Renegade Game Studio Announces Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse!

A couple weeks ago at the Game Day up at the Library near here, I got to watch a game of Clank! In! Space!. I actually really liked the game. It’s a deck builder. It’s a board game. It’s a deck builder AND a board game! I have been thinking of getting a copy for myself. Now, I see that Renegade Game Studio is coming out with an expansion, Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse!. Now I’m definitely interested.
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Space 1889: Thunders of Venus Now Available From Modiphius

The solar system in Space 1889 is much more alive than our actual one. Not to say that there aren’t fantastic and wondrous things out there, but it’s not like there’s civilizations all over (ok, maybe there could be, but it’s pretty highly unlikely). Also, so far, we can’t just hop in a rocket and go there. But in that universe, you can. In this case, you can head to Venus, our twin sister planet. The Thunders of Venus sourcebook is now available.
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Don’t Let It Die Board Game Up On Kickstarter

It’s hard to think just how important fire was to early man. We take it for granted now, with heat and light sources basically everywhere we look, but before we knew to rub two sticks together, we had to rely on fire created through other natural means and just keep it going. That’s your goal also in Don’t Let It Die, a new cooperative board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaaaay!
3-day weekend Fridaaaaaaaaay!
There’s few Fridays better during the year than a 3-day weekend Friday. I mean, I know what I’ve got planned. A friend and I are going out to an LGS tonight to pick up some Guild Ball stuff. Tomorrow, I’ll put it all together, and Sunday, we’re gonna BBQ and play some games. I mean, what more could you want? Maybe a plate of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Final Days for Kraken Dice Kickstarter, Ancient Machinery Bases Bundles Now Available From Tabletop-Art, and New Arabian Archers From Brother Vinni.

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Dog Might Games is Hiring an Operations Assistant

While you may think that Dog Might Games only does gaming stuff, they’re also a world-leader in bio-medical research. In the OR, their doctors work tirelessly, and they’re looking for a new Operations Assistant to… *gets handed a note*
Oh, it has come to my attention that Dog Might does not actually perform medical experiments and “Operations Assistant” is actually someone who deals with logistics, sales, and customer service. … Alright then… They’re still looking for one.
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Helheim Unbound RPG Book Up On Kickstarter

Helheim Unbound is a new RPG system that’s up on Kickstarter. Though it may look like it’s just for Viking-era games, the rules are flexible enough to let you play in any setting you want. The system is designed so the GM and players work together to tell the story that they really want to tell. The core rulebook is up on Kickstarter now.
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Sprawlopolis City-Building Game Up On Kickstarter

Driving around town, I’m sure most of us feel that the city planners had no idea what the hell they were doing. Why put that road there? What’s with that shopping mall at that spot? That seems like a terrible place to put a fountain! Show them that you’re better at it with Sprawlopolis, the new city-building game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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May Releases For Infinity Available Now

We’re just a couple days from the end of May. I don’t know about you, but this month seems like it’s gone on forever. But Corvus Belli is here to reward us for making it to the finish line (well, soon there, anyway) with their latest releases for Infinity. You can pick them up now in their webshop and at the LGS.
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New Rebel Releases Available For Star Wars: Legion

The Galactic Empire looks to crush all in its grasp. Fighting against it is a rag-tag band of Rebels. But even rag-tag bands have their heroic leaders, even along with their nameless dozens fighting for the cause. In this release for Star Wars: Legion, the Rebels get both. In terms of heroic leaders, they get Leia Organa. In terms of nameless dozens, they have the Fleet Troopers. Both are available now.
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Vikingr RPG Up On Kickstarter

Gamers can’t get enough of the vikings. Those Scandinavian raiders to the British isles and shores of continental Europe are just fascinating for us. Many wish to insert themselves into that time, put on their helms, and head into battle with axe in hand. Vikingr, a new d6 RPG up on Kickstarter now, lets you do just that. And it’s a system flexible enough that if you want to play with all the legends and fantasy elements, you can. Or, if you want to just go historical, you can do that, too.
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The Runewild RPG Adventure Up On Kickstarter

We all know of my love of extra resources for GMs when it comes to games. Even if an adventure, in total, doesn’t work for your group, you can probably find some stuff useful for it. Well, The Runewild adventure looks to make all of itself useful by being not so linear, but more sandbox, letting players come and go as they please, and giving the GM plenty of resources to keep up. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Steamforged Previews Ikaros and Rundaas For Falconer’s Guild

The Falconer’s Guild is the next of the Minor Guilds to hit the pitch in Guild Ball. As one would expect, they’re the Minor Guild for the Hunter’s Guild. We’ve seen just about everyone, but there had been two left. In this final preview, we get a look at them. Say hello to Ikaros and Rundaas.
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Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops Boardgame Kickstarter Launched by Catalyst Game Labs

