Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design Geoffrey Engelstein 2019-06-25 Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design: An Encyclopedia of Mechanisms compiles hundreds of different mechanisms, organized by category. Each has a description of how it works, discussion of its pros and cons, how it can be implemented, and examples of specific games that use it. Building Blocks can be read cover to cover, used as a reference when looking for inspiration for a new design, help solving a specific problem, or assist in getting unstuck in the midst of a project. This book, the first to collect mechanisms like this in the tabletop game design field, aims to be a practical guide that will be a great starting point for beginning designers, a handy guidebook for the experienced, and an ideal classroom textbook. Key Features The first compendium of its kind in the tabletop game field. Covers the nuts and bolts of design to resolve specific challenges. Serves as a practical guide, a great starting point for beginning designers, and a reference for seasoned professionals. Contains discussion of a series of standalone mechanisms, in a standard format and style, with cross-links to related mechanics and specific examples. Includes hundreds of mechanism entries with accompanying diagrams and sample games to study. Ideal for professional or classroom use.
Tome of Salvation Robert Clark 2007-09-04 Tome of Salvation provides a detailed look at religion in the Empire, exploring faith's role and function within the nation's convoluted and complex society. Inside this massive sourcebook you will find new magic spells, new rituals and artifacts, new careers, and extensive details on gods, festivals, holy days, and the lives of Old World priests.
Blades of Damocles Phil Kelly 2017-04-04 Setting out to exterminate the upstart Tau Empire before it becomes a threat, the Ultramarines under Captain Atheus discover that the xenos may be more of a menace than they originally believed… The Imperium of Man takes its bloody revenge upon the expansionist tau in a war of dizzying spectacle. For the first time, the daredevil warriors of the Ultramarines Assault Company go to war en masse, fighting in the skies, in the streets, and even in the prototype testing facilities of the tau Earth caste. However, Sergeants Sicarius and Numitor must overcome their hunger for glory as the brightest stars of the Tau Empire, Commanders Farsight and Shadowsun, hunt them to the brink of disaster. Tempers run short as battle-brothers fall, ammunition runs out and the course of the war takes ever-darker twists and turns. With two warrior cultures struggling for a vital edge and the body count spiralling towards a terrible conclusion, can notions of honour and duty survive at all?
Game Research Methods: An Overview Patri Lankoski 2015-04-14 Games are increasingly becoming the focus for research due to their cultural and economic impact on modern society. However, there are many different types of approaches and methods than can be applied to understanding games or those that play games. This book provides an introduction to various game research methods that are useful to students in all levels of higher education covering both quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. In addition, approaches using game development for research is described. Each method is described in its own chapter by a researcher with practical experience of applying the method to topic of games. Through this, the book provides an overview of research methods that enable us to better our understanding on games.
Rebel Winter Steve Parker 2007 On the snowy wastes of Danik's World, a regiment of the Vostroyan Imperial Guard is ordered to hold their ground to protect the retreat of other Imperial forces. But when their own orders come to move back, they discover they have been left stranded behind enemy lines. Can the Guardsmen ever fight their way back to safety?
The Oubliette JC Sterns 2020-02-04 A chilling Warhammer Horror novel set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Do you dare cross the threshold of The Oubliette? With the death of Ruprekt Matkosen, his daughter Ashielle is now the Lord Governor of Ceocan. Her father’s murderers still lurk in the shadows, threatening not only her rule but every mortal soul under her protection. Even her own people cannot be trusted: any one of them may be part of the poisonous plot to destroy her family. Deep beneath the palace, locked away from all human contact, Ashielle finds a weapon unlike any other: a monster, more adept at hunting in the darkness than any assassin. Allying with such a horror is surely blasphemy. But with doom lurking around every corner, Ashielle is forced to revive an ancient pact with the beast. But she soon discovers that her family’s mortal enemies are not the only evil that hungers to consume her.
