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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    Queen’s Necklace is making a comeback to gaming tabletops near you. Spaghetti Western Games and CMON are working hard to make sure this new version runs perfectly and looks great. To run right, they’ve updated the rules to make sure all clarifications and updates have been incorporated, even those originally only posted as digital FAQs.

    To make sure it looks great, they’ve enlisted Denis Zilber to create the new card art. Denis is a highly regarded artist who has worked with such studios as Hasbro Animation, Dreamworks, and Nickelodeon. He’s also done artwork in books for publishers like Penguin Publishing, Scholastic Books, Hotkey Books, Sterling Children’s Books, and Clubhouse Jr. Even with such a busy schedule, he still finds time to travel the world, teaching and giving lectures on both animation and storytelling.

    We’ve been given exclusive artwork to show off from the project. Check below the cut for a look at 6 of the new cards for the game, as well as the layout for the new game board.
    You’ll be able to pick up a copy for yourself this coming September.
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    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    CMON Expo is another week closer. And as is the custom, there’s a new update about what you can expect to find at the show. This week’s update adds Patrick Masson to the guests page. We also have a panel and an event from On the Lamb Games. Finally, rounding out this update, is a Guilds of Cadwallon tournament.

    This is shaping up to be the biggest Expo ever. Check out all the details below the cut.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    Hero Lab helps you out with your Pathfinder games by giving you the information you need right at your fingertips. No more flipping through books or pamphlets, when just a push of a button or a swipe of a finger, you have that information on hand on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Now they bring one of Pathfinder’s most famous adventures to their program with the release of Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition. The pack comes with pre-built NPCs (complete with their gear, spells, abilities, and so forth), fully customizable encounters, automatic integration with previous Pathfinder adventures and supplements, and the ability to print out reference sheets for NPCs and monsters. Check out some screenshots below the cut.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    IDW Games has announced that they’re teaming up with Kevin Wilson to bring you Awesome Kingdom, IDW’s first fantasy board game. The game is a light-hearted, card-driven romp through a classic fantasy dungeon. Players take on adventurers going through a dungeon in search of the best trophies that they can haul back to the surface. Avoid the other players and traps, and beat the nastiest beasties in order to come out ahead. Expect the game to show up later this summer.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dungeons & Dragons
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    Gale Force 9 expands their Collector’s Edition line of Dungeons & Dragons miniatures with two new kits available to pre-order from their webshop. Last time around we had wind-theme miniatures. We continue around the elemental circle this time with water. Sure, every living thing needs water, but it’s also an incredibly destructive force. These two sets are the Gar Shatterkeel & Priest and Water Myrmidon. Useful as representations of those particular figures, or as other figures you might need for your game, these sets are limited to 1500 apiece, so if you want them, you’d better hurry and get your order in for them.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    WizKids goes back to the “twofer” preview system for this update. Today’s preview we take a look at two versions of the god of thunder (and rock and rooooll!) with previews of Ragnarok and Thor.
    It’s hammer time!

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    Bigsby’s Bargain Box is up on Kickstarter and looking for some funding. What are Bigsby’s Bargain Boxes? They’re an entire game night in a single kit. Not only are there adventures for your gaming group (1-3 session mini-campaigns), but there’s pre-generated characters for each adventure, plus a USB drive full of sound effects, as well as digital editions of the campaign and characters. But wait, there’s more! They also give you dice (because everyone loves getting dice) and props for the adventure. Also included are recipes for simple-to-make meals to go along with it all (as cooking is one of my hobbies, this part intrigues me the most).
    The campaign is running now and has 17 days more to go.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    CMON is only a few days from launching their next Kickstarter campaign. This time it’s B-Sieged, their new castle defense board game. In preparation for the launch, they’ve posted up the details of what will be included in the basic box, as well as some info about the “standard” pledge level for the campaign. You can also check out previews of the game board and action cards, plus get a look at the various minis that will be in the game. The game will launch on the 28th at 3pm, Eastern, mark your calendars and set your clocks.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    Friday is once again upon us, dear readers. Oh what a glorious day it is, indeed. The weekend stretches ahead of us with all sorts of possibilities. Hopefully those possibilities include gaming-related goodness. My D&D game last week included using Unseen Servants to use an ogre corpse like a marionette. … … I’ve… got a weird group.

