TGN Review: Wordner

Over the past couple months, a bunch of games and gaming materials have been piling up on my desk as I was busy doing Convention Coordination for CoolMiniOrNot. Now that the CoolMiniOrNot Expo is passed (and it was a great time. You should all come out next year), I’ve had some time to get back into the routine of doing reviews. The next in our lineup of TGN Reviews is the party game Wordner.

Wordner is a party game that is along the lines of Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity. Players are given a prompt and must come up with what they feel is the best answer. The Judge then decides who wins and that player receives a point. Continue reading

Ars Victor reaches funding goal, ends tomorrow

Trip West Games has made it to their funding goal for Ars Victor. Their campaign ends tomorrow, so how many stretch goals can they get through?

From the update:

LESS THAN TWO DAYS to get your very own Ars Victor! We are FUNDED, we’ve hit our first STRETCH GOAL, and we’ve unlocked THREE new units. A $50 pledge gets you the base game, all the stretch rewards, and includes shipping!

Ars Victor is a two-player game of sci-fi tcombat. Scout the battlefield and deploy your Vanguard. Play your Command Cards to move your units and crush your enemy. A tense, fast-paced wargame that can be completed in an hour!

You have until Saturday, 10 PM Pacific, to get in on this fully-funded Kickstarter campaign. The game will be available for retail sale at the beginning of next year.

Manorhouse Workshop previews more art for their upcoming Indiegogo campaign

Manorhouse Workshop continues to prep for their upcoming Indiegogo campaign. Here’s some artwork for the big masterpiece for the event.

From the preview:

Hello to all.

Today we present the new Manor, which will become the largest and most important piece of the whole Indiegogo project.
As you can see is really impressive. About 46 cm. per side.
Composed of many buildings and of the new towers from the battlements Ghibellines.
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Assault Publishing releases PMC 2640 sci-fi minis game

Assault Publishing has released their new sci-fi minis game, PMC 2640. Go and check it out on their website.

From the release:

Assault Publishing proudly announces that PMC 2640 sci-fi ruleset was released!

In the rulebook you will find:
– A short introduction to the world of the 27th century. You can familiarise yourself with a brief history as well as with descriptions of space travel and future warfare.
– A fast-playing ruleset with a focus on intuitive rules, simplicity and elimination of unnecessary details, all of which ensure that the game runs smoothly with a few as well as with a few dozen units on the table!
– Six basic competitive scenarios coupled with terrain generators, which provide a variety of challenges and allow you to demonstrate your tactical flexibility.
– A long list of different, yet equally useful units, allowing you to create an army which suits your playing style, whether it is based on long-range bombardment, stealth operations or brutal assaults on enemy positions.
– The Recognizable, Cool-Looking rule, which replaces WYSIWYG and allows you to use any models you wish and to display your modelling skills. Although written for 15mm miniatures, the ruleset is suitable for all sci-fi scales, with figures either based on their own or on squad bases.
– Advanced, playable and addictive campaign rules. Establish your own company, recruit your troops, promote and train them, lead them in epic battles and become the most famous and powerful mercenary commander in history! In the course of service, your troops might become not only valuable veterans but also traumatized wrecks – or even both!
– Solitaire/cooperative game mode with additional rules, six new scenarios, and two unique army lists for rebelling colonists and Space Bugs.

Play Unplugged Unboxing – Level 7 Escape Lockdown

Play Unplugged put up an unboxing article featuring Privateer Press’ latest board game for Level 7: Lockdown.

From the article:

Privateer Press has birthed a new alien horror upon the gaming world. Play Unplugged‘s Enrico attempts to escape from the halls of Subterra Bravo to bring you an unboxing of the latest expansion for the Level 7 Escape board game: Lockdown!

New 54mm Fantasy Figures from Terragnosis

Terragnosis has a couple more 54mm releases for their Ruination game over on their website.

From the announcement:

Two more figures are now available from the Terragnosis web store. This is part of their expanding range of 54mm fantasy figures – this time we have Malik the Rogue and Alina the deadly warrior with her twin blades.

New Omni-Stand releases from CorSec Engineering

CorSec Engineering continues to make their omni stands even more omni with these new releases.

From the update:

New Omni-Stand releases for June.

