Friday Snippets

What a crazy week. Monday off. Tuesday in the office. Wednesday and Thursday at home because of the snow. Today’s back in the office, as I checked the hill at the entrance to my place late Thursday and it’d finally melted enough you could get out. So yeah, kinda odd schedule, but waddyagonnado? It’s winter. That kinda stuff’s gonna happen. It’s also gonna be 60 tomorrow, because this is still Georgia. Also, tomorrow, I’m gonna be doing some gaming. I hope you are, too. And if you’re going to be gaming, you’re going to want to be well-fed on bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Leader Ratss-M1 Battle Tank Now Available From Ratgard, Voting Underway For Best Casual Game of 2017, and Skeleton Warriors Up On Kickstarter.

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Forge World Giving Away An Acastus Knight Porphyrion

Forge World is continuing their January of giveaways. This time around, it’s an Acastus Knight Porphyrion that you could win. Just head to their webshop, make a qualifying order, and you could be getting something huge in your shipment for nothing at all.
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Admiral Raddus For Star Wars: Armada

The Profundity expansion for Star Wars: Armada gives Rebel players access to Admiral Raddus, the Mon Calamarian in charge of the ships at the end of Rogue One. But how will he affect your fleets? In this preview, you get a look at what Raddus brings to the table, along with some of the other new pieces coming in the set.
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New Dalek Set Announced From Warlord Games

The Daleks are arguably the most iconic villains from all of the Doctor Who series. And while most of us remember the standard gold Daleks with their laser and plunger, there were actually many different types that made appearances throughout the run of the show. In the Maximum Extermination set for Exterminate!, you get two new types, as well as the Genesis Ark ship.
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Infinity RPG Books Now Available From Modiphius

Many of you, over the course of many years, have played the Infinity miniatures game from Corvus Belli. Well, now you can actually go down into that universe and create your own character. Modiphius has released the first books for the Infinity RPG. You can now pick up the Core Book, the Player’s Guide, Adventures in the Human Sphere, and the Quantronic Heat books.
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Destiny Aurora Sci-Fi Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Many Kickstarter campaigns are for games based on another property. But you usually just get the game. Well, the Destiny Aurora Kickstarter isn’t just for the Renegades board game. It’s also looking to fund a comic and novel for the setting. So you can get yourself a new game, a comic to check out, and book to read in your spare time. It’s kind of an all-in-one shop for the setting.
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Midweek Snippets

It’s a cold and snowy day here over in Atlanta. A thin layer of ice is concealed under a small blanket of snow. As such, it’s “work from home” day for the bear. Atlantans tend to have rather dubious driving skills in ideal conditions. Throw in some ice and snow and it’s not so much a matter of being worried about your own car, it’s everyone else flying in every direction you’ve gotta worry about. So I’ll just sit here and snack on some bite-sized gaming stories from the comfort of my den.

On the platter today we have: Reptilian Overlords Releases Enemy Trooper Heads, Dark Art Studios January Sale Happening Now, Daughters of the Orphanage Coming From Raging Heroes, HeresyLab Bringing New Sci-Fi Minis to Kickstarter Soon, and Brigade Models Releases New 15mm Hammer’s Slammers Vehicles.

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Faith Sci-Fi RPG Books Now Available Online

The folks over at Burning Games have been working hard on their FAITH sci-fi RPG. Now, the fruits of that labor are available to you. They’ve got 3 new books up online for your downloading and playing pleasure. They’re the Core Book, Tiantang (the first official adventure for the setting), and their Deluxe Art Book. You can get them all for a special price now.
Plus, just for you faithful TGN readers, they’ve given me an exclusive preview pdf from the Rulebook to share with you!
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New Character Sheets Available For Star Trek: Adventures RPG From Modiphius

The Star Trek series’ main elements are the original series and The Next Generation. Sure, there’s been dozens of spin-offs and expansions from those, but those two ship crews are the ones we mostly think about when we think about the franchise. If you’re interested in bringing those to your games of Star Trek: Adventures, the RPG from Modiphius, you’re in luck. You can get copies of character sheets representing those iconic crews now.
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Fantasy Flight Previews AT-ST, T-47 For Star Wars: Legion

Along with the lightsabers and the star ships, the various vehicles of the Star Wars universe are just as iconic. The Battle of Hoth wouldn’t be anywhere near as interesting if it weren’t for the T-47s and their harpoons tripping the walkers. And the battle of Endor wouldn’t be nearly as thrilling if there weren’t the giant AT-STs maneuvering their way through the woods. Both of those are coming to Legion, and you can check out these previews to see how they’ll be implemented.
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Sainome Colosseum R Coming to Kickstarter this March

While English is certainly the language I know the most about, there’s plenty of others out there. I know a lot of you are like me. Well, that means we can potentially be missing out on a lot of really awesome gaming experiences! Thankfully, there’s companies out there looking out for us monolinguists. One such is LionWing Publishing. They’ll be bringing out an English version of MR Entertainment’s Sainome Colosseum R. Be on the lookout for it to hit Kickstarter this March.
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January Dark Age Releases Available From CMON

