TGN Sunday Snippets

Welcome to Sunday. Hopefully you had a good day yesterday. I had my character die in my D&D game, but it was scripted that way, as I am taking back over DM duties for the campaign. It should be a good time.

Anyway, it’s Sunday and we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories to present to you.

This time we’ve got: Some more Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Drill Sergeant free miniature for May at The Ion Age, Brigade Models Release 6mm Mercenaries, Fireforge website back online, BluBot Masking Stencils Kickstarter Stretch Goals Unlocking, Heroic Maps – The Sepulchre of Last Vigil, New 10mm Dark Age Barns from Escenografia Epsilon, and Great Escape Games: fantastic new 4Ground realistic trees.

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Mid-Week Snippets

Here we are again. Half-through with the week. With any luck, you’ve had some gaming opportunities. Or at the very least, have some coming up. Looks like I’ve got D&D again this weekend. Should be a good time, though we’ve got a player moving to Ohio soon. So we’re getting in whatever sessions we can before then.

Anyway, as per our custom, we’ve collected some of the more bite-sized stories we’ve collected over the past couple days and present them to you now.

In this batch we have: New Cultists and Female SFA Troopers released at 15mm.co.uk, Mage Company Previews Upcoming 12 Realms Kickstarter, Burrovian Casualty Packs for Flintloque Released, End Times Units & The One Page Rules Playroom, Icarus Miniatures Concept Art Preview: Kara Mariasha, Some more Editions of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Kabuki Models Previews Little Red Riding Hood, Amera Plastic Mouldings New 15mm trenches released, World’s End Publishing to Officially Release This Is Not a Test on May 2, RN Estudio releases Kyara miniature, New Satyras The Faun mini from Blacksmith Miniatures, Voodooworx Miniatures Release New Character, April’s Free Skirmish Sangin Scenario Now Posted, New Undead Ground Round-Lip Bases from Tabletop-Art, Sally 4th Press Release: 28mm UK style roads, New 6mm SF Desert Buildings from Brigade Models, Fantasy Coins Kickstarter Happening Now, Deep-Cut Studio releases urban ruins themed gaming mats, and Fireforge Games: Euro price list changes.

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TGN Sunday Snippets

It’s Sunday. Hopefully you had an epic Saturday of gaming. For those that went to Salute, I hope it was a blast. I’m really jealous of those that were able to go. It’s a show I’d love to make it to at some point in time.

My Saturday was full of building the Eisenkern APC from DreamForge-Games. Expect the review of that kit later this week. Sneak Preview: There are 12 trooper minis inside the model. Each model is made up of about 11 pieces. So that’s well over 100 parts just for models inside the tank.

Anyway, on to our regular Sunday piece of collecting the bite-sized stories we’ve come across over the past couple days and presenting them to you now.

In this batch we’ve got: Entire 28mm Fantasy Dwarf range now released at Alternative Armies, Zen Bins Dice Masters Cases on Kickstarter, More Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, CROM: Conan Rise of Monsters Circle of Iron tease, Kromlech New Release – Legionaries Spike Hammers and Biker Legs, Battlefront releases Twin 8.8cm FlaK37 Railway Car, Sally 4th Free textures & furniture for Terra Blocks, New Dwarf Beer Maiden from Kabuki Models, Dark Art Studios Spring Releases posted, and Terrible Kid Stuff – New release – The Child Thief.

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Mid-Week Snippets

You’ve made it successfully halfway through the work week. Congratulations! The weekend will be here before you know it. Hopefully you’ll have some sort of chance to get a game in before then, but if not, your wait’s almost over, anyway.

So, as we tend to do, we’ve collected some of the bite-sized stories together and present them to you now.

