Ninja Division Posts Golden Kobold Painting Contest Info

Gen Con is just a couple months away.
…Holy hell! Gen Con’s only a couple months away!!! *cough* … yes, anyway, well, at the show, Ninja Division is going to be running their Golden Kobold painting competition. Grab your paints and brushes, it’s time to show that you’re one of the top painters in the land.
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Tercio Creativo Stories Competition Happening Now

Tercio Creativo is once more holding one of their story-writing competitions. This is the 3rd of its kind. Now, I’m all about the non-fiction writing, myself. But if you’re good at character development, plot, resolving conflict, and all that fun kind of stuff, you might want to check it out.
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Steamforged Spring Sale And Easter Egg Hunt Happening Now

Steamforged has gotten their Spring Sale underway over on their website. It might be a week before Easter, but they’ve also launched their special Easter Egg Hunt. Fangtooth has dropped a bunch of Easter Eggs all around the Steamforged pages. Find them and you could win.
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Steamforged Announces Spring Sale and Painting Competition

Spring has sprung. Soon, the Easter Bunny will be hopping on down the lane, hiding eggs.
*sniffsniffs*
Whew! Those eggs are smellin’ kinda ripe already!
Oh, it’s just the limited edition Easter Fangtooth model that’s going to be available during Steamforged’s Spring Sale. They’re also running a painting competition on their website.
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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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Outlands Free Rulebook Contest Happening Now

Who doesn’t like to get free stuff? I know I do. I mean, it’s free. What’s there to loose? The folks at Shades of Chaos Games are letting you possibly win a copy of their rulebook for Outlands for doing nothing more than liking, commenting, and sharing their contest post over on Facebook.
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Crystal Brush Winners Announced

Adepticon has many fine tournaments and contests that take place over the course of the show. But only one of them gives away $10k to the winner. That’s the Crystal Brush Awards, the culmination of a year-long painting contest process that ends up in Chicago. Well, the overall winners have been announced, and we’re here to give them to you.
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Corvus Belli St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway

It’s St. Patrick’s Day. I’m half-Irish, myself (my mother’s side of the family is Irish. My grandfather was an Irish-Catholic police sergeant in Chicago, because stereotypes come from somewhere. My grandmother was the first uniformed police woman in the city of Addison, IL.). Corvus Belli is celebrating the day by having one of their famous give-aways.
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Friday Snippets

Man, no day has felt entirely “right” this week. Monday was an amalgam of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tuesday was like a Monday. Wednesday was kinda like a Friday. Yesterday was like a Saturday, but a lot busier. Today’s… still getting started, honestly. But it doesn’t entirely feel like a Friday. I guess that’s what happens when you bookend 2 days at the office with days working from home.
Well, one way that today is going to feel like a proper Friday is by serving up some bite-sized gaming stories. Also, pizza for dinner. But that’s not until this evening.

Today on the platter we have: Quizmania Coming To Kickstarter, Donate and get a Free Book From Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Expedition RPG Launches Quest-Writing Competition, New Xyston Miniatures Releases Available, Wamp releases two new 1/12th Scale busts, Pipmen Playing Cards Up On Kickstarter, Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder Coming to Kickstarter, and New Legion Armoury Releases Available From Kromlech.

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Salute 2017 Painting Contest Announced

Arguably the biggest painting contest of the year is the Crystal Brush awards that have their finals every March during Adepticon. If you’d like to get free travel to the show, you can do so by winning one of the qualifying events that are held throughout the year. Salute is having a Crystal Brush Qualifier event, and they’ve posted up the details.
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Midweek Snippets

We’re making our way there, ladies and gentlemen. The previous weekend is as far from us as the next one is to us. Have you started getting together any plans? We’ve got the gaming day at the library coming up this weekend. Gonna hang out and play some Guild Ball and hopefully Fujian Trader. But we’ve still got a couple days to get through, first. So let’s stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Luxumbra: Infinity Collectors on Kickstarter, New Silvia Model Available From Brother Vinni, New DBA 3.0 East Frankish or Norman Army Pack Now Available From Baueda, Brigade Models Release Netherlands Aeronef, Gioconomicon Posts Photos From Nuremberg Toy Fair, February Releases Available From Terrible Kids Stuff, PicoArmor’s War College is Open, KaYo Miniatures Clown Army Up On Kickstarter, MattimaoPaints Having A Sale On How To Paint Board Game Miniatures Book, Three new SCW 28mm flag sets From Minairons Miniatures, Company B Releases BA-10 Armored Car, Win this Painted Edo Scutter From Bombshell Miniatures, New Age of Sigmar Tokens and Templates Available from Advanced Deployment, Miss Cupidon Available From Predastore, and Oldhammer Goblins Up On Kickstarter.