The folks over at CMON are starting 2018 with a bang! Dark Age is looking forward to a really big year, and they’ve got the first-month releases to prove it. There’s a total of 10 new releases over in the CMON webshop. If you’re a fan of Dragyri or Skarrd, you’ll want to go look at them. However, with the new Faction-Specific Secondary Objective Deck also available, no matter what you play, there’s something for you.
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Forge World T’au KX139 Ta’unar Supremacy Armour Giveaway Happening Now

Forge World is taking January as an opportunity to give away some free stuff. They’re on their third giveaway. This time around, it’s the high-tech-looking T’au KX139 Ta’unar Supremacy Armour. Just head over to their shop and spend £50 this week and you’ll be added to the drawing.
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Modiphius Running John Carter of Mars RPG Kickstarter

Every day, we get new news from the surface of Mars. A new rock formation is found that might hint at life once thriving on the red planet. As exciting as that is… it’s also just a bit disappointing, considering what we had hoped to find. Certainly authors in times gone by (and many now) still see Mars as a thriving world, full of canals and civilizations. One of the most popular “life on Mars” series was John Carter. Now, you’ll be able to join in the adventures of John on Barsoom (aka – Mars) with the John Carter of Mars – Adventures on the Dying World of Barsoom RPG, brought to you by Modiphius, which is up on Kickstarter now.
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Late Pledges Open for Chronicle X

In the next week or so, there’s a lot of Kickstarters that are going to be launching (and, of course, all the ones that just started in the last couple days). These projects are great if you’ve got the funds to back them. But once that timer runs out, it’s over, right? Wrong! Late Pledges are a great way to get in on the action. For example, if you missed out on the Chronicle X Kickstarter, you’re not too late. Late Pledges are being taken now.
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Steve Jackson Games Launches Triplanetary Kickstarter

Steve Jackson Games is bringing back another classic. For you old-time gamers out there, you might’ve had a copy of Triplanetary. It originally came out in 1973. The ship-to-ship combat game has been played by millions, and it’s looking to get an update, as Steve’s launched a Kickstarter for a new version of it. The rules are still as you remember, but the scenarios have all been gathered together. Plus, there’s new campaign rules.
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Fantasy Flight Previews the Chimera Expansion For Star Wars: Armada

Grand Admiral Thrawn is possibly the greatest threat to ever face the Rebellion and the New Republic. His deep knowledge of different races’ history, art, and philosophy gave him an edge in combat unlike any other commander. His 7th Fleet wreaked all sorts of havoc, being led by Thrawn’s flagship, the Chimera. Soon, you’ll be able to add this unique ISD to your fleets. But what other sorts of tricks with Thrawn have up his sleeve? You can see for yourself in this preview.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Battlefields in Star Wars: Legion

Star Wars is truly an interstellar setting. In the movies, we see swamp planets, desert planets, forest planets, ice planets, and all other manner of locations. As such, the battlefields of Star Wars: Legion can take place in just about any sort of environment you can imagine. But how do the rules for those different locations work in the game? What role will terrain take in the game? That’s just what you get a look at here.
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Anvil Eight Previews Micros For Aetherium

Just about anyone that’s gotten a computer bug knows just how hard they can be to get rid of. Once your computer is infected, it seems to take the combined might of several IT professionals, multiple anti-virus programs, and no less than 4 sacrificial offerings to clear your computer. Well, in Etherium, those computer bugs are personified in the Micros. These little critters might not do much damage on their own, but they’re almost impossible to get rid of.
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Forge World Giveaway Week 2 Happening Now

All this month, Forge World is giving away titans. Each week, a new winner will be announced who will get themselves one of these massive machines of war for nothing. This time around, it’s those space elves, the Eldar, who are having the spotlight shined upon them. If you want a free Revenant, head over to Forge World and make an order.
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Fantasy Flight Posts A Preview of The Broken Horn Syndicate From Dawn of the Rebellion

When Chancellor Palpatine turned into Emperor Palpatine and created the first Galactic Empire, there were many different groups that rose up against him. Sure, we know of The Rebellion, but they weren’t the only ones wanting to go back to a simpler way of life. Another faction was The Broken Horn Syndicate. In the upcoming Dawn of the Rebellion book for the Star Wars RPG from Fantasy Flight, you can get some real insight into how this organization worked, and even become a member for yourself.
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New Space Wolves Praetor Available to Order From Forge World

Puppies!
We all know that I’m more of a dog person than a cat person (well, really, I’m a bear person, but you can’t find them down at the local pound too often). If you’re like me, and you want to extend your love of dogs to the tabletop, there’s a good chance you’ll want to play the Space Wolves. Well, Forge World is expanding their line with the new Space Wolves Legion Praetor, available to order now.
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The Widow’s Tear: Cosmic Horror For Starfinder Up On Kickstarter