This installment contains: More The Fiver interviews from The Meeple Mechanic, Crates, Barrels, and Wine Casks 28mm Available from Castle Kits, New Miniature Building Authority items are now for sale, BluBot Masking Stencils Kickstarter Running Now, First “Queen Of The Dragons” WIP by Kabuki Models, Tabletop-Art Undead Ground Round Lip Bases Preview, Machi Koro Championships Announced, Fantasy8s Oddities Now Available from Aegis Studios, Free Terra-Blocks available at Salute, MidKnight Heroes reveals Yegdra art, Rack & Ruin Core Rulebook Now Avaiable in Digital, Dungeons & Dickery Webseries up on Indiegogo, Siren Miniatures published new concept arts – its ladies time, Micro Art Studios New releases – Update Token Set and more single Tokens, New 16mm Base released at 15mm.co.uk, and Merdian Miniatures previews Terramortis.

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Friday Snippets

Friday. One of the most beloved of days. Just make it through today and the weekend is your reward. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming lined up. I’m going to be playing some D&D. I’ve got a bard named Lead, because he’s heavy metal, man! *devil horns*

Anyway, as is our custom, we’ve collected some bite-sized stories and offer them to you now.

In this batch, we’ve got: Final Days for Guild Ball Mats on Indiegogo, MidKnight Heroes Previews Kickstarter Stretch Goals, Maelstrom’s Edge Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Ramshackle Games Releases New 20mm bikes, New SciFi container crane from Terrakami Games, New Spray Varnish from The Army Painter, Some more editions of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Sally 4th Releases Pulp Figures British Range, New 32mm Bases from Tabletop-Art, Manorhouse Workshop Modular Underground Terrain Update #23, New Memethings templates from Advanced Deployment, and Greebo Previews Upcoming Oriental Dwarf team.

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Lost Hemisphere’s Ninja All Star interview with John Cadice

Lost Hemisphere had themselves a talk with John Cadice of Ninja Division/Soda Pop Miniatures about their Ninja All-Stars game that’s currently up on Kickstarter (and in their final couple days). They get into the background behind the game design, some more info about the campaign system, and some things about the relationship with Kickstarter campaigns.

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Mid-Week Snippets

Once again we’re here at a Wednesday. The first half of the week is done. The rest of it stretches before us like a 2-day behemoth.
Or maybe it’s not so bad for you. Maybe Thursday and Friday are like puppy-dogs. That’d be nice. I love puppies. But now we’re getting off-topic.

On-topic, we’ve collected some bite-sized stories for you and present them now.

In this grouping we’ve got: New Carthaginian Shield Transfers from Victrix, More WIPs pics of the Queen Of Hearts by Kabuki Models, New Magnetic Foil 32mm Rounds from Tabletop-Art, some more episodes of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, The Nexus Terror from Icarus Miniatures Artwork Preview, Meet Brunhild and The Flag for War of Wonders Miniatures Game, Kromlech New Release – Hobby Drill and Super Glue Activator, New Ogre Cossacks Band from Scibor, New 15mm Hippogriff Aerodyne pre-order from Darkest Star Games, and Previews of the Harlequin Burglar for ShadowSea.

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TGN Sunday Snippets

I hope everyone had a great International TableTop Day yesterday. Though, of course, the spirit of International TableTop Day is with us always, and we should celebrate as often and with as many people as we possibly can.

As for us here at TGN, it’s another Sunday. So as my arm heals from getting my werebear tattoo colored in and my roux for the gumbo I’m making starts to brown, here’s another set of bite-sized stories we collected over the last few days.

In this batch we have: 1p40k Beginner’s Guide & One Page Rules Anniversary, some more editions of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New Armada accessories from CorSec Engineering, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm March Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Stoelezel’s Structures launches the Underlooked Inn, New Angry EON Mini from Hitech Miniatures, and Final Day for Olleys Armies Scrunt Empire on Kickstarter.

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Mid-Week Snippets

Wednesday. Is there a day that personifies the progression of the week more than Wednesday? We’ve made it through Monday and Tuesday. Thursday and Friday are ahead. Stuck in the middle is Wednesday. Saying “it’s all downhill from here” isn’t exactly the right phrase, but you get the gist of what I’m going for.

