Brazilian Independence Day Giveaway From Corvus Belli

Today is Brazil’s Independence Day! As is tradition for them, Corvus Belli is giving away some figures to celebrate. You don’t have to be Brazilian to sign up. Just go put your name in the hat and you could win.
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Ukraine Day Giveaway From Corvus Belli Happening Now

As is tradition for Corvus Belli, during a country’s National Day, they have themselves a giveaway. Today it’s Ukraine’s turn. Want to get yourself a free unit? Check out their Facebook post and put your name in the hat.
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Ninja Division Posts Gen Con Plans

If you’d not heard, Gen Con is next week.
Yeah, I know, right?!
Anyway, Ninja Division has posted up their plans. And it’s quite a lot. They’ve got new product. They’ve got a painting contest. They’re going to have special guests at their booth. It’s a ton of stuff. Check it out.
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Swiss National Day Giveaway From Corvus Belli

It’s the start of a new month. August has found us. It’s also Swiss National Day, and, as is their tradition, Corvus Belli is having a giveaway over on their Facebook page. Want to get yourself a free mini? Put your name in the hat.
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Kort’thalis Publishing Running Adventure Writing Contest

Many of you out there have been in charge of an RPG game before. Be it GM or DM or whatever other title you want to call it, you’ve written your own adventures for your players. Well, over at Kort’thalis Publishing, they’re celebrating the success of their adventure writing guide, Adventure Writing like a F—- Boss, by having an adventure writing contest. The winner will get $500 and have their adventure turned into a genuine product on Drive Thru RPG.
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France National Day Giveaway From Corvus Belli

Vive la France!
Man, you ever want to read about a strange time of turmoil, go read about the French Revolution. But, it’s over with now (and has been for quite some time) and to celebrate, as usual, Corvus Belli is having an Infinity giveaway.
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Wyrd Running Femme Fatale Painting Contest

Wyrd Games is known for running various painting contests throughout the year. They’ve launched another one over on their website. If you’re a pro at slinging the colored goo around, you might just want to check it out. You could win some Wyrd store credit for yourself.
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Meet the Mint Dragon Russian Panting Contest Coming This September

I am no painting pro, as I mentioned in the post about Privateer hiring a painter. Well, I’m also not able to get to Russia. So there is absolutely no chance that I’m going to be winning the Mint Dragon Painting Contest, which is being held in Russia. But if you are able to get there and you’re good at painting, you might just want to check it out.
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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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