Review Roundup

It’s Saturday and I’m painting minis.
… I’m not good at painting minis…
But, y’know, it’s just about getting the colored goop on the figure. I’m not going to be winning any Golden Demons or Crystal Brushes, but hey… they’ll be painted.

But while the last color dries, I’m gonna post your reviews for you.

Today we have: War of Supremacy, Laruna: Age of Kingdoms, Harvest Dice, Ex Libris, Legacy of Dragonholt, Boom Blast Stix, A Column of Fire, Cytosis, Dream Catchers, Arkon, Fabled Fruit, Queendomino, and Clans of Caledonia.

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War & Empire III: Dark Ages Up On Kickstarter

West Wind Productions is looking to expand their War & Empire line with their next set, giving you lots of new Dark Age figures. If you’re looking to miniaturize your historical gaming, you’ll want to check out all the various sets that are available as part of the campaign. They cover a little bit of everything, covering several different cultural groups.
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Wyrd Friday Preview Posted

Fridays are always made better by Wyrd’s previews for The Other Side. Today’s no different. Today, it’s a look at the Mechanized Infantry for the Abyssinian forces. They’ve got cool machine guns, and the ability to pilot a mech, should its current driver be neutralized. Have yourself a look.
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The Primary Coming To Kickstarter March 15

No matter who is in charge, we often feel that we could do it better. You look at what’s going on and think, “You know, I could fix this all really easily. If only I was the boss.” Well, in The Primary, you are looking to become the President of the United State of America (*Lump begins to play*). Can you win over the voters and become the most powerful person in the free world? The game will be coming to Kickstarter March 15th.
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New Hail Caesar Sets Available To Order From Warlord Games

A couple of different time periods on display here in Hail Caesar today. Starting off, there’s a new supplement book, Shield Wall, which covers the Dark Ages. As with all Warlord Games books, if you order direct from them, you get an exclusive figure. They’ve also got a huge set where you can get the book, a couple starter armies, and a bunch of accessories in one go. Then, they hit the Wayback Machine to the land of Greece with the Theban Sacred Band (for if you think that all the gear the Vikings are wearing into battle is just too much).
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Friday Snippets

Gateway to the weekend. AND! I placed an order for some new dice yesterday. So you know I’m stoked. When dice sets sell out in a matter of minutes, and you manage to get some, it’s a pretty good feeling. Still riding high on that wave today.
Anyway, as I wait for those to come in, I think I’ll snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Starship Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, Really Useful Star Wars X Wing Storage Available From Sally 4th, and Zangrahel by Ignacio Fernández Ríos Available From Industria Mechanica.

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New Bolt Action Releases Available From Warlord Games

Two new releases are available today for Bolt Action. One’s a new British Commandos HQ set, giving your troops some command out on the field. The other is a Waffen-SS Schwimmwagen diorama, depicted in winter. I know that most of the Northern Hemisphere is still pretty cold, but here in Atlanta, we’ve got 70s for highs. Anyway, both are available to order now.
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WizKids Announces Curio: The Lost Temple

A staple of the tropes in ancient tombs is the requirement to solve intricate puzzles in order to proceed forward. Theoretically, this meant that only true followers of those that built the structure would know how to get through them (oftentimes with deadly results for those that failed). There’s often a time element involved. You must think fast and accurately, or all is lost. Such is the case in Curio: The Lost Temple, a new real-time puzzle game coming from WizKids.
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Dawn of Rebellion Sourcebook Now Available For the Star Wars RPG

At the end of the first three movies (number-wise, not release-wise) in Star Wars, Emperor Palpatine has seized power and is ruling the galaxy with an iron fist. Very quickly, those that want the Republic back form a resistance movement that would be known as the Rebellion. But that early start wasn’t easy. The Dawn of Rebellion book for the Star Wars RPG takes you to those difficult days. It’s available now.
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New Space Wolves Available To Pre-order From Forge World

Space puppies!
I know, I know. They’re Space Wolves. But, to me, every dog’s a puppy, even if it weighs 240 pounds and it can bite through a parking meter. I’m sure the Space Wolves don’t like being called Space Puppies, but they’ll get over it if you scratch them behind the ears and tell them they’re a good boy. And if you’d like to expand your pack, there’s several new Space Wolf sets available to order from Forge World.
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February Releases Available For Infinity

5 days from the end of the month and Corvus Belli is finishing off February in style. You thought all the love was gone a couple weeks ago, but such is not the case. The latest releases for Infinity are now available over in the Corvus Belli webshop as well as at an LGS near you (well, hopefully that last part, anyway).
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Tompet Games Launches Donning the Purple on Kickstarter