Anyway, we’ve got another set of bite-sized news stories for you for today.

In this bunch we have: Hydra Miniatures posts Retro Raygun Preview Video, Recon Force Alpha PDF From Finger and Toe Models, Alewood – A Modern Tabletop Drinking Game Preview, some new installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Sally 4th Releases Public House from range of photorealistic building kits, Tabletop-Art Previews Upcoming 32mm Bases, Queen of Hearts WIP & New Bases for your miniatures by Kabuki Models, Kromlech New Release – Legionaries Pistols, New Release: 15mm Stalingrad/Russian Buildings from Novus Design Studios, New 6mm scale superheavy tank pre-orders from Gregster’s Lab, and New Steampunk Bases From Fat Spider.

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obskures.de posts Symbaroum RPG: Team Interview

obskures.de sat down and had a talk with the folks behind Symbaroum RPG. It’s a fantasy RPG that was originally published in Swedish, but they’re running an Indiegogo campaign now to bring it to an English-speaking audience. They talk about the creation of the game, what sort of options are available to players, and the Indiegogo campaign. Go check it out.

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TGN Sunday Snippets

It’s another Sunday. To those of you that celebrate it, Happy Easter. To the rest, I hope your Sunday is just as awesome as well.
I had my traditional hard boiled eggs and cold kielbasa this morning. It was just as tasty as always.

Speaking of tasty bites, we’ve got our also-traditional bite-sized stories we’ve collected over the past few days to present to you now.

This serving we’ve got: More editions of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Trash Bash Bits on Kickstarter, New Blackwater Gulch and Mechadrome Models Coming Soon, Valon Civilians released at Alternative Armies, Alliance Boarding Trooper Art Preview from Icarus Miniatures, Imaginary Empire Releases Wicked Lies & Alibis, Rebel Minis Releases 15mm Valonians, and New Historical Tables of Order and Equipment Available for April 2015 from TOEHub.

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TGN Sunday Snippets

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

The weekend is halfway done. Hopefully you got a chance to get some gaming in, or will be doing some today. I’ve got some photos of minis to take. Or at least, that’s the plan. We’ll see if that actually happens, what with other various whatnots to attend to on a weekend such as this.

Anyway, here’s some more bite-sized stories to nibble on while you do your Sunday thing.

In this batch, we’ve got: Several more editions of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New 15mm Terrain from Tabletop-Art, Stretch Goal Unlocked and new Add-On From Acheson Creations, Mad Robot Releases Command Squad Parts, and New Cave Maps Available from Heroic Maps.

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Mid-Week Nippets

We’ve made it to another Wednesday. The previous weekend is as far away as the next one is. Some comment about camels.
Hopefully the week has been treating you well.

Anyway, we’ve got some of those bite-sized stories to give you. In this installment there’s: Angry Mojo Games opens up Webshop, Brigade Models Releases New British Spaceships, Menhir Games posts new renders for KStarter stretch goals, Beasties & Bygones posts Jester Class preview, Quantum Gothic re-releases Quantum Cannon and Sentry-platform twin gun systems/rocket v1, some more sessions of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New Army Men Combat Update from One Page Rules, Acheson Creations Releases new Skull Tower, 15mm Hades Ghost Team has been released by ClearHorizon Miniatures, Manorhouse Workshop Update #20 Modular Underground Project, and EZPainter Price adjustments.

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Polyhedron Collider Neon Sanctum Interview

Polyhedron Collider sat down and had a talk with Adam Waite, designer of Neon Sanctum, about the creation of the game. What other games has he worked on? What was the decision to make the game card-driven? What is the background like for the game? Those questions and more are answered.

