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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Win Free Models From Code Orange Games

Who doesn’t like getting free stuff? Nobody. We all love getting free stuff. Well, Code Orange Games is looking to bring some attention to their upcoming miniatures game, Collision. What better way than to offer free minis? Well, I guess they could just give away the whole game for free, but they gotta keep the lights on, somehow.
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Midweek Snippets

So, I have made it to Indianapolis for Gen Con.
And I’m sitting in my hotel room, sorting e-mails, replying to e-mails, and typing up these posts. I hope you all appreciate it. 😉 😛
Anyway, seeing as it is Wednesday (though it certainly doesn’t feel like it, at least to me), it’s time for some midweek snippets. I know I need to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories before the hurricane of activity that’ll happen over the next several days.

On the platter today is: Sasquatch Game Studio announces Alternity science-fiction roleplaying game, Dized Board Game Companion App to be at Gen Con, Deadman Diaries a new gamebook from Cubus Games, Victory Point Games Previews Upcoming Kickstarter – Planet Rush by Reiner Knizia, Sharknado Board Game Coming To Kickstarter August 13th, Heavy Metal by Acheson Creations is Funded and with a new pledge level, Entries now being accepted for the 2016 Windhammer Prize, Tabletop Miniatures Solutions Running Undying Armies Indiegogo Campaign, War Co. Coming To Kickstarter August 15th, D13 and D15 debut from Impact! at Gen Con, Hitech Miniatures Releases NoeProspector Virgilius, TinMan 35% Off “Back In Business” Sale Happening Now, and New Marian Romans From Xyston Miniatures.

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Midweek Snippets

It’s been a scorcher so far this week in the US. Certainly has been here in Atlanta, at least. That heat’s made it rough to go outside for anything. Seems like a good time to stay inside and do some gaming. Or at least get set for some gaming this weekend. But if we’re going to make it through the heat and the week, we need to hydrate, as well as chow down on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Ainsty Castings Summer Sale and New Hammers Slammers 15mm, MidKnight Heroes Online store opening sale and Super Chibi round 2 Kickstarter, Silverclutch Games Launches Beneath Nexus Kickstarter Next Week, The Warriors: Turf Wars Kickstarter Launches On the 29th, Son of a Blank Party Card Game Contest Happening Now, Hero Master RPG-Inspired Greeting Cards Up On Kickstarter, and A.E.G.I.S. Coming To Kickstarter Soon.

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Corvus Belli France National Day Contest

Gee, I never realized how many “National Days” are all lumped pretty close together here in the summer. Thankfully, Corvus Belli has been reminding us of all of them by having a special contest on pretty much every one. Today’s France’s National Day and once again Corvus Belli is having a contest.
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Kromlech Holiday Contest Happening Now

During this time of year, lots of people go out on holiday. Maybe you’re taking a week to go see the folks. Or perhaps you’re gonna spend a weekend at the lake. Or you’re headed just downtown for an afternoon to see a show. Whatever it is, Kromlech wants to come along. They’re having a Holiday Contest where you can win some cool Kromlech stuff.
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USAOpoly Munchkin Marvel Give-Away Happening Now

The folks over at USAOpoly (*waves to “The Legend”*) want to give you a free copy of their Munchkin: Marvel set. Don’t know about that one? Well, you can check out the Review I did. Back from reading that? Good. Now go potentially get yourself a copy for free.
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Star Wars Armada Fleet Commander Contest Announced

If you’re like me, you have spent a lot of time looking over stats for models in a game you play and endlessly coming up with different builds for your teams/armies/fleets. “I could take X, and that’d give me points for Y, but not enough for Z.” and so forth and so on. Well, Fantasy Flight Games is rewarding those admirals out there who are looking over the upcoming releases for Star Wars: Armada and already working to integrate them into their fleets. They’re having a contest where you do just that.
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Beyond the Gates of Antares Painting Contest Happening Now

With the release of Battle For Xilos, lots of people are jumping on the Beyond the Gates of Antares bandwagon and picking up armies. Well, the figures don’t come pre-painted (as you well know). Warlord Games would love to see all those new figures with some shiny, new paint jobs on them. As such, they’re running a painting contest for Beyond the Gates of Antares figures.
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Siren Miniature’s Good And Bad Contest

Look, not every miniature is going to appeal to everyone. We all have different things we will like or dislike about a figure. That’s alright. Well, the folks over at Siren Miniatures are asking you what figure they’ve made you like the best, and which you think is the worst. And they’re holding a contest about it, too.
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Friday Snippets

It’s Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we’ll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I’m going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it’s back to my place for Guild Ball (gonna teach a friend that’s been wanting to learn since Adepticon). But before I head out, I’m going to have an appetizer of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New 360 Video Posted by Red Panda Miniatures, UNITS – Post-apocalyptic Loot Cards on Kickstarter, Gale Force 9 demos Tyrants of the Underdark at Origins Game Fair, The Army Painter Running Zombicide & Wulfsburg Painting Bundle Deal, Biohazard Game Contest Happening Now, New X-wing and Armada Accessories from CorSec Engineering, Kromlech Weekend Promo Announced, and Dust USA At Origins.

