Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Woo!
My favorite day of the week, as I can just sit back, relax, and do some gaming.
Nevermind that this week I’m vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning countertops in the den. That’s important, too.
So, while I try and figure out just how much dust a single lamp can acquire, let’s get you those reviews you so desperately desire.

Today we have: Atlantis: Island of the Gods, Build It with Bryan, Sea of Plunder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tiny Epic Quest, Way of the Panda, Dogmight Games Sentinel Board Game Box, Anatomy Fluxx, Head of Mousehold, Robinson Crusoe 2nd Edition, Who Should We Eat?, Among the Stars iOS, Thunderstone Quest, Ticket to Ride: New York, Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, Junk Orbit, Nine Worlds, Nimble, For King & Parliament, and Warhammer 40k: Kill Team.

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More Crucible Guard Releases Available From Privateer Press

Warmachine’s latest faction, the Crucible Guard, are hitting battlefields the world over. The starter army and a little more was released last week, but it’s time to bulk up your forces some more. The new Heavy Warjack kit, as well as a new unit and command attachment are ready to head to war.
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Fray: The Restless Sea RPG Up On Kickstarter

Yo ho, yo ho, a sailor’s life for me. Take to the oceans with Fray: The Restless Sea, a new RPG setting and system that’s up on Kickstarter now. Two coastal city-states are on the precipice of war. Into this, you find your PCs. Will you favor one place over the other? Try and avoid war? Or relish in its arrival?
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New French Releases For Team Yankee

When it comes to World Wars, the French have had a rather tough time at it. Usually one of the first countries singled out for attack, they’ve had to twice fight off enemy troops from within their borders. They’re looking to make sure that WWIII isn’t a repeat, and have the arms, equipment, and troops to make sure that this time, it’s closer to a Napoleonic War than a World War. New releases are now available for the French in Team Yankee. Battlefront has also created painting templates to make sure you get your figures looking accurate.
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Friday Snippets

Happy Weekend Eve!
As always, I’m excited that it’s Friday. I’ve got D&D tonight and then a weekend of cleaning. But hey, there’s still some gaming in there. But before I pretend I’m a blue dragonborn and then go all domestic on my domicile, I need to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Elder Dice Now Available To Order, Animal Adventures: Tales of Dungeons and Doggies Up On Kickstarter, New Master Commander Available From Brother Vinni, Deraj Studios Announces Fantastical Sub-Saharan Miniatures Kickstarter Relaunch Date, Lost Kingdom Miniatures: Cuetzpal Empire Up On Kickstarter, and Dark Art Summer Sale Happening Now.

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Latest Issue of Irregular Magazine Now Available

The lines at San Diego Comic Con can be really, really, really long. So, what do you do while you’re standing in line (or, you know, if you’re not one of the people there and just have some time on your hands)? You read a gaming magazine! And Irregular Magazine has their latest issue now available. Timing!
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Renegade Game Studio Running Outbreak: Undead Survival Scavenger Hunt at Gen Con

Ok, I have to admit, this sounds pretty cool. Renegade Game Studio, to celebrate their upcoming Outbreak Undead Survival Guide, is running a special Outbreak Undead Survival Scavenger Hunt at Gen Con. It’s part Assassin, it’s part Scavenger Hunt, it’s part Augmented Reality.
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New Way of the Fighter Pack Available From Ninja Division

Any good fighting game is going to have a large variety of fighters to choose from. You don’t want to end up facing off with just the same 3-4 time and time again. That gets old. Well, Way of the Fighter is adding to its select screen of fighters with a new pack, bringing two new contenders to the arena. You can get your copy now.
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John Kovalic’s Charity Bike Ride Fundraiser Going On Now

Every year, John Kovalic, artist extraordinaire who has done work for projects like Cash ‘n’ Guns, Munchkin, and his Dork Tower series of comics (along with many, many, many others) does a charity bikeride event. The event raises money to bring healthy food to underprivileged people around Kovalic’s hometown. It’s a good cause, you can get some cool Munchkin swag, and you get a world-famous artist tooling around on a bike with a duck on his head. It’s a win for everyone.
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Z-Man Taking Pre-Orders For Pandemic 10th Anniversary Edition

Hard to believe, but Pandemic has been around for 10 years. A full decade of sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy heads, and fevers. With this milestone being reached, Z-Man Games is coming out with a special 10th anniversary edition of the game. Pre-orders are being taken now, and those that are lucky will get a set of painted miniatures to go with it.
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Skirmisher Publishing Releases Men & Monsters of Polynesia

