New games for May 7, 2021 - Moving Lantern Platitudes

Jason Tagmire

It's New Game Friday! David Wiley (Cardboard Clash) is here to tell us about the new games.

Here’s what is new this week:

      • Four Against Darkness: The Lantern Issue #1
      • Four Against Darkness: Poetic Platitudes of the Potato People

      • Moving Pictures

      This week's new games are all available at

      Poetic Platitudes of the Potato People


      Ever since the potato fields have been quoting T.S. Eliot’s monotonous poems, the orc hordes of the Withering Warlord have been depressed, unwilling to rise arms against the bigoted human empire of Dorantia. Worse still, the Warlord’s trifling lieutenants have been quarreling, blaming each other in their petty attempts to grab more power for their tribe, leaving the agricultural orc town of Kartoffelheim incapable of feeding the greater war effort. It sucks to be an orc in these times.

      With 11 new classes, this is sure to be a fun experience to add to your Four Against Darkness collection. Who doesn’t want to be a potatomancer? And the chance to slaughter elves and humans instead of the other way around? If you like subverting stereotypical fantasy tropes, this adventure will be your jam. Still want to be that human or dwarf? You can, but might find it a little challenging to interact with the peaceful orcs and goblins. This is all about having a fun, humorous time and is sure to deliver.

      The Lantern: Issue 1: A Four Against Darkness Zine

      If you thought the Potato People were going to fill you up on 4AD goodness, think again. Here is the very first Zine of The Lantern, dedicated to Four Against Darkness. What is in here? Adventures, monsters, minions, spells. Four new adventures, in fact, so imagine just how much great value is packaged into just the first Zine? Yeah, you don’t want to pass this one up if you have 4AD - and even those new to it can find a ton of replay for a great price in this one purchase.


      Moving Pictures

      A movie production company has just hired you and your partner to help finish their latest feature. Unfortunately, the script is in disarray! With time running out, can you finish filming and editing in time for the movie’s premiere?

      A quick little co-op game for two with two phases in the game. In the first, you take turns playing cards without communication face-down into a pile with the goal of having them in order. Then comes the editing phase, where you resolve abilities and can make deleted scenes. If you have any scenes still out of order, you lose. Otherwise you move on to the second act, repeating the process and then the 3rd act if you continue to do well. If you ever wanted to produce a movie, here’s you chance to do so on a budget!


      Check out all of the new games here:


      Game of the Week: The Final Flicktier

      The Final Flicktier is a 4X style space game with dice flicking at its core. Players will take on the role of unique factions all vying for control of the galaxy. They’ll flick their spaceships (dice) around the board in order to explore new planets, build structures, harvest resources, and attack other factions. The player with the most victory points at the end wins.

      Take advantage of those polyhedral sets of dice laying around the house and utilize them for a 4X dexterity game unlike anything on your shelf (I might even be able to guarantee that, huh?) While the dexterity is a part of the game, there are techs and abilities to help mitigate any lack of precision on the part of a player. Coming with a nice solitaire system, and playing up to 4 players, there’s a lot of content to explore in here. Who wants to sit down for an all-day slog through a game like Twilight Imperium 4 when you could play this to completion in about an hour and get multiple games in, or even explore other games during your game day instead of playing just one really, really long game.

      Check out Game of the Week here:

      See you next week with more information on our newest print and play games!


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