Telescoping Rod with Gimbal (Flat) – $3.99
Telescoping Rod with Gimbal (Screw) – $4.99

Round Etched Bases with 30 degree firing arcs

30mm – $1.34
40mm – $1.64
50mm – $1.69
60mm – $1.74

Oval Bases

Small Oval (75mm by 25mm) – $1.39
Large Oval (120mm by 90mm) – $3.99

New Shadowrun 4th editon pdf book Euro Wars Antiques available now

Catalyst Game Labs has a new Shadowrun 4th edition pdf book available for purchase: Euro Wars Antiques.

From the release:

Want to know how the Euro Wars went down? Want to be able to buy some of the gear they used in those conflicts? Then you should check out the latest Shadowrun release, Euro War Antiques

Avatars of War posts preview art for Arena Deathmatch: Barbarian Warlord

Avatars of War is showing off some artwork they’ve got for a Barbarian Warlord for Arena Deathmatch.

From the preview:

From the cold steppes of Barbaria arrives the Barbarian Warlord, a fierce and brutal warrior who does not know or follow the “rules” of war, but with the power and strength to subdue enemies much more skilled in combat.
A fearless fighter with the knowledge that he might at any moment be drinking alongside Ülfgan the Magnificent, celebrating his death!

More Faction Boosters unlocked for Deadzone from Mantic

Mantic adds more Faction Boosters to those that are unlocked and those that are yet-to-be-seen over on their Deadzone Kickstarter page.

From the update:

And that my friends, is the Plague Faction Booster UNLOCKED.

You can now add on this awesome set of miniatures for just $20. Remember we’re running a 4 for 3 deal on these individual boosters where you can pick up any 4 Boosters for $60.

And if that’s not enough, our Plague Booster Bundle has now been unlocked – and they’re buy one get one free! Remember you can mix and match, meaning you can have two of the same or two different sets.

Ådalen Miniatures releases Swedish Interwar 1910-1936 range

Adalen Miniatures has released some new Swedish Interwar historical models over in their webshop.

From the release:

Ådalen Miniatures, in partnership with Histori Figs, are now releasing their Swedish Interwar range (1910-1936).

The range is going to be fully supported by:

– More figures! Mortars, MMG and more.
– Comprehensive Painting guides
– Historical background
– What-if backgrounds
– Organization guide
– How to convert the figures
– Guide to useful things from other manufacturers
– Army lists
– And much more

Raging Heroes posts The Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Kickstarter Army Structure

Raging Heroes gets ever closer to launching their Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Kickstarter. They’ve posted up what the structure of the army will look once the campaign gets going.

From the update:

Meet General Ilsa Wolfenstein, the Commander of the Iron Empire Army, part of our toughest Girls of the Galaxy Kickstarter.

As we are now days from launching our Kickstarter, we thought you’d like to have you some information about how the pledges and, consequently, about how the armies are going to be structured. Basically, the minis will be divided between Heroines, Troops, and Support.

Game Classy 36 now online

Game Classy has posted episode 36 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.

In this episode:

Joe and Steve hit all the latest and not so-latest news this week. Steve slobbers all over his AD&D 2nd ed. rereleases, and Joe covers the Eldar, GW’s latest DMCAing, and some new terrain coming out. The two also have a convo about the latest Kickstarter controversies.

Dark Age Games previews more updated Dark Age stat cards

Dark Age Games is showing off some more of the stat cards they’ve been updating for the new version of Dark Age. Check ’em out.

From the preview:

We’ve come a long way, dear players, and we’ve shown you much of the world to come… But like all good things, you’ll have to wait to see it’s full scope, but until then, enjoy a few more previews of thins to come:

Fifty Shades of Geek interviews Ronnie from Mantic

50 Shades of Geek sat down and had a talk with Ronnie from Mantic about all the fun things that the company is working on these days.

From the interview:

Ronnie Renton from Mantic Games joined the EdOnHi for a chat last night and was kind enough to let us record it. It runs to about 50 minutes where he and Greg cover Deadzone, Dreadball, Kickstarter, and the forays into tabletop wargaming territory.

Ronnie is a hugely engaging guest and we hope to get him back on soon. In the meantime, enjoy.

Fantasy Flight Games posts a Preview of Descent: Labyrinth of Ruin

Fantasy Flight Games posted up a preview of the upcoming expansion for Descent called Labyrinth of Ruin.

From the preview:

In February, we announced the upcoming release of Labyrinth of Ruin, a campaign expansion for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition. Set in a previously unexplored region of Terrinoth, Labyrinth of Ruin takes players on a riveting journey to the broken remains of a forgotten city. Throughout the many quests included in this expansion, heroes will enlist the aid of unique allies in their mission to stop the evil overlord.

