March Releases Available From CMON

It’s the last day of the month. We’re 1/4 of the way through the year. The summer heat isn’t far away. Time to get your board game collection bulked up and get set for some hot months ahead (or cold ones, if you’re down south). CMON’s got a whole bunch of new releases available today that you can pick up at your LGS.
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Super-Deluxe Wander Preview

So, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it out to Adepticon last weekend like I’d’ve liked. But that’s life. But, when you get lemons, make lemonade. I got in touch with the folks over there and they hooked me up with a treasure trove of preview material. We’ve got character art. We’ve got stat cards. We’ve got equipment cards. There’s some photos of the new Otter Fisherman, too. It’s quite a lot and it all looks awesome.
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King’s Champion Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Ah, the jousting match. An icon in medieval stories. Two knights, clad in the toughest of armor, armed with massive lances, riding the stoutest of horses go barreling towards each other, looking to knock their opponents down. King’s Champion brings that high-impact action to your tabletop. But it’s more than just making sure your knight is on the horse. There’s lots of prep-work that goes into a joust, so making sure your knight has everything they need is important. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Spartan Games Free Rulebook Weekend Promo

Spartan Games is giving you a chance to get something for nothing. This weekend spend £50 in their webshop and get a free rulebook of your choice. Want to start one of their games but were waiting for some sort of special? Want to get a friend into a game? Just need to replace a beaten-up book? This weekend’s your chance to do it.
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Friday Snippets

We’ve made it, everyone. It’s Friday (be sure to get your free item from Kroger). With any luck, your weekend will be filled with all things gaming. I’m… gonna take it a bit easy. It’s pollen season here in GA, and while I’m not particularly allergic to any of it, it’s like getting a face-full of dust or chalk. You cough, you sneeze, your eyes water just because of the amount of particulate in the air. So it’s best to just stay inside and fill up on bite-size gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Figure Storage Inserts for Vehicles Available From Sally 4th, Rise to Nobility launches on Kickstarter on April 5th, Go Fish Fitness Kickstarter – Final Week, Bits of War 3rd Anniversary Sale, Purgatory edges closer to completion with new arrivals of models, and April 1st Deals from Advanced Deployment.

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Ares Games Releases Battle of Britain Starter Set For Wings of Glory

Ares Games is jumping on the two-player box starter set bandwagon (a good one to be on, if you ask me) with their new Battle of Britain set for Wings of Glory. Take to the skies (figuratively, of course) in either a Spitfire or a Messerschmitt (and if you get a bunch of ’em, you could have a whole mess of Messerschmitts). The box has pretty much everything you need to get playing right away.
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Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting For 5th Edition and Pathfinder up on Kickstarter

You got your fantasy in my horror!
You got your horror in my fantasy!
Well, you both got your horror and fantasy in my post-apocalyptic!
Apocalypse the Risen is a little of this and a little of that. It’s listed as post-apocalyptic fantasy horror. It’s set on Earth after society has been utterly destroyed (so, ~28 years from now. … Kidding!). Demons have gotten a foothold and zombies are roaming the streets. Can you survive in such a horrific land?
The setting book is up now on Kickstarter.
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IDW Games Announces TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge

Last weekend, the Crystal Brush Awards were held at Adepticon. I certainly wasn’t in danger of winning them. And I’m probably not in danger of winning the new TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge that IDW Games has launched over on their website.
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Corvus Belli Fat Yuan Yuan Golden Ticket Event

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is one of my favorite movies (I even don’t mind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to be honest). One of the concepts from the movie that has permeated into “everyday life” is the idea of the Golden Ticket. Well, Corvus Belli has grabbed their top hats and purple coats and is putting Golden Tickets in Fat Yuan Yuan boxes.
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New 40k Releases Available To Order From Forge World

Those super-soldiers, the space marines, are getting some more releases next week, thanks to Forge World. They’ve started taking orders for Iron Warriors Siege Terminators as well as Legion Moritats, armed with either plasma pistols or volkite serpentas (… whatever those might be).
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First look at pages from The Khanate Return book

Patrol Angis is getting its third book next month (which is only a couple days away. The month… not the book quite yet). The Ion Age wants you to know a bit about what you’ll be getting (as well as, y’know, building hype) for it and has posted up some preview pages from The Khanate Return.
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Battlefront Features Afrika Korps: Tiger Heavy Tank Platoon For Flames of War

