Snowtroopers Expansion Now Available For Star Wars: Legion

The Empire, with its great military machine, is prepared for any environment. They equip their troops with the best gear so that they can go in and root out whatever Rebels might be lurking about. In cold temperatures, the Snowtroopers hit the field in their padded, heated suits. Now, they can do the same for you on the Star Wars: Legion tabletops.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Leia Organa Commander Expansion For Star Wars: Legion

While Luke Skywalker might be the Rebellion’s most famous battlefield hero, its greatest leader was no doubt Leia Organa. From bringing the Death Star plans to Obi-Wan, to coordinating the evacuation of Hoth, to helping with the strike team at the shield generator and beyond, Leia is a strong and capable commander, with a variety of skills at her disposal. And soon, she’ll be making her way to your Star Wars: Legion tabletops. Check out a preview here.
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core::2050 Sci-Fi RPG Up On Kickstarter

Hacking computer system. Laser rifles. Flying cars. Elves. Monks. Bards. You usually see the first trio mixed together, but not so often with the last three. code::2050 looks to change that. The core::2050 book for the game is a setting book and set of rules to bring 5th edition to a cyberpunk dystopian world. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Fantasy Flight Previews 3 New Races From Unlimited Power

The Star Wars galaxy is filled with hundreds of different alien species. Each one has their own proclivities and abilities that they got from having evolved on their planet. The Star Wars RPG does its best to give you the ability to play any of those races, and each sourcebook usually has a couple you can use. In Unlimited Power, there’s 3 new ones. We get a look at them here.
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Codex: Deathwatch Available to Preorder From Games Workshop

Humanity is beset on all sides by foes. The Xeno. The Witch. The Heretic. All of them would undo the empire in an instant if they could. That’s why the Deathwatch are there to keep us safe. They head where no one else will and fight of things that nobody else could. The new codex for Warhammer 40k is available to pre-order now for this rugged, rag-tag group of fighters.
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Cold & Dark: Better Worlds Now Available in PDF

The galaxy is full of all sorts of planets. With quite a lot of space, there’s lots of opportunity, but also plenty of dangers. For those traveling through space, it’s best to know what worlds are just pretty good, and which ones are better. Thankfully, Modiphius has released Better Worlds, a new sourcebook for Cold & Dark.
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Archives of the Sky Storytelling Game Up On Kickstarter

Humanity was never meant to just stick to the Earth as our only planet of residence. For a civilization to survive, it needs to spread out among the stars. That’s just what we’ve done, and countless stories have been told during the years since that began. But what story will yours be in Archives of the Sky? It’s a new GM-less RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now, set in a universe a million years in the future.
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Midweek Snippets

Halfway through the week already? Man, it sure does seem to fly on by. We’ll see if today is its usual “seemingly longest day of the week” or if we can get on through it. But any way you look at it, we need to make sure our energy’s up, whether it’s a quick couple of days to the weekend or it takes a while. So let’s snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Bastet Helmets Available From Puppets War, 28mm 1745 Jacobite Rebellion Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, and The Army Painter Announces Official D&D Paints Line.

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Privateer Press Posts New Monsterpocalypse Preview

The monsters are coming back to town this fall, as Privateer Press will be rebooting their Monsterpocalypse tabletop miniatures game. They’ve posted up a new preview, giving us a look at a couple of renders, as well as an updated TerraKhan figure.
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Fantasy Flight Previews TIE Reaper For X-Wing

When you think of a TIE fighter, you think primarily of something light and quick, a single-seater fighter with high maneuverability and a distinct lack of thick hull and shield. That, however, is not what you get with the TIE Reaper. It’s a troop transport that is ready to take Stormtroopers right into the thick of battle. But even up in the air, it’s got some fight in it. Get a preview of it for the X-Wing Minis Game here from Fantasy Flight.
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Fantasy Flight Games Announces X-Wing 2nd Edition

When a game’s been around for a while, it can feel like things have gotten stale, or bloated, or just in need of some tweaks and changes. Not to say that the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight feels stale or bloated, but it has been around for a while, and has changed quite a lot since the initial release. Well, it’s time for a change, as Fantasy Flight has announced X-Wing 2nd Edition, as well as the first expansion packs for it.
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New Idoneth Deepkin, Necromunda, and Blood Bowl Figures Available From Games Workshop

Games Workshop’s hitting a bit of everything with this week’s pre-orders over in their shop. There’s some new Idoneth Deepkin heroes to fill out your army. There’s a new book for Necromunda, as well as a new gang. There’s also a new Chaos Blood Bowl team. And dice. There’s also lots of dice.
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Corvus Belli Announces Infinity Narrative Event: Treason

