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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 21st, 2015
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    Spartan Games will be producing a couple miniatures games based on the popular Halo series of video games. The first one they’re making is Halo: Fleet Battles. Attendants of Salute that stop by the Spartan booth will be able to get a look at some of the first pieces for the game. Spartan has also announced the first product that will be available for the game, the starter set. They give us a look at the starter box contents as well. Check below the cut for details, and be on the lookout for pre-orders, which will be happening soon.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Apr 21st, 2015
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    Fantasy Flight Games has posted up their Wave 7 releases for X-Wing for you to look over and drool at. Those that aren’t knowledgeable of the expanded universe might be a little lost looking over the ships, though. We’ve got the Hound’s Tooth, K-Wing, Kihraxz Fighter, and TIE Punisher. There’s something for each faction, though, which is good. Of course, there’s plenty of extra equipment, crew, and other upgrade cards that, even if you’re not interested specifically in the ships, you may want for your fleet.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    Calliope Games isn’t just collecting together some of the greatest game designers for their Titan Series. They’ve got some of the greatest gaming artists joining the club as well. The games will now feature special, Kickstarter-exclusive cover art. Echo Chernik (Shadowrun), Larry Elmore (Dungeons & Dragons), Andrew Hepworth (Exalted, Love Letter), and John Kovalic (Munchkin) have joined on to make these covers and other artwork for the games into truly something epic. The campaign is 2/3 to their funding goal and still has 40 days to go. Remember, backers will be getting these games for roughly 50% of MSRP, and you can get just the games you want from the campaign.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    Great Escape Games has plans for this Saturday that coincide with a lot of other people’s plans for Saturday. They’ll be at Salute and would love to see you there. They’ve got various special deals going on. You can get free minis or terrain with select purchases. They have special bundle deals on books as well. Check below the cut for what they’ll have going on.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    Warband Miniatures is running an Indiegogo campaign now in order to get their Sisters of Serens line of fantasy figures produced. Since it’s a fantasy setting, it’s not really “nuns with guns” but more like “nuns with swords and axes and flails.” The minis are multi-piece resin with several weapon options. They’re also offering various tokens and such to go with them. The campaign’s a long one, set to run for another 42 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    Postindustrial Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new board game, Human Interface – Nakamura Tower. Players play as agents of their requisite megacorporations, trying to enforce their corps will on the populace of the Nakamura Tower. The game features many different scenarios, including co-op, team, and head-to-head ones. The game also has 32mm metal miniatures in the box, used to represent the various team members you can recruit. Each one can be outfitted various ways, and even can pick up new gear while they head through their mission.
    The campaign just launched and is already around 50% funded with still 29 days left to go.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    Infamy is another vendor headed to Salute this Saturday, and they’ll be bringing the Black Market with them. Not, like, the real black market, or I’m sure the Bobbies would be waiting for them. No, this Black Market is full of steampunk-inspired miniatures goodness. Many of the miniatures are pre-releases that won’t be available for general retail until sometime next year. Those that can’t make the show can also go online to make orders for certain figures as well, but only on Saturday. check after the cut for details.
    They’ll also have demos of their game, Welcome to the Big Smoke. Sign up early to make sure you get to try it out.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    Ninja Division is in their last day on Kickstarter for Ninja All-Stars. Well, last hours, really. They’ve made it through 30 stretch goals, with bunches of add-ons and freebies tossed in to your pledge. If you want to get in on the rooftop-jumping action, you’d better hurry. Check below the cut for a graphic showing what you get in the two “standard-sized” pledge levels.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    Virtual Table Top is a… well… it’s a virtual table top to enhance your RPG sessions. The software is designed to give DMs a quick and easy way to show off the environments they have created for their game sessions. No more giant maps and wet-erase markers, where minis can accidentally get knocked around (especially during giant cat attacks). Instead, Virtual Table Top creates that map on your tablet or phone and can easily be shared with all your gamers. Know just where your characters are and where the enemies lurk.
    The campaign is 3/4 of their way to being funded with still 27 days left on the clock.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    One Page Rules (heh-heh. It Rules! It RULES! heh-heh-heh) has released WarStuff their all-inclusive miniatures skirmish game. Designed to be able to quickly make stats for any model… or just any thing you want to use as a model… that you can bring to the table, WarStuff had conventions and random get-togethers in mind. So you brought your Bushido and your friend brought their Warmachine? No problem, WarStuff would let you to play a game against each-other just fine. You bring your Infinity and your friend opens their bag to find their little sister had changed out all their figures for MLP? You can still play. Go check it out on their website and download a copy.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    Victrix is getting ready for Salute this Saturday. The show only runs for one day, so they know people want to be able to get the things they want and then get to the next booth. As such, they’re taking pre-orders for their products before the show. Then, all you have to do is stop by and pick them up. Just head over to their webshop and use the code Salute2015 and they’ll remove any shipping charge (obviously, since they’re going to hand it to you at the show). Multi-box deals and so forth are still eligible for show pick-up.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    Warlord Games brings some new firepower to the 17th century battlefields of Pike & Shotte. This battery of cannons comes complete with their own field fortifications. With the highly-skilled crews, guns like these can certainly turn the tide of battle in one’s favor. You can get yours now in their Warlord Games webshop.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Mantic
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    Mantic is expanding their Mars Attacks world off the gridded battlefield of Greenville and taking to the wide-open spaces of a miniatures gaming tabletop. Mars Attacks: World War expands on the basics of the Mars Attacks board game to make it a fully-customizable miniatures skirmish game. Now you can make your own forces to fight the Martian invasion… or BE the Martian invasion, whichever you choose. They’ve also got a special deal going on where you can get the World War book for free if you order the Mars Attacks box game from their webstore before May 24th.
    ACK!

