Talk Wargaming Hiring Graphic Artists

A lot of people feel that working in the gaming industry is like working at Willy Wonka’s factory. I have to say, it’s not quite like that. It’s a job, like every other job. Are there cool things that go on? Certainly. But there’s still lots of things to do. And while you might pick up a game here and there at lunch, it’s mostly just doing regular things. That’s not to say it’s not awesome, mind you. I certainly don’t want to leave it. And if you would still like to join in, well, Talk Wargaming is looking for a new Graphic Artist.
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Armies & Legions & Hordes Book Up On Kickstarter

Miniatures gamers know that it can be exciting to get into a new project, but once you dive in and you realize just what all there is to do, it can be hard to power through. Even small-model-count games can seem daunting. So, how do you make it? Well, Dave Taylor has been doing this for longer than many of us, and he’s got some ideas on the subject. He’s collected those and turned them into a book, Armies & Legions & Hordes. That book is up on Kickstarter now.
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What’s Changed in DreadBall Second Edition?

Whenever a game goes through an edition change, there’s going to be things that stay the same and things that change. I mean, there’s a new edition, so there’s gotta be changes. But many players might be anxious to see what those are. Did a favorite mechanic get an overhaul? Did a model’s rules change? There can be a lot of anxiety over all of that. Well, Mantic’s here to put your worries at ease with a look at what’s changed in the new edition of DreadBall.
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Fistful of Lead: Galactic Heroes Sci-Fi Skirmish Rules Up On Kickstarter

To the end of a really long chain of numbers and then a bit further!
Galactic Heroes is a new set of sci-fi skirmish rules. Players can build their teams of about 5-6 models from a large plethora of options. Come up with your own story for why your group is fighting together. Are they space pirates? Adventurers? The last of their species from a destroyed planet? Whatever you choose is how it’ll be. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Monday Terrain Corner

Aaaaaaand we loop around to Monday.
No, I’m not really a fan of it, either. But, that’s the way the world works. We can still try and make the most of it by thinking about next weekend and the gaming that will (hopefully) be had. And with that gaming probably comes terrain.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Lord of the Rings Playmats Available From Fantasy Flight and New official Frostgrave Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.

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The Mermaid’s Blessing RPG Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Pre-made adventures give GMs a ready-to-go group of game sessions. They give you everything you need and you can have a group go through them over the course of several sessions. The Mermaid’s Blessing is a new adventure for 5th Edition that’s up on Kickstarter now. I don’t really think that these mermaids are going to be combing their hair with forks and singing with crabs.
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Boardgame Designer’s Retreat Up On Kickstarter

Are you a game designer? Would you like to hone your craft by talking with some of the best in the industry about how games are made? Then the Boardgame Designer’s Retreat, presented by Tabletop Network, is the best place to go. Being held near Salt Lake City, you can go and hear talks by designers such as Rob Daviau, Ryan Laukat, Tom Lehmann, and many more. Tickets are being sold through Kickstarter
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Wyrd Previews Fitzsimmons And His Saboteurs

Fitzsimmons and his Saboteurs sounds like a hipster punk band.
I mean, doesn’t it? Can’t you just see them up on stage? Top hats and bowlers with giant safety pins in them? Overcoats with patches all over them? Monocle with a spiked chain?
Anyway, they’re what we get a look at in today’s Monday Preview from Wyrd as they delve back in to the Backdraft Encounter Box.
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New Dark Age Releases Available From CMON

The latest set of releases for Dark Age is now available. Skarrd have the most releases going for them, with a new Command Box, Church of Worms, and several more big guys, going all the way up to the massive Warhead. Brood also makes a show in terms of releases. They have their new Pud Hatchery box.
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New Releases and Pre-Orders Available From Warlord Games

Yeah, that headline’s a bit vague. But Warlord Games did one of their “here’s a whoooooooooole ton of stuff!” releases. And so, either it’s put a whole bunch of their mixed games together, or have almost half of today’s posts just about the new stuff. There’s lots of new Viking/Saxon pieces for Hail Caesar. There’s a Test of Honour set. A new tank for Bolt Action. And a new drone for Beyond the Gates of Antares.
Like I said, it’s a lot of stuff.
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Forgebane Box Set Available to Order From Games Workshop

I feel like we should be listening to Anvil – Metal on Metal when typing up and reading this post.
In the grimdark future of the 41st millennium, the soft, fleshy, biological form is seen by many as old and outdated. Why have bones that can break and are hard to replace when you can just have carbon fiber? Why have a fleshy meat-brain that can get old and deteriorate as opposed to a solid-state hard drive? Both the Adeptus Mechanus and the Necrons have both decided that trading out organic compounds for technological constructs is best. And these two group are facing off in the Forgebane box set, now available to pre-order.
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Review Roundup

Erin go Bear!
I’m actually half-Irish. My grandfather on my mother’s side was actually an Irish-Catholic cop in Chicago, because stereotypes come from somewhere. So, while you’re out having your corned beef and cabbage (which is more American than Irish, but whatever), let’s also get you some reviews.

