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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    Gen Con LLC (the link opens to a .pdf file, just so you know) has posted their response to the passage of Indiana Legislative Bill SB101. Earlier this month, they had sent one letter stating that they will reconsider keeping the convention in Indianapolis if the bill passes. Well, it passed. So what’s Gen Con’s response?

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    Modiphius has announced some new big names who are attached to work on their Conan game. For the gamebook covers, they’ve got Ken Kelly and Tomas Giorello joining the team. For writing is also growing with Thomas M Reid, Monical Valentinelli, Kevin Ross, Lou Agresta, and Scott Oden. They’ve worked on titles such as Forgotten Realms, the Firefly RPG, Cthulhu by Gaslight, and more. Patrice Louinet, who works also with the Conan board game by Monolith, will be making sure everything is tip-top in quality. Sally Christensen will be there to make sure all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed.
    It’s quite a group they’re putting together.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    Mantic continues to roll along with their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. Though, for those of you that just want the terrain that they’ve got as part of the game, they’ve heard your pleas and have created a terrain-only pledge level. The sets utilize the same terrain system that Mantic has come to be known for. The system creates easy-to-build, modular terrain that can be put together and taken apart many times. Or you can set a style you like and glue it permanently in place. The choice is up to you.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    Second Gate Games has posted up a teaser trailer for their upcoming board game B-Sieged. In the game, players are trying to defend their town from the rampaging hordes coming at them. They must also make sure that a messenger makes it through the melee and out to get help in the form of the Grand Ritual of Vlaruside. The game is a cooperative sort of tower-defense game brought to your tabletop.

    Check it out below the cut.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    ThunderChild Miniatures has posted an overview pdf of their Waseman sci-fi skirmish game up on their Kickstarter page. Along with that, they’ve added some new add-ons, including Johan the Slayer, a Kickstarter exclusive for the campaign.
    There’s 9 days left to get in on the action.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    Järnringen is running an Indiegogo campaign to bring their Symbaroum fantasy RPG to an English-speaking audience. The game is D20-driven, but there are certain mechanics that make it unique, such as having the players handle all the dice-rolling, which gives the DM more time to focus on narrative and not worry so much about counting pips. Players also must balance their actions and not create too much blight in themselves (or, I guess you could just go on a rampage and grab all the blight you can find).
    The campaign is set to run for the next 38 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    Wamp has started another of their world-famous painting contests. This time the focus is on Mindwork Games. They’re a brand new company out there in the big world of miniatures. Their first mini is the Mad Clown. Anyway, if you think your painting skills are good enough, get yourself set up and get painting.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    Mr. B. Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Posthuman, their new post-apoacalytpic board game. Players play as the last of the human race (as far as they know), who are all trying to get to a mythical fortress where the rest of humanity has supposedly gathered. Along the way, they encounter mutants, which humans have started turning into. Will you succumb and become a mutant yourself, trying to keep everyone else from winning? Or will you strive to persevere and make it to the end?
    The campaign has passed its funding goal, and so it’s on to stretch goals for the next 29 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    Indiana legislature has passed the SB101 bill that critics say will allow businesses to deny people service based on religious grounds. There have been many that are critical of the bill, most importantly for gamers, Gen Con LLC sent a letter to governor Pence, saying that the company may reconsider having their annual convention in Indianapolis if the bill passed.

    So now it’s a waiting game to see how the replies to the passage of the law will be.

    Update: GAMA has shown their support for Gen Con LLC’s concern over the issue. Their release posted below.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    Fantasy Flight Games has released the online multiplayer format for BattleLore: Command. So if you want to play your buddy in Walla-Walla, but you’re stuck in Addis Ababa, you can do that. You get to set your own battlefield and create your force and throw down. The update is free for those that already have BattleLore: Command.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    Iron Ivan Games is happy to have released Age of Saints, their new Sci-Fantasy Miniatures game. The game presents the age-old struggle of good vs. evil, saintly vs. demonic, and so forth in their 145 page book. It covers everything from troops, to heroes, to vehicles, to special weapons. All set to take over your tabletop.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    ZombieSmith is happy to announce a new faction for Shieldbash, their 15mm fantasy miniatures game. The Ki-kak are ready to make their way onto your tabletop battlefields. There’s a starter set, command set, battle-hardened veterans, and even a “creatures” section with which to topple your opponents.
    ZombieSmith also has a little bit of time left on their winter sale. Just put the winter code in at checkout and get 15% off your order.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Mar 26th, 2015
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    Gale Force Nine has some new Elemental Evil previews they’re showing off. First, don’t let the players know what you’re doing with their new DM screen. Gotta keep those notes secret. Next up are new Spell Cards to help you keep track of your spells available and their various effects. These really save time on having to flip through a rulebook to find the exact wording of what your nuanced spell really does.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Modelling
    Mar 25th, 2015
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    TGN is happy to have some great reviewers we can call on to check out items we get into the office. We’re also happy to get a first look at a new company’s products. This review combines both, as the Miniature Mistress gives us an exclusive review of Quantum Gothic’s Dogs of War mini.