“It’s good to be king.” Sure, we’ve all heard that. But you know what’s better? Being the emperor. And being the emperor of one of the most vast empires the world has ever seen is even better. But, being emperor, as you put on the regal robes, you know that there’s a target on your back, as usurpers sharpen their knives in the shadows. That’s what you’ll be watching out for, or possibly being one of those usurpers, yourself, in Donning the Purple, a new board game from Tompet Games that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Devil’s Run RPG Back Up On Kickstarter

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It’s another way of saying that if you fall off that post-apocalyptic car while being chased by marauders, you get back up on it. At least, I would suggest you do so. And that’s what Red Scar has done with their Devil’s Run Kickstarter. This new one supports both Modiphius’ 2d20 system as well as Savage Worlds.
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12 Realms: Dungeonland Late Pledges Now Available

Mage Company is now taking late pledges for their 12 Realms: Dungeonland game. If you missed out on the Kickstarter, but want to still get the benefits of it, now’s your chance. The game is for 1-4 players, as you head your way through a dungeon (seems appropriate). Take on the mantle of famous characters from folklore and look for adventure and loot.
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Castell Now Available From Renegade Game Studios

We’ve all seen human pyramids being made by cheerleaders at some sporting event. It can be quite a sight to see. But they really don’t hold a candle to the tradition in Catalonia of Castell, where teams will create towers made of people that reach into the sky. If you’re like me and don’t really want to climb a human tower and risk falling, you can still enjoy the tradition on your tabletop with Castell, available now from Renegade Game Studios.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

The weekend continues to draw ever-closer. Another couple days and we’ll be there. I hope you have gaming plans. I’m a bit up in the air at the moment. But that’s alright. Even if nothing fully materializes, I’m thinking I might work on painting the first minis that I’ll have painted in several years. It’d be my Fisherman Guild for Guild Ball (at least the main 7 players I choose). Wish me luck. But, in the meantime, as I contemplate making my figures look better on the table, let’s make those tables look better, themselves.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Terra-Former Passageway Tile Kit From Sally 4th, Combat Plaza: SciFi Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargames, and Brigade Models – Small Scale Walled Farms now Available.

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Cryptozoic To Launch Cult: Choose Your God Wisely Board Game Kickstarter

I don’t know what happens after we die. I don’t know if there’s any god or gods out there in the universe, watching. But if you’re part of a cult, you’re pretty sure there is. But what god do you follow? That’s the first choice you need to make in Cult: Choose Your God Wisely, a new board game coming to Kickstarter from Cryptozoic and Idrology. It will launch next week on the 28th.
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Viridian Clade Available To Pre-order For Wild West Exodus

A new posse is making its way to the dusty and outlaw-filled streets of the old West. They’re like nothing that your standard cow-poke has ever seen before. They’re the Viridian Clade, and if you want to be the fasted gun in the West and have yours before anyone else, you’ll want to get your name down on the list. Pre-orders are available now.
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Arcane Wonders Announces Senshi Board Game Coming This May

Arcane Wonders has announced a new strategy game that will be making its way to game shop shelves this May. It’s called Senshi. In it, players take on the role of warrior monks. Their master is ailing, and each student is trying to show that they have learned the master’s teachings the best, looking to find balance in their strength, agility, wisdom, and honor. Only one student will become the new master. Who will it be?
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Steamforged Previews May Releases

The Union in Chains event left the Union decimated, with players being pulled away to join different Guilds as the Solthecian church took over the organization. In May, the results of that event will start hitting players’ tables. There’s two box sets coming, one based on all the characters that had been Union but are now gone, and another on the Chruch’s new leadership role in the Union.
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Robin Hood and the Merry Men Board Game Up On Kicsktarter

Ah! Ho! Ha-ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!
Ok, so Robin Hood and the Merry Men doesn’t take place in the Warner Brothers universe, but whenever I think of ol’ Robin, I think of Daffy. And we’ve got Robin Hood up on Kickstarter with Final Frontier Games’ Robin Hood and the Merry Men board game. It blends together set collection, worker placement, some dice rolling, and more to give you a semi-cooperative game.
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Victory Point Games Launches Twilight of the Gods: Seasons of Revelation Expansion Decks Kickstarter

Just about any game I play, I will always be looking for more. I see what the base game has to offer and I want to add to it. Thankfully, there’s game expansions. In this case, Victory Point Games is running a Kickstarter for three new expansion decks for Twilight of the Gods. They are the Season of Prophecy, Season of Epiphany, and Season of Apocalypse. … Sounds like the weather around here lately…
Anyway, you can check out these three expansion decks now.
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Initiative Magazine Issue 10 Now Available

The folks over at Robot Pigeon Publishing have been busy putting together the latest issue of Initiative Magazine. And, I’m happy to say, they’ve got it available for your downloading and reading pleasure. As always, the high-quality of Robot Pigeon comes through, as they’ve looks at the Batman board game from Monolith, as well as an in-depth article on Aristeia. Plus much, much more.
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Achtung! Cthulhu – Zero Point – Code of Honour Savage Worlds Edition Available Now

