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    By Jared Miller
    In Job Opportunity
    May 22nd, 2015
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    Do you spend every day hunting down the latest in tabletop gaming news? Do you plan your weekends around board gaming? Are you reading this post right now on Tabletop Gaming News (your favorite tabletop news website)? If so, you might be interested to know we are hiring! Check after the break for all the fabulous details!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Interviews
    May 24th, 2015
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    Hey everyone. It’s come time for another edition of Sunday Snippets. Hopefully your weekend is going well. Many of you may have tomorrow off from work as well. We’ll be in the office, but we’re gonna be having a BBQ in the afternoon. So it’ll be a good time had by all! Plus, traffic is going to be a breeze, since all the offices downtown will be closed.
    Hey, when you live in Atlanta, a lot of your thoughts turn to how the traffic is going to be. Trust me.

    Anyway, in this batch of bite-sized stories we have: Kromlech New Release – Legionary Plasma Gun & Combat Blades, 6 more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, and The Ministry of Board Games Alternative media network launched.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 23rd, 2015
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    Welcome once again to another TGN Saturday Edition where we round up all the reviews we’ve found over the week and put them into our Review Roundup (and around and around… and it comes out here).

    This week we’ve got reviews of: Builders of Blankenburg, Robotech RPG Tactics, Brew Crafters, Diner, Kahuna, Lanterns, and 7 Wonders: Babel.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 22nd, 2015
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    Hey Everybody! (“Hey Louie!!!”) It’s time once more for the weekly update about the awesome stuff coming to the CMON Expo. You’d think there’d be little left to talk about before the show hits, since we’re only a month away. Oh ye of little faith. Such is not the case at all. There’s another trio of things to look at this week, in the form of a new guest bio, a pair of new hobby classes, and a new gaming event.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    May 22nd, 2015
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    Germans Bolt Action players! Are you tired of not having enough firepower over on your side of the board? Well, the fellows over at Warlord Games have heard you and are here to help out. They’ve got the new Jagdtiger Heavy Tank Destroyer kit now available. Built atop the King Tiger chassis, with a heavily-armored top that sported the massive 128mm Pak 44 cannon, this monster of a vehicle was feared by all Allied tank commanders. No matter what sort of armor was put in front of it, the Jagdtiger could potentially take it out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 22nd, 2015
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    Requiem Vampire Knight is in their final week over on Kickstarter. They funded pretty quickly after launch, and have been chewing through stretch goals since then. They’re getting closer to being 2x funded with their campaign, which would be pretty sweet. That would be pretty close to unlocking the Campaign pack, which would add solo and cooperative modes to the game. To make their way to it, they’ve put up some great add-ons to the campaign.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    May 22nd, 2015
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    *does a little “It’s Friday” dance around the office* un-cha, un-cha, un-cha, un-cha, wakachika, wakachika, wakachika, wakachika, boom-nau-nau da-boom-da mananga-nanga, boom-nau-nau da-boom-da mananga-nanga. Oh, hey there. Did you know that it’s Friday? 3-day-weekend sort of Friday, even. Booyah!
    Granted… I’ll still be back posting news on Monday, but don’t let that spoil the mood. It’s still a Friday after-all.

    And with that we have our regular batch of bite-sized stories we’ve collected here for you.

