New Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Head of Column Available From Warlord Games

I love a parade. I mean, I was in Marching Band for many years, and so I’ve participated in quite a few. The pomp. The pageantry. The colorful uniforms. Granted, it’s not just a parade when it’s during a campaign. Those long lines of troops aren’t just showing off. They’re headed to the battlefield. At the head of the column is usually a band and certainly drummers, letting people know that the military is on the move. Warlord Games has a new Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Head of Column set available to order, to give your Black Powder games a bit more ceremony.
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Path of the Black Flag Pathfinder Supplement Up On Kickstarter

One of the series I watch on YouTube is Renegade Cut. Recently, they had a video about Anarchy as it pertains to the movie V for Vendetta. Anarchy isn’t quite what most of us think about, at least not in its traditional sense. And while I can’t say that I’m an Anarchist, it’s interesting to read about. Even if you’re not an Anarchist, either, you might want to bring some Anarchy into your RPGs. The Path of the Black Flag supplement for Pathfinder will let you do just that. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
Listening to the Sex Pistols not required while reading their pitch… but it helps.
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New Character Sheets Available For Star Trek: Adventures RPG From Modiphius

The Star Trek series’ main elements are the original series and The Next Generation. Sure, there’s been dozens of spin-offs and expansions from those, but those two ship crews are the ones we mostly think about when we think about the franchise. If you’re interested in bringing those to your games of Star Trek: Adventures, the RPG from Modiphius, you’re in luck. You can get copies of character sheets representing those iconic crews now.
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Steamforged Announces Godtear Early Access Playtest

Pretty much every gamer out there wants to have the newest and the coolest. They want the information and they want it before anyone else. In this case, you may be able to get in on the early playtesting for Godtear, Steamforged Games’ upcoming miniatures game. If you’re interested in helping shape how the game will work, you’ll want to read on.
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Podcast Roundup

It’s back to the daily grind. An extra day off was rather nice. And it’s never a bad time to reflect on where the US was and how far we’ve come, but we still have so far to go. But, in the meantime, gaming. (hey, I don’t like the site being political, so there). Seeing as it’s Tuesday, the work week got a bit of a jump with that day off. So let’s see if we can make this short week feel shorter by listening to gaming podcasts while we go about our daily routines.

This week we have: Game Classy Episode 154: Spoilers; One Board Podcast S1E09: Gotcha Games, Dexterity Mechanic, Junk Art Review; Man Battlestations Podcast Episode 26; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 239: Gaming Review of 2017; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 140: Assembly Required; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 135: Gaia Project, Topiary, Codenames Disney, Passport to Culture; The Cardboard Herald Episode 62: Tristan Hall of Hall or Nothing Productions; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 11: How Long RPG Campaigns Should Last and Dark Earth 1899; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 72: Moors Battleboard and Tactics Pt 2; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 114: Lisboa & 2018 Board Gaming Predictions/Resolutions; The D6 Generation Episode 229: Smirk & Dagger Update and Tech Talk; and The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 36: The Games We Are Looking Forward To In 2018.

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Gen Con Badges Now On Sale

Gen Con is know as The Best Four Days in Gaming. Each year I’ve gone, I try and catch them for false-advertising. And yet, each year, they prove themselves right. Last year’s show sold out. So, just to make sure you get your pass for this year, you might want to go ahead and get it. Registration for the show is now open.
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New Releases Available For Gangs of Rome

The floodgates have opened. With the release of Gangs of Rome from Warlord Games, players are able to take to the streets of the ancient city with their own set of characters, looking to claw out a bit of power for themselves. You’ve possibly already picked up the starter set, but what about adding to it? Well, that’s where this post will come in handy. There’s more than a dozen new models and model sets you can pick up over in Warlord’s webshop.
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Z-Man Games Previews New Characters In Agents of Venice Expansion