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    So it’s about time for another TGN Review. This time it’s the Miniature Mistress reviewing the Dogs of War from Quantum Gothic.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Mar 25th, 2015
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    Adepticon is here and gone. I hope everyone had a great time and everyone made it back safe. The only thing is that it seems Con Crud is going around the office now. Here’s to hoping I miss out on catching it as people make it back into the office.

    Anyway, we’ve got the final batch of photos from the show, including photos from the Crystal Brush Awards Ceremony (video will be up soon as well).

    Go have yourself a look-see.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Mar 25th, 2015
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    Anvil Eight has just opened up their webshop. You can now get all those Aetherium miniatures (and, of course, the game, itself) for your very own. Another one of those products that come from a successful Kickstarter campaign, it’s always good to see those turn into general releases, and I look forward to seeing more upcoming releases for this new game.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Mar 25th, 2015
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    Fearlight takes you to the smokey/foggy streets of London during the time of Sherlock Holmes. But Sherlock’s not around at the moment, and Dr. Watson is in need of some assistance. He turns to you to help solve some of the most baffling crimes. The game is now available in electronic format, for those who prefer that style, or just to add to your collection in terms of portability.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Mar 25th, 2015
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    We’ve made it to another Wednesday. The previous weekend is as far away as the next one is. Some comment about camels.
    Hopefully the week has been treating you well.

    Anyway, we’ve got some of those bite-sized stories to give you. In this installment there’s: Angry Mojo Games opens up Webshop, Brigade Models Releases New British Spaceships, Menhir Games posts new renders for KStarter stretch goals, Beasties & Bygones posts Jester Class preview, Quantum Gothic re-releases Quantum Cannon and Sentry-platform twin gun systems/rocket v1, some more sessions of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New Army Men Combat Update from One Page Rules, Acheson Creations Releases new Skull Tower, 15mm Hades Ghost Team has been released by ClearHorizon Miniatures, Manorhouse Workshop Update #20 Modular Underground Project, and EZPainter Price adjustments.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Mar 25th, 2015
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    Raging Heroes once more takes to Kickstarter with a Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Kickstarter campaign. This time it’s Light and Darkness, as they have 6 new armies. One of the armies are the Lust Elves (so be warned if you’re at work and want to peruse the campaign). The campaign funded right away and has already funded several times more over (with it continuing to rise rather quickly at time of posting). So, like before, there’ll be stretch goals broken aplenty. An interesting aspect of this Kickstarter is that the armies have both sci-fi and fantasy styles, so there’s a larger group of gamers who might be interested in checking out what’s on offer.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Mar 25th, 2015
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    Olleys Armies has launched their 3rd Kickstarter campaign. This time they’re looking to expand their Scrunt line even more with the Armies of the Scrunt Empire. With the help of stretch goals, they’re hoping to bring you several new Scrunt styles. From underwater, to cenobite, to Prussian, to argonaut. They’re already about 2/3 of the way to their funding goal, so they can start unlocking those extra armies over the next 19 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Mar 25th, 2015
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    Homes 4 Dogs is a strategy party game where players are trying to match the right dog with the right person/family. Can you find the perfect match? Getting a better match scores more points (and makes you feel more warm and fuzzy, too, as a side-effect). The game is available in both physical and online forms via the campaign.
    The Kickstarter is set to run for another 22 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Mar 25th, 2015
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    Osprey Publishing is running a sale this month on all their Campaign books. You can get 20% off your order of either the physical version, or the eBook version from their webshop. This is in addition to any discount you get if you’re a silver or gold member.
    Along with that, they have their June books up for pre-order, including books on the SR71 Blackbird, Waterloo, Confederate and Union cavalry, and Spetsnaz soldiers.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Mar 24th, 2015
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    Gen Con has sent a letter to the governor of Indiana about Indiana Legislative Bill SB 101, which would allow Indiana businesses to refuse service to customers based on one’s sexual orientation. Gen Con is promoting inclusion of all peoples, and has asked the governor to not support the bill. Gen Con hosted more than 56k attendees last year, bringing over an estimated $50 million to the city. But such legislation is causing them to reconsider holding the convention in Indianapolis.
    This year’s show is currently unaffected, but future shows could be impacted by the legislative decision, and the decision of Gen Con LLC.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Mar 24th, 2015
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    Darkplane is a new campaign setting compatible with the new 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons (though the book is pretty rules-light, so you could theoretically adapt it to whatever system you had in mind). It’s currently up on Kickstarter and looking for some funding love. And loved they are, since they’re almost 2x funded. The setting is a mix of dark fantasy, horror, and pulp.
    The campaign is set to run for another 21 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Mar 24th, 2015
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    Pulpasaurus Entertainment has announced that they’re working on a new miniatures mass-combat game based on Robert E. Howard’s Conan setting. Conan: Rise of Monsters (or CROM for short. See what they did there?) will be played using 28mm pre-painted plastic miniatures. Starter sets will come with two armies, as well as all the dice, templates, tokens, and accessories one needs to play the game.
    The Kickstarter will be sometime in Q3 this year, with a release Q1 of 2016.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Mar 24th, 2015
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    Monday has come and gone. Here we are on another Tuesday afternoon (well, afternoon if you’re East of Mountain time, anyway, at the time of this posting) and it’s time for a roundup of the podcasts that were published in the past week. It’s another short list this week, with two.

