Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Woooooooo!!
Well-known by you readers as one of my most-favorite days of the week, Friday just has so much… potential. You get out of work and it’s like, “Man! I could do anything!” Ok, maybe not anything, but you know what I mean. So, as you get set for your weekend adventures, make sure you binge on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Hirelings of Asura Coming To Kickstarter April 26th, Muddy Pitch Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, and Final Hours for Devil’s Dungeon II Kickstarter.

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Alakazoo Board Game Up On Kickstarter

A grand magic tournament is being held. Wizards and Witches from all over are looking to compete. The top prize will go to the magic-user that summons the greatest creature to their side. That’s where you find yourself in Alakazoo, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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MegaMetroCity Coming to Kickstarter on April 24th

Next week, MegaMetroCity will be making its way to Kickstarter. The game emulates old-school beat-’em-up games like Double Dragon. In the game, players will work cooperatively to clean up the mean streets of enemy thugs. Make it to the end and make these slums safe for the average citizen again. The Kickstarter campaign will launch on the 24th.
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Steamforged Previews Harriet The Hat for Guild Ball

I guess that headline should have “spoiler warning” in it, but at this point, if you’ve not read the fluff for the Exiles box for Guild Ball, that’s on you. Long story short, not everybody made it out alive, and Harry is no more. However, his hat lives on and has found a new owner in the form of a young Engineering student. And so we get Harriet the Hat. Check out her new cards below.
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New Aurox APC Available to Order From Forge World

Slogging it on foot into battle is no fun. You’ve got enemy small-arms fire, the possibly difficult terrain, and have you ever had to smell what’s going on out there? Whenever possible, taking an APC to the combat line is going to be a better option. And for your Imperial troops, they can now hop onboard an Aurox Armored Transport. You can order yours now from Forge World.
They’re also doing a “last call” for Elysian Drop Troops if you want ’em.
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Realms of Terrinoth Now Available

You’ve gone into the world of Terrinoth via a couple board games and a kinda-RPG, but if you’ve really wanted to go all-in and immerse yourself in that fantasy realm, you’ve not had a way… until now. The Realms of Terrinoth sourcebook for the Genesys RPG is now available from Fantasy Flight Games.
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Growl Party Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Awooo! Werewolves of… well, anywhere you happen to be, really.
Werewolf is a game that you can play just about anywhere with just about anyone. But you do kinda need one person to be in charge of things as you play the game. Well, with GROWL, you don’t need that moderator. Everyone gets to join in on the fun! The quick, simple-to-teach, social-deduction card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Dragon Phoenix Games Looking to Add to Their Games for Friends and Lovers Line

Sometimes, you just don’t want to be competitive. Maybe there’s one person who just always wins, or you’ve got simply a non-competitive attitude. But even with all the cooperative games out there, you might have a non-competitive game you really want to play. That’s where Dragon Phoenix Games comes in with their Games for Friends and Lovers line. They take competitive games and turn them into cooperative ones. They’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign to license more games for their series.
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Exploriana Board Game Coming to Kickstarter Next Week

The world is ripe for exploration. Undiscovered civilizations, never-before-seen species, and forgotten treasures are out there for whomever can come across the first. But it’s also a dangerous world. Good adventurers know when to proceed with caution while others might rush ahead. Getting a fine balance between the two is what you need to find in Exploriana, a new board game headed to Kickstarter on April 24th.
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Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 Board Game Up On Kickstarter

There’s a lot of very important things that came about directly due to WWI. Arguably one of the most important was the revolution in Russia. The Czar and his family were out, and the proletariat were in. In Dual Powers: Revolution 1917, players will vie for control of the runaway train that was the Communist uprising. Will they be able to maintain control, or will they get run over? The game is up on Kickstarter now.
And yes, I find it a strange coincidence that halfway through doing this article, I realized that this was playing (note, possibly NSFW language through link).
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Thursday Terrain Corner

And we’re already into Thursday. The week continues along, speeding at full pace to that weekend that I know I love so much. Plus, it’s game day up at the library. So I’ve got that going for me. How about you? Any gaming planned this weekend Does it involve terrain? If it does, let’s make that terrain table look just a little bit better.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Shipping Container Bridge Available From Mechanical Warhorse, New Grimdark Signs from Tabletop Scenics, Volkano Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, Heroic Maps Releases Fenherrick Monastery & Salt Marsh Maps, and Deep-Cut Studio teams up with Steamforged Games to releases official game mats for Guild Ball.