It’s a long way from Italy to China. And both places are pretty big. Marco Polo certainly wasn’t alone that whole time. He met with all sorts of people along the way, each one having their own impact on the trip. In the upcoming Agents of Venice expansion for The Voyages of Marco Polo, there are new characters that you’ll encounter along your trip. Z-Man Games gives us a look at them in this preview.
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Wyrd Previews Bayou Bash Pig Rider

While some of us had yesterday off, the folks over at Wyrd were still working along as usual. This means they had their regular Monday preview. So, while it’s a little later, better late than never.
You know, they say you can’t put lipstick on a pig. Well, the Pig Rider for Bayou Bash, a new racing board game coming out soon, just might try it. Have a look.
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Fantasy Flight Previews AT-ST, T-47 For Star Wars: Legion

Along with the lightsabers and the star ships, the various vehicles of the Star Wars universe are just as iconic. The Battle of Hoth wouldn’t be anywhere near as interesting if it weren’t for the T-47s and their harpoons tripping the walkers. And the battle of Endor wouldn’t be nearly as thrilling if there weren’t the giant AT-STs maneuvering their way through the woods. Both of those are coming to Legion, and you can check out these previews to see how they’ll be implemented.
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Review Roundup

It’s Saturday. And not just any type of Saturday, but Saturday of a 3-day weekend. I can’t think of a much better sort of Saturday… Well, maybe Saturday of Gen Con. But that’s a pretty damn busy Saturday. But for “above average” Saturdays, I’d say that 3-day weekend Saturday is a pretty good Saturday. Do you think I’ve typed the word “Saturday” enough by now? Well, I don’t know what you’ve got going on today, but I’m going to be delivering games to a friend, and then possibly having minis delivered to me. Because it’s an awesome Saturday. I’m also here to show off some reviews for you.

This week we have: Nemesis, Everdell, Fox in the Forest, Hamsterrolle, Codenames: Disney, Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Project, 878: Vikings, Kepler-3042, Okey Dokey, Santorini, Finished!, Ex Libris, and Hunger: The Show.

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Calliope Games Running The Mansky Caper Kickstarter

No honor among thieves. When a mob boss goes on vacation, it’s a free-for-all as rival mobs descend upon their house in order to grab whatever’s not bolted down… and maybe a few things that are. But Al Mansky isn’t a fool. He knew that others would be looking to grab his loot, and so he’s laid booby traps all over the house. That priceless statue might look better in your dining room, but you might be blown to pieces trying to take it. Only the luckiest and most savvy thief will make it out alive with the good stuff. That’s the story behind The Mansky Caper, the Kickstarter for which is being run by Calliope Games right now.
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Dog Might Games Running Countdown: Action Edition Kickstarter

I’ve got my 80s playlist going on Pandora here today. Oingo Boingo. The Police. Genesis. It’s all good stuff. And a perfectly fitting soundtrack for this story. Dog Might Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Countdown: Action Edition. It’s a game that brings all the thrill of 80s action movies and puts you right at the center of it. It’s a tense hostage negotiation, and only you and the other players can decide on what happens before the credits roll.
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Punga Miniatures Announces Kickstarter Launch Date

The American Football season is getting close to an end. The Super Bowl will be happening in the next month. But it’s never too early to start thinking about next season. Maybe you want to switch up your team a bit. Get something a bit different. Well, if you want some new Orcs (and a whale), you’ll want to check out Punga Miniatures. They’ve been working on their Toa Orcs, and starting next week, they’ll launch their Kickstarter campaign so you can pick up a team for yourself.
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River Horse Launches Highlander Board Game Kickstarter

You’ve seen the various previews, now it’s time to grab your sword and swing for the fences. River Horse has launched their Kickstarter campaign for The Highlander board game. Take on the role of an immortal from the series, train hard, and face your foes in an ultimate battle where there can be only one.
Queen soundtrack sold separately.
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AEG Announces Edge of Darkness Kickstarter

Along with all the Kickstarter that are launching this week, there’s also several that we’re excited to tell you about that are coming up. In this case, it’s AEG. They’re going all out for this one. They’re saying that it’s their most ambitious board game project ever. It’s got a bit of everything. If you like worker placement, it’s got that. If you like deck-building, it’s got that. If you like card crafting, it’s got that. It’s called Edge of Darkness.
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Friday Snippets