Yeah, quite a long headline there with a lot of things going on in it. The short version is that Modiphius has released the Savage Worlds version of Code of Honour, part of their Achtung! Cthulhu series. So, if you’ve wanted to play the adventure, but your gaming group really wanted to stick with/play using the Savage Worlds system, you can now do so without having to change everything over yourself.
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Pandasaurus Games Announces Duelosaur Island

Many of us, growing up (or even now), wish we could go visit a dinosaur theme park. I mean, how cool would it be if Jurassic Park were a real thing (minus all the people getting killed and eaten, of course)? I think the only thing cooler would be being the one in charge of the park. And that’s what you’ll be in Duelosaur Island, a new stand-alone Dinosaur Island spin-off game from Pandasaurus Games.
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Midweek Snippets

As the week continues along, we get ever-closer back to that beloved weekend. Still have half the week to get through, though. And if we’re gonna make it, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Bases Available From Secret Weapon Miniatures, New Classic Movie Minis Available To Order From Sally 4th, Dark Art Studios Announces Devil’s Dungeon II Project, Warsaw Uprising 1944 28mm Figures by Infamous JT Up On Kickstarter, and Legendary Metal Coins Season 3 Live on Kickstarter.

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AEG Running Edge of Darkness Kickstarter

AEG has launched a Kickstarter campaign for what they’re calling their most ambitious board game ever. Edge of Darkness involves deck building and card modification (like in Mystic Vale) along with worker placement, area control, and threat elements, all rolled into one. Take control of one of the four guilds and fight to keep the land of Aegis alive.
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Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Board Game Now Available

A movie that many of us saw when we were younger and that opened up much love in strange and mystical worlds was Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal. Guide Jen and Kira past the ruthless Skeksis in order to restore the Dark Crystal with the lost shard.
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Steamforged Previews Scourge for Ratcatcher’s Guild

The Minor Guilds will change the dynamic of Guild Ball. They’re their own teams, but also tied with a Major Guild. The Ratcatchers are the Minor Guild for the Morticians. So death and decay is part of what they’re about. Also, rats are well-known to carry diseases. The Ratcatchers bring a new Condition to the game, Disease. And Scourge is one of the main carriers. Get a look at this stat cards and mini in this preview.
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Munchkin CCG Now Available

Today’s the release day for Steve Jackson Games’ latest addition to the Munchkin line. Well, sort-of addition. It’s a new set, but you’re not gonna be mixing it in with your previous Munchkin cards. Nope, this time around, the game’s hitting the CCG arena. Build your own deck and battle against your opponent’s hero. If you’d like to know a bit more about the Munchkin CCG, you can check out the review I did. After that, you can go pick up your own copy.
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Privateer Press Previews New Releases

Privateer has been updating the front page of their website with their latest batches of releases to be coming out. There’s some more Blindwater goodness (I’ve got the CCR playing as I type this), along with some Cryx figures, including a new version of the Deathjack.
Seems they’ve got a whole “dead things” vibe going on.
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Shades of Vengeance Running Era: The Empowered RPG Kickstarter

Shades of Vengeance is adding to their Era line of RPGs. You’ve seen The Consortium and Survival, now, get your spandex supersuit ready, as it’s time for Era: The Empowered. Gain mighty powers of strength, speed, energy manipulation, mind control, and other beyond-belief abilities and go against super-foes from assassins guilds to ancient gods to enemy space empires. The new book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Skirmisher Publishing Releases Moat Monsters

A castle’s defenses are many and varied. You’ve got thick wall to keep enemies out. Tall towers from which you can rain arrows down on opponents. A sturdy portcullis so foes don’t just waltz in through the front door. And there’s the moat, a watery defense that reminds knights that heavy plate armor makes it hard to swim. But what could be lurking in those waters also looking to help defend the castle? That’s what you can find out in Moat Monsters, a new sourcebook available from Skirmisher Publishing.
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Issue 34 of Wyrd Chronicles Available Now

The folks over at Wyrd Games are always creating. Always busy cooking up an angle, working on the tiny blueprint of the angle, sketching out the burning autumn leaves. To help you keep up, as well as adding even more to their elaborate game world, there’s Wyrd Chronicles, their regular magazine. Issue 34 is available now. It’s free, so there’s no real reason to not check it out.
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New Info Posted about Confrontation Classic

Sans Detour is working on bringing back Confrontation, a game that I know many of you have fond memories for. The minis were certainly pretty. Well, they’ve given us some more information about what you can expect when the Kickstarter goes live in April. They’re letting us know about the number of minis and factions and man… it’s a lot of ’em.
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