum on BGG.

Image credit: Ron Schachtner



Heirs of the Wizard King designed by Jonathan Politis with art by Andrew Clark
The Kickstarter campaign has ended but the PNP files are still avaialble for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Heirs of the Wizard King on Kickstarter
Heirs of the Wizard King is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a semicooperative game in which players must work together to stop an evil Black Wizard from killing them all - but also must compete against each other to learn the magic spells required to be crowned the Wizard King. The PNP file includes 9 pages of cards.

Image credit: Jonathan Politis



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