The weekend is almost upon us! I’m already getting my gaming on today. I’ll be playing some of the Munchkin CCG, as well as perhaps some of the Fallout board game. That’s before I go over to a friend’s place tomorrow to deliver some late Christmas presents (ok, really late)… they’re games. So hopefully we’ll play them some. But if I’m going to be doing all this gaming, I should be well-fed. Good thing I’ve got some gaming stories to nosh on. Including cotton candy dice. Yes, I ordered these dice this morning. #NoSuchThingAsTooManyDice

Today on the platter we have: Cotton Candy Dice Available From Kraken Dice, Goblin Factory Releases New Goblins, and Magnetic Days – 25% DISCOUNT On Magnetic Gear At Tabletop-Art.

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Osprey Publishing Posts Preview For A New Expansion for Dracula’s America: Shadows of the West

The world in Osprey’s Dracula’s America is one where all the dark creatures that lurk in the shadows from various fairy tales are not only real, but they’re in charge of things! As such, werewolves, mystics, shamans, and other such are not only hanging around, but they can be the core of your army. The Hunting Grounds expansion will be coming out soon. With it, two new factions will become available. Have a look for yourself, if you dare!
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Sainome Colosseum R Coming to Kickstarter this March

While English is certainly the language I know the most about, there’s plenty of others out there. I know a lot of you are like me. Well, that means we can potentially be missing out on a lot of really awesome gaming experiences! Thankfully, there’s companies out there looking out for us monolinguists. One such is LionWing Publishing. They’ll be bringing out an English version of MR Entertainment’s Sainome Colosseum R. Be on the lookout for it to hit Kickstarter this March.
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Gangs of Rome Now Available From Warlord Games

As the Roman Empire aged, it didn’t do so gracefully. Corruption ate away at the noble core, Rome, itself. As powerful individuals vied for even more power, they would get together gangs to take to the streets. Those gangs would do whatever they could in order to see their benefactor make it to the vaunted Senate. Now you can recreate those times with Gangs of War, a new miniatures skirmish game available now from Warlord Games.
Want to try it before you buy it? They’ve got a free rules download available.
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January Dark Age Releases Available From CMON

The folks over at CMON are starting 2018 with a bang! Dark Age is looking forward to a really big year, and they’ve got the first-month releases to prove it. There’s a total of 10 new releases over in the CMON webshop. If you’re a fan of Dragyri or Skarrd, you’ll want to go look at them. However, with the new Faction-Specific Secondary Objective Deck also available, no matter what you play, there’s something for you.
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Forge World T’au KX139 Ta’unar Supremacy Armour Giveaway Happening Now

Forge World is taking January as an opportunity to give away some free stuff. They’re on their third giveaway. This time around, it’s the high-tech-looking T’au KX139 Ta’unar Supremacy Armour. Just head over to their shop and spend £50 this week and you’ll be added to the drawing.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts Stuffed Fables Overview

It’s been a bit since we got our last Stuffed Fables look from Plaid Hat. I know a lot of you have been excitedly waiting for more news. Well, in this instance, they’re giving you quite a bit. They’ve posted up a video overview of the game that you can check out. They’re also letting people know that the game will hit store shelves February 1st.
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Stone Blade Entertainment Announces Shards of Infinity Card Game

Stone Blade Entertainment makes one of my favorite games. Ascension is the only deck-builder game I really collect, but it looks like I might be looking into a new one. Stone Blade’s announced a new deck-building game they’ve been developing for a couple years. They’re ready to let us all in on the fun. Check out Shards of Infinity.
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Warning Order Issue 47 Now Available

I did say it was a good time to get your hands on a gaming magazine, and I wasn’t kidding. Warning Order, created by the Wasatch Front Historical Gaming Society has issue 47 available now. For those of you that are historical minis gaming enthusiasts, it’s one you shouldn’t miss out (not least of which because it’s free to get the .pdf of it).
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Kolossal Games Running Western Legends Kickstarter