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Plaid Hat Games Announces Ashes Gen Con Cosplay Contest

I do greatly appreciate a well-done cosplay (or even not-so-well-done). It’s just another aspect of our hobby, really. It takes a lot of time, research, skill, and dedication. Certainly it takes a lot more work than I’ve ever considered putting into it. Though if I could, I certainly would. But that’s beside the point, Plaid Hat Games wants to congratulate those that work hard at making those costumes by running a Cosplay contest at Gen Con.
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Spartan Games Painting Contest Happening Now

Painting a miniature is its own reward. You’ve got a little work of art that you can also use to attack your opponent’s forces and achieve total victory on the gaming table!! But hey, if you’re really good at slinging that colored goop around, you could also get extra prizes if yours is deemed the best. Spartan Games feels so, anyway, and so they’re running a painting contest.
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Midweek Snippets

It’s going guys. The week is continuing on. We’ll make it. The weekend will be here as soon as it can.

In order to make sure we have plenty of strength, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: 5E RPG Condition Cards on Kickstarter, Polyversal Update- 300 backers, new stretch goal, new add-on, new video, Lairs Coming To Kickstarter Soon, New Orc Bust from NonSenseminiatures, A Few Weeks Left In Dark Art Studios Painting Contest, Frostgrave: Into the Breeding Pit Nickstarter Deals from Sally 4th, Raging Heroes Flesh Eaters Unveiled, Red Panda Miniatures Posts The Design Process For Roland, Warriors of the Apocalypse with great weapons preview, The Far East War 1592 Coming Soon To Kickstarter, Tanto Cuore International Crowdfunding Campaign launching June 14th, HOPE launch on Kickstarter Thursday at 12pm, Hitech Miniatures Releases Soothsayer Sybilla, Dungeon Monsters UPDATE #1 ( adding Zombie and Skeleton singles), and New Sons of Thor Legs From Kromlech.

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Republic Day Giveaway From Corvus Belli

Gaming really is an international hobby. While all of us mostly just focus on what’s happening down at our LGS, the companies that make our games really are international, and there are millions of LGS’s all across the world. So companies like Corvus Belli celebrate special holidays from all over. Today they’re celebrating Republic Day in Italy with a special giveaway.
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Dark Gate Games Running Vampire Hunters Contest

Dark Gate Games will be bringing Vampire Hunters back to Kickstarter in a couple months. In the run-up to the campaign, they’ve got a special contest that they’re running. In order to spread the word about their game, they’re giving away copies of it (well, when they’re available, anyway).
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Burning Games is giving away one of the last few Deluxe copies of FAITH: The Sci-Fi RPG

We all love getting free stuff. That goes x10 when the free stuff is really awesome. And this contest here, you can win some really awesome free stuff, indeed. Burning Games is giving away one of the very last Deluxe editions of their Faith sci-fi RPG.
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Friday Snippets

I’ve really been looking forward to this weekend. Not that the work week’s been bad, mind you. It’s actually gone by in a flash. No, I’m just ready for a full weekend of gaming (and article-writing, which is a direct result of the gaming). What sort of things do you have planned? Whatever it is, we’d best make sure you’ve got lots of energy, which can be gained from some bite-size gaming stories. We have just that for you here now.

Today there’s: Moose Added to Flint and Feather Kickstarter, Final Days for Ral Partha’s Kickstarter, New Jet Engines and Bases Available From Hitech Miniatures, New Pathfinder Soundpacks Available From Syrinscape, French & Indian War Canoes On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases support weapons for 15mm Modern US Army, Raging Heroes extends the Free Shipping Offer, and LOAD gives away some of their awesome hero miniatures.

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Photos From Day 3 at Expo

All good things must come to an end. That is the way of it. Such was the case yesterday with the CMON Expo. I realize I’m going to seem rather biased for saying it, but it really is my favorite show of the year. Unlike the bigger shows, the Expo is designed to be low-key. Other shows you might see your favorite sculptor or game designer or painter in passing in the hall, or get to just hear them talk in a packed panel room, but at Expo you can just stand around and talk with them for a couple hours, or even better, play a game that they designed right there with them.

Anyway, here’s another set of photos. These were taken during the final day of the show.
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Privateer Press Retailer Big Game Announced

Privateer Press is running a pretty interesting competition over on their website. With the new edition of Warmachine and Hordes looming on the horizon, they are getting out some pretty big prizes that you and your LGS can win. And while I’m not generally a fan of trophy-hunting, this is one I can get behind.
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