The Old World is once again ravaged by war. Vampire Counts, Greenskins, Dwarfs, and the Empire once again clash swords, claws and choppas in Total War: Warhammer (PC). Guide your race to ultimate victory over everyone else on the continent. Total War: Warhammer is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics game set in the Warhammer Fantasy world created by Games Workshop. Politics, economy, and the unbridled violence of warfare of the setting are yours to enjoy.Diverse factionsEach of the core game's four factions is a unique creation with thematic mechanics, tailored unit distribution, and strategic focus. Neither faction is anything like any other. With either Greenskin Fightiness letting them cause a WAAAAAGH!, vampiric Corruption, or dwarven Grudges. Total War: Warhammer gameplay changes drastically with each faction you pick when starting a new game. Which one will be your first choice?Total War meets Warhammer FantasyTotal War: Warhammer is Creative Assembly's first fantasy-themed entry into the Total War series. Based on the Warhammer Fantasy license, it merges the best parts of both franchises. Total War brings the strategic depth and political machinations, as well as a next-gen visual representation of classic units. Warhammer Fantasy refreshes the historical fiction formula with units never before seen in a Total War game. Giants, griffons, and gargantuan spiders change the nature of warfare.Chaos consumes allIf you think you can handle some small factions just fine, stay alert. As you progress, the ominous forces of Chaos start gathering at your borders. Once they bring all of their might on you, alliances and technology matter more than anything else. Are you strong enough to combat the antithesis of order and reason when your forces are divided between protecting your other borders and locked in fruitless skirmishes with your previous opponent?Legendary lordsYour faction is led by some of the most legendary figures every fan on Warhammer Fantasy will be instantly familiar with. Emperor Karl Franz, Thorgrim Grudgebearer, even Heinrich Kemmler, one of the most infamous necromancers the Old World has ever known. Take part in the events shaping the continent and prove your chosen lord the supreme commander.Story-based questsLords come with dedicated quests designed to show you some of the iconic battles and provide background for the broader events of the campaign. Fight in set-piece encounters against unique enemy composition and make tactical decisions defining your approach. Is your army strong enough to conquer seemingly unsurmountable odds? The risks are great, but the rewards make it well worth the effort.
Project CARS (PC) by the Slightly Mad Studio is a complex and demanding racing simulation. Plenty of cars to choose, enough tracks to satisfy anyone, and flexible difficulty level to make your game suitable for both casual and hardcore gamers. Co-funded on Kickstarter, Project CARS is one of the most interesting and complex racing game of recent years.Truly about racingNo hip pop soundtrack. Not overblown pointless plot in the career mode. No rewinding your mistakes like nothing happened. Project CARS doesn't care about any of that. Project CARS cares about racing and that's what you get when you buy it. Tracks, cars, tuning, and in-depth handling mechanics are what you getting in this game, no distractions: pure racing.Flexible difficultyProject CARS is a game for everyone, no matter your skill. Whether you are a newcomer to the genre or you've mastered every track in every racing game, Project CARS will let you customize your experience to the degree you want. Decided how much assist you want, how intense opponent AI should be, and more. Project CARS is exactly as hard as you like it. You can even adjust the difficulty before every. Single. Race. How's that for flexibility and providing excellent experience?Don't rest on your laurels, however: the game remains quite a bit harder than your typical go-to arcade racer.Customizable UIIf flexible difficulty level is not enough, Project CARS even allows you to move and remove elements of your HUD. Don't like that gauge? Delete it. You want your speedometer on the other side of the screen? Move it. You can even remove the steering wheel from your sight if you don't want it to distract you from your dedicated controller.Open-ended careerWhen you finally stop gushing over all the options, the career mode has even more treats. You can pick racing, touring and GT right off the bat, and that even begins to cover the tiers. Project CARS doesn't force you to do anything. You want to stay at the tier you're on right now, nobody's going to move you up unless you want. You can ever pick from which tier you begin your legend. Start where you want, stay where you prefer.A game of discipline, not screeching tiresDid you think you could take a corner on full speed with just a handbrake? Enjoy your time on the tree. Project CARS will have none of that nonsense. A realistic physics model, appropriate handling, and overall gameplay make sure that you either learn to drive and respect your car and road or end up on a tree a county away.The weather is not your friendDid you like that sunny sky? Well, too bad. Now there's a lightning storm and you car's tires are not prepared for that. Or maybe there's some snow out of nowhere. Or fog that makes seeing anything more than your steering wheel is impossible. You can pick the weather types before some of your races, as well as how fast they'll shift.