All around the world, different peoples have their various tales and legends. Strange monsters, mythical heroes, lost civilizations, fantastic locations. Skirmisher Publishing looks to bring those to your tabletop. Their latest release heads to the islands with Men & Monsters of Polynesia.
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Looney Labs Announces Two Star Trek Fluxx Games

Fluxx is boldly going where no Fluxx has gone before! Looney Labs has announced the release of two new Fluxx games, based on the acclaimed Star Trek franchise. One gives you classic Trek, while the other delves into The Next Generation. Want to play them together? There’s the Bridge Expansion for that. Just might want to change out of your red shirt.
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Fantasy Flight Announces Jabba’s Realm Campaign For Imperial Assault

One thing with having apps for your games is that you can release new content electronically. And that’s just what Fantasy Flight has done for Imperial Assault. Those of you with the game, the app, and the Jabba’s Palace expansion can get a new campaign to play through. Just download it and off you go! This new adventure will be available at the start of next month.
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AEG Running Thunderstone Quest Kickstarter

AEG is running another Kickstarter for their popular Thunderstone Quest deck-building game. It’s called Back to the Dungeon, and it includes their previous material, along with all-new items. It’s a bit more of everything, and includes rules for solo and co-op play.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

We’ve made it to Thursday. Just a bit more work and we’ll get back to the weekend. I’m sure we can do it. And while I’m thinking my weekend might be filled with a deep-cleaning of the apartment, that doesn’t mean you can’t go and do some gaming. In fact, if someone out there could do some extra gaming for me, that’d be appreciated. And when you’re out gaming, you’ll probably want to have some nice terrain. So let’s take care of that.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Industrial Pipe – 45 degrees Available From Tabletop Scenics, Acheson Creations’ Last Two Viking Buildings Now Available, and Dark Gotham Game Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.

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SEAL Team Flix Now Available From WizKids

To be a member of the elite Navy SEALS, you have to have strength, stamina, and dexterity. To play SEAL Team Flix, you don’t have to have quite the same amount of strength or stamina, but the dexterity will certainly come in handy. The game is now available for you to test out your mettle.
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Steamforged Previews Horizon For Navigator’s Guild

The Navigator’s Guild is the minor guild for the Fisherman’s Guild in Guild Ball (Guild! Guild! Guild! Guild! Guild! Have I typed it enough now?). They are the first team that will be released under Season 4 rules. So, getting a preview of their stats, we get a bit of a look at how Season 4 will work along with it. In this first preview, we check out Horizon. Don’t let the front of the card confuse you, the back’s where it’s at.
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Infinity Pre-orders Available For Gen Con

Good lord, Gen Con’s damn-near here. And along with the seemingly billion of other things to get done, don’t forget to pencil in time to get your pre-orders in over on Corvus Belli’s website for your Infinity and Aristeia. Then, you’ll just have to go to the booth and pick ’em up. Saves a bit of time so you can run off to the next booth and get the awesome things there.
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Fantasy Flight Announces Across The Galaxy Set For Star Wars: Destiny

With the recent release of the latest set for Star Wars: Destiny, it’s time to look ahead to the next one. In this case, it’s Across the Galaxy. With a whole host of new characters, equipment, and upgrades to add to your decks, this won’t be a set to miss.
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Minimoto Clan Available For Pre-Order From GCT Studios

The bears are back in town.
Or at least, they’re making their way to town. The Minimoto Clan is coming to Bushido, and you can pick up the first couple items now from GCT’s webshop. The pre-order includes the starter, a couple support packs, and the Theme Card Pack. Orders will start to ship from August 1st.
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Mantic Games Announces Here’s Negan Board Game

In The Walking Dead, the zombies are often not the scariest or most dangerous things around. The still-living are often much more evil. Such is the case with Negan. In the new game Here’s Negan, coming from Mantic Games, players take on the role of Negan’s lieutenants in the early days of his reign. They must clear out the Sanctuary, making it safe… err… well, “safe” for those that want to stay there.
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Simulation Theory Board Game Coming to Kickstarter

There are all manner of hypotheses about the nature of the universe. One of them is that it’s not really real. It’s just a very intricate, very detailed, very complex computer simulation. In Simulation Theory, it’s not a hypothesis, but reality. What would you do if you woke up from the simulation? Would you think it’s really real, or just another layer? The game will be making its way to Kickstarter at the start of next month.
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Helheim Unbound Core Rulebook Now Available