    This time around we have: New Sarissa Precision Dutch/Belgian Houses from Warlord Games, PolyHero Dice Warrior Set on Kickstarter, The Prototype 15mm SuperBlue Adder Vehicle from The Ion Age, Plastic 20th Century Brick Battlezones terrain pre-order from Mantic, Gamboni Board Game Relaunch Coming Sunday, Karnivore Koala – German Version Unlocked, Immortal Launches on Kickstarter Next Week, Apocalypse post-apocalyptic RPG System up on Indiegogo, SHM76 Grav Van released at 15mm.co.uk, and Sisters of Serens Unlocks Free Minis in Indiegogo Campaign.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    May 22nd, 2015
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    On the Lamb Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Gaiden Series, their new expansion for Endless: Fantasy Tactics. The main focus of Gaiden Series is to expand the number of scenarios available for Endless: Fantasy Tactics. There have been two “pay what you want” series of scenarios released online by On The Lamb Games, but they want to bring those to a print format for you. Also, they have two more scenario series that they’d like to make. There are also variant profile cards for numerous miniatures that have already been released, increasing the re-playability of those units and expanding into further options for team builds. There’s also a quartet of new minis they’re looking to get sculpted. They’re ones people have been clamoring after for a while.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 22nd, 2015
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    Blackout: Journey Into Darkness has made quite a splash on Kickstarter. Their campaign funded in around 8 hours and they’ve already more than doubled that. Obviously, getting that far has unlocked some stretch goals for the campaign. There’s been several “free” upgrades, including new salvage cards, new weapon cards, and double-sided male/female player cards, but there’s also some add-ons that’ve been… well… added on.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 22nd, 2015
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    It’s near the dawn of civilization. You are in charge of a civilization living in the Fertile Crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It is up to you to make sure that yours is the civilization that thrives. All that rests on your shoulders is the foundation for pretty much all of Western civilization that will come after you. How hard can that be? Well, you can find out with the new edition of Tigris & Euphrates, now available from Fantasy Flight Games.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 22nd, 2015
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    Cryptozoic Entertainment and Publisher Services, Inc. (PSI) are teaming up to bring you increased distribution of Cryptozoic’s gaming products. The new partnership will allow Cryptozoic to be available in more distribution hubs with quicker response-times for product getting to market, and will make their games available in new retailer locations.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Games Workshop
    May 22nd, 2015
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    An airbrush is a great way to quickly and efficiently coat several models at a time. It’s also really good for getting very smooth gradients between different colors. I’m… not allowed to use an airbrush. … At least, not after what happened last time I tried to use one… *shudders at the memories* Anyway, airbrushes require paint of a certain consistency if they’re to work right, and Forge World has decided to help, by making a new line of paints specifically formulated for use with an airbrush.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 19th Century
    May 22nd, 2015
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    Apparently, a lot of you are happy with playing in The Devil’s Playground… by that, I mean the Thirty Years War supplement for Pike & Shotte from Warlord Games. What’d you think I could’ve possibly meant? Anyway, to help bulk up your armies and to provide some strong leadership, Warlord Games has come out with a new Command Group, as well as a Veteran Storming Party of Musketeers and a group of Veteran Musketeers. These are clothed and equipped so they can be used either in the Thirty Years War or the English Civil War.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    May 21st, 2015
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    Game Night in a Can is… well… an entire night’s worth of gaming in one can. It’s a party in a can. Yes, you can have a party in your can and everyone can be invited. Have I made enough terrible can jokes yet? One more? Ok. Once you get this shipped to you, you can shake your can at other people who you’ve invited over for a night of gaming. I’ll stop now. Anyway, Game Night in a Can is 30 original games in one package.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 21st, 2015
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    Two Hour Wargames has quite a lot of products for quite a lot of diverse gaming tastes. Whether you want to play something historical, or with zombies, or sci-fi, or something fantasy, or basically whatever, they have something for you. The only problem with having such a large collection is some might feel intimidated by it, not knowing where to start and what to spend their money on. Well, for the rest of the month, Two Hour Wargames is having a 25% off sale.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    May 21st, 2015
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    Advanced Deployment is run by people who have been huge fans of Warmachine and Hordes since… well… I’m pretty sure Ravyn’s got a black and white copy of Prime somewhere. They started their company originally making items to help make playing Warmachine easier. So, when it’s time for Privateer Press to have their big Lock & Load Gamefest, you know that Advanced Deployment is going to be excited about it. This time, that excitement’s turned into a sale.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    May 21st, 2015
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    Mantic has been feeling hot, hot, hot lately. Apparently, it’s because they’ve been working on the new Forces of the Abyss for both Kings of War and Dungeon Saga. They’ve posted up previews of just what they’ve been working on, giving us a look at 4 different units for Kings of War, as well as a couple Abyss minis that will be exclusive versions for Dungeon Saga. These Abyssal forces are going to be the first major expansion once the Kings of War 2nd Edition Rulebook comes out.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    May 21st, 2015
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    Gen Con recently put up their events list for con-goers to look over and sign up for the various events to be had. Many noticed that Greater Than Games had Sentinels of the Multiverse RPG events listed. This caused some confusion. “But there’s not a Sentinels RPG!” …. Well… those people were right. Sort of. There’s not a Sentinels of the Multiverse RPG… YET! Greater Than Games has just announced that they’re working on just that product now.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 21st, 2015
    2 Comments
    522 Views