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 20th, 2015
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    ShockPanda Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for The Nobles, their new board game of dismembering your opponents. In The Nobles, you’re playing medieval warriors locked in deadly combat. Hack the limbs off of your opponents, but don’t lose your own head in the process.
    The campaign has already passed their funding goal, so it’s on to stretch goals for the next 19 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 19th, 2015
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    It’s Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Hopefully your weekend has been going well. D&D was rather epic yesterday. At one point, it involved using Unseen Servants and Glibness to move an ogre corpse around Marionette-style in an elaborate plan to scare/intimidate other ogres and giants. It… was an interesting session…

    Anyway, what we’re here for isn’t stories of extremely ill-conceived gaming plots, we’re here for some bite-sized gaming stories.

    In this installment we have: New items from Thomarillion, First Knight by Kabuki Models soon available for purchase, Kromlech New Release – Goblin Grease Monkeys, Corner shop added to Sally 4ths range of 28mm photo realistic terrain, Burn In Designs release new church set for their Welcome to Rock Ridge Terrain Kits, New Mats and Terrain from Paper Wargames, Heroic Maps – Storeys: The Trip & Trap, and a Hitech Miniatures new release.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 18th, 2015
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    If you’re reading this, you’ve made it to Saturday. You should reward yourself with some gaming with friends. You’ve earned it!

    At the time this posts, I’ll be D&Ding it up with my gaming group. We managed to retrieve what is essentially “The Arc of the Bahamut” and are now trying to bring it back to its rightful owners (it’d been stolen by pirates, not the equivalent of Nazis). We were able to get it semi-easily because my Bard was able to get a local indigenous tribe to help us on the island we were on. High Charisma and Diplomacy for the win!

    Anyway, we’ve got a couple reviews/previews for you this week.