Skylark Studios has released the core rulebook for their Helheim Unbound RPG. While it might initially look like it’s just for gaming in the age of Vikings, it’s actually fairly setting agnostic, allowing GMs to utilize the rules in pretty much any setting they can think of. If you’re looking for a high-energy RPG with heroes of legend, you might just want to check it out.
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Silver Games Releases Hybrid Blood Book

Wizards, potions, alien experiments… randy bards… There’s a lot of ways that two different races in a fantasy or sci-fi game to interbreed and end up with mixed kids. Silver Games has released a new sourcebook that shows off a bunch of these new creatures in Hybrid Blood. You can pick up your copy now.
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Midweek Snippets

We’re getting there, everyone. The work week continues along and, eventually, we’ll make it back to the weekend. Gotta keep up the energy, though. And the best way to do that is to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: HeartBeats Dice Previews New Designs, Brigade Models Releases New 6mm Hammer’s Slammers Vehicles, Sunday Studios Up On Patreon, Sally 4th Running Classic Movie Miniatures -Episode 2 Kickstarter, and New Bonefield Bases Available from Tabletop-Art.

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Renegade Game Studios Announces Spell Smashers

I know a lot of words. Like… lots… Lots and lots… a whole lot.
Words…
For those like me who know a lot of words, you’ll have a leg up in Renegade Game Studios’ newest game, Spell Smashers. Players collect cards and use them to spell out words, doing damage to the various monsters and collecting their loot. The one with the most gold at the end is the winner.
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North Star Games To Debut Most Wanted at Gen Con

We’re a scant couple weeks away from Gen Con. With thousands of gamers all descending upon the ICC, it’s a great place to debut a new game. And that’s what North Star Games is doing with Most Wanted. It’s a family-friendly poker game with a touch of the wild west thrown in. A few will be released at the show. But for those that can’t make it, you can pre-order on the company’s website and get it in October.
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Trogdor!! The Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Badger! Badger! Badger! Badger!
Ah! Motherland!
Then the guacamole exploded, then it exploded again.
The early internet was filled with iconic videos. One such of which was Trogdor, out burninating the countryside. Now, he can burninate your tabletops. Homestar Runner is running a Kickstarter campaign for Trogdor!! The Board Game.
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Paizo Previews Power Armor From Starfinder Armory

While some are all about the big, sci-fi guns, I’m really about the big sci-fi power armor. It’s close to the giant robots that I love so much. So I’m certainly excited to see what’s coming out in the Starfinder Armory in terms of protective wear. What will you be outfitting your character with?
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Season 2 Added to Cthulhu: Death May Die Kickstarter

The insanity is spreading. CMON’s Cthulhu: Death May Die Kickstarter is closing in on $2 million. With just under a week to go, they’ve upped the ante with Season 2 for the game. You can get more monsters, more Investigators, more craziness as an add-on to your pledge.
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Adella – The Game of Crimps Board Game Up On Kickstarter

It’s amazing what can be done with 3D printing these days. Up until seeing this campaign, I didn’t realize you could 3D print with wood. That’s still kinda blowing my mind. Adella – the Game of Crimps puts you in charge of your own ship, sailing the seas, and it’s played on a very interesting board that doubles as the box as it folds up for storage. You should check this one out, just because of how it looks on its own.
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Esoterica RPG Up On Kickstarter

Out there in the world, there’s all manner of faith healers and shamans and spiritualists that we write off as just crackpots. But in the world of Esoterica, you might not be so quick to judge. Their powers are real, and they’re used to transcend this plane to a much better existence beyond the Veil. However, with great power comes great corruption. Fighting off these corrupted individuals is what you must try and do in the game. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Thug Life Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Grab your old Cypress Hill and Suicidal Tendencies CDs, it’s time to hit the streets and show who’s in charge. Thug Life puts you in control of your own gang on the mean streets of the inner city. Only one gang will be able to claim the turf as theirs, so fight it out while raising money to keep your gang freshly supplied. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Privateer Press Posts Monsterpocalypse Rulebook

As I mentioned before, it’s another Year of New Editions. This one’s a bit more of a blast from the past, Monsterpocalypse from Privateer Press. I remember when the original game came out at Gen Con and people were snapping it up left and right. We’ll see if that happens at the re-release this Gen Con. In preparation for it, Privateer has posted the game’s rulebook that you can check out.
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