PaizoCon Coming This Weekend

You all know how much I look forward to the weekend. It’s my favorite. And, I mean, conventions are awesome, too. So, you team up a convention with a weekend (ok, so most conventions are on the weekend, but you know what I mean), and it’s just a super weekend. That’s what we’ve got this upcoming weekend with PaizoCon. If you’re in or around Seattle, you should stop by.
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Thief’s Hoard Card Game Up On Kickstarter

There’s money to be made in thievery. However, those that pick pockets might also have their own pockets picked. In Thief’s Hoard, the goal is to create a horde worth $10,000. But you’re not the only thief on the block, and what you steal might not remain yours forever. The card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Crusader Kings Board Game Up On Kickstarter

While nowadays, it seems like everything is moving from the analog world to the digital, there’s still items headed the other direction. For example, take Crusader Kings. This computer strategy game is now coming to your gaming tabletops as Crusader Kings The Board Game. Free League Publishing and Paradox Interactive have teamed up to bring this game to life, and you can pledge for their Kickstarter campaign now.
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Corvus Belli Previews Infinity’s June Releases

We’re about a week and a half away from June. Hard to believe the months are flying by so fast. Soon, it’ll be summer (for us in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway). Sun, heat, beaches, all that stuff. It’ll also be a new set of releases for Infinity. Check out the preview by Corvus Belli.
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Monday Terrain Corner

It’s Monday. We all knew it was going to happen. Not that we had to like it, of course. That’s not to say I’m mad about it being the start of the work week, but when you’ve had a great weekend, it’s always a bit of an, “… aw” to wake up Monday morning with a whole week ahead of you. At least it’s a long weekend coming up. So there’s that to look forward to. So, as we prep for paperwork, we can also prep for making our gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Infinity Terrain Tiles From Modiphius, New Cobblestone Center Map From Warzone40k, Frosty Plain Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, Flak and Coastal Bunkers sets Available From Warlord Games, and Heroic Maps – Geomorphs: Basic Dungeon Expansion Now Available.

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Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Now Available

A new book has been released for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes is chock full of new information for both GMs and players. There’s information about new varieties of elves as well as tieflings. There’s stats on the various gods and demigods and demons that inhabit all the different realms. There’s descriptions of battles that happened long in the past. It’s quite a resource, and you can get your copy now.
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New Hordes Releases Available From Privateer Press

A new batch of blight is headed for tabletops. There’s a trio of new releases available for the Legion of Everblight for Hordes from Privateer Press. The dragon has built up his legion, and he’s going to show that he’s the most powerful dragon out there, even more than Turok. You can get these figures now.
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New Releases, Pre-orders From Warlord Games

As usual for Warlord Games, they’ve got a whole slew of new things to order for their various games. If you’re a fan of Bolt Action, Konflikt ’47, Pike & Shotte, or Test of Honour, you’ll want to see what’s new on the shelves. Konflikt ’47 has the lion’s share, but there’s a little bit of everything.
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Fantasy Flight Posts New Unlimited Power Preview

While The Force is an integral part of the Star Wars universe, GMs can find it difficult to integrate it into the game. Well, the Unlimited Power book that’s coming out soon has a whole section devoted to doing just that. If you’re wondering how you want to bring those elements in so that everyone feels included and that their characters are vital to the game, this is your resource.
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Games Workshop Taking Orders For New Harlequins Codex

Why so serious?
A fan-favorite army that existed and then didn’t for quite some time, the Harlequins are getting a new Codex for 40k. You can pick up these stealthy, laughing jokesters now. They’re Eldar, but without the angst. Pre-orders are being taken now for the updated Codex, along with a collector’s edition.
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Review Roundup

It’s Saturday and I’m finally playing in our second session of a D&D campaign that had its first one over a month ago. Tom Petty was right, the waiting is the hardest part. Anyway, while I pretend that I’m a magical music-man, you can read about all the games that people wanted to talk extra about.

This week we have: Fate of the Elder Gods, Posthuman Saga, Alien Artifacts: Discovery, Warfighter, Karuba, GKR Heavy Hitters, Vampires vs Unicorns: Floor Wars, Skyward, Dispatch: On the Run, Darwin’s Choice, and Villagers.

