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Year 2019


Summer is over. It ended Monday. But here in Atlanta, highs are still around 90 and lows only just below 70. So, it's still kind of summer-ish. Seems like a fine time to have an End of Summer sale. That's what the folks over at Modiphius think, anyway, and I can't say that I disagree.

As I said in the previous story, you gotta keep up with the changing rules for games. You want to make sure that you're playing correctly. And while an RPG's rules are <Barbarossa voice> more like guidelines, anyway </Barbarossa voice>, that doesn't mean you stilll shouldn't pay attention to them. As such, head over and check out the Errata update for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG from Fantasy Flight.

You gotta make sure you're playing the game right. You don't want something to be unbalanced and keep using it if it's been fixed. That's why you need to check out the updated Bolt Action FAQ that Warlord Games has posted. They've also put up an article based on their Korean variety of the game, adding in instruments to the Chinese army (it'll make more sense when you read the article).

CMON has launched their Kickstarter campaign to add new digital assets like soundtracks and art books for some of their previous games. They're HATE, Zombicide: Green Horde, and Rising Sun. You can also pledge for those games as well. Well, you could've if they hadn't all sold out super-quickly, anyway. But you can still possibly sign up for the pledge manager and get some stuff there.

Many of my friends are parents and their kids are getting to the age where they're starting to get interested in what mommy and daddy are doing on game night. It's always good to have a choice in early-access games for kids, and so you should check out The Quest Kids, a new family-friendly adventure board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Been a while since I remember hearing from Plast Craft Games. But that doesn't mean that they haven't been busy. They've been working on Dark Flow, their new sci-fi board game up on Kickstarter now. Fight for control of the planet Elipsion as you control your forces, upgrade and equip them with the best gear, and take the fight to your opponent on the highly modular board.

Things go missing. Strange noises eminiate in the night. Furniture has been slightly moved, making you stub your toe. If these things are happening to you, you might have some monsters about. Best to call in the Little Monster Detectives. It's the new RPG book that's up on Kickstarter now.

I mean, which of us wouldn't want to be in charge of our own barbarian clan. Ok, maybe Steve in the back, but besides him? It'd be cool, right? Well, in Barbarians: The Invasion, you can do just that. Tabula Games is running a Kickstarter campaign to get a 2nd edtion created, including plenty of updates and upgrades requested by you, the players.

We're halfway there. The weekend's just ahead if we can continue our way along. I'm looking forward to another D&D session. After the ridiculous shenanigans from last session (long story short: Impersonated an evil god to try and entice a jittery cult member to burn everything to the ground), I'm ready to see what happened. In the meantime, it's time to munch on a pair of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Fallen Knight Reaper Minigun Arm Available From Kromlech and Kraken Releases Sapphire Skies Tomorrow.

Every time there's a rainbow, we all know that there's a pot of gold at the end of it. That's just science. But did you also know about all the unicorns that are racing along that rainbow in order to get to the gold first? That you might not have known about. Or about the bets that other fey creatures place on which unicorn will win. But that's what you'll be doing in Unicorn Fever, the new board game from Horrible Games that's up on Kickstarter now.

Even if a Kickstarter is doing well, that doesn't mean that there couldn't be fundamental improvement that change how the overall campaign should be run. So, while Holy Grail Games' previous Kickstarter for Titan, their upcoming board game, was well over its funding goal, headed for 2x, Holy Grail Games cancelled it and will be relaunching soon.

We're still just under a week until October, but that's not stopping the people over at Wargames Illustrated from releasing the October issue. Seems they want it to be the spoopy month just as much as I do. Anyway, if you're looking for a way to fill your day with gaming information, it's a great way to do it.

AEG is headed to kickstarter to get you a new expansion for Edge of Darkness, the card-building, deckbuilding, worker-placement game (it's got a little bit of everything). This expansion is called Cliffs of Coldharbor and it adds in 12 more locations, along with the contacts and threats that such a new set of places would include. This is a quick campaign, so if you want in, don't dawdle.

The first scene in Star Wars was the highly dramatic capture of the Tantiv IV by the Imperial forces. Hopefully, when you play your own Tantiv IV in X-Wing, that same thing doesn't happen (but let me know when they release an X-Wing scale Star Destroyer, would you?). With the update to 2nd Edition, the ship's getting an overhaul. In this preview, you can get yourselve a look-see. I know that if I buy one, it's pretty much my only chance to ever get a Corvette.