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

    In this batch we’ve got: Another World Miniatures announces new Indiegogo campaign, New 10mm SdKfz 251/20 ‘Uhu’ (WWII German) from Minifigs, More codes in Khurasan’s re-release of Testudo ECW/TYW range, Celestial Knight by Kabuki Models: WIP, Kabuki Models’ original sculpture on sale, Dice Tower Award Nominations Posted, Battle Systems sneak peak of new terrain line, T1 Gaming Supplies Launch Event, Universal Adventures Adventure Module #3 Death Knell Delve Part I Now Available, Microworld Games 6mm Demons Released, Punkapocalyptic coming to Indiegogo on May 4th, Multiverse Gaming webstore is open, New 40mm bases from Dark Art Miniatures, and Dolmens and Dragons – An Entwickler Adventure from a Time before The War.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    Fantasy Flight Games knows the Imperial players for their X-Wing Miniatures Game are chomping at the bit to get their hands on the new Imperial Raider expansion. Too long have the Rebels been laughing with their Corellian Corvette and Medium Transports on the table. Well, time is coming soon, and the Imperial Raider will be making its way to your tabletops in due time. So you can get some strategies put together in the meantime, Fantasy Flight is showing off some of the cards that come in the box. There are several crew members, including Grand Moff Tarkin, and some new equipment upgrades like the Quad Laser Cannon. You can check them all out below the cut.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    Spartan Games has posted up their next set of pre-releases on their website. These new kits will be available May 27th, but you can get your orders in now to make sure you have them on your doorstep ASAP when they’re released. If you play Firestorm Armada or Firestorm Planetfall, there’s plenty for you to look at. For Armada, there are the new Hawker Industries and Works Raptor box sets. For Planetfall, well, there’s something for everyone. Each faction is getting a new Recon Helixes, as well as Light Infantry Upgrade box sets. Check them all out below the cut.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    Guild Ball is making their way to London for Salute this Saturday. They’d love to see you there. To entice you to stop by, they’ve got some special deals running, as well as an exclusive model that you can pick up while at the show. If you’re a Fisherman’s Guild fan, you can pick up the Kraken to stomp around and throw your enemy’s figures around the pitch.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    Catalyst Game Labs has a pair of new Battletech books available over in their webshop. There’s the House Kurita book, that covers the history, politics, and cultures of this feared House. Not just a history book, though, it also covers game rules for various resources for both BattleTech and Time of War. The Turning Points: Irian book takes you to the Dark Age of BattleTech and lets you create a campaign, through individual battles, to give your system an “Irian feel” to it.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    Forge World has a whole bunch of new releases posted on their website that you can order. They’ll be sent out next week. For those that want a bit of punch, they’ve got both their Vindicator Laser Destroyer tank as well as their Deredeo Dreadnaught Hellfire Plasma Cannonade (say that 3x fast). Then, for those that want their marines to be a bit different from the standard chapters and instead want something with a little more of an avian theme, they’ve got all sorts of upgrade pieces for Raven Guard figures. There’s new helmets, and several series worth of shoulder pads.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Apr 24th, 2015
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    Privateer Press wanted to make something special for their 10th Lock & Load Gamefest. So they’re marking the occasion by having special shirts made. They’re only available through the Privateer Press Online store until May 11th. You won’t even be able to purchase them at the show, only pick up ones you’ve ordered online. So if you want one, or two, or a couple dozen, be sure to order asap.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 23rd, 2015
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    Zvezda has announced that they’re coming out with their next installment in their line of Art of Tactic games. This next one will let you relive the tense battle of Stalingrad during WWII. The box will be self-contained, letting you play all the scenarios in the set, but is also compatible with not only the other Art of Tactic games, but also with the WWII kits that Zvezda makes.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 23rd, 2015
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    Postindustrial Games made it up and over their funding goal for Human Interface – Nakamura Tower over on Kickstarter. So, with still 27 days left to go, it’s time to start making their way to some stretch goals. To help them get there, they’ve got a new pledge level and add-on for their campaign. RAID 44 (Rapid Action and Investigation Detachment 44) is a special response team designed to take out just the threats that now face the Nakamura Tower. Designed for quick, surgical strikes to take out enemies with minimal collateral damage, these officers are a big addition to the Human Interface game.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 23rd, 2015
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    Privateer Press has posted up a preview of the new Haley figure… err… figures. No, you’re not seeing triple. There’s 3 Haleys in this warcaster unit. You get the past, present, and future Haleys all in one. Though… if they’re all here now, doesn’t that make them all “present” Haley? Someone get Dr. Neal Degrasse-Tyson on the phone!