Starfinder takes the d20 RPG rules you know and shoots them out into space. And, as we know, in space, nobody can hear you scream. And there’s some crazy-terrifying things out there! What kind of things!? Well… that’s what The Widow’s Tear book lets you know about. It’s an in-depth look at the residents of the nebula. The Kickstarter campaign for it got a revamp and a relaunch. You can go pledge for it now.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Profundity For Star Wars: Armada

When the Mon Calamarians joined the Rebellion, their master shipbuilding skills came along with them. This allowed the rag-tag bunch of rebels to compete with the mighty Imperial Navy in terms of ships. One of the Mon Cal’s designs was the MC75 Cruiser, featured in Rogue One. Soon, you’ll be able to add this ship to your fleets in Star Wars: Armada. Get a preview here from Fantasy Flight.
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Modiphius Posts Free Quick-Start Guides For Several RPGs

It’s the start of a new year. There’s never been a better time to try out a new game system. But which one should you get? You don’t want to drop down that hard-earned money on a game you’re not going to like. Best to see what you’re getting into. Modiphius agrees, and is helping out by letting you check out free quick-start versions of their RPGs. They’ve put four new quick starts on their website for you to check out.
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The Ion Age Posts January Preview

Oh, if only I could predict the future. That’d be so nice, to know where all the world is headed. But alas, I cannot tell the future. Same with most people. Well, the folks over at The Ion Age are making it easy for you. They’re letting you know what their plans for January are, so you don’t have to worry about your fortune-telling skills being a bit lacking.
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Modiphius Posts New John Carter Preview

January is looking like it’s going to be a month just chock full of Kickstarter campaigns. And Modiphius is tossing their hat into that ring with their upcoming John Carter of Mars campaign. In this preview, they give us a look at the miniature for Sab Than.
After Santa Claus, he’s the next biggest threat to conquering the Martians.
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Children of the Apocalypse RPG Setting For Savage Worlds Up On Kickstarter

Well, the world’s come to an end again. Damnit, Todd! I told you to stop fiddling around with that gear that the Tinker Mages made. You’re not qualified to handle it! Well, I guess we’ll have to form into tribes, each of which follows one of the Nine Gods, as they look to influence the new path that civilization will take in the world. Of course, each god has their own thoughts on the matter. Only one will be successful, or will humanity rebel against the gods and not let any of them rule? That’s what you’ll have to figure out in Children of the Apocalypse, a post-apocalyptic RPG setting for Savage Worlds that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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WYSIWYGames Posts New Planet of the Apes Preview

The Apes are revolting! (Well, maybe if they’d wash up and stop flinging that poo around…)
No, I mean that they’re rising up against humanity and a war for dominance over the planet is starting! (Oh, that’s pretty bad).
Well, I mean, it’s on the tabletop, as a new game from WYSIWYGames. (Oh, that’s good, then. Tell me more.)
That’s just what they’re doing, as they’ve got a new website with a new preview of the game up. (Perfect!)
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Combat in Star Wars: Legion

So, you’ve got your Stormtroopers and your Biker Scouts and your Darth Vader and you’ve hit the table… what next? It’s called Star WARS, after all. There’s going to be combat involved. But how will all that work in Fantasy Flight Games’ upcoming Star Wars: Legion game? Glad you asked, because they’ve posted up a preview to let us know.
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Bio-Titan Giveaway Happening At Forge World

I live in Georgia, and the bugs here can get pretty big. Maybe not Florida or Louisiana big, but there’s been times I’ve found a multi-legged monster hanging out in a dark corner of my apartment. Thankfully, I had Raid on hand. Well, the inhabitants of the 41st Millennium need really big cans of Raid for when the Tyranids show up, and Forge World is giving away one of the biggest ones they’ve got.
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New Algoryn AI Heavy Support Team with X-Howitzer Available For Beyond the Gates of Antares

Warlord Games is bringing in the new year with a bang… a really big bang… like, a ground-shaking bang. They’ve got their new Algoryn AI Heavy Support Team with X-Howitzer now available for Beyond the Gates of Antares. Make sure it’s a great new year for you, and the last one for your enemies.
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Corporation RPG Rules Now Available For Free

Over the past month, chances are good you got some sweet, free stuff. It’s just that time of year. Well, that spirit of giving has taken hold at Brutal Games and they’ve decided to offer up free downloadable versions of their Corporation RPG book. So if you’d like to try out this dystopican sci-fi world where countries are a thing of the past and the only allegiance people have is to the company they work for, you can get your own .pdf for free.
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Anvil Eight Previews the Beetle For Aetherium

The Rhommox are not like any other faction that’s in Aetherium. These beast-like programs aren’t out for personal gain or some political agenda. They’re just looking to destroy. And within that horde, the Beetles are some of the biggest and toughest. They’re also able to make sure their disruption effects trigger automatically, certainly something to watch out for if you see one charging at you.
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Corvus Belli Christmas Givewaway Happening Now

Corvus Belli is getting into the spirit of the holiday. They know it’s better to give than to receive, so they’re having one of their special holiday drawings over on their website. Simply head over there and put your name in the hat to get a special set of figures. And, really, who doesn’t love getting presents?
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