First and Only Dan Abnett 2015-01-01 The Sabbat World have been lost to the Imperium for many long centuries. Now, a crusade fights to reclaim them. In its midst are Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his "Ghosts", the brave men of the Tanith First-and-Only. As they survive battle after battle, Gaunt and his men uncover an insidious plot to unseat the crusade's warmaster, a move that threatens to destabilise the war effort and undo all the good work and sacrifice of millions of soldiers. With no one to trust and nowhere to turn, Gaunt must find a way to expose the conspiracy and save his men from a needless death.
Foundations of Trusted Autonomy Hussein A. Abbass 2018-01-15 This book establishes the foundations needed to realize the ultimate goals for artificial intelligence, such as autonomy and trustworthiness. Aimed at scientists, researchers, technologists, practitioners, and students, it brings together contributions offering the basics, the challenges and the state-of-the-art on trusted autonomous systems in a single volume. The book is structured in three parts, with chapters written by eminent researchers and outstanding practitioners and users in the field. The first part covers foundational artificial intelligence technologies, while the second part covers philosophical, practical and technological perspectives on trust. Lastly, the third part presents advanced topics necessary to create future trusted autonomous systems. The book augments theory with real-world applications including cyber security, defence and space.
Baneblade Guy Haley 2017-10-17 Fast-paced, hard-hitting military fiction featuring the Baneblade battle tank Mars Triumphant. By the blessing of the Omnissiah was the Mars Triumphant born – from the forges of the Adeptus Mechanicus, the mighty Baneblade super-heavy battle tank comes to bring death and destruction to the foes of the Imperium. During a bitter war against the orks in the Kalidar system, Lieutenant Lo Bannick joins the crew of the venerable tank, and as part of the 7th Paragonian Tank Company he witnesses combat from within one of the Astra Militarum’s mightiest war machines. But even as Bannick’s own dark past threatens to undo him, the Mars Triumphant may have met its match in the form of a terrifying new foe.
The Wars of Alexander's Successors, 323-281 BC: Commanders & campaigns Bob Bennett 2008 A comprehensive narrative of the events of the Wars of the Diadochi, this title describes the four decades of war over one of the greatest empires ever seen.
Godblight Guy Haley 2022-08-30 Book 3 in the Dark Imperium series. The paths of Roboute Guilliman and his fallen brother Mortarion bring them inexorably together on Iax. Once a jewel of the Imperium, the garden world is dying, as the plans of the Lord of Death to use it as a fulcrum to drag the stellar realm of Ultramar into the warp come to deadly fruition. While Guilliman attempts to prevent the destruction of his kingdom, Mortarion schemes to bring his brother low with the Godblight, a disease created in the Cauldron of Nurgle itself, made with the power to destroy a son of the Emperor. Primarchs clash on the ravaged landscapes of Iax. The gods go to war, and the wider galaxy balances on a knife-edge of destruction. As something powerful stirs in the sea of souls, only one thing is certain – no matter who wins the last great clash of the Plague War, the repercussions of victory will echo through eternity…
Cain's Last Stand Sandy Mitchell 2008 As the forces of Chaos overwhelm Perlia, can Commissar Cain prove himself to be a real hero of the Imperium one last time?
Necropolis Dan Abnett 2015-08-04 Book three in Black Library's longest running Sci-fi series returns For a thousand years, the Sabbat Worlds have been lost to the Imperium, claimed by the dread powers of Chaos. Now, a mighty crusade seeks to return the sector to Imperial rule. And at the forefront of that crusade are Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt and the Tanith First and Only – better known as Gaunt’s Ghosts. On the world of Verghast, a grinding war between two hive cities – one loyal to the Imperium, the other fallen to the worship of the Dark Gods – is bolstered by the forces of the Imperial Guard. But bitter rivalries and treachery threaten to derail the defence of Vervunhive, and it falls to Gaunt to take command of the Imperial forces and forge victory from an almost certain defeat. This edition includes the epilogue short story ‘In Remembrance’, in which Gaunt’s Ghosts are accompanied into battle by an artist commissioned to create a sculpture in commemoration of a great victory by the Tanith First.
