Fantasy Flight Games Posts RuneWars Preview

One of the biggest announcements at Gen Con this past year was that Fantasy Flight Games was going to be joining the fantasy miniatures wargame market with RuneWars, a new game set in the world of Terrnoth. Attendees were able to get a bit of a look inside the game and its mechanics, but there’s always a bit more that people would like to know about. As such, Fantasy Flight sat down with designer Andrew Fischer and talked a bit about the game and how it came to be.
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Rough and Tumble Board Game Up On Kickstarter

More and more people are getting 3D printers these days.
Meanwhile, I don’t have a regular printer at home. But that’s beside the point. The proliferation of 3D printers means that game companies can offer games to you without any shipping costs. They just send you the files for your printer and you make your own minis right at home. The folks at Cross Lances are doing that with their expansion to Rough and Tumble, which is up on Kickstarter now.
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Shadows of Esteren: Dearg Campaign Up On Kickstarter

As an occasional GM, I can certainly appreciate pre-made adventures for games. You don’t always have time to fully realize a deep narrative with twists, turns, and plenty for everyone, then add on encounters, treasure, come up with NPCs and everything else that goes into such things. Well, for Shadows of Esteren players, quite a big module is coming via Kickstarter. It’s Dearg.
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Monday Terrain Corner

Happy Halloween, everyone!
I hope everyone is having a good time with some sweet treats and scary movies.
And, hey, it’s another chance to break out your convention costumes, too! Bonus!
Anyway, let’s make your gaming tables look good, shall we?

In the Terrain Corner today we have: New Age of Sigmar Battle Mat From Games Workshop, Rocket Pig Games Running TileScape Dungeons Kickstarter, Dragonlock Ultimate Free Sample Set Now Available, and Adventure Tiles – Wilderness Tabletop RPG Terrain System Up On Kickstarter.

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Incarnate Games Running Ascended Kings Kickstarter

The Omega Stone is an artifact of great power, able to grant immortality to the one that possesses it. Of course, such a prize is sought by many. Four great kings have found the components to summon the Omega Stone. However, no one is willing to give up their Blood Stone to anyone else. It will have to be taken by force. Only a grand melee will decide who gets the stones. That’s the story behind Ascended Kings, a new combat board game up on Kickstarter.
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Playford Games Releases Ancient Conflict Treasure Chest Game Collection

I don’t have a really big apartment. There’s not lots of storage space available. As such, I have to make sure that space is efficiently used. For someone with a board game collection, that’s not always easy. Thankfully, Playford Games has their new Ancient Conflict Treasure Chest Game Collection that holds a bunch of games all in one, handy box.
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Asmodee Previews The Gods In 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon

In ancient times, the gods were much a part of everyday life. You weren’t considered heavily religious if you gave thanks, prayers, and offerings to various deities throughout your daily routine. It’s just how people lived. In 7 Wonders Duels: Pantheon, you are looking to create a city full of wonders that will stand the tests of time. Along with that, you can devote them to various gods.
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WizKids Previews Looker For HeroClix

The Joker’s Wild set for HeroClix will be out soon. It’s always nice to know what you’re gonna be getting before you get it. As such, WizKids tends to give us lots of looks inside their sets. This is no different, with a look at not just one, but two versions of Looker.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Alliance Rangers For Imperial Assault

The ability to disrupt enemy actions via well-placed firepower is crucial in winning a conflict. The Rebel Alliance knows that they’re outnumbered and running behind the Empire in terms of technology, but they make up for it in dedication and training. And Alliance Rangers are able to increase the odds of winning by taking out enemy officers or other linchpin parts of the enemy. Soon, you’ll be able to add these force multiplier figures to your games of Imperial Assault.
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Review Roundup

Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re all having a great Saturday. I just got back from the grocery store (I’m typing this up a decent amount earlier than it is set to go live) so I can get ready to have some company over for a low-key Halloween party. I’m making cookies, chocolate-coated peanut butter balls, and gumbo. Should be a good time. I’m sure a lot of you have somewhat similar plans.

As for the moment, though, before I dive into a bit of last-minute cleaning and then work on cooking, let’s get you those gaming reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

This week we have: Bankers and Robbers, Dungeon Saga, Harry Potter Deck-Building Game, Conquest Games’ Medieval Archers, Mysterium, Aeon’s End, Love Letter: Premium Edition, Mortem Et Gloriam, The Networks, Eclipse: Shadow of the Rift, Tumult Royale, Necronomicards, Cthulhu Crusades, and Loony Quest.