The west, after the Civil War here in the US, is pretty much the foundation and bedrock of what the identity of the US became. Real people lived out their lives, while larger-than-life stories were being told of them. But how much was fabrication and how much was actual? Well, in Western Legends, you get to decide, as you take on the role of a Western hero and must make a name for yourself among the cattle drives, gold prospectors, and dusty streets. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Game Nite Magazine Issue 20 Now Available

It would seem as though this week is a popular one for new issues of gaming magazines. It certainly is alright with me. Now I know what I can do during the long weekend. I can happily digest all the great info within the pages. This time around, we’ve got Game Nite Magazine. As always, this issue is filled with helpful info such as interviews with game designers, reviews, and more. You can download your copy, for free, now.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

Ok, now I can finally talk about Thursday’s Terrain Corner, because it’s actually Thursday. While I still woke up thinking it was Friday, my mind’s recalibrated and it actually does feel like a Thursday (being in my Thursday shirt helps, though I was also in my Wednesday shirt yesterday and that still had me feeling off, so there’s that). Anyway, with a long weekend for many of us coming up, I hope you’ll have some time to game. And, when gaming, it’s good to have good looking gaming tables.

In the Terrain Corner today we have: New Kits Available To Pre-order From Plastcraft, New Battle Map Available For for Memoir ’44, MapForge Battle Map Creator Up On Indiegogo, and Dark Gotham Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.

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Figure Painter Magazine Issue 47 Now Available

A couple weeks ago, I went through my (rather neglected) paint collection, resuscitating those that I could, and tossing out those that were dried solid. I have been meaning to start painting again. Just need to find time to do it. I know my skills will be rusty, but maybe by reading through Figure Painter Magazine Issue 47, I can get a jump-start back to making my models presentable. You can get your copy as well, as it’s available now.
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Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy Issue 94 Now Available

While we try and bring you all the gaming news you can handle here on the site, I know that you still hunger for more. That’s alright. That’s where gaming magazines come in. They’re full of all manner of useful articles about strategies for you to try, tutorials about painting, event reports, and more. One of the venerable titles is Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy. They’ve got Issue 94 available now for your reading pleasure.
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Modiphius Running John Carter of Mars RPG Kickstarter

Every day, we get new news from the surface of Mars. A new rock formation is found that might hint at life once thriving on the red planet. As exciting as that is… it’s also just a bit disappointing, considering what we had hoped to find. Certainly authors in times gone by (and many now) still see Mars as a thriving world, full of canals and civilizations. One of the most popular “life on Mars” series was John Carter. Now, you’ll be able to join in the adventures of John on Barsoom (aka – Mars) with the John Carter of Mars – Adventures on the Dying World of Barsoom RPG, brought to you by Modiphius, which is up on Kickstarter now.
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Badger Games Website Officially Launches

Always nice when a company can get their own website, establishing their own foothold in the gaming world. That’s just what Badger Games has done. They’ve got their own website now, and are running a special 20% off sale on certain items to celebrate. If you’d like to check out their wares, now’s the perfect time to do so.
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IDW Games Launches Masque of the Red Death Kickstarter

You’re at a fancy party. The Shostakovich is playing. You’re having a wonderful time, enjoying the food and dancing. But something seems… off. With every chime of the clock, everyone looks around nervously, unsure of what will happen. As the clock strikes midnight, the spectre of the Red Death arrives to kill. Will you make it out alive? That’s what you’ll have to try and do in IDW’s Masque of the Red Death game. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
*goes to listen to more of that Shostakovich*
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4th Quarter Football Miniatures Game Up On Kickstarter

Just this past Monday, the College Football Championship was held. Actually, it was just downtown from where I’m at. And while the game was on after my bedtime, I did watch highlights the next morning. What a way to end a game! There’s various games out there that are American-Football-Like, but 4th Quarter Football looks to actually recreate the traditional gridiron on your tabletop. The game’s up on Kickstarter now.
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