Realm of the Ice Queen Green Ronin 2007 Detailing the land of Kislev in lavish detail, this book presents both the people and the places of the Ice Queen's realm. Inside you will find Kislev careers and creatures as well the secrets of Ice Magic revealed for the first time.
DATAM Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean Sebastian Heath 2020-04 DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean brings together a wide range of teaching digital practices, approaches, and philosophies developed to open the Ancient Mediterranean world to students at a wide range of institutions and levels. A series of practical examples demonstrate how gaming, coding, immersive video, and 3D imaging can infuse teaching and learning at edge of the digital divide where the ancient world intersects with contemporary technology, information literacy, and student engagement. While the articles focus on Classics, Ancient History, and Mediterranean archaeology, the issues and approaches considered throughout this book are relevant for anyone who thinks critically and practically about the use of digital technology in the college level classroom.DATAM features contributions from Sebastian Heath, Lisl Walsh, David Ratzan, Patrick Burns, Sandra Blakely, Marie-Claire, Eric Poehler, William Caraher, and Beaulieu and Anthony Bucci as well as a critical introduction by Shawn Graham and preface by Society of Classical Studies Executive Director Helen Cullyer.
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fantasy Flight Games 2009-02-28 Heroes rise from all walks of life in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. From the lowly peasant or meagre rat catcher to the wealthy noble or questing knight, fate might snare anyone in its fickle web. The Career Compendium is designed as the ultimate, comprehensive career reference for both players and Game Masters, and explores the many different paths heroes may take during their adventures. The Career Compendium includes the following: More than 220 official careers spanning the entire breadth of the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay line. Eight brand new careers, including the Dilettante, Farmer, and Rapscallion. Expanded, full-page career entries, providing new insights and details for players and Game Masters alike. Revised character creation charts and references covering the entire range of basic starting careers. Hundreds of new adventure seeds and plot hooks to enhance your campaign. Master Indices and charts organising the entire range of careers in a variety of ways for easy reference and research. Updates, official errata, and clarifications for previously published careers. The Career Compendium is an invaluable resource for anyone who plays Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Capture the rich, vibrant life of the Old World through the eyes of your Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay characters.
Game On! 2020 Scholastic 2019-11 Learn all about the hottest games coming in 2020, how they were developed, and how to beat them in Scholastic's annual gaming guide! Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to all your favorite games, including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and hot new ones coming in 2020! Game On! 2020 is the most comprehensive guide to all the best games, tech, and streamers, featuring some of the year's greatest gaming moments and exclusive interviews with Twitch stars, YouTube legends, and game developers. This complete guide is packed with top gaming secrets, stats, tips, and tricks for all your favorite games. All games featured in Game On! 2020 are rated T for Teen or younger, keeping it appropriate for young gamers.
Fire Warrior Simon Spurrier 2003-09-01 Ruling over the alien warriors of the Tau empire are the enigmatic Ethereals. When a powerful Ethereal crashes behind Imperial battle lines, it falls to one young Fire Warrior to sacrifice his life for the greater good. Original.
Tales of Heresy Lindsey Priestley 2018-08-28 Book ten in the New York Times bestselling series. This is a reissue of 9781849708180 It is the 31st millennium, and mankind has spread across the galaxy. When Horus the Warmaster rebelled against the Emperor, the ensuing civil war nearly destroyed the Imperium. War raged across galaxy, pitting Astartes against their battle-brothers in a struggle where death was the only victor. This collection features stories of heroism and tragedy set during this turbulent time, by star Horus Heresy authors Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill, James Swallow and more.