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Mid-Week Snippets

I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me, the week is just flying by! Can you believe it’s already Wednesday? I hardly can. Hopefully the week is going well for the rest of you. I know a lot of readers are either on their way to, or about to make their way to Chicago for Adepticon this weekend. We’ll have the intrepid Jared Miller there to cover the show, including the $10k Crystal Brush event, as well as just all the cool armies that are always on display.

Anyway, that’s for this weekend. As for right now, it’s time to feast on some bite-size stories we’ve collected over the past couple days.

This installment we have: Gamboni Board Game Coming to Kickstarter, some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New Print-and-Play Second Manassas Board Game from Wargame Shop, Laser Dream Works expands their ship offerings to the Medieval Era, Khurasan Miniatures sets up a Facebook page, (and to go with that) a First look at Khurasan Zantin weapons teams, Icarus Miniature Preview Drop Trooper Concept Art, Figone Releases 2 new Queen Minis, Dead Dwarves and Pigs released for Flintloque from Alternative Armies, Shaleground Big Oval and 32mm bases Now Available from Tabletop-Art, Siren Miniatures new release and special offers, and a Hitech Miniatures new release.

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Board Game Quest Interviews Matt Leacock

Board Game Quest had themselves a little chat with Matt Leacock. They talk about the creative process that he uses and how it’s changed over time, what it’s like to have created a gaming phenomenon such as Pandemic is, what it’s like to work on a licensed product like The Thunderbirds, and his thoughts on Legacy games. Plus, several other things. Go check it out.

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The Inquisitive Meeple Interviews Rocco Privetera on Dice That Would Be Ninjas

The Inquisitive Meeple had themselves a chat with Rocco Privetera from Greenbrier Games about his game Ninja Dice: Kage Masters, that’s currently up on Kickstarter. Get some backstory on Rocco’s history with gaming, what he looks for in a game to add to his collection, and the creation of Ninja Dice. All that answered and more.

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Friday Snippets

Though it’s raining here in Atlanta on this Friday the 13th, we’re not letting it get us down. GAMA is next week, as well as AdeptiCon. So there’s plenty to be looking forward to.

And, of course, there’s gaming this weekend. For me, there’ll be D&D. What do you have in store?

In this installment of Snippets, we have: More installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Final Week and New Pledge Levels for Fujian Trader, Tabletop-Art Previews Upcoming 32mm Bases, New 10mm modular building range for DZC available from War Mage Games, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm February Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, New Maori Pa Terrain from Catalyst Creative, Legendary Metal Coins Now Live On Kickstarter, LaserCutCard Stacked Containers Plus Bundle Offer, New Dead Man’s Hand 4Ground pre-painted buildings and accessories, and EZPainter Kickstarter updates and Rates news.

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Beyond the Gates of Antares: Ask Rick – Installment One

Warlord Games continues their work on Beyond the Gates of Antares, their new sci-fi miniatures skirmish game. As they get into the Beta version of the game they’re constantly listening to you, the players. To show just how much, they’ve started a new “Ask Rick” column that will run once a month where you can ask questions to be answered by game designer Rick Priestley.
They’ve posted up the first one on their website.

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Mid-Week Snippets

We’ve made it to another Wednesday. And at the time of this posting, it’s halfway through the workday. It’s like the Wednesday of hours on the Wednesday of days. If only it were the 15th of the month, too. Then it’d be the Wednesday of the month on the Wednesday of the week on the Wednesday of the hour.
… or maybe I’m just taking things too far now.

Anyway, we’ve got another bunch of bite-sized stories we’ve collected.

This installment we have: The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic about Tesla vs. Edison, Kromlech gives you the bird, New 2mm Coastal Items from Brigade Models, Special Deal on Pulp Figures from Sally 4th, Pretty Pretty Pictures & Shipping Update for Super Dungeon Explore, MiniWorlds: Finally Mini-Texture arrived, Dies Irae news from Tercio Creativo, Rebel Minis Releases More 15mm Pulp Packs, Ral Partha Europe Miniatures Sci-fi Amphibians kickstarter now live, New Print-and-Play Cedar Mountain Board Game from Wargame Shop, Mage Company Previews 12 Realms: bedtime Story Kickstarter, Deep-Cut Studio releases new sandy desert theme mats, Big Book of Bloodlines Kickstarter launches, Embers Design Studios Launches The City of Brass web-based tabletop RPG app Kickstarter, 15mm Fantasy Buildings pre-order offer at 15mm.co.uk, Open Combat hits initial funding level, and the Figopedia now available from Figone.

