Review Roundup

Happy New Year, everyone! 2016 is finally over and 2017 stretches ahead of us. What will the new year bring? Hard to say, really (man, if only I knew how to tell the future…). But I hope it means a lot of gaming for you. But what games? Well, how about checking out some reviews to know that you buy just the ones you’ll like.

Looks like a lot of reviewers are taking a break for the holidays. We’ve just got one for you today.

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CMON Previews Main Factions from Rise of Moloch

CMON is known for their miniatures in their games. I mean, the M stands for “Mini.” In The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch, the game will come with plenty of miniatures. But how do you know they’re going to be the C (that is to say, “Cool”)? Well, you get a preview of them here.
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Friday Snippets

It’s the penultimate day of the year. 2016 is on its way out. Lots of people are going to be partying about it. I’m sure some of that will include gaming. At least, I hope it does for you. Anyway, if you’re going to be partying to midnight tomorrow, you’ll want to stock up on some bite-size gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Kromlech Releases The Red Duchess, Ramshackle Games Previews Space Knight Jet Bike Rider, and

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Marshal and Prisoners Expansion For Colt Express Now Available

It’s not easy robbing a train. You’ve gotta get the conductor to stop the thing. You’ve gotta make sure you get the goods. You need to make sure the other members of your gang aren’t going to double-cross you. And you’ve gotta make sure the passengers don’t put up too much of a fight. Well, that last one gets tougher when the train is holding Marshal Samuel Ford. And that’s just what happens in the Marshal and Prisoners expansion for Colt Express.
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New Imperial Assault, XCOM Releases Available From Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight has some expansions available for some of their popular board games. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or more into an Earth-centered sci-fi world in the form of XCOM, there’s some new releases that will change how you play the game.
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Deus: Egypt Now Available

One of the most important civilizations in world history (and, quite possibly, one of the largest threats to everyday life, if comics and movies are to be believed), Egypt has left a lasting legacy. Even today, fascination with the land along the Nile continues to grow. Well, gamers that have an interest in Egypt can now add it to their games of Deus. Deus: Egypt is now available.
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New Beyond the Gates of Antares Releases From Warlord Games

I think it’s safe to say that these will be the last releases from Warlord Games for Beyond the Gates of Antares… for the year. Well, it is the 30th, after all. Well, they’re not ending with just a figure or two, they’ve got quite a lot coming out, including a new starter box set.
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WizKids Previews Convention Exclusive Captain America

Comic writers love to give us alternate versions of the characters we love. With the multiple universes that they create, you can get all different types of characters, letting you explore them from different angles and under different circumstances. One such alternate universe is Earth X, where we get a new version of Captain America. He’s coming to HeroClix as a con exclusive, and we get a look at him here.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

We’re here at our last Terrain Corner for the year. Lots of companies are still on vacation, but we’ve got a couple posts for you here.

Let’s just get right to them.

We have: Heroic Maps release winter Giant Maps, Dark London: Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat Now Available, and War Sands: Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat Now Available.

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Mantic Previews Next Year’s Deadzone Releases

Mantic has a lot coming next year. Lots of new releases for their various games. March will see the official release of the second edition of Deadzone, their sci-fi skirmish miniatures game. Well, more than just a revamp of the old rules is coming. They’ve got some new stuff in store as well.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Scenario From Beyond the Threshold

Early next year, Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with the first full expansion for Mansions of Madness, 2nd Edition. Beyond the Threshold brings you all new investigators to the horrific house that is Arkham. But along with just some new investigators, they’ll also be coming out with new scenarios for you to go through. They’ve got a preview of one of them, Gates of Silverwood Manor, here.
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Waterloo Starter Bundle Deal From Warlord Games

Along with all the other deals that Warlord Games currently has going on, they’ve got another one for you to check out. This time, they’ve got a special Black Powder offer to help you recreate one of the most famous battles in history.
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Star Trek Calindra Previewed For Star Trek Attack Wing

The Federation doesn’t have friends everywhere. In particular, the Xindi feel that they need to defend against Federation encroachment. To do this, they use the Calindra Aquatic Cruiser. It’s going to be in Wave 28 for Star Trek Attack Wing, and you can get a look at it in this preview.
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Midweek Snippets

The final week of 2016 continues on. I know a lot of people are enjoying a bit of a break here at the end of the year. Many game companies are taking a little bit of time off. But that’s not to say we don’t have a good bit of bite-sized stories to snack on.