Man, been a while since we’ve heard from Randal and the others over at Catalyst Game Labs. What’ve they been up to? Well, they’ve been prepping for their Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops Boardgame Kickstarter. Head into the world of ogre hackers, dragons, and other cyber-fantasy creatures in this new competitive worker-placement game.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

Usually, Wednesday is the longest day of the week for me. It’s actually just as long as the others, in reality, but in feeling, it seems to take an eternity. Yesterday wasn’t so bad. It was Tuesday that felt never-ending. So we’ll see how today and tomorrow go. I’m certainly busy enough to make time fly. Soon, it will be the weekend, and I’ll be playing some games. And I need those games to look good. So let’s check out some terrain.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Acheson Creations Meso-American Sale Continues With New Columns, Printable Railway Tracks up on Kickstarter, War Sands: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available from Pwork Wargames, and The Pathway Project – Phase 2 – Sci-Fi Wargame Terrain Up On Kickstarter.

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WizKids Announces Maiden’s Quest

What’s a gal gotta do to get rescued around here? The “Damsel in Distress” is a trope as old as writing. But what about when those ladies don’t want Prince Charming to come and save them, because they’re perfectly capable of saving themselves? That’s what’s happening in Maiden’s Quest, a new game coming from WizKids.
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The Pit: The Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Deep in the far reaches of space lies The Pit. It’s an alien laboratory of mythic proportions where scientific experiments are carried out (mostly the really nasty kind of stuff that you can only do when far out in space). It is, however, into this nightmare landscape that you and your party members are headed. The Pit: The Board Game brings the Sword of the Stars: The Pit video game to your tabletops. The project is up on Kickstarter now.
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Plaid Hat Posts New Starship Samurai Preview

Plaid Hat Games recently announced that they were coming out with a new sci-fi board game called Starship Samurai. And, I mean, it’s giant robots fighting in outer space, so you know it’s got my attention. But the giant robots, alone, aren’t enough to make me want to get the game. I need to know more. I need to know how it plays. Thankfully, that’s just what Plaid Hat is giving us a little preview of today.
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Warlord Games Announces Summer Offensive Painting Competition

It’s getting hot outside. What a great time to get out your paints, sit down at your painting table, and crank the AC (and maybe AC/DC while you work). And if you’re a master at slinging the colored goop around, you may want to check out the Summer Offensive Painting Competition that Warlord Games is running.
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Mantic Adds New Expansion to Hellboy Kickstarter

The Hellboy comic series has had many memorable and important storylines within it. For the board game, Mantic is looking to bring as many of those directly to your tabletop as they can. In this case, they’ve added a new expansion set that gets them one step closer. it’s the Darkness Calls expansion, and undead abound!
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Battlefront Posts Free Nations Book Spotlight

We’re just a couple weekends away from the release of Free Nations, the newest book for Team Yankee from Battlefront. But what’s coming in the new release? What new forces will be heading to the fields of Europe? How will they stack up against what’s already available? Well, Battlefront has posted up a detailed book preview for you to check out.
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Bitcon Cards: Lose All Your Money Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Cryptocurrency.
Honestly, all I know about it I learned from John Oliver. So I’m not really one to try and discuss it. However, after playing Bitcon Cards: Lose All Your Money, we all might just be experts in how they work. The game is a new card game up on Kickstarter now. Originally created as a joke, it eventually evolved to be a somewhat accurate simulation of how these transactions actually take place.
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Loot N Shoot Reloaded Up On Kickstarter

How many of us haven’t, at some point in time, shot a rubber band across the room? Maybe you were aiming for something (or someone), or just having fun, but we all know someone who’s really good at it. If that’s you, then you might have an innate advantage in Loot N Shoot, a dexterity game where you shoot rubber bands at your opponent’s goblins. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Interbellum RPG Up On Kickstarter

We’ve got lots of games out there about WWII and subsequently, there’s also a good number of Weird-War-II stuff. What I’d love to see more of is WWI games, and then, Weird-War-I stuff. *looks at Interbellum* Oh, hey there! The game is an RPG that brings in magic and other supernatural elements to the conflicts in the trenches in Western Europe. It’s also up on Kickstarter now.
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Midweek Snippets

Halfway there, everyone. We’re halfway there. The weekend is making its way inexorably towards us. And it’s a 3-day weekend, too. It’s looking like I’ll be getting in some Guild Ball on Sunday, along with some grilling. So that’s gonna be fun. Whatever you might have planned, be sure you’re not famished by snacking on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Sci-Fi Stock Art For RPGs Up On Kickstarter, Brigade Models Releases New 15mm Hammer’s Slammers Vehicles, Happy Birthday To Through Gamer Goggles, The DASIK Shelf Up On Kickstarter, Eflix’s Plague Demon Prince on Kickstarter, and Impact! Miniatures Running WHISPER Wave 2 Kickstarter.

