Avalon Games has Gone Mad Here with New Products in March

Insanity is a tricky subject; you don’t want to undermine someone’s very real personal experiences with mental illness. On the other hand, insanity is a common trope used to explain villains’ behavior, or even the behavior of some good guy gone wrong. I mean, not every king that does some incredibly stupid stuff can blame their actions on being ensorcelled. So, what is one to do? Well, for...

Avalon Games – First Look at February’s Products!

Sometimes the characters owe money; it’s how we get them into half of the scenarios we put them through. Most jobs the characters take on seem to focus on some sort of killing, kidnapping, or transporting. However, most jobs that people would rather see done almost always involve hard labor—so don’t forget to have your characters work off a debt by tilling a field, cleaning up a big mess, or...

Avalon Games – New Year, New Products, Same Dedication

Bring money into the house at midnight; leave food at a crossroads; anything you do the first minute of the New Year will be sure to repeat for the rest of 2017.Such little traditions can be found anywhere, and can offer local color to any campaign. Likewise, a campaign can take a simple superstition and build a plotline around it. So spit in your hat, walk around it three times, and make a wish… Or...

Avalon Games Parties like it’s 2017 in December!

It’s that time again, the time where we all sit back and think about how thankful we are. Thankful for customers and our legions of game writers, editors, and artists. Thankful for our families who let us do this and our daily existences at “normal” jobs that get us through the dry periods. Some of us are thankful we can still create—that we haven’t lost our senses or our capabilities despite...

Avalon Games is Flying High for November!

Having worked for a company that dealt almost exclusively with mountaineering books, I can safely tell you that there are a lot of issues with climbing a mountain. Aside from exposure to cold, dryness, and blistering sun, there’s also a definitive risk of altitude sickness, which is a reaction to changes in the oxygen percentage of the air. In addition, everyone responds differently to these issues....

October’s Avalon Games Product List

October! What an awesome month here at Avalon Games! Not only are there some awesome products just waiting for your players to stick into their greedy little mouths, but we’ve got so much new stuff coming together for Fall that I can barely keep from expressing my excitement! Avalon Games is reaching whole new plateaus of offerings! As for advice, don’t have a geriatric pregnancy… in-character...

[Avalon Games] September’s Here and We’ve got Great New Stuff!

How far will you go for your players? Sometimes we go too far: spending upward of 20 hours creating an authentic-looking map for the characters to “find”; developing an entire 6-hour music track just to get them “in the mood”. It’s all good and they do appreciate you! One of my favorite items to design for my players is cyphers, whether I’m using a traditional Roman scytale, creating an...

Check out the Hottest Products from Avalon Games this August!

I am off on my yearly pilgrimage to the Pennsic War, indeed, in one of the biggest heatwaves of the year. When operating your campaign, don’t forget that your party is often made up of characters out of their native element; in other words, likely not used to the climate in which they are currently traveling. All it takes is a few degrees—a cold snap or a heat wave—to physically and mentally...

Avalon Games is Exploding with New Products in July!

No blowing yourself up. We’ll do the exploding for you. Now, cut that out. Here are this month’s releases. *** Avalon Models, Cymark Starfighters AVG 4700-ST-05 $4.50 A collection of Cymark starfighter models for any tabletop game system.  Easy to print, easy to fold and play, these models are a great addition to any game. Look for other great models in this series. *** Avalon’s Mystic...

[Avalon Games] Prepare for Battle with New Products in June!

Battle Maneuvers. I’ve been in a medieval reenactment society that does heavy weapons combat and I have to say that everyone has their favorite melee and tournament maneuvers.    So should the GM, whether it’s in hand-to-hand or ship-to-ship. Come up with about a half-dozen flying maneuvers or strikes for each of your major NPCs and keep them on file. Come up with another half-dozen counters...

[Avalon Games] May is the Month to Enjoy new Products!

May Day! Dance among the tulips! Roll in the buttercups! Roll for damage! Well, you never know when an allergy will show up. Besides, buttercups were once used by clever beggars who wanted to add more sores on themselves—they cause pustules and blisters. They would do it to themselves or, more often, to the children they were exploiting. In any event, springtime is when the sap is rising, trees are...

Avalon Games’ Releases for April

I was thinking about tricky places I’ve visited. One of the most awesome had a semi-extra floor on the second floor. It was a candy-packaging factory and the second floor was mostly storage but they put the breakroom there on a platform of sorts with a small set of stairs to enter. The other side opened directly into the full building-height staircase. In other words, the building’s staircase...

[Avalon Games] Your Characters Rock with new Products for March!

So how are those resolutions coming for you? Yea, me neither. But we are ready to supply your character with everything they need to stay fit and active. Here are this month’s releases *** Avalon Models, Terran Starfighters AVG 4700-ST-01 $4.50 A collection of Terran starfighter models for any tabletop game system.  Easy to print, easy to fold and play, these models are a great addition to any game. Look...

A Look at Avalon Games’s February Releases

Spring is coming, according to a giant rodent in northwestern Pennsylvania, so start getting ready as we gear up for warmer weather. Avalon Games has packed a ton of stuff into the shortest month of the year. Here’s this month’s offerings. *** Avalon Models, “A” Frame Villains Set 2 AVG4700-A-31 $1.50 A collection of 10 “A” Frame Paper Models. This set offers 10 Villains in full color....

Avalon Games January 2016

We’re Bustin’ Out all Over for the Start of 2016! We have a lot of new stuff this month and new products lines with Avalon Spell Books, and the re-birth of Heroes Weekly. Enjoy the show! *** Avalon Models, “A” Frame Heroes Set 2 AVG4700-A-30 $1.50 A collection of 10 “A” Frame Paper Models.  This set offers 10 Heroes in full color.  Save your money: don’t go out and buy those...

Rejoice! It’s the Deals of December for Avalon Games

Avalon Games is having a year-ending sale starting on THANKSGIVING and continuing until the end of the year. That’s 25% off everything. Don’t you wish you had the super-power to destroy the universe… so long as you could remake it back the way it was an instant later? Maybe it’s just me. So what’s stopping you from using your game system to remake the world? Next time your players are riding...

Avalon Games: Kicking into High Gear for November

Very important: Avalon Games is having a year-ending sale starting on THANKSGIVING and continuing until the end of the year. That’s 25% off everything. Now that we have that out of the way, in the vein of being prepared, this month I suggest a specialized treasure chart for your team, regardless of the setting. Often people who use random rolls for finding treasure end up regretting what their players...

Avalon Games: Harvest Awesome New Products in October!

My tip for this month is to create, ahead of time, three random friendly NPCs before any game. Make them in-depth, but harmless or even useful people that the team will over time appreciate knowing. The little old lady at the end of the hall that always makes them cookies because one of them reminds her of her son, a gentleman grocer/smith that maintains camaraderie with the group because he remembers...

[Avalon Games] Celebrating Robert’s Birthday and New Stuff in September!

Back from my medieval adventure (wow, what a trip!) and back to work. So who is Robert, you ask? Only our illustrious and brave leader, managing us every month to ensure that you, our loyal customers, get their awesome products and best deals every single time. Birthdays mean prezzies, so here’s one for you: Avalon Games will be doing their Annual Dollar Day Sales on the three One Book sites from Sept...

[Avalon Games] Places to go, Games to buy in August!

I dunno about you, but I’m off to Pennsic again so you’re getting Avalon Games’ monthly come-uppings a week early! So what am I doing at the world’s biggest medieval reenactment? I’m running a LARP again! Well, actually it’s an assassins/spies game where they have to follow clues and kill each other until someone finds the prize. I’m also teaching classes on how our ancestors used poisons...