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Year 2019

Psychers. They can use their mind to tap into a well of power and unleash attacks and enhance their abilities far beyond what any regular mortal is capable of. It's risky, but the risks are often worth the reward. For those with a love of psychers in 40k, you're in luck. There's the new Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising book, as well as the Blood of the Phoenix box set available to order now from Games Workshop.

I always thought that these were the melodies of the waves. But River Horse has yet another they're coming out with. This Melody of the Waves is a new adventure for the Tails of Equestria RPG. So, your ponies better get their sea legs and maybe pick up some little water wings. It's high-seas adventure ahoy. You can pre-order your copy now.

If you were going to release a new, illustrated version of one of the classic horror stories based on one of the classic horror monsters, what day would you say would be the best day to do that?

"Arbor Day?"

... No... Halloween!

"... oh... yeah, I suppose that would be better..."

It is, and that's just what Free League Publishing is doing with their new The Call of Cthulhu book.

Deep space. It's not a good place for your ship to break down. Unfortunately, that's just what's happened. And not only are you floating listlessly, but there's a leak and air is rapidly leaving the ship. It's a race to try and repair the ship and get going again. However, there's someone in the crew that is happy that the ship is slowly dying, along with the crew. Will the others be able to figure it out in time, or are they doomed? That's the story behind The Menace Among Us, a new semi-cooperative game from Smirk and Dagger that's available now.

Scott Pilgrim. It's a much-beloved comic series that sees the titular Scott fighting through evil-Exes to win his lover's heart. Well, soon, he'll be fighting for love on  your tabletops. Renegade Game Studios has announced Scott Pilgrim Miniatures The World, a new miniatures game that they will be bringing to Kickstarter next week.

The Germans are lining the beaches, looking across the English Channel, waiting for the Allies to make a play at taking their control away from mainland Europe. They're well equipped, with all manner of different weapons ready for action. This week's set of releases for Flames of War from Battlefront includes some anti-armor elements.

The amphibious landing. It's been a staple of warfare for thousands of years as water-based troops storm the beaches to fight a foe on the land. Warlord Games is bringing these exciting battles to your games of Black Seas and Black Powder with a new set of rules that they've posted up over on their website.

Hobbitses. They may be small, but don't discount their value to Middle Earth. The Shire may seem peaceful, but they have their own rogues and vagabons, along with just those with strong personalities. Forge World is letting you add some new of the half-pints to your collection with two new pairs of figures that you can order now.

It's always interesting to see who's working on the games we love. Over at Paizo, they've got quite a team working on products like Pathfinder and Starfinder. And there's been a lot of moving and shaking going on, with new hires and promotions happening all around. Go take a look at who's gone where and what they're working on now.

The Investigators are doing everything they can to stop the Great Old One from coming into our world and destroying everything. Are they too late? The ritual is already finished. The Great Old One stirs. And that's just what we get a look at in this preview of Arkham Horror: Last Hour, coming from Fantasy Flight. While the Investigators are doing what they can, that doesn't mean the evils are stitting still. In this article, we get a look at the Ancient Ones phase in the game.

Happy New Year!

What's that? You say it's October? Well, we're celebrating the New Year anyway. At least, we're prepping for it. Yes, we're getting 2020 vision with a preview of the January releases that Privateer Press will have.

Who doesn't love a good fireworks display (... err... except for maybe many pets, but that's beside the point)? Everyone loves them. And you're trying to create the greatest display ever seen! That's the story behind Hanabi, as players work together, figuring out which sets of fireworks to set off next. Well, if you're looking for a more in-depth game, you can check out Hanabi Deluxe II, now available from R&R games. It comes with the Hanabi Master Artisan expansion right inside it.

Encore! is a new roll-and-write game available now from Stronghold Games. Players are looking to cross out boxes on their cards, gaining points for crossing out columns, rows, or all the boxes of a specific color. Be the one with the most points at the end and you're the winner!

Zombicide 2nd Edition is coming to Kickstarter next week. As with any edition change for a game, players are wondering, "Ok, what changed?" You've got a game and you love it, so you want to know if the things you love have been changed. Well, to allay fears, CMON has posted up an article talking about just what sorts of things have been updated in this new version.