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Polyhedron Collider Talks with Matt Leacock and Chris Birch About Thunderbirds Board Game

Polyhedron Collider sat down and chatted with two of the people behind the Thunderbirds board game that’s up on Kickstarter.
They talk with Chris Birch from Modiphius about the acquisition of the license and with Matt Leacock about the board game rules.

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TGN Sunday Snippets

Welcome to the world of the 1-hour-in-the-future.
I hope everyone enjoyed their little time-jaunt this morning (everyone being “everyone who lives with daylight savings time,” that is).

So, fellow time-travelers, let’s see what bite-sized stories we found in the past couple days.

Included are: A bunch of more The Fiver installments from The Meeple Mechanic, New Relic Knights Ultra Pro Card Sleeves and Deck Boxes, Assault Publishing releasing laser-cut modular terrain system, 2 New F.A.T. Mats From Frontline Gaming, Ninja All-Stars: Clan Tora Madoushi preview, MidKnight Heroes Kickstarter Release Date And first stretch goal reveal, The Sally 4th Crows Sets Released, Wings of Glory Miniature Game – Giants of the Sky: Kickstarter project to start on March 10th, New old factory bases from Micro Art Studio, New Models in the Crossover Miniatures Store, Mats by Mars Launches Their Terra-Mats line, New items from Thomarillion/Ziterdes, and Dwarf Cavalry codes released for Flintloque.

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Shut Up & Sit Down Interviews Different Play

Shut Up & Sit Down sat down, but didn’t shut up because they were having a conversation with Different Play about bringing more people into the hobby gaming world. Different Play is looking to bring more diversity to all aspects of gaming, from the games that are made, to the people who make the games, to the people playing the games. See how they go about their mission and what you can do to help.

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Friday Snippets

We’ve made it through another week. *throws a party*
It seems to be the general consensus that this week “took forever.” Has that been the case for you?
Anyway, that’s all in the past, as the weekend will soon be upon us. What sort of gaming do you have planned?

We’ve also, as usual, been collecting some of the shorter stories together for presentation. And here you go.

This time we have: More of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Godslayer Gnolls Swarm the Battlefield, More $1 shipping from LaserCutCard, Ludus Magnus Studio presents Vezio the Executioner, New Female Punk Heads and Shoulder Pads from Brother Vinni, New ISO Shipping Container Variants at Burn In Designs, Heroic Maps – Encounters: Winter Wilderness Locations, New MDF Paint Racks from Advanced Deployment, Beardy Brothers Announces Project Green Plunder, Tooth and Sword chibis now availible, New Kromlech Mutated Shoulder Pads, New Hardfoam Container Sets from Micro Art Studio, and the Final Days for Theomachy up on Kickstarter.

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No one is getting rich from Exploding Kittens’ $8.7 million Kickstarter

Polygon posted up an article talking about the success of the Exploding Kittens Kickstarter. They point out that, while the campaign made $8.7 million, it’s not like that money’s all profit. That’s gross, not net (for you finances-type). It’s a common misconception about Kickstarter campaigns. Anyway, check out the article. It’s a good read, and a good “reality check” on what people think happens after a Kickstarter campaign ends.

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Mid-Week Snippets

Snowmageddon is about to descend upon Atlanta… again… supposedly. We’ll see if this one actually happens. Though after last year, everyone’s a bit on edge.

So, what snippets do we have for you today?

