Welcome to SCIU #55, for the week of October 27th.

This week the following new titles were announced:

Colt ExpressColt ExpressAsmodee Editions will take you back in time to 1899 where players will assume the role of bandits trying to steal loot from the Union Pacific Express. All actions are locked in at the start of the round and then taken in order. The game contains a 3D train model, 6 pawns, tokens and lots of cards. For 2-6 players, ages 10+ and plays in 40 minutes.

Paranoia RPGParanoia RPG was a major hit back in the 80s. It even was inducted into the Origin Awards Hall of Fame in 2007. Now Mongoose Publishing is attempting to reboot it. Seeing as how they surpassed their Kickstarter goal in less than 24hrs, I’d say it’s a good sign. The game has updated 21st Century elements and should be available to trade in Winter 2015.

Dominion Expansion – A yet-to-be-titled Dominion expansion has been announced by Rio Grande Games. It’ll be released in a large box format with over 400 cards included. Release is set for late Autumn with additional offerings to follow later in 2015.

Pathfinder: Occult Adventures – This new 256 page hardcover book will add six new character classes (the kineticist, medium, mesmerist, occultist, psychic and spiritualist), new thematic archetypes to the current base classes and spells. Concepts such as possession, psychic combat and ki will also be included. Paizo Publishing have it tagged for release in July 2015 but it is currently available for play testing.Pathfinder: Occult Adventures

In other news:

Unfortunately the deal between Joaquin Phoenix and Marvel fell apart earlier this month, but according to Deadline they (Marvel) are now in talks with Benedict Cumberbatch to take over the role of Doctor Strange.

During Tuesday night airing of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a new trailer was released for the Avengers: Age of Ultron. It includes a new intro in which the heroes kick back for the evening and attempt to lift Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir.

Staying with the all Marvel news, they have official announced new titles and details for their upcoming release schedule. We are especially excited about the Infinity War story arc. The current list looks like this:

May 2015 — Avengers: Age of Ultron
Jul 2015 — Ant-Man
May 2016 — Captain America: Civil War
Nov 2016 — Doctor Strange
May 2017 — Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Jul 2017 — Thor: Ragnarok
Nov 2017 — Black Panther
May 2018 — Avengers: Infinity War Part 1
Jul 2018 — Captain Marvel
Nov 2018 — Inhumans
May 2019 — Avengers: Infinity War Part 2