Look, we've all had friends and coworkers that you just can't rely on. You ask them to do something. They say they're going to do it. But then you wait, and wait, and wait... and they just never show up. WizKids has brought that to the tabletop with Age of Dirt: The Game of Uncivilization, a new worker-placement game where sometimes your workers get lost or wander off and don't always do what you need them to do. You can pick up your copy now.

Thursday. The week continues to fly by. Wednesday, the day that, for me, always seems to take the longest, was really quick. I'm always appreciative of that. Most weeks, it just drags on by. But yesterday was quick. Hopefully, today and tomorrow can be so as well so we can get back to that great weekend. But before we can slide our way down, we need to make sure our gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Apocalypse Fortress 3D Printed Terrain Up On Kickstarter, Labyrinth Terrain Tiles Up On Kickstarter, Sector Corvus Prime 3D Printable Terrain Up On Kickstarter, and Orc Skull Trophy Rack Available From Tabletop Scenics.

It's October. That means horror movies, scary stories, and things that go "bump" in the night. And Ravensburger is bringing it all to your tabletop with Horrified: Universal Monsters. Classics like Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein's Monster, and more are terrorizing the town, and it's up to the players to work together to defeat them. You can pick up your copy now.

With the release of the Platinum Edition of their City Builder line, Skirmisher Publishing is going back through their previous releases and updating them, bringing them in line with how they want to do things from here on out. Their latest book to be updated is City Builder Volume 4: Guildhouses, Mages' Lodges & Other Professional Places. You can go pick up your updated version now.

Sure, having a bunch of pre-made monsters can really help a GM with planning their gaming sessions. But sometimes that GM wants to make something purely specific for their own game. Sure, they can take bits and pieces from there and there, but it'd be nice if the various rules for creating monsters was in one, handy  spot. And that's just what we've got from Paizo. They've posted up the rules for making monsters and hazards in Pathfinder.

House Bolton is well known for its cruelty. Meeting them on the battlefield is bad enough. Just make sure you don't get captured and taken back to their keep. A horrifying fate awaits you. The Bolton Blackguards are the House's main troops, and soon, they'll be making their way to the tabletops in the Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game. In this preview, we get a look at just what players can expect.

Let's get ready to... not finish that phrase or I'd have to possibly pay a large sum of money.

Anyway, for those of you WWE fans out there that want to bring your larger-than-life wrestlers onto your tabletop, you'll want to look no further than the WWE Mixed Match Challenge starter set that WizKids is coming out with. It's everything you need to get playing, with four wrestlers, tokens, rules, and a ring in which all the slammin' action can take place.

The hounds were all prepped, ready to battle for control of Boneshire. The armies were lined up on the field and itching to fight. But then, something happened. A squirrel ran by. Or maybe it was a tennis ball bounced past. Maybe someone opened up a bag of treats. Whatever it was, everyone got distracted and ran off. When the dust settled and everyone realized they still needed to fight, nobody remembered what side they were on. So, it's time for the commanders to draft new doggos to fight for them. That's the story behind Knights of the Hound Table, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Look, I know this is St. Elmo's Pay and not St. Elmo's Fire, but I still have Man in Motion stuck in my head while typing up this piece.

Anyway, this game has nothing to do with the movie or song (or supernatural effect on mariners). It's all about what is credited as the greatest siege in history. Malta is under siege by the forces of Suleiman and you're in charge of one of the sides. Will the city hold or fall? That's up to you to decide in 1565, St. Elmo's Pay that's up on Kickstarter now.

As the temperatures FINALLY start to fall here around Atlanta, soon people will be pulling out big, comfy quilts to keep warm. And where there's a comfy, warm quilt, you'll probably find cats along with it. But if you don't have any quilts or cats of your own, you can still live vicariously through Calico, a new tile-laying game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood seems like it's got a bit of everything. The Kickstarter campaign for it calls it an "artisanal cooperative experience." And, I mean, it's got mystery boxes for the monsters, audiobook elements, what looks like enough tokens and cards to even make Fantasy Flight blush, and lots more. Seems to be a popular project, too. Why not check it out?