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Ostfront Releases Air Strike Air Combat Game

Air combat games can be pretty complex. There’s all sorts of things that can be thrown in, and as such, they can tend to be hard for new players. Air Strike does away with all that. It’s so simple, the whole family can enjoy it. Hop into the cockpit of your favorite fighter aircraft and head into that dogfight. You can pick up your copy now.
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WYSIWYGames Running Z First Impact Kickstarter

I took French in high school (because I just knew that I was going to play hockey and I wanted to be able to talk with my French-Canadian teammates). However, as you can tell, I did not end up being drafted for the NHL, and so my French skills are lacking. As such, if I were trying to play a game that was in French, I would have a hell of a time. But that’s where translations of games comes in. WYSIWYGames is creating an English version of the French board game, Z First Impact, a cooperative game where players are trying to live in a city that’s had just about everything bad happen to it (meteors, zombies, aliens, mutants, the works). The project is up on Kickstarter now.
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Late Pledges Open For The Reckoners

Kickstarters come and go. It’s easy to miss one in all the shuffle. Thankfully, there’s usually Late Pledge opportunities. However, those don’t last forever, either. So, if you missed out on getting The Reckoners as part of the Kickstarter, don’t miss out on also getting it during the Late Pledge time.
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Doxie Dash Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Ooooooooooh, I can’t get a long, little doggie. I can’t even get one that’s small. I can’t get a long, little doggie. I can’t get a doggie at all!
Thank you, Yosemite Sam, for that. Doxie Dash is a game all about long, little doggies. Play as a dachshund (or doxie, for short) and do all the things that doxies do. Be the best doggo and win! The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Paizo Previews the Wizard Class From Pathfinder

One of the big news stories of late has been the announcement that Pathfinder is getting a new edition. But what’s changing? Well, the core classes are getting an overhaul. So, what can you expect? At PaizoCon, players will get a chance to see these new classes first-hand, but even us that won’t be in Seattle can still get a look. In this preview, we see how the Wizard class has been changed.
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New Releases Available For Avatars of War

It might be called the Empire of Men, but there’s some kick-ass women lining up on the battlefield, too. This month’s releases from Avatars of War include the Warrior Priestess and Sunna of Sonnstahl. To celebrate these ladies’ arrival, everything for the Empire of Men faction is on sale for 15% off this week.
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Rebel Minis Releases Qwik: A Game of the Wastelands

Rebel Minis is pleased to announce that they’ve released Qwik: A Game of the Wastelands. It’s a new fantasy sports game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Hey, when not running away from nuclear mutants, you still wanna just play around some, right? Grab the dog skull and get in there!
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Initiative Magazine issue 11 Out Now

When you want to fill your day with gaming, a gaming magazine is a perfect way to do so. In this instance, we have the 11th issue of Initiative Magazine. It’s loaded with articles on such items as Gangs of Rome, the continuation of their RPG adventure, and a look at games like the Batman Minis Game and the Walking Dead. It’s available now for your downloading and reading pleasure.
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Podcast Radio

Monday’s gone. Tuesday is upon us. The work week will hopefully go by quickly, as it’s a 3-day weekend coming up. Of course, I’m excited about any weekend, but a 3-day is just that much better. To help speed things along, I’m gonna be going with some gaming podcasts while I work on proofing rulebooks and writing some product sheets.

This week on the dial we’ve got: After Dragons Episode 01: Origin Stories and Such; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 123: Trajan; Nerdherders Episode 26 (116): Teras and the Fantastic Fiction Faves; The Secret Cabal Episode 159: Lords of Hellas, Clank! and A Short Topic Extravaganza; The Cardboard Herald Episode 80: Sean Epperson of Thing 12 Games & Seals of Cthulhu; Blight and Boon Episode 8: Champion Power Rankings; Singled Out Episode 68: Vengeance 2018 Live Report; Epic Gaming Night Episode 155: The Epic Gaming Bracket!; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 144: Crystal Clans, Rising 5, Raiders of the North Sea, Prowler’s Passage; The Rolistes Episode 28 (Part 1): Globe-Trotting, Roleplaying & Coffee Roasting with François (with also a Lone Wolf Manly Baby Shower); and News of the North – 2018-05-22.

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Battlefront Posts UK Open Day Info, Previews Exclusive Mini

Battlefront’s UK Open Day is coming up next month. It’s a chance to go out and hang out with the game designers, ask them questions, learn all about what they’ve got planned for their different games, and pick up a sweet exclusive figure. Everyone loves exclusive figures, and this one rocks! Have a peek for yourself.
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Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Up On Roll20

Roll20 is the perfect way to play RPGs with your friends all over the world, online, in real time. And they’re making sure that you get the latest books available for the most popular RPGs as soon as possible. As such, they’ve got Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes available for purchase and support on their site. Bring in all those new pieces of gear, character options, and monsters to your games now.
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