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Australia Day Giveaway From Corvus Belli

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!
As is per tradition, Corvus Belli is having themselves a giveaway in honor of a country’s national holiday. In this case, it’s Australia Day (or “Straya Day” to some). And, of course, there’s a new model you can win.
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Mantic Games launches The Walking Dead: All Out War Painting Competition

My painting skills are lacking. They really are. I’ve not painted anything of note for some time now. So, that means you don’t have to worry about me swooping in and taking the top prize in Mantic’s The Walking Dead: All Out War Painting Competition.
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Midweek Snippets

We’re once more halfway through the week. So far, it’s been a pretty standard week. After the chaos of the week before, I’m not complaining about that at all. I’m also not complaining about the temperatures we’re supposed to get to today here in Atlanta. I might just open the windows when I get home. But that’s as may be. Right now, it’s time to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Final Days for Sector 6 on Kickstarter, Acheson Releases More Dungeon Worlds Part 2 Figures, Special Artizan Service Miniatures Presents: F.U.B.A.R 28mm WW2 Rangers Kickstarter, Life of the Party Comic Up On Kickstarter, 4th Canadian Mechanised Brigade Group KickOFF, New Bedlam Release from Kromlech, Win this pre-Release Combot kit, Flatminis releases a new wave of 2D heroes, and Mighty Meeples: DC Comics Series 1 Now Available.

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New Dwarves, Knight Heads, Contest From Forge World

We’ve got a little bit of everything from Forge World today. For those that are Lord of the Rings fans, there’s a new Hill Dwarf Unit and Command. Those that love their Imperial Knights have some new heads to choose from, as well as some waterslide transfers. Finally, if you’re wanting a reprinting of the original Rogue Trader rules, they have a contest going where you could win one.
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Special Christmas Drawing From Corvus Belli

Corvus Belli has a lot of drawings on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Usually, there’s one whenever a country is celebrating an independence day. Well, this isn’t one of those drawings. This one’s because Christmas is just a couple days away. And it’s an extra-big drawing, too.
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Midweek Snippets

At once, it feels both like, “wow. Already Wednesday?” and “wow. How is it only Wednesday?”
Is it that way for anyone else or just me?
I feel like I’ve gotten a lot done, but have a lot more waiting ahead of me.
Ah well. We’ll make it. Break on through to the other side. To help with that, here’s a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Scotia Grendel New Releases – October 2016, Rebel Minis Launches Rise of the Animechs Kickstarter, Shatterlands Kickstarter Reaches Funding Goal, Xtraidos Skirmish Game Relaunching Soon On Indiegogo, Ether Wars Kickstarter Relaunch November 22nd + Giveaway starting this Tuesday, New Releases Available From Victoria Miniatures, Idea Jab Card Game Coming To Kickstarter “Pretty Soonish”, Khurasan releases 15mm Seydlitz Tank, Geek Chic Releases The Vanguard Table, Chronicles Miniatures Game Looking For Beta Testers, Brother Vinni Releases Tricycle Robot, Final Hours For Shadows of Esteren On Kickstarter, Final Days for Ninja Arena On Kickstarter, Table Air Combat: U-2 Kukuruznik Now Available, Castles & Crusades latest Kickstarter in its final week, Twisted Brothers Studio join MAGE Company, and New Breacher Bikes Available From Kromlech.

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USAopoly Ghoulish Games Giveaway Happening Now

Halloween is less than a week away. I know a lot of people that will be celebrating this weekend. Heck, I’ll be celebrating this weekend, and I’m not even one for celebrating holidays all that much. You know who else is celebrating? The folks over at USAopoly. They’re running their Ghoulish Games Giveaway now.
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Mantic Announces NaNoWriMo Contest

While I certainly am a prolific writer (23,346 posts here on TGN at the time this one goes live), I’m certainly not much of a storyteller. Or, at the very least, I type up ~10 stories a day, but most are about 2 paragraphs lone. I’m the master of the short-subject, I guess. 😀 What I’m not good at writing, though, is fiction. However, if you’re unlike me, and you are good at writing fiction, you might want to check out Mantic’s NaNoWriMo contest.
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Midweek Snippets

We’re reaching the peak. After this, it’s a slide back down to the weekend. I’m hoping to have some friends over for gaming and cooking, as well as basically a “mini-Halloween” party (my apartment’s not really that big. Hard to have more than 4-5 people over 😛 ). There will be Cryx Necrotite Sugar Cookies, Atomic Peanut Butter Balls, and a bubbling cauldron of gumbo.
But that’s as may be. Right now, we’ve got a bunch of bite-size gaming stories to give you.