Turning on your friends and colleagues. It’s one of the worst things you can do, so many say. But what if you feel that what they’re truly doing is wrong and you need to follow a different path? There’s two sides to every story, even in a case like this. And that’s where you’ll find yourself in the new Narrative Event for Infinity from Corvus Belli. It’s called Treason and you can download it now.
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New Necromunda Kits Available To Pre-Order From Forge World

It’s Friday! And that means it’s time for some new kits from Forge World. And they don’t disappoint this week, as they’ve got four new Necromunda soldiers available. You can order all of these hired guns now (either separately or bundled together) and add them to your gang deep in the Underhive.
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Modiphius Taking Pre-Orders For Mutant: Mechatron Book

In the far-off future, Mankind has left quite a lot of things going on Earth that they know very little about anymore. One such thing was the huge robot factory at the bottom of the ocean. It was turned over to the AIs and left going while humanity headed up into the stars. However, that was long ago and the robots being made now are starting to become self-aware. What will this do to the balance of power on the old home planet? That’s for you to decide in Mutant: Mechatron, a new rulebook coming out for the Mutant: Year Zero RPG. You can get your name on the list to get the book as soon as it’s released from Modiphius.
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CodeWorld Miniatures Game Up On Kickstarter

While some games pay a little bit of lip service to items being in 3D space, they really are just flat table games. CodeWorld isn’t like that. You really will be moving up, down, and all around a lattice-work cyberspace world. This new miniatures game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Snowtrooper Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

The Empire is filled with all manner of worlds, each one with their own, unique environments and ecosystems. On planets like Hoth, the temperatures can reach extreme levels of cold, meaning anyone living, working, or fighting there needs to bundle up for warmth. The Ice Troopers are ready to head there and make sure the Empire’s laws are being enforced, and making sure there’s no Rebels around. In this Star Wars: Legion preview, we get a look at the upcoming Snowtrooper expansion pack.
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Midweek Snippets

Wow, Wednesday already? This week’s just rolling by. Not that I mind that, of course. I’ve got some D&D coming up this weekend, so you know that I’m stoked. So, here’s to hoping that the rest of the week jogs by quickly, too. But if we’re gonna be jogging, we’re gonna be burning up energy. If we’re gonna be burning up energy, we need to replace it. If we’re gonna replace it, we should nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Brigade Models release 28mm Boy Scouts, Shadows in the Void Esh-Aven Protectorate Miniatures Arrive at PicoArmor, Statuesque Miniatures Release Heroic Scale Female Heads Narrow – Veterans on sale and restocks at 10% off, The Dragon Empire Army Coming to Titan Forge Soon, and Artifact Dice From Dog Might Games Up On Kickstarter.

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Battle Star: Trek Wars RPG Available Now

There’s a lot of sci-fi RPGs that treat it all as “very serious business.” They portray everything as dark and gritty, full of men with beards and slime-coated aliens ready to rip you in half.
But what about things like Space Balls and Futurama and Galaxy Quest? Where’s the RPG for those types of sci-fi worlds. It’s here in Battle Star: Trek Wars. And you can pick up your copy now.
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Ramshackle Games Releases Minis Gangs Rules Sets

Minis games can be intimidating for a new player, either new to the system or new to minis games entirely. Well, Ramshackle Games is looking to fix that and make entry into their new game, Minis Gangs, as easy as possible. The game comes in three tiers of difficulty and complexity. It goes all the way from a quick and easy-to-digest game all the way to a fully fleshed-out campaign system. You can get the different versions, as well as some gangs to fight with, over on Ramshackle’s website now.
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Fantasy Flight Previews Unlimited Power Book for Star Wars RPG

Lots of sci-fi series have space ships. Many have futuristic weaponry of some kind. Lots have aliens. But what sets the Star Wars universe apart from most is the Force. That mystical power that Jedi and Sith can tap into is a great tool for both good and evil, depending on which side of it you’re on. The upcoming Unlimited Power book for the Star Wars RPG delves deep into the Force and gives players many more options for doing things with it.
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New Bolt Action and Beyond the Gates Antares Releases Available From Warlord Games

Sort of a slow week for Warlord Games. Though, to be fair, with Salute and such, let alone the break-neck pace they were going at, they were bound to have a slower week at some point. This time around, they’ve got a new Japanese tank destroyer for Bolt Action and are now selling individual troopers for the Isorian Phase Squad for Beyond the Gates of Antares.
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Corvus Belli Previews May Infinity Releases

We’re about a week out from May. Seems to be a good time to bring out some new previews for what will be available that month. For Covus Belli, that means giving you a look at the next wave of Infinity releases. And, so, without further ado, here you go.
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New Aurox APC Available to Order From Forge World

