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Mission: 5th Epoch Publishing ... Putting reality back into fantasy!

03/13/2020

We are off to Cold Wars 2020 to run some Battle Field Ops!- a bit short-handed of volunteers due to CV fears, however we are still running two events -

Friday 6:00-10:00
F18:164- Scandinavian Crisis, Norrbotten Part II
• 1970s, Soviets arrive in Jokkmokk, Sweden staging toward Norway, while the Swedes have other things to say about it.

Saturday 2:00-6:00
S14:165- Scandinavian Crisis, Narvik
• 1970s, Soviet Airborne drops with intent to take 3 key points, while the Norwegian 2nd echelon forces look to repel them.

Some pics from one of our games at TotalCon this passed weekend - some old materials and new materials in development.
02/26/2020

Some pics from one of our games at TotalCon this passed weekend - some old materials and new materials in development.

The Soviet 3rd Shock Army approaches Hanover, Germany in 1977; the British try to stop them. A great map developed in tandem with the leader in these ariel-view maps, Patriot War game Solutions, and excellent art by Ivan!

11/14/2019

This weekend at Fall In! we are rolling out a lot of new items for our Battlefield Ops! product line.

• Arctic Terrain rules (including Ski Troops, dozers clearing paths, and Bogs...)
• Air to Ground rules (Helos, AA Guns and SAMS) during a Golan Heights '73 Scenario.
• Fast, easy and accurate revised Artillery Rules, as well as a new custom acrylic universal Artillery template made by Litko Accessories.
• US Armored Cavalry and Soviet Advance Guard with new logo, updated 1.2, and NEW vinyl 6x4 play mat testing developed in tandem with Patriot Wargaming Solutions. Some Air Cavalry will be in this scenario as well.

COME have some fun!!!

GameHole Con today! I will be GMing Metal, Magic and Lore, part I of 'Thieves of the Boar's Tusk Inn'. You think all Rog...
10/31/2019
Gamehole Con - Event Listing

GameHole Con today! I will be GMing Metal, Magic and Lore, part I of 'Thieves of the Boar's Tusk Inn'. You think all Rogues the same? Not here! Come check it out - 2:00 - 6:00.https://www.gameholecon.com/events#conID=10&eventType=&startDay=&startHour=&searchString=MML&page=1&specialEvents=false&hideSoldOutEvents=false&sortNew=false

Featuring role-playing games, board games, fantasy and historical miniature gaming, and collectible card games, Gamehole Con is for the fantasy and adventure tabletop gaming enthusiast.

10/02/2019
Legions IV Hire

Excellent news from our new supplier!

Well, just paid for some machinery for the business. More money than I have ever spent in a single purchase. The CinC amalgamation should be in full swing by end month/ mid November. Thanks to everyone who helped out with this.

Mr. Rick Loomis, we thank you for all the wonderful card tricks. You paved a way in the industry. Rest in peace and grac...
08/31/2019

Mr. Rick Loomis, we thank you for all the wonderful card tricks. You paved a way in the industry. Rest in peace and grace. - 5th Epoch

08/24/2019

IMPORTANT: Many have asked about Metal, Magic and Lore online playing groups. 5th Epoch will now facilitate connecting all of those people who are interested. If you are interested in online play, please let us know immediately.

07/21/2019
How the Fellowship Destroyed the Ring in Seven Days.

A big thanks to Eric Jonathan Glassey, who assembled this video walk-through of using Metal, Magic and Lore to play a Lord of the Rings setting! If you are slightly familiar with the game, you will find this very entertaining!~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK3b6PAssAo

Eric tells the story about how a band of players at CharCon 2019 were able to destroy The One Ring in Seven Days. PS. They did not Simply Walk into Mordor. L...