In our last preview of Labyrinth of Ruin, we looked at the Apothecary and Beastmaster classes. We also met Ulma Grimstone, a dwarven Healer with more than a few concoctions up her sleeve, and Pathfinder Durik, an orc Warrior whose life in the wilderness has made him a rugged killer.

Today, guest writer Marcel Cwertetschka presents a look at the other two upcoming classes in Labyrinth of Ruin, the intrepid Treasure Hunter and the wicked Hexer. Marcel will also introduce you to two new characters: Logan Lashley and Dezra the Vile.

Kromlech has their own website back again

Kromlech’s website had been down and out (and not even in the Magic Kingdom) for quite some time, but they’re back (baby) and ready to take your orders.

From the announcement:

Hey guys!
As some of you have undoubtedly noticed, our new website is up and running!
Have a look around and enjoy.
Hope you have a great Friday!
Cheers,
Pawel

Minion Games has Squishable Foam Dice up on Kickstarter

Minion Games is running a Kickstarter in order to fund Squishable Foam Dice. Like the last story, they’ve made it well over their funding goal, so it’s stretch goals for the next 18 days.
… You know you’d want to chuck them at your other players… I would…

From the campaign:

Perfect for a quiet individual, learning activities, throwing at your RPG Game Master, punish an abusive character, or waking up that sleeper in the corner! This is a FULL set (the only foam set with d6 and [stretch goal] Ten’s d10 being included at one low price) of large soft foam polyhedral dice.

Alea Tools: Magnetic Status Markers Color Boost up on Kickstarter

Alea Tools is running a Kickstarter in order to fund more colors for their Magnetic Status Markers line. They’ve made well over their funding goal, so it’s stretch goals for the next 28 days.

From the campaign:

Alea Tools, our little basement company, has just celebrated ten years of making Magnetic Status Markers. We started out with one product in 6 colors and have grown to multiple products in 18 colors. We now have customers in 13 countries and counting.

Since day one, our fans’ number one wish has been for “MORE COLORS!” and we want to make that happen!

Our Kickstarter funds will be used to purchase new colorant and produce new 1” Magnetic Status Markers. If we exceed our funding goal, we have a treasure trove of stretch goals and backer rewards, including specialty colors and new 2” pieces.

Hand Cannon Online posts Cult of Cyriss unboxing preview from Privateer Press

Hand Cannon Online has posted up a video from the Lock & Load Gamefest, put on by Privateer Press, showing what’s available for the Cult of Cyriss and showing off a little unboxing of the various SKUs.

Kobblestone June Sale on Celtic Products

Kobblestone Miniatures gives you a chance to get some of their terrain pieces for cheaper than usual with their June sale on their Celtic line of products.

From the announcement:

June 1 – 15, 2013 – 15% discount off our entire Celtic line of products.

There are many items to choose from – Huts, Roundhouse, Celtic Well, Firepit, Blacksmith,Barn or even the complete Celtic Fort.
The discount on the complete Forts ranges from $35 USD to $40 USD …. quite a savings!
For further information and pricing, see our site

PoweredPlay Gaming final days up on Kickstarter

PoweredPlay Gaming is in their final days over on Kickstarter for their revamped modular LED lighting kits. They’ve made it past their goal, so it’s looking to see how many more stretch goals they can make it through.

From the campaign:

We just received our first test run of the Mini 9V Battery. As you can see it is much smaller than the ubiquitous AA battery.

This is available as an add-on to any support level of our Kickstarter campaign for $8 each; which is quite a discount from the MSRP of $10.95.

Artipia Games is Kickstarting an Expansion for Among the Stars

Artipia Games has launched a Kickstarter in order to fund an expansion for their Among the Stars game. The expansion’s called The Ambassadors.

From the campaign:

After a devastating war, peace is declared among all the major races of the galaxy and an Alliance is created to face mutual threats. One of the first decisions of the Alliance is to build immense space stations all along the galaxy in order to promote trade among the allies, strengthen diplomatic relations and help keep the newly established peace.

Each player takes the role of one of those races, trying to build the best space station.

Among the Stars was published in 2012 and released in the same year at the Spiel exhibition in Essen, Germany. The game was designed by Vangelis Bagiartakis and was very well received by the board game community.

Troublemaker Games 6mm Armies IndiegogoCampaign Passes First Stretch Goal

Troublemaker Games made it past their first stretch goal over on Indiegogo for their 6mm armies campaign.