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Steamforged Games Previews January Guild Ball Releases

Steamcon is coming up in a couple weeks. There, players will get the first chance to really sink their teeth into Season 3. They’ll be able to pick up Kick Off!, the new 2-player starter set and see what all changes have been made to the game. Well, Steamforged also just sent out a preview of what they’ll be coming out with in January. And I, for one, am as giddy as a schoolcub.
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Gale Force Nine Posts New Tanks Previews

While Tanks from Gale Force Nine puts the emphasis on the machines of war as they roll across the battlefields, blasting at each-other, one would do well to remember that without the crews, those vehicles would just be masses of metal and plastic sitting motionless on the battlefield. And those crews all came from different countries with distinct philosophies towards war. In these articles from Gale Force Nine, we get a look at some of the different Doctrine cards, as well as a look at the special card in the Mechanics kit.
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Dark Skies Aerial Combat Game Up On Kickstarter

On October 3, 1942, everything changed. The world was deeply embroiled in the 2nd World War, but what happened would forever change the nature of that conflict. Dark and terrible things started pouring into the world. Great elder gods, long forgotten, manifested themselves and joined in the war. The Axis and Allies haven’t stopped waging their war, though, and have actually taken to integrating monstrous technologies into their arsenal. That’s the story behind Dark Skies, a new alternate history aerial combat miniatures game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Friday Snippets

We’ve been waiting for this all week. Or, at least, I have been. It’s Friday! Woo!
Tomorrow, for me, looks like it’s going to be filled with some cooking, because it’s some for some Halloween goodies to be made. I’m sure a lot of you have Halloween-related plans scheduled. Halloween’s all about getting bite-sized treats, so let’s do just that with some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Forge of Ice Sleazy Merchant & Sleepy Sentries on Kickstarter, Brother Vinni Releases Veteran Chaingunner, New Releases And Sale At TinMan Miniatures, Spooky Bases Halloween Sale Going On At Micro Art Studios, and Free Halloween Pack and Weekend Sale on ePic Character Generator.

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Gamelyn Games Launches Tiny Epic Quest Kickstarter

Tiny Epic Quest is the latest in the Tiny Epic game line from Gamelyn Games. A fantasy world is created that’s full of adventure. It’s up to your band of heroes to go out and explore it, looking for wrongs to right and foes to fight, completing quests while gathering more powerful items and spells. The group with the most points at the end is the winner.
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Leaders of Euphoria Board Game Up On Kickstarter

In a dystopian future, people are struggling for control. Two rival factions have grown up and are looking to defeat the other. The only path to winning lay in defeating the leader of the enemy faction. But nobody’s entirely sure who is in charge. The leaders are kept hidden, blending in with their followers. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t assassination attempts, of course. However, attacking the wrong person isn’t going to help. For a new faction of the disenfranchised (aka – those that have been attacked) is also looking to gain control, and they’re more than happy to swell their numbers with those that have been taken out of the other factions. That’s the story behind Leaders of Euphoria, a new board game up on Kickstarter.
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Dream Home Now Available From Asmodee

If I could build a dream home, it’d be at least 75% kitchen. Of the remaining 25%, 24% of it would be taken up by “gaming space,” with the last 1% going to essentials like bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, and such like that. I don’t quite think I could make that exact thing in Dream Home by Asmodee, but now that the game’s out, I could certainly try.
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Heroes of the Resistance Pack Available For X-Wing

The Force Awakens continues the Star Wars saga for a new generation. Though the Empire was defeated, the First Order is looking to retake control. As such, the Resistance is fighting tooth and claw against them. Heroes new and old are joining forces to fight. And you can represent that with the Heroes of the Resistance Pack for X-Wing, which is now available.
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New 40k and Hobbit Releases Available To Order From Forge World

Well, sort of two ends of the spectrum in terms of new releases from Forge World this week. It’s rare enough that we see even releases for Age of Sigmar on there. But a Lord of the Rings release? I can’t remember the last one of those. Along with some new dwarves, there’s also a couple of 40k releases as well. Told you it was two ends of the spectrum.
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USAopoly Ghoulish Games Giveaway Happening Now

Halloween is less than a week away. I know a lot of people that will be celebrating this weekend. Heck, I’ll be celebrating this weekend, and I’m not even one for celebrating holidays all that much. You know who else is celebrating? The folks over at USAopoly. They’re running their Ghoulish Games Giveaway now.
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Asmodee Previews Treasure and Spells From Conan

As people have started to get their copies of the Conan board game from Monolith Games. As such, everyone else is getting a bit of a look inside of it in preparation for when the game comes out on November 23rd. But for those that don’t have a friend whose copy they can borrow, Asmodee gives us a look inside the box. This time around, we check out some of the equipment and spells your characters will be able to acquire while you play.
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Modiphius Hiring Freelance Art Director

Modiphius has been busy at work on the Infinity RPG. There’s a lot to go through, though, and they want to make it just right. As such, they’re looking to bring on someone to help out in the form of a Freelance Art Director.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

Hello, Thursday. Nice to see you again. And it is nice to see Thursday, as it means we’re well into the latter part of the week and so the weekend will be here soon. Hopefully you have gaming lined up for this weekend. And if you do, you’ll want your gaming table to look as good as possible. That’s where the Terrain Corner comes in.

Today we have: Heroic Maps release Arung Ry Outpost – Cantina, Lands of Mars: Pwork Wargames Sci-Fi Gaming Mat Now Available, Heroic Maps – Castell Gwythyr, and Plastcraft Shows of New Malifaux Terrain.