Horus Heresy: Know No Fear Dan Abnett 2012-02-28 Mustering for war against the orks, the Ultramarines Legion is attacked by the Word Bearers on the planet of Calth, and the forces of Chaos openly reveal their part in the Heresy. Unaware of the wider Heresy and following the Warmaster’s increasingly cryptic orders, Roboute Guilliman returns to Ultramar to muster his Legion for war against the orks massing in the Veridian system. Without warning, their supposed allies in the Word Bearers Legion launch a devastating invasion of Calth, scattering the Ultramarines’ fleet and slaughtering all who stand in their way. This confirms the worst scenario Guilliman can imagine – Lorgar means to settle their bitter rivalry once and for all. As the traitors summon foul daemonic hosts and all the forces of Chaos, the Ultramarines are drawn into a grim and deadly struggle in which neither side can prevail.
Gunheads Steve Parker 2009
Ruinstorm David Annandale 2018-04-03 As Imperium Secundus fails, three primarchs journey into the Ruinstorm in the hope of making it back to Terra. Imperium Secundus lies revealed as a heretical folly. Terra has not fallen, though it remains inaccessible. Sanguinius, Guilliman and the Lion El’Johnson, the primarchs of the Triumvirate, must reach Terra at all costs. They seek to defend the Emperor, and to atone for their sins. But the Ruinstorm, a galaxy-wide maelstrom of chaos, hides the Throneworld from the primarchs. Now the fleets of three Legions depart Macragge, and the primarchs will stop at nothing to overcome the Ruinstorm. Yet an insidious enemy watches their every move, and plots against the weaknesses of the errant sons of the Emperor. Each has his own inner storm, and each marches towards his own ruin.
The Emperor's Gift Aaron Dembski-Bowden 2018-12-11 Two aspirants are recruited into the Grey Knights, and must hone their psychic talents if they are to join the hallowed and mysterious ranks of the Space Marine daemon hunters. The Grey Knights are all that stands between mankind and the ravages of Chaos. Since their secretive beginnings during the Horus Heresy, these legendary Space Marine daemon hunters have journeyed into the dark realms of the warp – and beyond – in pursuit of their supernatural enemies. Through an intensive regime of psychic training, new recruits are brought to the clandestine fortress of Titan to join the hallowed and vaunted ranks of the 666th Chapter. More than ever, these legendary battle-brothers must be vigilant and ever ready to defend the Imperium for the forces of Chaos are never truly defeated, and Armageddon beckons'
Gorkamorka Rick Priestley 1997
The Flight of the Eisenstein James Swallow 2018-08-28 Book four in the New York Times bestselling series. This is a reissue of 9781849708128 Having witnessed the events on Istvaan III, Deathguard Captain Garro seizes a ship and heads to Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus' treachery. But the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged by enemy fire, and becomes stranded in the warp. Can Garro and his men survive the depredations of Chaos and get his warning to Terra in time? This is a reissue of 9781849708128.
Injection Mould Design R.G.W. PYE 1983
Wages and Capital Karl Marx 1893
Rogue Trader: Battlefleet Koronus Andy Chambers 2011-03-30 Battlefleet Koronus is an extensive sourcebook for the Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader Roleplay Game, covering the myriad starships traversing the Koronus Expanse. It also provides a host of enemy starships to challenge Explorers, and delves into the rich history of the Imperial Navy and Battlefleet Calixis. With new rules on Nova Cannons, torpedoes, attack crafts, and squadrons, plus new options for outfitting player ships, this book is perfect for players and GMs alike!
The Talon of Horus Aaron Dembski-Bowden 2014-11-04 The rise of Abaddon, successor to Horus and Warmaster of the Black Legion. When Horus fell, his Sons fell with him. A broken Legion, beset by rivalries and hunted by their erstwhile allies, the former Luna Wolves have scattered across the tortured realm of the Eye of Terror. And of Abaddon, greatest of the Warmaster’s followers, nothing has been heard for many years. But when Horus’s body is taken from its resting place, a confederation of legionaries seek out the former First Captain, to convince him to embrace his destiny and continue what Horus began.