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Rescue Polar Bears: Data & Temperature Board Game Up On Kickstarter

The climate’s getting f… uh, fouled up. Temperatures worldwide are going up, and that means less sea ice in the Arctic. That’s bad news for the polar bears that live there. Now there’s a rescue mission underway to help them out. That’s where you and your special research vessels come in. That’s what’s going on in Rescue Polar Bears: Data and Temperature, a new cooperative board game up on Kickstarter.
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Wyrd’s April Newsletter Posted

When you want to keep up with what a company’s doing, it’s helpful if they have some sort of concentrated place where you can find all such info. A newsletter’s a good place to start, and Wyrd does one monthly. Their April one is up now, and you can check out what releases they’ve got in store for Malifaux, as well as some news about War of the Spirits, and Through the Breach.
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The Faceless Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Your friend is lost in the woods. All you’ve got to go on is a magic compass and your intuition to go on to find him. That’s what you’ll be doing in The Faceless, a new board game from Alter Ego Games that’s up on Kickstarter. It’s a cooperative affair where you’ll move around a map and alter the direction of the magical compass as you go. That’s because your characters will have special magnets in their bases that will cause the compass to move and spin as you go.
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Man-O-War Assault/Siege Chariot Available For Pre-Order For Warmachine

Black Anchor Industries is Privateer Press’ “really, really big” minis division. They’ve got their next figure available for pre-order. This time around, it’s a new siege engine for Khador. It’s the Man-O-War Assault/Siege Chariot (depending on what gun you put on top). Pre-orders will come with a free trucker hat.
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Starfinder: Pact Worlds Now Available

In Starfinder, players can go anywhere they want within a vast universe of planets, moons, and stars. But just going haphazardly around isn’t going to be the best. Instead, it’s best to know what you’re getting into. That’s where the Pact Worlds book comes in. It gives you stats and info about 14 different major worlds.
And, I mean, you can go fight tyrannosaurus-aliens. How cool is that!?
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Sickest Witch Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Sure, we might think of the various parts of a dead animal as potential food, but for a witch, that’s fresh spell components. In Sickest Witch, players are looking to defeat various creatures together, but it’s only the witch that doses out the killing blow that gets the fresh ingredients to create new spells. The semi-cooperative card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Late Pledges Open For The Reckoners

It’s easy to accidentally miss out on a Kickstarter campaign. With all of them running all the time these days, one can slide under your radar. But, thankfully, all is not lost in terms of getting those sweet Kickstarter prices and extras, as there’s usually a Late Pledge period. And such is open now for The Reckoners from Nauvoo Games.
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Nagual Meso-American Giant Robot RPG Up On Kickstarter

I love when I see a new twist on a theme. We’ve seen giant robots before. We’ve seen alien invasions before. But normally, that sort of stuff is focused on Japan. Well, in the case of Nagual, it’s Meso-America that’s got the giant robots that are fighting off the evil, invading aliens. You can check out this RPG on Kickstarter now.
Oh, and of course, Giant Robot Alert! We have Giant Robot Alert!
I dig giant robots.
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Blighted Ogrun Added to Iron Kingdoms RPG

Everblight has spread his vile corruption all across the north, bringing the northern elves under his control, along with the ogrun that inhabited the region. These already-really-hearty creatures were made even tougher and more fierce. If you’d like to torment your players with these lumbering behemoths, Privateer Press is here to help.
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Midweek Snippets

The middle of the week already? At least, it feels like I should add “already” to the end of that. Week seems to be going by quickly. As you all know, I’m certainly looking forward to the weekend. Hard to believe it’s already the 3rd weekend of the month, which means Board Game Day up at the library. I’ve had to miss a couple of the previous sessions, so I hope to make it for this one. But if I’m going to have a full day of gaming, I should have a stomach full of bite-sized gaming stories. So let’s stock up.

Today on the platter we have: Victoria Miniatures Releases Svargan Shock Soldats, New LRDG Minis Available From Askari Miniatures, and More MYTHEXPLORERS Figures Available From RN Estudio.

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Asmodee Digital Creating Video Version of Mansions of Madness

Several of my friends are huge fans of Mansions of Madness. However, it’s a game that has a bit of a notorious reputation in terms of set-up time. Having a digital version of it would really cure a lot of those issues. Well, your prayers have been answered, as Asmodee Digital is working on a digital version of the game.
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Conan: The Book of Skelos Now Available In Print

Modiphius likes to give its players options for how they get their books. They offer both digital and physical formats, usually with the digital coming out long before the print hits shops. Well, if you’ve been wanting to get the Book of Skelos for the Conan RPG in physical form, your wait is now over. You can pick up your copy from the Modiphius website now.
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Nothing to Play Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Many of us have fairly extensive game collections. But, inevitably, we’ll look at them and go, “man, there’s just nothing to play.” Well, in Nothing to Play, your objective is to collect together consoles and games so that you do, indeed, have something to play. The card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Sans Detour Launches Confrontation Classic Kickstarter