We're inclusive here on TGN. Everyone should be able to get involved in gaming. Everyone should feel welcomed and included at the table. That's also the thought of those behind Adventuring with Pride, a new LGBT-themed supplement for D&D that includes one-shot adventures, pre-made characters, NPCs, and lots of new gear. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

We take for granted just how easy it is to get from place to place these days. Hop in your car, climb aboard a bus, take a train, get in an airplane. Whatever you choose, this rather safe mode of transport is there for you. Most trips are pretty uneventful. But back in your medieval fantasy games, travelling was a bit more prone to encounters. And that's just what we've got in Traveling Encounters Volume 1, a set of encounters for Dungeons & Dragons that's up on Kickstarter now.

I last took French back a hundred years ago in High School. While some words and phrases look familiar and I can understand them, trying to play a game in French would be impossible. Thankfully, there's those out there looking to translate games into English. One such group is looking to make Librete for an English-speaking audience. Check it out if you want to see what happens when all the adults in the world suddenly vanish.

Los Angeles. A glowing gem on the Southern California coast. Hollywood. Glitz. Glamor. And crime. Lots of crime. That's where you come in, looking to solve the toughest crimes in Detective: City of Angels. This new Kickstarter campaign looks to get this game funded, as well as a new expansion for the Detective line of games.

Tuesday. We've made it solidly into the work week and it's time to really get things going. The reacclamation of Monday is over. Tuesday's here and we need to get down to business. ... Or we can put on some gaming podcasts and pretend like we're working...

Either way, on the dial this week we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 66: Top 20 Dungeons & Dragons Villains; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 276: Gangs of Mortal Barons; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 181: Marvel Champions, Pax Pamir, Eternal, Sorcerer, War Chest Expansion; Chance of Gaming Episode 37; 40K Radio Episode 43: Aeronautica Imperialis; Game Classy Episode 196: A Cursory Review of Beastgrave; Tabletop Talk Episode 40: Path to Podium: NOVA 2019 Round Table; The Secret Cabal Episode 191: Tzolkin The Mayan Calendar and A Short Topic Extravaganza; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 27: British vs Pirates Part 2: Home Brew Scenario & Rating; and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 155: Rurik: Dawn of Kiev.

Some of you have been enjoying PunkApocalyptic, the post-apocalyptic sci-fi miniatures game from Bad Roll Games. But maybe you've wanted to get down and dirty with your gangs on a more granular level. You want to head down into their world and walk aound in their boots for a while. Soon, you can with the PunkApocalytpic RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

Working together for a common goal makes us stronger. Think of one person trying to get something done versus a whole team trying to do it. In 10 Workers Unite, players act as workers (it's right there in the name), defining their jobs within the structure that is the Company, played by another player. What sort of environment does this job take place? What are the company's goals? How do the workers interact with the management? That's what you all decide. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

I'd love to have my own spaceship. I mean, wouldn't a lot of us, if we could? Think how much freedom something like a car gets you, then multiply that a thousand times by letting you go all over the solar system or galaxy. How truly amazing would that be? Unfortunately, we're not anywhere near close to that in real life. Thankfully, we can still live vicariously through our games like Aces in Space, a new sci-fi RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

Pretty much every RPG game out there that's being run or has been run has been different from one-another. Even if they're all running the same module, games will have vastly different styles, paths they go through, and outcomes. Such is the nature of the game. For those that have been playing the Genesys system from Fantasy Flight, they're looking to spotlight some of that homegrown content in their Foundry.

Some of you were just talking about Sidereal Confluence not too long ago. If you're wanting a negotiating game where just about anything is free reign, you'll want to check it out. And WizKids is coming out with a Remastered Edition, with new artwork, card layouts, updated and upgraded components,a nd more.

The lands of Isofar are wide, and there's many dangerous things the live there, and many evils to fight. That's what you'll be doing in The Isofarian Guard. It's a cooperative board game for 1-2 players. What great deeds will you complete? What stories will be told of your acts? The game is up on Kickstarter now.