Infinity RPG Books Now Available From Modiphius

Many of you, over the course of many years, have played the Infinity miniatures game from Corvus Belli. Well, now you can actually go down into that universe and create your own character. Modiphius has released the first books for the Infinity RPG. You can now pick up the Core Book, the Player’s Guide, Adventures in the Human Sphere, and the Quantronic Heat books.
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Blitzfreeze Campaign for Five Men in Normandy Now Available

As cold as it might get here in Atlanta, it’s nothing like the cold that can hit Russia. In particular, the winter of ’44 was pretty bad, especially if you were a German soldier, caught up in the advancing Red Army as they made their way to liberate Leningrad. But that’s where you find yourself in Blitzfreeze, a new campaign book for Five Men in Normandy. As the Russians advance, the Germans are in retreat, but how will you and your fellow soldiers survive? That’s up to you and your wits. You can pick up your copy of this book now.
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Destiny Aurora Sci-Fi Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Many Kickstarter campaigns are for games based on another property. But you usually just get the game. Well, the Destiny Aurora Kickstarter isn’t just for the Renegades board game. It’s also looking to fund a comic and novel for the setting. So you can get yourself a new game, a comic to check out, and book to read in your spare time. It’s kind of an all-in-one shop for the setting.
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Midweek Snippets

It’s a cold and snowy day here over in Atlanta. A thin layer of ice is concealed under a small blanket of snow. As such, it’s “work from home” day for the bear. Atlantans tend to have rather dubious driving skills in ideal conditions. Throw in some ice and snow and it’s not so much a matter of being worried about your own car, it’s everyone else flying in every direction you’ve gotta worry about. So I’ll just sit here and snack on some bite-sized gaming stories from the comfort of my den.

On the platter today we have: Reptilian Overlords Releases Enemy Trooper Heads, Dark Art Studios January Sale Happening Now, Daughters of the Orphanage Coming From Raging Heroes, HeresyLab Bringing New Sci-Fi Minis to Kickstarter Soon, and Brigade Models Releases New 15mm Hammer’s Slammers Vehicles.

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Battlefront Posts Avanti Preview, Releases Update

The holidays and New Year were nice, but it’s time to get back to work. Last week and this, companies have been making their way back into the office and ramping up production once more. That includes Battlefront, who is looking forward to releasing their Avanti book for Flames of War. But that’s not the only thing they’ve got coming in the next couple months. And they’ve updated us to make sure you’re prepped.
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Faith Sci-Fi RPG Books Now Available Online

The folks over at Burning Games have been working hard on their FAITH sci-fi RPG. Now, the fruits of that labor are available to you. They’ve got 3 new books up online for your downloading and playing pleasure. They’re the Core Book, Tiantang (the first official adventure for the setting), and their Deluxe Art Book. You can get them all for a special price now.
Plus, just for you faithful TGN readers, they’ve given me an exclusive preview pdf from the Rulebook to share with you!
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IDW Games Announces The X-Files: Everything is Connected

I think it’s safe to say that many of you reading this now also watched the X-Files back in the 90s, and quite possibly saw the newest season (while I’ve seen older episodes, I have to admit I’ve not seen the new ones). It was always great talking about the events in that show, since there was always something crazy going on, be it the overarching story, or just the monster-of-the-week. Well, IDW Games is turning that into a game with Everything is Connected, a new storytelling game where you must convince the other players of your conspiracy theories.
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Punga Miniatures Running Savage Orcs Team Kickstarter

I know I’ve been following this one since the initial greens started showing up. A lot of you have, too. If you’re a fan of Polynesian culture and wish to infuse some of that into your fantasy sports games, you’ll want to check out Punga Miniatures and their Savage Orcs Kickstarter. Not just one, but two teams are available as part of the campaign. Plus, there’s my favorite mini out of the group, the Whale Troll.
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Corvus Belli Previews New Aristeia: Soldiers of Fortune Preview

Corvus Belli has hit the ground running with Aristeia, their sci-fi sports miniatures game. But, as much as people might be loving the base game, gamers are almost always wanting more. Corvus has listened. The first expansion for the game is almost upon us (release date of March 23rd). It’s called Soldiers of Fortune, and if you wanna check out what you can expect, look at this new preview.
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CMON Launches HATE Kickstarter

Well, the world’s come to an end again. Damnit, Todd! I told you not to poke at that big, red button! Now humanity’s had to form back into small Tribes in our own, isolated Villages. There’s not much left out there, and what there is has to be grabbed before anyone else gets it. And, you know, if you just happen to grab an enemy and cook them for dinner, so be it. Such is the story in HATE, the new board game from CMON that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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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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