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Apr 23rd, 2015
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    Forge World is gearing up for Salute. It’s just 2 days away. They’ve posted up their exclusives and pre-releases that they’ll have at the show. If you didn’t get in your pre-orders, don’t worry, they’ll have lots on hand at the show. And even if they do sell out of something, you can order from them at the show and they’ll send it out, with free shipping, to wherever you might be in the world.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Apr 23rd, 2015
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    Syrinscape has the solution to making sure you get a bit more out of your gaming experiences by filling your gaming area with appropriate music and sound effects. They now have released their complete Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords Soundpack over on their website. Even if you’re not running that campaign, the sounds are great for all manner of RPG sessions. Check out the upcoming issue of Ravage Magazine US as well. Ravage EIC, Jared Miller, gives us a review of Syrinscape’s program and lets us know his thoughts on adding sound to your campaigns.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 23rd, 2015
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    WizKids has announced the release of their new Pathfinder Iconic Heroes II box set. This new set includes Amiri the Human Barbarian, Kyra the Human Cleric, Harsk the Dwarf Ranger, Biter the Badger, Ezren the Human Wizard, and Merisiel the Elf Rogue. Even if you’re not playing those exact characters, they can certainly be used for your PC or whatever NPCs your DM might need to put in your path (though personally, I want to play as Biter the Badger). You can find this new box set of heroes at your favorite gaming store.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 23rd, 2015
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    Another Stupid Game with Monsters (seriously, that’s what they’re calling it. It’s not an editorial about the game or system by me, I promise!) is up on Kickstarter and looking for funding. In this new card game, you play as an evil-mad-wizard-scientist-villain who is looking to be the greatest amongst all evil-mad-wizard-scientist-villains. To do this, you must defeat your foes by summoning and sending into battle horrible beasts from around the universe and elsewhere. Grab your monster, sick them after your enemy, and watch the mayhem. If you win, you gain your opponent’s monster as a trophy. At the end of 6 rounds, the one with the most trophies wins.
    The campaign is up and running now and is set for another 27 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 23rd, 2015
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    Gun Metal Games has launched a Kickstarter to bring you Codex Infernus: The Savage Guide To Hell. This book, which uses the Savage Worlds game system, is setting-free, letting you bring elements of the dark underworld of fire and brimstone to whatever game you might be currently playing. Even if you don’t travel specifically to the lake of fire, there’s plenty to add to your games, with new Edges and Arcane Backgrounds, new monsters, rules for corrupting characters, demon possession, and exorcisms, plus much more.
    The campaign is set to run for another 28 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dungeons & Dragons
    Apr 23rd, 2015
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    Fantasy Grounds is now letting you play Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition online. They’ve got new, officially licensed, D&D modules available on Steam. The first products available are the Complete Core Class Pack, the Complete Core Monster Pack, and The Lost Mine of Phandelver. The system includes all official artwork and maps from the physical release of those books. Now, you don’t have to let the constraint of physical distance keep you from gaming with your friends.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 23rd, 2015
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    Privateer Press lets you take a walk on the wild side with the release of their Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Core Rules book. Effectively the “Hordes” side of the IKRPG, Unleashed gives you and your players lots of new options for gaming in Western Immoren. Want to fight Bog Trogs? You can. Want to fight Gatormen? You can. Want to be a Farrow? You can. Go wild! Really wild! You can download a preview .pdf from their website to check it out, too.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Apr 22nd, 2015
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    Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) takes gamers to a galaxy far, far away with their new Star Wars: Armada starter set. The highly-anticipated fleet combat game is making its way into people’s hands. We here at TGN got one and wanted to give you a few articles about it (since it’s a game I’ve been anxious to get for a while now). First we’ve got an unboxing. We’ll have a review article forthcoming as well. We just need to get in a few more games first.