Slogging it on foot into battle is no fun. You’ve got enemy small-arms fire, the possibly difficult terrain, and have you ever had to smell what’s going on out there? Whenever possible, taking an APC to the combat line is going to be a better option. And for your Imperial troops, they can now hop onboard an Aurox Armored Transport. You can order yours now from Forge World.
They’re also doing a “last call” for Elysian Drop Troops if you want ’em.
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Starfinder: Pact Worlds Now Available

In Starfinder, players can go anywhere they want within a vast universe of planets, moons, and stars. But just going haphazardly around isn’t going to be the best. Instead, it’s best to know what you’re getting into. That’s where the Pact Worlds book comes in. It gives you stats and info about 14 different major worlds.
And, I mean, you can go fight tyrannosaurus-aliens. How cool is that!?
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Nagual Meso-American Giant Robot RPG Up On Kickstarter

I love when I see a new twist on a theme. We’ve seen giant robots before. We’ve seen alien invasions before. But normally, that sort of stuff is focused on Japan. Well, in the case of Nagual, it’s Meso-America that’s got the giant robots that are fighting off the evil, invading aliens. You can check out this RPG on Kickstarter now.
Oh, and of course, Giant Robot Alert! We have Giant Robot Alert!
I dig giant robots.
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Rebel Minis Releases Missions of Tomorrow Book

Missions of Tomorrow is the new expansion book for the Future Tales game. As one would expect, it brings in even more sci-fi themes for when you’re playing and making your character. Like what? Well, how about some new attributes? Or maybe you’d like some cyborg action? Want to make your games less pulpy and more gritty? There’s rules for that, too. You can pick up your copy from Rebel Minis now.
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Star Trek Adventures Tactical Combat Rules Released For Free

Long-time readers know I’m a fan of when a company puts up rules online for free so you can check them out. Modiphius has done just that with the combat rules for Star Trek Adventures. You can download the pdf and see exactly how the stalwart crew of the Enterprise fights all those space-Nazis and Gorns and such. Just… y’know, don’t wear your red shirt when heading out with the away team.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts Specter Ops: Broken Covenant Preview

The world of Specter Ops is a rather dangerous one. The workings of Raxxon go way back and its roots are deep. The world is expanding out with a new stand-alone sequel called Specter Ops: Broken Covenant. Plaid Hat Games has posted up a preview, giving you an opportunity to see what exactly will be changed and added (at least, some of them). Have yourself a look.
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New Beyond the Gates of Antares, Bolt Action, and Pike & Shotte Units From Warlord Games

There’s a whole bunch of new things either available or coming soon from Warlord Games. They’ve got a new faction coming for Beyond the Gates of Antares in the form of the Virai, along with a new starter set for the Ghar. Then, over in Bolt Action, the US forces have a new Heavy Mortar Team and Jeep. Finally, the Landsknects are the focus for a trio of releases for Pike & Shotte. Have yourself a look.
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New Expansions Announced For Imperial Assault

Some people might’ve thought that since Fantasy Flight came out with Star Wars: Legion, that maybe Imperial Assault would get left behind. It does seem like it’s been a while since the last expansion came out, but that will soon change. Fantasy Flight’s announced the Tyrants of Lothal expansion, as well as several Ally and Villain packs.
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Midweek Snippets

Wednesday already. Granted, for me, it’s usually the day of the week that takes the longest. Not that there’s anything particular terrible that happens on Wednesdays. It’s just the day that seems to go on the longest. Gotta make it up and over that hill and then we can slide back down toward the weekend. “Step by step, you climb the mountain,” such as it were. But when climbing mountains, you need to bring along provisions. In this case, it’s bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Cross-Shaped Clear Bases Available From Sally 4th, Dog Centaur Minis Available From Punga Miniatures, Wizards and Lizards Paper Minis Available From Okumarts Games, New Space Corsair Mini Available From Brother Vinni, Overrunners Sci-Fi Minis and Vehicles Up On Kickstarter, and Big Fat Panda Running Gaming Protection Components Kickstarter.

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Ares Games Creating Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles Game

Ares Games is adding another great sci-fi series to the tabletops. It’s Battlestar Galactica, and it’ll be joining Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory. So strap into your starfighter and remember to only shoot the Cylons.
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Gioconomicon Interviews Makers of Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles

There are several great sci-fi series out there. One of those that’s been around the longest is Battlestar Galactica. There’s been a few games based on the series over the year, but a new one’s coming in the form of Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles. Gioconomicon sat down with the games’ designers for a quick chat to find out more about this upcoming minis game.
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New GCPS Units Available To Order From Mantic For Warpath

As humanity has spread out across the stars, they’ve found numerous hostile alien lifeforms with which they’ve had to compete for space and resources. Protecting them and expanding humankind’s boarders is the GCPS. They’ve got a whole group of new releases for Warpath over in the Mantic webshop. Pre-orders are being taken now, with shipping to start in a couple weeks.
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