Ilium Dan Simmons 2009-10-13 The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars -- observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family -- and twenty-first-century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role in the insidious private wars of vengeful gods and goddesses. On Earth, a small band of the few remaining humans pursues a lost past and devastating truth -- as four sentient machines depart from Jovian space to investigate, perhaps terminate, the potentially catastrophic emissions emanating from a mountaintop miles above the terraformed surface of the Red Planet.
Fifteen Hours Mitchel Scanlon 2005-06-16 An inexperienced soldier receives his first taste of the horrors of combat against the monstrous orks on the nightmarish, futuristic battlefields of the Warhammer 40,000 world. Original.
Dark Heresy Fantasy Flight Games 2014-07-15
The Grail Diary Henry Jones 2018-12-11 This is a replica of the prop used in the movie. Every page has been painstakingly recreated to match the original and has been printed using premium quality paper and materials entirely made in North America. The softcover is not real leather although it is printed to look like a leather journal. There are no inserts in this journal, only the printed pages of the diary, any inserts will need to be created or purchased separately.
Only War Fantasy Flight Games 2012-10-16
Shattered Legions Laurie Goulding 2017-10-10 Massive anthology of short stories themed around the guerrilla war waged by the remnants of the three Space Marine Legions massacred at Isstvan V. Driven almost to the brink of self-destruction at Isstvan V, the Iron Hands now seek vengeance for the murder of their primarch Ferrus Manus. Gathering survivors from the Raven Guard and the Salamanders aboard any vessels capable of warp travel, these Shattered Legions wage a new campaign of annihilation against the traitor forces across the galaxy – a campaign masterminded by legendary warleader Shadrak Meduson. This Horus Heresy anthology contains ten short stories by authors including Dan Abnett, Chris Wraight and John French. Also included is the novella The Seventh Serpent, where author Graham McNeill revisits the ragtag crew of the starship Sisypheum as they are drawn into a war of subterfuge against the Alpha Legion.
Nemesis James Swallow 2014-08-28
Brothers of the Snake Dan Abnett 2012-01-06 The Iron Snakes Chapter has sworn a pledge to protect the Reef Stars from ruin, whatever the cost. Sergeant Priad and the Damocles Squad battle to preserve humanity against the myriad foes that threaten to destroy it.
Straight Silver Dan Abnett 2016-06-28 Commissar Gaunt and his men undertake a seemingly suicidal mission in the blood-soaked trenches of the 41st Millennium. On the battlefields of Aexe Cardinal, the struggling forces of the Imperial Guard are locked in a deadly stalemate with the dark armies of Chaos. Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his regiment, the Tanith First and Only, are thrown headlong into this living hell of trench warfare, where death from lethal artillery is always just a moment away. The only chance for Gaunt and his lightly armed scouts to survive is to volunteer for a mission so dangerous that no one else dares accept it.
The Infinite and The Divine Robert Rath 2021-07-20 Explore a story told across the millennia that delves deep into a pair of fascinating necron characters, their relationship and their plans for the galaxy. Before the being called the Emperor revealed Himself, before the rise of the aeldari, before the necrontyr traded their flesh for immortal metal, the world was born in violence.Even when they inhabited bodies of flesh, Trazyn the Infinite and Orikan the Diviner were polar opposites. Trazyn, a collector of historical oddities, presides over a gallery full of the most dangerous artefacts – and people – of the galactic past. Orikan, a chronomancer without peer, draws zodiacs that predict and manipulate the future. But when an artefact emerges that may hold the key to the necrons’ next evolution, these two obsessives enter a multi-millennia game of cat and mouse that ends civilisations, reshapes timelines, and changes both forever. As riddles unwind and ancient secrets are revealed, the question remains: will their feud save the necron race or destroy it?
Caiphus Cain Sandy Mitchell 2012-01-06

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