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  Board&Dice revealed the cover art and additional information about their upcoming game Terracotta Army by designers Przemysław Fornal and Adam Kwapiński, and a solo mode by Dávid Turczi. Terracotta Army is an area majority and worker placement game where players work together to build armies of terracotta statues with the player earning the most victory points being declared the winner. "Emperor Qin Shi Huang has passed away. To protect him in the afterlife, a great army in the form of statues of faithful warriors must be assembled to stand guard in the Emperor's tomb. You will be among those tasked with building this magnificent army. In Terracotta Army, you represent talented craftsmen and artists laboring to build the wondrous assembly of statues." During the game, players collect resources, upgrade their workers, and seek favor with the emperor's advisors. The goal is to play a crucial role in the process of creating the terracotta army, and each player'

X-Factor #246 - Short Story Review

X-Factor #246 Review

Cover - 5/5

Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue?

Art - 5/5

Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance?

Color/Ink - 5/5

Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening?

Layout - 5/5

Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged?

Story - 5/5

How well did the issue further develop the current story arc? How well did the issue further develop the characters?

Verdict - 5

What I think: After the events from the last story arc X-Factor takes time to showcase Pip. I personally have not back story on the character so for me it was good to see a feature issue. The writing and book gave me that old detective Noir feel when I read it and I really enjoyed that. When he gets a message that "X-Factor will Fall", Pip races back to their base of operations. During the cab ride Pip narrates about how X-Factor could not function without him, and that basically he is X-Factor. It goes on to show how he helps the team earn money and even fend off the Friends of Humanity. In the end we get a shocking realization of how true the statements, "Pip is X-Factor" and "X-Factor will Fall" are.

X-Factor - Volume 19: Short Stories Trade

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