    So, without further ado, let’s take off the shrink wrap and dive into an unboxing of the Star Wars: Armada starter set. Read more

    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 22nd, 2015
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    Mierce Miniatures gives us a look at the May releases for Darklands over on their website. There’s quite a lot, with 14 new individual models (though 5 of them are in a single unit) to check out. The werebear is my personal favorite, but you could’ve probably figured that out on your own. ;)
    The Craven Fiends of Dis are pretty sweet as well.
    Check them out now. They’ll be available starting on the 2nd.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 22nd, 2015
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    CMON and Spaghetti Western are teaming up to re-release the Queen’s Necklace card game. Originally released by Days of Wonder, Queen’s Necklace is a bluffing and set collecting game where players are trying to collect gems to create the greatest piece of jewelry to appease the French Queen. But watch out, as the King can block gems from being used. CMON and Spaghetti Western will be adding all-new artwork to the cards, as well as updating the rules to integrate various changes and FAQ clarifications from previous editions of the game. Expect to see the game this September.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 22nd, 2015
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    Life is Sport Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Pine Tar Baseball 1884. The game puts you in charge of one of the teams from that season as you attempt to win it all. It’s a true era of classic baseball action. The game has stat sheets for 21 teams, with full stats for each player, some as both pitchers and position players.
    The campaign is already over their funding goal (mind you, they had a low goal) and is looking to unlock stretch goals for the next 28 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 22nd, 2015
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    Steve Jackson Games is in their last week up on Kickstarter for their Car Wars Classic Arenas campaign. Their latest stretch goal broken turns the single-sided maps into double-sided ones, essentially giving you twice the Car Wars arenas that they started with. They’ve also started a sale over in Warehouse 23 for all Ogre products. And like they’d done with Car Wars, all Ogre sales will go towards unlocking stretch goals in their Kickstarter campaign. On the Car Wars front, they’ve added swag like t-shirts and shot glasses.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 22nd, 2015
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    WizKids is showing off one of the new Rare models that’ll be in their upcoming Avengers Assemble HeroClix set. If you want to get from here to there but don’t want to use such pedestrian modes of transport like walking or running or even flying or swimming, Manifold is your guy. He can teleport you there in style.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 22nd, 2015
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    Dark Gate Games has made it over their funding goal by more than double for their Vampire Hunters board game over on Kickstarter. They’ve made it through several stretch goals already, but could always make it through more. Next up on the block is Dallas and the incredibly huge guns she wields. They’ve posted some rules playthrough videos you can check out as well.
    The campaign’s got just under two weeks left.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Apr 22nd, 2015
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    You’ve made it successfully halfway through the work week. Congratulations! The weekend will be here before you know it. Hopefully you’ll have some sort of chance to get a game in before then, but if not, your wait’s almost over, anyway.

    So, as we tend to do, we’ve collected some of the bite-sized stories together and present them to you now.

    This installment contains: More The Fiver interviews from The Meeple Mechanic, Crates, Barrels, and Wine Casks 28mm Available from Castle Kits, New Miniature Building Authority items are now for sale, BluBot Masking Stencils Kickstarter Running Now, First “Queen Of The Dragons” WIP by Kabuki Models, Tabletop-Art Undead Ground Round Lip Bases Preview, Machi Koro Championships Announced, Fantasy8s Oddities Now Available from Aegis Studios, Free Terra-Blocks available at Salute, MidKnight Heroes reveals Yegdra art, Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook Now Avaiable in Digital, Dungeons & Dickery Webseries up on Indiegogo, Siren Miniatures published new concept arts – its ladies time, Micro Art Studios New releases – Update Token Set and more single Tokens, New 16mm Base released at 15mm.co.uk, and Merdian Miniatures previews Terramortis.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 22nd, 2015
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    Gangfight Games is looking to bring some new minis to the Blackwater Gulch line. They’ve got the playtest rules for their Savage Beasts expansion up on their website for you to check out. Give ‘em a look-see and post your feedback. Hmm, that Werebear art seems familiar. *looks at my right arm* Oh yeah. Another Heath “BA” Foley masterpiece.
    Anyway, they’ve got the rules up now and will be running a Kickstarter for the minis in a couple months.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 22nd, 2015
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    Pixel Productions has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new zombie board game, Zombie Mutation. In Zombie Mutation, zombies have overrun the city. You’re one of the few survivors left and the last helicopter out is about to take off, Fall of Saigon-style. You must race to be one of the ones on that helicopter. But will you be compassionate and help others along the way or just throw them to the hordes? Thing is, every one you toss aside can likely come back and want to have you join them.
    The campaign is up and running now and is set to go for the next 29 days.

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