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Tickets Now Available For Dragonmeet 2016

As we get close to the end of the year, there’s still conventions to think about going to. “Convention Season” never truly ends, with meetups and get-togethers every month. And this isn’t just some small group of people getting together in a shed. This is London’s biggest Tabletop Convention. It’s Dragonmeet and you can get your tickets now.
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Hell’s Rising: Dante’s Adventure Board Game Up On Kickstarter

I’m almost ashamed to say I’ve never read The Divine Comedy. I’ve played parts of the musical arrangement based on it, though. So that’s gotta count for something. The tale of Dante being led by the angel Virgil through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Now, it’s also a board game. Or, it will be, if the Kickstarter project for Hell’s Rising: Dante’s Adventure reaches its funding goal. And it can only do that with your help.
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The Pioneers Program Available On Tabletopia

Electronic versions of games can really be handy when you’re not at home but you want to play a game. I mean, most of us don’t have a whole game library at our offices that we can pull from during lunchtime. And even those of us that do, we might not always have the room to spread out and play a game. As such, virtual tabletop programs can really be of big help. They can also help you decide if you want to back a game on Kickstarter or not. For example, The Pioneers Program is up on Kickstarter now, but they’re also available to try out on Tabletopia.
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Mantic Announces NaNoWriMo Contest

While I certainly am a prolific writer (23,346 posts here on TGN at the time this one goes live), I’m certainly not much of a storyteller. Or, at the very least, I type up ~10 stories a day, but most are about 2 paragraphs lone. I’m the master of the short-subject, I guess. 😀 What I’m not good at writing, though, is fiction. However, if you’re unlike me, and you are good at writing fiction, you might want to check out Mantic’s NaNoWriMo contest.
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Asmodee Posts New Preview For Citadels

There’s a new edition of Citadels coming out. It’s going to bring a lot of new elements to the overall party. Those that enjoyed the original will find their options for play expanded, with new avenues to victory. Of course, where there’s new options for you, there’s those same options for your opponent. Going in with knowledge of what may lie ahead will be helpful. Thankfully, Asmodee is here with such help.
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The Edge: Downfall Board Game Up On Kickstarter

The Edge: Downfall is not a new documentary about the waning fame of U2. No, it’s a new board game by Awaken Realms that’s up on Kickstarter. Choose one of the six factions and compete on two different levels: the conflict board and the campaign map.
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Demon Espionage Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Well, it would seem as though a group of rebel demons have managed to kill Satan. Seems quite a task to undertake. And while I’m generally not a fan of assassination, I think in this case I’ll make an exception. It was Satan, after all. Anyway, the various souls that Satan used to maintain his power have been swept to the Forgotten Land. Those will have to be collected. The Rebels, as well as the Shadows (those loyal to Satan), have gone to the Forgotten Land to get them. But it’s very misty and it’s hard to find the souls, let alone know who your friend vs your enemy is. That’s the story behind Demon Espionage, a new card game up on Kickstarter.
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Midweek Snippets

We’re reaching the peak. After this, it’s a slide back down to the weekend. I’m hoping to have some friends over for gaming and cooking, as well as basically a “mini-Halloween” party (my apartment’s not really that big. Hard to have more than 4-5 people over 😛 ). There will be Cryx Necrotite Sugar Cookies, Atomic Peanut Butter Balls, and a bubbling cauldron of gumbo.
But that’s as may be. Right now, we’ve got a bunch of bite-size gaming stories to give you.

On the platter today we have: Zucati Dice: Retro Classic Pure Aluminum Dice On Kickstarter, Totentanz Miniatures to Make Corvus Belli’s 15mm Historical Miniatures Range, Purgatory Shows off 2 freshly completed models for the Kickstarter, New Swan Faction Tokens from Advanced Deployment Now Available, Ramshackle Abomination and Robot Sale, Armorcast LLC announces the Fifth Cinematic Effects Modeling Contest, Last Days To Enter Tercio Creativo’s Wipley Drawing, New Releases Available From Micro Art Studio, Ouroboros Miniatures’ First Release Now Available, 5-Minute Dungeon Coming to Kickstarter Next Week, and Era: The Consortium – A Universe of Expansions Kickstarter in the last week.

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Skirmish Virtual Tabletop Relaunches on Kickstarter

Pretty much all of us have people we’d love to game with more often. Unfortunately, teleportation technology hasn’t quite been worked out yet. So while you’d like to game with friends in other states, countries, or even hemispheres, it’s not so easy to do. However, with a virtual tabletop program, you can get the feeling of all of you in one spot, gaming together. The Skirmish Virtual Tabletop didn’t quite make it the first time they were on Kickstarter. However, they’ve retooled, finishing up their closed beta, and are back up looking to get funded this next time around.
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Guild Masters Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Guilds are sort of the corporations of the medieval world. They’re looking to attract the best talent, have the best guild hall, create items that let them go out and perform quests which will earn them more money and prestige. Just, instead of coming out with the greatest smartphone or automobile, they’re going out and slaying monsters and rescuing monarchy from towers. Creating the greatest guild of them all is your task in Guild Masters, a new board game up on Kickstarter.
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