Each player is dealt three cards from the sandcastle and attack cards. A number of bonuses are laid out depending on the number of players. These will be a mixture of shape and symbol bonuses and will be different for each game.The remaining deck is placed in the middle of the table with the Big Wave shuffled into the bottom 10 cards. Three cards are turned face up.In a turn a player will play one action. They can1) add to a sandcastle they are building in their own area or start a new one2) attack another player with the attack cards3) exchange a card from their hand with one in the middle of the table.It's that simple. Once a sandcastle is complete (meaning there are no castle walls touching the card edge) then each of the cards is banked (1 point each) and any bonus is taken from the central area or another player. At the end of the game any incomplete sandcastles score a big fat zero - so getting them finished is pretty important.The Attacks. Playing an attack card enables a player to steal a sandcastle card from an opponent. Crab cards always beat buckets, which always beat seagulls, which in turn beat crabs. If you think this sounds a bit 'rock, paper, scissors' well it's much more than that. If 'rps' is a battle - sandcastles is war. Players can retaliate from their hand countering an attacking crab with a seagull from their hand. The attacker can increase their attack bringing a bucket to chase the seagull. In all cases the winner keeps all the attack cards and grabs (or keeps) the sandcastle section under dispute. Do have a look at the rules pdf for more information.And that's it really. Very quick to learn, simple to play but with some interesting decisions and choices to keep experienced gamers and new players guessing and engaged. Do I race to finish this castle and miss the bonus? Do I push my luck and aim for the biggest sandcastle bonus? Do I steal sandcastle cards from other players to sabotage their chances? Can I remember if they have a seagull to block me? When will the Big Wave appear?
Special delivery: Danger! When Stanley's mother needs the secret ingredient for a special recipe, Stanley mails himself to Mexico to track down its mysterious maker. But when a band of spies threatens to steal the secret, Stanley's simple trip becomes a race against an opponent that even a flat boy like himself can't slip past!! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vinnie Penna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003773/bk_harp_003773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes love is just around the corner....With her dreams of being a wedding dress designer suddenly over, Arianna Bell isn't expecting a holly, jolly Christmas. Instead, her heart feels about three sizes too small. That is until her high school sweetheart, Connor Gallagher, returns to town and she finds his mere presence still makes her pulse race. But just when she starts dreaming of kissing under the mistletoe, he announces he will be her opponent in the upcoming mayoral race.... Hot-shot attorney Connor Gallagher has something to prove. He's tired of playing runner-up to his high-achieving brothers. So when the opportunity to enter the campaign comes up, he takes it. Even if it means running against the only woman he's ever loved. But with a little help from Harmony Harbor's local matchmakers and a lot of holiday cheer, Connor and Arianna may just get the happy ever after they both deserve. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becket Royce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004780/bk_hach_004780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of your favorite inspirational romances, The Pastor's Assignment, is now available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. When Laney Varner's pastor assigns his congregation to rid themselves of all regrets, Laney doesn't have to think about it; she knows what her regrets are. In the midst of this, God gives her another person with regrets to help - unfortunately it's her father's opponent in the sheriff's race. Ty Steele wants an escape from the guilt he feels from his brother's death, and running for sheriff seems the perfect distraction. But when his opponent's daughter mysteriously enters his life, he can't help but wonder if it's a setup. Will the pastor's assignment lead to more than letting go of the past? 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/barb/000022/bk_barb_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Detective Mary Joe Court returns in a twisted story of murder and lost identity in the sixth novel of New York Times' bestselling author Chris Culver's Joe Court series.Joe was on a date when she got the call. A man's body was found beside the picnic tables in a local park. He has abrasions on his knuckles and several cuts on his palms and forearms. The victim defended himself, but his opponent brought a gun to a fistfight.At first, it looks like a simple case, but as Joe quickly discovers, it's not.The victim lives almost a thousand miles away. His wife says he's in town to fish and camp, but he didn't bring fishing tackle or a tent.He came for an altogether different purpose.As Joe investigates, she finds herself drawn into a dangerous world steeped in lies and deception. With every insight she gains and every clue she finds, she comes closer to solving her case. But with every second that passes, the people she's hunting draw closer to their prey.It's a race with innocent victims as the prize. If Joe wins, she saves the day. If she loses, many will die…including her.The Man in the Park is a gripping thriller with twists and turns galore. If you like Michael Connelly, James Patterson, or Lisa Gardener, you're going to love Chris Culver's Joe Court series. Check it out!
After serving his Brooklyn district for years, Congressman Sullivan discovers that his once comfortable Irish-American majority has given way to a diverse district of blacks and Hispanics. Challenged by a more liberal opponent, he tries everything possible to maintain his seat only to painfully learn that he and his views are outdated and irrelevant to today's world. But he doesn't bow out of the race gracefully, and the fierce ensuing campaign brings new insights to the meaning of democracy and the terrors of a swiftly changing world. If, as it is said, all politics are local, this compelling story transcends politics and puts a human face on how the American democratic system really operates. Unforgettable characters and a powerful plot offer a remarkable and tense story of how tragic endings affect new beginnings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Tulin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062858/bk_acx0_062858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Order of the Three Spears. Founded at the turn of the ninth century by the Lotus-Born Second Buddha and inspired by the most powerful immortal warrior who ever lived, this secret Buddhist society has kept the existence of immortals hidden from ordinary humans and maintained peace between the races for 1,200 years. When news of an ancient enemy reaches them from the West, the Order sends its best and most unorthodox field agent to investigate. In the course of his mission, Brother Yonten crosses paths with an immortal operative also tasked with hunting the Order's deadly opponent. The astounding truths he uncovers will determine not just his own fate but that of the immortal societies and the entire human race. The Warrior Monk is a short story set in AD Starrling's best-selling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane adventures that combine science and fantasy, then you'll love the world of Seventeen. Grab this fascinating short story and continue the epic series today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103102/bk_acx0_103102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.