We have: More “The Fiver” interviews from The Meeple Mechanic, Dancing Dice Entertainment running Jumpgate Armada Kickstarter, “Rule Breakers” card game on Kickstarter, Acheson Creations Dungeon Worlds Kickstarter – New Tiles & New Options, Conquistador Games Announces Upcoming Tesla vs. Edison Games, Deep-Cut Studio launches gaming mats for futuristic football, Rebel Minis releases the Titan Class Viper Mk1, Terrible Kid Stuff New releases – Barin, Splittingbones, & Al Capone, The Scrap Steel Round Lip Bases are now available from Tabletop-Art, Kabuki Models Dwarf Beer Maiden at AdeptiCon, and MidKnight Heroes next character reveal Oda – The Rokheim Battle Master.

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The Fiver With the makers of Fujian Trader

The Meeple Mechanic has another installment of The Fiver, where they talk with game designers about their projects up on Kickstarter. This time it’s a twofer with Sari Gilbert and Robert Batchelor talking about Fujian Trader.

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Exploding Kittens Campaign Goes Boom

Well, it’s all over, folks. The Exploding Kittens Kickstarter campaign has come to an end. The final total was a whopping $8,768,845 with 219,382 backers, making this the most backed project in Kickstarter history.

The crew held an AMA on Reddit leading up to the campaign conclusion. We picked out some of the more interesting questions/answers after the break.

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The Fiver with Matt Riddle about Floating Market

The Meeple Mechanic posted another installment of The Fiver, where they ask five questions to a game designer. This time it’s Matt Riddle about his Floating Market game that’s currently up on Kickstarter. Get some background on Matt and some insight into designing the game.

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TGN Interviews from Templecon 2015

TGN’s Enrico Nardini was at TempleCon 2015 and had some interviews with various people there, including the Dicedevils, Outlaw Miniatures, Ninja Division, and Grant Garvin, who is the Director of TempleCon.
They’re up now on our new SoundCloud account. Go have a listen.

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Interview with Chez Geeks’ co-owner Giancarlo Caltabiano, target of OQLF

Recently, Chez Geeks, a FLGS in Québec, was targeted by the L’office du Quebec de la Langue Francaise (Québec Board of the French Language). Put simply, this board’s goal is to keep Québec’s French heritage alive. They claim Chez Geek is violating several of their laws that were put into place in 1977 to do just that. Where video games have received special disposition to other goods, board games have not, leaving Chez Geek and its owners in a difficult position. TGN’s Jared Miller had a chance to speak with one of the co-owners, Giancarlo Caltabiano, about the problems the store and Québec face.

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The Meeple Mechanic Interviews Danny Johnson from Poppy Jasper Games

The Meeple Mechanic gives us another installment of The Fiver where they ask five questions to a game developer. This time it’s with Danny Johnson from Poppy Jasper Games about their Lost Woods game that’s up now on Kickstarter.

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The Meeple Mechanic Interviews Sam Coates about Epic Dice Tower Defense

The Meeple Mechanic has another The Fiver session with another game designer. This time, they talk with Sam Coates of Potluck Games about their Epic Dice Tower Defense game that’s currently up on Kickstarter.

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Interview with Ray Wehrs of Calliope Games About Titan Series

In Ravage Magazine Issue 18, there’s an interview with Rey Wehrs, CEO of Calliope Games about the upcoming Titan Series of games. We’ve got some excerpts from the interview here on TGN (because Ravage and TGN are tight like that, yo!).

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Valentine’s Day Sale at Calliope Games

Calliope Games knows nothing says “love” like gaming with your significant other. To help get you some more games you can play together, they’ve got a 20% off sale happening over on their website.
They’re also talking more about their upcoming Titan Series of games they’re working on, posting an interview with Richard Garfield (I’m sure you recognize that name… and not just from the comics) and Zach Weisman.
And if you check out the latest issue of Ravage Magazine US, you can see an interview with the CEO of Calliope about the upcoming games as well.

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