    This time around we have: Beer & Board Games, Adeptus Infernus – The Adepticon Episode.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Mar 24th, 2015
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    DLD Productions has launched a Kickstarter campaign for This is War! their new 15mm sci-fi miniatures game. The game is scale-able from the battalion level to just some mechanized infantry squads. The fate of the 23rd century is in your hands.
    The campaign is set to run for the next 28 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Mar 24th, 2015
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    Mantic has been making their way through stretch goals over on their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. Next to be unlocked is the Brood Mother add-on for the Veer-Myn faction. They also have deluxe gaming mats that you can add to your campaign, either with a single one, or a pack of four (the mats are 2’x2′ each).
    Plus, check out a preview render of the Enforcer Bike they’ve got in the works.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Mar 24th, 2015
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    Assault Publishing is running a special deal for the month of march on their laser-cut terrain pieces. Usually costing 120euro, you can get their new starter set for just 99euro. You get quite a bit of terrain in this pack, including rooms and hallways, plus 16 doors to keep them separated.
    The deal only lasts as long as March does, so better get on it.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Mar 24th, 2015
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    Pro-Gen Studios is running a Kickstarter campaign for their new tactical card game, Advent Saga (well, the Beta edition of it, anyway). The game is part CCG, part tactical strategy game, all integrated with technology. In the game, players play cards on an arena mat and move them around, trying to attack their opponent while defending from attack. The digital version incorporates ranked tourney play as well as draft play.
    They have an alpha version linked to on their campaign that you can try out for free.
    The campaign is about 1/4 of the way to funding, with still 12 more days left on the clock.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Mar 24th, 2015
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    Watchful I Studios has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their 28mm Warring States/Qin Dynasty miniatures. Though most of them are made for historical-style gaming, they also have some demons and fu dogs and such for you Eastern-style-fantasy miniatures gamers.
    The campaign is 3/5 to their goal with still 29 days left on the clock to get in on the action.
    For a look into the creation of Watchful I Studios, check out Ravage Magazine US issue 18.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Interviews
    Mar 23rd, 2015
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    Polyhedron Collider sat down and had a talk with Adam Waite, designer of Neon Sanctum, about the creation of the game. What other games has he worked on? What was the decision to make the game card-driven? What is the background like for the game? Those questions and more are answered.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Mar 23rd, 2015
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    Catalyst Game Labs will be making their way to Emerald City Comicon next weekend and are showing off a bit of what they’ll be bringing with them to the show. They’ll be running demos of many of their games, as well as have a special Oni card for Shadowrun: Crossfire. You can win a special figure if you play a Braves Warriors demo. They’ll also have limited quantities of free Valiant comics to tie in with their Valiant RPG.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Mar 23rd, 2015
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    Victrix has started taking pre-orders for their new plastic Carthaginians box set. If you order from them early, you can get a set of limited-edition shield trasfers for your little mans. Orders taken until the 29th are eligible for these free decals.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Mar 23rd, 2015
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    Ninja Division has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Ninja All-Stars, their new miniatures board game. The figures come pre-assembled, so those of you that are more “board game geeks” as opposed to “miniatures geeks” don’t have to worry about cracking open the box the first time you want to play and having to spend hours with cyanoacrylate.
    In the game, players control ninjas from one of 6 rival clans. They’re all participating in the Moonlight Tournament in order to win the favor of the Moon Princess.
    Will you come out ahead and be mooned? … wait… I don’t think that’s quite the right terminology.
    Anyway, the Kickstarter will be up for the next 28 days.

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