    Catalyst Game Labs has announced the first expansion for their Shadowrun: Crossfire deck-building game. High-Caliber Ops is soon to be headed to print. This isn’t just a couple of cards, but a pretty large expansion that will definitely change the way you play the game.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Arcadia Quest
    May 21st, 2015
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    If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
    Yeah, ask your parents about that song. Anyway, whether you have flowers in your hair or not, if you’re in San Francisco this weekend, be sure to stop by KublaCon for all sorts of fun gaming to be had. CMON will be there with plenty of events to keep you entertained. Also, they’ve teamed up with Game Kastle. For the first time ever, if you buy CMON products from the Game Kastle booth, you can pick up CMON special promotional miniatures from them!
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    May 21st, 2015
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    Wood Wars 3D is a new tactical miniatures game that’s up on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love. The game is developed by Joe Larson, who has been involved with 3D printing for around 3 years now and been part of several projects. In Wood Wars 3D, players can mix-and-match race heads and class bodies to create their own, unique fighting force. You then set up your pieces and fight! But watch out for the marble artillery.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    May 21st, 2015
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    Zombiesmith and Flytrap Factory are looking to fill your gaming tables with adorable little anthropomorphic mice and rats and other fuzzy-wuzzy little critters… who are armed to the teeth and ready to stab one-another to death for dominance. (That escalated fast!) Netherworld’s Edge is a new fantasy miniatures skirmish game that’s up on Kickstarter. The valiant rangers of the Northern Waywatch Chapters must be ever-vigilant, on the lookout for both their enemies from outside their borders, and those that would corrupt them from within. Their main enemy, the vermin of the Borgal Hollow, will stop at nothing to try and breach the protective walls and run amok among the populace, if they get the chance.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    May 21st, 2015
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    BattleBards, the RPG-enhancing soundtrack set, with over 500 tracks to choose from, is in their final couple days over on Kickstarter (specifically, 4 days left at time of this post). But, as we all know, the final countdown (*starts playing Europe*) is when you bring out the big guns. Well, they’ve brought out some big guns, indeed, as one of the most popular purveyors of tabletop terrain, Dwarven Forge, has joined in on the campaign.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    May 21st, 2015
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    Forbidden Stars is a new board game that Fantasy Flight Games is working on that’s set in the grimdark future of the Warhammer 40k universe. Players are in control of massive galaxy-spanning armies of their chosen race and duel it out for control of the cosmos. But those armies don’t start out massive. Armies don’t just magically appear out of thin air (well… somewhat it does for Chaos, but even then, not everything simply “pops” out of the Warp). It takes time and resources to build up what will eventually become your (hopefully) galaxy-conquering military machine. In this preview, Fantasy Flight gives us a look at how all that comes to be.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 20th, 2015
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    There’s a lot of heroes in the Marvel universe. Very few, however, have as much tenure as Ant-Man. He’s had quite a few incarnations in his time, and WizKids is coming out with a special box set of Ant-Man figures (Ant-Mans? Ant-Men?). In this preview, they look at a time just after the passing of Hank’s ex-wife, Janet Van Dyne. In this preview, it’s Wasp.
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    By Jared Miller
    In News
    May 20th, 2015
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    Last year, Blue Orange Games tested the waters with several European developed games, including BraveRats, Battle Sheep, and more. While the company was founded on creating family friendly games, it felt there was a market for these Euro designed games that would attract the more dedicated tabletop gamers while still be accessible by everyone. The plan must have been a success because the Blue Orange Europe Collection was just announced and will premiere at Origins 2015. Check after the break for the first eight titles in the collection.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 20th, 2015
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    Furball Rampage is a new strategy card game that’s looking for some funding love over on Kickstarter. What happens when you weaponize various critters and give them all sorts of weapons with which to cause all sorts of destruction? You get a strategy card game, apparently. So grab your character and socket some extra gear and get ready for a the fur to fly.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 20th, 2015
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    Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope the week has been treating you well. I’ve… actually been sick this week. Don’t worry, I’ve made sure to disinfect every post just before it goes up, so you shouldn’t catch anything.