Confrontation is one of those games that us “old time gamers” tend to talk about with a wistful sigh. A game from the early days of minis that just didn’t quite have the backing to keep going strong. And then it was gone, seemingly forever. But “seemingly” is the operative word, as Sans Detour has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring it back to your tabletops.
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Privateer Press Announces First Shot Event

A lot of you out there have kids that are getting to the age where you’re looking to introduce them to gaming. And there’s plenty of board games out there designed for just that sort of thing. But what about if you want to introduce them to the world of miniatures games? There’s a lot less opportunity for that. However, Privateer Press is looking to change that with their First Shot event, specifically designed for parents to teach their kids the intricacies of minis games.
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A Dead Man’s Guide to Dragongrin: 5E Campaign Setting Guide Up On Kickstarter

A Dead Man’s Guide to Dragongrin is more than just a setting book. With those, you get some history, some maps, and some NPCs. This one really looks to help the GM along with building the world as well as just pointing things out. Instead of having to shoehorn your game into the setting, the world is malleable and changeable, able to be what you need it to be for your game. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake Expansion Up On Kickstarter

You’ve had your appetizer, soup, and main course. But I hope you’ve left some room for dessert!
That’s where you’re headed with Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake, the new expansion from Artipia Games. It introduces dessert orders, as well as fruit and creme ingredients, plus the special ice cream scoop token. You can find it up on Kickstarter now.
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Rebel Minis Releases Missions of Tomorrow Book

Missions of Tomorrow is the new expansion book for the Future Tales game. As one would expect, it brings in even more sci-fi themes for when you’re playing and making your character. Like what? Well, how about some new attributes? Or maybe you’d like some cyborg action? Want to make your games less pulpy and more gritty? There’s rules for that, too. You can pick up your copy from Rebel Minis now.
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Eye for an Eye launches on Kickstarter April 24th

“Downtime” is a term in gaming that refers to when a player has little to nothing to do. It’s your opponent’s turn and you just kinda gotta sit there while they make their decisions and play their cards and roll their dice. Too much downtime and you can find yourself getting up to go get a cheese sandwich. Well, in Eye for an Eye, a new board game coming from Darwin Games, there’s no downtime at all! It’s always your turn! It’s also always your opponent’s turn, so you’ve gotta be quick and make your decisions right away. The game is coming to Kickstarter next week.
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Podcast Radio

Welcome back to Tuesday. We’ve got the work-week off and running, so let’s hit our full stride and keep things going until we get back to the weekend. To help out, we’ve got our regular batch of podcasts for you to listen to, you know, instead of Nina in corporate accounts (payable).

This week we have: Chance of Gaming Episode 104; Blight and Boon Episode 5: Champion Background and Backstory; Singled Out Episode 65: Talking Exiles With Jamie Perkins; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 151: Crystal Clans with Colby Dauch; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 245: Stand To Games; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 80: Hey Phil; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 15: Game Movies and Gaslands; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 14: End of the World Followup, GMs Playing Characters and Great Villains in RPGs; Cardboard Herald Episode 75: Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games ROUND 2!; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 85: Battle Report – Scots vs Anglo-Danes; and News of the North – 2018-04-17.

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DGS Games will release the Varkraalan Truthseeker on May 15th

A new mini will soon be making its way to the tables of Freeblades, and just about anyone can use it. The Varkraalan Truthseeker is a new ally that will be recruitable by just about anyone, but also a faction model for the Kuzaarik. As you can see from the headline, you’ll be able to pick up this new figure in just under a month’s time. Figure preview to come soon, I’m sure.
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Fabled Environments Releases Buccaneer: Through Hell and High Water Setting Book

Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants!
Fabled Environments has released their new book, Buccaneer: Through Hell and High Water, for the Savage Worlds system. It is filled with rules to bring the Golden Age of Piracy to your tabletop. Raid coastal settlements, engage in dangerous boarding actions, fight legendary sea creatures, all while trying to find the buried treasure.
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Drinking Buddies Drinking Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Gamers and booze. They tend to go together like, well… games and dice. Though this game doesn’t use dice. It uses cards. And it uses booze. And it uses gamers. It’s Drinking Buddies, and it’s a new drinking card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews the Regions and NPCs in Realms of Terrinoth

Game worlds are not just right where the PCs are. There’s all manner of things going on all over. And when the players go to new locations, the GM has to be ready for what the terrain is like, what the map shows, and some people who live there. That’s what we get a look at in this preview of the upcoming Realms of Terrinoth book from Fantasy Flight Games.
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