Having big, formidable tanks in your army was a good way to win battles during WWII. Some of the biggest and toughest were Germany’s Tigers. They were originally going to be available for the Battle of El Alamein, but didn’t quite make it there. They did end up in Tunisia later, though. They can also be in your armies for Flames of War, since they’re available from Battlefront.
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Megalith Games Releases New Ursapine For Godslayer

Sometimes an old sculpt fora mini doesn’t quite cut it anymore. New artists are hired, or older artists’ craft gets better. Maybe something about the original made it difficult to mold. Or maybe just the old version got “stale.” Whatever the reason, resculpts happen. Megalith Games is going through their old Godslayer figures and updating some of them. One such is the Ursapine, which is available now.
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Commands & Colors: Tricorne – The American Revolution Up On Kickstarter

The American Revolution, to say the least, was a pretty big moment in history. Not only did the colonists winning their independence lead to a new country, it kicked off a further set of revolutions. But what would have happened had the British won? Do you think you have the military mind to command the Redcoats or the Army of the Potomac? How would you have handled crossing the Delaware? You can find out in Commands & Colors: Tricorne – The American Revolution, a historical combat game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

We still just might make it to the weekend, everyone. Yesterday was certainly a hurdle to get over. Not anything bad (at least on my end of things). Just very busy. Late night at the office working on things, as sometimes happens. But this weekend will hopefully make it all worth it. They usually do. But before we get there, we’ve still got some work today. At the moment, that’s a quick Terrain Corner.

Today we have: Operation Alpha Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame

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One Page Rules Updates More Armies

The folks over at One Page Rules keep chugging along, coming out with more rules for various armies that you can use in their various miniatures games. This time, they’re adding Eternal Wardens and Havoc Brother Disciples. So if you like those miniatures from “that one company in Nottingham,” but aren’t really fans of the rules, maybe give these a try.
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Mantic Posts Mantic Open Day Details

Mantic’s Open Day event is a celebration of all things Mantic. They’re opening their doors and letting everyone come on in (if you have a ticket, that is) for a full day of gaming and seminars. They’ve posted up some more details about what you can expect during the show, in case you’re on the fence about going.
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New Preview of Big Trouble in Little China Board Game Posted

One of the game that’s slowly building momentum as the year goes along is the Big Trouble in Little China board game coming from Everything Epic Games. Occasionally, we’ll get a bit of a promo image of some art, a model render, or a look at the boards. Well, in this preview, we get a little bit about how the game will play, too.
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WizKids Previews The Porcupine For HeroClix

Comics are filled with all sorts of colorful characters. The Porcupine is certainly among them. Looking at the costume, he’s giving me a sort of “Ultimate Warrior” vibe, but without the face paint. Anyway, the villain is coming to your HeroClix games in the Avengers/Defenders War set, but you can get a look at him here.
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Sword Art Online Kickstarter Running Now

You know, one of the things people say they want out of games is to be “immersed” in it. You know, to feel that you really are your characters and that your actions have real consequences. In the Sword Art Online anime, “immersion” takes on a whole new level. Much like the Matrix, if you die in the game, you die in the real world, too. The only way to escape is to defeat the game. And that’s just what you and the other players are trying to do in the Sword Art Online board game, up now on Kickstarter.
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Banebrood Skulleaters Available For Megalith Games

Having recently gone through moving the offices here, I can certainly understand how it’d cause a delay with products going out. Add to that a bit of resculpting, and you can see why it’s been a bit since we’ve heard from Megalith Games and Godslayer. Well, the moves are done and the resculpts are completed, so you can get yourselves the new Banebrood Skulleaters.
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Late Pledges for Vampire Hunters Being Taken Now

Don’t you just hate when you miss out on a Kickstarter? All those stretch goals and exclusives, along with the great deal that’s to be had. Well, thankfully, the Kickstarter, itself, isn’t the only time you can get that stuff. Late Pledges are often available for games. One such is Vampire Hunters, the cooperative game where you… well… you hunt vampires. You can join in on it now.
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IDW Games Posts King of the Creepies Preview

Well, it’s part preview, part designer’s diary. The article, written by game designer Jon Cohn, gives us a look at the philosophy behind the creation of King of the Creepies. That philosophy starts with bad puns and dad jokes. It then builds up from there.
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Midweek Snippets

The week marches on. We’re through the first half and headed towards the finish. Just gotta make it 2.5 more days and it’ll be the weekend once more. The first couple days have been sort of a mixed bag. Hopefully things will smooth out for everyone and we can make it to Saturday intact. We should also be sure to fill up on bite-sized gaming stories, and that’s just what we’ve got for you now.