So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Tactical folding kit for board RPGs on Indiegogo, Victoria Miniatures Previews 2017 Releases, Nightmare Forest: Alien Invasion Coming to Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm December Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Advanced Deployment After Christmas Sale, New Battle Rulers Available from Kromlech, and Tercio Creativo Christmas Offer Going On Now.

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Two-Seventy Election Board Game Now Available

In 2017, we here in the US will be getting a new President. It was a very long election season, and many people are glad it’s over. But if you’re a die-hard election junkie, you can still get your politics fix with some election board games, such as Two-Seventy, which is now available.
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Trident Realms Available For Pre-Order

There’s a lot of things that live out in the ocean. Whales, fish, squid, whale-fish-squid-men… It’s that last group that you should really worry about the most. But if you can take control of those fierce fighters, you can not only control the waves, but potentially the land, too. But how hard would it be to take over such a group? Actually, pretty easy. Mantic is taking pre-orders now for the Trident Realms forces for Kings of War.
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Special After-Christmas Sales Happening Now From Warlord Games

Most of the Warlord Games crew is out of the office. But the ones left over have gone a bit CRAZY!! They’ve slashed prices on a bunch of products and now’s your chance to get games and minis at a special price. Better get there quick before Paul gets back and everything goes back to normal.
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Gale Force Nine Previews Gameplay in Time of the Daleks

For the majority of us, movement is a 3D experience. You can go forward, backward, left, right, up, down, and any combination thereof. However, we’re all pretty much locked into one direction when it comes to time. The Doctor, however, doesn’t have such constraints. As such, movement in Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, coming from Gale Force Nine, is a bit more than just going one way around a board.
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Podcast Roundup

I hope everyone’s having a great holiday season. It’s been a nice one over here. Christmas, itself, was kinda lackluster, but yesterday we smoked a pork shoulder and made a fruitcake. Smoked pork shoulder might not be the most traditional of Christmas meals, but I could certainly stand to make it a tradition.
Anyway, as for today, seeing as it is Tuesday (though I certainly don’t think it feels like one), we’ve got our regular grouping of gaming podcasts for you.

Today we have: Guild Ball Tonight Episode 53: The Penance Beard, The Cardboard Herald Episode 7: Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games, Cheated Fates Radio: Special Kickstarter Episode, Singled Out Episode 2: A Newbie’s Guide To The Guild Ball Background, Gamers Lounge Episode 133: Dark Souls the Board Game, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 85: Youth Gaming, Meeples & Miniatures Episode 189: Banter from the Bunker: December 2016, and Geeks of the North Episode 36: Christmas wishlist and PVC miniatures, the future?

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Mantic Previews 2017 Plans

We’re only 4 days away from the end of 2016. I know a lot of people are going to be very happy about that. Lots because 2016 wasn’t the greatest. But, really, it’s also because there’s a lot to look forward to in 2017. Certainly, the folks at Mantic have a lot planned, and they’ve laid out some of their announcements in a new article.
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GCT Studios Previews Convocation of Eagles For Bushido, Posts Show Schedule For 2017

The Tengu Descension brings together everyone on the bird-to-man spectrum. You’ve got 100% humans. You’ve got birdmen. And you’ve also got 100% birds. Well, you will, anyway, when the next release for them comes out. GCT has also posted up their show schedule for next year, including some new ones they’ve not been to before.
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Gale Force Nine Previews The 12th Doctor For Time of the Daleks

Doctor Who… it’s almost hard to put it into perspective. It’s been around basically forever, has had billions of watchers over the course of that time, and is a worldwide phenomenon. Even if you’re not a die-hard fan, you generally have a knowledge of it, just by how much it has permeated our “regular” culture. Well, trying to encompass all of that into a game isn’t easy. In this preview of Time of the Daleks, game designer Andrew Haught from Gale Force Nine shows us how they looked to incorporate the 12th Doctor into the game.
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Firelock Games Announces New Releases For Blood & Plunder

One of the new games that really took the miniatures world by storm this year was Blood & Plunder from Firelock Games. The Kickstarter campaign for this new Caribbean-armies themed game broke through a bunch of stretch goals and was very popular at Gen Con. Well, they’re letting us know a little bit of what they’ve got in store for 2017.
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Galileo Games Releases Heart of the Fury For Bulldogs!