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From Beyond: First Strike Starfinder Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Being a relatively new game on the block, there’s not a lot of extra resources out there for Starfinder GMs. Well, Angry Golem Games is looking to fix that. They are creating their From Beyond adventure path. The third installment, First Strike, is up on Kickstarter now.
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Friday Snippets

We’ve finally made it to Friday! I don’t know about you, but this was a really long week for me. Partially because I’ve been anxious to get back to playing D&D. Our second session will be tomorrow, and I can’t wait. Later today, I’m going to pick up snacks and whatnot for the game. But I also need to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories. And that’s just what we’ve got for you here.

Today on the platter is: New Orc Rokkets From Kromlech, Titan-Forge Taking Orders For Dragon Empire Minis, Late Pledges Open For Elder Dice, and Historical Metal Coins Up On Kickstarter.

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Tickets On Sale For PAX Unplugged

Who doesn’t love convention season? Nobody, that’s who. Getting to go and hang out with all your friends, all sharing together in the community of gaming. It’s glorious (even if it can be exhausting). As with everything, being prepared for a show is key. That’s why you need to plan early, like getting your tickets for PAX Unplugged, which have gone on sale now. It might still be 196 days away, but that’s no reason to be a slacker!
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Dog Might Games is Looking for Playtesters

Games don’t just form, fully-created from the minds of designers. They have to go through rigorous playtesting before they can make their way to your game tables. Dog Might Games is looking for players out there who will help them make sure that their games are all that they can be. Send in your application and you might be testing out the latest and greatest.
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Spark Now Available For Punkapocalyptic

It’s always nice when you can look at a Kickstarter campaign and see that it’s been fully resolved. As you know, for me, that really happens when everything is available to the public. In this case, that means the Punkapocalyptic Kickstarter is now fully resolved, as the final piece from it, Spark, is now available to you and me.
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Million Dollars, But… The Game Coming From Cryptozoic and Rooster Teeth

If I had a million dollars we wouldn’t have to walk to the store.
If I had a million dollars we’d take a limousine ’cause it costs more.
If I had a million dollars we wouldn’t have to eat Kraft dinner.
Though saying what you’d do if you had a million dollars is jumping the gun. First, you’ve gotta get the million dollars. And that’s not so easy. What’ve you got to do? That’s up to the other players in Million Dollars, But… The Game. Cryptozoic has teamed up with Rooster Teeth to give this originally-Kickstarter-funded game a much wider release.
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Rainbow Massacre Card Game Up On Kickstarter

It’s never good when a population is forced to the margins. In the case of horses, the Zebras, long having looked at the love and affection given to Unicorns, have finally snapped. They’ve picked up whatever weaponry they can find and are going on the warpath. Those multi-hued, single-horned horses haven’t got a chance when the Zebras come fighting. That’s the story behind Rainbow Massacre, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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DGS Games Letting You Pick Next Freeblades Faction

DGS Games is consistent with their Freeblades Kickstarter campaigns. Each one has had a new faction. Each one has been successful. Each one has been better than the last. And each one has been delivered to backers on time. Well, they’re looking to have a 7th, but they’re also looking for your help. They’ve got two factions they’re doing. One will be the primary in the upcoming Kickstarter, while the other is a secondary. But which is which? That’s for you to decide.
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Daggers Card Game Up On Kickstarter

You all know my love of “gaming backpack games.” They’re the ones you toss in your pack and carry with you, ready to be played at a moment’s notice. Well, Daggers is such a game. It’s a quick, two-player card game that’s easy to teach. It’s also up on Kickstarter now.
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Imaginarium Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Think of the things you can build in your dreams. The possibilities of fantastic creations unknown of before. Now, make those dreams a reality. That’s what you’ll be doing in Imaginarium, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter. Create, fix, and dismantle wondrous machines in an effort to create ever-bigger and better creations. The one with the greatest creations at the end is the winner.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

It’s the latter half of the week. Just another few days and we’ll be back to the weekend. As always, I can’t wait. I’ve got D&D coming up Saturday. Our last session was over a month ago, and it was just an introductory one. This’ll be the real “Session 1” where we can actually get into the meat of our campaign. I’m ridiculo-excited about it. But, before we get there, we need to get your gaming tables looking good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Modular Bridges from Tabletop Scenics, New Farmer’s Guild Pitch From Deep-Cut Studio, and Dungeonfog Open Beta Launches.