Today we have: Quest for El Dorado, Mysthea, Pandemonium, Clank: The Mummy’s Curse, Onitama, Samurai Gardener, Byzanz, Demon Trilogy: Subrosa, Barbarians: The Invasion, Dragon Keepers, The Lost Expedition, and Red7 App.

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Modiphius Releases Cold and Dark: Better Worlds Sourcebook

The galaxy is big. And, despite having all those stars, much of it is very cold and very dark. There’s also quite a lot of planets out there to explore. Add all those together and you get the new release from Modiphius. Cold and Dark: Better Worlds gives players a lot more in-depth information about the various star systems and the planets that silently revolve around them. With lots of new adventure hooks, your players will have endless new opportunities for adventure.
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Battlefront Posts UK Open Day Info, New Avanti Releases

Battlefront is coming at you with a lot of info today. Starting out, they’re going to be having their UK Open Day on June 30th and wanted to make sure you had all the important info about it. Then, they swap to “new release mode” (many people’s favorite mode from companies) and brings out a new batch of figures for the Italians in Flames of War.
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Assault Publishing Releases Shadows in the Void: First Encounters

In this day and age, with so many games out there, it’s impossible to buy and keep up with them all. Even just buying rulebooks for games you want to try can get to be prohibitively expensive. That’s where free trial versions of rules come in. I love when companies do this. And that’s why I’m singing the praises of Assault Publishing. They’ve posted up a free trial version of their Shadows in the Void rules set titled First Encounters. You can download your copy now and “try before you buy.”
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Jeff Foxworthy’s Relative Insanity Card Game Available to Order

My extended family is fairly large and… varied. You know, the crazy cousin, the strange great-uncle, the reclusive aunt. All that kind of stuff. I’m sure many of you have similar stories. Well, Play Monster is letting you tell everyone about those crazy relatives in their new game, Jeff Foxworthy’s Relative Insanity card game. The game takes bits from comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s stand-up act and lets you use them to tell people about how strange your family unit really is.
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Wyrd Previews Immolated Rhino For The Other Side

If you were to think of a rhino that would belong to the Cult of the Burning Man, you would probably think that said rhino would be on fire or somesuch. Makes perfect sense. That kinda seems like that’s what they’re getting. In today’s The Other Side preview from Wyrd, we get a look at the Immolated Rhino.
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Friday Snippets

Well, we finally made it to Friday. Seemed to take its dear, sweet time. I’m certainly ready for the weekend. It’s Board Game Day up at the library tomorrow. I’m gonna try and stop by and see what’s shakin’. I’m also going to be hitting F5 on the FedEx tracking site today as I wait for my package to be delivered. Because that’s just how things are. So, while I try and make sure I don’t totally break my keyboard, let’s get to some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Kraken Dice Weekend St. Patrick’s Sale Happening Now, New Escher Weapon Sets Available to Order From Forge World, and Free Gipsy Danger added to Pacific Rim Extinction.

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Freedom Squadron Setting Book For Savage Worlds Up On Kickstarter

In the not-so-distant future, an international paramilitary organization and global terrorist group, VENOM, will launch its bid to conquer the Earth. Standing in their way is the Freedom Force, a hand-picked group of the greatest heroes the world has ever seen. You can be part of that group in your Savage Worlds games by picking up the Freedom Squadron setting book. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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2nd Wave of Dark Souls Board Game Releases Available To Pre-order

Steamforged Games has started taking pre-orders for their next wave of releases for the Dark Souls board game. If you feel you’ve figured out the boss moves of the current baddies on offer, soon you’ll be able to change out for a whole new cadre of huge monsters that will surely cause you to see the “You Died” screen.
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Game Nite Issue 22 Now Available

Filling up your day with gaming is as easy as grabbing a gaming magazine. They’re full of all sorts of useful information on a variety of topics. For example, look at the latest issue of Game Nite. It’s got an article about a new book about different characteristics in games. It’s got a review of The Dresden Files app. There’s information about taking photos of games. And it’s free. So why not go get yourself a copy?
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Good Dog, Bad Zombie Board Game Up On Kickstarter

We all know that dogs are man’s best friend. They can do all sorts of amazing things, from simply companionship to helping keep zombies at bay. Yes, the zombies are attacking and it’s time for all the doggos to come together and save humanity. That’s what’s going on in Good Dog, Bad Zombie. Players work together as a pack of dogs to save the various humans still stuck in a crumbling city ruin. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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IDW Games Announces Death Note: Confrontation