You’d think that being part of a starship crew would already mean lots of action and adventure. And you would be right. However, nothing can quite prepare you for the coming of the Fury, an event that will shake the whole galaxy more than the biggest supernova. That’s just what’s happening though, and your crew has been sent to go check it out. That’s the story behind Heart of the Fury, a new campaign supplement for Bulldogs!
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New Armada And Cosmic Encounters Releases Available From Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight is headed for the stars in this latest set of releases. If you’ve been on the lookout for the latest set of Star Wars: Armada ships, as well as their new campaign, you’re in luck. Also available is a new expansion for Cosmic Encounters. Plus, there’s new card protectors to keep it all safe.
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Review Roundup

It’s Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah, so there’s a good chance you’re hanging out with friends and family. Hopefully that includes playing games of some sort. But how do you know which game might be the best? Good thing there’s reviews out there. And that’s just what we’re here with now.

Today we have: Power Grid, The Bermuda Crisis Discovery Dawning, Grand Prix, Colt Express App, Red7 App, Legendary Inventors, Congo, Master of Orion, Final touch, Great Western Trail, Captain Carcass, and The Networks.

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WizKids Previews Borg Sphere 4270 For Star Trek Attack Wing

Wave 28 of Star Trek Attack Wing is coming next month. This wave takes a look at some iconic ships that had previously been released with some new paint jobs on them. Since some of these ships are hard to find and still rather sought-after, it might be the first chance a lot of players have to get these figures. This time around, we get a look at Borg Sphere 4270.
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The Golden D6 Online Hobby Magazine Issue Nine Released

In the next week, a lot of us are going to spend time with family. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t interact with your next of kin, but let’s face it, sometimes you need to get away and take a breather from Aunt Ruthie or Cousin Dwayne. Thankfully, you can find a quiet corner and grab a gaming magazine to help spend the time. Thankfully, The Golden D6 has issue 9 of their publication freshly available.
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Friday Terrain Snippets

Hey guys. You might’ve noticed we didn’t have a Terrain Corner yesterday. That’s because I was whisked away to help work on a super-ultra-deep-covert project. Or, being that a lot of companies are currently on holiday, there wasn’t much to report on. One of the two. Anyway, so today we’ve got a combined Terrain Corner/Friday Snippets for you.

Today we have: Coffin Set 1 Available From Tabletop-Art, Dust Town Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargames, MAGE Company launches on Kickstarter the MCG Premium Sleeves, and New Infinity dedicated 70mm Tech Round base From Micro Art Studio.

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Battlefront Previews Flames of War 4th Edition Releases

2016 may have been the Year of New Editions, but that doesn’t mean 2017 won’t have some of its own rolling out. One such includes the 4th edition of the very popular WWII game, Flames of War. For the initial rollout of this updated set, the folks at Battlefront are headed to the deserts of North Africa. They’ve posted up some previews of the books and box sets you can expect to show up on store shelves.
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Wyrd Games December Newsletter Posted

December has but a week left. Many people are going on vacation for the holidays. Christmas is in a couple days. Hanukah starts tomorrow. It’s time to wrap things up for the year for many people. Well, that includes the folks over at Wyrd Games who have posted up this month’s Newsletter, letting you know about all the things they’ve got going on still.
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WizKids Previews Pym Particle Tank And Pym Pocket Tank For HeroClix

As we saw in the previous preview from WizKids about their upcoming Convention Exclusives for HeroClix, Pym Particles can be used to make things smaller, or they can be used to make things much, much bigger. That doesn’t just include Hank Pym, himself, but various objects as well, including tanks.
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Dixit: Revelations Now Available

For those that have played it, Dixit is quite a bit different than your average card game. Each card has a strange and whimsical scene on it that the Storyteller player must describe using just a word, phrase, or sentence. Other players then look at their own hand of cards and choose their own card that might match that descriptor. All the cards are played face-down and shuffled. Then they are revealed and people vote on which card was the “original.” Points are awarded based on the guesses. Well, the number of cards available has just expanded, thanks to the release of Dixit: Revelations.
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