On the platter today we have: Zucati Dice: Retro Classic Pure Aluminum Dice On Kickstarter, Totentanz Miniatures to Make Corvus Belli’s 15mm Historical Miniatures Range, Purgatory Shows off 2 freshly completed models for the Kickstarter, New Swan Faction Tokens from Advanced Deployment Now Available, Ramshackle Abomination and Robot Sale, Armorcast LLC announces the Fifth Cinematic Effects Modeling Contest, Last Days To Enter Tercio Creativo’s Wipley Drawing, New Releases Available From Micro Art Studio, Ouroboros Miniatures’ First Release Now Available, 5-Minute Dungeon Coming to Kickstarter Next Week, and Era: The Consortium – A Universe of Expansions Kickstarter in the last week.

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National Day of Spain Giveaway From Corvus Belli

It’s another national holiday. This time around it’s the National Day of Spain. How do I know this? Because Corvus Belli is having another of their Infinity giveaways. This time around you can get yourself a Knights of Santiago unit.
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German Unity Day Drawing From Corvus Belli

Who needs a calendar to let you know when a country around the world has an independence day or other special holiday? You can just check out Corvus Belli. They’ll let you know, and will likely have a special giveaway associated with it, too. That’s the case today, as they are having a German Unity Day giveaway.
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Wyrd’s Rotten Harvest Painting Contest Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow starts what is the favorite month of the year for many of my friends. I don’t think it’s that bad, either, though I think I slightly prefer November. But that’s as may be, it’s a lot of my friends’ favorite month because, of course, of the Rotten Harvest painting contest that Wyrd does! Ok, that might not be the reason, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
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Friday Snippets

Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay! The gateway to the weekend. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming planned for the next couple days. I don’t have anything specific lined up, but there’s still plenty of time. At the very least, I’m thinking I want to make some brownies this weekend. Though I might throw in something a little special…
That being cayenne pepper. You know, I’ve heard a lot about mixing “heat” with “sweet” and am finally gonna give it a go. I’ll let you know about the results.

Anyway, before we get to those tasty bites, we have some tasty bites here to deal with.

On today’s platter we have: New Thousand Sons Legion Transfer Sheet From Forge World, Lead Adventure Miniatures Launches Astropolis Kickstarter, Terrible Kids Stuff Posts September New Releases, New Damage Trackers From Proxie Models, Syrinscape Releases Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role: Goblin Raid SoundPack, Code Orange Games Running Free Collision Model Giveaway Contest, Kromlech Weekend Promo: Jump Packs, Turncoat Games Running WWII Cavalry Kickstarter, and Sally 4th Posts Free Combat Patrol – Falklands War Supplement.

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CMON’s Talk Like A Pirate Day Contest Happening Now

Yarr arr yarr!
I loddie the hotpants!
It’s that time of year again, meharties. Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming up at the start of next week. Now, we all know pirates love to get things for free (you think they got all that gold through stocks and bonds trading?), and so in true pirate tradition, CMON is giving you a chance to walk off (the plank or otherwise) with some free Rum & Bones booty.
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Wyrd September Newsletter Posted

We’re about hip-deep into September. Lots of companies are coming out with their newsletters and new releases for the month. Wyrd certainly is on that list. Their latest newsletter is out, letting you see what the releases for the next couple months are going to be, as well as letting you know about other things they’ve got going on.
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Brazilian Independence Day Giveaway Happening Today From Corvus Belli

Another day, another independence celebration. This time around, it’s Brazil. As is their custom, Corvus Belli is celebrating by holding a special giveaway for a free Infinity model to one lucky winner.
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Corvus Belli Turkey Day Giveaway Happening Today

Happy Turkey Day, everyone!
No, I don’t mean Thanksgiving. Don’t be so self-culturally-centered. I mean Turkey Victory Day! As is tradition for Corvus Belli, when there’s a National Day going on, they have a giveaway. Today’s no different.
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Ukraine Day Giveaway Happening Now From Corvus Belli

Seems any day a country has their “national day,” Corvus Belli has themselves a giveaway to honor it. That’s not a bad thing, mind you. It’s certainly helping me think about various other countries around the world and their histories. Well, today’s Ukraine Day and, once more, Corvus Belli is giving away a free mini.
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