Just imagine what it would be like if you had the power of life and death over anyone. Just with a stroke of a pen, you could cause someone’s demise. What would you do with it? Well, if you’re Light, you’d try and rid the world of evil. But that’s easier said than done, and you’re still a murderer. You’ll have to stay a step ahead of legendary detective L. That’s what you’ll be doing in Death Note: Confrontation, a new card game coming from IDW Games and VIZ Media.
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Deadwood 1876 Safe-Robbing Game Up On Kickstarter

Getting gold out of the ground can be a hard, laborious, back-breaking process.
… Best to just wait until some other sucker does it and then take it from them.
That’s just what you’ll be doing in Deadwood 1876, a new social deduction game from Facade Games. In it, you’ll play as partners in crime, looking to steal as much gold as you can from the people of Deadwood. However, being thieves, none of you can be trusted, and so before you make off with your loot, you’d better make sure nobody else has put a bullet in your back. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Print Version of Conan The Mercenary RPG Book Now Available

Modiphius likes to give its customers options when it comes to how they want to get their RPG books. Some people are happy with just having a digital version. Others like to have the book actually in-hand (I more fall into this category). So, for those that like books, you can pick up the print version of Conan the Mercenary for the Conan RPG now.
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Daring Contest Card Game Up On Kickstarter

In many types of party card games, you’re fairly immobile. Players toss in cards or something, but there’s not really much getting up and moving around. Daring Contest looks to rectify that. Sure, players toss in cards, but then the judge picks one and it has to be acted out. All sorts of crazy hilarity ensues. The game’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Aya and Ranveer Set Now Available For Way of the Fighter

I was always pretty terrible at fighting video games. My button-mashing skills are weak. My board game skills are much better. So, when it comes to fighting video games, I prefer them in board game form, such as Way of the Fighter from Ninja Division. They have a new expansion pack, Aya and Ranveer, available that’ll add two new fighters to your collection.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

It’s slow going, ladies and gentlemen, but we’ll make it to that weekend eventually! I mean, time goes forward, right? Right?!
I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m waiting on some packages in the mail, but it seems like this week’s taking an eternity. The last couple zipped by. This week? Not so much. But we just gotta hang on and we’ll make it there.
Plus, this weekend is Board Game Day up at the library. And while most don’t use much in the way of terrain, that doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy terrain for whatever games you might be playing this weekend.

Today in the Terrain Corner, we have: Fantasy Flight Games Announces Two New Game Mats For Star Wars: Legion and New MDF Scenery Kits From Pwork Wargame.

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Maximum Apocalypse: Gothic Horrors Expansion Coming To Kickstarter April 4th

Rock Manor Games is gearing up to launch a Kickstarter campaign for a new deluxe expansion for Maximum Apocalypse. It’s called Gothic Horrors and it brings in some classic horror tropes, such as Vampires and Cthulhu. To fight off this evil, two new character classes, the Ronin and the Priest, are also being added. Rock Manor has created a Kickstarter page that you can preview and give some notes on, if you so choose.
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Arena: The Contest Board Game Coming To Kickstarter March 27th

Dragori Games has announced that they will be launching a Kickstarter for their new fantasy miniatures board game, Arena: The Contest, on March 27th. The game is designed for 1-8 players, with many different modes of play, from cooperative to competitive, or even using teams. There’s even a campaign variation. It’s got a little bit of everything for everyone.
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Journey To The Overland: Redux Up On Kickstarter

Yesterday was the first time I’d gotten a chance to get in an RPG session since November. People were just way too busy with things, or were sick, or something else came up. It happens. Sometimes, you’ve only got yourself around to RP with. That’s where a game like Journey to the Overland comes in. It’s a solo RPG that’s up on Kickstarter looking to fund a new 2nd edition of the game.
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New Blood Red Skies Sets Available To Order From Warlord Games

Blood Red Skies is the new game coming from Warlord Games that takes players up into the skies over WWII battlefields, being in charge of your squadron of fighters and other aircraft as you bob, weave, and dogfight it out against your enemy. For those interested in the game, and wanting to get into it with a whole set, Warlord’s offering 8 new bundles for you to check out.
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SolarFlare Games Announces Robotech: Force of Arms

Looks like we’ve got even more Robotech games to talk about. In this case, it’s a new card game coming from SolarFlare Games called Robotech: Force of Arms. Take on the role of either the RDF or the attacking Zentraedi and battle for the control of the Earth.
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Issue 23 of The Campaigner Now Available

When you want to fill up your day with gaming, you can’t go wrong with a gaming magazine. In this case, it’s the 23rd issue of The Campaigner. It’s full of interviews with game designers, articles about such things like Tasmanian radio and episodes (it makes sense when you read it), gaming news, and lots of other things to keep you riveted to the pages.
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True Messiah Back Up On Kickstarter

Who’s your Messiah now!?!
No, really, who is it? In True Messiah, it’s you. Gather your followers. Strategically place them around the map. Build temples to your own might. And, most importantly, discredit and destroy any other Messiah out there looking to take away from your power. The game is back up on Kickstarter now.
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