    Anyway, we’ve collected the various bite-sized stories that we’ve come across recently and present them to you now.

    In this batch we have: Outer Limit Games announces Kickstarter launch date for TAU CETI: Planetary Crisis, LaserCutCard Updates and re-Releases New Art Deco Ruins Terrain, MidKnight Heroes Kcikstarter Reboot Coming Soon, Acheson Creations Releases Orc House, Mounted Heroes Kickstarter Launches, New Pwork Wargames Battle Mats Available, Play Blackwater Gulch at Origins, Final Days of Ramshackle Robots Kickstarter, New Brigade Models – 15mm Armoured Infantry, Sally 4th Releases Pub Interior Terrain Set, and New Furniture and Table Detail kits from Burn In Designs.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 20th, 2015
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    DreamForge-Games has their Eisenkern troopers boxes available, but a trooper without good leadership is not going to be anywhere near as effective. As such, they’re coming out with their new Eisenkern Command Squad set. But it’s not just command, there’s other additions to your possible Eisenkern units that are also in this box set.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    May 20th, 2015
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    It’s time once again for another Found on TGN Desk segment, a regular feature where we give you a quick look over a game that seems to have made it onto our desk at some point in time. For this installment, it’s Legendary Showdown by Killer Robot Games. In Legendary Showdown, players are looking to be the last one with characters still in their Character Line. That’s pretty much it. Really simple, until you get into the nuts and bolts of it.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    May 20th, 2015
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    Ferryport has had a problem with plagues lately. As people drop dead, the survivors have to deal with them somehow. One solution has been to take them and toss them into the canyon at the edge of town. This place has been now dubbed “Dead Gulch” (no word on if Blackwater Gulch is downstream). Lord Resly, a very powerful an influential townsperson has suddenly gone missing, and many fingers are pointing to Silas Monta, another prominent person in town. Silas has hired the party to clear his name and find out what happened Lord Resly. To make matters more interesting, there’s a traveling circus that’s recently visited town. Will your party be able to solve the mystery?
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    May 20th, 2015
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    Todd Broadwater, who had a hand in making such games as Fallout3, Oblivion and XCOM, is now working on his own tabletop board game. Blackout: Journey Into Darkness is a new dungeon-crawler board game set in a post-apocalyptic world. The Event has left the surface world filled with dangerous creatures. Civilization has headed underground into reinforced bunkers with all the amenities of home, in order to protect themselves. But resources are growing scarce as time goes on, and humanity must once more venture into the cities in search of the necessities to live.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Interviews
    May 20th, 2015
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    Club Fantasci’s David Lowry (and his wonderful hair… Seriously. I wish I could have hair like his) has a chat with Curt Covert of Smirk & Dagger Games. Topics include the multitude of Smirk & Dagger’s games that are available now as well as what sort of goodies they have in store. Also, some about running a gaming company in this day and age. You can check out the video interview below the cut.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    May 20th, 2015
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    Come with me if you want to live… Or really, if you just want to see the 3D render of the T-1000 for the upcoming Terminator Genisys miniatures game. Yeah, sure, you can see part of the mini up there in the feature, but it’s below the cut where you get to see the whole thing. And we all know that’s the most interesting bit. I’m not even going to make you break through a helicopter windshield and flow through it in your liquid metal form. You’ve just gotta click.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    May 19th, 2015
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    Ultron, Ultron everywhere and umm… not a drop to drink? Well, I wouldn’t suggest you try drinking these dice, anyway. WizKids is coming out with a new set of their popular Dice Masters game. This one focuses on the Age of Ultron (you know, like that movie that’s out now). This new set is another jumping-on point for new gamers, with starter sets, extra booster packs, and a new play mat.
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