Today on the platter we have: New Dwarf Miniatures Available From Ral Partha Europe, Khurasan releases really big mammoth, KaYo Miniatures Launches Kickstarter for Adventure RPG miniatures, Final Days for Full Captain On Kickstarter, Fantasy Men at Arms and Peasants released at Alternative Armies, Custom Dice Trays Available From Kentucky Sawdust, and New Skull Drones Available From Kromlech.

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What Were We Thinking? Expansion Now Available For Smash Up

You know, one of the things I love about Smash Up is just seeing what factions they come out with next. Just when you think they’ve covered everything, another quartet of absurd yet awesome groups are announced. The latest set, What Were We Thinking?, adds Teddybears, Grandmas, Rock Stars, and Explorers. It’s available now.
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Warlord Games Posts Test of Honour Optional Rules

When writing rules for a game, you want to do your best to make sure they’re clear and uncomplicated. Sometimes, a part of a rule sounds good, and you don’t necessarily want to cut it, but you find that it’s just not quite in the theme or style you want for the game. That’s not to say they’re necessarily bad. They’re just not quite what the overall game needs in the main rulebook. They’re the “deleted scenes” of the game. Well, Warlord Games has posted up these rules on their website for you to check out and possibly add to the game if you and your opponent want.
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WizKids Announces Tournament at Camelot Card Game

Ah, Camelot.
It might be a silly place (where you sing from the diaphragm a lot), but it’s still full of wonders and spectacle. One such spectacle takes the form of tournaments, where knights look to show their prowess in combat against one-another. But, seeing as Merlin is never far away, there’s certainly magic afoot during the events. Participants will have to learn to use it to the best of their abilities, along with more traditional fighting implements such as swords and arrows, if they want to win.
That’s the story behind Tournament at Camelot, a new card game coming soon from WizKids
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Disciples of Harmony Sourcebook for Star Wars RPG

While blasters and lightsabers are certainly at the forefront of many people’s minds when they think about what they want their Star Wars characters to specialize in, some players take a bit of a different approach. They’re more interested in letting their words be the main focus. It’s not necessarily a passive path, just a different one. For those that like to play such characters, you’ll be interested in the upcoming Disciples of Harmony sourcebook for the Star Wars RPG.
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WizKids Previews Rocket Raccoon For HeroClix

When you think of the Guardians of the Galaxy, I’m willing to say it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re thinking of Groot and Rocket Raccoon. While Star Lord may be the leader, and Drax and Gamora certainly have their parts to play, the dynamic duo of a talking (kind of) tree and murderous raccoon are what I, at least, think of when I think of the group. Well, with the new movie coming out, there’s going to be new versions of those characters. In this preview, we get a look at what Rocket Raccoon is going to be like.
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One Page Rules Adds Battle Brother Detachments And Ogres

I know some of you out there love the One Page Rules rules sets. They’re constantly being worked on and updated to make sure they’re as good as they can be. They’re also being expanded, bringing in more armies. This latest update gives you Battle Brother Detachments as well as Ogres. Plus, with the update, Double Tap is getting an update.
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PenguinComics Launches Science Fiction Mini Adventure Cards Kickstarter

You all know I’m a big fan of items that can help GMs along in their mission of making a good game for their players. Pre-made adventures, maps, and other materials can really cut down the prep-time needed to run a game. Well, J. over at PenguinComics is making it so your sci-fi games are ready to go at a moment’s notice. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for a set of Sci-Fi Mini-adventure cards, as well as aids for coming up with sci-fi corporation names, NPC names, and more.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews the Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion for the Runewars Miniatures Game

That’s a whole lotta headline for a four-model box set, but there we are, then. More previews are coming out for Runewars, the fantasy miniatures game from Fantasy Flight. This time around, it’s the Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade expansion pack. There’s a new army standard, a wizard, and more that you can use to swap out in your units to give them an extra punch.
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Podcast Roundup

Here we are, once more, at Tuesday. It seems that Monday was a really bad one for many of my friends. So here’s to making Tuesday not so bad. Also, here’s to hoping the week goes by quickly and smoothly for everyone so we can get back to the joy that is the weekend. To help things go by, listening to some gaming podcasts is a good idea.

This week we have: The Cardboard Herald Episode 20: Andrew Birkett of Atheris Games, Singled Out Episode 28: Talking Season 3 Engineers with Pash, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 98: Replayabilty, Meeples & Miniatures Episode 201: Geek Nation Tours revisited, Primecast Episode 42, and Game Classy Episode 135: Adepticon 2017.

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