    In this group we’ve got: Hyperborea, Warmachine: High Command – Ultimate Weapons Expansion, Paperback, Pyramix, Just Desserts, and The Siblings Trouble.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    CMON Expo is 2 months away. Each week it gets a little closer. And each week we give you another look at all the awesome things that’ll be happening. This week’s update lets you in on the Painting Contest, as well as a bio of special guest Bobby Jackson, plus we’ve filled out the Special Guest page to show all the great people we’ll have at the show.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    Freebooter Miniatures will be making their way to Salute in just over a week and they’ll be bringing a load of new booty with them. They have a quartet of new Freebooter’s Fate minis in the form of Jamon Borodino, Kasper, Piccina, and Lilith. They’ll also be giving people a chance to try out their new Freebooter’s Fate Battles combat system. It’s designed to make it so you can play with more figures on the board, but still play quick as though you were doing a smaller skirmish.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    Dead Earth Games has announced their second gaming project, The Shattered Crown. They hope for it to be up on Kickstarter in June. They are currently in playtesting and actively seeing more people interested in giving their new system a whirl. The game system looks to straddle the fantasy/historical line. They are looking to give the game a “historical wargame” feel, but not hold to the constraints of, you know, only using historical figures in it. So you can feel free to create your own kingdoms with their own lords and knights and vassals and so forth. And there’ll be magic, too. Because magic’s cool. (I realize that can sound like a snarky statement, but it’s not meant to be) Anyway, you can join their group and download the playtest rules now.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    Games Workshop has a new codex up on their website for pre-order. Codex: Craftworlds gives a detailed history of the Eldar craftworlds, as well as rules for a new unique detachment, the Craftworld Warhost. There’s several editions you can get, including the Limited (only 800 available) Farseer Edition. They also have the new Eldar Autarch, Eldar Farseer Skyrunner, and the Eldar Windriders jetbikes up for pre-order as well.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    Wargames Illustrated is under new management. But it’s also sort of old management, if you think about it. Dan Faulconbridge has been working with the magazine for 10 years now. He’s taking over from Editor in Chief John Paul and owner Peter Simunovich. The magazine will still be associated with Battlefront, who will continue to distribute it. Also, the look of the magazine won’t change much in the near future. While there are some changes in the works, the WI you’ve loved will still be the one you’ll be getting.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    WizKids has a new preview up for their new Avengers Assemble HeroClix set. This one’s a hero who doesn’t just have one person that’s taken up the mantle over the years. He’s also a super-rare, so you’ll be lucky if you get one. This preview we take a look at Ronin.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    Friday. One of the most beloved of days. Just make it through today and the weekend is your reward. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming lined up. I’m going to be playing some D&D. I’ve got a bard named Lead, because he’s heavy metal, man! *devil horns*

    Anyway, as is our custom, we’ve collected some bite-sized stories and offer them to you now.

    In this batch, we’ve got: Final Days for Guild Ball Mats on Indiegogo, MidKnight Heroes Previews Kickstarter Stretch Goals, Maelstrom’s Edge Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Ramshackle Games Releases New 20mm bikes, New SciFi container crane from Terrakami Games, New Spray Varnish from The Army Painter, Some more editions of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Sally 4th Releases Pulp Figures British Range, New 32mm Bases from Tabletop-Art, Manorhouse Workshop Modular Underground Terrain Update #23, New Memethings templates from Advanced Deployment, and Greebo Previews Upcoming Oriental Dwarf team.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    Iron Crown Enterprises has released their new adventure module, Tales from the Green Gryphon Inn. The module is set for the Shadow World, using the Rolemaster Games System, and takes adventurers into the Northern parts ofRhakaan on the continent of Jaiman. The module has nine complete adventures and plenty of seeds to get your party on the right track. There’s all the stats, maps, and charts that the DM might need as well.
    To adventure!!