06/20/2019
5th Epoch Publishing at Origins Game Fair 2019

ORIGINS 2019: A big thank you to Through Gamer Goggles; Matt conducted an excellent and thorough interview about our BattleField Ops! game, as well as some shouts to Metal, Magic and Lore and The Vampire's Codex! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1nNhic4pyc

I caught up with Vito Pandolfo from 5th Epoch publishing at Origins Game Fair. We talked about the Battlefield Ops games system focusing on how its set apart...

ORIGINS Game Fair this week! Two Metal, Magic and Lore events where you can experience a number of the new updates, char...
06/10/2019
Origins Game Fair 2019 - Event Grid

ORIGINS Game Fair this week! Two Metal, Magic and Lore events where you can experience a number of the new updates, character sheets, role-playing rules, setting canon and more! And three BattleField Ops! Events, demo the 6mm modern miniatures game and prep yourself for a large meeting engagement between NATO and the Warsaw Pact! https://public.tableau.com/profile/billie.macfarlane#!/vizhome/OriginsEventGrid2019/OriginsGameFair2019-EventGrid

Last updated: 2019-05-23. Event Registration is live and locations are updated! https://www.originsgamefair.com/event-registration

05/29/2019

The 1st Update Mod, the 'Character Codicil' is nearly completed with content, and moving into editorial and layout. Very excited to et this out to everyone who plays MML, updating character creation, new smart character sheets, new role play mechanics, updates skills - more cohesion and more speed! The 45 page PDF will be FREE, and a printed booklet will be available for $8-9!

03/18/2019

Well, Cold Wars was fantastic. We met so many great gamers and modelers, and are joining forces to keep aspects of the wargaming hobby alive. A huge thanks to David, Milke, Gregory, Peter, Jeff, Ray, Michael, Chad, David H, Robert H, Rich, Joe. You know who you are!

03/14/2019

Hello ALL! This weekend, we will be at Cold Wars, at the Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center. Our games are nearly filled, so come check them out while you can. ALL 6mm miniature modern wargames, some demo and a 3-session series in succession.

03/05/2019

Hello Everyone! Headed to Gary Con XI this weekend: Our Metal, Magic and Lore and Vampire's Codex games were 90% filled last week! I am very excited to be GMing at this con - will show some newer rule features for MML and delve deeply into features of TVC. Please track me down if you will be there -

03/01/2019
BattleField Ops Modern Miniatures Tactical Game System

To all it concerns. See below!

As some of you may know, we have been migrating our boxed game into selling individual components for existing hobbyists. Thank you for the support, A number of components are also upgrading. If you have shown your support by purchasing any of these, and they upgrade, you will be offered a special pricing program if you desire any upgrades in the immediate future. Thank you again for keeping the hobby real!

02/26/2019

Hey everyone - We wanted to share a quote from a wargaming page here on Facebook. We do not have official permission, so we will simply place it here as a mark of great pride:
"Many kind words goes out to Vito Pandolfo. Although as me a private citizen and needing to stay objective, Vito is actually listening. The itemization of the game components of The Box Battles game parting out is ongoing, shopping cart will see improvements, additional modern cards coming and lastly the CAV Troop card will be forth coming and I hope to be its first reviewer and recipient. The Box Battle Cold War Evolution game is the only game in town that is still written and supported for our specific scale with continuous offerings. There are more add-ons in the works. The perfect game hasn't been made. They all have to balance cost playability, realism, marketability, and production. Not only does 5th Epoch Publishing have to produce the games they have to manage websites, accounts, overhead, customer service. Trust me many have tried and failed. So I can't complain about the few dedicated 1/285th scale offerings out there and then not lend my support. I am putting my name and this group's credibility on the line as well as my modeling and wargaming content when I come out and support a retailer. So we need to push them (5th Epoch Publishing) as hard as we can and also support with our cash and facebook content. If they ain't delivering or you got issues with them contact them directly. Then let us know the outcome so we can all hear first hand. Vito has been kind to me and taken in a lot of feedback from me. So give them time to revamp the game concept. You don't need to buy more more models that you already have. He is listening to us. Standby: the size, line and type of forces will be exponentially growing. I probably won't be able to keep up. Different modern periods and areas of operations will be following. Maybe we can get the first Space Force cards and miniatures developed..... "
It goes on. But we are deeply humbled and grateful.