From the update:

We’ve made it past £3500, so the Advanced Plastic Sprue is Funded!

But in practical terms, what does that mean?!

Well for starters, it means everyone who’s pledged for the 6mm scale Plastic Armies Boxes is now going to be receiving 20% more models, for free!

In addition, we’ve been able to open up four new pre-orders:

– Plastic Bases Sprues
– Churchillian Tanks
– Black Prince Tanks
– Alien Biker Gangs (they come with plastic bases)
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Grinning Skull Miniatures Launched from 15mm.co.uk

15mm.co.uk has launched a new line of minis they’ve called Grinning Skull Miniatures.

From Barking Irons:

We have been a bit quieter than usual here at 15mm.co.uk for the last few weeks. You might ask why. Well a couple of things firstly the massive response to the free shipping offer which had us running about like mad men for quite a while and secondly… well we have been working on releasing a new range for all you great gamers to get in on. That range is now here and its called Grinning Skull!
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Battlefront features 29th Infantry Division Assault Company for Flames of War

Battlefront is featuring the 29th Infantry Division Assault Company for Flames of War over on their website.

From the feature:

29th Infantry Division Assault Company (UBX09)
includes Brigadier General Norman ‘Dutch’ Cota, one Company Command team, one 2iC Command team, four Boat Sections, six four Czech Hedgehogs, eight Teller mine stakes, six Small three-hole bases, nine Small two-hole bases & twenty six Medium four-hole bases.

The men of the 1st & 29th Infantry Divisions are specifically trained, organised and equipped for the Normandy invasion. With mortars, bazookas, flame-throwers and explosives, these men are ready to tackle any threat.

Crone RPG open beta test going on now

Crone, the role-playing game put out by Crone RGP, is in open beta test. Go download yourself a copy and get playing.

From the announcement:

Crone RPG, an independent game studio based out of Richmond, CA has launched an open beta for their flagship role-playing game, Crone. Interested players and readers are invited to sign up and download the beta. Players of Crone take on the role of powerful elder witches during the Dark Ages, shortly after the collapse of a mighty empire. Crone RPG seeks to put women at the forefront of their new game, drawing on the often-overlooked history and folklore of ancient and medieval witches. Utilizing a unique, card-based approach to combat and encounter building, Crone is sure to impress both newcomers and die-hard table top gaming fans.

Watchtower Games posts Designer Diary entry #3 for Fallen

Watchtower Games gives you more looks into the design of Fallen with their latest Design Diary entry.

From the update:

Fallen’s Designer Diary #3 wades deep into battle to see how Challenges are resolved. We’ll show how the custom dice are used as well as Power cards, Fortune dice, Ultimate abilities, and Equipment cards.

The Challenges in Fallen cover a wide range of dangers a adventurer may encounter in a dungeon such as disarming a trapped room as the walls close in, casting a spell to keep dark spirits at bay, and fighting battles with goliaths at the bottom of the dungeon.

Lead Designer Tom Green presents the third designer diary video giving an closer look at the mechanics of Challenges for both the Hero and Dungeon Lord.

TableTopGuild Announces Model Mayhem painting contest

TableTopGuild announces their Model Mayhem painting contest.

From them to you:

TableTopGuild is happy to announce it’s 1st Annual Painting Competition: Model Mayhem! Running from June 1st, 2013 12:01 am EST until July 31st, 2013 11:59pm EST. The competition is open to all non-TTG employed residents of the United States and Canada. Official rules and prize info can be found on the website. Think you’ve got what it takes to survive the Mayhem?

Mimic Miniatures, get a mini made to look like you

Mimic Miniatures has a Kickstarter campaign up and running to fund minis that look like, … well… that look like you.

From the campaign:

Have you ever dreamed of fielding a gaming miniature of you in your RPG, board game or on the battlefield of your favorite miniature game? Now you can!

Mimic Miniatures has launched their Kickstarter project where we turn YOU into a Fantasy Gaming Miniature.

The project is backed by over 10 NY Times Best Selling and Nebula Award-winning Authors, Illustrators and Game Designers.

Come check out this unique project and please share the news!

New Add-On packages added to All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter from Alien Dungeon

Alien Dungeon is up and over $200k on Kickstarter for their All Quiet on the Martian Front campaign and have added new add-on options.

From the update:

We couldn’t be happier with how things are going! We now have the Martians, United States, and British Expeditionary Force unlocked for the game!

If you haven’t pledged yet, it’s not too late! There are many pledge levels available, including the highly affordable INVASION Level!