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One of Raine's biggest hobbies has always been gaming. It all started with an Atari and spread out to Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: the Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons. As an artist, Raine takes pride in painting models for games as well as making his own terrain. He's also been a writer for many years, working both in the journalism industry and writing pieces of fiction. He decided to create Initiative : Tabletop as a platform to talk about all things gaming that he simply thought were cool, and reviewing games became a part of it!

The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade Teaser Posted by Z-Man Games

Battle at Kembles Cascade

Thinking back to my video game days as a kid, one of my favorite games ever was R-Type for the Super Nintendo. At a young age I became enthralled with all things having to do with space, and what better way to explore those interests than by piloting a ship and shooting lasers at alien intruders? There were many games out at the time like R-Type, and most of the best ones were in arcades when they still used to be around here in the states. There’s something about arcade shooters that makes them ring forever in your heart. Z-Man Games must feel the same way, because they’re bringing the excitement of an arcade shooter to the tabletop with The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade.

The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade puts you right in the arcade shooter action. You’ll setup your board, choose your starfighter, and engage tons of enemies while scrolling across the level to do battle with the big bad boss. You’ll have to watch out, though, as the enemies you’ll face aren’t just going to sit there and take a beating. You’ll need to put your pilot skills to the test to stay alive amidst the chaos out there in the black.

Z-Man has announced that the game will be at Gen Con 2014, where players can not only pick up a copy for themselves, but can get into the action and demo it. To help players get a sense of what the game will entail, Z-Man has released a teaser video which you can see below. I know I’ll be jumping into the cockpit – will you?


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