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Enter…the Chronos Corps! Your First Look at UNCANNY AVENGERS 19!

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Kang the Conqueror has returned, and he’s brought some friends! This April, the blockbuster “Avenge the Earth” arc continues in UNCANNY AVENGERS #19, from the New York Times Best Selling Creative team of Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña! Assembled from the splintered fringes of time and space comes Kang’s Chronos Corps, and they’ve arrived on Planet X with a terrible offer. Now, Havok must reunite the surviving members of the Uncanny Avengers in a race against time to save the planet! But with Magneto and his human hunting X-Force closing in, how far is Havok willing to go to save all he holds dear? No fan can afford to miss the epic UNCANNY AVENGERS 19, on-sale this April!

Party Like Its 2099 In Your First Look At SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN#17!

Marvel pleased to present your first look at Superior Spider-Man #17, from critically acclaimed creative team of Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman! Because YOU demanded it, Spider-Man 2099 is back! From the splintered fringes of time, how has Miguel O’Hara arrived on a suicide mission that could forever change the Marvel Universe? The Superior Spider-Man wants answers—and he’s not going to ask for them nicely. As the web-slingers come to Earth-shattering blows, the battle for the century starts now! But when the dust settles, will there still be a future worth fighting for? This September, history is rewritten in Superior Spider-Man #17!

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First ‘Star Wars RPG’ Adventure


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Fantasy Flight Games has announced the first supplementary adventure book for use in the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Roleplaying Game.  Beyond the Rim is announced as a "third quarter" release; the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook has been delayed from its planned April release until July.
 
Beyond the Rim is a 96-page adventure in three acts.  It takes place on the fringes of galactic society, carrying players from the hub-and-spoke space station known as the Wheel to the surface of a deadly jungle planet Cholganna at the edge of Wild Space.  In addition to exploring the Edge of the Empire and uncovering decades-old secrets from the Clone Wars, the book offers potential subplots and gives the GM ways to customize the adventure for more experienced parties. 

One of the highlights of the adventure is the effort made to bridge the Clone Wars with the Rebellion era in the adventure’s backstory. 


MMO Halloween Events

It’s that time of year again when MMOs can really show off their whole dynamic world stuff, giving specialized content depending on the season and time of year. Right now, several MMOs are holding, or will be holding Halloween based events. Here’s just a few:

World of Warcraft – Hallow’s End

Trick or Treat!
Every year during Hallow’s End, adventurers celebrate the time when the Forsaken broke away from the Scourge. Heroes for the Horde and Alliance can speak with any innkeeper and get a Treat Bag with a fun surprise inside!
Candy Buckets
Candy Buckets are located in the inns throughout Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, and Outland. Just walk up to a bucket (with a ! over it) and loot it.
The Headless Horseman
Adventurers who find themselves in Goldshire, Azure Watch, Kharanos, Brill, Razor Hill, or Silvermoon City may stumble upon the Headless Horseman as he flies over the town, inciting terror in the populace and setting their homes and buildings ablaze!

City of Heroes: Halloween Event 2008

Zombies
These homely fellows seem to be literally rising from the ground beneath us and attacking heroes, villains and citizens without discrimination. Their taste in fashion is despicable, not to mention the flies and the smell! Be sure to have the zone event channel added to one of your chat tabs in-game to see the event notifications and take part in all the fun!
Badges, Temporary Costumes and Other Rewards
But know this! With new challenges come new rewards! All of last year’s trick or treating goodies are back this year. Heroes and Villains can collect Classical Costumes (and wear them) for Trick or Treating throughout the city. Badges will be available for those who collect the most Classical Costumes. It’s almost enough to make heroes and villains set their differences aside. Almost.
Old Enemies Return
Ravenwing Cabal’s Annah will be in Croatoa to explain more about some of the activities, as will Granny Beldam in Nerva Archipelago.

Warhammer: Witching Night

One of the many things I do is working out a plan for our live events. Just recently we all had time to look up from our computer screens to realize that Halloween was right around the corner and we’d like to provide some fun stuff to celebrate the occasion! So, you know what would be cool? How about a sneak peak at what we’re prepping for the Halloween season – known as “Witching Night” in the Warhammer universe when the divisions between the living and the dead grow thin, and the power of Shyish, the Purple Wind of Magic, waxes. Evil cults, witches, and necromancers use this time to their advantage, easily raising the dead and calling upon them to spread wickedness across the land.

I love those moments in Public Quests when, on the final stage, the enormous boss monster stomps into the area and the final, epic conclusion begins to draw near. What will that boss do? Will he cast a nasty DOT? Perhaps he’ll throw us all back into the aggressive monsters waiting along the fringes? It’s a great adrenalin rush! Also equally, if not more so, are those moments in RvR when you’re attacking the keep doors while the enemy pours down boiling oil, siege weapons are firing on both sides, and any moment you’ll storm into the Keep where the final outcome will be decided! You know what would be cool? What if we combine the two? In the skirmish areas around the entire world during the Halloween holiday, there will be boss monsters lurking for players to kill. They’ll have cool loot on them, of course, so players from both sides will want to take them down. I’m sure Order and Destruction will play nicely with each other and share equally with each other for the spoils of the fight – yeah right! What else would you expect from a Warhammer holiday? Trick-or-treating? Nah! Beating people over the head? Oh yeah!

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