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Z-Man Games Posts New Lowlands Preview

When you live along the coast, you keep a careful eye on what the sea is doing. When your land is actually sitting below sea level, you take extra time to make sure things are alright along the coast. In Lowlands, players take on the role of farmers along the North Sea. In this preview, we get a look at the turn sequence in the game, and see how high and low tide have an effect on your actions.
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WizKids Announces Letter Go Party Game

WizKids is simply on a roll with these new game announcements. This time around, it’s Letter Go, a new party card game. Players are looking to create words from the consonant and vowel cards out on the table, but not using any of the ones that they drew, themselves. Stretch your word power to the limit and come up with the best words.
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IDW Launches Nickelodeon Splat Attack! Kickstarter

Food fight!
Tacos and burgers and ice cream is flying all over the cafeteria in Nickelodeon Splat Attack!, the new game from IDW that’s over on Kickstarter now. Players gather teams of four characters and look to score Cool Points. But watch out for that flying bowl of soup or you’ll lose all the points you were acquiring.
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Steamforged Previews Frelsi For Falconer’s Guild

Almost every team in Guild Ball has a mascot (Blacksmiths just have to be different like that…). In the case of the Falconer’s Guild, as one would expect, it’s a bird of prey. Specifically, Frelsi, a bald eagle. Get a look at her stats in this new preview.
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New DC Releases Available From Knight Models

With the focus on Harry Potter over at Knight Models, it’s been a while since we got some new DC Universe/Batman Miniatures Game releases. However, that comes to an end now, as new sets of figures are up in their webshop. Pick up a new version of Superman and Catwoman, along with characters like Mera and Doomsday. Plus, there’s Lobo, because we all need some metal in our lives.
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Design a King of Tokyo Monster Contest Happening Now

Hard to believe, but King of Tokyo has been out for 7 years now. For a game, that’s pretty old. Iello is looking to celebrate by adding a new monster to the game. But what monster to add? They’ve decided that they want to leave that up to you. Yes, you can design the next monster!
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OrcQuest WarPath Board Game Up On Kickstarter

I know I go on and on about being a polar bear, but before that, and still deep down inside, I’m a greenskin. Being orcy is just who I am. So, when I see a new board game featuring orcs not as the bad guys, but as the crew you put on the table? I’m instantly interested. And that’s just what you’ve got in OrcQuest WarPath, a new cooperative dungeoncrawl board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Dream Askew and Dream Apart RPGs Up On Kickstarter

Feelings of being “not part of the crowd” can transcend time and place. Though the initial description of the two RPGs, Dream Askew and Dream Apart, sound very different from one-another, they both still touch on those same feelings. In Dream Askew, the queer community struggles with life in a post-apocalyptic world. Meanwhile, Dream Apart takes place in a Jewish community in the shtetl. The two games are up on Kickstarter now.
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Reprint of No Thank You, Evil! Up On Kickstarter

Many parents are starting to get their kids into gaming. But it can be hard to find the right game. You don’t want anything too complex. You probably don’t want anything with too violent of theme. So finding something just right can be difficult. Well, No Thank You, Evil! is made with younger gamers in mind. It’s even won awards for it. Now, a reprint of the game is up on Kickstarter. They’re also adding in new expansions.
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Midweek Snippets

Well hello there, middle of the week. Nice to see you. I tell you what, I’m really ready for the weekend. I’m still trying to catch up from Expo on my sleep. But that’s what you get when you’re up late gaming for several nights in a row, followed by full days hanging out with some really awesome people. So, as I try and keep my eyes open, I need to snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Imperial Palace bases Available from Dark Art Miniatures, New Flagstone bases now Available From Tabletop-Art, and 20mm Vehicle Armor Plates Available From Ramshackle Games.

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