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Wacky Wizard Games Imprint and Three New Games Announced by @wwizardgames

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Wise Wizard Games announced the launch of Wacky Wizard Games, a new brand imprint focused on family-friendly, lightweight games. Three games are planned for release in 2024 as part of this new brand imprint: Star Realms Academy, Caution Signs, and Pack the Essentials. If you are interested and attending PAX Unplugged they will have prototypes of Caution Signs and Pack the Essentials. "We are super excited to be adding this new family friendly product line to our catalog. We wanted to maintain the focus of Wise Wizard Games on strategy card and dice games with geeky themes, and have created Wacky Wizard Games as an umbrella for lightweight games with a more whimsical, cute vibe," shared Debbie Moynihan, COO of Wise Wizard Games. Star Realms Academy Forge your own star realms, overloaded with cuteness! A kid friendly but still fun for grown-ups version of the popular Star Realms deckbuilding game for 2 players. A little less math, no reading necessary, but still tons of fun! 

Review: Planetoid #1

Planetoid #1 Cover

Stranded


Solicit


Silas, an ex-soldier turned space pirate, finds himself stranded on a mysterious planet in alien territory. As he explores the long-abandoned industrial ruins of the planet's surface he will have to fend off rogue mechanical creatures, roving cyborg militias, and a hostile alien military with a bounty on his head. Silas will have to rely on resourcefulness and bare-bones survival tactics in order to stay alive and ultimately unlock the secrets of a planet where survival is a luxury and escape an impossibility.

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See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic


Cover & Solicit 4/5


The cover for this issue was nice. You see Silas with what looks to be a robotic construct. The art on the cover is done by Ken Garing who is also the artist and writer for the book. While you don't get to see the behemoth in this issue, hopefully we get to in future issues.

Art, Colors & Inking 3/5


The art for the issue is just OK. It has a gritty feel to it and feels unpolished. This might be what Ken is going for but it's not my favorite. There were also times where the coloring was too dark and it made it hard to tell what was going on.

Layout & Flow 5/5


The book does a good job of getting you immersed in this new world. From the start you get pulled in and see the world thru Silas' eyes. I also liked the addition of the A.I. it provided a bit of story outside of just plain monologue of one character.

Story 4/5


The plot of the issue starts with Silas being dragged down to a desolate planet due to it's high gravity. It turns out the planet was an old mining facility and now pulls and forms itself from space junk. We find Silas trying to get his bearing and learning how inhospitable the planet is as he is attacked by a cybernetic worm. Silas is saved by another inhabitant of the planet and learns there is no way off. We are treated to a little back-story of who Silas is and what makes him tick. I enjoyed this issue and can't wait to read the next.

Verdict 3.9



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