02/06/2019

A very Happy Birthday to our premiere artist, Mr. Brent Chumley!

01/31/2019

The 5th Epoch crew completed a combat demo at a convention with 6 players and 8 NPCs using The Vampire’s Codex Rules in under 5 minutes. What’s your best time?

Buy your loved one a copy of a 5th Epoch Publishing game today! Hurry before you get hit in the 1 or 33!
01/25/2019

Buy your loved one a copy of a 5th Epoch Publishing game today! Hurry before you get hit in the 1 or 33!

01/16/2019

5th Epoch games make wonderful Valentines Day gifts for your loved one(s)!

A couple of panels from the upcoming Webcomic-in-motion, "The Chronicles of Tristam", featuring the Art of Joseph Garcia...
12/07/2018

A couple of panels from the upcoming Webcomic-in-motion, "The Chronicles of Tristam", featuring the Art of Joseph Garcia. These characters are seen in our Metal, Magic and Lore RPG rulebook, this one contains Sir Tristam and his man-at-arms, Kronos. This webcomic will be on our You Tube channel, stay posted.

BLACKSMITHS!! Let’s appreciate these crafty party members! Let them live on with your smithing stories! Post them below!
11/10/2018

BLACKSMITHS!! Let’s appreciate these crafty party members! Let them live on with your smithing stories! Post them below!

Wood Elf missile weapons in Metal, Magic and Lore have the highest bonuses for attack: +3% situation modifier with arrow...
10/30/2018

Wood Elf missile weapons in Metal, Magic and Lore have the highest bonuses for attack: +3% situation modifier with arrows and +5% situation modifier with bows

The isles of the southern ocean are savage and mysterious lands inhabited by Men. It is rumored that great treasure and ...
10/29/2018

The isles of the southern ocean are savage and mysterious lands inhabited by Men. It is rumored that great treasure and riches can be found there.

There are over 80 skills to choose from to form your character in Metal, Magic and Lore!
10/26/2018

There are over 80 skills to choose from to form your character in Metal, Magic and Lore!

Metal, Magic and Lore features a transport and storage system for ease of travel. Your character can own a variety of pa...
10/23/2018

Metal, Magic and Lore features a transport and storage system for ease of travel. Your character can own a variety of pack animals to drive and pull carts, wagons, or to carry the load themselves.

PROVOKE ⠀This grace allows Vampires to cause unrest, hostility, and even rage in an individual or group without reason
10/21/2018

PROVOKE ⠀
This grace allows Vampires to cause unrest, hostility, and even rage in an individual or group without reason

Being properly armored in MML is incredibly important. Maximizing your protection is maximizing survival, but more armor...
10/19/2018

Being properly armored in MML is incredibly important. Maximizing your protection is maximizing survival, but more armor affects your speed, so find a balance!

10/15/2018

Archon 42 was great. Our RPG events were filled! And Archon peeps were awesome!

MINDBENDER⠀This grace in the Vampire’s Codex allows vampires to manipulate the thoughts, feelings, and memories of anoth...
10/12/2018

MINDBENDER⠀
This grace in the Vampire’s Codex allows vampires to manipulate the thoughts, feelings, and memories of another person. Some abilities include suggesting a course of action over another or erasing a memory entirely.

Naturally, the most important goal for most vampire players in The Vampires Codex is to break the curse of the Vampire, ...
10/07/2018

Naturally, the most important goal for most vampire players in The Vampires Codex is to break the curse of the Vampire, while the New Creed vampires aim to spread this blight to as many as possible.

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Look what I picked up from a FLGS! WOOT!
It was great to meet you at Historicon!!! I look forward to the next time we get to visit!!