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    Games Workshop is also on the 40k web bundle train like Forge World is and has some new ones available over in their webshop for their new faction, the Skitarii. There’s 3 different “full army” web bundles, from just a couple units, all the way up to a pretty significant fighting force. You can all get a bundle with a trio of their new walkers. All of them are available for pre-ordering now.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Modelling
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    Mad Robot Miniatures hates snow. We’ll have to agree to disagree on that fact, but that’s beside the point. The point is that they hate snow so much that they’re letting you buy their products at a lower cost. For this weekend only, you can get 15% off your order in their webshop on everything they make. There’s no stipulation that you have to hate snow too. So even if you love snow, you can still get the discount on your order.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    OrcaCon is running a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes to get some funding for their 2016 show. They’ve got just a little over a week left and are still just a bit short of their goal. The show, which will be held in Everett, WA. on January 8-10, looks to bring together all sorts of analog gamers (I.E. – card and board games, along with RPGs, and the like) in a fun and friendly environment. Check out the campaign, and hopefully they’ll see you at the show in January.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Apr 17th, 2015
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    Forge World helps you get the minis you want in the easiest way possible with some new web bundles in their shop. There’s both Night Lords and Word Bearers “Pride of the Legion” sets. And if you want to upgrade some of your marines to a particular chapter, they’ve got kits for Iron Warriors and Imperial Fists.
    Many of their older bundles are also about to rotate out. So check those out and see if there’s any you want to partake in before they’re gone.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 16th, 2015
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    Planet Mercenary is a new sci-fi rpg set in the universe of the popular webcomic, Schlock Mercenary. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to get it to you, and it seems you’re interested! They’ve already made it up and over their funding goal.
    The campaign is set to run for another 32 days.
    *Ominous hummmmmm*

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 16th, 2015
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    Catalyst Game Labs is looking for a few, good playtesters. Do you want to be one of the first to try out their new card game Vikings: Longships, the new fast-paced bluffing game based on the History Channel TV series? Well, Catalyst would like to hear from you. Just send them an e-mail with a paragraph or two stating why you’d be a great playtester for their games. They’ll pick out those who they think are the best fit and send you the materials. Simple as that.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 16th, 2015
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    Dark Sword Miniatures has launched, and is already in their final days of (it’s a really short campaign), their Critter Kingdoms: Anthro Animals Miniatures Line Kickstarter campaign. They’re looking to expand their popular “Critter Kingdoms” set of miniatures, and it seems that’s going to happen. They’re closing in on being 4x funded, breaking through 8 stretch goals already.
    The campaign has just 5 days left if you want to get in on the action.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Apr 16th, 2015
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    BattleBards has a Kickstarter up and running for new Fantasy Audio for your tabletop games. Though not just one or two or even a dozen tracks, they’re looking to bring 500+ audio scores to your tabletop. The system works from your favorite web browser and is customizable, with ambient music as well as sound effects to enhance everything from fight scenes to bar scenes to woodland scenes and everything in-between.
    The campaign is almost half-funded with still 28 days left to go.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 16th, 2015
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    Nostalgic Bid Kid Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Find My Monsters, their new card games. Yes, card games, because Find My Monsters is two games in one. The games are a sort of Memory-style matching game designed for little kids all the way up to big, nostalgic kids. In the first, and simpler of the two, you’re just trying to match like-colored monsters. In the second, the points total on each monster comes into account. So while you may not have the most monsters at the end, if you have the most points, you win.
    The campaign is up and and is set to run for another 20 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 16th, 2015
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    2nd Gate Games has announced that they’ll be launching their Kickstarter campaign for B-Sieged on April 28th at 3pm Eastern. So mark your calendars and set your clocks. B-Sieged is a new cooperative board game, which will be published by CMON, where players must defend their castle from the oncoming hordes of the Abyss. But simple defense is not enough. In order to end the Abyss threat once and for all, a messenger is sent out for a powerful artifact. If they can’t make it safe and sound through the enemy lines, then all will be lost. Check out the teaser video below the cut, and get ready for B-Sieged.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 16th, 2015
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    Arcana Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Blood & Bone, their new low-fantasy RPG. What is “low fantasy?” Well, think Game of Thrones. Sure, there are a lot of fantasy elements (zombies, dragons, etc), but it’s more the actions of the humans involved that drive the story. It’s a bit closer to “historical, medieval RPG” than it is the “classic fantasy” world of Tolkien et all.
    The campaign is closing in on being half-funded, but there’s still 31 days left on the clock to reach their target.

    From the campaign: Read more

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